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The COVID-19 pandemic has been especially hard on retail food businesses as restaurants and bars had to limit their seating capacity, invest in alterations for outdoor Napolitana & Sicilian Pizza • Platters • Cheesesteaks Salads • Hot & Cold Hoagies • Wings • Stromboli dining, and modify their business operations for a prolonged period of time. In order to help support local eateries and pubs recover from this difficult time, several organizations teamed up to launch a Food Trail promotion to encourage the public to patronize local restaurants, whether dine in or take-out, or by way of gift Eat-In, Take-Out card purchases. Thanks to funds made available from or Delivery the Luzerne County CARES Act grant, the Free Delivery $10 & Up Downtown Hazleton Alliance for Progress and Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with the Luzerne County Tourism and Visitor’s Bureau and DiscoverNEPA to 225 E Broad St organize five different food trails that collectively Hazleton feature 70 different restaurants in and around Hazleton. The program was launched at the Open Daily end of 2020, but the trails are still available to 8:30am to 10:30pm follow. It's never too late to support our local Closed Monday restaurants. A paper “passport” for each trail has been designed to guide the public to each establishment. Full Authentic Mexican Menu “This is a great way to not only promote local Burritos • Mexican Tacos Locos restaurants, but also give people something La Original Quesadilla • Nachos fun to do. It provides incentive for folks to get Tostada A La Patrona out and try foods they’ve never tasted, and visit restaurants they’ve never been to before, Assorted Skillets • Dinner Combos even if just for take-out.” said Krista Schneider, Homemade Salsa, Chips & Executive Director of the Downtown Hazleton Table Side Guacamole Alliance for Progress and program coordinator. Mexican Beverages “We are blessed with so many familyowned restaurants, and so many varieties of ethnic foods,” said Mary Malone, President of Now the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce. Serving “We hope that this draws not only locals but Dominican also people from outside the area to taste all Food the foods we have to offer, whether they be derived from Italian, Eastern European, or Breakfast Served All Day! Caribbean recipes,” added Fermin Diaz, the Plus: Salads •Burgers • Wraps Alliance’s Main Street Program coordinator who help organize the promotion. Other Assorted Beverages these.” Kid’s Menu Available Passports, which are available in both English and Spanish, can be downloaded @elpatronmexicangrille from the website: www.DiscoverNEPA.com/ HazletonFoodTrails.
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Sunday, September 5th from 11 AM to 4 PM, the No. 9 Coal Mine & Museum in Lansford will be celebrating Labor Day Weekend with a picnic featuring homemade ethnic foods, coal mine and museum tours, music, and a Living History Encampment. Parking, admission to the grounds, music, and the Living History Encampment are all free to the public. A nominal fee is charged only for the coal mine tour and food at the picnic. This is a great value for families and those looking for a fun day out that won’t break the bank. The Living History Encampment will be on the grounds starting Saturday, the day before the picnic.
The Living History Encampment commemorates the 156th anniversary of the ending of the Civil War, which occurred earlier in the year. Come out and learn what life was like for soldiers during battle, see what a typical camp looked like, what kinds of dress they wore, and the struggles they faced. The encampment will include period gun firing demonstrations, an old-time wash display, and more! Each day visitors can also tour the historic No. 9 Mine, which first opened in 1855, and experience what is was like to work in an underground Anthracite coal mine. Visitors ride 1600’ into the mountain and then begin a fascinating guided walking tour of the oldest continuously operated deep Anthracite coal mine in the world. Tourists will see many of the unique features of the mine including the original 700’ deep elevator shaft, explore the mule-
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way, and see a miner’s hospital cut from solid rock. On the surface, visitors can browse the vast exhibits housed inside the Wash Shanty Museum, home to one of the largest collections of mining artifacts in the region. On Sunday only, the Old-Fashioned Labor Day Picnic will be featuring homemade ethnic foods, desserts, and beverages that are common to the coal region. Visitors can eat in the picnic pavilion and take-outs are available. Entertainment will be provided by DJ Shawn Frederickson. The No. 9 Coal Mine & Museum is located at 9 W. Dock St. in Lansford, PA, only 15 minutes away from historic Jim Thorpe and Tamaqua off US Route 209. Mine tour tickets can be purchased in the gift shop upon arrival. For further information, please call the museum at 570-645-7074 or email email@example.com.
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“A Day of Fun for Family & Friends!”
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10am - 4pm •Ride by Rail 1600’ into the Mountain •Inspect a 700’ Deep Mine Shaft •Explore an Underground Muleway •See a Miner’s Hospital Cut in Stone •Roam the “Wash Shanty” Museum
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HOURLY First Tour at 11am • Last Tour at 3pm APRIL & NOVEMBER Friday, Saturday & Sunday MAY THROUGH OCTOBER Wednesday thru Sunday Reservations accepted on groups of 20 or more. The perfect field trip for schools and scouts!!!
