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COLLUM'S COLUMN: Phoenix Rises, Strength & Renewal Inc. by Ester Medina

Hello, my name Ester Medina. In April 2019, I opened Phoenix Rises, Strength & Renewal Inc. We are a 501c3 organization that focuses on the homeless and at-risk population. We provide care packages which include hygiene products, food, and clothing, we offer optional counseling, job seeking courses, resume building, and apartment searches. Our Mission... Phoenix Rises, Strength & Renewal, INC. supports the community by reducing the effects of poverty by enhancing opportunities for personal development. We uplift those in need and help them rise above their struggles. Our Vision... We want to provide opportunities for self-improvement, economic development, educational growth; access to housing options and adequate nutrition to every citizen in Hazleton, West Hazleton and Hazle Township. On August 17th, we hosted an event for free haircuts for the homeless followed by a meal. We gathered in the parking lot across the street from the greyhound bus station. Mayor Cusat, along with transit officer Ralph, gave us permission to hold the event and utilize the parking area. Phoenix Rises, Strength & Renewal Inc. would like to thank everyone who took the time to help and support this event. We could not have done it without you! Donations by Frankie’s Pizzeria, Meat & Fish Market, Sage Exchange, Weis Market, Vine St. Veg Market, Delightful Guilt, Yesenia Rodriguez, Europa, Alba Perez, Walmart, and J.E. Towing. Volunteers included Ester Medina, Ruben Medina, Alba Perez, Jasmin Montalvo, Edwin Gonzalez, Adriana Gonzalez, Elizabeth Garcia, Gensis Garcia, Jomira Montero, Jayla Saldana and Deisy Palma. Hair cutters were Ruben Medina, Josue Castro, Alba Perez, Luis Montero and Michael Mundo. The reasoning behind ‘Cuts for Homeless” was to express to them that they “DO” matter and to make them a part of society. There are a few people that have this negative stigma against the homeless population. Our organization does not stop at feeding the homeless population, giving them haircuts or hygiene products. We open our hearts and show them we care. We are located at 101 West Broad Street, Suite 404, Hazleton We always welcome donations of hygiene products, non-perishable food items, clothing, blankets and more. Please check out our Facebook Page for upcoming events. For additional information or volunteering your time, please contact us at 570-497-4244. “We Shed Light in Dark Places" M AY L AT H ph

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Is The 3000 Mile Oil Change Just A Myth? by Thomas R. Buff It has been a staple of automotive faith that has been passed down from generation to generation, pounded into peoples heads for decades, a common belief that has been around from the first days of the automobile; All cars should have their motor oil changed at least every 3000 miles in order to properly lubricate the engine. This was arguably true based on scientific facts due to the types of oils that were on the market in days gone by. Some motorists still stick to the 3000 mile mark faithfully and would not have it any other way. But both automotive manufactures and oil developers claim that every 5000, 7500 and even 10,000 mile intervals are ideal, depending on the manufacture and driving conditions. So how often should you change your oil? Regardless of what type of oil you use, (conventional, long lasting synthetic oil or a synthetic blend) all motor oil does break down and lose its lubricating qualities. As the miles add up the oil loses its viscosity or thickness and gets dirty. Contrary to popular belief though, you cannot tell the condition of the oil by how dark it looks. All engines contain

soot and combustion by products that distort the color of the oil. But as the miles add up the oil filter will remove and trap solid contaminants. In turn the essential additives in the oil that control oil viscosity, oxidation and wear are becoming depleted. This is the point where the oil itself breaks down and the qualities of lubrication are virtually gone. There was a time when 3000 was a good guideline and some (but not many) passenger car and light truck diesel engines still use this interval. But most oil change recommendations have changed. Look through your owners manual and you will find that most manufactures now advise motorists to use “extended service intervals” or beyond 5000 miles under “ideal” operating conditions. But what manufactures consider ideal operating conditions are basically “severe” driving conditions to some motorists. This includes stop and go driving, frequent short trips and driving in dusty conditions. So you need to look at your driving habits to calculate what oil service interval you will follow. Many manufactures have done away with recommended oil change intervals complete-

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ly. In place they use oil reminder lights that will signal the driver when an oil change is due. But these systems base oil life on running time, miles driven, coolant temperature and other operating conditions. The car cannot determine if your driving is ideal or severe. I have seen many cases of the oil change reminder light coming on at 10,000 plus miles. The bottom line is do not you base your service intervals on the oil service light alone. Based on a survey taken by hundreds of ASE Certified Master Automotive Technicians, the consensus is that by following the manufactures recommended oil type, especially if synthetic oil is used, and by following the recommended oil change intervals you will not only protect your engine but will also follow the proper warranty requirements for the vehicle. This may be 5000, 7500 or yes, even 10,000 miles If you feel that you do a lot of severe driving then change your oil a couple thousand miles earlier. If your old school and wish to stick to the 3000 mile oil change then stick to it. It may get expensive and defeat the purpose if you use long life synthetic oil but it’s your car. As with all auto maintenance do some research on the brands and types of extended life oil and follow the auto maker’s guidelines. So there are many that will agree or disagree. Is the 3000 mile oil change a thing of the past? Happy Motoring!

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Hints To Help You Be Engine Smart, Earth Kind (NAPS)—Knowing where to look can help you save money at the fuel pump. To help, Growth Energy and GasBuddy announced that drivers across the nation can now take advantage of Unleaded 88’s affordable prices through GasBuddy’s database and app. Unleaded 88 is a fuel with 15 percent renewable biofuel approved for cars 2001 and newer and, thanks to the recent lifting of outdated government regulations, is now available for sale at the pump all year-round. GasBuddy is a smartphone app and website used by millions of drivers every month to avoid paying full price for fuel. It is the world’s largest database of real-time, crowdsourced gas price data covering more than 150,000 North American gas stations.

This new partnership lets GasBuddy’s app users access a comprehensive database of Unleaded 88 fuel at more than 1,800 retail locations around the country. Additionally, Growth Energy and GasBuddy have launched an advertising campaign within the app to promote the benefits of the renewable fuel to consumers. “With fuel prices constantly changing and varying between stations, GasBuddy’s goal is to be the most comprehensive platform for drivers to make fuel-purchasing decisions and save money on every fill-up,” said Patrick DeHaan, head petroleum analyst at GasBuddy. “By including the availability of Unleaded 88, we’re continuing our commitment to our users.”

Emily Skor, CEO of the world’s largest ethanol trade association, Growth Energy, celebrated this new partnership and the opportunity for millions of drivers to find the more affordable choice at the pump with Unleaded 88 through GasBuddy’s popular pricetracking app. “We are thrilled to partner with the nation’s leading and most respected fuel app to help more Americans access the engine smart and earth kind benefits of Unleaded 88,” said Skor. “Drivers all over the U.S. rely on GasBuddy to fuel their lives and we are looking forward to giving them another option at the pump that is cleaner-burning and provides a savings of up to 10 cents per gallon.” Today, Kwik Trip, Sheetz, Casey’s General Store, Cumberland Farms, Thorntons, Kum & Go, RaceTrac, QuikTrip, Rutter’s, Minnoco, Protec Fuel, Murphy USA, Family Express, Royal Farms, Pump & Pantry, and Bosselmans offer Unleaded 88 at more than 1,800 locations across 31 states. For more information, head to www.

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Tench Coxe was born in Philadelphia in 1755 to William and Mary Frances Coxe. Tench’s great-grandfather, Dr. Daniel Coxe, held large colonial land grants in New Jersey and the Carolinas. These holdings would be passed down through the family for generations to come. Tench explored various career options and eventually joined his father’s import/ export firm in 1776. Following the American Revolution, he was elected to the Second Continental Congress in 1788. He had various appointments to public office under George Washington, Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson. As a result of his duties in various posts, Tench became an authority on the industrial development of our nation. Tench had an awareness of the value of anthracite coal which led him in 1790 to begin purchasing promising acreage. He acquired land throughout the country and took particular interest in Carbon, Luzerne and Schuylkill counties in Northeastern Pennsylvania, which he believed held vast underground seams of coal. He purchased approximately 80,000 acres of land in the above-mentioned counties. Tench would acquire nearly 50% of what is known today, as the Eastern-Middle coal field. Despite his rather large land holdings, Tench Coxe lived most of his life in debt, due to litigation, tax problems and other complications with business partners. However, he worked diligently to retain the property he believed was abundant with valuable mineral deposits.

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Upon his death on July 16, 1824, he passed on to his son, Charles S. Coxe, his estate, which was composed of approximately 1.5 million acres in eight different states. Charles devoted most of his life keeping together the large coal properties handed down by Tench.

Tench’s visions would be realized in 1865 with the founding of Coxe Brothers and Company, located in Drifton, PA. By 1900, this company would become the largest independent producers of anthracite coal in the United States. All of this can be credited to a truly remarkable visionary, Tench Coxe.

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Sun., Sept 1 – 1-4 PM – $8/PP – 150th ANNIVERSARY HOUSE TOURS – The first tour is 1-2:30 PM and the second is 2:30-4 PM. Tours start on time. Come and enjoy the history of the Coxe family and the charm of this grand Victorian home. Light refreshments served. RSVP PLEASE!! Contact Bryan Dunnigan, Education Coordinator at 570-956-6706 for reservations and information. Sun., Sept 15 – 11-4 PM – $50/PP Plus $5 Materials Fee – INTRODUCTION TO BLACKSMITHING – This class is designed with the beginner in mind. We will discuss the history of blacksmithing and the smith’s equipment – usage of various tools of the trade. You will learn how to start and maintain a coal-fired forge, master hammer control, draw out and cut hot metal, perform bending and ornamental twisting. After mastering these fundamental skills, you will create easy and functional projects, such as ornamental hooks, tree hangers and a 17th century turn screw (screwdriver). No previous experience needed – only heart and desire to learn. Lunch included. Class size is limited. Prepaid reservation by September 13th. Contact Bryan Dunnigan, blacksmith, at 570-956-6706 for reservation and/or more information. Sat., Sep 21 – 6PM – $20/PP – THE LAST GASP - A VICTORIAN MURDER MYSTERY – The Count of Coddingham is pleased to invite you to his last gasp party. He will be leaving soon for parts unknown and this will be his farewell event. Guests participation & costumes not required. Refreshments will be served. Contact Karen, 570-956-3881, for further information. Sun., Sep 22 – 1PM – $25/PP – WHERE DO I PUT THE SOFA? – A design class by Joseph Barbotti, a published professional designer & author for over 30 years practicing in NY City, DC and Florida. Your home should be a place were you feel the most balance, warmth & comfort every day, as everything you see & experience connects with your internal vision that sets the tone for how you feel about the world you live in. Joseph will help you with your design thru an interactive interior design session. Bring all your design questions, he have all the answers. Come & let him show you how to achieve a beautiful home which will enlighten and enrich your life. You will have fun with interior design and can share your success with family & friends. A free in-home design consultation by Joseph will be given to one lucky person. Contact Karen, 570-956-3881, for further information. Sat., Sept 28 – 11-4 PM – $50/PP Plus $5 Materials Fee – INTRODUCTION TO BLACKSMITHING – This class is designed with the beginner in mind. We will discuss the history of blacksmithing and the smith’s equipment – usage of various tools of the trade. You will learn how to start and maintain a coal-fired forge, master hammer control, draw out and cut hot metal, perform bending and ornamental twisting. After mastering these fundamental skills, you will create easy and functional projects, such as ornamental hooks, tree hangers and a 17th century turn screw (screwdriver). No previous experience needed – only heart and desire to learn. Lunch included. Class size is limited. Prepaid reservation by September 26th. Contact Bryan Dunnigan, blacksmith, at 570-956-6706 for reservation and/or more information. Sun., Sep 29 – 2PM – $20/PP – HIGH VICTORIAN TEA – Enjoy an entertaining and delicious afternoon at the beautiful Sophia Coxe House for a Victorian Tea. Salad, soup, finger sandwiches, desserts, and, of course, tea. Enjoy the food and learn a little about the life of Sophia, the Angel of the Anthracite. Contact Karen, 570-956-3881 for further information. Sun., Oct 6 – 1-4 PM – $8/PP – 150th ANNIVERSARY HOUSE TOURS – The first tour is 1-2:30 PM and the second is 2:30-4 PM. Tours start on time. Come and enjoy the history of the Coxe family and the charm of this grand Victorian home. Light refreshments served. RSVP PLEASE!! Contact Bryan Dunnigan, Education Coordinator at 570-956-6706 for reservations and information. You can send a check for an event and/or Associate Membership to the Sophia Coxe Foundation, 2207 Route 940, PO Box 235, Drifton, PA 18221; or go to the and pay thru PayPal. Reserve early as seating is limited and you don’t want to miss all the good food and fun. For further information call Karen at 570-956-3881.

