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Memories of South Wyoming Street Part 5 by Marolyn Pensock We are picking up our story of the St. Gabriel Complex by continuing to look at the challenges of the Sisters of Mercy upon their arrival in 1874. The educational needs of the children of the congregation were great when the sisters arrived. They came ready to begin immediately and that they did. After living in a series of private homes, the sisters were housed, for one year, in their first convent home on the corner of Wyoming and Elm Streets. This was a two story frame building consisting of ten rooms. Mother M. Theresa Cantillion was the first Superiors in 1874. Their next home was the Glibin House on the corner of Wyoming and Birch Streets.  This was in 1881.Winters were extremely cold. So much so, that they were forced to move to the second floor of the building that was known as the clubhouse. This building also housed the school. Mother Theresa was followed by Mother Agnes as Superior at the time of the building of the first convent, called St. Joseph’s.  Mother DeChantal was the Superior when the chapel was added to the convent ten years later.  Sister M. Camilus was principal for seven years until her sudden passing.  Another superior was Sister M. Vincent. The school, the number of children attending, as well as the number of Sis-

ters of Mercy continued to grow over the turn of the century.  They were filling the need for a solid Catholic education in our city. World War I came along in 1917, with all the tragedy and sorrow which accompanies all wars   One year later, 1918, an epidemic of Spanish influenza, struck not only our city, but our whole country. There was nary a family left untouched. The Hazleton State Hospital overflowed. Monsignor James Fagan, seeing the situation, closed the school and filled the rooms and hallways with beds for the sick and dying. The good sisters, ignoring the peril of this contagious disease, took on the duties of nursing the sick. The school became a hospital. The flu eventually passed and the cemeteries returned to having only an occasional funeral, not the daily burials experienced during the epidemic. Take a walk through any cemetery some nice day and just peruse the dates on the old tombstones. You will find many dated 1918. Life slowly returned to normal. The children returned to school. The Sisters returned to the classrooms and to their prayerful life in the convent. World War I ended. The 1920s roared in. The St. Gabriel School continued to grow as did the number of Sisters of Mercy. A terrible depression settled over our country during the 1930s. The

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families of the St. Gabriel parish suffered along with the rest of the country. I found this quote under Coal Region Incidents: February 19, 1936 – Hazleton, PA. Convent of Mercy of Saint Gabriel’s Catholic Church was destroyed. Weather at 10 degrees below zero made for some difficult firefighting conditions. Six firefighters were hurt, but twenty six nuns escaped unharmed. Loss: $50,000 unquote. Monsignor Kane didn’t hesitate a moment to relocate Sisters to the rectory. Only the convent chapel was spared the raging flames which had begun early in the day and raged until late afternoon. The parishioners immediately started to arrive at the rectory with sheets, blankets, clothing and various and sundry items which the Sisters would need. The Hotel Loughran provided the gift of housing for Monsignor Dennis Kane and his assistants, until such time as Attorney Frank and Mrs. Cannon offered their home for use as the temporary rectory. When you consider the date of the fire and the situation in the nation, you can immediately see that the sum of $50,000 was a tremendous amount of money. On the following Sunday evening a parish meeting was held and a commitment was made to raise $50,000 in ten days. Everyone in the parish and the community pulled together and the commitment was met in that time frame. That to me was amazing. There was no cost to the church. The ecclesiastical architect, Anthony J. DePace was commissioned to design the new French Gothic convent which blended well with the Gothic architecture of the church building. Forward thinking Monsignor Kane insisted, at that time, that an elavator be installed in the new convent. The new convent was dedicated on September 26, 1937. Sara McNelis who grew up in the shadow of the convent shared some of her memories with me. The beautiful prayers of the Sisters

chants were heard daily as was the piano music. The music started after school when the Sisters gave lessons to the students in the music suite. This consisted of three small rooms off to the left of the front door of the convent on the first door. Each room contained a piano and a bench. Another of her precious memories was of the beauty of the stained glass windows in the Sisters chapel.  The chapel was a long narrow room at the rear of the convent. The dining room for the Sisters was located in the basement. This room was called in religious terms, The Refectory. Their laundry was also located in the basement. The top floor contained the bedrooms, which were known as cells. Each cell had a window, a sink, a bed, a dresser, a desk and a tiny closet.  A large bathroom for bathing was located on the second floor. To the right inside the front door were three large parlors comfortably furnished with chairs where the Sisters were able to meet with the parents of students, their own families, at times, and for other reasons.  These rooms were apart from the cloistered area.  Sara was on the debating team in 1951. Sister Winifred Brennan had the team meet in one of the parlors to rehearse for their NE PA championship event. Life returned to normal as the Sisters continued to teach each new generation of children. World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, all came and went. Many a prayer was sent heavenward by the good Sisters as they prayed or the safety of the young men and women, who had passed through the hallways of St. Gabriel’s School and  were now fighting so far away on foreign soil. St. Gabriel High School and St. Ann’s, Freeland merged into Bishop Hafey High School in 1972. By that point in time there were fewer nuns to teach the students and more lay people were employed.  The elementary portion of St. Gabriel’s continued until 1991, when the diocese merged it with Monsignor Molino’s Elementary School into what is now known as the thriving Holy Family Academy, located at Fifth and North Laurel Street in Hazleton. The Sisters occupied the convent until 1995. The beautiful convent, now known as The Saint Gabriel House, holds twelve apartments for members of our community, which were created through the cooperative work of the Diocese of Scranton, the Archangel Partners of Hazleton and the Housing Development Corporation of Northeastern Pennsylvania. The architectural qualities of the historic building were preserved during the construction period.  The Saint Gabriel House was dedicated on May 27, 1999. I thought this next story related to me by both Joanne Caplo Bunk and Lucille Yaccino Sukel was a lovely example of how fondly we remember the dear teachers who had such lasting affects on our lives   Back in 2010 when the Class of 1960 had

its’ 50th Reunion, they honored one of their teachers who was 90 years of age at that time, Sister Mary Luke. She was also the last surviving teacher of their class.  Sad to say, Sister Mary Luke passed away in May  2013.  A graduate of the class of 1960, Mary Jane Sweeney Ricco, created a beautiful rosary for her. Sister Luke named each bead for a member of that class. Another graduate of that class, Sister Jane O’Donnell presented it to Sister Luke for the class. After the death of Sister Luke, the rosary was passed on to Sister Jane. My thanks to all of you who have shared your precious memories.  I am especially grateful to Monsignors Fagan and Kane and all the earlier priests who had the foresight to record the his-

tory of the early beginnings of St. Gabriel’s realizing that someone someday would come along and need to know of the early parish history. Thanks also to Kate Conahan, Sue Farley, Sara McNelis, Peter Holincheck, Joanne Bunk and Lucille Sukel, for supplying me with so many memories and resourses. Last but not least, my thanks to the Sisters of Mercy who choose a life of religious serving as an extension of the arms of Jesus Christ. They were truly not only Sisters of Mercy, but Sisters of Love.  Join me in the next issue of Panorama as we continue learning of the rich history of just this one block of South Wyoming Street. You may reach me through Panorama or by e-mail at mrs49@ptd.net.

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The Thanksgiving Day Classic by Larry Ksanznak During the Thanksgiving Week, our teachers provided vivid images of the hardships and courage experienced by the Pilgrims. We quickly absorbed facts and events about the first Thanksgiving celebrated in the year of 1621. We were tested on our understanding of the reasons for the first Thanksgiving Day and the important contributions of Squanto, William Bradford and Massosoit. There were other important lessons taking place at recess and after school. The boys played tackle football with visions of some day playing in the WHHS vs. HHS Thanksgiving Day football game. The Thanksgiving week brought five assurances into our lives. First, the anticipated gourmet dinner would be placed in a holding pattern until after the conclusion of the Thanksgiving Day football encounter. Second, you formed a spirited allegiance to either the “Wildcats” or the “Mountaineers.” Third, many alumni of WHHS and HHS who were attending college or working out of town would return for the weekend. Fourth, the week of the game would be filled with pep rallies, bonfires, and daily partisan claims of victory. Fifth, the two newspapers, the Plain Speaker or the Standard Sentinel would devote countless pages to describing the personalities of both teams. For those of us who experienced this traditional era of the Turkey Day Classic, we have our own treasured memories. I have two personal favorite games that I saw over a span of 15 years. To be fair and objective I selected a huge HHS win in November, 1947 and a historic win by WHHS in November, 1948. The November, 1947 game will be remembered as the clash of the football Titans. HHS

and WHHS had won impressive victories and were rated as two of the most talented teams to represent their schools in this traditional rivalry. The HHS team was led by All-State Joe Dudeck. He would go on to North Carolina University and gain All American status. He was aptly supported by Joe Barkocy who would go on to continued fame at Wake Forest University. The other talented members of this superb team included “Big Nick” Yackanich, Joe Bove, Joe Salas, Danny Dura, John Maylath, Dan Paisley, Andy Skitko, Mike Durback, Fred Chulock, John Kroback, Andy Mope, and John Rabbitz. The HHS coach was the highly respected George Koval. The Wildcats were led by two AllState performers. Eddie Koloski and Al Lonaconis. Eddie Koloski is considered by many sports buffs to be one of the best running backs to play for the Blue and Gold. Al Lonaconis went on to play for the Univ. of Pitt and Jerry Platnus played for Michigan State in two Rose Bowl games. There were other dominating players including Bob Shillinger, John Cherba, Gene McHugh, Pete Lenord, Ronnie Kaplan, Jim DeGrosa, John Mahalick, Yosh Mehalik Ed Warnet, Dan Sekanovich, Johnny Seamon, Jack Evanko, Bob Probert and Joe Gladnick. The legendary Coach Jim “Gassy” Horn led the WHHS team for this important contest. There were over 12,000 fans in attendance to witness this epic game. The “Mountaineers” won the bragging rights by a 14 to 6 victory over the “Wildcats.” Albeit, the game was the featured attraction the dynamic marching bands for both schools garnered the loudest applause from appreciative fans with their musical renditions and precision marching style at half time. The HHS band was directed by the talented George Schwartz and the WHHS band was under the direction of the musical giant Frank Gallagher. The capacity crowd was led in cheers for their team by the cheerleaders. The WHHS and HHS cheerleaders were very enthusiastic, charming and graceful in presenting their routines. The HHS Faculty Advisor was Miss Dorothy Bayless. The 1947 HHS cheerleaders were Joan Schmeer, Gloria Caccese, MaryLou Pollock, Helen Evancho, Lee Kellow, Janet Thomas, Catherine Brankovitch, Rita Kriznoski, Jean Dowsin and Earl Dittbrenner. The WHHS cheerleader Faculty Advisor was Dave MacFarlane. The 1947 cheerleaders were Margaret Trieble, Margaret Stank, Gloria Day, Betty Glase, Dawn Aten, Lois Stump, Sally Scarba, Nancy Higgins, Joan Dubrawski, Joan Rough and Jane Butler. The 1948 HHS cheerleaders were Joanna Fendrick, Ruth Geary, Joan Reno, Olivia Fellin, Doris Paternoster, Ralph Agresta, Patricia Dougherty, Betty Purcell, Norma Fendrick and Nicholas Chirico.

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The WHHS 1948 cheerleaders were Catherine Hardish, Ann Yanick, Nancy Higgins, Dawn Aten, Joan Rough, Margaret Treible, Bernadine Cartasevich, Joan Dubrawsky, Victoria Scarba, Jane Butler, Lois Stumpf and Margaret Stank. My second treasured memory of the Turkey Day Classic was the Nov.,1948 game. Both WHHS and HHS were in rebuilding years after the graduation of some key players from the previous season so the game was considered a toss up. The Wildcats had the added incentive of trying to snap a 15-year losing record against the Mountaineers. The last WHHS victory over HHS was in 1933. The Wildcats were led by Dan Sekanovich, Ed Warnet and Bob Probert. The other talented members of this team were Jim Evanko, Yosh Mehalick, Jim Howell, Walt Petrovich, Joe Planutis, Bill Novatnak, Don Trieble, John Seamon, Charlie Podlesny, Jack Evancho, Tom McBride and Babe Mehalick. The Wildcat were coached by the highly respected Jim “Gassy” Horn. The “Mountaineers” had a number of excellent players that were led byAll Regional candidates Bob Frye, Jack Knoblaugh and Tony Bove. The other stellar players included Nick Marsicano, Joe Ragazzo, Paul Chulock, Charlie Koch, “Little Nick” Yackanich, Joe Prusak, Eddie Beechey, James Mooney, Marvin Walton, William Lesko and Rich DeMatt. The HHS coach, George Koval, was considered one of the best coaches in the region. Charlie Podlesny threw a 68 yard touchdown pass to the flanking end, Dan Sekanovich for the winning touchdown. Jim Evanko ran off the right side of the line for the winning extra point. The final score was a Wildcat victory of 7 to 6 and the bragging rights for the season. The culmination event was always the traditional Thanksgiving Dinner. It came at different times in different settings for every family. This was the time when your Mother stepped into the proverbial spotlight. She had prepared for two weeks for this special family gathering. She brought out a glittering brown baked turkey, homemade stuffing, cole slaw, corn, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, gravy, salads, stuffed cabbage, sausage, peppers, and the pumpkin pies. At a given time, a wishbone would surface and the two youngest children took center stage. There were spirited conversations, lots of humor, and the giving of thanks and the ultimate blessing that we were born and raised in the Greater Hazleton Area. I am personally thankful that I still can recall these treasured memories of the annual and traditional events embodied in the Thanksgiving Day Classic. lrknek@optonline.net

Art & Antiques by Dr. Lori Where to sell your unwanted stuff For example, vintage white milk glass pieces, decorative teacups used as small floral centerpiece groupings, and old silver plated trays for food service are coveted by caterers and party planners. Many grooms will seek out sports collectibles, vinWhite milk glass serving tage flasks, beer collectibles, pieces like this covered dish with a rabbit on the lid and liquor bottles to serve as may be just the favor for gifts for ushers and groomsmen in a wedding party. guests at a baby shower. Brides prefer to provide her attendants with vintage fashion accessories like hair accesAntique Party Accessories sories (ribbons, barrettes, hair bands, etc.), To cut costs at wedding receptions, baby scarves, and beaded or metal mesh purses. showers, and parties many brides to be, TV Antique Trends florists, and caterers are on the lookout for When TV execs need an object from some relatively common vintage items and bygone days, where do they look? Prop they are looking for them in big numbers. I have advised many people that when it comes to selling your unwanted vintage collectibles, you have to think outside the box. Why? Many people have the same unwanted objects that you do and they want to cash in on them with ease, too. Did you know that party planners and prop shops are two outlets looking for various objects from the world of antiques and collectibles?

shops—the ones that provide the major movie and TV production crews with those obscure objects that you see on film—are always looking for items like vintage jewelry, period appliances like avocado green can openers from the 1970s, and vintage clothing and accessories. Prop shops are often used for period TV shows like Mad Men, The Big Bang Theory, and the new sitcom set in the 1980s, The Goldbergs. You don’t think that Christina Hendricks spends her free time searching flea markets for Jackie Kennedy-esque brooches? and where does Dr. Sheldon Cooper get his ever growing collection of vintage Star Wars collectibles? When it comes to considering the resale of your vintage collectibles and accessory pieces, consider party goers and production house set professionals. Celebrity Ph.D. antiques appraiser, author, and award-winning TV personality, Dr. Lori hosts antiques appraisal events worldwide. Dr. Lori is the star appraiser on Discovery channel’s hit TV show, Auction Kings. To learn about your antiques, visit www.DrLoriV.com, www.Facebook.com/DoctorLori, or @DrLori on Twitter.

