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008 Blueberry Time by Marolyn Pensock 010 Art & Antiques: Discovery"s American Chopper at Museum by Dr. Lori 011 Embrasing Technology by Jennifer Sloot 036 Summer Camps in the Hazleton Area in the 1940's, 1950's and 1960's by Larry Ksanznak 050 Hard Coal Baseball by Rich Lipinski 059 Polka Connection by Carl Simchena 065 Hugh "Losing Pitcher" Mulcahy by Rev. Connell McHugh
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006 Summer Fun Contest 034 Panorama Asks 039 National Ice Cream Month Coloring Contest 042 Puzzles & Trivia 046 Calendar of Events 062 In the Kitchen by Joan Barbush 068 How summer can affect our vehicles by Thomas R. Buff 081 Panorama Quick LIst 082 Puzzles & Trivia Answers 082 Advertisers Index
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Blueberry Time by Marolyn Pensock Each year when the warm summer month of July rolled around, the children of the area, in the city and in the patchtowns, looked forward to huckleberry or blueberry picking. I wondered what was the difference, if any, between the two names. What a wealth of information I found, more than I really wanted to know. It seems that there are lowbush blueberries and highbush blueberries. This brought back a memory from my childhood when I went berry picking in Sandy Valley with Ruth and Lois Schugard, their mother, Laura and Edna Howells, of Jeddo, PA. That was also the day that I milked a cow for the first and only time. The farm had both kinds of bushes and soon we had enough berries for a few pies. It was lots of fun for a city girl. I turned to the memories of Margaret Baylo Barna of Foundryville, a small village between Jeddo and Freeland, PA for her recollection of picking huckleberries in the early 1900’s. The Baylo family raised chickens, pigs and even a cow. They grew their vegetables for canning, which lasted them throughout the long, cold winter. In the summer, they picked huckleberries from morning to night. The girls would be up on Hazle Brook Mountain by 7
A.M. They picked till their buckets were full, about fifteen quarts. Then, they took them home and returned again to the mountain to pick some more berries. Marge’s oldest sister, Anne had married and lived in Hazle Brook. The sisters stayed with her for one of the weeks of berry picking. It was ljke a vacation. The two little sisters were too young for picking so they stayed home. They probably had to weed the garden. The huckleberry man would come around to buy the berries. At the start of the season, the berries brought 45 cents a quart. As the berries became more plentiful, the price dropped. Picking was still hard work even if the price dropped. One time, her sister picked 33 quarts. By the end of the day the price had dropped to 3 cents a quart. So she earned 99 cents for her days’ work on that day. But, that’s the story of supply and demand. The huckleberry man was none other than their cousin, Mike Kostick, who had a store in Beaver Meadows. If you lived on the edge of town, you didn’t have to go far to pick huckleberries. My friend, Ruth Woodring, lived on Pardee Street, as a young girl. She just had to cross the street to get to the woods and pick her
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berries. Dan Kostick told me that many years ago, before our Hazleton City Airport was built, that ground was loaded with huckleberries. Everyone seemed to have their favorite place to pick these delicious, healthy treats. Where was your spot? In my research I discovered that the wild blueberries were already here when the pilgrims arrived in Plymouth, MA on the Mayflower in 1620. Those settlers who survived the first harsh winter and lived to become friendly with the native Wampanoag Indians were taught how to plant corn and harvest the native plants. They were introduced to the native wild blueberries. These were not entirely foreign to them, as back in England and Scotland there were berries of a similar nature. The Indians taught them how to sundry the succulent fruit. These small juicy blueberries served many purposes. Besides enjoying them in there fresh state, they learned how to pound them into the meat for added flavor. They made a type of meat jerky from them. The juice made a cough syrup and the root of the plant made a strong aromatic medicinal tea, which was found to be a relaxant, useful during childbirth for the wives of the settlers.
The blue juice was also used as a dye for material. The Indians also smoked the berries to preserve them for winter use. One lovely fact that I learned was that, from the pink and white, bell shaped blossom come the perfect five pointed star topped blueberry. Next time you are lucky enough to go picking, stop and examine these berries. You, too, many wonder at this beautiful berry which the Indians believed came from The Great Spirit. No wonder they also called them Star Berries. Today we can marvel, even more, when we realize that from this tiny berry come the many nutrients which the human body so desperately needs. So as you pick the berries and pop them into your mouth, before your pop them into your bucket, you are popping in a handful of health, nature made, much better than any pill. I know you all have a favorite blueberry pie recipe, but I wanted to share one of our family favorites with you, not for pie, but for pudding. I had my brother, Fred Sauer, look it up in Mom’s cookbook so I would be sure not to forget any ingredient. Remember back then this was made on a coal stove. Carolyn’s Blueberry Pudding with Sauce Mix together: l cup sugar, 1 tbs. butter, 1 egg, 1/2 cup milk, 1 ½ cups flour, 1 tsp. baking powder, 2 cups blueberries. Mix together carefully. Bake in slow oven 1 hour. Sauce: ½ cup sugar, 1 large tablespoon cornstarch, 1 tsp. butter, 1 egg. Mix together is saucepan on top of stove. Stir in 1 pint of hot milk. Add flavoring, 1 tsp. vanilla. Cook till desired consistency. Serve warm on top of the pudding. Delicious! We can thank Elizabeth White and Dr. Frederick Coville for their work in the early 1900’s , to domesticate the wild highbush blueberry. It led to today’s cultivated highbush blueberry industry. The blueberries are plump, juicy, sweet and easy to pick. You enjoy the fruits of their labors every time you purchase a quart of cultivated blueberries in your favorite supermarket. Did you know the July is National Blueberry Month? As our late friend, Manny Gordon, the forester, would say, Enjoy, Enjoy!! P
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Ask Virginia Jane by Virginia Jane Benyo Dear Virginia Jane, Where are you going on vacation? Vacation? What vacation? I am much too busy greeting all the visitors to the shop. I’m worked like a dog! Dear Virginia Jane, If you could get some time off, where would you go on vacation? I enjoy the beach. The smells are amazingly changeable. Great for the nose! Running in the waves is fun and exciting. I love to feel the breeze between my ears. Dear Virginia Jane, What should I know if I were to take my dog to the beach for vacation? The best time to take dogs to the beach is late fall and winter. Like November. Don’t worry, we won’t be cold but you might. Almost all beaches only allow dogs on the beach during those times. I think it’s because beach bosses are concerned about our health; you know, we might get sunburned. I’m sure these regulations have nothing to do with those tasty pigeons (yum) or even tastier people lunches (double yum).
Some beaches allow us on the beach in the earliest of mornings if we’re on our leashes. But what fun is that? It’s like going to an amusement park and not being allowed on a ride. Oh yeah, that’s how I go to Knoebel’s Amusement Park. On a leash. No rides. Not ever. Never. Dear Virginia Jane, Speaking of water, we’ve had lots of rain lately. From where did the saying “Raining cats and dogs” originate and why? The saying probably originated many, many years ago in merry olde England. Back in those days, there were not sewers or good drainage like we have now. When there was a heavy rain, everything in the way of the flooding waters was carried along; no matter what it was, including small animals like cats and dogs. People watched the rain pour down and saw the animals being swept away and they said to each other “The storm is so bad, it’s even raining cats and dogs.” Yuck. Thank goodness we are so much more refined now. And thank goodness I’m a good swimmer. Next month …The Dog Days of Summer.
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Art & Antiques: Discovery’s American Chopper at the museum by Dr. Lori I went to a fabulous museum show recently. This exhibition featured the work of master artists, highlighted aspects of American culture, traced the history of the entire 20th Century, and focused on advancements in technology. It had everything you’d expect from a great museum exhibition. What I didn’t expect… it was all about motorcycles. In Indianapolis, the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art is a world class museum that tells the American story through objects on a daily basis. Housing an impressive collection of Native American objects and western art, the Eiteljorg organized a special exhibition dedicated to American motorcycles dating back to the early 1900s. The exhibit included a 1905 Harley Davidson, Evel Knievel’s motorcycle, and even a custom built from the Discovery channel’s popular TV show American Chopper. In the “Steel Ponies” exhibition, curators showed how motorcycles played a critical role in developing the American dynamic. The high caliber artwork on these motorcycles is no different than Michelangelo’s carved marble of David, the detailed cast bronze on a 17th Century ship’s cannon, the hand-painted flowers on a 1890 Edison phonograph, or the 1960s furniture highlighted on television’s Mad Men. Identifying materials, construction elements and symbolism is no different for me, as an appraiser, whether I am appraising a 1905 single-cylinder Harley or a Wells Fargo stagecoach shotgun. As an expert ap-
Paul Teutul Sr. and Orange County Choppers, Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe custom chopper, 2009. Photo provided by www.DrLoriV.com
praiser on Discovery’s Auction Kings, I use my background and experience to appraise many different types of objects. In the same way I appraise a signed Mickey Mantle baseball or a Civil War sword, I appraise motorcycles based on various physical, artistic, and cultural factors. The construction, condition, background, and design highlight a bike’s monetary value. Some of the motorcycle models on display were decorated with the same elements that you might see on images of Native American horses and riders dating back to early 1900s. One could see the connections between motorcycle design and fringed animal hides worn by the plains Indians or chrome details on production motorcycles reminiscent of the metalwork found on spurs made by Garcia, a famous metalsmith and spur designer. Also on view were Evel Knievel’s motorcycle that he rode as he attempted to make
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many of his daredevil jumps and the Captain America bike which was featured in the 1969 counterculture classic, Easy Rider. This Captain America bike was central to the American road movie’s plot. For me, the highlight of “Steel Ponies” was a chopper made by Paul Teutul, Sr. of Orange County Choppers (OCC), best known for their custom rides and ultra-popular Discovery show, American Chopper. The OCC bike was a 2009 custom piece made for the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe. Working with the Saginaw Ziibiwing Center, the bike captured the Native American artistry and symbolism known to the tribe including fetish symbols of animals like turtles, eagles, fish, and deer. OCC artists working on this custom cycle used braided leather to wrap the large gas tank, a fringed suede seat cover, and other natural materials. Their choice of materials and design for the custom bike conveyed the freespirited feeling of the Native Americans and connected horseback riding with the contemporary chopper. On the rigid chopper frame used for the Saginaw Chippewa ride, dramatic artwork served to suggest stitched and tanned animal hides, Indian dream catchers, and eagle feathers. The look of woven imagery was borrowed from traditional Native American objects like basketry and beaded shaman bags. The painted images of animal forms such as the fish, a symbol of long life, spoke to the prophetic beliefs and other teachings of the Chippewa tribe. The OCC bike along with others highlighted the revival of our interest in Native American culture, technical innovations and sweet rides. Metalwork, design, and technology were all working in tandem on this major museum display of motorcycles. The Eiteljorg’s exhibit was impressive as it highlighted the American experience through the art of the motorcycle. If you are like me, this exhibit will ‘get your motor runnin’. For information about the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, visit www.eiteljorg.org. P Ph.D. antiques appraiser, author, and award-winning TV personality, Dr. Lori presents appraisal events nationwide. Dr. Lori is the star appraiser on the hit TV show, Auction Kings on Discovery channel. To learn about your antiques, visit www. DrLoriV.com, www.Facebook.com/DoctorLori or call (888) 431-1010.
Embracing Technology by Jennifer Sloot Over the past century developments in communications have been quite startling. The telegraph allowed messages to travel at the speed of electricity rather than at the speed of a horse. I wonder how many of our readers even know what a telegraph is! The transoceanic cables cut the time of communication down from literally months to minutes and the invention of the telephone in 1876 made communication accessible to the individual. The wireless radio coming on stream in the 1890’s allowed messages to be broadcast to millions of people all at the same time without having to be connected by wire to a receiver. The world was in fact becoming a much smaller place. We can all relate to the fact that technology in our world today is moving at an exponentially fast rate and is changing quicker than the blink of an eye. Although a version of the fax machine was developed in the nineteenth century, it was actually not till the 1980’s that the fax machine came into widespread use. Some of us were well into our business careers and clearly remember the fax machine becoming standard equipment in our offices. The advent of the desktop computer has helped to accelerate the use of technology in the work and home environment. I can remember our first computer was called a Kaypro. When I ended the month in our company and wanted to reset the computer to start a new month, I had to always stretch
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or shorten the month so that the updating could be done on a Saturday because it took all day to update! We are totally connected in every respect now and from a very young age. Your computer is in the palm of your hand…we have almost bypassed the tablet as all that you can do on your computer and tablet, can now be done on your Smartphone. The Smartphone can be paralleled to the radio where there is no physical connection needed. Even in an office environment, the days of networking by running wires through a hub are being surpassed by a wireless world. The first “Cell” phones to come out were in big carry-bags, cumbersome (by today’s standards) but they helped to keep you connected to the office and clients from your car or even at places like tradeshows: Having a phone in your booth now meant you did not have to stand in lines at lunchtime at the phone banks to call the office! When one thinks about it, the small advent of the “800” number has a tremendous amount of technology attached to it. Anyone can call an “800” number and the call is billed to the “800” number’s account. So where is this all taking us? There are so many “apps” for the Smartphone these days. Gone are the days of carrying all those store cards dangling on your key ring. There is an “app” that scans them into the phone and when one checks out at the grocery store, one just has to get the barcode up on the phone! An airline boarding pass can be downloaded
onto the phone so that at the departure gate at the airport, it is scanned in and you are set. You can read a book, listen to the “radio”, watch movies, do your banking, accounting, office work, email, text etc all from this little device that fits in the hands of almost anyone. Embrace these changes, because soon you will not be able to function without them. One may resist and want to stay with what one feels comfortable with and what one knows, but truly, this is the way of the future. This is a generation where the Grandchildren are smarter than the Grandparents. So, are you on Facebook, do you use Twitter? It really is not as bad and complicated as it seems and you can be as active as you wish. You can be a tweeter or just observe the tweets, either way embrace it and you will find it is actually a lot of fun. Twitter allows you to create personal relationships with people you would never dream would be interested in what you have to say, in 140 characters or less! continued on page 12
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Embracing Technology by Jennifer Sloot continued from page 11
So here are Eight R’s for getting started on Twitter and building followers... • First, read and follow ten people. These may be friends, peers, mentors or just people of interest you know and now you will have an interesting Twitter feed. Find people who you may enjoy following by searching keywords that interest you. • Second, retweet (RT). Get your feet wet and simply re-tweet any tweet that you found interesting and add a thought or phase in addition to the RT (Retweet). This can spur conversation. • Third, relate. Building relationships online is just like building them offline. If someone does something nice for you, thank them. It is nice to thank people when they RT your tweets. • Fourth, rejoice. If you have something to brag about like your child won a race, people will be happy to congratulate you. Sometimes, face to face it is hard to make such announcements, but it is very acceptable to tweet them. Also, set a positive presence online. People don’t want to read about your complaints. Sharing your opinion and being authentic is one thing, but don’t be argumentative. Leave the negative vibes out. • Fifth, realize it is impossible for everyone to read all your tweets and for you to read everyone else’s tweets. Be selective. • Sixth, remember to keep your tweets informative, useful or funny. Leave out the mundane and uninteresting stuff. • Seventh, recognize there is the Twitter Lingo. For example: @reply, Direct Message (DM), Follower, Hashtag, Retweet (RT), Trending Topics and of course Tweet. • And finally, restrict how many people you are following. No one is going to follow someone who is following thousands of people but only has 10 followers. Build up slowly and enjoy the experience. Technology is certainly a double edged sword that has also created new problems such as pollution, identity theft, the greenhouse effect, maybe a depletion of the ozone layer, and perhaps even the threat of extinction from nuclear war. It has also been used to give us prosperity our ancestors could never have dreamed about. Whether it is ultimately used for our benefit or destruction is up to us. Panorama Magazine’s staff wish you all a very Happy July 4th holiday. Please acknowledge all the advertisers in the magazine who are instrumental in making this publication possible. P
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New Cedaron Documentation System at the Hazleton Health & Wellness Center courtesy of the Greater Hazleton Health Alliance Our rehabilitation team at the Hazleton Health & Wellness Center (HHWC) adopted the Cedaron documentation system, which is endorsed by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). In conjunction with a core development
team at our organization, Cedaron built this innovative and user-friendly system and its reports to meet the specific needs of our patients. The Cedaron documentation system provides each patient with a unique interface that organizes outcome surveys and forms in a personalized patient kiosk. In conjunction with APTA, our rehabilitation therapists are provided with evidence-based practice and
Preventing Television Tip-over Injuries by James F. Caggiano, MD, FAAP Each wave of technology brings with it new benefits, new opportunities for enjoyment and, of course, new potential risks. In the May 2012 Health Alert for parents, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) called attention to the growing number of children injured by televisions falling on them. The Health Alert, called Parent Plus, summarizes the accumulating data. Between 2000 and 2010, 169 children died in television tip-over accidents. Even more alarming, approximately 13,700 emergency room visits were triggered by these accidents between 2008 and 2010. Most of the injured children were less than five years old and sustained head injuries. These injuries fall into a couple of patterns. When a new flat screen television is purchased, the older, larger, and heavier television may be moved to a new location. It may be placed on a piece of furniture that was not designed to carry its weight. Example: Think about a big, tube-type television
sitting on a narrow bedroom dresser. Another consequence of moving the old television to a new location is that a young child may be out of a parent’s direct line of sight. Small children love to climb and explore—it’s what they do. No one is able to supervise a child every moment of the day, but the placement of the television atop an inappropriate piece of furniture coupled with supervision that is even slightly less strict than normal can lead to an accident. This isn’t to say that today’s contemporary, sleek flat screens are exempt from criticism. Flat screens are top heavy and, if placed on an inappropriate stand, can still tip over and cause a child severe and possibly fatal injuries. In an interview for AAPNews, Alison Tothy, MD FAAP of the AAP Council on Injury, Violence, and Poison Prevention, discussed safety measures that can help reduce the risk of television tip-over injuries. P
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ADHD, DYSLEXIA, AUTISM by John Degenhart, DC I recently attended a seminar hosted by the Carrick Institute in Atlanta Georgia. To verify what I’m about to write, go to www.functionalneuroscience.com. The above disorders are not inherited. His research can cure 82% of kids within three months. Think how this can help individuals, families, schools, and society. Briefly, the two sides of our brain develop at different times. The right side from 0-3 months, the left side from 3-6 months, the right side from 6-9 months, and so on. There are environmental factors, even inside the womb, which changes the expression of our genes. This will cause the two side of the brain to “disconnect” where they are like an orchestra that is out of sync. It is only nanoseconds different, but enough to cause the disorders above. Do you ever wonder why society in general seems to have more disorders as time goes by?