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Those of you who follow me on social media (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.) or have attended a Dr. Lori antiques appraisal event somewhere in the United States know that I put a lot of miles on the wheels of my carry-on, roller-board suitcase. When I travel, I try to read a book about my new locale, take in a live sporting event (any sport, I don’t care) and visit an art museum, Mark Twain House & Museum, Hartford, CT historic house, or gallery. I cram a lot of viewing into my travels. My eye balls typical up-scale 19th Century wooden strucrarely get a break. So, I figure as long as you ture of the well-to-do of polite society comare using your eyeballs to read this, the least plete with its original Tiffany Studios leaded I can do is share some info about what’s hap- stained-glass window featuring fish, a variety pening in some museums and historical sites of the author’s books, letters, and personal objects all owned by Mr. Twain, a.k.a. Samuel off the beaten path. Some little-known historic museum sites Clements. Mark Twain lived in the Victorian are dedicated to famous literary figures—au- style home from 1874 to 1891 with his wife, thors, playwrights, etc. These museums high- Olivia and their three daughters. He wrote light the lives of the writers and their impact some of his books, those which soon became on culture while simultaneously considering classics, at this home such as The Adventures pressing issues of the day. For instance, if you of Huckleberry Finn, The Adventures of Tom find yourself in New England, plan to visit Sawyer, and A Connecticut Yankee in King these museums which are conveniently locat- Arthur’s Court. In Hartford you will also find the home ed near each other. I suggest you visit northern Connecticut and southern Massachusetts of advocate and author, Harriet Beecher to learn about two 19th Century icons of the Stowe of Uncle Tom’s Cabin fame. Carve written word and one beloved and somewhat out some exploration time to tour the Harzany author/doctor. In Hartford, CT, visit the riet Beecher Stowe Center and learn about popular Mark Twain House. The home is a Stowe’s life and the issues surrounding Civil

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War and Reconstruction era America. After you have exhausted the museums dedicated to the two Connecticut authors, pay a visit to the museum that traces the beginnings of such characters as the Cat in the Hat and One fish, Two fish, Red fish, Blue fish among others, at The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss museum in Springfield, MA. Dr. Seuss’ world, as a museum and educational center, does not disappoint. If you like to experience museums that are farther afield, learn about Havana, Cuba’s Lookout House, the museum and home of Ernest Hemingway located in San Francisco de Paula, Cuba. Built in 1886, Hemingway’s home is 10 miles east of the bustling city of Havana. Hemingway purchased the house in the working-class fishing town for $12,500 in 1940. The house is cozy with original period furnishings and, as you might have guessed, many shelves filled with books. From this home, Hemingway wrote For Whom the Bell Tolls, A Moveable Feast, and The Old Man and the Sea. Following Hemingway's death in 1961, the Cuban government took ownership of the property which is now in dire need of preservation. Like Dr. Seuss, another writer of popular

children’s books is the focus of an educational site that features an interesting body of work. Astrid Lindgren, author of Pippi Longstocking, had a fascinating life that is the focus of a theme park and farmhouse birthplace at Nas, Sweden. Vimmerby, the site of the Lindgren-Longstocking theme park called Astrid Lindgren’s World is a three-hours drive from Stockholm, Sweden. Born in 1907, Lindgren published Pippi Longstocking in 1945. The book told the tales of a strong girl with long red braids named Pippi. Lindgren continued to publish other books through the 1970s and died in 2002. In 1981, Astrid Lindgren’s

World opened in Vimmerby. It features children’s rides and activities for families. Today, Lindgren’s site is a well-known tourist attraction in Scandinavia. Dr. Lori Verderame is the award-winning Ph.D. antiques appraiser and artifacts expert on History channel’s #1 rated TV show, The Curse of Oak Island, about the world’s oldest treasure hunt. Dr. Lori presents her Antiques Appraisal Comedy Show with Free appraisals nationwide. Visit or call (888) 431-1010.

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The Temptations Review With Nate Evans In just a short while the highly anticipated opening of the 2019-2020 season of the Greater Hazleton Concert Series, Inc. will arrive. The first of six concerts will be The Temptations Review with Nate Evans. They will appear at 7:30 PM, Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at Hazleton Area High School located at 1601 West 23rd Street in Hazleton. Nearly 40 years ago five men took the stage and combined their stunning harmonies, tight choreography, and excellent leads to create a legend. The Temptations made musical history with fabulous pop and funk hits in the sixties and seventies. These hits include “The Way You Do The Things You Do,” “My Girl,” “Get Ready,” “Ain’t Too Proud To Beg,” “(I Know) I’m Losing You,” “Masterpiece,” and “Just My Imagination.” Today Nate Evans along with Vernon Taylor, Isaac Wooten, Ollie Bolds, and Andre Shepherd are keeping the sounds of the “Temptations” alive and well. As the former lead singer of the Rock-and-

Roll Hall of Fame inductees, “The Impressions,” Nate Evans, having one of the most powerful voices in the R and B market, was specially selected by original Temptation lead singers Eddie Kendricks, David Ruffin, and Dennis Edwards to join the group. Following the passing of these original members, Evans, with his soulful voice, now leads the group in this spectacular performance. Much more than a tribute to the late “Temptations” this show is a musical extravaganza dedicated to one of the greatest Motown acts of all time. The performance of the gentlemen in this well-orchestrated show is an incredible experience and a trip down Memory Lane. The music is energizing, the vocals are mesmerizing, and the choreography is spot on and true to the original Tempts moves. Add the soulful and sultry music of the background band and you will be transported to a time when music was pure and fun! Invite friends and family to join you for an incredible experience of hearing some of the greatest music ever written! The 2019-2020 Greater Hazleton Concert Series, Inc. offers six entertaining, professional performances to subscribers at a cost of $100

for adult subscriptions. Family and Student subscription rates are also available. Individual tickets for The Temptations Review with Nate Evans are $30 for adults and $10 for students. All concerts begin at 7:30 PM at the Hazleton High School Auditorium where abundant free, lighted parking is available. The Concert Series provides outstanding entertainment in a convenient, comfortable venue at an unbeatable price! For concert information or tickets, which are on sale now, call Cynthia at 570-579-7110 or Amelia at 570-788-4864. Find more information on all our concerts on The Greater Hazleton Concert Series, Inc. web site at or visit our Facebook page.


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Fact or Fiction? Apple Pickin’ Challenge Each fall, families all over the country trek to their local orchard to pick apples. How much do you know about picking apples? Take this quiz and find out. 1) Apples are grown in every state and most are picked by hand. Fact or Fiction? 2) Apples inside a tree ripen first. Fact or Fiction? 3) Color does not determine how ripe an apple is. Fact or Fiction? 4) The squishier an apple feels, the better pick it makes. Fact or Fiction? 5) Shaking apples from a tree is the best way to pick them. Fact or Fiction? 6) When you have found an apple to pick, you should pull it straight from the tree and toss it into your basket. Fact or Fiction? 7) Any apples lying on the ground may still be good to eat. Fact or Fiction? 8) You should store your apples someplace cool. Fact or Fiction? 9) You should store your apples next to potatoes to keep them fresh. Fact or Fiction? 10) It takes about 36 apples to make a gallon of apple cider. Fact or Fiction? Answers: 1) Fact, 2) Fiction, apples ripen from outside in, so start your hunt there, 3) Fact, 4) Fiction, the best apples to pick are firm and free of bruises, 5) Fiction, shaking apples down will bruise them, 6) Fiction, you should twist it from the branch and place it gently into your basket—this will keep the stem and peel intact, 7) Fact, 8) Fact, 9) Fiction, potatoes release a gas which can spoil apples fast, 10) Fact

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—— REAPING MADE EASY —— There have been many inventions throughout agricultural history, some more useful than others. Cyrus Hall McCormick’s reaper was very useful, saving farmers time and allowing them to grow more. Improving upon his father’s design, McCormick took just six weeks to make his reaper. He used it in the harvest of 1831, and word quickly spread about it. Before long, McCormick had more orders for his reaper than he could handle, and he moved his business to Chicago in 1847 and asked his brothers to join him. In 1851, McCormick won an award for his invention. By 1856, he had become known around the world for his work and his company was thriving.

Name That Tool With all of the equipment available today, farmers make quick work of harvesting. Years ago, however, they had to do everything by hand and took a lot longer. How much do you know about the hand tools farmers once used to harvest their crops? Write in the name of each tool pictured from left to right.









Answers: 1) Hoe, 2) Sickle, 3) Scythe, 4) Rake

COLORING PICTURE List 10 words that rhyme with “reap.”











Some answers: beep, cheap, creep, deep, heap, keep, leap, peep, steep, weep

Q: What’s the fastest vegetable? A: A runner bean.

Q: What’s the strongest vegetable? A: A muscle sprout.