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Top Trends this Season (NAPSA)-This holiday season, you can find a unique assortment of high-quality, brand-name designer gifts for everyone on your list at unbelievable prices at every T.J.Maxx and every Marshalls store. From fine jewelry for ladies to the top-desired tech gear for men and fashionable ensembles for teens and kids, it will be easy to check things off your shopping list with the most coveted holiday gifts. So prepare your list and let the savvy shopping begin! • For the Fashion Focused: Buyers from both T.J.Maxx and Marshalls stores shopped around the world in more than 60 countries to handselect the most standout designer items that will make this year's holiday shopping a cinch. Find amazing accessories that a woman in your life will love for the holidays, such as a designer boyfriend watch in gunmetal or an embellished bib necklace for a fraction of the cost. Or if you're looking for the ultimate fashion statement, head to Marshalls, where you can pick up a pair of fabulous burgundy ankle booties or animal-print smoking slippers for the fashionista on your list. • For the Guy Who Has Everything: Stumped

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• For the Hostess: Standout gifts such as serveware from India or pottery from Portugal can help make her party the highlight of the holiday season. If she loves to cook, try brand-name cookware or kitchen gadgets. Gourmet foods such as Italian olive oils, exotic spices and decadent chocolates from around the world are also tasteful for her and her guests. If she loves to decorate, pick up unique home decor items such as beautiful candles and festive vases for her holiday tablescape. • Treat Yourself: Don't forgo designer wishes on your own list-everyone likes a little sparkle and shine for the holidays. Pamper yourself with luxurious bath and beauty essentials for a relaxing indulgence or splurge on a designer handbag from T.J.Maxx! To see what great gifts the stores' shoppers are finding this holiday season, visit www.facebook. com/marshalls and www.facebook.com/tjmaxx.

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Stuff their Stockings with Budget Friendly Beauty Gifts (Family Features) Stuffing stockings is a fun and memorable holiday tradition. This year, celebrate by filling stockings with budget friendly beauty gifts that friends and loved ones will truly adore. Here are a few gift giving ideas: • Scent: Embrace the magic of the winter season with Softsoap's limited edition body washes, in Wintermint Snowfall and Sparkling Berry Bubbly. The festive scents celebrate the spirit of the season while the moisture-rich formula will leave their skin feeling soft and smooth all winter long. • Nails: Everyone wants to add a little glitter and glam during the holidays. Give the women in your life a little sparkle with fun festive nail polishes in colors of red, gold and silver.

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High-Tech Devices: Must-have gadgets designed to eliminate pet peeves (Family Features) Companies are rolling out hot new technology to keep you connected, organized and entertained. Yet, many create pet peeves. Whether you are hanging out at home or travelling on vacation, here's a roundup of tech gadget must-haves that get rid of top gadget pet peeves. Calls going straight to voicemail zBOOST SOHO Nothing is more annoying than dropping or missing a call because of a weak signal. zBoost SOHO cell phone signal booster kit increases signal up to 3000 square feet, making it perfect for your home or office. Priced at $399, yet available and heavily discounted at most e-tailers, the device supports multiple users simultaneously with increased voice and data transmission. Check it out at www.wi-ex.com.

zBoost captures outside signals and amplifies it on the inside of your car. The result is increased reliability and an improved signal for voice and data and no more dropped calls. The zForce works with your cell phone or smartphone, such as iPhone, Android or BlackBerry. Priced at $99 to $129, the device comes with a cradle for hands-free operation and promises to extend battery life. Check out www.wi-ex. com for more information.

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accounting records were kept by hand, and red ink indicated a loss, and black a profit. Ever since the start of the modern Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in 1924, the Friday after Thanksgiving has been known as the unofficial start to a bustling holiday shopping season. In the 1960's, police in Philadelphia griped about the congested streets, clogged with motorists and pedestrians, calling it “Black Friday.” In a non-retail sense, it also describes a financial crisis of 1869: a stock market catastrophe set off by gold spectators who tried and failed to corner the gold market, causing the market to collapse and stocks to plummet. Why did it become so popular? As retailers began to realize they could draw big crowds by discounting prices, Black Friday became the day to shop, even better than those last minute Christmas sales. Some retailers put their items up for sale on the morning of Thanksgiving, or email online specials to consumers days or weeks before the actual event. The most shopped for items are electronics and popular toys, as these may be the most drastically discounted. However, prices are slashed on everything from home furnishings to apparel. Black Friday is a long day, with many retailers opening up at 5 am or even earlier to hordes of people waiting anxiously outside the windows. There are numerous doorbuster deals and loss leaders – prices so low the store

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may not make a profit - to entice shoppers. Most large retailers post their Black Friday ad scans, coupons and offers online beforehand to give consumers time to find out about sales and plan their purchases. Other companies take a different approach, waiting until the last possible moment to release their Black Friday ads, hoping to create a buzz and keep customers eagerly checking back for an announcement. More and more, consumers are choosing to shop online, not wanting to wait outside in the early morning chill with a crush of other shoppers or battle over the last most-wanted item. Often, many people show up for a small number of limited-time "door-buster" deals, such as large flat-screen televisions or laptops for a few hundred dollars. Since these coveted items sell out quickly, quite a few shoppers leave the store empty handed. The benefit of online shopping is that you will know right away if the MP3 player you want is out of stock, and can easily find another one without having to travel from store to store. Also, many online retailers have pre-Black Friday or special Thanksgiving sales, so you may not even have to wait until the big day to save. So, there you have it - the Black Friday history behind the best shopping day of the year!

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(Family Features) For the millions of Americans traveling over the holidays, the details of planning and pulling off a trip can make the season anything but jolly. Fortunately, you can take some of the hassle out of holiday travel by planning - and shipping - ahead. Ship Gifts Ahead Instead of lugging gifts on an airplane or having gifts take up space in the car, consider shipping them to your destination ahead of time. Here are a few tips to keep in mind before sending your gifts on their way: • Use the proper materials: a new cardboard box designed for shipping, professional-grade packaging tape, and packaging material such as foam packaging peanuts or bubble cushioning (at least two inches all around). • Put a label inside of the package, including both the destination and return addresses. • Use a shipping option that provides a package tracking number. • Take batteries out of toys, electronics, etc., before shipping, and wrap them separately inside the package. • Seal home-made holiday treats in an airtight container or plastic bag before packing them in a shipping box. Use an expedited air service, such as UPS Next Day Air.

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CHRISTKINDLFEST: A Hazleton Tradition Christmas ornaments. The children will be delighted by a visit from St. Nicholas (Sinterklaas) dressed in an authentic costume from Holland. Each child will receive a treat. This is especially appropriate since December 6th is St. Nicholas Day. Photos may be taken with the saint, so bring your camera. As if this is not enough to tempt you, the Christmas Craft Shop will feature many handmade holiday crafts, including Christmas tree skirts, pillow covers, ornaments, wreaths, pins, jewelry, bird feeders and wooden items. A Silent Auction featuring many unusual Tricky Trays will be held. These two venues will give you a chance to get a head start on your Christmas shopping. Over 5,000 people have enjoyed this festival since its inception fifteen years ago. Rev. Wayne Lupole, pastor of Christ Church, and the entire congregation invite you to experience this Yuletide treat. Admission to the event and the display is free. Parking is available on nearby municipal lots and on the lot adjacent to the church. Visitors should use the 210 West Green Street entrance, which is also ramped for handicap access. Anyone who would like to make special arrangements for a children’s or senior’s group to view the nativity should call the church office at 454-3542 on weekday mornings. Enjoy this wonderful experience for the whole family.

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The fifteenth annual Christkindlfest (Christ Child Celebration) will be held Saturday and Sunday, December 7 and 8, from 12 to 5pm at Christ Lutheran Church, Church & Green Streets in Hazleton, across from City Hall. This event, which ushers in the Advent and Christmas season, is one you will not want to miss.  A Christmas Event for the community, the Christkindlfest has become a tradition in the Hazleton Area, and is open to all. The centerpiece of this multi-faceted attraction is the Sound and Light, Fontanini Nativity Display. The birthplace of Christ with its environs is recreated on an eight by twenty foot platform featuring over 100 figures depicting the people, animals and buildings of period Bethlehem. These finely crafted 5" to scale Fontanini figures, imported from Italy, authentically replicate the costumes and the landscapes of the time, bringing the story of Jesus’ birth to life. Enhancing the stationary display is an inspiring program of lighting, music and narration. This 20-minute program tells the Christmas story from the Angels visit to Mary, to the arrival of the Three Wise men. It is presented every half hour during the afternoon. Another attraction at the festival is the Tannenbaum Tea Shop. Tea is served, along with colonial Wassail (a hot punch), and an assortment of tea sandwiches, scones, and spreads. This is the perfect place to take a break and enjoy the tastes of the season. While you are relaxing with a delicious hot drink, you will be entertained by a series of local musicians and artists performing on the center court stage. If your appetite has been whetted by the elegance of the tearoom, you may very well want to visit the Tea Room Gift Shop, where fine china cups and saucers are for sale. There are also homemade tea cozies, aprons and antique

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and microchip is the best gift that you can give your pet! The effects of arthritis on older dogs and cats can be more pronounced in the winter months. They may have a harder time standing or rising, climbing stairs or jumping. Offering warm, cushy bedding to lie on and keeping your pets weight in check can also be helpful. If your pet will tolerate wearing clothes, sweaters and boots can be a great way to help older animals with slower circulation stay warm this winter. It may be getting cooler out, but with a little thought you can ensure that your pet has a warm and safe winter season!

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Old man winter is slowly waking up! Time to dig out the coats, sweaters, scarves and gloves. While we are curling up next to the fire with a cozy blanket, a good book and some hot chocolate, let’s not forget about our pets! Winter can present challenges to keeping pets safe and comfortable. Most pet owners are aware of the dangers of leaving their pet in a hot car during the summer months, but many are not aware that it’s also dangerous to leave your pet in a cold car. A car can act as a refrigerator in the winter, holding in the cold and possibly causing death. Outdoor cats sometimes sleep under the hoods of cars to stay warm. When the motor is started, the cat can be injured or killed by the fan belt. Even if you don’t own a cat, there may be outdoor cats that live in your area. Bang loudly on the hood before starting the engine to give cats a chance to escape. Many people use antifreeze in the winter. Although some efforts have been made to

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Founded in 1953 by Lowell and Elizabeth Koch, the Koch’s family has kept alive for over half a century the traditional values of their Pennsylvania Dutch Heritage. The farm, nestled on 60 acres in the beautiful open-sky country of Lewistown Valley, Pennsylvania is carefully managed by second generation family members Duane, Barb, Beth and Pam, with Lowell and Elizabeth still actively involved. Koch’s Turkeys are delicious because they grow slowly, the way nature intended, without growth promoting hormones, stimulants or antibiotics. The turkeys are given plenty of sunshine and open pasture to roam and fed an all natural vegetarian diet from their own feed mill which utilizes locally grown corn and roasted soybeans. This diet is fortified with vitamins and minerals which is a natural defense against bacterial organisms. Koch’s Turkeys are antibiotic free, and meet strict Humane Guidelines and Welfare Standards for Turkeys. These guidelines take into account the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) practical standards for the proper care and treatment of turkeys. Koch’s Turkey Farm just received certification of being one of the first large turkey farms in the country to be certified humane. All of these practices guarantee a delicious, all natural turkey that is unsurpassed in quality. Just one taste and you’ll agree! You can get your Koch’s Turkey at the retail store located on Valley Road in the Lewistown Valley. The store is open 5 days a week, Tuesday thru Saturday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. They are closed on major holidays. Be sure to stop by The Koch’s Family Store located at 416 Valley Road, Tamaqua to get the best Turkey for your holiday table!

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The PA Hunters Sharing the Harvest Program: Successfully feeding the hungry for 22 years Since 1991 the Hunter’s Sharing the Harvest venison donation program, (HSH) has coordinated the processing and distribution of donated wild game from hunters and municipal herd reduction sources to hungry people throughout Pennsylvania. An averagesized deer will provide enough highly-nutritious, low-cholesterol meat for 200 meals. This sportsmen-inspired community service outreach effectively channels this wholesome venison product via an integrated network of approved deer processors and food banks down to the most local charitable provider organizations in our urban and rural communities. HSH has evolved as a respected partner with deer management practices throughout the Commonwealth. Based on a unique concept developed by Pennsylvania hunting interests, the program’s yearly deer season accomplishments are based on the cooperation of our dedicated volunteer county coordinator base, board of directors, legislators, state and local agencies, in concert with our colleagues from a dedicated outdoor news media. All these components work together with a common mission to maximize the best-utilization of a valuable wildlife resource to help others needing food assistance. The HSH program is a registered 501c3 non-profit charity, with funding and support primarily derived from a mix of public and private sources. Individual financial dona-

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tions also come from generous hunters and non-hunters who uphold a strong belief in supporting the outreach effectiveness of their own brand of social service. Coincidentally, it has developed into the preferred nationally-recognized model many other states have now replicated. From its inception, HSH was founded as the signature mechanism for Pennsylvania hunters to demonstrate their own personal and compassionate decision for helping those low-income individuals and families with extra venison. Many wildlife management units in Pennsylvania offer multiple deer tags, longer seasons and special hunting opportunities that result in extra deer being donated by sportsmen and women. Any hunter wanting to be a part of the HSH program can take a deer to a participating meat processor and say how much of their deer - from the entire deer to several pounds - is to be donated. Those donating an entire deer are asked to make a tax-deductible co-pay. Hunters can also cover the entire cost of the processing, which is tax deductible. The Country Butcher Shop in Drums, PA, is one of many participating meat processors involved in this program. HSH remains as the most effective socialservice program conduit for hunters and wildlife managers to directly make a difference, often from actions that take place in the fields and forests. More than 1.3 million Pennsylvanians are classified as living beneath the lowest-income poverty level, with the recent economy downturn only escalating the need and requests for food assistance. In an average hunting season, the HSH program’s goal is to channel about 100,000 pounds of processed venison annually through the state’s 21 regional food banks; who then re-distribute to more than 3,000 local provider charities such as food pantries, missions, homeless shelters, Salvation Army facilities and churches as well as families. For more information on the Pennsylvania Hunters Sharing The Harvest program, please email info@sharedeer.org or call tollfree: (866) 474-2141.

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Venison – A Nutritional Meat Historians suggest that venison, or deer, has been consumed as a food longer than the more popular other meats, such as beef, chicken and pork. When compared to other types of meats, venison provides an alternative that is low in calories and high in nutrient value. Venison is an excellent source of protein, but unlike most meats, it tends to be fairly low in fat, especially saturated fat. Venison typically contains less fat because wild animals generally exercise more often and consume more natural diets than domesticated animals. When compared to lean beef, most cuts of venison have fewer calories. On average, a three-ounce portion of cooked deer meat contains 134 calories, whereas a threeounce cut of cooked beef contains 247 calories. Venison is also a very good source of the “energy producing” vitamin B12, providing 58% of the recommended daily value. A single serving of venison is also a good source of vitamin B2 and B6, zinc, iron, phosphorus, selenium and niacin. Vitamins, such as B12 and B6, are needed to prevent a buildup of a potentially dangerous molecule called homocysteine in the body. High levels of this molecule can cause damage to blood vessels, contribute to atherosclerosis and diabetic heart disease, and greatly increase the risk of heart attack or stroke. The same portion of beef will give you 20% less vitamin B12. Although, wild game meat, like venison, tends to be a leaner red meat option than

beef, both meats can be enjoyed as part of an overall healthy diet. Here are a few venison recipe you will be sure to enjoy: Venison Chili Ingredients: 2 lbs. ½ inch cubed venison or 2 lbs. ground venison burger ¼ c. vegetable oil 1 large onion, chopped 1 medium green bell pepper, seeded and chopped 1 medium jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped 2 garlic cloves crushed 2 tbsp. fresh chopped basil 2 tbsp. chili powder (may adjust for more or less spicy) 1 tbsp. ground cayenne pepper (may adjust for more or less spicy) 1 16oz. can of small red beans drained 1 16oz. can of navy beans drained 1 16oz. can of Mexican beans drained 1 16oz. can of black beans drained 1 16oz. can of chili beans drained 1 28oz. can of crushed tomatoes 1 16oz. can of fire-roasted tomatoes 1 28oz. can of tomato puree 1 24oz. jar of salsa Directions: In a large pan, sauté venison, garlic, onion, bell pepper, and jalapeno pepper in hot oil until the onion starts to become translucent and venison is browned. Place mixture into

a 6 qt. crock pot and add the salsa, all beans, crushed and fire-roasted tomatoes, tomato puree, chopped basil, chili powder and cayenne pepper. Let cook on low to medium temperature for 5 to 6 hours, stirring occasionally. Serve hot. Yields 12-16 servings Slow Cooker Barbecued Venison Ingredients: 2 pounds venison round - (to 3 lbs) leg or rump roast 1 can beer - (12 oz) 3 garlic cloves Salt -- to taste Freshly-ground black pepper -- to taste 2 onions – sliced 3 bay leaves 2 cups prepared barbecue sauce Directions: Trim excess fat from venison. In large bowl mix beer, garlic, salt, pepper, onions and bay leaves; add venison. (Marinade should cover meat.) Marinate in refrigerator for 12 to 24 hours, turning occasionally. Remove venison and onions from marinade and place in slow cooker. Pour 1 cup barbecue sauce over top. Cover and cook in slow cooker on LOW for 10 to 12 hours. Serve with remaining barbecue sauce. Yields 6 servings

