Monday, May 29, 2017


Friday, May 16, 2014

Amy L. Gale will sign copies of her new book, "Blissful Tragedy" from noon until 4 p.m. Saturday at the Friends of the Dimmick Library Book Store, 58 Broadway in Jim Thorpe.

Gale's book tells the story of an ambitious young woman who, about to start the job of her dreams, gets sidetracked by a budding romance with a captivating singer in a rock 'n' roll band.

Gale, who is from northeast Pennsylvania, is a fan of writing, reading and rock concerts, in addition to being a pharmacist. For more information go to

Thursday, May 15, 2014
In this photo taken Wednesday, April 9, 2014, Jenna Starr inspects a pair of Louis Vuitton handbags to authenticate them and make sure they meet brand standards at the headquarters of The RealReal in San Francisco. An explosion of resale online sites from RealReal to Chairish that allows shoppers to easily trade in their gently used top brand handbags, furniture and gadgets for cash is changing the way Americans buy. The ease of reselling their possessions allows consumers to keep refreshing their wardrobes and homes without feeling guilty. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

NEW YORK (AP) – Jenna Broems shops for clothes the same way she hunts for a new car: She considers resale value.

Broems, who lives in Stamford, Connecticut, only buys brands like Abercrombie & Fitch and 7 For All Mankind because she believes they will fetch the highest prices when she's ready to move on.

"I'm now walking in like 'What's the return of this? Am I going to be able to resell?"' said the teacher who has gotten $2,500 from stuff she's resold on ThredUP, an online resale site for used clothes.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Kathy Keip and Jeanne Blonsky of Tamaqua look to add to their collection at the Innovative Bead Expo, which took place May 3 and 4 at Ag Hall at the Allentown Fairgrounds in Allentown. The pair make bracelets as gifts for friends and family members. A variety of stones, beads and jewelry-making supplies were available during the event from over 20 vendors.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
This Apr. 14, 2014 photo shows summer baked Alaska in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)This Apr. 14, 2014 photo shows summer baked Alaska in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

When it comes to ice cream, I generally feel it's hard to improve on a simple scoop right out of the carton. But this time my mind has turned to baked Alaska. I know ... How retro!

Baked Alaska once was the star dessert of cruise ship dining rooms and upscale restaurants. The classic recipe called for vanilla ice cream enrobed in sponge cake, lavishly frosted with meringue, then lightly browned in a high-heat oven.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
KAREN CIMMS/TIMES NEWS Oven-Roasted Vegetables are super easy and super tasty.

We love vegetables, so figuring out ways to serve them so that my kids would eat them was never an issue.

Boiled, baked, fried, sautéed it didn't matter.

Which makes me wonder how it is, that up until a couple years ago, I had never had them roasted.

I don't know exactly why roasting vegetables makes them taste even better, but it does. They are sweeter and the flavors are just more intense. All you really need is a splash of olive oil, salt and pepper, and you have a terrific side dish.

This is perfect for feeding a crowd because it goes a long way.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Q. In soap operas, the writers love to include characters with amnesia who don't remember their identities.

Is it common for someone to actually forget who they are?

It's extremely rare. People with amnesia usually are aware of their identities. A person's identity is among the most durable long-term memories.

Amnesia, which means loss of memory, comes in several forms.

The most common type is anterograde amnesia. People with this form have trouble learning and making new memories.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Jeff Steinberg

Zion's Stone Church, 45 Cemetery Road, New Ringgold, will present the Jeff Steinberg Ministry Team at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 18.

Born in Philadelphia with multiple birth defects, he has no arms and two bent, scissored legs a condition known as Phocomelia, thought to be the result of Thalidomide or a similar drug prescribed for his mother during pregnancy.

He and the news of his condition were kept from his mother until he was almost 2 years old.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Blue Mountain Health System bariatric surgeon, Vitaly Sawyna, MD, will offer free educational seminars on weight loss surgery at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, and Tuesday June 24 in the second floor multipurpose room at the Palmerton Campus, 135 Lafayette Ave.

The bariatric (weight loss) surgery program can help individuals with severe obesity lose weight who have been unable to lose using other methods. The surgery is an option for people whose health and quality of life are affected by severe obesity.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Glen R. Laudenslager

Glen Robert Laudenslager, a resident at Heritage Hill Senior Community in Weatherly, is celebrating his 95th birthday on May 15.

Born in Lewistown, he has lived in Cape May and Colonia, New Jersey, as well as in Port Charlotte, Florida over the years.

After graduation from high school he worked at the American Viscose Corp., making rayon thread for use in clothing, stockings and more.

He spent three years in the Army Air Force and was stationed in Southern Italy as a radar mechanic. He also worked as a machine operator for 41 years in the steel mill.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Ethel Ferguson

Ethel Ferguson, a resident at Heritage Hill Senior Community in Weatherly, recently celebrated her 94th birthday.

Ethel was born in Philadelphia on May 11, 1920.

She resided in Delaware County until 2006.

Ethel graduated from Upper Darby High School in 1938.

In 1941 she married her high school sweetheart Russell Ferguson. Ethel says they shared 65 wonderful years together.

Ethel has two children, Michael from Glen Mills, and Russell from Lehighton.

She also has five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.