Sunday, April 23, 2017


Friday, April 21, 2017

Amanda Sandlin knows the secret to her happy life.

For the former Tamaqua woman, the answer is not a big home, a six-figure salary and expensive items that fill the voids of space in a person’s life.

It’s experiences, followed by traveling and the freedom to be who you want to be.

Just look at Penny, her 1997 Toyota Previa minivan.

Friday, April 21, 2017

He’s the Master of Aggravation. You have a million things to do, but he needs your attention right now. He’s whining about the computer. He can’t do this. He can’t do that. You know he won’t stop bothering you to fix his problem until you drop what you need to do and help him. You show him how to search for what he wants. He complains that it won’t work. You want to strangle your husband or at the very least, get out of his sight for the day.

Friday, April 21, 2017

I recently took a trip down to Palmerton Borough Park on a pleasant afternoon in order to get some photographs of people basking in the long-awaited spring.

I suppose in the back of my mind, I was searching for a Norman Rockwell scene, with kids playing baseball on the field, parents on picnic blankets taking in the sun, and young couples on park benches sharing ice cream cones. That sort of thing.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Erik Stelling, a resident of Jim Thorpe, has been named to the Emerson College dean’s list for the fall 2017 semester.

Stelling is majoring in media arts production.

The requirement to make Emerson’s dean’s list is a grade-point average of 3.7 or higher.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Marian Catholic High School Principal Jean Susko has released the names of students earning honor roll status for the third semester of the 2016-17 school year.

To be eligible for distinguished honors, a student must earn 93 percent or better in all major subjects. First honors are awarded to those students who earn a 90 grade-point average, with no grade lower than an 87, while an 85 or better grade-point average, with no grade below an 82, is needed for second honors.

Distinguished honors

Seniors: Anthony Collevechio, Benjamin Ferko, Edward Kolonsky, Dennis Mummey;

Friday, April 21, 2017
Flowering pear trees are a welcome sight to motorists entering Tamaqua along North Railroad Street. Many trees and shrubs are flowering, showing signs that spring is in the air. AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS
Friday, April 21, 2017

Recently I came across an article titled something along the lines of “Conversations I Wish I Had Had with My Spouse Before We Got Married.”

The author described dilemmas she and her spouse ran into related to the division of household chores, questions of what religion their children would follow, and approaches to discipline and education.

As I read the article, I got the feeling that the author and her spouse may have been very young when they got married.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Our bodies have many living parts, like skin, muscle, brain and bones. Blood helps keep these parts alive and healthy. The system that moves our blood around the body is sort of like a city’s postal service, said Astrid Suchy-Dicey, a scientist at Washington State University.

Her research helps people at risk for diseases.

She said it first helps to know that blood is actually made up of different things: red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, and plasma.

Friday, April 21, 2017

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Grant C. Chenoweth graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Friday, April 21, 2017
Sydney Strubinger, ninth grade Safety, how to use the tools, how to be safe working out in the field.

What was the most important skill that you learned during this school year?