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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

With summer officially underway, nutritionists at Giant Food Stores can help you stay healthy while on staycations and on-the-go.

1. Eat a balanced breakfast: Energize your morning with a balanced breakfast that includes fiber and protein. Easy grab-and-go options include muffins made with whole grains, peanut butter toast, smoothies, overnight oats and fruit.

2. Buy local produce: Take advantage of in-season produce grown at nearby farms and sold at Giant. Choose fruits and veggies to complement your summer salads, snacks and cookouts.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

My last column was on medical genealogy. This is a follow-up on genetic testing.

Many of the causes of our illnesses are inherited from our ancestors. Almost a third of known diseases have genetic links. These include colon cancer, heart disease, alcoholism and high blood pressure.

A medical genealogy or medical family tree can reveal patterns. If you have prepared a medical genealogy and found that a disease seems to run in your family, you might want to consider genetic testing. This form of testing can help you plan.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Thursday’s meeting of the Alzheimer Association Caregiver’s Support Group at Blue Mountain has been canceled.

The group will resume its monthly meetings Aug. 4 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the third-floor conference room at the Palmerton Hospital Campus, 135 Lafayette Ave. in Palmerton.

Donna Kravelk, a registered nurse on the Older Adult Behavioral Health Unit at BMHS, facilitates the group, which provides emotional, educational and social support for caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia.

Friday, July 1, 2016
INDEPENDENCE DAY

The Fourth of July long weekend is upon us. It’s a time of fireworks and freedom as America prepares to celebrate its birth on July 4, 1776, when the Declaration of Independence was signed by 56 of our founding fathers.

With an eye on the numbers, the personal-finance website WalletHub breaks down the holiday.

You’re a Grand Old Flag

Whether you get decked out in red, white and blue or proudly fly your flag, Americans are patriotic bunch.

1941: The year Congress made Independence Day a paid federal holiday

Friday, July 1, 2016

The Tamaqua High School Class of 1961 is invited to participate in a joint class reunion with the classes of 1962 and 1963.

The reunion picnic will be held on Aug. 20 at the Lion’s Grove Chapel Pavilion, located just off Route 443 in Normal Square. Activities will begin at 11 a.m. and continue until dusk. The reunion will be held rain or shine.

For more information, contact Jim Milot at 610-767-8337 or Louise Markel Schock at 570-668-4121.

Deadline to reply is Aug. 1.

Friday, July 1, 2016
Victorian mourning jewelry set, black onyx/jet, circa 1880s. PHOTO COURTESY DR. LORI VERDERAME

June is the most popular month for weddings. A new trend in weddings is throwback nuptials that highlight antique and vintage elements that enhance the wedding day experience.

Friday, July 1, 2016

The men of the Lehighton High School classes of 1964 and 1965 will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesdayat Sonny’s, 7720 Interchange Road, between Country Junction and Trachsville.

Members of the Class of 1965 will meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. July 20 at the Beacon Diner, Route 443 in Lehighton.

Thursday, June 30, 2016
Ryan J. Skerchak in a scene from “Singin’ in the Rain.” PHOTO COURTESY PINES DINNER THEATRE

The Pines Dinner Theatre, 448 N 17th St, Allentown, will present “Singin’ in the Rain” July 9 through Aug. 21. The musical is adapted from the screenplay and includes all of the songs from the movie, as well as an onstage rainstorm.

“Singin’ in the Rain” stars Ryan J. Skerchak as Don Lockwood, Amber Blatt as Kathy Seldon, Matt Sweeney as Cosmo Brown, and Emily Levan as Lina Lamont.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

One of Gospel music’s most popular quartets, The Dixie Melody Boys, will be featured at the Lewistown Valley Tabernacle, 614 Valley Road, Tamaqua, at 7 p.m. July 14. The quartet will share its unique, four-part harmony during an exciting musical service.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Rock, folk, country, blues — you want it, you got it.

There’s a terrific lineup of entertainment coming up at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe. Make sure to mark your calendars.

• July 1, The Yardbirds, 8 p.m.

• July 9, Mark Farner, formerly of Grand Funk Railroad, 8 p.m.

• July 15, Back to the Eighties Show with Jesse’s Girl, 8 p.m.

• July 16, Lonestar, 8 p.m.

• July 21, Old Crow Medicine Show, 8 p.m.

• July 29, Blues Traveler, 8 p.m.

• July 30, Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, 8 p.m.

• Aug. 24, Ted Nugent, 8 p.m.