Friday, December 26, 2014


Thursday, December 4, 2014

Wineries of the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail are encouraging wine lovers to buy local this holiday season by inviting them to festive events, offering specials on wine, and more.

The Lehigh Valley Wine Trail is a nonprofit organization of wineries whose mission is to promote agritourism and to create a premiere wine destination and grape growing region while promoting Pennsylvania wines from the region.

All of the member wineries have won awards at state, national and international levels.

Some of the events include:

Monday, December 1, 2014

The Woman's Club of Lehighton will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Trinity Hall in Lehighton.

The program will feature Trinity's Sanctuary Choir singing "A Celebration of Carols" directed by Susan Lovejoy.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Liven up your holiday décor with lights, a bit of glitz and some colorful blossoms this season.

Start by gathering greenery from your landscape. Use needled evergreens like pines and firs, broadleaf evergreens like boxwood, holly and evergreen magnolia as well as junipers and arborvitaes to create wreaths, swags, centerpieces and garland. And don't forget to include cones, holly berries, crabapples and the bluish-colored fruit of junipers.

Monday, December 1, 2014

People of all ages can step back in time and experience Christmas Eve 1842 with a Pennsylvania German family while visiting the historic 1756 Pennsylvania German Troxell-Steckel Farmhouse in Whitehall Township. Special hourlong holiday tours will take place from 1 to 5:15 p.m. Saturday. The Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum is hosting the event.

"This is a rare opportunity for children and adults to relive Christmas before it became a shopping frenzy," said Joseph Garrera, executive director of the heritage museum.

Friday, November 28, 2014

A s the holiday season nears, area groups are busy helping the less fortunate, and they can use some help from the community.

Area organizations have shared requests for items to help in their missions.

The requests include specific items, both small and large; monetary donations; or donations of time.

If you're looking for ways to brighten the season for area residents who need some extra holiday cheer, look no further.

Socks for seniors

Socks for seniors collects new, unwrapped items for area nursing homes for the holidays. The deadline is Dec. 12.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

How are you saving money this holiday season and still getting your loved ones the gifts that they want?

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Look Good Feel Better is a special program for women who are receiving treatment for a cancer diagnosis, receiving chemotherapy or radiation.

Participants receive information on skin care, makeup and dealing with hair loss.

This is a free program and participants who attend will receive a makeup package valued at $200.

A Look Good Feel Better Session will take place at 2 p.m. Monday in the third floor conference room at Blue Mountain Health System, Palmerton Hospital Campus, 135 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

On average, Americans gain weight during the holiday season. While the weight gain may not be dramatic, research shows it tends to stick and accumulate over the years. But you don't have to succumb to this progression, say experts.

"There are strategic steps to avoid holiday weight gain while still enjoying friends, family and holiday feasts," says Sonya Angelone, registered dietitian nutritionist and Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics spokeswoman.

In preparation for a big holiday party or feast, do not skip meals throughout the day. This may result in overeating later.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Socks for Seniors Project is in full swing again this year.

Mary Ann Dulaney and daughter, Jessica Kutza, coordinators for the project, with the assistance of 15 area businesses, are collecting donations of warm socks and other items to distribute to local nursing home/rehab center residents for the holiday season.

Monday, November 24, 2014

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