Wednesday, July 29, 2015


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Scott Bohner from Schuylkill County is on a mission to see more families share sit-down Sunday dinners with their senior loved ones.

The reason? New research shows that 50 percent of surveyed families living near senior relatives feel they do not share enough meals with older loved ones, losing an important family connection.

"For seniors, it's not what's on their plate that matters most at mealtime, it's who is at the table with them," said Bohner, owner of the local Home Instead Senior Care office.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Lehighton Area High School Class of 1980 will hold its 35-year reunion July 18 at the Orioles Community Center.

Organizers need to hear from classmates for updated addresses and emails.

Contact Deb (Tanczos) Yanders at or 610-377-0151 and check out the Facebook page at Lehighton Area High School Class Of 1980.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Stacey Solt/Special to the Times News Denise Frey, a registered dietitian with Blue Mountain Health  System, shows a portion-control plate to members of the  Faith-Paced Walkers Club. The plate is 7 inches wide and features pictures demonstrating that half of each meal should include fruits or vegetables.

The Faith-Paced Walker's Club recently hosted a nutrition question-and-answer session with Denise Frey, a registered dietitian with Blue Mountain Health System.

The group meets regularly at the Weissport canal to walk and share fitness and nutrition tips.

"I think you're all to be commended for being in a group like this, and to be concerned about walking and being active," said Frey.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Jim Thorpe High School Class of 1965 will meet for lunch at the Blue Shamrock Golf Course in Palmerton at noon on Thursday.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Blue Mountain Health System will co-sponsor a New to Medicare Workshop with the Carbon County Area Agency on Aging at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Blue Mountain Health System/Bowmanstown Medical Plaza at 513 Bank St. in Bowmanstown.

The four parts of Medicare include hospital care, physician and lab work and prescription drug coverage.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Michael Edward O'Donnell, Ph.D, former Jim Thorpe resident, will hold a book signing of his most recent book, "O'D II: Life's Lessons You don't need a reason to help someone," at the Dimmick Memorial Library from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday.

O'Donnell is a longtime member of the faculty and administration at Clinch Valley College/University of Virginia and a 1960 graduate of Jim Thorpe Area High School.

His first book, "O'D: A Memoir Fifty Years of Teaching and Travel," was published in 2014. A third work is currently in progress.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The Tamaqua High School Class of 1943 will hold its 72nd anniversary class reunion on June 13 at La Dolce Casa Restaurant (DiMaggio's) 16 W. Broad St. in Tamaqua.

Festivities will begin at 11 a.m.

Class members and their guests will be able to order from the regular lunch menu and will be responsible for their own tabs and tips.

Deadline for reservations will be June 1.

For further information, or to make a reservation, contact Harry Fetterman at 570-668-3034.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Jam on the Mountain, featuring The Mantras, Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band and Broccoli Samurai at Penn's Peak, which was scheduled for 7 p.m.on May 31, has been canceled due to an unforeseen scheduling conflict.

Refunds are available at point of purchase.

Due to the heavy traveling nature of the bands involved and their future commitments, in all probability this exact package will not be rescheduled.

Penn's Peak is expected to announce a show featuring a similar slate of artists in the near future.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Jim Thorpe High School Class of 1965 will meet for lunch at the Blue Shamrock Golf Course in Palmerton at noon on May 28.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The Stroke Support Group at Blue Mountain Health System will meet from 3 to 4 p.m. May 27, in the second floor Acute Rehab Unit Dining Room at the Gnaden Huetten campus, 211 N. 12th St. in Lehighton.

The topic will be atrial fibrillation, which is the most common heart arrhythmia and a major risk factor for stroke.

Daniel Q. Yeager, MD, Acute Rehab Physiatrist, will answer questions about AFib and its connection to strokes.