Monday, November 30, 2015


Friday, November 13, 2015

You wake up on a raw and rainy morning. Your mind and body tell you to stay in bed, yet some sort of awful force pushes you out. You already feel defeated before you turn on the TV news and see these headlines.

“Armed robbery in donut shop in Wilkes-Barre”

“Arson investigation in Lackawanna County”

“Child molester sent to prison”

“60-year-old man assaulted in Bloomsburg”

Friday, November 13, 2015
Mr. and Mrs. Garrett Cimms Copyright - hopstockphoto

Aleksandra Szymanska of Philadelphia and Garrett R. Cimms, also of Philadelphia, were united in marriage on Sept. 19, 2015, at a private ceremony at his parents’ home at Bear Creek Lakes in Penn Forest Township.

Carbon County President Judge Roger N. Nanovic officiated the double ring ceremony. Agata Jochemczyk of Zurich, Switzerland, attended the couple.

The bride is the daughter of Bogdan Szymanski and Jolanta Szymanska of Pabianice, Poland.

Friday, November 13, 2015

How strong is your faith?

From the biblical standpoint, “faith is the strong belief in God or in the doctrines of a religion, based on spiritual apprehension rather than proof.”

I’d like to believe I have a strong faith in God but I couldn’t hold a candle to Abraham, Noah or even David.

Friday, November 13, 2015

The mild November weather has been welcomed by all. Even with the hint of frost on windshields in the early hours, it’s been so-far-so-good compared to the harsh weather people have come to expect in late autumn.

Most folks focus on their homes when it comes to winter preparedness, often neglecting their road-traveling shelter.

Just like houses, vehicles must be winterized before the snow starts to fall. A few simple checks and refills before the freezing temps take hold will keep a car running smoothly.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Better than leave safety to chance, here’s a checklist for prewinter maintenance.

• Check the battery

• Check antifreeze levels and the quality of the fluid already in the vehicle’s system

• Replace dirty filters, such as air, fuel, and oil. A poorly running engine is less efficient and burns more gasoline.

• As the temperature drops below freezing, add a bottle of fuel de-icer in the tank about once a month to help keep moisture from freezing in the fuel line.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Dangerous Thanksgiving foods for pets

Dr. Eva Evans, a veterinarian and writer for Pets Best, a dog insurance and cat insurance agency, offers this list on the six most dangerous Thanksgiving food for pets. She says to be sure to inform your family and dinner guests about these potentially toxic or dangerous foods so they do not feed them to your pets.

Friday, November 13, 2015


The next meeting of the women’s cancer support group will be Nov. 17 at Blue Mountain Health System, 211 N. 12th St., Lehighton, in the community room on the ground floor.

Meetings are from 3:30 to 5: p.m.

The format is informal and ideal for people who are looking for personal and mutual support for cancer-related issues.

For more information, contact Karen at 610-377-6279 or Gerry at 484-629-3522.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Lehigh Valley Mall will be full of holiday cheer, overflowing shopping bags and wagging tails. Pet lovers are invited to bring their furry friends for a memorable holiday photo at Santa’s holiday house in the Events Court at the mall in Whitehall. There will be four dates:

• 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday

• 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 22

• 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 6

• 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 13

Customers may enter via entrance A, between Barnes and Noble and Chick-fil-A.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Socks for Seniors is a nonprofit community service project that organizes, collects and distributes new socks for seniors in communities all over the country.

Socks for Seniors and its volunteers have one priority this holiday season and that is to bring holiday cheer along with a pair of new socks to warm the hearts and cover the cold feet of our elderly seniors.

The Socks for Seniors program benefits those living alone and in nursing homes and even those seniors that are homeless.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

PBS39 hosting parties for ‘Downton Abbey’s’ final season

On Dec. 5, PBS39 will host its Downton Abbey Final Season Premiere Celebration, giving fans of the popular Masterpiece drama two opportunities for a sneak peak of the show’s final season.

PBS39 invites viewers to attend their choice of two sessions at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. The 11 a.m. session will feature tea, brunch hors d’oeuvres from Karen Hunter Catering, and “Downton Abbey” trivia.