Wednesday, April 23, 2014


Thursday, February 27, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) – Those "Nutrition Facts" labels that are plastered on nearly every food package found in grocery stores are getting a new look.

Calories would be in larger, bolder type, and consumers for the first time would know whether foods have added sugars under label changes being proposed by the Obama administration.

Serving sizes would be updated to make them more realistic. A serving of ice cream, for example, would double to a full cup, closer to what people actually eat.

The proposed overhaul comes as science has shifted.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Every day, Pennsylvania senior volunteers generously give their time and service to help others. Here's a chance to give back by nominating a deserving older adult in your community for his or her outstanding service through the Salute to Senior Service® program.

Sponsored by Home Instead Inc., the franchiser of the Home Instead Senior Care® network, Salute to Senior Service recognizes the invaluable contributions of adults age 65 and older who give at least 15 hours a month of volunteer service to their favorite causes.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The Hazleton Fibromyalgia Support Group will meet at 6 p.m. March 5 at Faith United Church of Christ, 21 Faith Drive, Hazle Township.

Dr. Daniel Gavio, a local chiropractor, will be the guest speaker to discuss the McKenzie Method, which teaches what you can do to help yourself at home.

Meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month at the church, which is located off the Airport Beltway behind the Toyota dealership, and are open to anyone with fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome. Friends, relatives and drivers are also welcome to attend.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
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Delano Strohl and Carrie Breiner, both of Palmerton, were named the King and Queen of Hearts of the Blue Mountain Adult Day Services Center, 525 Iron St., Lehighton, at the center's Valentine's Day party held last week. The winners were selected by the clients of the

center. Strohl is featured here, but actually there were two King of Hearts as Ernie Blocker had the same number of votes. The

Valentine party also featured entertainment by Jean Andrews, and snickers pie and punch were served. Center director is Roxanne Downs.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Before the leaves emerge this spring, take a close look at your woody ornamentals.

It's the perfect time to prune dead and damaged branches, cut back rampant growth and nudge your woody plants into a more pleasing shape.

At this time of year, you can see the structure of your trees and shrubs.

This makes it easier to remove suckers and crossed branches and open up dense areas. Another advantage is that the pruning wounds are exposed at a time when most insects are dormant.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Heart disease is often thought of as a man's problem, but did you know that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in the United States?

It causes 1 in 3 deaths among women each year. By comparison, breast cancer causes 1 in 31 deaths annually. Heart disease actually kills more women than all cancers combined.

Dr. Kathy Magliato, a cardiothoracic surgeon at Saint John's Health Center in Los Angeles, put it very succinctly.

Thursday, February 20, 2014
 ABOVE: Plenty of good food was served at the Valentine's Day fundraiser for Family Promise of Carbon County. A winter storm earlier in the day was blamed for the organization not reaching its $10,000 goal. LEFT: Area legislators show how a Bed Race is run during the cocktail party at the home of John and Tina Dowd. Taking part were, from left, state Rep. Jerry Knowles, Bridgette Dowd, state Rep. Doyle Heffley and state Sen. David Argall.

A Valentine's Day get-together at the home of a Franklin Township couple raised some much needed funds for Family Promise, an organization that helps at-risk homeless families in Carbon County.

John and Tina Dowd hosted the event Friday night, which attracted approximately 75 people.

Each couple attending the party donated $180, which is the cost of assisting a family in need for one week.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Carbon County Animal Shelter was the

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Registration is open for the Black Diamond Writers Network Writing Boot Camp on Saturday, April 26 at the Tamaqua Community Art Center, 125 Pine St., Tamaqua, from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Sessions will be led by Kathryn Craft, developmental editor and owner/president of WritingPartner, a manuscript editing service. Sourcebooks recently released Craft's debut novel, "The Art of Falling."

She will help writers overcome sticking points that have prevented them from getting started, as well as offer tips and tricks for keeping storylines moving.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Among those who received valentines at The Summit from Lehighton Area Lioness Lions Club was Dorothy Moyer. From left are Jane Longazel, Felicia-Sue Anthony, Moyer and Sue Anthony, secretary.

Residents of the Mahoning Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and The Summit nursing home were not forgotten on Valentine's Day. Members of Lehighton Area Lioness Lions Club delivered valentines and pinwheels to each resident.