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Fostering Love at Brandon’s Forever Home by Missy Nenstiel, Brandon’s Forever Home

You may have passed by the beautiful home located at 187 North Church Street, painted a sunny yellow with a grand welcoming front porch. You may have seen the home full of life and activity on First Fridays and holidays. You may have even wondered what is Brandon’s Forever Home and what exactly do they do in there? Brandon’s Forever Home is a Hazleton based non-profit that serves all of Luzerne County and surrounding areas. We proudly advocate for the children and their families in foster care and those who have been adopted. This includes counseling services for those interested in fostering and adoption, a food pantry which distributes to over 40 local families each week and is open to the public, free clothing, school supplies, personal hygiene products, and activi-

ties for children who are currently in foster care as well as sponsorships for sports, enrichment activities, and scholarships for private schooling. We also offer a summer reading readiness program which includes participation for the whole family as well as dinner. One of our most popular programs, which is also one of the largest is our mentoring program. The BFH Mentor Program pairs positive adult volunteers within our community with a local teen (ages 14-21) who needs a role model, friend, or sense of family. Each month our mentor group of nearly 50 participants meets for a fun activity free of charge provided by BFH. Our monthly activities always include a meal as well as a special event for the children like a behind the scenes tour of PNC Field, Knoebels, Self Defense Classes, and more! The mentor program encourages adults from all backgrounds to apply to participate! We are always in need of caring and compassionate individuals who want to give back to the community in a big way. Our monthly time commitment is small but the rewards for

both the child and the mentor are so big! Another main purpose of the foundation is to counsel and guide those interested in fostering and adoption. Brandon’s Forever Home was created by Co-Founder Lorine Ogurkis, her family, and closest friends out of a need she personally saw through her own journey adopting her son and daughter. There is no better advice than from someone who has already gone down the path ahead of you. If you are interested in learning more about fostering children in need or adoption to create a forever family please reach out to us at bfhinfo@ptd. net. One of our caring staff members will be happy to speak to you and guide you through the process. Brandon’s Forever Home is a proud part of the Hazleton community and we would love to hear from you! Do you have a special talent, skill, or just some extra time you would like to share volunteering? Contact us to see what positions we have available and let your heart guide you to helping children in your very own neighborhood in need!

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The King’s Legend Continues…. Elvis Aaron Presley, Jr., son of Elvis Aron Presley, Sr. and Angelique Delores Pettyjohn, born December 24, 1961 in Gary, Indiana and raised by adoptive parents in the circus. Elvis' manager, Colonel Tom Parker, feared that a marriage to Angelique, as well as his impending fatherhood, would seriously damage the King's reputation thereby destroying his wealth and fame. Unbeknownst to Elvis, Angelique agreed to deliver the baby in secret, and that the baby would be immediately adopted following birth, thereby saving Elvis the shame and publicity of a Hollywood scandal. Colonel Parker, an orphan adopted by a circus couple, began combing the circus troupes for a suitable couple. A young Yugoslavian couple known as

“The Vargas” performers, traveling with the Ringling Brothers Circus very much wanted a child of their own and was unable to conceive. When Pettyjohn gave up her son, her words to the couple were, "Take special care of this boy; he belongs to Elvis." She wanted the young couple to have a mental description of what the baby would look like when he was grown. The conditions of the adoption were simple: the couple was not to reveal under any circumstances, the child's biological parents until the infant reached his 21st birthday; and they were not to seek any monetary compensation from the Presley family on behalf of the child. Elvis, Jr, who began life as Phillip Stanic, grew up surrounded by the glittering circus world. At the tender age of 5, he first entered the spotlight as a circus clown being mentored by the likes of Blinko and Gene Randall. He later trained exotic cats and by the age of 15 was known as the youngest wild

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animal trainer in the world. He trained his exotics with love - no whips, no chairs and uncaged. At 16 he discovered he could sing and began performing in clubs and showcases at night, while working with his cats during the day. He had occasion to meet the King of Rock and Roll one time, in 1976, a few months before his death. “I was 15, going on 16 and was there to meet him as a young entertainer would meet another entertainer. Right before the show, we were escorted to meet him. When he came up to me, I didn’t know what to say to him.” I just said, “Man, you’re a great entertainer.” He took a ring off his finger, and said “Try one on.” “It didn’t fit me at all and I gave it right back to him because I was afraid I’d drop it.” He said, “Keep it, son, It looks good on you.” Addressing someone as son was a common Southern expression at the time. continued on page 22

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When Phillip turned 21, his parents made the hard decision to tell him that he was adopted, and that his father was Elvis Presley. Phillip struggled but realized he wanted his true identity to be acknowledged. After sufficient documents, sworn testimonies, and additional evidence presented by independent third parties were presented to a judge of the US Federal Court System, he was granted the legal right to bear the name Elvis Aaron Presley, Jr. on January 21, 1983. No objections were filed by any person and Phillip Stanic was now recognized as Elvis Aaron Presley, Jr. Elvis, Jr. is a riveting performer with a rare capability to establish a very special rapport with his audience with a singing voice, naturally reminiscent of "The King". He has performed worldwide on 6 continents in 18 countries and 6 islands. A gifted linguist, Jr. has surprised many crowds by serenading them in their native tongue. Colonel Tom Parker became a close personal friend. He has been accompanied by many greats, such as Bobby Morris (who was also Elvis Sr.'s musical conductor). He has generated 21 DVD's of his performances and has recorded career 34 CD's culled from both live and studio performances. He is also the curator of The Private Collection of the King on Tour. Launched in 2013, this spectacular one-of-a-kind mobile museum is sure to thrill any Elvis fan. His

collection is of one of the largest private collections of Elvis memorabilia in the world outside of Graceland. The collection encompasses motorcycles, costumes, jewelry, movie props, personal items and other exciting memorabilia. Elvis Jr.'s talent as a musician and entertainer is a gift to all who enjoy the works of his late father. His looks, style, grace and demeanor has captivated audiences worldwide and is a testament that the King's legacy indeed continues. He will be performing 3 shows here in Pennsylvania. Friday, November 15th at the Danville High School, Saturday, November 16th at The Scottish Rite Building in Allentown and Sunday, November 17th at the Hazleton High School Auditorium. These performances will help raise funds for The Ronald McDonald House program and the veterans of the American Legion. In addition to the show he will have a display of Elvis, Sr. artifacts from the Museum Collection. Also, he will be doing a meet and greet after each performance. Don’t miss out on this spectacular once in a lifetime opportunity to see the son of the King of Rock and Roll, up close and personal! Tickets will be available on line and in person. Go to the website for dates, times, venues and ticket prices, or call 570-861-8297, Honest Abe Taxes.


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Community Calendar September/October 2019 September 1 Community Bible Fellowship, 458 West Spruce Street, Hazleton (corner of James & Spruce) invites you to a “Free Hot Lunch” on Sunday, September 1 from 12 to 2pm or until the food runs out. Come enjoy a hot meal, something sweet and great company. Open to the public. Eat in only, no take-outs please. We look forward to seeing you! We also welcome you to attend our worship service every Sunday at 10:45am, adult Sunday school at 10am. Every Wednesday we offer Prayer at 6pm, Bible Institute at 7pm.

September 7 Schuylkill Historical Fire Society Antique Muster, Saturday, September 7 at Schuylkill County Fire Academy, 100 Fireman Road in Frackville. Parade at 10:45am. Pumping Competition, Food, Vendors and Drive a Tiller for $20. For more information, contact Scott Karavitis 201538-3853 or

September 7 & 8 Schuylkill County Quilters Guild 2019 Quilt Spectacular, Saturday, September 7 from 10am to 5pm and Sunday, September 8 from 12 to 5pm at the Walk in Art Center, 220 Parkway in September 4 Heritage Hill Senior Community completes its Schuylkill Haven. Admission: $5/Free Parking. Summer Concert Series with a performance by Merchant’s Mall, Quiltique, Demonstrations, the John Stevens Polka Band set for Wednesday, Door Prizes and more! September 4 at 2 p.m. Half-step your way to fun with the lively sounds of original and traditional September 12-15 polka tunes….you don’t want to miss this event! USED BOOK SALE at The Holy Name of Light refreshments provided. This event is free Jesus Parish (formerly Transfiguration) in West and open to the public. Seating is limited! RSVP Hazleton, Thursday, September 12 from 10am required; please call Rachael or Jessica at 570- to 4pm, Friday, September 13 from 10am to 427-4500. 4pm, Saturday, September 14 from 10am to 4pm and after the 4pm Mass until 6pm and Come Find Your New Best Friend! Sunday, September 15 (Bag Day) from 11am to 3pm. Presorted books of all varieties, CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes. The sale will be held in the Parish Center (school building) lower level auditorium, which is handicapped accessible from the front door on West Green St. Three free parking lots are available on the west, north and Vicky Prada Panther east sides of the building and parking allowed CARBON COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER on West Green Street. The entrances to the 63 Broad St., Rt 93 (by Carbon Co. Prison), building are on the north and south sides of the Nesquehoning • (570) 325-4828


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building. The west side parking lot is the best for the handicapped. Proceeds of the sale will benefit the Capital Campaign to continue the renovation of the former Transfiguration School building. For further information or questions, please call Mary Ann Heller, at 570-454-3215 or Bernie Antolick at 570-455-2413. September 17 Attention Veterans! Join Heritage Hill Senior Community to learn more about an eldercare benefit offered by the VA that can help pay for senior care and reduce your out of pocket expense on Tuesday, September 17 from 10-11 a.m. Guest speaker Henry Desrosiers, director of Veterans Affairs for Carbon County, will talk about the VA Improved Pension, also known as the Aid and Attendance Benefit. Let us help you understand the benefits you greatly deserve! Complimentary brunch included, courtesy of Heritage Hill. This event is open to Veterans and their spouses, or caregivers; however, seating is limited. RSVP by September 10; please call Rachael or Jessica at 570-427-4500. October 5 Just in time for the Holidays, Halloween, Thanksgiving & Christmas! Join us Saturday, October 5 for the Lehigh & Lausanne Volunteer Fire Company Outdoor Craft Show (Rain or Shine). Non Refundable Show starts at 10am, set up time starts at 8am. This will be in the lower lot of the firehouse, we are accepting 40 Crafters for this Show. We will accept a limited amount of Vendors (1 Essential Oil, 1 Vera Bradley, etc.) for this show. You supply your own table, pop up with weights, chairs and we supply the 10 x 10 Spot for $25.00, or $15.00 with a Donation of a Basket for our Tricky Tray. Show runs 10 am till 4 pm. Buy from a Vendor and receive a ticket for a chance to win the Door Prize, Tricky Trays, 50/50, Hot Foods & Refreshments. For an Application Contact Donna @ craftymomma13@ or on this page with messenger. We also have a waiver for anyone who does not have liability insurance. Applications must be in by September 25th. We are located at 390 S. Lehigh Gorge Drive Weatherly Pa. October 12 & 13 Chinese Auction Fundraiser, Saturday, October 12 and Sunday, October 13 at the American Legion Post 792, 116 N. Main Street in Shenandoah. Saturday: Shop & Drop from 1 to 5pm; Sunday: Doors open at 11am, Auction at 1:30pm.

