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Monday, May 23, 2016
The cover of “Do Your Laundry or You’ll Die Alone,” by Becky Blades. SOURCEBOOKS VIA AP

NEW YORK — Becky Blades wrote her oldest daughter a letter after she left home for college offering all the advice and words of wisdom she wished she had dispensed beforehand.

Her daughter had some advice of her own: Turn the letter into a book. Blades, who lives in Kansas City, Missouri, did just that and the result is a nifty, gifty little book titled “Do Your Laundry or You’ll Die Alone.”

Blades knows her audience, keeping her pearls mostly text length — and funny.

Monday, May 23, 2016

There will be a mandatory meeting for the Carbon County 4-H Livestock Club at 7 p.m. Wednesday. All members are required to attend in order to show this year and will be given important project information. The meeting will be held at the Big Creek Grange.

New members are welcome.

The club meets every second and fourth Wednesday of the month.

4-H is the youth component of Penn State University.

Monday, May 23, 2016

The Times News is looking to share some fun stories about area kids in a new monthly feature on the Family page.

Do you know of a young person who should be featured in the Times News? Do they write stories, songs or maybe poetry? Will they be having a “for charity” lemonade stand this summer? Have they gone out of their way to do something really special for someone else?

If you know such a kid, email us at tnlifestyles@tnonline.com.

Monday, May 23, 2016

The Crazy Quilters Quilt Guild will meet at 7 p.m. June 7 at the Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 3461 Cedar Crest Blvd., Emmaus. The program on UFOs (unfinished objects) will be presented by Merry May.

Visitors are welcome. There will be a $5 charge for visitors.

For information, visit crazyquilters.org.

Monday, May 23, 2016
Nancy Pollock, also known as Nanny, and granddaughter Lily work on Pollock’s planters. CAROL MILLER/TIMES NEWS

Let’s do some Common Core math.

If there are approximately four days of school left for children in the Tamaqua and Lehighton school districts and seven days remaining for Panther Valley and Jim Thorpe; and then if there are approximately 101 days until Tamaqua schools are back in session, 112 days for Lehighton, 85 days for Jim Thorpe and Panther Valley schools, how many days will it take before our sanity as mothers is ready for our bickering, bored children to be given back to their brave, unsuspecting teachers?

Monday, May 23, 2016

In addition to flowers and vegetables, what else do you “plant” in your yard?

Do you have a flock of pink flamingos? Some quirky wooden stakes? Any unusual garden sculptures?

Maybe you have some old farm implements or interesting statuary.

We’d love to hear from you and see what’s “growing” in your yard.

We might even feature your garden in an upcoming story.

Email us at kcimms@tnonline.com or drop us a line at Times News, P.O. Box 239, Lehighton, PA 18235, Attention Lifestyle Department.

Friday, May 20, 2016
Kid collectors

At my public antiques appraisal events held at venues nationwide, many of my audience members are kids.

Some of these kids remind me of my childhood. I was a kid who spent many a weekend touring local flea markets and yard sales with my Dad. My Dad liked to look for old tools and military objects and he taught me about them.

But, the kids that come to my events collect all types of objects from fine art to movie memorabilia and more.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Carbon County Master Gardeners will conduct their annual plant sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Mahoning Valley Farmer’s Market on Route 443 in Lehighton.

The group only sells plants that members raised themselves. There will be native flowering and nonflowering plants, annuals, perennials and heirloom tomato seedlings, unusual or less common plants or varieties, as well as some houseplants.

Friday, May 20, 2016

In addition to flowers and vegetables, what else do you “plant” in your yard?

Do you have a flock of pink flamingos? Some quirky wooden stakes? Any unusual garden sculptures?

Maybe you have some old farm implements or interesting statuary.

We’d love to hear from you and see what’s “growing” in your yard.

We might even feature your garden in an upcoming story.

Email us at kcimms@tnonline.com or drop us a line at Times News, P.O. Box 239, Lehighton, PA 18235, Attention Lifestyle Department.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Pocono Greyhound Adoption will be holding a Meet & Greet at Tractor Supply, Route 209, Brodheadsville, from noon to 3 p.m. June 11.

To learn more about the event, or about adopting a greyhound, visit www.poconogreyhound.org or phone 570-856-0377.