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010 Snowfall by Marolyn Pensock 029 Art & Antiques: Mid Century Cookie Jars recall Nursery Rymes by Dr. Lori 034 Coal Region well represented in 1948 Bowman Football Set by Rev. Connell McHugh 039 Polka Connection by Carl Simchena 050 Hard Coal Baseball by Rich Lipinski 058 Engine Technology for Fuel Economy by Thomas R. Buff

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Cranberry Ballpark…My Bucket List Part One

by Larry Ksanznak In a previous issue of the Panorama, I listed my ten favorite places in the Greater Hazleton Area as my Bucket List of treasured memories. These places and sites no longer exist due to either being demolished or converted to a new use. When I return to the Hazleton area, I fondly remember so many treasured memories associated with these sites. One of my favorite of all the sites was the old Cranberry Ball Park. It was located in the southwest corner of West Hazleton. The building of the ballpark was started in 1922 when the Coal Company owners gave permission to the coal miners from Cranberry, Hollers Hill, Crystal Ridge, Green Ridge and West Hazleton to construct a baseball field. The results of their labor of love was a beautiful baseball field, spacious covered grandstand and bleachers along the first and third baselines. A large wooden billboard fence was erected to encircle the field and allow for the charging of admission to games. In later years, telephone poles with banks of lights made it possible to have night football and baseball games. In a blue-collar community, when most people worked during the day, the night games were a real source of entertainment and enjoyment for families. The first organized baseball to be played at the ball park was the Anthracite League that consisted of teams from White Haven, Freeland, Conyngham, Rock Glen, West Hazleton, Jeddo, St. Claire, McAdoo, Hazleton Red Sox, Transfiguration and Brehms. Some of the best players in Major League baseball played at Cranberry Park including the one and only Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Walter Johnson, “Butch” Ebinger, Joe Bush,

Bob Ehmke, Morrie Arnovich, , “Specs” Toporcer, Dutch Dorman, Hugh Mulcahey, Eddie Popowski, George Tice, Eddie Wilson and Jim Bagby. There were many local baseball stars who performed on this baseball diamond including Norm Larker, Mike Warnitsky, Porky Hudock, Pitzer Valitsky, Charlie Sypeck, “Bully” Christina, Joe Levitsky, Eddie Waitkis, Carl Denke, Jack Reese, Tom Kendra, George Yakubisin, Joe Gibbon, Earl Strack, Charlie Mullin, Nick Mondero, “Dutch” Houser, Hack DePew, Robert Rinker, Louie Urban, Vince Comshick, Priggin Winters, Joe Besiski, George Honochick and Frank Pollock. One of the biggest attractions ever to come to the Hazleton area was the visit of the legendary Babe Ruth. The New York Times October 23, 1923, described Babe Ruth’s visit to Cranberry Ball Park. “Hazleton, Pa. Oct. 22, Babe Ruth came to Hazleton today for a baseball game. It was made a holiday, the mines and the public schools of all towns in the region closing for the afternoon. Mine workers lefts their posts in such numbers that work had to be suspended. “Babe” went hitless against Mondero, a mineworker of Coleraine, who pitched for the Hazleton team. He struck the home run king out twice.” Being a teenager gave you a chance to be a member of the “Knothole Gang.” As a member, you were allowed to see some games free or reduced admission fee. I remember some of our “Knot Hole” members Bob Probert, Jimmy Striney, Richie Stish, Zack Taylor, Frankie Berge, Charlie and Leo Podlesny, Jimmie Mulligan, Jimmy Ustynoski, “Stoogie” Leitner, Bobby Gallagher,

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“Yosh” Mehalick, George Sterba, Eddie Dulina, Carl Horn, Kenny Stecker, Fritz Yeakel, John Greencavich, “Hooper” Evans, Sammy Klingerman, Johnny Seamon, Milo Masonovich, “Red” Sarnoski, Al Mackunis, Eddie VanBlargen, Tommy Antolick, Eddie Junay, Tom Horinko, Ed Lincalis, Buddy Bainbridge. Glenny DeFransisco and “Shakey” Raabe. When not in the ballpark we gathered on the corner of Wayne and Cranberry Avenue to wait for foul balls to be hit over the grandstand. It was a mad dash to retrieve the baseball. There was an elderly gentleman by the name of “Smokey Joe” who was hired by the team to get the baseball before the kids. When we got a baseball you had two choices, either to give it back and get free admission, or take it back to Gravel Run field for our baseball games. Life is always filled with difficult choices. In addition to Cranberry Park being used for baseball, it soon found a dual use when football games became part of the sports scene. In 1931 the Twin County Football League was formed with teams from Coaldale, Shenandoah, Tamaqua, Mahanoy City, Summit Hill, Cranberry AA, Hazleton, Freeland and McAdoo. West Hazleton High School began to play their home games at the field that attracted crowds of 6,000 spectators. The first Thanksgiving Day Classic football games between West Hazleton High and Hazleton High School were played at Cranbury Park. Some of the greatest players in the greater Hazleton area played on this field. Joe Andrejco, “Ace” Kasulin, Eddie and Al Bart, Eddie Koloski, Joe Moody, Bernie Babula, Leo Pasdon, George Cheverko, “Moon” Merker,

Doddy” Platukis, George “Corky” Gula, Bennie Rockovich, Angelo Albano, Pat Garramone, Ed Warnet, Vince Comcheck Andy Zahn, Bucky Gross, J.C. Corrigan, Bob Orr, Paul Dolin, Jim Schropp,Mike Vucksanovich, “Hunky” Moran, Jake Postupack, Mike Plaskonis, Bill Fox, Bill Schaub, Steve Mischissen, Joe Czutno, Gabbo Lutz, Joe Yackanich, Francis Martin, Joe Apichella, Dan Sekanovich, Dave Koskulitz, “Snapper“ Teresevich, “CeCe” Tarnapolski, Henry Farkus, Lenny Gibson, George Kracum, John Petchel, Ossie Preat, Butch Herron, Ziggy Potzner, Bob Bitner, Joe Gallagher, Ray Stecker, Steve Kowalick, Jackie Patton, Cy Brown, Stanley Babon, Rich Safko, Patch” Devers, Larry Sartori, John Kulig, Jimmy Schroop, George Uresevich, Bill Winslow, John “Hunky” Gillis, Joe Trella, Mike Furnanage, George Platukis, Jim “Gassy” Horn, Danny Parrell, Edward Rittenhouse and Mike DeNoia. Edward Rittenhouse graduated from West Hazleton High School in the first class in 1929. He holds the WHHS record for a punt return of 95 yards at Cranberry Ball Park. Part two of this article will be in the next issue. Questions or to comment on this article, can be emailed to P

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Chamber Women’s Networking Committee Awards Four Woman’s Empowerment Grants The Greater Hazleton Chamber of Com- Empowerment Grants. This grant is intended merce Women’s Networking committee has for women beginning their higher education, recently awarded their fifth annual Women’s returning to college for an advanced degree or taking additional courses to improve their workplace skills. “This year we received nine applications”. explains Leann Fallabel, Chamber VP of Marketing and Woman’s Networking Committee Coordinator. “After carefully reviewing and scoring each, the volunteer committee narrowed it down to seven women. Each of the eight women were personally interviewed by the committee and, following the interviews they were able to decide who would receive the grants for 2012” continues Ms. Fallabel. The Women’s Networking Committee raises money for this grant throughout the year at their events including, evening netCall Us... working mixers, an annual Ladies Night Out You will always be on time! event, a holiday decorating contest and social and luncheon programs. In addition to raising funds at these events, for the fourth year in a row, PPL has made a 24 HOURS A DAY generous donation of $800. Also again, this year, the Hazleton YMCA/YWCA Kirkpat7 DAYS A WEEK rick Foundation has generously contributed LOCAL & LONG DISTANCE $500 toward the Women’s Empowerment •••Metered Rates••• Grant Fund. For 2012 the committee has been able to Clean Cars—Friendly Drivers distribute four $1000 grants. The recipients P.U.C. A-00121957 of this year’s Women’s Empowerment Grants FULLY LICENSED & INSURED are: Francelys Fabian, currently attending Penn State Hazleton; Camelia Francisc, currently attending King’s College; Renee J. Baran, currently attending Argosy University Online and Allison Rudewick, currently attending Luzerne County Community College. The woman will be recognized at the Chamber’s upcoming Annual Business & Community Awards Luncheon, which is being held on Thursday, October 25ht, at Top of the 80’s Restaurant in Drums. For more information on the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce Woman’s Networking Committee’s events and initiatives visit or to celebrate with the grant recipients at the upcoming awards luncheon, contact the Chamber at 455-1509, email lfallabel@ or visit

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Snowfall by Marolyn Pensock It is a bit early in the season to be writing about snowfall, but sometimes when the winds begin to blow their cool breezes during the fall months, I can’t help but remember early snowfalls of past years. On Friday, October 14, 1977, Grace Reformed Church on N. Laurel St., Hazleton, PA lost both their pastor, Rev. William. Y. Gebhard and a respected elder, Tecumsch D. Kreiger. They died within minutes of each other. Reverend Gebhard was viewed at Pusti’s Funeral Home on Sunday evening, October, 16th. Mr.Tec Kreiger was viewed on the same evening just down the street at Krapf and Hughes Funeral Home. They were both very large viewings. In addition to being a church elder and a loving family man, Tec was a well-known local postman. So many folks were just walking from one funeral home to the other. I remember going into Pusti’ s Funeral Home with my husband, Bob. I was wearing thin black slippers. When we left the home, there were several inches of snow on the ground; and it was still falling. What a chilling surprise. Those early inches were just a taste of what followed. Inches turned to feet and days of inconvenience for

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But really, I think we do tend to romanticize snowfalls, in song, movies and photos. Oh, such beautiful photos we have all seen; and many of us have taken a shot or two of a just perfect snowfall. Maybe we were watching the children in the backyard building a snowman when we snapped it. I know I have tried to get a pristine shot before the snowplow has come down the street or before a footprint mars the look of the perfect snow in the front yard. We can’t all be on top of a mountain where the hand of God has painted the perfect picture of majestic trees heavy with new fallen snow to snap our photos. Just look out wherever you happen to be planted at the moment the snow falls. There is your best shot. Your perfect shot may be as close as your new smart phone that many of us have in our hands. Take it! Way back in the day, 1941 to be exact, Claude Thornehill wrote the music and words for his theme song on the piano and for his orchestra. You may find that you have it on an album of theme songs of the big bands. It is so beautiful. Just imagine his rippling fingers floating down the piano keys as the snowflakes floating down from the skies. “Snowfall softly, gently drifts down. Snowflakes whisper ‘neath my window. Towering trees, misty white, velvet breeze round my doorstep. Gently, softly, silent snowfall.” Of course we remember the majestic scenes of the snowy Austrian Alps in ‘The Sound of Music’. Irving Berlin romanticized snow in his unforgettable Irving Berlin classic song, White Christmas. Then, in 1954, along came the movie, White Christmas, starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen. They desperately needed a snowfall at a Vermont inn belonging to their old army general who was in financial trouble. Bing and Danny put together a New York quality show. They put out a call to their old service buddies, who responded en masse. The last scene showed the rear wall of the stage opening to expose the beauty of the long anticipated first snowfall of the season. So I’ll close with a wish for a beautiful first snowfall for each of you this winter season. Enjoy!! Take a photo!! Just a quick postscript: Bing Crosby’s obituary appeared in our local paper the same day as Pastor Gebhard and Tec Kreiger. Strange isn’t it? P

Ask Virginia Jane by Virginia Jane Benyo Greetings! It is I, Virginia Jane, golden retriever and hostess extraordinaire at Kathleen’s Collectibles, here to answer your pressing questions about those remarkable canines! Dear Virginia Jane, I would like to get a dog but I am on a fixed income and don’t have a lot of extra money. But I am lonely and I think a dog would make me happy. What do you recommend? Everyone should have a dog, if they deserve it. And it sounds like you are deserving of a dog. Dogs will always make people happy (cats sometimes). Here’s a tip: adopt one. There are many beautiful dogs and puppies waiting, literally dying, for a good home. The financial benefit is that the pups are usually already neutered or spayed when you get them which saves big bucks at the vet (no offense, vet readers). With my availability of funds, what type of dog do you recommend? Short on funds? Short dog. Seriously, a small dog costs less to care for than we large, gorgeous, outstanding golden retrievers. In one year, the cost of feeding a small dog is about one-fourth the cost of a large dog (and one half the cost of a medium dog). What other costs besides food are associated with owning a dog? Let’s see. Here are some, in no particular order: treats; annual medical exam by a vet (which I personally don’t see the need for but am smart enough to recognize its value);

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Artist and arts educator Mark Rooney is the new manager of the Hazleton Art League. Rooney, who teaches fine art at Penn State, Hazleton, Luzerne Community College and the Hazleton Art League and maintains a studio in town, has been a practicing artist and educator for more than 25 years. He holds a bachelor of fine arts degree from Temple University and a master of fine arts degree from Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. He also spent a semester studying painting and art history in Rome. He has been a professor of fine art at colleges and universities including the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington, D.C. He has also taught art to children, teens and senior citizens and to individuals and groups in workshops and classes in his studio. Rooney continues to create and exhibit his work in galleries in this country and abroad. Galleries in Washington, D.C., which have shown his work include the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Anton Gallery, Washington Project for the Arts, District Fine Arts, Signal 66 and many others. In addition, he had a two-person exhibit in New Delhi, India, and has also exhibited his paintings in Munich, Germany, and Beijing, China. In the U.S., he has been in shows in Philadelphia, Baltimore, Chicago and Richmond. Recent exhibits include shows at Artists Space and Asian Fusion Gallery, both in New York City. Rooney says he has “been involved with the art league as a teacher and board member for several years, and I am honored and excited to have the opportunity to contribute to this worthy and venerable institution,” Rooney says. He adds that his “greatest goal is to continue to encourage membership and participation in art league activities for the residents of Hazleton and its surrounding communities.” “I hope my position as manager of the art league will begin a renewed interest and stimulate a new enthusiasm for the artistic and cultural life of our area. During my years in the art world, I’ve witnessed how art and creativity become vital resources in the life of any community,” he says.

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Master Gardener: Agenda for Autumn by Mary Ann Miller, Master Gardener After laboring through the hot summer, many gardeners are tempted to take a break once cooler weather arrives and growth slows. Performing the tasks of autumn, however, insures that the garden will be healthier and more productive during the next growing season. This year fall clean up is especially important. Weeds, insects, and disease organisms were more prevalent because they survived the extremely mild temperatures of the past winter. Vigilance is needed in removing garden debris that may harbor disease or insect eggs. Here are some reminders for autumn: • Fertilize lawns to encourage vigorous root growth. • Remove leaves from lawns or mow them with a mulching mower to prevent them from smothering the grass. • Plant deciduous trees and shrubs and perennial flowers. Water well and mulch for protection from the alternate freezes and thaws of winter. • Continue to control weeds into the fall to prevent them from releasing seeds for spring germination. • Shred and save leaves for use as mulch or to add to compost throughout the year. • Divide overcrowded perennials such as Asiatic lilies, bearded iris, and peonies. • Clean up flower beds. Remove spent annuals, cut back most perennials, and dispose of any diseased or insect-infested plant debris. Lift and store cold-sensitive bulbs like cannas, dahlias, and gladioli .