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New Beginnings: The Increasing Popularity of Adult Orthodontics by Daniel Cassarella, D.M.D., MS “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” —George Eliot In the past ten years, adult orthodontics has experienced increased popularity in the YOUR
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mal oral health. Advances in technology make undergoing orthodontic treatment as an adult much more rewarding than in the past. Among these advances are treatment without traditional braces (computer simulated treatment and fabrication of sequential clear aligners) and highly esthetic (clear) braces. Some technologies have allowed for longer intervals between appointments, a great convenience to an adult patient with a busy lifestyle. The clinician meets a different set of challenges when planning the treatment for an adult patient. I enjoy the detailed process of diagnosing and treating adult patients. It is humbling to observe the desire adults demonstrate to improve their oral health and self confidence. Adult orthodontic patients are typically the most motivated and compliant patients in the office, because they have actively sought treatment and are sacrificing precious time to make an improvement in their own health. Accordingly, adult patients have high expectations for a smooth treatment experience with excellent results. Meeting or exceeding these expectations is the challenge that I enjoy most of all. The reward of helping an adult patient make a significant improvement in his or her health is a feeling that is second to none. Many parents of our adolescent and teenage patients ask if it is too late to pursue orthodontic treatment for themselves. As George Eliot said “it is never too late to be what you might have been.” We take a great deal of pride in being able to assist adults in this process. P
Stretching Guidelines for a Young Athlete by Linda Banos, MSPT, Hazleton Health & Wellness Center Warming up properly not only helps prevent injuries, it also helps improve performance. Stretching is an important tool in managing the muscle imbalances that occur in a young athlete’s growing body. Stretching is used in various forms by practically every coach, athlete and physical therapist on a regular basis. The recent debate is not the importance of stretching but rather which is best: static stretches vs. dynamic stretches. Static stretches take the joint through its full range of motion and then hold below the point of discomfort for 30-60 sec. Research findings indicate static stretching is correlated with injury prevention by helping to increase range of motion and correcting postural imbalances. While research shows static stretches increase flexibility, they do not prepare a muscle for the active contractions and quick reactions needed in sports. Dynamic stretches utilize speed of movement, momentum and active muscular effort to bring about a stretch. Unlike static stretches, the end position is not held. Dynamic stretches are useful before competitions and
have been shown to reduce muscle tightness, Visit our website for more detailed informawhich can then reduce the occurrence of mus- tion about rehabilitation and fitness services: cle tears. Some examples of dynamic stretches www.hazletonhealthandwellness.org. P include arm circles, walking lunges, straight leg marches, butt kicks and leg circles. All athletes have different flexibility needs in order to avoid injury. Poor flexibility may lead to injury problems, especially tendonitistype injuries such as Osgood-Schlatters (in Be sure to stop in for our runners and jumpers) and shoulder impingements (baseball players). monthly advertised & Regular stretching is essential for the young in-store specials! athlete. As a general guide, one should make sure that athletes have a normal range of motion in all muscle groups and correct postural alignment to avoid injury. Dynamic stretches are useful prior to sports n to reduce muscle tightness, improve active criptio s e r P range of motion and prepare the muscle for Free elivery! quick reactions required for that sport. Static D stretches are useful after playing a sport once the muscle is well heated. They will help increase blood flow, prevent build up of lactic acid, which leads to muscle soreness, and help Mon.-Fri. 9am to 7pm • Sat. 9am to 2pm restore normal range of motion and postural 1749 E. Broad St., Hazleton, PA alignment required for sports activities.
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The Laurels July 2012 America the Beautiful There is something to be said about summer in Pennsylvania, it sure is beautiful! The Laurels Residents sure have been enjoying the bright, sunny weather! This month, in addition to our 4th of July Celebration, we will be having picnics at Community Park and walks around our beautiful facility. The view of the valley is breath taking! We will be heading to Mohegan Sun (our favorite hang-out) and doing some shopping at the local malls. We will be dining out at Yong Hao Chinese Buffet and checking out the new Michael’s Craft Store. We wish everyone a beautiful summer!
Christmas in July Yes, it is true, we will be celebrating Christmas this summer! We will be pulling out some decorations and assisting the Laurels staff with a small Christmas tree. We will have a festive gathering complete with entertainment by Pete Vegley and a traditional holiday luncheon. And to adorn our celebration, we are going to indulge in snow cones for dessert! What a refreshing way to cool off in July! In Special Recognition On June 28th, our administrator, Robert J.
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Moisey, was honored by Junior Achievement as one of our area's most influential volunteers and entrepreneurs. He was inducted into the Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame during their 25th Anniversary Dinner Celebration. Junior Achievement of Northeastern Pennsylvania educates and inspires young people to value free enterprise and understand business and economics to improve the quality of their lives. Junior Achievement is the world's largest and fastest-growing non-profit economic education organization. Their programs are taught by classroom volunteers from the business community in Northeast PA, across America and in over 103 countries worldwide. "Junior Achievement is a volunteer driven, non-profit organization. This year more than 2,000 business professionals, parents, retirees and college students will enter our schools to teach Junior Achievement programs. These volunteers use their personal experiences to make the Junior Achievement curricula practical and realistic. Providing children with positive adult role models, who illustrate ways to build self-confidence, develop skills and find avenues of success in our free enterprise system, is a hallmark of Junior Achievement." - via www.janepa.org We salute our administrator for his hard work and dedication to our community, and especially to our residents. From all of us at the Laurels Senior Living Community, Congratulations! If you would like more information regarding our services, or to schedule a private tour and complementary lunch, please call our administrator at 570-455-7757, or contact him via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. P “The Laurels Senior Living Community… ”Where Our Family of Residents Come First!”
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Bye-Bye Mascara! by Dr. Alexandra Wasmanski, OD There are an increasing number of options available for people who are seeking longer, thicker, and darker eyelashes. People can choose from a daily routine of mascara application to much more expensive salon and surgical procedures, all of which can be harmful to your eyes. Mascara is the most common means of enhancing eyelashes. There are many different formulas available which promise to make your lashes “fuller” and “more voluminous”. This alone would be great. What you may get in addition is clumps, smudges, and irritated eyes. Mascara, like many cosmetics, may contain bacteria, preservatives, and toxic metals that can be detrimental to not only your eyes, but your body as a whole. In fact, Minnesota has become the first state to ban intentionally added mercury to cosmetics. False eyelashes are another popular way of improving upon thin, sparse eyelashes. Unfortunately, they can be heavy and look quite unnatural. Because you cannot sleep with them on, they must be applied each day with an adhesive. This adhesive can be irritating to the
eye and skin, and can lose attachment with perspiration. Eyelash extensions are an updated version of the false eyelash. They are individual pieces that are fastened to each natural lash separately. The procedure takes between 1 ½ to 2 hours and needs to be repeated every 2-3 weeks. Again, the adhesive used can be an irritant. Eyelash tinting is now becoming more prominent in the beauty industry. It is similar to dying your hair. The process takes about 40 minutes and lasts from two to six weeks. Tinting will darken lashes, but has no effect on length or thickness. Also the chemicals used can burn the eyelid skin. The most recent, and possibly the safest, way to augment the look of your eyelashes is Latisse. With Latisse, you get the benefits of mascara without any of the toxins. Latisse is a prescription medication that is applied to the base of the eyelashes once a day. It has been proven to increase the length of the lash as well as multiply the number of lashes present. Improvement is usually noticeable within two months, though full results are reached at 4
months. Your eyelashes will continue to grow longer and fuller as long as you are on the medicine. If you decide to discontinue application of Latisse, your lashes will return to their normal state several weeks later. With all the options available today, it’s important to take time to review the facts. Discuss with your eye care provider the healthiest choice available. Base your decision not only on what is going to give you the desired look, but on what is the safest to you. Eyelashes should enhance your eyes, not harm them. P
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Easing Pain with Myofascial Release by Ting Oh, PT Do you have pain? Unless you are extremely lucky, your answer is a definite YES! There are many treatments for pain, with most focusing on the muscles, nerves and joints in the painful areas. Being a physical therapist, I have massaged, mobilized, pulled, pushed, stretched and even put needles into countless patients over the last 17 years. All of these techniques were designed in order to affect changes in the nerves, muscles and joints. Even though I have helped many people, there were always those that did not respond well or those whose pain would come back, whether it took a few days or few months. Recently it has come to light that I and many health care providers have been ignoring an integral part of the body - the fascial system. Many of you may have never even heard of fascia before, most likely because it has never been considered integral to your ability to func-
tion. Fascia is that tough gristly tissue between muscles. What most people don’t realize is that fascia actually surrounds and infuses every structure of the body, giving it support and protection. It also provides the structure through which nerves and blood vessels must pass. Recent research has also shown that each individual cell may have its own internal facial environment. Fascia extends from the head to the toes without interruption. It composes a large part of our framework. To fully understand its function, you would need to understand quantum physics, which most, including myself, do not. Why is fascia important? Well, trauma, inflammation and poor postures cause the fascia to shorten and tighten putting pressure on the tissues around it. For those that have felt the firm gristle of a chicken or steak, you know that this tissue is tough. It has been theorized that fascia can exert pressure up to 2000lbs per
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square inch on the structures it surrounds. Imagine something that tight pulling onto your muscles or nerves. Conventional treatment cannot come close to loosening this tight fascia. Myofascial release is a highly specialized technique that was developed to loosen tight fascia. It is based on applying a gentle pressure for prolonged periods which has been found to be effective in loosening fascial tissue. When the fascial system is released, you have less pressure exerted on the structures running through it, including muscles and nerves. This allows them to move freely and heal, which helps to ease pain. Hazleton Physical Therapy utilizes Myofascial Release techniques, which may be that missing link needed to help relieve your pain and begin the healing process. For more information, call 570-501-1808. P
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by Dr. Joseph Bafile Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is the compression of the median nerve at the wrist, which may result in numbness, tingling, weakness, or muscle atrophy in the hand and fingers. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is common in people who perform repetitive motions of the hand and wrist, such as typing. When the wrist is poorly positioned, there isn’t enough space for the median nerve to travel to the hand. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is caused by pressure exerted on the median nerve at the point where it passes through the wrist. The median nerve supplies sensation to the thumb-side of the ring finger. It also supplies movement to part of the hand. The nerve enters the hand between the wrist bones (called the carpal bones) and the tough membrane that holds the bones together (the transverse carpal ligament). This space is called the carpal tunnel. Since the passageway is rigid, any swelling in this area can cause compression of the nerve (this is also called entrapment of the nerve). Symptoms usually but not always consist of weakness in one or both hands, numbness or tingling in the thumb and next two or three fingers of one or both hands, numbness or tingling of the palm of the hand, wrist or hand pain in one or both hands, pain extending to the elbow, impaired fine finger movements (coordination) in one or both hands, weak grip or difficulty carrying bags (a common complaint) and atrophy of the muscular bulge under the thumb CTS suffers are now free to seek relief from hand and wrist pain through a new non-inva-
sive form of therapy before resorting to surgery. Laser therapy has been successfully used around the world for over 25 years, with no reported long-term or irreversible side effects. Following a laser therapy session, approximately 7580% of patients being treated can notice improvements in their condition. This depends on the type of condition and the length of time the condition has been present. Chiropractic care works on correcting symptoms and relieving pain associated with carpal tunnel syndrome. To see if chiropractic may be able to help you call 570-788-3737 today for a complimentary consultation. P
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by Bill Spear, R.Ph., CCN Maintaining efficient estrogen metabolism is essential to preserving healthy reproductive tissues. Disrupters of hormone balance such as organchlorine pesticides, poor diet, and genetic factors can compromise the normal healthy ratio of estrogen metabolites, resulting in abnormal cell growth and altered function. Dietary indoles, as found in broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower and other cruciferous vegetables, exert a strong protective effect on tissues such as breast, cervix, and prostate that are most susceptible to the effects of undesirable estrogen metabolites such as 16-alpha hydroxyestrone. Indole compounds shift estrogen balance in favor of 2-hydroxyestrone, a protective estrogen metabolite. They also inhibit DNA damage, stimulate liver detoxification enzymes, and regulate cell cycle progression, thus helping to promote healthy cell function. Unlike most indole supplements formulated with either pure I3C (Indole-3-Carbinol) or DIM (Diindolylmethane), Hazle Drug’s brand of “Indole Protection” contains a mixture of both. Most scientific studies document benefits from taking I3C (Indole-3-Carbinol). Data supporting DIM (Diindolylmethane) alone is suggestive
