Thursday, May 25, 2017


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Dylan and Gavin’s Rainbow Ministry, an outreach to local chapters of The Compassionate Friends, grief support groups, and anyone who has experienced or knows of someone who has experienced the death of their child or children, will host Dennis Apple, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Pleasant Valley Presbyterian Church, 150 Pilgrim Way in Brodheadsville.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The nine member wineries of the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail will host the following events. All are free except for Wine on the Mountain. (Note: each winery sets its own policy on wine tasting fees.)

Event hours are Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. For more details on each of these annual events visit and go to the Events tab in the main navigational menu.

Coming up:

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Italian Stuffed Strawberries SARA MOULTON VIA AP

I developed this recipe to take advantage of strawberry season. Some of you are naturally scratching your head. “Strawberry season? Name a time of year that isn’t strawberry season.” And it certainly can feel that way.

Strawberries are grown in all 50 states and, depending on the state, the season can be as short as a few weeks or as long as 11 months. But the heart of the strawberry season — the sweet spot of the year when you can count on finding juicy, delicious and locally grown strawberries at your supermarket or farmer’s market — is April through June.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

A new laboratory technique developed by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and other institutions can rapidly test the effectiveness of treatments for life-threatening breast cancer metastases in bone. The study appears in Nature Communications.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Q. What is mold and why does it make me sick?

There are many types of molds, which are fungi that thrive where it is damp and warm.

They reproduce by spreading spores, asexual reproductive bodies. Spores are invisible to our eyes. They float through outdoor and indoor air. Molds that cause allergies include alternaria, aspergillus, cladosporium and penicillium.

If you are allergic to molds, your immune system overreacts when you inhale spores. Mold allergy symptoms can include sinusitis, sneezing, runny or stuffy nose, cough, postnasal drip, itchy and watery eyes.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Aging at home is a necessary goal for older adults. It’s the place that we’re most comfortable in and most likely, the one we can afford. Though, many older adults take for granted that the home will support the requirements as they change physically.

Ordinarily, the home does not adapt with our changes. It’s true that a one-story is more supportive than a multistory, but even a one-level home comes with a basket of problems. For example, if one breaks a hip, how will you navigate moving from room to room? If it’s two-story, then living on the first story will take planning.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

St. Luke’s Miners Campus in Coaldale is sponsoring a series of continuing education sessions on a variety of health topics. The sessions are held from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. the third Friday of each month.

The rest of the schedule is:

• May 19: Better hearing and speech, when a whisper becomes a roar;

• June 16: Laughter is the best medicine;

• July 21: National Parks and recreation, enjoy the outdoors safely using an assistive device;

• Aug. 18: Diabetes awareness;

• Sept. 15: To flu or not to flu;

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The Summit Hill High School Class of 1957 will hold its 60-year reunion starting at noon on May 25 at the Shamrock Country Club, 2230 Fireline Road, Palmerton.

Invitations have been sent to class members, with a response deadline of May 5.

A meet-and-greet hour from noon until 1 p.m. will be followed by a buffet lunch. There will be a memorial candle-lighting tribute to the 13 deceased class members followed by a program on hometown memories presented by Bruce Frassinelli, class president.

For information, contact Frassinelli at or 315-529-5028.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The state Department of Health and Blue Mountain Health System will provide a tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis vaccine clinic from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday in the community room at the Bowmanstown Medical Plaza at 512 Bank St. in Bowmanstown.

You are eligible for the vaccine at low or no cost if you are underinsured (your insurance does not cover the vaccine) or uninsured (you have no insurance). The maximum cost is $5 which may be paid with a check or money order, no cash.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Amanda Sandlin knows the secret to her happy life.

For the former Tamaqua woman, the answer is not a big home, a six-figure salary and expensive items that fill the voids of space in a person’s life.

It’s experiences, followed by traveling and the freedom to be who you want to be.

Just look at Penny, her 1997 Toyota Previa minivan.