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Friday, August 17, 2012
BMHS hosts health fair in Albrightsville

Blue Mountain Health System (BMHS) has been holding health fairs this summer, bringing convenient health services to communities.

In July over 40 people took advantage of the free screenings offered by BMHS in the Lehighton location and another 22 people attended a health fair Wednesday in Albrightsville.

"BMHS is committed to raising the community's awareness of convenient, local health care services, such as the ones located right here in Penn Forest Township," said Gary Higgins, director of Rehabilitation Services for BMHS.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Jessica Lech, a member of the Actors' Guild of Schuylkill County, will be guest speaker at the Black Diamond Writer's Network on Saturday, Aug. 18, at the Tamaqua Public Library, 30 S. Railroad St., Tamaqua.

Lech will offer advice about how writers can correctly identify, capture, and write dialect that will impact their character's story.

Thursday, August 16, 2012
CHRIS PARKER/TIMES NEWS Tina Mazziotta settles in to enjoy a book.

Louise Kreitz sits at the kitchen table in a cozy Lansford home, paging through a brightly-colored book about puppies. At the other end of the table is Margaret Ruscavage, who is just finishing up a picnic dinner of hot dogs and macaroni salad, topped off with fresh strawberry shortcake for dessert. In the comfortable living room, Tina Mazziotta settles into a soft, comfortable chair to leaf through a book.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Heritage Hill Senior Community, 800 Sixth St., Weatherly, will host a special event, "Become an Alzheimer's Whisperer," presented by Dr. Verna Benner Carson, from 2-4 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 20.

Carson is a nationally recognized leader in the care of the Alzheimer's patient, having written eight books and 80 articles on the subject.

She will discuss her books and help guide family caregivers of individuals affected by Alzheimer's to find ways to calm the fears of the person and to enter their world to heal their broken spirit.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Janet Laky won first place last week at the 2012 Carbon County Fair with her floral arrangement.

Top winners at the Carbon County Fair make the best cakes.

First place winners are, cakes angel food cake, Holly DeVivo; chocolate cake, Connie Wentz; blue ribbon apple pie, Debby Kintz; senior fair cake, Violet Kemmerer; pineapple upside down cake, Aileen Steigerwalt; shoofly pie, Debby Kintz.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012
STACEY SOLT/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS The Rev. Robert vonFrisch is preparing to retire from his current call at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lehighton. His final service will be offered on Aug. 26.

After 38 years of faithfully serving area parishes, the Rev. Robert vonFrisch is retiring. He will offer his final service at his current post, Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lehighton, on Aug. 26.

VonFrisch began his calling in the Lutheran Church at Wagner College in New York. While he began his studies as a math major and intended to become a math teacher, he began exploring other majors and career options, including English and social work.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Heritage Hill Senior Community, 800 Sixth St., Weatherly will host a special event, "Become an Alzheimer's Whisper," presented by Dr. Verna Benner Carson, from 2-4 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 20.

Carson is a nationally recognized leader in the care of the Alzheimer's patient, having written eight books and 80 articles on the subject.

She will discuss her books and help guide family caregivers of individuals affected by Alzheimer's to find ways to calm the fears of the person and to enter their world to heal their broken spirit.

Monday, August 13, 2012

NEW YORK (AP) – Neon is a fashion trend that might be best suited to the cool kids or real kids.

Unlike so many looks that trickled down from designer runways to mass retailers and into teenagers' closets, the almost electrifying shades of pink, green, yellow and orange have been hanging out in high school hallways for a while. And they're back again for the new school year.

"Teens stayed with neon because for them, it's so easy to wear. It taps into youth, emotion and standing out, which they like doing," says Seventeen senior fashion editor Marissa Rosenblum.

Monday, August 13, 2012

For many college kids, the dorms are home for all four years, and they're happy campers. But for many others, the opportunity to move off-campus, into an apartment or house, is a welcome lifestyle change.

Along with more autonomy and privacy, living off-campus means setting up and taking care of a kitchen, bathroom, common space and more. So once the keys are in hand, here are some tips on decorating the off-campus nest.

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Friday, August 10, 2012

The Anita Shapolsky Art Foundation will present The Sonora Trio in a program entitled "Melodies and Trees," at 4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 11, at the A.S. Art Foundation, 20 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe.

The Sonora Trio includes Judith Sainte Croix, performing on Hopi Native American flute and drum, keyboard and voice; Andrew Bolotowsky, flutes; and Mary Hurlbut, soprano. In honor of Native American athlete Jim Thorpe of the Sac and Fox Nations, the concert will feature music played on both Native American and classical musical instruments.