Saturday, September 5, 2015


Thursday, July 23, 2015

The Pennsylvania Blues Festival will be held at Split Rock Resort, 100 Moseywood Road, Lake Harmony, this weekend.

Gates open at noon Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and music begins at 1 p.m.

Music lovers can enjoy a number of Blues performances at various venues around the resort. Musical performers include:

Friday: Mikey Junior's Blues Revue; and Bobby Kyle, Randy Lippincott, Barry Harrison, Joel Perry and Friends Tribute to Johnny "Clyde" Copeland.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

$10 off per ticket for the following shows when purchased at the Penn's Peak Box Office or Roadies Restaurant and Bar. Restrictions apply.

Arrival The Music of ABBA


Sale Price: Regular reserved seating: $12;

Premium reserved seating: $17

Steep Canyon Rangers & Jeff Austin Band


Sale Price: General Admission Seating: Advance: $12; day of show: $17

Promotion Details/Restrictions

Maximum of four tickets purchased per patron.

Must be purchased at the Penn's Peak Box Office or at Roadies Restaurant and Bar.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The Lehigh Valley Wine Trail's annual wine festival, Wine on the Mountain, returns to Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe for its 12th year Saturday and Sunday. The event is held from noon to 5 p.m. both days.

Wine on the Mountain features wine tastings and sales by the glass, bottle and case from Lehigh Valley wineries, and light fare available for purchase from Roadies Restaurant.

There is also live musical entertainment with Robert Michaels performing on Saturday and Kato performing on Sunday.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

(BPT) Summertime allows you to spend more time outside, enjoying breezy days and a vacation state of mind. But before you get caught up in the nice weather, it's important to keep your furry friends in mind.

Warm temperatures and increased outdoor time can be a recipe for trouble.

Maintaining a pet-friendly lifestyle and home in the summer doesn't have to be expensive. With a few simple tricks, you can ensure your pet will thrive during the sunny summer months.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Summer is a great time of year, just ask any child. Long days playing outdoors, swimming and family vacations make it a fun and exciting time for children.

For parents, summer is a time to think about how to keep children safe and injury free while taking part in warm-weather activities.

That's because the longer days and higher temperatures of summertime unfortunately can bring an increase in injuries.

Injury prevention

Monday, July 20, 2015

Brenda Benner: "The Silent Sister" by Diane Chamberlain and "The Last Summer (of You and Me)" by Ann Brashares

Mary Ann Hazel: "Scared Scriptless: A Novel" by Alison Sweeney

Rhonda Donaldson: "Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries" by Kerry Greenwood

Jery Lynne O'Neal: "The Bronze Horseman" by Paullina Simmons

Nora Kildahl: "Singer from the Sea" by Sherri Tepper and "The Traitor's Wife" by Allison Pataki

Susan Schwab: "A Discovery of Witches" by Deborah Harkness

Judi Rae Kesner: "The Heist," "The Chase" and "The Job" by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg

Monday, July 20, 2015
Heading to the beach? Don't forget your book

Have you read "The Girl on the Train" yet? The new psychological thriller by Paula Hawkins has been sitting near the top of The New York Times Best Seller list for months.

What about the Pulitzer Prize winning "All the Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr? The story of a blind girl and a gadget-obsessed boy set during World War II is at the top of plenty of must-read lists.

Then there's the Queen of the Summer Read, Elin Hilderbrand. Her latest book, "The Rumor" is barely a couple weeks old yet it's finding its way into many a beach bag.

Monday, July 20, 2015
Recipe for a Happy Life

From Brenda Janowitz:"Recipe for a Happy Life"

Hannah Goodman didn't grow up like most kids on the Upper East Side. Her mother, Gray, is an award-winning photojournalist with little time for the banalities of child-rearing.

The closest thing Hannah's got to a traditional matriarch is her grandmother a glamourous widow six times over with a sprawling Hamptons estate. But Gray is determined that her daughter resist the siren song of the trust fund set, and make her own way in the world.

Friday, July 17, 2015
Loise Pinkerton Fritz

Loise Pinkerton Fritz of Mahoning Valley recently celebrated her 90th birthday. She was born July 14, 1925, to Russell and Irene Miller.

She is a graduate of Lehighton High School.

Loise met and married the love of her life, Delbert N. Fritz, in 1953. They were married for 61 years until his death on May 25 of this year.

Loise still lives in the house that Delbert built in 1953.

She worked as a secretary for Prudential Life Insurance Company in Lehighton for 12 years.

Friday, July 17, 2015
TIMES NEWS FILE PHOTO A monarch butterfly rests on a leaf at Bear Mountain Butterfly  Sanctuary in Penn Forest Township.

One of the most widely recognized butterflies in North America, the monarch, is disappearing fast.

Most of that decline is blamed on changing land use, but property owners can help shore up the population by setting aside monarch "way stations" filled with milkweed and other nectar-rich plants.

The extent of the milkweed-monarch habitat loss since 1996 is believed to be an area roughly the size of Texas, said Orley (Chip) Taylor, an ecology professor at the University of Kansas and founding director of Monarch Watch, an education, conservation and research group.