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by Rich Lipinski

2013 marked the 25th season of baseball returning to Northeast Pennsylvania. NEPA was once a thriving area for minor league baseball. The area went nearly 35 years without a team when the Wilkes-Barre Barron’s left for Johnstown. In 1979 John McGee and Northeast Baseball Inc. raised nearly $500,000 to conduct a feasibility study. In October 1984 Lackawanna County Commissioners adopted a resolution to construct a multi-purpose stadium between Scranton and Wilkes-Barre if 2,000 season tickets were sold by Jan. 1, 1985. Cost: $238 per seat. In 1986 ground was broken on Lackawanna County Stadium at an estimated cost of $13.1 million and Northeast baseball bought the Maine Guides, signing a player development contract with the Phillies. In 1987 the owner of Maine Guides claimed Northeast Baseball broke its agreement. In late 1987 Northeast Baseball won the lawsuit and in 1989 baseball was set to return to NEPA at a stadium that went about $4 million over budget. On April 26, 1989 almost 11,000 people showed up for opening night, The team drew over 500, 000 people the first five seasons including over 598,000 in 1992. Unfortunately, Lackawanna County was one of the last of the multi-purpose stadiums built before the new wave of ballpark design and construction of the 90’s. Coupled with years of County politics and disrepair, the stadium quickly fell out of MLB requirements for AAA teams becoming obsolete for the fans and the Phillies. The Phillies left in 2006 to play in Allentown at Coca Cola Field. The franchise was very close to moving when; Lackawanna County and geography secured the New York Yankees. 2007 Saw a spike in attendance to over 580,000 people. By this time the terrible condition of stadium made it to the playing field where drainage issues in 2009 forced the team to an extended road trip. Four years after near record setting attendance, only 298,000 people showed

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up in 2011. Stadium issues weren’t the only problems, the mess surrounding local politics and stadium spilled over to lawsuits and corruption charges, left a major public relations mess surrounding the franchise. In Early 2011 it was announced that despite the local mess the state would provide funding to construct a new state of the art stadium. The only problem, it would require the franchise to embark on a record setting road trip in 2012; the entire season would be played on the road while the stadium was being built. In an ironic twist of poetic justice, the team would spend 2012 where it was born over 100 years ago in western New York. For over 70 years the franchise called Buffalo it home, poor economics, a bad stadium and political fighting sent the franchise on a nomadic 7 city, 27 season trek through two countries. As a final act to stability a 144 game road trip

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the county finally out of day to day operations the team was turned over to a professional baseball staff led by Rob Crain. A state of the art stadium, a new name and new attitude is leading to a renaissance on Montage Mountain. Overcoming early season weather issues, over 435,000 fans made their way to the stadium. Their average of 6,409 fans per game is ninth in the International League. The Scranton/Wilkes Barre is second smallest market in AAA. Four markets in the International League host the NFL, NBA and NHL. In the great baseball tradition, Hard Coal

The Lists Before They Were Stars: Triple A baseball is the last stop on the way to the Majors for many players, here are the biggest stars for each position for the past 25 years. C 1b 2b SS 3b OF OF OF OF P

Mike Lieberthal (1994) Ryan Howard (2004) Chase Utley (2002) Jimmy Ro llins (1999) Scott Rolen (1996) Pat Burrell (1999) Austin Jackson (2007) Shane Victorino (2005) Michael Bourn (2006) Cole Hamels (2006)

Gol d Glove Winner and MLB All Star Rookie of the Year, MVP, Fastest player to 300 homers 5 Time MLB All Star MVP, 3 Time All Star, 4 time Gold Glove Winner Rookie of the Year, 7 Time All Star and Gold Glove Winner 292 Homers, 976 RBIs Runner up Rookie Year 2 Time Gold Glove winner and All Star 2 Time Gold Glove winner and All Star World Series MVP and All Star

Before Yankee fans start sending nasty emails, most of the players since 2007 are still establishing their careers. The Rehab List: One the great draws of any season is a Rehab appearance by a Major League Star; here are the best since 1989. C 1b 2b SS 3b OF OF OF P P P

Darren Daulton (1991) Jason Giambi (2007) Placido Polanco (2004) Derek Jeter (2013) Alex Rodriquez (2011 -13) John Kruk (1994) Lenny Dykstra (1994) Curtis Granderson (2010 -13) Roger Clemens (2007) Curt Schilling (1994/2000) Andy Petite (2012)

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3 Time All Star 2000 MVP, 5 Time All Star 2 Time All Star and Gold Glove Future Hall of Famer 3 Time MVP, 645 Homers, Gold Glove 3 Time All Star 3 Time All Star 3 Time All Star 7 Time Cy Young, MVP, 11 Time All Star 6 Time All Star, World series MVP, 3116 Strikeouts 3 Time All Star, 256 Wins

baseball will start an argument by presenting its list of the past 25 years (see page 34). We are sure this will start many debates, make sure to hit us up at hardcoalbaseball@yahoo.com and on twitter @hardcoalbasebal. Thanks to baseballreference.com, latimes. com and railriders.com for help in preparing this article.

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Hazleton Integration Project In December Hazleton’s own Joe Maddon will be back in town to continue to support the Hazleton Integration Project (HIP). HIP is the brain child of the two time manger of the year and was established to help bring the community together. In 2013 HIP opened the Hazleton One Community Center at 225 East 4th St. in Hazleton. The center has proved to be huge success providing educational and athletic opportunities to the community.

• Saturday, Dec 21, 7-9 PM—Hazleton Kids Have Talent. The most talented kids from around the area display their musical talents in a free Christmas show! Place: Alice • Thursday, Dec 19, 4:00 PM—Press Con- C Wiltsie Performing Arts Center at the Hisference/ Joe Maddon will be joined by other toric Castle. 9th and Wyoming Streets. baseball celebrities to discuss the upcoming events and the HIP Project. Place...Hazleton • Sunday, Dec 22nd Time TBD—Joe MadOne Community Center 225 East 4th St. in don's 3rd Annual Thanksmas in the Hazleton Hazleton. Open to public and free. Area. Joe and his wife Jaye lead a host of HIP volunteers in serving a delicious ethnic meal • Friday, Dec 20, 6:00-10 PM­—HIP's 3rd of spaghetti, meatballs, pierogies and Latino Annual Sports Banquet. Joe Maddon will be specialties to our area's economically disadjoined by several luminaries from the world vantaged citizens. Place: Hazleton One Comof sports for a   dinner/celebration. Place: munity Center.

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Its Spaghetti Time for the Hazleton Rotary Club Time to give Mom a break from the kitchen and bring the entire family to the annual Rotary Club Spaghetti Dinner. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy a generous serving of the spaghetti and/or spaghetti/meatballs that will be prepared and served by Rotary Club members at the Best Western Genetti Inn & Suites on Wednesday November 13, 2013 4:30pm-7:00pm. Dinner includes salad, spaghetti, meatballs, dessert and coffee and tea. Tickets are $8.50 for adults and $5.00 children. Take outs will also be available at the same time as dinner service, 4:30pm to 7:00pm. “The proceeds from our dinner go to a great cause, the Rotary Club of Hazleton’s Annual Scholarship Award presented to area seniors. Each scholarship awarded will have a total value of four thousand ($4,000.00) to be disbursed $1,000.00 per year for a maximum of four years.” Donna Barna, dinner co-chair explains. “Applications will be available in the spring, 2014 for seniors in a public or private high school who live within the

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The Allentown Band Holiday Concert The Greater Hazleton Concert Series will kick off the holiday season with America’s oldest continuously performing concert band.  The Allentown Band will treat Hazleton Area families to an evening of new and traditional holiday music Friday November 22nd at 7:30 PM on stage in the Hazleton High School Auditorium located at 1601 West 23rd Street. A prominent feature of nineteenth-century musical Americana is the concert band. The Hazleton area has a long and vibrant tradition of concert bands dating from that time.  The Liberty Band was established in 1859, and performed with other area bands including the Mother of Grace Band and the American Legion Band. In the Late 19th and early 20th centuries many summer Sunday afternoons or evenings featured local band concerts. The Allentown Band has, for almost two hundred years, kept that tradition alive. All members of the Allentown Band approach their music-making in a professional manner, though none makes his or her living from music performance alone. Many, however, are teachers of music -- in schools and in private studios. Others are engaged in engineering, accounting, sales, insurance, education, medicine and dentistry, in office work or building trades. When they meet to perform, however -- both age and daytime vocation disappear. All effort is concentrated toward creating the most enjoyable sounds these

exceptional musicians can produce -- whether it be an overture from opera, a modern composition written especially for concert band, or a Sousa march. In its many years of performances the Allentown band has provide holiday cheer to audiences in many different settings. This special Friday night concert offers families a chance to relax together and get in the holiday mood. The concert will feature holiday favorites such as; Leroy Anderson’s A Christmas Festival, Sleigh Ride, Carol of the Birds, Brazilian Sleigh Ride, and O Holy Night. Regular concert attendees are encouraged to bring their children and grandchildren to enjoy this outstanding musical group.  A typical Allentown Band schedule includes roughly forty yearly performances. The venue fluctuates-from concert stage to baseball park, from church picnic to university commencement, from Allentown's Symphony Hall to New York's Carnegie Hall. Besides being frequently seen on local television, the Allentown Band is recognized worldwide, having twice appeared on national TV-Charles Kuralt's Good Morning America, and the PBS series The American

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Experience in a feature called "If You Knew Sousa" -and heard on radio-regularly on Philadelphia's station WRTI-FM, and in Sydney, Australia, for a program called "Music That Is Band." In addition, the Allentown Band has been featured in four European concert tours, performing in four cities of Switzerland, two in Austria, and, most recently, La Croix Valmer, France. Not limiting its exposure to television, radio, and touring, the Allentown Band has entered into a project to record an ongoing series of compact disc recordings called Our Band Heritage in an effort to document the sound of the band throughout its modern existence. To date, twenty-five CDs have been released -with more to come! Tickets for the Allentown Band concert are now on sale.  Individual concert tickets are $30 for adults and $10 for students and children.  An economical subscription ticket for the four remaining shows is also available at a special price. All concerts begin at 7:30 PM at the Hazleton High School Auditorium at 1601 West 23rd Street where convenient, lighted, parking is free. The Greater Hazleton Concert Series provides outstanding entertainment in a convenient and comfortable venue. For reservations or concert infor­mation, call Amelia at 788-4864, or Joan at 4550990. Find more information on all our concerts on The Greater Hazleton Concert Series' web site at http://www.hazletonconcertseries.org/ or visit our Facebook page.  A video sample of the Band’s PBS appearance can be seen on-line at http://www.youtube. com/watch?v=JYWdQLwb1WM.

Officials announce the Miss Greater Hazleton Scholarship Program is slated for March 2014 Officials have Tarah Toohil, Lesante-Mazurkiwecz added, “We believe announced that a Esq., State Rep- this gives young women an opportunity to Miss Greater Haresentative for the make a difference. It only makes sense to zleton Scholarship 116th Legislative bring a service and scholarship-based proProgram, the offiDistrict. gram into the Greater Hazleton Area and cial preliminary to “We are ex- put us on the map with the Miss America the Miss America cited to bring this Organization. It also gives us an opportunity Pageant, will take opportunity to to bring the community together and allow place on Saturday, young ladies in businesses to show their support for this March 8th, 2014 the area to earn worth-while cause.” at the Hazleton Board volunteers pictured in the photo along scholarships and In addition to crowing a Miss Greater Area High School. with Sam Lesante, CEO of Sam-Son Productions, advance their edu- Hazleton on March 8th, 2014 (ages 17 and The mission of event media sponsor are from left: Leann Falla- cation. We have at least a senior in high school to 24), a Miss the Miss Greater bel, Joelle Columbo-Witner, Dr. Sherri Homanko so much talent Greater Hazleton Outstanding Teen pageant Hazleton Scholar- and Jeannine Lesante-Mazurkewicz. and community- will also take place (ages 12 to 17), and a ship Program is to create a positive experi- minded individuals here. I competed in the princess camp for girls ages 5 to 12 will take ence for young ladies in the Greater Hazle- Miss America system and know how it has place. ton Area, Anthracite Region of NEPA, and helped me grow both personally and proFor more information on this these proPennsylvania to earn scholarship opportuni- fessionally. I want to have the opportunity grams visit www.missgreaterhazleton.weebly. ties. The event will create a positive mentor- available to young ladies in this area to have com. For more information on how busiing experiencing for our young ladies to serve a positive experience in a scholarship-based nesses can get involved and support the scholthe community and grow both personally program while forming friendships that will arship awards and event, contact Dr. Sherri and professionally as individuals. The young last a lifetime,” said Sherri Homanko, Direc- Homanko at missgreaterhazletonpageant@ ladies will gain skills that will be necessary in tor of Program and Operations. gmail.com. their future careers and form friendships that will last a lifetime. The winning titleholders of the program will also have the opportunity to compete at the Miss Pennsylvania and Miss Pennsylvania's Outstanding Teen Scholarship Competitions in June 2014. The volunteer organization will shortly become an official non-profit 501c3 orgaHANKSGIVING INNER ESERVATIONS nization, but in the meantime, has the supARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED port through The Luzerne Foundation. An Call us today and reserve seating for you and official board of volunteers has been created, your family or maybe just for the two of you! with Jeannine Lesante-Mazurkiwecz as the Executive Director and Dr. Sherri Homanko Top of the 80’s is pleased to announce our annual as the Director of Program Operations & Titleholder Mentor. Additional board memT HANKSGIVING T URKEY TAKE -O UT ! A traditional holiday meal prepared by our bers include: Jennifer Aponick, Secretary, award-winning staff with all the Thanksgiving trimmings. Community Outreach & Marketing Team; DON’T BE DISAPPOINTED...RESERVE YOUR FAMILY PACKAGE NOW! Reese Bethel, Treasurer, Stage Crew Manager, Community Outreach & Marketing Team; Tamara Hersberger, Social Media, Co-WebOW AKING ESERVATIONS master, Community Outreach & Marketing Team; Dr. Katie Boyle Moore- Princess Camp FOR YOUR OLIDAY Manager, Community Outreach & MarketARTIES AND INNERS ing Team; Joelle Columbo Witner- Program Producer, Choreographer; Leann Fallabel, Reservations fill fast... Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce NOW is the time to plan! Representative, Community Outreach & OPEN Marketing Team; Bob Mehalick, HASD LiContact Jacqueline Veet at 570-454-8795 7 DAYS aison & Event House Manager; Sam Lesante, to secure your upcoming holiday affair A WEEK Jr., Media Liaison, Vice President of SSPTV; Gina Major, Miss Pennsylvania 1984; Lori Angelo Ogurkis, Esq., Legal Counsel and

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Calendar of Events November/December 2013 November 1, 2 & 3 The Pennsylvania Theatre of Performing Arts presents “Oklahoma”, Friday, November 1 and Saturday, November 2 at 7pm and Sunday, November 3 at 3pm at the J.J. Ferrara Center 212 West Broad Street in Hazleton. Full dinner buffet served 90 minutes prior to curtain. To purchase tickets or for more information, call 570-454-5451 or visit our website at www.ptpashows.org.

Christmas Bazaar, Saturday, November 2 from 9am to 3pm. Conyngham United Methodist Church, 411 Main Street in Conyngham with Rev. Gary Lefever as Pastor.. The bazaar will include a bake sale, heirloom jewelry, attic treasures, crafts and a basket auction. Lunch will be served from 10am to 2pm and will include chili dogs, barbeque, vegetable soup and pie. Come out and enjoy the fun! For more information, call 570-788-3960 or email conynghamumc@ ptd.net.

