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Thursday, July 14, 2016

The Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group will hold its Writers Café Craft Discussion with Read & Critique from 7 to 9 tonight at the Palmer Branch of the Easton Area Public Library, 1 Weller Place, Palmer Township.

Participants are invited to bring about 500 words to read to the group. Any genre — fiction or nonfiction, poetry, screenplays or memoirs — is welcome.

The meeting is free and open to those 18 years of age or older. For more information go to www.glvwg.org.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Victor Hazan with his wife, the late Marcella Hazan, who was a famed cookbook writer. Victor Hazan used Marcella’s notebooks to create a new book, “Ingredienti,” left, about choosing ingredients with care and using them without fuss. AP PHOTO Copyright - Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistribu

For a long time after his wife died, Victor Hazan couldn’t bear to read the notebooks that contained her final book. He would open a cover, look at her distinctive handwriting and find it too painful to go on.

Marcella Hazan, the famed cookbook writer, had broken her right arm as a child, and the bone was set so badly that she had to write with her left hand.

Her script resembled the writing of a small child. Facing it would mean facing her. The notebooks stayed closed.

“Handwriting is a mirror of a person’s soul,” Victor said. “It was a trauma for me.”

Wednesday, July 13, 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, (325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe.

The Jim Thorpe classes of 1990 and 1992 are welcome to join. Email ccarr1972@gmail.com and he will send you a Facebook invite and additional details.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Following a recall by General Mills, Inc., Giant Food Stores announced it has removed from stores Betty Crocker Super Moist Cake Mixes that are potentially linked to an outbreak of E. coli 0121.

The following products are included in this recall:

• Betty Crocker Delights Super Moist Carrot Cake Mix, UPC 1600040987 with Better if Used by Dates of 12APR2017 through 14APR2017; 28MAY2017 through 30MAY2017 and 07JUL2017 through 08JUL2017

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

The Lehigh Valley Wine Trail’s annual wine festival, Wine on the Mountain, returns to Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe for its 13th year July 23-24 from noon to 5 p.m. both days.

The festival features wine tastings and sales by the glass, bottle and case from eight Lehigh Valley wineries, and light fare available for purchase from Roadies Restaurant. Musical entertainment includes Robert Michaels performing on Saturday and Kato performing on Sunday.

Local artisans will be displaying wine-related arts and crafts in booths on the balcony of Penn’s Peak.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Panther Valley High School Class of 1971 will meet at 6 p.m. July 13 at the Coaldale VFW. Please bring your address lists. Organizers are still looking for addresses for Anne Swanson, Frances Sharpe and Tom Demyanovich.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016
An Aedes aegypti mosquito is kept in a glass tube at the Fiocruz institute which has been screening for mosquitos naturally infected with the Zika virus in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. For every 100 pregnancies involving women infected early in their pregnancy, 1 percent to 15 percent will develop severe birth defects, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. AP PHOTO Copyright - Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistribu

In a span of 13 months, a relatively unknown virus morphed into a global health emergency thanks to a pest less than four millimeters wide.

The Pan American Health Organization reports more than 50,000 people in the Western Hemisphere are infected with the Zika virus. The primary mode of transmission is by mosquitoes — the Aedes aegypti, to be precise — and its relative the Aedes albopictus. But the virus can also be transmitted sexually.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

The Crazy Quilter’s Quilt Guild, based in Emmaus, will mark 25 years of artistry with a members’ exhibition at the Allentown Art Museum’s Community Gallery, 31 N. Fifth St. in Allentown, beginning Sunday and running through Aug. 6.

An opening reception will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, where you can meet the quilters and see quilting demonstrations, enjoy refreshments, vote for the Viewer’s Choice and enter a raffle to win one of the quilts on display. The show and reception are free.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Following a recall by Continental Mills, Giant Food Stores LLC announced it has removed from stores Krusteaz Blueberry Pancake Mix that be contaminated with E. coli 0121.

Recalled is Krusteaz Blueberry Pancake Mix, 28 ounce, UPC 4144900128 with Best by Dates of 3/30/2018 through 6/16/2018

Although most strains of E. coli are harmless, others can make you sick. E. coli O121 is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause bloody diarrhea and dehydration. Seniors, the very young, and people with compromised immune systems are the most susceptible to foodborne illness.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Q. I was at a party recently when a nurse told a friend of mine to see a doctor because his nails were kind of white. He went to the doctor and found out he has a liver problem. Were the two events just coincidental?

The condition of your nails can tell medical professionals a lot about your health. Most doctors include a nail examination during a physical checkup. Common problems that produce symptoms in the nails are the following:

• White nails: liver diseases

• Thick, pitted nails: psoriasis

• Nails that are half pink/half white: kidney diseases