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The Greater Hazleton Concert Series Begins Its 86th Season This Month
The Doo Wop Project Celebrating 86 years of outstanding performances, The Greater Hazleton Concert Series, a non-profit, communitybased organization, continues to offer top quality, professional, entertainment at reasonable prices. The 20212022 season will feature ten exciting, professional, concerts. The Concert Series begins this month with two outstanding performances. Friday, September 10th The Doo Wop Project The group begins at the beginning: tracing the evolution of Doo Wop from the classic sound of five guys singing harmonies on a street corner to the biggest hits on the radio today. In their epic shows The Doo Wop Project takes audiences on a journey featuring foundational tunes from the Crests, Belmonts and Flamingos through the
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vocal artistry of Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, and The Four Seasons all the way to DooWopified versions of modern hits from Michael Jackson, Jason Mraz, Maroon 5, and Sam Smith
Thursday, September 23rd Jukebox Saturday Night A music review of the great Big Bands during the 1930’s, 40’s and 50’s; celebrating America’s Swing Era… featured performers of the ensemble are veterans from Tommy & Jimmy Dorsey, Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, Duke Ellington& Benny Goodman to name a few. This event captures the exciting sounds of great melodies and lyrics performed by an energetic group of instrumentalists and vocalists who will keep you moving in your seats, tapping your toes, and clapping your hands. Performing various styles of music
including swing, ballads, cha-cha’s, waltzes, and tangos all to keep a dancer dancing. A Concert Series subscription provides admission to ten great performances at a cost of $100 for adults, $50 for students, and $225 for family subscriptions. No additional fees are applied to the purchase of tickets. All concerts begin at 7:30 PM at the Hazleton High School Auditorium, 1601 W. 23rd Street, Hazleton, PA, where convenient, lighted parking is free, and the drive is short. For detailed concert descriptions visit the Greater Hazleton Concert Series website, www.hazletonconcertseries. org. Subscription brochures are available on the web site or by calling Amelia at 570-788-4864, or Cynthia at 570-5797110. For up to the minute information on the series, like us on Facebook.
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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12TH 9am to 4pm Hometown Farmer’s Market • 125 Mahanoy Ave., Tamaqua •SLATES •WREATHS •CANDLES •LAWN STAKES •WOOD CRAFTS •FOOD & MUCH MORE
OUTDOORS ONLY RAIN OR SHINE • FREE ADMISSION • FREE PARKING Contact Suzi for more info: 570-943-2707 OR www.hometownfarmersmkt.com
FRIENDS OF TUSCARORA AND LOCUST LAKE STATE PARKS PRESENT
1 Apple AirTag 1 Entry Per Dog
BARK IN THE PARK SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3 • 12:00 - 4:00 P.M. LOCUST LAKE STATE PARK , BARNESVILLE
FOOD VENDORS Gimbel Farms Burgers Phil's French Fries PA Farm Show Milkshakes
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Dog Walk with Robin Tracey - Oak Ridge Loop 12:00 Reading Disc Dogs Demo 12:30 & 3:00 Ways of Wildlife with Porcupine Pat 1:00 • Caricature by Angie Jordan: $10/head in B&W • $15/head in Color Venom Institute Presentations: 1:30 Snakebites & Pet Safety • 2:30 Reptile & Amphibian Education • Low Cost Microchip $25 by Fresh Start Animal Rescue League 12:00 - 4:00 • Joe Ciarvella & Grateful Drumming 1:30 • Three Visions Photography Picture with Scooby Doo $7 • Obedience Demonstration by Mannered Mutts Dog Training 2:00
Vendors, Demonstrations, Food, & Silent Auction For the safety of all in attendance, dogs must be leashed at all possible times. If your dog becomes aggressive or an issue occurs you may be asked to leave the premise. All dogs must be current on rabies vaccination with proof available upon request.
THIS YEAR MARKS 20 YEARS SINCE THE HORRIFIC ATTACKS ON AMERICA.
We here at the Amish Pantry are going to be holding a commemoration ceremony to honor the fallen heroes and mourn the victims of this tragic day. We will display 2,997 flags, a banner, and an honor flag. THE CEREMONY WILL BE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FOR VIEWING! The flags will be left up for 1 week after 9/11/2021 to honor the lives lost during the tragic events.
Where: 461 Berwick Hazleton Highway in Nescopeck, PA When: September 11, 2021
WE WILL HAVE 6 MOMENTS OF SILENCE 8:46 FIRST PLANE 9:03 SECOND PLANE 9:37 PENTAGON 9:59 SOUTH TOWER FELL 10:03 SHANKSVILLE PA 10:28 NORTH TOWER FELL PLEASE JOIN US. NEVER FORGET
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Hazle Township Community Park 141 Community Park Road, Hazle Twp.
GOLD SPONSOR Geisinger Health Care Sunday, September 5 from 11am to 4pm • Annual Old-Fashioned Miner's Labor Day Picnic • No. 9 Mine & Museum, 9 Dock Street, Lansford Labor Day Weekend picnic featuring homemade ethnic foods, coal mine and museum tours, music, and a Living History Encampment. Parking, admission to the grounds, music, and the Living History Encampment are all free to the public.
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Sunday, September 6th, 1pm-6pm • 12th Annual Schuylkill County Wine Festival • Hegins Park, Hegins Fun filled afternoon with a Roaring Twenties Theme with a DJ & Live Entertainment, sample wines from area wineries, have outstanding cuisine plus the chance to
Sunday, September 12, 9am-4pm • Hometown Fall Craft Show • Hometwon Farmers Market, 125 Mahanoy Ave., Tamaqua Something for everyone including slates, wreaths, candles, lawn stakes, wood crafts & more. Rain or shine, Free admission / free parking.
