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Friday, August 16, 2013

A full term pregnancy is descibed as being a full 37 weeks. Between 34 and 37 full weeks is considered late pre-term. During those final weeks, the infant's internal organs, including the brain, lungs, intestines and liver are still growing.

Friday, August 9, 2013
Cierra Hoagland serves food at the Victorian tea.

The hall at the Chestnuthill Township Community Park was transformed to a place of color and light as the Chestnuthill Township Historical Society waited for guests at a Victorian Tea.

Tables were swathed in tablecloths with brightly colored placemats and napkins. Each place had a teacup and saucer - many of them from the collection of Nancy Christman, who organized the event. Each table had a bright pink peony.

A raffle was held in conjunction with the tea.

A table was filled with artifacts of local history from 10,000 years ago to the early 1900s.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Norman Burger, chairman of the Chestnuthill Township's 250th anniversary committee, said since the tea was presented by the Chestnuthill Township Historical Society, he was providing some of the history.

Pennsylvania was begun when William Penn received land given to his father in payment of a debt owed by the king. Penn made a treaty with the Lenape Indians for the land that was to become the three counties of Bucks, Philadelphia and Montgomery. Missionaries visited the area north of the Blue Mountain.

Saturday, August 3, 2013
AL ZAGOFSKY/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Tears came to the eyes of a capacity-filled auditorium at Eckley Miners' Village, when on Sunday, July 28, 90-year-old Holocaust survivor, Severin Fayerman, spoke fulfilling his promise to not let the world forget.

Tears came to the eyes of audience members in a capacity-filled auditorium at Eckley Miners' Village when, on Sunday, July 28, a 90-year-old Holocaust survivor spoke, fulfilling his promise to not let the world forget.

Severin Fayerman, of Wyomissing, Berks County, who spent his adult years in the United States as owner of the Baldwin Hardware Company, made a promise at Auschwitz. As a family friend was selected to go the gas chamber, he looked at Fayerman and said, "Severin, avenge my innocent death. Don't let the world forget what's going to happen to me today."

Friday, August 2, 2013
DONALD R. SERFASS/TIMES NEWS Without saying a word, Kyle Hacker looks directly into your eyes and invites you into his world.

Kyle Hacker silently reaches out and holds your hand.

Or he'll approach and take your arm and look into your eyes. Maybe he'll squeeze your finger.

In a moment, he'll smile.

All of it is non-verbal, but it's his way of saying hello.

Even more, it's his way of getting to know you.

If you're perceptive, you'll understand that he's inviting you into his world.

He wants you to join him and to share in what he has to offer.

And what he has to offer is unconditional love.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Question: What's your favorite part about summer?

Friday, July 26, 2013
Hours after his birth in 2010, Bobby Edmonds of MaryD wears a Cool Cap in the NICU at the Janet Weis Children's Hospital at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. The specialized pediatric device uses cool water to prevent swelling of the brain in an effort to prevent possible brain damage.

It's been a hectic day, but before you can go home and relax, there's one more stop to make picking up something for dinner. As you approach the cashier, your mind is buzzing with hundreds of little details. Did I lock the office door? Did I turn out the lights? How long is this going to take? What else do I have to do tonight?

Saturday, July 20, 2013
Courtesy Pa. Turnpike Commission Blasting is taking place to create new ramps for the RT. 903/Pennsylvania Turnpike interchange in Penn Forest Township. During the construction, traffic stoppages may occur once per day, on Mondays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for up to 20 minutes, although stoppages of 5 to 10 minutes are more common.

Blasting for the construction of the ramps for the new Penn Forest - Rt. 903/PA Turnpike All-Electronic Interchange may cause traffic stoppages on both roads on Mondays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through the end of August.

"We are excavating for the new ramps to connect the Pennsylvania Turnpike to Route 903 for the all access E-ZPass-only interchange that we are constructing," explained Mimi Doyle, Public Information Manager for the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission. "The blasting is to excavate the ramps so we can widen them."

Friday, July 19, 2013
ELSA KERSCHNER/TIMES NEWS Stephanie Karmonick rides Frosty as he is led by Amanda Carnes. The sidewalkers are Greg Stewart and Samantha Dale.

Janie Miller, a volunteer coordinator at Horses and Horizons, New Ringgold, said Elaine and Harvey Smith celebrated the 20th anniversary of the farm on Zion's Stone Church Road on June 9. An open house was held from 5 to 6 p.m. Private riding lessons are offered and at 6 p.m. A group lesson is held. At the open house a mother said riding had helped loosen her daughter's muscles and she is better at keeping focused.

A new arena has been built so classes do not have to be cancelled if there is rain. The arena building also has a classroom.

Saturday, July 13, 2013
1944 Minneapolis Millerettes - Courtesy: All-American Girls Professional Baseball League Players Association The 1944 Minneapolis Millerettes were part of the composite of teams used to create the fictionalized version of the Rockford Peaches in the 1992 film, A League of Their Own. Photograph lineup is front l-r, Front, L-R: Ruth "Tex" Lessing, Annabelle Lee, Helen Callaghan, Betty Trezza; back l-r, Charles "Bubber" Jonnard (Manager), Dorothy Wiltse, Vivian Kellogg, Audrey Haine, Lavone "Pepper" Paire Davis, Kay Blumetta, Lillian Jackson, Ada Ryan (Chaperone). Middle, L-R: Faye Dancer, Elizabeth Farrow, Marge Callaghan, Audrey Kissel, Margaret Wigiser. Front, L-R: Ruth "Tex" Lessing, Annabelle Lee, Helen Callaghan, Betty Trezza.

It seems that Jim Thorpe was not only the ultimate competitive athlete, he amazingly was at the forefront of the beginnings of professional football, coaching the first and only all-Indian professional football team, and owning an all-female softball team, the Thunderbirds.