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006 Collum's Column 008 Art & Antiques by Dr. Lori 026 Abner Haynes: Forgotten Trailblazer by Rev. Connell McHugh

039 Gasoline Or Diesel? A Tough Choice In Today’s Market by Tom R. Buff 040 Master Gardner: Time To Choose by Mary Ann Miller


007 February 2020 Calendar 016 Community Calendar 018 Kids Korner 034 The Recipe Box 037 Puzzle Page 044 Panorama Health 058 Puzzles & Trivia Answers 058 Advertisers Index

CEO/Publisher Larry Collum Advertising Account Executives Beverly Collum, Patty Collum, and Rich Lipinski Graphic Design Department Joan Palmer, Beth Kostanesky Office Manager Sandy Collum Contributing Writers Thomas R. Buff, Mary Ann Miller, Dr. Lori Verderame, Rich Lipinski, Rev. Connell McHugh Customer Service Specialist Haylee Chura Panorama Community Magazine 32 East Buttonwood Street Hazleton, PA 18201 Ph. 570.459.1010 • Fax 570.459.6004 www.panoramapa.com facebook.com/PanoramaMagazine

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY PANORAMA COMMUNITY MAGAZINE!! We are 38 and still growing! Panorama Community Magazine was founded in 1982 by a local entrepreneur, Mr. Edward Genetti. His founding principle was to provide a vehicle for local advertisers to market their businesses and offering readers the enjoyment of local stories of people and places in the Greater Hazleton area. Through the years, the magazine had two additional owners who continued Edward Genetti’s mission with changes of their own. In 2013, The Collum Family purchased Panorama and has dedicated the past seven years to improving the color, layout, content, distribution and number of printed copies, while continuing to offer a quality product to our loyal advertisers and readers. Panorama has gone from its humble beginning of primarily servicing the Hazleton area to a current distribution that covers five local counties with a population total of approximately 600,000 and a regular readership of approximately 40 to 50,000 each month. The first publication had 16 black and white pages with 2,000 printed copies. Today, we average 60 plus full-color pages, including high-gloss and produce 14,500 printed copies each month. Our goal is to continue to grow and expand the content for our readers while providing various platforms to our advertisers to market their businesses while producing a quality driven magazine that everyone can enjoy.

On behalf of the Collum Family and the staff at Panorama Community Magazine, I would like to take this opportunity to “Thank You,” the reader and advertisers, as none of this is possible without your continued support.

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Art & Antiques by Dr. Lori Antique Gifts For Valentine’s Day by Lori Verderame Valentine’s day honors the saved through the years. ToChristian martyr, St. Valentine day, candy boxes in the shape as well as the Roman goddess of hearts command $3 each of marriage, Juno. Together at antique shops. Candy conthese two famous love figures tainers. Glass candy containers have shown us mere mortals from the early 1900s came in all about the ways of love. St. all shapes and sizes. They are Valentine’s feast day, February found in the form of animals, 14, is highlighted with the giftpeople, toys, and even historic ing of flowers, sharing symbols buildings like the Philadelphia of love, and sending romantic City Hall, U. S. Capital Buildcards to loved ones. While St. ing, and The White House. Valentine presented the flowThey are widely collected and ers from his garden to young range in value from $50 to lovers in an effort to promote Philadelphia City Hall can- $250. Chocolate molds. Chocthe Catholic sacrament of mat- dy container, glass, circa olate molds are very popular, rimony, his February holiday 1900. Photo Credit: Staff particularly on the day when has sparked the gifts old and photographer at www. an abundance of chocolate is new. Here are some antique DrLoriV.com consumed. Wooden and cast gifts that will warm up your Valentine’s day. metal chocolate molds which date back to the • Valentine Cards. These small tokens are ex- late 19th Century are the most sought-after changed between childhood friends and star- examples for collectors. But, be aware love isn’t crossed lovers alike. Examples from the early cheap and these chocolate molds are expensive 1900s come in the form of post cards and are with values from $500 and $2000 for the finest worth $5-$10. Vintage examples from the examples. World War II era range in value from $10-$20 If you are going out on the town with your depending on condition, market, artist, and honey, then you’ve got to look good. Vintage sentimental message. couture. Winter hats from that bygone night • Love seats and settees. While the Victorians on the town in celebration of Valentine’s Day introduced us to the rules and regulations of are all the rage. Look for period hats of faux fur courting one’s lover, they also made seating fur- and leather gloves with fanciful detailing at thrift niture very cozy. The widespread use of love seats shops. You will have to save your pennies to buy for two and settees was a Victorian stable in the some of these name brand pieces ranging in world of antique furniture. Eastlake furniture value from $250 to $400 each. Jewelry. There is named for Charles Eastlake, a British designer, nothing quite like getting a piece of fine jewelry was known for comfortable tufted seats and featuring gold, silver, or platinum with gembacks on love seats and intertwined courting stones from your sweetheart. Costume jewelry seats featuring two chairs fused together with a is another popular Valentine’s gift by designers bar in between the two seated lovers in walnut Weiss, Trifari, Coro, Monet, Maravella, Renoir, and upholstery fabric. Courting lamps. The Vic- etc. The pieces are well made, low quality yet torians gave us restrictions on courtship in the durable stones, and high-end period designs. A form of the courting lamp. The courting lamp Valentine card or diamond bracelet are both fine had graduated markings on the glass to indicate ways to say I love you. minutes. The marks showed the amount of time left before the fuel source expired and your lover Dr. Lori Verderame is the award-winning must be on his way home. Today, these rare Val- Ph.D. antiques appraiser on History chanentine’s keepsakes are worth $50-$150. nel’s #1 hit show, The Curse of Oak Island • Candy. Russell Stover, Godiva, and Whit- and weekdays on the Doctor and the Diva. man candy in their characteristic embossed Dr. Lori presents her Antiques Appraisal cardboard or lithographed tin boxes on a liv- Comedy Show to audiences nationwide. ing room coffee table spoke volumes about this Visit www.DrLoriV.com/events or call popular winter holiday. Once these delicious (888) 431-1010. chocolates were devoured, the candy boxes were

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by Dr. Kenneth Trippett, West Hazleton Veterinary Hospital One of the easiest to check and most overlooked aspects of keeping your pet healthy, is a healthy mouth.  If you haven't done so recently (and don't feel bad if you haven't, most people don't), pick up a lip and look at your pet's back teeth in a well lit area.  Large chunks of brown tartar, red, eroding gums, and bad breath are all easily recognizable signs of an unhealthy mouth.    Most people seems to think, that bad teeth is a problem that is limited to the mouth.  Unfortunately, this just isn't true.  Bad teeth frequently cause liver trouble, kidney trouble, and heart trouble in animals.  I have cured a number of heart mummers in dogs and kidney problems in cats simple by cleaning their teeth and treating with antibiotics.  More importantly, bad teeth cause pain in animals the same as they do for people.  Dogs and cats are much more tolerant of mouth pain, then we

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Searching For Tax Services? by Alice Horton, CEO, Honest Abe’s Taxes February is usually the highest volume of income tax return preparation. When you are buying a product or service you usually shop around to find the best return for your $; tax services are no different. I’d like to present to you, the reader, with some factors in deciding where you choose to have your taxes prepared. Common false advertising from national chains • Refer friends to receive $ and your friend gets a discount. All three national chains offer $20 up to $50 per referral with discounts to your friend (on an unidentified high price fee!). One chain limits your referrals to 5, another limits it to 15; the other has no limit on which you receive compensation. • Discount coupons attached to your W-2 or received in the mail - Discounts can be $25 to $50, a flat % discount, or a “scratch off” to determine the discount applied to an unidentified high price tax return preparation fee. • Some tax offices guarantee large refunds and/or same day refunds for which you may not be eligible. • Free federal preparation, but they charge $50 and up, for the state preparation, when the company’s tax software has already prepared the state while processing the “free federal return”! • Chains sell “protection plans” which guarantee they will “back” their work; a tax firm and/or paid preparer is required to back the

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tax return they produce. Playing on taxpayers’ fear of audit, plans are sold to protect the taxpayer from paying the penalties and interest they would be charged if audited. Fees charged by national chains for a basic personal tax return, without bank product, & without Business Income Starting with a base price for your federal return, they add a base price for the state return, and then add fees for every form they “print” or “send to the government”. Simple data entry can produce many tax forms off one document entered to the computer and the preparer never “works” that form. A limit on the number of tax documents processed is included in the base price. If you exceed that limit, you are charged extra $ per document, i.e. 2 W-2’s are included, if you have 5 for the other 3 you are charged $10 and up for them to be processed. Some basic documents such as unemployment may be not included in the base fee and you are charged extra. Hidden fees are often charged, and include things such as: Data Storage Fee; Dependency Determination; PA Special Forgiveness Fee; Child Tax Credit Worksheet; Additional Child Tax Credit Refund; Qualified Dividend Exclusion; EIC Qualifying Dependent; Filing Status Determination Fees; Estimated Tax Payments Made; Paper Copy (accessed by online directions); therefore making the preparation fees from national chains exorbitant. All tax preparers are required to give you a copy of your tax return whether electronic

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or paper; if you get a paper copy from a national franchise often you are paying for 30 plus pages when the tax returns are only 10 plus pages. Some of the paper copies are not even a true tax form but an input form, i.e. PA or NJ. Should you have business schedules, tuition credits, use a bank product to pay for your preparation or receive a loan, the extra fees are very high. Many national chain offices are open only one day per week, for limited number of hours, after the tax season ends (and often by appointment only). Average fees for basic returns (based on copies of charges to customers), without bank products, by the franchise offices, average $275 in our area. Honest Abe’s Taxes charges $95 to $125 for your tax work (Federal, State and Local). We do not have hidden fees and any extra fees are identified to you up front. We do not engage in false advertising. As an additional “Thank You” to our customers, we have “Lincoln’s Birthday Gifts” on February 19 and “Referral Drawing Fee” on April 15 which results in some of our customers receiving cash awards. We are open year round and do “tax planning” with you. Call us today for an appointment! Honest Abe’s Business & Tax Services, 310 S. Church Street, Suite C-3, Hazleton, PA. Over 40 years experience—DON'T STRESS! PAY LESS! Contact us today, 570-861-8297 or yourtaxpatner@aol.com.

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Simple Steps To Declutter Your Phone (NAPS)—Have you ever scrolled endlessly through your photos on your phone to find that special one you took weeks ago? Or, perhaps you have that one important e-mail that takes forever to find in your inbox? An organization overhaul isn’t just for your closet. You can take advantage of some nifty features on your phone to organize your photos and e-mails, which will help make your life easier and save you time. The experts at global tech care company Asurion spoke with phone users about the pain points they have with highly utilized features including photo storage, managing e-mails and contact lists. The experts then shared tips to help participants streamline and save time in these areas. After using the tips, people were amazed with how these simple shortcuts made finding things so much faster and easier. Check out what Asurion experts shared:




Easy Setup Photo Albums for People, Places and Objects For Android Phones: • Manage and share your photos more easily with Google Photos as your primary photo app. • Easily locate photos by person or pet when you group by similar faces. Tap = > tap Settings > tap Group similar faces > turn on Face Grouping • Add a name to find photos faster. Open a person or pet photo > tap Menu > tap Info > Faces will be separated under people > tap a face > tap Add a Name > enter the name For iPhones: • Create an album from existing photos. Open Photos app > Open the All Photos Album or tap the Photos Tab > tap Select > Select all photos you want to add to the new album > tap Add To > select New Album • Use facial recognition to quickly find photos of people you love. Open a photo with a person’s face in it > swipe up over the photo > tap circle with person’s face > tap Menu icon in the top left corner > tap Add to people’s album > enter person’s name > tap Done or Next

Decluttering your phone can help you feel more empowered, stay organized and save time.

