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Blood Pressure Screening - Free Thursday, June 3, and Wednesday, June 16, 8 a.m. - 9 a.m. Laurel Mall Walkers Skin Cancer Screening - Free Tuesday, June 15, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Service provided by Dr. Kathleen Veglia 15th Street Cancer Treatment Center Call 501.6204 for an appointment. Blood Pressure Screening - Free Wednesday, June 16, 11 a.m. - noon Hazleton Senior Center Osteoporosis Heel Scan - Free Tuesday, June 22, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Hazleton Health & Wellness Center Imaging Center Blood Drive Tuesday, June 22, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. HGH Office & Education Building Call 501.6204 to register for a donation time. Please bring personal identification card.
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What Every Person Should Know About Stroke Wednesday, June 2, 2 p.m. Gunderson Rehabilitation Center at HGH, Sixth Floor Call 501.4600 to register or for more information. National Trails Day Saturday, June 5, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Hazleton Rails to Trails A picnic will be held at 12:00 p.m. A day of hiking and biking. Please bring your own bike. Call 501.4787 for more information. Diabetes Education Program Wednesday, June 9, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. HGH Office & Education Building How to Manage Your Diabetes Call 501.4787 to register.
Basic Carb Counting Class Monday, June 14, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. HGH Office & Education Building “Now You Can - Basic Carb Counting” Program by Medtronic Diabetes Bariatrics Information Session Tuesday, June 8 and 29, 4 p.m. HGH Office & Education Building Learn about Surgical Weight Loss Options Call 501.6322 for more information. Joint Replacement Surgery Information Session Thursday, June 17, 6 p.m. Hazleton Health & Wellness Center, Lower Level Scheduled for or thinking about joint replacement surgery? Learn how the Healthy Steps Joint Replacement Program at Hazleton General Hospital complements your joint replacement surgery. Register on-line or call 501.6204. Senior Choice Lunch & Learn Tuesday, June 22, 11:15 a.m. 15th Street Cancer Treatment Center Guest Speaker - Dr. Anthony Falvello, Orthopedic Surgeon Topic – Senior Aches & Pains - Learn about common senior orthopedic problems. $4.00 per person Register on-line or call 454.4752. Men’s Health Symposium Thursday, June 24, 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. Valley Country Club, Conyngham PA 6 p.m. - Exhibits and Health Screenings 7 p.m. - Health Care Panel - Answering your healthcare questions. 8 p.m. - Keynote Speaker - Rocky, 98.5 KRZ, will speak about heart disease and his life after surgery. Register on-line or call 501.6204.
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(New Members Always Welcome) Epilepsy & Seizure Disorder Support Group Wednesday, June 9, 7 p.m. HGH Office & Education Building Call 501.4787 for more information. Ostomy Support Group - Field Trip Saturday, June 12, 5:30 p.m. Dinner 7 p.m. - PTPA Show - Chicago 212 West Broad Street, Hazleton $24 per person - Includes Dinner & Show Registration required. Call 501.4970 for reservations. Adjustable Laparoscopic Gastric Band Support Group Wednesday, June 16, 6 p.m. HGH Office & Education Building Call 501.6322 for more information. Bariatrics Support Group Wednesday, June 16, 7 p.m. HGH Office & Education Building Call 501.6322 for more information. Pump and Sensor Support Group Monday, June 21, 3 p.m. HGH Office & Education Building Program by Medtronic Diabetes. Lymphedema Support Group Friday, June 25, 12:30 p.m. Hazleton Health & Wellness Center Call 501.6894 for more information. Stroke Support Group Monday, June 28, 6 p.m. Gunderson Rehabilitation Center at HGH, Sixth Floor Call 501.4600 to register or for more information. www.ghha.org
by Marolyn H. Pensock
ust six years after the end of the American Civil War in 1865, the Hazleton Savings Bank was organized. It was established on May 23, 1871 with a capital of $30,000. The officers were: President, William Kissner, Vice-President, W.R. Longshore, Cashier, N.H. Shafer. I have not been able to discover itsâ€™ location, but I feel sure it was somewhere in the downtown business district. Nineteen years later the men starting the Hazleton National Bank succeeded in purchasing the Hazleton Savings Bank on February 1, 1890. They had capital of $100,000. Deposits averaged over $900,000. Officers were: AS.van WickIe, President, Frank Pardee, VicePresident, A.M. Eby, Cashier. Directors were: J.P. Pardee, A.S. Van Wickie, W. Lauderbach, AM. Eby, Thomas D. Jones, J.E. Roderick, Wm. Schwartz, E.A Oberrender, Frank Pardee, E.L. Bullock, F.W. Cooper, H.R. Conahan, John E. Kern, Henry Knies, P.V. Weaver. So many of these family names are still in or found around the Greater Hazleton area today. Take a walk through the Hazleton Vine Street Cemetery and you will find many of the family plots. One of the earliest photos of the Hazleton National Bank that I have shows a location facing the railroad tracks on Mine St. and, I think it was Laurel St. What do you think? This could have been the location of the Hazleton Savings Bank. The gentlemen in the photo were all wearing hats and jackets. >>
From West Mine St. the bank relocated to W. Broad St. closer to Church St., next to the Deisroth Store building. You can see from the photograph, the ornate style of the stone building. The name was painted in gold lettering on the front windows. All this reflected the growth and stability of the bank and the trust of the local people in the institution. Please note the J.F. Gebhard Pool Parlor next to the bank on the left. Remember the song about ‘pool’ from the ‘Music Man’? Here was a pool parlor right on Broad Street. To the right was the ‘Busy Deisroth Store’ as the sign says. All this growth was before World War I and during the time when the mining industry was in its’ heyday. By that time, it looks like Hazleton had sidewalks in that part of Broad Street. By 1914, as we learned from the Deakos Art Deco Building article, the Hazleton National Bank had grown enough to build that beautiful building at 44 W. Broad St. Here they stayed during World War I and the immediate years afterward. Peace, prohibition and the ‘roaring twenties’ ushered in even more growth on Broad Street. Still expanding, the Hazleton National Bank built the modem 8 story office and bank building on the comer of Laurel and W. Broad St. in 1923. On the walls of the board room hung the pictures of many of the bank presidents. The final three presidents before the mergers began were: James F. Koch, Robert K. Gicking and Gary F. Lamont. This building was always well maintained and in the late 1980’s received a modernization when they expanded by taking over the space occupied by the Lauderbach Store and creating more banking office space. This space today houses the modem offices and television studios of Sam-Son Productions, News 13 SSPTV. An ad from 1934 shows that HNB was a member of the Federal Reserve System and a member of the Temporary Federal Deposit Insurance Fund. This fund was created as a direct response of the stock market crash in 1929 and the many bank failings which followed. The American people needed to be reassured that their money was safe. Much of their advertising and hand-outs reflected the efforts to reassure the public that their money was always safe with their bank. One of the old checks reflected that theme with a circle logo HNB surrounded by the words Security Service imprinted on the left top of the check. I also found an interesting card from the Hazleton Clearing House from 1934 reflecting the beginning of their checking account service charges. >>
Another bit of memorabilia which I have, is a booklet entitled, ‘A Mini-Course On Proper Checkbook Management’. This booklet taught one how to write a check, keep a register and balance a statement. The only date on it was 1973. How great this was. Nowadays, I have read that our schools are bringing this type of education back to our young people, because of the great lack of everyday banking knowledge. This is great. The main office on West Broad Street expanded into the surrounding Greater Hazleton area arid towns as the banking laws permitted. Over the years, the branches were: West End Branch, Hazleton Shopping Center, South End Branch, Juniper St. Shopping Mall, Hazleton Heights Branch, S. Poplar St., North End Branch, N. Church St., Freeland Branch, Centre St. Conyngham Branch, Brookhill Center, Nuremberg Branch, Main St., Nuremberg, Lehighton Branch, First & North St., Lehighton, Weissport Branch, Park & White Sts. Weissport, Weatherly Branch, Carbon St., Weatherly. Of course, many of you know how our attractive, successful Hazleton Banks have been merged with other larger banks. This merging happened several times to HNB. Today it is an integral part of Bank of America. We know how it all began. It is good to have our memories, to remember the banks, the businesses and the Hazleton people that made them great. The next generation has their dreams. They too, will create great memories. P
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Gold Parties: Gathering to Lose Money? Many people have been asking me about the popular gold parties where people sell their unwanted gold jewelry. Recently, I appeared on LiveWell HD which airs nationwide on the ABC Television Network to highlight the drawbacks of selling your unwanted gold in the current frenzy of the high priced gold market. Testing your Gold How do you know if all that glitters is really gold? Testing your jewelry is a good way to start. An expert appraiser’s or jeweler’s lab equipped with various evaluation machines is necessary to truly test your bling. While I know many of you like the idea of starting your own CSI labs when it comes to antiques, but don’t think you know what you’ve got until you ask an expert. If you are wrong, it could really cost you. There are some home methods to test for gold, but they are not foolproof. One little known fact about gold is that it, like other precious metals, is non-magnetic. Most of the time, a magnet will not attach itself to gold. Don’t be fooled! Remember, there may be other magnetic metals in your particular piece of gold jewelry, so the magnet test is not 100% effective. So, don’t throw away a piece that is attracted to a magnet thinking it’s not gold. It still could be valuable. We all like to see identifying marks and gold pieces are commonly marked. For instance, a piece of 10 karat gold may be marked 417, a piece of 14 karat gold may be marked 585, and a piece of 18 karat gold may be marked 750. The karat weight is an indicator of the percentage of gold contained in a piece. Are you wondering, can gold marks be forged? Of course! There are con-artists in every field and in fact, when gold prices are high like they are now, everybody is trying to make a buck—legitimately and otherwise. Remember how everybody had their hands in the real estate market only a few years ago? Invitation to Lose Value Those gold parties look like fun as groups of women from the neighborhood excitedly jump up and down as a gold buyer counts out $20 bills in exchange for unwanted gold jewelry. The fun stops when someone tells you that you are losing at nearly half of your jewelry’s actual value in the deal. For instance, 14 karat gold is 58 ½ percent gold. At most gold parties, when you sell your old 14 karat gold bracelet, the unwanted gold earrings, or a wedding band from your first marriage, you are only getting paid for the 58 ½ percent gold from that piece. You are getting nothing, absolutely nothing, for the other 41.5 % percent of your piece of jewelry. You are losing nearly half the value of your piece right off that top. You are just giving up that
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significant amount of jewelry value. And some value has intrinsic value for its design, maker’s impact, antique or vintage qualities, etc. At most gold parties, the buyers are not paying for the value of the design of the piece or the value of the other metals in the piece. Often, they are not paying you for the total weight of the piece either, just the gold content. You’ll never know if you are getting a good price for the gold itself either. Then there is the emotion associated with the thrill of getting money on the spot, not unlike gambling, and the peer pressure from friends who are encouraging you to sell even if you know the purchase offer is lousy. Oh, and often there is wine involved too. Does this sound like an occasion where you’ll make an informed, clear headed decision? Think before you liquidate your gold at a gold party. Ph.D. antiques appraiser, author, award-winning TV personality, and TV talk show host, Dr. Lori presents antique appraisal events nationwide and hosts vacation cruises focusing on antiques. As seen on The Tonight Show, watch Dr. Lori on the Fine Living Network and on the nationally syndicated TV morning show “Daytime”. Visit www.DrLoriV.com or call (888) 431-1010. P
Wine-and-cheese fundraiser: VISTA volunteer’s photography exhibit to benefit Eckley Miners’ Village
A photography exhibit of the works of Christopher Deemer, a VISTA volunteer who has been working and living at Eckley Miners’ Village since 2009, will debut with a wine-and-cheese reception on Sunday, June 13, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Sharpe House. Deemer’s photos of Eckley “attempt to show the vernacular workmanship of rural America in an earlier time,” Deemer said. The reception, open to the public, benefits Eckley Miners’ Village, operating with a 40 percent staff and budget reduction in the latest state budget. All photos will be for sale. The Village is a living history museum focusing on the daily life of the anthracite coal miner and his family. Settled in 1854, the village is one of hundreds of company mining towns or “patches” built in the anthracite region during the nineteenth century. The village today consists of 58 buildings. Visitors can visit miners’ homes, two churches, the company store, a coal breaker built for the filming of “The Molly Maguires” movie and a doctor’s office. The exhibit consists of approximately 60 photos Deemer has taken of the village over the past year. “I’m fascinated by the intimate way the early settlers of the village connected with their environment,” Deemer said. “In my photos, I try to capture the essence of what life was like in those more austere times.” His photos will be on display throughout the summer. Deemer, a western Pennsylvania native, grew up in Maryland. He received his bachelor of architecture degree from Drexel University and has studied in Copenhagen, Denmark. He came to Eckley as an OSM/VISTA (a partnership between the federal Office of Surface Mining and Americorp’s Volunteers in Service to America) volunteer to work on the legacy environment issues from pre-regulatory mining as well as support local history efforts. After the state budget crisis, he became involved with the museum. Tickets for the event are $15 and can be purchased by calling the village or at the door. Village volunteers will be dressed in Victorian costumes and act as docents. Richard Sharpe was one of the founders of Eckley Miners’ Village and lived in the house named for him. The Sharpe House, located at the western end of the Vilage, is in Gothic revival style and housed the Sharpe Family as well as the family servants. Admission rates to the Village and the Museum are $6 for adults, $5.50 for seniors (over age 65) and $4 for children under 13. Village hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Eckley is located just off Route 940 in Luzerne County, 10 miles east of downtown Hazleton. For additional information, call the Village at (570) 6362070, or visit its website at www.eckleyminers.org. Eckley Miners’ Village is administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission with active support from the Eckley Miners’ Village Associates. P
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“The Shop” now opens for business once again as “The Shop 2” by Liz Tolan
On Friday, April 30th, “The Shop”, which years ago held the Maddon family business, was officially re-opened as The Shop 2. A longtime dream and labor of love for Carmine Parlatore and Francine Umbriac, the warm, inviting shop was filled on April 30th with friends, family and local dignitaries for the ribbon cutting and opening ceremony. Mayor Lou Barletta was on hand for the ribbon cutting, staying after to greet the crowd of well wishers at the opening. The Mayor commended the two women for bringing the building back to life, and stated that it brings back many memories for him as well. He was thrilled at the result of the restoration, and hoped for the best of luck for Carmine and Francine.