Don’t Forgetta-Bout It! Hazleton Unico 12th Annual Bell’ Italia Festival - Sept. 13th -15th by Patricia Ann Ignar, Hazleton UNICO It is Bell’ Italia Festival time again and you do not want to miss it! Our motto for the event each year is FUN, FOOD, AND ENTERTAINMENT and this year the festival will be even bigger and better than ever. Friday night, Sept. 13th (6 PM-9PM) come to Hazle Township Community Park, the home for the Bell’ Italia Festival each year. Beginning at there will be entertainment for the young and young at heart. The fabulous group The Legends will play favorite music from oldies to modern day and for the youngsters there will be a movie on the big screen. Both those events are free of charge. Amusement rides will be available at a charge. Come hungry because some of our food vendors will be open, too! We Honor Our Veterans! Saturday morning at 9:30 AM our Opening Ceremonies will begin with special focus on our veterans who have given so much for our country. Each veteran will be acknowledged and presented with a gift bag as a token of our appreciation. ALL VETERANS ARE WELCOME, but please call Brenda Conway at 570-582-0275 or Donna Delehanty at 570-436-8265 as soon as possible to register. Veterans should report to the Veterans’ Welcome Tent near the main entrance to the park by 9:00 AM. There will be light refreshments and entertainment awaiting you! Saturday (10 AM-8 PM) and Sunday (10 AM-6PM), there will be plenty of vendors with foods to everyone’s liking such as Hazleton UNICO’s famous fried dough, pizza, stromboli, meatballs, pasta, porchetta, soups, potato pancakes, beef and cheddar, fries, funnel cakes, and much more. Plus, there will be plenty of delicacies to feed your sweet tooth. Entertainment will take place throughout the event. Crowd pleasers will make special appearances such as Tony Angelo, Pete, Zeppo, and Vince, Chris Pavlick, Cellar Dwellarz, John Layton, Venessa Vicoso, and students from DeMelfi School of Music wooing listeners with their beautiful musical selections. All That Dancin’, Faberge Follies, and Drama in Motion will be dancing up a storm for your enjoyment. Make sure you visit the Tricky Tray Tent, open each day, where you will find gift cards and baskets a plenty! We make it easy for you at tricky trays – you only write your name and phone number ONE TIME and you are ready to shop! Crafters will be there, too. We have added something new this year – BA DA BINGO (Saturday 12PM-4PM)! Expert

or novice, come try your luck at our CASH PRIZE BINGO! Make a batch of meatballs from your favorite recipe and bring them (no sauce) to the festival for the Chef Lou Memorial Best Meatball Contest (Saturday 12PM). Judges will analyze the entry meatballs in several categories and choose what they agree is the “Best Meatball of 2019”. At the Kiddie Korner (Saturday and Sunday 12PM-4PM) youngsters will be find fun things to do. There will be face painting again with a selection of pics from which to choose. Don’t forget that amusement rides are FREE from 1 PM until closing Saturday and Sunday! The Hazleton Drop the Drugs Van (Saturday 1 PM-3PM) will be at our festival again this year. Check your medicine cabinets for medications you need to dispose of and bring them to the van for disposal. Help keep drugs off the streets and out of the hands of your loved ones. Saturday evening come back or come early and stay to see the beautiful FIREWORKS!

The Spaghetti Eating Contest (Sunday 12 PM) is a favorite! Participants from young to the “not so young anymore” will be able to join in the fun of being the first one to empty his or her plate of spaghetti. Spectators seemed to have as much fun watching as the eaters did eating! Consider joining in for this year’s Spaghetti Eating Contest on Sunday. Come watch or play the Italian “Fingers” game (Sunday afternoon), and Bocce, too! Handicapped parking will be available in the main parking lot of Community Park. General parking will be provided at Laurel Mall and the soccer field next to the park with FREE BUS TRANSPORTATION. AS WE ALWAYS SAY……MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR SEPT. 13TH, 14TH, AND 15TH FOR THE BELL’ ITALIA FESTIVAL, HAZLE TOWNSHIP COMMUNITY PARK, HAZLE TOWNSHIP, PA. CHECK US OUT ON FACEBOOK FOR UPDATES. WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

Friday September 13th 6 to 9PM Saturday Sunday

September 14th September 15th 10AM to 8PM 10AM to 6PM Hazle Township Community Park 141 Community Park Road, Hazle Twp.

OPENING CEREMONY - Saturday 9:30 AM by American Legion

We Will Honor Veterans of All Past Wars

FOOD! FOOD! FOOD! UNICO Fried Dough • Waffles & Ice Cream • Potato Pancakes Ice Cream • Ethnic Soups • Pierogis • Kielbasa • Meatballs Sausage & Peppers • Bunny’s Hoagies

VENDORS CRAFTERS KIDDIE RIDES TRICKY TRAYS “Legends Oldies Band” 6:00PM–9:30PM PLUS A Free Outdoor Movie for the Kids on the Big Stage Pavilion



ENTERTAINMENT Legends Oldies Band Tony Angelo Angela Vito Kira lee Danny Farole Tarentella Dancers Vanessa Vicosa Chris Pavlick

Drop the Drugs Van will be on site to collect unwanted, outdated medications on Saturday September 14th from 1 PM to 3 PM.

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Fall Road Trip by Rich Lipinski

September brings the change of seasons and the opportunity to see some of the most beautiful scenery in the country. September also brings the thrills and heart breaks of the pennant chase. One of the great ways to celebrate the game and great autumn weather is a road trip to The National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown New York. Located a little over 2 ½ hours away, the scenic trip to Cooperstown is spectacular show of nature’s colors starting in late September.

and established in Cooperstown based on the legend or myth (depending on your point of view) of Abner Doubleday inventing baseball in Cooperstown in 1839. The Hall of Fame features 298 members. Included are 209 former Major League players, 35 Negro leaguers, 26 executives or pioneers, 19 managers and nine umpires. The Hall of Fame currently has 68 living members. In addition to honoring Hall of Fame inductees, the National Baseball Hall of Fame has presented 31 men with the Ford C. Frick Award for excellence in broadcasting and 58 with the J. G. Taylor Spink Award for excellence in baseball writing.

What to See At The Hall The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum collections feature more than 38,000 three-dimensional items, three million books and documents and 500,000 photographs. The Museum tells visitors the story of baseball through its three-story timeline, with the Plaque Gallery serving as a centerpiece. • The Plaque Gallery - The Hall of Fame GalThe National Baseball lery serves as the centerpiece of the historic Hall Of Fame The Hall Of Fame was dedicated in 1939 National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

and the place where excellence is honored. Only one percent of those to have played baseball in the major leagues have earned a spot in the Hall of Fame. Bronze plaques of all the Hall of Fame members line the oak walls creating a sanctuary for the game's legends to be remembered. • The Exhibits – The Hall of Fame features three floors of exhibits, including Game where most of the exhibits trace the timeline of the game. The Babe Ruth room, The Hank Aaron room, two theaters, Diamond Dreams (women in baseball), Viva baseball (Latin celebration), Pride and Passion (negro leagues) and many other exhibits dedication to everything baseball. • The Library and Research Facility - The Hall of Fame Library, houses in excess of 2.6 million documents, including a file on every player to appear in a major league game, 500,000 photographs and 12,000 hours of recorded film, video and sound. All of this material is housed in climate controlled storage and most can be accessed by the public using the A. Bartlett Giamatti Research Center. The facility fields approximately 60,000 research inquiries from around the world each year from numerous researchers and Museum visitors served annually. Shoebox Treasures – New This Year For generations of fans, their love of the National Pastime can be traced to simple pieces of cardboard with an image on one side and numbers on the other. Arranged over continued on page 40

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New Way To Save All Shelter Pets (NAPS)—The lives of nearly 733,000 cats and dogs could be saved with the help of caring humans and an innovative Webbased platform introduced this week by Best Friends Animal Society. Envisioned as a tool to help animal lovers help their communities save more pets, the new community lifesaving dashboard combines groundbreaking data visualization technology with the most comprehensive data set on animal welfare ever published.

Pain Relief For Your Best Friend by Dr. Kenneth Trippett, West Hazleton Veterinary Hospital The West Hazleton Veterinary Hospital is the first Veterinary practice in the area to add the Companion Therapeutic Laser. With the addition of the laser, our fuzzy friends will receive instant relief of pain, inflammation and swelling associated with soft tissue injuries, trauma, surgery, arthritis, and chronic everyday disorders. A relatively new branch of medicine, the Class IV laser delivers a large amount of light energy into the pet’s body. When the light interacts with damaged cells, healing is acceler-

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Two years in the making, the tool crowdsources, validates and translates complex data about the dogs and cats in U.S. shelters. It brings an unprecedented level of transparency to the animal welfare movement, unlocking new opportunities for saving pets by providing a detailed picture showing precisely—on a city, state and community level—where cats and dogs need to be saved. For the first time, anyone with a smartphone or computer will be able to easily access his or her community’s snapshot of how many cats and dogs need to be saved and find tools to help individual shelters save more pets. The organization used independent research, government data and even FOIA requests to create the most comprehensive data set on animal welfare ever published. Best Friends CEO Julie Castle says the investment in data was necessary to achieve the organization’s goal of bringing the whole country no-kill by 2025. “Up until two years ago, we didn’t even know how many shelters existed,” she said. “How can you possibly save all the animals if you don’t even know how many need to be saved? “With this data in hand, our goal to save every savable pet by 2025 is finally within reach,” Castle said. To explore the community lifesaving dashboard, visit

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Fall Road Trip (cont.) by Rich Lipinski

continued from page 26

ny in the 1950s that was the game-changer. With the release of its second full set of baseball cards in 1952, Topps – aided by the work of pioneering designer and marketer Sy Berger – conquered the market. Card Corner Bruce Markusen writes a column devoted to baseball cards for the Hall of Fame web site. For a baseball fan, Markusen’s weekly column is a quick and easy read, that highlights a specific card and the story of the players career and life after baseball. There are currently 155 articles in the archives.

700 square feet, Shoebox Treasures tells the story of the history of collectors’ cards, dating back into the mid-19th century. The exhibit features more than 2,000 of the Museum’s unparalleled collection of almost 200,000 baseball cards. Shoebox Treasures examines the beginnings of card production, when baseball was not the only subject for collector cards but quickly became the industry standard. Starting in the 1880s, tobacco companies used baseball players’ likenesses on cards to promote their product. A wide range of companies produced cards throughout the first half of the 20th century, but it was the entrance into the market of the Topps Chewing Gum Compa-

Historical Association are also based there. Lake Otsego is where the Susquehanna River begins and the area around it features many recreation activities, including boating, fishing, hiking, and golf. There are a number of wineries in the Cooperstown area. If your taste is more for the hops, The Brewery Ommegang is in Cooperstown featuring many craft beers. If you are looking for just the day, then leave time for many of baseball related shops on Main Street, a visit to Doubleday Field, The Cooperstown Bat Company and a personal favorite the Doubleday Café just a few blocks from the Hall.

Hall Of Famers from Pennsylvania 23 of the over 300 Hall members are from Pennsylvania. Including 2019 inductee Mike Mussina from Montoursville, there is a special exhibit with his and the other 2019 inductees’ memorabilia on display. Stan Covelski from Shamokin, Hugh Jennings from Pittston, Cooperstown Christy Matheson from Factoryville, Ed The Village of Cooperstown located on the Walsh from Plains and Nestor Chylak from shores of Lake Otsego is a celebration of base- Peckville, round out the locals immortalized ball and much more, for anyone interested in in Cooperstown. more than a one-day road trip, Cooperstown offers a wide variety of activities. The FarmKeep the letters coming to hardcoalbaseers' Museum, The Fenimore Art Museum, and on twitter @hardcoalGlimmerglass Opera, and the New York State baseball.