but still inconclusive. Rather, it appears that the total content of dietary indoles is most relevant. Hazle Drugs’ brand of “Indole Protection” readily breaks down in the stomach into DIM and other indole compounds that are readily absorbed. The total indole content supplied in one or two capsules daily of Hazle Drugs’ brand of “Indole Protection” is consistent with amounts showing benefit and safety in human supplementation trials. For more information on maintaining healthy estrogen levels in men and women, please contact Compounding Pharmacist and Certified Clinical Nutritionist, Bill Spear or Lori Ann Gormley, Menopuse Educator at Hazle Compounding, Broad & Wyoming Sts., Hazleton, Pa. 18201, 570-454-2958 or visit our website, www.hazlecompounding.com P Bill Spear, R.Ph., CCN is a Compounding Pharmacist and Certified Clinical Nutritionist. He is available for personal nutritional consultations at Hazle Compounding, Broad & Wyoming Sts., Downtown Hazleton, Pa. 18201 570-454-2958 • www.hazlecompounding.com
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Skin Cancer in the News by Stephen Schleicher, MD Summer weather is upon us and this time epidemic in the US. To follow are some re- Academy of Dermatology of year the media justifiably devotes consid- cent headlines: revealed that “only about erable attention to skin cancer, at present an A May, 2012 survey by the American half of US adults know how to look for skin cancer signs”. The survey also documented ACNE • PSORIASIS • ROSACEA • SKIN CANCER • BOTOX & FILLERS that “74 percent of people didn’t know that LASERS • TATTOO REMOVAL • MICRODERMABRASION skin cancer is the most common cancer, and FULL SKIN EXAMS that 30 percent were unaware about how easy it is to treat skin cancer when found early.” 2 million people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year, with one in five people expected to 20 North Laurel St., Hazleton receive a skin cancer diagnosis sometime in Jamie Stephen their lifetime. Remaley, PA-C Schleicher, MD A report from the Mayo Clinic documents Board Certified Stephen M. Schleicher, MD the rising incidence of skin cancer among younger people (ages 18 to 39); indoor tanReading Dermatology Associates is pleased to announce a ning is one of the main culprits. In fact, womnew addition to it’s team, Jamie Remaley, PA-C en under 40 are eight times more likely to get MOST INSURANCES ACCEPTED skin cancer now than they were in 1970. 36 states have placed restrictions on minors’ use of tanning beds and California has completely banned tanning-bed use by people under Insurance Claims Processed • Wheelchairs the age of 18. Good news since a report in the Walkers • Hospital Beds • Commode Chairs May issue of Morbidity and Mortality Report Disposables • Glucose Monitors notes that many women who tan indoors do Bath Safety Aids • Surgical Dressings so up to 28 times each year. Breast Forms & Bras • Oxygen Also in May: the NJ Record noted that Urinary Ostomy Supplies “only one in 14 Hispanic adults nationwide have been screened for skin cancer, despite the disease's tendency to be more virulent in this population”. This is an important mesHours Daily 9 am to 4:30 pm sage for our area given the changing popula92 N. Wyoming St., Hazleton, PA tion demographics. P
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Independent Living Services by Annette Dennison, Executive Director The number of Pennsylvanians 85 and older is 310,000 and is projected to grow by nearly 40 percent by the year 2030. Our over 65 population in Luzerne County alone is over 56,000 and growing at a rate of almost 20% a year. What does this mean? Our local population is growing and aging. The good news is that we are all living longer and healthier than ever before. But at some point, as we age, chances are we will all need a little bit of help. And most of us want to receive that help at home. According to a recent AARP survey, 86% of respondents 45 and older plan to stay in their current residence as long as possible. And our desire to stay home increases as we age. Many people will turn to personal care to help them live as independently as possible in their own homes in the community. Independent Living Services is one of those organizations that is here to serve people in our community with a wide range of in-home non-medical personal care for the elderly, people with physical or other limitations and those recovering from injuries or illness in need of limited assistance. This type of home care is non-medical and includes the six standard Activities of Daily Living(ADL’s): eating, dressing, bathing, toileting, transferring and continence care. In addition, some individuals will need help with Instrumental Activities of Daily Living(IADL’s) which include: driving, preparing meals, doing housework, shopping, managing medication and using the telephone. Independent Living Services was created when four Tamaqua women, Marilyn Funk, Frances Zukovach, Georgene Bowe, and Patricia Kaiser left their positions at Coaldale State Hospital at the end of 1996. They came to the realization that many of our older residents found themselves with the difficult tasks of caring for their homes and property and often had an ailing spouse. Over the next few years, the agency contracted with Schuylkill and Carbon Counties Area on Aging to reach out to clients who qualified for government assistance. In 2008, Independent Living Services became a part of United Disabilities Services(UDS), a non-profit organization serving thousands of individuals throughout Pennsylvania. At that time, we incorporated UDS into our name to become UDS Independent Living Services. Shortly after, we combined our Tamaqua and Hazelton offices and moved to 726 Claremont Avenue, in Hometown. UDS helped ILS to grow and obtain state licensure.
Although our location and name have changed, ILS’s goal remains the same as always - to give outstanding care to our clients by hiring exceptional personal care attendants. Our staff now includes Annette Dennison, LPN Executive Director, Hollie Hadley- Senior Staffing Supervisor, Sarah Rehrig -Operations Specialist, Wendy Hollar- Safety Mentor, Cheryl Lehman- Account Executive and Karen
Leibenguth, Denise Jones, Gerri Stranko and, Susan Heigele- Associate Staffing Supervisors. Most of us have worked in the field caring for the elderly for many years. We all bring a caring, compassionate attitude to our operations and work to ensure the name of Independent Living Services remains one of the elite companies in our area. P
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In the past few weeks, several new programs have been initiated at our three locations – Blakeslee, Hazleton, and Kingston. The Brain Builder software is useful for clients – children, adolescents, and adults – who experience difficulties with attention, concentration, learning, and memory. It is also effective in improving auditory and visual processing, increasing brain speed, and improve problemsolving skills. This program is useful for those with attentional deficits, learning disabilities, and traumatic brain injuries. In addition, the Listening Program, also for use by children, adolescents, and adults, is a music listening therapy that provides brain stimulation to improve performance in school, work, and life. Improvements can be seen in attention, behavior, communication, learning, musical ability, reading, self-regulation, sensory processing, and self-regulation. Appointments for these programs must be made in advance. In addition to the therapists who provide assessment, diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment at our offices, providers of alternative therapies are available. These services include: emotional freedom techniques, health counseling, hypnosis, electro and laser acupuncture, laser pain management, spiritual healing, weight management. Finally, several summer programs are being offered at our Blakeslee location: Social Skills groups, Sibling Therapy groups, and summer camp experiences for those children and adolescents with ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, as well as behavioral and emotional difficulties. For information on any of the above-noted programs, please call (570) 643-0222 or email Dr. Cornell at email@example.com. P
Get Screened! by Dr. Tim Kelly PT, DPT Current review of the scientific literature by Dr. Tiffany Shubert, PT, PhD confirms that falls are the leading cause of emergency department visits, hospital admissions, and unintentional death for older adults. In fact, for individuals aged 65 and older falls outpace motor vehicle accidents as the leading cause of unintentional death by several thousand. In 2011, the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) published guidelines that recommended all adults aged 65 years and older should be screened for falls, balance, and mobility impairments by a healthcare provider. Physical therapists screen for falls by (1) asking the person if they have experienced a fall over the past year (yes or no); (2) asking if they are experiencing difficulty with walking or with their balance (yes or no); (3) observing whether performance of walking or balance is compromised (yes or no) using a standardized balance assessment. If one or more of these screens are “positive” the individual should be referred to physical therapy for a comprehensive fall-risk assessment. Once the evaluation is completed and risk factors are identified, the physical therapist can prescribe the appropriate interventions for the patient. At Physical Therapy Specialists we offer multi-component exercise programs that are designed to address the specific needs of our patients. Our PT’s prescribe exercise programs for all ages, but take special pride in prescribing an effective blend of aerobic and anaerobic (strength) exercises, balance activities and gait training for our senior patients and clients. P
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Hazleton YMCA/YWCA helps Children Learn, Grow and Thrive All children have the potential to succeed in life and contribute to society. However, not all children get the support they need to thrive. The Y is committed to meeting these needs and others by providing programs and working together with community efforts such as Start Smart. Start Smart is a collaborative effort of the United Way of Greater Hazleton, public agencies, businesses and interested individuals. The
purpose is to collect school supplies and then distribute them to children identified by their school and United Way agencies. The hope is that by giving supplies, children may become motivated to invest in school and increase their learning capacity. To help meet the needs of children in our community, the Hazleton YMCA/YWCA will be having a July Membership promotion to increase the number of clear backpacks collected.
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Recently Mystic Power Yoga, 103 Rotary Drive West Hazleton, Pa. 18202, had a very special guest to the studio, the UN Ambassador Ibiyinka Alao Nigeria's "Ambassador of Art". Ibiyinka shared his passion for art and love of music with the Mystic Power Yoga Community through a workshop titled "Visions of True Colors" . Those who attended enjoyed music, dancing and painting. “Ibiyinka is an amazing gifted artist, we are so blessed to share this opportunity and experience with him, he is a true Ambassador of peace and an inspiration to ALL of us.” – Michele Fisher –Studio Owner. This event was well attended and open to the public. The suggested Donation for the event was $10.00 which benefited the Africa Yoga Project Organization. A recent quote by Ibiyinka about his Painting: "I Draw, Paint and Write about whatever I'm able to find, feel and sometimes understand. I feel that it is healthier to look out at the world through a window than through a mirror. Otherwise, all you see is yourself and whatever is behind you". P
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Summer Dental Survival Tips by Frank Glushefski, D.M.D. Along with warm summer weather comes an increased frequency of injury induced dental emergencies. Dental injuries can often be preventable, however, when they do occur, you should be aware of how to handle them. There are several simple precautions that you can take to prevent the occurrence of dental emergencies. One way that you can reduce the chances of injury to your lips, teeth, tongue, and cheek is to wear a mouth guard during participation in recreational or sporting activities that may present a possible risk. Avoidance of chewing ice, popcorn kernels, and hard candy, all of which can crack your teeth, is also highly recommended. I also suggest to my patients that your teeth are not power tools or cutting devices and to refrain from actions such as cutting tape or holding objects such as nails or keys. Generally, your teeth are quite strong, but they can crack, chip, or break by: 1. Biting into something hard 2. Trauma to the face or mouth 3. Falling 4. Active decay present which weakens the tooth If you chip or break a tooth it may not always cause you pain, but your tongue may typically find the sharp area quickly. Minor fractures typically don't cause pain, but large fractures can cause a lot of pain because the nerve inside the tooth may be damaged. When a tooth is chipped, there is no way to treat it at home, so visiting your dentist is a must. Sometimes your tooth may appear to be fine, but it hurts when you eat or when the temperature in your mouth changes. If your pain is constant, it may have a damaged nerve or blood vessel, which is a serious warning sign. If you have a broken tooth, a trip to your dentist is important. Your dentist will be able to figure out if the break is caused by cavities and if your tooth's nerve is in danger. A damaged nerve usually will require root canal treatment, followed by a crown to strengthen the tooth which remains. Sometimes fillings or crowns can fall out. In some instances, a filling or crown may come loose because there is decay underneath it. The decay destroys part of the tooth, so it no longer has a tight hold on the crown or filling. A lost filling or crown is rarely an emergency, but it can often be very painful because it exposes tooth tissue which is sensitive to temperature, pressure, or air. If you
lose a crown, be sure to put it in a safe place and make an appointment to see your dentist as soon as possible. Don't wait too long to visit your dentist because what is left of the tooth will not be as strong as your crown and could be damaged even more without the crown there to protect it. More than likely, it is a sign that your crown is in need of timely replacement to avoid further tooth damage and cost. If you are not sure if your dental problem is an emergency. I offer this advice: If it hurts, then it is an emergency. It is important to never ignore pain because the pain can worsen and create a more serious problem. Even injuries that seem small can affect the living tissues inside your teeth and quick treatment improves the odds of saving injured or damaged teeth.
Accidents happen and knowing what to do when one occurs can mean all the difference between saving and losing a tooth. Most dentists offer time for emergency patients in order to provide effective care immediately. Through continual reading of future installments of my article, you will perpetually learn more about dental emergencies and how you can both prevent them and provisionally treat them until you can receive an appointment for treatment by your dentist. P
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Freezing Away Breast Masses: Cryoablation for Fibroadenomas by Anthony M. Carrato, MD Women are faced with many challenging issues regarding their health, including having atypical or irregular symptoms of heart disease or heart attack, experiencing minimal or no symptoms when it comes to ovarian or uterine disease, and most importantly, the often silent disease of breast cancer. When a women goes for her yearly mammogram, typically no news is good news, but when the mammogram shows an abnormality or something that needs further investigation with a biopsy, many women automatically jump to the worst case scenario and think "cancer and surgery."
