Thursday, August 24, 2017


Thursday, August 3, 2017
The B-24 Liberator, B-17 Flying Fortress and P-51 Mustang flying in formation. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The Collings Foundation’s Wings of Freedom Tour — featuring four rare World War II USAAF military aircraft — returns to the Hazleton Regional Airport, 5175 Old Airport Road, Hazle Township, at noon Aug. 21.

This tour features the legendary B-17 Flying Fortress and B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, a B-25 Mitchell medium bomber and a P-51D Mustang fighter. These aircraft will be on display from around 1 p.m. on Aug. 21 until noon Aug. 23.

There will also be a military vehicle display, veterans, food vendors and more.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Blueberry Pie with a Cinnamon French Toast Crust. AP PHOTO Copyright - Sara Moulton

Here’s a ridiculously simple summer dessert — the happy marriage of blueberry pie and French toast with a little cinnamon sugar sprinkled on top. It’s perfect not only for blueberry lovers, but also for those home cooks who consider themselves dessert-impaired.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Peeling peaches is the pits. And if you’re like us, you end up eating your weight in fresh peaches (ideally over the sink, with juice running down your arms) before you ever work up the motivation to cook or bake with them.

But also if you’re like us, once you go through the effort of boiling the water, blanching your peaches, and peeling them to reveal the jewel-toned flesh, you remember that it really only takes 10 minutes and wasn’t so bad after all.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

It’s Pennsylvania Produce Month, and chefs around the commonwealth are filling plates with the season’s best vegetables — alone or as creative side dishes.

Home cooks looking to up their vegetable game can gather fresh ideas from four top chefs who dish on what to do with summer produce:

Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Developing major depression following a heart attack or chest pain is not uncommon, according to the American Heart Association. METROGRAPHICS

Clyde Boyce has been hospitalized 14 times in the past four years.

Boyce, 61, survived two strokes and five operations to unblock arteries around his heart, including three procedures in which doctors propped open his blood vessels with stents. He takes 18 pills a day and gets injections every two weeks with a powerful drug to lower cholesterol.

Yet the disease that came closest to taking Boyce’s life wasn’t a heart condition. It was depression, which led him to attempt suicide twice in the year after his first surgery.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Q. My father was diagnosed with SVT? Is that bad?

Supraventricular tachycardia is an abnormally fast heart rhythm. It is not usually dangerous. SVT is one of many types of arrhythmia. An arrhythmia is a problem with the speed or rhythm of the heartbeat.

Most arrhythmias are harmless. Even serious arrhythmias can be treated successfully. Most people with arrhythmias are able to live healthy lives.

Millions of Americans have arrhythmias. They are common in older adults. Arrhythmias are more common in people who have a disease or condition that weakens the heart.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Celebrate the season with a few rounds of Summer “Big Prize” Bingo at Heritage Hill Senior Community, 800 Sixth St., Weatherly, at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 17.

Tours of the community will take place during the event.

This event is free and open to the public; however, seating is limited. RSVP by calling Rachael or Toni at 570-427-4500.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Heritage Hill Senior Community invites the public to a “Memories of Elvis” concert at 7 p.m. Aug. 8. James Hummel will perform classic Elvis tunes.

Light refreshments will be served. There will be tours of the community for those interested.

This event is free and open to the public. RSVP by calling Rachael or Toni at 570-427-4500. For more information about Heritage Hill, call Rachael Kapes, marketing director, at 570-427-4500 or visit

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

St. Luke’s University Health Network is hosting a diabetes support group at its new facility in Lehighton from 6 to 7 p.m. Aug. 16, at the Lehighton Medical Center, 575 S. Ninth St., Lehighton.

The group is designed to help patients dealing with diabetes, as well as family and friends. Participants will learn about the causes and effects of the disease; ideas to increase self-help, problem solving and prevention measures; and provide encouragement.

Monday, July 31, 2017
Women are at a greater risk for outliving their savings because, on average, they live longer than men. PHOTO COURTESY METROGRAPHICS

Few things make retirees more nervous than the possibility their savings could run dry.

And the situation can be even more troublesome for women, who are at greater risk of outliving their money because, on average, they live longer than men. In fact, women over the age of 65 are 80 percent more likely than men to spend their retirement years impoverished, according to a study by the National Institute on Retirement Security.