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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Here are some indicators of financial exploitation of the elderly, according to the National Center on Elder Abuse:

Ÿ Sudden changes in bank account or banking practice, including an unexplained withdrawal of large sums of money by a person accompanying the elder;

Ÿ The inclusion of additional names on an elder's bank signature card;

Ÿ Unauthorized withdrawal of the elder's funds using the elder's ATM card;

Ÿ Abrupt changes in a will or other financial documents;

Ÿ Unexplained disappearance of funds or valuable possessions;

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Men of the Lehighton High School Class of 1965 will meet at 6 p.m. on Nov. 5 at Riverwalck Restaurant in Parryville.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Prescription drugs have helped many people combat disease and live longer, healthier lives. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that nearly half of all Americans have taken at least one prescription drug in the past 30 days.

What's more, the CDC reports that physicians ordered or provided 2.6 billion prescription drugs for patients in 2010 alone.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Q. Does caffeine bother you more the older you get?

Sensitivity to caffeine the pick-me-up in coffee tends to increase as you get older. Children metabolize caffeine quicker than adults.

About 90 percent of Americans consume caffeine daily. More than half of all American adults consume more than 300 milligrams of caffeine every day, making it America's most popular drug.

Monday, October 27, 2014
9 safety tips for Trick-or-Treat fun

Ghouls and goblins and treats galore! That's what's going through the minds of many children as they prepare for Halloween.

But, parents, remember to stress the importance of safety as your little Spiderman or Princess Anna goes trick-or-treating.

And kids, remember to always listen to your parents because they have your best interest in mind.

Here are nine tips to make this Halloween a safe and fun experience for children and parents.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Area trick-or-treat nights have been scheduled.

People wishing to participate are asked to have their porch lights on during those hours.

Bowmanstown: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday.

Chestnuthill Township: 6-8 p.m. Friday, with Trick or Treat Night at the Chestnuthill Township Park from 5-8 p.m. Friday.

Coaldale: 6-8 p.m. Thursday.

East Penn Township: "Trunks for Treats" from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday in the parking lot of the East Penn Social Hall.

Eldred Township: 6-8 p.m. Friday.

Franklin Township: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday.

Jim Thorpe: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Halloween is rapidly approaching.

It's the one holiday of the year children are encouraged to wear crazy outfits, roam the streets after dark and beg strangers for candy.

From handing out candy to talking with children on how to stay safe, local law enforcement officers play an active role when it comes to the haunted holiday.

The Hanover Borough Police Department is steadily involved with local neighborhood watch groups and provides safety talks in schools, church groups and civic organizations such as Boy Scout troops, said Chief Dwayne Smith.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Halloween isn't just about trick-or-treating. It's also about parties.

The Lehigh Valley DUI/Highway Safety Task Force is reminding those who choose to imbibe over the Halloween weekend to please designate a driver.

"We want people to realize buzzed driving is drunk driving," Task Force Chairman William D. McQuilken said. "Having a few drinks and then driving is dangerous. It endangers your life and the lives of everyone else on the roadway."

Monday, October 27, 2014
Keep pets safe on Halloween too

Halloween can be a very stressful time for pets.

With dozens of strangers running around in costume, they can become very upset, especially with unfamiliar happenings going on in their home, such as constant door-bell ringing and strange little creatures appearing, screaming and howling for treats.

For their safety, keep your pets indoors in a quiet place with water and food, away from all the trick-or-treating activities.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Katherine Sprague, Livingston Manor, New York, and Dominque Ann Logue, Nesquehoning.

Brandon Tyler Wentz, Northampton, and Kassidy Blaire Gerber, Palmerton.

Charles Brian Billings and Johnnie Lynn Whisner, Palmerton.

Scott Allen Nailor and Kimberly Ann Czarnecki, West Hazleton.

Jens Otto Herman and Kayla Eileen Everett, Jim Thorpe.