PANORAMA MAGAZINE All present were well fed; this was after all an Italian family celebration. Said Carmine, “we’re Italian, we have to feed people who come to visit us.” Many refreshments were offered, including a beautiful cake adorned with “The Shop 2” logo created by Francine’s son Matt. There were prizes given away, including a signed Joe Maddon Baseball and a World Series Baseball Cap. There were also tricky trays and chances, with all proceeds going to “Cold Hands, Warm Hearts”, a community charity which Carmine runs to provide hats, scarves, gloves and coats to United Charities. She does this in memory of her father, a WWII Sergeant, who while in the service in Germany, would hand out candy, hats and scarves to the children on the street. Many neighbors and friends were at the opening, as was “Beanie”, Carmine’s delightful mother. She glowed with pride, and occasionally shared tears with her daughter, as they recounted many wonderful memories they shared from the first life of The Shop. It was a place where family gathered, friends would come by to eat after football practice, children would run afoot, and even the mailman had his own key to the front door! You wouldn’t think that anything could overshadow the excitement of opening day of their business, but literally hours before the ribbon cutting, something did! As the girls were putting final preparations in place for the opening, through the front door walked Carmine’s brother Mark, with his son Daniel, all the way from St. Augustine, Florida! Mark said he had to be there for the girls, to see their dream come true. Indeed, he has watched through the years, as Carmine would go to garage sales with their mother, and later as an adult would attend estate sales, yard sales and the like, looking for antiques and one of a kind items for her home. Some time ago, she confided in her brother that she would like to re-open the shop, and ever since, he has encouraged her to “go for it”. Having Francine to help her, he is certain that the two will be successful in bringing quality, affordable antiques and collectables to their patrons. He was thrilled at the restoration of The Shop, and shared many memories of his own from days gone by. Throughout the morning, friends and new customers came by, to eat, offer congratulations, and to BUY. By the end of the day, there were many items already sold. Looks like Francine and Carmine will need to keep perusing those estate sales and seeking out one of kind items for their customers! Fortunately, it is something they very much enjoy doing. For Carmine and Francine, Pigs are flying, new customers are buying, and The Shop, now as The Shop 2, is once again filled with supportive family, dear old friends, and some new ones as well! All of us at Panorama wish Carmine and Francine the best of success with their new business. P
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18 JUNE ‘10
Be Well-Dressed At Your Wedding
(NAPSA)-On your wedding day, you want everything to be perfect -your shoes, your flowers, your dress but perhaps most importantly, your hair. After all, it’s the day when all eyes are on you. Great hair begins months before the big day, according to cosmetologist Ernie McCraw, director of professional beauty education for Sally Beauty Supply. He suggests this timetable for your tresses: Six Months Out
Four To Six Weeks Out Four to six weeks before the wedding, hold a hairstyle dress rehearsal. Bring along any headpieces or embellishments you’re planning to use to get the full effect. Once the style is complete, take it on a test-drive to see how it holds up. You won’t be spending the entire wedding sitting in a chair, so you want to make sure the style will still look fabulous after you’ve hugged all those relatives and lived it up on the dance floor. Two Weeks Out
Six months before the big day, schedule a consulta For hair that looks fresh without looking too newtion with your stylist for your hair’s state of the union. He or ly done, add color or highlights two weeks before she can tell you if your hair is on the right track and give you the wedding. To keep color looking vibrant, resome good pointers. place your normal shampoo and conditioner with Are you happy with your color? If not, do a little experimenting something specifically formulated for color-treated since you have some time. Demi-permanent dyes are great for hair. Ion Color Defense has a complete line to this as they don’t contain ammonia, won’t damage hair and only help extend and protect hair color. deposit color. They last about four to six weeks, so you can try a few before settling on the one that compliments your features the best. Ernie McCraw is a licensed cosmetologist with more than 25 Ion Color Brilliance carries a clear demi-permanent for those who years in the beauty industry in all phases of cosmetology and is director like their color but want to add extra shine. of professional beauty education for Sally Beauty Supply. To find a Sally Beauty store, call (800) ASK-SALLY or go to SallyBeauty.com. P Three Months Out Moisture is key to good-looking hair, so start a weekly conditioning treatment at this point. Test out a few different products to find one that’s right for your specific hair type. Dry hair will need a heavier deep conditioner while those with oily hair might want to opt for a light leave-in conditioner such as Miracle 7.
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For dinner, couples should think outside the catering-company box. Local restaurants might make better deals. Classy catering can come from unexpected places. (NewsUSA) - Between Boston Market restaurants provide full-service catering opthe thrilling proposal and the tions with elegant entrÈes like roasted sirloin, turkey or rotisserie pre-wedding whirlwind - setting chicken, and a selection of gourmet sides. The cost? From $14.99 to the date, finding the perfect wed$21.99 a head. ding dress, planning the honey After the reception, photography and videography are the moon - weddings should feel second largest budget-breakers. Couples can hire a photographer and joyous and romantic. videographer for the ceremony, then leave reception photographs to But after the wedding, friends, family and digital cameras. couples should enjoy their newly To avoid the cost of a live band, brides and grooms can opt wedded bliss - not panic about for MP3 playlists, customized CDs and speaker rentals over pricey digging themselves out of debt. bands. According to the Asso Finally, hiring a wedding coordinator can save time, manage ciation for Wedding Professionals International, the average wedding stress and get better deals. costs between $18,000 and $21,000. So, here’s a toast to tweaking old traditions to make a dream In these difficult economic times, couples might need to wedding financially attainable - and to save enough money for a long, minimize the cost of their wedding. But brides on budgets do not relaxing honeymoon. Cheers! P need to whittle their guest list from 200 to 10. Here are some affordable - and tasteful - measures couples can take to stay within their budget. What eats up wedding cash? Wedding receptions usually A man is incomplete until he is married. After that, he is finished. account for half of a wedding’s cost. Dinner and drinks add up, espe—Zsa Zsa Gabor cially if couples pay for a full or open bar. To save money on the bubbly, couples should nix the mixed My wife and I tried to breakfast together, but we had to stop or our drinks. Soon-to-be-marrieds can serve champagne during the toast, marriage would have been wrecked. then offer beer and wine for the rest of the evening. Give clumsier —Winston Churchill guests white wine, not red, and the evening should progress with fewer mishaps at a lower cost.
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Planning Your Big Day For Less
( N A P S ) — Ty i n g the knot doesn’t have to mean saying “I do” to an expensive wedding. The key is to stay creative and flexible. Still, the average wedding these days costs $29,334, according to The Knot Real Weddings Survey. So how can you cut costs and still have a beautiful wedding? Experts say simple things, such as swapping flowers for balloons, can quickly add up. “Creatively displaying colorful balloons can transform a space for a fraction of what you’d spend on large floral displays,” explains Charli Penn, managing editor of WeddingChannel.com. “You can also skip the elaborate bridesmaid flowers. Have maids carry a beauti-
ful posy instead—a small, rounded bouquet consisting of one type of flower.” Penn offers these additional tips: Host A Family-Style Reception Instead of presenting your dinner course by course, serve a communal meal. Use a fixed menu and have a large portion of each dish at every table. Comfort foods, such as miniburgers, macaroni and cheese and pizza, are served best family style. Marry At Home If you plan it right, hosting a wedding in your own backyard can save you lots of money...but only if you keep the guest list small. To pull it off, serve a simple meal and take the do-it-yourself decor approach (think: mason jars filled with homegrown flowers as centerpieces). Elope, Then Party Throw a post-elopement bash in lieu of a traditional reception and you stand to save thousands. Your party can follow whatever dress code or theme you’d like, and the memories can still be magical. Register For Your Honeymoon Now that you’ve emptied your pockets on the wedding, how can you afford a honeymoon? Register for activities or money toward your flight or hotel with a company like Traveler’s Joy or Starwood, which offer couples the chance to put a little honeymoon fun ahead of new flatware. To set up a honeymoon registry, visit WeddingChannel.com/registry. For more tips and information, visit www.weddingchannel.com. P
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Saying ‘I Do’ and Enjoying It Too
A less expensive alternative is to pick a centrally located U.S. city like Chicago, known for fantastic wedding and party venues, choice accommodations and activities to suit any taste and budget. (NewsUSA) - For many brides, the quest to plan the perfect It may not be as exotic as Tahiti, but couples often find that more day can quickly turn into a nightmare trip down the aisle. Here are a family and friends can attend and planning challenges are drastically few tips to keep your wedding day bliss from turning into the honey- reduced when the nuptials stay stateside. moon blues. O Marriage Planning 101: Once the ring goes on, the race O Managing wedding expectations: For many brides, planto plan the perfect wedding begins, giving couples little time to think ning the perfect wedding is a major life event decades in the making. about the marriage itself or how their wedding spending decisions With this in mind, it’s easy to see how wedding expectations can get could affect their future. But smart couples are now setting aside out of hand in a hurry. time to address pre-wedding issues such as what they will do when With wedding euphoria taking over, busy brides and it comes to financial planning, spending money, raising children and grooms can quickly lose sight of spending, causing the perfect wedfamily politics. ding to turn into fights over money. By managing expectations of With nearly half of all newlyweds taking on debt to finance what a “dream” wedding should be, it is still possible to have a lovely their “big day,” couples should take every opportunity to make their and elegant wedding without breaking the bank. wedding-related and everyday spending count toward their future. One unique new rewards program, uTANGO.com, offers O Bridezilla-free zone: The term “Bridezilla” has been used couples $10,000, $100,000 and even $1 million in cash rewards to to describe a difficult, unpleasant, perfectionist bride whose obsesstay married and shop with uTANGO’s 250-plus merchants such as sion with planning the perfect wedding day leaves frustrated family, Expedia, Target.com, Nordstrom.com and BlueNile. friends, bridal vendors and even her groom distraught in her wake. In addition to helping couples save for their future, uTAN- Belligerent Bridezillas beware: Horror stories of fist fights, GO.com offers free advice from wedding, financial and relationship hair pulling, kicking and screaming from out of control brides-to-be experts. By taking a proactive approach, couples can leverage their have put wedding planners, vendors and bridesmaids on the offenwedding spending to ease financial worries and start building toward sive. Some wedding vendors now go as far as to include language in their future. their contracts reserving the right to cancel if the bride’s behavior is O Destination USA: While destination weddings, espe- determined to be “out of control or abusive.” So, whether you hit the cially to international locales, continue to be one of the hottest wed- gym or hit the spa, have a plan in place to handle wedding-related ding trends in recent years, they can also present challenges such as stress and keep Bridezilla at bay. increased costs, security concerns, language barriers and unreliable vendors. O Just say “no”: Brides place such demands on their bridesmaids these days that it is not uncommon for them to decline, even when it’s one of their best friends. Not only is the financial responsibility of being a bridesmaid staggering, but the time commitment demanded by some brides is also daunting. The massive to-do lists handed out by brides, coupled with the obligatory appearances for shopping, parties and showers, can leave bridesmaids feeling underappreciated, overworked and broke after the wedding is over. Brides should be upfront about both time and financial expectations with their friends when asking them to join their wedding Fine Dining & Banquet Facilities party and understand if the answer is no. Featuring the Finest In... Martie Duncan is a nationally renowned wedding expert who has worked in the bridal industry for more than 20 years. Dun• Bridal Showers can has consulted on episodes of “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and • Rehearsal Dinners the film “My Best Friend’s Wedding” and is currently editor in chief • Weddings Receptions of the uTANGO.com LifeMatters e-magazine (www.utango.com/ LifeMatters). P Reasonable Package Rates • Friendly, Personal Service
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First, open your palms (face to face), bend the middle fingers and hold them together, back-to- back. Second, open and hold the remaining three fingers and the thumb tip-to-tip, as shown in the figure below: Now, try to separate your thumbs (parents). They will open because your parents are not destined to live with you for life. Join your thumbs as before and separate your index fingers (siblings). They, too, will open because your brothers and sisters will have their own families and will go on to lead their separate lives. Now, join the index fingers and separate your little fingers (children). They will open, too because the children will get married and settle down on their own some day. Finally, join your little fingers and try to separate your ring fingers (spouses). You will see that you CANNOT because husband and wife are made to remain together all their lives. P
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(Family Features) - A great caterer will do more than just make good food. He or she will pay great attention to details, making sure the presentation is just right, the food and wine are served at the right temperature, the servers are well-groomed and attentive and that clean-up is efficient and thorough. So how do you make sure the caterer you hire is a great one? By asking the right questions.
Can we sample from a typical wedding menu? Catering can be a large part of your wedding budget. Make sure you know what it is you’ll be getting for your money. Take your spouse-to-be and a friend with you to the tasting so that you can get varied opinions. Some caterers will charge a tasting fee, but it’s worth it. May I see photographs of your table displays?
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What does the price per person include? Was the caterer easy to work with? Was the service efficient and non-intrusive? Is the cost strictly for food, or does it cover tables, chairs, Was the food delicious, and did it arrive hot? linens, tableware, punch service, table displays, etc.? Were there any problems that came up and how did the caterer deal with them? What other fees do you charge?
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Are tips and taxes included in the price? Some caterers will charge a cake-cutting fee or corking fee for wines. Make sure you get Caterers should be licensed by the state. Usually licenses are all fees in writing up front. displayed in the office, but if you’re not positive, then ask to see it. Make sure you see proof of liability insurance as well. Do you handle special menu requests? You may have guests with special menu needs, such as food allergies, vegan or kosher requirements. Make sure your caterer will accommodate these needs. Some couples want to have a special family recipe at the reception - grandma’s meatballs or foods from the family’s ethnic traditions. Find out if your caterer will personalize your menu with these kinds of items.
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Sometimes the wedding couple is so busy at the reception that they have very little time to eat anything. Attentive caterers will prepare small boxes of food for the couple to enjoy when they are finally alone. What are the payment arrangements? You need to find out how much of a deposit is required, and if it’s refundable or not. Ask when the final payment is due and what the caterer’s preferred form of payment is. When you finally settle on a caterer, make sure you have a written contract to sign. This guarantees that they will provide the food, timelines and details you discussed. Asking these 10 questions will help you choose the right caterer to help make your wedding a truly special celebration. P
Wedding Gift Registries: Couples’ Most Common Questions
(NewsUSA) - The bakery agreed to make your almondflavored multi-tiered cake. You found a bridesmaid’s dress in just the right shade of robin’s-egg blue. Finally, the wedding plans are falling into place. What about your wedding gift registry? Today, the options for wedding gift registries are endless. To help cut through the clutter, Demetra Bernard of Springmaid home fashions answers these common questions about wedding gift registries. Q: Where should brides and grooms look for registries? A: Virtually every retail outlet offers a registry, making it easy to find everything you need, from pillows to power saws. There is no rule that says all of your registered items need to come from one place. For example, you can choose Egyptian cotton sheets from WalMart, tools from Lowe’s and a retro telephone from Pottery Barn. Q: Is it better to register in the store or online? A: How you register is a personal preference. The benefit to registering in the store is the “touch factor.” You can feel the softness of a towel or see if the ecru-colored blender matches your other appliances. On the other hand, registering online means that you don’t have to adjust your schedule around store hours. Online registries also are easier for gift-givers, especially far-flung family and friends who might not live near the store.
