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Monday, July 18, 2016
Summer schedule

he phrase, “Moms wear many hats,” is an often used metaphor for the countless jobs of a mother.

There are days when we wear so many that we begin to wonder if we should open a hat store of our own.

Who else could honestly fill out a job application and list, chef, nurse, counselor, mediator, negotiator, accountant, cleaner, laundry specialist, taxi driver, social planner and landscaper under “most recent jobs held?”

Some mothers hold jobs which pay in actual currency and others hold jobs in which smiles, kisses and hugs can be accepted as full payment.

Monday, July 18, 2016

PARIS — French President Francois Hollande’s $11,000-a-month barber bills have ignited a national scandal, undermining his carefully constructed image as a regular guy. But hair challenges have bedeviled plenty of other politicians.

Here’s a look at some hair-raising moments:

John Edwards

In 2007, U.S. Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, who pledged to alleviate poverty, raised a brow or two after his campaign disclosed that he’d received two $400 haircuts.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Heritage Hill Senior Community will hold an Antique Appraisal from 2 to 4 p.m. July 27 at the facility at 800 Sixth St. in Weatherly.

Appraisers Steve Traver and Bernie Girman Jr. from Traver’s Antique Auction will review your antiques. Receive two free appraisals per person. Cash will be paid on site.

This event is free and open to the public; however, appointments are recommended. RSVP by July 25 by calling Rachael or Toni at 570-427-4500.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Northampton Community College will offer a class in how to build a keepsake box from 9 a.m. to noonSaturday.

Master craftsman Robert Blum will take participants through the process of building a box from exotic woods. Class will take place at the college’s Fowler Southside Center, 511 E. Third St., Bethlehem. The course title is “Three Hour Box.”

The fee is $79. To enroll, visit the FAB Lab catalog in the Personal Enrichment Section at

For more information call 610-332-8665.

Saturday, July 16, 2016
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Henninger

Nancy and Lee Henninger are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married July 16, 1966, by the Rev. Hein at Zion Stone Church in New Ringgold.

Mrs. Henninger is the former Nancy Kennell, daughter of the late Gordon and Evelyn Kennell of Walnutport. Her husband is the son of the late Wallace and Mildred Henninger of Tamaqua.

The Henningers have two children: Jodi Kocher, wife of Earl Kocher of Germansville; and Mark Henninger, husband of Ruth (Sandberg) Henninger of Havertown.

They have four grandchildren.

Saturday, July 16, 2016
Mr. and Mrs. James H. McCauley

Mr. and Mrs. James H. McCauley of Jim Thorpe are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married July 21, 1956, at Forty Fort Methodist Church in Forty Fort by the Rev. Edgar Singer.

Mrs. McCauley is the former Barbara Boston, daughter of the late Edna (Myers) and Owen Boston of Forty Fort. Her husband is the son of the late Jennie (Hartz) McCauley of Honey Brook and George McCauley of Fort Edward, New York.

The McCauleys have a son, James G. McCauley and his wife Coleen of Jim Thorpe.

They have one grandson, Matthew, of Wilkes-Barre.

Saturday, July 16, 2016
Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Balliet Sr.

Mr. & Mrs. Robert F. Balliet Sr., formerly of Carbon County and now living in Holiday, Florida, recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary.

They were married June 29, 1946, at St. John’s Towamensing Lutheran in Palmerton.

Mrs. Balliet is the former Phyllis Andrews, daughter of the late Hilda and Morris Andrews of Palmerton. Her husband is the son of the late Luella and Edwin Balliet of Lehighton.

The Balliets have two children: Robert Jr., and his wife, Barbara, of Spring Hill, Florida, and Susan Zimmerman, and her husband, Frank, of Palmerton.

Friday, July 15, 2016

The Jim Thorpe Area High School Class of 1991 will celebrate its 25-year class reunion Saturday. The class will gather from noon until approximately 5 p.m. at Roadies Restaurant at Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe.

The Jim Thorpe classes of 1990 and 1992 are welcome to join. Email and he will send you a Facebook invite and additional details.

Friday, July 15, 2016
Longtime trainer and associate director of adoptions and resident care Mike Rueb, left, and Clay, a 9-month-old black lab mix, are shown outside the Bideawee pet center in New York. Bideawee is a 112-year-old no-kill shelter in Manhattan. No-kill shelters like Bideawee offer an alternative for animals whose owners cannot care for them. AP PHOTO Copyright - ©2015 Mark McQueen, phoDOGrapher, All Rights Reserved

he middle-aged woman had brought a friend with her to the animal shelter for moral support. They sat together on a bench, soft-spoken and red-eyed.

Clay, a strapping 9-month-old black lab mix, lay panting at their feet, lunging to his tiptoes with high-pitched barks when another dog walked into the lobby.

“I just don’t know what to do with him,” his owner told Mike Rueb, the longtime trainer and associate director of adoptions and resident care at Bideawee, a 112-year-old no-kill shelter in Manhattan. “He’s just too much for me to handle.”

Friday, July 15, 2016

The Seed Farm’s annual Farm Ride & Run will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 5854 Vera Cruz Road, Emmaus.

Cyclists and runners are invited to support the work of The Seed Farm while biking, running or walking through scenic farm country. New routes have been designed by expert local cyclists and will feature farm stops with water and snacks along the way. Runners and walkers can take part in a rugged 5K Fun Run and Walk at the farm.