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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

The 13th annual Wine on the Mountain wine festival returns to Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe, July 23-24. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. both days.

The festival features samples and sales from eight Lehigh Valley wineries, local artisans selling wine-related arts and crafts, light fare and live music. It is a rain-or-shine event.

Advance tickets are available at https://www.eventbrite.com. Participating wineries include: Amore, Blue Mountain, Clover Hill, Franklin Hill, Galen Glen, Pinnacle Ridge, Tolino and Vynecrest.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Longhorn grill masters on call this weekend

The LongHorn Steakhouse Grill Us Hotline will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday to provide steak and grilling tips and recipes in advance of holiday grill-outs. The number is 855-LH-GRILL.

Grillers can visit ExpertGriller.com for tips and tricks, as well as LongHorn’s Grill Out Planner Tool, which includes personalized shopping lists and scalable recipes for planning the perfect party of any size. Through July 20, grillers can also enter LongHorn’s sweepstakes for a chance to win free steaks for a year.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Victoria Price to speak at Moravian Book Shop

Victoria Price, daughter of the late actor Vincent Price, will be a Moravian Bookstore, 428 Main St., Bethlehem, from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday to talk and sign copies of “A Treasury of Great Recipes,” a guide to cooking penned by her famous father and her mother, Mary Price.

The restaurant at the bookstore will be re-creating a dish from the book for the event.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Smoked ribs. ELIZABETH KARMEL VIA AP Copyright - Elizabeth Karmel

Ribs are easy to make — and easy to smoke — at home. All you need is a grill, some soaked wood chips and great meaty ribs.

If you’re like most people and only cook baby back ribs, up your rib game and try St. Louis ribs which are trimmed to remove the flap of meat on the underside of the breast bone and squared off to more easily fit on the grill. Spareribs are cut from the belly or side of the pig. They are longer and fattier than back ribs.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Red, White & Blueberry Buckle. PHOTO COURTESY QVC

Go All-American with an all-star salute to the Fourth of July with this patriotic dessert courtesy of David Venable, QVC’s resident foodie.

Make the buckle in advance and assemble right before serving. Red, White & Blueberry Buckle is just the thing to cozy up with while you’re watching the rocket’s red glare.

Red, White & Blueberry Buckle

Serves 9-16

Batter:

¼cup butter, softened

¾cup sugar

¼teaspoon salt

2 cups flour

1 cup whole milk

2 pints blueberries, reserving about 20 berries for garnish

Topping:

⅔cup sugar

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

The ServSafe course, conducted by Penn State Extension, is being held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 15 and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 22. at the Emergency Management Building, 1264 Emergency Lane in Nesquehoning.

The exam will be held at 11 a.m. Aug. 22. After attending the class sessions and passing the multiple choice exam, participants will receive a ServSafe certificate which meets the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s requirement for food safety certification.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Q. My grandson asked me to participate in a family tree about our medical conditions. He wants to ask me questions about my health, but I’m a pretty private person. I don’t know about this. What do you think?

I respect your reluctance to discuss personal matters with your grandson. However, the information you have to share with him would benefit your entire family and future generations. Perhaps your grandson could submit questions in writing and you could answer them in the same way. That might help avoid uncomfortable moments.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Even if you love the ease of wearing flip-flops, you should limit your time wearing them for the beach or the pool. PHOTO COURTESY METROGRAPHICS

Rubber thongs may be your favorite grab-and-go summer footwear, but for the long haul, you need a sandal with more support.

“While flip-flops may be the ‘go to,’ quick and convenient summer shoegear for some, they are not ideal for prolonged wear,” says Dr. Barbara A. Davis, a podiatrist at Gilbert Podiatry Associates in Gilbert.

“Flip-flops do not provide the adequate support needed, which may lead to flat feet and related problems such as bunions, plantar fasciitis, tendinitis, etc. Their thin soles do not provide adequate shock absorption.”

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

As retailers promote firework sales, the Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology, the Pennsylvania College of Emergency Physicians and the Pennsylvania Medical Society join the American Academy of Ophthalmology in shining light on the explosive fact: fireworks injuries cause approximately 10,000 visits to the emergency room each year, according to the data from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Of these injuries, 1,300 are eye related, a number that has doubled in recent years.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

The Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver’s Support Group at Blue Mountain Health System meets from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. the first Thursday of the month in the third-floor conference room at the Palmerton Hospital Campus, 135 Lafayette Ave. in Palmerton.