Friday, May 26, 2017


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.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Monroe County Historical Association will host “History in Bloom — A tour of central Monroe County’s gardens” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 4. The rain date is June 11.

This driving tour will begin at the Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, 8500 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg, and feature nine gardens in Jackson, Hamilton, Pocono and Stroud townships.

Monday, May 16, 2016

We’re looking to share some fun stories about area kids in a new monthly feature on the Family page.

Do you know of a young person who should be featured in the Times News? Do they write stories, songs or maybe poetry? Will they be having a “for charity” lemonade stand this summer? Have they gone out of their way to do something really special for someone else?

If you know such a kid, email us at

Monday, May 16, 2016

South Schuylkill Garden Club will hold its annual plant sale from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.Saturday at 46 Avenue “C” Schuylkill Haven, behind the Medical Arts Building.

There will be hundreds of plants including perennials for sun and shade along with shrubs and small trees. A large selection of native plants will also be available, as well as everything from houseplants to herbs. Prices start at $1.

These hardy plants are locally grown so they are acclimated for the area.

Saturday, May 14, 2016
Levi Timothy Bloom

BLOOM — A son, Levi Timothy Bloom, was born at 11:18 p.m. Feb. 22, 2016, at Lehigh Valley Hospital — Cedar Crest to Melissa and Matthew Bloom of Lehighton.

He weighed 7 pounds 2 ounces, and measured 20.5 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Timothy and Annette Bogart of Lehighton. Paternal grandparents are Harvey Bloom of Randolph, Massachusetts, and the late June Bloom.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Lauren Campbell of Lehighton was named to the dean’s list for academic excellence for the fall 2015 semester at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore.

To be selected for this honor, a student must earn a grade-point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale in a program of at least 14 credits with at least 12 graded credits.

Campbell is the daughter of Blake and Christine Campbell. She attended Palmerton Area High School in Palmerton.

Campbell, who is an arts and sciences pre-major, will graduate in May 2019.

Friday, May 13, 2016
Parsley grows in a plastic cold frame on Eileen East’s deck.

This year I decided to start seeds inside because I never have anything to donate to the annual Master Gardener plant sale at the end of May. Normally I research new projects, but for some reason I didn’t do that. I ordered seed packs and dug out old plant flats that I was saving. I also bought a self-watering starter kit complete with a steel frame to hold a grow light or fluorescent bulb.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Do you have a garden or lawn question you can’t find answers to or a bug you can’t identify? A Penn State Master Gardener will be at the Penn State Extension office, 529 Lentz Trail in Jim Thorpe from 10 a.m. until noon on Tuesdays to assist you with your questions. This service is free.

If you are unable to stop by during this time, you may call 570-325-2788 to leave a message or email

Friday, May 13, 2016

Lansford Alive will host a flower sale with a variety of seasonal flowers and hanging baskets on May 20 from 9:30 a.m. until they sell out.

They sale will take place at the Panther Valley Mini Mall, 28 W. Ridge St., Lansford.

For more information, call 570-645-8870.