Saturday, August 27, 2016


Wednesday, July 13, 2016

The Lehigh Valley Wine Trail’s annual wine festival, Wine on the Mountain, returns to Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe for its 13th year July 23-24 from noon to 5 p.m. both days.

The festival features wine tastings and sales by the glass, bottle and case from eight Lehigh Valley wineries, and light fare available for purchase from Roadies Restaurant. Musical entertainment includes Robert Michaels performing on Saturday and Kato performing on Sunday.

Local artisans will be displaying wine-related arts and crafts in booths on the balcony of Penn’s Peak.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Panther Valley High School Class of 1971 will meet at 6 p.m. July 13 at the Coaldale VFW. Please bring your address lists. Organizers are still looking for addresses for Anne Swanson, Frances Sharpe and Tom Demyanovich.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016
An Aedes aegypti mosquito is kept in a glass tube at the Fiocruz institute which has been screening for mosquitos naturally infected with the Zika virus in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. For every 100 pregnancies involving women infected early in their pregnancy, 1 percent to 15 percent will develop severe birth defects, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. AP PHOTO Copyright - Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistribu

In a span of 13 months, a relatively unknown virus morphed into a global health emergency thanks to a pest less than four millimeters wide.

The Pan American Health Organization reports more than 50,000 people in the Western Hemisphere are infected with the Zika virus. The primary mode of transmission is by mosquitoes — the Aedes aegypti, to be precise — and its relative the Aedes albopictus. But the virus can also be transmitted sexually.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

The Crazy Quilter’s Quilt Guild, based in Emmaus, will mark 25 years of artistry with a members’ exhibition at the Allentown Art Museum’s Community Gallery, 31 N. Fifth St. in Allentown, beginning Sunday and running through Aug. 6.

An opening reception will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, where you can meet the quilters and see quilting demonstrations, enjoy refreshments, vote for the Viewer’s Choice and enter a raffle to win one of the quilts on display. The show and reception are free.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Following a recall by Continental Mills, Giant Food Stores LLC announced it has removed from stores Krusteaz Blueberry Pancake Mix that be contaminated with E. coli 0121.

Recalled is Krusteaz Blueberry Pancake Mix, 28 ounce, UPC 4144900128 with Best by Dates of 3/30/2018 through 6/16/2018

Although most strains of E. coli are harmless, others can make you sick. E. coli O121 is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause bloody diarrhea and dehydration. Seniors, the very young, and people with compromised immune systems are the most susceptible to foodborne illness.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Q. I was at a party recently when a nurse told a friend of mine to see a doctor because his nails were kind of white. He went to the doctor and found out he has a liver problem. Were the two events just coincidental?

The condition of your nails can tell medical professionals a lot about your health. Most doctors include a nail examination during a physical checkup. Common problems that produce symptoms in the nails are the following:

• White nails: liver diseases

• Thick, pitted nails: psoriasis

• Nails that are half pink/half white: kidney diseases

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Caregivers with questions about caring for a senior loved one can get the information they need at the next Heritage Hill Senior Community Night with the Nurses at 6:30 p.m. July 21.

Lisa Perla, RN, BSN, resident care director at Heritage Hill will speak about “When the Adult Child Becomes the Family Caregiver.” This gathering gives attendees a chance to interact with each other, discuss problems, get tips, and learn from each other and from nursing professionals how they can better care for senior parents or family members.

Monday, July 11, 2016

There are car stickers for everything, such as someone’s political choice, their love of a breed of dog or their pride in their honor student.

Then, of course, there might be that sticker that identifies the kind of mom that is behind the wheel of the vehicle: Soccer Mom, Tennis Mom, Field Hockey Mom and Baseball Mom, to name a few.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

The following local students have been recognized on the dean’s list at Norwich University, Northfield, Vermont, for the spring 2016 semester:

• Michael Stephen Deganich of Nesquehoning

• Colin T. Johnson of Nesquehoning

• Zachary Michael of Walnutport

Saturday, July 9, 2016
Mr. and Mrs. Norman A. Burger

Mr. and Mrs. Norman A. Burger of Gilbert recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends.

They were married June 18, 1966, at Salem-St. Paul Lutheran Church, Kresgeville, by the Rev. Kline.

Mrs. Burger is the former Janice Moretz, daughter of the late William and Edna (Smith) Moretz of Gilbert. Her husband is the son of the late Norman E. and Jennie (Diehl) Burger of Burger’s Hollow.

The Burgers have two children: Shaula Ross of Lincoln, Nebraska, and Norman O. Burger of El-Do Lake. They have six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.