• Delay cutting back perennials like purple cone flower which provide food for wildlife, or those like ornamental grasses that provide visual interest during the drab winter months. Plant spring flowering bulbs such as crocus, daffodils, tulips and hyacinth. • Test your soil. Autumn is an excellent time to add nutrients and organic materials so that they may be incorporated into the soil before spring planting. • Clean up fallen fruit t o reduce the chance of pests and disease overwintering. • Remove vegetable plants and clean up all garden debris. • Till the garden to facilitate drying out and warming of the soil for spring planting. Add organic materials such as shredded leaves, untreated grass, and healthy garden clippings to improve the soil. • Protect newly tilled soil by planting a cover crop or mulching with shredded leaves, grass clippings, or straw to prevent weed growth. • Plant garlic and shallots, remembering to rotate vegetable crops. • Clean and sharpen garden tools so that they will be ready to use in spring. • Bring in houseplants that spent the summer outdoors, checking them first for insects. • Seal any openings in your home that could permit the entry of stinkbugs, Asian lady beetles, or box elder bugs. • Update your garden journal, noting the problems and successes you experienced in

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Garage door safety checks reveal many potential hidden hazards Recent safety inspections of garage doors across the region have revealed a number of potential hazards, said Brian Lucas, president of F&L Doors, the area’s premier garage door installation and service company. “We encourage all homeowners to have their garage doors and openers inspected for hazards,” Lucas explained. What the experienced service professionals

of F&L Doors have uncovered has been truly shocking. “We have found garage doors with unsafe springs and mechanical problems, which, left unchecked, could have easily caused injury to the homeowner, their children, or guests,” Lucas said. Without regular maintenance and service, your garage door can become a potential haz-

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ard in your home. In tough economic times some people choose to postpone maintenance around their home, but this is not a wise decision. “Because this is a safety issue, F&L Doors is extending a special $49.95 garage door safety inspection offer for a limited time,” Lucas said. No matter who installed your garage door, the experts at F&L Doors can inspect, repair and even replace it for you quickly and easily. Now is a great time to replace or upgrade your garage door or opener. Several major garage door manufacturers are offering unheard-of financial incentives and rebates for consumers. “In all my years, I have never seen garage door manufacturers offering as many financial discounts as they are now. It’s definitely a great time to improve the appearance of your home, as well as its thermal efficiency,” Lucas said. And while it’s important to get a good deal, it’s equally critical to buy from a reputable factory-authorized dealer who stands by their product after the initial sale, Lucas explained. “F&L Doors has been selling, installing and servicing quality name-brand garage doors since 1970. We truly offer the best of both worlds: attractive pricing and outstanding customer service for years to come,” Lucas said. Even professional racing champion Mario Andretti relies on F&L Doors to service his many garage doors on his home in Nazareth, Pa. “The professional team at F&L Doors’ Service Division performs the same quality installation, maintenance and repair on Mario Andretti’s mansion as they do on homes throughout Hazleton and the Poconos,” Lucas said. “And with the many great offers we are seeing from our manufacturers, there has never been a better time to upgrade or replace your aging garage door,” Lucas added. Today’s garage doors are not only attractive and durable, they offer fantastic thermal ratings that can save you cash each month by reducing heating and cooling bills. “F&L Doors represents many of today’s best garage door makers, including Amarr, Artisan Doorworks, Clopay, Raynor, and Wayne Dalton. It’s best to call us so we can explain the latest deals, because they change frequently,” Lucas said.

F&L Doors, which sells a large variety of garage doors for homes and businesses right from its Hazleton showroom, has recently launched its new website at www.fldoors. com. “Our new, modern website was designed to be very user-friendly as customers learn more about F&L Doors,” Lucas said. At the site, customers can read about the virtual garage door makeovers that F&L Doors offers. The site also includes information on the company’s “Shop at Home” service, which brings samples and information right to your door. You can select from a variety of styles and colors, and browse the latest trend in garage doors: carriage house doors. Carriage house doors provide the elegant look of historic barn doors with all the conveniences of modern garage doors. Choose from F&L Doors’ selection of swing-up, swing-out, bi-parting or tri-fold style doors.

“Selecting a garage door is an important choice. Garage doors can occupy up to a third of a home’s façade, so the right door will improve the appearance and value of your home. It can also save you money on energy costs based on its efficiency,” Lucas said. F&L Doors is proud of the reputation for quality and dependable service it has developed since its founding in 1970, and offers an extended one-year “No Hassle Guarantee” on all of their garage doors. “Our reputation is on the line with every purchase, and that’s something I take very seriously,” said Lucas. “Our extended one-year service guarantee means that if you have a problem with your F&L Doors installed garage door, we’ll send a technician to your home to fix it.” The company’s showroom features an extensive in-stock inventory of garage doors and products from which to choose. Custom-

ers can also have doors custom designed and created to meet their needs, should they desire. And F&L Doors literally goes the extra mile for its customers, routinely servicing and installing doors within an 80-mile radius. This means you can count on the same highquality service whether you are located in Bloomsburg, Danville, Shamokin, Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Mountaintop, Stroudsburg, Blakeslee, White Haven, Jim Thorpe or the Lehigh Valley. Call F&L Doors at 570-454-7254 or toll free at 800-344-3667. Or visit their showroom on South Wyoming Street in Hazleton, Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and they’ll discuss garage door solutions that will also meet your budget. Visit F&L Doors online at for tips on choosing a garage door. P

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Enjoy more comfort at less cost (NAPSA)-Heating and cooling is the single biggest energy user in a home and accounts for about 40 percent of all the energy consumed by homeowners-but high heating and cooling bills don't have to get you hot under the collar if you follow a few simple steps to ensure that your equipment operates as efficiently as possible. What You Can Do • Clear away leaves, grass, weeds, plants and other debris that block airflow through an outdoor condensing unit-the large metal box in your yard next to the house. Anything that collects on the unit's fins will block airflow and reduce its efficiency. Grass clippings thrown by the lawn mower are particularly common offenders. • Occasionally clean the outdoor condensing unit by lightly spraying it with a water hose but do not use a pressure washer. • Make sure air vents inside your home are not obstructed by furniture. Get Professional_Help According to the experts at the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), it's also a good idea to hire a professional to service your air conditioner. A well-trained technician can safely find and fix problems in the system. Look for a technician who is certified by North American Technician Excellence (NATE). You can find

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Efficient Soft White bulbs, which operate much like incandescent bulbs but are up to 28 percent more efficient. Check the Facts The back of every new light bulb package now includes a "Lighting Facts" label that is similar in form to the nutrition label on the back of food boxes. The Lighting Facts label provides information about lumens (brightness), energy cost, life expectancy, light appearance (warm versus cool light), wattage and mercury content. Mandated by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the label is meant to standardize how companies in the lighting industry convey light bulb features, helping you to quickly make comparisons between bulbs and bulb technologies. Look for Lumens, Not Watts In addition to the Lighting Facts label, some light bulb packaging is placing more emphasis from classifications by watts instead classifications by lumens. While you may have equated watts with brightness every time you made a bulb purchase, in true lighting terms, this gauge isn't accurate. Watts are merely the measure of electrical energy used to light a bulb. A lumen is a measure of the bulb's brightness. Simply put, the higher the lumen number, the brighter the bulb. So, if you are looking for a brighter light, look for a higher lumen number on the box. The same isn't necessarily true for watts. In fact, a 13 watt CFL may be brighter than a 60 watt incandescent bulb. Examine New Packaging Along with the Lighting Facts label, some manufacturers are going one step further in helping consumers decipher differences in bulbs by changing their packaging. For example, GE Lighting has implemented a color-coding system to help you better understand the light that will be emitted from each bulb. Color selections are modeled after the natural cycle of daylight, from sunrise to sunset. For example, yellow boxes represent bulbs with strong, vibrant light ideal for home cooking, cleaning and grooming, while purple boxes represent subtle and reassuring light for use at night. For more tips on finding the light bulb that's right for your needs, visit lighttransforms.

Hazle Township Building Department The Hazle Township Building Department would like to remind the residents of Hazle Township of the need to be safe when dealing with any contractors. Although a majority of the contractors are decent hard working individuals you still have to be cautious and alert when inviting someone you don’t know into your home. Human nature is to trust your fellow man; unfortunately you cannot and should not trust a stranger when there is a transaction involving money and personal property. Do not allow anyone to talk you into letting them work in or on your property with out first seeing their insurance information, checking their references, and reading and signing a contract with him or her. If you do not take the necessary steps to protect yourself you will have no legal recourse when something goes wrong. It seems that the “gypsy” contractors prey on the elderly. This is not because the elderly are not as intelligent as everyone else, it is because when they were younger you could take a man at his word and a handshake meant something. I encourage you to speak to your parents if they are elderly and remind them that times have changed and unfortunately a handshake is not good enough anymore. If you or your mom and/or dad are thinking of having some home improvement work done and don’t have a contractor that you or they use on a regular basis, ask a family member or trusted neighbor if there is someone that they use and are satisfied with. If your parents are more comfortable with you being there, try and show up at the house when the contractor is at the home discussing the work to be done. Remember that a building permit may be necessary. If you are in doubt about whether or not your particular job requires a building permit, please call your local municipality. When a permit is purchased it generates an inspection, which provides some assurance that the work being done is up to present codes and safe. Who purchases the permit is a decision to be made when the contract is being signed. Most municipalities give a placard that is displayed in a street-facing window while your work is being done. Always ask for that placard and a copy of the permit receipt if you are not the one picking up the permit. Usually, the friendly folks at the permit office will be more than happy to make an extra copy of each for the person

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Freshen up your home, naturally (Family Features) Homes trap all kinds of smells - last night's salmon dinner, dirty gym clothes in the laundry basket, the cat's litter box and more. When it comes to ensuring the home looks, feels and smells clean, 64 percent of homeowners have even gone to extreme measures to rid their homes of pungent odors, such as replacing a rug or carpet (34 percent), purchasing a new trash can (26 percent) or re-

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• Kitchen refrigerator: Remove foul odors and stains from leftovers in the fridge by cleaning the drawers and shelves with a homemade cleaning solution. Simply add a few drops of natural dish soap to a bowl of baking soda and stir until it creates a thick paste. Also, store an open box of baking soda inside the fridge to help eliminate odors before they start. Replace it with a fresh box at least every three months. • Candles and air fresheners: Store-bought air fresheners can contain synthetic chemicals, such as formaldehyde, which can irritate eyes, skin and throats, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Instead, create your own air freshener by combining 10 drops of an essential oil - such as lavender or eucalyptus - with two cups of water. • Pests and repellants: Pesky ants and other insects can make their way into your kitchen pantry when they're on a mission to find food, but dousing them and your kitchen's surfaces in toxic repellent isn't a healthy solution for the home or the family. Instead, set a line of coffee grounds, lemon juice, cinnamon or cayenne pepper around doors and windows to create an effective barrier they won't cross. • Cooking: Help prevent unappealing cooking odors, such as fish, from spreading and lingering throughout the home by upgrading to the Filtrete Odor Reduction Filter. It helps remove odors and gases from the air passing through the filter and helps keep the home fresh for families and houseguests. Synthetic air fresheners, candles and incense only provide temporary relief from odors by masking them in one particular room but will do nothing to remove the odors from the entire home. • Damp towels: Wet towels from a shower, a trip to the gym or a day at the pool can be a breeding ground for mildew to develop if they sit too long without drying. To rid towels of the mildew smell, first wash them once in hot water with a cup or two of white vinegar. Then wash them again with a natural or eco-friendly laundry detergent. Finally, dry the towels in the dryer on high heat. To avoid mildew and associated smells in the future, hang towels up right away to ensure they dry thoroughly. For more healthy living tips, visit www.

Protecting your Heating and Air Conditioning Investment In these economic times, people are looking for a way to save money and to get the most quality out of there investments. When it comes to an HVAC system, one of the best ways to do those two things is to maintain the equipment properly. Think of maintenance for your HVAC system as you would maintenance for your car. If you don’t change the oil, rotate the tires or change the air filter, your car may not run or work as efficiently as possible. And usually the price to fix the car after not maintaining it can be significant. The same holds true for your HVAC systems. The cost of replacing or repairing equipment that is not maintained is almost always more expensive than the cost of maintaining equipment in the first place. The best example of how much more cost efficient maintaining equipment can be is in the life span of equipment. For example, a piece of equipment has a certain amount of years that it can be expected to work properly and effectively. Like a car though, years of wear and tear shorten that amount of time. Properly maintaining equipment helps to lessen the wear and tear, and to lengthen the amount of time that a unit can work effectively. And not maintaining a piece of equipment could have big consequences as it may lead to having to completely replace a unit and the costs associated with a new unit. Here are some quick tips to maintaining equipment: 1. Change Air Filters-Filters should be checked monthly and replaced once every 3 months. Dirty filters restrict air flow and cause units to not work as efficiently as possible. 2. Clean Coils-A dirty coil can affect the total heating and cooling capacity of your system. This could lead to increased energy costs and more costly repairs. 3. Check for leaks-Checking the system for any visible leaks or cracks in piping can avoid major problems down the road. 4. Clear away debris from unit-Keeping debris such as leaves, branches and snow away from the unit can help to maximize air flow. These are just a few simple tips that you can do to protect the investment that you made in an HVAC system. A professional service provider such as National HVAC Service can offer a more detailed and precise maintenance program that will allow maximum efficiency of your system. National HVAC Service is an industry leader in maintaining, servicing, designing and installing HVAC systems with years of experience working in the commercial,

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each adult flea lays up to 100 flea eggs. If you use sprays to kill 100% of the adult fleas on your pets and in the house, you have only taken care of 1-2% of your total flea problem. Remember that when it comes to fleas, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. At the West Hazleton Veterinary Hospital, we recommend using a good spot-on such as Frontline Plus (not one of the copy cat products), or a systemic preventative such as Trifexis, before the fleas invade. If you already have a flea problem, please contacts us, at 570-455-2580, for a complimentary telephone consult on the steps necessary to get rid of fleas. P

Fall Giveaways at Coopers Floral! Why not get your fall season started with a free gift from Coopers Floral? For the month of October, Coopers is holding a special fall giveaway to promote an exclusive, high-end line of candles, hand lotion and room fresheners by Votivo. Simply go to Coopers Floral, located just past Larock Field in Drums, and select your favorite Votivo scent out of the twenty-five unique and enticing aromas available. Then, fill out a quick survey about what your favorite scent is and why, and receive a tin trial candle in "Breath of Lavendar" as a free gift for your time. Your name will also be entered to win one of sixteen fabulous Votivo products. This giveaway lasts until the end of October, so stop in any time to receive your free candle and to be entered in the contest! And don't forget to check out the wide array of festive floral arrangements and fall decorations that Coopers also offers, including gorgeous Thanksgiving centerpieces! P