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Most brick-and-mortar stores now have their registries accessible both in the store and online so you can decide which method works best for you. Q: What do most people forget to put on their registries? A: One of the most forgotten items are blankets. For some, it’s a utilitarian item that’s easy to overlook. For others, it’s just too confusing to decide on a fabric. Choosing between cotton, thermal, flannel, acrylic, down-filled, knit, woven or herringbone can make your head spin. But although it may take a few minutes to get educated on the best blanket for you, having one on your bed or in your linen closet is a must, especially when your new spouse turns down the thermostat! Q: Should couples register for the “really good stuff ”? A: The tradition of wedding gift-giving started as a way for family and friends to help newlyweds - who were moving out of their parents’ homes and into an empty house - set up their new home. Today’s brides and grooms are marrying later in life and likely have lived on their own (at college or in an apartment) and have already accumulated some of the basics. So a registry can be the couple’s chance to indulge in the really good stuff. They shouldn’t feel guilty, as the good stuff isn’t all that expensive anymore. Springmaid, for example, offers high-quality linens - 300-thread count and 100 percent cotton - for about $50. As people continue to seek out luxury offerings for their own homes, it’s likely they will be willing to spend a little bit more to assure their families and friends get a taste of luxury, too. P
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Kids Run registration $15.00. Ride & Run fees are $20.00. Participate in any two or three events (mail registration) for $30.00. Register online or mail form with payment to: Serento Gardens 145 W. Broad St. Second Floor, Hazleton Pa.18201 attn: Race Director Please make checks payable to Serento Gardens. Call Liz Tolan or Jennifer Sloot at 570-501-3688 if you have any questions. Race day registration will be held at the Race Packet Pick Up Table from 7:30 â€“ 8:30 am. NEWS
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Ringtown’s Danny Litwhiler, Fine Major League Player, Excellent College Coach and Inventor by Rev. Connell A. McHugh
Daniel Webster “Danny” Litwhiler was born in Ringtown, Pa. on August 31, 1916. He was one of a minority of baseball players to receive a college degree before playing Major League baseball. He graduated from Bloomsburg State Teachers with a degree in Science and Social Science which he would later put to good use as an important inventor of baseball equipment and as a highly successful college coach. After several years in the minors, Litwhiler joined the Phillies during the 1940 season and had a 21 game hitting streak as a part-time player. 1941 was the best year for Danny Litwhiler offensively when he achieved a career high average of .305, had 18 homeruns including at least one in every National League Park, 29 doubles and 66 RBI’s and ranked fourth in total bases. He had an unusual year in the outfield leading the National League in putouts but also in errors with 15. In 1942, Litwhiler dramatically improved his defense and became the first outfielder in Major League history to play at least 150 games in a season without an error. Litwhiler’s Major League career would include stints with four National League clubs: the Phils from 1940-43, the Cardinals from 1943-46, the Boston Braves from 1946-48, and Cincinnati from 194851. He appeared in back to back World Series with the Cardinals in 1943-44 and had a homer in the 1944 series. Litwhiler finished his career with a solid .281 average, 982 hits, including 107 homeruns. From 1955-63 he was a very
successful baseball coach at Florida State skippering the team into 3 college World Series. He coached several future Major Leaguers, including Dick Howser, who became a Major League shortstop and manager. From 1964-82, Litwhiler was a highly successful coach of Michigan State. Among his players were Major League future stars Steve Garvey and Kirk Gibson. Litwhiler is regarded as an outstanding baseball coach and is in the college baseball coach’s Hall of Fame. Danny Litwhiler is credited with four baseball inventions including the radar gun, now called Jugs, to measure pitching speed, an unbreakable mirror to perfect a pitcher’s delivery, a bottom only bat for bunting practice, and Diamond Grit, originally called “Danny Dust” for drying wet baseball fields. In 1948, when Danny was a member of the Reds, Warren Giles, then president of the team, asked him to pose with Jackie Robinson before Brooklyn played at Cincinnati to help the fans accept the first Afro-American baseball player. In 1967, Jackie Robinson who became a friend of Litwhiler, spoke at Michigan State and autographed the original photo on which he appeared with Litwhiler. The photo original is now at Bloomsburg University. At 93, Litwhiler is one of the oldest living Major Leaguers and one of the most respected. In 2006, he published his story, Living the Baseball Dream, a 312 page book with a foreword by Stan Musial, the player Litwhiler most admired. The book includes his years in Ringtown and is regarded as a must book for baseball coaches. Danny Litwhiler appears in the 1949, 50 and 51 Bowman baseball sets and the cards are available in ex-mt condition for between $10 and $15. He also appears twice in the 1941 Double Play set where 2 players are depicted side by side with a short comment under each and a blank back. On one of the cards he is alongside fan favorite and Hall of Fame player Johnny Mize and on the other with Merrill May. Danny Litwhiler played in the 1941 All-Star game and delivered a pinch single in his only at bat. P
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Graduation Time: Becoming an Adult by Jordan Pecile, Esq.
Becoming an adult is an exciting event in the life of a high school graduate. Some of you will be making your first major purchase – a car, perhaps. Many will get your first job. Others will leave home for college and rent an apartment. Just about every graduate will want to apply for a credit card. Yes, there are many rights and privileges of adulthood. That also means you will have adult responsibilities. You will pay your income taxes. You must pay your rent on time. You must use your credit cards wisely and make all of the payments on time. Establishing a good credit history right from the start is essential. At age 18, you become a legal adult and all of the laws apply to you. You have the privilege of voting in every election, so remember to register with the county voter services office at least 30 days before the election. You might be called for jury duty, which is a unique responsibility so please don’t try to get excused without good reason. Even though you are an adult, you must wait until age 21 to legally consume alcoholic beverages. Eighteen-year-olds are expected to be mature enough to understand the terms of a contract, such as a contract to rent an apartment or purchase an automobile. Take time to read and understand every word in the contract. And finally, all males must register for military service within 30 days of their 18th birthday. For all those who are graduating, I urge you to be smart, understand the consequences of your actions or inactions, know right from wrong, and think before you act. P
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Officials and members from the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce will venture to Harrisburg on Tuesday, June 22nd for an update on legislative issues facing Pennsylvania’s business community. The group will leave the Chamber offices at 10 a.m. and leave the Capitol building at 3:00 p.m. The one-day visit is being hosted by Representative Todd A. Eachus and will feature a series of meetings with various officials with first-hand knowledge of the Commonwealth’s legislative priorities. The field trip will begin with a complimentary lunch courtesy of Rep. Eachus. Following lunch the local delegation will join officials from the Rendell administration to discuss issues in their fields of expertise. Chamber-members wishing to participate should contact the Chamber office (455-1509) by Friday, June 11th. Cost of the trip is $40 per person which covers the cost of the transportation. The Legislative Field Trips are an annual activity of the Chamber’s Government Affairs Committee, chaired by Angeline Yenchko. P
Greater Hazleton Area Boy Scouts
JUNE ‘10 velopment programs to nearly 18,000 youth with 5,500 adult volunteers. The council serves young people throughout the Anthracite Region, Pocono Mountains and Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania along with western New Jersey and serves six-counties: Lehigh, Northampton, Monroe, Carbon, Luzerne, and Warren counties. The local Scouting heritage dates back nearly 100 years when the council’s first Scout troops were established in the Allentown and Easton areas. To learn more about Scouting, visit www.minsitrails.com.
About the Boy Scouts of America The Boy Scouts of America is the nation’s foremost youth program focused on character development and leadership training. The Scouting organization is composed of 2.7 million youth members between the ages of 7 and 20, 1.1 million volunteers, and nearly The Boy Scouts of America, Greater Hazleton Area Boy 300 local councils throughout the United States and its territories. Scout Troop 790, Chartered by Welsh Congressional Church Hazle- More information about 100 Years of Scouting can be found at www. ton, along with the Hazleton American Legion Post 76 veterans CDR scouting.org/100years. P John Moore and Chaplain Jay Spare placed over 600 flags at the grave sites of their deceased brethren interned in the Most Precious Blood Italian Cemetery, East 9th Street Hazleton. This tradition, known as “flags in,” has been conducted annually at the Arlington National Cemetery since The Old Guard was designated as the Army’s official ceremonial unit in 1948. The Scouts were treated to refreshments following the placement of the flags at the American Legion Post, 305 East Diamond Ave. 2010 marks Boy Scouts of America 100th Anniversary. About the Greater Hazleton Area Boy Scouts of America The Anthracite District of Minsi Trails Council provides leadership and character development programs to nearly 750 youth with 250 adult volunteers. The District serves young people throughout the White Haven, Weatherly, Freeland, Beaver Meadows, Hazleton, McAdoo, Nuremburg, Conyngham/Drums Valley and all points in between. To learn more about Scouting, visit www.minsitrails.com. About Minsi Trails Council Minsi Trails Council provides leadership and character de-
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The Lazy Dog Salon Settles Into Their New Home! by Liz Tolan
On Sunday, May 23rd, The Lazy Dog Salon held an open house at their new facility on Rt. 93 in Hazleton. Existing clients, good friends, family and new customers stopped in to see Melissa , Steve, and their children Steven, Cassandra, and Calissa at their new location. My eight year old son Ryan and I took Goldie, our golden retriever, who is a regular at The Lazy Dog Salon, out to the opening. There, he was treated to a complementary nail trimming, a spray of his favorite (ok, our favorite) doggie cologne which smells like ginger bread, and a bag of doggie treats. While he visited with his doggie friends, Ryan and I helped ourselves to the people treats which Melissa and Steve provided, including donuts, cookies shaped like paw prints and dog biscuits, popcorn, drinks and other goodies. There was also a chance to win several prizes, and coupons for $5.00 off a full grooming. We also picked up a magnet for our fridge, which had the new location printed on it, which will be a helpful, handy reference for the next time Goldie goes in for his grooming. All of us here at Panorama wish Melissa and her family the best of luck at her new location. P
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How to Choose a Video Game for Your Child
(NU) - Inevitably, your child will ask for a video game you don’t know anything about. Maybe the rating is higher than you think is appropriate, or you’re simply not sure you want your child mowing down pedestrians or playing with sharp objects, no matter how virtual. But your child tells you that his friends all own the game, or that you’re worried about nothing, if not “completely unfair.” So how can you reconcile your child’s wants with your concerns? Children like violent games because they are exciting -- but parents can find equally entertaining games appropriate for younger children. For example, “Ben 10 Alien Force: Vilgax Attacks,” a new game from D3Publishers, is based on a Cartoon Network show popular with boys between ages six and 11. And while the game contains plenty of exciting action -- the main character can take on 10 different alien forms to battle villains -- the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) gives it fairly gentle ratings. But you can’t go by game ratings alone. While video game ratings, as provided by the ESRB, offer a good starting point, not all of the games that receive the same rating prove equally offensive. For example, a game may be rated “T (Teen)” for a single use of a curse word in a song lyric or for illustrating cartoon animal poop, as well as violence and suggestive themes. The Nintendo DS version of “Ben 10 Alien Force: Vilgax Attacks” received an “E” rating for Cartoon Violence and Comic Mischief, while versions for Xbox 360, Microsoft, Wii, PS2 and PSP are considered “E 10+,” or appropriate for everyone over 10. Ben does have to fight to save the universe, but the game also contains puzzles and platform challenges that encourage children to think. When considering a game, think about its possible benefits, not just its rating. And take the time to look up a few reviews – they will give you a good idea about the reasoning behind the ESRB’s ratings. Of course, the best resource for choosing video games is readily available -- talking to your children about why they want specific video games can help you make appropriate decisions. If you’re
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Social Networking: Not Just for Kids Anymore
(NU) - Many assume that those Americans who are tweeting, updating Facebook profiles and uploading YouTube videos are in their teens. But when it comes to social networking, it’s not teens, but their parents who are driving growth. According to the Pew Internet & American Life Project’s 2008 tracking survey, the number of adults with online profiles more than quadrupled after 2005. In fact, more adults use social networking sites than teens. But adults who indulge in chatting, tweeting and updating their Facebook status at work might find themselves without a job. While many employers allow workers to participate on social networking sites (especially to make business connections), others have formed strict policies against LinkedIn, Facebook, MySpace, Digg, Twitter and similar sites. And don’t think that employees can simply tweet on the sly. Many businesses are now using employeemonitoring software products, such as Spector CNE Investigator (www.spectorcne.com), to quickly and easily determine who’s goofing off, leaking company information, surfing Web sites or making
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Hazleton Sister Cities recently hosted an Italian delegation from the Cilento region of Italy. Sister Cities of Hazleton President, Molly Blasko and her organization was responsible for hosting Luigi Gatto, Silverio D’Angelo, Carmelo Stanziola and Tommaso Cobellis, members of the delegation. The group spent a week in the area visiting Eckley Miners Village, and were greeted by Hazleton Mayor Lou Barletta at city hall. Barletta said “It is great to share a little bit of our cultures with you”. The group had dinner with State Rep Todd Eachus at Geneti Best Western in Hazleton. Eachus said friendships is the key relationship between the cities. The group wants to turn an abandoned medieval village named San Severino into a combination tourist attraction and a records center where people from all over the world can come to look for records regarding ancestors. Molly Blasko, president of Sister Cities of Hazleton, said the village has a small church and a public square. It can only be developed with public funds, but it needs a start. The Group also enjoyed a special luncheon at Hazleton’s Famous …. “Alta Pizzeria and Italian Restaurant”. They were treated to home cooked foods by Neil who is a native the homeland, Italy. Many other Hazleton residents not listed were enjoying much time and great stories with the delegation. Molly Blasko hosted several trips with Sister Cities to Italy. P
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The Scaipi family believes when it comes to Antiquity, some things never change! Old world traditions with commitment to freshness and quality. A reputation built by hard work. Authentic family recipes sprinkled with fresh new ideas. If you’re looking for an authentic taste of homemade delicacies, such as: cakes, pastries, sandwiches, gourmet coffee, and fresh Artisan breads, but find it impossible to get your neck-of-the-woods. That will all change very soon, even as you read this, magical events are already taking place that will forever change the way you look, smell, taste, and feel about a bakery. You will only need to make your way to 309 Main Street, Conyngham, PA. AmberDonia will provide you with multiple display cases that will allow you to look back through the centuries, and see lineage of great bakers from around the world. Authentic old world charm mixed with quality ingredients, and most of all a sprinkle of great hospitality. We believe in 24 West Lloyd Street, Shenandoah honored traditions mixed with 570.691.1458 quality ingredients will bring the Senior Citizen Discount best friendships. When it comes to 10% Off Every Tuesday All Day Antiquity, none of this would have Try Our All-You-Can-Eat been possible through out our hisBreakfast Specials tory without key ingredient, “com$ Only 5.00 + Tax munity.” Bless this endeavor, so ALL DAY—EVERY DAY! that we may all share this gourmet HOURS: 6AM TO 5PM MON.-FRI. treasure. P 7AM TO 3PM SAT. • CLOSED SUN.