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Ticket To Work Helps People Regain Independence (NAPS)—Millions of Americans get Social Security disability benefits yet want to work. They may be glad to know about a federal program that can help them enter the workforce while maintaining access to benefits. Thanks to Social Security’s Ticket to Work program, free employment support services help people prepare for work, find jobs or progress in their careers. Many of these people are concerned about what employment would mean for their Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. There’s no need to worry. Social Security Work Incentives make it easier for adults with disabilities to explore work while continuing to receive benefits. Some of these incentives make

it possible for people to test their ability to work without immediately losing Medicare or Medicaid coverage. Others let people whose disability interferes with employment start receiving benefits again without needing to submit a new application under certain conditions. Because everyone’s situation is different, job seekers are encouraged to talk with a professional Benefits Counselor. These are trained experts who help people make informed decisions about employment. To find one, call the Ticket to Work Help Line at 1 (866) 9687842 or 1 (866) 833-2967 (TTY). For example, the Ticket program helped Brenda recover the control she lost when, in 1996, she found herself in the psychiatric unit of a hospital. Brenda had experienced psychosis—a frightening symptom of an illness that causes people to lose touch with reality. The symptoms recurred, interfering with her ability to maintain steady work. Still, Brenda studied

human services in college and after many years, found effective treatment. She wanted to return to work, so when information about Ticket to Work came in the mail, Brenda connected with a provider who offered the support she needed. With career counseling, résumé help, job leads and a lot of encouragement, Brenda landed a job as a Community Rehabilitation worker. She applies her human service skills to helping vulnerable populations engage in the community and has recovered her sense of purpose. “This work is not just about making money,” she reflects. “It’s a healthy [work] environment and I’m thriving in it. When you have the kind of support that allows you to focus on succeeding, you discover what you can do.” Ticket to Work helped Brenda find her path to a better future. It may help you find yours. To learn more, call the Ticket to Work Help Line or visit

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Visit No. 9 Coal Mine And Museum by Zachary Petroski, No. 9 Coal Mine and Museum

(NAPSA)—The average household spends $2,000 a year on utility bills, with nearly half going to cooling and heating the home. The U.S. EPA’s ENERGY STAR Program offers resources to help you save energy, save money and protect the climate at In his new book, “Homeless to Billionaire—The 18 Principles of Wealth Attraction and Creating Unlimited Opportunity,” Andres Pira tells how he went from broke to making billions and shares his formula for success. Learn more at https:// and The preparations you make ahead of bad weather can help you recover faster and stay safer during the storm and the cleanup. The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), an international trade association, offers facts and tips at www.opei. org and A free mail notification feature from the United States Postal Service, called Informed Delivery, lets you sign up to see images of incoming mail before it is delivered. For further information and to sign up, go to


The No. 9 Coal Mine was first opened in 1855 by the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company. A large vein of anthracite coal, known as the Mammoth Vein, was the main focus of mining operations in the Panther Valley. Early mining operations in the area were located in the town of Summit Hill, just above Lansford. As the mines in Summit Hill encountered ever increasing levels of groundwater, other methods needed to be employed to reach the coal. The No. 9 Mine is driven at a much lower elevation than the mines in nearby Summit Hill. As the tunnel was being driven it allowed groundwater to naturally run out from the mine portal without the need of pumps. The tunnel was driven into the mountain far enough to reach the first vein of coal by the end of 1857. The following year the No. 9 Mine was contracted to produce 90,000 tons of anthracite coal for the company. The No. 9 Mine operated from 1855 up until June of 1972, making it the longest continuously operated anthracite coal mine in the world. The No. 9 Mine was left abandoned until a local group, committed to preserving the regions coal mining heritage, took control of the property in 1992. This group is known as the Panther Creek Valley Foundation and now operates the No. 9 Mine as a museum. Restoration work on the mine began in 1995 and the first tours inside began in 2002. Visitors

to the mine ride by rail 1,600 feet into the mountain before embarking on a 600 foot guided walking tour. Tourists can examine the original 900 foot deep mine shaft, walk the “mule-way” where young men guided the mules between the different levels of the mine, and see a miner’s hospital cut into solid rock. Outside on the grounds is the museum, housed in the No.9 Mine’s original “Wash Shanty” constructed before the First World War. The museum houses the largest collection of mining artifacts in the area. The many items on display include tools, blasting equipment, household goods, and more that belonged to the miners who worked the No. 9 Mine. Inside of the museum is a gift shop that offers visitors items such as books, carved coal pieces, t-shirts, and miner’s hats among other goods. The site has picnic facilities that are available for large groups. The No. 9 Coal Mine and Museum is open from the beginning of April until the end of November. Hours of operation are 10 AM till 4 PM, the first mine tour is at 11 AM and the last is at 3 PM. The site is open Friday through Sunday in April, October, and November; Wednesday through Sunday from May through September. Discounts on groups of 20 or more are offered as well as Senior (65+), AAA members, and Veterans. Temperature in the mine remains near 50 degrees year round so a light jacket is recommended.

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10am - 4pm •Ride by Rail 1600’ into the Mountain •Inspect a 900’ Deep Mine Shaft •Explore an Underground Muleway •See a Miner’s Hospital Cut in Stone •Roam the “Wash Shanty” Museum

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31st Annual Schuylkill Haven Borough Day It’s that time again! The 31st Annual Schuylkill Haven Borough Day. Rain or shine, this year’s even will be held Saturday, September 28th from 8am-4pm (breakfast is at 8am and downtown events begin at 9am). Schuylkill haven is nestled in the Blue Mountains in Southeastern Pennsylvania – about 90 miles northwest of Philadelphia. The word “Schuylkill” is of Dutch origin and loosely translated mean “hidden” … we are a hidden haven in the Blue Mountain Valley. The Borough Day Committee’s Statement of purpose is very simple – To provide a day that is fun and entertaining for the whole family to enjoy that is affordable. There will be crafters, delicious food, children’s activities, and entertainment at 8 venues throughout the town. Steam engine #425 will pull the Borough Day Trains!! Engine #425 is a Pacific type steam locomotive built in 1928 for the Gulf. Mobile & Northern Railroad and is presently owned by the Reading and Northern Railroad. Engine #113 will be on display. All Aboard … There will be three round-trip steam train excursions. Departure times are 11am, 1pm, and 3pm. The train ride is approximately 1 hour in length. Tickets are available at Schuylkill Haven’s train station at 12 West Main Street – cash, check or credit cards are accepted. Advance ticket purchases are highly recommended as the trains usually sell out. For more train ride information contact 610-562-2102. So, get on board and come along with us!! Have a fantastic day that you and your family will want to repeat year after year. For more information about Borough Day, call 570-385-3134 or visit our website at

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percent efficiency furnace. For air conditioning, our base models in replacement are 14 SEER.  We will offer suggestions to our customer regarding upgrading to a 16 SEER or even higher.  Fortunately, the manufacturers we use offer additional benefits to the higher efficiency equipment other than just the energy savings.  For example, the units are often multispeed or variable speed, which provides a greater level of comfort in addition to the energy savings.  We put a programmable or a Wi Fi thermostat into every install which makes a difference in energy consumption.   A dirty coil significantly impacts energy usage and equipment lifespan.  Dirty coils not only hamper heat transfer, but a dirty indoor coil also contributes to premature equipment failure and of course wasted energy and mon-



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We have always had a large number of weeds in our yard because we have so much sun and are located next to agricultural fields. Excessive rain has exacerbated the problem. Last year I discovered a large number of tall, yellowish, grass-like plants growing in my flower beds. They were easy to pull out, but


they reemerged quickly and grew very fast. They became a regular weeding chore. This year they are much worse and have invaded our lawn. This interloper is yellow nutsedge (Cyperus esculentus), also called chufa, nutgrass, or watergrass. Although it is a monocot and resembles grass, it is actually a sedge, a reed-like perennial. It will appear in hot, dry areas, but it grows best in a marshy environment. All the rain we’ve had these past two years has no doubt encouraged sedge growth. Nutsedge stems have a distinctive triangular shape. Its waxy leaves are arranged in groups of three and have long, tapered tips. It grows actively during the hot summer months when turfgrass grows slowly. It also grows much more rapidly than grass, making it even more unsightly in the lawn.

known as rhizomes and from small tubers or “nutlets” that grow at the end of the rhizomes. A single plant can produce hundreds of nutlets in one season. Frost kills the aboveground portion of the plant, but tubers overwinter in the soil. They can remain dormant in the soil for more than 3 years. The tubers can be easily spread to new locations anytime soil is moved, such as when adding topsoil or dividing perennials.


Control of nutsedge is difficult. The best defense in lawns is to grow healthy, dense turf to compete with the weeds. You should also avoid cutting the grass too short. Hand pulling the weeds will not remove the tubers from the soil. However, pulling them early in development may prevent some tuber formation or at least weaken them before they If allowed to grow to maturity, nutsedge can resprout. If nutsedge is in garden beds, it produces a golden seedhead. However, it re- is best to dig out the entire plant, including produces primarily from underground stems the rhizome-nutlet system. I have had some success doing this, but it required removing a large amount of soil. The nutlets can be quite deep and difficult to see. 200 N. Broad Street • West Hazleton, PA 18202 Traditional herbicides are ineffective be570-459-5200 • FAX: 570-459-1199 cause nutsedge is neither a grass nor a broadleaf weed. Herbicides containing halosulCabinets by KRAFTMAID furon or sulfentrazone will control yellow nutsedge, but follow-up applications will GE Appliances probably be needed. Example trade names Granite, Quartz & are Sedgehammer and Ortho Nutsedge KillLaminate Countertops er. The best time to apply herbicides is late Design Services & Installation spring or early summer before yellow nutsedge has started producing tubers. Two or Showroom Hours: three years of herbicide applications are usuMon.-Fri. 8am-5pm • Sat. 9am-12pm ally necessary to significantly reduce the nutlets in the soil. Check Our Web Site at For more information about yellow sedge and its control, see the following Penn for more details regarding KraftMaid's State Extension website: https://extension. products and their Monthly Specials