Saturday & Sunday, September 11-12 • Hazleton FunFest 2021 • Broad Street, Hazleton Two-day street fair featuring a car show, craft/home party vendors, festival foods, non-profit booths, kids activities, senior activities, parade, free entertainment, rides, games and so much more.
ACTIVITY AGENDA Friday
FESTIVAL OPENS 5PM
• Food Vendors Available Until Closing • Tony Angelo Performs 5:30PM-7:30PM
FESTIVAL OPENS 10AM Entertainment sponsored by:
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TRICKY TRAYS • CRAFTERS FREE KIDS RIDES • KID GAMES BOCCE BALL
• 11AM-4PM Antique Car Show Presented by Hazleton Rapid Transit System • 12 Noon-4PM FREE Kiddie Corner Activities • 12 Noon Meatball Contest Entries MUST Be in by 11:30 AM. Fried or Baked / NO SAUCE Winner receives prize! • 3PM Veterans Ceremony: Unico honoring all veterans. Pastor Corey Victory Bible Church to offer service to all veterans. Local Dignitaries to speak. Refreshments to follow with meet & greet. ATTENTION ALL VETERANS !!! PLEASE REGISTER BY CALLING SACCO CHIROPRATIC OFFICE 570-497-4150 OR DONNA DELEHANTY 570-436-8265 (Leave Message)
• 6PM-8PM Entertainment... Legends • Dusk: UNICO'S FAMOUS FIREWORKS!!!!
• 8:00 AM Outdoor Mass Father Generose • 10:00 AM Outdoor Service Pastor Corey LIVE ENTERTAINMENT BOCCE BALL • CRAFTERS FOOD VENDORS KIDS RIDES AND GAMES
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Don't miss these upcoming events! Sunday, September 12th, Early Bird 1 p.m. • Sheppton-Oneida Volunteer Fire Company Monthly Bingo • Bingo features special games, large prizes, and homemade food. Call 570-384-4746 for information.
Craft Faire • Hegins Park, Hegins Over 200 selected craftsmen from PA and nearby states will be demonstrating and displaying their work. Plus try a delicious variety of foods including breakfast beginning at 7am. Rain or shine.
Friday, September 24th to Saturday October 2nd • 166th Annual Bloomsburg Fair Tons of fun for everyone. Food, rides, vendors, livestock and so much more! Live entertainment every day.
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, September 17-19 • 13th Annual Bell'Italia Festival • Hazle Township Community Park, 141 Community Park Rd., Hazle Twp. Fun for the whole family, tons of delicious food to sample, spaghetti eating contest, bocce ball, entertainment all weekend, crafters, tricky trays, 50/50 raffle plus kiddie corner for children including amusement rides. Fireworks display on Saturday night. Saturday, September 18th, 9am-3pm • 32nd Annual Hegins Valley Arts &
October 8th, 9th & 10th at Test Track Park Crafts Great Food Live Music Tommy Guns on Saturday
Kids Activities & Games Tractor Pulls
Saturday, September 18, 2021 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Over 200 selected craftsmen from PA and nearby states will be demonstrating and displaying their finest work. A delicious variety of foods prepared for your eating pleasure - all day including breakfast starting at 7:00a.m.
Parking - $2.00 (Benefits Hegins Park Association)
For Information Call: 570-682-9541 or 570-682-8181
SHOW WILL BE HELD RAIN OR SHINE
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What is whole body cryotherapy? Whole body cryotherapy (a.k.a. Cryo, some people even call it body freezing therapy) is the exposure of an individual to extremely low temperatures (-170 C or -274 F) for 3 minutes to decrease pain and inflammation and boost hormone and neurotransmitter levels. The result is decreased recovery time and pain from intense workouts, injuries, and chronic conditions, increased energy levels, antiaging and mood boosting effects. How and why was whole body cryotherapy developed? Cryotherapy machines were originally developed in the 1970s to help people that suffered from rheumatoid arthritis. When dramatic improvements were seen in patients (decreased swelling, decreased pain, increased mobility) researchers began to look at whole body cryotherapy as a treatment modality for other disease such as rheumatism, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, and other musculoskeletal disorder. Eventually athletes discovered cryotherapy’s benefits and it has now
become widely adopted across the US. I hate the cold. Is it bearable? Describing the feeling of a treatment is like standing in front of a freezer on a hot day. It’s a chill but not painful. If you have ever done an ice bath or a cold shower, you have endured much worse than a cryotherapy treatment. Sessions at Sacco Chiropractic & Wellness are completely dry and after 3 minutes in the chamber you immediately warm up & no longer feel cold. Will Cryotherapy make me lose weight? A single treatment can burn between 500 to 800 calories. Cryotherapy causes an increase in the amount of brown fat (brown adipose tissue) that you have in your body. Brown fat’s role in the body is to produce heat, it does this by taking calories from white fat (white adipose tissue). While individuals with higher levels of brown adipose tissue have lower body fat percentages, and you burn calories with cryo, it's always best to use this in conjunction with diet and exercise. How many sessions can I do in one day? Two sessions a day is the maximum
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Continued from page 19 Squeeze in those veggies "Don't get me wrong, I love eating my carbs and bacon, but I truly believe that being proactive about squeezing veggies into every meal and eliminating heavier, processed foods is a healthy habit that keeps me going. One of my easy, go-to rituals is having a green juice in the morning. It's a burst of freshness and boosts my energy for the day." Revitalize your smile! "We often don't pay attention to the importance of gum care until it is too late! And as we age, we could develop gum issues. Recently, I learned the importance of taking care of not only my teeth but also my gums. And ever since, I have made gum care a regular commitment." Make time for "me time" "We're all busy. Whether it's responsibilities at home or work, many of us focus so much on doing it all that we forget to focus on ourselves. I always try to designate a time in the day where I'm spending it for myself. Having time to drink my coffee, a bath at night, or tending to my garden - those moments for myself have made me so much happier than when I'm constantly on the go." Be intentional about living life with smiles and positivity "Being positive is an intentional act, and we all have the power to choose the energy we put into the world. I like to remind myself to smile, even in the most mundane situations, like during my commute to work, because that brings more positivity into my day, and that rubs off on the people around me."