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Holiday Craft Show, Saturday, November 9 from 9am to 2pm at Pine Grove Area Middle School. Lots of crafters, food, Chinese auction November 2 and pictures with Santa. Sponsored by the CarNovember 3 The Lehighton Rotary/Lehighton Area Pool Pals dinal Band Boosters. Spaghetti Dinner, Sunday, November 3 from Craft Sale & Basket Raffle, Saturday, November 11am til sellout at Columbia Hose Fire Co No 2 at 10am at Lehighton Recreational Center, 243 8th Street in Lehighton. 50 tables of home- 1, 742 West Centre Street in Shenandoah. $8.00 November 10 made crafts, basket raffle, great food and more. adult, $6.00 child. Eat in or take out. Free local A Great Day of Singing will be held at First Bring the kids for photos with Santa! For addi- delivery. For more information, call 570-462- United Methodist Church, 25 S. Balliet St., Frackville on Sunday, November 10 at 9:00 a.m. tional information, call Diane at 610-377-5275. 9574. Everyone is invited to come sing your favorite hymns along with the choirs and praise band of November 7 Holiday I Funoliday Flea Market, Saturday, FUMC. At the 11:00 a.m. service there will be AFSCME Retirees Sub-Chapter 870, ThursNovember 2 from 8am to 2pm at Summit Hill Heritage Center, 1 West Hazard Street in Sum- day, November 7 at Tom's Country Kitchen in prayers and praise. All are welcome! mit Hill, Panther Valley’s Premier Entertainment Conyngam at noon for lunch followed by the November 13 Complex. The first of the Holiday Markets fea- meeting at 1pm New members are welcome. Retired Nurses of Schuylkill County Meeting, turing holiday décor, gift items, jelly, homemade Wednesday, November 13 at 12 noon at Vito’s soaps plus jewelry, glass, candy and much more. November 8, 9 & 10 For more info, see our website at www. The Pennsylvania Theatre of Performing Arts Coal Fire Grill in St. Clair. The speaker for the presents “Oklahoma”, Friday, November 8 and November meeting will be Eric Mika, certified summithillheritagecenter.com. Saturday, November 9 at 7pm and Sunday, elder law attorney. Membership Drive/Open House, Saturday, No- November 10 at 3pm at the J.J. Ferrara Center vember 2 from 1 to 7pm at the Mt. Carbon- 212 West Broad Street in Hazleton. Full dinner November 16 North Manheim Township Fire House. Social buffet served 90 minutes prior to curtain. To Winetasting evening showcasing the wines of Members $5.00. Active Members $5.00 Plus purchase tickets or for more information, call the Central Susquehanna Valley on Saturday, Back Ground Check. 570-454-5451 or visit our website at www.pt- November 16 from 6 to 9pm at the McBride Memorial Library, 500 Market Street in Berwick. Enjoy sampling a variety of wines, eating foods from local businesses, purchasing chances Monday-Friday for the many themed raffle baskets, the silent 11 a.m.-4 p.m. auction, and musical entertainment. Tickets are $30.00 each with all proceeds to benefit the Liwith Beverage brary. For information, call 570-752-2241 durPurchase ing Library hours. Veterans

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Marian High School “Night at the Races”, Saturday, November 16 in the Marian High School cafeteria, 166 Marian Avenue in Tamaqua. Doors open at 6:30pm – Races begin at 7pm. Pre-Sale Tickets - $8.00, At the door - $10.00. All food and beverages are free! For more information, call Marian High School Development Office 570-467-0641 or 570-582-0021. November 17 Sugarloaf Volunteer Fire Company Fall into the Holidays Craft & Vendor Show, Sunday, No-

vember 17 at the Sugarloaf Volunteer Fire Company, 97 W. County Road in Sugarloaf. Breakfast served from 8am to 2pm, Craft & Vendor Show from 9am to 3pm. Many area crafters and vendors, tricky trays with a scavenger hunt and more. Admission is free. Money raised will benefit the Sugarloaf Volunteer Fire Company. For more information, call 570-788-4969. November 19 Men of Marian Turkey Bingo, Tuesday, November 19 at St. Katharine Drexel Parish, 124 East Abbott Street in Lansford. Doors open at 5:30pm, Early Bird – 6:45pm, First game – 7pm. Cash Prizes. Free door prizes. 20 Turkeys will be given to some lucky players!!! $7.00 – includes 4 boards. Food, beverages and baked goods will be available. For more information, call Marian High School Development Office 570-467-0641 or 570-582-0021.

December 1 Winter Craft Show, Sunday, December 1 from 10am to 4pm at Genetti's Best Western, Route 309 in Hazleton. Local Artists & Crafters creating gifts for everyone on your list! For more information contact Rose at 570-582-6459. December 7 Festival of Lights, Saturday, December 7 at 4:30 pm at M&T Bank lot in Orwigsburg. As our final sendoff, we will bring the Bicentennial to our annual holiday showcase, the Festival of Lights. Carolers in period clothing will entertain Orwigsburg residents and will showcase old time skills and trades in center square.

Sponsored by the Borough of Orwigsburg, Bicentennial Committee, Orwigsburg Area Churches and Orwigsburg Lions Club. December 7 & 8 15th Annual Christkindlfest, Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8 from Noon to 5pm at Christ Lutheran Church, 210 W. Green Street in Hazleton. Free admission. Fun for the whole family!See the Sound & Light Fontanini Nativity Display and St. Nicholas. Plus, Silent Auction, Crafts, Candy, Homemade Foods, Baked Goodies and a wide varitey of local entertainment. For more information, call the church office at 570-454-3542 on weekday mornings.

November 23 "Save The Cherubs" FUNDRAISER, Saturday, November 23 from 10am to 3pm at St John Bosco Church in Conyngham. Tricky Trays - Bake Sale - 50/50 - Royalty Pageant Entries All monies go to non-profit organization:  cherubs-cdh. org. Cherubs is an international charity, helping over 4,300 families in 60 countries and leading the way in "Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia" research, awareness and support services. Hazleton Kiwanis Craft Show, Saturday, November 23 from 9am to 3pm at the Hazleton Health & Wellness Center, 50 Moisey Drive in Hazle Township (across from Wal-Mart). Over 40 Crafters! Handmade jewelry, fabric crafts, homemade edibles, ornaments, floral arrangements, photography, painting, wood crafts, tricky trays, Kiwanis homemade soup sale and so much more. For more information, call 570401-7376. November 28 Free Thanksgiving Day Dinner, Thursday, November 28 at Holy Apostles’ Episcopal Parish Hall, Nichols & Hancock Streets in St. Clair. Eat In or Take Out. Delivery available. Delivery beginning at 11am, Take Outs at 12 noon, EatIn at 1pm. Please RSVP by November 21. Call (570) 429-2272. For more information, call the Church Office at (570) 874-4532. November 30 Holiday Craft Show, Saturday, November 30 at the Fairane Village Mall in Pottsville. Over 40 vendors showing and selling their holiday merchandise. For vendor info 570 2055902. Also we will be having a merchandise sale, cash 50/50 and a Chinese auction. Proceeds benefit the Hillside SPCA Animal Shelter. Donations are also welcome!

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take them for granted,” said Mike Gerend, the company’s president. “Now, we invite people everywhere to take the time to stop and remember something for which they are thankful, share it and, in the process, join us to help solve hunger.” A Special Invitation To launch the program, the sponsor will donate an initial 250,000 meals to Feeding America and invite consumers nationwide to join and add to the donation with their own “thankfuls.” The goal of the campaign is to donate 500,000 meals to children and families that struggle with hunger. In addition, every Thursday during the campaign until October 10, the meal donation for each “thankful” shared by consumers will be doubled to 10 meals to honor “Thankful Thursday.” One dollar helps provide nine meals secured by Feeding America on behalf of local food banks; maximum donation of $55,555. The sponsor’s parent company, The Schwan Food Company, has supported some 57 food banks in 25 states and has given more than 1.6 million pounds of food in the past year. In addition, the company’s em­ployees at several locations nationwide volunteer at their local food banks and agencies, as well as have food and fund drives for Feeding America member food banks. A Hunger Hero In 2012, Feeding America member Second Harvest Heartland, one of the largest, most innovative and efficient food banks in the U.S., recognized Schwan’s Home Service as a “Hunger Hero” because of its food donations and commitment in the fight against hunger. To learn more about the “Open the Door to Thankful” program, visit https://apps.facebook. com/schwans thankful/. To learn more about Feeding America, visit www.Feed ingAmerica. org. Find them on Facebook at www.facebook. com/Feed ingAmerica or follow them on Twitter at www.twitter.com/Feeding America.

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“eBooks Are Here…Wherever You Are” is a message that’s beginning to appear on banners, posters and bookmarks at Luzerne County’s 17 public libraries kicking off the addition of digital books to the libraries’ collections. The message is also appearing on library web pages. The libraries’ new collection of eBooks is available to anyone with a mobile device and a Luzerne County Library System library card. Anyone without a library card may register for one at the Hazleton Area Public Library circulation desk, or at one of HAPL’s branches. The Hazleton Area Public Library has branches in Conyngham, Freeland, McAdoo and Nuremberg. “The Library System has acquired over 1,100 digital books to date and is continuing to add more,” says Richard C. Miller, District Library Center Administrator for the Wilkes-Barre Library District. The collection includes fiction and non-fiction titles, including some best sellers. Children’s books and teen titles are also available. Similar to print books, eBooks are borrowed for specified periods of time. At the end of the loan period, the book is returned automatically. “Borrowing eBooks from the library is quite

simple,” said James Reinmiller, director for the Hazleton Area Public Library. “The only preliminary step is a one-time download of free software to enable the process.” Clicking on the eBooks icon on the library home pages takes the reader to the collection’s “Magic Wall” where the covers of recently added volumes are displayed. Using tabs displayed on that page, they can sort works by type (fiction or non-fiction) or by subject. “Books selected for the digital collection reflect the preferences of local readers,” Miller said. “We choose books for the eCatalog based on what’s in demand at our libraries in print editions and audio books. As time goes on, we will continue to shape the collection to meet the needs and requests of readers,” he added. Detailed instructions for using the digital collection are on the Hazleton Area Public Library website (www.hazletonlibrary.org) and on the Luzerne County Library website (www.luzernelibraries.org). For additional eBook information, please contact HAPL’s reference desk at 570-454-2961.

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New ways to enjoy Chocolate (Family Features) Humans have adored the taste of chocolate for thousands of years. Though generally viewed as a sweet treat today, it likely started as bitter beverage drunk by the Mayan people. Chocolate has seen many iterations since then, including the beloved chocolate candy we know today; however, there are other ways to enjoy chocolate in addition to the bar or bonbon. Chocolate expert and historian Beth Kimmerle offers some new uses for chocolate that you might not know about. • Ditch the preconceived notions. Think chocolate is just for ice cream and late night snacks? Think again. Cocoa powder, a trendy spice for savories, is great on meats, while cocoa nibs can be used as a substitute for nuts in everything from baked goods to salads. Cook with cocoa. Try cocoa butter in place of cooking oil. Not only does it add great flavor, but it also imparts extra smoothness to desserts such as cookies and brownies. • Drink it (not just in hot chocolate). Chocolate and red wine naturally complement each other and now, instead of tasting them side-by-side, you can enjoy them together in one glass. ChocolatRouge Wines blend fine red wine and rich chocolate flavors in one bottle, creating a deliciously different twist for chocolate and wine enthusiasts. You can even use the wine in a cocktail inspired by a classic cake, and in a fruity sangria. For more information and recipes, visit www.ChocolatRougeWine.com.

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In the Kitchen

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November silently sneaks up on us, catching our senses by surprise.  Suddenly, as the English poet Thomas Hood sullenly observed two centuries ago, there’s “no shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees, no fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds.”  Outside silvery gray shafts reveal a familiar landscape stripped of pretense.  November’s beauty radiates from within. Customs of celebrating an annual day of Thanksgiving after the autumn harvest began to spring up in the colonies, but didn’t get national recognition until the late 1770’s when it was suggested by the Continental Congress during the American Revolution.  New York officially adopted Thanksgiving Day as an annual custom in 1817, and many other states soon followed suit, but it wasn’t until 1863 that President Abraham Lincoln appointed a national day of Thanksgiving.  Since then, each president has issued a Thanksgiving Day proclamation, usually designating the 4th Thursday of each November as the holiday. This Thanksgiving when you sit down to feast, think about the ancient tradition that is still kept alive today through the sharing of food, family, friends and love.  Happy Thanksgiving Blessings from my family to yours!! FOOD FOR THOUGHT “Laughter is brightest where food is the best” —Irish Proverb Early American Roasted Turkey (pictured above) Ingredients: 1 (18- to 20-pound) turkey, with giblets Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 medium yellow onion, quartered 1⁄4 cup chopped fresh parsley 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh thyme 2 medium shallots, finely chopped 1 bunch fresh sage, on stem 1 bunch fresh tarragon, on stem 1 Tbsp. olive oil Directions: Preheat oven to 325° F. Place oven rack on bottom level. Place wire roasting rack in large roasting pan and spray with vegetable cooking spray. Remove giblets, neck and any visible fat from cavity. Discard liver and fat. Rinse tur-

key inside and out with cold water; pat dry. Sprinkle turkey cavity with salt and pepper. Place quartered onion inside. In small bowl, combine pars­ley, thyme, shallots and 1 tablespoon of the oil. Sprinkle with salt and a generous grinding of pepper. Rub herb mixture on meat under the skin on each side of the breastbone. Place fresh sage and tarragon under skin, leaving whole. Tie drumsticks to­gether with kitchen string and twist the wing tips behind the back. Place turkey, breast side up, in prepared roasting pan. Roast for about 2 hours, until breast is browned. Cover with foil and roast for 3 to 4 hours, basting the turkey every 15 minutes with its own juices. Roast until a meat thermometer inserted in a thigh muscle registers 180­­–185° F. Cool bird for 15 minutes before carving. Serves 8 to 10

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Corn Bread Stuffing Ingredients: 1 cup butter (2 sticks) 1 cup onion, chopped 1 cup celery, chopped 1 1/2 to 2 cups liquid or broth* 1 box Mrs. Cubbison's Seasoned Corn Bread Stuffing Oven Casserole Directions: Preheat oven to 325° F. In a large saucepan, melt butter on medium heat, saute vegetables until translucent. Combine stuffing mix; stir in liquid* gradually and blend lightly. Place stuffing in greased casserole dish, cover and bake for 45 minutes. Uncover last 15 minutes for crisper top. Top-of-Stove Directions: In large saucepan, melt butter on medium heat, sautÈ vegetables until translucent. Stir in liquid* gradually and bring to a boil over high heat. Cover and reduce heat to simmer for 3 minutes. Turn off heat, add dressing mix and blend lightly. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with fork and serve. *Use more liquid for moister stuffing, less for drier.

