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Friday, November 13, 2015

The mild November weather has been welcomed by all. Even with the hint of frost on windshields in the early hours, it’s been so-far-so-good compared to the harsh weather people have come to expect in late autumn.

Most folks focus on their homes when it comes to winter preparedness, often neglecting their road-traveling shelter.

Just like houses, vehicles must be winterized before the snow starts to fall. A few simple checks and refills before the freezing temps take hold will keep a car running smoothly.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Better than leave safety to chance, here’s a checklist for prewinter maintenance.

• Check the battery

• Check antifreeze levels and the quality of the fluid already in the vehicle’s system

• Replace dirty filters, such as air, fuel, and oil. A poorly running engine is less efficient and burns more gasoline.

• As the temperature drops below freezing, add a bottle of fuel de-icer in the tank about once a month to help keep moisture from freezing in the fuel line.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Dangerous Thanksgiving foods for pets

Dr. Eva Evans, a veterinarian and writer for Pets Best, a dog insurance and cat insurance agency, offers this list on the six most dangerous Thanksgiving food for pets. She says to be sure to inform your family and dinner guests about these potentially toxic or dangerous foods so they do not feed them to your pets.

Friday, November 13, 2015

 

The next meeting of the women’s cancer support group will be Nov. 17 at Blue Mountain Health System, 211 N. 12th St., Lehighton, in the community room on the ground floor.

Meetings are from 3:30 to 5: p.m.

The format is informal and ideal for people who are looking for personal and mutual support for cancer-related issues.

For more information, contact Karen at 610-377-6279 or Gerry at 484-629-3522.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Lehigh Valley Mall will be full of holiday cheer, overflowing shopping bags and wagging tails. Pet lovers are invited to bring their furry friends for a memorable holiday photo at Santa’s holiday house in the Events Court at the mall in Whitehall. There will be four dates:

• 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday

• 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 22

• 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 6

• 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 13

Customers may enter via entrance A, between Barnes and Noble and Chick-fil-A.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Socks for Seniors is a nonprofit community service project that organizes, collects and distributes new socks for seniors in communities all over the country.

Socks for Seniors and its volunteers have one priority this holiday season and that is to bring holiday cheer along with a pair of new socks to warm the hearts and cover the cold feet of our elderly seniors.

The Socks for Seniors program benefits those living alone and in nursing homes and even those seniors that are homeless.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

PBS39 hosting parties for ‘Downton Abbey’s’ final season

On Dec. 5, PBS39 will host its Downton Abbey Final Season Premiere Celebration, giving fans of the popular Masterpiece drama two opportunities for a sneak peak of the show’s final season.

PBS39 invites viewers to attend their choice of two sessions at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. The 11 a.m. session will feature tea, brunch hors d’oeuvres from Karen Hunter Catering, and “Downton Abbey” trivia.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

 

Author Richard Wright, Lehighton, will be signing copies of his book “Southside of Heaven,” from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Student Community Center at Penn State University’s Schuylkill Campus.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

 

Fifteen local artists will display and sell their work during the Carbon County Art League’s Autumn Fine Art Show Friday through Sunday at the Osprey House of the Lehigh Gap Nature Center located at 8844 Paint Mill Road in Slatington.

Friday kicks off the free event at noon until 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

An artists’ reception will be held Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m., and will include refreshments and a 50-50 drawing during the meet and greet for the local talent.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Christmas choral celebration

Faith Alive Church is offering a Christmas Choral Celebration, “Jesus … The Light of the World” presented by the Choir of Faith Alive Church at 6 p.m. Dec. 12 at Faith Alive UM Church, 678 Pine St. in Bowmanstown.

All are welcome to celebrate the birth of our Jesus Christ through Scripture, congregational singing, enactment and God Squad Puppets.

For more information contact the church office at 610-852-2805.