Wednesday, February 22, 2017


Thursday, March 13, 2014

Schuylkill County Dairy Promotion Court is wrapping up the 2013-2014 year and working to reach a wide range of consumers.

Promoters are looking forward to starting fresh and re-energizing their efforts telling communities about consuming three servings of dairy every day.

Dairy promoters do not have to be girls who live on a dairy farm. They can be young men or women who have some connection to the industry, such as a family member who works on a dairy farm, a dairy product plant or who drives a milk truck.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Blue Mountain Health System's Women's Cancer Support Group will meet from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, in the ground floor community room at the Gnaden Huetten campus, 211 N. 12th St., Lehighton.

The speaker will be Dr. Lisa Bleicher of Family Chiropractic, Jim Thorpe. The topic is "Optimizing Women's Health."

The Women's Cancer Support Group is geared toward women who have been diagnosed with cancer some time in their lives.

The format is informal and ideal for people who are looking for personal, mutual support for cancer-related issues.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014
KAREN CIMMS/TIMES NEWS Lemon Burst Cookies, tinted with a wee bit 'o the green for St. Patrick's Day.

I have to be honest here. This week's recipe is nothing like what it was supposed to be.

My intention was to make a yummy delicacy my mother was known for Lemon Burst Biscuits.

She made them often when she was serving brunch or just as a treat with a midday cup of coffee.

They were light and flaky and very popular.

I have the original recipe on a large index card in my mother's handwriting, stained and faded from many years of use.

It's so faded, as a matter of fact, I had a hard time reading it.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Q. Is it true that pesticides are responsible for people getting Parkinson's disease?

Although genetics is very important in Parkinson's disease, environmental exposures also increase a person's risk of developing the disease. Scientists have known for some time that farm workers who used pesticides, or people who lived or worked near fields where they could inhale drifting pesticides, have an increased risk of the disease.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
In this Feb. 20, 2014 photo, Talia Eisenberg, co-founder of the Henley Vaporium, uses her vaping device in New York. The vaporium is an intimate hipster hangout in the Soho neighborhood with overstuffed chairs, exposed brick, friendly counter help, but no booze. Instead, the proprietors are peddling e-cigarettes, along with bottles of liquid nicotine ready to be plucked from behind a wooden bar and turned into flavorful vapor for a lung hit with a kick that is intended to simulate traditional smoking. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

NEW YORK (AP) – On the edge of the SoHo neighborhood downtown, The Henley Vaporium is an intimate hipster hangout with overstuffed chairs, exposed brick, friendly counter help but no booze.

Instead, the proprietors are peddling e-cigarettes, along with bottles of liquid nicotine ready to be plucked from behind a wooden bar and turned into flavorful vapor for a lung hit with a kick that is intended to simulate traditional smoking.

Monday, March 10, 2014
Drs. Melissa and Brian Friel

Dr. Melissa S. Auer and Dr. Brian C. Friel of Allentown were married Oct. 11, 2013, at St. Eleanor Parish in Collegeville, Montgomery County.

The bride is the daughter of Glenn and Sue Auer of Stevens Point, Wis.

Her husband is the son of James and Susan Friel of Whitehall.

A reception was held at the John James Audubon Center in Audubon, Montgomery County.

The bride is a graduate of Sheboygan Lutheran High School, Sheboygan, Wis.

Monday, March 10, 2014
Youth answer burpee challenge

Children and teens from Carbon County are answering the call of Lehighton's CrossFit TC Unplugged to get fit, get active, and take part in CrossFit's biggest yearly challenge: the third annual Royal Burpee Challenge.

A "burpee," named after Royal H. Burpee of Easton, combines a squat, push-up and jump into one smooth movement. Squat, kick out into push-up form, and then jump as high as possible. This was Burpee's best known fitness move and used to measure physical fitness and agility for the U.S. military in the 1930s.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Blue Mountain Health System bariatric surgeon, Vitaly Sawyna, MD, will offer a free educational seminar on weight loss surgery at 6 p.m. March 20, in the third floor conference room at the Palmerton campus, 135 Lafayette Ave. in Palmerton.

The bariatric surgery program at BMHS can help individuals with severe obesity lose weight they have been unable to lose using other methods. Bariatric surgery is an option for people whose health and quality of life are being affected by severe obesity.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Rocco Falco, 2-D Lupuma Drive, Albrightsville, and Nicole Leigh Marchione, 2603 N. Lakeshore Drive, Brownsville, N.J.

Bryant Bruce Gebhard, 420 La Montage Drive, Palmerton, and Danielle Cheryl Kleckner, 355 Peter Ave., Palmerton.

Leo Patrick Clemens Jr. and Samantha Jayne Kintz, 4532 Long Run Road, Lehighton.

Leonard Rae Seder and Katherine Lillie Lavender, 430 Towamensing Trail, Albrightsville.

Roberto Bejtullah Mehmeti and Deanna Rose Leibowitz, 128 W. Hazard St., Apt. 209, Summit Hill.

Friday, March 7, 2014
Through a mother's eyes

Sometimes I find myself thinking about a child I never met.

I wonder if he (or she) would have looked more like my husband, Bob, or more like me.

I wonder if she (or he) would have been athletic or an honor student in school.

Sometimes I think about how old he (or she) would have been on the holidays.

None of these questions will ever have answers because I am one of the many women who lost a child to an ectopic pregnancy.

My hellish journey of love and loss began in early April 2012.