Tuesday, September 1, 2015


Thursday, July 9, 2015

Galen Glen Winery, 255 Winter Mountain Drive, Andreas, will host local author Sharon Sanders for a book signing for her book, "Cooking Up an Italian Life" from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The book was recently named one of the "Top Ten Italian Cooking and Wine Books" by About.com. Sanders has written more than two dozen books, many during her time as an editor at Rodale.

She has also contributed to Cooking Light and other national publications. She was a longtime staff reporter/deputy features editor at the Chicago Sun Times.

Thursday, July 9, 2015
Eric Burdon

Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe will host Eric Burdon & the Animals with the Edgar Winter Band on at 8 p.m. Aug. 29.

Eric Burdon has one of the most powerful and distinctive voices in rock and roll.

A member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame since 1994, and hailed by Rolling Stone as one of the 100 Greatest Voices of All Time, Burdon's music has forged new territory while also topping the charts for more than five decades.

Highly prolific, Burdon has released nearly 50 records in those 50 years, as front man of The Animals and War and simply as Eric Burdon.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Jim Thorpe High School Class of 1965 will meet for lunch at noon on July 16 at Bear Creek Lakes Pavilion, located at 57 Pool Drive, Jim Thorpe.

Watch for signs marked "JT 1965."

Please bring a covered dish or snacks to add to the menu.

For information call 570-778-6678.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

The Schuylkill County Fair will offer a variety of food contests when it convenes July 27 to Aug. 1 at 2270 Fair Road in Schuylkill Haven.

Monetary awards will be given for first, second and third prize.

PA Preferred Cookie Brownie or Bar Baking Contest

This contest is open to youth 8-18 only. Submit a plate of six cookies, brownies or bars featuring chocolate or cocoa as a main ingredient, with a minimum of one PA Preferred product used and listed in the recipe.

Blue Ribbon Apple Pie Contest

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Blue Mountain Health System will offer a program on domestic violence at 1:30 p.m. July 30, at the Bowmanstown Medical Plaza at 512 Bank St., Bowmanstown.

Domestic violence includes physical, sexual and psychological violence and emotional abuse. The frequency and severity can vary dramatically.

If you are a victim, or know someone who is, learn about domestic violence and abuse the different kinds of abuse, how to recognize signs, the devastating effects, and resources and support services available to help victims and their families move toward a violence-free future.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

When you think of seasonal allergies, sneezing may come to mind first. But there's a lot more to allergies than "achoo," say experts.

According to allergist Dr. Myron Zitt, there are many ways allergies can manifest. Here are a few less obvious signs that you may be suffering from allergies:

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Blue Mountain Health System bariatric surgeon Vitaly Sawyna, MD, will offer free educational seminars on weight loss surgery at 10:30 a.m. July 14, and at 6 p.m. July 30.

Both sessions will be held in the third-floor conference room at the Palmerton Hospital Campus at 135 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton.

Weight loss surgery options including gastric bypass, lap-band and gastric sleeve will be discussed.

The surgeon will answer all your questions about the process and procedure.

Please call to register at 610-377-7070.

Monday, July 6, 2015

What books are you tucking into your beach bag this summer?

We're working on a story about those delicious beach reads and we want to hear what you're reading.

Share your recommendations with us and you'll be entered to win an autographed copy of a terrific book from novelists Whitney Barbetti, Lisa Clark O'Neill or Brenda Janowitz.

Send your recommendations to kcimms@tnonline.com or mail them to the Times News, P.O. Box 239, Lehighton, PA 18235, attention Karen Cimms.

Monday, July 6, 2015
Henk Rogers, who manages the worldwie rights to the video game Tetris, displays a book he published to try to persuade Hawaii lawmakers to change policy on energy independence, Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at his off-grid home in Honolulu. Rogers is announcing a new company that will sell and install the same battery units to residential and commercial consumers in August, hoping to help reduce Hawaii‡-s dependence on fossil fuels. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)

HONOLULU – High above the bustling city of Honolulu, in a quiet, exclusive hillside neighborhood where some of the island's wealthiest residents live, there is an extravagant home that's not quite like the others.

The 6,000-square-foot house has a view overlooking Diamond Head, Waikiki and the Pacific Ocean, and two Tesla cars in the driveway. It's not the two electric cars that set the property apart from its swanky neighbors.

The difference is that this solar-powered home is completely energy independent.

Monday, July 6, 2015
AP FILE PHOTO Alexis Roderick, left, and Billy Joel were married at the  couple's annual July 4 party.

NEW YORK (AP) – Billy Joel married girlfriend Alexis Roderick in a surprise ceremony at the couple's annual Fourth of July party.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo presided over Saturday's nuptials at Joel's Long Island estate, the singer's spokeswoman Claire Mercuri said. The small group of family and friends at the party didn't know the couple planned to exchange vows. Among those in attendance were Alexa Ray Joel, his daughter with his second wife, model Christie Brinkley, and actor Kevin James.