For iPhones: • iOS makes it easy to find a photo by identifying objects, people, places and pets. Open Photos app > tap on Search Icon > type in search criteria > scroll through results for specific photo Find Anything on Your Phone Quickly For Android Phones (if applicable to your model): • Go to home screen > swipe down to show your App Drawer > click the Search icon > type in what you want to find For iPhones: • Use the Swipe to Search function to search across all apps and data. Go to your home screen > swipe down from the middle of the screen > tap the search field > type in what you want to find Find E-mails Faster For Android Phones: • Find the e-mails you’re looking for faster by grouping them under different labels. Go to Gmail website (not the app) > Settings > Labels > Create new label. Once the label is created, then you can label groups and individual e-mails can be filed under each folder from within the app. For iPhones: • Find e-mails faster by filtering through specific requirements. Open Mail app > from Inbox (or All inboxes) tap icon in bottom left corner > tap Filtered By

Find a Specific Photo Fast For Android Phones: • Find the photos you’ve labeled. Open Asurion helps people protect, connect and Google Photo App > tap search bar at the top of screen > type in search criteria > scroll enjoy the latest tech—to make life a little easier. To learn more, visit www.asurion.com. through results for your photo

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The Retirement Balancing Act: Safeguarding Your Retirement Nest Egg As A Caregiver (NAPS)—According to the U.S. Census, by 2035, older generations are projected to outnumber children for the first time in U.S. history, thus increasing the need for caregivers. Millions of adults, including Boomers, are already taking care of loved ones and facing new realities that require sacrifices to provide care. Research from the Bankers Life Center for a Secure Retirement shows that among Boomers who expect to be future caregivers, nearly all (92%) are willing to make lifestyle sacrifices in order to provide that care.1 And although awareness about the need for retirement care is growing, Boomers remain financially unprepared. According to the study, one-third (30%) of Boomers who are caregivers have had to tap into their own nest eggs to support the care of a parent or loved one. National Family Caregivers Month is a great time to develop a plan that balances retirement planning and long-term caregiving. Here are three steps to take to ensure you’re financially prepared: 1. Develop a budget. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services estimates that Boomers will face an average of $138,000 in long-term care costs over their lifetimes. Though this cost is simply an average, it may fluctuate depending on your health as you age. Plan ahead and create a budget that addresses both your retirement needs and possible expenses, including costs related to necessary home modifications. 2. Consider long-term care insurance. Long-term care insurance can help save thousands in caregiving expenses. It’s a good idea to have a conversation with your loved ones to discuss insurance options. This ensures that the costs are not transferred over completely to you. 3. Don’t know where to start? Get help. With so many details to consider, enlist support. Professional financial advisors can shape a personalized plan that prepares for retirement and accounts for unforeseen expenses. Bankers Life, a national life and health insurer, offers tools and resources that can help protect retirement nest eggs from the high costs of long-term care. There are options available for nearly any income and asset level, age, or risk tolerance. It is never too late to seek help and develop a better understanding of how to prepare for the future.

* 1Bankers Life Center for a Secure Retirement (CSR) study A Growing Urgency: Retirement Care Realities for Middle-Income Boomers This article provides general, educational information and does not provide legal, tax or investment advice. Nothing in this article is intended to be a solicitation of insurance in any jurisdiction. Its purpose is the promotion of interest in Bankers Life and insurance in general. Any inquiries regarding the possible purchase of an insurance policy will be directed to a licensed insurance agent/producer, in which event an insurance agent/producer may contact you. Bankers Life is the marketing brand of Bankers Life and Casualty Company, Medicare Supplement insurance policies sold by Colonial Penn Life Insurance Company and select policies sold in New York by Bankers Conseco Life Insurance Company (BCLIC). BCLIC is authorized to sell insurance in New York.

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Help For The Self-Employed (NAPS)—Whether you run a part-time business, do freelance work, or own your own business, you’re in good company. About 16 million adults in America work for themselves, and nearly half that number are baby boomers. Even though self-employment comes in many forms, with a wide range of specific needs, some of the challenges are universal— including taxes. If you’re new to the self-employment journey, you’ll need to be prepared for some financial adjustments. Avoiding Surprises at Tax Time Older adults who have spent most of their careers benefiting from the services of a human resources department are often caught off guard by the tax requirements for selfemployment.

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February 2020 February 2 Join us for our monthly breakfast Sunday, January 5 from 8am to 12noon at Good Shepherd Church, 87 S. Hunter Highway in Drums. Menu will include eggs (any style), bacon, ham & sausage (choice of two), pancakes, potatoes, toast, fresh fruit, yogurt, assorted pastries & beverages. Adults - $7, Children 4 to 12 - $3, & 3 and under are free.

Sunday, February 2 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, please. We look forward to seeing you all!! 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.

February 15 & 16 Community Bible Fellowship, 458 West Spruce Street, Hazleton (corner of James & WinterFest 2020, Saturday, February 15 & Spruce) invites you to a “Free Hot Lunch” on Sunday, February 16 Presidents Day Weekend in Downtown Jim Thorpe. Train rides, free kids shows, Famous Jim Thorpe Mug Walk, ice & wood carving, shopping, dining, attractions, carriage rides and great entertain-

ment. For more information on WinterFest and all things Jim Thorpe, visit www.jimthorpe.org and be sure to follow the Jim Thorpe WinterFest Facebook page for the most upto-date event schedule. February 29 Salem United Church of Christ Cherry Festival & Chicken & Waffle Dinner, Saturday, February 29 from 4 to 6:30pm at Salem United Church of Christ in Weatherly. The menu includes: Chicken, Waffles, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Green Beans, Dessert & Beverage. Take-Outs will be available. Ticket prices are $9 for Adults, $5 for ages 4 to 12 yrs., & children 3 and under are FREE. Tickets will be available from any Consistory member, Linda at 570-401-3710 or by calling the church office at 570-427-4265. March 1 Join us for our monthly breakfast Sunday, March 1 from 8am to 12noon at Good Shepherd Church, 87 S. Hunter Highway in Drums. Menu will include eggs (any style), bacon, ham & sausage (choice of two), pancakes, potatoes, toast, fresh fruit, yogurt, assorted pastries & beverages. Adults - $7, Children 4 to 12 - $3, & 3 and under are free.

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Community Bible Fellowship, 458 West Spruce Street, Hazleton (corner of James & Spruce) invites you to a “Free Hot Lunch” on Sunday, March 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, please. We look forward to seeing you all!! 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.


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Make Money Renting Your Second Home (NAPS)—If you’re ever thinking about investing in a second home or listing your property as a vacation rental, you’ll be in good company. New research on the global secondhome market reveals for the second straight year that more homeowners are buying a second home to use as a vacation rental rather than for their own use. Just under half of surveyed homeowners reported buying a second home primarily for use as a short-term rental. Regardless of where or why homeowners are buying that second home, they all agree on one thing: Internet access is essential. Any Internet, no matter the speed, is the most important feature to homeowners planning to buy a second home. After Internet access, U.S. homeowners consider central air conditioning to be most important, whereas Greek, Portuguese and Italian homeowners believe having a balcony or terrace is essential, and British homeowners want access to a swimming pool. Second-home buyers in the U.S. have also

historically been domestically focused. This year, 94% of American second-home owners own a property in the U.S., up from 84% last year. French second-home owners similarly prefer to buy in their own country, with 89% owning homes in France. More travelers are choosing to stay in vacation rentals instead of hotels or resorts when going on family trips because these offer more space and privacy, better amenities and a chance to stay in some truly unique properties. As a result, the second-home market has changed significantly over the past decade, and homeowners are taking advantage of the opportunity to get income by renting out their property. In fact, the average homeowner who rents a second home on Vrbo can earn nearly $31,000 a year. “A third of American owners rent their second homes primarily to help cover the cost of the mortgage and taxes, and nearly 40% use rental earnings as a secondary source of income,” said Bill Furlong, vice president of

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Name That Food 1)

Each of the following is something that groundhogs like to eat. Fill in the blanks to name that food.

2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7)

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“Experience Kindergarten Project” Comes to Immanuel Christian School Hazleton, PA, January 17, 2020 – The new year brings a new enrollment season at Immanuel Christian School (ICS). ICS is offering parents the opportunity to “be a Kindergarten student” in the classroom and experience Kindergarten first-hand. “We understand that many parents feel anxious about sending their child off to Kindergarten, and we want to provide this opportunity to parents. We think that seeing the quality of our program will help to put parents at ease,” said Jessika Lunney, Admissions Coordinator for ICS. Starting January 24th and every other Friday after that, Immanuel Christian School will be offering the Experience Kindergarten Project from 7:45 - 9:30 a.m. There is a limit of no more than 3 parents each Friday and all attendees must pre-register. Parents will have the opportunity to experience the students’ morning routines, circle time, and morning academic work, including ICS’s unique approach to phonics. Chancellor Kelly Knowlden credits the school’s approach to phonics as the reason that almost every Kindergarten student is reading by the end of the year. “We have been approaching phonics with a research-based, proven approach for 40+ years. Early literacy is essential for putting students on a path for successful learning,”

ICS Kindergarten students sing and clap as their teacher plays guitar.

ICS Kindergarten students play and learn during one of several choice times in their day.

says Knowlden. “It’s great fun seeing students learn to read. Parents will love it!” At the end of the classroom time, there is a 15-minute

timeframe for questions and answers with the Kindergarten teacher, followed by a tour of the newly remodeled school at 40 W Hemlock St in Hazleton. Immanuel Christian School offers full-day Kindergarten and serves students through 12th grade. They offer tours of the school for all grades during enrollment season on Friday mornings. Tours include the opportunity to meet the school’s Chancellor, Academic Principal, and CEO, see classrooms and learn about the school’s academic program, small class sizes, and extracurricular offerings including sports, music and art programs. More information about the Experience Kindergarten Project and Friday morning tours for all grades is on the school’s website: https://www.icshazleton.org/openhouse Busing is available through several school districts including Hazleton, Berwick, Weatherly, Crestwood, Tamaqua and Mahanoy City. As part of its commitment to making Christian education accessible to students in the city, 98% of the students who attend Immanuel Christian School receive financial aid, thanks to the generosity of financial partners. More information about Immanuel Christian School is available on their website: www. ICShazleton.org and Facebook page: https:// www.facebook.com/ICShazleton/ .

