Friday, May 22, 2015


Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Madeline O'Dowd of Stroudsburg is asking people in the Lehigh Valley area to participate in the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation's Lehigh Valley Take Steps Walk at 3:30 p.m. May 17 at the ArtsQuest Center, Bethlehem.

Madeline has ulcerative colitis, which combined with Crohn's disease, are painful, debilitating digestive diseases impacting over 1.6 million American adults and children.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Q. I suffer from hemorrhoids and I suspect a lot of other people do, too, because I see a lot of remedies in drugstores. But this is not a topic you bring up at parties. How many people have hemorrhoids, anyway?

By the age of 50, about half of the population both men and women have hemorrhoids. However, not everyone suffers from the nasty symptoms hemorrhoids can inflict.

Hemorrhoids are inflamed and swollen veins around the anus (external) or in the lower rectum (internal).

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

The Tamaqua Salvation Army has partnered with Diakon to provide gentle fitness exercise classes for those age 50 and older.

Sessions are held at 10:30 a.m. every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at the Salvation Army, 105 W. Broad St.

Sessions begin with a casual 20 minutes of aerobic movement through walking, then incorporates a variety of fitness genres, including yoga and tai chi, which help to increase balance, flexibility, strength and energy.

Most routines can be done standing or sitting based on the individual's comfort level.

Monday, May 4, 2015
Britain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge look down at their newborn baby princess as they leave St. Mary's Hospital's exclusive Lindo Wing, London, Saturday, May 2, 2015. Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, gave birth to a baby girl on Saturday morning. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

LONDON – Britain's newborn princess has been named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.

The princess is the second child of Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge. The baby will be known as Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, royal officials said Monday.

Charlotte, the feminine form of Charles, appears to be a nod to the newborn's grandfather, Prince Charles. The middle names honor Queen Elizabeth II, the infant's 89-year-old great-grandmother, and the late Princess Diana, William's mother.

Monday, May 4, 2015
Photo courtesy Brandpoint Content

(BPT) Singer-song writer Willie Nelson once said that "99 percent of the world's lovers are not with their first choice. That's what makes the jukebox play."

The majority of the American workforce knows just what Willie meant; they're not in love with their careers and may be working in jobs that weren't their first choice, according to new research from Gallup.

The Gallup survey found that half of polled workers said they were not engaged in their work, 20 percent were actively disengaged and just 30 percent said they were engaged.

Saturday, May 2, 2015
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Puschock

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Puschock of Nesquehoning are celebrating their 75th wedding anniversary.

They were married on May 5, 1940, in St. Mary's Greek Catholic Church in Nesquehoning by the late Rev. Stephen Gulovich.

Mrs. Puschock is the former Julia Jane Merman.

Their son, Thomas, passed away in November of 2011. Daughter-in-law, Patricia, lives in Portland, Maine.

They have a grandson, Thomas, and a granddaughter, Erika, who live in Portland. They also have a stepgrandson, Richard Libby, who lives in Dayton, Maine, with his wife, Heidi, and their six children.

Saturday, May 2, 2015
Mr. and Mrs. Roger E. Tyson

Mr. and Mrs. Roger E. Tyson of Lehighton are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on May 1, 1965, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Mahoning Valley, by the Rev. George E. Hein.

Mrs. Tyson, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James J. Fink of Mahoning Valley, retired in 2004 after working over 41 years in the banking industry for various local banks.

Mr. Tyson, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Earl H. Tyson of Andreas, retired from Blue Ridge Pressure Castings in 2008, after 43 years of service.

Friday, May 1, 2015
TIMES NEWS FILE PHOTO A view of Jim Thorpe taken from Flagstaff. The town, which has been designated one of the best places to live and play, most beautiful, friendliest and best romantic getaways, is celebrating National Tourism Week, beginning Saturday.

Jim Thorpe has been touted in National Geographic, the Travel Channel/USA Today and Philadelphia Magazine as among the best places to live and play, most beautiful, friendliest and best romantic getaway. Tens of thousands of travelers visit Jim Thorpe the gateway to the Pocono Mountains each year.

Friday, May 1, 2015

NEW YORK – Is someone in your family graduating from college this year? If so, here are a few things to keep in mind that might preserve your sanity on commencement day.

Where's my kid?

You never took your eye off them at the playground when they were little, but you might not be able to find your kid amid a sea of identically dressed students in black caps and gowns. Even if you think you have your eye on the right one as he or she marches down an aisle, chances are, once they're all seated, you won't be able to tell one from another.

Friday, May 1, 2015
AP Photo The white garden at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden in Staten Island, New York, includes white-flowering  varieties of many plants, shrubs and trees. It was inspired by a historic white garden at Sissinghurst Castle in Kent, England.

NEW YORK – First come the snowdrops, peeking through the snow, then as things warm up, hellebores and crocuses, followed by geraniums, peonies, anemones, camellias and more. But there's one thing all the flowers in this particular garden have in common: They're all white.

This white garden is part of the Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, located on Staten Island in New York City, just a ferry ride away from Manhattan. It was inspired by a famous garden in England, the white garden at Sissinghurst Castle in Kent, a National Trust historic site.