Tuesday, February 28, 2017


Monday, January 30, 2017

Certified AARP TaxAide volunteers are available to provide free tax form assistance to middle and low-income taxpayers, with special attention to those ages 60 and older. All sites offer E-filing and direct deposit for any refunds.Tax help will be available during the times and days listed February through April. Do not call the sites unless a phone number is noted below. For a TaxAide site near you, call 1-888-AARPNOW (227-7669).

Carbon County

• Palmerton Senior Center, 501 Delaware Ave., from 9 a.m. to noon on Mondays starting Feb. 6.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Heritage Hill Senior Community, Weatherly, will host a fall prevention seminar at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday at Lehighton Senior Center.

Thousands of accidental falls among the elderly occur each year, and a large percentage of those falls results in a broken hip, head trauma, or other serious injuries.

Falls can happen anytime, anywhere, but they usually occur around the house while doing daily activities under normal circumstances.

Monday, January 30, 2017
George Orwell Copyright - 2007 AP

NEW YORK (AP) — With “alternative facts” the latest catchphrase, George Orwell’s “1984” is No. 1 on Amazon.com and the publisher has ordered an additional 75,000 copies.

Signet Classics told The Associated Press in a statement Wednesday that sales have been “remarkably robust” for a book that already is a classroom standard. The publisher noted that books such as Orwell’s tap into “the fears, anxieties, and even hopes” of readers.

Monday, January 30, 2017

First Commonwealth Federal Credit Union is reaching out to the community by holding a seminar on purchasing a home at 6:30 p.m., March 14 at its Bethlehem Branch, located at 257 Brodhead Road.

The seminar will be presented by George Haik, mortgage loan specialist at First Commonwealth Federal Credit Union. It will focus on such topics as: FHA lending options, advantages of owning a home, steps to homeownership, reviewing a sales contract and the loan closing.

The seminar is being offered for free, but advanced registration is required due to limited seating.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Now that Donald Trump is in office, are you more optimistic or pessimistic about our country’s future, and why?

Friday, January 27, 2017

This is my one-year anniversary of sharing my family’s adventures with you. Fifty-two weeks of mayhem. 365 days. Or to quote a famous song, 525,600 minutes. And, since 2016 was a leap year, it’s actually 366 or 527,040 minutes.

That doesn’t quite roll off the tongue as easily.

I’m not going to lie, last year, when I was approached about writing a weekly humor column on the trials and travails of being a working mom, navigating the ins and outs of parenthood and life, I got a little bit of an ego boost.

Friday, January 27, 2017
Clinton Haby and Sarah Szuminski

Teresa and Ernest “Zoomer” Szuminski of San Antonio, Texas, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Melissa Szuminski, to Clinton Michael Haby, son of Shirlyrene and Curtis Haby of Helotes, Texas.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Frank A. and Gwen Tatusko of Johnson City, New York, recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married Jan. 12, 1957, at St. Jerome’s in Tamaqua by the Rev. Bruce Kelly.

Mrs. Tatusko is the former Gwen Lloyd, daughter of Josephine and David Lloyd of Tamaqua. Mr. Tatusko is the son of Joseph and Mary Tatusko of New York.

The Tatuskos have four children: Frank Jr., Scott, Collin and Terri-Jo. They also have three grandchildren.

Friday, January 27, 2017
Friday, January 27, 2017

Since you already have the wok out, here’s another recipe to celebrate the Year of the Rooster.

Chicken and Vegetable Stir-Fry with Ginger and Oyster Sauce

Serves 4

Start to finish: 35 minutes

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 3/4-inch dice

1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided

½teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 tablespoon cornstarch

2 tablespoon oyster sauce

1 teaspoon sesame oil

½teaspoon sugar

2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided

2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger

2 teaspoons minced garlic