Friday, September 22, 2017


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Blue Mountain Health System will offer a community education program on cholesterol at 1 p.m. Sept. 28 in the community room at the Gnaden Huetten campus, 211 N. 12th St. in Lehighton.

Heart disease may be the leading killer of men and women, but that doesn’t mean you can’t protect yourself. Nancy Matyas, MS, RDN, LDN, will do a cooking demo and talk about which foods and methods of cooking are healthiest for your heart and how to take greater control over the quality and length of your life.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Q. What exactly is Salmonella and how can I avoid it?

Salmonella are microscopic living creatures that spread from the feces of people or animals.

Salmonella can be found in raw poultry, eggs, beef and unwashed produce. Any food can become contaminated.

Salmonella is the most common cause of foodborne illness in the United States.

Salmonellosis is an infection of the intestinal tract from the bacteria. Symptoms of the infection, which usually last four days to a week, include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, fever and headache.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

he discovery of a mechanism by which normal brain cells regulate the expression of the NFIA gene, which is important for both normal brain development and brain tumor growth, might one day help improve therapies to treat brain tumors. The study appears in the journal Nature Neuroscience.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The Alzheimer Association Caregiver Support Group at Blue Mountain Health System meets monthly at 5:30 p.m. in the third-floor conference room at the Palmerton campus, 135 Lafayette Ave. in Palmerton.

The next meeting will be Sept. 25.

The meetings are free of charge and anyone seeking emotional, educational and social support of Alzheimer’s and dementia is welcome to attend.

To register, or for more information, email Donna Kravelk at or call 610-826-1340.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Heritage Hill Senior Community, 800 Sixth. St., Weatherly, is partnering with Carbon County Animal Shelter to “Pause for Paws.” Learn about pet safety, proper care and adoption from 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 20.

Tom Connors, mayor of Weatherly and shelter director, will present safety and pet tips. Adoptable dogs will not be on-site, but their photos and information will be available for those interested in adoption.

Enter the raffle for a chance to win a new pet starter kit.

The event is free and open to the public; however, RSVP by Sept. 19 by calling 570-427-4500.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

A free car seat check, sponsored by Kid Zone/Blue Mountain Health System, Lehighton Police and the Pennsylvania State Police will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Lehighton Police Station, 124 S. Third St. in Lehighton.

Results from previous car seat safety checks have shown that four out of five car seats are used incorrectly.

Learn how to install your child’s car seat correctly so yours is not one of them.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Due to the tragic and untimely death of Troy Gentry, the concert with Montgomery Gentry at Penn’s Peak on Friday has been canceled.

Please return your tickets to the point of purchase for a refund.

For more information on this cancellation, call the Penn’s Peak Box Office at 866-605-7325.

Monday, September 11, 2017

The Lehighton Tractor Supply Company is welcoming all leashed, friendly animals to visit the store this week during Pet Appreciation Week.

The event kicks off with a pet supply drive to support local pet and animal groups that partner with the store. From Wednesday through Saturday customers can drop off new, sealed food, toys, cleaning supplies and other essential pet accessories such as beds, scratching posts, leashes and bowls to be donated to local rescues and shelters.

Monday, September 11, 2017
John Garrity builds his nature sculptures with what is called a lost wax process.

olly Troxell never thought that when she first met John Garrity their working relationship would become a 40-year friendship.

Troxell, who recently began her 18th year as an elementary school art instructor, was Garrity’s student teacher at Northern Lehigh Elementary School.

Monday, September 11, 2017

BMHS’s Bariatric Support Group will meet at 6 o’clock this evening at the Palmerton Campus, 135 Lafayette Ave. in the third-floor conference room and at 1 p.m. Sept. 21 in the multipurpose room.

The support group is for people wondering if surgery is the answer to weight loss, those who are pre-op in the journey of bariatric weight loss surgery, but still have questions or concerns, those who are post-op and want a support group or those who had surgery but are experiencing regain.