Green Bean Casserole Ingredients: 2 cans (10 3/4 ounces each) Campbell's Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup (Regular, 98% Fat Free or Healthy Request) 1 cup milk 2 teaspoons soy sauce 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 8 cups cooked cut green beans 2 2/3 cups French's French Fried Onions, divided Directions: Stir soup, milk, soy sauce, black pepper, beans and 1 1/3 cups onions in 3-quart casserole. Bake at 325° F for 25 minutes or until

3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg Directions: Place a greased 9-in. springform pan on a double thickness of heavy-duty foil (about 18 in. square). Securely wrap foil around pan; set aside. In a small bowl, combine cookie crumbs and pecans; stir in butter. Press onto the bottom and 1 in. up the sides of prepared pan. Bake at 325° F for 9-11 minutes or until set. Cool on a wire rack. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, beat cream cheese and 1/2 cup sugar until smooth. Beat in vanilla. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. Place 1 cup filling in a small bowl; stir in the pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and remaining sugar. Remove 3/4 cup pumpkin filling and set aside. Pour remaining pumpkin filling into the crust; top with plain filling. Drop reserved pumpkin filling by spoonfuls over top; cut through filling with a knife to swirl. Place pan in a large baking pan; add 1 in. of hot water to larger pan. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until center is just set and top appears dull. Remove springform pan from water bath. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate overnight. Remove sides of pan. Garnish with whipped topping and gingersnap cookie wedges if desired. Makes 12 servings

bean mixture is hot and bubbling. Stir bean mixture. Sprinkle with remaining onions. Bake for 5 minutes or until onions are golden brown. Makes 12 servings (about 3/4 cup each)

Snappy Pumpkin Cheesecake Ingredients: 1-1/2 cups crushed gingersnap cookies about 30 cookies) 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans 1/4 cup butter, melted 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened 3/4 cup sugar, divided 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3 eggs, lightly beaten 1 cup canned pumpkin 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Cranberry Sparkling Ginger Apple Punch Ingredients: 2 cups fresh cranberries ½ cup sugar 64 ounces spiced apple cider 72 ounces (6/12 ounce bottles) ginger beer 2 cups of orange juice 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice Optional: 1 fuji apple, thinly sliced into rounds Directions: Muddle the cranberries in a bowl with the sugar. Cover with plastic and let sit in the fridge for at least an hour. Place the muddled cranberries in the bottom of the pitcher or punch bowl. Pour the apple cider, ginger beer, orange juice, and lemon juice over the top and stir to combine. Refrigerate until completely chilled. Garnish with slices of apple.

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Types of Bankruptcy by Christy M. DeMelfi, Esq. There are two common types of bankruptcy for individuals. The first type is a Chapter 7, which is commonly called a “liquidation” bankruptcy. However, because of various exemptions, a person can often keep all of their property. In a Chapter 7, the person filing for bankruptcy normally does not repay any of their unsecured creditors (such as credit cards or medical bills). A debtor has the right to elect to keep paying their secured debts, such as a house or car. Provided that the equity in the items is equal to or less than certain exemptions, and the person is current on payments to the secured creditor, a person can often keep their secured property. The other type of bankruptcy is a Chapter 13. This is commonly used when a person is behind on their mortgage and needs time to catch up. In this type of bankruptcy, the debtor repays the arrears of their secured loan plus an amount towards their unsecured creditor. The amount paid towards the unsecured creditors could be small or it could be quite large. The advantage here is that instead of paying the credit cards high interest rate, the amount you owe can be “frozen” and you have up to five years to repay the debts. Determining what types of bankruptcy is best for your situation can be complex. If you are facing financial difficulties, be sure to speak to an experienced attorney to find the best solution for your situation.

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Rack Up some Extra Space on your Vehicle (NAPSA)-When you need to haul stuff for work or DIY projects around the yard, a pickup truck is invaluable. The downfall of pickup trucks is the lack of secure storage and ability to carry longer items. Truck boxes and racks are a perfect solution for these challenges. Truck Rack Facts For the workman looking for tough, wellbuilt storage and carrying solutions, there are many options on the market. Here are some features to look for when you are in the market: • Because your truck will be exposed to the elements, look for items made of aluminum. Not only are aluminum products rust resistant, they are much lighter without compromising strength. Traditional steel truck racks can weigh up to 200 pounds, eating up a significant portion of the truck bed's weight capacity and decreasing gas mileage. • For a higher-quality finish and more style, look for racks and boxes that have been powder coated. This will also provide longer life to these products.

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• Because of their surface area, look for racks that are aerodynamic. This helps to slice through the wind and keep any wind noise to a minimum. • Some racks are equipped with dual T-slot channels in crossbars, enabling you to mount accessories on the top or bottom of the crossbar and store things below the rack. • Only some of the many options you see on shelves and online are made in the U.S.A., which many people prefer. Best Chests In addition, you can improve your truck's storage capacity with lightweight aluminum or tough steel utility chests, boxes, undermount cases and even special cages for transporting dogs. Loading Tips Once your truck is fully equipped, loading it up can be easier if you heed six hints: 1. Load the heaviest items first, in front and on the floor. 2. Load lightest items last, on the top and to the rear. 3. Pack all items closely and firmly. 4. Secure partial loads with straps, as close to the front of the cargo area as possible. 5. Never load cargo on the outside of the truck. 6. Always be sure the cargo door is closed and latched securely.

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Car Technology for the Future by Thomas R. Buff As motorists we are all aware that automotive technology is advancing at an amazing speed. Since they were invented over a hundred years ago, cars have always been right on the razors edge of technology. It is the norm for at least a few new gadgets and innovations to be developed or improved on that grip the automotive world each year. From Bluetooth enabled cars to collision avoidance systems, the huge jump in electric and hybrid cars and cars that park themselves. The possibilities are endless. So what are the newest innovations that will set the automotive industry on fire? Here are a few that will also amaze the automobile owners as well as baffle the auto technicians who will diagnose and repair them. • Autonomous cars - Cars that drive themselves? I am sure you have watched science fiction flicks that have cars driving around by themselves. The Google car, which uses cameras, sensors and radar to navigate city streets, has been touring the country for the past couple of years. But most automakers are working with the technology that will allow autonomous cars a reality in the next decade. Nissan has developed such a car that may be available by the year 2020. These cars are actually not based on “science fiction,” in fact, the presence of active safety features such as collision avoidance and active braking are being used in cars today. As these safety systems evolve they will grow into the fully autonomous car. Think about it, a safer car that allows you to catch up on work while you (sorry the car) drives. • Piloted Parking - Cars that park themselves are actually old news. But how about cars that are auto piloted through a parking app on your smartphone. Here comes the Audi piloted parking car. It is designed to work with specially designed car lots where you will drop the car off. Next open up your smartphone app and choose a spot that you like. From there the car utilizes Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) cameras to navigate itself through the lot and parks on its own. When you are ready to leave, just tap your phone and the car will pick you up. The only drawback is that the business must be equipped with the proper technology to communicate with the car. Businesses will most likely add the necessary sensors as these cars become popular. • Airless tires - Tire pressure monitoring systems have been around for a while and have in fact saved lives by alerting the driver if a

tire is low on inflation pressure. But some motorists still ignore the warning light and drive on underinflated tires. The solution, get rid of the air. Bridgestone has developed a “non pneumatic” or simply put, airless tire. This type of tire is filled with molded thermoplastic spokes that are strong enough to support the weight of the vehicle. If the tire is punctured it would operate normally. They are being tested on off road vehicles and hopefully will be introduced to the automotive market in the future. • Tire fill alert - How many of us either hate to pull out the old tire gauge to check our tires or may not know how much air to put in the tire so we simply have a hands off approach even if a tire is low and the tire warning light is on? Nissan has designed a system that makes checking or adding air to a tire easy and for some a lot of fun. Just put the air hose to the tire. The emergency lights will flash to tell you that air is going into the tire. When it is at the recommended pressure, (which the car knows) the horn will chirp and off you go. Sounds like fun to me. The Easy Fill Tire Alert System is a great way to keep the tires properly inflated. • Next generation active safety features - The new wave of features designed to increase safety are being introduced. One feature is the super multiview heads up display. Although heads up displays have been used in the past to display information such as speed and gauge information so the driver does not have to take their eyes off of the road, the super system will go a few steps further. Projected on the windshield for easy viewing will be road warnings and turn by turn navigation all displayed virtually in the distance so motorists can continue to look ahead while driving.

• Crash Avoidance System – General Motors has unveiled the industries first crash avoidance camera to reduce the amount of front end lane departure crashes. The camera is a high resolution camera mounted on the windshield near the rear view mirror. It has the technology to find certain shapes and lane markings in order to warn drivers when they are about to make an unsafe move. This technology will actually audibly warn the driver if the vehicle is too close to another vehicle, front or side and will also alert the driver if they have failed to signal before changing lanes. The new system can even give the brakes an extra charge when it detects a crash in immanent for quick stopping. The Volvo “Collision Warning with Auto Brake” system uses radar-sensing data for vehicles ahead and automatically alerts the driver if they get to close and actually applies the brakes if the system judges a collision unavoidable. Ford, Jeep, Dodge, and many other car manufactures are also using these systems as a boost for improving driver safety in 2013 and beyond. If you’re considering a new car chances are that it can be optioned with radar based systems such as adaptive cruise control which will maintain a set following distance from the vehicles ahead. There are also many carmakers that utilize slight fully different systems including the Collision Mitigation Braking System from Acura, the Distronic Plus in the Mercedes Benz and the Collision Warning System in the BMW. So enjoy the safety and conveniences that are automakers are providing in every new vehicle that rolls off the assembly line. The choices we have today as motorists are far from the days when driving was based on necessity. Happy Motoring!

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(Family Features) Getting you to and from work every day and transporting your family to after-school activities and far-off destinations are just a few of the things we rely on our automobiles to do for us. To prolong the life of your vehicle, it is important to provide the basic routine care it requires. Though automobiles are a complex system of interconnected parts, basic car maintenance doesn't have to be complicated. Here are some simple tips to keep your car running longer and more efficiently: • Be Mindful of Brakes - Allowing you the very important ability to stop your vehicle, the maintenance of brakes is vital. Have them checked annually by a professional and be aware of the signs of wear including delayed response when pushing on your brake pedal, the brake light appearing on your dashboard or any high-pitched squeal or harsh grinding sounds. • Change Oil Often - Oil is the lifeblood that keeps key engine components in good working condition by reducing friction and wear.

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Because a change in temperature can dramatically impact tire pressure, it is important to check tire pressure with extreme weather changes, or to be on the safe side, every couple months. • Rotate Your Tires - To keep the amount of wear on tread even, minimize vibration of wheels and prolong the performance of your tires, get your tires rotated regularly. Most professionals recommend a rotation around every 4,000 miles or when you go in for oil changes. For more information on improving fuel economy, reducing wear and extending the life of your car's engine, visit www.synergynusa.com.

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Experts estimate that over 200,000 flood-damaged cars are on the road right now. Many have problems to their electrical, mechanical and safety systems. To help protect yourself, order a Carfax Flood Check before buying any used car. To learn more, visit flood.carfax. com. Replacing a fuel system in a car can cost anywhere from $400-600. If you're unsure about the quality of the gas you've been using, try adding a fuel system cleaner and stabilizer such as Royal Purple's MaxClean. To learn more, visit www. royalpurple.com. Before your next road trip, make sure your vehicle's really ready to roll. "Make a checklist of the essentials," says Peter MacGillivray, vice president of events and communication for the Specialty Equipment Market Association, an automotive trade organization. Learn more at www.enjoythedrive.com. Before buying a used car, make sure any unpaid liens have been resolved. One way to help protect yourself from problems such as this is to get a Carfax Vehicle History Report. Visit www.carfax.com to get a Carfax Report and learn more.

Diesel Engines and Premium Synthetic Oils (NAPSA)—It’s a new day for diesel engines. That’s the word from experts who say improvements in diesel technology and fuel composition have made diesel vehicles more appealing to a broader group of consumers. Because of these improvements, people who choose diesel vehicles report better gas mileage and increased torque. Plus, diesel vehicles typically hold their value in the resale market better than those with gasoline-powered engines. While in the past many thought that you could not use a synthetic oil in a diesel engine, that is not the case. Today’s diesel vehicles can benefit from the same im­provements in perfor­mance and protection that a premium synthetic motor oil, such as Royal Purple, offers gas-powered vehicles. Common Questions To help, here are some answers to common questions about using a synthetic oil in

a diesel vehicle. • Is it possible to run synthetic for one oil change and then switch back to mineral oil? Yes. Most synthetic oils including Royal Purple are compatible with other mineral and synthetic oils. You will want to check the label on the manufacturer’s bottle for confirmation. • What is the difference between 5W-40 and 15W-40 for diesel engines? Assuming they are American Petroleum Institute (API) licensed (CI-4, CJ-4, etc.), both are effective SAE 40 weight oils. As the oil cools from engine operating temperature, the 5W-40 will thicken less than the 15W-40. The smaller the first number of the viscosity, the better the fluid flows when cold. Depending on the age of your engine, older diesel engines may see a slight increase in oil consumption with lighter oil. • Do you need to adjust the viscosity of your

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Preparation is the key to DIY Success (NAPSA)-From smaller fixes around the house to grand-scale projects, everyone has a little "do it yourself" inspiration in them. That's the word from experts who say the keys to success and safety-no matter the project-are to have an organized storage and work space and to properly maintain your tools. Getting Project Ready Your house and yard aren't the only places that should undergo an annual spring-cleaning. Your garage or shed should also be on your list for cleanup. There are several reasons to take the time to organize. • Spend less and avoid duplicate materials and items by knowing what you already have on hand. • Save time because you'll be able to find what you need faster. • Make the most out of the space you have. A good way to start is by taking inventory of what you have, separating products from tools. Items that get the most use-such as shovels, brooms and rakes-should be placed in an easily accessible location. Extension cords and hoses should be coiled and stored out of the way. Place smaller tools like hammers, drills and other hand tools within reach. Look for broken or leaking bottles or containers that may have expanded or broken during the cold winter months. Inspect your lawn equipment and consider the condition of the belts and hoses. Do the blades need

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Master Gardener: Reflections on the 2013 Growing Season by Mary Ann Miller, Master Gardener one part of the area and completely miss surrounding communities. They also usually bring very heavy rain for a brief period, which is of limited benefit to plants because much of the water “runs off.” Our garden seemed to be in the “no rain” zone for much of the growing season, which taxed both us and our well. We were not alone, however. By the end of September, Northeast PA’s rainfall for the year was 9.5 inches below normal, and the weather pattern favored continued dry conditions. All plants, even trees and shrubs, were suffering from the lack of moisture. If sufficient rain does not come soon, the harsh winter months will be very difficult for all vegetation. Thanks to the more “normal” temperatures of winter and spring, our gardens were not plagued with excessive pests. There were many fewer harmful insects in the garden, which made them easier to control. One pest did appear this year that I had never seen in my garden before: the tobacco hornworm. A number of friends and neighbors also found this pest on their tomatoes for the first time. Fortunately, to my knowledge no one suffered great damage from these insects. Rabbits, voles, and deer were also less destructive this year than last. Rabbits in particular were extremely few in our yard, and, although we still have voles, they did not devastate my bean crop as they did in 2012. On the other hand, chipmunks and squirrels abounded, and many gardeners discovered partially eaten tomatoes on their vines. Weeds are always a problem in the garden. This year, however, they didn’t have the head start they had last year and were easier to control. Fewer of them survived the winter

months, and they did not emerge early and become established before the garden was even planted. At least weed control didn’t seem like a losing battle from the start of the growing season as it did last year. 2013 was a much better year for gardeners than 2012. We had to pay more to heat our homes during the winter, and we did not enjoy the outdoors in shirtsleeves in March like we did the previous year, but those pleasures came at great cost to our gardens. I’m hoping for another seasonably cold winter, gradual spring, and sufficient rainfall in the coming year so that gardens can flourish once again.

