February 2011

7 Tips for a Successful Book Club

By Christine A. Krahling Winter is the perfect time for curling up by the fireplace with a good book and then getting together with people who share your interests to discuss it. What a great way to beat the winter blues! In fact, book clubs that meet throughout the year are quite popular, offering friendship, fun and stimulating discussions of the written word, no matter ... »


By M. Minti Ray A scenic drive along Route 248 North reveals a majestic view of the Appalachian Mountains and the confluence of the Lehigh River and Aquashicola Creek. Here lies the area of Palmerton, nestled along the northern base of Blue Mountain. Anchored by the borough of Palmerton which is home to around 5,200 residents, the area encompasses neighboring villages and ... »

Depression: Signs and Treatment

By Frederick Jerant “Depression” can mean a lot of different things–a sunken landform, a very severe economic downturn, an area of low atmospheric pressure. But for as much as 15.7% of patients seeking treatment for any ailment, it’s the name of a mental disorder that can have crippling, even fatal outcomes. (It often leads to suicide, which is the 11th leading cause... »

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