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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Blue Mountain Health System will co-sponsor two workshops on New to Medicare with the Carbon County Area Agency on Aging at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Gnaden Huetten campus, 211 N. 12th St. in Lehighton and 1:30 p.m. March 16 at the Bowmanstown Medical Plaza at 512 Bank St. in Bowmanstown.

A representative from the Area Agency on Aging will provide a general introduction to Medicare, which includes Medicare Parts A-D, Medicare supplemental insurance (Medi-Gap policies), Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans (Part D).

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Blue Mountain Health System will offer a series of classes on diabetes self-management training and support from 1 to 3 p.m. March 15, 22, 29 and April 5 at the Gnaden Huetten campus, 211 N. 12th St. in Lehighton.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

The Epilepsy Foundation Eastern Pennsylvania will present the free Lehigh Valley Epilepsy Education Exchange 2016 Conference on April 13 at the Holiday Inn I-78, 7736 Adrienne Drive, Breinigsville.

The featured speaker, Dr. Christopher Skidmore of Jefferson Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, will discuss how epilepsy and medications can impact your sleep.

Registration begins at 5 p.m. The event concludes at 8 p.m. You may register online at www.epilepsyinthevalley.org. For more information contact Ellen Baca at 610-737-0613 or by email at lv@efepa.org.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

The JDRF Eastern PA Chapter will host its annual One Promise Gala April 30 at the Renaissance Hotel in Allentown. The theme is “Passport to a Cure: Ireland.” All proceeds go toward funding research to find a cure for type 1 diabetes.

The organization will be presenting the Living and Giving Award to Eric Schippers with Penn National Gaming for his dedicated efforts to JDRF.

For tickets or sponsorship information, visit http://bitly.com/ECPA2016OnePromiseGala or contact JDRF’s development manager Mandi O’Brien at 610-216-9599 or aobrien@jdrf.org.

Saturday, March 5, 2016
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Zimmerman Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Zimmerman Jr. of Mahoning Valley recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married Feb. 3, 1956, at People’s E.C. Church in East Weissport by the Rev. Herbert Cassel.

Mrs. Zimmerman is the former Pearl Rehrig of East Weissport.

They have four children: a son, Tom III and MaryAnn in Florida; a son, Frank, and his wife, Susan, in Palmerton; a son, Scott, and his wife, Beth, in Macungie; and a son, David, and his wife, Laurel, in Lehighton.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Pizza Hut is fine when you feel like going out. But pizza home is the newest trend, with pizza ovens designed for the kitchen or backyard.

This spring, one of the most recognizable names in home appliances will go after a piece of that pie when GE Monogram starts selling a $10,000 electric, residential wall model designed to fit into the space of a standard 30-inch wall oven.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Members of the Panther Valley Class of 1971 will meet on Wednesday at Coaldale VFW at 6 p.m. They will be writing out Save The Date cards.

Please bring your address lists. Everyone is welcome to attend and lend a hand.

Friday, March 4, 2016
Dr. Lori Verderame

Dr. Lori Verderame, Ph.D. and star antiques appraiser on the Discovery Channel’s “Auction Kings,” will be at the Home, Business & Outdoor Expo April 23 and 24 at Split Rock Resort in Lake Harmony. Items can be appraised by Dr. Lori for $25 per item. Show times are 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Dr. Lori is an internationally syndicated columnist carried in over 400 publications in print and online. She has been the editor of several lifestyle magazine and is author of more than 30 books. She also appears on the Fox Network’s “Strange Inheritance.”

Friday, March 4, 2016
Kumquat can be grown indoors in winter. LEE REICH/AP PHOTO

Looking to grow fresh citrus at home? The citrus that offers the most bang for your buck as a potted plant is kumquat. The kumquat is a pretty sight all year ’round, sporting glossy, evergreen leaves that provide a perfect backdrop for the waxy white flowers. And kumquat’s flowers waft the same sweet fragrance as other citrus plants.

A unique fruit

The fruit itself is what makes kumquat stand out from the rest of the citrus crowd. You can eat only the pulp of oranges and grapefruits, and use only the juice of a lemon or lime. But you can eat a whole kumquat, skin and all.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Blue Ridge Communications has begun collecting new and gently used dresses and accessories including jewelry, purses, shawls and shoes now through March 22 at the following Blue Ridge Communications locations: Palmerton, Gilbert, Lansford, Walnutport (behind the post office), Stroudsburg and Lehighton.

The items will be offered for sale during the eighth annual Prom & Wedding Dress sale to be held from 3 to 6 p.m. March 30 at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe.

Dresses will be sold for just $10, unless priced otherwise. Proceeds will benefit Dream Come True, Blue Ridge Chapter.