cannot remove certain jewelry or piercings, they can be covered with athletic tap that will be provide. Clients are required to wear cotton or wool foot and hand protection (all provided by us) and either underwear or a bathing suit to protect intimate body parts. All other clothing is removed. Do I take a shower before or after using cryotherapy? No. The sessions are completely dry, so you don't need to worry about showering before or after stepping into the machine. Can I catch cold because of whole body cryotherapy treatment? No, you can’t. Quite opposite, the stimulation of the immune system can help decrease the severity and frequency of future colds; however, if you are currently sick it is
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Brandon’s Forever Home Is Opening Doors... Through Fostering, Adoption, and Mentoring! By Missy Nenstiel, Brandon's Forever Home This time is like no other in our lives and no different. While many of us have had countless changes to our routine, work environment, and way of life one thing remains the same, the constant and ever-growing need for foster/ adoptive families. What does a foster/adoptive family look like? It looks like you! Foster/adoptive families or parents can be single or married, any race or religious affiliation, orientation, or belief. Love is love and if your heart is in the right place, it does not discriminate! If you have been struggling to create a family or considering expanding your existing family unit, please consider fostering/adoption. We are here to help you, discuss your options, answer all your questions, and assist you in the application process. We need you and we see you! There is a child waiting right now for that call that says, “You’re Going Home”. If fostering/adoption is not something you have considered before, you can speak to us about our mentoring program. The teen mentoring program currently meets once a month virtually or in person for a free event and dinner. We encourage matches to stay in touch at least 2 hours of time in between our
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Now that the dust has settled after the primary election, I would like to begin by thanking all my voters who had the confidence to give me their vote. We slipped on the ice… came up a little short but did not fall. We will be back in November bigger, better, and stronger. I am confident I will win one of three seats on City Council because I will work harder than ever to represent
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the citizens living in the city of Hazleton. Let us begin with the real primary numbers. I received 305 Democratic votes and 386 Republican votes. Also, there were an additional 115 votes that were not accepted due to the misspelling of my name. Technically, there were 801 votes for me in a write-in campaign. If you split the 115 votes that were thrown out, I lost each nomination by 100 votes. To all the good citizens of Hazleton, I will be back in November’s General Election, needing 300 more write-in votes to take a seat. My plan is to have an exceptional and organized campaign to educate everyone on what my goal is. It has always been to fix the quality of life in Hazleton, not with band aides but with real solutions. I would like all the citizens in Hazleton to have a better place to live, work, enjoy and raise their families… Hazleton needs to get back to the way it used to be. I will be your 24/7 councilman. You can come directly to me with all your issues and we will handle it together. I will be your spokesperson; standing up for each and every one of YOU! You can count on me! Don’t be fooled by the rubber stamped candidates on the ballet that need to be told what to do and how to do it. I will be my own person with no ties to any click. My decisions will be made for all your best interest. We are only 300 votes away so let’s make it happen! We will solve the problems of the city together that the current officials have not addressed. I will not let you down. I will work harder than the day before to make Hazleton the city we grew to love! Help me… Help you make our old dreams a reality November 4th. Thank you in Advance, Bob Yevak
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Art & Antiques By Dr. Lori
Top 10 Sterling Silver Tips By Dr. Lori Verderame Here are my top 10 tips for identifying, 4. Finding the Mark preserving, collecting, using, and enjoying Whether you have a piece sterling silver. of jewelry, tea sets, or other silver pieces, look for the 1. Look for the marks marks on your silver piece. Sterling silver pieces must, by law, be Places to look for the mark clearly marked. Sterling silver is marked include the underside of using symbols, numbers, icons, and the silver piece. A mark letters. Marks on sterling silver are may be found close to the “sterling” or “sterling silver” spelled out. bottom of a piece or around Another required mark is an image or the bottom of the base. depiction of a striding lion figure facing left Marks may be numbers called the lion passante. or hallmarks on a piece of sterling silver. Silver marks 2. By the numbers may be on the underside of a teapot lid The most common silver mark is the or on the back of a piece of sterling silver number 925 to indicate the 925 parts flatware. silver purity standard or 92.5 % pure silver within the object. 5. What’s what? The term sterling silver refers to objects 3. Tell tale signs that contain 925 parts per 1000 parts These marks indicate value, fineness, and pure silver. The other 75 parts in the 1000 quality of a piece and have been widely parts of sterling silver is usually copper for used over the years. Like decoding and strength and durability. understanding pottery marks and other identifying markings on art or antiques, 6. Establishing Value if you can’t find these marks that tell you Look for large pieces of sterling silver with that you have a piece of sterling silver, good weight, quality and intricate designs, then you probably don’t have an actual repousse and other highly decorative piece of sterling silver. pieces of sterling silver.
