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Wednesday, February 10, 2016
 Copyright - Aaron Dyer

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and nothing says “I love you” more than chocolate.

Anyone can head to the store and pick up a box of chocolates, but if you’re really looking to sweep your beloved off his or her feet, why not pull some lovin’ from the oven?

Martha Stewart, the queen of all things delicious, has the recipes that are not only perfect for Valentine’s Day, they’re really pretty simple to make.

Easy Heart-Shaped Chocolate Cake

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Studies show that 70 percent of people over 65 will need some form of senior care and it’s one of the most complex challenges an individual and family will confront. As many professionals know, consumers do not plan for long-term care nor do they save for it.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Another Valentine’s Day is upon us — a day when it often appears that everyone else in the world has a perfectly happy committed relationship based in deep, abiding and playful love.

In other words, a day when most of us writhe in disappointment.

If only those in a committed relationship could learn to love so unconditionally that both believed it all the time, imagine how happy and secure the relationship would feel.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Q. I’m a 61-year-old woman and I’ve been experiencing some incontinence lately. A friend told me there are exercises I can do to help the situation. Do you know what she’s talking about?

First, talk to your doctor about the incontinence. Don’t begin any exercise program without a checkup.

Your friend is probably referring to “Kegel exercises,” which were developed 60 years ago by Dr. Arnold Kegel to control incontinence in women after childbirth.

These exercises are now recommended for both women and men who experience urinary or fecal incontinence.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Galen Glen Winery, 255 Winter Mountain Drive, Andreas, has partnered with chocolatier Steve Evans, of Lancaster, to create two new chocolate truffles made from their award-winning wines.

Monday, February 8, 2016
In this photo from last January, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella speaks at an event demonstrating the new features of Windows 10 at the company’s headquarters in Redmond, Washington. AP FILE PHOTO

NEW YORK — If you’re running an older version of Windows, you might suddenly find Microsoft’s Windows 10 upgrade already downloaded on your machine.

You never requested it, so why are you getting it?

The automatic download is part of Microsoft’s aggressive push to get Windows 10 on as many devices as possible. Since last July, Microsoft has distributed the free upgrade on request. But starting last week, it’s also pushing it out to those who haven’t requested it — and who might not want it.

Monday, February 8, 2016
This photo of Abraham Lincoln was taken Feb. 24, 1861. PHOTO COURTESY LEHIGH VALLEY HERITAGE MUSEUM

At 1 p.m. Feb. 13, the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown, will celebrate the 16th president’s birthday.

Take a bite out of history when you taste a slice of Abraham Lincoln’s favorite white-almond cake made from Mary Lincoln’s original recipe. A PowerPoint lecture will explore Lincoln’s evolving image in American popular culture.

Saturday, February 6, 2016
Kathleen M. Gerhard and Bruce T. Arrowood Copyright -

Tom J. and Sue Ann Gerhard of Weatherly have announced the engagement of their daughter, Kathleen Marie, to Bruce T. Arrowood, son of Bruce and Memory Arrowood of Mehoopany and Sebring, Florida.

The bride-to-be is a 2002 graduate of Marian Catholic High School in Tamaqua, a 2006 graduate of Misericordia University, earning a bachelor of science degree in social work, and a December 2015 graduate of the Temple University School of Social Work program with a master of science degree in social work.

Saturday, February 6, 2016
Jenn Plocinik, 12th grade “The game.”

‘Millions of viewers will be tuning in to watch Super Bowl 50 for various reasons. Will you be watching the Super Bowl more for the commercials, the game or the half-time show?’

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Last fall, my friend Lee Kalcsits and I went exploring in the apple orchards of Wenatchee. The apples were ripe and the leaves were changing from green to gold. We plucked a few leaves and took them back to his lab.

“You know, if you take a stem, pull away all the mature leaves, and slice it from the top down, you can look at it under the microscope,” said Kalcsits, a scientist at Washington State University in Wenatchee who studies all kinds of trees.

He slid a tiny piece of the stem under his microscope and took a closer look.