Tuesday, April 28, 2015


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

WASHINGTON Large food recalls have forced consumers to throw away hummus and ice cream that may be contaminated with the same potentially deadly bacteria listeria.

Tainted Blue Bell ice cream products are linked to eight listeria illnesses in Kansas and Texas; three of those who contracted the illness have died.

Blue Bell has temporarily closed its facility in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, and shut down a production line at its facility in Brenham, Texas, where the company is headquartered. Blue Bell has recalled more than two dozen of its products since last month.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Blue Mountain Health System Adult Partial Hospitalization Program staff will offer a free community education program on anxiety at 1:30 p.m. April 25, at the Blue Mountain Health System/Bowmanstown Medical Plaza at 513 Bank St., Bowmanstown.

Unless you've experienced tormenting anxiety and panic attack firsthand, it's hard to understand what someone with an anxiety disorder may be going through.

Presenters Matthew Gaudiuso and William Wise will discuss generalized anxiety disorders, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive behavior and phobias.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

(This is the second installment of a three-part series on breast cancer.)

The most common breast cancer symptom is a lump. Other symptoms include swelling, skin irritation, nipple pain or retraction and an unusual discharge.

Early diagnosis saves lives. The combination of a mammogram, a clinical breast exam and self-exams is recommended by healthcare experts to reduce breast-cancer deaths.

A mammogram is a breast x-ray. If mammography finds an abnormality, confirmation by biopsy is required. In a biopsy, a tissue sample is taken for analysis.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Blue Mountain Health System and the Palmerton Lions Club will co-host a Community Health and Information Fair from 9 a.m. to noon April 25 on the main floor and cafeteria at the Palmerton Hospital Campus at 135 Lafayette Ave.

Screenings, including (fasting) cholesterol and blood glucose, blood pressure, arthritis, balance and pulse oximetry will be offered along with EKGs at no cost. Chair massages will also be available.

Monday, April 13, 2015

NEW YORK Buying an Apple Watch won't be as simple as walking into an Apple store and handing over your credit card.

The smartwatch is Apple's first new product category in five years and comes in 54 configurations more than any other Apple gadget.

As of last Friday, Apple stores offered trained staff to help you choose. You'll then have to place your order for shipping starting April 24. Even after that date, there's no walking in and walking out with a watch.

Of course, you can bypass all this by ordering online.

Monday, April 13, 2015
Winifred "Winkie" Woods

Winifred Emma (Mulhern) Woods, a resident at Heritage Hill Senior Community is celebrating her 92nd birthday.

Nicknamed "Winkie," she was born in West Hazleton on April 12, 1923, the daughter of the late Winifred and Daniel Mulhern of West Hazleton.

She graduated from Weatherly Area High School in 1940. She then attended McCann's School of Business for stenography and later began working in the Hazleton National Bank building for A. Sterling Learn, CPA. Sterling and Winkie later married in 1945. They were married for 42 years until his death in 1987.

Monday, April 13, 2015

NEW YORK Apple Watch comes with a choice of watch case, band and size there are 54 possible configurations in all.

Most models come in two sizes, 38 millimeters and 42 millimeters, as measured by the height of the watch face. The larger one costs $50 more in most cases. For a few of the bands, only one size is available.

There are three lines to choose from:

Saturday, April 11, 2015
Terry R. Moody and Mary Beth Stellar

The engagement of Mary Beth Stellar to Terry R. Moody has been announced by her parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Jim and Denise Stellar of Lehighton.

She is a 2004 graduate of Lehighton Area High School. She earned a bachelor of science in marketing from Misericordia University in 2008.

She's currently employed by Merkle Inc. of Pittsburgh as an account manager.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of the late Susan and Terry Moody, formerly of Wyalusing.

Saturday, April 11, 2015
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Miller

Stephanie and Ernest Miller of East Penn Township recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary.

They were married April 4, 1975, at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lehighton by the Rev. Paul H. Spohn.

Mrs. Miller is the daughter of Margaret Strohl, Lehighton, and the late George Strohl. Her husband is the son of Mildred Miller of Lehighton and the late Charles Miller.

They have two daughters. Kimberly, wife of Jonathan Sterling of Lehighton; and Misty, wife of Matthew Kershner, also of Lehighton.

They have five grandchildren.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

A daughter, Arabella Grace O'Donnell, was born at 4:31 a.m. March 31, 2015, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, to Nicholas Dennis O'Donnell and Kayla Ann Zambiasi of Danville.

She weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces and measured 19.5 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Phillip and Karen Zambiasi of Minersville.

Paternal grandparents are Mike and Lisa O'Donnell of Tamaqua.