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It Is Soon Strawberry Season
Strawberries will soon be in full bloom in early June. Pumpkin Hill Farms located in Nescopeck Township on Route 239 (halfway between Route 93 and Wapwallopen), is expecting the first strawberries to be ready by June 3rd. Prime picking season will occur sometime after June 10th. Pumpkin Hill owner Harry Roinick is especially excited about this year’s crop. “This year promises to the best in years”, said Roinick. “The growing season has been tremendous and we planted acres of new plants this year.” “New plants often yield the biggest and juiciest berries.” Added Roinick. Pumpkin Hill Farms offers a spectacular view of the Nescopeck Valley and is great way for the whole family to enjoy a late spring day picking strawberries together. For more information call 570-379-210 for a recorded message updating the current season. P
Benefit Dinner and Concert June 6th at 5pm
Brittany Zelinsky, a senior at North Schuylkill High School, was diagnosed at 3 years of age with rare lung disease called Primary Pulmonary Hypertension. She is now on a bi-lateral lung transplant list. All proceeds benefit the “New Lungs for Brittany” fund. M&T Bank, Ringtown, PA. OO Catered Dinner by “A Personal Touch Catering” OO Menu: Southwestern Chicken, Meatballs, Stuffing, Corn and a salad OO Music provided by “TORN”, a local Hazleton area band OO Refreshments and 50/50 Ringtown Firehouse Main Street Ringtown, PA 17967 Please call 462-9449 or 339-4462 for ticket information and details. Cost: Adults - $15.00 Children (under 12) - $7.50
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There is also a benefit bike run scheduled for June 27th at Thunder Road, Shenandoah, PA. Call Bob 590-6094 for more information. P
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To Sleeve or Not To Sleeve by Joe Molinaro, Underground Tattoo
Our next couple of articles will focus on designing a multilayered tattoo piece; a “sleeve”, “back piece”, or “body suit”. Choosing multi-layered body art takes time, patience and a lot of creativity from both the tattoo artist and the client. It is also important to remember that any multi-layered body art is an investment. The first step in the process of designing a multi-layered piece starts with the client; the individual receiving the body art should try to decide on a general theme. This theme could be anything, but again, should come from the interests of the client….I cannot stress this enough. This process begins by getting a list together (on paper or in your head) of images you would like to have portrayed on your body. Try to visualize these images on your body as best as you can. You can do this by drawing what you’re picturing in your head, to the best of your abilities, or by cutting out pictures and sticking them to your body. Of course, let’s not get crazy here folks, you don’t have to use staples or gorilla glue to stick the images to your body; cloth tape will do the trick just fine. The second step in the deciding of your multi-layered piece is taking your time. ANY type of artwork that is going on your body takes patience, and lots of it! This process should never be rushed, and above all, should never be decided on over a few beers with a few buddies on a Saturday night. Having a multi-layered tattoo is a life transformation, and therefore, requires clear thinking on the part of the client. The third step in this life-changing process is consulting with your tattoo artist. You must be as specific as you can during this consultation so that your artist can give you exactly what you want. If available, bring pictures from magazines or the internet. Finally, it is very important to understand that this process will take time and generally cannot be completed in one sitting or appointment. The time involved de- www.auto-bus.com pends on the artwork and the tatSands, Mt. Airy, Hollywood, Resorts, Cape May, Ocean City NJ, NY State Fair, too artist; this could take months Atlantic City, PT Pleasant NJ Seafest, and sometimes years to complete. Canal St., NYC, Hershey Theatre (CATS), Remember, you are investing in Long Branch, NJ, Baltimore Harbor, NYC, Wash. DC, New Hope Shop, Rehoboth Beach, the canvas of your body. Turning Stone Bingo & Casino, Next month we will go Orlando, FL (Disney) 8/1/10 to 8/8/10 Adults $499 • Age 17 & younger $199 over instructions on designing a Grand Canyon/Las Vegas 9/9 to 9/21...$1,296. sleeve….as always, “Think B4 U Call For Our 2010 Brochure Ink ™.” P
(NU) - Graduation gifts should both commemorate the graduate’s success and look to the future. One nice idea is to buy a gift for the graduate’s desk. A high-school graduate can use desk supplies to study, while a college graduate can place items on their office desk. An engraved pen holder will make a memorable addition to any desk. PlaqueMaker Plus (Plaquemakerplus.com) allows customers to custom engrave a wooden pen holder that includes a pen set, clock and business card holder. PlaqueMaker Plus also makes custom desk plates. P
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(NU) - Every Microsoft Windows operating system has a registry, or a central database that tells your computer what to do and how. But over time, the registry will start to record errors, which will slow your computer down. There are registry cleaners that can eliminate registry errors and help speed up your operating system. One registry cleaner, Advanced Registry Optimizer 2010 (ARO) by Sammsoft (www.sammsoft.com), was favorably reviewed by Download.com. For more information, visit www.sammsoft.com. P 45 S. CHURCH STREET HAZLETON • 455-3071
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Contest Winner For the third year in a row, Bonita (LaRosa) Johnson, wins against 8 competitors to remain Queen of the; “Bell` Italia Best Meatball in area” Contest. This year , judged by ; Chef Drew Wandishin of SSPTV 13 and Top of the 80s, Chef-Lou of WYLN and Chef-Lou Products, and Toni Engelhardt, of WAZL & foodie extraordinaire. This contest held annually at the Hazleton Chapter of UNICOs Bell` Italia Festival at Hazle Township Community park on May 22nd. P
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Ferrwood Gears Up for 2010 Season
Though summer is still a month and a half away, preparations have been underway since August of ‘09 in anticipation of the July ‘10 camping season at Ferrwood Music Camp. Ferrwood can be found nestled in the Drums valley across from Drums Elementary/Middle School. Before being adopted as a music camp by the late Rev. Joseph J. Ferrara, ‘Ferrwood’ was a freshair camp that housed children during the summer months who were at risk for contracting tuberculosis. The belief at that time was that the fresh air coupled with exercise and a well-balanced diet would help to boost the immunity of its residents. Once leased by ‘Father Joe,’ founder of the Hazleton Philharmonic Society, Ferrwood was converted into a resident music camp. Father Joe brought in talent from various parts of the country to instruct the youth of his orchestra and to give campers a ‘vacation with a purpose.’ Along with studying and practicing music, Ferrwood offered its residents a summer camp atmosphere complete with bonfires, corn, marshmallow and potato roasts, hiking, swimming and field games. Forty-three years later, the camp continues to thrive with the same principles, teachings and activities in mind. With technological advances and search engines like Google, potential instructors have found the camp listed on the World Wide Web and have applied for teaching positions. One instructor, like Rob Walker, current resident of Boise, Idaho and jazz trumpet player who excels in composition and music education, found the camp and applied to work with Ferrwood’s campers last season. Many of Ferrwood’s instructors have been returning for the past two or three years. One woman, a flute instructor from Tyler, Texas, will make the trip again this summer to teach at the camp. Ferrwood’s 2010 faculty is comprised of current music educators throughout the Hazleton area, and both undergraduate and graduate music education and music performance students from varying universities. Such universities include New York University, Indianna University of Pennsylvania, Marywood University, West Chester University, Ithaca College, Mansfield University, the Cleveland Institute of Music and Penn State University. Though the goal of Ferrwood is to further enhance and ‘fine-tune’ campers’ musical skills, several of the camp’s faculty love the ability to work with students in a setting unlike the traditional classroom. Freshman and sophomore college students are able to flex their muscles by trying out new methods and ideas with campers, and are also able to interact with them after hours during games and activities. Junior and senior college students are able to ease themselves into educating students before stepping into a classroom and completing their student teaching requirement. Certified music educators from the area encourage their students to attend the camp during the summer with the hope that their students will continue to play and rehearse, thus preventing the learning gap that occurs from June through August. Ferrwood’s instructors are able to teach a well-rounded approach to music even in a short, five-day time span. Campers first and foremost improve their skills on their respective instruments, but also learn historical and theoretical concepts as well. Campers are taught how to play both individually in a solo setting and as part of a team in an ensemble setting. Some campers choose to indulge their creative sense by participating in improvisational and modal scale workshops held by Mark Reinhart, primary guitar instructor and Qigong instructor for Ferrwood. Some also sit in on Rob Walker’s classes where
they learn to write their own unique piece, note by note. Last year, Rob whetted the compositional appetites of campers by having them write a piece that was later performed by the faculty at a student recital. Walker modeled his own specially-written compositions, “Father Joe’s March” and “Sounds of Ferrwood,” performed by the Hazleton Philharmonic Orchestra last summer. Ferrwood offers instruction on almost all stringed instruments including classical guitar, wind instruments including oboe, brass instruments, percussion and vocals. This summer, Ferrwood will also host a French horn instructor during its second week session. The staff at Ferrwood includes a certified Arts and Crafts director, a day and on-call nurse, along with well-qualified counselors, many of whom are also pursuing education degrees. The camp is secluded by brand new gates, and its extensive porch is complete with a fresh coat of paint and brand new screening. Ferrwood is currently under the direction of Ms. Sarah Lagana, a recent graduate of Marywood University. The directorship was passed down by Mr. Phil Latella, an ardent supporter and contributor to the Philharmonic who personally recommended Lagana for the director position. A member of Pi Kappa Lambda, Delta Epsilon Sigma, MENC and PMEA, Lagana was awarded the Presser Scholarship last fall, the Sister M. Clare Kelley medal for Excellence in Music and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Insalaco College of Creative Arts and Management. She majored in piano and holds a Bachelor’s of Music degree in Music Education, K-12. Ferrwood has been taking registrants since January 2010. Registration can be completed online at www.ferrwood.org. Please visit the site for any and all information pertaining to the camp. For questions, please call the Philharmonic office at 570-455-2188. P
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Are Your Kids Spoiled?
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by John Degenhart, DC I hear this all too often, “I want my kids to have a better life than I did”. This comes from a parent usually who worked since they were 6 years old, probably two jobs, didn’t vacation, didn’t have much, but they were happy. So they give their kids all the computer games they want when they are 7, cell phones at 8 , lap-top computer at 9, and the list goes on. These children are not appreciative, they are not happy, and they always want more. The result—a frustrated household where the kids don’t have a better life, but they are spoiled, lazy, and the parents don’t know what to do. The solution—sit the child, teenager, or adult down and talk to them about a “fair exchange”. That from this point forward, if I feed you, give you shelter and clothing, there must be a fair exchange. You must clean your room, cut the grass, wash the car. If not, take away their cell phone, their video games, and their lap-top computer. Be prepared for a war, but stand your ground. You will win back your household. Your child will become more productive, more appreciative, and they will become a self-sufficient adult one day. I have made my mistakes in this area. We are all “under construction”. With God’s help, may our children’s hearts bring Him glory! P
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Simple leg pain or PAD?
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by John Anthony Guerriero, DO, Vascular Surgeon, Berwick Hospital Center Sometimes it starts as leg pain while walking. Other times it feels like one leg is much heavier or cooler than the other. For some patients, they notice trouble when an injury to the foot or a toe doesn’t heal as quickly as it should. If any of these symptoms sound familiar, ask your physician about PAD. Peripheral artery disease – or PAD – is a process is which plaque builds up in the walls of a leg artery. This build-up can in turn lead to a blood clot or blockage, which can cause pain, ulcers, skin discoloration and difficulty walking. PAD can become extremely serious if not treated appropriately. In fact, PAD can lead to total loss of circulation in the leg, gangrene and possibly loss of the limb. The good news is PAD is treatable. In many cases of mild PAD, we recommend regular exercise – and quitting smoking for those patients who smoke. It’s just another great reason to put down the cigarettes and put on a pair of running shoes. Even mild exercise like walking for a half-hour a day can have an important positive impact on your vascular health. More severe cases of PAD might require more aggressive treatment. Sometimes, we have to use balloon angioplasty, which
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Exercise for the Brain by Tim Kelly, PT, DPT
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Dr. Joseph Mercola is an osteopathic physician from Chicago. He has a website that advocates a healthy lifestyle, and provides research to support his claims. Recently, he posted information that confirmed the connection between exercise and brain function. At Naperville Central High School, west of Chicago, children who are having problems with math or reading go to gym class first. And exercise isn’t just restricted to the gym -- there are bikes and balls in the classrooms, and the children are in constant motion. The results are amazing Students who took part in a dynamic gym class at the beginning of the day had reading scores that nearly doubled, while math scores increased 20-fold. The school even has exercise bikes and balls in classrooms so that kids can stay moving throughout the day. Research shows that after 30 minutes on the treadmill, students solve problems up to 10 percent more effectively. (Source: ABC News April 14, 2010) Dr. Mercola’s commented, “Keeping kids active at school is a superb way to increase learning, focus and even test results. As many of you reading this have likely experienced, if your mind is feeling cluttered or you’re having a mid-afternoon slump, a brisk walk or a quick workout can give you a renewed sense of clarity and focus.” Exercise encourages your brain to work at optimum capacity by causing nerve cells to multiply, strengthening their interconnections and protecting them from damage. Recent studies on animals have also shown that during exercise their nerve cells release proteins known as neurotrophic factors. One in particular, called brain-derived neurotrophic factor or BDNF, triggers numerous other chemicals that promote neural health, and has a direct benefit on brain functions, including learning. Although it’s becoming more widely known that physical activity has a direct result on your brain function, this type of phys education program is still nonexistent at most U.S. schools. In fact many schools have eliminated PE programs. This means it’s up to parents to encourage their children to stay active after school and on weekends in order to reap the wonderful brain-boosting benefits that exercise has to offer. P
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People Agree: Applying for Medicare Online is Quick and Easy
It’s important to note that people who already receive Social Security retirement or disability benefits do not need to apply for Medicare; they will be automatically enrolled. If you’re within four months of age 65 or older, you can by Joseph E. Mieczkowski, Social Security Area Director apply right now. Visit www.socialsecurity.gov and select the “Retire We’ve been telling people how quick and easy it is to apply ment/Medicare” link in the middle of the page. Go online to apply for Medicare benefits, even if you’re not for Medicare benefits online — even if you’re not ready to apply for ready to retire. It takes less than 10 minutes! P retirement benefits. And our celebrity spokespeople — the television family of The Patty Duke Show — have been spreading the word in a series of public service announcements. Reunite with television’s favorite identical cousins, and the whole family, at www.socialsecurity.gov/ medicareonly. But perhaps the best advocates we have for the online Medicare application are the people who are using the application and discovering that it really does take less than 10 minutes. Just ask your average John. John from Wisconsin told us, “filing for Medicare online was simple and I couldn’t believe what little time it took to complete.” John from Indiana said, “This month I filed for Medicare at www.socialsecurity.gov. Filing online took less than five minutes from start to finish. Finding the place to start my application, answering its simple questions, and submitting my claim was an easy process. I will recommend using Social Security Online to others who want to apply for Medicare.” You don’t have to be named John to appreciate the application. Kim of Wisconsin said, “I am so impressed with your website. It was possibly the easiest website I have ever navigated. I had put this off for a few months thinking it would be difficult with it being the federal government, but I am stunned and amazed at how quick and easy this really was.” Even if you decide to wait until after you’re age 65 to apply for retirement benefits, most people should apply for Medicare coverage at age 65. If you’d like to begin your Medicare coverage, you should apply within four months of reaching age 65.
