Monday, November 30, 2015


Saturday, October 17, 2015

When I drive the Pennsy Pike, I stay right, pass left, and do the speed limit or go up to 10 above. It used to be the left lane was just for passing, but now passing on the right is almost as common.

A lot of left-laners won’t go right unless they need to weave in and out to keep up their excessive speed to where they are going. If they get behind you in the left lane, they use tailgating as a weapon to chase you over or flashing of their headlights informing you to get the heck out of their way.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Well, it’s been nine months since I retired. Almost like a pregnancy, I’ve given birth to a new path for my life.

I started teaching decorative painting.

I love it! It’s been a dream of mine for a while but I didn’t feel I had the time or was brave enough to do it sooner.

It seemed it was now or never to pursue the dream.

Saturday, October 17, 2015
Cameron Paul Nunemacher

A son, Cameron Paul Nunemacher, was born at 7:03 p.m. on Sept. 14, 2015, at St. Luke’s Hospital–Allentown Campus, to Jennifer and Robert Nunemacher Jr. of New Ringgold.

He weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces, and measured 19.5 inches long.

Cameron was welcomed home by a sister, Jasmine, who is 12 years old, and a brother Aiden, who is 6.

Maternal grandparents are Edward Dimmig of New Philadelphia and Beth Dennis of Lansford. Paternal grandparents are Robert and Alice Nunemacher of Andreas.

Saturday, October 17, 2015
Aaralynn MaryJane Raub

A daughter, Aaralynn MaryJane Raub, was born at 12:48 p.m. on Sept. 24, 2015, at Lehigh Valley Hospital Cedar Crest, to Trisha L. Strohl and Aaron E. Raub of Lehighton.

She weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces, and measured 19.25 inches in length.

Aaralynn was welcomed home by a brother, Aaron E. Raub Jr., who is 3 years old.

Maternal grandparents are Cynthia J. Huber and Walter O. Strohl of Palmerton. Paternal grandparents are Mary Catherine and Lamont Raub of Palmerton.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Dear Dr. Universe: Do animals have the same types of bones and muscles as humans?

Lydia, 8

The short answer is yes, said my friend Leslie Sprunger, a veterinarian and professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University. But, as always, there’s a catch.

When we look closely at bones and muscles, they are similar across species. You’d need a microscope to see this, but it would show the tiny living cells that make up animals’ bones and muscles.

Without these cells that form muscles and bones, we’d all just be piles on the floor.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Army PV2 Colan D. Ahner has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.

During the nine weeks of training, Ahner studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches and field training exercises.

Friday, October 16, 2015


On Saturday, Monroe Farmers Market will go pink in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The Hope for Strength Breast Cancer Fund, will be on hand in Courthouse Square in downtown Stroudsburg. This is a designated fund through the Pocono Health Foundation which was designed to benefit both male and female breast cancer patients of the Dale and Frances Hughes Cancer Center. Its purpose is to minimize the financial and emotional impact of breast cancer diagnoses and treatment.

Friday, October 16, 2015


LANCASTER COUNTY — “It’s complicated.” That’s the current Facebook relationship status of more than one million Americans, and Turkey Hill Dairy hopes to uncomplicate things for those in need of a little romantic clarity.

Friday, October 16, 2015


If you would like to learn new ways to market your book, the Black Diamond Writers’ Network invites the public to a meeting from 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 21 at the Tamaqua Public Library.

Stephen Pytak will be speaking about hiring illustrators and musicians to create a soundtrack. Learn the process of making films online in order to introduce people to the world of your fiction. Independent publishing will be one of the topics.

Friday, October 16, 2015
Harry Campbell

The commonwealth’s northern tier is enjoying the season’s burst of color as fall foliage reaches its peak there by mid-October. The palette will sweep southward, sharing its vibrancy with the rest of Pennsylvania as temperatures continue to cool and days grow shorter toward the end of the month.

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources boasts that the Keystone State, with its 134 species of trees, has a longer and more varied fall foliage season than anywhere else in the world.