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Thursday, August 20, 2015

The 29th annual Pocono State Craft Festival will be held Saturday and Sunday at Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, 347 Quiet Valley Road in Stroudsburg.

The event, co-sponsored by the Pocono Arts Council and the Pocono Chapter of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen, celebrates the heritage, beauty and quality of Pennsylvania Crafts.

Crafts include pottery, jewelry, metal, stained glass, wood, baskets, paper, leather, folk art, fine art, photography, soap and art-to-wear.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

The Anita Shapolsky Art Foundation will host “Making Art with Liquid Fire” by New York artist Michael Dominick and the Manhattan Iron Project from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday.

The leather-clad artisans will create paintings with white-hot, 2800-degree molten iron.

Rain date is 11 a.m. Sunday.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

The Mahoning Drive-In Theater presents an action-packed double feature with Indiana Jones, one of America’s greatest action heroes, on Friday and Saturday.

Showtime is approximately 8:45 p.m. each night. “Raiders of the Lost Ark” and “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” will be presented in their theatrical 35 mm film format.

For more information http://www.mahoningdit.com.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

August is Pennsylvania Produce Month.

If you're interested in eating locally grown foods, there's no time like the present.

According to the Pennsylvania Vegetable Marketing and Research Program, Pennsylvania's 3,950 vegetable growers plant 49,400 acres to produce more than 280,000 tons of vegetables for fresh and processing use.

Sweet corn is Pennsylvania's largest vegetable crop.

Growers plant about 14,700 acres per year ranking the state as the seventh largest producer of fresh market sweet corn.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Dave Fuller of Mahoning Township is purchasing fresh vegetables from A+ Produce owners Avery Oprey and Amber Coleman.

August is Pennsylvania's produce month and midsummer is the perfect time to stock up on fresh farm-to-table tasty treats.

The support for local and small business has grown over the years, with so many Americans looking to change to a healthy lifestyle many residents have turned to their local farm stands to provide veggies and fruits at reasonable prices.

In-season vegetables such as sweet corn, tomatoes and squash are summer backyard barbecue staples.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Want to know why you're such a tasty little treat?

Multiple studies have been conducted to determine why mosquitoes are more likely to bite one person, and avoid another entirely. Researchers have discovered the following:

Ÿ Mosquitoes are attracted by sight. If you're wearing dark clothing, you might as well paint a bull's-eye on your shirt. Stick to lighter colors.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015
PHOTO COURTESY OF METROGRAPHICS

Some people are lucky enough to float through summer like a breeze with nary a bug landing on them, let alone biting them.

Then there are the rest of us; the ones who are as tasty as the all-you-can-eat buffet at Shady Maple.

Tired of scratching? To help you enjoy the rest of the season as itch-free as possible, we spoke with Steve Albrich, a physician assistant in the emergency department at Blue Mountain Health System.

Q. What should we do before heading outside to keep those bugs at bay?

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Q. I seem to get more cavities in my teeth as I get older. Is this another part of the aging process?

Tooth decay and gum disease are caused by plaque, a layer of bacteria. This plaque can build up quickly on the teeth of older people. In addition, seniors have a greater tendency to get decay around older fillings. And we have more fillings than younger people because we didn't all grow up with fluoride.

Monday, August 17, 2015
Stacey Solt/Special to the Times News Members of the End Hunger Carbon County action team are planning a food packaging event to package 40,000 meals for the neediest families and individuals in Carbon County. Team members include, front row, from left, Kathy Nunemacher, Bonnie Vito and Julia Kelm; and back row from left, Edwin Belon, team vice president; Alvin Sellers, president; and Ray Nunemacher. More than 80 posters and hundreds of signup brochures have been distributed at churches and businesses throughout the county. Brochures are also available at the Jim Thorpe National Bank on Broadway in Jim Thorpe and Fourth Street in Lehighton.

One team of volunteers is hoping to end hunger in Carbon County. To do this, they plan to pack 40,000 meals in four hours with the help of hundreds of volunteers. These meals will be distributed to Carbon County food pantries to be given to the neediest families facing food insecurity.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Meals purchased through Outreach Inc.'s food packaging program cost just 25 cents each.

While organizers with Carbon County's first food packaging event weren't sure what to expect in 2013, they are now enthusiastic about this low-cost step toward ending hunger in our area.

"When we did this the first time, we had no idea what the product was and how it would be accepted," said Alvin Sellers, the president of the End Hunger Carbon County action committee.