7. Don’t overlook the Flatware Sterling silver flatware or silverware is some of the most highly prized sterling silver that people have in their homes. Sterling silver spoons, knives, forks and other serving pieces are typically marked sterling on the back side of each piece. Maker’s marks and pattern names may also be found on the back of a piece of flatware. Sterling silver flatware should have the word “Sterling” or the number “925” on the back of each individual spoon, knife, or fork. Flatware can be very valuable. People, including young collectors, currently collect sterling silver flatware and look for specific patterns and styles. Look for specialty pieces
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Pain Relief for Your (Furry) Best Friend by Dr. Kenneth Trippett, West Hazleton Veterinary Hospital
The West Hazleton Veterinary Hospital is the first Veterinary 8. Patterns matter practice in the area to add the Companion Therapeutic Laser. Make certain that the pattern name is the With the addition of the laser, our fuzzy friends will receive same on all of your sterling silver pieces. instant relief of pain, inflammation and swelling associated with Look for exact markings which show if soft tissue injuries, trauma, surgery, arthritis, and chronic everyday pieces in your flatware set were made disorders. at the same time. You can tell if your set A relatively new branch of medicine, the Class IV laser was accumulated in the same pattern but delivers a large amount of light energy into the pet’s body. When the purchased over several decades by the light interacts with damaged cells, healing is accelerated and pain is marks. The pattern will look the same but dramatically reduced. the markings will be different. As our best friends age, recover from trauma or surgery, or simply need relief from everyday aches and pains, this advanced technology offers: Drug-Free, Surgery-Free, 9. Store it Right Pain-Free Relief. Keep your storage box closed when your Call 570-455-2580 for more information or to schedule a laser treatment for your pet. silver is not in use. If you have a storage box which is felt or velvet lined, keep your sterling silver flatware in the box. Keep your sterling silver in its own individual places within the storage box. Forks go with forks, spoons with spoons, etc.
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INGREDIENTS • 1 Small head of cauliflower • 1/3 cup chickpea flour • 1/2 cup raw cashews • 3 garlic cloves • 2 inch piece of ginger, finely grated (approx. 25g) • 1/4 cup sunflower oil, plus extra to grease • 1 1/2 cups thick Greek-style yogurt • 1/4 tsp chilli powder • 1 tsp carom seeds (substitute with fennel seeds) • 3 tsp garam masala • 3 tsp ground cumin • 3/4 cup creme fraiche
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STEP 1 - Cut the cauliflower into large florets. Bring a saucepan of cold, salted water to the boil over high heat and add cauliflower. Once water has returned to the boil, cook cauliflower for 1 minute, then drain and set aside.
cauliflower and stir to combine. Stand for 20 minutes.
STEP 2 - Place chickpea flour in a frypan over medium heat and dry-roast, stirring often, until it is slightly darkened and smells roasted. Remove from heat and set aside.
STEP 5 - Place the cauliflower florets directly on the hot, oiled rack and return to centre of the oven. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until charred in places and tender.
STEP 3 - To make the batter, place nuts, garlic, ginger, oil and half the yogurt in a food processor and chop until smooth. Stir in spices, 1/2 tsp salt, roasted chickpea flour and remaining yogurt. Transfer batter to a large bowl, add
STEP 4 - Meanwhile, line base of oven with aluminium foil and preheat to 375°F. Use extra oil to grease an oven rack.
STEP 6 - Spread a serving platter with creme fraiche and top with cauliflower. Combine coriander, tomato, chaat masala and chilli, and scatter over cauliflower to serve.
If your Gulab Jamun is dissolving when you are frying it, there are two possible reasons. Either the oil is not hot enough, or the dough is too dry. Make sure the oil is 360 to 375 F. You may find it helpful to cover the dough as you're rolling it if you're finding it takes a long time; this will also help protect it from drying out.
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STEP 8 - Carefully add the gulab jamun and fry, stirring often to brown on all sides. STEP 9 - Once cooked, remove the doughnuts with a slotted spoon, allowing the oil to drain. INGREDIENTS • 6 cups water • 3 cups granulated sugar • 1 tbsp cardamom powder • 2 tbsps rose water • 3 cups powdered milk • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour • 1 1/2 tsps baking powder • 1 cup heavy cream, thickened • Vegetable, canola, or sunflower oil, for frying
STEP 10 - Transfer immediately into the STEP 5 - Lightly grease the palms of your rose syrup. hands. STEP 11 - Repeat this until all the STEP 6 - Once the dough is ready, divide dumplings are cooked and in the syrup. it into walnut-sized balls, rolling it between Allow the gulab jamun to soak in the your palms until nice and smooth. syrup for at least 2 hours before serving. STEP 7 - While you are making the balls, heat the oil in a wide pan on low to medium heat. Use enough oil so the doughnuts will be submerged.
STEP 12 - Repeat this until all the dumplings are cooked and in the syrup. Allow the gulab jamun to soak in the syrup for at least 2 hours before serving.
