Thursday, July 28, 2016


Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Smoked ribs. ELIZABETH KARMEL VIA AP Copyright - Elizabeth Karmel

Ribs are easy to make — and easy to smoke — at home. All you need is a grill, some soaked wood chips and great meaty ribs.

If you’re like most people and only cook baby back ribs, up your rib game and try St. Louis ribs which are trimmed to remove the flap of meat on the underside of the breast bone and squared off to more easily fit on the grill. Spareribs are cut from the belly or side of the pig. They are longer and fattier than back ribs.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Red, White & Blueberry Buckle. PHOTO COURTESY QVC

Go All-American with an all-star salute to the Fourth of July with this patriotic dessert courtesy of David Venable, QVC’s resident foodie.

Make the buckle in advance and assemble right before serving. Red, White & Blueberry Buckle is just the thing to cozy up with while you’re watching the rocket’s red glare.

Red, White & Blueberry Buckle

Serves 9-16


¼cup butter, softened

¾cup sugar

¼teaspoon salt

2 cups flour

1 cup whole milk

2 pints blueberries, reserving about 20 berries for garnish


⅔cup sugar

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

The ServSafe course, conducted by Penn State Extension, is being held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 15 and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 22. at the Emergency Management Building, 1264 Emergency Lane in Nesquehoning.

The exam will be held at 11 a.m. Aug. 22. After attending the class sessions and passing the multiple choice exam, participants will receive a ServSafe certificate which meets the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s requirement for food safety certification.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Q. My grandson asked me to participate in a family tree about our medical conditions. He wants to ask me questions about my health, but I’m a pretty private person. I don’t know about this. What do you think?

I respect your reluctance to discuss personal matters with your grandson. However, the information you have to share with him would benefit your entire family and future generations. Perhaps your grandson could submit questions in writing and you could answer them in the same way. That might help avoid uncomfortable moments.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Even if you love the ease of wearing flip-flops, you should limit your time wearing them for the beach or the pool. PHOTO COURTESY METROGRAPHICS

Rubber thongs may be your favorite grab-and-go summer footwear, but for the long haul, you need a sandal with more support.

“While flip-flops may be the ‘go to,’ quick and convenient summer shoegear for some, they are not ideal for prolonged wear,” says Dr. Barbara A. Davis, a podiatrist at Gilbert Podiatry Associates in Gilbert.

“Flip-flops do not provide the adequate support needed, which may lead to flat feet and related problems such as bunions, plantar fasciitis, tendinitis, etc. Their thin soles do not provide adequate shock absorption.”

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

As retailers promote firework sales, the Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology, the Pennsylvania College of Emergency Physicians and the Pennsylvania Medical Society join the American Academy of Ophthalmology in shining light on the explosive fact: fireworks injuries cause approximately 10,000 visits to the emergency room each year, according to the data from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Of these injuries, 1,300 are eye related, a number that has doubled in recent years.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

The Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver’s Support Group at Blue Mountain Health System meets from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. the first Thursday of the month in the third-floor conference room at the Palmerton Hospital Campus, 135 Lafayette Ave. in Palmerton.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Lehighton High School Class of 1959 is in need of addresses for the following classmates: Norann (Bishwaty) Bagota, Lamont Boyer, Darryl Gombert, Jeffrey Hontz, Allen Hontz, Ernest Loch, Frank Nosal, Carolyn Fisher Scherer, Ruth George Smith, Dale Zimmerman and Carl Langkamer.

If you have any information, call 610-379-4245.

Also, any classmates who don’t receive an invitation and would like to attend should call the above number.

Monday, June 27, 2016

For some children, summer vacation is a welcome break from the scholastic grind of math, social studies and the dreaded necessity of reading. But although others may take a break from some of the core subjects, for them reading is never a chore.

Children and adults who love to read will take any and every opportunity to pick up a book. For some, it’s the only opportunity they may have to open their world to dream, explore and be captivated by seemingly impossible and unlikely adventures.

Monday, June 27, 2016

The Lehighton Class of 1976 reunion committee is looking for the following classmates:

Michael Bowser, Joseph Dobosh, Gerald Elsasser, Kim Heydt, Linda Hilbet, Sheryl Hosier (Solomon), Ricky Meinhart, Anita Otto (Long), George Rausch, Ricky Rehrig, Thomas Tessitore, Wanda Walck and George Wyniawsky.

Anyone with information may contact Ann at 610-826-5703.