Monday, March 30, 2015


Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The Jim Thorpe Area High School Class 1965 will meet for lunch at noon on Thursday at Bert's Steak House in Palmerton.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The Lehighton Area Lioness Lions Club will sponsor its Bunny Lunch at 11 a.m. March 21 at the Lehighton Recreation Center on Eighth Street in Lehighton.

There will be limited seating.

The lunch includes a visit from Peter Cottontail, candy, and a hot dog with toppings, macaroni and cheese, potato chips, dessert and a beverage.

Bring your own camera to take photos with the bunny.

There will also be games and prizes, as well as a basket raffle.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

As we get older, many of us look for ways to help keep our bodies healthy, such as exercising more, getting the proper amount of rest or losing a few extra pounds. But have you ever considered the health of your eyesight?

March is Save Your Vision Month, a perfect time to think about the steps we can take to protect our vision starting with the food on our plate.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Q. I get a lot of gas and someone told me it would help if I stopped chewing gum all the time (ex-smoker).

That sounds like bunk to me. What do you think?

It's not bunk. When you chew gum, you swallow more often and some of what you're swallowing is air.

In addition, artificial sweeteners such as sorbitol that is found in some gums can give you gas.

But, what exactly, is gas?

Most people produce between a pint and a half-gallon of gas each day. Oxygen, carbon dioxide, and nitrogen from swallowed air make up a large part of gas or "flatus."

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Blue Mountain Health System will offer a series of training classes on Diabetes Self Management Training and Support from 1-3 p.m. on March 17, March 24, March 31 and April 7 in the first floor board room at the Gnaden Huetten campus at 211 N. 12th St. in Lehighton.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
KAREN CIMMS/TIMES NEWS Hilda Guedes is celebrating her 100th birthday today.

Hilda Guedes, formerly of Palmerton, is celebrating her 100th birthday today.

Hilda was born Ildebranda Rosa Bernardo on March 5, 1915, in Silves Algarve, Portugal. She was married to Agostinho Guedes, a former prizefighter, for 52 years. Agostinho died in 1995.

The couple came to live in the United States in 1947, but enjoyed visits to friends and family in Portugal every summer during their marriage.

Monday, March 9, 2015
@$:Marcia Evans thumbs through a copy of The Sun, a literary magazine known for its  well-written and thought-provoking essays.

A fire crackles cheerfully in the hearth of the Lake Hauto home Marcia Evans shares with her husband, Deacon. Her favorite chair is nearby, and alongside that, a basket overflows with reading material.

Most mornings, Evans reaches for something inspirational, such as a passage from the Bible. Or maybe she'll reread some of Thomas Merton's autobiography, "The Seven Storey Mountain."

On this particular morning, she might pick up the latest copy of The Sun, and read an essay.

Saturday, March 7, 2015
Scott Levendusky and Melissa DeFrain

The engagement of Melissa DeFrain of Slatington and Scott Levendusky of Palmerton has been announced by their parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of David and Susan DeFrain of Slatington.

She is a graduate of Northern Lehigh High School. She also graduated from Muhlenberg College and Cedar Crest College.

She is currently employed as a kindergarten teacher in the Northern Lehigh School District.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of Ronald and Mary Levendusky of Palmerton.

He is a graduate of Palmerton Area High School.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

To help you compile your wedding, engagement, anniversary or baby's birth information for publication in the Times News, forms are available in our main office at 594 Blakeslee Blvd. Drive West, Lehighton, as well as in our satellite offices in Tamaqua, Lansford and Palmerton.

Wedding pictures and stories will be published free of charge up to six months after the wedding. After the six-month deadline, there is a $50 charge to have your wedding appear in the Times News.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

The engagement of Donald Hauck Jr. of Tamaqua and Jamie Greenawalt of Allentown has been announced by the couple and their families.

The bride-to-be has an associate specialized degree in accounting and is employed as a bookkeeper for the Private Industry Council of Lehigh Valley Inc. in Easton.

The prospective bridegroom is working toward his electrician's license and is employed in the maintenance department at Lutheran Manor Apartments of the Lehigh Valley in Bethlehem.

The couple is planning a wedding for the summer of 2017.