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Brandon’s Forever Home And Being Inspired In 2020 by Missy Nenstiel, Brandon’s Forever Home

As we make our way through 2020, January having already passed and winter slowing us down just a little after the holiday rush we can spend this time reflecting on our own lives and possibly how we can improve someone else’s. Winter is a time for many that means snow, early darkness and a schedule with quite a few less things to do. At BFH we are in constant motion regardless of the season working with children and families in Hazleton and NEPA to help counsel and guide them through a difficult time in their

life and lift them out of poverty. We are always looking for volunteers of any age to assist us in this mission! How can you get involved? Whatever your skill set or availability we have an opportunity for you to become a volunteer with our organization. BFH offers a weekly food distribution to nearly 60 families and could always use an extra hand packing grocery bags. We are blessed to have a constant flow of clothing donations and need help daily sorting and displaying these items so that our free shopping experience functions for the children we serve. Right now, we have a wait list of over 30 teens ages 14-21 who are in need of an adult mentor for our mentor program. This program is extremely important to the community as it pairs a positive caring adult with a teen who typically lives in a group home set-

ting due to lack of foster homes. These teens have no family support or guidance to help them navigate this transitional time of life. A time where they might be applying for part time jobs, learning to drive, or even college. What would it require from you? Your consistency and the ability to devote two hours of face to face time per month to a teen! We offer a free event each month for participants from baseball games to bowling and I can tell you we all look forward to it! In between events or visits we just ask that you maintain that relationship in the way that works best for you (phone email text etc). Sound fun? It is! There are so many bright and eager teens waiting for your hand to reach out to them! If you are interested in learning more about the mentor program at BFH please call Missy at 570-599-8BFH or email missybfh@ ptd.net your heart will thank you!

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5 Financial Tips For Teens (Family Features) When it comes to economics, many teens' mouths write checks their knowledge can't cash. While 93% of American teens say they know how the economy works, 29% have had no economic schooling, according to a survey of 1,000 U.S. teens ages 13-18 by Wakefield Research on behalf of Junior Achievement and the Charles Koch Foundation. Even in light of their false

confidence, teens are aware of the importance of financial education. Although the study identified numerous gaps in economic and financial knowledge, it also showed teens do know where to look for credible information. Two-thirds (67%) recognize they should use their school as a resource. "One of the things we hear often is that some textbooks are written too academically for

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most students to understand the concepts," said Jack E. Kosakowski, president and CEO of Junior Achievement USA. "Our programs, which work as a complement to the school curriculum, are written from the perspective of today's teens and use digital content to help bring economic concepts to life for students." Beyond the classroom, another 63% of students believe they should use their parents as resources for economics education. Help influence the financial literacy of a teen in your life with these practical money-management tips adapted from the curriculum. • Set goals. Managing your money is more meaningful when you're doing it with purpose. This might mean budgeting to ensure you have enough money to maintain your auto insurance and keep gas in your car, or you may be saving for a big senior trip. Knowing what you want to achieve with your money can help you plan how you spend it more wisely. • Weigh needs vs. wants. When you begin making your own money, it's easier to indulge your own wishes and spend money on things you don't necessarily need. To some extent, that's not a bad thing; rewarding yourself is fine when you do so within reason. That means not exceeding your available funds, and not forsaking things you truly need, like gas money to get to and from a job or school. • Get a debit card. Most people find that having cash on hand makes it easier to spend. If you use a debit card instead, you're an extra step away from spending so you have a little more time to consider your purchase. Another benefit of a debit card is it helps track your purchases in real time so you can keep constant tabs on your balance and ensure you don't overdraft your account. • Start a savings habit. Even if your income doesn't allow for much, it's a good idea to get in the habit of setting aside a portion of each check. It may only be $10, but over time each $10 deposit can build your account toward a long-range goal. • Protect your privacy. Teens who've grown up in the digital age tend to be less skeptical and cautious about privacy matters than their elder counterparts. It's important that young people understand the potential impact of failing to protect their privacy when it comes to financial matters, including the possibility that their identities could be stolen and all of their money siphoned away. Teaching kids about security is an essential lesson in economics. Visit ja.org for more tips and information to help raise your teen's financial literacy.

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28th Annual Jim Thorpe WinterFest Serves Up Family Fun, Romance and More For Your Holiday Weekend For those who know historic Jim Thorpe, WinterFest is another excuse to get out of the house, celebrate winter and enjoy all this small town has to offer. For anyone who hasn’t yet experienced the wonder of this hidden, beautiful gem in the southern Pocono Mountains, it’s the perfect time to explore the kind of festivities Jim Thorpe is becoming known for. ​ On Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 15 and 16, the 28th annual celebration will feature ice carvings, live entertainment, horse drawn carriage rides, food and drink specials, two ice sculpture bars, a special Kid’s Club area, and the now famous Mug Walk. ​ Mug Walkers take the official souvenir Jim Thorpe mug to participating shops and businesses for them to fill with hot chocolate, soup, goodies, discount coupons and other special treats. Mugs are in limited quantity, so tickets are available for sale now at https:// www.jimthorpe.org/mug for $25 each. ​ While the Mug Walk is the most popular event, WinterFest really has it all. Family friendly fun, especially for kids, is always a favorite at the Kid’s Club. The young ones can come inside to warm up and participate in a number of crafts and games. If you’re looking for a romantic Valentine getaway, you can start with the Luminary Stroll on Friday night, hold hands on a horse-drawn carriage ride through town, and have a quiet, delicious dinner for two at one of the many highly-rated restaurants or take in a show at the Mauch Chunk Opera House. ​ New this year is local blacksmith, Shannon Kuhn, demonstrating his craft on both festival days. Kuhn does both functional and artisan blacksmithing using the same tools as the smiths of centuries past, and incorporates the shapes of nature into items like wine racks and brackets. Stroll by the Mauch Chunk Opera House and see what he can create right in front of your eyes. ​ If you just need to get out of the house and shake off some winter cabin fever, there will be ice carvings, two ice sculpture bars, live shows and entertainment, and special deals at many shops and restaurants. ​ The best part is, the spectacular winter views from all over town, are free. ​ For more information on WinterFest and all things Jim Thorpe, visit www.jimthorpe. org and be sure to follow the Jim Thorpe WinterFest Facebook page for the most up-todate event schedule.

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Abner Haynes: Forgotten Trailblazer by Rev. Connell A. McHugh In celebration of Black History Month... While just about all sports fans are aware of the great contributions of Jackie Robinson to integrating baseball, other sports also had figures who contributed to integrating them, for example Althea Gibson and Arthur Ashe in tennis, Nat “Sweetwater” Clifton, Tarzan Cooper and Chuck Lloyd the NBA and the popular Bobo Brazil professional wrestling. Perhaps the Cleveland Browns Hall of Famer, Marion Motley who was a superstar in both the All American Football Conference and the NFL, was the first recognized black football star in the professional ranks. During my high school years from 196064, I was a real fan of the novel AFL which began in 1960 and lasted until 1969 when it merged with the NFL. My favorite team was Lamar Hunt’s Dallas Texans which 3 years later became the Kansas City Chiefs. The Tex-

ans/Chiefs and the Oakland Raiders were the top AFL teams in the history of the league, each winning 3 championships. My all-time favorite quarterback was Lenny Dawson, the longtime leader of the Texans and the Chiefs, and his running back, Abner Haynes was the first superstar of the AFL winning both Rookie and player of the Year in the AFL’s inaugural season. Hall of Fame coach Hank Stram of the Texans and Chiefs called Haynes a franchise player before the term became popular. Abner Haynes was born on September 19, 1937 in Denton, Texas and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1956. He was a star in football and track. Although the University of Colorado, which had already integrated football wanted him Haynes chose to be one of two players to become the first two players to compete at the college level in Texas. Haynes played for North Texas State (now

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the University of North Texas). Haynes had to live off campus during his time at the school, but his charismatic personality and positive attitude won over teammates, coaches, fans and the school administration. Besides being successful in football and track, Haynes was also academically successful. After graduating from college, Haynes was a fifth round pick of the Pittsburgh Steelers and sought out by the new Dallas Texans. Abner Haynes’ father was a minister who encouraged his son to sign with the Texans especially since the Steelers star quarterback Bobby Layne and Buddy Parker made a drunken appearance at the Haynes’ home to recruit Abner. In 1959 following the Sun Bowl Game, Haynes signed with the Texans under the goal posts.

Haynes played a major role in popularizing the AFL in its initial 1960 season. He led the league in rushing and his team in receiving, kickoff and punt returns. Abner Haynes played 3 years for the Texans and two with the Chiefs after the move to Kansas City. Haynes distinguished himself by his great speed, dazzling moves and pass catching ability. Abner Haynes ranks 3rd in AFL rushing history with a career average of a 4.5 yards per carry. He holds the AFL record for allpurpose yards with 12,065. Haynes is one of the greatest kickoff returners in the history of Pro Football with a 25 yard average on 121 kickoff returns. He was a 4 time AFL all-star 1960-62 and 64. Haynes averaged 12.3 yards per pass caught. Abner Haynes had short stints with the Broncos, Dolphins and Jets in his final years, retiring in 1967. Four of Haynes five years with the Texas/ Chiefs were outstanding ones. He fell off in 1963 but was voted the comeback player of the year in 1964. The Chiefs may have traded Haynes to the Broncos because he was part of the walkout of the 1965 AFL all-star game in New Orleans due to blatant racism shown to the players. The game was rescheduled to another venue. One thing is certain, Abner Haynes did receive a letter from the Chiefs

discouraging activism. Abner Haynes, like many stars of the 196069 AFL, is not in the Football Hall of Fame. Many AFL football fans, myself included, feel that the AFL is not properly represented in the Football Hall of Fame. Only 33 players, coaches and executives, primarily associated with the AFL are included in the 326 member Hall of Fame. Buffalo Bills guard, Art Shaw, is the only player who played his entire career in the AFL who is in the Hall of Fame. Among players who were big stars in the AFL, who like Haynes, are not in the Hall of Fame are: Gino Cappaletti the AFL’s all-time leading scorer, popular quarterback, Jack Kemp who won two championships and the 3 best running backs along with Haynes, Clem Daniels, Cookie Gilchrist and Paul Lowe. In addition to Abner Haynes, Lenny Dawson and coach Hank Stram, Kansas City fans might fondly remember Fred Arbanas, Chris Buford, Sherrill Headrick, E,J. Holub, Ernie “The Big Cat” Ladd, Willie Lanier, Jerry Mays Curtis McClinton, Johnny Robinson, Otis Taylor and soccer style kicker Jan Stenerud. Abner Hayes is still living and aged 82. He is a big fan of Patrick Mahomes and the

Chiefs. Haynes is a very witty and intelligent person who is a cousin of Sly Stone of the popular group, Sly and the Family Stone. Haynes has spent the last 15 years promoting Heroes of Football to benefit players with disabilities and connect players with their former team communities. For his accomplishments, Haynes was awarded the Presidential Medal of Honor for his work with players with disabilities and all he has had to persevere through adversity and the racism he experienced. Abner Haynes’ football cards are relatively plentiful and affordable. He appears in the 1960, 61, 62 and 63 Fleer sets and the 1961, 64, 65, 66 and 67 Topps sets. Most cards in Ex-Mt condition can be purchased for between $10 and $20, in my opinion, a cheap price for such an outstanding player, trailblazer and humanitarian. Fr. McHugh is very involved in New Testament Scriptures, has one of the best collections of high-end New Testament Scripture books and commentaries in Northeastern Pa. and frequently offers Scripture sessions in the area. revmchugh@ptd.net