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Tips And Technology To Make Your Chores Easier (BPT) - Most of us have chores we would do almost anything to avoid. The good news is, advanced technology and new products have focused attention on making housework easier - or taking it completely out of our hands. Did you know you can leave many chores to technology, or use new products that make them easier? Here are some examples: • Floor cleaning—Everyone's seen robot vacuum cleaners, which help keep your floor free of dust and debris without you having to lift a finger. The latest technology uses Wi-Fi to control your robot vacuum, making the job even easier. You can also find robotic mops to clean your non-carpeted floors without you. • Window cleaning—If you "don't do windows," you'll be happy to hear that the next step up from robot vacuums is of course robotic window cleaners. While some models currently on the market appear to be easier to use and more effective than others, this technology will likely be perfected in years to come. • Cleaning the bathroom—In a recent study by Kohler, 42% of consumers admitted that toilet cleaning is one of their most disliked chores. While there may be no such thing as an entirely self-cleaning toilet, Kohler has just developed the next best thing - the innovative Betello toilet, with advanced technology to help keep the toilet bowl clean. Kohler's Revolution 360 flushing technology powered by AquaPiston cleans two times better than a conventional flush. Water flows out of the tank at 360 degrees, increasing the power and effectiveness of the flush to keep the toilet much cleaner. The bowl also uses CleanCoat surface technology, made from an ultra-thin protective layer that repels water and dirt, minimizes debris and prevents bacteria, mildew and hard water mineral deposits from forming. For an even cleaner toilet, the Betello also offers a model with ContinuousClean technology, a system in the toilet tank that dispenses a consistent dosage of cleaner during each flush. • Pet care—The unpleasant task of cleaning up cat messes has inspired a few different types of self-cleaning litter boxes, some of which have a pretty high price point. It may be worth it, however, if you're a cat owner and this is your least favorite chore. • Taking out the trash—Dealing with trash and recycling just got easier with a Kohler dual-compartment step trash can that provides a

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What’s Happening At Providence Place Drums? September 2019 Upcoming Events at Providence Place Drums Reserve your spot today! • 9/2/2019—Jimmy Edwards at 6:30pm in the Dining Room 1st floor • 9/3/2019—Chuck Mummert “The Singing Mayor” at 2:30pm in the Connections Neighborhood • 9/5/2019—Lester Hirsh at 2:30pm in the Dining Room 1st floor • 9/7/2019—Shoreliners at 2:30pm in the Dining Room 1st floor • 9/9/2019—Paul Oschal at 2:30pm on the 2nd floor • 9/12/2019—Windfall at 2:30pm in the Dining Room 1st floor • 9/18/2019—St Ann’s Band at 6:30pm – location To Be Announced • 9/20/2019—Noreen Gregory at 2:00pm in the Dining Room 1st floor • 9/24/2019—Ron Figel at 2:30pm in the Dining Room 1st floor • 9/26/2019—Sheila Mark at 2:30pm in the Dining Room 1st floor

• 9/26/2019—Alzheimer’s Association Support Group Meeting at 2:00pm on the 3rd floor in the Sunroom • 9/30/2019—Marilyn Brown at 2:30pm in the Dining Room 1st floor • Rosary & Communion – Every Wednesday – 10:00am – chapel; Every Thursday – 1:45pm – chapel • Providence Place Choir Performances – Every Sunday – 1:00pm – chapel Connections Providence Place Senior Living offers multiple levels of care and a variety of support services designed to maximize a resident’s stay. Residents living with mild memory loss are eligible to enroll in our Connections Club program. The Club provides additional structure, daily reminders, and small group activities. We provide customized care by offering separate programs

for different stages of Dementia. This method ensures that residents receive the right level of memory support at the right time without sacrificing their independence. The Alzheimer’s Association Support Group meeting will be having an “Afternoon Tea” on Aug 22, 2019 at 2pm. Jeff Dauber from the Alzheimer’s Association will be speaking about “Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia.” The support group meets on the fourth Thursday of each month here at Providence Place Senior Living in Drums. We will meet again on September 26th at 2pm. If you know of a caregiver in need of support, tell them about our Support Group. Light refreshments are provided at each meeting, call 570788-7555 today to reserve your seat today. Seating is limited! Providence Place strives to deliver superior quality senior living that is surprisingly affordable. Providence Place offers Independent Living, Personal Care, and Memory Support in a Secured Environment.

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Should I Be Seen? Signs Of An Ocular Emergency by James Deom OD MPH FAAO, Hazleton Eye Specialists Missing area of vision If an area of vision suddenly appears to be missing, this can also be a sign of a plaque in the eye and is therefore a risk factor for a stroke. Depending on a stroke’s location, areas of the vision may be permanently lost. Patients with long-standing, untreated glaucoma may also start to notice vision loss if left untreated and undiagnosed. If an area of vision goes missing Loss of vison in an eye in a curtain-like fashion, this could be a sign of Whenever vision goes black, even if only for retinal detachment. a few seconds, it is critical to call an eye care professional immediately. This symptom can be a Flashes and floaters sign of a plaque (blockage) either within the eye An increased amount of floaters, which itself or a blockage in the carotid artery, which appear as black spots or strands in the vision, feeds the eye. In patients with ocular migraines, along with flashes like a camera going off can be loss of vision can also occur but usually presents a sign of a retina detachment. If the retina is not in more of a tunnel vision fashion followed by a re-attached in a timely manner, a patient risks headache. Migraine suffers should still consult permanent vision loss and even blindness. As an eye doctor if experiencing tunnel vision prior noted earlier, a curtain coming over the vision is to a migraine to rule out any ocular disease. also a symptom of a retina detachment. To begin, any time your eye health is in question, it is imperative to consult with your eye doctor. It is my hope that by writing this article that patients will not ignore symptoms of an ocular emergency. I will attempt to list a series of symptoms and what they could mean for your vision and your overall health. Please note this article is not comprehensive due to its brevity.

Red, painful eye This symptom can be caused by a multitude of problems. An eye can be red and painful due to dry eye, allergies, improper contact lens wear, pink eye (conjunctivitis), or foreign body to name a few causes. A word of advice when dealing with a red eye is to not use anti-red drops such as Visine as they are only a temporary fix to the problem and may affect the eye doctor’s ability to identify the red eye’s cause. Just remember, when experiencing an ocular emergency, time is critical. The sooner you contact your eye care professional, the faster treatment can be obtained. If you ever experience any of these above symptoms or suffer from an emergent eye problem, remember that Hazleton Eye Specialists always has a doctor on call. If after hours, just call our office to be connected to our doctor on call for consultation.

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Fountain Of Youth by Melanie Furlong, SpiriTrust Lutheran Home Care & Hospice There is a fountain of youth! Millions of people have discovered it and it is the secret to feeling better and living longer. It’s called staying active. It is important to find something you enjoy doing and sticking with it. A regular program of exercise and being active can prevent or delay diabetes and heart problems. It can also reduce the pain associated with arthritis, anxiety and depression. Most importantly, it can help seniors stay independent. There are four main types of exercise. These include endurance activities, strengthening

exercises, stretching, and balance. Endurance activities include such things as walking, swimming or riding a bike. These all help to improve the health of the heart and circulatory system. Strengthening exercises help build muscle tissue and reduce age-related muscle loss. Before starting any exercise, you should consult your doctor to make sure there aren’t any limitations you should be aware of. Your doctor also may give you some specific exercises to best fit with your health condition and your goals.

Always remember to listen to your body. If you frequently feel exhausted or you are in pain, you may be overdoing it. Injuries can be a result of overdoing your fitness plan. It is also important to use your body and your fitness equipment safely. What you eat and drink plays an important part in your fitness program. Water is the most important nutrient for active people. Drink it before, during and after workouts. It’s always a good idea to keep a water bottle with you so you don’t forget to keep yourself hydrated. It doesn’t have to cost a lot of money to stay active. You don’t need to join a health club or pay for expensive equipment. Walking is one of the best exercises you can do for your body and it doesn’t cost you a penny other than the money you spend on a good pair of walking shoes. Again, consult with your doctor to help you understand your limits and help you develop a regimen that you can be committed to. If you feel that you need help getting more strength to be able to do more, ask your doctor about having one of our physical therapists at SpiriTrust Lutheran Home Care & Hospice come to your home and help you build your strength and help you be more independent. You will be amazed how good it makes you feel and hopefully realize the benefits you are providing for your overall health. Melanie Furlong is the Community Relations Director for SpiriTrust Lutheran Home Care & Hospice. Call 800-8409081 for more information about services available or visit

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Skin Q & A by Stephen Schleicher, MD.

(NAPS)—BE FAST, advise the experts at Intermountain Healthcare, when you suspect a stroke. Recognizing the signs and calling 911 can help a loved one get the medical attention he or she needs. To learn about stroke and how to recognize all 10 signs and symptoms, visit www. Kidney disease affects an estimated 30 million adults in the United States. Talk with your family about risk factors, testing and treatment. Learn more, or access the Family Reunion Health Guide, at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases website, www.niddk.nih. gov. To make eye health care easier, doctors now have two new devices from Welch Allyn: the RetinaVue® 100 Imager and the Spot™ Vision Screener, both available to doctors from Henry Schein Medical. Learn more at and (800) 535-6663. The U.S. Administration for Community Living’s Eldercare Locator connects older adults and caregivers to nearby services such as transportation, nutrition, legal advice, health benefits and more that can help them find creative ways to continue living at home. Learn more at (800) 6771116 and Health care professionals can learn about the opioid epidemic from CME Outfitters courses that provide strategies for how and when to prescribe opioids, better understand the biologic underpinnings of pain and addiction, and look at targeted, effective and safe treatment alternatives. Learn more at New cholesterol guidelines from the American Heart Association emphasize a personalized approach to preventing and treating high cholesterol and cardiovascular disease.

Some interesting skin-related questions were recently addressed in the media. Here are three: 1) Should you wash new clothes before wearing them? According to experts quoted in Time magazine, the answer is Yes. This may avoid an allergic reaction to certain chemicals used in clothing manufacture. Some of these chemicals have been linked in laboratory and animal studies “to potential adverse health effects.” 2) Are personal care products safe? Perhaps not for children. The Washington Post reports that “64,686 children under 5 have been treated at U.S. emergency rooms during a 15-year period for an injury caused by exposure to perfume, nail polish, makeup and other personal care products that help

adults look and feel good.” The article notes that 99% pf injuries occur at home. “The most common diagnosis is poisoning (86 percent of injuries) but sometimes chemical burns result from children’s contact with a product (14 percent of injuries).” 3) Should blacks wear sunscreen? The answer is no according to an article in the New York Times. There is an epidemic of skin cancer in whites with over 90% of cases related to ultraviolet light exposure. Not so for blacks who are protected against sun-induced skin cancer due to increased skin pigmentation (melanin). Besides, chemicals in certain sunscreens penetrate the skin and are detected in the bloodstream possibly having an effect on overall health.

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The Laurels Senior Living Community “Where Our Family Of Residents Come First!” September 2019 Upcoming September Events Veterans Day Celebrations are set for September 11, 2019 at 2:00pm the American Legion Post 76 will be here to celebrate with the residents. Our Harvest Craft fair is coming up on September 20, 2019. We will be having many vendors, 50/50 raffles, and tricky trays.  At The Laurels we love to give back to the community so proceeds from our event will benefit Brandons Forever Home, located right here in Hazleton.    National Assisted Living Week Established by the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) in 1995, National Assisted Living Week® provides a unique opportunity for residents, their loved ones, staff, volunteers, and the surrounding communities to recognize the role of assisted living in caring for America’s seniors and individuals with disabilities.

