Sunday, August 28, 2016


Thursday, July 21, 2016

The 74th annual Marsh Family Reunion will take place Aug. 14 at the Indian Trail Park Pavilion No. 1 in Lehigh Township.

The meal is served at 12:30 p.m. A business meeting will convene at 1:30 p.m.

Prizes will be awarded to the youngest/oldest male and female, farthest traveled, the most recently married couple and the largest family present.

Cake walk and bingo prizes will be appreciated.

Drawings for door prizes will be held.

Thursday, July 21, 2016
Nyke Van Wyke, left, will join Craig Thatcher, right, Saturday at the Mauch Chunk Opera House for the first-ever Summer Jam. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

In the spirit of the concert season, Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe will host a festival-style show Saturday night right in Carbon County’s own backyard.

At 8 p.m., musicians will take the stage for an acoustic evening during the venue’s annual Summer Jam.

The lineup consists of The Day Rubies and Craig Thatcher with his acoustic project “Akustiko,” composed of bassist Wade Leonard, drummer Don Plowman, and a handful of talent including violinist Nyke Van Wyke, pianist Cliff Starkey, guitarist Brett Andrew and Dick Boak of Martin Guitars.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
The taste of summer

Satisfy your summer cravings with some perfect summertime dishes courtesy of QVC’s resident foodie and best-selling cookbook author David Venable. These yummy salads, soups, entrees and desserts scream summer.

Savory Watermelon Salad

Serves 6-8

6 cups seedless watermelon, cut into 1-inch cubes

1 English cucumber, cut into 1-inch cubes

1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved

¾cup red onion, thinly sliced

¾cup pitted Kalamata olives, halved

8 ounces feta cheese, cut into½-inch cubes

Tuesday, July 19, 2016
The Red Cross recently held an open house encouraging local residents to volunteer. There is a critical need for blood drive volunteers and donors, especially during the summer months. Here Ellen Cauthen, a Red Cross volunteer from Jim Thorpe, speaks with Red Cross Volunteer Specialist Destinee Harper. STACEY SOLT/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

While blood donors play a critical role in maintaining our area’s blood supply, volunteers play an equally important role during local blood drives.

“We always say that if you can’t give, you can volunteer,” said Michele Baehr, executive director of the Red Cross’s Eastern Pennsylvania Pocono Mountains Chapter.

“There are people who cannot donate blood, but you can always help your Red Cross by volunteering.”

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

The Carbon County Fair is calling all bakers for the special baking contests on Aug. 8.

For chocolate lovers:

Tuesday, July 19, 2016
The Red Cross recently held an open house encouraging local residents to volunteer. There is a critical need for blood drive volunteers and donors, especially during the summer months. From left are Michele Baehr, executive director for the Red Cross’s Eastern Pennsylvania Pocono Mountain Chapter; Ellen Cauthen, a Red Cross volunteer from Jim Thorpe; and Destinee Harper, Red Cross volunteer specialist. STACEY SOLT/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

In the heat of the summer, it’s easy to get wrapped up in plans for vacation, pool days and back-to-school planning. But local hospitals and blood centers have an important reminder for the summer: The need for blood donations doesn’t end in spring.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Pocono Greyhound Adoption will be holding several Meet & Greets in August. Members will be on hand to answer questions. There will also be dogs available for adoption.

Dates and locations are as follows:

• Aug. 6 from noon to 3 p.m., Tractor Supply, Route 209, Brodheadsville

• Aug. 20 from noon to 3 p.m., Country Junction, 6565 Interchange Road, Lehighton,

• Aug. 20 from noon 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tractor Supply, 486 Blakeslee Blvd. Drive W., Lehighton

Monday, July 18, 2016
Summer schedule

he phrase, “Moms wear many hats,” is an often used metaphor for the countless jobs of a mother.

There are days when we wear so many that we begin to wonder if we should open a hat store of our own.

Who else could honestly fill out a job application and list, chef, nurse, counselor, mediator, negotiator, accountant, cleaner, laundry specialist, taxi driver, social planner and landscaper under “most recent jobs held?”

Some mothers hold jobs which pay in actual currency and others hold jobs in which smiles, kisses and hugs can be accepted as full payment.

Monday, July 18, 2016

PARIS — French President Francois Hollande’s $11,000-a-month barber bills have ignited a national scandal, undermining his carefully constructed image as a regular guy. But hair challenges have bedeviled plenty of other politicians.

Here’s a look at some hair-raising moments:

John Edwards

In 2007, U.S. Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, who pledged to alleviate poverty, raised a brow or two after his campaign disclosed that he’d received two $400 haircuts.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Heritage Hill Senior Community will hold an Antique Appraisal from 2 to 4 p.m. July 27 at the facility at 800 Sixth St. in Weatherly.

Appraisers Steve Traver and Bernie Girman Jr. from Traver’s Antique Auction will review your antiques. Receive two free appraisals per person. Cash will be paid on site.

This event is free and open to the public; however, appointments are recommended. RSVP by July 25 by calling Rachael or Toni at 570-427-4500.