Tuesday, November 25, 2014


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

How are you saving money this holiday season and still getting your loved ones the gifts that they want?

Let us know by sending your response to kcimms@tnonline.com.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Q. Whenever I drink a little too much wine, I find that I wake up at night and my heart seems to race for a while. Can wine do that?

The short answer is yes. But, first, it sounds like you haven't told a doctor about this. And you should immediately. What you're describing could be atrial fibrillation. The risk of atrial fibrillation increases with age, particularly after age 60.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Look Good Feel Better is a special program for women who are receiving treatment for a cancer diagnosis, receiving chemotherapy or radiation.

Participants receive information on skin care, makeup and dealing with hair loss.

This is a free program and participants who attend will receive a makeup package valued at $200.

A Look Good Feel Better Session will take place at 2 p.m. Monday in the third floor conference room at Blue Mountain Health System, Palmerton Hospital Campus, 135 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

On average, Americans gain weight during the holiday season. While the weight gain may not be dramatic, research shows it tends to stick and accumulate over the years. But you don't have to succumb to this progression, say experts.

"There are strategic steps to avoid holiday weight gain while still enjoying friends, family and holiday feasts," says Sonya Angelone, registered dietitian nutritionist and Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics spokeswoman.

In preparation for a big holiday party or feast, do not skip meals throughout the day. This may result in overeating later.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Socks for Seniors Project is in full swing again this year.

Mary Ann Dulaney and daughter, Jessica Kutza, coordinators for the project, with the assistance of 15 area businesses, are collecting donations of warm socks and other items to distribute to local nursing home/rehab center residents for the holiday season.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Are you heading out in search of bargains this Friday?

We'd love to tag along. If you would like to be part of the story, email us at tneditor@tnonline.com.

Happy shopping!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Gone are the days when you were limited to scanning Black Friday circulars on Thanksgiving morning. (Although it was a great tradition, wasn't it?)

"It's a lot different now because we get the sales on our mobile devices," says Lisa Johnson of West Penn, who has been shopping on Black Friday for more than 15 consecutive years.

"Now we look at who has Black Friday apps. They tell you who has the best deal for the items you're looking for," she said.

"Do a search for Black Friday on your app store. You'll be shocked."

Monday, November 24, 2014
Stacey Solt/Special to the Times News ABOVE: Tina VanBuren, left, and Lisa Johnson look through sale  fliers as they prepare for Black Friday. The Tamaqua friends have been shopping on Black Friday for more than 15 years.  RIGHT: In this Nov. 28, 2013, file photo, customers shop at a Target store in Colma, California. Experts say Thanksgiving weekend lives up to the hype of serving up the best bargains of the year from TVs to clothing.

After a day of food, family and friends, what is the most popular thing to do the day after Thanksgiving? Go Black Friday shopping, of course.

Friends and neighbors Tina VanBuren and Lisa Johnson, both of Tamaqua, have been shopping on Black Friday together for more than 15 years.

What started as a fun way to find discounted gifts for their children and family has become a time-honored tradition a day for friendship and fun, and the official start of the Christmas and holiday season.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Ahner of Lehighton recently celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary. They were married in East Weissport by the Rev. Henry E. Samuels at St. Peter's E.C. Church on Oct. 9, 1965.

Mrs. Ahner is the former Barbara Hines, daughter of the late Clinton and Eva Hines. Mr. Ahner is the son of the late Willard and Beatrice Ahner of Long Run.

They are the parents of a son, Richard Jr., who passed away in 1997, and also a daughter, Wanda, and her friend, Henry Howell, of Mt. Pocono.

The Ahners have two grandsons: William (B.J.) Ahner and Tysiah Webb.

Saturday, November 22, 2014
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Van Uiter

Gerry and Joe Van Uiter of Jim Thorpe recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married on Nov. 21, 1954, at St. Mark's Church in Brooklyn, New York, by the Rev. Lehey. They honeymooned at the Merry Hill Lodge in the Poconos.

Gerry is the daughter of the late Mary and Joseph Veltri of Brooklyn. Her husband is the son of the late Carlotta and Daniel Van Uiter, also of Brooklyn.

They settled in Staten Island, New York, after Joe's tour of duty during the Korean conflict.