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Valentine’s Day Truffles Ingredients: 3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 ½ cups heavy cream Pink coarse sugar or sprinkles Directions: In a medium-sized pan, combine semisweet chocolate chips and heavy cream over low heat, mix until you achieve a smooth consistency. Pour mixture into a bread pan. Allow to sit in refrigerator for 1 hour or until mixture is solid. With an ice cream scoop, form balls from the mixture (refreeze if truffle begins to melt). Roll in pink coarse sugar for topping. Makes approx: 40 truffles Red Velvet Cake Bites Ingredients: 1 (15.25 ounce) box red velvet cake mix 1 1/4 cups water (listed on cake box) 3 eggs (listed on cake box) 1/2 cup vegetable oil (listed on cake box) 1 (16 ounce) package cream cheese frosting (or homemade frosting) 1 pound almond bark 15 Red candy melts (optional for red stripes on top) Directions: Bake the cake according to directions

on the package. Let it cool completely Put the entire cake in a bowl and crumble it up. I found that it was easiest to just use my hands to completely crumble the cake. Stir in your container of frosting into the crumbled cake (or homemade, if you choose to use that), about 1/2 a cup at a time. Once it reaches a nice consistency that will hold together when you roll it in a ball, it's perfect. Roll the mashed cake and frosting into balls. You can go as big or as small as you'd like, but keep in mind that these little bites are rich, so most people prefer smaller. If you want them to look more like authentic cake bites, smoosh them down so that they are shape of a disc (not so rounded-out like a ball). Place bites on a large baking sheet (like a cookie sheet) and place them into the fridge for about 30 minutes to set up. Melt white chocolate candy coating according to directions on back of package. I then used a skewer to dip each ball- I would poke it into the cake ball and dip it into the melted bark. I had to rotate each bite a couple of times to make sure it was evenly covered with chocolate. Stick the cake bite back onto the pan or onto wax paper. Let the bites set up. I stuck them back into the fridge because I wanted them to harden quickly, but you could leave them out and they will be just fine. If you are going to decorate them with sprinkles, make sure to do it before the candy coating hardens. If you are doing to drizzle with red candy melts, it works best if the cake bite coating has completely set up. To drizzle the candy melts on top, melt candy according to package directions. Spoon melted candy into a resealable sandwich bag. Clip a TINY corner on the bag and drizzle the candy melts onto each bite. Makes 4 dozen

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Chocolate Swirl Tiramisu Ingredients: 1 cup whipping cream 1/2 cup mascarpone 1/4 cup powdered sugar, sifted 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 3 1/2 ounces dark chocolate, melted 2 tablespoons espresso, cooled 2 tablespoons coffee liqueur 12 small store-bought ladyfingers Directions: Place the cream, mascarpone, sugar and vanilla in a large bowl and whisk until soft peaks form. Set aside. Place the chocolate, coffee and liqueur in a small bowl and whisk to combine. Swirl the chocolate mixture through the cream mixture. Divide the mixture among 4 (1-cup) glasses and serve with the ladyfingers. Makes 4 servings

Molten Peanut Butter and Chocolate Fondant Cakes Ingredients: 7 ounces dark chocolate, chopped 7 tablespoons unsalted butter, chopped 2 eggs 2 egg yolks 1/2 cup superfine sugar 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, sifted 8 tablespoons smooth peanut butter Cocoa powder, for dusting

Special equipment: Four (1-cup) dariole molds (or other 1-cup baking molds) Directions: Preheat oven to 400°F. Place the chocolate and butter in a saucepan over low heat and stir until the chocolate is melted and smooth. Place the eggs, egg yolks and sugar in a bowl and whisk until well combined. Add the chocolate mixture and flour and whisk until well combined. Spoon two-thirds of the mixture into 4 (1-cup) well-greased dariole molds or other 1-cup baking molds. Spoon 2 tablespoons peanut butter into the center of each mold and spoon the remaining chocolate mixture over. Place the molds on a baking sheet and bake for 16–18 minutes or until puffed. Gently turn out the cakes immediately and dust with cocoa powder to serve. Makes 4 servings

Strawberry Heart Bark Ingredients: 8 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped 8 ounces white chocolate, chopped 1/2 cup conversation heart candies (such as Necco®) 3/4 cup freeze-dried strawberries 1 tablespoon pink sprinkles, or to taste Directions: Melt semisweet chocolate in a microwavesafe bowl in 15-second intervals, stirring after each melting, 1 to 3 minutes. Melt white chocolate in a separate microwave-safe bowl in 15-second intervals, stirring after each melting, 1 to 3 minutes. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Pour semisweet chocolate on the parchment paper; spread into a large rectangle. Drizzle white chocolate over the semisweet chocolate in lines and zigzags. Swirl chocolates together into a marble pattern using a toothpick or skewer. Scatter conversation heart candies over chocolate. Scatter freeze-dried strawberries and pink sprinkles in the remaining gaps. Let stand at room temperature for about 20 minutes. Refrigerate chocolate bark until firm, about 30 minutes. Break into large chunks.

No Bake Vegan Cookie Dough Brownies Ingredients: 1/2 cup red lentils 1 cup water 1 T. vanilla extract 1/8 tsp salt 1/3 cup hemp seeds 1 Tbsp coconut oil 3/4 cup ground raw sugar 1/4 cup oat or coconut flour (divided) 1/4 cup plus 1 T. coconut flour 1/4 cup + 2 T. mini vegan chocolate chips 2 T. cocoa powder Directions: In a pan, add washed lentils and water. Partially cover and cook for 13 to 14 minutes on medium heat or until very tender. Drain if needed. Cool to room temperature and add to blender. Add hemp seeds to the blender and blend. Blend 2 or more cycles to smoothly blend the hemp seeds and lentils. Add salt, vanilla extract, sugar, coconut oil and blend to combine. Divide the blended mixture into 2 bowls. In one bowl, add 2 Tbsp oat flour, 2.5 Tbsp coconut flour and mix well. Add 1/4 cup chocolate chips and mix. Taste add more sweet if needed. This is the cookie dough. In other bowl, add 2 Tbsp oat flour, 2.5 Tbsp coconut flour, cocoa powder and mix well. Add 2 Tbsp chocolate chips and mix in. Taste and add sweet if needed. This is the brownie. *Coconut flour thickens up the dough, so add less or more depending on the moisture content. During mixing, you will know after a minute if the dough needs more or not. Press brownie layer into 8 1/2" x 4 1/2" parchment lined bread pan. Press cookie dough on top. Chill for an hour or freeze for half an hour. Slice and serve. Keep refrigerated for upto 4 days, frozen for longer. Makes 8 pieces


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Siberian State Symphony Orchestra The second half of the Greater Hazleton Concert Series begins with the performance of the critically acclaimed Siberian State Symphony Orchestra on Thursday, February 13, 2020. Founded in 1977, the orchestra quickly won a reputation as one of the best orchestras from Russia. The orchestra plays with the finest Russian soloists and performs the great Russian classics not only throughout Russia but also throughout the world. In 1993, by special Decree of the Russian Ministry of Culture, the orchestra was awarded the title of State Orchestra, and, in 2009, received the venerable status of a Particularly Valuable Object of Cultural Heritage. Originally the orchestra was led by the eminent Soviet conductor Ivan Shpiller. Through the years the Siberian State Symphony Orchestra has worked with many prominent conductors. In 2015 Vladimir Lande became the orchestra’s current Artistic Director and Chief Conductor. Lande is a graduate of the St. Petersburg Conservatory. He has had a remarkable career as principal and guest conductor of numerous major orchestras throughout the world. He has also collaborated with many of today’s leading soloists and rising stars. Maestro Lande boasts an extraordinary

recording career with international recording labels, such as Naxos, for which he has received abundant awards. He is equally successful in conducting Symphonic, Opera, and Ballet repertoire. In addition, he is an expert and active champion of contemporary music. The Siberian State Symphony Orchestra and its artistic director are not only maintaining high performing standards but also dedicate a significant amount of time to their mission as educators in the region of Central Siberia. The program which will be presented to the Greater Hazleton Concert Series audience will be the music of the illustrious Russian composer Tchaikovsky. The 2019-2020 Greater Hazleton Concert Series, Inc. offers entertaining, professional

performances to subscribers. Adult subscriptions for all three of the remaining concerts are available for $80. Individual tickets for the Siberian State Symphony Orchestra are $30 for adults and $10 for students. All concerts begin at 7:30 PM at the Hazleton Area 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 570-5797110 or Amelia at 570-788-4864. Find more information on all our concerts on The Greater Hazleton Concert Series, Inc. web site at hazletonconcertseries.org/ or visit our Facebook page.

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Gasoline Or Diesel? A Tough Choice In Today’s Market. by Thomas R. Buff White or Blue? Automatic or manual? Electric or Hybrid? Gasoline or Diesel engine? You do have many decisions to make when it comes to buying a used car or truck, but you may not have considered this last one: should you buy a diesel car or truck? Choosing between the two can be important factor when it comes to fuel economy, maintenance, and engine longevity. In fact, it should be one of the deciding factors in your search for a new car or truck. Is a diesel car or truck right for me? Looking at U.S. automotive and light truck sales in 2018. • For light duty vehicles (Class 1-3), sales of diesel vehicles reached their highest annual level, coming in at more than 500,000 units, or just over 3 percent of total vehicle sales in the United States. This share exceeded that of hybrid vehicles, which came in at almost 2 percent of total sales, as well as the sales of plug-in electric vehicles (plug-in hybrids and full-battery-electric vehicles combined), which came in at around 2 percent of total sales. • Class 2 and 3 pickups have and continue to be the largest users of these engines, with an overall growth rate of 12.5 percent over 2017. Over a three-year period (not annualized), this category has seen a very strong growth rate of 35 percent, with the strongest growth in 2017 and 2018. • Diesel sales in smaller vehicles showed modest growth in 2018, after a drop in both 2016 and 2017. Sales from these vehicles in 2018 increased by 9 percent as compared to 2017. There are a few good reasons that may attract you toward owning a diesel.

• You want improved fuel efficiency. This is one of the main reasons a driver might lean toward diesel, as a diesel car will often get about 30% more miles per gallon than the same car with a gasoline-powered engine. This is because diesel engines have a greater thermal efficiency and burn fuel more precisely due to design factors. • Fewer stops at the pump sounds great. Increased gas mileage means fewer stops at the gas station! • You regularly tow a boat, trailer home, or heavy load. Diesel-powered trucks, SUVs, and cars can generally out-tow their gas-powered counterparts, all while delivering improved mileage. It boils down to how the diesel engine burns fuel and delivers torque (or force) to the driveshaft. • You want less car maintenance. Diesel engines don't have spark plugs or distributors, so in some ways they can require less maintenance. No need for ignition tune-ups! • You plan on keeping the same car for a long time. Diesel engines can last a really, really long time. Diesel fuel is a lubricant, which helps keep engine and fuel system components operating for a longer period. Diesel may not be the best option for you if: • Your fuel budget is tight. Diesel fuel can be more expensive than gasoline. If you tend to only buy premium gasoline, you may not notice a big change in your fuel price/gallon if you buy a diesel car. However, if you tend to buy the regular unleaded, you might feel a little sticker shock when filling up. • There are not as many gas stations near you. Diesel fuel is not available at all gas stations but it is not difficult to find one. Actu-

ally, it is only available at a little over half of all retail fuel sites in the U.S. Before you buy a diesel vehicle, you may want to check that diesel fuel is conveniently located near your home, work, or school. • Routine maintenance is already a hassle for you. Diesel engines need oil changes and filter replacements just like gas engines. While they may require fewer repairs, these repairs can be costly especially if you don't invest in preventative maintenance. Whichever type of engine you choose, it is important to follow the manufacturer's recommended service intervals. Today, more than 40 diesel models are available in the United States from almost every manufacturer. Offerings range from lightduty and heavy-duty pickup trucks to crossovers and sedans. New diesel options continue to be announced or introduced in the most popular vehicle models. Clean, fuel-efficient diesel engines continue to be in demand, even alongside a growing number of alternative fuel options. There are many positives in the diesel column that help explain its continued popularity: superior fuel economy, power, performance and greater resale value. Bottom line when it comes to choosing the power plant for your vehicle is do some research, talk to people who own gas and/ or diesel powered vehicles and ask the experts at your local shop. There are many options available today to fit all of your needs. Happy Motoring!