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The good news is that many abnormalities that are picked up on mammogram or ultrasound of the breast are not cancerous. And even the most ominous abnormality can be better diagnosed and have a better treatment approach when using minimally invasive techniques to confirm the diagnosis. At Carrato Surgical Associates, we use the most minimally invasive techniques and cutting edge technology to diagnose and treat many conditions involving the breasts. We offer both stereotactic breast biopsy (either mammogram or ultrasound guided) and also cryotherapy for benign breast lesions. Stereotactic breast biopsy is a minimally invasive procedure using local anesthesia which results in little to no discomfort for the patient. Using mammogram or ultrasound to guide a needle to the exact area of abnormality in the breast, the area is biopsied and several samples of tissue are sent for pathologic evaluation. For many small non-cancerous lesions in the breast, there is no further treatment needed after the biopsy, because the needle can remove all of the abnormal tissue. Stereotactic breast biopsy can be a useful tool in early diagnosis of breast cancer. However, what many people do not know is that it can also identify a number of breast conditions that are not cancerous including fibroadenoma (also known as adenofibroma), fibrocystic breast disease,or mammary fat necrosis. Although fibroadenomas are non-cancerous masses in the breast, they can grow larger over time and cause cosmetic distortion of the breasts if the mass grows large enough. The most significant problem with fibroadenomas is that even small masses can give patients symptoms of pain in the breast where the mass is located. Conventional treatment for fibroadenomas has been a lumpectomy, requiring an operation with excision and removal of the mass. However, newer and less invasive techniques have emerged over the recent years including cryoablation, or freezing, the fibroadenomas, which has proved effective in removing the fibroadenoma and resolving patients symptoms of pain. We offer the most cutting edge cryoablation procedure which treats fibroadenomas with a minimally invasive in-office procedure, eliminating the need for a large operation on the breast. The goal of cryotherapy is to stop the growth of the mass and/or reduce or remove the palpable mass without leaving a large surgical scar. Cryoablation is easily
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achieved as the abnormality is visualized with highfrequency ultrasound waves and the mass is "frozen" using a cryoprobe which is placed in the breast through a tiny incision. This procedure is virtually painless for the patient, and is an alternative to conventional technique where the skin would be cut and the mass would be surgically removed in the operating room. Cryoblation also does not interfere with future mammograms or ultrasound, whereas surgical removal of the fibroadenoma will leave behind scar tissue, possible distortion of the breast, and poor cosmetic results. When dealing with an abnormality in the breast, it can be very scary, and we implement technology paired with comfort for our patients in the office environment, avoiding a hospital visit or operating room, achieving timely results with definitive answers for our patients. When a procedure is done in the comfort of our office, most patients have a diagnosis in less than a week. If you or a loved one have an abnormality in the breast or are having pain in the breast, do not wait to seek diagnosis and treatment. The answer may be as simple as coming to our office for a short procedure which can not only answer your questions but also avoid an invasive, and often times unnecessary, surgical procedure. If you do not feel comfortable with your planned operation, seek a second opinion. At Carrato Surgical Associates, our patients are our first priority, and patient comfort and expert care is always our goal. P
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8 easy Weight Loss Tips to help you slim down (Family Features) When it comes to losing weight and getting in shape, Jamie Walker, co-founder and president of the online health community Fit Approach (www.FitApproach.com), knows a thing or two. A Yoga Alliance certified instructor and boot camp leader, Walker is also the winner of multiple marathons. Here are some tips for shedding pounds and living healthier: 1. Trim Your Plate. When preparing meals, consider proper portion sizes for vegetables, lean proteins, grains and dairy. Using a smaller salad plate will help you keep portions in control, while also providing the visual cue that you have eaten enough food to feel satisfied. To learn more about portions, visit www. ChooseMyPlate.gov. 2. Grab Your Toes, Not a Fork. "When you're feeling tired or stressed out your first instinct may be to grab a snack. But before snacking, consider stretching," suggests Walker. Stretching can help you feel rejuvenated, provide you with longer lasting energy, as well as help clear your mind. 3. When Dining Out, Go Dutch. When you're out on the town try splitting a meal with a friend. Most restaurants serve portions that far exceed our dietary requirements for a single meal. Sharing food minimizes the chance you'll overeat. 4. Wake and Weigh. "Set a goal to step on the scale at the same time each week," says Walker. "Sticking to a routine will help keep you accountable, making it easier to track your progress." 5. Drink More Water. Thirst is often mistaken for hunger. According to the Mayo Clinic, men should drink roughly 3 liters of water each day (13 cups) and women should drink 2.2 liters (9 cups). Create the habit of drinking a glass of water before each meal to avoid overeating. Learn more at www.MayoClinic.com. 6. Go Green. Make a sincere effort to add something green to all of your meals. Dark, leafy greens are full of fiber, which is proven to help you feel fuller longer. Greens such as spinach and kale are also packed with important vitamins, minerals and disease-fighting phytochemicals. 7. Don't Call it a Workout, Call it Fun. Instead of associating your workout with "work," channel your positive energy and make your exercise time pleasurable. Walker recommends working out to your favorite tunes and trying fun, non-conventional ways to burn calories.
For more tips on creative ways to workout, visit www.LiveStrong.com. 8. Early to Bed, Early to Rise. According to the National Sleep Foundation, short sleep du-
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Summer Camps in the Hazleton Area in the 1940’S 1950’s and 1960’s by Larry Ksanznak I recently heard a group of parents discuss the merits of the elite Summer Camps they would have their children attend during the summer months. It was not only the myriad of camps that caught my attention but the staggering costs per child to attend some of the more glamorous camps. There were camps for instruction in Adventure, Modern Dance, Academics, Social Networking, Drama, Basketball, Baseball, Football, Swimming, Soccer, Hunting and Fishing, Music and Art, Rock Climbing, Survival Skills, Physical Fitness, Cheerleading, Astronaut and Space Travel Training, Martial Arts, Forest Ecology, Nature Study, Camping, Tracking Animals, Gymnastics, Weight Watching and Slimnastics. All campers receive beautifully designed t-shirts, trophies, championship medals, a written personal performance assessment of each camper and a bag of personal favors to take home at the end of the session. Some of the camps are residency programs where campers stay overnight for either two weeks or even a month. The advertisements for the programs at the camps presents marketing at the highest level to attract the parents. A few highlights from camp brochures. “Camp specializes in providing your child with an adventurous, fun-filled, and life changing experience in a variety of themes.” Daily activities and special events that offer a full range of programs, both instructional and recreationl, creative and challenging. Find the perfect camp for your child to make new friends, learn new
skills, discover and grow physically, socially and emotionally.” Just as a side comment, the cost for one week at a special residential camp is $1,000 to $2,000 per week.” In the 1940’s, 1950’s and the 1960’s there were no summer camps for several reasons. First, parents were stretching each dollar just for survival. Second, there were chores to be done at home, newspaper routes, picking blueberries and picking coal that occupied the summer months. A truck would pick up teenage workers at City Hall every day to take them to pick vegetables on farms in surrounding areas. Our summer camps were just as adventurous as the most expensive ones of today. We spent our free time at the coal banks, walking the railroad tracks, swimming in the stripping, running under the fire company’s sprinkler system on very hot summer days and attending the neighborhood playgrounds. Our camp uniforms were not as stylist as those of today. The boys wore well used t-shirts, high top canvas sneakers, overalls and clodhopper shoes. Girls wore an old white shirt of their father, shorts or jeans rolled up to the knees and penny loafers. There were no trophies for Best Camper, Most Competitive, etc. or specially designed T-Shirts with fancy lettering to promote the Camp. On a warm summer morning about 8:00 a.m, groups of kids would meet at the beginning of the railroad tracks at the upper end of Hazle Park. We would have a coal bucket to pick huckleberries and a paper bag with a baloney and tomato sandwich for lunch.
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Every instructional and recreational activity would take place during the extended walk along the railroad tracks. There were a myriad of unique skills that included a keen sense of balancing, skipping, eye, hand and feet coordination, lateral movements, walking and running on the iron rails. There was always a highly competitive game to see who could walk the longest distance without your feet falling off the iron rail. We had contests to determine who could walk backward or skip the fastest on the iron rail. For more incentive, teams would be selected to perform jumping and running on the wooden frames between the rails. We would set up a tin can down the tracks and see who could hit the can with a stone from 20 yards away. There would be foot races down the center of the tracks to see who was the fastest for 50 and 100-yard races. The railroad “Summer Camp” started at the Broad Street entrance to Hazle Park and ended where the Top of 80’s is now located. There were countless activities and events along the trail. Jackie Walters was an expert in animal identification, catching snakes, and following animal tracks. We soon knew the track marks of rabbits, skunks, snakes, porcupines and deer. Eddie Warnet and Charlie Wersinger knew all the plants, shrubs and what poison ivy looked like when picking huckleberries. “GoGo” Ksanznak and Eddie Quinn were the best swimmers. They were the unofficial lifeguards when swimming in the abanded flooded stripping mine. They taught the younger kids how to swim and to attempt daredevil dives off protruding rocks at the top of the open mine pit. Teams were selected for swimming and diving contests. Bill Radzwich was one of the fastest runners in the group. He would beat every boy who dared to challenge him in a foot race up and down the railroad tracks. The four fastest kids in the area were Eddie Koloski, Jack Evancho, Yosh Mehalick and Charlie Podlesny. Jimmy Striney and Zach Taylor were the leaders in fishing. They had flair with their homemade fishing poles to catch a variety of fish in the streams in the area. They would sit quietly and with an inordinate amount of patience teach all the younger kids how to catch fish. Frankie Berge and Francis Quinn taught kids how to do back flip, squats, cartwheels and how to walk standing on your hands. Eddie Junay, Jim Helferty and Bobby Laschock were experts in finding the best spots to find huckleberries and wild mushrooms. All these
valuable lessons were free of charge. We enjoyed tree climbing and making secret clubhouses in the dense woods. Milo Masonovich, Tom Antolick and Don Treible taught others how to make slingshots and peashooters. On rare occasions, someone brought a B-Bee gun. We would take turns shooting at tin cans or rats in the open mine pits.. As far as I can remember, no one ever got their eye shot out in the process. Since we couldn’t afford a wristwatch, we quickly learned to tell time by the position of the sun. We had no compass to help with directions so we learned quickly about following trails, setting directions for north, south, east and west. There was always a call signal if you became lost or facing an emergency. No one every got lost so we must have mastered the wilderness. We found some sturdy ropes at and old campsite and tied it to some of the large tree branches on the banks of the Black Creek. Kids would take turns swinging from the tree limbs with the attached rope and flying into the water. At the end of the day all, the buckets were filled with fresh huckleberries, blueberries or June berries. Some of the kids were even more adventurous. They walked to the Powder Hole in Wapwallopen and set up a campsite in the wilderness. In close proximity to their campsite were the 100-foot waterfall and a railroad bridge. They brought their 22 rifles and a trusty slingshot for protection against roaming animals. Many friendships were forged during these trips. Older brothers brought their younger siblings. There were unwritten rules of behavior and honesty. It was a brotherhood of the best of kind. We all took turns watching out for the youngest members in the group. There was zero tolerance for bullies or cheating in any competitive game. The rules were clear and agreed upon with no room for foul play. You could always improve your status in the group by out performing someone in a competitive contest. We knew who you had to beat in arm wrestling, boxing, running or swimming. New kids were always welcome and offered help along the way. The friendships you made walking the railroad tracks continued on page 44
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your place as one of the best athletes in the group. This was a big honor and carried with it respect and admiration from the younger members of the group. The coal banks presented a completely new array of skills and challenges. There were open fields of shale and some spots of shrubbery, countless white birch trees and loads of huckleberry bushes. We used the open fields for tackle football, baseball and kick the can contests. There were no age restrictions. If you were good, enough you played if you were not you kept playing until you became better at it. There were no coaches, instructional stations, whistles by camp counselors just you the dirt and the game. At the end of a rough football game, you were as dirty as your father coming home from a day in the mines. We found a cluster of white birch trees and tall shrubs and made a clubhouse. The clubhouse was semi secret. You called it a secret cave but everyone knew about it and where it was located. The big scare of the summer was the double-dog-dare challenge of walking down the entrance tunnel leading into the underground coalmine. To become a member of the group there was an initiation process. The oldest member of the group took a red velvet empty jewelry box down the tunnel. He placed it about 50 yards into the tunnel under one of the wood pilings. You had the scary task of running down the dark, cold and eerie mine shaft to retrieve the box. When your ‘night vision’ kicked in half way down the mineshaft is when you re-
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ally became frightened of the surroundings. At the present day Summer Camps, you heard ghost stories around a campfire. No comparison for pure fright! There was a variety of snakes that you came to identify and to avoid the rattlesnake. Jackie Walters and Joe Planutis would catch and kill a rattlesnake and then cut off the rattle. A special treat was the roasting of potatoes on an open fire. We would get some dry leaves and twigs and start a small fire. The next step was placing the potatoes in the middle of the fire. When the outside was blackened, we would edge them out of the fire. At times, we had some salt to sprinkle over the potatoes. Two or three of the boys would bring corncob pipes. rather than tobacco, we used corn silk in the pipes. Albeit some of these experiences were risky and at times dangerous, there were never any serious injuries. A few kids would sport a black eye after a rough tackle football game and some bruised knees. We never revealed to our parents all the ‘doings’ at the coal banks. As they say, “what goes on at the coal banks, stays at the coal banks. “ At noontime, we returned to reality and to address the mission of the day. Our main job for the day was to fill a coal bucket or sturdy burlap bag with chunks of coal and to fill our coal bucket with huckleberries, blueberries or June berries. These summer experiences running the coal banks and walking the railroad tracks were just some of the reasons the Greater Hazleton Area produced so many excellent athletes. The coal region area was a favorite recruiting area for colleges and businesses to find young people with a strong work ethic, determination self motivated and a respect for loyalty and trust in others. We were always in good physical condition for the opening of the football, basketball, track and baseball seasons. It is interesting to recognize the related skills we used during the summer months and then transferred onto the playing fields/ gyms of our local high schools. A very popular Summer Camp in the NOW OPEN
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1940’.50 and 60’s was the neighborhood playgrounds. I am more familiar with the West Hazleton Playground and the 14th and James Playground. Many of my friends from Hazleton attended this playground. The West Hazleton playground was directed by Dave McFarland and the James Street site by Johnny Ballots. The Directors were competent; kid centered and demonstrated respect for every child that attended their camp. Every week there was a contest, games and special events. There were marble shooting and checkers contests, yo-yo demonstrations, hula hoop events, bring your pet animals day, dance competitions, cheer leading tryouts, whistling and yodeling contests, sandbox sculpturing, bolo bat events and story writing contests. Every playground had a traveling softball team. At West Hazleton, our team was called “The Stars and Stripes“. We played games against every playground team in Hazleton. The other big event was on very hot and muggy days the West Hazleton Fire Dept. brought a cast iron pipe with large holes that they laid across the street. Large gushes of water were forced through the holes that flowed high into the air and we had the ultimate waterfall. It was pure joy! Many of the skills and lessons that are taught at expensive Summer Camps of today were just as available at our Summer Camps. We mastered skills of balancing, jumping, problem solving, creative thinking, survival plans, social networking, gymnastics, swimming, diving, canoeing, forest and pond ecology, plant and leaf identification, decision making, wrestling, boxing, tumbling, rock and cliff climbing, martial arts and an assortment of athletic endeavors and competitive events. I am sure the instructors in Summer Camps are proficient and competent. However, the “hands on” and the watchful eyes of older brothers and sisters provided a more personalized summer experience. They had the unique ability of holding our attention and making it easy to understand new and challenging experiences. There was an added incentive that made our Summer Camp very attractive it was available to all and it was free. As they say, life goes on, and I am sure this generation receives many valuable instructional and recreational lessons at the Summer Camps they attend in the year of 2012. To comment or ask questions about this story, email me at email@example.com. P
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Calendar of Events July/August 2012 July 4
2nd Annual Car Show sponsored by the Vol- forms only $3 admission charge. unteers of Loving Care on Sunday July 8 at Basic Kayaking Course on Wednesday July 4 the Laurel Mall in Hazleton. Trophies award- July 14 at Tuscarora State Park. Meet at the Old Life- ed. Dash plaques to first 100. For more info Mahanoy City Community Day, Saturday guard Shack located on the beach. Join the call Kris at 570-582-7329. July 14th. Ethnic food, crafts, entertainment park naturalist for a basics of kayaking course and family fun. For information call (570) at Tuscarora State Park. Kayaks, paddles and July 11 276-6375. life vests will be provided. Registration is required by signing up at the park office prior Penn State Extension Master Gardener Roseto the event via phone at 570-467-2506, or ann Nardone will share the Top Ten Ques- Support Group for Dementia and Alzheimin person. Cost is $15. If you have your own tions Asked of Master Gardeners at a work- er’s Patients and Families Meeting, Saturday equipment, you may join us for $5 per per- shop at the West Side Annex in Forty Fort July 14th, 10:30 a.m. at Healthy Habits in son. No refunds given unless the class is can- on Wednesday, July 11 from 1 to 2 pm. Orwigsburg. Anyone interested in more inceled by the park staff. Shine only. Each child Learn about gardening problems common formation should call Healthy Habits at must be accompanied by an adult and be 12 in our area and how to solve them. Chances 570-366-2620. Susie Touchinsky, an occuare, you share some of the same difficulties pational therapist for Genesis Healthcare and years of age or older. in your own yard. Registration is requested. co-owner of Healthy Habits leads the group, Please call the Luzerne County Extension at which hopes to create an environment where July 5 patients with Dementia and Alzheimer’s can 825-1701 or email LuzerneExt@psu.edu speak with their families and others about AFSSME Retirees sub-chapter 8701 will meet on Thursday July 5th at noon for lunch God’s Bountiful Table held on Wednesday tough issues including safety, driving, and livat TOM'S KITCHEN, CONYNGHAM, July 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. of St. ing situations. Healthy Habits Natural MarPA. The meeting will be at 1p.m. Installation Matthew the Evangelist, 139 Spruce St, Min- ket is a locally owned, independent health of officers, executive board, trustee will be ersville. Father Anthony J. Ricapito Annex, food and products store. The store carries lofor the disadvantaged and those in need. (Ev- cal goods, as well as other natural and organic done then. New members are welcome. ery 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month). products, and hosts free educational programs for the public. Updated program schedules July 5 & 6 Walk St. Clair History Hike on Wednesday can be found online at www.healthyhabitsCUMC Rest Stop Ministry will be held on July 11 led by Porcupine Pat, begins at 6:30 naturalmarket.com. Thursday July 5th and Friday July 6th this p.m. at the Historical Society. Saint Clair year. Workers and bakers are needed to help contributed much to the Industrial Revolu- 36th Annual Hegins Community Day, Saturrun the event. Event is open to the public. tion and to the Labor Movement. Our town day July 14, 3 p.m. with a 1 p.m. ReCreation Conyngham United Methodist Church is lo- also has some interesting historical structures worship service at Hegins Park in Hegins. Encated at 411 Main Street, Conyngham with that will be featured in a 2.5 mile walk. Walk tertainment featuring ReCreation. For more Rev. Gary Lefever as Pastor. For more infor- will last at least 1 hour. Please make sure you information call 570-682-3171. mation, call 570-788-3960 or email conyn- dress appropriately for conditions and bring water to keep yourself hydrated, especially M&T Movies at the Majestic featuring “Puss firstname.lastname@example.org. in Boots”, Saturday July 14 at 7 p.m. at the during the summer months. Sovereign Majestic, 209 N. Center St, PottsJuly 7 Beach Night, Friday July 13th at 4th and ville. Free admission. Free popcorn. Hosted Mid-Summer Craft Fair, Saturday July 7th, Pine Streets in Hamburg. Free Admission. A by the Pottsville Recreation Commission. Leesport Farmers Market, Route 61, Lees- family-fun evening featuring the town’s Poly- Sponsored by M&T Bank. Visit our website port. 9 am- 4 pm. Free admission and park- nesian performers: The MaluLani dancers at www.sovereignmajestic.com. ing. Call (610) 926-1307 for information or with the Pahutanes. Be a part of, or watch, visit our website at www.leesportmarket.com. multiple contests: air guitar, limbo, hula Flea Market on Saturday July 14 from 8 a.m. hoop, ugliest Hawaiian shirt, and wing eat- to 1 p.m. at St. Mary Church, 94 Walnut ing. Shop, eat, and play games on the “board- Road, Hamburg. Kitchen open. For more inJuly 8 walk.” Rain date: July 20th. For more infor- formation call 610-562-7657. Volunteers of Loving Care 2nd Annual Car mation contact the Our Town Foundation at July 14 & 15 Show will be held on Sunday, July 8, 2012 at 610-562-3106. the Laurel Mall from 9 am to 4 pm. Trophies 6th Annual Jim Thorpe Historic District in 11 Classes plus Best of Show and VLC July 13 Merchants & Neighbors Sidewalk Sale, SatAward. Dash Plaques to first 100 cars. Tricky Trays and 50/50 drawing. West Hazleton Fire USO Dance at the Freeland Park Pavilion urday July 14th and Sunday July 15th from Company will be selling food. $8.00 per car Friday, July 13 from 6pm to 9pm. Grab your noon to 5pm (Rain or Shine). Parking availin advance (by June 30th) or $10.00 day of dancing shoes and enjoy the music of the able behind the TrainStation/Visitor’s Center. Show. For more information, contact Kris Hazleton Philharmonic Big Band Sound. $5 Stroll our open air, tree shaded lined streets continued on page 54 admission. For those in 1940s attire or uniPalushock 570-582-7329.
