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Monday, July 13, 2015

Regional educators are invited to spend the morning at Grey Towers National Historic Site discovering the unique opportunities this national treasure has to offer.

On Aug. 12 there will be a tour, presentation and moderate hike from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

This free session is open to all educator grade levels and subjects. It is led by USDA Forest Service staff.

Local continuing education credits may be available through individual school districts.

Monday, July 13, 2015

The Carbon County Fair has announced the 2015 Quilt Block Contest Theme: "Honoring Our Troops."

Quilters are asked to use their imagination and colors red, white and blue.

Each block must be 12.5 inches by 12.5 inches. The fabric must be 100 percent cotton, prewashed and treated to prevent bleeding.

No buttons, charms or paint is allowed. The finished block should be laundered and pressed.

Do not quilt the block.

There is to be only one entry per exhibitor.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Get out your baking supplies, dig out your favorite recipe, and start practicing.

The Carbon County Fair is calling all bakers for the Special Baking Contests to be held Aug. 3.

Ÿ PA Preferred Chocolate Cake contest (adult) and PA Preferred Chocolate Cookie, Brownie, or Bar contest (youth ages 8-18): Contestants are encouraged to use as many Pennsylvania-produced ingredients as possible in their chocolate baking recipes.

For a list of member locations, visit www.PAPreferred.com.

Friday, July 10, 2015

The 17th annual Schupp/Shupp/Shup and Hawk Family Reunion will be held July 19 at the Don Laine Campgrounds in Palmerton.

Registration begins at 11 a.m. Lunch will be served at noon. Children's games begin at 1 p.m. There will be a business meeting at 2 p.m., with awarding of prizes. A cakewalk will take place at 3 p.m., followed by a Chinese auction at 4.

Friday, July 10, 2015
This photo provided by La-Z-Boy shows the Nightlife Premier Sofa in a rich plummy hue that is a statement piece. Let it anchor the room, and add complementary pattern as well as some neutrals to provide balance and cohesion. (La-Z-Boy via AP)

Ah, summer the season when oranges are transformed into ice pops, limes add zing to slushies, peaches become pies, and berries take over nearly every dessert from June to September.

Citrus and other fruity hues look fresh and energetic in summer décor, and there's no need to remove them once fall approaches. Their upbeat nature makes them a smart choice all year round.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Galen Glen Winery, 255 Winter Mountain Drive, Andreas, will host local author Sharon Sanders for a book signing for her book, "Cooking Up an Italian Life" from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The book was recently named one of the "Top Ten Italian Cooking and Wine Books" by About.com. Sanders has written more than two dozen books, many during her time as an editor at Rodale.

She has also contributed to Cooking Light and other national publications. She was a longtime staff reporter/deputy features editor at the Chicago Sun Times.

Thursday, July 9, 2015
Eric Burdon

Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe will host Eric Burdon & the Animals with the Edgar Winter Band on at 8 p.m. Aug. 29.

Eric Burdon has one of the most powerful and distinctive voices in rock and roll.

A member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame since 1994, and hailed by Rolling Stone as one of the 100 Greatest Voices of All Time, Burdon's music has forged new territory while also topping the charts for more than five decades.

Highly prolific, Burdon has released nearly 50 records in those 50 years, as front man of The Animals and War and simply as Eric Burdon.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Jim Thorpe High School Class of 1965 will meet for lunch at noon on July 16 at Bear Creek Lakes Pavilion, located at 57 Pool Drive, Jim Thorpe.

Watch for signs marked "JT 1965."

Please bring a covered dish or snacks to add to the menu.

For information call 570-778-6678.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

The Schuylkill County Fair will offer a variety of food contests when it convenes July 27 to Aug. 1 at 2270 Fair Road in Schuylkill Haven.

Monetary awards will be given for first, second and third prize.

PA Preferred Cookie Brownie or Bar Baking Contest

This contest is open to youth 8-18 only. Submit a plate of six cookies, brownies or bars featuring chocolate or cocoa as a main ingredient, with a minimum of one PA Preferred product used and listed in the recipe.

Blue Ribbon Apple Pie Contest

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Blue Mountain Health System will offer a program on domestic violence at 1:30 p.m. July 30, at the Bowmanstown Medical Plaza at 512 Bank St., Bowmanstown.

Domestic violence includes physical, sexual and psychological violence and emotional abuse. The frequency and severity can vary dramatically.

If you are a victim, or know someone who is, learn about domestic violence and abuse the different kinds of abuse, how to recognize signs, the devastating effects, and resources and support services available to help victims and their families move toward a violence-free future.