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Art & Antiques: Mid Century Cookie Jars recall Nursery Rhymes by Dr. Lori The cookie jar held a place of honor jar production as Americans were having more in American kitchens in the 1950s and babies and eating more cookies during the 1960s when it was part of the overall late 1940s and 1950s. Over home décor as well as an important Little Old Woman who piece of serving ware. Cookie jars were lived in a Shoe cookie of good size in order to hold many jar worth $300. cookies for America’s growing families Photo credit: in the years following World War II. The fact that these vintage collectthe decades, cookie ibles were positioned in “the front lines” jars featured (a.k.a., on the kitchen countertop) of popular charbusy post-war American kitchens makes acters and their condition a vital trait when assesscultural icons ing their appraised value on the collectibles such as Felix market. Chips, cracks, and scratches to the surthe Cat, Howface decoration are key factors when evaluating dy Doody, Mickey these vintage cookie jars. Mouse, Snow White, World War II American The American baby boom sparked cookie G. I.s, and Betty Boop, to name a few. The variety of cookie jars and the opportunity to collect so many different examples may contribute to the fact that many collectors just can’t stop collecting these cherished objects from childhood. With cookie jars as with cookies, it’s difficult to have just one. I have reviewed cookie jar collections all over the United States and most are assembled in large numbers of cookie jars dating from the 1950s with values for the collections reaching into the $10,000 to $20,000 range. Some examples of the market for good quality cookie jars in good condition from the mid 1900s include a Brush Pottery company cookie jar in the shape of a cow resembling the famous Borden milk mascot named Elsie from circa 1945-50 is worth $500. McCoy’s

Quilt Auction at Christ Lutheran Church to benefit Local Wounded Warriors

Two Quilts of Valor have been donated to raise funds for our local wounded warriors and veterans as part of the annual Quilt Auction on Saturday, November 10th at Christ Lutheran Church in Conyngham. The Quilts of Valor program started in 2003 and has donated several thousand quilts to veterans throughout the world. Items needed for the auction are: new, used, worn quilts (any size, machined or hand stitched), quilt tops, quilt blocks, quilt racks, partially completed quilts. Auction begins at 10 am. Homemade foods will be available. Donate or come to bid on items! For information, call Barb at 570-788-4219 or e-mail The local VFW Post 8161 and their ladies auxiliary are assisting with this fundraiser. P

Aunt Jemima cookie jar sold for $325, a Robinson-Ransbottom Pottery firm’s Oscar cookie jar brought $500, and the popular Little Red Riding Hood cookie jar by Hull commanded $1,500 recently. Nursery rhyme characters were among the most common types of cookie jars such as Humpty Dumpty, the Little Old Woman who lived in a Shoe, and Puss n Boots, to name a few. It makes perfect sense that nursery rhymes would be the featured theme for cookie jars as the characters were recognizable to youngsters. In the late 1980s, after the death of Pop artist Andy Warhol, the cookie jar market enjoyed a market spike. Warhol was an enthusiastic collector of cookie jars and viewed them as important objects of American culture. His famous estate auction brought cookie jar collecting to the forefront and put the sweet collectibles on the map. Warhol’s collection of hundreds of vintage cookie jars brought more than $250,000 at auction. The Warhol auction attracted new collectors to amass American cookie jars. Today, collectors remain committed to the cookie jar category and amass large numbers of jars from Maine to California. 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., or call (888) 431-1010.


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What are Wrinkles ? by Debi Shandrick Aesthetician & Owner of The Skin Care Center at Robert Stevens Face & Body A wrinkle is little more than a wound to the skin. Think about it like this, if you fall down and scrape your knee, your body jumps into action and grows new skin cells to heal the wound. A wrinkle, however, is different: it requires the same skin cell growth to heal it; however the damage is not significant enough to trigger your skin’s growth mechanism. This is compounded by the fact that as we age we have a reduced ability to grow new skin cells. Skin cells are grown and then they divide, which is called regeneration. When we are young we have plenty of skin cells growing and regenerating all the time. This keeps

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Charlie Trippi

Mike Holovak

Chuck Cherundolo

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Coal Region Well Represented in 1948 Bowman Football Set by Rev. Connell A. McHugh The 1948 Bowman Football set is considered to be the first football set of the modern era which includes only players from the NFL, not the All-American football conference or college ones. The set is made up of black and white 2 and 1/16th by 2 ½ inch cards. The name or team of the player is not shown on the front of the card, only the picture of the player, many of which are portraits. The backs of the cards offer interesting biographical information. In 1948, Leaf gum offered a more attractive color football set of 98 players with mainly NFL players but some college ones as well. The 1948 Bowman set consisted of 108 cards with the rookie card of Sammy Baugh at $450 in near mint condition being the most expensive one; Johnny Lujack and Charlie Conerly were the next highest priced cards at $320. Slinging Sammy Baugh was also the most expensive card in the Leaf set with a similar price tag, the rookie card of Chuck Bednarik next at $400 and Bobby Layne, Sid Luckman and eventual baseball star, Jackie Jensen following at $300 each. What I feel is interesting is that the 1948 Bowman set offers cards of five Coal Region players: Charlie Trippi of Pittston whom I wrote about in last month’s Panorama, Mike Holovak of Lansford, Chuck Cherundolo of Old Forge, Jack Koniszewski of Dickson City and Joe Tereshinski of Glen Lyon. Trippi, who was bypassed by Fordham, starred at Georgia and for the Chicago Cardinals. He is the most famous of the five in both the college and Pro-football Hall of Fames. Charlie Trippi is also the only one of the five coal region players to be featured in the 1948 Leaf set as well. Both 1948 Bowman and Leaf cards of Trippi are valued at $100 each in ex-

cellent to mint condition. Trippi was born in 1922 or 1921 according to different sources. I favor the 1922 date. Trippi, for many years, participated in card shows and his autography is easily obtainable. Chuck Cherundolo of Old Forge played college ball for Penn State where he was the team captain in 1936 and became a college All-American. He had a very successful career in the NFL beginning in 1937. Cherundolo played center and linebacker and made several NFL All-Star teams. Chuck Cherundolo later became an assistant coach in the NFL for more than twenty years. In 2007, Cherundolo was selected as the best center in the Pittsburgh Steelers history through 1970. He was one of the most popular players during his six year stint with the club. At 96, Cherundolo is the fourth oldest living NFL veteran. The 1948 Bowman card of Cherundolo is relatively easy to obtain and can be purchased for $20 – $25 in excellent-mint condition. Of the five coal region players in the Bowman set, perhaps Lansford’s Mike Holovak has had the most influence on the game of football. Holovak was one of six children, five brothers and a sister born to Czech immigrants. After a good high school career, Mike Holovak went on to star for Boston College for three years. Holovak played under the great Frank Leahy who became a legendary Notre Dame Coach, and once headed the Boston College program. In 1943, Holovak won All-American honors and led his team to victory in the Orange Bowl by rushing for 158 yards on only 10 carries. Mike Holovak finished fourth in the Heisman voting his senior year. Holovak was a first round pick of the Cleveland Rams, later the L.A. Rams in 1943,

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but never got to play for Cleveland due to the war. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and commanded a PT boat that sank nine Japanese ships. However, his brother, Pete, who was a good running back for Fordham, though not a star, was killed in the war in 1944. In 1946, Mike Holovak played for the L.A. Rams and gained 211 yards and tallied three touchdowns. Holovak was traded to the Chicago Bears in 1947 and was their leading rusher that year and also in 1948, albeit the Bears were a pass oriented team. Mike Holovak retired before the 1949 season. Holovak became the coach of his Alma Mater, Boston College, and went 49-29-3 in a nine year period. Later, Holovak coached the Patriots and compiled a 53-47-9 record and was named the AFL coach of the year in 1964. He later was active in many areas of pro-football, doing some coaching, scouting and holding a GM position. Mike Holovak died at age 88 in Florida in 2008. Holovak was elected to the college Hall of Fame as a player. A Mike Holovak 1948 Bowman card is worth about $50 in near mint condition and around $35 in excellent-mint shape. Jack Koniszewski of Dickson City was a three sport star at George Washington University from 1939-1943. In 1943, he was AllSouthern Conference in basketball and made honorable mention All-American in football. Initially, Koniszewski was drafted by the Eagles, but the war interrupted his career, like so many other athletes of his day. Jack Koniszewski did play some minor league baseball for the Scranton Red Sox before entering the Marine Corps. After earning a purple heart in the Marine Corps, Koniszewski became a two-way tackle for the Washington Redskins from 1945-49.

Koniszewski served the University of Scranton as both an assistant and head baseball coach and also as assistant and head football coach. He was also a PIAA official for 25 years. Koniszewski is in the George Washington University Hall of Fame as a player and the University of Scranton Hall of Fame as a coach. All the cards in the 1948 Bowman football set that are divisible by three are short printed. Because of this, the Jack Koniszewski card, number 24, is worth $100 in near mint condition. A nice card of Koniszewski in very good-excellent runs about $30-35. Jack Koniszewski died in 2003 at the age of 82. Joe Tereshinski Sr. is card number one in the 1948 Bowman set which makes it worth many times more than if it were a different number. The first and last cards of a set more frequently suffer crease or damages in production than other cards. Tereshinski was born in Glen Lyon, Pa., and like Charlie

Trippi, played college ball for the University of Georgia. In fact, he was Trippi’s roommate. Joe Tereshinski was drafted in the 13th round of the 1946 NFL draft and played for the Washington Redskins from 194754 as a tight end and linebacker. He played high school football for Newport Township before his college career with Georgia. During his years at Georgia when they had the great teams led by Charlie Trippi, his team went 31-3 with three bowl game victories, the Rose, Sugar, and Oil (held in Houston). Tereshinski played with the College All-Star in 1947 when they defeated the NFL champion Bears 16-0. Throughout his pro career, Joe Tereshinski was considered a better defensive than offensive player. He is the father of former Georgia players Joe Tereshinski Jr. and Wally Tereshinski. Grandson, Joe Tereshinski III was a starting quarterback for Georgia and another grandson, John, was a starting tight

end for Wake Forest. As stated, because his card is the number one card in the 1948 Bowman set, it is worth around $150 or so in mint condition. A high graded card such as a nine has sold for over $3,000. Usually a VG-EX card can be purchased for $50 or $60 or less if one is lucky. The 1948 card of Tereshinski is one of my all-time favorites, since Tereshinski, in my opinion, looks like WNEP weatherman, Joe Snedeker. Joe Tereshinski appears also on 1950 and 1953 Bowman cards, but does not resemble Joe Snedeker on either. Joe Tereshinski is 88 years old and living in Bethesda, Maryland. P Rev. McHugh can be reached at Good Shepherd Church, Drums at 570-788-3141 or at 570-454-5058, or by his new email address at

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Broadway Tenors coming to Hazleton The Greater Hazleton Concert Series continues its 2012-2013 season with three of Broadway's leading men in an unparalleled theatrical concert event! You are invited to an evening of the most beautiful music written for the Broadway stage performed by the artists who make it come alive every night on the Great White Way. Brent Barret, Matt Cavenaugh, and Ron Bohmer will sing some of Broadways greatest hits on the Hazleton High School stage on Thursday, October 18, 2012. Brent Barrett is no stranger to the stages of Broadway, the West End, concert halls, recording studios and television. He was most recently seen on Broadway reprising his role as 'Billy Flynn" in the Tony Award-winning hit, Chicago, the Musical for which he received a Los Angeles drama Critics Award. Brent received an Olivier Award nomination for his starring role in the London premiere of the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of Kiss Me, Kate.

Matt Cavenaugh was last seen on Broadway as Tony in West Side Story (Outer Critics Circle, Drama League Nominations). Other Broadway credits include Grey Pictured above (left to right): The Broadway Tenors—Brent Gardens, A Catered Af- Barrett, Matt Cavenaugh and Ron Bohmer. fair, and his Broadway debut in Urban Cow- cultural phenomenon Disney's High School boy. Television audiences know Matt as Mark Musical. Solomon on One Life to Live, Adam Munson The performance of the Broadway Tenon As the World Turns, and from Law & Or- ors is under the musical direction of Ohio der: Cl. native Phil Reno internationally known as a Ron Bohmer's starring roles on Broadway musician, musical director, and conductor. or national tour include the Phantom in The Phil is best known for his work in Broadway’s Phantom Of The Opera, Joe Gillis in Sunset ever-popular The Producers (2001–2007), Boulevard (Jefferson Award nomination), the and most recently in the Broadway revival of title role in The Scarlet Pimpernel (National Promises, Promises (2010). Broadway Theatre Award nomination), Alex Hazleton concert goers will be treated to in Aspects Of Love (LA Robby award), the some of the best Broadway music includevil Sir Percival Glyde in The Woman in ing; Something's Coming – WEST SIDE White, Enjolras in Les Miserables, Fyedka in STORY, Mack The Knife – THREE PENNY Fiddler on the Roof and Coach Bolton in the OPERA, Someone to Watch Over Me – ROBERTA, You're Nothing Without Me - CITY OF ANGELS, I Have Dreamed – THE KING & I, Lily's Eyes - SECRET GARDEN is National Restaurant Month Puttin'On The Ritz - PUTTIN' ON THE RITZ, Music of the Night - PHANTOM OF Top of the 80’s is offering fine dining with a host of delicious THE OPERA and Come Back to Me - ON Gourmet Entrees, prepared fresh from our unique menu. CLEAR DAY. In addition the show will feature exclusive, show stopping medleys written expressly for The Broadway Tenors: IRVING BERLIN Medley,  RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN  Medley, and a NEW YORK CITY  Medley. THANKSGIVING DINNER RESERVATIONS Prorated subscriptions for the remaining ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED! 5 performances of the 2012-2013 Greater Call us today and reserve seating for you and your family or maybe just for the two of you! Hazleton Concert are available as well as Top of the 80’s is pleased to announce our annual individual tickets for any performance. All T HANKSGIVING T URKEY TAKE -O UT ! concerts begin at 7:30 PM at the Hazleton A traditional holiday meal prepared by our award-winning staff with all the Thanksgiving trimmings. High School Auditorium where parking is DON’T BE DISAPPOINTED...RESERVE YOUR FAMILY PACKAGE NOW! free, and the drive is short. The Concert Series provides outstanding entertainment in a convenient and comfortable venue, at a price OW AKING ESERVATIONS that can’t be beat. FOR YOUR OLIDAY Subscriptions and tickets are now on sale.  For reservations or concert information, call ARTIES AND INNERS Amelia at 788-4864, or Joan at 455-0990. Reservations fill fast... For an exciting video preview of the BroadNOW is the time to plan! way Tenors go to OPEN Contact Jacqueline Veet at 570-454-8795 watch?v=QDRM6dwJnWk. P 7 DAYS to secure your upcoming holiday affair A WEEK






