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Friday, October 31, 2014

Penn State Master Gardeners at Carbon County recently welcomed the Dimmick Library as the fourth garden in the county to be certified pollinator friendly by Penn State.

Along with Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary on Route, 903, the Dimmick Library will become a local center for residents of Carbon County to learn how they can help protect the declining butterfly population and the disappearing bees.

Thursday, October 30, 2014
ABOVE: A sign like this one from Costenbader Bros. Ice was placed in a home's window to let the ice delivery man know how much ice they wanted.  LEFT: Rick Smith, a guest lecturer of The History of Monroe County Education Series, talked about the ice harvesting industry in the Poconos at Mrs. Bush's Personal Care Homes in Kunkletown. One of the largest ice houses was this one at Gouldsboro. It was struck by lightning and burned in 1963.

Rick Smith, a guest lecturer from The History of Monroe County Education Series, took Mrs. Bush's Personal Care Home residents and guests down memory lane.

His subject was ice harvesting in the Pocono Mountains area.

Storing ice practices date back to 16th century when wealthy landowners could build their own ice house to store ice taken from streams, ponds or lakes on their property.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Pines Dinner Theatre, 448 N. 17th St., Allentown, presents a Christmas show beginning Wednesday and running through Dec. 28.

In a story that transcends generations discover the true meaning of the holiday as you follow an overworked toy maker who needs a miracle to remember what Christmas really means.

During November, matinees will begin at 12:30 p.m. for the dinner and 2 p.m. for the show on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Evening shows will begin at 6:30 p.m. for the dinner and 8 p.m. for the show on Fridays and Saturdays.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Pleasant Valley High School will crown its Homecoming King and Queen at halftime at Friday night's football game with Stroudsburg Area High School. This year's

Homecoming Court is front, from left, Abigail Roselli, Bryana Mitchell, Hayley Blanding, Cassandra Senook, Kayla Wolf, Ann Butchkoski, Amanda Hoag, Jenna Hurtzig; back, Bryan Falcone, Marcell McKenzie, Elric Caponsacco, Tanner Parascando, Bryan Sharpe, Ryan Klapatch, Matthew Sheehan, Jerry Peechatka.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Would you like to receive open and honest feedback on your writing? If so, join the Black Diamond Writers' Network from 10 a.m. to noon on Nov. 15 at the Tamaqua Public Library, 30 S. Railroad St., Tamaqua.

Writers who would like to have their work critiqued should bring one page of a work-in-progress (no previously published pieces, please), double spaced. Writers are asked to bring 15 copies of their piece for the other attendees to critique on paper.

The meeting is free and open to the public.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Jim Thorpe High School Class of 1965 will meet for lunch at noon on Nov. 6, at the Blue Shamrock Golf Club, 2230 Fireline Road in Palmerton.

The number there is 610-826-2504.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Pale Moon Players will present the side-splitting comedy "Incorruptible" by Michael Hollinger at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7, 8, 14 and 15.

Welcome to Priseaux, France, c. A.D. 1250: The river flooded again last week. The chandler's shop just burned to the ground. Nobody's heard of the wheelbarrow yet. And St. Foy, the patron of the local monastery, hasn't worked a miracle in 13 years.

In other words, the Dark Ages still look pretty dark.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Creepy, Crawly Treats To Liven up Halloween

Nothing says Halloween like a big, jiggly brain on your dining room table. At least that's how we celebrate at my house.

Halloween season is here, and that means it's time for recipes that are gooey, gross and generally creepy.

Gelatin molds are an easy way to make impressive and tasty accent pieces for your holiday table.

Molds are available in a variety of body parts, including brains, and other scary shapes and are available at many seasonal and online stores.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Here are some indicators of financial exploitation of the elderly, according to the National Center on Elder Abuse:

Ÿ Sudden changes in bank account or banking practice, including an unexplained withdrawal of large sums of money by a person accompanying the elder;

Ÿ The inclusion of additional names on an elder's bank signature card;

Ÿ Unauthorized withdrawal of the elder's funds using the elder's ATM card;

Ÿ Abrupt changes in a will or other financial documents;

Ÿ Unexplained disappearance of funds or valuable possessions;

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Men of the Lehighton High School Class of 1965 will meet at 6 p.m. on Nov. 5 at Riverwalck Restaurant in Parryville.