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MASTER GARDENER: Time To Choose by Mary Ann Miller, Master Gardener

I used to look forward to the mail after Christmas because that‘s when the gardening catalogs began arriving. These days, they come before the holidays and are temporarily set aside. As the days begin to lengthen in February, however, I am prompted to begin planning for the coming growing season and ordering seeds. Growing vegetables from seeds, whether they can be planted directly outdoors or must be nurtured inside until the weather warms, saves money and offers a much greater variety of cultivars from which to choose. But where do you find the best seed and what should you look for in selecting particular varieties?

Seeds can be purchased from a number of sources: big box stores, grocery stores, garden centers, or seed companies through catalogues or the internet. Examples of general catalogues are Burpee, The Cook’s Garden, Harris Seeds, Johnny’s Selected Seeds, Jung Seeds, and Territorial Seed Company. In addition, there are specialty seed providers, such as Dixondale Farms (onions and leeks), Totally Tomatoes, and Vermont Bean Seed, It is important to choose seeds produced by reliable growers. Many seed companies have

been in business for many years and produce high quality seeds. Their seeds can sometimes be found in stores, but the greatest variety will be found in catalogues or online. Avoid purchasing seeds from an unknown source or seeds which are particularly inexpensive. I have learned the hard way that low price may also mean poor germination or quality. On the other hand, there is no need to look for the most expensive source. Good quality seeds can be found at a reasonable price. Note how seeds are displayed before buying from a store. If they are in direct sunlight or an area of fluctuating temperature, the viability of the seeds may be compromised. Do a little research before buying seeds by checking information about the source on the internet or in garden magazines or catalogues. You can also call Luzerne County Extension for information, or talk with other gardeners to learn where they have purchased good seeds. For future reference, keep a record of the seeds which you use, noting how well they germinated and produced. I normally purchase seeds from companies which share our plant hardiness zone (6a) and are close geographically because they are more likely to offer varieties which will produce well in our area. With global warming, however, varieties offered in warmer zones are sometimes more productive. When determining what type of seed to purchase, be aware that there are some general classifications to consider. Heirloom seeds are from open-pollinated plants that have been grown for decades (generally before World War II) without cross-breeding. Heirlooms may be more prone to disease and produce less uniform and attractive fruit than hybrids, but are often more flavorful. Hybrid vegetables on the other hand have been crossbred to have specific characterisLooking for Something Unique? •Birthdays •Anniversaries •Weddings Any Special Occasion WE HAVE IT ALL!

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tics, such as resistance to pests or disease, greater yield, or a particular size, shape, consistency, or color. Organic seeds are produced by USDA certified organic farmers. The parent plants have not been treated with synthetic fertilizers or pesticides. They may therefore be better adapted for organic gardening. Before purchasing seeds you should consider how much space is available for planting and which vegetables are your family’s favorites. Be aware of cool vs. warm season crops and the appropriate planting dates and length of growing season in your area as you decide what to plant. Once you have generally planned the garden space, you can begin choosing the particular varieties of vegetables which you wish to grow. Seed catalogues and packets provide a lot of information about particular varieties, such as whether they are heirlooms or hybrids, planting dates, soil/fertilizer requirements, recommended depth and spacing of seed, days to maturity, growing habit of the plant (e.g. vining or bush, determinate or indeterminate), and characteristics of the mature fruit (e.g. size, color, taste, suitability for canning or freezing). Careful consideration of this information enables gardeners to choose varieties suitable to their planting space and their flavor and use preferences. These descriptions also tell you if a variety is resistant to particular diseases. Many tomatoes have been developed to withstand verticillium and fusariam wilt, for example. Some newer varieties are even resistant to late blight. Growing vegetables from seed is fun and economical, but a random packet of seeds from a big box store may not provide what you want or expect. Careful reading of seed catalogues provides a wealth of information about the many varieties available and helps you to choose what is most suitable for your garden. A helpful article about the information found on seed packets can be found at the following website: https:// extension.psu.edu/information-on-seed-packets.

Benefits Of A Tankless Water Heater by The Experts at S.J. Kowalski As energy conservation continues to grow in importance, more homeowners and businesses are opting for a tankless water heater over the traditional water heater. Tankless options are growing in popularity because they help bring down energy costs and improve energy efficiency.   To help you understand where the savings are coming from, we would like to share with you how a tankless unit differs from a traditional tank.   TANK vs. TANKLESS A standard hot water tank works by heating and reheating the water it holds to maintain the desired set temperature regardless of usage or demand.  This reheating of the same water causes more money to be spent on energy which brings down the efficiency of the unit.  Also the storage in the tank is limited, eventually causing you to run out of hot water if you’re a heavy user. With a tankless water heater, cold water enters the unit when hot water is needed.  The water is then heated, exits the unit and travels to the location where the water is needed.  A tankless water heater offers an endless supply of hot water whereas a hot water tank eventually runs out, and it does it all while using considerably less energy. • EFFICIENCY: According to Energy.gov. a household using less than 41 gallons of water a day could see up to 34 percent more energy efficiency by using a tankless water heater.  There is a noticeable price difference between

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7 Tips For Choosing A Qualified Contractor (Family Features) Outside of the home itself, remodeling is typically one of the largest investments you can make as a homeowner. While some projects can be tempting to tackle yourself, many larger-scale projects may require hiring a qualified professional. Because remodeling your home is a big undertaking, it's important to take steps to ensure the professional you hire to perform the work is qualified to complete it to the highest standards of quality and integrity. Consider these tips from the experts at the National Association of the Remodeling Industry to help you make an informed decision when hiring a remodeling contractor: • Get Recommendations—One of the best ways to find qualified, professional help is through word-of-mouth referrals. Ask your relatives, friends, neighbors or co-workers - particularly if they've recently renovated their own homes - if they have any previous experience with companies they would recommend. Also consider searching online for reviews of companies in your area.

• Stay Local—It's often best to consider established local remodeling companies first, as they are typically more compelled to perform highquality work, which allows their businesses to thrive and remain in the community. Local professionals are also likely to know permit requirements and building codes in your city or county, which can change from year to year. • Follow Your Design Aesthetic—Whether your home features a mid-century modern, contemporary or farmhouse design style, it's critical to choose a remodeler who is knowledgeable in the construction and design of the style of your home. Additionally, a company that specializes in remodeling kitchens may not be suited for a bathroom or bedroom project. • Ask for Licenses and Insurance—Many states, but not all, require contractors to be licensed, bonded and insured. Ask for copies of licenses and insurance certificates for any remodelers you're considering to make sure they're current. Most states also require contractors to carry worker's compensation, property damage and personal liability insurance for their crews.

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Contact your state or local licensing agencies to ensure the contractor meets the minimum requirements. • Check References—Once you've narrowed your list of potential contractors, ask for a list of references you can contact and a portfolio of work. A typical reference list includes 10 or more jobs with dates as well as the customer's name, address and phone number, and a portfolio should also contain at least 10 projects with photos of the space before work began, during the project and after completion. If possible, also consider visiting a current job site to see firsthand how the contractor operates. • Search for Violations or Complaints—Because you can't always rely on a portfolio or references, it's important to also check with your local consumer affairs office or the Better Business Bureau to ensure there are no complaints on record for the contractors you're considering, which may help further narrow your list. • Compare Apples to Apples—While a number of different factors goes into every remodeling project, be sure all contractors you solicit bids from are using the same scope and quality of work requirements. Discuss any significant variations in price or timelines and be wary of any substantially lower estimates. Find more tips for selecting a contractor at remodelingdoneright.com.

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Sippy Cups And Your Child's Teeth by Melissa B. DellaCroce, D.M.D., F.A.G.D. As a mother of two young children, sippy cups have been an item I absolutely could not live without. They have saved my car, my furniture and lets just face it— pretty much any fabric surface from sticky juice stains and lovely stale milk smells. Beware: these little gadgets that are undoubtedly a goto product for most parents can also lead to tooth decay in children. Most people have heard of baby bottle or nursing cavities. This type of decay can occur when a baby is put to bed with a bottle or allowed to sip on milk or juice filled container consistently throughout the day. Decay can destroy the teeth of an infant or young child. We recommend infants finish their naptime or bedtime bottle before laying down to fall asleep. Many of the training cups (sippy or tippy cups) available in stores are 'no spill' cups. These are essentially baby bottles in disguise. No spill cups include a valve beneath the

spout which is wonderful at preventing spills. The problem is, cups with valves do not allow your child to sip. Instead, the child must suck on the cup, much like a baby bottle, to obtain the liquid inside. This practice defeats the purpose of using a training cup. It prevents the child from learning to sip. A training cup should be used only temporarily. It is a tool to transition the child to a traditional open cup. Once your child has learned how to sip, the training cup has achieved its purpose. It can and should be set aside when no longer needed. Many of the available training cup brands now have removable valves. This allows the parent to

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take further steps to transition their child to a traditional cup. Remove the valve and now our child can begin to learn to sip from no valve closed container. Watch out for spills! As the first birthday approaches encourage your child to drink from a traditional open cup. We strongly encourage all parents to keep the use of all cups (bottles, sippy cups and traditional open cups) to when your child is in an upright and seated position. Toddlers are often unsteady on their feet. They take an unnecessary risk if they try to walk and drink at the same time. Falling while drinking from a cup has the potential to injure the soft tissues of the mouth and could potentially cause a fractured baby tooth. Baby bottle cavities tend to occur in places that are most difficult for parents to see. Once a cavity is visible it is already very large. We explain the rational of treating baby teeth early in this way: baby teeth are small but they have very large nerves for the size of the tooth; therefore, it does not take as large of a cavity in a child as it would in an adult to cause a big problem. The American Dental Association recommends the first dental visit to occur before the child's first birthday. If your child has not had a dental examination, schedule a “well baby checkup”. We are always here to help!

Low Impact Exercises For Seniors by Marlin Duncan, Comfort Keepers Maintaining our physical health as we age is an important part of overall wellbeing. Making activity part of our daily routine becomes more vital as we age but can also be more difficult. Seniors should always discuss their physical activity level and ability with their physician. For most, engaging in 30 minutes of moderate activity each day can have numerous long-term benefits. There are a variety of low-impact exercises and activities that can be beneficial for seniors. Low-impact exercise can elevate the heart rate, which in turn has physical health benefits. While it is typically easier to participate in these less rigorous types of exercise, older adults should always talk to their doctor before starting a new program. Types of low-impact exercise can include: • Walking: One of the benefits of walking is that, unlike running, it’s easier on the joints. Plus, it doesn’t require any special equipment or a gym membership. With a comfortable pair of tennis shoes and a smooth pathway, someone can start this right away. For the most benefit, keeping a brisk pace for at least 15-20 minutes is important. • Swimming: What’s better than minimal stress on the joints? No stress at all. Swimming provides a number of benefits, including strengthened shoulders and increased lung capacity. Seniors can also take part in water aerobics or walk on underwater treadmills.