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Schuylkill County Fair: Fun to come home to!
July 30 - August 4 2012 Events Mon., July 30 - 7pm & 9pm
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The 2012 Schuylkill County Fair, running July 30th to August 4, is a week-long event for the whole family. The week is filled with lots of food, family-fun activities, engaging contests, and great entertainment on four stages. This year the fair schedule includes the traditional contests and activities, but there are many new contests, activities, exhibits, and entertainment options. The contests that are new to this year’s fair include: Kid’s Coloring, Sidewalk Paint Art, Lego Building, Farm Olympics, Jump Rope, Duck Race, Farm Hand, Youth Cupcake, and Youth Wild Game Calling. The new activities for this year’s fair are: “What is it?” “Livestock Theme Voting,” Ag Detective, Pennsylvania Civil War Road Show with re-enactments and interactive exhibits, and “Pesticides lookalikes” mini-golf. Farming-for-a-day has five new interactive exhibits in the Bobby Dunn tent that include: living necklace, pasta jewelry, corn grinding, compost spinning, and bee observation. Monster tractor making with the Walk-in Arts Center, and Ag Arena activities on Tuesday and Saturday, sidewalk chalk making, Button Buzzer making, and Body Bubbles are to be made in the kid’s area. Line dancing will also be held with DJ Chicken Nugget in the Ag Arena on Friday. Tie the generations together by helping make a tie blanket and light up an LED bulb with potato power all in the 4-H exhibit hall. New crafts are made daily in the kid’s tent. Daily entertainment new to the fair this year includes four venues: Star Family Circus in the Amphitheatre, Ray Owen, folk singer, under the Weston Pavilion, Tom Yurasits, magician on the Schaeffer Harley-Davidson (indoor) stage, Porcupine Pat in the Dr. James
S. Shadel Nature Center. The M&T Bank main stage will feature new acts. Monday night, M&T Bank is sponsoring the Fabulous Greaseband with two performances at 7 and 9 pm. Tuesday, Twitter Fever Band, sponsored by Red Lion Café will perform with two shows. Wednesday is Reckless, a local country band sponsored by Vision Sign. Thursday is new country rising star, Glen Templeton, with one performance at 8:30. Friday will feature Nashville country star, Jason Michael Carroll, sponsored by Schaeffer Harley-Davidson. Saturday rounds out the week with a family homecoming day to remember with two performances by the Texas based variety band, Vocal Trash, sponsored by Kreitzer Sanitation. Special new attractions to the fair throughout the week include: Todd Gladfelder, chainsaw artist; Eli Brill, unicyclist, fresh from his European tour; Truck Pulls, both diesel and gas, on Monday and Wednesday; Birthday Celebration with cake and a giant sundae on Wednesday, and the week rounds off with the Schuylkill County Idols. New exhibits include beer making in department 21 that will be on display by home brewers. 4-H is celebrating its 100th year with two new exhibits that are a Poste and 4-H collectibles for display. Poultry will be on exhibit this year and you might see one of the 4-H’ers put the poultry to sleep. There is the PA Preferred Cake and Cookie exhibit along with a Cooking with Schuylkill County Wine exhibit, and a not from a kit Lego exhibit and a Professional Artistic arrangement exhibit. Check out the fair schedules in Fair Books, Flyer, or online at www.schuylkillfair.com for the times and places of all the new and exciting contests, activities and entertainment. P
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World War II and then? by Karen Esak, Eckley Miners' Village I’m writing this article on Memorial Day 2012. As a VietNam Vet, this day of course has special meaning for me as it does for all vets past and present. But my mind goes back to my childhood and youth when I was privileged to be surrounded by the men who served and fought in WWII, my dad included. “Give me Pennsylvania coal miners,” one Army General said during the war. He knew what kind of men the coal regions bred and raised. Any man who went down into the black holes of our coal mines to earn bread for his family had to have the guts to fight and win the war. Many of them did and many of
Bumper Crop of Blueberries in 2012! Stemrich Blueberry Farm is open for the 2012 season of blueberry picking. Locally owned and operated by Charlie Stemrich the farm is now entering into its 14th season with over 2,500 blueberry bushes in its main field. With a brand new field planted and ready for picking in 2012, Stemrich continues to grow and provide a quality product for people of all ages to pick your own. Most nutritionists consider blueberries a super food! The reason? Blueberries have consistently been recognized as the fruit with the highest antioxidant activity. These tasty berries offer twice as many healthgiving antioxidants as spinach, more than three times as many as oranges, red grapes and cherries and more than four times as many as grapefruit, white grapes, bananas and apples. Blueberries are rich in Vitamins A, C, E and beta-carotene as well as rich in the minerals potassium, manganese, magnesium. They are very high in fiber and low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium. Stemrich not only offers multiple varieties of blueberries, but also provides a beautiful backdrop in a scenic setting that is perfect for the entire family. Come visit Stemrich Blueberry Farm located at 71 East Cherry Road, Nescopeck Pa. The farm is located in Nescopeck Township about 1 mile north of Amish Pantry, ½ mile off Route 93. The farm will open for on Tuesdays, Thursdays Saturdays and Sundays for 8 am to 7pm, weather permitting. For more information call 570-379-2908. P
them died or were wounded. But after V-E and V-J celebrations, after the parades and warm homecomings, then what? Most of the men from our area were raised during the Great Depression. Work at a young age was imperative, school was not. Brothers and sisters had to be fed and every penny was needed to help. Young boys averaged a 3rd or 5th grade education. Books were traded for a pick and shovel. The GI Bill was great if you could take advantage of it. A 5th grade education wouldn’t get you into the ivy covered halls of a college. GIs returning to the coal regions for the most part had two options, move out to find work or go back to the mines. If you had a wife and children and parents living in the patch there really was only one option—mining. Men who fought in North Africa, Sicily, Burma, France, and the Pacific picked up their tools and went back to work. These men knew duty, duty to their country and now duty to their families. Sadly many of these heroes who faced death and the horrors of war almost daily were killed in our coal mines or maimed for life trying to support their families. Hard coal, hard men with soft hearts is the best way to describe our fathers and grandfathers of that generation. I’m glad I got to know them. Eckley Miners’ Village held it first Tribute to the Armed Forces last year. Prior to that, we had only highlighted WWII. This event honors all those who fought for our country right
through the Iraq/Afghanistan conflict. We got great feedback on this endeavor that we hope that this will become an annual event. This year’s tribute will be held July 14th and 15th. In addition, the Eckley Association will hold a USO Dance in the Freeland Park Pavilion on July 13th from 6pm to 9pm. Grab your dancing shoes and enjoy the music of the Hazleton Philharmonic Big Band Sound. Admission to the dance is $5 and for those in 1940s attire or uniforms only $3. Active duty personnel not only receive our heartfelt thanks, but get free admission. The tribute to the Armed Forces at the Village on Saturday, July 14th and 15th is from 10am to 5pm. Admission : Adults (13-64) $6, Seniors (65+) $5.50 and Children (6-12) $4. Eckley Miners’ Village is a museum and historic site administered by the Pennsylvania Historic and Museum Commission. We interpret the lives and losses of the men and women from all across the globe who chose to make the patch towns of NEPA their homes and coal anthracite mining their livelihood. P
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Join us as we support & honor all those who fought for our country with: Military encampments, vehicles, living history reenactments, USO show and much more.
