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Friday, March 7, 2014

Nicole* always knew she wanted a big family.

But after a successful pregnancy in 2011, she and her husband were faced with the scariest challenges of their lives.

The couple began trying to add to their family soon after their son turned 2. A few months passed and Nicole noticed something was off with her menstrual cycle.

She began spotting in the middle of her cycle, which was not normal for her, so she called the doctor.

At first, the doctor said maybe it was implantation bleeding since she had been trying to conceive.

Friday, March 7, 2014
PHOTO BY METROGRAPHICS Ectopic pregnancies are the leading cause of maternal death in the United States. Knowing the signs may save your life.

Ectopic pregnancies are the leading cause of maternal death in the United States.

Many women will never know the pain and sadness associated with this early complication of pregnancy, and will go on to carry and deliver a healthy baby.

But for the one woman out of every 50 who experience an ectopic pregnancy, knowing the signs and seeking medical attention early will save your life, and your chances of becoming a mother.

What is an ectopic

pregnancy?

Thursday, March 6, 2014
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Lehighton artist Tecu'Mish Munha'Ke will have several of her creations on display at a Philadelphia gallery.

The 10th annual Mary Liz Memorial Masters Exhibition opens today with a reception from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Off the Wall Gallery at Dirty Frank's, located on the northeast corner of 13th and Pine streets in Philadelphia.

Munha'Ke and fellow artists Russell Brodie and Jon Laidacker will be on hand to meet the public during the reception.

The exhibit continues through April 25.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Gently-used and new prom and wedding dresses, along with accessories, are being collected until 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.

Thursday, March 6, 2014
AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS Franklin Klock, naturalist at Carbon County Environmental Education Center in Summit Hill, constructs a bird box at the center. These boxes, which attract a number of species of birds, are available for purchase at the center.

Bird lovers, are you looking to attract birds to your property?

If so, why not purchase a handmade bird box from the Carbon County Environmental Education Center in Summit Hill.

The boxes, which are available for a $10 donation, are all made by the staff as well as volunteers at the center.

They each have their own "quirks" to them since a number of people constructed the boxes.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Jean Zimmerman won first place in Heritage Hill Senior Community's "Show Us Your Cupcakes" competition in Weatherly. There were 25 entries in the Winter Wonderland themed event. Entries were judged on creativity and presentation. Over 60 people attended the event, which supported the local animal

shelter.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Get "Up Close and Personal with Wildlife."

The Carbon County Environmental Education Center will bring live wildlife to the Heritage Hill Senior Community, 800 Sixth St., Weatherly, at 2 p.m., Thursday, March 6.

The presentation is open to the public and is suitable for all ages.

For more information please call Lisa Marie at 570-427-4500.

Monday, March 3, 2014

The Valley Flower, Garden and Pool Show opens Friday, March 7 and runs through Sunday, March 9 at Agricultural Hall, Allentown Fairgrounds, 17th & Chew streets, Allentown.

Friday and Saturday, hours are 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.; and Sunday, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Monday, March 3, 2014
Work is conducted on the entrance garden in preparation for the annual Philadelphia Flower Show at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, in Philadelphia. The garden is inspired by the paintings and sculptures of Alexander ‡¨Sandy‡Æ Calder. The nation's largest flower show will feature huge horticultural displays inspired by the work of artists such as Matisse, Mondrian, Calder and Kandinsky. "ARTiculture" is the theme of this year's Philadelphia Flower Show, which runs from March 1 to 9. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Winter-weary gardeners and painters alike may find inspiration in the colorful palette of the Philadelphia Flower Show, which uses plants and petals to pay homage to work by artists like Matisse, Calder and Kandinsky.

The main exhibitors partnered with major U.S. museums to produce "ARTiculture," this year's floral extravaganza which opened Saturday and runs through March 9.

A perennial harbinger of spring, the flower show will be perhaps more fervently welcomed this season after the toll of an unusually cold and snowy winter along the Eastern Seaboard.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Carbon County Art League will hold its Spring Art Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 8 and Sunday, March 9, at the Mahoning Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 397 Hemlock Drive, Lehighton.

Admission is free. Everyone is invited to cast a vote for their favorite artwork.

Membership to the art league is open to all artists and those who appreciate the arts, 18 years or older.