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Diabetic? Get your eyes checked by Dr. Alexandra Wasmanski, OD Over 23 million people in the United States are living with diabetes, though some of them may not even know it. Diabetes Mellitus is a disease of increased blood sugar and affects many organs of the body, including the eyes. This is why it is the leading cause of blindness in adults between 20 and 74 years of age. Some ocular complications of diabetes can be temporary, like fluctuating vision. High blood glucose may cause the lens of the eye to swell. This in turn causes a decrease in vision. Getting a new pair of glasses prescription may not be the right choice. The best solution is to get your blood sugar back into a healthy range, which will help stabilize your vision. Other diabetic complications are more serious. People with diabetes have a 40% higher risk of developing glaucoma. This risk increases the longer someone is diabetic and the older they are. If glaucoma isn’t diagnosed early enough or treated properly, it can result in permanent vision loss. Cataracts are another common compli-

cation of diabetes. Although cataracts are a very common age related condition; diabetics are 60% more likely to develop them. Those with diabetes also tend to get cataracts at a younger age and with a faster progression rate. Cataracts hinder the eye’s ability to focus light, resulting in blurriness and glare. The only treatment available is surgical removal. Retinopathy is one of the biggest concerns with diabetes. The longer you have diabetes, the greater your risk of developing this sight threatening complication. Adults with type 1 diabetes rarely show signs of retinopathy before 5 years time. On the contrary, people with type 2 diabetes often have eye problems at the time of their diagnosis. Non-proliferative retinopathy or background retinopathy is the most common form. In this condition the blood vessels of the retina are weakened and cause microaneurysms. This can lead to bleeding in the retina and swelling in the macula. If the

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Weatherly Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Weatherwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center offers state of the art short and long term rehabilitation services. Our goal is to provide the highest quality of skilled rehabilitation services in order to meet the needs of our residents in all stages of life so that the highest standard of living can be maintained. We offer numerous therapy options to fit the unique needs of each and every patient. Our diverse therapy team consists of specially trained physical, occupational and speech therapists. Our board certified physical and occupational therapists are trained in conventional therapy techniques as well as the following: An accelerated Care Plus Program, which is a specialized treatment program combined with innovative medical technology. By using this program, we can help our residents with pain management, neuromuscular re-education, stroke recovery, contractures, wound management, joint replacement recovery,

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by John Degenhart, DC A 74 year old patient came in and said he went to his family doctor for vertigo—or dizziness. He was given antivert and told “it’s that time of the season, many people are getting vertigo lately”. Let me give you a chiropractic perspective.   First of all, there could be multiple factors that result in vertigo. The patient may have an ear infection, a virus, or even high blood pressure. But most of the time, this is what I’ve seen in helping hundreds of people with vertigo.   If the vertebra in the top of their neck misaligns, it weakens the nerve to the Eustachian tube in the ear. Gradually fluid builds up behind the eardrum and this results in dizziness. The patient is usually given antibiotics. After several doses, that don’t help, they call us.   We find in their history that they usually fall asleep sitting in their chair watching TV. As their head sags to the side, their neck misaligns, the nerve is pinched, the fluid builds up, and dizziness results.   Now as people get older I don’t like to “crack” their neck. So we can use a gentle drop piece on our table to gradually realign the neck and usually in two weeks the vertigo heals.   Lately, I’ve see 30 patients this past month with vertigo, so I understand why that doctor told the patient it’s prevalent lately. This time

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November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month by Alycia D. Pavlick, MSPAS, Surgical PA-C     Every day the average person takes 28,800 breaths.  Every year over 150,000 people will die from lung cancer.  That means by the end of this year over 11 million breaths a day will be lost to a disease that can largely be prevented.  In honor of November being Lung Cancer Awareness Month, we dedicate this article to all of those who have been lost to lung cancer and their families.   As you probably know, cigarette smoking is the #1 cause of lung cancer.  But do you know why?  Many people, even smokers, do not know exactly what is in the cigarette smoke they are inhaling and exposing their lungs to with every puff.  There are more than 7,000 chemicals in tobacco smoke, at least 250 are known to be harmful, and 69 of the chemicals have been confirmed to cause cancer. A few of these are cyanide, carbon monoxide, ammonia, arsenic, formaldehyde, benzene, beryllium (a toxic metal), and Polonium-210 (a radioactive chemical element). Lung cancer is one of the most grave cancer diagnoses.  Some people may have a cancerous lung mass growing in the lung and not have any symptoms at all.  Those who do have symptoms may notice hemoptysis (coughing up blood), weight loss, decreased appetite, and increase in shortness of breath and worsening  breathing difficulty overall.  The biggest problem for health care providers is that once symptoms appear and the disease is found, it may not be able to be surgically removed or may have spread to other organs within the body, especially in later stages of lung cancer when the disease becomes much more difficult to treat.    That is why we feel it is most important to educate our  patients and their families  on the importance of quitting smoking, no matter what age.  I cannot count the number of times

I have been told by older patients "I have been smoking all my life, there's no point in quitting now."  But even for a lifetime smoker, the benefits of quitting smoking outweigh the risk of developing  lung cancer.  Within a few hours from the last cigarette, a person's blood pressure is lower and the level of carbon monoxide in the blood begins to decline, which improves the amount of oxygen circulating in the blood. Within a few weeks of quitting smoking, many patients have improved circulation to the extremities, especially in the legs and feet.  Within a few months of quitting, people can expect substantial improvements in lung function, meaning less shortness of breath with exertion.  Smoking affects all of your senses, so people who quit smoking will have an improved sense of smell, and food will taste better.   If you are found to have a lung mass or are having symptoms like the ones described above, do not wait to seek treatment.  The earlier the disease is found, the better outcome a patient will have.  When identified early enough, lung cancer has been shown to be up to 90% curable.  And there are many surgical  treatments which have made operations for lung cancer less invasive and recovery time much shorter than in the past.  Many patients have the option of minimally invasive surgical techniques, such as video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS), also known as thoracoscopic surgery, where a camera can be used to aid in finding and removing the tumor. At Carrato Surgical Associates, we strive to give our patients the most advanced minimally invasive treatment in a caring environment where your health is important to us.  If you or a loved one has a lung mass or has been given a diagnosis of possible lung cancer, call today for a consultation.

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tients undergoing chemotherapeutic treatment in general to first consult their dentist and recruit them as an integral part of your cancer treatment team. By doing so, and practicing optimal home oral care, you will decrease damaging oral bacterial levels as well as side effects which result from breast cancer treatment. I recommend you visiting your dentist at least one month prior to cancer treatment initiation in an effort to prevent possible oral issues before they begin. Breast cancer treatment should be a concerted effort with your oncologist, physician, and dentist working together as a comprehensive breast cancer treatment team. Should you require assistance in a routine oral health regimen, or have any dental questions, please do not hesitate to contact my office at (570)443-9892 or visit our website at toothdocpa.com.

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I cannot stress enough the importance of stringent-homecare for those patients receiving chemotherapy. Be sure to brush with a soft-bristled toothbrush or oral sponge to clean both teeth and gums being certain that gentle flossing a few times daily and at bedtime are performed. Oral mouth rinses used several times daily are also of utmost importance. When choosing a rinse, select an alcohol-free one to prevent drying the alreadyinflamed tissues. Should your dentist recommend necessary treatment, discuss the treatment at length to determine which treatment is of the highest priority and begin there. During periods of decreased white blood cell counts or recent chemotherapy, I routinely recommend deferring all non-emergency, low-priority work until a more opportune time. By doing so, you will prevent areas of prolonged discomfort or delayed healing. I always insist that all of my patients who may be immunocompromised for whatever reason keep me abreast of any areas of pain, discomfort, or inflammation no matter how minimal it may seem to them and whether or not they have teeth present. No symptoms should be ignored as dental problems are more readily cured when addressed early. Denture-wearing patients are not exempt from regular dental care as gum irritation and inflammation are ever-possible and present. In closing, I encourage all breast cancer pa-

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Breast cancer, the second leading cause of death of women in the United States, affects one in eight women over the course of a lifetime. This subject is of particular interest to me and certainly hits home as my mother had been a decades-long survivor herself at the time of her passing. It is astonishing how many lives can be saved with early diagnosis and intervention. Should chemotherapy be part of breast cancer treatment, patients should schedule a thorough cleaning and examination appointment prior to treatment initiation. Chemotherapy will suppress white cells which fight infection potential in conjunction with more invasive procedures such as root canals, deep cleanings, and extractions with effects lasting up to one week post-treatment. For these reasons, chemotherapy patients must maintain optimal oral health with more frequent hygiene visits, coupled with thorough brushing, flossing, rinsing, and homecare in general. More than 36% of breast cancer patients develop oral complications as a result of both the disease and the treatment. Depending upon the type or combination of chemotherapeutic agents used, mucositis or generalized oral inflammation may result. This is a painful swelling which will affect eating via altered appetite, difficulty swallowing, and diminished taste sensation. Additionally, speech and sleep may also be affected as a result from the oral inflammation.

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Hazle Compounding receives National Recognition by Bill Spear, R.Ph., CCN The Pharmacy compounding Accreditation Board (PCAB) has just announced the accreditation of Hazle Compounding. This accreditation is awarded in recognition of Hazle Compounding’s commitment to meeting and/or exceeding national quality standards. Hazle Compounding is 1 out of 180 accredited compounding pharmacies in the nation to earn this distinctive PCAB accreditation and the only pharmacy in Northeast and Central Pennsylvania to earn PCAB accreditation. Our new PCAB accreditation status and our designation as a PCAB Accredited Compounding Pharmacy lets our community know that Hazle Compounding ranks among the best pharmacies in the nation for commitment to quality said Bill Spear, R.Ph, CCN, Compounding Pharmacist, Certified Clinical Nutritionist, and Owner of Hazle Compounding.

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“We are honored by this new accreditation. It confirms our commitment to providing safe, personalized solutions that meet the medical needs of our patients and the needs of the healthcare providers in our community and beyond who rely on us for these specialized medicines every day,” said Bill Spear, R.Ph, CCN. “We believe this will further strengthen the bond of trust between our pharmacy and the Greater Hazleton Area community.” Compounded medications are prescriptions that are written by physicians, veterinarians, and other legally authorized prescribers and prepared for an individual patient by a specially trained compounding pharmacist. Hazle Compounding has become a recognized leader in the field of compounding and our natural and holistic approach to health care is why physicians and patients rely on Hazle Compounding for their customized medications. Hazle Compounding specializes in compounding Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Women and Men, Specialty medications for adults and children, Transdermal Pain Medications, and Veterinary Preparations. Hazle Compounding has a Menopause Educator on staff to educate and counsel women on hormone replacement therapy and manage menopausal symptoms. We also have a Certified Clinical Nutritionist to

consult patients on helping maintain a healthy balance of nutritional supplements and dietary recommendations to improve overall lifestyle. For more information on our services, please contact Hazle Compounding, corner of Broad & Wyoming Streets in downtown Hazleton. Call 570-454-2958, and ask for one of our compounding specialists who can solve your medication challenges or visit our website www.hazlecompounding.com Bill Spear, R.Ph., CCN is a Compounding Pharmacist and Certified Clinical Nutritionist. He is available for personal nutritional consultations at Hazle Compounding, Broad & Wyoming Sts., Downtown Hazleton, Pa. 18201 570-454-2958 • www.hazlecompounding.com

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The Laurels November 2013 A Bootiful Night! Fall is such a beautiful time of the year.  The sun still shines brightly, and we have crisp mornings that melt into warm afternoons.  Not too hot, nor to cold; perfect to hang out on our back patio with friends and marvel at the beautiful autumn colors painted across the valley below. Stop by and see just how amazing our view is!  We had so much fun decorating pumpkins and making Oktoberfest Pie with the Laurels Culinary Group. Our annual Halloween Costume Contest and “Monster Mash Bash” are always one of our favorite yearly treats.  The “Frightening Festivities” will began at 2pm with residents transforming into their Halloween costumes.  The staff had just as much fun and the residents!  Once in disguise, Laurels residents paraded through the halls conjuring up votes for the best dressed.  Dinner was comprised of homemade “brew” and a spooky spread complete with devilish desserts, spider cider and scary snacks.  After dinner, residents were spell-bound with the hallowing sounds of Cindy Robertson.  During the party, the winners of disguise were chosen.  It was a howling good time for all!! “There is magic in the night when pumpkins glow with candlelight.” We hope everyone had a “Spooktacular” Halloween!   Laurels Annual Thanksgiving Family Meal Before we know it, Thanksgiving will be upon us and our bellies are already growling just thinking about the slow roasted turkey, sweet mashed potatoes, stuffing, green bean casserole, homemade pumpkin pie...                      This year, our annual Family Thanksgiving dinner will be on Sunday, November 17th.  Our residents will enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal with a delicious traditional feast.  Our family atmosphere will also feature some

great activities!  We hope all family members can join us.  If you have any questions, please call the office at 570-455-7757.   Mark your calendars!  We are also currently planning our Christmas Family Dinner. Family members will be receiving a holiday letter soon.    Giving Thanks by Giving Back We have always stressed that our residents become part of our extended “family”.  Therefore, we find it only fitting to reach out to our local community during the upcoming holiday that emphasizes a tradition of family.  During the annual food drive, which began on October 21st, we will be collecting food and monetary donations for the “Feed A Friend” campaign through WNEP-TV Channel 16 and our local Greater Hazleton CEO, People Helping People.  We will have a collection bin in our front lobby until Nov. 25th.  In addition to our regular visitors and staff, we are asking all family members who

are attending our annual Thanksgiving dinner on November 17th to please bring any non-perishable items for our food drive. We are reminded of how fortunate we are to be blessed with wonderful friends and family and how great it is to reach out to our neighbors and lend a helping hand.  Thank you to everyone who is helping other families celebrate the true meaning of Thanksgiving.  We appreciate it!   For more information about any of our events or services, or to schedule a private tour and complementary lunch, please call the office at 570-455-7757.    “The Laurels Senior Living Community… ”Where Our Family of Residents Come First!”

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Recently I treated a client who had a knee replacement more than 5 years ago and was still having pain with difficulty walking. They had resigned themselves to having pain for the rest of their life. They had been told after the operation, nothing else could be done as the arthritis had been removed. So if arthritis was not causing the pain, what was? When thinking of arthritis pain, most people think because it is a joint problem, nothing can be done for it. However, there are a number of structures in the body that can place stress on joints causing them to be compressed or shifted out of alignment causing pain. Many experts believe one of the main causes of arthritis is from years of having stress on joints from the surrounding tissues. Unless you address these surrounding tissues, the pain may never go away, even after surgery. We see this quite often in the clinic. With the client I mentioned earlier, the pain was due to muscle and soft tissue tightness in the thigh and hip which was causing increased stress on the surrounding structures of the knee. Treatment was performed to loosen the tightness and we taped the knee to help with the alignment. They were also given simple exercises which were designed to strengthen the weak muscles. That person can now walk with less pain. They even told me this week they walked around the mall shopping without having to stop due to pain. This was a major accomplishment for them and allows them to have better enjoyment of life. The message we try to get out in our clinic is to address small problems before they be-

come large problems. When you have a pain or tightness, getting it looked after will lead to less chance of developing arthritis in the future. If you are dealing with arthritis, there is something that may be able to help with your pain beyond injections and medication, even after having surgery. At Hazleton Physical Therapy, we perform physical therapy beyond exercise. We are experts at manual therapy meaning we are skilled at using our hands to affect the body to loosen, align or correct imbalances in order to relieve pain and improve your ability to move. We work with people with arthritis on a daily basis and many people are surprised that arthritis can be worked with even after surgery. For more information, call us at 570-5011808 for an appointment or free consult. To learn more about our services, visit www. hazletonpt.com to access our educational material.

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Join a Senior Center to Improve Health by Marlin Duncan, Comfort Keepers Today, senior adults are more active than ever. A higher level of health care has led to treatments that help older adults stay healthier and more active as they age. However, because senior adults often look and feel younger, they might miss out on the benefits of friendship, support, education and recreation that a senior center provides. Maybe your loved one says, ‘I don’t need a senior center. I don’t feel old. I don’t want to sit around talking with people who aren’t able to get around like I do.’ But, many people are questioning the name ‘Senior Center’ because studies show all types of people, including those who are healthy and active, find senior centers in their communities a great resource for a myriad of things. According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA), 11,400 senior centers in the country serve more than one million adults. About 75 percent visit a senior center one to three times per week, and stay an average of 3.3 hours per visit. If you don’t feel old enough to join a senior center, consider these facts, also reported by the NCOA: • Older adults who utilize senior centers learn to manage and/or delay the onset of chronic disease and experience significant improvements to their physical, social, spiritual, emotional, mental—and even economic—well being. • A study of nearly 900 people indicated that those seniors who are around 80 years old lived longer if they stayed active. Additionally, it’s been shown that those older adults who are more active are less likely to have memory problems or need a nursing home. This same study debunked the myths that say senior adults aren’t able to learn new things, like a new form of exercise or a hobby, and also that memory loss and a significant decrease in physical aptitude is inevitable. • Today’s senior centers are expanding their programming and base of participants, especially as the baby boomer population grows. Senior Centers offer newer types of programming Now that senior adults are living longer and staying active into their 80s and even 90s, senior centers now offer a newer variety of programming. • Fitness Programs. Many senior centers offer not only exercise programs designed for older adults, but they also have equipment onsite

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for members to use. • Job Placement Services. More and more people are enjoying their careers—or a new line of work—well past age 65. Some senior centers offer help and resources for seniors who are looking for work. Travel Programs. Some senior centers sponsor trips for members that can be one-day or up to a weeklong venture. These programs often include advance planning of the trip, transportation, stops, meals and sleeping arrangements. So all you or your loved has to do is pack! • Lifelong Education. The older adult years are a great time to pursue hobbies you or your loved one never had time for during the busy work and child-rearing years. These can include painting, photography, music, dancing, computer skills and writing.  • Joint Programming with Child and Teen Groups.  Seniors and teens can learn a lot from each other. The same is true for younger children. Some senior centers are offering the chance to bring other groups into their facility for special programming. • Gardening Opportunities. Maybe you’ve downsized and don’t have the room to garden like you used to. Or maybe you never had time to learn about growing a variety of plants and flowers. Many senior centers have

Getting on after loss If you’ve lost someone close to you, like a spouse or treasured friend, it’s likely you want to stay home. But as you’re going through the stages of grief, it’s often the best time to reach out to others at a senior center, especially because they’ve likely gone through—or are going through—the same tough time. Even if you have been around many of the same people your whole adult life, experts on coping with loss think it’s never too late to meet new friends. If you’re not sure where to turn, a senior center, and its participants and staff will welcome you in. Getting involved in activities you are passionate about is another way to cope with the loss you or your loved one faces in life’s later years. How do I find a good senior center? Like other services, talking to friends is a good way to find out more about a senior center in your locale. You’re likely to find out about them in advertisements, newspapers and TV. Many senior centers are accredited by the Better Business Bureau and you can find out which ones carry that designation. Also look for senior centers who are accredited by the NCOA, although it they aren’t, it doesn’t mean they aren’t a good choice. For more information on senior living and elder care options, go to www.comfortkeepers/hazletonpa.com. Each office is independently owned and operated. Marlin Duncan, owner of Comfort Keepers, works professionally with the elderly on issues relating to senior independence. He can be reached in Hazleton at 570-450-0890.

