Saturday, July 12, 2014


Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Many people today are interested in growing and/or buying local foods and want to preserve them for use throughout the year.

"Yes I Can" is an introductory workshop providing today's recommendations on how to safely can seasonal garden produce and specialty items.

It includes costs, equipment, how to use a pressure canner and boiling water bath canner, types of pack, safe methods and procedures, storage, and resources. Dial gauge canners can be tested for accuracy for those who bring the lid (excluding All American dial gauge canners).

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Q. My brother told me he has a macular pucker. Is this the same thing as macular degeneration?

First, a bit of biology ...

The lens in the front of your eye focuses light on the retina in the back of your eye. The lens is like the one in a camera, and the retina is like film. The space between the lens and retina is filled with the vitreous, a clear gel that helps to maintain the shape of the eye.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Lansford High School's Class of 1964 gathered recently to celebrate their 50-year reunion.

The Class of 1964 was the final graduating class from Lansford High School, before it was merged to form Panther Valley High School.

The reunion took place May 23 at the Inn at Jim Thorpe.

Classmates attending included Mary Kruzik Faenza, Bernadette Kralick Cascarino, James Neal, Patti Rochford Martin, Lorraine Karnish Taylor, Geri Pohlod King, Susan Matta Lukac, Kayann Murphy Sommers, Method Jaso, Connie Sroka Mihalko, Judy Rehrig McHugh and Pat Martin Clouse.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Amelia Marie Horan

HORAN A daughter, Amelia Marie Horan, was born at 10:06 p.m. on April 27, 2014, at Pottsville Hospital to Molly and Keith Horan of Tamaqua.

She weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces and measured 20 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Marie and Jim Pieracini of Tamaqua.

Paternal grandparents are Martha Howells and the late Jack Horan of Tamaqua.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The Monroe County Historical Association has announced the "History in Bloom, a tour of Stroudsburg's gardens" fundraiser, which will be held from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, June 21.

Gardens located in Stroudsburg's historic district and south Stroudsburg will be featured on the tour. The garden tour will begin at Bryant Park, which is located at the corner of Bryant Street and Park Avenue (Route 191) in south Stroudsburg.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
PHOTO COURTESY OF METRO CREATIVE GRAPHICS Penn State Master Gardeners in Carbon County celebrate "National Pollinator Week with a free propagation presentation and a tour of the pollinator garden.

Penn State Master Gardeners in Carbon County will celebrate "National Pollinator Week" from 1-1:30 p.m. Saturday at the pollinator demonstration garden, located at 529 Lentz Trail in Jim Thorpe.

Master gardeners will give a free propagation presentation and teach the best methods for propagating pollinator friendly plants by seeds, by cuttings and by division.

There will be free information sheets on various methods of propagation, and a tour of the pollinator garden. Master gardeners will be on hand to answer questions.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Lehighton Area High SchoolClass of 1994 will hold its 20-year class reunion on Aug. 2 at the Orioles Pavilion in Lehighton.

Anyone interested in more information should email Loi Gould Andrew at lori.andrew76@gmail. com or call her 484-597-9351.

Monday, June 9, 2014

The Marian Catholic High School Class of 1964 held its 50-year reunion on May 25 at Macaluso's Restaurant in Nesquehoning. Classmates attending included, front from left, Joseph Johnson, Ned Haughney, Barbara DeLay,

Monday, June 9, 2014

Beth A. Swankoski and Matthew Stephens, Tamaqua.

Kathy A. Carroll and Joseph S. Terry, Coaldale.

Laryssa D. Wessner and Donald J. Moyer, Tamaqua

Riley E. Bevan, New Ringgold, and Michael D. Borowski, Pottsville

Monday, June 9, 2014

Tamaqua High School Class of 1953 will hold its annual picnic on June 28 at Leiby's Grove in Lewistown Valley.

Anyone who was a member of the class at any time is invited to attend.

There is a fee which must be received by June 22.

If you haven't received an official invitation and registration form and are interested in obtaining more information, call 570-668-1831 or 570-668-3109.