Wednesday, August 27, 2014


Wednesday, July 16, 2014
KAREN CIMMS/TIMES NEWS  This Turkey BBQ is packed with flavor.

Where I grew up the word "barbecue," as in barbecued beef or barbecued chicken, implied the use of a sweetened, tomato-based sauce, and I was all in.

Fast forward to 1998 when I came to work at the Times News. Each day my friend Debbie and I would take a walk to pick up lunch.

One day, she seemed excited to see that one of the nearby establishments had turkey barbecue on the menu. I'd never had it, but as a barbecue sauce aficionado, I thought I would probably like it.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Jim Thorpe Market in Jim Thorpe will host a mini art show in support of The Carbon County Art League from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday in the market's lobby.

All of the art work is by local artists. There will affordable prints for sale, as well as original works of art.

For additional information about the league or show you may contact the league at:

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Q. I don't seem to enjoy spicy foods the way I used to. Does aging have anything to do with this?

As we age, our sense of taste may change, but this loss of zing in some foods might be caused by medicines you're taking. Drugs can change your sense of taste, and some can also make you feel less hungry.

So, the aging process and the medicines we're taking can affect our enjoyment of food and, therefore, our nutrition, because we may not eat all we need.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Summit Hill High School Class of 1954 held its 60-year reunion on May 24. Those attending include, seated from left, Jean Darkes Springer, Pauline Zorochin Guild, Shirley Petro Ciavaglia and Theresa Kane Ferrari. Standing, Helen Masnick Shock, Robert Forrest, Dorothy Meloskie McHugh, Mary Derby Vrablic, Gerald Williams, Janice Hontz Dennis, Dolores Miller McHugh, Jerome McHugh and Robert Breslin.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Financial fraud has been on the rise in recent years. Unfortunately, many people try to enrich themselves by taking advantage of others, and their targets often include seniors.

M&T Bank trains its staff to help prevent financial abuse of the elderly and also looks to educate customers on ways they can prevent fraud.

In recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, held last month, the bank shared the following tips which can be useful to consumers of all ages and particularly helpful to prevent crimes often targeting the elderly:

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The 16th annual Schupp/Shupp/Shup and Hawk family reunion will be held July 20 at Don Laine Campground, 790 57 Drive in Palmerton.

Registration begins at 11 a.m. Lunch will be at noon.

Children's games begin at 1 p.m. A business meeting will be held at 2 p.m. with awarding of prizes.

At 3 p.m. there will be a cakewalk, followed by a Chinese auction at 4 p.m.

Food and refreshments will be available in the gift shop or participants may bring their own. There is an enclosed pavilion with picnic tables and outdoor grills. The pool will be open.

Monday, July 14, 2014
This photo provided by St. Lynn's Press shows step five to create an eco dyed scarf, where you fold the scarf in half over itself and wrap rubber bands tightly all over the bundle. (AP Photo/St. Lynn's Press, Chris McLaughlin)

Homegrown botanical dyes are in, part of today's shift toward more natural and organic living.

And you don't need a degree in chemistry to create your own hues for scarves, sweaters or even Easter eggs.

All it takes is a garden plot or a few pots and a kitchen.

Friday, July 11, 2014

The Carbon County Area Agency on Aging will be presenting an APPRISE/Medicare presentation from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. on July 16 at Heritage Hill Senior Community, 800 Sixth St. in Weatherly.

An APPRISE representative will be presenting information on Medicare, Medi Gap and will be available to answer any questions regarding changes in these programs.

Those planning to attend are asked to contact Lisa Marie Halecky at 570-427-4500.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Blue Mountain Health System bariatric surgeon Vitaly Sawyna will offer free educational seminars on weight loss surgery from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. July 22 in the second floor multipurpose room at the Palmerton Hospital campus at 135 Lafayette Avenue, and at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 31, in the third floor conference room at the Palmerton campus.

Bariatric surgery is an option for people whose health and quality of life are being affected by severe obesity.

Friday, July 11, 2014
Santina Marie Benech

Santina Marie Benech is celebrating her 90th birthday. She was born July 14, 1924, to Dominic and Caroline Jacobe. Her parents were Italian immigrants.

She has lived her whole life in Tamaqua. She graduated from Tamaqua High School in 1943. On Sept. 22, 1945, she married her childhood sweetheart, Alfred Benech, when he returned from World War II.

They were married for 65 years before his death in 2011.