Saturday, July 4, 2015


Friday, May 8, 2015
Bath Fizzies

Mother's Day is just around the corner, and who better to turn to for some last-minute gift ideas than Martha Stewart?

Surprise mom by creating the perfect homemade gift to show her just how much you care.

Bath Fizzies

Introduction: Ice-cube trays serve as molds, giving the fizzies their shape. Using a flexible silicone mold lets you slide the cubes out smoothly without breaking them.

Show off the colors of the bath fizzies in glass jars with screw tops, the kind used for storing sugar and flour. Pack each type of fizzy in a separate jar so the scents won't meld.

Friday, May 8, 2015

There are probably as many gift ideas for moms as there are children to give them.

The one thing that seems to be the most popular, however, are gifts from the heart. Whether they were purchased from a store, or fashioned from paste and glitter, our moms will love them.

We asked readers to share some of the best gifts they have ever received, or would like to receive.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Each year the Shawnee Playhouse encourages local playwrights to submit their original and unpublished works for a chance to win the annual Shawnee Original Playwright Series contest.

This spring, each submission was read by volunteer actors over several weeks. The public was invited to listen to the readings of the original plays and had a chance to vote and comment on each work.

Thursday, May 7, 2015
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Cinderella front man Tom Keifer is coming to Penn's Peak with his new band on June 17.

Cinderella's Tom Keifer will perform at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe at 8 p.m. on June 17.

Best known as the singer-songwriter/front man of the Philadelphia-based blues-rock band Cinderella, Keifer is enjoying continued success and touring in support of his solo debut, "The Way Life Goes."

Though he possesses all the fire and brimstone of rock's greatest front men, you would be hard pressed to find the versatility and dimension that Keifer brings to a stage.

Thursday, May 7, 2015
Stacey Solt/Special to the Times News The Trinity Thrift Store in Lehighton will host a special sale, Art, Baskets and Wood, throughout the month of May. All sales benefit the Trinity Food Pantry. Organizers include, from left, Thrift Store volunteers Carol O'Brian, Kay Patterson and Louise Sellers.

The Trinity Thrift Store in Lehighton will hold an Art, Baskets and Wood sale throughout the month of May.

Proceeds benefit the Trinity Food Pantry, which serves needy families throughout the Lehighton Area School District. The sale is run solely by volunteers.

"We don't have enough room in the main store to display something this large," said Thrift Store manager Kay Patterson. "We wanted to give people the opportunity to come and shop."

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Find out what The Beatles would sound like performing with a symphony orchestra when the Classical Mystery Tour performs live in concert.

The four musicians in Classical Mystery Tour look and sound just like The Beatles, but Classical Mystery Tour is more than just a rock concert.

The full show presents some Beatles tunes sung, played and performed exactly as they were written.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

The Heritage Center Artists and Photographers Show will take place this weekend at the Heritage Center, 1 W. Hazard St. in Summit Hill.

Hours will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The Drink & Dabble painters plus talented photographers will show their works of art. Some pieces will be for sale. Adult's and children's art and photos will be on display.

Admission is a nonperishable food item.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Wine lovers looking to do something different this year to celebrate Mother's Day can take mom to a Lehigh Valley Wine Trail member winery for the following activities and events:

Ÿ Blue Mountain Vineyards, New Tripoli

Reserve a table for Sunday Blues from 2 to 5 p.m. with award-winning band Scott Marshall and Marshall's Highway ($5 cover charge includes wine tasting; reservations required) and bring a picnic lunch. To honor every woman who visits on Mother's Day, they will receive a complimentary carnation (while supplies last).

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Blue Mountain Health System bariatric surgeon, Vitaly Sawyna, MD, will offer free educational seminars on weight loss surgery at 10:30 a.m. May 12, and at 6 p.m. May 21.

Both sessions will be held at the Palmerton Hospital Campus on 135 Lafayette Ave.

Weight-loss surgery options including gastric bypass, lap-band and gastric sleeve will be discussed. The surgeon will answer questions about the process and procedure.

Call to register at 610-377-7070.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

WASHINGTON – Women should get a mammogram every two years starting at age 50 and while routine screening brings little benefit in the 40s, beginning it that early should be a personal choice, according to a government task force.

Also, there's not enough evidence to tell if new 3-D mammograms are the best option for routine screening, or if women with dense breasts need extra testing to find hidden tumors, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force concluded.