STEP 1 - In a deep pan, mix the water and sugar and boil until all the sugar is dissolved. STEP 2 - Turn off the heat and add the ground cardamom and rose water. Mix well and set aside. STEP 3 - In a large bowl, mix well the powdered milk, flour, and baking powder.
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2021 marks the 100th Anniversary of the first radio broadcast of Major League Baseball. The first baseball game ever broadcast on radio was the Pittsburgh Pirates versus Philadelphia Phillies game on August 5, 1921. The game was broadcast by KDKA of Pittsburgh, and the Pirates defeated the Phillies 8-5. It was broadcasted by KDKA staff announcer Harold Arlin KDKA describes itself as the "Pioneer Broadcasting Station of the World". KDKA went on the air to broadcast the 1920 Harding-Cox presidential election results on the evening of November 2, 1920. Radio technology dates to the 1890’s and it experienced many ups and downs during its formative years. One of the biggest downs was the public ban on radio receivers in WWI. The ban was lifted after war, and experimental stations started broadcasting including station 8XB in Pittsburgh, which later became KDKA. Harold Arlin Harold Arlin has the distinction of being the first radio sportscaster in history and the first full time radio broadcaster as well. Arlin was born in Missouri in 1895 and received an engineering degree from the University of Kansas in 1917. After graduation he moved to Pittsburgh to work for the Westinghouse Electric Company. According to Jim Welch reporting in 1955, Arlin and several others engineers from Westinghouse were invited to tour the KDKA
studios which, at the time, were in a shack on the roof of a Westinghouse plant. While on the roof, another friend invited Arlin to say a few words into a microphone nearby. Arlin’s voice proved to be clear, crisp, and friendly, he was hired as a fulltime announcer, making him the first radio announcer in the world. On August 5, 1921, Arlin sat in a converted ground-level box seat at Forbes Field and provided play-by-play analysis of the game using a converted telephone as a microphone and some jerry-rigged equipment set up behind home plate. The game was broadcast over Arlin's KDKA. Arlin would go on to broadcast tennis and football for the University of Pittsburgh, and the Dempsey-Firpo fight in 1923. He is credited with the first short wave broadcast to Europe and the London Times called him the “Best Known American Voice in Europe.” He is also credited with pioneering celebrity interviews. He eventually retired from broadcasting and resumed his engineering career in Ohio. He returned to the booth twice once in 1952 at the request of his former employer to nationally broadcast the result of the 1952 Presidential Election. In 1972, Arlin announced his first professional baseball game in more than 50 years. The game was between the Pirates and the Padres. Arlin's grandson Steve was pitching for the Padres at this time.
Announcer Bob Prince invited Arlin to come back to the broadcasting booth. Prince and Arlin announced the game together as the Padres won. For announcing the game, Arlin received a certificate and a pair of shoes which, according to his grandson Steve, "...he wore them all the time." Arlin passed away at the age of 90 in 1986. The Game The first place Pirates defeated the last place Phillies 8-5. The Pirates were leading the National League by 2 games, and eventually they would lose the league to the Giants by 4 games. The game featured two future Hall of Famers Rabbit Maranville and Max Carey. Phillies starter Jimmy Ring went 8 innings and gave up 8 runs. Pirates starter Hal Carlson was knocked out after 3 inning and replaced by Jimmy Zinn, who pitched brilliantly in relief. The entire game recap can be found at sabr.orggame collection. There were two connections to our area in the game, Frank Parkinso n Phillies shortstop Frank Parkinson and Umpire Charlie Moran Frank “Parky” Parkinson Parkinson was born in 1895 in Dickson City to German immigrants, he was one of nine children. He came of age as America entered WW1. Parkinson enlisted in the Army. He served 2 years with the 35th Engineers, Company I before he was honorably discharged. His career was delayed by the war and he made his debut with Phillies in 1921 at age 26. Parkinson primarily played 2nd base. In 378 lifetime games, he had 335 hits and batted .256. His total of 562 assists
Panorama Community Magazine in 1922 at second base is among the highest all-time for a single season. On Labor Day 1922 he hit two home runs and two doubles and set a fielding record with 12 putouts and assists without an error in a double header. Recently baseball historians have gone back and used modern metrics to retroactively give out awards that didn’t exist in their time. He harlie would have been a gold glove C winner in 1922. He also finished 7th in the league for homers in 1922. Fittingly for a veteran, he passed away on the 4th of July in 1960. Charlie Moran Uncle Charlie, as he was known was a
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player in the early 1900’s for the St Louis Cardinals. After his playing days, he became an umpire calling over 3000 games and 4 World series. His connection to NEPA is as a football coach. He coached Jim Thorpe at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in 1915 and later went to coach at Bucknell University. He Moran was inducted in the Hall of Fames for Bucknell
and Texas A&M and Centre College as a coach. Moran also coached one year in the fledging NFL. Moran is one of the few people to successfully cross over multiple sports. Until next time be sure to follow hardcoal baseball on Twitter and Instagram. Email questions and comments to hardcoalbaseball @yahoo.com (Information and Photos courtesy of Heinz History Center, SABR, Baseball Reference, Baseball Hall of Fame and History.com)
