Friday, August 29, 2014


Thursday, August 28, 2014
This undated image provided by the South Dakota Historical Society Press shows Judy Thompson's illustration of the cover of "Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography". The original version of the autobiography, that Wilder likely wrote in the late 1920s, was written on tablet paper with lead pencil. The South Dakota State Historical Society Press plans to publish an annotated version of this fall. (AP Photo/South Dakota Historical Society Press)

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) Laura Ingalls Wilder penned one of the most beloved children's series of the 20th century, but her forthcoming autobiography will show devoted "Little House on the Prairie" fans a more realistic, grittier view of frontier living.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Blue Mountain Health System will offer a series of training classes on Diabetes Self Management from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on four Tuesdays: Sept. 9, 16, 23 and 30. Sessions will be held in the first-floor board room at the Gnaden Huetten campus, 211 N. 12th St., Lehighton.

The course will be facilitated by certified diabetes educator Susan Generose.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

"Awareness, screenings, and early detection are the keys in the fight against breast cancer," states the Northeastern PA Gallery of Hope home page.

"If detected early, the five-year survival rate for localized breast cancer is 97 percent."

To promote breast cancer awareness, the Lehighton Area Lioness Lions Club will sponsor its ninth annual Pink Light Walk at the Lehighton Recreation Center on Oct. 7.

Registration will begin at 5:30 p.m., with the walk to follow at 6:30 p.m. Participants will walk from the recreation center to the Lehighton Amphitheatre and back.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Most adults probably remember going to the doctor as a child to have their 'shots.'

While painful at the time, those shots or immunizations helped prevent potentially serious diseases such as mumps, measles and polio that were widespread before vaccinations were successfully developed in the 1950s and 1960s.

Did you know that as adults, it's just as important to receive recommended immunizations to stay healthy?

Monday, August 25, 2014
This image released by Ace Hardware shows a wall color by Clark + Kensington, which is collaborating with OPI Products, pairing nail lacquer colors with matching interior paint. (AP Photo/ Ace Hardware)

NEW YORK (AP) – Move over, studded bracelets and chandelier earrings. Right now, it's all about nails.

Rhinestones, 3-D designs, textured topcoats and new offerings from fashion royalty have upped the ante on fingertips, said Kahlana Barfield, beauty director for InStyle magazine.

"We're seeing so many nail artists emerging and nail art salons that are launching," she said. "They're showing up across the country. Nails are an accessory now in the same way as jewelry, but a more affordable one."

Monday, August 25, 2014
AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File Fashion from the Kenneth Cole Fall 2014 collection is modeled during New York Fashion Week in February. Lucky magazine style editor Laurel Pantin says trends for cooler weather include baby blue outerwear,  shearling coats, oversized sweaters, plaids,  black-and-white prints, straight trouser pants, hiking boots, blanket coats and Pendleton prints.

NEW YORK (AP) – It may feel like summer outside, but many stores are showing styles for cooler weather. Here are some tips and trends to help your wardrobe look "clean and fresh for fall," according to Lucky magazine's style editor, Laurel Pantin.

The Santa Fe Look

"One of my personal favorite trends is what we're calling 'Santa Fe' around the office," Pantin said in a telephone interview. "It's a little bit Southwestern-inspired, with a Native American influence, blanket coats, Pendleton prints."

Friday, August 22, 2014

Members of the 1969 graduating class of Jim Thorpe High School are invited to a get-together breakfast at 10 a.m. Monday at the Boulevard Drive-in, Lehighton.

Friday, August 22, 2014

While you may assume that you're too inexperienced to get a job that isn't waitressing or baby-sitting, it's never too early to find a job that pertains to your major.

Everyone has to start somewhere. As a college student, you shouldn't get a job just to slap something on your resume. Do something that you'll learn from, and it'll give you a taste of what you're in for after graduation.

You'll benefit from each experience in different ways.

Friday, August 22, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) – A child born in 2013 will cost a middle-income American family an average of $245,340 until he or she becomes an adult, with families living in the Northeast taking on a greater burden, according to a report out Monday.

Those costs food, housing, childcare and education rose 1.8 percent over the previous year, the Agriculture Department's new "Expenditures on Children and Families" report said.

As in the past, families in the urban Northeast will spend more than families in the urban South and rural parts of the U.S., or roughly $282,480.

Friday, August 22, 2014
PHOTO COURTESY COURTNEY EVERETT Courtney Everett, standing front row center, in the white dress, poses with some of her  students and other teachers in the Slovak Republic. Everett recently returned to Slovakia where she will soon begin her third year teaching at a bilingual high school.

Like many area teachers, Courtney Everett is busy preparing for the start of the school year. Unlike most, her preparations include packing suitcases and a passport.

Everett will soon begin her third year teaching in the Slovak Republic through "Teach in Central Europe," a missionary program through the Evangelical Lutheran Churches in America.

She teaches English classes, including vocabulary, American and British literature, and the cultures of English-speaking countries, at a bilingual high school.