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Bulgarian Olympic gymnast followed dream to Dunmore

For Good Times It was 1979 when a young woman from Bulgaria came to the U.S. with that nation’s gymnastics team. The venue was Dallas-Fort Worth where Dimitrina Filipova and her teammates were competing in the 1979 World Cup. It was a year before they wou (read more)

Seniors can take steps to prevent financial fraud

Associated Press Your golden years are supposed to be the time when you live off your retirement savings, see more of your family and dive fully into leisurely pursuits. Unfortunately, they’re also the years when you’ll be a prime target of financial scam (read more)

Senior skiers see benefits of fitness enthusiasm

For Good Times Joe Amendolaro is 89 heading for 90. Bill and Marilyn Barber are in their early 70s. Like others their ages, they enjoy hitting the slopes every winter. Not too long ago Golden Agers swooshing down a mountain would be a rare sight. Not anym (read more)

There are new guidelines for seniors and the flu

For Good Times While November is a great time for early holiday shopping and meal planning, it also is the perfect time to take five minutes and get a flu vaccination before the flu season gets into high gear. To do the most good, you should be vaccinated (read more)

Beating the blues

The profiled families are typical of many NEPA families in that their kids moved away as part of the area’s infamous brain drain. For the Todds, and families like theirs whose kids live thousands of miles away, the holidays can be a lonely time. Some idea (read more)

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At their core, traditions are about family

For Good Times “Changing traditions” seems like an oxymoron. After all, traditions are traditions because they don’t change. But for millions of so-called Baby Boom couples in long-term marriages with grown children, cherished family holiday traditions ar (read more)

Thyroid Problems Can Increase as We Age

For Good Times The small thyroid gland can have a big impact on our health as we age, according to officials with the American Thyroid Association. A butterfly shaped gland located along the front of the windpipe, the thyroid secretes several hormones tha (read more)

Washington Watch

For Good Times Ten people died as a result of heat stroke in a nursing home in Florida when Hurricane Irma struck the area. Despite an attempt to use fans and an emergency call to the governor’s office asking for aid, the residents were left to suffer in (read more)

Propagating plants one way to overwinter them

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For Good Times One of the great experiences in life is walking down an aisle in a nursery and suddenly saying to yourself, “What the #@+? is that?!” Show me a plant I’ve never seen before and I grab for my wallet. Sometimes it takes time to learn whether (read more)

Travel club plans trip to International Tattoo in Norfolk

The Good Times Travel Club plans a six-day trip in April that will include a performance of one of the country’s most exciting events – the Virginia International Tattoo at Norfolk. The Tattoo, an outstanding program of military music, majestic massed pip (read more)

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Jazz Fest 2017

Two world renowned artists, jazz icon Stanley Clarke (pictured above) and Jazz guitarists/vocalist John Pizzarreli will be the headline acts for the 13th Annual Jazz Festival scheduled for Aug. 4, 5 and 6, at the historic Radisson Hotel in downtown Scrant (read more)

Phone Scam Alert

The Internal Revenue Service has warned people to beware of a new scam linked to the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System, where fraudsters call to demand an immediate tax payment through a prepaid debit card. This scam is being reported across the count (read more)

Medicare Penalties

Each year, thousands of Americans miss their deadline to enroll in Medicare, and federal officials and consumer advocates worry that many of them mistakenly think they don’t need to sign up because they have purchased insurance on the health law’s marketp (read more)