Monday, September 25, 2017


Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Blue Mountain Health System will recognize National Cholesterol Education Month with a cholesterol screening and educational session “Cholesterol: Know Your Numbers” from 1-3 p.m. on Sept. 7 in the community room at the Gnaden Huetten campus, 211 N. 12th St. in Lehighton.

A shingles vaccine event, for people who are uninsured or underinsured, will be held from 2-3 p.m.

During the program, participants will look at total blood cholesterol, which doctors use when determining your risk for heart disease and how to manage it.

To register for the program, call 610-377-7070.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Local newspapers sometimes receive a bit of a stigma that turns off potential interns who want to make a “big break” at a national paper such as The Boston Globe.

I can’t deny that it would be a dream come true to work for a newspaper such as that, but I knew I needed to get started somewhere, and the Times News couldn’t have been more perfect.

Monday, August 29, 2016

lthough a parent’s role in their children’s learning evolves as kids grow, one thing remains constant: We are our children’s learning models. Our attitudes about education can inspire theirs and show them how to take charge of their own educational journey.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

KARNISH — A son, Holden Nicolaus Karnish, was born at 6:23 p.m. Aug. 8, 2016, at Schuylkill Medical Center, to Sara and Frank Karnish of Summit Hill.

He weighed 8 pounds, 3½ ounces and measured 20 inches long.

He was welcomed home by a brother, Thaddeus, who is 14.

Maternal grandparents are Meryl Hodon of Weatherly and the late William Hodon.

Paternal grandparents are Francis and Maryann Karnish of Lansford.

Saturday, August 27, 2016
Ashleigh Bunton and John Kulick III

Mr. and Mrs. John M. Kulick Jr. of West Penn Township announce the engagement of their son, John M. Kulick III, to Ashleigh M. Bunton, daughter of Terri Bunton and granddaughter of Kathie Rockey, both of Bellefonte.

Mr. Kulick is a cum laude graduate of Temple University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology with a concentration in health and physical education. He is employed as a health and physical education teacher at Central Dauphin East High School in Harrisburg.

Saturday, August 27, 2016
Simon Tkach and Kelsey Bowman

The engagement of Kelsey Bowman of Lehighton to Simon Tkach, also of Lehighton, has been announced by her parents, Mary and Guy Bowman of Lehighton.

The bride-to-be is a 2016 graduate of Lehigh Carbon Community College and is currently a medical assistant at ORL Associates.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of Tim and Jane Tkach of Lehighton. He is a 2013 graduate of Wilkes University and is currently a social studies teacher at Lehighton Area High School.

A July 8, 2017, wedding is being planned.

Saturday, August 27, 2016
Logan Martin Schmidt

Torrey and Allison Schmidt of Palmyra welcomed a new addition to their family on Aug. 15 when Logan Martin Schmidt was born in the Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, weighing in at 8 pounds, 13 ounces. The newest member of the family was born at 9:18 p.m. and was 21 inches long.

Maternal grandmother is Connie Koch of Pottsville, while Rick and Angela Schmidt of Tamaqua are the baby’s paternal grandparents.

Great-grandparents are Tom and June Herring of Schuylkill Haven; Martin and Helen McCormack of Sciota, New York; and Richard and Jayne Schmidt of Bucyrus, Ohio.

Saturday, August 27, 2016
Mr. and Mrs. Russell Miller

Russell and Joan (Creitz) Miller of Franklin Township recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

They were married on Aug. 6, 1966, by the late Rev. John Diehl, minister of All Saints Episcopal Church, Lehighton.

Russell is the son of the late Russell and Pauline Miller.

Joan is the daughter of Willard and Dorothy Creitz of Lehighton. Her parents celebrated their 72nd anniversary on April 1.

The Millers have one daughter, Sherry, wife of Michael Rose of Coplay. They celebrated their 25th anniversary on Oct. 27.

Friday, August 26, 2016

During the past 25 years, the Truskey 5K Memorial Run has awarded scholarships to the following high school students:

1991: William Gustas, Dawn Ketring;

1992: Mike Ruggeri, Patty Stahl;

1993: Kevin Truskey, Joann Beibleheimer;

1994: Michael Benza, Crystal Daukshus;

1995: Kyle Dunkelberger, Jen Krout;

1996: Tom Mace, Monica Johnson;

1997: Eric Oertner, Brenda Lazur;

1998: Andy Hoffman, Rachel Shafer;

1999: Keith Davis, Aimee Matalavage;

2000: Michael Kane, Paul Nevenglosky and Arlene DeCindio;

Thursday, August 25, 2016

The Fine Arts Discovery Series kicks off its fundraising event with The Pocono Great Talent Event.

The PGTE will feature two-time American Idol contestant Kendall Phillips as a special performer and guest judge. Phillips joins judges artist Robin Smith, Lorna O’Farrell of the Sherman Theater, and Gil Coronado of CILA LLC Management.

Auditions will take place during Stroudfest from 2:30-6 p.m. on Sept. 3, at the Sherman Showcase, 522 Main St., Stroudsburg.

All forms of talent can audition.