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Thursday, August 6, 2015

Teens and adults are invited to a Custom Shoe Painting Workshop from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Pocono Arts Council, 19 N. Seventh St., Stroudsburg, with artist Ted Michalowski.

This fun, practical workshop will result in fine art for your feet.

Use your creative energy to design your own canvas shoes. The instructor will guide you through the painting process and each participant will leave with one or two pair of one-of-a-kind shoes. Bring one or two pairs of plain white canvas shoes, your choice of style.

Tuition is $20 for members; $30 for nonmembers.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

"As the Crow Flies," a photographic exhibit by Kristine Kotsch, will open Aug. 24 at Moravian College, Monacacy and Laurel streets, Bethlehem, in the H. Paty Eiffe Gallery.

The exhibit runs through Sept. 20. An artist reception and talk will take place at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 8.

Kotsch works in a variety of photographic mediums, including film and darkroom, historic processes, and a wide array of digital media and printing methods.

This exhibition features an ongoing series titled "As the Crow Flies," which refers to moving from one point to another without obstacles.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Sunday is Book Lovers Day. It's a day for those who love to read, so kick back and relax with a great book.

Find a shady spot under a tree, or stay curled up in bed with your favorite book and while away the hours.

Need a few suggestions?

The top 10 books on the current New York Times Best Sellers List are:

1. Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

2. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

3. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

4. The English Spy by Daniel Silva

5. Code of Conduct by Brad Thor

6. Armada by Ernest Cline

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Sesame Street Live "Make a New Friend" will visit the PPL Center, 701 Hamilton St., Allentown, Sept. 5-6.

The performance offers a fun-filled, interactive learning experience, including up-close and furry interactions on the audience floor.

Like television's Sesame Street, each Sesame Street Live production features timeless tunes and lessons for all ages. The universal appeal of each Broadway-quality musical production continues long after preschool.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

WASHINGTON – Wondering if you are eating too much added sugar? The nutrition label on your food may one day help you figure it out.

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday proposed that nutrition facts labels include the percentage of your recommended daily intake of added sugars in a food item the "percent daily value."

Adding new line for added sugars, or those that don't occur naturally, is part of an overhaul of the nutrition facts label proposed last year by the Obama administration.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Q. I see lots of seniors in casinos. They come in by the busload. I was wondering whether older people have more problems with gambling than younger people?

About 1 percent of all adults in the United States have a serious gambling addiction. The statistics on senior gambling indicate that compulsive gambling is a greater problem among older adults than adults in general.

One study found that 10 percent of seniors were "at risk" gamblers. The study said a gambler was at risk when wagering more than $100 in a single bet, or betting beyond what was affordable.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

"Change Your Story, Change Your Life," a practical self-help guide to personal transformation, reveals effective tools to reduce your worry quotient and improve your life

Do you always second-guess yourself and mentally run through every possible scenario and all the potential risks? Do you find that after resolving one worry, you immediately identify something else to worry about?

Did these questions make you worry about whether you worry too much?

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Blue Mountain Health System will co-sponsor two New to Medicare Workshops with the Carbon County Area Agency on Aging.

The sessions will be held at 6 p.m. Aug. 13, at Blue Mountain Health System/Bowmanstown Medical Plaza at 513 Bank St. in Bowmanstown, and at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 19, at Gnaden Huetten at 211 N. 12th St. in Lehighton.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Blue Mountain Health System will offer a four-part series on Diabetes Self-Management Training and Support 5 to 7 p.m. on Aug. 19 and 26, and Sept. 2 and 9 in the board room at Gnaden Huetten, 211 N. 12th St., Lehighton.

Monday, August 3, 2015
Stacey Solt/Special to the Times News Kathy Long, a professional storyteller and employee at Lehighton Area Memorial Library, tells the folktale "The Magic Pomegranate" to children and adults during the library's Thursday evening story time. Here she holds a "magic scarf," found by one of the story's three  brothers who travel the world looking for magical items.

A handful of children and family members gathered at the Lehighton Area Memorial Library last Thursday night, ready to hear a story.

It was time for the library's weekly evening story time, held each Thursday at 6 p.m. and led by professional storyteller and library employee Kathy Long.

A member of the Lehigh Valley Storytelling Guild and the National Storytelling Network, Long held the attention of both children and adults as she told her version of the folktale "The Magic Pomegranate," a story of three brothers who travel the world to find magical items.