• Yoga: From improving flexibility and coordination to strengthening your core, there’s very little that yoga doesn’t do. Additionally, yoga has been shown to improve mood, focus, and overall mental well-being. • Pilates: This exercise allows for very slow and concise movements, designed to improve posture and flexibility. Like yoga, Pilates are known to improve mental well-being. • Cycling: With the proper safety measure in place (including a helmet, shin pads, and appropriate configurations), cycling can do wonders for not only the cardiovascular system but also the joints and various muscle groups. • Weight training: Weight training can be done at home, with small free weights or even moderately heavy objects that you can grip easily, or at a fitness center. Consistent repetition is key, as is advancing to heavier weights

over time. • Leg Raises: These can be done at home with no equipment. Simply stand behind a chair, and while holding on to the back of the chair, move one leg to the side and then back. Repeating this, with different variations, can help strengthen lower back and thigh muscles. • Dancing: In recent years, there has been a rise in the popularity of dance class enrollment – and for good reason. The constant movement in dancing classes can help circulation and flexibility. Attending these classes can also provide great opportunities to socialize and connect with others. Comfort Keepers® Can Help At Comfort Keepers®, we create individual care plans for every client. These plans include wellness goals that consider physical, mental and emotional health. Our caregivers can help your aging loved one establish a daily routine that promotes a healthy lifestyle. Whether that’s taking daily walks or providing transportation to the local gym, we’ll work to provide care that is unique to your loved one. Our Comfort Keepers® provide the essentials our clients need to live a healthy, active, and independent life. To find out more about our other in-home care services, call us today.

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Facts And Figures About Children’s Dental Health That You May Find Shocking! by Frank Glushefski, D.M.D. Parents frequently ask me when it is the appropriate time for their child’s first visit. As a rule, the first visit should be before the child’s first birthday. Usually this visit occurs six months after the eruption of the child’s first tooth. This will establish a baseline of dental care for the child relative to his/her presenting condition. Believe it or not, tooth decay may begin upon tooth eruption. The CDC reports that 1 of 5 children have active, untreated tooth decay. A staggering statistic is that 19.5% of children between 2 and 5 and 23.1% of youngsters between 6 and 19 have active, untreated tooth decay. Astonishingly, no matter how well-informed parents are about children’s oral health, they still merely have their children’s teeth cleaned and neglect to have fluoride, sealants, and fillings done for their own children. I see it myself in practice and I am floored each and every time I do. What would you think is the most common chronic childhood disease? Allergies? Asthma? Diabetes? Obesity? The answer, according to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry is Tooth Decay. Tooth decay is five times more common than asthma and four times as much as childhood obesity while it is twenty times more common than diabetes. Dental-related issues account for more that fifty-two million missed school hours annually. Upon entering kindergarten, only three of four children have ever seen a dentist. Parents may have the common misconception that sealants are forever. While sealants act as a preventive barrier to tooth decay, they do not last forever. As a child’s bite changes, chewing forces may wear, chip, or break sealants from teeth even during normal usage. Sealants must be checked at every regular dental checkup to assure that they are totally intact. While sealants are a good preventive barrier, they are neither an ironclad guarantee

of nonoccurrence of tooth decay nor a substitute for fluoride application. In the ever-changing world of dental insurances, policy holders will find that their insurance may pay less frequently or, perhaps not at all for sealants and fluoride. This is certainly no reason to refuse such treatment if recommended as it will only benefit your child’s oral health. Many parents will actually refuse dental treatments for themselves and their children in lieu of going to the movies or an amusement park instead as a way to save money. These are only momentary rewards whose benefits are only for the moment whereas quality dental treatment will pave the way for a far healthier dental future. One day your child may actually grow up and thank you when they have no major dental issues as a result. Nearly forty percent of childhood dental injuries occur while engaged in sports. Mishaps do occur no matter how cautious children are. In fact, eighty percent of these dental injuries are sustained to a child’s front teeth. Early intervention is important in order to assure a favorable prognosis and an acceptable outcome. After having heard all of the facts, figures, and statistics, you may ask, “Where and when do I start with my child’s oral care?” To sum it up, “The earlier the better, although it is never too late to start.” You may bring your child along with you on your own dental appointment as a means of getting acquainted with it. Following this plan will give way to a lifelong commitment to good oral care habits and homecare not to mention diminish the fears and anxieties which are unnecessarily associated with the dental office. Please feel free to contact my office and visit my website at www.toothdocpa.com to view pertinent information about our office as well as all past Panorama articles.

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Home Improvements For Safety (NAPS)—Research shows that most older adults want to live in their homes and communities for as long as possible. Most homes, however, were not built to support the mobility, sensory and cognitive changes that often accompany aging. Fortunately, older adults and care- givers can make simple updates such as clearing clutter from the floor, improving lighting and removing rugs to help prevent falls— all of which can make homes meet the changing mobility, sensory and cognitive needs of the older adults who live in them. Other changes such as installing a stair lift or renovating a bathroom are more complex and require outside assistance.

One call to the Eldercare locator can connect older adults to local resources that can help them modify their homes so they can live there safely for many years to come.

Many older adults who need to modify their homes don’t know where to turn for advice or assistance—or even what modifications they may need. That’s where the Eldercare Locator, a public service of the U.S. Administration for Community Living, comes in. It connects older adults and caregivers across the country to Area Agencies on Aging and other resources—that can help determine what needs to be done, how to find a contractor to do it and look for ways to pay for it all—that can help ensure their homes meet their evolving needs. To that end, the Eldercare locator created a brochure, “Modifying Your Home for Healthy Aging.” For a free copy and further advice, call (800) 677- 1116 or visit the Eldercare Locator at eldercare.acl.gov.

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When Getting Your Wisdom Teeth Out, You Can Ease Pain Without Opioids (NAPS)—“Will it hurt?” is often one of the first questions people ask when told they need a medical procedure. One problem: the mere thought of pain can intensify its feeling. It’s enough to make some people put off medical care—including minor dental surgery. Doctors and dentists understand. They’re healers by nature and don’t want to inflict pain on their patients if they can help it. Fortunately, dental pain management has come a long way in the past century. Novocain was formulated in 1905. And when highly effective painkillers such as hydrocodone, oxycodone, and acetaminophen with codeine became available, dental surgeons began prescribing them for pain relief from wisdom tooth extraction and similar procedures. “Today, we know the danger that comes with opioids—and that absolutely anyone can become addicted,” says Gregory Theis, DDS. Dr. Theis is director of dental services for Delta Dental of Wisconsin, the state’s largest dental plan. “Tragically, that includes teens and young adults who were first introduced to opioid painkillers with a legitimate prescription, often following wisdom tooth extraction,” he adds. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 45% of initial opioid exposure is linked to a dental procedure such as wisdom tooth removal or other oral surgery. For some, that

exposure can lead to a lifetime of dependency and drug misuse. A large study by Stanford University School of Medicine found that 6.8% of young people who got an initial opioid prescription from their dentists sought additional prescriptions for opioids after filling their first one. Just 12 months later, 5.8% of those individuals were diagnosed with opioid abuse. Among a comparable control group, only 0.4% of young people who didn’t receive an opioid prescription were diagnosed with opioid abuse during the same period. With a greater understanding of opioid dangers, dentists and their professional organizations such as the American Dental Association (ADA) are acting to combat abuse and limit unnecessary prescriptions. Their campaigns are working. From 2012 to 2017, U.S. dentists have reduced their opioid prescriptions by nearly half a million. “Educating dentists, our customers, and our members on the dangers of opioid abuse is a top priority right now,” says Dr. Theis. “We’re teaching people that over-the-counter painkillers like naproxen and ibuprofen can be very effective for dental pain management.” What if you’re terrified of experiencing any pain—and your dentist says you need your wisdom teeth removed? According to Dr. Theis, that’s one procedure you may be able to delay—or avoid entirely.

Dentists once routinely extracted wisdom teeth: the third molars that usually emerge between ages 17 and 24. But that practice is changing. “Unless the wisdom teeth cause problems with the jaw or other teeth, or they become infected and are painful, patients may be able to delay the procedure a few years, until the teeth break through the gums,” explains Dr. Theis. When the molars emerge from the gums, removal is often far less complicated and less painful. That means general anesthesia and strong painkillers can often be avoided. And sometimes, he adds, you can just let those wisdom teeth erupt and function like other teeth. Or you may be one of the lucky 22% of the population who never develop wisdom teeth at all. If you ever do need dental surgery, be your own wellness advocate—ask for pain relief alternatives to opioids. If you must take them, use precautions: • Take only the prescribed dose or less • Beware of side effects with other medications • Stop taking painkillers as soon as possible • Safely dispose of leftover medications. GREAT RATES MARKETING EXPERTS

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Lyme Disease 2020 by Stephen Schleicher, MD.

(NAPSA)—If you develop the nasal congestion, aches and fever of the flu, get a doctor’s advice right away. Using a phone, mobile app or the Web, you can access board-certified doctors through a telehealth solution such as Teladoc. Learn more at www.Teladoc.com/flu. The not-for-profit American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to disaster victims; supports military personnel and their families; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches lifesaving skills; and provides humanitarian aid. Learn more, including how to help, at www.redcross.org. You can protect against rising hospital costs. Hospital Assure, Washington National’s hospital indemnity insurance product, complements existing health insurance, paying lump-sum cash benefits in the event you or a covered family member are hospitalized due to a covered sickness or accident. Learn more at www.WashingtonNational.com.

Off and on warm winter weather is welcome at my end although it might portend bad news for those outdoors this spring and summer: survival of more ticks. Ticks carry Lyme disease, recently headlined by Justin Bieber’s admission that he is suffering with this condition. Cases of Lyme disease in the US have been increasing and the diagnosis and treatment of this condition remain somewhat controversial. Each year in the US nearly 300,000 individuals develop Lyme disease. Most persons with this disorder develop a reddened bullseye appearing rash. Anyone with this characteristic rash, especially if associated with outdoors exposure and/or tick bite, should receive antibiotic treatment. In the earliest stages the blood test for Lyme disease is often

negative and cannot be relied upon for accurate diagnosis. Untreated, Lyme disease can result in chronic fatigue, debilitating arthritis as well as heart and nerve damage. Delay in diagnosis is not uncommon as many persons fail to notice tick attachment as it may occur in an area not easily visualized such as the back. Prevention of tick infestation is best accomplished by wearing long-sleeved shirts and pants as well as by applying bug repellant when outdoors in grassy areas. If a tick is noted, carefully remove it and be on the lookout for any rash that resembles a bulls-eye. Pulled off a tick? East Stroudsburg University offers free tick testing for Lyme disease, a most valuable service.

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Careful With The Candy! by James Deom OD MPH FAAO, Hazleton Eye Specialists With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it is important to remember that in the long-term, too much sugar and an overall poor diet can lead to diabetes. Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus is the form of diabetes that is generally diagnosed later in life. Unfortunately, due to the poor American diet and subsequent rise in obesity, there has also been an uptick in diabetes even among children. From an eye standpoint, diabetes is the number one cause of blindness in the United States. In patients who do not regulate their sugar levels, it is common to see ocular complications. These complications include fluctuating vision, diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular edema (DME), and diabetic cataract. Diabetic retinopathy is seen when the blood vessels in the retina bleed or leak due to changes in the retinal blood vessels. These changes can lead to distortion in vision. Diabetic macular edema is an even more severe consequence of diabetic retinopathy. DME causes the swelling of the central area of vision, or the macular part of the retina. This swelling if left untreated can cause permanent

damage to vision and is a strong indicator of poorly controlled blood sugar. Elevated blood sugar can also cause cataracts (clouding of eye’s lens) to occur prematurely. Since early complications from diabetes often go undetected, it is important for diabetics to have their eyes examined yearly. A patient can prevent diabetic retinopathy all together by properly taking their medications, eating a healthy diet, and staying physically active. In those at high risk for developing the disease, there recently was a fish-oil based medical food called Nuretin released that has been shown to reduce risk of diabetic retinopathy by up to 50%. In those already suffering from the disease, treatment and visual outcomes varies depending on disease severity. Laser treatment, injections, and retina surgery are all possible treatments depending on the seriousness of the disease. If you are diabetic and have not had your eyes checked, it is imperative to do so. Call Hazleton Eye Specialists to schedule your comprehensive diabetic eye exam.