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The Polka Connection by Carl Simchena For the next two years, talk continued about the band and how greatly it was missed in the polka field. Recognizing that polka fans wanted them back, Wally reformed the Polka Country Musicians in the year 2000. This resulted in the band performing a few reunion dates at major festivals across the country. What was supposed to be just a few reunion dates eventually turned into something more permanent as demand to see the band grew. Consequently, by 2003, the Polka Country Musicians were once again a major fixture in the polka field. In addition to being an exceptional musician, vocalist, music arranger, bandleader, songwriter and music publisher, Wally has appeared on 18 recordings with the Polka Country Musicians as well as two solo recordings. In addition, he has appeared on recordings by Eddie Blazonczyk’s Versatones, Stas Bulanda, The Brass Connection and the Polkas For Charity recording, the proceeds of which were donated to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. In August of 2012, Wally Dombrowski was inducted by the International Polka Association as the newest member of the “Polka Music Hall of Fame.” This is a well deserved honor for a very talented musician. He shares this honor with such polka greats as Frank Wojnarowski, Jimmy Sturr, Marion Lush, and Eddie Blazonczyk, Sr. Congratulations, Wally. As we close, don’t forget about “The Polka Connection” every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. on 1490 WAZL. “The coolest polka show on the radio.” You can also listen on-line at

I’ve always said that the polka music industry is blessed with some of the finest musicians of any musical genre. Wally Dombrowski from the Polka Country MusiWally Dombrowski cians is one such artist. Wally’s journey into music began when he started taking trumpet lessons at five years of age. Once he mastered the basics of the instrument, he would play by ear along with recordings at home and without the aid of any written music. At age six, he taught himself to play concertina. In 1977, when Wally was nine years old, his brother Rich organized the Polka Country Musicians and the band started performing at local functions throughout Connecticut. Along the way, Wally took piano lessons, but used his ear and his innate God-given musical gift to teach himself other instruments. As the popularity of the Polka Country Musicians grew throughout New England and the northeastern United States, Wally was featured not only on concertina and trumpet, but eventually on bass, drums, violin and clarinet. As his musical prowess grew, Wally began handling the arranging of music for the band, and co-writing songs with his brother. Over a five year period, the band’s popularity grew with the release of their first three recordings. Wally and the Polka Country Musicians got their first “big break” when they were asked to record on the WRS label out of Cleveland, Ohio in the late 1980s. This yielded two highly successful recordings that took the band well beyond their regional popularity. Wally and the Polka Country Musicians brought forth a unique musical style--one that combined polka music with an influence of country. The band's "overnight success" (which was about 16 years in the making) reached its high point with the release of the "Live-... And Jam" recording, which was recorded live in Cleveland, Ohio over a two-day period. At the end of 1997, and at the height of their popularity, the Polka Country Musicians was forced to disband. This was due to various commitments that took a few members away from the band.

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And be sure to join the Polskie Swingmasters at the Freeland VFW on Thursday, October 11, and again on Thursday, October 25. starting each night at 6:00 p.m. In addition, we will be performing on Sunday, October 7 at the Dupont VFW in Dupont, PA. The start time for the dance will be 2:00 p.m. Our friend and fellow musician, Eddie Biegaj will be joining us for this appearance. By the way, the Polskie Swingmasters are available for private parties and engagements. Call me at 570-429-0859 or Steve at 570788-5336. P

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World Renowned Professional Psychic in our area by Toni Englehart Soon it will be time to pick out that perfect Halloween costume with children, adults and even the family pets getting into the season, decorating inside and out. Some homes and businesses may already be displaying their ghosts & Goblins, preparing to pick out the perfect pumpkin to be carved into a JackO-Lantern. Schools and communities are planning their “Halloween Parades.” Kids are practicing their most famous “Trick or Treat” jokes, songs, and sayings as they get ready to go door to door collecting treats and goodies. Halloween has become secular, a community event where many use the activities above to usher in the colder nights, the shorter days and the winter season. History tells us a different meaning; it describes the origin of Halloween (October 31st) as a ceremony to honor the dead and a time where many could see between worlds. All Hallows Eve, the night preceding All Hallows day (November 1st) for centuries has been considered as one of the most magical nights of the year. Spirits were allowed to come back to visit and the living would dress up in costumes and masks so the spirits would not bother them. Parades were held to try to lead the spirits out of town. The pumpkins were carved to remember souls in purgatory. Hallows Eve is a time to remember those who have passed; the one night when the dead return to celebrate with their living family and friends. For one local resident however, Hallows Eve occurs over and over again in her daily life. I had the opportunity to sit down with her at her Berwick residence and speak one on one, well, except for all the orbs and spirits around us. Shirlet Enama, a world renowned psychic and reiki master, who has been doing readings for over 20 years, believes Halloween should be celebrated in its origin, in a positive way. She feels it is important to honor loved ones that have passed over and communicate with them on Halloween (Hallows Eve). Shirlet says she was born with a gift to see and talk to spirits and is able to see illnesses in people’s bodies, see the aura, spirits, and entities. She believes all children and animals are born with psychic gifts, although children lose these psychic gifts between the  ages of

10 to 14. However, her psychic gifts were always developed at a higher level and like the animals, whom she says always keeps them, she never lost any of hers. As a child you wouldn’t find Shirlet playing at the park, but at the cemetery playing with the children who in her mind were alive. She started doing readings at the age of 11; she would find herself helping people, she would find missing animals, and she has helped and is still aiding authorities with abductions, missing persons and murders. People began talking about her and word grew of her Shirlet Enama, World Renowned Professional Psychic, incredible abilities. Meta-Physical Advisor, Reiki Master, Spiritual Decorator. People were coming to see her from all parts diseased. She shared with me stories of the of California, where she lived at the time, weather in the coming year such as extreme even flying in from all over the world.  Since tornadoes, severe electrical storms, earththen, Shirlet reads for countless celebrities, quakes and volcanoes erupting. We discussed musicians, and some of  the top TV person- hauntings, people looking  through haunted alities. Currently, she is working  on her life houses; she goes on to describe how she can't biography and two books of information on go anywhere near an older home or building, the spirit world and what they taught her. She without the spirits who are residing there, is hoping that her life story and books will telling her about the lives of those people help save many lives. and how they died. There are many stories of Throughout our talk, which she says was reuniting others with their passed loved ones, led by the spirits telling her what she was al- how she stopped tragedy dead in its tracks lowed to say and not say, Shirlet describes and so much more. Shirlet is back in the Berhow she believes there are millions of spir- wick area and would be happy to share her its on this planet.  Many stay to watch over gift with you. a loved one.   They can travel from location to location at the speed of thought. She con- Shirlet Enama is a World Renowned Protinuously repeated the words “I am helping to fessional Psychic, Meta-Physical Advisave people's lives.” She says if you save one sor, Reiki Master, Spiritual Decorator. life you've done something. Even as a Reiki Visit her Website: Master she has been taught extensively; she lived in the Monastery and was taught by the Phone: (570)-759-0092/(570)764-3053/ Monks whose amazing powers healed those (570)-764-2088.

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(Family Features) This Halloween, why not put a fun twist on pumpkin carving by making some Jack O'Melons? Watermelons carve up boo-tifully, and you can eat the fruit right away, making it easy to scare up some delicious Halloween fun. Watermelons are a healthy addition to any Halloween party. They're the lycopene leader among fresh produce, are an excellent source of vitamins A and C, and contain 6 percent of the daily value for vitamin B6 - all of which boost your immune system. This Bat Jack O'Melon can add a frightfully fun touch to a Halloween party - and the whole family can help carve. To get more carving ideas and instructions, visit www. Bat Jack O'Melon 2 round watermelons, preferably yellow, for the body Kitchen and paring knives Cutting board Green dry-erase marker (preferably washable) Large bowl and spoon Candy corns 4 to 6-inch wooden skewers Toothpicks

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Chamber Announces 5th Annual Tastes of Greater Hazleton Event slated for October 21st - Event Sponsors recognized The Community Awareness Committee of the Greater Hazleton of Commerce announces the 5th Annual Tastes of Greater Hazleton. The event will feature a sampling of signature dishes and products from twenty-three restaurants and businesses from throughout Greater Hazleton. It is open to the public and will take place on Sunday, October 21st from 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm at the Hazleton Health & Wellness Center, located at 50 Moisey Drive in Hazleton. According to Allen Wagner, committee and event chairman, “This has been a sell out event for the past several years, so we are really encouraging folks to purchase their tickets in advance, since typically we do not have many to sell at the door.” Participating restaurants and businesses include: Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar, Basile’s Italian Restaurant, Brass Buckle, Carmen’s Bakery & Deli and Carmen’s Country Inn & Gardens, Castillo’s Bakery, Cherasero Catering, Coffee Service, Edgewood in the Pines, Frankie’s Pizzeria & Restaurant, Genetti’s Catering, Heroes Brew Coffee, Hollywood Diner & Sports Bar, Jed’s Catering, Leonard’s Fine Dining, Lookout House, McDonald’s, Rosie’s Tacos, Sand Springs Country Club, Sonic Drive-In, T. Verrastro Beer Distributor, The Cheese Store & More, URS Catering Connection, Valley Country Club and Xpress-o Catering. According to Allen Wagner, committee and event chairman, “We are very pleased to have such a great variety of Hazleton area restaurants and businesses represented at this event. The Chamber is always looking for ways in which to promote the entire Greater Hazleton Area and we feel that this event will certainly assist us in promoting many of the fine establishments that are located right here in Greater Hazleton.” Tickets are $15.00 each and can be purchased at either the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce office which is located at 20 West Broad Street in Downtown Hazleton or the Standard Speaker which is located at 21 N. Wyoming Street in Downtown Hazleton. Tickets are also available at various participating restaurants. Tickets allow you to have a sampling from each of the participating restaurants or businesses, it will enter you for a chance to win tons of doorprizes, valuing at well over $2,500, as well as cast your vote for our area schools apron decorating contest. The apron decorating contest is new for

Event Sponsors pictured in photo from left: Joe Clark, Tresckow Fire Company; Bonnie Matricinno, The Kitchen Galley & Design Center, Inc; Sam Lesante, Jr., SamSon Productions/Local News 13; Allen Wagner, Chamber Community Awareness Committee Chairman; Ron Milazzo and Pat Verrastro, T. Verrastro Beer Distributor, Inc., holding a celebratory keg of Warnsteiner, which will be gaveled to kick off the event on October 21st; Steve Peterson, CTC Manufacturing, Inc; John Patton, Standard Speaker; Toni Englehart, Panorama; Liz Tolan, WYLN TV 35 and Merle Mackin, Luzerne County Convention & Visitors Bureau. Missing from photo are representatives from the Hazleton Health & Wellness Center, Sam’s Club, Molinegocios USA, Citizens Publishing, UGI Utilities, Inc and Hazle Township Fire & Rescue Co.

this year and is exclusively sponsored by CTC Manufacturing, Inc. Area high schools including Hazleton Area High School, Immanuel Christian School, MMI Preparatory and Weatherly Area High School will participate in the contest. Attendees will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite apron, which will give them an opportunity for an extra doorprize chance. The school who receives the most votes will win a $100 gift certificate from CTC Manufacturing, Inc for their art department. Doorprizes have been donated by participating restaurants and other local restaurants and businesses and include commemorative aprons provided by CTC Manufacturing, Inc. and signed by the guest chefs as well the grand prize being a chance to win a Bertil Roos Indy Car Race School experience, hotel accommodations, two tickets to an Indy race and a custom embroidered race suit. This prize package is a $1000 value and is provided by T. Verrastro Beer Distributor and Heinekin. Various samples will include clams stuffed with bacon, cream spinach and asiago cheese, coconut chicken, mini reuben, cape cod pork, pork Tuscan roll, chicken marsala and pasta, meatballs, hazleton ham barbeque sliders, chicken pastine soup, cold pizza, pork barbeque bruschetta, chicken cordon blue bruschetta, pumpkin spice, apple pie, regular and decaffeinated coffee, full service expresso and cappuccino bar, seasonal beer, pumpkin

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pie, Chinese tea cookies, 3 tier wedding cake, pastries and cookies and much much more. In addition to the samplings, the committee has coordinated cooking demonstrations which will also take place and they include Chef Lou Giovannia, from the “Chef Lou Show” on WYLN TV 35; Chef Ed Kulish of Mea’s Restaurant and Chef Joe Capparell of Genetti’s Catering. Each chef will present a 45 minute cooking demonstration and all attendees will be invited to sample each of their dishes once completed. Sponsors for this event include: CTC Manufacturing, Inc., the Luzerne County Visitors Bureau, The Kitchen Gallery & Design Center Inc., WYLN TV 35, SamSon Productions/Local News 13, the Standard Speaker, Panorama, T. Verrastro Beer Distributor, Citizens Publishing Co., the Hazleton Health & Wellness Center, UGI Utilities, Inc., Sam’s Club, Molinegocios USA, Hazle Township Fire & Rescue Co. and the Tresckow Fire Company. All proceeds from this event will benefit community projects coordinated by the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce. For more information on the event or to purchase tickets you may stop by the Chamber office, at 20 W. Broad Street in downtown Hazleton or call 455-1509 or visit P

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Autumn Apple Salad Submitted by Georgeann Herling Ingredients: 1 20 oz. can pineapple, crushed, not drained 2/3 cup sugar 1 pkg. (3 oz) lemon gelatin 1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese softened 1 cup diced unpeeled apples ½ to 1 cup chopped nuts 1 cup chopped celery 1 cup whipped topping Lettuce leaves Directions: In a saucepan, combine pineapple and sugar. Bring to a boil and boil for 3 minutes. Add gelatin; stir until dissolved. Add cream cheese, and stir until mixture is thoroughly combined, then cool. Fold in apples, nuts, celery and whipped with Joan Barbush topping. Pour in a 9 inch square baking pan. Refrigerate until firm. Cut into squares and fruits and picking potatoes. Earlier this century school holidays were or- serve on lettuce leaves. Serves 9-12. ganized to allow country children to help on the farms, when half term was known as 'potato week' or some equal title. Shorter days and darker evenings are a clear sign that autumn has set in, and traditional cooking activities reflect the need to stock up for winter. Hope you enjoy! P

In the Kitchen Now that school has been in session for the year, and the fall season has begun, we try to think of lunches and dinners that will comfort us during the beginning of this cool season. It won’t be long before we will see the snow start to fall again.  As the Queen of the kitchen we need to warm our families up from the inside out and we can begin that this month. October is a month for harvesting orchard Crab Soup (pictured above)

Ingredients: 3 tbsp. olive oil ¾ cup minced onions 6 tbsp. minced shallots 3 tbsp. minced garlic 6 tbsp. minced celery (1 rib) 3 cups of chicken stock (or crab stock or fish stock, if you prefer) 9 bay leaves Salt & pepper 6 cups of milk 4 cups of heavy cream 9 tbsp. blond roux (melt 9 tbsp butter in a pan and then sprinkle 9 tbsp of flour in the pan; stir together and cook for about a minute or two to cook out the flour taste) 2 lbs crab meat ½ tsp. Worcestershire sauce

Paprika to taste Garlic powder to taste Cayenne pepper to taste Old Bay seasoning to taste (I probably added several tablespoonfuls) Directions: In a large sauce pot, heat the olive oil. When the oil is hot, add the onions, shallots, garlic, celery and saute for one minute. Add the paprika, garlic powder, cayenne pepper and Old Bay. Add the stock and bay leaves. Season with salt and pepper. Bring the mixture to a boil. Whisk in the milk and cream and bring back to a boil; then reduce to a simmer. Simmer for 5-7 minutes. Whisk in the roux, 1 tbsp at a time. Reduce the heat to low and continue to cook, whisking until the mixture thickens. Stir in the crab meat and Worcestershire and simmer for 6-8 minutes. Reseason if needed and remove the bay leaves before serving. Makes 12-15 one cup servings

