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Monday, September 8, 2014

Should you stop eating gluten? Probably not. Only a small percentage of people have celiac or other gluten sensitivities and can truly benefit from a gluten-free diet.

Even if you suspect that you are susceptible to gluten or wheat, it's important to talk to a doctor before eliminating these foods.

Saturday, September 6, 2014
Mr. and Mrs. Wallace H. Berger

Mr. and Mrs. Wallace H. Berger of Lehighton recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on Aug. 29, 1964, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Jim Thorpe by the Rev. William J. Leifeld.

Mrs. Berger is the former Patricia Bretz, daughter of the late Jacob and Frances Bretz of Jim Thorpe. Her husband is the son of Pauline (Berger) Leindecker of Slatington and the late Wallace H. Berger Sr.

The Bergers have two daughters: Lori Nuss and her husband, Rico, of Hazleton; and Tami Breault and her husband, Herv, of Auburn.

Saturday, September 6, 2014
Mr. and Mrs. Lamont LeVan

Mr. and Mrs. Lamont LeVan of Lehighton are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married Sept. 5, 1964, at Jacob's Reform Church in Weissport by the Rev. George Bickel.

Mrs. LeVan is the former Mary Lou Hinger, daughter of the late Alvin and Anna Hinger of Lehighton. Her husband is the son of the late Wilbur and Beulah LeVan of Lehighton.

They have two children: Lamont LeVan Jr. and his wife, Lori, of Lehighton; and Christine Lorchak, and her husband, David, of Lehighton.

They have one granddaughter, Kirsten LeVan.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Stacia Hope Powell and Anthony J. Riccio, both of McAdoo.

Amanda Susan Gerhard and Eric Steven Schuetrumpf, both of Tamaqua.

Michelle L. Messner and Harrison J. Dietrich, both of New Ringgold.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Carbon County marriage licenses

Terry Lee Miller and Betty Jean Hall, Lehighton.

Ted Harrison Balliet and Jessica Robin Eastardi, Bowmanstown.

Todd Donald Rehrig and Lynn Anne Sheehan, Lehighton.

Zachary Paul Baker and Melissa Eleanor Taylor, Jim Thorpe.

Chad Michael Distler and Katelyn Nicole Boyd, Palmerton.

Paul Martin Fischetto Jr. and Sheila Marie Wentland-Hess, Albrightsville.

Warren Timothy Moli and Kristin Judith Zammito, Jim Thorpe.

Shane Alldon Sockwell and Martha Jeannette Muir, Tamaqua.

Friday, September 5, 2014
In this photo taken on Aug. 22, 2014, tomatoes ripen in the organic garden beds of the Bloomington Fire Department in Bloomington, Ind. Firefighters tend to the gardens each day as part of their routine duties and eat the produce they harvest. (AP Photo, Bloomington Herald-Times, Matthew Hatcher)

The most frequent question at the Master Gardener green line on Tuesday mornings is "What's wrong with my plant?" The simple answer is the weather.

We are experiencing the right weather conditions this year for severe infections of rusts, mildews and blights.

The most worrying disease at the moment is the late blight of tomatoes and potatoes. As of early last month, the disease had already been confirmed in 15 counties across Pennsylvania.

Late blight epidemics often start in home gardens where fungicides are less apt to be used.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Penn State Extension in Carbon County is accepting applications for the 2015 Penn State Extension Master Gardener program.

The program consists of a volunteer training course designed to provide experienced home gardeners with information and skills necessary to share experience and knowledge with others.

Weekly Tuesday classes will be held from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Oct. 14 through March 17 at various locations and the Carbon County Environmental Education Center.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Jim Thorpe High School Class 1965 will meet for lunch at Platz's in Lehighton, at noon on Thursday.

Call 570-778-6678 for information.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Autumn is less than a month away and DEP would like to remind citizens about important precautions to take as they are closing their pools and filling their home heating oil tanks.

Pool wastewater, if not disposed of properly, can contaminate local waterways, while poorly maintained home heating oil tanks can leak.

When chlorinated water is drained from a swimming pool into a storm sewer, it can quickly make its way to a stream or other body of water, where aquatic life can be damaged or killed.

Thursday, September 4, 2014
Gallagher

Dauphin County Parks and Recreation is planning a fall workshop for science and nature educators.

Susan Gallagher, a Carbon County naturalist, will be one of the workshop's presenters.

"Making the Dead Come Alive" is scheduled to take place from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Olewine Nature Center at Wildwood Park in Harrisburg.

This unique workshop offers instruction on the proper preparation and care of natural history collections. Participants will learn how to maintain taxidermy mounts, birds' nests, eggs, bones, pickled (wet) specimens, and more.