Wednesday, June 1, 2016


Thursday, October 2, 2014
KAREN CIMMS/TIMES NEWS Above, "Hickory Run," a photograph, by art league President Kathy  Gellentien, and her painting, "Ocean Cliffs," left, will be on display at the Carbon County Art League exhibit this weekend and next.

This weekend and next visitors to Jim Thorpe's annual Fall Foliage Festival are welcome to take in a unique art exhibit at the Dimmick Memorial Library annex at 58 Broadway.

The show is hosted by the Carbon County Art League in cooperation with the library.

Art league President Kathy Gellentien says it's a show people won't want to miss.

"There will be a few new types of art," says Gellentien, "such as glass sculptures. These pieces are a very different art medium."

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Members of the 2014 Palmerton Area High School Homecoming Court are, front, from left, Jaclyn Wood, Madison Mummey, Maice Hourt, Janel Tracy, Eliza Good and Abbigail Reimer; and back row, Tre Nelson, Jerry Pereira, Cody Reitz, Armin Kapur, Matthew Semmel and Sean Doherty. The Homecoming king and queen will be crowned at festivities this weekend when the Blue Bombers host Southern Lehigh.

Thursday, October 2, 2014
Anne and Carl Griffin look at prints following Julie Zickefoose' talk

Julie Zickefoose is known as one of the two best natural history writers in the country sharing top honors with Scott Weidensaul. Both were Migration Fest speakers at the Lehigh Gap Nature Center, with Zickefoose there on Sept. 20.

Dan Kunkle, Nature Gap director, first heard of her 25 years ago when she wrote a column and did artwork for Bird Watcher's Digest, and was on NPR's All Things Considered.

Zickefoose describes her Ohio home as her 80-acre piece of heaven made into a wildlife preserve. She built a 42-foot tower to be closer to the birds.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

We're open in the end zone to receive your favorite recipes for the annual Times News Cookbook and Recipe Contest. Categories include Tailgating, Main Dish & Sides, Holiday Cookies and Candy, Desserts, Edible Gifts, and Beverages and Smoothies. Deadline is 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5. Email recipes to Donna Hall at For more information and

contest rules and

guidelines, go to

From left, advertising sales representatives Darlene Hentosh and Donna Hall; reporter Amy Miller and Lifestyle editor Karen Cimms.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Heritage Hill Senior Community in Weatherly will chair the Carbon County Alzheimer's Memory Walk this Saturday at Heritage Hill Senior Community in Weatherly.

Registration begins at 9 a.m. Opening Ceremony is at 9:30 and the three-mile walk begins at 10 a.m.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The 2014 Homecoming Court at Lehighton Area High School are, front from left, Alana Andersen, Riley Schaeffer, Jenifer Beers, Riley Durishin and Brianna Karpowicz. Back row, Spence David, Tyler Williams, Tyler Crum, Parker Green and Thomas Ruzicka. The queen will be crowned during homecoming ceremonies Friday when the Indians take on Marian Catholic. The king will be crowned on Saturday evening at the homecoming dance.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Nancy M. Porambo of Jim Thorpe introduced keynote speaker Dr. Mehmet Oz at the American Massage Therapy Convention in Denver recently. Porambo owns The Therapy Option in Jim Thorpe, and currently serves as the 71st president of the National

American Massage Therapy Association.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Brad Fedor and Hannah Zoba were crowned 2014 Homecoming King and Queen at Tamaqua Area High School Friday during

half-time ceremonies as the Blue Raiders took on the Panthers of Panther Valley.

Monday, September 29, 2014

The next Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Group, specifically for grandparents, will occur at 6 p.m., on Tuesday, Sept. 30, at the Lehigh Carbon Community College Jim Thorpe site, 1100 Center St., Jim Thorpe.

The group meets monthly to provide support, information, and resources to grandparents who have taken on the many challenges (and joys) of parenting their grandchildren.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Here are some fun facts for coffee drinkers and those who love them:

Ÿ 55 percent of coffee-drinking parents would be likely to "borrow" from their child's allowance if it were the only way they could have a cup of coffee that day

Ÿ Nearly 1 in 3 coffee drinkers say they could buy monthly groceries with the amount they spend in coffee shops each year

Ÿ 42 percent of coffee drinkers say that their last cup of coffee was more satisfying than their last "intimate experience"