Saturday, June 25, 2016


Thursday, May 19, 2016

Penn’s Peak has announced the cancellation of the Chubby Checker concert, which had been scheduled for Oct. 1.

Please return your tickets to the point of purchase for a refund.

For more information on this cancellation, call the Penn’s Peak Box Office at 866-605-7325.

Thursday, May 19, 2016
“CRUDE,” by Jim Thorpe author Jeff Davis, will be available soon in audio book on Audible, Amazon and iTunes. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Local author Jeff Davis’ novel, “CRUDE,” a post-apocalyptic thriller that unfolds in the streets of Jim Thorpe after an environmental disaster, is slated to be released in audio book.

Narrated by S.W. Salzman, the book brings to life a psychological thriller, a haunting love story and a desperate struggle for survival against a killer in the streets. “CRUDE,” available in paperback and Kindle, will be released on Audible, Amazon and iTunes within the next couple days.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Most seniors over the age of 55 want to age in place. AARP reports that close to 90 percent choose to age at home over moving to a facility.

It’s less costly than assisted living, but is your home safe enough as you age?

To know for sure, I asked 10 aging experts at to tell us what to look for in the home to make sure it’s safe enough to stay. They provided excellent hints and tips plus simple solutions to enhance the home for the latter years.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The Department of Health will host a public immunization clinic from 9 to 11 a.m. on June 2 and June 21 at the Gnaden Huetten Medical Office Building, 281 N. 12th St., Lower Level, Suite A, in Lehighton.

You are eligible for vaccines at low or no cost if you are underinsured (your insurance does not cover the vaccine), or you are uninsured. The maximum cost is $5 and is payable by check or money order.

The clinic is by appointment only. Call the department of health at 570-325-6106 if you have any questions or to schedule an appointment.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Q. What is the best diet for losing weight?

The subtext of this question is, “What’s an easy fix?”

There are no shortcuts that work consistently and healthfully. The answer is simple: The best diet for losing weight gives you fewer calories than you burn. Facing an energy shortage, your body will reach into fat for stored calories and you will drop pounds.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Caregivers can get the information they need by joining Heritage Hill Senior Community, 800 Sixth St., Weatherly, and caregivers across the area for a Night with the Nurses at 6:30 p.m. May 26.

Dr. John Shalanski, licensed clinical social worker, will speak about “Mindfulness: Living & Enjoying The Present Moment.” This gathering gives attendees a chance to interact with each other, discuss problems, get tips, and learn from each other and from nursing professionals how they can better care for senior parents or family members.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Making healthy choices and getting regular eye exams can help reduce a person’s risk of vision loss. PHOTO COURTESY METROGRAPHICS

pproximately 143 million adults in America have eye conditions that can cause visual impairment or blindness, according to the National Eye Institute.

However, recent studies show that making healthy choices and getting regular eye exams can help reduce a person’s risk of vision loss.

In support of NEI’s Healthy Vision Month in May, The Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Academy of Ophthalmology are encouraging everyone to take charge of their eye health and preserve their sight by following some simple tips.

Live a healthy lifestyle

Monday, May 16, 2016

Do you panic when talking in front of a crowd? Does your heart beat faster and your mouth becomes dry? You even forget the words you want to say.

If so, join the Black Diamond Writers’ Network from 10 a.m. to noon June 18 at the Tamaqua Public Library, 30 S. Railroad St., Tamaqua.

Don’t allow the self-doubt, lack of confidence and fear keep you from reaching your goals. Learn how to improve your public speaking skills and stay within your comfort zone.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Once upon a time there were believed to be two kinds of mothers. The professional, career-oriented “working mom,” and the domestic“stay at home mom.”

Both kinds of mother’s loved their children and truly believed that their lifestyle and choices were the best way to raise their children in a happy and healthy home. There used to be stigmas and preconceived notions about both kinds of mothers, with the harshest of critics being each other.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Jim Thorpe Area High School Class of 1965 will meet for lunch at noon on Thursday at Bert’s Steak House in Palmerton.