Saturday, January 31, 2015
     
1.25 billion wings are expected to be eaten Sunday.

Millions of people will gather in bars and living rooms Sunday to watch the Seattle Seahawks battle the New England Patriots for NFL supremacy. While many viewers actually have a vested interest in the game, a segment of the population will only care about one thing: eating the party snacks.

If the menu includes chicken wings, however, it may leave a slightly larger hole in the pocketbook compared to past Super Bowl gatherings.

Bloomberg reported last week that, according to government data, fewer chickens slaughtered means around 50 million fewer wings are available.

Special to the Times News Bruce and Marie Frassinelli.

As my wife, Marie, and I were cruising down the superhighway of a picture-perfect retirement, our lives slammed into a brick wall and were turned upside down and inside out.

It was Valentine's Day 2012 a day synonymous with romance, flowers and an intimate dinner. Marie had had a CT scan earlier in the day. She had not been feeling well for about a month. She was bloated and had pain. She had a history of irritable bowel, so her doctor had prescribed several different medications, but nothing worked, so he ordered the CT scan.

Dear Editor,

Last week late at night, my car stopped dead near the top of the mountain, just below The Summit Restaurant.

I had all my lights on, including the red flashing ones. Until two women stopped to help me, cars were racing past me; I was terrified.

One lady stood behind my car, trying to get people to move over and slow down. The other lady started my car, and then drove me to the restaurant up further.

DONALD R. SERFASS/TIMES NEWS Weatherly historian Jack Koehler, who'll turn 89 in April, talks about the 1887 conductor's box owned by Frank Casler, son of a Lehigh Valley Railroad engineer.

A gift isn't necessarily something new.

And it's often not even a thing at all, but a person.

That's the situation in one Carbon County town, where a resident's mere presence is cherished like a gift because of the way he gives back.

Weatherly native Jack Koehler, 88, began collecting historical artifacts of the Lehigh Valley Railroad decades ago. They're showcased in a repository at the center of town.

Credit default

AmeriCredit Financial Services Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, filed an action against Nicholas McKelvey, 577 Patton Circle, Albrightsville, alleging he defaulted on a credit card/loan account. Sought is $11,884.78.

Fuel bill

R.F. Ohl Fuel Oil Inc., 400 Interchange Rd., Lehighton, filed an action against Jeff Malloy, 126 Bear Creek Drive, Jim Thorpe, alleging he owes a bill for services provide. Sought is $1,154.60 plus interest, costs, and fees.

Mortgage foreclosures