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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

The Lehighton Class of 1976 reunion committee is looking for the following classmates:

Michael Bowser, Joseph Dobosh, Gerald Elsasser, Kim Heydt, Linda Hilbet, Sheryl Hosier (Solomon), Ricky Meinhart, Anita Otto (Long), George Rausch, Ricky Rehrig, Thomas Tessitore, Wanda Walck and George Wyniawsky.

Anyone with information may contact Ann at 610-826-5703.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Most of us go online to research why we’re feeling a certain way. We wonder if we’re sick, what it might be and if we might die.

Once we land on a page detailing the signs and symptoms of a particular ailment, it can be confusing. How do we know the difference between a sign and a symptom?

In medical terms, a symptom is subjective (can only be described by the person feeling them) while a sign is objective (can be seen). Signs are what a doctor (and other people) sees; symptoms are what a patient experiences.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Q. Are hiccups dangerous?

Hiccups — sometimes called hiccoughs — are not dangerous themselves, and are rarely a sign of a health problem.

However, if hiccups persist for more than 48 hours, you should see a doctor. Hiccups can be a sign of kidney failure, pneumonia, lung tumors, digestion problems and heart attack.

If hiccups are so severe that they interfere with your life, see your doctor. If your hiccups last for more than three hours and you are experiencing severe abdominal pain, or you spit up blood, you should get emergency medical attention.

Saturday, June 18, 2016
Mr. and Mrs. Dale Titus

Mr. and Mrs. Dale Titus of New Ringgold recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married June 11, 1966, at Tamaqua Primitive Methodist Church in Tamaqua by the Rev. Reily.

Mrs. Titus is the former Judith Pierson, daughter of the late John and Peg Pierson of Tamaqua. Her husband is the son of the late Ben and Irene Titus of Rush Township.

They have two children: Tracy, wife of Dr. John Potochny of Hershey, and Dale, husband of Nicole Foose Titus of State College.

Saturday, June 18, 2016
Mr. and Mrs. William Terry Hartman

Geralyn Scarpati and William Terry Hartman of Jim Thorpe were united in marriage April 8, 2016, at the Mauch Chunk Ballroom in Jim Thorpe. The double ring ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Anthony Pallotto. Chris Betz was the organist, while the bride’s sister, Jeanette Richards, was the vocalist.

The bride was given in marriage by her son, Jerome F. Scarpati of Orwigsburg.

Friday, June 17, 2016
Richard “Buddy” Rowe and his son, David W. Rowe of Jim Thorpe.

He may not have worn a cape, but chances are he was your first true hero.

He may have taught you how to catch a fish or to throw a fastball. He may have sat through countless tea parties or solemnly spoke a few words at your guinea pig’s funeral.

Or maybe he didn’t do any of those things because he worked two jobs to make sure you had everything you needed.

Whatever your dad did, if he was a good dad, you loved him for it.

Sunday is Father’s Day. And while we may think about dad every day, this is the day we especially make a point to honor or remember him.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Mount Airy Casino Resort in Mount Pocono will host the Budweiser Clydesdales from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday. The horses will walk the perimeter of the resort property and then will be outside the casino entrance for the public to interact with and photograph. There is no charge.

The Clydesdales were formally introduced in 1933 to celebrate the end of prohibition for beer. An eight-horse hitch of the special breed paraded in St. Louis, Missouri, carrying the first case of post-Prohibition beer from the local Anheuser-Busch brewery.

Friday, June 17, 2016

On June 26, Penn State Master Gardeners of Monroe County will hold a workshop about rain gardens, at ForEvergreen Nature Preserve, Cherry Lane Road in Analomink. Registration begins at 8:45 a.m.

The workshop is held in conjunction with Brodhead Watershed Association. Presentations include:

• 9:30 a.m., “Reasons for Planting a Rain Garden” by master gardener Bob Stalcoskie

What is a rain garden? Why should you plant one? Learn about these useful and beautiful gardens’ environmental benefits and how to promote their biodiversity.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Why spend money on potting soil, fertilizers and other items for your garden when you can make your own for free, by composting waste you already have?

Turn your scraps into rich soil for planting. This is a great way to recycle your fruit and vegetables scraps, coffee grounds, egg shells, grass clippings, leaves and more. Composting your food waste will reduce waste, your cost for disposal and also save valuable landfill space.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Jerusalem UCC, Trachsville, will present an outdoor production of the musical “Godspell” in the church grove at 545 Church Drive in Palmerton.

Performances will be 7 p.m. June 23 and 24 (rain date June 26), and July 1 and 2 (rain date July 3)

Admission is free, but a freewill offering will be taken and concessions sold to help defray costs, raise funds for the church and to support the local chapter of the American Cancer Society.

Some seating will be available, but you may wish to bring your own chair.