Tuesday, July 22, 2014


Monday, July 21, 2014

Looking ahead to your first fall semester can either be daunting or exciting, depending on how you handle change. As for me, I spent the summer before freshman year ignoring emails from my professors, waiting until the last minute to buy school supplies and changing the subject whenever a relative asked if I was excited for college.

To say the least, I was nervous. Would I get along with my roommates? Would I be able to handle the workload? How am I supposed to find my way around?

Monday, July 21, 2014

The next Grandparents Raising Grandchildren meeting will be held at 6 p.m. July 29, at the Lehigh Carbon Community College, Jim Thorpe campus. Note the time change of the meeting.

The topic will be "How to Build a Support System for the Grandparent who is Raising a Grandchild."

Monday, July 21, 2014
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Fernandez served in the U.S. Navy Seabees as a welder and blacksmith from 1951 to 1955.

Bob Fernandez of Albrightsville has spent 75 years gathering lore about the sport of boxing, creating a collection of stories that now compiles his second book, "Boxing in New Jersey: 1900-1999."

Fernandez, who was a member of Seabees Mobile Construction Battalion #3 and #5 during the Korean War, was driven to write his book by the Seabee slogan he has come to know so well: "Can Do, Will Do, Done."

Over the years, Fernandez discovered a love for boxing, and became a member of the International Veterans Boxing Association Ring #25.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The Bethlehem Garden Club's Annual Standard Flower Show will be held from 3 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday with a Roaring 20s theme at the Hotel Bethlehem, 437 Main St. in Bethlehem.

The show is a competition among area floral designers and horticulturalists and is judged by accredited flower show judges.

Three Divisions (Horticulture, Design and Special Exhibits) will showcase 74 horticulture classes; 10 design classes (vignettes, table artistry, still life, spatial thrust, topiary designs and 5-inch miniatures); and nine special exhibits.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Blue Mountain Health System will host a "Summer Picnic" complete with picnic food and information on how to prevent food-borne illness from improper food handling at 12:30 p.m., July 23 in the community room at the Gnaden Huetten campus, 211 N. 12th St., Lehighton.

"There's more to food safety than keeping the potato salad cold," speaker Nancy Matyas said.

"Picnicking is a special part of many summertime activities, but warm weather events also present opportunities for food-borne bacteria to thrive."

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Jim Thorpe Market in Jim Thorpe will host a mini art show in support of The Carbon County Art League from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday in the market's lobby.

All of the art work is by local artists. There will affordable prints for sale, as well as original works of art.

For additional information about the league or show you may contact the league at: ccalartist@yahoo.com.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Summit Hill High School Class of 1954 held its 60-year reunion on May 24. Those attending include, seated from left, Jean Darkes Springer, Pauline Zorochin Guild, Shirley Petro Ciavaglia and Theresa Kane Ferrari. Standing, Helen Masnick Shock, Robert Forrest, Dorothy Meloskie McHugh, Mary Derby Vrablic, Gerald Williams, Janice Hontz Dennis, Dolores Miller McHugh, Jerome McHugh and Robert Breslin.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Financial fraud has been on the rise in recent years. Unfortunately, many people try to enrich themselves by taking advantage of others, and their targets often include seniors.

M&T Bank trains its staff to help prevent financial abuse of the elderly and also looks to educate customers on ways they can prevent fraud.

In recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, held last month, the bank shared the following tips which can be useful to consumers of all ages and particularly helpful to prevent crimes often targeting the elderly:

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The 16th annual Schupp/Shupp/Shup and Hawk family reunion will be held July 20 at Don Laine Campground, 790 57 Drive in Palmerton.

Registration begins at 11 a.m. Lunch will be at noon.

Children's games begin at 1 p.m. A business meeting will be held at 2 p.m. with awarding of prizes.

At 3 p.m. there will be a cakewalk, followed by a Chinese auction at 4 p.m.

Food and refreshments will be available in the gift shop or participants may bring their own. There is an enclosed pavilion with picnic tables and outdoor grills. The pool will be open.

Monday, July 14, 2014
This photo provided by St. Lynn's Press shows step five to create an eco dyed scarf, where you fold the scarf in half over itself and wrap rubber bands tightly all over the bundle. (AP Photo/St. Lynn's Press, Chris McLaughlin)

Homegrown botanical dyes are in, part of today's shift toward more natural and organic living.

And you don't need a degree in chemistry to create your own hues for scarves, sweaters or even Easter eggs.

All it takes is a garden plot or a few pots and a kitchen.