Sunday, October 23, 2016


Thursday, October 13, 2016

Moravian College is currently featuring the work of Kate Shelley Yeager of Lancaster in the H. Paty Eiffe Gallery. The exhibit is open through Oct. 22. There will be a reception and a talk by Yeager at 4:30 p.m. Monday.

Yeager’s work explores secrets versus the value of shared experiences. This influences her blend of mediums, an exploration of figure juxtaposed with environment and their wear on each other.

Thursday, October 13, 2016
Penn & Teller coming to State Theatre

After sold-out runs on Broadway, world tours, Emmy-winning TV specials, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and hundreds of outrageous appearances on everything from Fallon to “Friends,” “The Simpsons” to Colbert, “Modern Family” to “Top Chef,” Penn & Teller, comedy’s most enduring team show no signs of slowing down. The duo comes to the State Theater, 453 Northampton St., Easton, at 8 p.m. Oct. 28.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Palmerton Area High School’s Class of 1961 will hold its 55-year class reunion on Nov. 5.

Organizers need contact information for the following classmates: Marianne Blomquist, Ronald Kuehner, Robert Brich, Gerald Craig, Sandra Dorshimer, Delores Fernandez, Richard Foley, Marvin Green, Martin Gursky, Judith Hazelton, Diane Horvath, John Martin, Brenda Meckes, Michael Murphy, Sandra Nothstein, Edwin Shupp, Richard Smith, Donna Sochan and Candace Simpson.

Contact Carolyn Handwerk at 610-693-8187 or

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Cheesecake is usually served cold. So brace yourself for something a little different.

The first time I made this recipe, I pulled it out of the oven and set it on the counter to cool.

The plan was to chill it overnight in the refrigerator. But my dear daughter — also known as The Girl with the Sweet Tooth — just couldn’t wait to dig in. So I handed her a spoon. And when she started babbling with delight, I tried it, too.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Edamame Quinoa Salad with Tangy Vinaigrette. MELISSA D’ARABIAN VIA AP Copyright - Melissa D'arabian

I’m a fan of stocking my kitchen with healthy, nutrient-dense ingredients that can be used on the fly on those busy days when 5 p.m. sneaks up without notice.

Even if I pay a little more at the store for “healthy convenience food,” I’m still coming out ahead, financially and health-wise, if it keeps me from ordering takeout.

Frozen edamame, or soybeans, are a great example. Buy both shelled and unshelled versions and keep them in the freezer.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Galen Glen Winery, 255 Winter Mountain Drive, Andreas, will host “Verhext Weekend” Oct. 29-30 to help Family Promise of Carbon County, a program that keeps homeless families together with the help of local business and churches.

“As we head into the winter months there are more and more families living in cars and under bridges right here in our own community and it is affecting fathers, mothers and children,” says tasting room manager Kathy Matson.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Blue Mountain Health System will offer a program, “Stroke: It Strikes Fast and So Should You,” at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Bowmanstown Medical Plaza, 512 Bank St. in Bowmanstown.

Every second counts in the treatment of a stroke. Warning signs are important to act on before too much damage is done.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Q. I’ve been told that hand-washing is highly effective way to prevent the spread of infections. But what is the best way to wash your hands?

Hand-washing is the best and simplest way to prevent infection and illness, but it must be done properly and often to be effective. Below are some tips I’ve collected from several reliable sources.

Washing your hands with soap and water works well. Here are the correct techniques:

• Wet your hands with warm, running water.

• Rub on soap and make a thick lather.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016
An elderly couple walks down a hall in Easton. It’s not too late to get moving: Simple physical activity, mostly walking, helped high-risk seniors stay mobile after disability-inducing ailments even if, at 70 and beyond, they’d long been couch potatoes. AP FILE PHOTO/MATT ROURKE Copyright - Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

t’s not too late to get moving: Simple physical activity — mostly walking — helped high-risk seniors stay mobile after disability-inducing ailments even if, at 70 and beyond, they’d long been couch potatoes.

One health policy specialist said the study released last week suggests prescribing exercise may be just as important as prescribing medications.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

In the next few decades, America will experience a gerontological explosion, and it’s critical that adults recognize the stages of aging to prepare for the high probability of disease and decline. Chronic illness ranks high, but it’s better managed with improved health care and access to services.