Friday, October 21, 2016


Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Whether you’re retired, still working or in school, be concerned about Social Security and Medicare, because they are in trouble.

If you’re like 170 million Americans who contribute to Social Security and Medicare, or one of the 54 million who rely on both, you should demand to know the candidates’ plans.

The presidential elections are around the corner, so it’s a great opportunity for older Americans to speak up and ask each candidate how they plan to save Medicare and Social Security.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Jill Rehrig works on a patient’s fascia at the Seventh Moon Wellness Spa in Lehighton. KELLEY ANDRADE/TIMES NEWS

New Beginnings owner Jill Rehrig, PTA/CMT is working to bring a new development in physical therapy and pain management to Carbon County.

At Lehighton’s Seventh Moon Wellness Spa, Rehrig gives a fresh take on a bodywork through a technique called myofascial release or MFR.

“To have this in our backyard, I just had to share it,” she said.

Monday, October 17, 2016
Sensory overload

While many children enjoy Halloween traditions of trick-or-treating, pumpkin carving and interaction with costume-clad “ghouls and goblins,” children affected by a sensory processing disorder may interpret and react differently to these holiday activities.

“Children with sensory processing challenges may become overwhelmed with the wide array of sounds, sights and textures at Halloween time,” says Sandra Schefkind, pediatric program manager at the American Occupational Therapy Association.

Monday, October 17, 2016

• Andreas Halloween parade, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Rain date is 7 p.m. Thursday.

• Eldred Halloween parade, 1 p.m. Sunday

• Slatington Halloween parade, 6 p.m.Saturday.

• Jim Thorpe Halloween parade, 4 p.m. Sunday.

• Schuylkill Haven Halloween parade, 7 p.m. Oct. 25

• Tamaqua Halloween parade, 7 p.m. Oct. 25. The rain date is 7 p.m. Oct. 26.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Blue Mountain Health System and the Carbon County Area Agency on Aging will co-host the Annual Senior Health and Information Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Lehighton Recreation Center, 243 S. Eighth St. in Lehighton.

The fair is designed to connect seniors, future seniors and caregivers to services of Blue Mountain Health System and other health and social organizations in Carbon and surrounding counties.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Vendors and crafters interested in participating in the American Cancer Society Holiday Vendor and Craft Show on Oct. 22 at the Hometown Fire Co., Route 54 in Hometown, are asked to call 570-645-4228 or email to register. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

There will be wide variety of items, raffles, a basket auction, as well as food and baked goods for purchase.

Monday, October 17, 2016
Tricks with your treats

Trick or Treating is just around the corner, which means tons of candy given to your children and in your house.

Jennifer Gibson, nutritionist at Vida Health offers a few “tricks” to curb cravings for those “treats” this October.

• Be creative by creating a character: Have a “switch witch” who sneaks in on Halloween night and trades the kids candy for toys or money is just one example.

• Give kids the power then donate: Allow your kids to pick out a few favorite treats, then donate the rest to send to our military men and women overseas.

Monday, October 17, 2016

The ARTSPACE Gallery, located at 18 N. Seventh St., Stroudsburg, will open its doors as an art gift shop for the holiday season. Participation is open to all PoconoArts members.

The store opens Nov. 25 and runs through Jan. 2 with hours based upon volunteer availability. The PoconoArts staff will manage the store from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, with evening and weekend hours handled by volunteers. The more volunteers, the more hours the store can be open, resulting in more sales. A special reception and member discount night is scheduled for Dec. 2.

Saturday, October 15, 2016
Mr. and Mrs. Peter M. Blynn

Mr. and Mrs. Peter M. Blynn of Palmerton recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married July 14, 1956, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Palmerton.

Mrs. Blynn is the former Shirley L. Nothstein, daughter of the late Frederick E. Nothstein and Kathryn Nothstein of Palmerton. Her husband is the son of the late Oscar M. Blynn and Catherine E. Blynn of Palmerton.

Saturday, October 15, 2016
Dakota Strohl and Michelle Rickert

The engagement of Michelle Rickert, daughter of Lorie and Randy Rickert of Lehighton, and Dakota Strohl, son of Dennis and Denise Strohl of Palmerton, has been announced by their parents.

The bride-to-be is a 2012 graduate of Palmerton Area High School and a 2016 graduate of Moravian College, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience and sociology. She is currently a graduate student at Kutztown University, where she is working on a master’s degree in school counseling. She is employed at Blue Mountain Health System and Kutztown University.