“A Spark of Creativity” is this year's theme which hopes to inspire residents to tap into their creative side, whether through the arts or beyond.   Specifically, residents should explore art therapy as it can offer many benefits to older adults, such as improving cognitive and sensory-motor functions, fostering self-esteem and self-awareness, cultivating emotional resilience, enhancing social skills, and reducing and resolving conflicts and distress, according to the American Art Therapy Association. Additionally, the theme aims to inspire assisted living staff to get creative in order to further person-centered care to residents. Staff at the Laurels are encouraged to offer ideas that could help improve each resident’s quality of life. Check our Facebook page to see our “creativity” come to life!   The Laurels ~ Special Features The Laurels Senior Living Community

offers the finest in quality retirement living services. Overlooking the panoramic Conyngham, Butler, Drums and Sugarloaf Valley, The Laurels offers residents a family atmosphere in a breath-taking scenic setting. Our residents are independent or assisted with the level of care and services they need in a supportive environment.  At the Laurels, you will find a variety of services and amenities, all-inclusive in our price, to meet your individual needs.  We charge no entrance or admission fees and have 24-hour continuous care with licensed nurses.  Bring your favorite furnishings, if desired, and we will supply the rest of the comforts.  The day you move in, you will be able to relax in our secure environment, knowing you have the freedom to come and go as you please.   If you would like more information regarding our services, please call our office or email us at  You can also stop by for a tour of our beautiful facility and enjoy a complimentary lunch.


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A Helping Hound: Pet Therapy Program Now Available At LVH-Hazleton provided by Lehigh Valley Health Network Say hello to Niko, Ruby, Walter, Vienna, Gidget and Remy as they stop by to visit patients as part of the new Pet Therapy Program at LVH–Hazleton. Lehigh Valley Hospital–Hazleton (LVHH) is excited to welcome a few new, fourlegged members of your care team. This team doesn’t require much—a pat on the head, scratch behind the ears, water, food, a comfy place to lie down, and a lot of love is all that they need to make them happy. That’s right, we’re talking about therapy dogs. Alliance of Therapy Dogs and their owners are now part of the new Pet Therapy Program at LVH–H. These pups have been through an extensive training process that allows them to visit patients while still following hospital policy and procedure. The dogs wear badges with photographs—just like hospital personnel—and are considered volunteers, as are their owners. John Fletcher, president of LVH-H, wanted to launch the pet therapy program after seeing the success of one at the network’s Cedar Crest campus near Allentown. Those who received visits from dogs felt less stress and anxiety and reported feeling happier and more relaxed. Beginning last month, the Alliance of Therapy Dogs regularly visit interested patients on the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh floors of the hospital three times a week. To get a visit from a furry friend while you’re healing, patients are asked in the morning if they’d like to see a therapy dog. If they do, a paw print magnet is attached to their door. But it’s not just patients that benefit from therapy dogs—LVH-H employees are just

as excited to receive a visit from the therapy dogs in the middle of their shifts. Meet the Pups! Vienna is a German Shepherd who visits schools and hospitals, sometimes with her sister, Gidget (Yorkshire Terrier). She loves to walk the Rails to Trails and run the agility course. She volunteers with her owner, Michele. Ruby is a Red Fox Labrador Retriever who


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Grow Up Already! by John Degenhart, DC


My heart saddens as I listen to the stories of people’s lives. How often a young mother will say, “My husband who is 30 comes home and plays video games after work and won’t do any chores”. Or “My husband would work to put food on the table, but he still wanted to act single, and go out and drink with his old friends and now he has girlfriends”. Rarely, but I hear the opposite also, “After 24 years of marriage, my wife is going to bars drinking with a young crowd and my daughters and I want to disown her”. I feel women mature earlier than men, and most women are more responsible. But I’m not as interested in wondering why there is a gender difference as much as why this immature behavior occurs in the first place for both sexes. I believe there is no surprise as to why this happens,

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it is an age old problem. Everybody enjoys some fun once in a while. But I tell you, the further down the road you go of self-pleasure, hedonism kicks in, and the more pleasure you want. You become selfish, blind to your responsibilities, blind to the needs of your spouse, your children, and your job. The worst extent of this is addiction to video games, alcohol, drugs, food, porn, or whatever. But there are many people not addicted, they hold down a job, but they just ignore all their other responsibilities. The Bible taught me, “When I was a child, I acted like a child. When I became an adult, I acted like an adult”. So if you read this and deep down you are acting childish, I challenge you, to grow up! Stop playing your video games, and do your responsibilities. Once you are married, put your wife and children first, you can’t fish, golf, drink, smoke with your buddies like you used to. How sad it is when a 60 year old man says to me, “It took me 50 years to grow up”, and he left broken hearts all around him. So what is the answer—BALANCE! When your children are young, get them in good habits. To do chores, to read books, and limit their time to one hour a day on the screens. The youth are on their screens seven hours a day, they will get addicted to it, and shirk their responsibilities as they grow up. A grain of wheat must die to provide a good harvest. My happiest patients have developed personal disciplines to work 5o hours a week for 50 years. Yet they vacation, they find time for fun but work first, play later!



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Identifying The Early Signs And Symptoms Of Alzheimer’s by Marlin Duncan, Comfort Keepers It should come as no surprise that the world of Alzheimer’s research and awareness is as big as it currently is. Millions across the nation and around the world have been affected by the disease in some form, whether in dealing with their own diagnosis or that of a loved one. When it comes to Alzheimer’s awareness, one of the most vital components is education, not only on what Alzheimer’s is, but what research is being done to find a cure. Early detection, one of the aspects of Alzheimer’s education that was once less emphasized, is now receiving more attention. That’s because further research and testing is being conducted on how the brain starts to change years before severe symptoms occur in Alzheimer’s patients. As a result of this research, organizations are aiming to increase the number of people who are aware of their diagnosis. An Alzheimer’s diagnosis is extraordinarily difficult for everyone involved, but identifying it sooner rather than later can often make a significant impact on quality of life. Early detection not only allows for the possibility of participating in clinical trials, but it also provides patients and families the chance to plan for what’s to come and to find the appropriate level of care. Early Signs/Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Below are some of the common early symptoms and signs of Alzheimer’s that senior clients and family caregivers can be on the lookout for. If clients or family caregivers notice any of these signs, they should immediately schedule a physician appointment. • Forgetting recently learned information, important dates/events, or repeatedly asking for the same information • Expressing worry or concern about memory capabilities • Trouble managing finances or solving problems • Reluctance to plan for future events, especially for those who typically volunteer their time to plan • Becoming lost while driving, especially on familiar roads • Disengaging from work, favorite pastimes/ hobbies, or social events • Increased change in mood and personality • Poor judgement or decision making • Difficulty following or joining a conversation, struggling with vocabulary, and using

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“It’s Only Just a Cleaning” …..Rest Assured, It’s Not by Frank Glushefski, D.M.D. Dentists will routinely receive phone calls from patients who have scheduled their Dental Cleaning months prior only to say “I am cancelling my Dental Cleaning” who either don’t wish to reschedule or do reschedule but for several months out because they are cancelling their appointments which may be at a prime appointment time. Many times for no good reasons and state “It really doesn’t matter when I reschedule because it’s just a cleaning”. The reality, however, could not be further from this somewhat universally acceptable mindset in the general population. Too many people feel as though a professional dental cleaning is comprised only of a tooth polishing and a quick visit from the Dentist. Professional dental cleanings are not just that. Rather, they are essential dental visits which can impact not just your oral health, but also your general health too. Poor oral hygiene and lack of professional dental cleanings has scientific links to numerous illnesses and dental issues including gum and bone loss, broken or abscessed teeth, heart disease, strokes and even cancer. While good homecare such as brushing twice daily and flossing are essential to one’s oral health, they alone do not assuredly guarantee physical health as well. Only when good homecare is coupled with minimally semi-annual professional dental cleanings and checkups are you better protected from dental and medically-related issues. Several reasons exist as to why professional dental cleanings are so vitally essential to your overall general health.

First, the Hygienist will remove stains, discolorations, and buildup that you have neither the instruments nor the learned expertise to remove at home yourself. Removal of extraneous debris, stain, and accumulation will result in an easier environment for you to keep clean at home. It will also allow for early detection and prevention of gum disease, bone loss, and ultimately tooth loss which may be related to Diabetes or even vitamin deficiencies. Second, early oral indication of serious health issues can prevent the vicious progression and disastrous results that follow. In the United States, sadly, one person per hour dies of oral cancer. Early detection, however, can greatly diminish such a staggering statistic. Gum disease actually shares a strong connection to heart disease. Minimally semi-annual cleaning and examination appointments will greatly reduce the incidence of gum disease which will also lead to a greatly reduced chance of deadly heart attacks and strokes. Third, during your professional cleaning and examination, both your Dentist and Hygienist will assess and chart any visual and radiographic (x-ray) oral issues such as loose or fractured teeth, tooth decay, defective or failing fillings or crowns, abscess formation on roots of teeth, mouth sores, ill-fitting denture or partials and missing teeth just to name a few. Oral screenings for cancer, TMJ issues, malocclusion, inadequate saliva flow are all part of the oral examination as well. From the findings of both the Dentist and Hygienist will come a treatment plan. This plan is essentially

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How You Sleep Affects Your Health Do You Have A Fear Of Falling? (BPT) - As you drift off to sleep, how does your nightly position affect your health? Whether you prefer stomach, back, side or curled into a fetal position, the way you snuggle into the pillow may affect your breathing patterns, neck and back pain, and circulation. A less-serious effect, but one most people would probably like to avoid, is an increase in facial wrinkles. Sleeping position pros and cons Here are some of the pros and cons of go-to nightly postures, according to the National Sleep Foundation: 1) Back: Lying on your back and assuming a neutral body position typically results in the least amount of strain on your head, neck and spine. But studies show links between back sleepers and snoring, so if this is something you are prone to, try flipping to your side. Also, sleeping on your back is not a good choice if you have sleep apnea, because your tongue can fall back, narrowing the airway. 2) Side: Side-sleeping, which is the most common position for adults, helps to open our airways to allow for steady airflow to the lungs. Researchers have found resting on the side may boost brain health, at least when monitoring the sleeping patterns of laboratory animals, but a separate study showed the potential for increased wrinkles in sidesleepers. 3) Fetal position: The fetal position helps improve circulation and is a good bet for people who tend to snore. Be sure not to curl too tightly as you drift off, however, as it may cause difficulty breathing. 4) Stomach: Sleeping on your stomach may make breathing regularly a challenge because airway passages could be compromised. Others may experience neck pain or tingling in joints and muscles due to poor circulation, which is a common challenge for people with diabetes. To help avoid putting pressure on the spine, tuck a pillow under your pelvis to keep a neutral lumbar position. One other negative: Enhanced wrinkles may be a side effect of stomach slumber. "Regardless of your go-to sleep position, getting adequate rest is important to all aspects of your health," said Dr. James Metcalf, a medical director with UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement. "Hours of slumber enable our bodies and minds to recharge. Talk with your doctor if you're having trouble getting a good night's sleep."

