Wednesday, September 20, 2017


Saturday, November 5, 2016

There is no other way to put it: My kids are political animals. I don’t know if it’s the general entertainment factor of the current presidential campaign or a genetic predisposition for the political, but they are enthralled with the entire process. I wasn’t going to talk politics because I like to focus on the lighthearted aspects of our lives, but since this has been the talk of our household for the past few weeks, I am out of other material.

Saturday, November 5, 2016
Kaden Scott Fink

FINK — Kaden Scott Fink was born at 5:54 a.m., Oct. 19, 2016, at Lehigh Valley Health Network to Sarah and Benjamin Fink of New Ringgold.

He weighed 9 pounds and measured 21.5 inches in length.

He was welcomed home by an older brother, Keith, who is 4.

Maternal grandparents are the late Darren and Tina Hoppes. Paternal grandparents are David and LaRue Fink of Andreas.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

U.S. Air Force Airman Gage M. Bartley graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Friday, November 4, 2016
Tom Huntington

Noted historian and prolific author Tom Huntington will visit the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown, at 1 p.m. Nov. 19, to speak on his book, “Guide to Gettysburg Monuments.”

That day marks the 153rd anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.

During the Battle of Gettysburg, which took place July 1-3, 1863, more than 50,000 Americans were killed, wounded or missing in action.

Friday, November 4, 2016
Sun-loving vegetables, like the ones shown here, can be cultivated indoors in winter enriched by supplemental lighting. But choose the right plant combinations for your four-season gardening. Some are more demanding than others. Vegetable gardening can be a year-round activity with the right indoor growing conditions. DEAN FOSDICK/AP PHOTOS

There’s no reason to stop growing vegetables just because cold weather has arrived. Sun-loving edibles can be cultivated indoors in containers enriched by supplemental LED lights.

But choose the right plant combinations for this four-season gardening. Some plants are more demanding than others.

“The amount of money and work it takes depends upon your expectations,” said Tuan Bettes, a horticulture agent with Utah State University Extension. “You won’t achieve (indoors) what you would in sunlight.”

Friday, November 4, 2016

The Lehighton Band Booster Association is hosting a spaghetti dinner, featuring entertainment by the Lehighton Area High School jazz band, from 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 19 at St. John’s Lutheran Church of Mahoning.

For tickets or for more information, contact Sherry Smalley at 484-464-1918 or any LAHS band member.

All proceeds benefit the LAHS Indian Pride Marching Band trip to perform at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World.

Friday, November 4, 2016

St. Luke’s Miners Diabetes Education Center is hosting the first of what will be the Annual Diabetes Day from 9 a.m. to noon on Nov. 12 at the Tamaqua YMCA.

Shelley Sassaman will be the guest speaker. There will also be a cooking demonstration with taste testing.

Seating is limited, so reservations are required. To make a reservation, or for more information, call 570-645-8107 by Nov. 7.

The YMCA is located in the former Jamesway Shopping Plaza, 1201 E. Broad St., Tamaqua.

Friday, November 4, 2016
For each Give-A-Tree card purchased from the Arbor Day Foundation, a tree is planted in honor of the recipient. Copyright - ©2008 Geoff Johnson/Malone & Company

Celebrate this year’s holiday season while supporting conservation and tree planting with the help of the Arbor Day Foundation.

• Give-A-Tree cards offer a holiday giving opportunity with conservation benefits. Give-A-Tree cards can be purchased individually and with customized text.

• Purchasing the Arbor Day Foundation’s coffee helps preserve rain forests in Central and South America. The coffee is shade-grown under the canopy of Latin American rain forests. Each bag helps preserve 2 feet of rain forest.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Pocono Family YMCA of Stroudsburg partnered with Pocono Medical Center’s Dale and Frances Hughes Cancer Center to offer an eight-week program for cancer survivors called New Beginnings: A Cancer Wellness Program.

The program is designed to benefit cancer survivors from time of diagnosis, on through survivorship.

Thursday, November 3, 2016
A scene from “The Miracle of Christmas” with James Ofalt, left, as “Rudy” and Amanda Rose Kipila as “Clara.” PHOTO COURTESY PINES DINNER THEATRE

The Pines Dinner Theatre, 448 N. 17th St., Allentown, presents “The Miracle of Christmas,” a heartwarming story of Clara, a young girl from New York City who has forgotten the true meaning of Christmas. The production opens Friday and runs through Dec. 23.

Forced to visit relatives in Vermont, Clara’s Christmas vacation turns into an unforgettable adventure.