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National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month By Cancer Treatment Center at Hazleton National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month is observed every September in the United States by health experts, advocates, and individuals concerned with men’s prostate health. Designating a month for the disease serves the purpose of increasing public awareness of the importance of prostate health and screenings, educating about risk factors and symptoms, and advocating for further research on prostate health issues. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men, with about one in eight men being diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime. The ACS estimates that there will be over 11,000 new cases of prostate cancer diagnosed in Pennsylvania in 2021. There are several risk factors associated with prostate cancer, including family history, race, diet, etc., but the most common factor is age. Prostate cancer occurs mainly in older men. About six in ten cases are diagnosed in men aged 65 or older, and it is rare before age 40. The average age at the time of diagnosis is about 66. While there are a lot of risk factors for prostate cancer, there are also good survival statistics associated with the disease. Survival rates for prostate cancer are very high. According to statistics from the National Institute of Health, 3.1 million men are estimated to be living with prostate cancer in the United States. At the Cancer Treatment Center at Hazleton, we use radiation therapy to treat prostate cancer. Radiation therapy is used to treat prostate cancer painlessly and non-invasively. During treatment, high-energy X-rays are delivered to the prostate cancer safely and effectively. Side effects are usually minimal, and most patients return to their normal activities following each treatment. There are two types of radiation therapy for prostate cancer. External beam radiation therapy (EBRT) is administered with a linear accelerator (LINAC) that generates an X-ray beam. The treatment is safe and will not burn or hurt you. EBRT destroys cancer cells while minimizing damage to surrounding healthy tissue. A second treatment
option for prostate cancer is brachytherapy, a type of internal radiation therapy in which a radiation oncologist inserts high-energy radioactive seeds into the prostate. The seeds emit radiation to the immediate surrounding cancer cells over several months but will not make your body radioactive. After about a year, the radioactive material degrades and the seeds that remain are harmless. Radiation therapy serves as an effective treatment for prostate cancer, working within cancer cells to damage their ability to multiply and spread. External radiation therapy treatments, such as EBRT, are delivered daily Monday through Friday and each treatment session only takes about 10 to 15 minutes. Several factors determine candidacy for radiation therapy treatment including the stage of the cancer, potential side effects, age, and overall health. Sometimes a combination of treatments is the best plan for treating prostate cancer. Before you make your final decision about your prostate cancer treatment, consider radiation therapy. It is best to know all your treatment options and it never hurts to get a second opinion. For more info about how the Cancer Treatment Center at Hazleton treats prostate cancer, please visit www.HazletonCancerCenter.com or call (570) 459-3460.
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Eight Activities To Help Grandparents Connect with Their Grandchildren
By: Rachael Timm, Marketing Director of Heritage Hill Senior Community
September 12 is National Grandparents Day. This particular day recognizes the role of millions of older Americans who are grandparents. Do you remember the special bond you shared with your grandparents? The stories they told, the life lessons they taught, and the unconditional love they gave. Now it’s your turn! Here are some ideas to help you connect with your grandchildren at any age: 1. Arts and Crafts. Build a birdhouse. Paint a suncatcher. Create jewelry. Or learn a new hobby together. 2. Read Aloud. Reading helps to improve their literacy skills, spark imagination and curiosity, and provides a wonderful bonding experience. 3. Listen to Music. Music is a universal language and a medium through which emotions are expressed. 4. Bake or Cook a Family Recipe. Or prepare a snack instead. There are many easy-peasy no-bake treats to taste test or come up with your own unique “recipe.” 5. Share Stories. Kids are intrigued by their family history. Dust off the photo album and help them connect to their roots. Tell them tales from your youth or what their parents were like at their age. 6. Go Outside. Take a walk around the neighborhood or do some Please call Rachael at 570-215-3172 to preregister gardening. Let the kids pull weeds, by June 25th to receive your Zoom link plant seeds, or help with the watering.and lunch. 7. Play Games. Put a puzzle together; try a board game like at Heritage Hill Checkers or a simple card game like Go ; BSN , RN la, Per a Fish. You can also check out your smart Lis rses, Bring your questions to our nu our for LPN rd, device for kid-friendly apps. ril Gerha M.J. Montefour, RN, CDP and Ap up. 8. Take a Daytrip. There are gro rt monthly family caregiver suppo plenty of adventures to be had! Plan a visit to a nearby zoo or wildlife park, science center, museum, or take a train ride and enjoy the scenic route. Whatever activity you choose tember 13th To attend, please RSVP by Sep will be time well-spent together. If -215-3172 or to Rachael or Brittany at 570 grandparents live in a senior living enior.com or email: rtimm@heritagehills community, this is an excellent time or.com bzipovsky@heritagehillseni to take advantage of the activities and entertainment provided right down the hall from their apartment. At Heritage Hill Senior Community, families are welcomed to visit any time and are and counting! or 20 years AWARD-WINNING COMMUNITY ibilities f encouraged to partake in our scheduled Embracing life and poss events. To find out more about Heritage 5 PA 1825 800 6th Street, Weatherly, 72 Hill, please call me at 570-215-3172 or -31 m • 570-215 www.heritagehillsenior.co email email@example.com.