(NAPSA)—Because children still die from cancer, hundreds of radio stations, country music stars such as Randy Owen, Ashley McBryde, Kacey Musgraves, Kelsea Ballerini, the Brothers Osborne and Chris Stapleton, and millions of fans rally around the “Country Cares for St. Jude Kids” fundraiser. Thirty million adults in the U.S. are estimated to have chronic kidney disease—and most aren’t aware of it, says the National Kidney Foundation. For information about kidney disease and how to tell whether you’re at risk, call (800) 6229010 or visit www.kidney.org.

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5 Tips To Ward Off Cold Weather (Family Features) Colder weather brings plenty of changes, especially in the ways you take care of your home and self. Protect your family this winter season with these practical tips: • Take steps to help prevent the flu. As temperatures drop, the chances of getting sick rise. That's partly because certain germs and viruses thrive in colder temperatures, and because the cold puts extra strain on your immune system. Do your part to help prevent the flu by washing your hands often and covering your mouth or nose when you cough or sneeze. Also be sure to stay home if you're sick and avoid exposing others to your illness. • Prepare your wardrobe. Colder weather outside means more skin sensitivities and dryness. Long pants and sleeves don't just add warmth; they also protect your skin from harsh outdoor elements. Wash your winter wardrobe with 'all Free Clear Liquid Detergent or Mighty Pacs. It's the No. 1 laundry detergent brand recommended by dermatologists, allergists and pediatricians for sensitive skin due to its hypoallergenic formula. • Dress in layers from head to toe. Bundle up with winter accessories to match the daily weather forecast. For chillier mornings and nights, cover exposed areas such as your head with a hat, neck with a scarf and hands with gloves. To accommodate warmer weather during the day, layer flexible clothing options to accommodate temperature shifts. • Stay active. Physical activity naturally warms your body in the short term. In fact, shivering is your body's natural physical response to generate body heat when you're cold. Keeping active during the colder months can help in other ways, too. A healthy cardiovascular system keeps your blood flow steady and strong, and a good circulatory system plays an important role in keeping your body, and especially your extremities, warm when temperatures take a dip. • Nourish your body and skin. Preventing painful dry cracks and itchy, scaly skin is a job that requires attention inside and out. Externally, moisturize shortly after showering to trap in the water lingering on your skin, use extra lotion throughout the day on areas prone to drying and reapply lotion after washing hands. Remember to protect sensitive spots like your lips that can easily chap and crack. You can also prevent dry skin by ensuring you're drinking plenty of water and eating a healthy diet with plenty of essential vitamins and healthy fats. For more ideas to prepare for changing weather, visit all-laundry.com.

Building Meaningful Connections With Someone Who Has Alzheimer’s Disease by Rachael Timm, Heritage Hill Senior Living Community Alzheimer’s disease affects not only one person but family and friends, too. Symptoms, such as memory loss, confusion, and irritability, make communicating with your aging parent, spouse, or friend difficult; therefore, it’ll be up to you to create meaningful connections. First, it’s important to recognize your loved one in the present and to be mindful of their diminishing skillsets. Taking a person-centered approach will help you share experiences and make the most of your time together. Second, be creative with your expressions of love. When words fail, use the arts. Connect with your loved one through activities such as painting, reading a book, listening to music, and dancing. Studies have shown that persons living with Alzheimer’s disease can still process music. Creating a playlist of songs from their childhood, early adulthood, or happy occasions can promote socialization, memory recollection, and other positive responses. Most memory care communities incorporate a mixture of weekly sing-a-longs and live performances since music aptitude and appreciation are some of the last cognitive abilities to decline.

Also effective is using physical touch like holding hands, giving a hug, or providing a gentle hand massage, which can calm agitated behaviors. Third, recognize the power of reminiscing. Use objects, photos, or videos when reflecting on your loved one’s lifetime achievements, interests, and hobbies, which can help recall memory and evoke positive emotions. Lastly, are essential tips to consider when creating a meaningful connection: be realistic, keep your mood in mind, avoid distractions, respond to feelings not words, continue to commemorate holidays and special occasions, and, most importantly, laugh. To help you on your caregiving journey, Heritage Hill Senior Community in Weatherly is holding a monthly “Caring for the Caregiver” series that covers topics from stress management to positive communication, and more. The next meeting is on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 2 p.m. Bring your loved one for a supervised activity, while you attend the meeting. Light refreshments served. For more information or to RSVP, please contact me at 570-215-3172 or by email at rtimm@heritagehillsenior.com.

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What’s Happening At Providence Place Drums? February 2020 Upcoming Events at Providence Place Drums Reserve your spot today! • Wednesday, Feb. 5th – Entertainment by John Stevens Polka Band – 2:30pm – dining room • Thursday, Feb. 13th – Entertainment by “Windfall” – 2:30pm – dining room • Friday, Feb. 14th – Valentine’s Day Social with entertainment by “The Shoreliners” – 2:30pm – dining room • Monday, Feb. 17th – Entertainment by Jimmy Edwards – 6:30pm – dining room • Friday, Feb. 21st – Entertainment by “Gary Dee” – 2:30pm – dining room • Monday, Feb. 24th – Entertainment by George Rittenhouse – 2:30pm – dining room • Tuesday, Feb. 25th – Wellness Presentation by Bayada Home Health Care – “Heart Health” – 10:00am – 3rd floor • Thursday, Feb. 27th – Alzheimer’s Support Group Meeting – 2:00pm – 3rd floor sunroom – Contact Mary Jo for RSVP & regis-

tration • Rosary & Communion – Wednesday’s – 10:00am – chapel; Every 2nd, 3rd, 4th Thursday – 1:45pm – chapel • “Wise Seniors Club” – 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of month – 1:00pm – 4:30pm – 3rd floor Connections Our residents rang in the New Year 2020 with celebrations, entertainment, and gourmet meals. As our connections neighborhood continues to grow, we look forward to celebrating February surrounded by love. As love fills the air, our residents will vote on

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“Crowning of the King and Queen” for Valentine’s Day. Families will join for our Valentine’s Day Festivities accompanied by sweet treats made right here in our neighborhood. Connections Residents are anxiously awaiting March to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and make homemade potato candy! Stay tuned… 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.

Preventing Cancer February is National Cancer Prevention Month. If your New Year’s resolution to get healthy is already losing steam, now is a perfect time to give yourself a second chance. Renew your efforts to make healthier choices by learning what you can do to help reduce your cancer risk. Research has shown that more than half of all cancers diagnosed in the United States can be attributed to preventable causes – things like smoking, obesity, physical inactivity, and excessive exposure to the sun. As a result, steps like not smoking, maintaining a healthy weight, exercising regularly, protecting your skin from the sun, and getting vaccinated against the viruses that cause certain cancers can dramatically reduce your risk of certain cancers. The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR), an American cancer research organization associated with the World Cancer Research Fund, estimates that approximately one-third of cases of the most common cancers in the U.S. could be prevented by eating healthy, being active, and staying lean. That's an estimated 374,000 cases of cancer in the United States that would never happen. In honor of National Cancer Prevention Month, the AICR released these ten recommendations for cancer prevention: - Be as lean as possible without becoming underweight. - Be physically active for at least 30 minutes every day. Limit sedentary habits. - Avoid sugary drinks. Limit consumption of

energy-dense foods. - Eat more of a variety of vegetables, fruits, whole grains and legumes such as beans. - Limit consumption of red meats (such as beef, pork and lamb) and avoid processed meats. - If consumed at all, limit alcoholic drinks to 2 for men and 1 for women a day. - Limit consumption of salty foods and foods processed with salt (sodium). - Don't use supplements to protect against cancer. - It is best for mothers to breastfeed exclusively for up to 6 months and then add other liquids and foods. - After treatment, cancer survivors should follow the recommendations for cancer prevention. Another way you can reduce your risk for cancer is by getting screening tests that can help find cancer at an early stage, before symptoms appear. When abnormal tissue or cancer

is found early, it may be easier to treat or cure. By the time symptoms appear, the cancer may have grown and spread, making the cancer harder to treat or cure. The earlier doctors can detect changes in tissue, the better the chances of removing a cancer with few complications. Important cancer screenings such as colonoscopies, mammograms, pap tests, PSA tests, and skin cancer screenings save lives and prevent tumor development. If you, or a loved one, have recently been diagnosed with cancer or have questions about treatment options, please contact the Cancer Treatment Center at Hazleton today. Our physician team and staff have extensive experience treating patients with radiation therapy, delivering quality care in a compassionate manner. For more information on the Cancer Treatment Center at Hazleton, and the conditions we treat, please call (570) 459-3460 or visit www.HazletonCancerCenter.com.



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Is Exercise The Right Thing To Do For Shoulder Pain Sufferers? by Ting Oh, PT, Fyzical Therapy & Balance Centers Do You Have Shoulder Pain with Any of the Following Day to Day Activities? Reaching Overhead, Reaching into the Back Seat, Reaching Behind Your Back, While you Sleep? If you do, you probably have considered doing some exercises to try and get rid of it. But is that the right thing to do? Well that depends on what is wrong. For example if you have rotator cuff tendinitis then yes exercise may be good to help the tendon heal. But if you a rotator cuff partial tear, then no as you may need to give it time to heal before you do any exercises. Know-

ing what is causing your shoulder pain goes a long way into determining how to treat it. As doing the wrong treatment can not only not help but could make things worse. The good thing is that with new technologies like ultrasound imaging, we are now able to have a look inside your shoulder and see what is going on. It has a 92% accuracy rate with rotator cuff tears. Once we find out what is wrong we have a better chance of treating it the right way. As it has been found with the right management even those with a complete rotator cuff tear does with rehab




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vs surgery. For those who have shoulder pain and would like to know more about how to treat it naturally without surgery, FYZICAL Therapy and Balance Center of Hazleton is holding a shoulder pain and rotator cuff injury workshop on Saturday February 22 at 10am. At the workshop, you will learn the 3 most common causes of shoulder pain, how to determine what is causing your pain and how to manage shoulder pain even if you have a rotator cuff without surgery. FYZICAL Therapy and Balance Center has made use of the latest technologies in diagnostics and treatment including using ultrasound imaging and Acoustic Wave Technology to help our clients get out of pain naturally. For more information or to register for our workshop, call us at 570-501-1808. Also watch out TV show Wellness Through FYZICAL Therapy on WYLN daily.