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at the Freeland Public Park Pavilion with the Greater Hazleton Philharmonic Big Band Sound, admission $5 - $3 for those dressed in 1940s attire or uniform. Call 570-636-2070 for further information
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“A League of Their Own” Anniversary Edition by Rich Lipinski
July is the 20th anniversary of “A League of Their Own”. It wasn’t just a great baseball movie; it was a movie that remembered an important part of American History. The AllAmerican Girls Professional Baseball League gave over 600 women athletes the opportunity to play professional baseball and to play it at a level never before attained. The League operated from 1943 to 1954 and represents one of the most unique aspects of our nation's baseball history. The movie was a dramatization, and its characters were loosely based compilations of league members. The movie featured Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Madona and Lori Petty. The film was released on July 1, 1992, and was #1 by its second weekend, It was a commercial success, making $107 million in the United States on a $40 million budget, and was well-received by critics. We are the members of the All-American League. We come from cities near and far. We've got Canadians, Irishmen and Swedes, We're all for one, we're one for all We're All-Americans! These are some the words from Victory Song, the anthem from All-American Girls Professional League Players Association. They did come from cities near and far and they came from Northeast Pennsylvania. Sarah “Salty” Sands (Ferguson) Orangeville - In 1952, she became a member of the AAGPBL. She played as a catcher and right fielder during the 1953 and 1954 seasons for the Rockford Peaches of Illinois. Sands began her athletic career as a
bat girl for Orangeville’s TriCounty League baseball team at the age of six. In 1949, when she was a freshman at Bloomsburg High School, Sands played on the girl’s varsity basketball team. A year later, at a time in which there was not much of a place for women’s sports, the program ended. Other than a few occasional pick-up softball games, Sands had no additional athletic experience until 1953 when she became a member of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. In the fall of 1952, a family friend of the Sands’ was doing business in Allentown with a man named Charles Schuler. After some conversation, the friend came to find that Mr. Schuler was a scout for the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. The moment Sands’ father caught wind of this news he contacted Mr. Schuler, who invited Sands and her father to his home to see Sands perform. After Sands threw five pitches, Mr. Schuler turned to Sands’ father and informed him that he would be sending Sands to the Rockford Peaches in Illinois the following spring for pre-season training. She played during the final two seasons for the Rockford Peaches, managed by John Rawlings, which was one of the two teams that were part of the league for all 12 seasons. The team played six games a week and double-headers on Sundays. Sands made $200 a month during her first year. Sands made the second All Star team during her second season in 1954. During her professional career she only committed 14 errors in 136 games, with a fielding percentage of .936. She also had 27 assists, most of which were made from right field. After the league ended in 1954, she worked for the US military in various capacities. In 1957 she married William Ferguson. In 1960 Sarah returned to Orangeville with her husband and started their family, a son William Jr. and a daughter Tammy. For the past 50 years Ferguson has been involved with the local sports scene as player and a coach. Ferguson was inducted into Bloomsburg High School’s Graduates of Distinction in April of 2003. Then, in 2006 she was named “Wom-
an of the Year” by the Women’s Conference at Bloomsburg University. She was one of 42 players to participate in the final scene of “A League of Their Own” and attended the premier in New York City. Teams-Rockford Peaches (1953, 1954) Ruth Williams (Heverly) Nescopeck - played in AAGPBL from 1947 to 1953. After graduating from Nescopeck High School she went to East Stroudsburg University where she obtained a teaching degree and was star athlete. In 1988 she was inducted into the East Stroudsburg Hall of fame. In 1946 she attended a league tryout in Allentown, she was only one of two players (200 attended tryout) to be picked for the league. She was assigned to the Fort Wayne Daisies. She was primarily a pitcher finishing with a ERA of 2.19 and had a record 46 consecutive scoreless innings. She started teaching in 1947 and would not attend spring training, since she could not give up her teaching job. She married Leonard Heverely in 1953, adopted a son Michael. She taught for 35 years. After her retirement she became involved in the leagues reunions and events. Ruth passed away February 10, 2005. Teams-Kalamazoo Lassies (1950, 1951, 1952, 1953), Peoria Redwings (1950), South Bend Blue Sox (1947, 1948, 1949, 1950)
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Jean Marlow Scranton - Jean was the daughter of Stanley and Josephine Malanoski. At an early age, she learned to play sandlot ball with the backing of her father and uncle, who were professional ballplayers. She graduated from Scranton Central High School. Marlowe learned about the league through a local newspaper and went to Allentown for a tryout with around 200 other girls. She tried out as an infielder and outfielder, but the league's trainers liked her strong throwing arm and converted her into a pitcher Marlowe joined the AAGPBL in 1948 with the Springfield Sallies. The Sallies inaugural season was nothing to write about. The team posted the worst record of the circuit, going 41–84 in the Western Division, getting roughed up as a last-place expansion club, ending 35 games out of the first place Racine Belles. At age nineteen, Marlowe became a stalwart of the helpless Sallies. She went 7–22 in 31 pitching appearances and led the league
in losses, despite posting a 3.66 ERA She opened 1949 with the Kenosha Comets, playing regularly at outfield and pitching sporadically. She compiled a 7–7 pitching record and improved her ERA to 2.67 in 17 games. Her most productive season came in 1951, when she posted a 12–12 record in 28 games with career numbers in wins, ERA (2.62) and strikeouts (115), ending fourth for the most strikeouts, sixth in innings pitched (211) and tied for sixth in complete games (21). Marlowe joined the Kalamazoo Lassies in 1952. That season she batted a .291 average and three home runs, both career numbers, and matched her season-high with 12 wins, though she was credited with 15 losses. She also compiled a 3.24 ERA and was the best fielding pitcher without an error committed in 172 innings of work. She did not play in 1953 but returned to Kalamazoo in 1954, during what turned out to be the league's final season. She went 8–12 with a 4.78 ERA in 23 pitching appearances After the league folded, Marlowe continued to play softball and worked for B.F. Goodrich Company. She later took a job with the Schott Glass Technologies and worked there until her retirement in 1987. P
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The Tradition of Jonines: Midsummer Festival The 98th Lithuanian Days, sponsored by the Knights of Lithuania Council #144, will be celebrated on August 11 and 12, 2012 at the Schuylkill Mall, Route 61 and I-81, Frackville, Pa. It is the longest consecutive Ethnic Festival in the USA! The theme this year is LITHUANIAN CUSTOMS & TRADITIONS. Lithuania is a small country located in north Eastern Europe along the Baltic Sea. In pagan times Saint John’s Day or “Jonines” was a time to honor water, fire, and nature. The Lithuanian people planned to rejuvenate their soul and celebrate the summer solstice. After the spread of Christianity this pagan celebration was made to coincide with the feast of Saint John on June 24. Today people gather on beautiful hill tops or by rivers to feast and honor men
named John or “Jonas.” The feast of Saint John was the most joyous and popular summer festival. That day marked the year’s shortest night and longest day. In fact, in Lithuania night almost never comes on Saint John’s Day: as the last rays of the sunset dim in the west, the east begins to lighten with the first beams of dawn. The night is filled with omens, magic, secrets, and dan-
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gers. Large bonfires are set ablaze on hilltops and near rivers. On this night it is believed that a magical fern would bloom. Whoever will find the miraculous red blossom will be able to understand the language or birds and animals and ALL the tongues of the world! Girls wore wreaths and later set them afloat on rivers and lakes to find out if they would marry or not in the following year. Unmarried men and women drank, sang, and danced until the break of dawn. They would link arms and jump over the remains of a bonfire. If their arms remain linked, they would wed; if they jump effortlessly, if the smoke does not cause their eyes to water and their shoes or clothing remain unsigned, everything will go well that year: love, happiness and love awaits them. If the smoke causes them to tear, much hardship (tears) will have been borne. Delicious Lithuanian food, as well as traditional arts and crafts, musicians, dancers, weaving and spinning demonstrations (by Spins and Needles Fiber Guild), along with a traditional museum display will be highlighted. Get in touch with your roots! Learn about genealogy from Thomas Sadauskas, Lithuanian Genealogy Expert. P
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Jim Thorpe Sidewalk Sale July 14th & 15th Jim Thorpe, PA hosts its Sixth Annual Merchants and Neighbors Sidewalk Sale. If you are looking for a great bargain, finding some fun stuff or hidden treasure, than come to Jim Thorpe’s Historic Downtown District Saturday July 14th and 15th, 2012. Noon to 5 PM, rain or shine – come and make a day of it. We suggest that shoppers and visitors park behind the Train Station Visitors Center and stroll the tree-lined shaded streets that are steeped in history and local color. Walk from the Train Station, past Hazard Square and Susquehanna Street, and head up Broadway to the Old Jail on West Broadway. Also, include Race Street and Opera House Square. During your fun walk, as far as your eyes can see, you will discover over fifty sidewalk sales tables or sites. Sponsored by the Jim Thorpe Chamber of Commerce, this two-day sale extravaganza is a bargain shopper’s and a junk-aholic’s paradise with over fifty merchants and neighbors filling their front sidewalks, driveways, porches and side alleys with cool stuff, household items, stuff from their attics, garages, and basements including antiques and collectibles, toys, baked goodies, clothes and small appliances. There are tons of treasures not to be missed! You name it, it is for sale. Early Holiday shop-
pers and bargain hunters are welcomed. Beside the neighborhood sales, our merchants will have special inventory reductions just for this sale too. Over 50 sales sites await you. Come for the day, stay for the weekend. All of our eateries, galleries, shops and accommodations are open too. For more information email: Marj@RosemaryRemembrances. com or call 570-325-4452. Marj. Reppert’s
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from the Train Station to the Old Jail (Race St. too) finding over fifty Merchants and Neighbors selling their household items, fun junk, cool stuff, old & new treasures and inventory reductions galore. Fun for all ages! For more information email: Marj@RosemaryRemembrances.com or call: (570)3254452. Sponsored by the Jim Thorpe Chamber of Commerce.
all those who fought for our country right through the Iraq/Afghanistan Conflict. Enjoy the USO Show presented by the Eckley Players, military reenactors, bag piper, US Armed Forces Speakers and more. For more information call 570-636-2070. July 15 – 21
51st Annual Juried Art Show featuring Alice Angst July 15-21 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Four Armed Forces Tribute Weekend at Eckley Square Gospel Church, 2300 Mahantongo Miners’ Village, July 14 & 15 from 10am Street in Pottsville. Free admission. to 5pm. Join us in supporting and honoring July 19
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July 21 Lehighton Area Pool Pals will be sponsoring a “Beach Bash” at Lehighton Swimming Pool, 1101 Bridge Street in Lehighton, on Saturday July 21. Dancing, swimming, games and lots of Fun! DJ Kay Philips - 6 PM to 9 PM, Volleyball Tournament - 4 Man Team $40.00. Refreshments will be on sale. Ages 18 and older $5, 12 to 17 yrs. $3, 12 yrs and under $1. 100% of Proceeds raised will be used to support the Lehighton Swimming Pool. Donations accepted at P.O. Box 583 Lehighton, PA 18235. For additional information on Tournament and times call Diane 610-377-5275.
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3rd Annual St Joseph’s Senior Social Club Picnic, Thursday July 19, 2012 at the Checkerboard Inn, 385 Carverton Road in Shavertown. Bingo and card games will be played. Refreshments will be served. Bring canned goods for St. John’s Food Pantry. New members Welcome. For information call Theresa 570-654-2967.
July 22 Ukrainian Seminary Day, Sunday July 22nd, at St. Nicholas Picnic Grove in Primrose (near Minersville off Route 901). Food games, entertainment and refreshments. July 23 Lehighton Area Crime Watch will hold their next meeting on Tuesday, July 23 at 6:30 pm. at Lehighton Area High School. Come and see what we are all about. For more information call Byron at 610-377-1926. All are welcome! July 26 Mountain Top Diabetes Support Group meeting will be held Thursday, July 26 from 7–9pm in the cafeteria of St. Jude's School. Topic: Diabetes Emergencies & Sick Day Management. Group is free and open to the public. Time and place may change. For information call Donna or Debbie at 570-4749820. July 28 Penn State Extension Master Gardener MaryAnn Miller will present a workshop on Minimizing Insect Pests and Disease in the Vegetable Garden on Saturday, July 28 at 10 am at the Chamber of Commerce Board Room, Citiscape, next to the Downtown Hazleton Farmers’ Market. Admission is free. July 30-August 4 Schuylkill County Fair, Summit Station, at the Schuylkill County Fairgrounds, July 30th continued on page 56
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Craft Show space now available for Funfest 2012 Crafters from throughout Pennsylvania and beyond are expected to be on hand for the 24th annual Funfest Craft Show, as part of Funfest Weekend September 8 and 9. Space is now available for makers of homemade items who would like to sell at the show. The Craft Show is sponsored by Citizen Publishing Co., and this year, officials are encouraging participants to provide Holiday items for sale in conjunction with the Funfest 2012 theme, “Christmas in September.” “The Funfest Craft Show has become one of the key attractions for Funfest Weekend, and it has proven to be an excellent opportunity for crafters to sell their items, with a potential customer base in the tens of thousands,” said Funfest executive director Judiann McGrogan. “Funfest event-goers are always looking for something new and different, whether it is jewelry, floral arrangements, or wood products. And with this year’s theme, we hope to put people in the Christmas spirit early, and are looking to our participating crafters to offer Holiday décor and gift items to add to the fun.” Funfest maintains its longtime Craft rule that only items made by the exhibitor can be sold. The show usually features items such as jewelry, hand-sewn items or candles. Food products are also allowed, as long as they are homemade and pre-packaged as a take-home item. The Craft Show takes up a two-block area of Funfest, with craft booths placed on Broad Street from Church to Vine Streets, and on Church Street from Broad to Mine.
Crafters can choose to set up Saturday, Sunday, or at a discounted rate for two days. Vendors are given a 10’ by 10’ space. Hours for the Craft Show are 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday and noon to 7:00 p.m. Sunday. McGrogan said the Funfest Craft Show is a regional event, attracting vendors from throughout Pennsylvania and neighboring states. “We have a mailing list of over onethousand crafters, and those who attend our show often say it is one of the best organized they have seen.” Although the craft show will maintain its handmade-only policy, McGrogan said Funfest is now providing opportunities for other sales. The new Commercial Sales category will allow for sales of any acceptable item for one flat fee. A limited number of Commercial Sales spaces will be made available, and applications can be obtained by contacting Funfest. Food sales are not allowed in this category. Nonprofits and charities will have the opportunity to raise funds through the Street Fair Funfest Sunday, September 9. Food and other novelties can be sold for one set fee in this category. A printable version of the Funfest Craft Show application can be found at www.funfestpa.org, or call Funfest at (570) 455-1509 to have one mailed to you. Information about other Funfest vending opportunities and other Funfest activities is also available online. Funfest is a committee of the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce.
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August 11 through August 4th. Food, entertainment and fun. For information call (570) 754- Summer Wine Festival, Saturday August FAIR or visit our website at www.schuylkil- 11th at Benigna's Creek Vineyard and Winery, Klingerstown. Several wineries, food and fair.com. entertainment in the scenic Mahantongo Valley. For information call (570) 425-3090 or August 3 & 4 visit our website at www.bcwinery.com Valley Day/Nite hosted by CVCO Friday August 3 and Saturday August 4. Hours are August 11 & 12 Friday August 3rd from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm and Saturday, August 4th from 9:00 am to Lithuanian Days Celebration at the Schuylkill 10:00 pm at Conyngham borough grounds Mall in Frackville, August 11th and 12th. off Main Street in Conyngham. The event is Ethnic food, fun and live entertainment. For open to the public. CVCO is currently asking information call (570) 874-3088. for nominations for Man/Woman of the year The 19th Annual Great Pottsville Cruise, Auand any special awards. CVCO is also lookgust 11th & 12th (Rain date August 12th). ing for a community group or family to run All new Raffle Run and Open Cruise. 8 am – the potato pancakes stand on Saturday. Please 10 pm, downtown Pottsville. Music, refreshcontact CVCO Committee Member, Rena ments and prizes. For information call 570) Bicking at 570-233-7554 or email@example.com. 622-9510. For more information about CVCO events, August 18 see http://www.cvco.info/. Pioneer Day, Saturday August 18th, HiigherAugust 3-5 Up Park at the Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine, 19th & Oak Streets in Ashland. EntertainShenandoah Rescue Hook & Ladder Fire Co. ment, Games, Crafts, Food and more. For Bl o c k Pa r t y, Au g u s t 3 rd , 4 t h & 5 t h . information call (570) 875-3850 or visit our Friday – 11 am, Saturday – 1 pm, Sunday – 4 website at www.pioneertunnel.com pm. Food available. Bingo nightly 6–10 pm. Truck parade Friday – 7:30 pm. Horseshoe Island Park Festival, Saturday August 18th at Tournament Saturday – 9 am. For more in- the Schuylkill Haven Island from 2 –10 pm. formation call Robert Hopkins at 462-3684. Celebration of music and the arts, featuring
LCCC's BEC Center to hold Entrepreneur Summer Camp for Youth Lehigh Carbon Community College’s (LCCC) Business Enterprise Center (BEC) will hold a summer camp where high school students and recent graduates will have the opportunity to explore and develop entrepreneurial ideas and plans. Youth between the ages 14-17 will invent a product or develop a business plan for a service while learning project design, marketing, and leadership skills. This 20-hour summer camp, Think Tank for Extreme Entrepreneurs, is free and fully-funded through a Coleman Grant and LCCC’s BEC. The camp is held at LCCC’s main campus in Schnecksville Monday
through Friday, July 16-20, from 8:00 am – 12 noon. Attendees will work in groups whose members have common interests and goals. Team leaders are entrepreneurs who are experienced in all aspects of starting and running a business. LCCC’s BEC, which opened in September 2009, is designed to help business students in developing their business plans and has a myriad of resources available to them, including the assistance of entrepreneurs/mentors available to coach students with the design and finance aspect of their projects.