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Important Keys to Stroke Recovery
The American Heart Association (AHA) reported in 2010, approximately 6,500,000 Americans have already suffered a stroke -and are alive. The questions are: what are the disabilities such people develop, how permanent are they, and what should their families know about choosing rehab? Stroke’s Side Effects
at home sooner than later is to make sure they have essential home support. That often means that family and/or friends will have to act as caregivers. No one should just assume, “Sure, we can do this.” That means the people expecting to provide stroke support to talk the professionals already caring for their loved ones. Those experts may be in the hospital or perhaps the patient has already been released temporarily to a rehab center. The first thing the family needs to understand is just what the patient can/can’t do, and when to provide help vs. encouragement. Example: it may take a while for Dad to put on his slippers, but if the physical therapist (PT) says he can do it, let him. There’s no doubt that it’s hard to see a loved one struggling, but being too helpful can impede their recovery.
Stroke can create a variety of side effects. According to the AHA, the type of stroke, the shape the patient’s in before it occurs, and which part of the brain are effected, are three major factors that determine the severity of the results. Stroke Problems and Solutions Among the side effects of stroke, the AHA says he best recognized side effects of stroke involve loss of mobility. It can be any- The questions family should ask before bringing home a thing from temporary loss of use of a limb, to truly severe paralysis loved one who’s had a stroke includes: (often involving an entire side of the body). They may find problems OO How well do they walk, on their own or with a device like a conveying their wants/opinions because of speech problems, or difcane or walker? ficulty writing or typing. OO Can they no longer reach or bend beyond certain levels? OO Do they have trouble sitting or standing? Bringing A Stroke Patient Home OO Do they have trouble holding things? All of these problems (and others) have solutions. The hos Sometimes it’s truly best for a loved one recovering from pital and/or rehab center can offer ideas and there are many in pamstroke to do so in a rehab facility really designed for that situation. phlets, booklets, and online specific to stroke survivors. Among just a On the other hand, experts acknowledge it’s best to get stroke pa- few of the options: tients back into familiar surroundings as soon as possible, in which OO Remove potential obstacles to walking. Area rugs and long case they can get rehab in the home or at an outpatient facility. fluffy bedspreads are too easy to trip over. Coffee tables can The greatest key to providing care giving for a stroke patient block walkers and are too easy to bang into. OO Rearrange cabinets if bending or reaching is a problem. Maybe a loved one can still cook dinner, but needs the main pots, pans, and food staples within easy reach. OO Install grab bars, raised toilet seats, a sturdy chair (instead of the too-low, too-soft, sofa) and dining chairs with arms, to aid in sitting and standing. OO Find adaptive devices to help the patient gain and maintain independence. Button hooks and zipper grabbers, for example, let them keep dressing themselves. Finally, set large goals, but work towards small victories. Maybe Mom can’t come back and head straight up the stairs to sleep. GENERAL FAMILY PRACTICE In that case it may be necessary to find a way for her to sleep downstairs. Same with her daily toiletries. If there’s no downstairs bath• Weight Loss Management room, a portable potty of some kind may be necessary and sponge • “House Calls Available” baths will have to suffice. The good news is that with love and patience, Mom may eventually make it up those stairs. MOST INSURANCES ACCEPTED John Heinz Institute of Rehab Medicine offers both inpatient and outpatient services for stroke patients. John Heinz inpaConvenient Office Hours tient hospital is located at 150 Mundy Street, Wilkes-Barre Township. By Appointment John Heinz outpatient locations are conveniently located in Drums, Dallas, Forty Fort, Mountaintop, Nanticoke, Pittston, Tunkhannock and Wilkes-Barre Twp. Van transportation is available at most locaRoute 93 • Brookhill Center tions. For more information on John Heinz Rehab programs and Conyngham, PA 18219 services visit www.allied-services.org, or call 1-888-JH-REHAB. P
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by Frank James Vita, PhD In reading the book of Genesis, I became fascinated by the story of Adam and Eve and Cain and Abel. It was more than a fascination with religion; it was a fascination for how we as people acted then and continue to act now. If we read the story as more then religion we receive insight into the very nature of each one of us. For example: 1. God tells Adam and Eve they can have everything but one thing; instead of being overjoyed with all they have they insist on having the one thing denied them. Never satisfied with what they have they want more, they want it all. But in wanting the one thing they don’t have they lose all they do have. They are cast out of the beautiful Eden as a consequence for bad behavior. Kind of like a parent to a child and perhaps a message to all of us that when one errors one must receive a consequence. A modern day parenting skill often lacking but found to be a guiding principal for thousands of years. So we already have two major learning blocks (appreciate and be joyful for what you have and if one makes a mistake a consequence must follow) from about five pages of Genesis. 2. Adam and Eve go on to have children: Cain and Abel. However, Cain is easily jealous of his brother because someone (in this case, God) seemed to appreciate Abel more than he did Cain. God sees Cain’s anger and disappointment and says to him; “If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do
not so well, sin (evil thoughts, bad behaviors, etc.) is lurking at the door; it’s desire is for you, but you must master it.” In other words, Cain is being given a great lesson in self-mastery; that is, when you are upset or angry take control of your thoughts/ actions- or they will lead you to actions that will cause greater distress to you- such as they do with Cain as he goes on to kill his brother.
The greatest irony for me in reading the account of Genesis (even if read as pure storytelling, moral lesson, rather than religion) is that all of us descended from men and women who have fallen into great error, time and again. But we survive against all odds and continue to go forward. However, at the same time we tend not to learn from our previous mistakes and time and again we make these obvious mistakes and time and again experience the fall from Eden. P
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Take a Bite out of Gum Disease: What You Should Know
(NU) - Almost every American enjoys showing a big, bright smile, or feeling their fresh, smooth teeth with their tongue following a good brushing. But even if your teeth are pearly white, you could still be at risk for periodontal disease. In the U.S., approximately 80 percent of adults will experience gum disease in their lifetime, which can cause symptoms ranging from inflammation to bone damage. In gum disease, bacteria infect the tissues that support your teeth. The bacteria attack below the gumline, creating pockets of infection. The disease has two main stages -- gingivitis and periodontitis. Gingivitis only involves inflammation of the gums, and is reversible, while periodontitis is destructive to the tissues that surround and support the teeth, and is harder to treat. Symptoms of gum disease include: OO OO OO OO OO
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Eye on the Ball
by Dr. Wasmanski, Hazleton Eye Specialists When people think of sports, they tend to think of the physical aspects and training – speed, accuracy, coordination, and strength. Visual skills are just as important to athletic superiority as the physical ones. The sense of vision is much more than just seeing clearly. When playing sports, these other visual components are in high demand. Dynamic vision is used to see objects clearly while they, or you, are in movement. A person may have 20/20 vision while sitting still, but not while in motion. This is important in sports such as basketball, when you need to see not only the ball moving, but the other players as well. Visual concentration is the ability to block out visual distractions and stay focused on the target. This is important in golf to screen out the spectators or anything moving in the gallery. Eye tracking is how the eyes follow objects. It allows an athlete to react more quickly to changes in the situation. This aids football players in pass completion. Eye-body coordination is also a very important skill that affects your timing and body control. This is how your body muscles respond to what you see. When boxing, it allows you to duck and block at the appropriate times.
Visual memory is the ability to store information that has been seen briefly and then recall it later. This helps soccer goalies estimate where an opposing player may be aiming the ball. Peripheral vision is what you see “out of the corner of your eye”. It allows you to see what is going on without turning your head. This allows hockey players to complete passes to the side and even behind them. Visual reaction time is the speed in which your brain interprets and responds to your opponent’s action. This is important when batting so you don’t swing too late and hit a foul. Depth perception allows you to judge the speed and distance between objects, opponents, and boundary lines. This is especially important in archery and shooting. Fusion flexibility is being able to keep both eyes working together even under stressful, high speed situations. This skill is what enables NASCAR drivers to safely manage the track. Focusing is how the eyes quickly change fixation from one distance to another. Tennis players need this skill to efficiently return the ball. Whichever sport you participate in, it is apparent that all aspects of vision play a major role. Comprehensive eye examinations can pick up on any potential deficiencies in vision and tracking skills. Your optometrist can design a course of vision exercises or suggest a computer vision therapy system that will enhance these skills. It is just as important to train your eyes, as it is your body, to outperform the other players. P
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by Bill Spear, RPh, CCN
The cardiovascular system transports nutrients and oxygenated blood throughout the entire body and is crucial to maintaining healthy tissues and bodily functions. Supporting a healthy cardiovascular and circulatory system involves many key processes including maintaining healthy blood pressure, normal cholesterol levels, a regular exercise program, and a healthful diet. The heart is the hub of the cardiovascular system and performs an exhaustive task. The human heart beats over 100,000 times and pumps 8,000 gallons of blood every 24 hours, resting for only about ½ second between beats. In the average person’s lifespan, the heart will beat almost 3 billion times and pump 77 million gallons of blood. Many nutrients that are critical for a healthy cardiovascular system can be difficult to obtain from the diet alone. The regular intake of certain nutrients including fish oils, and co-enzyme Q10, can help ensure that the cardiovascular system is working at its optimal level. Fish oil provides a group of good fats called Omega-3s. Omega-3s are well known for the role they play in maintaining heart and brain health. Hazle Drugs own brand of “High Potency Omega-3” provides the Omega-3s your heart and brain need. This supplement minimizes the fishy aftertaste associated with many fish oil supplements. The fish oil provided in our formula is molecularly distilled and screened for potential contaminants including heavy metals and pesticides. Co-enzyme Q10, is a vitamin-like substance that your body naturally produces in the liver. It provides energy to the cells in your body, especially to the heart. Oftentimes, poor diet or certain medications can deplete your body of the CoQ10 that your body needs to
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What about Yoga? by Howard M. Ogin, Psychologist
With a growing body of research supporting yoga’s mental health benefits, psychologists are weaving the practice into their work with clients. According to a survey last year, today more than 15 million U.S. adults practice yoga, and not surprisingly, there is research supporting its physical benefits. Studies show the practice—which combines stretching and other exercises with deep breathing and meditation—can improve overall physical fitness, strength, flexibility and lung capacity, while reducing heart rate, blood pressure and back pain. But what is perhaps unknown to those who consider yoga just another exercise form is that there is a growing body of research documenting yoga’s psychological benefits. Several recent studies suggest that yoga may help strengthen social attachments, reduce stress and relieve anxiety, depression and insomnia. Researchers are also starting to claim some success in using yoga and yoga-based treatments to help active-duty military and veterans with post-traumatic
stress disorder. That’s why more clinicians have embraced yoga as a complement to psychotherapy. They’re encouraging yoga as a tool clients can use outside the therapy office to cope with stress and anxieties, and even heal emotional wounds. Sat Bir Khalsa, PhD is a neuroscientist and professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston who studies yoga’s effects on depression and insomnia. Khalsa, who has practiced yoga for more than 35 years, says several studies in his 2004 comprehensive review of yoga’s use as a therapeutic intervention, show that yoga targets unmanaged stress, a main component of chronic disorders such as anxiety, depression, obesity, diabetes and insomnia. It does this, he says, by reducing the stress response, which includes the activity of the sympathetic nervous system and the levels of the stress hormone cortisol. The practice enhances resilience and improves mind-body awareness, which can help people adjust their behaviors based on the feelings they’re experiencing in their bodies, according to Khalsa. There also appear to be social benefits in participating in a yoga class. A series of experiments conducted by organizational behavior researchers at Stanford University suggest that acting in synchrony with others—be it while walking, singing or dancing—can increase cooperation and collectivism among group members. “In a yoga class, everyone is moving and breathing in at the same time and I think that’s one of the undervalued mechanisms that yoga can really help with: giving people that sense of belonging, of being part of something bigger,” McGonigal says. Psychologists are also examining the use of yoga with survivors of trauma. It seems that many types of exercise—particularly noncompetitive exercise—are related to positive mood alteration. In my own practice I have encouraged many clients to seek out yoga, tai chi, Quigong classes and also to consider running, exercise classes, bicycling or hiking. This is why I post such activities on my bulletin board in my waiting room. P
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Headache: Your Body Out of Balance
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determine the cause of your headaches. A physical exam helps locate the cause of your headache, and x-rays, along with other diagnostic procedures, rule out other problems and may confirm your diagnosis. For any information regarding how you may be helped with by Dr. Joe Bafile chiropractic care, contact Dr. Joe Bafile of Bafile Family Chiropractic Headaches are a distress signal; your body is telling you that in Sugarloaf at (570)788-3737. Watch us on Feeling Good with Dr. something is out of balance. Pain relievers may temporarily turn off Joe Bafile on SSPTV channel 13. P the alarm switch, but usually don’t put out the fire. Your chiropractic physician, however, can diagnose your type of headache—often tension or migraine—treat its underlying physical causes and help you learn how to prevent headaches in the future. It’s not all in your head! You may feel the pain is all in your head. But, your headache probably started with a spinal misalignment in your neck, which must balance and move your head. Poor posture, such as during long, stressful commutes, can lead to misalignments, triggering a tension headache. Stress and certain substances, like coffee or cigarettes, can trigger a migraine headache. Getting to the root of headaches: Your chiropractic physician can help you get to the root of your problem. He or she is specially trained to evaluate and treat spinal problems, including those leading to headaches. Your chiropractor can help relieve your pain with spinal adjustment and related treatment, such as sleeping with good posture and the correct pillow. Your chiropractic evaluation: Your evaluation helps your chiropractor plan your specific treatment and prevention program. It may include a health history, physical examination, x-rays and special tests, if needed. Your chiropractor asks questions to begin to
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Pain in the Rear
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mend using a tennis ball and apply pressure by sitting on it. This technique can be very affective. Trigger point dry needling is also affective in quickly loosen The saying “pain in the rear” the muscle spasm. When a fine filament needle is placed into a trigger is a popular expression used to refer to point, it creates biochemical changes which helps the muscle relax. something or someone annoying. The Most people will feel a change immediately. With less pain, you can phrase however becomes very literal for then stretch the tight muscles and over time restore the muscle funcmany people who actually have a pain tion. So that pain in the rear does not have to be a pain in the rear. in the rear. Buttock pain is one of the For more information call 501-1808 or visit www.hazlemost common pain complaints I hear from people. It can be caused tonpt.com. P by a number of different things including low back pain, sciatic nerve irritation, hip arthritis and muscle strain. One common result of all the above problems is the muscles in the buttocks will spasm causing trigger points and pain which may shoot down into the thigh and calf. There are a number of buttock muscles that can spasm and create pain. The most commonly known one is the piriformis muscle and can cause what is known as piriformis syndrome. When the piriformis muscle spasms, it has a referral pattern that causes pain in the back of the thigh. The sciatic nerve also runs underneath this muscle in most people and can be compressed by the spasm causing pain shooting down into the leg all the way to the foot. This little muscle can have a major effect on the body causing pain with sitting, walking, bending and generally making people’s lives miserable. Treatment for piriformis syndrome centers on identifying the cause of the spasm and treatment to loosen the tight muscle. One common treatment technique used for trigger points and spasms is called “ischemic compression”. With this technique, find the trigger point, or the most sensitive point and place pressure on it for between 30 to 90 seconds. If it is a true trigger point, the pain will ease as the pressure is maintained. For the piriformis muscle, I always recom-
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Make time for a medication check up
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Take medication for a chronic condition? Take a variety of medications? Had some significant changes in your health or physical state? It’s time you took a close look at your regular prescription, supplement and over-the-counter medication use with a trained professional: your local pharmacist.
