Wednesday, April 1, 2015


Thursday, March 12, 2015
"Snow Deer," a photograph by Donna Roberts of Jim Thorpe, won second place in the Endless Mountains Visitor's Bureau's annual photo contest.

Each year the Endless Mountains region of Northeastern Pennsylvania sponsors a photo contest and invites residents and visitors to the area to submit their favorite photos with a particular theme in mind.

The theme for 2014, "Everything Endless Mountains," left the door wide open for contestants to snap photos of anything they thought would catch the judges' fancy.

The contest is in its eighth year. First, second, third, and grand prize winners were chosen out of nearly 200 people who submitted photos.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The Pocono Arts Council will offer a special exhibit during the month of March.

One Hundred Years on the Courthouse Steps is the result of a challenge posed to the Pocono Mountain Quilters Guild by the Monroe County Bar Association.

During 2014, the bar association commissioned a fabric from a painting of the Monroe Courthouse made in 2009 by Kathleen S. Howell. Each quilter received a yard of the fabric, with a challenge to use it in a quilted wall hanging.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Blue Mountain Health System Offers a program on "Patient Protection and The Affordable Care Act" at 6 p.m. March 31, in the ground floor community room at the Gnaden Huetten Campus, 211 N. 12th St. in Lehighton.

The purpose of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, more commonly called the Affordable Care Act, is to make health care more affordable for those with little or no coverage.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The Jim Thorpe Area High School Class 1965 will meet for lunch at noon on Thursday at Bert's Steak House in Palmerton.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The Lehighton Area Lioness Lions Club will sponsor its Bunny Lunch at 11 a.m. March 21 at the Lehighton Recreation Center on Eighth Street in Lehighton.

There will be limited seating.

The lunch includes a visit from Peter Cottontail, candy, and a hot dog with toppings, macaroni and cheese, potato chips, dessert and a beverage.

Bring your own camera to take photos with the bunny.

There will also be games and prizes, as well as a basket raffle.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

As we get older, many of us look for ways to help keep our bodies healthy, such as exercising more, getting the proper amount of rest or losing a few extra pounds. But have you ever considered the health of your eyesight?

March is Save Your Vision Month, a perfect time to think about the steps we can take to protect our vision starting with the food on our plate.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Blue Mountain Health System will offer a series of training classes on Diabetes Self Management Training and Support from 1-3 p.m. on March 17, March 24, March 31 and April 7 in the first floor board room at the Gnaden Huetten campus at 211 N. 12th St. in Lehighton.

Monday, March 9, 2015
@$:Marcia Evans thumbs through a copy of The Sun, a literary magazine known for its  well-written and thought-provoking essays.

A fire crackles cheerfully in the hearth of the Lake Hauto home Marcia Evans shares with her husband, Deacon. Her favorite chair is nearby, and alongside that, a basket overflows with reading material.

Most mornings, Evans reaches for something inspirational, such as a passage from the Bible. Or maybe she'll reread some of Thomas Merton's autobiography, "The Seven Storey Mountain."

On this particular morning, she might pick up the latest copy of The Sun, and read an essay.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

To help you compile your wedding, engagement, anniversary or baby's birth information for publication in the Times News, forms are available in our main office at 594 Blakeslee Blvd. Drive West, Lehighton, as well as in our satellite offices in Tamaqua, Lansford and Palmerton.

Wedding pictures and stories will be published free of charge up to six months after the wedding. After the six-month deadline, there is a $50 charge to have your wedding appear in the Times News.

Friday, March 6, 2015
Clutter busters

If you're surrounded by piles of paperwork, unfinished projects, and "stuff," you're not alone.

Clutter is a big problem in most homes and workspaces, said Peggy Caruso, an executive and personal development coach and the author of "Revolutionize Your Corporate Life" and "Revolutionize Your Child's Life."

After helping countless clients clear their personal and work clutter, Caruso believes that clutter is simply an outward manifestation of inner stress.

"What's happening on the outside is a reflection of what's happening on the inside," she said.