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Dr. Makuta and his qualified team provide outstanding dental care, specializing in preventive, restorative, implant, and cosmetic dentistry. We look forward to welcoming you to our dental family, and helping you achieve a beautiful, natural, and healthy smile for life. WELCOMING NEW PATIENTS

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Get Your Life And Mobility Back— Make Chiropractic Part Of A Healthy Lifestyle by Dr. Rowena De Jesus, Chiropractor, De Jesus Family Chiropractic Center This year I am celebrating my 30 years in practice as a chiropractor! I feel so blessed to be have a career helping people in a natural way without using drugs or surgery, optimizing one’s natural ability to heal itself. Each and every one of us has an innate ability to heal through mind, body and spirit. The network to allow your body to communicate and heal is through the central nervous system. Chiropractic understands that the framework of this nervous system is so important to the healing process and one’s mobility because it controls all bodily functions. This framework can be compromised due to physical, chemical and emotional trauma, or stressors. Imagine how much trauma or stressors one sustains throughout an entire lifetime? How does one take preventive measures so these cumulative stressors do not compromise his or her ability to heal? It’s the chiropractor’s role to look at this framework and facilitate the body’s natural ability to heal by way of the chiropractic adjustment. As we move on to another year and decade, how do we picture our health and vitality one year from now, or even a decade from now? I can safely say, it is never too late to make a difference in your life and health! Exercise, nutrition, proper sleep and stress reduction are important habits to improve. Including chiropractic as part of a healthy lifestyle for yourself and your family can surely make a difference to maximize the positive things we do for ourselves. My practice includes a Class IV therapeutic laser as another tool to help facilitate healing without using drugs or surgery. We find it as an excellent complement to chiropractic care to aid in the healing process for acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions, including peripheral neuropathy. See our ad and website at www.dejesusfamilychiro.com for more information. We invite you to visit Dr Scott Ungemach, my team and myself, to experience what we can offer you at De Jesus Family Chiropractic. After 30 years in practice, I am truly grateful and inspired by the people I serve in our community. Below is a testimonial from one of our patients: “In September 2016 my legs began to weaken and pain. I went to my surgeon, my family doctor and a “neck cracking” chiropractor. They could not help me I was at the point of using a cane and a walker. I finally

decided to try Dr. De Jesus being very skeptical. I did not know there were different types of chiropractors. The doctor was so gentle I asked, “What are you doing to me?” She explained she works on the nervous system, gave me two exercises and sent me home. A miracle was performed although Dr Ro said I did it myself, she just showed be how. I strongly

believe everyone should try it if they have a problem. I no longer use the cane or walker, I no longer have severe pain, a bit discomfort at times but that is nothing. A big plus is if Dr. Ro cannot help she will tell you so. I am extremely thankful. I was given my life back.” —D.P. Beaver Meadows, PA, Age 84

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Knee Pain 101: Is It Time To See A Specialist? LVPG Orthopedic Experts Give The Rundown On Surgery, Treatments And More provided by Lehigh Valley Health Network When to see a specialist Before you make an appointment, try easing the pain through ‘conservative measures.’ “Normal conservative measures, such as aning a physical activity or accident, or become ti-inflammatory medications, rest and ice, worse over time, and is usually classified in should provide relief. However, if you still have knee pain after seven to 10 days of contwo ways: servative care, then it’s time to seek the atten• Acute – Sudden knee pain: In this sitution of an orthopedic specialist,” Puccio says. ation there is usually some type of physical injury, such as a ligament sprain, muscle tear, What comes next fracture or cartilage injury. X-rays or magnetic resonance imaging • Chronic – Constant prolonged pain: (MRI) may be ordered to help understand Chronic knee pain associated with activity in the source of pain. Using that information, older individuals is often a result of wear and plus your description the pain, your specialist tear in the joint. This results in arthritis from can make recommendations. cartilage degeneration and tears. Other causes Types of knee pain “If people fail home remedies after two Knee pain can present itself suddenly dur- are tendonitis and bursitis. weeks, I instruct them to begin a course of

Knee pain can be many things – debilitating, limiting, life-disrupting – but there’s one thing it’s not: something you’re forced to live with. But when do you need the help of an expert? “Not all knee pain is serious, but some knee injuries and conditions, such as osteoarthritis, can lead to increasing pain, joint damage and disability if left untreated,” says orthopedic surgeon Steven Puccio, DO, with LVPG Orthopedics and Sports Medicine–Health & Wellness Center in Hazle Township. “And if you’ve had a knee injury – even a minor one – you’re more likely to have similar injuries in the future.”

physical therapy lasting four to six weeks which helps restore their gait (walking) patterns,” Puccio says. After multiple conservative measures have been taken, only then is surgery a possibility, Puccio says. “But we will do everything we can to help you remain active without it.” If knee pain making daily activities difficult, take our assessment at LVHN.org/jointpain. Non-Surgical Knee Pain Treatment • Ice • Anti-inflammatory medications • Rest • Cortisone injections • Physical therapy

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The Public Health Threat No One Talks If You Mess Up, Don’t Give Up! by John Degenhart, DC About: Loneliness (NAPS)—There is a public health threat looming across the United States that’s not visible to most but affects nearly half of all Americans daily: loneliness. Social isolation is as bad for your health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day and is twice as harmful as obesity. Worst of all, loneliness is a contributing factor in senior suicides, which are rising in the U.S. While it is not something people like to think about, now more than ever, Americans must remove the stigma around mental health and spread awareness to better combat loneliness. Many of the 12 million Americans over age 65 who live alone are entering the time of year where that lack of companionship and isolation is most palpable: winter. Whether physical or travel challenges keep seniors from attending family gatherings or the harsh weather deters them from venturing out for a social event, seniors can suffer from prolonged loneliness that can quickly manifest into more serious issues. Loneliness does not have to be synonymous with getting older or with aging in place. Here are tips on how to help keep loneliness—and its negative health effects—at bay:  • Intervene early: Spotting loneliness in yourself or someone you love can be difficult. The most common physical and behavioral signs of loneliness include persistent sadness, impaired cognitive performance, lower self-esteem, or lack of motivation and energy. Early intervention can positively affect one’s quality of life. • Leverage technology: Technology can play a key role in reducing loneliness, ensuring seniors are always connected to loved ones and care teams who can monitor and interact with them. For example, Philips Cares is a mobile application that helps connect seniors who are subscribers to Philips Lifeline service with their family and friends, helping to enable these caregivers to be there for their aging loved ones, easing and enriching their aging journey. • Make a connection: Connecting with people, purpose and passions will help eliminate feelings of isolation. Consider organizing a reoccurring social gathering, such as a book club or a group fitness class. Explore local activities organized by a senior community center or find a National Council of Aging program through www.ncoa.org/ncoa-map. For further facts about the latest technology to help seniors stay connected with their care circle, visit https://philips.to/2MGDqLm or call (855) 223-7395.

Let me share with you the strategies of the enemy. Satan first says to your mind “you can’t do it”. Any good goal that you have Satan wants you not to believe in yourself. So many people are afraid of failure, so they don’t pursue their dreams in life. Some of you will go after your dream, and mess up, and the enemy will say in your mind “See, I knew you couldn’t do it”. He wants you to doubt yourself and never use the talents that God gave you. One of my patient told me every time he drove home from work he would pass the casino. Most days he would drive by, but some days he would stop. He would lose his paycheck. He couldn’t pay his rent and was evicted several times. He couldn’t control his gambling habit. So I told him even if it was out of his way, drive a different road so he wouldn’t pass the casino. He listened, drove a different way, and he is so proud after ten years of saving money, he had enough for a down payment on his first home! So when in your life you are messing up, change you habit and adopt a new attitude. People can change, little by little, by changing their habits and their attitude. Satan wants you to feel defeated, ashamed, and give up and waste your life. I tell my granddaughter every day, “There is a good angel whispering in one ear, and a bad angel whispering in the other ear, which

ear are you going to listen to?” She is so cute, one day she got some cotton balls and asked me, “Which ear does the bad angel whisper in so I’ll put a cotton ball in and I won’t hear him”. I wish it were that easy. Are you going to mess up in life? Yes, we all fail, we all make mistakes. But don’t keep making the same mistake. First overcome self-doubt because Jesus wants you to say, “I can do all things with Christ who strengthens me!” and then if you mess up, don’t give up. Learn from your mistakes. When you finally attain your goal, you can kneel on your knees and say, “Thank you Lord, I couldn’t have done it without you!”

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American Cancer Society Telethon................22 Angela & Adriana's Italian Restaurant..........33 Antonio's Pizzeria...........................................25 Bar On Broadway..........................................25 Basile's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria.............31 Billig-Helmes Insurance.................................10 Blakeslee Animal Clinic.................................27 Bonanza Steak House....................................33 Boscov's Restaurant........................................32 Brandon's Forever Home...............................20 C & D Seafood..............................................35 Cancer Treatment Center @ Hazleton............ 2 Carbon County Animal Shelter.....................25 Cedar Street Supply.......................................41 Comfort Keepers............................................45 Degenhart Chiropractic.................................57 DeJesus Family Chiropractic.........................55 Della Croce Dental........................................59 Derm Dox Dermatology...............................49 Diane's Salon On 93......................................10 Dr. Eugene Stish, M.D. ................................53 Dr. Frank Glushefski, D.M.D.......................47 Fellin's Jeweler's..............................................28 Fratelli's Pizzeria.............................................32

Fyzical Therpay & Balance Centers...............54 Got Skillz.......................................................14 Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce - Job Fair..... 8 Hazle Park Quality Meats..............................33 Hazleton Eye Specialists.................................50 Hazleton Public Transit..................................13 Heights Terrace Pharmacy.............................44 Heritage Hill Senior Living Community......51 Hometown Farmer's Market.........................36 Honest Abe's Tax Service.............3,Calendar,11 Horizons Phine Gifts & Other Things..........25 Houck Homes, Inc........................................43 John's Church Hill Family Restaurant..........28 Jon-David & Helen's Hair Salon..................14 Lehigh Valley Health Network........................ 5 Lookout House Restaurant............................31 Mahoning Valley Orthopedics......................... 2 Majestic House Apartments..........................14 Makuta Dentistry..........................................54 Marchetti Hardware.......................................42 Mauch Chunk Opera House.........................25 Maylath Valley Health Systems.....................59 Milk House Creamery...................................21 Miller Auto Body...........................................38 Milstein Dermatology...................................... 2 Momma Millie's Bakery................................31 Mountain Statuary & Stone..........................40 Nationwide-Urenocivh Insurance Agency....... 9

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Naturally Yours- The Organic Shop..............25 Nature's Trail..................................................25 Patricia Spivak, CPA......................................15 Pavlick & Boyle Dentistry.............................48 Peaceful Therapeutic Massage........................33 Providence Place.............................................52 Ron Myers Water Well Drilling.....................41 Rossi Coal Company.....................................42 S.J. Kowalski, Inc...........................................59 Senape's Bakery..............................................32 SJM Auto Sales..............................................39 Smith Floral...................................................30 Smith Health Care.........................................54 Standard Drug Store......................................49 Tarone's Super Market.........................Calendar The Amish Pantry..........................................33 The Beacon Diner..........................................31 The Cancer Treatment Center @ Hazleton..... 2 The Laurel Mall..............................................29 The Laurels Senior Living Community.........56 The Lazy Dog Salon.......................................16 The Small Car Center....................................39 The Ten Pin Lounge @ Bowl Arena..............21 The Treasure Shop..........................................25 Top Of The 80's.............................................28 Two Italian Guys Pizzeria...............................28 Vito's Coal Fired Pizza...................................30 West Hazleton Veterinary Hospital................. 9 Whispering Pines...........................................17

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