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Easy Seafood Bisque Submitted by Molly Synoski Ingredients: ½ cup chopped onion 1tbsp. butter 2 ¼ cup milk 1 can (10 ¾ ounces) condensed cream of celery soup, undiluted 1 can (10 ¾ ounces) condensed cream of shrimp soup, undiluted 1-8oz. package imitation crabmeat, chopped 1 tsp. chicken bouillon granules ½ tsp. dried parsley flakes ¼ tsp. garlic powder ¼ tsp. dried marjoram ¼ tsp. pepper Directions: In a three (3) quart saucepan, sauté onion in butter until tender. Stir in remaining ingredients. Cover and cook over medium-low heat for 20 minutes or until heated through, stirring occasionally. Makes 4-5 one cup servings

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Superstitions & Halloween Immigrants coming to our country brought with them, not only their native languages, religion and recipes, but also many different superstitions. As these people mingled and came to know each other better, they began to share all these things. They soon found they had many common bonds. Halloween had its origins some 2,000 years ago in the solemn rites of the ancient druids who worshipped the sun-god Baal. The Druids gave thanks to the sun-god for their annual harvests. For the Druids, this day marked the end of summer and the harvest and the beginning of the dark, cold winter. On October 31, they celebrated Samhain, when it was believed that the ghosts of the dead returned to earth. Great bonfires were lit which illuminated the hills, and sacrifices were offered, both animals and humans. The humans were usually criminals, or those who were considered criminally insane. The Druids also practiced the custom of dressing up in costumes in order to trick evil spirits into staying away. It was Christianity that gave “Halloween” its name if not its customs. Pope Gregory IV established the first day of November in the Christian calendar as “All Saints Day” to remember and honor all the saints of the church: and, the last day of October as All-Hallows Eve”. Through time “All-Hallows Eve” was shortened to “Halloween”. All Hallows Eve was the church’s attempt to combine a Pagan celebration with a holy day in order to keep their converts happy. Legends of the early Scottish and Irish, who were descendants of the Celts, thrived on the belief that their world was inhabited by “goblins”. At first these imaginary creatures were believed to be the ghosts of ancient kings and heroes. It was also thought that they were bigger and more grand and beautiful than ordinary men. However, the mere sound of Christian bells shriveled their gigantic size down until they became “the wee people”. Early Irish and Scottish American settlers

began the custom of gathering at a farmhouse on October 31st where they engaged in games and superstitious rites designed to bring good luck or to foretell the future. These annual gatherings became known as “snap-apple night” or nut-crack night”. Ghost stories were told and games involving the foods that contributed the most to the harvest were played. Nuts were placed on stones in the open fire. As the nuts roasted, couples watched carefully to see how the nuts burned. If the nuts burned evenly and turned into ashes together, then it indicated that the couple might be expected a long and happy life together. But, if the nuts sputtered and flew apart, it predicted bitter quarrels and separation. The German speaking immigrants began to arrive in the US in the 17th century. They brought with them a religious custom they had practiced in their homeland. It was an autumn festival to mark the end of the growing season. It was observed in the Lutheran Church ceremonies on the first Sunday in October. Immigrants from the Rhineland area of Germany who settled in Southern Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania Dutch) were highly superstitious and contributed much to the way Halloween is observed. These hard-working and plain-living people had a generous sense of humor. Another prank would be to remove gates from their posts and carry them away and hide them in some unsuspected place – such as on the roof of the outhouse. Some rowdy pranksters would even overturn the outhouse. Some cautious neighbors, hoping to avoid the pranks would invite the mischief makers indoors and gen them a treat of sweet cider and homemade pretzels. Today’s youngsters refer to this custom as “trick or treat”. After the great famine in Ireland and the immigration to America, Irish settlers also maintained

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a renowned sense of humor and found time for pranks and Halloween mischief which they could readily blame on the wee people or leprechauns or goblins. The pumpkin which Native Americans introduced to the settlers later became the symbol of harvest. The famous “Jack-O-Lantern” began as an Irish tradition; however, in the early days there were no pumpkins or even a squash to be found in all of Ireland. So the youngsters there would take an oversized rutabaga, potato or turnip, hollow it out and carve an impish face with a wide mischievous grin or a sinister scowl. In Mexico, November 2nd is known as “the day of the dead”. The people believe that the deceased came to visit the living on that day. They set up altars in their home and adorn them with food and flowers. If the deceased was a child, toys and candy are place on the altar. The children celebrate the day by giving each other skulls made out of sugar with their names printed on them. The superstitions of our ancestors have not lain themselves to a peaceful rest. They dance and cavort through the collective unconscious of the people and emerge each October 31 to once again remind us of our tribal roots. All Hallows Eve is approaching and if any witches or goblins come to your door, give them a treat as they may be the real thing. Eckley Miners’ Village Haunted Lantern Tours will be held on the following dates: Fri & Sat – October 12 & 13 (Rain date Oct. 14) Fri & Sat – October 19 & 20 (Rain date Oct. 21) Fri & Sat – October 26 & 27 (Rain date Oct. 28) Tours are 6:30 to 10pm. Call for rain date times. Doors open at 6pm and the first tour begin at 6:30pm. Last tour is at 9pm sharp. Admission – Adults (13+) - $10 Children (6-12) $5 Not recommended for children under 6. 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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by Rich Lipinski

In spirit of Halloween, Hard Coal takes a quick stroll through the area’s cemeteries in search of our area’s baseball heritage. Cemeteries provide for quite the imagery in movies and novels, conjuring up images of ghosts and evil spirits. In reality, cemeteries are places of honor and ceremony. Cemeteries tell the story of us, not the end of the story but our continuing story. Historians find some of their most reliable information at these sites, because information is literally carved in stone. Genealogist both, professional and amateur alike, use cemeteries as one their greatest reference source. In our area there is a little cemetery at edge of Black Creek Township, where dozens of Civil War Veterans lay at rest, as continuing reminder the sacrifices the smallest of communities made for liberty and country. Many of the cemeteries in the area show a spike in deaths in 1918, showing that Northeast Pennsylvania was not immune from a worldwide flu epidemic. In our area it’s not uncommon to notice many young men passed away in the 1800’s and early 1900’s a reminder of the dangers of the coal mines and the early industrial revolution. From a baseball perspective the local cemeteries become a starting point to research long forgotten local athletes. A place to find out about their lives after their careers had ended and to see where the story ended. According to there are over 100 players buried in area cemeteries, including hall of famers Christy Mathewson, Bucky Harris, Hughie Jennings and Umpire Nestor Chylak. Maybe the most famous of them all is Jim Thorpe. Thorpe was more famous as an Olympian and a football player, but he played parts of 13 seasons in professional ball, including 6 in the majors. Christy Mathewson Christy Mathewson of Factoryville is buried in the Lewisburg City Cemetery. Lewisburg

Cemetery Trek

is the home of Bucknell University where Mathewson attended school and starred in three sports. He is buried with his wife and son. Mathewson died at 45 from complications of being exposed to poison gas during a training exercise shortly after WWI. His son passed away at 44, killed in the Korean War. His brother Henry who played briefly in the majors is buried in Factoryville. Walter Blair who managed briefly in majors is also buried there. Bucky Harris Bucky Harris was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1975. Harris spent more than 50 years in baseball as player, manager, general manager and scout. At the age of 27 he achieved a rare feat by leading the lowly Washington Senators to a World Series title in 1924. The only World Series title for Washington D.C. Harris is buried at the German Protestant Cemetery in Hughestown, near Pittston. One interesting note Harris died on his birthday. Hughie Jennings Hughie Jennings was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1945 after a successful career as both a player and manager. Jennings ranks in the top 100 for all-time batting average,

on base percentage, stolen bases and is the all-time leader in hit by pitch. Jennings was also instrumental in signing Hall-Of-Famer Bucky Harris. Jennings’ local story is familiar to many in our area. One of twelve children, he quit school to work in the coal mines. Jennings used baseball to escape the mines. Jennings is buried in St Catherine’s Cemetery in Moscow. St Catherine’s is the final resting place for five other major league players. Nestor Chylak N e s t o r Chylak is one of only nine umpires enshrined in the Hall Of Fame. Chylak who was born in Olyphant, was decorated veteran serving during WWII before entering baseball. He was injured during the Battle of the Bulge, earning the Silver Star and the Purple Heart. Chylak umpired in five World Series, and six all-star games. He was also involved in two of the more bizarre incidents in MLB history. 10-cent beer night in Cleveland where the crowd became so unruly the game had to be forfeited. As an umpire supervisor after his retirement he was at the disco-demolition night in Chicago. The crowd and field became so bad, he ruled that that second game of double header could not be played and the White Sox forfeited the next day. Chylak is buried at Methodius Church Cemetery in Peckville, PA. Jim Thorpe Jim Thorpe is not only buried in our area, the towns of Mauch Chunk and East Mauch C h u n k merged and renamed themselves after Jim Thorpe. Thorpe's widow was angry when the

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Oklahoma state government would not erect a memorial in his honor. When she heard that the small Pennsylvania towns of Mauch Chunk and East Mauch Chunk were seeking to attract business, she made a deal with town officials. The towns bought Thorpe's remains, erected a monument to him, merged, and renamed the newly united town in his honor Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania even though Thorpe had never been there. The monument site contains his tomb, two statues of him in athletic poses, and historical markers describing his life story. Where to Look There are many resources to find information about the obituaries and cemeteries of the areas.,, and U.S. census information are just some of the sites we use to gather general information. The more specific baseball sites are,, and is site totally dedicated to the obituaries of former players. St Mary’s Cemetery in Wilkes-Barre is the final resting place for nine former major league players and former congressman Dan Flood. Wildwood Cemetery in Williamsport has six players. There are many other cemeteries in Hazleton, Freeland, Drums and

in Schuylkill County that can be found at the sites listed above. We would also like to thank Panorama’s own Father McHugh for recommending “Invincible Summer” by Dave D’Antonio. Antonio spent a summer traveling the United States in search of the grave sites of Hall of Famers. One of the stories involves State Rep Tommy Tigue of Pittston assisting the author in finding the graves of Bucky Harris and Hughie Jennings.

Northeast Pennsylvania. Also we will be recapping the seasons of our local professional players and an update from the 20th reunion of "A League Of Their Own" held recently in Cooperstown. Final Swings of 2012 The Hazleton Baseball League will be finishing up their fall baseball league in October. The fall league is a wooden bat league and runs through October. For more information check out Warming Up in the Pen In the upcoming months, we will be talking Until next month, keep the e-mails comwith Paul Browne of Carbondale about his ing to and on new book about the Negro League playing in twitter @hardcoalbasebal. P


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Halloween Parades Jim Thorpe Halloween Parade will held on Saturday, Octotober 27 at 4pm. Lineup will be at 3:30. Annual parade to celebrate Fall and Halloween. Call (570) 3252911 or email parade@jimthorpenews. com to participate. White Haven Halloween Parade will be held Sunday, October 14. Registration at 1pm. Parade starts at 2pm. Free to everyone! It's a great parade, and has been a tradition in White Haven for decades! Prizes are awarded in multiple catagories for children, adults, groups and floats. After the parade everyone gets a hot dog, beverage, cake and candy bar at Lehigh Park. There is no cost, goodwill donations are accepted. Weatherly Halloween Parade will be held Sunday, October 28. Registration at 12:30pm. Parade starts at 2pm at Our Lady of Loudes Church. Prizes are awarded in multiple catagories for children, adults, groups and floats after the parade at Eurana Park.


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Calendar of Events October/November 2012 October 3 Hazleton Enlarged Ministry 15th Annual Sorts/ Celebrity Memorabilia Auction, Wednesday, October 3, 7pm held at Diamond United Methodist Church on West Diamond Avenue and North Locust Street in Hazleton. Doors open at 6pm to preview the auction items. $2.00 donation includes refreshments. Auction benefits the year round programs for children sponsored by the Hazleton Enlarged Ministry of the United Methodist Church. For more information, call 570-454-4661. October 4 AFSCME Sub-Chapter 8701 Retirees will meet on Thursday, October 4 at Bonanza in Hazleton. Lunch will be at noon followed by the meeting at 1p.m. Christmas luncheon will be discussed. New members are welcome. October 5 Pumpkin' Chunkin', Friday, October 5 at the Schuylkill Mall in Frackville, PA. This is the kickoff event for the annual Frackville Pumpkin Festival. Participants are to meet at the far parking lot (behind Black Diamond Antiques) of the Schuylkill Mall. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. Contestants will be divided by age and sex for the competition. From toddlers to Senior citizens, this free-of-charge event is fun for all! Winners in each category will receive Schuylkill Mall gift certificates. For more information call Lisa Cooney at 570-874-2283. October 6 Frackville Pumpkin Festival, Saturday October 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the corner of Lehigh and Frack Streets in Frackville. Free admission. This street fair features: face painting, horse rides, crafts and penny art, tasty local favorites and treats prepared by various charitable organizations, a pumpkin recipe contest, wooden pumpkin painting contests, a limerick contest, a scavengar hunt, numerous craft vendors and don't forget a fan favorite - the pumpkin pie eating contests! A fun, relaxing way to spend an autumn Saturday in Frackville! For more information call Lisa Cooney at 570-874-2283. Make a Difference Day Dog Walk 2012 to benefit the Hillside SPCA in Pottsville, Saturday, October 6 from 11am to 3pm in Bubeck Park in Schuylkill Haven. Chinese Auction, Big Item Auction, Vaccine & Microchip Clinic by No Nonsense Neutering (weather permitting), Vendors, Agility Course Presentation and more. Event organized by Service Access & Management, Inc.. For more information, contact Amy at 570-573-6603 or

Shady Brook Campground of Beavertown Annual Paddlers Against Cancer Fundraising Event, Saturday, October 6 beginning at 2 pm at C.F. Walker Lake in Snyder County. All proceeds will benefit your American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Midd-West. For more information, please contact David Mull at 570-837-9773. October 7 Zion’s Stone Church in West Penn Township will be having a Longaberger Basket Bingo fundraiser on Sunday, October 7. The doors of the auditorium at 45 Cemetery Road in New Ringgold, Pa. will open at 12:30 p.m. with the bingo starting at 1:30 p.m. Food will be available to purchase. A Chinese Auction and a raffle will also take place. Tickets are $20 in advance by calling Charlotte at 570-386-5111, Monday, Wednesday or Thursday from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Ticket price at the door is $25. Tickets and seating are limited. Taste of the Valley benefiting C.H.H.I.P.S. (Committee to Help Handicapped Infants and Parents Succeed), Sunday, October 7 from 1 to 6pm. Meet at Good Shepherd Church parking lot, 87 S. Hunter Highway in Drums at 12:30pm. Get on the bus and let the rest to us!! $25 per person. A progressive dining tour to: The Meating House, Brass Buckle, Top of the 80’s, Vesuvio’s and Bell House Café. For tickets call Barbara at 570-454-5877 or 570-956-2360.

open 11am - Auction 2pm (Early Birds Welcome on Saturday October 13 from 5 to 8pm) Location: West Hazleton Community Center, 100 4th Street in West Hazleton. Join us...Great Auction Items, Food, Fun, and Refreshments! For more information, call Madeline at 570454-4600 or Claudia at 570-454-3998. October 17 Penn State Extension Master Gardener Roberta Troy will present Native Plants vs. Alien Plants at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, October 17 at Good Shepherd Church, Route 309, Drums. To register, call the Luzerne County Extension at 570825-1701 or email October 24 The annual St. Clair Halloween Parade, Wednesday, October 24 at 7pm. Registration for individuals, groups and floats will be held Wednesday, October 17 and Thursday, October 18 at the Ambulance Building on Second Street in St. Clair. For more information, call 570-4290553. October 25 Mountain Top Diabetes Support Group meeting will be held Thursday, October 25 from 7–9pm in the cafeteria of St. Jude's School. Topic: Male & Female Gender Issues and Diabetes. Group is free and open to the public. Time and place may change. For information call Donna or Debbie at 570-474-9820.

