Sunday, October 23, 2016


Saturday, October 1, 2016
The bar at Bonnie & Clyde Pub and Grill in Lehighton serves 36 beers on tap and 60 other varieties of craft beers in bottles. KRISTINE PORTER/TIMES NEWS

On one side of the door is First Street, Lehighton. On the other side is an upscale restaurant and pub straight out of a trendy historic district.

Bonnie and Clyde Pub and Grill opened July 23, and celebrated with a ribbon cutting on Sept. 20.

Steve Mazalewski, co-owner of the restaurant with wife Joyce, said, “When you walk in, you say, ‘Wow, where am I?’ ”

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Thomas Jordan, an orthopedic surgeon at Scranton Orthopaedic Specialists, was recently recognized by the Pennsylvania Medical Society as one of the top 42 physicians under the age of 40.

Dr. Jordan serves on the admissions committee at Georgetown University School of Medicine and also as a volunteer clinical faculty member at the Commonwealth Medical College. He has also published several journal articles, most recently on ACL reconstruction for active, under-50 individuals.

Saturday, October 1, 2016
Connor Loy: “I’m going to be the Joker, because he is scary.”

After officially entering the fall season and with Halloween right around the corner we asked East Penn Township Elementary first-graders what they will dress up as for the parade this year.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

WASHINGTON — Facing public furor for the price of its emergency allergy shot EpiPen, Mylan Pharmaceuticals quickly pointed to a familiar industry solution: copay discount cards.

Copay coupons or cards have become a ubiquitous part of the pharmaceutical business, offered through websites, mobile apps and doctors’ offices.

Patient advocates say they can bring down out-of-pocket expenses for patients who face high copays and deductibles. Mylan last month boosted its discount cards to cover $300 of insured patients’ copay costs, up from $100.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

As lifestyle editor here at the Times News, I filter, edit or write stories about news related to this very real scourge on both men and women. Unfortunately, while I was reminding our readers to get their mammograms and clinical breast exams, I was ignoring my own advice.

I was just too busy. I was writing a book, and that took up all my free time. When I was nearing the publication date for that book, I finally made an appointment to have my first mammogram in four years.

Friday, September 30, 2016

At its heart Saturday’s Slatington event is about community.

Along the Slate Heritage Trail at the Trout Run Covered Bridge, the 13th annual “The Gathering” will host local vendors, activities and musicians to create an all-day event.

“People come from a lot of different places for this. That’s why we call it ‘The Gathering,’” said Venture Group member and Greater Northern Lehigh Chamber of Commerce President Nancy Treskot.

Friday, September 30, 2016

1. Clean up your vegetable garden to reduce the potential for disease next season. Pull out any plants that are no longer productive. Pick up leaf and other plant debris and prune unhealthy looking leaves from your remaining vegetable plants. Throw healthy material on the compost pile and bag any that show signs of disease.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Here is a list of some of the events coming up next month at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary in Kempton.

• Autumn Hawk Watch. Daily until Dec. 15, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary. Trail fee. Visit North Lookout and watch for autumn migrants.

• Fall weekend programs, Saturdays and Sundays. Free with trail fee. Multiple programs, such as M&T Bank’s Raptors Up Close, Name That Raptor and more.

Friday, September 30, 2016

A three-step, mosaic garden stone workshop will be held at the Tamaqua Community Art Center from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 13, 20 and 27. Participants will complete a 12-inch by 12-inch steppingstone and will have a choice from several different patterns.

For more information or to register, call 570-668-1192 or visit

The art center is located at 125 Pine St., Tamaqua.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Bethany Evangelical Congregational Church in Tamaqua is offering the community the opportunity to make an impact through a series of small, Bible-based “Growth Groups.”

There will be a total of seven different groups, each meeting one day each week, beginning in October. Some sessions require a small fee for materials. Some sessions are geared for specific age groups or gender. There are also sessions open to everyone.

“Scenic Sundaes” will include a scenic walk for exercise while enjoying the beauty of God’s creation, followed by ice cream.