Friday, July 31, 2015


Thursday, July 9, 2015

Galen Glen Winery, 255 Winter Mountain Drive, Andreas, will host local author Sharon Sanders for a book signing for her book, "Cooking Up an Italian Life" from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The book was recently named one of the "Top Ten Italian Cooking and Wine Books" by Sanders has written more than two dozen books, many during her time as an editor at Rodale.

She has also contributed to Cooking Light and other national publications. She was a longtime staff reporter/deputy features editor at the Chicago Sun Times.

Thursday, July 9, 2015
Eric Burdon

Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe will host Eric Burdon & the Animals with the Edgar Winter Band on at 8 p.m. Aug. 29.

Eric Burdon has one of the most powerful and distinctive voices in rock and roll.

A member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame since 1994, and hailed by Rolling Stone as one of the 100 Greatest Voices of All Time, Burdon's music has forged new territory while also topping the charts for more than five decades.

Highly prolific, Burdon has released nearly 50 records in those 50 years, as front man of The Animals and War and simply as Eric Burdon.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Jim Thorpe High School Class of 1965 will meet for lunch at noon on July 16 at Bear Creek Lakes Pavilion, located at 57 Pool Drive, Jim Thorpe.

Watch for signs marked "JT 1965."

Please bring a covered dish or snacks to add to the menu.

For information call 570-778-6678.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

The Schuylkill County Fair will offer a variety of food contests when it convenes July 27 to Aug. 1 at 2270 Fair Road in Schuylkill Haven.

Monetary awards will be given for first, second and third prize.

PA Preferred Cookie Brownie or Bar Baking Contest

This contest is open to youth 8-18 only. Submit a plate of six cookies, brownies or bars featuring chocolate or cocoa as a main ingredient, with a minimum of one PA Preferred product used and listed in the recipe.

Blue Ribbon Apple Pie Contest

Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Chocolatly Chip Ice Cream Sandwich Pops

If you love ice cream, it doesn't matter what time of year it is, you'll eat it.

But when it's hot and humid, and you want something to cool off your inside, if not your outside, then it's got to be ice cream.

And homemade ice cream treats? Even better.

These recipes from QVC's David Venable are just too tempting.

Peaches and cream

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Blue Mountain Health System will offer a program on domestic violence at 1:30 p.m. July 30, at the Bowmanstown Medical Plaza at 512 Bank St., Bowmanstown.

Domestic violence includes physical, sexual and psychological violence and emotional abuse. The frequency and severity can vary dramatically.

If you are a victim, or know someone who is, learn about domestic violence and abuse the different kinds of abuse, how to recognize signs, the devastating effects, and resources and support services available to help victims and their families move toward a violence-free future.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

When you think of seasonal allergies, sneezing may come to mind first. But there's a lot more to allergies than "achoo," say experts.

According to allergist Dr. Myron Zitt, there are many ways allergies can manifest. Here are a few less obvious signs that you may be suffering from allergies:

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Blue Mountain Health System bariatric surgeon Vitaly Sawyna, MD, will offer free educational seminars on weight loss surgery at 10:30 a.m. July 14, and at 6 p.m. July 30.

Both sessions will be held in the third-floor conference room at the Palmerton Hospital Campus at 135 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton.

Weight loss surgery options including gastric bypass, lap-band and gastric sleeve will be discussed.

The surgeon will answer all your questions about the process and procedure.

Please call to register at 610-377-7070.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Q. I had a bad cold so I asked my doctor for an antibiotic. He seemed reluctant, but I insisted and he gave me the prescription. I was supposed to take it for 10 days, but I stopped after seven because I felt better and I ...

Stop! Next you'll tell me you prefer not to cover your mouth when you cough.

Taking antibiotics unnecessarily and not completing your prescription are the leading causes of "superbugs," bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics. These superbugs are one of the most serious threats to global public health.

Monday, July 6, 2015

What books are you tucking into your beach bag this summer?

We're working on a story about those delicious beach reads and we want to hear what you're reading.

Share your recommendations with us and you'll be entered to win an autographed copy of a terrific book from novelists Whitney Barbetti, Lisa Clark O'Neill or Brenda Janowitz.

Send your recommendations to or mail them to the Times News, P.O. Box 239, Lehighton, PA 18235, attention Karen Cimms.