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Why a medication review? Like an annual physical, a complete medication review with your pharmacist can be an important contributor to good health. American Academy of Family Physicians research estimates about one third of people 65 years or older who take at least five medications experience an adverse drug event each year. Adverse can be as minor as delirium or as serious as death. But why take chances with your health? What is a medication review? Getting a medication review is as simple as gathering your current medications together and scheduling an appointment with your pharmacist. Be sure to include any natural products and nutritional supplements. During the appointment, your pharmacist can review all the medications and products you currently take. How can I be safer with medications? Without widespread medical records, your best bet is to have one physician and one pharmacy that both are aware of all medications and products you take. As a consumer, keep a list of medications and dosages plus over-the counter products that you can share with a healthcare provider at a moment’s notice. Keep the list in your wallet or purse with your health insurance card. For better oversight of medication use, it’s a good idea to get in the habit of filling all your prescriptions at the same pharmacy. After all, it’s your health. Be sure it’s in the right hands. Source: Institute for Safe Medication Practices (www.ismp.org) P
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Dental Hygienist and the Orthodontist: Great partners in your child’s dental care
The dental hygienist recommends proper types of food and ways in which to avoid heavy decalcification. In addition, brushing and flossing regularly, as instructed by the dental hygienist, will aid the orthodontic patient in keeping a clean mouth despite sticky or soft foods. Patients that work with their dental hygienist and adopt proper hygiene procedures usually reduce their risks of decalcificaby Dr. Sam Ghosh tion and gingival inflammation. New developments in orthodontic With advances in orthodontic technology increasing rap- technology have also helped in the maintenance of good oral health idly, there is a tendency among patients to let the simple things such and hygiene. P as good oral hygiene fall by the wayside. Without good oral hygiene, tissue inflammation, and decalcification around the appliance brack- Join the Y on Saturday, June 26th from 8:00 am to 3:00 ets can occur. Getting back to the basics requires a team effort, and pm for a “Women’s Journey To Wellness”. Activities will include the dental hygienist plays an important role. Yoga, Cycling, Zumba, Motivational Speakers, Skin Care, Mani Dental hygienists always teach his/her patients proper oral cures, Pedicures, Lunch and Much More! For further info. please hygiene. We find that when patients adhere to their instructions, the call the Y at 570-455-2046. P chances of gingival inflammation and decalcification are reduced. Hygienists explain tooth brushing methods to their patients, indicating how bristles can remove plaque when they are used at certain angles and in vibrating or rotating motions. For patients who need to use electric toothbrushes or waterpiks, the hygienist provide careful instruction of their operation. Proper flossing techniques using a floss-threader are taught to patients as well. While decalcification is less of a problem than it used to be, dental hygienists do still educate patients on home-care techniques that can further reduce build up around the brackets. Using a sodium fluoride dentifrice and a sodium fluoride rinse can help to reverse the process of decalcification. A proper diet is necessary if orthodontic patients are to reduce the risk of oral disease. Often, sticky or soft foods are left behind and contribute to the build up of plaque around the brackets.
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Shaping Up For Summer at the Y by Liz Tolan
The days are getting longer and warmer….summer is finally here! Now is the time to get fit or try a new activity. Maybe you are looking forward to spending time running after the grandkids at the park, or taking long walks with the one you love. Whatever reasons you might have, summer is a great time to work on health and fitness. There are so many options in the summer for getting into shape, and the Y is a great place to start! Fitness can mean many things depending on individual need. For the runner, it can mean being leaner, faster, and improving aerobic conditioning. For a senior, it might mean maintaining flexibility, beginning some light strength training to reduce bone loss, or meeting friends to swim. For the overworked mom, it might be a matter of having “me” time to do a step or weight training class. The business professional might find taking a yoga class relaxing. The Y is an ideal place to begin or continue a fitness routine; it has many programs to offer, as well as a professional, friendly and well trained staff to help you through them. A clean facility offering showers, locker rooms, and even babysitting for the little ones, the Y is a great place to work out and stay motivated. Not sure where to start? Terry Shortway, an NETA, ACSM and YMCA National Certified Trainer, can help. Terry has the knowledge and experience to get you on your way. Under her guidance, the trainers at the Y can determine your Body Mass Index, optimum weight, and current percentage of body fat. With this information and your feedback about your goals, the staff can suggest a program using equipment such as treadmills, cycles, rowing machines, Cybex and Body Masters stations and free weights, to name some of the
many pieces of equipment available to help you exercise safely and in good form. The Y even has an Upper Body Ergo meter, for those with seated cardio training needs. For added motivation, personal training by the hour is available for both members and non members alike for a fee. Special packages are available for summer! For cardio and toning in a group setting, YMCA National Certified Group Exercise Coordinator Maria Caldwell has daytime and evening classes available. Participants can work out to music with motivation from well trained instructors, in classes such as Power Bars, Step, Pilates, Zumba, and Yoga. In the private fitness room, with its sprung wood floor and wall to ceiling mirrors, classes are held using Bosu, Stability, and Medicine balls, hand weights, steps, bars, and bands. Classes such as Hi/Low use no equipment at all, instead using motion and the individual’s body weight to achieve strength and flexibility. Participants should bring water, sneakers, and a towel to class. For Yoga, you might want to bring your favorite mat. Dress comfortably in work out attire. Wellness passes are available for both members and non-members. Purchase one, and you can take unlimited classes all month long! Whatever your fitness level, there is a class for you. Also at the Y is a basketball court, a cycling room with classes offered in cycling, and a lap and warm water pool for conditioning and relaxation. All it takes is one step to begin your walk into fitness! Call the Y at 455-2046 to get information about class schedules, arrange a personal training evaluation, or inquire about rates. Financial assistance is available to those who can demonstrate need. You are sure to find a program to fit your needs, friendly staff to assist you in reaching your goals, and a few new friends as you work towards a healthier you! P
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Mark your calendars – Set some time aside – Join us for a great time! OO Looking for some warm weather fun and excitement OO Wholesome entertainment for the family without breaking the bank OO Excitement of an old fashioned parade Friday 7:00 PM OO Yard sales throughout the town Saturday and Sunday OO Evening Fire Works display for the kid in all of us Saturday night OO Thrilling race action as drivers try to conquer the Weatherly Hill Climb Sat. & Sun. OO Rock climbing wall presented by the National Guard OO Basketball shootout hosted by Weatherly Adult Basket OO Dunk tank courtesy of Weatherly Lions OO No admission fee or charges OO Free parking OO It can’t get much better than this! The Weatherly Hill Climb was first conducted in 1961. It is an automotive racing event in which competitors, primarily from the northeast part of the country, attempt to conquer the tortuous, winding, twisting road over Buck Mountain. Watch drivers compete in a vast array of race cars. The cars entered in competition are divided into three categories: Category One includes cars which are designed from the ground up as pure race machines. This group consists of both open wheel and closed wheel type cars. The open wheel or formula cars as they are referred to, are single-seat machines similar in design and appearance to Indy cars. Power for these cars range from FV powered by VW engines, to FA powered by exotic full race engines. The closed wheel or sports racers are divided into classes based on their size, weight and engine displacement. Category Two is composed of cars that fall into the Grand Touring (GT) and Production classes. The cars that compete in these classes are based on mass produced sports cars and sedans. They run
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the gamut from MG’s, Triumphs, Hondas, Nissans, Toyotas, Mazdas, Porsche, etc., as well as American muscle cars such as Corvettes, Mustangs, as well as other Chevys, Fords and Chryslers. Category Three cars must use street legal, Department of Transportation approved tires. They are divided classes with varying degrees of modifications to the engines and chassis. Action starts Friday at 7:00 pm with a kickoff parade that winds its way thru the town of Weatherly and is an event to be enjoyed by people of all ages. Several of the Hill Climb entrants either drive or tow their cars in the parade. Fire trucks and ambulances from the surrounding communities join in, as well as, local businesses and individuals. Bring the kids and enjoy the festivities. Yard sales abound throughout the town on Saturday & Sunday creating a boon for bargain seekers and shoppers. Last year, 45 homes participated in the yard sales and this yea, it appears to be just as good or better. Saturday at dusk the Borough and the Weatherly Hill Climb Association are hosting a gala FIRE WORKS display in the downtown area. Come to town and find a comfortable spot to witness this 30 minute aerial spectacle. Other activities will include a Rock Climbing Wall, set up and supervised by the National Guard, to test your skill and daring. On the lighter side, a dunk tank, provided courtesy of the Weatherly Lions, will amuse you and give you the opportunity to show off your throwing ability and dunk the clown in the tank. The Weatherly Adult Basketball League will conduct a basketball shoot out throughout the weekend for all age groups, with winners announced on Sunday. Food concessions are provided by local youth organizations, who use this event as a fundraiser for their activities, and the food is exceptionally good, quite varied and very reasonable. Bring a good appetite because you will want to try it all. Oh in case you didn’t notice there is also a great race to watch all day Saturday and Sunday with great spectator viewing areas on the hill. Remember no admission fees and free parking. Hope to see you there!!!!!! P
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There’s More To Safe Braking Than Just Your Brakes (NAPSA)-When it comes to the performance of your vehicle’s brakes, the margin of “safety” can often be measured in inchesthe few inches you’ve stopped short of another car or that dog or squirrel darting across the road. What many vehicle owners don’t realize, however, is that braking performance relies on much more than just the brake system. Shock absorbers, struts, tires and chassis components also play big roles in helping you avoid accidents. Safe braking depends on consistent, firm contact between your tires and the road. Worn shocks or struts, in particular, can prevent this secure contact by allowing your vehicle’s wheels to “hop” after hitting a pothole, bump or other hazard. The primary job of a shock absorber or strut is to provide resistance to the wheel’s natural tendency to bounce away from road impacts. These components also help limit the transfer of vehicle weight from the rear to the front wheels in hard-braking situations. This helps balance the weight over all four wheels for shorter stopping distance and improved stability. Tenneco estimates that shocks and struts provide an average of 21 million of these stabilizing actions every 12,000 miles. “Shocks and struts are obviously wear-intensive parts and should be inspected and replaced as part of normal vehicle maintenance,” Christiaanse said. The independent Motorist Assurance Program now recommends replacing worn shocks and struts every 50,000 miles. For more information on how shocks and struts can affect vehicle braking distance, visit www. savingsquirrels.com. P
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The Amazing Anthracite Region by Larry Ksanznak
t does your heart and soul good to take out your High School Yearbook to review an important chapter in your journey through life. You will begin to remember many treasured memories of those special years. I look back with much joy at my high school years at West Hazleton High School in the Anthracite Region. There was a time when the Anthracite Region dominated the athletic, social and cultural happenings in the Greater Hazleton area. We enjoyed fierce but healthy competition in sports, debating clubs, marching bands, cheerleaders, and class plays. We made many friendships with the students from neighboring schools in the Anthracite region. On weekends we would travel to other high school areas to attend dances or see a movie. A favorite place to attend a dance was at St. Kunegunda Church auditorium in McAdoo. Jimmy Striney, Johnny Seamon and I would hitchhike from West Hazleton to McAdoo on a Saturday night to attend the dances. There were great movie theatres in Hazleton, Freeland and McAdoo that kids
from the Anthracite region would take their dates. The Anthracite League was comprised of the following teams: West Hazleton “Wildcats” (Blue and Gold), Hazle Township “Shippers” (Purple and Gold), MMI “Preppers” (Red and White), McAdoo “Maroons” (Maroon and White), Foster Township “Falcons” (Blue and Yellow), St Gabriels “G-Men” (Purple and White), and Freeland “Whippets” (Red and Yellow). The high school rivalries brought intense pride and spirit to each community. The night of the games the gyms and football fields would find rabid fans, cheerleaders and the vibrancy of the marching bands. If you were a member of a sports team, cheerleaders, or marching band member you received full support and encouragement from your community. I remember going to Fritzie Cheslock’s barber shop before an important basketball game, Fritz and his customers were giving me unlimited advice about how to play that night. When we won the Anthracite League Basketball Championship, Fritz gave members of our team a free
panoramapa.com haircut. We played our basketball games at our home gym or championship games at Hazleton High School gym. The football team played most of their games at Harmon Geist Stadium or Cranbury Ball Park. In our senior year the Turkey Game, WHHS vs. HHS, was played at Cranbury Ball Park. The Wildcat won by a score of 7 to 6. Charlie Podlesny threw a 69 yard pass to Dan Sekanovich for the winning touchdown. Jimmie Evanko ran over the left side of the line for the extra point. Ed Warnet played offensive and defensive tackle and was selected to the All-State football team. Other members of the team were John Seamon, Jimmy Howell, “Buzz” Treible, Bob Probert, “Yosh” Mahalick, John Mehalick, Joe Planutis, Walt Petrovich, Tom McBride, Ed Lincalis, Danny Rybarck, Bob Wersinger. “Babe” Mahalick, Tommy Antolick, and Joe Koskolitz. The Anthracite Basketball League was very competitive and well balanced with superior teams. We tied MMI for the first half championship and played for the championship at Hazleton High gym. There was a standing room only crowd of over 1,400 fans to watch this game. We defeated MMI and then had to play Hazle Township, the second half champions, for the League Championship. It was a typical Anthracite League game very competitive with the lead changing many times through out the contest. Once again there were over 1,400 fans at the game. With one second to go one of our players made a foul shot to win the championship game for WHHS. The members of the Wildcat championship team were: Bob Probert, Charlie Podlesny, Larry Ksanznak, Dan Sekanovich, Tom Matushoneck, Jimmy Striney, Glenny DeFranscio, Eddie Junay, Ronnie Kaplan, Jerry Planutis, Jack Krause, Don Fueher, and Tom Horinko. I am sure that many of the skills, teamwork and competitiveness we learned playing sports in the Anthracite League helped us in our careers. Dan Sekanovich, played in the Cotton Bowl and Sugar Bowl while attending the University of Tenn. He later coached for the Miami “DOLPHINS” New York JETS and was with the Buffalo BILLS in their four appearances in the Super Bowl. Tom Matushoneck graduated from Scranton Univ. and became a top official in the Criminal Justice Department in Ohio. Jerry Planutis attended Michigan State Univ. and played in the Rose Bowl. He later became a teacher and very successful football coach. Charlie Podlesny played on two undefeated basketball teams at Millersville College. He was a teacher in the Neshaminy School District and was a very successful basketball coach. Jack Krause graduated from Bloomsburg University and was an outstanding Superintendent of Schools in the state of New York. Bob Probert attended Suquehanna University and was the captain of their basketball team. He was a teacher and coach at Shamokin High School. He is considered one of the best coaches in the state of Pa. Larry Ksanznak attended Bloomsburg Univ. and played on the 1953 State Championship team. He was a candidate for the National Principal of the Year and has appeared on educational forums for CBS, NBC, CNN and ABC. He was recently inducted into the Greater Hazleton Area Hall of Fame. There were many outstanding basketball players in the Anthracite League. Just to name a few there were: Feingold, Mischissen, Citro, Kostick, Sabel (MMI), Flood ,Brislin, Moye, McGeehin, Farley,(St Gabriels), Keyock, Kimmel, Timko. Yemola (Foster Township) Trella, Sashko, Felock, Patton, (McAdoo), Vetashick, Warnitsky, Sunder, Yemola (Hazle Township) Maso, Barna, Rachilla, (Freeland). This is just a partial list of some of the outstanding players to represent their schools in the Anthracite League. Mike Warnitsky,
