Tuesday, March 31, 2015


Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The annual Carbon-Tamaqua Unit of the ACS Telethon Committee Chinese Auction will be March 29 at Lakeside Ballroom, Barnesville. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.; drawing begins at 2:30. Polka Joe will broadcast on WMGH live from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Annual ACS Telethon.

To donate items or purchase tickets, call 570-645-4228 or email madula@ptd.net. Bakers are always needed.

Monday, March 2, 2015

First Commonwealth Federal Credit Union is reaching out to the community with its "Smart Teens Seminar Series."

It will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesdays, April 14, 21 and 28 in the Bethlehem Branch, located at 257 Brodhead Road.

This three-part seminar will focus on such topics as: Budgeting, saving and credit.

Teens age 15-18 will learn basic money management skills that will last them a lifetime. The session will include interactive activities to help them apply the concepts they will learn.

Monday, March 2, 2015
PRESS PHOTO COURTESY OF DISTRIBUTING DIGNITY Joanie Balderstone and Rebecca McIntire are the founders of Distributing Dignity. They started collecting new bras and feminine hygiene products in 2010.

Bras, tampons, pads and panty liners are female necessities that come at a high cost. For the women who cannot afford these supplies, Distributing Dignity is there to provide them.

Distributing Dignity was founded by Lehigh University alumnae Joanie Balderstone and Rebecca McIntire. They were doing donation work in Camden, New Jersey, receiving gently used business clothing from an organization they belonged to.

Monday, March 2, 2015
PHOTO COURTESY STATEPOINT MEDIA If you're an entepreneur, finding ways to make the most of your time and finances is crucual for your sanity and success.

There are two things most small-business owners have in common: limited time and limited finances.

If you're an entrepreneur, finding ways to make the most of both is crucial for your sanity and success.

The key to becoming more efficient with these two key resources is organization, says "SmallBizLady" Melinda Emerson, small business expert and author of the best-selling book "Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months."

Saturday, February 28, 2015
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Lupcho

Lisa Armano, daughter of John and Lorraine Armano of North Andover, Massachusetts, and Paul L. Lupcho of Northampton, son of Paul and Malinda Lupcho of Palmerton, were united in marriage on Oct. 18, 2014, at St. Michael Parish in North Andover.

The Rev. Kevin Deeley officiated the double-ring ceremony.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride chose Kristin Tedesco of Lawrenceville, New Jersey, to be her maid of honor.

Bridesmaids included Carrie Leary of North Andover, and Jennifer Fernandez of Pottstown.

Saturday, February 28, 2015
Dustin Anewalt and Grace Murtoff

The engagement of Grace Murtoff of Pittsburgh, and Dustin Anewalt of Cranberry Township, has been announced by his parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Gary andKathleen Murtoff of Carlisle.

She is a 2008 graduate of Boiling Springs High School. She graduated from Grove City College in 2012.

She is currently employed at Magnetics in Pittsburgh.

The prospective bridegroom is the son Dee and Jamie (Reed) Anewalt of Cranberry Township, formerly of Lehighton.

Saturday, February 28, 2015
Tim Pressede and Lauren Davison

The engagement of Lauren Davison of Pottstown, formerly of Summit Hill, and Tim Pressede also of Pottstown, has been announced by her parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Darlene Hentosh of Nesquehoning, and Christopher Davison of Orwigsburg.

She is a 2004 graduate of Marian Catholic School. She earned a bachelor's degree in rehabilitative services at East Stroudsburg University in 2008. In 2012 she earned her master's degree in psychology from University of Phoenix. In 2013 she graduated from Florida Institute of Technology with her ABA graduate degree.

Friday, February 27, 2015

It may not look like it right now, but spring will eventually arrive.

Get a jump on the planting season with some new ideas from these gardening courses at Northampton Community College.

Classes are held at the Main Campus in Bethlehem Township unless otherwise specified.

Landscape Design for the Homeowner: Mondays, March 9-30, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Fee: $99

Plant a Tea Garden: Monday, March 9, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Fowler Family Southside Center. Fee: $29

Growing and Using Herbs: Monday, April 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Fee: $29

Friday, February 27, 2015
PHOTO COURTESY JENKS PRODUCTIONS The 13th Annual Spring Eastern Pennsylvania Home Show opens tonight at the Allentown Fairgrounds. It runs through Sunday.

The 13th Annual Spring Eastern Pennsylvania Home Show, Feb. 27- March 1 at Ag Hall at the Allentown Fairground, 302 N. 17th St., Allentown, offers more than the usual home show.

This year's event presents innovative, high tech and imaginative products and displays, local crafts and great prizes all with hometown flair.

Show producer, Jenks Productions, is offering $1 off admission when attendees bring a nonperishable food item to the show. Donations will benefit the Allentown Ecumenical Food Bank.

Friday, February 27, 2015
Working on the show's entrance feature on Thursday is Pricila Minetti with Valley Forge Flowers. The show opens to the public on Saturday.

PHILADELPHIA – Lights, camera ... blossom!

Floral and garden designers are paying homage to Disney and Pixar films at the Philadelphia Flower Show, which opens Saturday with the theme "Celebrate the Movies."

Meticulously landscaped exhibits have been inspired by more than a dozen features, from "Frozen" and "Finding Nemo" to "Cars" and "Cinderella."