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Friday, February 7, 2014

Ten members of the Marian Catholic High School Band were selected to perform in the 40th Annual Diocesan Music Festival at Allentown Central Catholic High School. The festival was held Feb. 1. The band included 66 musicians from the seven high schools of the Diocese of Allentown and was under the direction of Dr. Ronald Demkee. Marian senior Kelsey Hurst was presented the Ralph Brodt Jr. Award in recognition of accomplishments in leadership, school and community involvement, and service.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Lehigh Gap Nature Center is hosting its inaugural Nature in Photographs show at the nature center's Osprey House from March 21 to April 5.

Amateur nature photographers from throughout the region are encouraged to participate. The photographs may be from anywhere on the planet, but must be actual photographs, not computer generated images or collages.

There will be three categories: Wildlife, Scenic, and Macro. Wildlife includes both plants and animals of any kind.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Every day thousands of cancer patients need a ride to treatment, but some may not have a family member or friend available to get them there.

Many of those cancer patients who need rides find them through the American Cancer Society Road to Recovery program, but according to Jennifer Washney, specialist mission delivery of the East Central Division of the American Cancer Society, many more drivers are needed to fill in some of the slots.

Washney said that more volunteers are needed so patients can receive the life saving treatments they need.

Monday, February 3, 2014
Special to the TIMES NEWS Jennifer Everett, daughter of Dr. Michael and Sandra Everett of Franklin Township, was part of the Drexel University Global Brigade. She helped doctors treat 500 people in Ghana.

Jennifer Everett of Franklin Township recently helped doctors treat medical conditions of 500 people living in Ghana during a recent mission trip.

In Ghana, she helped set up a medical and dental clinic, using supplies that students at Drexel University had collected and raised money to purchase.

They bought antibiotics, antiparasitic medicine, analgesics, cough and cold supplies, ear, eyes, and nose medications, dietary supplements, gastroenterology supplies, medication to treat allergies, topical treatment medications, as well as first aid equipment.

Monday, February 3, 2014
@$:SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Kitty Bartholomew of Lehighton poses with just some of the thousands of coupons she has clipped. The coupons are sorted and then sent to active duty military members and their families.

Kitty Bartholomew's sense of service goes way, way back. In fact, it could be traced over 200 years.

A member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, this Lehighton native is busy helping our current service personnel save a few bucks when they go to the grocery store by clipping coupons, sorting them, and sending them overseas, where they are distributed to active duty military members and their families.

Monday, February 3, 2014

The Lehigh Gap Nature Center will conduct its annual Lehigh Gap Area Feeder Watch on the weekend of Feb. 14-16.

Seventy-seven volunteers participated in the survey last February and sighted over 4,000 birds of 40 different species. Nearly 45,000 birds have been tallied in the 17 years of counting.

The Feeder Watch is one of the nature center's long-term research projects.

Since birds are excellent indicators of environmental quality, a long-term study like the Feeder Watch may provide valuable data about environmental quality in the study area.

Friday, January 31, 2014

In November Kaylee Murphy and Jeanna Struble hosted a Miller-Keystone Blood Drive at Carbon Career and Technical Institute. Prior to the drive, health medical nurse aide students were trained by a representative from Miller-Keystone Blood Center to become official volunteers. They are now able to volunteer at any blood drive held by Miller-Keystone. Volunteers work with donors during registration, donation, and canteen. Student volunteers provide donors with snacks and drinks prior to donation to ensure sodium and fluid levels are adequate for donation.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Valentine's Day is around the corner and if you have a romantic story to share about how you or your spouse proposed, we would love to hear about it.

Send us your special story and we will pick what we believe to be the most romantic.

That couple will receive a $50 gift card for dinner at Roadie's Restaurant at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

We will announce the winner and publish as many stories as we can in our Friday, Feb. 14 edition.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Gently-used and new prom and wedding dresses, along with accessories, are being collected from Feb. 10 through March 27 at the following Blue Ridge Cable offices: Lehighton, Lansford, Gilbert, Palmerton, Walnutport and Stroudsburg.

The Dress Sale will take place from 3-7 p.m. Wednesday, April 2 at Penn's Peak.

All proceeds will benefit Dream Come True, Blue Ridge Chapter.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014
AP PHOTO Live flu virus is sprayed into the nose of Daniel Bennett, 26, of College Park, Md., who is part of a study at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md.

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) – Forget being sneezed on: Government scientists are deliberately giving dozens of volunteers the flu by squirting the live virus straight up their noses.

It may sound bizarre, but the rare type of research is a step in the quest for better flu vaccines. It turns out that how the body fends off influenza remains something of a mystery.

"Vaccines are working, but we could do better," said Dr. Matthew Memoli of the National Institutes of Health, who is leading the study that aims to infect up to 100 adults over the next year.