Tuesday, May 31, 2016


Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Breakfast in bed is a love language in our home. Anytime there is a special occasion to celebrate — a birthday, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, whatever — the rest of the family follows an unspoken agreement to meet early in the kitchen to craft a breakfast-in-bed tray. I’m always first to the kitchen, and as I get the project rolling my daughters show up one at a time, bleary-eyed and clutching handmade crafts or cards and some flowers picked from the garden.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

The Tamaqua High School Class of 1956 will celebrate its 60th anniversary with a luncheon reunion Sept. 10, at the Mahoning Valley Country Club.

Specifics are still in the planning stage, but class members should save the date.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Q. I’ve been having some difficulty swallowing food for the past few weeks. Is this something to worry about or is it just another one of those age things?

You shouldn’t worry about occasional difficulty swallowing. Persistent swallowing problems, though, can be a symptom of a serious condition, so it is something to be concerned about. I’d get it checked out by a physician as soon as possible.

And, yes, difficulty swallowing — called “dysphagia” — is one of those age things ... yet again.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Backyard compost clinic

Composting is a four-season activity and spring is a great time to start.

From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 4, learn how to turn those leaves, twigs and trimmings into the gardener’s “black gold” — compost.

There will be tips on placement of your compost pile, best materials to add, year-round maintenance guidelines, do’s and don’ts, and the many uses of your finished product.

Compost happens naturally and you and your garden can take advantage of this natural process and reduce the waste going to landfills.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Pesticide Applicator Certification Examinations will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the Penn State Extension office, 724 Phillips St., Suite 201, in Stroudsburg.

Preregistration is not required. You can find more about the exam fees, categories and courses by visiting the Pesticide Education Program online at http://www.pested.psu.edu/applicators/certification.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

The men of Lehighton Area High School’s Class of 1965 will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Riverwalck in Parryville.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

The Women’s Club of Lehighton will hold it’s annual spring tea at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Luther Hall in Lehighton.

Entertainment for the evening will be provided by The Zion Music Department under the direction of Brad Cressley.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Deep Brain Stimulation devices that allow patients to receive MRIs have recently been made available. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Copyright - St. Luke's University Health Network

t. Luke’s functional neurosurgeon, Steven Falowski, recently encouraged patients to learn more about Deep Brain Stimulation as part of April’s National Parkinson’s disease Awareness Month.

Deep Brain Stimulation is a neurological surgical procedure that has been shown effective in reducing the symptoms of Parkinson’s and other movement disorders.

Thursday, April 28, 2016
Spottiswoode & His Enemies perform at a free concert Friday at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

“This is a band we love,” say the folks at the Mauch Chunk Opera House, “not to mention that we feel Spottiswoode is a musical genius who has also managed to assemble an outstanding band. So we decided to make his performance free because we’d like to make it easy for people to come out to see this remarkable artist.”

Show time is 8 p.m.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Author Dr. Linda Molli Moriah reveals the blessings of the citizens of God’s kingdom in her new spiritual book, “Petition,” due for release this week.

Moriah writes that as a kingdom citizen, you have rights; and no matter what, it is the king’s duty to make sure all citizens are well taken care off.

“Petition” will help you jump-start your petition to the king.

Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at www.tatepublishing.com/bookstore, or barnesandnoble.com or amazon.com.