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New Treatment for the Red Face of Rosacea by Stephen Schleicher, MD Rosacea is a common skin problem of adults manifested as facial redness at times in association with pimples. The disorder begins very insidiously, often as a prominent facial flush. The rosy condition may involve only the lower half of the nose or may spread to cover the “blush zone,” which includes the central face, forehead, and chin. The bouts of redness gradually become more frequent and intense, leading to persistently enlarged blood vessels. Until this year laser was the only effective treatment for the dilated facial veins. This therapy is painless, modestly priced, and performed in our office monthly. Many blood vessels can be permanently removed in one to two sessions. In 2013 the FDA approved Mirvaso gel, designed specifically to treat the facial redness of rosacea. I was involved with prerelease clinical trials and the overwhelming majority of enrolled patients were delighted with the results. Mirvaso is applied in the morning, has rapid onset, and lasts up to 12 hours. The product is safe and well tolerated. It works by temporarily constricting unsightly blood vessels. For anyone bothered by rosacea-associated facial redness Mirvaso is the only approved topical agent indicated for this condition and one that I highly recommend based on clinical experience.

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Suppressed Immune System by Dr. Joseph Bafile During the flu epidemic of 1917-1918, both chiropractors and osteopaths noticed that their patients had a lower fatality rate, 0.25% than the medical profession at 5-6%. The conclusion of a paper written in 1919 was that subluxations suppressed the immune system, and that removing them assisted the immune function. Now newer research shows that white blood cells increase with chiropractic adjustments. A smaller study showed that the immune response of HIV-positive patients increased as measured by their CD4 count with chiropractic adjustments. So the next time you want to cancel your appointment because your too sick, remember a chiropractic adjustment is just what the doctor ordered. References 1. Riley GW. Osteopathic success in the treat-

ment of influenza and pneumonia. J Am Osteopathic Assn, 1919; 18:565 2. Brennan PC, etal. Immunologic correlate of reduced spinal mobility. Proceedings of the 1991 International Conference on Spinal Manipulation (FCER):118. 3. Brennan PC, etal. Enhance phagocytic cell respiratory burst induced by spinal manipulation. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 1991;14:399 4. Selano JL, et al. The effects of specific upper cervical adjustments on the CD4 counts of HIV positive patients. Chiropractic Research J 1994;3:32. 5. Todres-MasarskyM, Masarsky CS. The Somatovisceral Interface:Further evidence. In Masarsky CS, Todres-Masarsky M (editors). Somatovisceral Aspects of Chiropractic: An Evidence-Based Approach, 2001, Churchill

Livingstone, New York. SYMPTOMS: • FEVER • MUSCLE ACHES AND PAINS • SWOLLEN LYMPH NODES • NAUSEA • UPSET STOMACH OR DIARRHEA • NASAL DRAINAGE • HEADACHE Chiropractic care works on boosting the immune system by increasing white blood cell count. To see if chiropractic may be able to help you call 570-788-3737 today for a complimentary consultation.

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Balance Training in the Water by Lee Nawracay Baskin, PTA The fear of falling is a common fear for the elderly.  As the aging process progresses, bodies become less agile and more stiff, while balance reactions decrease. Every year, one in every three adults ages 65 and older fall. Among older adults, falls are the leading cause of fatal, and non fatal injuries. The fear of falling requires many to use a cane or walker to help maintain balance.   Because people are reliant on these “balance aids,” movement becomes linear and people are afraid to move out of their comfort zone. Assistive devices for balance are useful and needed, but there is no challenge to balance, and balance further decreases.

Improvement in balance is caused by the ability to make movement errors and then correct for them. In other words, in order to have better balance you need to feel “off balance.” Your brain needs to figure out how to correct the imbalance. When performing exercises on land patients are fearful of trying any balance maneuvers like standing on one leg, or walking with one foot in front of the other. Even trying to ambulate without an assistive device is difficult and sometimes impossible. So, what is an effective, safe way to help people who have a decrease balance get better balance? The answer – Water based balance training (Aquatic Therapy).

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Why water? Patients can be challenged beyond their limits of stability in the water without the fear of falling to the ground. The patient may be challenged to move outside their base of support in a safer environment with a compliant fluid (water) surrounding them. This reduction in patient anxiety may encourage the patient to attempt tasks which would have not been able to be performed on land. In the pool, patients have a longer time in which to respond to the loss of balance. The buoyancy of the water aids in supporting the patient in the water. In most cases, patients who ambulate with canes and walkers on land are able to ambulate without any assistance in the water because of the support the buoyancy of water offers. Buoyancy also makes it easier for quick changes in training without the risk of falling. Water is a viscous fluid which prevents rapid falling and extends the period of time in which a patient can react. The water offers a three-dimensional environment of both support and resistance. Physical therapists can create combinations of planes of motion which are assisted, supported, or resisted to various degrees. PRO Rehabilitation Service’s aquatic treatment sessions are individualized with the therapist working with the patients in the water. We have over 15 years of Aquatic Therapy experience, and continue to stay abreast on the latest aquatic therapy techniques by attending Aquatic Therapy continuing education courses. Our friendly and caring therapists are ready to help you improve your balance on land by training your balance in the water.

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by Debi Shandrick If you are one who is experiencing brownish skin discolorations or dark, splotchy patches at your skin, you may be suffering from what is a common complaint known as skin pigmentation. There are many factors that can instigate skin pigmentation to occur. Two ways to remove those pigmented skin is to undergo Microdermabrasion or Chemical Peels.  We will be discussing at home product to treat pigmentation.  Most people are able to witness 75% to 100% results after a few weeks of undergoing treatments. Good skin starts at the cellular level, and Microdermabrasion is one of the most popular, time-proven methods of consistent skin care that dramatically improve skin tone and texture... even after just one treatment! Microdermabrasion is used to treat a variety of skin conditions including acne, stretchmarks, age spots, enlarged pores, wrinkles, acne or rosacea, and that’s just the beginning. Simply put: Microdermabrasion is one of the most effective ways to maintain healthy skin that feels as good as it looks. For those struggling with mild to moderate acne, Microdermabrasion can be a monthly preventative treatment. If you’re noticing premature signs of aging such as skin discoloration and sun damage, Microdermabrasion is a preferred way to gently buff away dry and damaged skin. Or, if you are otherwise happy with the condition of your skin, but are looking for a monthly “refresher,” Microderm offers a winning combination-The rejuvenating benefits of a facial, along with the renewing qualities of a deep facial scrub. A Microdermabrasion treatment involves a “microderm machine” that emits a pressurized stream of crystals on the skin’s surface.  The Microderm  machine is designed to gently slough off dead skin, eliminate black heads, shrink large pores, and leave skin feeling unbelievably soft and smooth.  A Chemical Peel is a safe, commonly used method of treating acne, age spots, brown spots, large pores, fine wrinkles and uneven skin pigmentation. The traditional chemical peel procedure involves the application of a chemical solution designed to smooth and exfoliate skin while removing its damaged outer layer. Many of the compounds used in chemical peels are found in nature, such as Glycolic acid (of the alphahyrdroxy family), which is derived from certain fruits and plants. It assists in the skin treatment by stimulating new collagen and skin growth while allowing dead skin cells to fall off naturally. Salicylic acid, a simple fruit compound, is an effective acne scar chemical peel and also works for oily and acne prone skin, by increasing cell turn-

over. Mandelic acid, meanwhile, is an extract from bitter almonds, and is often used in a chemical peel for uneven skin tones and or patients with pigmentation problems. Most chemical peels take only 10-15 minutes to perform, and the majority of patients report only a mild stinging from the chemical solution. The chemical peels mentioned above, the recovery time is quick, with most redness and dryness subsiding within a week’s time. Age Intervention Enlighten is a remarkable at home product with new composition that brightens and encourages the uniform appearance of facial discoloration - even stubborn hyper-pigmentation!  Robert Stevens Face And Body offers free consultations call 788-SKIN (7546) to make your appointment. Debi Shandrick is a Certified Aesthetician, Licenced Skin Care Therapist and the owner of The Skin Care Center at Robert Stevens Face & Body, 536 Route 93 in Sugarloaf. For more information or to make an appointment, call 570788-SKIN (7546).

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Home Health – What is in a name and service? by Melanie Furlong, Lutheran Home Care and Hospice You probably see advertisements all over for home care agencies. Some agency names are known from over the years but there are also new ones starting up. There are many choices, and it can be hard to tell which one is the best fit for you or your loved one. Our name Lutheran Home Care & Hospice Saint John is a new name to the area, but our history spans over the past 35 years. Some agencies use assumed associations as nonprofit or faith-based but we truly are the only not-for-profit, faith-based agency providing home health and hospice in the area. Lutheran Home Care & Hospice Saint

John continues to grow and expand from the southern Pennsylvania area into our area, bringing our 35 years plus of home health expertise and commitment. Lutheran Home Care & Hospice Saint John may be a new name but you may recall the name Hospice Saint John. Last year Hospice Saint John was integrated into Lutheran Home Care & Hospice Saint John. No matter what the name past or present, the staff and commitment to caring remains the same. We offer a return of home health services to this area with exceptional care and commitment. Caring for the sick in the home is the old-

est form of healthcare which has endured for centuries. With modern technology, many high tech treatments can be done in your home under home health services. Home health services combine your healthcare needs and life into a more convenient and stress free environment - your home. The choice of home health provider is yours to make. Choose who you feel most comfortable with, considering the agency’s years of service and commitment to providing quality and compassionate care. We hope you will choose Lutheran Home Care & Hospice Saint John. Lutheran Home Care & Hospice Saint John is a member of the Greater Hazleton United Way.

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(NAPSA)-There's hopeful news for those who experience chronic pain. There are practical steps they can take to find relief. The Cost Of Chronic Pain Left untreated, chronic pain can cause anxiety, depression, insomnia, reduced mobility and a decreased quality of life. It is also a public health issue. It's estimated that chronic pain costs the U.S. $635 billion a year, in terms of treatment and lost productivity. Managing the Problem The physicians at Pain Management and Injury Relief (PMIR) Medical Center suggest that if you experience chronic pain, it's wise to visit a pain management specialist. Pain specialists are trained to diagnose the underlying cause of your pain, which may be a symptom of a more serious or life-threatening condition, and treat the pain with innovative and noninvasive procedures. They also contend that the sooner you act, the better. That's because the longer you wait, the more difficult it can be to treat the pain effectively. Get Educated It's important to educate yourself while seeking treatment. For instance, at PMIR's website, patients can access an interactive pain checker. The online graphic provides information on the conditions associated with different parts of the body that may be causing the pain and the treatment options available. To learn more, visit www.paininjuryrelief. com or call 855-764-7633.

Changing of the Seasons by Anthony Urillo, MPT Well, the air temperature and the time change let us know that summer is long gone! Winter is on the doorstep, with the holiday season not far behind. As a sports fan, this time of year kind of reminds me of the off season, where athletes take some time off from their usual in-season workouts and relax until the next year rolls around. Most of us not being professional athletes, however, don’t get the benefit of an off season when it comes to changing our routines as the seasons change. There are seasonal tasks that we don’t do frequently and that if done improperly (poor safety awareness and body mechanics), can result in an untimely injury. Things like cleaning our lawn mowers, moving heavy equipment around in crowded sheds and garages, and yes, putting up decorations often require us to get into awkward positions, work in poor, sustained postures, and employ improper lifting techniques. Averages of more than 5,000 people are treated in emergency

Chrysler Group offers scholarships and advice on exercise to the National Association of Black Journalists and the National ­Association of Hispanic Journalists to help meet the need for better health education. Learn more at blog.chryslerllc.com, www.face book.com/ chryslercommunications and twitter.com/ Chrysler.

rooms annually for fall-related injuries that occurred while decorating for the holidays! Bah, humbug! The key to avoiding an “off season” injury is to not allow yourself to get out of “in season” shape. First off, stay in good physical condition. If you are overweight, especially in the belly, extra strain is placed on the spine. Every pound of belly weight is 10 pounds of strain on the back; plan your activity. Unclutter your work area before working on the lawn tractor so you have enough room to move safely and not trip on anything. Practice good posture. Regardless of position, awkward postures increase strain on the spine

and discs, and increase risk of injury. Try to avoid repetitive strain when you can by taking breaks. Back and shoulder injuries more commonly result from minor repetitive strains than from isolated incidents. Use mechanical aides or get help whenever you can, and make sure tools and ladders are well-maintained. The professionals at Modern Therapeutics cannot only help you recover from any type of musculoskeletal injury; we can also help you prevent one with supervised conditioning programs to maintain your “in season” health. We wish everyone a safe and healthy holiday season.

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Bottom row left to right: Nicole Ostroski, PTA, Jeff Platek, MPT Owner, Anthony Urillo, MPT Owner, Haley Fisher, PTA; Back row left to right: Tom Plaza, MSPT, Katilin Correale, PTA, Jim Laputka, PTA, Tammy Marushin, MS, OTR/L, Fran Harmonosky, MSPT, Ericka Ondeck, MS, OTR/L

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Mystic Power Yoga graduates 200 Hour Certified Instructors provided by Mystic Power Yoga Mystic Power Yoga held a graduation ceremony on Friday, October 04, 2013 to honor the certification of the new Mystic Power Yoga 200 Hour Certified Yoga Instructors. The new graduates, Amy Bicking and Sarah Cusatis, are the second class of participants in the teacher training program at Mystic Power Yoga. The studio became a 200 Hour Yoga Alliance® approved yoga school in 2012. The Yoga Alliance® is a national education and support organization for Yoga in the United States. Over the course of 8 months, the graduates took part in a one-of-a-kind yoga teacher training certification program that provided them with the tools, hands-on experience, and self-confidence to teach a powerful and authentic yoga class. The course, held at Mystic Power Yoga, is the only teacher training

program based on the Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga philosophy and methodology in Northeastern PA. Studio owner, Michele Fisher, lead and taught the course and also presided over the graduation ceremony which consisted of a yoga class taught by the new instructors, the presentation of certificates and letters, and a celebration with the local community in the studio. Fisher states, “This is such an accomplishment for our community and these two powerful teachers. I have watched each of them step up and out of their comfort zones in a HUGE way taking on new challenges successfully coming out on top!” The new instructors will also allow the studio to offer more classes and accommodate the growing yoga community. Fisher invites interested parties to continue to check the

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Pictured in photo (left to right): Amy Bicking, Michele Fisher (studio owner), Sarah Cusatis. Photograph by Alison Dryfoos-Mazzie (Proprietor, Sassafrass Photography, Conyngham.)