October 26, 27 & 28 Haunted Halloween Mine Tours on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 26, 27 and 28 from 6:00 to 10:30pm at No. 9 Coal Mine & Museum, 9 Dock Street in Lansford. $10.00 per perSpaghetti Dinner, Sunday, October 7 from son. For more information call 570-645-7045. 11am to sellout at Columbia Hose Fire Co No 1, 742 West Centre Street in Shenandoah. In- November 3 cludes bread, salad and dessert. Adult $8, Child Conyngham United Methodist Church will $6. Eat in or Take Out. Free local delivery. For hold their annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, more information, call 570-462-9574. November 3rd from 9 am to 3 pm. The craft group is looking for donations of hand-made October 10 items and heirloom jewelry to sell. Conyngham Penn State Extension Master Gardener Jean United Methodist Church is located at 411 Kolojejchick will present a workshop entitled Main Street, Conyngham with Rev. Gary Lefe“Master Gardeners’ Tips and Tricks: Fall & Win- ver as Pastor. You do not have to be a member of ter Edition”, at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, October Conyngham UMC to participate. For more in10, at the West Side Annex, Forty Fort. To reg- formation on any of these events, call 570-788ister, call the Luzerne County Extension at 825- 3960 or email 1701 or email November 4 October 13 & 14 Spaghetti Dinner, Sunday, November 4 from Apple Fest, Saturday October 13 from 8:30am 11am to sellout at Columbia Hose Fire Co No to 2:30pm and Sunday October 14 from 1, 742 West Centre Street in Shenandoah. In11:30am to 2:30pm at Christ Lutheran Church, cludes bread, salad and dessert. Adult $8, Child 467 Main Street in Conyngham. Flea market, $6. Eat in or Take Out. Free local delivery. For antiques, crafts, tricky trays, foods. For informa- more information, call 570-462-9574. tion call 570-788-4219. To list your Community Event in our October 14 Calendar, please email the event West Hazleton Recreation Club Annual "Chito: nese Auction" on Sunday October 14. Doors

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I have written several articles trying to “set the record straight” on the incorrect statements that people are told about bankruptcy. Despite my efforts to keep people informed, every month at least one client comes to me saying “someone told me …” (insert any comment you have heard about bankruptcy). It amazes me to hear the incorrect things that people are told about bankruptcy and that many people believe everything they are told. Trust me on one thing… do not listen to anything anyone tells you about bankruptcy, unless they are an attorney who deals with bankruptcy on a daily basis. Contrary to many people’s belief, you are not going to lose all your property if you file for bankruptcy. People who file for bankruptcy are allowed to keep any property that is “exempt”. Many people have only “exempt” property; therefore, they keep everything they have including their car and home. Another common misconception I hear is when a client says that someone told them to file Chapter 11. However, most individuals do not file a Chapter 11! Chapter 11 is a reorganizational bankruptcy for businesses or high net-worth individuals. Take the advice of a person who is not a bankruptcy attorney with a grain of salt. Most of the time, they are wrong! There are many well qualified bankruptcy attorneys who will be happy to answer your questions honestly and accurately. There is no need to rely on the “want-to-be” experts! P

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Do you have custody of a child and Supplemental Security Income (SSI): are considering relocating? You Forty Years of helping may need approval from the Court by Stephen A. Seach, Esq. people in need by Edward Ford Social Security Area Director The Social Security Amendments of 1972 created a new federal benefit program. This month, that program — the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program — celebrates its 40th anniversary. Administered by Social Security, SSI is a needs-based program for people 65 or older, blind, or disabled who have limited income and resources. For income, we count things such as wages, Social Security benefits, and pensions. However, Social Security does not count all of your income when it decides whether you qualify for SSI. For example, we don’t count food stamps or most home energy assistance. For resources, we count the things you own, such as real estate (other than the home you live in), bank accounts, cash, stocks, and bonds. A person with resources worth no more than $2,000 may be able to get SSI. The resource limit is $3,000 for couples. To qualify for SSI, you also must live in the United States or the Northern Mariana Islands and be a U.S. citizen or national. In rare cases, noncitizen residents can qualify for SSI. If you live in certain types of institutions or live in a shelter for the homeless, you may qualify for SSI. People with blindness or a disability who apply for SSI may be able to get free special services to help them work. These services may include counseling and job training. The monthly maximum federal SSI payment is the same nationwide and amounts to $698 for an individual and $1,048 for a couple. However, the amount you receive depends on factors such as where you live, your living arrangements, and your income. Some states add money to the federal payment. Funding for the SSI program comes from the general revenues of the U.S. Treasury, not from Social Security payroll taxes. To learn more about SSI, read the online publication, You May Be Able To Get Supplemental Security Income (SSI) at or visit the SSI page at P

Pennsylvania enacted a new Child Custody Act, effective January 24, 2011. Even if a custody arrangement was in existence before January 24, 2011, this act applies to all hearings after that date. As part of this act, a party cannot “relocate” without Court approval or consent of every other individual who has custody rights to the child. The first question is whether every move is a “relocation”. The Child Custody Act defines relocation as, “A change in residence of the child which significantly impairs the ability of the nonrelocating party to exercise custodial rights.” The Superior Court has already addressed this. In one case, the Court considered a move to be a “relocation”, even though the result would mean that the other parent would have more time with the child. As with most issues in family law, the circumstances of each case must be considered. A party seeking to relocate must provide notice before doing so. The Act provides a procedure for objections, modifications to custody orders, a hearing and court approval. A party facing any situation like this would do well to seek legal assistance from an attorney. A failure to follow the proper procedures may be held against the moving party.

Ultimately, unless the parties consent, the Court must consider 16 factors set forth in the relocation statute to determine whether to approve the relocation request. In addition, the Court must consider additional factors which are generally applicable to custody arrangements to determine whether to modify an existing custody order. It is the burden of the relocating party to establish that relocation will serve the best interests of the child. Further, each party must establish the integrity of his or her motives in seeking or opposing relocation. Therefore, it is important for the party seeking to relocate to put forth a good case for meeting the factors that the Court will consider. Our office represents people in custody disputes, including relocation. If you need help, call The Seach Law Offices at 359-3283. P It is more satisfying to be a bad player at golf. The worse you play, the better you remember the occasional good shot. —Nubar Gulbenkian Don’t make use of another’s mouth unless it has been lent to you. —Belgian Proverb

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WINNERS! Tiffany Davidovich of Treskow 2 Tickets to the Haunted Coal Mine Tour at No. 9 Coal Mine in Lansford Philip McCoy of Hazleton 2 Tickets to the Haunted Coal Mine Tour at No. 9 Coal Mine in Lansford Mary Lou Leiby of Ringtown 2 Tickets to Harvest Fest at Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm Susan M. Winter of Hazle Twp. 2 Tickets to Harvest Fest at Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm Connie Contino of Jim Thorpe 4 Tickets to the PA Renaissance Faire in Manheim Nina Burkett of Coaldale 4 Tickets to the PA Renaissance Faire in Manheim Marie Weikel of Pottsville 4 Tickets to the PA Renaissance Faire in Manheim Michael Zapotocky of Drums 4 Tickets to the PA Renaissance Faire in Manheim Joy J. Mowery of Freeland 4 Free Games of Bowling from Chacko’s Family Fun Center in Wilkes-Barre Janet Musto of Bear Creek Twp. A Copy of Chicken Soup for the Soul - Say Goodbye to Stress Jay H. Zimmerman of Pottsville A Copy of Chicken Soup for the Soul - Say Goodbye to Back Pain! Jennifer Seglia of Hazleton A Copy of Chicken Soup for the Soul - Say Hello To A Better Body! Eleanor M. Gandarella of Drifton A Copy of Chicken Soup for the Soul Inspiration for the Young at Heart Heather Tuberion of Drums A Copy of Chicken Soup for the Soul - Stay at Home Moms

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What is the "fiscal cliff"? It's the term being used by many to describe the unique combination of tax increases and spending cuts scheduled to go into effect on January 1, 2013. The ominous term reflects the belief by some that, taken together, higher taxes and decreased spending at the levels prescribed have the potential to derail the economy. Whether we do indeed step off the cliff at the end of the year, and what exactly that will mean for the economy, depends on several factors. Will expiring tax breaks be extended? With the "Bush tax cuts" (extended for an additional two years by legislation passed in 2010) set to sunset at the end of 2012, federal income tax rates will jump up in 2013. We'll go from six federal tax brackets (10%, 15%, 25%, 28%, 33%, and 35%) to five (15%, 28%, 31%, 36%, and 39.6%). The maximum rate that applies to long-term capital gains will generally increase from 15% to 20%. And while the current lower long-term capital gain tax rates now apply to qualifying dividends, starting in 2013, dividends will once again be taxed as ordinary income. Additionally, the temporary 2% reduction in the Social Security portion of the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) payroll tax, in place for the last two years, also expires at the end of 2012. And, lower alternative minimum tax (AMT) exemption amounts mean that there will be a dramatic increase in the number of individuals subject to AMT when they file their 2012 federal income tax returns in 2013. Other breaks go away in 2013 as well: • Estate and gift tax provisions will reverting to 2001 rules. • Itemized deductions and dependency exemptions will once again be phased out for individuals with high adjusted gross incomes. • The earned income tax credit, the child tax credit, and the American Opportunity (Hope) tax credit all revert to old, lower limits and less generous rules. • Individuals will no longer be able to deduct student loan interest after the first 60 months of repayment. There continues to be discussion about extending expiring provisions. The impasse, however, centers on whether tax breaks get extended for all, or only for individuals earning $200,000 or less (households earning $250,000 or less). Many expect there to be little chance of resolution until after the November election. Will new taxes take effect in 2013? Beginning in 2013, the hospital insurance (HI) portion of the payroll tax--commonly referred to as the Medicare portion--increases by 0.9% for individuals with wages exceeding $200,000

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($250,000 for married couples filing a joint federal income tax return, and $125,000 for married individuals filing separately). Also beginning in 2013, a new 3.8% Medicare contribution tax is imposed on the unearned income of high-income individuals. This tax applies to some or all of the net investment income of individuals with modified adjusted gross income that exceeds $200,000 ($250,000 for married couples filing a joint federal income tax return, and $125,000 for married individuals filing separately). Both of these new taxes were created by the health-care reform legislation passed in 2010--recently upheld as constitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court--and it would seem unlikely that anything will prevent them from taking effect. Will mandatory spending cuts be implemented? The failure of the deficit reduction supercommittee to reach agreement back in November 2011 automatically triggered $1.2 trillion in broad-based spending cuts over a multiyear period beginning in 2013.The cuts are to be split evenly between defense spending and nondefense spending. Although Social Security, Medicaid, and Medicare benefits are exempt, and cuts to Medicare provider payments cannot be more than 2%, most discretionary programs including education, transportation, and energy programs will be subject to the automatic cuts. New legislation is required to avoid the automatic cuts. But while it's difficult to find anyone who believes the across-the-board cuts are a good idea, there's no consensus on how to prevent them. Like the expiring tax breaks, the direction the dialogue takes will likely depend on the results of the November election. Many fear that the combination of tax increases and spending cuts will have severe negative economic consequences. To discuss the possible effect the “Cliff” could have on your personal financial situation, give my office a call at (570)455-6301 to set up an appointment. Visit my website @ 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.

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Engine Technology for Fuel Economy by Thomas R. Buff Automobile manufacturers are facing intense scrutiny from consumers and the government for the lack of fuel efficient automobiles and light trucks. As gas prices continue to climb the need for fuel efficient engines is more than apparent. It is a crucial part of our economic recovery. Engineers are introducing more hybrids, flex fuel vehicles and electric cars but they are not the only solution. Automobile makers are now offering new technology in gasoline engines that can offer a few more miles to the gallon. • Cylinder Deactivation – sometimes called variable displacement, this engine technology allows the engine displacement to change (or get smaller) by deactivating cylinders during light load operation thus saving fuel. Most engines of this design are used in larger Vtype engines but it has also been utilized in smaller engines. Although this technology is considered new, the concept is not, it has been used in the past. Cadillac introduced a V8-6-4 engine in the 80’s that used an electric

control unit to deactivate cylinders. What a concept! An eight cylinder engine that becomes a four cylinder engine. This system was troublesome and the technology was retired. Presently Chrysler, Honda and General Motors have their own designs of cylinder deactivation systems that can potentially improve fuel efficiency by 5%. • Variable Valve Timing – VTV is a term for engine technology that allows the opening or amount of time the cylinder valves open to change while the engine is running. In easier to understand language, VVT changes the amount of air and fuel that enters the engine cylinders for more efficient combustion. For optimum performance and fuel mileage, the timing of air and fuel entering and exiting the engine is crucial. Older engine designs did in fact allow for changes in timing at high speeds but were not developed for fuel efficiency. Variable Valve Timing has been available and used by Honda, BMW and in the Ford F-Series truck engines. This technology

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can increase fuel performance by five percent. • Turbocharging and Supercharging – turbocharging and supercharging are becoming increasingly popular from a fuel economy standpoint. Supercharging forces large amounts of air into the engine, thus increasing combustion and performance. A turbocharger on the other hand forces compressed air into the engine cylinders. A fan which is driven simply by exhaust gases leaving the engine turns an impeller that compresses and sends the warm air into the engine to mix with the fuel. Superchargers are driven by the engine itself while turbochargers use exhaust gases. Both designs have been used mainly for horsepower increases due to the fact that more air plus more fuel equals power. But today’s designs allow the air to be introduced and discharged when needed to increase combustion efficiency which translates to fuel efficiency. This technology has been around for along time, and has been used in application ranging from large diesel engines to the Buick Park Avenue Ultra. Yes, the Buick Park Avenue Ultra utilized a 3800 Series engine that was supercharged. • Direct Fuel Injection – this is the simplest of all of the engine designs thus far but most likely the most fuel efficient when coupled with other technology. In simple terms, direct fuel injection is direct; fuel is sprayed directly into the combustion chamber on the top of the piston. Previous designs utilized pre combustion chambers where fuel is sprayed into a chamber before entering the cylinder, carbureted systems where fuel enters the intake manifold first and other systems that sprayed fuel into a port and mixed with air before it is pumped into the cylinder. In direct injection systems fuel is sprayed directly into the cylinder so the shape and timing of the fuel air mixture can be controlled precisely by the electronic control unit. Remember, the more efficient the fuel burns, the lower the fuel consumption. A direct injected, turbocharged system will increase fuel efficency by 12%. There are many types and designs of gasoline and diesel engines that are now built for fuel efficiency. There are also many new designs on the drawing board that will decrease our dependency on gasoline. Next month – Flex Fuel Systems. HAPPY MOTORING!! P

Eight Hot Tips for Battery Care (NAPSA)-More automobile batteries fail in the heat than in the extreme cold, and hotweather conditions can cause more stress on a battery than frigid temperatures. With temperatures at their annual highs, motorists can protect and care for that part of the vehicle a driver depends on most every day. Battery temperatures under the hood of an automobile can reach 175 to 200 degrees in extreme conditions, affecting the corrosion factor within the battery. The extreme heat can make the acid and the fluid inside the battery expand, which can cause it to start leaking, and that leads to battery failure in the long run. It's important for motorists to take the necessary precaution of getting their vehicle battery checked on a regular basis, especially before taking off on family trips. As engineering and technical services manager for Interstate Batteries for more than 25 years, Gale Kimbrough is the hotweather expert with some helpful guidelines to follow when caring for the automobile battery: 1. Wear protective eyewear, remove all jewelry and wear long sleeves to protect skin from a battery acid explosion. 2. Inspect the battery case for signs of extreme bulging, cracking or leaking. If signs are present, it's time to replace the case. 3. Clean the connections by removing any corrosion, lead oxidation, paint or rust from the top of the battery with a scouring pad or brass brush. Make sure to brush the corrosion away from the body.

