Monday, August 21, 2017


Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Join the Schuylkill County Master Gardeners for a celebration of gardening, food, art and music from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 19, at their demonstration garden, on the grounds of the First United Church of Christ, 110 Route 61, Schuylkill Haven, adjacent to the Penn State Schuylkill campus.

There will be plants and produce grown by master gardeners, along with cut flower arrangements, baked goods, food and refreshments available for purchase. There will also be food samples and a tomato tasting contest.

Artisans and other vendors will also be in attendance.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

St. Luke’s Miners Campus executive chef Aaron Jablin will be at the Lehighton Downtown Farmers Market on Aug. 19 for guided shopping tours of the market, followed by cooking demonstrations using produce and ingredients selected from the market that day.

Jablin invites marketgoers to join him at 10 a.m. at the St. Luke’s tent, where they can then accompany him as he shops for fresh ingredients to be used in the prep and cooking demonstration that will take place immediately afterward.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Forests across America are a prized natural resource, and anyone can help plant trees in these vital areas by joining the Arbor Day Foundation this month.

Through the Replanting Our National Forests campaign, the Arbor Day Foundation will honor each new member who joins in July by planting 10 trees in forests that have been devastated by wildfires, insects and disease.

The cost to join is a $10 donation.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The 69th annual Eck reunion will be held Aug. 6 at the Emmaus Community Park, 1401 Shimerville Road, Emmaus, in the Rotary Pavilion.

The park opens at 10 a.m. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. Bring a covered dish or dessert and your own beer if desired. The business meeting will begin at 1:30 p.m.

There will be children’s games, guessing games, door prizes, cakewalk and a raffle. Bring a cake or baked good for the cake walk and something for the chance table/raffle. The concert in the park will begin at 6 p.m. The Red Hill Band will perform.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The Lehighton Alumni Association will meet at 7 p.m.Wednesday at the Carbon Chamber and Economic Development office, 137 South St. in Lehighton. If you cannot make the meeting, send your ideas to

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Q. I’m a healthy 71-year-old woman and I sweat a lot. I was wondering if it’s something I should discuss with my doctor.

Heavy sweating, or perspiration, is normal if you are exercising, in a hot environment or you are nervous. It also happens during menopause.

Healthy people sweat, but the amount varies widely. Some people inherit heavy sweating, especially on their palms and the soles of their feet. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, excessive sweating affects about 8 million Americans.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
St. Luke’s University Health Network recently launched an app for new moms and moms-to-be. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

St. Luke’s University Health Network recently launched its new St. Luke’s Baby & Me mobile app to help pregnant and new moms stay informed and healthy throughout the stages of pregnancy, labor, birth and newborn care.

The mobile app, which can be downloaded for free, is part of St. Luke’s ongoing commitment to mothers, babies, fathers and support persons before, during and after they have a baby.

The app’s launch coincides with the announcement of the new St. Luke’s Baby & Me Support Center, opening this summer.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The Tamaqua High School Class of 1961 will meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 10 at Schick’s Cafe, located at 50 Mauch Chunk St. in Tamaqua.

All members of the class are welcome to attend.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Fall Fest will be hosted by The Summit, Blue Mountain Nursing & Rehabilitation Center on from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Orioles, 475 Orioles Drive in Lehighton. Admission is free and the festival will be held rain or shine.

A flea market and craft sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. There is afee to reserve a 10- by 10-foot space, and you must bring your own table and canopy. All profit you make is yours to keep.

Preregistration and prepayment are requested by Sept. 18. For more information or to reserve a space, call 610-377-7206.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Heritage Hill Senior Community, 800 Sixth St., Weatherly, will hold a two-day AARP Safe Driver Initial Course from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. July 26-27. Successful completion can result in discounts on car insurance.

The course is available to drivers, 50 years and older, who have not yet completed the initial course or who have let three years pass since taking it. There is a fee.

All participants must bring their AARP membership card (if applicable) and a valid driver’s license.

Lunch is included, courtesy of Heritage Hill.