family entertainment. For more information call (570) 385-2841. August 19 St. Matthew's Summer Festival, Sunday August 19th, at South Cass Fire Company Grounds in Primrose (near Minersville along Route 901). Ethnic and American food, entertainment and games. For more information call (570) 544-2211. August 23 Mountain Top Diabetes Support Group meeting will be held Thursday, August 23 from 7–9pm in the cafeteria of St. Jude's School. Topic: Protecting Your Kidneys (Dr. Rodriguez). Group is free and open to the public. Time and place may change. For information call Donna or Debbie at 570-4749820. August 25 Shenandoah Heritage Day, Saturday August 25th. Ethnic food, entertainment and “Parade of Nations” pageantry at Girard Park, Washington and Main Streets, Shenandoah. For more information call (570) 462-2060 or visit our website at www.downtownshenandoah.com. August 28 Lehighton Area Crime Watch will hold their next meeting on Tuesday, August 28 at 6:30 pm. at Lehighton Area High School. Come and see what we are all about. For more information call Byron at 610-377-1926. All are welcome! To list your Community Event in our Calendar, please email the event to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Small Town Girl makes it big by Carl Simchena She comes from the little town of Albermarle in North Carolina. She was in the Top 6 during Season 5 of “American Idol” and she is a real “crowd pleaser” when she’s in concert. She has had several hit songs including “Red High Heels”, “Don’t You Know You’re Beautiful”, “Best Days of Your Life”, and the very touching “I Wonder.” Her name is Kellie Pickler. I had the opportunity to meet her during her recent stop at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorp for an evening performance. During my short time with Kellie, I found her to be totally “down to earth”—not bound at all by the trappings of
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Kellie’s audience and, rightfully so. She also acknowledged all of the other veterans in attendance. She is a true patriot. At the end of her show, Kellie, wearing her “red high heels”, came to the edge of the stage and signed a significant number of autographs for many of those in attendance. To me, Kellie Pickler is the definition of a true entertainer. She can make you feel a multitude of emotions through her music— happiness, sadness, and humor. And, what’s really nice, she obviously cares about her many fans. Next time you have an opportunity, check out a Kellie Pickler Concert. You will find it thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining. P
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Teresa Zapolska grew up in Jamaica, New York. During her early years in school, she was taught the piano by the nuns and played for all of the Polish shows held at the school. At the request of her mother, she also began singing and
taking accordion lessons. Her polka career began at an early age, with the Bernie Witkowski Orchestra. Not only did she sing with the band, but she also composed songs and arranged many of the numbers. At one point, Teresa Zapolska was performing with a total of twenty bands. Among them were Frank Wojnarowski, and Larry Chesky, She found that she was having difficulty switching between bands, so she decided to go, full time, with Frank Wojnarowski. In the beginning, Frank Wojnarowski, wasn’t extremely comfortable with Teresa. However, within a short time, he became very fond of her. Zapolska teamed with Wojnarowski to run two big polka festivals – one in Manhattan Center in New York City and the other in Bridgeport, Connecticut at the Pleasure Beach Ballroom. Not only did she sing, write songs and arrange them, she also made the costumes for the band and handled the bookings. Upon Wojnarowski’s retirement in 1975, Teresa began her own band, the Teresa Zapolska Orchestra. In 1984, Zapolska began a polka radio broadcast in Long Island, New York and, in her spare time, she served as a news reporter for the Polish American World in New York. Zapolska was the recipient of Cambridge’s Who’s Who Professional of the Year in the Polka Music Industry award in 2006, 2007 and 2008. In addition, in 2008, Teresa Zapolska was inducted into the Polka Music Hall of Fame by the International Polka Association. Teresa died this past May 8th, leaving an indelible mark on polka music. Besides losing Teresa Zapolska in May, we also lost one of my great influences in
polka music, Eddie Blazonczyk, Sr. He passed away on Monday, May 21 at age 70. Eddie was a Grammy-Award winning bandleader and a polka powerhouse. Eddie, who was retired, was honored nationally for his work, receiving the Grammy in 1986 for his recording "Another Polka Celebration" and a 1998 National Endowment for the Arts Heritage Fellowship. Eddie Blazonczyk, Sr. In the early 1960s Eddie launched the Versatones band nationally. The band was one of the most admired and enduring groups in the polka industry. His son, Eddie Jr., continued to lead and tour with his own version of the ensemble until the end of last year. Though Blazonczyk, Sr., played many instruments, he leaned toward the bass, singing in English and Polish as leader of the Versatones. A tireless advocate for polka, Blazonczyk broadcast the music on various independent Chicago radio stations, We will all remember Eddie for his flawless vocals, his great creativity, and his exceptional “down to earth” personality. He was a true innovator in polka music. The style he created is being used by many of today’s top polka bands. His passing is a great loss to all of his many fans. In closing, don’t forget to tune into “The Polka Connection” every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. on 1490 WAZL. “The coolest polka show on the radio.” You can also listen online at www.wazlam.com. Also, be sure to join the Polskie Swingmasters at the Freeland VFW on Thursday, July 5 and again on Thursday, July 19, starting both nights at 6:00 p.m. We will also be appearing at the Dupont VFW on Sunday, July 15 from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. Joining us will be the great Eddie Biegaj on accordion, concertina, and vocals. We hope to see you at one of our performances. And finally, I hope you all have a great 4th of July. God Bless You All. P
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Gibson's Cyber World jumps from Page to Big Screen...Finally NewsUSA) - It has been almost 30 years since William Gibson introduced the world to his debut novel "Neuromancer." Since then, the book has gone on to win numerous accolades and honors, including Time Magazine's list of 100 best English-language novels since 1923. Now, in what has most assuredly become a cult classic in the science fiction genre, Seven Arts Entertainment has optioned the book and started adapting it to the big screen -- a move that fans of the cyberpunk novel have been waiting for, for years. The problem, said Peter Hoffman, CEO of Seven Arts, has been finding the right people who would do this book justice. It was announced earlier that film director Vincenzo Natali has signed on to direct this sci-fi thriller. "I think the reason that William Gibson has been so supportive of me doing it is that he knows the film won't be homogenised," says Natali. "There's something inherently not mainstream about it, and I want to preserve that. Natali also added that "The book was prototypical; it defined a genre. Even now, after it's been pillaged by so many movies and works of fiction, it remains in my
mind totally unique." Hoffman shares Natali's assertion. "We believe that [Vincenzo] Natali has both the story telling ability and the command of the visual medium to give this film the treatment it deserves," said Hoffman. "In Vincenzo's hands, we think Neuromancer will realize William Gibson's extraordinary vision of the future while being a big draw at the box office." The book describes a futuristic world that, at the time, seemed almost inconceivable. And yet, fast forward to present day, and aspects of the author's plot don't seem all that far-fetched. The novel tells the story of a washed-up computer hacker hired by a mysterious employer to pull off the ultimate hack. He encounters Neuromancer, an artificial intelligence being who is able to copy minds and run them as RAM (not ROM), allowing stored personalities to grow and develop. The film went into pre-production almost one year ago, and filming is currently expected to begin this year, with a budget of $60 million. For more information, visit www.7artspictures. com (NASDQ: SAPX). P
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Here we are….July again and summer is in full swing. The gardens are planted and growing well due to the abundant sunshine and rain. The flowers are beautiful no matter where you look. The children are getting ready for their full month of being out of school and enjoying all the things that kids love, from outdoor sports, to swimming, vacationing and just simply enjoying life. The holiday that pulls all Americans together with the wonderful story of the Independence of our nation from England, falls on a Wednes-
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day this year, but none the less opportunity for us to enjoy some quality time with our families and friends and honoring our great nation and those who built it, defended it and died for it. Here are a few recipes that you can add to your picnic this year, or to take to a friend’s home for nice dinner. P
Grandma’s Peach French Toast (pictued above) Ingredients: 1 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 cup butter 2 tablespoons water 1 (29 ounce) can sliced peaches, drained 12 (3/4 inch thick) slices day-old French bread 5 eggs 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1 pinch ground cinnamon, or to taste Directions: In a saucepan, stir together the brown sugar, butter and water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Pour the brown sugar mixture into a 9"x13" inch baking dish, and tilt the dish to cover the entire bottom. Place peaches in a layer over the sugar coating, then top with slices of French bread. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs and vanilla. Slowly pour over the bread slices to coat evenly. Sprinkle cinnamon over the top. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight. Remove the dish from the refrigerator about 30 minutes before baking to come to room temperature. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the bread is golden brown. Spoon out portions to serve.
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Hugh Noyes Mulcahy was born September 9, 1913 in Brighton, Massachusetts, and died October 19, 2001, at the age of 88 in Aliquippa, PA. He played high school baseball for his hometown and upon graduation, attended Dean Academy, where he played ice hockey and was the pitching star of the school’s undefeated team. Mulcahy was signed to a minor league contract by the New York Giants in 1933 and went 14-10 in the Northeastern League in 1934. In 1935, Mulcahy hurled for the AA Albany Senators before the Phillies purchased his contract in 1935. Hugh Mulcahy won one and lost five with a 4.78 ERA in the latter part of the season. The Phillies sent Mulcahy to our own Hazleton to start the season in 1936. Hazleton at the time was a member of the Class A New York-Penn League. In 1936, Mulcahy had what perhaps is the best pitching performance in the history of the Hazleton franchise. Mulcahy was a workhorse for Hazleton, pitching 325 innings and throwing 36 complete games while posting a 25-14 record. The Sporting News named the Hazleton pitcher the MVP of the New York Penn League. At the end of the 1936 minor league campaign, Mulcahy was recalled from the Hazleton Mountaineers
to the Phillies where he went 1-1 with a 3.20 ERA over the last few weeks of the season. Hugh Mulcahy, as he was in Hazleton, was a real workhorse for the Phillies between the years 1937-1940 when the team was a constant doormat. The Phillies lost over 400 games in those four years, losing 100 or more games three times. Hugh Mulcahy who at first was nicknamed “Mul” lost 76 of those games behind an anemic offense and a porous defense. Mulcahy was a 20 game loser in 1938 and lost 22 in 1940. His high number of losses earned him perhaps the worst epithet ever given a major league hurler, namely “Losing Pitcher.” Despite his high number of losses, the Phillies and other clubs felt he had great potential. Teams often tried to acquire Mulcahy by trade between 1937-1940. Other pitching teammates of Mulcahy who also had poor records during this time eventually were traded and became winning pitchers. Kirby Higbe with a career record of 118101, Claude Passeau with a 162-150 slate and Bucky Walters at 198-160 all became big winners after exiting Philadelphia. The Phillies held on to Mulcahy despite the fact that many teams wished to acquire him. In 1940, even though Mulcahy lost 22 games, he won
13, had a respectable 3.60 ERA, and hurled 21 complete games including three shutouts. His final game in 1940 was a 6-0 shutout of the Giants, but this was to be the last game for Mulcahy until 1945. On March 8, 1941, Mulcahy became the first baseball player to enter military service before the outbreak of World War II. Mulcahy believed that every person owed his country service. On December 5, 1941, Hugh Mulcahy was honorably discharged, but two days later was back in the Army after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Hugh Mulcahy was well liked in Philadelphia and was honored at the Philadelphia Sports Writers annual banquet in January of 1942. On a furlough on May 19, 1942, Mulcahy pitched batting practice for the Phillies and was given gifts. A few days later on May 23, he outpitched Bob Feller in a benefit Army-Navy game, winning 5-0 in a five inning contest at Fenway Park as a prelim to the Red Sox game. Hugh Mulcahy would spend 4 ½ years in the Army and would be honorably discharged after attaining the rank of Master Sergeant and earning a Bronze Star. He was given a month to rest before returning to pitch for the Phillies in August of 1945. The 4 ½ years away from major league baseball took a heavy toll on Mulcahy’s career. In 1946, he appeared in only 16 games for the Phils going 2-4 with a 4.45 ERA. The Phillies released him at the conclusion of the season. The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Mulcahy to pitch in 1947, but he appeared in only two games. Mulcahy then toiled in the minors with modest success before retiring in 1951. Among the teams Mulcahy pitched with were the Oakland Oaks, the Memphis Chicks, and the Albany Senators, where he hurled early in his career. Noted columnist, Red Smith, stated that Mulcahy was the greatest casualty of any major league baseball player as far as having a career ruined by World War II. Paul Rogers of SABR labeled Mulcahy as one of the hardest luck pitchers of all time. Hugh Mulcahy finished his major league career with a 45-89 record with 63 complete games in 143 starts and a relatively high ERA of 4.49. He also allowed more hits than innings pitched and issued more walks than he recorded strikeouts. Nevertheless, Mulcahy had his moments. He appeared in the most games of any National League pitcher in 1937, was named to the National League All-Star team in 1940 and was the first Phils pitcher to win a night game at Shibe Park, defeating the Dodgers 3-2 in 1939. He was also the only starting pitcher not to commit an error that year. Throughout his career, Mulcahy kept a continued on page 66
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pitching notebook on every batter in the National League. Among those who admired Mulcahy was Danny Litwhiler of Ringtown, who was at one time a teammate about whom I wrote in a previous Panorama article. A close friend of Mulcahy who played with him at Hazleton in 1936, and later was a roommate when both were on the Phillies, was spunky
Morrie Arnovich. Arnovich played for Hazleton in both 1935 and 1936 and hit over .300 both seasons. He would go on to play six full seasons in the majors, mainly with the Phils and compile a good .287 lifetime average. After retiring from pitching, Hugh Mulcahy spent many years in the White Sox organization as a pitching coach and worked with the main club in 1970. Mulcahy appears on the cover of
David Finoli’s wartime baseball book, For the Good of the Country. He is shown in an Army uniform hurling a baseball with a large leg kick. Whether Mulcahy would have become a star pitcher, had World War II not interrupted his baseball career, is debatable. What is not debatable is that Hugh Mulcahy is a man to be admired. He did not regret losing the prime years of his baseball career to the Army. Mulcahy spoke of many who went to war and did not come back and how fortunate he himself was. He was grateful for his long career as a pitching coach and as a minor league administrator. Mulcahy did not feel cheated by life. Hugh Mulcahy had a sense of humor. Regarding his nickname of “Losing Pitcher,” he remarked, “You know in sports, somebody’s got to win and somebody’s got to lose. Well I was the guy who always lost.” After his retirement from pitching coach and minor league administrator, Mulcahy lived in Beaver, Pennsylvania. For many years he delivered Meals on Wheels, often to people younger than himself. Interviewed at 87 and suffering from cancer, Hugh Mulcahy still viewed himself as a fortunate person. He died of cancer on October 19, 2001 at Aliquippa Community Hospital, and is buried in Beaver Cemetery in Beaver, Pennsylvania. Hugh Mulcahy appears on cards in three standard sets. He is high numbered card 145 in the 1939 Playball set, card number 95 in the 1940 Playball set and card number 1 in the 1941 Goudey set. The least expensive card of Mulcahy is number 95 in the Playball set which runs around $20 in excellent to mint condition. The 1939 card number 145, since it is a high number, costs about $65 in excellent to mint condition. The 1941 Goudey card is difficult to find and refers to Mulcahy as the first soldier on the front of the card which has different color backgrounds. It is extremely hard to find this card in excellent to mint condition since it is the number 1 card in the set. One could expect to pay several hundred dollars for this card in top condition. The 1940 Playball Mulcahy is very affordable and can be purchased in decent condition from $10 up. I think a Hugh Mulcahy baseball card is a great one for Hazletonians, especially Veterans, to own. Rev. McHugh can be reached at Good Shepherd Church at 570-788-3141 or by email at email@example.com. P Footnote: I used articles from Paul Rogers of SABR, Johnny Goodtimes, Ervin Dryer, John Perrotto, Steve Wulf, and Gary Bidingfeld in composing this article. All references to baseball cards are from my own knowledge.
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How summer can affect our vehicles by Thomas R. Buff The summer season has begun and the scorching temperatures are upon us. Time to hit the pool or relax in the comfort of our air conditioned home. But have you ever thought about how the high temperatures affect our vehicles? From the tires to driving conditions, the heat can be brutal on us as well as our mode of transportation. • Tires – Many studies have been conducted concerning the effects of road temperatures on stopping distances and found that drivers should expect shorter stops on cooler road surfaces. In one test, a test car took 134 feet to stop from 60 mph on a dry track at 35 degrees F. When the track was at a scorching 119 F it took nine more feet to stop. So if you are a close driver (I hope you are not), you should add more distance from the car in front of you. In general, 10 feet would be sufficient on a hot day. Also remember that heat is the enemy of tire life. The greater amount of heat they are subjected to, the shorter the tires tread wear and structural life. High speed combined with high load and high outside temperatures can create extreme circumstances and cause sudden tire failure. So check your tires tread depth and for proper air pressure at least monthly in the summer season. • Cooling System – The automotive cooling system is designed to rely on certain conditions to work properly. High temperatures, long drives, and the use of air conditioning make the cooling system work very hard. If your cooling system is not up to par, it will overheat and cause possible engine damage.