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Hope for Breast Cancer Patients by Alycia D. Pavlick, Board Certified Surgical PA-C    Breast cancer. Two words. Every woman's worst nightmare, every spouse's deepest fear, every mother's biggest worry for their daughters, every daughter's greatest dread for their mothers. Unfortunately, breast cancer DOES exist and as a surgical practice we encounter women and families who are facing the diagnosis of breast cancer more often than most. Luckily, we are able to offer something that often times patients and their loved ones forget about when they are initially faced with such a grave diagnosis... HOPE.   As scary as the possibility of facing breast


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cancer can be, the most important fact to remember about breast cancer is that it is a SURVIVABLE disease. In fact, breast cancers that are diagnosed early, or in the primary stages, have a 5 year survival rate of 98.4%. That means that women who have abnormalities which are found on a routine yearly mammogram or ultrasound have over a 98% chance of surviving the disease if the abnormality is treated early and properly. We believe patients should be given the right to choose their treatment plan, their aftercare approach, and their doctor. When a woman is given news that she may have breast cancer, the last thing she needs to deal with is feeling pressured into choosing a surgeon she may not be comfortable with or that has never operated on her before. Every patient has autonomy and the right to choose, and this is important especially in a society where insurance companies and often times large medical corporations try and dictate who their patients must receive their care from. If a woman is entering the fight of her life, she should know that the people taking care of her are fighting for her and with her. At Carrato Surgical Associates we treat every patient as an individual and as someone we are willing to fight alongside of to cure their breast cancer. We never want our patients to feel as if they are just a 'number'. When discussing yearly/routine mammograms and the finding of an abnormality, it is also important to remember that at the end of the day a radiograph is just a picture of the breast, and until there is actual tissue under the microscope, no definite diagnosis of breast cancer can be made. Many times women come into our office and have the worst case scenario already in their mind because they were told there is an abnormal area on their mammogram or ultrasound. Although mammograms and ultrasounds are very good screening tools for breast abnormalities and for monitoring the appearance of the breasts from year to year, they are not conclusive and can never tell with 100% certainty the actual diagnosis of breast cancer. We have had several patients, some very young in age, that have come in for their consultation thinking they had breast cancer and after the biopsy was done it was determined that their abnormality was actually benign.

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Until recent years, a breast biopsy used to mean an incision on the breast and removing a large portion of breast tissue just to get the diagnosis. We offer the most minimally invasive approach to get tissue from the exact area of the breast with mammogram or ultrasound guidance, and the biopsy is done with such a small incision that most do not require a stitch. This allows us to obtain a diagnosis without disrupting the breast tissue and avoiding scarring the breast for future diagnostics. The procedure for a breast biopsy is done right in the comfort of our office and using local anesthesia we can have patients back to their everyday activities in about 30 minutes. We receive the biopsy results in less than a week, and patients return to go over the result and determine if any further treatment is necessary. If in fact the biopsy does show malignant cells, there are still many options for treatment. At Carrato Surgical we feel that the patient is the most important decision maker in the equation, and we feel it is very important to allow our patients to have an active role in their treatment plan. We take the time to explain different surgical procedures and the treatments that would follow surgery, whether that means chemotherapy, radiation, both, or neither. Our patients are not asked to make a decision on the spot on the day of the appointment. We encourage them to discuss the diagnosis and treatment plan with their loved ones and ask any questions they may have prior to confirming our treatment strategy. In treating breast disease, a patient's support system at home is just as important as the work we do in the operating room, and we value that support system as much as the care we give in surgery.   We also make certain that every step of the breast cancer process is addressed, from the pre-op counselling and help in decision making for surgery, to the aftercare of surgery. Many practitioners are so focused on the actual surgery that they forget the emotional and mental impact that having a breast removed can have on the patient. Once the surgery and physical healing is completed, most women want to feel like women again. We take the time after surgery to help patients get post-surgery prosthetics and undergarments

so that there is no gap between treatment, cure, and continuing with life after breast cancer. In celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness month, we want to wish every one of our breast cancer survivors a Happy October! If you or a loved one is facing the possibility of having a breast abnormality or breast cancer, do not wait to seek treatment. Call today to set up your consultation and begin the process of healing. REMEMBER THAT SURVIVAL STARTS WITH A DIAGNOSIS, AND TREATMENT CAN LEAD TO A CURE! P

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Weather changes and Arthritis by Anthony Urillo, MPT We’ve all heard stories of people who claim they know when a storm is coming or a blizzard in route because their elbow or knee “acts up”. Statistically, people with aching/arthritic joints commonly report more pain and discomfort when it’s cold, wet, or humid. There are numerous studies on the relationship between weather and arthritis with the results being mixed. Some studies show no relationship between weather and arthritis while some studies found that changes in barometric pressure had a strong association with pain as did core temperatures. One item all studies agree on was that reports of pain seem to go up in cooler and more humid times of the year. The word arthritis literally means “joint inflammation”. That is a joint that is painful, warm to the touch, possibly red, swollen and associated with loss of function. Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis. Osteoarthritis is called a “degenerative” condition because it is caused, in part, by wear-and-tear on a joint over time. OA occurs in both men and women usually after age 45. It is estimated

that over 50% of people over 65 have some degrees of osteoarthritis. Arthritis is treated through many interventions ranging from medication, creams, simple use of heat or cold, exercise, and surgical intervention. Most studies emphasize the importance of exercise to combat arthritis. Exercise can relieve pain and improve joint movement along with building up the muscles around the joints and making the joints more stable and resisting further damage. Some feel that in severe cold weather, the body may circulate less blood to the hands and feet as a way of conserving warm blood cells near the heart. This can make joints stiffen, also people often exercise less in the winter, which can make stiff and painful joints feel worse. The importance of exercise cannot be overstated when dealing with arthritis. We at Modern Therapeutics physical and occupational therapy would be more than happy to design a program to suite your specific needs and help combat the affects of arthritis. P



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The Laurels Senior Living Community October 2012 Health Fair / Flu Shot Clinic We will be hosting our annual Health Fair / Flu Shot Clinic on Thursday, October 11th from 10am – 1pm. Health and Wellness are very important to our residents and we encourage and promote a healthy lifestyle for them.  To increase awareness of local health services and resources to not just our residents, but to every senior in the Greater Hazleton Area, we invite all seniors to attend the health fair at our facility.  In addition to flu shots, we will be providing various health screenings such as blood pressure checks, grip strength, bone density, balance, chiropractic care, chair massage, and much more.  Also, local organizations will be on hand to answer questions and provide information regarding health care, wellness, safety, and other health related topics. This health fair is a great op-

portunity to highlight all the good efforts being done today by community groups and health organizations in the Greater Hazleton Area. We will also have GIVEAWAYS, light refreshments and selling tricky tray chances to win beautiful gift baskets and crafts. All money raised from the tricky trays will be given to the Greater Hazleton United Way annual drive.  A great way to give back to our wonderful community! We hope you can join us and help promote good health.  Give our office a call for more information.   Furry Friends Fundraiser On October 20th our Laurels residents will take part in a “Furry Friends Fundraiser” to raise money for the Hazleton Animal Shelter. We have been selling 50/50 chances and tickets for our Tricky Trays.  In addition to

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the funds we have already collected, we will be having a sponsored walk around our facility beginning at 1pm. Entertainment by Cindy Robertson will be at 2pm, and we will be presenting a check at the end of the event around 3pm to a shelter representative. The Laurels Senior Living Community administration allows residents to have cats and small dogs as companions in their apartments.  The owners and staff members understand how important pets are to our residents’ well-being and in return, our residents want to help those pets who have not yet found their “forever home”. Our Laurels residents put together the event and do the fundraising themselves. They look forward to planning fundraisers every year and staying active in the community. Stop by and cheer on our residents while they help raise money for the Hazleton Animal Shelter!   Autumn Adventures Fall is such a beautiful time of the year.  The sun still shines brightly, and we have crisp mornings that melt into warm afternoons.  What a magnificent time of the year.  Not too hot, nor to cold; perfect to hang out on our back porch with friends and marvel at the beautiful autumn colors of the valley below. Stop by and see just how amazing our view is! 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 P “The Laurels Senior Living Community… ”Where Our Family of Residents Come First!”

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Low Vision—Not No Vision by Dr. Alexandra Wasmanski, OD Vision loss and blindness can affect anyone, of any age. It can interfere with how a child learns to spell, read, or even play. In adulthood, decreased vision can compromise social interactions and the ability to perform daily activities. A person may have trouble with reading their mail, shopping, cooking, and watching television. Low vision is a term commonly used to refer to sight that is not fully correctable with glasses, contact lenses, or surgery. Vision can be reduced not only in acuity, but also by peripheral field span. A person may be able to see 20/20 straight ahead, but suffer from tunnel vision. In the United States, legal blindness is defined as vision less than 20/100 or a visual field of less than 20 degrees. Low vision may be caused by a number of different conditions. An infant may be born with poor vision due to congenital disorder such as albinism. A premature baby who was treated with high oxygen levels in the incubator may show signs of retinopathy of prematurity. Decreased visual potential can oc-

cur from a brain injury or direct trauma to the eye. Most commonly though, low vision results from progressive diseases such as agerelated macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. Although low vision cannot be surgically restored, there are a number of ways to help someone who has suffered this type of functional vision loss. The first step is being fitted with the best possible glasses or contact lenses. After that, there are magnification devices, computer-assisted devices, telescopes, and contrast enhancement aids. Proper lighting and head positioning are also important in achieving maximum visual function. Vision rehabilitation organizations will actually go to a patient’s home and teach them ways to make their day-to-day activities easier. Orientation and mobility specialists can help people learn to get around safely and travel independently. No matter what medical condition leads to a patient’s low vision diagnosis, it is important to talk with an eye doctor to get the best

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Replacing Missing Teeth – It's no Trick and what a Treat! by Frank Glushefski, D.M.D. The concept of missing teeth is a common dilemma for many people who have had teeth removed because of extensive cavities, gum disease, injuries, and those who may have never developed some of their teeth due to a hereditary trait. Missing teeth can often be a source of embarrassment, as well as affect a person's quality of life. Some of the problems associated with lost teeth include difficulty eating or chewing (hard foods can get painfully jammed into the gum), speech problems, and also cause the adjacent teeth to shift. When these teeth shift, they can create further cosmetic problems and also become more susceptible to cavi-

ties, bite problems and gum disease. With all of these potential problems, it's good to know the most common solutions that can be offered to replace missing teeth. The three most common ways to replace one or more missing teeth are a bridge, an implant(s), or a partial denture. A bridge is one of the most common ways that missing teeth are replaced. The procedure involves trimming down the teeth surrounding the missing one, taking a mold (impression), and then having the laboratory construct the bridge out of porcelain and gold. The procedure takes about two visits (4 weeks), and

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about two hours of total inoffice time. The bridge is fitted over the surrounding teeth, and cemented into place, replacing the missing one(s). The results are generally excellent. The teeth look very natural, and the comfort level is high (for most people, it feels like their own teeth). An implant is an option that has recently gained increasing acceptance for tooth replacement. The procedure involves placing a one to one and a half centimeter titanium rod into the jawbone to replace a tooth. The implant serves the same function as a tooth root. After the implant heals within the jawbone, teeth can be attached to the implant, replacing those that are missing. Implants are ideal in situations where a bridge cannot be used, but permanent tooth replacements are desired. The final main option for tooth replacement is the partial denture. A partial denture is a removable device (prosthesis) used to replace missing teeth. The main advantages of the partial denture are the relative ease of the procedure for the patient (very little, if any, teeth preparation is needed), and the ability to replace missing teeth when the first two options are not feasible. Whether you choose a bridge, implant(s) or partial denture, will depend on many factors. I encourage all of my patients whether new or existing to schedule a consultation appointment to choose the option which will yield the best long-term results. P

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Are you frustrated? by John Degenhart, DC A 56 year old woman came in my office. I haven’t seen her for a year. First her back started to hurt her six months ago but she waited, thinking maybe it will go away. Then her midback was tight, it took her breath away, and she felt weak. As more time passed, she started getting dizzy spells, so she went to her doctor. They did extensive tests, and she waited for the results. A month later she finally called the doctor’s office and she was rudely told, “No news is good news, if he didn’t call you, all the tests are negative.”  So frustrated by the response, the negative tests, she called our office. Her pains were still there, but she was searching for an answer—the cause of her pain.   I first gently adjusted her lower back, her neck and then her midback. I did the same

thing once a week for three weeks. After three visits she said to me, “I feel great! All my pains are gone, I had no idea if my spine stays in place that so much of my body would feel better. Next time if I feel out of it, I’m going to come here first and prevent all that frustration. Are you frustrated that you aren’t feeling well but aren’t getting answers? I understand your pain and how it affects your life. Your body has the power to heal itself most of the time. Allow Dr. Stacie and I to use our gentle style of adjusting your spine to allow the innate wisdom to prove it can heal you. P

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October is Spinal Health Month by Dr. Joseph Bafile Many of us go through each day typing on a computer, bending or lifting items, gardening, taking care of our children and playing sports. If not done properly, these activities can cause pain or injury which may become chronic if left untreated. Because of the importance of taking care of the back and spine, doctors of chiropractic are using their knowledge of the spinal column and nervous system to promote the American Chiropractic Association’s (ACA) national observance, Spinal Health Month, during the month of October. “Back pain is pervasive in our society. Eighty percent of us will suffer from it at some point in our lives, and fifty percent of us will suffer from back pain this year alone,” said Dr. Joe Bafile of the Bafile Family Chiropractic. “Low-back pain is the most common work complaint expe-

rienced by Americans today. Many Americans today are health and body conscious. We want to look and feel our best by taking care of our bodies – exercising, getting regular dental and eye exams and by getting enough sleep. In doing so, we ignore the focal point of where much of the pain associated with our daily activities originates – our spine,” Dr. Joe Bafile added. The central nervous system originates in the brain and channels down through the spinal column, extending to every part of the body. A misalignment of the vertebrae of the spine may result in nerve interference, resulting in headaches, low-back and neck pain, among other problems. The key to spinal health is prevention; listen to your body’s warning signals and adjust your lifestyle. If you do experience pain for more than one or two days despite using these

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Be a part of 30 Years of Saving Lives (SELINSGROVE) – The American Cancer Society is having a “Road to Recovery” training on Oct. 4, 2012, from 10 – 11 a.m., at the Selinsgrove office for all interested volunteers. Volunteers are needed from all over the Susquehanna Valley, especially from Columbia and Northumberland counties. Those interested in the training should call Dawn Spuesens, Health Initiatives Representative, at 570-884-1027. Celebrating 30 years of saving lives, “Road to Recovery” is a volunteer transportation program that is free to anyone with cancer. Volunteer drivers take patients to and from their treatments and related medical appointments using American Cancer Society vehicles or their own personal vehicles. Volunteers need to have a current, valid driver's license, proof of adequate automobile insurance, a good driving record, and attend a “Road to Recovery” volunteer training. If you or someone you know is in need of “Road to Recovery” services, please call 1-800227-2345.


