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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Individuals who are in need of community service hours are welcome to join the fair board members and volunteers on the following dates at the fairgrounds from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 1, 2 and Aug. 9.

Volunteers are reminded to bring paperwork requiring verification to each session. There are a variety tasks that can be performed to prepare for this year's event.

For additional information, or in the event of inclement weather, please contact Bob Silliman, president, at 570-657-7129.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

St. John's Lutheran Church of Mahoning is hosting "GriefShare," a free weekly grief support group and seminar, on Mondays at 6:30 p.m., starting Aug. 24 and running through Nov. 16.

"GriefShare" features video from prominent Christian experts on grieving, and caring conversation with people who understand your thoughts and feelings, whether your loss is recent or long ago.

St. John's has been offering these groups since 2010. This latest cycle features all-new videos, updated last summer.

To find out more, call St. John's at 570-386-9960.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Carbon County and West Penn Township, Schuylkill County adults and youth are eligible to submit entries in the following categories in the Carbon County Fair:

Flowers, vegetables, fruit, arts and crafts, photography, needlework, canning, pickles and relishes, cakes, hay and grain and many more.

There is even a category for homemade wines and antique farm equipment.

In addition, organizers are looking for group exhibits, including Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, 4-H Clubs, schools and athletic groups.

Your exhibits help make the fair special.

Monday, July 13, 2015
An array of colorful sneakers are displayed at "Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture" exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum of Art in New York, Wednesday, July 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

NEW YORK The sneaker is a force in fashion, music and sports, but where did it all begin?

With the rubber tree, of course, and that's where senior curator Elizabeth Semmelhack ventured for a new exhibit, "The Rise of Sneaker Culture," at the Brooklyn Museum.

"I wanted to go all the way back to the sap of the tree the rubber tree and find out how and why the sneaker even came into existence in the first place," said Semmelhack, from Toronto's Bata Shoe Museum, a partner for the show with the American Federation of Arts.

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.