Thursday, August 21, 2014


Thursday, June 26, 2014
SHERI RYAN/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Making their second visit to the Panther Valley area and St. John Slovak Lutheran Church in Lansford are members of the A.R.K. Missions team, who spent the week doing various home improvement projects for area residents. They are, kneeling, Blake Bindus, 14; first row, from left, Jackson Eaves, 15; Kylie Holmes, 12; Linda Hollenbeck, 15; and Jordan Eaves, 12; and second row, team leaders Rick Lawrence, Bob Galandak and Mary Ann Galandak. Robbie Lawrence, not pictured, also helped for several days but returned home due to illness.

While most young people are busy enjoying their summer vacation, six youth from St. Luke's Lutheran Church in New Windsor, Maryland, gave up a week of their summer to come to Pennsylvania and make a difference in the lives of some Panther Valley residents.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Although my dad had been a professional chef when he and my mother married, he didn't work in that field while we were growing up. He cooked at home sometimes, but not as much as my mother, so we grew up thinking she was the real talent in the kitchen.

Truth is, they were both terrific cooks. The recipe I'm sharing here today comes from my dad, and it's one I first had when he put it on the menu at a restaurant where he worked before he retired. I loved it and I've made it ever since.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Dr. Robert J. Coni

Robert J. Coni, DO, chief of Neurology and medical director for the Acute Rehabilitation Center for St. Luke's University Health Network, answers questions about strokes.

Q: What is a stroke? A stroke occurs when a blood clot blocks an artery or a blood vessel breaks, interrupting blood flow to an area of the brain. When either of these things happen, brain cells begin to die and brain damage occurs.

Q: Are there different kinds of strokes?

Tuesday, June 24, 2014
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS First-place winners, front from left are Joyce Ricciardi, Ruby Craig, Vicki Achterman and Ruthann Binder. Runners-up are, back row, John Dalton, Sarah Dalton, Anita Wisler and Virginia Crowther.

The Faith-Paced Walker's Club celebrated its winners recently at the group's final meet for the spring season.

The walkers gathered at the Weissport Canal.

First-place winners had perfect attendance of 18 walks. They include Joyce Ricciardi, Ruby Craig, Vicki Achterman and Ruthann Binder, who all received a red ribbon award, a certificate for perfect attendance along with a personalized bag.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Michelle L. Kunkel and Thomas C. Klein, both of Tamaqua.

Gloria L. Schlaseman and John K. Zancofsky, both of Tamaqua

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Q. My mouth seems to be a bit dry most of the time. Does this mean anything?

Everyone experiences dry mouth occasionally. We get it when we are under stress. But if you have dry mouth all or most of the time, you need medical help. The medical term for this condition is xerostomia.

Symptoms of this problem are: saliva that seems thick, sores or split skin at the corners of your mouth, difficulty speaking and swallowing, bad breath, a change in your sense of taste, increased plaque, tooth decay and gum disease.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Stuckley

Raymond and Betty Stuckley of Parryville recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

They were married June 20, 1964, by Justice of The Peace Neri Kane in Palmerton.

Mrs. Stuckley is the daughter of the late Liona and Kenneth Frohnheiser of Lehighton.

Her husband is the son of the late Raymond and Ardella Stuckley of Parryville.

The couple has five children: Roberta Heiney of Lehighton; Raymond III, husband of Petey of Lehighton; Wadealan, husband of Margie of Missouri; Glenn at home; and the late Robert.

Monday, June 23, 2014
Sandi Winter finishes one of the four chairs she donated to the Penn Kidder Library Center Chair-ity auction. Winter loves arts and crafts and repurposing these old and broken chairs was just the sort of project that she enjoys.

As the Chair-ity auction for the Penn Kidder Library Center gets closer the chairs are piling up at the used book store in Pine Point Plaza in Albrightsville.

On July 1 auctioneer Warren Reiner will volunteer his services to the library center to help sell the chairs and raise money for the library, which is located at the plaza.

"We are expecting to have about 30 chairs in the auction," said library center President Barbara Franzosa.

"The chairs to be auctioned are both new and repurposed.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Dominique Adamczyk, center, is the recipient of the 2014 Heritage Hill Senior Community Scholarship. Presenting the award are

Heritage Hill representatives Albert Snyder and Jean Lamson. Dominique will be attending Keystone College in the fall.

Friday, June 20, 2014
Molly K. Sharp and Jay D. Miller

The engagement of Molly Kathleen Sharp of Clarks Summit to Jay Daniel Miller, also of Clarks Summit, has been announced by his parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Michael and Kathleen Sharp of Phoenixville, formerly of Delray Beach, Florida.

She has a bachelor of arts in psychology from the New College of Florida and is currently working toward a master of arts in psychology at Marywood University.

She works part time as a nanny while attending graduate school.