JUNE ‘10 Charlie Podlesny, Stan Trella and Bob Probert were All Regional Award winners in football, basketball and baseball. The Hazleton Lions Club sponsored a “Dream” Game between the “Mountaineers” and the “Anthracites” at the end of the regular basketball season. It was a featured doubleheader at Hazleton High gym with Lafayette College Freshman vs. Hazleton Penn State Center in the second game. The “Mountaineers” players were Danny Dura, Billy Foose, Ed Havrilla, Sonny Hyde, Nick Ledger, Billy McGill, Ron Mrozinski, Paul Nensteil, Vince Osadchy, Dick Poncheri, Bob Shenyo, Jackie Sipple, Devan Ulshafer, Charlie Weaver, Paul West and John Widitz. The “Mountaineers” were represented by players attending Hazleton High, Sheppton High, Nuremberg High, Weatherly High, White Haven High, and Rock Glen High. The players for the “Anthracites” were Murray Feingold, Jack Flood, John Keyock, Art Kimmel, Ray Kostick, Larry Ksanznak, Larry Maso, Steve Mischissen, Billy Rachilla, Len Sabel, Pete Sashko, George Timko, Stan Trella, Hen Vetashick and Joe Yemola. The coach for the “Mountaineers” was Father Joseph Baran, Sheppton High School. The coach for the “Anthracites” was Johnny Zoshak, Foster Township High School. The three support groups for all the teams in the Anthracite League were the Marching Bands, Cheerleaders and School Spirit Clubs. We were truly blessed in West Hazleton by having a very enthusasitic and talented support group. Some of the leaders in these groups at West Hazleton High School were: Nancy Dinklocker, Rosie Grovich, Patsy Leonard, Cecil Misner, Don Bachman, Mary Lipinski, Ed Warnet, Joe Libonati, Nancy Higgins, Joannie Heisner, Lois Stumpf, Patsy O’Donnell, Jane Brandau, Carl Hinger, Jane Wehner, Connie Kulig, Buddy Bainbridge Dawn Atkins, Marie Yencho, John Penkala, Vicky Scarba, Jane Butler, Dawn Aten, Margaret Treible, Dorothy Cora, Joan Hardish, and Joan Dubrawsky. Now before you close your yearbook close your eyes and try to visualize a life that you enjoyed attending a high school in the Anthracite Area. We were all proud of our high schools, student body and teachers. We knew the teachers cared about who and what we were and encouraged us to be the best we could be. We were in the right place at the right time in the history of the “Amazing Anthracite Region.” P
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Service Electric to Sponsor Helium Balloons at Funfest Service Electric Cablevision Inc. will sponsor helium balloons at the annual Funfest Parade September 12 for the sixth consecutive year. And Funfest officials say the cable company’s support has made for a more exciting parade. “Funfest’s parade has been more colorful, whimsical, and enjoyable in the past five years, thanks to the addition of helium balloons, and Service Electric is the sole benefactor,” said Funfest public relations coordinator Julie Pacelli, who coordinates the balloons for the festival. “Service Electric is a very community minded business, and has supported the parade wholeheartedly, not only by providing all of the finances for the balloons’ appearances, but by helping logistically.” As exclusive sponsor of the balloons, Service Electric is classified as the Diamond Event Sponsor. “We would like to express our extreme gratitude to Service Electric’s Division Manager, Tim Trently, who has worked very closely with us to provide balloons for the Funfest Parade each year,” Pacelli added. “In addition to arranging for the company’s financial support, Mr. Trently has provided vehicles to carry parade signs, and has personally organized a contingent of Service Electric employees to handle one of the balloons in each year’s parade. He has also assisted our committee in the logistical handling of the balloons on parade day, going above and beyond his sponsorship duties.” Funfest has once again contracted with Smith Special Productions/Balloonworks of Williamsport to provide the balloons. Balloons selected for this year include a carousel horse, a tiger, Mother Goose, a musical monkey, and a baby chicken. Each balloon will con-
nect in some way with Funfest’s 2010 theme, “Dancin’ in the Street.” Pacelli noted that this year, Funfest is seeking local groups, companies, or churches to provide a contingent to “handle” the balloons. “Balloon handling can be a fun and exciting way to be a part of the parade, and can also provide a great deal of visibility for the group involved. Handlers must be at least 16 years of age. Each balloon requires a maximum of 22 handlers, who will be able to control the balloon throughout the parade. Balloonworks employees will train handlers to make their balloon spin, dip, and “limbo” throughout the parade route. Funfest Parade Committee members Joe Scarcella and Tina Sabo oversee the logistics of placing the balloons in the parade, in cooperation with Funfest Parade Chair Cindy Hendricks. The Funfest Parade kicks off at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 12 from McKenna’s Corners in West Hazleton. It will travel east on Broad Street to Downtown Hazleton, and turn north onto Pine Street before ending. The Funfest Parade traditionally includes numerous bands, floats, and other attractions. As Diamond Event Sponsor, Service Electric will be associated with the Parade Balloons, and will also receive all the benefits of a Silver Funfest Sponsorship. For more information about Funfest, or about balloon handling, contact Funfest at 570-455-1509 or at email@example.com. Or see the Funfest website at www. funfestpa.org. P
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West Hazleton Little League will host its annual carnival on Saturday, June 12 from noon to 8 pm at the complex behind West Hazleton Elementary/Middle School, North Street, West Hazleton. The rain date will be Sunday, June 13 from noon to 8 p.m. Some of the attractions planned are a moonwalk, a dunk tank, a speed-pitch game, kiddie games, including a duck pond, a balloon dart game, a lollipop tree, a door game and Plinko. There will also be a variety of booths for face-painting, and graffiti art to name a few. There will also be several crafters on hand selling their products. As always, there will be a huge assortment of tricky trays and delicious homemade foods including, halupki, haluski, sausage and peppers, ham and bean soup, our famous potato cakes, funnel cakes, waffles and ice cream, deep-fried oreos, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, cheese steak and chicken cheese steak hoagies, French fries and much, much more. Entertainment throughout the day will include a magician and live music by Soundworks, featuring Joe Clatch and Joan Woitko. A coaches softball tournament, beginning at 12:30 p.m., will be played with area Little League coaches competing for the trophy. The participating leagues are: West Hazleton, Hazleton, Valley East Teal, Valley East Black, Freeland and White Haven. Beginning at 4 p.m., the popular annual Home Run Derby will be held. The registration fee is $5 and trophies will be awarded to winners of each age group. P
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Hard Coal Baseball by Rich Lipinski
Hard Coal Baseball Goes Soft In June
This month Hard Coal Baseball takes a detour to discuss Fast Pitch Softball. The terrific season that the Lady Lions of Penn State Hazleton just finished, warrants more than a few good words in this column. The Lady Lions are members of Penn State Athletic Conference (PSUAC) and the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA). The PSUAC consist of the 26 Penn State Campuses across the Commonwealth. The USCAA consist of 70 colleges across the country with similar enrollments. In 2010 the Lady Lions captured the PSUAC state title, their ninth title in nineteen seasons and finished sixth in nation in the USCAA. Their season starts in Florida in March and finished in mid-May with a school record 32 wins. They led the nation in Home Runs and were in the top five as a team in Runs, RBI’s, Batting Average and Earn Run Average. Six members of the team earned PSUAC and USCAA all conference recognition. True Scholar Athletes The NCAA in its national commercials likes to boast that most of their student athletes go pro in something else besides sports. In Division One student athletes do have the ability to schedule classes that won’t interfere with sports and have tutors that travel with them to help them in their studies. At the smaller school level there are no special perks to playing. Classes take precedent over practice and studying they are on their own. These circumstances make this team academic accomplishment all the more remarkable. The Penn State Hazleton campus for thirteen years has led all Penn State Campuses in grade point average among their student athletes. The 2010 Softball team had the highest grade point average of all the teams on the campus. Among these are Physical Therapy, Engineering, Premed and Math majors to name a few. Local Athletes Make Their Mark Being a Penn State Campus, students come from all over the state and out of state. This year’s edition featured six students from our coverage area. Brittany Kringer, Alyssa Rodzewich, and Bryann Hoffman from Hazleton, Ashley Donnelly and Macy Francioni from Berwick (Columbia –Montour Vo-Tech), Kayla Hidlay from Bloomsburg (Milton Hershey), and Ariana Hydro from Jim Thorpe.
PANORAMA MAGAZINE Trio of Cougars Continue to Roar Brittany Kringer – The ace of the pitching staff Brittany finished her two years at Hazleton with 28 wins over 200 strikeouts and an earned run average under 2.00. She led the PSUAC in wins, era and was second in strikeouts. Nationally she was 5th in era, 6th in strikeouts and 3rd in wins. She won many honors including all-conference, and national pitcher of the week honors and most importantly academic all conference honors. Brittany is one of the hardest workers on the team, she could be found pitching almost year round including during the Christmas break, her hard work paid off with a state championship, four no-hitters and outstanding games against non-conference opponents. Brittany will continue her academic and athletic career at Penn State Harrisburg next year. Alyssa Rodzewich – Alyssa burst on the scene as a rookie and made an immediate impact on the squad. Playing an outstanding defense at third base, Alyssa batted .349 and was in the top ten of many offense categories in both conferences. During the season she was honored with both conference and national awards. She also excels in the classroom with one the highest GPA’s on the team.
Bryann Hoffman – Bryann started the season 3rd on the depth chart at first base and by the end of the season she was important part, starting the championship game and more than once during the season delivering key hits. She also was key leader with her ability to keep the game fun and team from becoming too tense.
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Ashley Donnelly – Ashley is a 2006 graduate of Columbia Vo-Tech and Berwick native. She is the second four softball player since the Hazleton campus expanded to four year eligibility. In her four years she played on two state championship teams. Ashley is four year all conference academic award winner and a two national academic award winner. Ashley leadership was always on display and in 2011 she will be on staff as graduate assistant coach.
Ariana Hydro – Ariana is a 2008 graduate of Jim Thorpe. By her own admission, the Jim Thorpe softball program was struggling during her time there so she wasn’t sure what to expect when she arrived at college. Arrive she did, a two year starter Ariana played all three outfield positions with an on base percentage of close to .400. Her most important contribution was her never ending good cheer and team leadership. Ariana could be found during the offseason leading and encouraging their off season workouts and took over a team tradition of handing out the daily quote. Years ago a player started handing out inspirational quotes before every game, this year Macy Francioni - Macy is a 2008 graduate and a Ber- that honor was Ariana’s. Ariana will be leaving for the main campus wick native. Macy played one of the most important this year with two academic all conference and national academic and hardest roles every team needs, the super utility awards. P player. Macy played six positions during her two years at Hazleton and was perhaps the best defender on the team at three of them. Macy will be joining Brittany at Penn State Harrisburg where she will continue her academic and athletic careers. Sat. June 26 – 12 noon to 6 pm
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Kayla Hidlay – Kayla is 2008 graduate of Milton Hershey and Bloomsburg native. For anyone who follows the game the best compliment you can pay Kayla is she is a true catcher, with all the toughness and aggressiveness that is expected and needed at one of roughest positions in any sport. In 2009 she was the only catcher on the roster and in 2010 was the primary catcher missing only a few innings. She survived foul balls and nasty illegal hit against their biggest rival. The collision sprained her wrist so bad that made almost impossible to bat, but she kept on catching. Kayla is heading out to main campus next season and three catchers will be on the roster hoping to replace her.
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with by Joan Barbush The third Sunday in June is observed as “Father’s Day”, a day to honor fathers all over the country. This observance was started in 1910 by Mrs. John Bruce Dodd of Spokane, Washington. This year the beginning of summer falls the day after Father’s Day. If you want to do something special for your Dad or your husband, try a special breakfast or brunch dedicated only to them. The men in your life will be so pleased with your efforts. Nothing starts your day off right like a down home country breakfast!
Blueberry French Toast 2 Slices of day old white bread, crust removed 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries 12 eggs 2 cups of milk 1/3 cup maple syrup or honey SAUCE: 1 cup sugar 2 tablespoons cornstarch 1 cup water 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
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METHOD: Cut bread into 1 inch cubes; place half in a greased 13x9x2 inch baking pan. Cut cream cheese into 1 inch cubes and place over bread. Top with blueberries and remaining bread. In a large bowl beat eggs, add milk and syrup and mix well. Pour over bread mixture. Cover and chill for 8 hours or overnight. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking, cover and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Uncover, and bake 25-30 minutes more or until golden brown and center is set. In a saucepan combine sugar and cornstarch; add water, bring to a boil over a medium heat and boil for three (3) minutes, while stirring constantly. Stir in blueberries and reduce the heat. Simmer for 8 to 10 minutes or until berries have burst. Stir in butter until melted. Serve over French toast. Serves 6-8.
Overnight Egg Casserole 8 slices bread, cubed ¾ lb. cheddar cheese, shredded 1 ½ lbs. bulk sausage 4 eggs 2 ½ cups of milk 1 Tablespoon prepared mustard 10 ¾ oz. can cream of mushroom soup ¼ cup chicken broth Method: Arrange bread cubes in greased 9x13 baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese and set aside. In a skillet, brown sausage over medium heat. Drain all excess fat, crumble sausage over cheese and bread. In a bowl beat together eggs, milk, mustard, soup and broth. Pour over sausage. Cover and refrigerate overnight, or at least 2-3 hours before baking. Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes or just until set.