by Ting Oh, PT, Fyzical Therapy & Balance Centers Falls are a major problem facing seniors and 2.5 million seniors are treated in the ER every year because of a fall, many of them for serious injuries such as broken bones and head trauma. Every 20 minutes a senior dies because of a fall. If we could prevent these falls from happening we could go a long way in helping seniors live a happier, more fulfilling life. Preventing falls starts with identifying those that are at risk. If we could catch those people early, research has shown we can reduce their risk of falling significantly. So how do we know who is at risk? It starts with answering a questionnaire developed by the CDC which can tell you how likely you are to fall. Then you can complete a computerized balance test to see how you are compared to normal. Finally you can do a Functional Falls Screen which assesses your functional balance. We can then give you an indication of your overall risk of having a fall. For people who are identified as being at risk of falling, you can undergo further testing to figure out what is causing the risk such as problems with your balance system, vision, weakness, numbness and pain. This allows us to develop a Prevention Program that has been shown by the research to reduce fall risk by an average of 30%. As well as addressing physical problems, a good falls prevention program will also address



a person’s confidence which plays more of a part in falling than people realize. When someone is afraid of falling, they will stop doing things which will make the problem worse as it results in weakening of our muscles and our balance reactions.We have found when we place our clients in our Safety Overhead Harness System, people become more willing to do activities they would not normally have the confidence to do such as stand on 1 foot, step onto a step or even dance. This allows them to start the process of retraining their balance which over time will carry over into their daily lives. September 23 is Falls Prevention Awareness Day. FYZICAL Therapy and Balance Center wants to prevent seniors falling and we offering free Falls risk screens from September 23 until October 23. If you want to see if you or a loved are at risk of falling call us at 570-501-1808 and schedule a free Assessment. We will also be at the Laurel Mall Health Fair on September 12 so llok for us there. If you know you or a loved one is having balance and falling problems, come in for a free question and answer session and we can see if you would benefit from a Falls Prevention Program. For more information call us at 570-5011808 or visit our website at Also catch our WYLN TV show “Wellness Through FYZICAL Therapy”.



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September Is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month is observed every September in the United States by health experts, advocates, and individuals concerned with men’s prostate health. Designating a month for the disease serves the purpose of increasing public awareness of the importance of prostate health and screenings, educating about risk factors and symptoms, and advocating for further research on prostate health issues. Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in American men, with about one in nine men being diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. According to the American Cancer Society, there will be over 7,000 new cases of prostate cancer diagnosed in Pennsylvania in 2019. There are several risk factors associated with

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Back-To-School Tips For Healthy Teeth by John DellaCroce, D.M.D. Dental hygiene, good diet and regular checkups make for pearly whites. The beginning of a new school year is usually a big transition, as lazy summer mornings are quickly replaced by mad dashes to the bus stop. But watch, your children's tooth care shouldn't be lost in the mix. In the hustle and bustle of back-to-school, dental care often falls by the wayside. Tooth care is critical, but during busy school mornings, kids sometimes forget to brush. Children should see the dentist twice a year, but adequate home care, healthy diets and trauma prevention can ensure that children's teeth stay healthy when they get back to school. There are some steps children and parents can take to help ensure their teeth stay healthy and cavity-free: • Brush before breakfast. There is little time to spare on most school mornings. Sometimes kids eat their breakfast on the way to school. It's not necessary to wait until after breakfast to brush. This will help ensure kids brush their teeth before heading off to school. The goal is to prevent the pH of the mouth from dropping to an unsafe zone since cavities form in an acidic environment. Studies show that if we brush before we eat, the mouth's pH will not dip low enough to form cavities. • Consider diet. School meals may contain processed and sugary foods. Parents who pack their child's lunch should focus on sending perishable items, such as fruits and vegetables, that will provide children with healthy alternatives. Don't overthink it. A little variety is nice, but there is no harm in giving kids the same lunch each day if it means it will be healthier. Foods, such as crackers and pretzels, contain starch. Starch coats the teeth and can breed cavity-causing bacteria. Since kids may get these snacks at school, parents should avoid adding them to their pantry at home. Instead, opt for fresh fruits and vegetables. • Choose water. Juice often contains more sugar than children should have in an entire day. This sugar can coat the teeth, promoting tooth decay. Instead of juice, give kids fruit and teach children to drink water. • Be safe. Kids participating in organized sports should wear mouth protection. This is particularly true if they play soccer, baseball and basketball. Children should also always wear a helmet when riding bicycles or scooters. Helmets should also be worn when roller skating or rollerblading. • Seek help. Children who fall on their face

should visit the nurse and the dentist. Sometimes issues can develop slowly. A minor problem could actually affect the root of a tooth. If a permanent tooth is knocked out it must be replaced within 30 minutes. Never scrub a tooth that has fallen out, even if it looks dirty. This could kill its root. • Don't expect pain. Cavities in children don't hurt until they become infected. So, some chil-

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Helping Hands Heal: Certified Hand Therapist Treats Conditions Of The Hands And Upper Body provided by Sandra Gordon, Lehigh Valley Health Network From texting and typing to holding and carrying, your hands do countless tasks. But when things go wrong, Lauren Arcury, a certified hand therapist at the Lehigh Valley Health Network Health & Wellness Center much complexity underneath the skin,” Arat Hazleton, is here to help. cury says. “There are so many little tendons, nerves and bones, and they all work together. Getting back to your life If they get injured, I can help restore function As the only certified hand therapist in so you can return to your normal life as much the Hazleton area, Arcury is an occupational as possible.” therapist with advanced training and experiArcury often manages complex cases, such ence to treat conditions affecting your hands as tendon repairs and nerve repairs after injuand upper body so you can reach your goal, ry, in order to help a patient regain function. whether it’s being able to comb your hair again, grip a tennis racket or type on your Expertise to speed healing computer. “These very delicate surgical repairs require “The hands seem so simple, but there’s so a specific protocol to heal,” Arcury says. She provides therapeutic interventions tailored to meet the unique needs of her patients. She also helps patients learn to do what they can, based on their limitations and restrictions, and to safely exercise at home to ensure

achievement of goals. Because our hands do so much, it’s easy for a patient to become frustrated, especially if a dominant hand is affected. “I spend time talking it out with patients too, reassuring and encouraging them to keep up the good work,” Arcury says. Try It: Carpal Tunnel ‘Deskercises’ If you spend hours at a keyboard, Arcury has three “deskercises” to help prevent nerve damage that can lead to carpal tunnel syndrome, a common condition that causes pain, numbness and tingling in the hands and arms: 1. Stand up from your computer every halfhour to give your wrists and fingers a rest. 2. Do shoulder circles. 3. Try to touch your ears to your shoulders. Find help for your hands For more information or to make an appointment, call 888-402-LVHN (5846).

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Are You Getting Enough Protein In Your Diet? (BPT) - You may have noticed protein bars and shakes popping up at grocery stores or gyms. Coverage of the benefits of protein is all the rage. So it might be surprising to learn that almost half of older adults are not consuming enough protein, thus negatively impacting their health, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging. What role should protein play in our diet? "Protein can be thought of as one of the building blocks to our muscles, bones and blood," said Dr. James Metcalf, a medical director with UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement. "Not only does protein help keep our body strong, it helps promote good balance and mobility - all important factors to being able to live independently as we age." Additionally, protein helps combat common signs of aging, like declines in muscle mass, strength and function, which can put you at greater risk of falling and fracturing bones. But before you grab the nearest protein bar, let's discuss exactly how much protein you should consume each day. How much protein do I need? The National Academy of Medicine's recommended dietary allowance for protein is 0.8 grams per kilogram of body weight per day. For an adult who weighs 195 pounds that's 71 grams per day; for someone who weighs 170 pounds that's 62 grams per day. While it is helpful to know how many grams of protein you should aim to consume each day, knowing the amount of protein in the foods we eat can be a bit of a mystery. Below are some sources of high-quality protein and the corresponding amount of protein in each, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Data Central database: • Chicken breast (one): 54 grams of protein • Salmon (0.5 fillet): 40 grams of protein • Lentils (one cup cooked): 18 grams of protein • Black beans (one cup cooked): 15 grams of protein • Greek yogurt (one container; plain, nonfat): 10 grams of protein • Egg (one): 6 grams of protein If you feel you might benefit from adding some sources of protein into your diet, be sure to talk with your doctor before making any drastic changes.

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570-459-1400 • 1-888-668-2848

VETERAN DISCOUNT AVAILABLE Nevin Balliet, BC-HIS Nationally Board Certified in Hearing Instrument Sciences

Download your FREE guide to hearing loss and hearing aids from our websitre WE MAKE HOUSE CALLS • WE HONOR MOST INSURANCE PLANS

•Inspections Cleanings •Maintenance Metal Chimneys •Repairs Rebuilds •Relines Restorations

570.710.0562 Proprietor Michael Wersinger Licensed & Insured

Steward’s Store — Since 1989 —

Come Visit Us for Our 9th Year at the BELL’ITALIA FESTIVAL! September 14th 10am-8pm September 15th 10am-6pm Featuring All Your Favorites Homemade Potato Cakes Buffalo Chicken Subs Bacon, Chicken, Ranch Subs French Fries • Screamin’ Cheddar Fries

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE! 928 Center St., Sheppton

YOUR TRUSTED LOCAL MECHANIC 5 Week Evening Training Course



LACY’S AVON SHOPPEE & MRS.Independant Sales Representative

103 Rotary Drive, West Hazleton REGISTER FOR OUR UPCOMING CLASSES!

October 7th-November 8th


Homemade Smoke Eater Candles Available

State Safety Emissions & Inspections

37 North Pine Street, Hazleton • (570) 459-1865

1480 Blakeslee Blvd, Drive W., Lehighton • 484-629-2495 Wed & Thur 3pm-8pm • Fri & Sat 8am-8pm

JC Small Engine


Lawn & Garden Equipment Sales & Service PICKUP & DELIVERY

Sizes: 48ft. & 53ft. For Information Call (570) 544-3140

Stihl • Simplicity Echo • Exmark Snapper • Ferris Columbia Troybilt

Storage Trailers For Rent

~ AUTHORIZED DEALER ~ Briggs & Stratton • Tecumseh • Kawasaki • Kohler

1298 Keystone Blvd., Pottsville, PA 17901


Phone: (570) 544-3140 Fax: (570) 544-8084

For All Your Party Needs!

Route 93 - 2281 Hudson Drive, Weatherly

ATTENTION CDL-A DRIVERS 867 N. Church St., Hazleton • 570-455-1441



Tues.-Fri. 10am to 5:30pm

HOURS Sat. 8:30am to 3:00pm

Expert Tailoring • Brightest Shirts • Leather & Suede Wedding Gown Specialists • Alterations PICK UP & DELIVERY SERVICE


250 Air Mile Radius • Paid $19 - $24 Hourly Salary Increases on a Merit Basis ✔ Home Daily & Off Weekends ✔ 8-12 Hours Per Day ✔ Drop and Hook – No Touch ✔ 1 Year Experience Required ✔ Must Pass DOT Physical & Drug Screen ✔ Must Have Clean MVR / No DUI ✔ Dependablility a Must!

For Interview Call Larry 570-578-4328



123 E. Broad St., Hazleton

Mon, Wed, Thurs 6:45am-9pm Tues CLOSED • Fri & Sat 6:45am-10pm • Sun 7:30am-9pm

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Panorama Community Magazine September 2019  

Panorama Community Magazine September 2019