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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Blue Mountain Health System and the Palmerton Lions Club will co-host a Community Health and Information Fair from 9 a.m. to noon April 25 on the main floor and cafeteria at the Palmerton Hospital Campus at 135 Lafayette Ave.

Screenings, including (fasting) cholesterol and blood glucose, blood pressure, arthritis, balance and pulse oximetry will be offered along with EKGs at no cost. Chair massages will also be available.

Monday, April 13, 2015

NEW YORK Buying an Apple Watch won't be as simple as walking into an Apple store and handing over your credit card.

The smartwatch is Apple's first new product category in five years and comes in 54 configurations more than any other Apple gadget.

As of last Friday, Apple stores offered trained staff to help you choose. You'll then have to place your order for shipping starting April 24. Even after that date, there's no walking in and walking out with a watch.

Of course, you can bypass all this by ordering online.

Monday, April 13, 2015

NEW YORK Apple Watch comes with a choice of watch case, band and size there are 54 possible configurations in all.

Most models come in two sizes, 38 millimeters and 42 millimeters, as measured by the height of the watch face. The larger one costs $50 more in most cases. For a few of the bands, only one size is available.

There are three lines to choose from:

Friday, April 10, 2015

The Lehighton High School Class of 1965 will meet on Wednesday to plan for the 50th anniversary reunion.

The breakfast meeting will be held at 9 a.m. at 443 Beacon Restaurant, Blakeslee Boulevard, Lehighton.

All class members are welcome to attend.

Any questions can be addressed at lehighton1965@gmail.com.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Are you looking to bring a splash of color into your life?

If so, the Carbon County Community Art League's Fourth Annual Art Show is taking place this weekend.

The art show is open to the public and will be held in the Emerald Grande Room of the Mahoning Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 397 Hemlock Drive, Lehighton from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

There is no charge for admission.

Paintings will be available for sale.

Guests will be invited to vote for their favorite local artist.

Friday, April 10, 2015
PHOTO COURTESY MELINDA MYERS Increase success and encourage even growth by growing seedlings under artificial lights.

Get a jump on the growing season by starting your favorite or hard to find plants indoors from seeds.

Starting hard to find plants, like many of the heirloom or newly introduced varieties, from seed may be the only way you will be able to add these to your garden.

Plus, you'll be extending the growing season and bringing the fun of gardening indoors.

All you need is a little space, a few supplies and of course seeds to get started.

Friday, April 10, 2015

For the last several years, we have experienced an uptick in the severity of the storms hitting our area.

Heavy rains mean an increase in erosion due to flooding and stormwater runoff.

The problem is compounded by the percentage of land covered with impervious surfaces like roads, driveways and buildings.

Stormwater runoff also carries water soluble residues from road salt, fertilizers and pesticides into our streams and lakes.

Friday, April 10, 2015
PHOTO BY EMELIE SWACKHAMER After a long winter, pansies are the perfect plant to get some color around your home.

The calendar does actually indicate winter is officially over.

But, as experience has shown, the weather is very unpredictable. Mother Nature pays no attention to what month it is.

The home landscape this time of year is in need of cheering up. There are better and brighter days ahead even though things look dirty and old.

It would be nice to see some color around the yard.

Right now at your local garden center you can have your choice of a host of colors. The greenhouses are full of pansies.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

The Allentown Symphony Association has announced that for the remainder of the 2014-15 Allentown Symphony Orchestra Season, tickets for students in grades 1-12 and college students up to age 25 with a student ID will receive free tickets to Allentown Symphony Orchestra concerts and Pops including Beethoven s Ninth Symphony, Byron Stripling, Allentown Symphony Orchestra s Prodigy! Some exclusions apply.

This offer is made possible by a generous grant from the Century Fund.

Thursday, April 9, 2015
Paula Cole

The Mauch Chunk Opera House, located at 14 W. Broadway in Jim Thorpe, presents Paula Cole at 8 p.m. Saturday.

A Grammy winner and seven-time Grammy nominee, Cole has sold over 3 million albums. Her performances with Peter Gabriel first attracted the world's notice.

Cole is one of pop's most compelling vocalists and continues to enthrall audiences with her trademark live performances that are intensely emotional and uplifting.