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Boost your Immune System this Flu Season by Bill Spear, R.Ph., CCN To prevent the flu, make sure you and your family members get a flu shot: the essential key to flu prevention. You need the vaccine because there is no cure for the flu, and flu complications can be very serious in some people, especially infants and young children, elderly adults, and people with heart disease, diabetes, lung disease, and other chronic medical problems. Keeping your immune system fortified this flu season will also maintain wellness during these challenging days. The immune system is a complex system of organs, tissues and specialized cells that protect the human body from germs and microorganisms. The immune system fights these organisms and other substances throug a series of steps called the immune response. Nutritents for immune support include Co-Enzyme Q 10 (CoQ10), Vitamins A, B6, B12, C and Zinc. In addition to these nutrients, take a high-potency vitamin-mineral supplement that includes zinc and selenium. Zinc, working synergistically with vitamin A, also supports the thymus gland and enhances immune functions of white blood cells, and inhibits the grown of a wide range of nasty viruses. Hazle Drugs own brand of “Immune Health Support” is designed specifically to support the immune system “as needed.” Hazle Drugs brand of “Immune Health Support” contains vitamins A,C, B-6, B-12, C, and Zinc along with different types of beneficial mushrooms such as Mai-

take, Shiitake, and Reishi that are carefully grown and monitored to ensure that they are not contaminated with heavy metals or pollutants. These mushrooms contain polysaccharide complexes that provide specific support for T-cells (strategic players in the removal of foreigh pathogens. Hazle Drugs “Immune Health Support” also contains Echinacea, Astragalus and Goldenseal which are well known for their ability to enhance the body’s defense systems. Hazle Drugs is also offering flu shots daily from 9:00am to 4:00 pm. No appointment is necessary. Wendy Murphy, Pharm D and Bill Spear, R.Ph, CCN are immunization specialists who are certified to administer the flu vaccine. The Flu shot is FREE to Medicare patients, select Blue Cross of NEPA Health Plans and select Geisinger Health Plans. Flu shots are available while supplies last! We also administer the Pneumonia and Shingles (Zostavax) Vaccines. For more information regarding Hazle Drugs “Immune Health Support,” or flu shots please contact Hazle Drugs 1 E. Broad St. Hazleton, Pa 18201. 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 •

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Think your way to weight loss by Ting Oh, PT It’s no secret that America is an overweight nation with over 60% of people being overweight. It’s also no secret that most have tried unsuccessfully to lose weight and spent large amounts of money and time on pills, diets, programs and “systems” that work for a short period only to put the weight back on again like a yo-yo. The reason I believe this has been the case is that most of these diets and systems do not address the underlying problem that exists. The way we view health in general and the lack of value we have in keeping ourselves healthy. Put simply, if we value something enough, we will do whatever it takes to get it. Take for example our children. Most of us will do anything for our children, like putting our lives on hold so they can get to soccer practice, or to live frugally so they can have the latest iphone. Why do we do this? Because they are valuable to us! Not just this month or this year. It’s a forever thing. We don’t have to make a New Years resolution to care for them. They will still be our children when we turn 100. We will still put our lives on hold to take them to their physical therapy appointment. Right!

So imagine what we could do if we valued our health as much as we valued our children. Making decisions about drinking soda or eating at McDonalds would be as simple as deciding whether our children should smoke or drink when they are 12. How do we start to value our health? It starts with visualizing the life you want to live, no just now but at 100. Do we want to be healthy or do we want to be riddled with disease and arthritis? Do we want to be active or do we want to be confined to a wheelchair. Do we want to be happy and successful or do we not. Studies have found that happy, healthy people are more successful in life including making more money. Once you have the vision in mind, think about it every day

until it becomes ingrained. Only then will making the right choices for your health become second nature and you won’t have to rely on diets and systems. At Hazleton Physical Therapy, we understand what it means to be healthy. Our Metabolic Rx program is designed for people with medical problems who want to live a healthier life and lose weight. Aside from educating people on the right way to eat and exercise, we also foster understanding of healthy living and what it takes to be healthy for life. Call us at 570-501-1808 to participate in a program that can change your life or for more information on the Metabolic Rx program. P

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Local dentist renews fellowship at annual IACA Convention in Florida Conyngham dentist, Robert Shandrick, DMD, FAGD, LVIF, spent several days attending lectures, demonstrations and new product presentations, at the annual IACA(International Association of Comprehensive Aesthetics) this July, in Hollywood, Florida. The IACA Convention is sponsored and directed by the Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental Studies (LVI) in Nevada, a premier post graduate dental training center, where Shandrick is an alumni and Fellow. While at the IACA Convention, Dr. Shandrick, along with dentists from around the USA and Canada, completed a day long Fel-

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lowship review of dental procedureandscience in a wide varietyof areas in dentistry. The review was under the direction of Dr. Mark Duncan, Clinical Director at LVI. Shandrick’s original Fellowship training at LVI included over 300 hours of lecture, handson, and live patient treatment, with other dentists from the USA and world wide. Fellowship level requirement encompasses successful completion of 7 core curriculum course levels in restorative, cosmetic, and neuromuscular dentistry, including the highest core level, “Full Mouth Reconstruction” in which Shandrick restored a patient’s entire dentition cosmetically and functionally to an ideal physiologic state, in two comprehensive clinical appointments. To complete Fellowship requirements at LVI, Shandrick passed the written Fellowship exam, testing understanding in areas such as Neuromuscular dentistry,

Pictured left to right: Dr. Mark Duncan, Director of Fellowship review and Robert Shandrick, DMD, FAGD, LVIF.

adhesion dentistry, TMJ dysfunction, laser dentistry, restorative dentistry, anatomy and physiology, and cosmetic dentistry. Shandrick also currently holds a Fellowship with the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr Shandrick practices general and cosmetic dentistry, at Shandrick Dental Care Studios, Rt 93, Sugarloaf, PA • (570) 7881870 • He is married to Debi Shandrick, owner and lead therapist at Robert Stevens Face and Body, also Rt 93, Sugarlaf PA. P

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Certified Exercise Expert by Dr. Tim Kelly, PT, DPT Dr. Kelly has successfully completed a comprehensive certification program that recognizes him as a certified exercise expert of aging adults (CEEAA). This program is endorsed by the Geriatric Section of the American Physical Therapy Association (A.P.T.A.), and is designed to enhance the ability of physical therapists to incorporate evidence-based practice in order to appropriately examine and provide the quality of exercise that will yield optimal benefits for the aging adults. Therapists with the CEEAA credential utilize the best tests and measures for the examination of aging adults, and have the clinical decision making skills to design a comprehensive exercise prescription that addresses aerobic conditioning/endurance; balance, co-


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Acne: Do zits give you fits? by Stephen Schleicher, MD Acne affects some 45 million Americans and the prevalence appears to be increasing especially in women 25 years of age or older. The condition affects 90% of teenage boys and 80% of adolescent girls. Although often considered a trivial disorder, acne quite commonly leads to embarrassment and may even engender depression and social isolation. Left untreated, inflamed pimples and cysts can leave scars. The good news is that virtually all cases of acne respond to therapy. Over-the-counter (OTC) remedies include Clearasil and ProAc-

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Simple steps to reduce Fall Risks (NAPSA)-Every year, one in three adults over age 64 falls. But certain exercises and simple home modifications help reduce the risk. "Half of falls occur in a person's home. Falls are the main reason older people go to emergency departments," says Steve Albert, Ph.D., co-director of the University of Pittsburgh Prevention Research Center (PRC). The PRC is part of a nationwide network of 37 academic and community research partners funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to find ways to keep people healthy. Several PRCs research

ways to help older adults avoid falling. Dr. Albert is comparing the effectiveness of two fall-prevention programs, and health agencies will use findings in choosing which program to offer. "Most falls involve changing location, such as while walking or moving from a bed or chair," says Dr. Albert. "Sometimes, falls happen when someone carries laundry down stairs without a railing." "Stairs are a challenge for people with balance problems," says Elizabeth Phelan, M.D., a University of Washington PRC researcher who runs a fall-prevention clinic in Seattle.





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Because evidence shows that people can reduce their fall risk by improving balance and strength, Dr. Phelan refers many patients to EnhanceFitness, an exercise class developed by the Washington PRC. Proven to improve balance and strength, EnhanceFitness is offered at 450 sites nationwide. Older adults who fall are at risk for more falls, Dr. Phelan says. She is researching the feasibility of emergency medical technicians providing fall-prevention information when responding to fall-related 911 calls. Acting on such information may reduce callers' risk of future falls. "Falls rob people of their independence," says Dr. Phelan. "Many older adults can no longer live on their own if they have suffered serious fall-related injuries." People should address fall hazards when they're young so they can live at home as long as possible, says Marcia Ory, Ph.D., a Texas A&M Health Science Center PRC researcher. Dr. Ory studies how to implement effective fall-prevention programs and policies. "Many states offer fall-prevention screening, referrals and programs, but more offerings are needed," she says. "Older adults and their caregivers should ask their health care providers and public health agencies about these programs." A list of effective programs is at HomeandRecreationalSafety/Falls/compendium.html. Fall-Prevention Tips • Improve balance and strength; • Keep cords, shoes, papers, plants and boxes out of walkways; • Add grab bars in and beside the tub/shower and next to the toilet; • Use a nonslip mat or appliques in the tub/ shower; • Install railings in stairways; • Improve lighting; • Avoid or secure throw rugs. For more information about the CDC's PRC Program, visit




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A D V E R T I S E R S A. J. Limo.................................................39 Action Glass Works.............................11, 60 Addus Healthcare......................................70 Advance Auto Parts...................................59 Albertini Construction..............................20 Arvi Truck & Trailer Parts Service...........61 Ati Insulation Systems, Inc......................21 B & M Auto..............................................60 Bafile Family Chiropractic.........................72 Bedrock Gardens.........................Back Cover Berwick Hospital.........................................3 Billig-Helmes Insurance............................15 Blakeslee Animal Clinic.............................51 Blue Violet Designs...................................12 Bonner Auto Parts.....................................61 Boscov's Optical........................................66 Brazzo & Ghosh Orthodontics..................71 Bright Sky, LLC..............................Calendar Broyan's Farm Market...............................49 Burger's Farm Market................................49 C & D Seafood.........................................42 Cad Mountain Designs, Llc....................30 Calello's..............................................59, 60 Caring Care...............................................65 Carman Chiropractic................................80 Carpetkraft................................................19 Carrato Surgical Associates........................64 Central Highway Oil Co...........................61 Change of A-Dress....................................33 Charles S. Snyder, Inc...............................26 Charmed Gift Boutique............................36 Cherasaro's Deli & Catering.....................42 Christy M. Demelfi, Esq...........................54 Comfort Keepers.......................................67 Conyngham Builders Supply.....................20 Cooper's Floral/Hobby Headquarters........28 Creative Cuts............................................31 Ctc Apparel Plus.....................................12 Degenhart Chiropractic.............................71 Della Croce Dental Care...........................80 Demsko Agency........................................25 Dryfoos Insurance.......................................7 Earth & Fire Supply..................................21 Eckley Miner's Village Associates...............48 Empire Cleaners........................................28 Evanko Respiratory...................................74 F & L Doors.............................................18 Family Dermatology..................................67 Famous Salon & Spa.................................31 Fellin's Jewelers...........................................7 First Liberty Bank.....................................54 Friends of Ransom Young..........................81 General Vending.......................................21

Glushefski, Frank Dmd...........................70 Golaszewski, Janet A. Dmd......................73 Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce....45 Greater Hazleton Health Alliance................5 Griguoli Chiropractic & Rehab Center.....77 Hair Mechanics.........................................31 Harman Funeral Home.............................35 Harry's U-Pull-It.......................................58 Hazle Drugs..............................................73 Hazle Township Building Dept.................23 Hazle Yellow Cab......................................42 Hazleton Eye Specialists............................69 Hazleton Physical Therapy........................75 Hazleton Public Transit.............................62 Hazleton Ymca/Ywca..........................75 Head Rush Beauty Salon...........................31 Heights Terrace Pharmacy.........................78 Hometown Farmer's Market.....................51 Hometown Nursing & Rehabilitation Ctr.....76 Houck Homes Inc.....................................17 Howard Dry Massage Therapy..................73 James Maurice Spa......................................7 Janney Montgomery Scott, Llc................56 Jimmy's Quick Lunch...............................42 Jnj Contractors........................................22 K. M. Sency Plumbing, Heating & Ac.....16 Kathleen's Collectibles..............................11 Kitchen Gallery & Design Center.............19 Koch's Farm Service, Inc...........................36 Koch's Turkey Farm..................................32 Komishock's Gift Shop.............................30 Kramer Sheds............................................16 Lehigh Coal & Navigation Apartment Building...20 Lehigh Tire................................................60 Lincoln Taxi Service....................................8 Luzerne Bank............................................83 Luzerne Tire..............................................59 M. S. Pecora Realtor..................................22 Mahoning Valley Orthopedics...................30 Manjone's Vintage Dept. Store..................32 Manpower.................................................11 Marchetti's Hardware................................22 Marc's Tattooing.......................................40 Maylath Farms..........................................49 Mcnelis Home Care.................................72 Mid-City Carpets......................................22 Mike Bailey Photography..........................10 Miller Auto Body......................................59 Modern Therapeutics................................65 Mountain City Rehab & Care Center.......71 Mountain Top Paving & Sealcoating.........15 Mystic Power Yoga....................................74 National Hvac Service............................25

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