Wednesday, October 22, 2014


Thursday, September 4, 2014

Bach and Handel Chorale will hold open rehearsals and auditions on Sept. 8, Sept. 15 and Sept. 22 at St. John's Lutheran Church, 319 South Ave., in Jim Thorpe, on the second floor in the rear.

Prospective members are invited to attend a rehearsal and complete a short audition. All voice ranges are welcome to audition. There is a special need for basses.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

The Carbon County Art League has announced that its fall art exhibit will be sponsored by the Dimmick Memorial Library in Jim Thorpe, and will be held at the library's annex at 58 Broadway.

The show will run from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Oct. 4-5, and Oct. 11-12 during Jim Thorpe's annual Fall Foliage weekends.

An opening reception is planned for noon until 2 p.m. Oct. 4.

The public is invited and both the show and reception are free.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Every parent wants their child to succeed, and one of the simplest ways you can ensure your child's academic success is by making a quick trip to the library.

September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the Dimmick Memorial Library in Jim Thorpe joins with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to make sure that every student has the most import school supply of all a free library card.

Resources at the Dimmick Memorial Library are available to anyone who has a library card.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

A "Paint and Sip" will take place at 6 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Heritage Center, 1 W. Hazard St. in Summit Hill.

Join the crew at the center for a relaxing evening of creative painting and camaraderie.

There is a fee and it is a BYOB.

Payment is required before the session and can be done through at the website through the Donate Button at

For more information or to pay via cash or check call 570-645-9133 or text 670-704-4308. The Heritage Center is also on Facebook.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014
PHOTO COURTESY METRO GRAPHICS Research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association indicates a  history of gestational diabetes elevates a woman's risk of developing heart disease as well as type 2 diabetes.

Pregnant women may face an increased risk of early heart disease when they develop gestational diabetes, according to research in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

Gestational diabetes, which develops only during pregnancy and usually disappears after the pregnancy, increases the risk that the mother will develop diabetes later.

The condition is managed with meal planning, activity and sometimes insulin or other medications.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Blue Mountain Health System bariatric surgeon, Vitaly Sawyna, MD, will offer free educational seminars on Weight Loss Surgery at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 16, in the second floor multipurpose room at the Palmerton Campus and at 6 p.m. Sept. 25 in the second-floor conference room at the Palmerton Campus, 135 Lafayette Ave.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The women's cancer support group meets on the third Tuesday of the month.

The next meeting will be from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Sept. 16. at the Blue Mountain Health System, 211 N. 12th St., Lehighton, in the community room on the ground floor.

The format is informal and ideal for people who are looking for personal, mutual support for cancer-related issues.

For more information, contact Karen at 610-377-6279 or Gerry at 484-629-3522.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Caitlyn N. Ruch and John T. Pilla, both of Andreas.

Megan L. Ingraham, Tamaqua, and Kyle M. Berezwick, Mahanoy Plane.

Trisha Marie Sockwell, and Kevin M. Rehrig, both of Tamaqua.

Friday, August 29, 2014

It's late summer, the time when wasps, yellow jackets and hornets hang around garbage cans and outside food areas.

While these stinging insects can be beneficial since they prey on other pest insects that destroy garden flowers and plants, they can also sting if they believe their nest is in jeopardy.

So, what exactly can be done to rid oneself of the threat of stinging insects and their nests?

It's all in the approach, according to Allan Boyer, owner of A.F. Boyer Hardware in Slatington.

Friday, August 29, 2014
AP Photo/Lee Reich A garden with cabbage and other seasonal greens in New Paltz, New York. Growing fall vegetables is like having a whole other growing season in the garden. Cool weather brings out the best flavor from vegetables such as kale,  broccoli and carrots.

In the heat of summer, it's hard to imagine that the weather will ever be cool again. And with dry weather it's hard to imagine it becoming rainy again.

But of course the weather does change, and you've got to plan what vegetables to grow for the cool and rainy days ahead that sap the vitality from tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and other summer vegetables.