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Sisters Together: Move More, Eat Better is a national program to help and encourage black women to be healthier. Designed by the Weight-control Information Network of the National Institutes of Health. You can get information on the free program at www.win.niddk.nih.gov/publications/ sisterstogether.htm and by calling (877) 946-4627.

GRIGUOLI CHIROPRACTIC & REHAB CENTER, P.C. A Professional & Dedicated Team Devoted To Quality Healthcare Chiropractic Care • Massage Therapy Mechanical Traction Therapy for Herniated Discs NEW PATIENTS WELCOME! 5800 Sq. Ft. Facility Offering: CHIROPRACTIC • PHYSICAL THERAPY • REHABILITATION Auto Injury • Work Injuries • Neck Pain • Lower Back Pain • Sciatica Sports Injuries • Headaches • Fibromyalgia • Hip Pain • Bursitis Upper/Lower Extremity Injuries • Numbness in Extremities

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There’s Always something Happening at your YMCA/YWCA by Marianne Pindar, Hazleton YMCA/YWCA Marketing Director Since 1895, the greater Hazleton Area YMCA/YWCA has provided “something to do” for the citizens of this vibrant community. The Y provides programs and services for everyone regardless of age, income or background. The Y USA encourages us to “Do MORE and Be More.” The YMCA stands for youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility. The Y is more than just swimming and a gymnasium. There are programs for all members of the family from our babysitting and preschool, to before and after care Programs; we offer Holiday camps for days when there is no school due to weather, teacher in-service or ACT 80 days. Summer Camp and our annual Carnival give the kids a chance to show case what they’ve learned and developed over time well-spent at the Y. The Teen Center offers our kids a chance to meet new people; socialize and have fun. Some go on to partake in the Teen Leaders program where for example they coordinate the annual Haunted trail among other Community service activities. Our ExerZone is a truly state-of-the-art techno exercise zone complete with X-box Kinects, Nintendo Wiis, and Dance Revolution. Fall and Winter sports keep the place a buzz these days, the barracuda and HAZY Swim teams, Basketball leagues and fitness classes are getting people in best shape for the upcoming holiday season. If you are not in to competitive sports, there is instructional swim, and fitness, therapeutic swim and Aqua

Zumba to name a few. Just for fun we offer a Dragon Dip and a Doggie Dip. This is a great place to host a birthday party for kids of all ages. WE have specialty parties such as: Rock Climbing, zumbAtomic Parties, Gym Parties, Teen Center Parties, ExerZone Parties, Pool Parties and Rock-Swim & gym Parties. To get our pet on its best “Santa’s watching” behavior, there is our doggie obedience training. For those who feel their pet is even more blessed, we work with Passion for Paws to provide training for your pet to become a certified Therapy Dog. Your Y has always prided itself on being here for the community. We are here 7 days a week and strive to offer something for everyone! Call us for more information on any program 570-455-2046. A healthy Holiday season gives way to a bright and shiny New Year! Come on in and visit YOUR Hazleton Y.

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How to keep Weight Off during the Holidays

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(Family Features) With the holidays in full swing, managing your waist line may have you as frustrated as the lines you encounter while shopping for gifts. Beyond celebratory meals and seasonal snacks aplenty at work and home, the holidays notoriously leave little time for you to focus on managing your weight. However, by following these three tips, you can be on your way to keeping the weight off and head into the new year a healthier you. • Eat Smart. Though the temptations abound, be cautious about portion sizes. When possible use a smaller plate, which will prevent you from over-loading. Before heading out to a party, eat a quick bowl of soup or a salad. Low in calories, these pre-party munchies will take the edge off your hunger and help you moderate your consumption. And speaking of consumption, be sure to limit alcoholic beverages, which can quickly multiply your caloric intake. • Get Sleep. Lack of sleep can lead to eating more junk food, and it can negatively impact your metabolism, making it harder to properly process what you eat. A comfortable and supportive mattress and pillow can help you sleep soundly, awake refreshed and feel less stressed. Mattress Firm experts warn that older mattresses and pillows have absorbed sweat, dust mites and dander that can aggravate allergies and affect sleep. Replace your mattress every eight years and your pillows every two years for optimum health and support. Also, take a few moments to relax before bed each night, to allow your body time to adjust and settle in for the night. • Stay Active. Though the demands on your time are many, seek out ways to keep your body moving, not only to keep muscles toned until you can resume your usual workout schedule, but also to help burn those extra calories. After dinner with the family, take a walk around the neighborhood or through a nearby park. Or, arrange a game of touch football or dodge ball and invite the whole family to play. If you find yourself with random blocks of time, say while the pies are in the oven, grab a few minutes to exercise inside with sit ups or leg lifts or even jogging in place. With a little bit of special attention to taking care of yourself through the holiday months, you can manage your weight and feel great about kicking off 2013 in great shape. For more tips and information from the experts at Mattress Firm, visit www.mattressfirm.com.

by Dr. Daniel Maybee, D. C.. At one point or another, we’ve all dealt with and are dealing with stressful situations in our day to day lives. The threat of losing a job, an argument with your boss or loved one, suffering a loss in the family, issues with health…the list of stressors goes on and on. What would stress one person may not necessarily stress someone else. The world is more stressful than ever. Everyone has different stressors and everyone has varying ways of dealing with that stress. Stress can play havoc on person’s mind and body. For example, stress can cause headaches, anxiety, insomnia, lowered immune system function which means you’re more prone to getting sick, fatigue, rapid weight loss/gain, hypertension, and joint and muscle pain. So if you’re unable to manage your stress, you could potentially succumb to these conditions. Chiropractic has been shown to help reduce stress by improving nervous and immune system function, decrease the in-

tensity and frequency of headaches, reduce or even eliminate neck and back pain. You’re better able to fight of infection/illness, less aches and pains, better sleep, and a stronger immune system. Which means your body is better able to handle the stresses of everyday life. Will chiropractic eliminate stress from your life…no. If it can help you deal with the stressors of your life then it can help improve your quality of life. Schedule your appointment today by calling our office at 570-708-2228.

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(NAPSA)-Getting on the road to a healthier lifestyle is as easy as taking better care of your heart. According to internist and researcher Dr. Steven Lamm, "Caring for your heart is one of the most important things you can do for your body, and simple steps can make a big difference." Since heart disease is the leading cause of death in America, it's always a good time to take steps to reduce your risk of heart disease: 1. Get plenty of exercise-at least 30 to 60 minutes most days. You don't have to do it all at once, however; several 10-minute sessions work just as well to help lower your weight, cholesterol and blood pressure. Plus, activities such as gardening, housekeeping, taking the stairs and walking the dog all count as exercise. 2. Eat a heart-healthy diet. If you're like most Americans, that means eating more fruits, whole grains and vegetables (five to 10 servings a day) and more foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon, mackerel, flaxseed oil, walnut oil, soybean oil and canola oil. Try to limit the amount of red meat and fried food you eat and dairy products should be low or no fat. 3. Take aspirin to lower your risk of getting blood clots, if recommended by your doctor. 4. Try to manage stress. Deep breathing, meditation or yoga may help. 5. Take supplements. Dr. Lamm recommends the natural supplement Pycnogenol® (picnoj-en-all) to help maintain healthy circulation and assist blood flow. It supports healthy blood pressure and offers healthy cholesterol maintenance. 6. Don't smoke. Even smokeless tobacco and low-tar and low-nicotine cigarettes are risky. Also, try to avoid secondhand smoke. The good news: Smokers who quit cut their risk of heart disease by half after a year. 7. Drink alcohol only in moderation-no more than two drinks a day for men, one a day for women. 8. Get regular checkups. Your doctor should test for high blood pressure and high cholesterol, which can damage your heart and blood vessels. Diabetes is also a risk factor for heart disease. 9. Maintain a healthy weight. Reducing your weight by just 10 percent can decrease your blood pressure, lower your blood cholesterol level and reduce your risk of diabetes. Men are considered overweight if their waist measurement is greater than 40 inches; women, if it's greater than 35 inches. Find out more about the health benefits of Pycnogenol by visiting www.pycnogenol.com.

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A D V E R T I S E R S 924 Auto Body..........................................55 Addus Healthcare......................................77 AJ Limo....................................................37 Angela & Adriana Italian Food & Pizza.....42 Antonelli's Auto Repair.............................56 Bafile Family Chiropractic.........................77 Bearly Used Kids Stuff...............................30 Beaver Meadows Deli................................42 Berwick Hospital......................3, BackCover Billig-Helmes Insurance............................23 Blakeslee Animal Clinic.............................47 Bonanza Steakhouse..................................40 Bonin Funeral Home................................27 Bonner Auto Parts-Wanted Dead or Alive....52 Boscov's Optical........................................84 Boyer's Food Market ................................20 Boyers Insurance.......................................27 Broyan's Farm Market...............................33 Butler Township Fire Company, Inc..........38 C & D Seafood.........................................43 Calello's .............................................54,56 Carman Chiropractic................................72 Carmen's Bakery & Deli CafĂŠ...................36 Carpetkraft................................................60 Carrato Surgical Associates........................70 Cedar Street Supply...................................59 Chanticleer Decorating & Design Gallery.....30 Charles S. Snyder, Inc...............................64 Chaskin Jewelers..................................11,14 Christ Lutheran Church-Christkindlefest....23 Christy M. DeMelfi, ESQ.........................51 Chura's Auto Sales....................................55 Circuit For Women...................................70 Comfort Keepers.......................................75 Community Bank.....................................51 Cooper's Gifts & Hobby Headquarters11,16 Country Butcher Shop..............................32 Country Folk............................................10 Cussatt Eyewear........................................79 Danison's Complete Service......................56 Degenhart Chiropractic.............................69 DeJesus Family Chiropractic.....................85 Della Croce Dental...................................78 DeLuca Auto Repair..................................56 Dr. Frank Glushefski.................................71 Dryfoos Insurance.......................................7 DXT Transportation.................................53 Elsen & Company Jewelers..................11,14 Elsen Design Solutions....................Calendar Empire Cleaners........................................20 Evanko Respiratory...................................76 Fanelli Brother's Trucking Company.........52 Fellin's Jewelers.........................................17 Gallery J-Fine Arts & Photography...........30 General Vending.........................................8 Gould's Inspirations & Spiritual Gift Store...13

Greater Hazleton Health Alliance...........5,12 Greenview Meats.......................................20 Griguoli Chiropractic................................82 Hap's Taxidermy, LLC..............................33 Harman Funeral Homes............................25 Harry's U-Pull-It.......................................54 Hazle Drugs..............................................72 Hazle Park Meats .....................................49 Hazle Yellow Cab............................Calendar Hazleton Eye Specialists............................67 Hazleton Physical Therapy........................74 Hazleton YMCA/YWCA..........................83 Heights Terrace Pharmacy.........................81 Heller Orchards.........................................33 Hometown Farmer's Market.....................25 Hometown Nursing & Rehabilitation.......69 Hunter's Gallery........................................35 J.R. Auto Service.......................................57 Jimmy's Quick Lunch...............................47 John David & Helen's Hair Salon.............11 Jo-Lyn's Place.......................................11,15 K.M. Sency Plumbing & Heating.............63 Kisenwether Auto Body & Towing, Inc.....56 Kiwanis Club of Hazleton Craft Show......18 Koch's Farm Service..................................62 Koch's Turkey Farm..................................26 Lehigh Tire................................................56 Lina Group Day Care................................24 Linda Hoats Hair Designs....................11,16 Little Village Pizza.....................................47 Lombardos' Shoppe...................................19 Lookout House.........................................47 Lutheran Home Care & Hospice, Inc.......80 Luzerne Bank..................................Calendar Luzerne Tire Company, Inc.......................57 Mahoning Valley Orthopedic....................80 Marchetti's Hardware................................62 Mayor, Joe Yannuzzi..................................27 McNelis Home Care.................................66 Merola's Garage........................................56 Mike Bailey Photography..........................17 Mike Stower Coal & Oil...........................63 Miller Autobody........................................55 Modern Therapeutics................................81 MOJO Photo Booth...................................2 Mountain City Rehab & Care Center.......77 Mountain Top Paving................................61 Mystic Yoga...............................................82 Northeast Animal Hospital........................24 Northeast Gold & Silver Exchange....Calendar Northeast Kitchens....................................63 Pamkakes..................................................42 Paradise Tanning.......................................87 Pat's On The Heights................................43 Pavlick & Boyle Dentistry.........................74 Penny's Transmission Service.....................57

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I N D E X Pet Salon By Dalice.........................Calendar Physical Therapy Specialists.......................66 Pioneer Pole Buildings, Inc........................60 Pro Rehabilitation Services........................78 Reading Dermatology Associates...............76 Robert Stevens Face & Body.....................79 Route 80-81 Towing.................................57 Ryan's Country Store................................14 Schuylkill Country Club...........................46 Scrimager Family Meats............................24 Sculpes Hill Enterprises, LLC....................19 Senape's Bakery....................................12,43 Senator, John R. Gordner..........................27 Sernack Farm Deer Processing...................35 Service Electric..........................................41 Shen Smiles, PC........................................66 Shop 2.......................................................11 SJ Kowalski.................................................2 SJM Auto Sales & Repairs.........................54 Sonic.........................................................87 Standard Drug Store..................................70 Star Cleaners.............................................22 Steward's Store..........................................43 Stoves n Stuff, LTD...................................58 Studio 93.............................................11,14 Sugarloaf Fire Co. Craft & Vendor Show....30 Summit Hill Heritage Center....................22 Tamaqua Appliance Parts & Service..........63 Tarone's Market..............................Calendar The Amish Pantry.....................................18 The Cheese Store.................................11,15 The Laurels...............................................73 The Lazy Dog Salon..................................30 The Seach Law Offices..............................50 The Small Car Care Center.......................56 The Steam Carpet Cleaning......................63 The Strand Roller Rink........................11,15 Tiny Wonders...........................................24 TM Auto Repair.......................................57 Tom's Kitchen...........................................42 Top Floor Carpet & Flooring....................62 Top Of The 80's........................................39 Valley Originals.........................................31 Valley Pets............................................11,30 VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 8161-Cookie Sale.... 19 Victoria's Candies.....................................18 Ware House 32 Entertainment Technology......87 Warner's Central Garage...........................55 Weatherwood Nursing & Rehab Center....68 Wes' Health Food......................................15 West Hazleton Jewelry..............................15 West Hazleton Veterinary Hospital............22 Winter Craft Show....................................18 Yocum's Pharmacy....................................65 Zanolini's Engine Repair...........................56

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Add-Ins, Flavors and Fruit may cost extra. Includes Iced Teas, Slushes (excluding CreamSlush® Treats) and Limeades only. Tax not included.Limit one with coupon. One coupon per visit. Please mention coupon when ordering. Not good in conjunction with Happy Hour, combos or any other offers. Offer good only at participating SONIC® Drive-Ins. HURRY! OFFER GOOD THROUGH November 30, 2013. No cash value. Copies, sale or internet distribution or auction prohibited. TM & © 2013 America’s Drive-In Brand Properties LLC.

Breakfast Burrito Combo

Offer includes Med. Tots and a Med. Soft Drink; excludes SuperSonic®, Premium and Jr. Breakfast Burritos. Add-Ons and Add-Ins cost extra. Includes Iced Teas, Slushies (excluding CreamSlush®) and Limeade only. Tax not included. Limit one with coupon. One coupon per visit. Please mention coupon when ordering. Not good in conjunction with Happy Hour or any other offers. Offer good only at participating SONIC® Drive-ins. HURRY! OFFER GOOD THROUGH November 30, 2013. No cash value. Copies, sale or internet distribution or auction prohibited. TM & © 2013 America’s Drive-In Brand Properties LLC.

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price. Add-Ons cost extra. Limit one with coupon. One coupon per visit. Please mention coupon when ordering. Not good in conjunction with combos or any other offers. Offer good only at participating SONIC® Drive-Ins. HURRY! OFFER GOOD THROUGH November 30, 2013. No cash value. Copies, sale, or internet distribution or auction prohibited. TM & © 2013 America’s Drive-In Brand Properties LLC.

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