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able assumption of how long you might live. How much income will you need? Look at how much retirement income you'll need, based partly on an estimate of your retirement expenses. If there is a large gap between your projected expenses and your anticipated income, waiting a few years to retire and start collecting Social Security benefits may improve your financial outlook. Social Security's annual cost-of-living increases are calculated using your initial year's benefits as a base--the higher the base, the greater your annual increase. Do you plan on working after age 62? Continuing to work after you start collecting Social Security benefits at age 62 may reduce your Social Security retirement benefit. Specifically, if you are under full retirement age for the entire year, $1 in benefits will be withheld for every $2 you earn over the annual earnings limit ($14,640 in 2012). Note: SSA recalculates your benefit when you reach full retirement age, and omits the months in which your benefit was reduced. Are you eligible for retiree heal benefits? Keep in mind that you still won't be eligible for Medicare until you reach age 65. So unless you're eligible for retiree health benefits through your former employer or your spouse's health plan at work, you'll probably want to pay for a private health policy until Medicare kicks in. For more information The nuances of Social Security can be complex. Every person's situation is different. LetĂs work together to develop a Social Security plan for you to get the most out of this important benefit. No obligation, complimentary. Call me at (570) 455-6301. Visit my website www.johnbeltrami.com Janney Montgomery Scott LLC Financial Advisors are available to discuss the suitability and risks involved with various products and strategies presented. We will be happy to provide a prospectus, when available, and other information upon request. Please note that the information provided includes reference to concepts that have legal, accounting and tax implications. It is not to be construed as legal, accounting or tax advice, and is provided as general information to you to assist in understanding the issues discussed. Neither Janney Montgomery Scott LLC nor its Financial Advisors (in their capacity as Financial Advisors) give tax, legal, or accounting advice. We would urge you to consult with your own attorney and/or accountant regarding the application of the information contained in this letter to the facts and circumstances of your particular situation. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, is a fullservice investment firm that is a member of the NYSE, the FINRA and SIPC. Prepared by Broadridge Investor Communication Solutions, Inc. Copyright 2012.
Get your Social Security Statement online by Edward Ford Social Security Area Director If you would like to get a Social Security Statement, which provides estimates of your future benefits, it is now available online at www.socialsecurity.gov. “Our new online Social Security Statement is simple, easy-to-use and provides people with estimates they can use to plan for their retirement,” said Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner of Social Security. “The online Statement also provides estimates for disability and survivors benefits, making the Statement an important financial planning tool. People should get in the habit of checking their online Statement each year, around their birthday, for example.” In addition to helping with financial planning, the online Statement also provides workers a convenient way to determine whether their earnings are accurately posted to their Social Security records. This feature is important because Social Security benefits are based on average earnings over a person’s lifetime. If the information is incorrect, the person may not receive proper benefits. The online Statement provides you the opportunity to save or print the document for future reference, or to have handy for discussions with family members or a financial planner. According to the American Customer Satisfaction Index, users are giving the online Statement a score of 89, making it competitive with our other top-rated, best-in-government online services, such as the Retirement Estimator and online retirement application. To get a personalized online Statement, you must be age 18 or older and must be able to provide information about yourself that matches information already on file with Social Security. In addition, Social Security uses Experian, an external authentication service provider, for further verification. You must provide identifying information and answer security questions in order to pass this verification. Social Security will not share your Social Security number with Experian, but the identity check is an important part of this new, thorough verification process. When your identity is verified, you can create a “My Social Security” account with a unique user name and password to access your online Statement. In addition, your online Statement includes links to information about other online Social Security services, such as applications for retirement, disability, and Medicare. For more information about the new online Statement, please visit www.socialsecurity.gov/ mystatement. P
What is Chapter 7 Bankruptcy? by Christy M. DeMelfi, Esq. A Chapter 7 bankruptcy is commonly called a “liquidation”. That does not mean that the Court is going to sell your couch, your clothes, your car or even your house. Because of various exemptions, a person can often keep all of their property. In a Chapter 7, the person filing for bankruptcy (a debtor) normally does not repay any of their unsecured creditors (credit cards or medical bills). A debtor has the right to elect to keep paying their secured debts, such as a house or car. Provided that the equity in the items is equal to or less than certain exemptions, and the person is current on payments to the secured creditor, a person can often keep their secured property.
There are two main factors that determine if a person qualifies for a Chapter 7. The first is relatively easy: the debtor cannot have a great deal of nonexempt property. For most people this is not a problem; however, it does sometimes it can be an issue. The other factor is whether or not a person passes the “Means Test”. The Means Test is a government developed form that tells us whether or not you should have money to pay creditors. This form is similar to a tax return, where certain figures are dictated by government guidelines, but others are actual numbers. If you “pass” the Means Test, you qualify for a Chapter 7. P
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4 ways to help kids make cents of finances (Family Features) Financial literacy is as important as learning the ABC's. By teaching financial and entrepreneurial practices at a young age, children will be better prepared for their financial futures. The first step is to get started, so start with these educational activities: Start Talking: Try a simple question such as, "What is investing?" Questions are conversation starters and shouldn't be complicated. The key is to teach through open communication that allows kids to discover - rather than be told - the answers. Starting Thinking: Most kids are impul-
sive and fixate on things that are interesting. It's tough to get them thinking beyond "now" when it comes to money. Overcoming that helps kids understand the basic principles of budgeting. Challenge them with questions such as, "Are you still going to want that expensive sweater in a month, or would it be better to save toward something else?" Helping kids grasp the concept of "value" instills a sense of financial ownership and responsibility. Remind them that once they spend the money, it's gone. Start Practicing: Kids learn through repetition. The more they do something, the bet-
ter they get. No matter what age the child is, present her with scenarios that require practicing different financial principles. For example, during the summertime give your child $20 to set up a lemonade stand. Ask her, "What types of products will you need to buy to make lemonade? How much will those items cost? How many days do you plan to have the lemonade stand open?" Asking these questions will not only help her work through the answers, but will also increase her understanding of simple business terms such as "overhead" and "profit." Additionally, contributing more "investment" money to the fledgling business opens up dialogue about investors and stocks. It takes a little imagination to come up with scenarios, but it can be a fun learning opportunity for the child and the parent. Start Investigating: The Internet provides a wealth of financial learning tools for children and parents. Of course, parents should monitor what their children are viewing online, but there are some invaluable educational sites, such as www.smckids.com, which features webisodes for Secret Millionaires Club (SMC), an animated series starring Warren Buffet as he mentors a group of kids. Featured on The HUB network, as well as the website, the SMC series is an innovative way to teach sound financial and entrepreneurial practices to young people. Modeled after the lessons instilled by Mr. Buffett in the animated series, SMC's "Learn & Earn" Promotion - sponsored exclusively by www. creditreport.com - also offers interactive educational tools for parents and kids. The bottom line: Stop waiting. It's never too early to start teaching financial lessons. For more fun and engaging financial resources, or to watch "The Secret Millionaires Club" webisodes, visit www.smckids.com. Nothing separates the generations more than music. By the time a child is 8 or 9, he has developed a passion for his own music that is even stronger than his passions for procrastination and weird clothes. â€”Bill Cosby
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Green Beans: The plants that keep on giving by Mary Ann Miller, Master Gardener One of my favorite vegetables is green beans, and they are one of the vegetables that you can still plant in July and get a good harvest before the end of the growing season. Green beans are quick and easy to grow, with many bush varieties maturing in only 50 to 55 days. They can be planted from seed every two weeks to insure a harvest throughout the summer. They are also a great replacement crop when cool season vegetables like lettuce, spinach, and peas succumb to the summer heat. Beans should be planted after all danger of frost has passed. They grow best in a slightly acidic soil (pH between 6.0 and 6.8). They need more potash and phosphorus than nitrogen, so a fertilizer formula of 5-10-10 or equivalent is recommended. Compost can also provide the nutrients necessary for bean
production. Seeds should be placed about 1 to 1-1/2 inches deep and at least 2 inches apart. As the plants become established, they can be thinned to about 4 inches apart. Allow 4 to 6 inches between rows of beans. Control weeds by shallow hoeing or cultivating or by placing mulch around the plants. If allowed to grow, weeds deprive garden
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plants of water and nutrients and may also harbor pests and promote disease. Rabbits and other critters love beans, so fencing is also recommended. There are many excellent varieties of green beans available to Pennsylvania gardeners. Many are disease resistant, and some, such as Kentucky Wonder and Blue Lake, are better for canning and freezing than others (see seed packets or catalogs for information). I especially like the filet beans for their superior flavor and high yields. My favorite filet bush variety is Maxibel because it is stringless. Some of the other filets must be picked pencil thin, or they become extremely stringy. Maxibel allows you to harvest more leisurely and still get excellent results. Pole beans are very prolific and an excellent choice for the gardener with limited space. Fencing or pole “tepees” are needed to provide support, but the extra work pays off when you can harvest the beans without bending over! Emerite is an excellent filet pole bean variety. After a few weeks of generous harvest, beans cease producing. Many gardeners then remove them from their gardens and plant another vegetable for fall harvest. However, if you allow the plants to remain, they will flower and produce a second crop later in the season. The second harvest is less productive than the first, but still delicious. Beans may be enjoyed well into September if there isn’t an early frost. For more information about the growing and care of green beans, including dealing with disease and insect problems, call Luzerne County Extension at 825-1701 or see the following website: http://extension.psu.edu/ vegetable-fruit/production-guides/vegetablegardening/Beans.pdf/view. P
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Make your Home and Landscape less susceptible to Pests (Family Features) An essential aspect of landscape maintenance is insect control. Problem insects can affect the vigor of plants and landscapes, either through disease, insect feeding or other destructive activities. Insects can also invade the interior of a home in search of food, water and shelter, becoming a general nuisance. With the recent mild winter across the U.S., insect activity is occurring even earlier this year. This means there is a greater chance that homes and landscapes will be infested by pests this summer. Here are some tips to make your home and landscape less of a target for infestation: Choose plants wisely: Many insect and disease issues can be prevented by selecting plants that are less prone to insect problems. For example, native plants are less inviting to pests when planted where sun and soil are right for them. Combat insects with essential nutrients: One of the best defenses from problem pests is a strong, actively growing, well-maintained plant. Proper fertilization is essential to maintaining landscape beauty and plant development, helping sustain optimum plant growth
and resistance to insects, diseases and environmental stresses. Know the symptoms: Often, the evaluation of plant symptoms can provide an effective indication of the insect type. There are three common types of problem insects: • Sucking insects and mites cause damage by removing a plant's life-sustaining sap from plant tissues. Symptoms include: the wilting of plant tissues; the stunting, curling or distortion of new plant growth; a rust coloration of the upper leaf surface; or a sticky substance followed by a black sooty appearance on the upper leaf surface. • Chewing insects consume plant tissue, such as leaves, stems and roots, or burrow into plant tissue. Symptoms include: silvering of leaf tissues; complete removal of leaf tissues; and holes in and around plant leaves, stems, branches and trunks. • Boring insects target the trunks, stems, bark, buds and roots of woody ornamental shrubs and trees. These insects damage plants through their tunneling activities. Symptoms include: holes in the bark; tunneling activity in leaf tissue; dead terminal growth on a plant; or the
complete removal of strips of bark. Create a line of defense: Use a bait formulation to create a barrier around your home. The bait kills a range of ant species outside so they are unable to infest interior areas. Foraging (worker) ants bring the granules back to their mound, resulting in the entire colony, including the queen, being destroyed. Clean up debris: Along with applying bait, you should also remove loose debris from around the home and at the foundation of plants. This includes fallen leaves or dropped fruit. Pests often use these types of debris for nesting and feeding. Protect beneficial species: Within every landscape and garden, there are pest predators that are beneficial to the health of plants-either by feeding on problem pests or by helping with soil aeration and drainage. Attract beneficial insects to your landscape with plants that provide nectar, pollen and other food sources.
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755 Kidder Street, Wilkes-Barre (Wyoming Valley Mall)
58 Station Circle, Hazleton (I-81, Exit 143, Hazleton 924)
4 West Olive St., Scranton
(Providence Rd., Across from Scranton HS)
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Footlong Chili Cheese Coney*
with the purchase of a Footlong Chili Cheese Coney**
*Of equal or lesser value. ** Requires purchase at regular price. Add-Ons cost extra. Limit on coupon per purchase. One coupon per visit. Please mention coupon when ordering. Not good in conjunction with combos or any other offers. Offer good only at participating SONIC® Drive-Ins. HURRY! OFFER GOOD THROUGH August 20, 2012. No cash value. Copies, sale, or internet distribution or auction prohibited. TM & © 2012 America’s Drive-In Brand Properties LLC.
with the purchase of another Bagel Sandwich
*Add-Ons cost extra. Tax not included. Limit one purchase per coupon. One coupon per visit. Please mention coupon when ordering. Not good in conjunction with any other offers. Offer good only at participating SONIC® Drive-Ins. HURRY! OFFER GOOD THROUGH August 20, 2012. No cash value. Copies, sale or internet distribution or auction prohibited. TM& © 2012 America’s Drive-In Brand Properties LLC.
*Of equal or lesser value. ** Requires purchase at regular price. Add-Ons cost extra. Limit on coupon per purchase. One coupon per visit. Please mention coupon when ordering. Not good in conjunction with combos or any other offers. Offer good only at participating SONIC® Drive-Ins. HURRY! OFFER GOOD THROUGH August 20, 2012. No cash value. Copies, sale, or internet distribution or auction prohibited. TM & © 2012 America’s Drive-In Brand Properties LLC.
Buy One Real Ice Cream Shake,
Tax not included. Limit one purchase per coupon. One coupon per visit. Please mention coupon when ordering. Not good in c onjunction with anyother offers. Offer good only at participating SONIC® Drive-Ins. HURRY! OFFER GOOD THROUGH August 20, 2012. No cash value. Copies, sale or internet distribution or auction prohibited. TM & © 2012 America’s Drive-In Brand Properties LLC.
*Of equal or lesser value. ** Requires purchase at regular price. Add-Ons cost extra. Limit on coupon per purchase. One coupon per visit. Please mention coupon when ordering. Not good in conjunction with combos or any other offers. Offer good only at participating SONIC® Drive-Ins. HURRY! OFFER GOOD THROUGH August 20, 2012. No cash value. Copies, sale, or internet distribution or auction prohibited. TM & © 2012 America’s Drive-In Brand Properties LLC.
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FREE Medium Cherry Limeade or medium beverage
Add-Ons cost extra. Tax not included. Limit one purchase per coupon. One coupon per visit. Please mention coupon when ordering. Not good in conjunction with any other offers. Offer good only at participating SONIC® Drive-Ins. HURRY! OFFER GOOD THROUGH August 20, 2012. No cash value. Copies, sale, or internet distribution or auction prohibited. TM & © 2012 America’s Drive-In Brand Properties LLC.
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