Simple Pecan Rolls There is no need to allow the dough to rise overnight with these delightful rolls. All you need is a package of ready made rolls. You can keep it as your secret that these great sticky buns weren’t made from scratch. ½ cup butter or margarine, softened ½ cup packed brown sugar ½ teaspoon of cinnamon ¾ cup pecan halves 1 package (12 count) brown and serve rolls Method: In a mixing bowl, beat butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon until well blended. Spread in bottom of a 9 inch round pan. Top with pecans. Place rolls upside down over pecans. Bake at 450 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately turn upside down onto a serving plate.
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JUNE ‘10 June 3rd
EAST BERWICK FIREMEN’S CARNIVAL Dates & Time: June 3, 2010 thru June 12, 2010: 5:30pm - ? Description: The best homemade french fries, ice cream and pizza. Carnival runs Jun 3 thru Jun 7 & Jun 7 thru 12. Host: East Berwick Fire Company Location: East Berwick Fire Company, Fifth & Central Streets, Berwick, PA 18603
Diamond Bread Basket FREE MEAL TO ANYONE From Noon until 1pm Diamond UM Church 519 N. Locust St.;Hazleton Call Lori for info. @ 636-2059
ASCME RETIREES 8701 will meet at Bonaza Family Restaurant at 12 noon for lunch & meeting will follow at 1p.m. New members are welcome join.
June 5th ROCKIN THE BLOCK Come join us at the McAdoo playground located on Adams St. from 11am-4pm Events to include are Music, Crafts, Face Painting, Giant Inflatable Slide, Clowns, Games, and come enjoy hotdogs and soda. 5K WALK & RUN Time: 5pm Description: Walk and run to benefit Children’s Miracle Network. Host: Geisinger Medical Center Location: Geisinger Campus, 100 N Academy Avenue, Danville, PA 17821 Contact: 570-271-6188 http://www.geisinger.org HARD COAL Time: 7pm - 8:30pm Description: Get ready for an evening of fun, music and history — and experience a little coal-country pride at the same time — as Danville native Van Wagner brings this spirited program celebrating the past and present of the Pennsylvania coal industry to the Riverlands. A former coal miner himself, Wagner uses his skills as a singer/songwriter, historian and educator to shine a spotlight on the ways that coal is mined, the men and women who mine it and the influence it has had in shaping our area through the last 200 years Don’t miss this chance to see him perform live in this free program. Location: PPL Susquehanna Riverlands, 634 Salem Boulevard, Berwick, PA 18603 Contact: 866-832-3312 http://www.pplpreserves.com
June 6th ANNUAL CHILDREN’S FREE FISHING DERBY Time: 1pm Description: Derby is held near Mill Race Golf Course in Benton. Children ages 5 to 12 welcome. Derby is free, but donations are welcome. Host: Fishingcreek Sportsmen’s Association Location: Fishingcreek Sportsmen’s Association, Rt 487, Benton, PA 17814 Contact: 570-925-6001
June 7th RUMMAGE SALE Trinity United Church Of Christ 22 Lafayette Street Tamaqua, PA 18252 Mon, June 7th - 5 PM -8 PM Tues, June 8th - 9 am -4 PM Wed, June 9th - 9 am -12 noon
June 10th Diabetes:”Who is at risk?” TOPS(Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Weight-loss support and wellness education. Open house and informative program,featuring Ruby Paris RN,Certified Diabetic Educator Located: First United Methodist Church Corner of White & Oak St. Shenandoah Doors open 5:30pm program begins 6pm For more info call: 462-1541
June 11th COLUMBIA HOSE ANNUAL BLOCK PARTY June 11th through June 13th at Columbia Hose Fire Company #1 742 West Center St., Shenandoah Live Entertainment Friday, Saturday, Sunday Food, Fun, and Games for all agaes. Proceeds benefit truck and equipment fund.
KEVIN VANBLARGAN MEMORIAL “NIGHT AT THE RACES” to Benefit the Helping Hands Society at the Elks Club, Broad Street Hazleton Doors open at 6:30 $5.00 at the door Races start at 7:00 Horses are available for purchase $10 each... call Helping Hands 455-4958, see a Helping Hands Board Member or Any member of the Van Blargan Family Free food and Tons of Fun!
June 13th 19TH ANNUAL DREAM MACHINES AUTO SHOW Time: 8am - 3pm Description: Our annual Auto Show open to all Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles. 33 Classes one is a non judging class. 3 Trophies per class. All proceeds go to local charities. Host: The Dream Machines Motor Club Location: Bloomsburg Fairgrounds Parking Lot, Fort McClure Blvd., Bloomsburg, PA 17815 Contact: 570-784-9665 http://www.thedmmc.org STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL Time: 11am - 3pm Description: Susquehanna Trail & 8th St ext., 1.4 miles from McEwensville. An oldfashioned ice cream social. Home-made ice cream, a variety of fresh strawberry deserts, homemade food. Antique car show, Barbershop quartet & gospel sing, tours of historic (1835) church & cemetery. Bring your lawn chair and relax! Host: Warrior Run Church Location: Warrior Run Church, RR #2, Turbotville, PA 17772 Contact: http://www.wrffhs.org
panoramapa.com June 19th HAZLETON CORVETTE CLUB CAR SHOW (Rain Date: Sunday, June 20th) Located at Fairway Chevrolet, Rt. 309 N, Hazleton, PA Music, food, 50/50 tickets, Chinese Auction, Trophies, Goodie Bags to first 100 registered No Registration Fee, Club Participation Trophy 10 AM to 4 PM Trophies Awarded @3 PM Call Bob Schoennagle @455-9123 (Vice Pres. & Car Show Chairman) THIRD ANNUAL CAR SHOW Columbia Hose Fire Company #1 742 West Center St., Shenandoah Time: 1pm to 5pm Register your car for $8, come by and vote for your favorite Classic car. Trophies will be awarded. Food and music, goody bags - dish plaques Proceeds benefir the truck fund. FIRST ANNUAL “RIDE FOR OUR KIDS” HELPING HANDS SOCIETY BIKE RUN Registration at Helping Hands on Poplar Street in Hazleton Heights 11:00 a.m. Ride leaves at noon, 70 miles through Poconos Ends at Harwood Fire Company, Hazle Township with Live Band “Yada Yada Yada”, DJ, Pig Roast for the Riders, Food, Bike Games and much much more. Call Helping Hands for more information at 455-4958... Sponsorships for the event are also still available!
119 BENTON FIRE COMPANY CARNIVAL Dates & Time: June 24, 2010 thru June 26, 2010: 6pm - 10pm Description: Free nightly entertainment - Free parking. Homemade soups, apple dumplings, homemade ice cream; air conditioned seating for bingo and food. Chinese auction and much much more. Saturday 6pm - Large Firemen’s Parade & Water battle. Host: Benton Volunteer Fire Co. Location: Benton Fire Co. , Colley Street , Benton, PA 17814 Contact: 570-925-2020
June 26th CHINESE AUCTION Eurana Park, Weatherly to benefit the Weatherly Area Community Library. Includes books sale, refreshments, bake sale, silent auction of mailboxes painted by Weatherly Area High School art students. Doors open 10 a.m. Silent auction ends 1 p.m.; basket drawing 2 p.m. Preview Friday, June 25, 6-8 p.m. Call Library at 427-5085 for more information. CIVIL WAR REENACTMENT Dates & Time: June 26, 2010 thru June 27, 2010: 9am Description: Join us in celebrating our history at the 2nd Annual Civil War Reenactment Event and Festival. Location: Test Track Park, South Eaton Street, Berwick, PA 18603 Contact: 570-752-2723
SUMMER CRAFT SHOW To Benefit Hillside SPCA WHERE: Fairlane Village Mall, Pottsville, PA PATCH TOWN DAYS SHOW TIME: 10 A.M. – 7 P.M. ANTHRACITE HERTIAGE FESTIVAL Hillside SPCA is a non-profit organization Eckley Miners Village that has served Schuylkill County for over June 19th and 20th from 10am to 5pm music, art, food, living history presentations 20 years as a temporary home for animals. Admission rates to the Village and the Mu- Hillside SPCA takes in hundreds of animals seum are $6 for adults, $5.50 for seniors (over each year. The proceeds from this show will help them continue to care for rescued or age 65) and $4 for children under 13 abandoned animals until good homes can be found. Hillside is a “nokill” animal shelter. June 24th Any questions, please call Josi @ 1-570-4001386. FIRST ANNUAL PICNIC From Noon to 5pm at the Checkerboard Inn in Trucksville, Cost $16.00 for members and $17.00 for non-members, there will be plenty of food fun and games! For reservations and Information call Rosemarie: 654-2967 or Theresa: 654-2967 (St. Josephs Senior Social Club will not have a June meeting.)
21ST ANNUAL UKRAINIAN FOLK DANCE WORKSHOP
June 28th through July 2nd 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Ukrainian Homestead in Lehighton sponsored by the Ukrainian American Heritage Foundation of the Lower Antrhacite Region, will offer dance instruction, folk singing and other activities to children ages 5 and up. Advanced workshops for experienced dancers will also be available. Andrij and Yuri Dorbiransky will serve as the artistic directors for the workshop and will organize special activities including demonstrations in the art of pysanky, Ukrainian egg painting. Adults are invited to participate in the gerdany beadwork workshops. The event will conclude on July 3 with a special performance. All are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Paula Holoviak (570) 708-1992 or email@example.com Forms and information available at: www.kazkaensemble.org.
July 3rd FOURTH OF JULY FESTIVAL & FIREWORKS Time: 3pm to 9pm, fireworks at dusk at Rock Glen Park / Baseball Field Food, Games, WW2 Display, Car Show, Country Line Dancing, Moonwalk, Wheelbarrow of Money Raffle Benefits Black Creek Twp. Recreational Community. For more information or to setup a craft or yard sale stand, call Lori Webster @ 3843674
Mohegan Sun is Funfest Fireworks Sponsor
Thank You! In honor of National Foster Care Month, the Scranton Office of Families United Network, would like to extend our sincere gratitude to all of our foster families for their continued dedication to the children and youth in our community. To learn more about opportunities and the requirements to be a foster parent, contact us at: 340-1444
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Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs has signed on to be the exclusive presenting sponsor of the Funfest Fireworks display in Hazleton September 11. Funfest officials announced the partnership with Mohegan this week, saying that the firm will also be the “exclusive casino sponsor of Funfest 2010.” “This is great news for Hazleton, and great news for Funfest,” said executive director Judiann McGrogan. “The folks at Mohegan Sun recognize that many of their customers and potential customers are here in the Hazleton Area, and they have agreed to this sponsorship as their way of showing their support for our community.” The Funfest Fireworks display is scheduled for 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 11, with a rain date of Sunday, 9/12. Funfest has once again contracted with Bay Fireworks of New York, the firm which has presented the Funfest show for well over a decade. The show will once again originate from East Broad Street, and be easily visible to those attending Funfest activities just west of there. Fireworks are coordinated by the Funfest Logistics Committee, with assistance from the Hazleton City Fire Department. McGrogan noted that Mohegan has been a part of Funfest since it first opened. “The casino served as a Bronze Sponsor in the past, but agreed to step up their involvement after a meeting with McGrogan and Funfest Public Relations Coordinator Julie Pacelli last month. “It was heartening to see that although their enterprise in Wilkes-Barre is vast and all encompassing, they were well aware of the Hazleton Area, and were anxious to be a part of this important event for our citizens,” McGrogan said. “We are especially grateful to President Bobby Soper, who not only took time out of his busy schedule to meet with us, but who acknowledged that the Hazleton Area provides an important customer base for their facility. As a result, he was happy to give back to the people of Southern Luzerne County through this sponsorship.” Funfest Fireworks will be the finale of Funfest Saturday activities on September 11. Other activities scheduled for that day include a Classic Car Show, Craft Show, Hot Wings Contest, Health Fair, the Pierogie Hockey Slapshot Challenge, free entertainment, kids area, and much more. Funfest Sunday’s activities include a Street Fair to benefit local charities and the Annual Funfest Parade. Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, owned by the Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut, is one of the most distinctive entertainment, gaming, shopping and dining destinations in Pennsylvania. Situated on 400 acres in Plains, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs is currently home to 55,000 square feet of gaming space including 2,500 slot machines and electronic table games, a variety of dining and shopping options, nightlife, entertainment and live harness racing eight months out of the year. Pocono Downs is currently home to around 1,000 employees and will be adding up to 600 positions later this year with the addition of Table Games, which are scheduled to open this summer. Construction is currently underway to add 80plus live table games which include blackjack, poker, roulette and craps, among others. Funfest is coordinated by the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce, and is organized by an all-volunteer committee. A complete schedule of events and other information can be found at www.funfestpa.org. P
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Over 2,000 Square Feet Situated in the Hazleton Area below 15th Street between Alter & Locust Strs. 855 Lafayette Court The Former Ironhouse Gym Building was used for a gym for the last 20 years. Building has multi uses and is equipped with 3-Phase Electrical Wiring Uses can include but are not limited to: A Gym • Boxing & Karate • Offices Car Salon • Hair Salon • Grocery Store Mechanic Repair Shop • Welding Shop Professional Craftsman Workplace Dance Studio • Machine Shop • Car Storage Storage and Office etc.! $79,000
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Start here with a commercial, multiuse building in Freeland which measures 4,450 su. ft., and has a off street parking that will fit up to 10 cars. Lot size measures 69’ x 150’. This unique building has 2 apartments, 1 private night club, and a 3 story masonry building. Price was $99,000, now reduced down to $69,000. Financing available to anyone with $12,000 down, which only come to $3000 a month. This property would be a great investment. Calll Mark for more information at 570-929-2454 or 1-973-432-0876.
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Lehigh Gorge State Park A deep, steep-walled gorge, thick vegetation, rock outcroppings and many waterfalls characterize Lehigh Gorge State Park. In Luzerne and Carbon Counties in eastern Pennsylvania, the park follows the Lehigh River from the outlet of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Francis E. Walter Dam at the northern end, to the town of Jim Thorpe at the southern end of the park. Whitewater boating and biking are popular activities. The 4,548 acres of park land follow the river from Francis E. Walter Dam in the north to Jim Thorpe in the south. The Lehigh Gorge Trail follows over 20
miles of abandoned railroad grade along the river, providing opportunities for hiking, bicycling, sightseeing and photography. The trail is closed to motor vehicles. Parking areas are provided in White Haven, Rockport and Glen Onoko. A major attraction of the park is whitewater boating. This section of the Lehigh River is Class III whitewater and is popular for rafting, kayaking and canoeing. All boaters must enter and leave the Lehigh River at designated sites. River flow is controlled by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at the Francis E. Walter Dam and by streams flowing into the river throughout the park. A wide variety of environmental education and interpretive programs are offered year-round. Through hands-on activities and guided walks participants gain appreciation, understanding and develop a sense of stewardship toward natural and cultural resources. P
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