Wednesday, August 24, 2016


Monday, July 11, 2016

There are car stickers for everything, such as someone’s political choice, their love of a breed of dog or their pride in their honor student.

Then, of course, there might be that sticker that identifies the kind of mom that is behind the wheel of the vehicle: Soccer Mom, Tennis Mom, Field Hockey Mom and Baseball Mom, to name a few.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

The following local students have been recognized on the dean’s list at Norwich University, Northfield, Vermont, for the spring 2016 semester:

• Michael Stephen Deganich of Nesquehoning

• Colin T. Johnson of Nesquehoning

• Zachary Michael of Walnutport

Saturday, July 9, 2016
Mr. and Mrs. Norman A. Burger

Mr. and Mrs. Norman A. Burger of Gilbert recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends.

They were married June 18, 1966, at Salem-St. Paul Lutheran Church, Kresgeville, by the Rev. Kline.

Mrs. Burger is the former Janice Moretz, daughter of the late William and Edna (Smith) Moretz of Gilbert. Her husband is the son of the late Norman E. and Jennie (Diehl) Burger of Burger’s Hollow.

The Burgers have two children: Shaula Ross of Lincoln, Nebraska, and Norman O. Burger of El-Do Lake. They have six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Three members of the band Railroad Earth have joined together with a former RRE member on a progressive bluegrass-oriented band, The Shockenaw Mountain Boys, and will perform at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe at 8 p.m. Friday.

They will share the bill with the Bovine Social Club.

The Shockenaw Mountain Boys are an acoustic subset of Railroad Earth that performs high-energy versions of Irish tunes, bluegrass standards and various original tunes.

Thursday, July 7, 2016
Country quartet Lonestar will take the stage at Penn’s Peak at 8 p.m. July 16. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Award-winning, multiplatinum country music quartet Lonestar is coming to Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe at 8 p.m. July 16.

“Twenty years ago, when we put this little band together to play in some bars and make a little money, I dreamed it pretty good,” admits keyboard player and songwriter Dean Sams. “But I never dreamed it quite this good.”

Thursday, July 7, 2016


David Cassidy will headline the M & T Stage at 9 p.m. Aug. 6 at the 2016 Schuylkill County Fair.

Cassidy rose to stardom in “The Partridge Family” and became one of the biggest TV and performing stars by the time he was 20.

From television to recording and record-breaking concert tours, from Broadway and London’s West End to Las Vegas production shows, Cassidy has made his mark and been lauded with nominations and awards in each arena.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016


BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — An event at a New York food festival is being billed as the world’s healthiest eating championship.

Competitors sanctioned by Major League Eating are famous for downing hot dogs by the dozen but will compete for the Kale Cup at this year’s Taste of Buffalo food festival on Saturday.

They’ll have eight minutes to consume as much of the leafy green vegetable as possible.

The winner will take home $2,000.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Roasted Tomato Gazpacho. AP PHOTO

When I set about making this version of gazpacho, the goal was a great, fresh tomato taste, but even deeper flavor.

The solution was simple: roast the tomatoes first.

Roasted Tomato Gazpacho

Start to finish: 1 hour plus chilling time

Servings: 6-8

12 plum tomatoes

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

1 teaspoon sugar

1 teaspoon kosher salt

2 seedless cucumbers, skin on, cut into 1-inch chunks

1 red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces

1 yellow bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

When berry season arrives and they become much more affordable, my family and I turn into berry gluttons.

Straining the pureed berries may seem like an extra step, but the reward is one of the simplest and most plush desserts you can imagine.

And if you have an electric mixer, whipping the cream into peaks happens in short order, so this is a quick dessert to make. You also could use one type of berry instead of two, if that’s what you have.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Following a recall by General Mills, Inc., Giant Food Stores announced it has removed from stores Gold Medal products that are potentially linked to an outbreak of E. coli 0121.

The following products are included in this recall:

• Gold Medal Wondra Quick Mixing Flour, 13.5 ounces, UPC 1600018980 with Better if Used by Dates of 23FEB2017KC and 24FEB2017KC

• Gold Medal All Purpose Flour, 2 pounds, UPC 1600010710 with Better if Used by Dates of 15MAY2017KC through 24MAY2017KC, 04JUN2017KC, 05JUN2017KC, 11JUN2017KC through 14JUN2017KC