Leighton, PA: The Times News, 1988. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Wraps. Format is approximately 7.25 inches by 10.50 inches. , 96,  pages. Illustrated cover. Illustrations (some with color). Name in ink on front cover. Some page discoloration noted. Some perforations starting at the bottom of page 25. Sections on Appetizers, Main Dish, Desserts,and As You Like It. This is a collection of favorite recipes from the first Time News Cooking Classic II. Today’s Times News newspaper can trace its history back over 120 years to the Mauch Chunk Daily Times established in 1883. Even then tourism was a large part of the local economy. In addition to promoting excursions to the beautiful falls at Glen Onoko just north of the town of Mauch Chunk, that first edition noted some amazing prices for groceries: Eggs cost 22 cents a dozen, chicken was 16 cents a pound, and sugar just 10 cents a pound. The most prominent name in the early history of the Mauch Chunk Daily Times was James J. Boyle, who served as editor and publisher from 1908 until his death in 1951. The Mauch Chunk Daily Times was very much a family operation. Boyle’s son Joseph followed in his father’s footsteps as a journalist and covered the town and county courthouse for many years. He was known in Carbon County as Mr. Newspaper. Joseph’s sister, Gertrude Apfelbaum, was a columnist for the paper while her husband, Cy, headed the newspaper’s advertising staff. Gertrude and Joseph were co-publishers of the Mauch Chunk Times News later the Jim Thorpe Times News from 1951 until 1967, when the newspaper was purchased by Pencor Services, Inc. a Palmerton based communications and entertainment company with Cable TV and Telephone interests. Newspapers during the early and mid 20th century were often owned by families. Along with the Boyle family in Mauch Chunk, there was the McCall family that owned The Lansford Record and the Miller family who published the Tamaqua Evening Courier. In 1968 Pencor purchased the Lansford Record and in 1971 acquired the circulation of the Evening Courier published in Tamaqua. The combined newspapers published under the banner of the Times News Record and Courier until 1971 when the name was changed to the Times News. Pencor Services founder Claude Reinhard, a pioneer in cable television, was a person of keen foresight in the communications industry. He grew the Times News into the primary newspaper source for Carbon County, while also serving portions of Schuylkill, Lehigh, Monroe, and Northampton counties. In September 1987 the Times News entered the weekly newspaper business when it purchased the East Penn Free Press published in Emmaus. Through the next two decades more weekly newspapers were started serving school districts in the Allentown and Bethlehem areas. They include the East Penn Press, Parkland Press, the Whitehall-Coplay Press, the Northwestern Press, the Northampton Press, the Salisbury Press, the Catasauqua Press, and the Bethlehem Press. These 8 papers form the The Press Publishing Group of Weekly Newspapers. Condition: Good / No DJ issued.
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