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Delta Variant and How It's Changing the COVID-19 Landscape By Hannah Ropp
Timothy Friel, MD, Chair, Department of Medicine, Infectious Diseases for Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) and Alex Benjamin, MD, LVHN Infection Control Officer, answer your questions about COVID-19 and delta variant It’s hard to believe that COVID-19 has been a part of our lives for almost 18 months. But, as we continue to learn more about the virus, new questions emerge. Timothy Friel, MD, Chair, Department of Medicine, Infectious Diseases for Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) and Alex Benjamin, MD, Chief Infection Control Officer, LVHN, answer some of your top questions about COVID-19, the delta variant and COVID-19 vaccines in a recent COVID-19 Town Hall on Facebook.
How many people in Pennsylvania have received COVID-19 vaccines? Benjamin says that Pennsylvania has one of the higher vaccination rates in the country with nearly 52 percent of the state’s population fully vaccinated. How is the delta variant different than other strains of COVID-19? Friel describes the delta variant as a mutation of COVID-19 that first surfaced in India. It is now the dominant strain in many parts of the world, including the United States. This variant is up to 50 percent more contagious than the original strain of COVID-19 and poses a significant risk for those who are unvaccinated. Are we seeing the delta variant in our area? Friel says that the delta variant is now the predominant strain of COVID-19. It makes up over 80 percent of cases nationwide. He says that our area is no exception and we are seeing more cases of the
delta variant in our region. Currently five percent of all COVID-19 cases in Pennsylvania are the delta strain, however, that number goes up each week. How can we stop other variants from forming? According to Friel, the best strategy we have to stop the spread of COVID-19 and the prevention of new variants is to make sure people are vaccinated. “Vaccines save lives, they prevent new cases and they prevent unnecessary transmission. Continued on page 52
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Fight the Fall with Free Fall Risk Screening at FYZICAL by Ting Oh, PT Fyzical Therapy & Balance Centers September 22nd is National Falls Prevention Awareness Day, and every year we bring focus to this very important topic though our “Fight the Fall!” initiative. We are offering Fall Risk Screenings to identify individuals of all ages and conditions who may be at risk of falling. To set up your free screening, call FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers to request an appointment today! Falls are a major problem facing
seniors and 2.5 million seniors are treated in the ER every year because of a fall, many of them for serious injuries such as broken bones and head trauma. Every 20 minutes a senior adult dies because of a fall. If we could prevent these falls from happening we could go a long way in helping seniors live a happier, more fulfilling life. Preventing falls starts with identifying those that are at risk. If we could catch those people early,
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Continued from page 45 can decrease as you age, which can lead to osteoporosis. The good news is people who took collagen peptide supplements for at least one year saw an increase in their bone mineral density compared to those who didn't. Researchers concluded the increase occurred because the collagen stimulated bone formation while slowing down bone loss. 3) Comes in multiple forms. Not everyone takes supplements the same way; they can come in many forms. Taking supplements to fill in nutritional gaps is typically more important than the delivery form. Feeling and Performing Better Collagen alone can't improve your health and well-being. But with the right diet, exercise regimen and supplement intake, you can look and feel better with the support of collagen. How much collagen is safe to have per day? Manufacturers typically say a 2.5 to 15 gram daily dose is acceptable. However, you should still check with your health care provider first before choosing the right amount for you. For more info on collagen supplements, visit www.connect.advocare.com.
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Do Your Hands Hurt?
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I got a phone call the other day. A local chiropractor said, ”I have to retire, I’m 65 and my hands are so arthritic after 43 years of adjusting patients”. Then he asked, “How are your hands? You are busier than me and you are 64?” I told him this story. Thirty years ago my hands were inflamed and numb. I went to Dr. Richard Lung, a local plastic surgeon to see if I needed carpal tunnel surgery. He said from pushing on people’s spines 60 hours per week, that my hands were hot and swollen. He advised, “Soak your both hands in buckets of ice water every night for 90 days and wear two wrist splints to
bed so you can’t curl your wrists when you sleep”. I did and all my pain went away. So then I took his advice a step further. I thought if I continue to adjust hundreds of people per week, my pain will return. So I didn’t ice them anymore, but I continued to use the wrist splints; every night, for the past 30 years. So my hands are great! No pain, no arthritis, no numbness. So I’m not even considering retiring. As you read this, if you use your hands a lot, they will break down. If they hurt, soak them in buckets of ice water every night. Not for just a week, but 90 days. I will wear the wrist splints forever. I thank Dr. Lung. You helped me to have a long, productive career. I hope I have 20 more years in me!
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Ultimately our goal with cutting down transmission rates is to get those rates low enough that we’re not seeing a high likelihood of new, more dangerous, more transmissible, popping up,” he says. Are COVID-19 vaccines effective against the delta variant? Friel says early numbers indicate that both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are holding up very well against the delta variant with efficacies in the high 80 or low 90 percentile range when it comes to preventing infection. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine has efficacy levels dipping down into the 60 percentile range, but, there is still protection. Friel says the biggest benefit of the vaccines is that they are still up to 95 percent effective in preventing severe complications or hospitalization if you do become infected. For more information on COVID-19, visit LVHN.org/COVID-19.
Reduce Your Risk of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (BPT) - Creating a tapestry of vivid colors and patterns, Geri Wires, an avid quilter, relies on her sight to create her art. So, in 2007 after her dilated eye exam and speaking with her eye doctor, she was alarmed at the diagnosis of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) at age 64. AMD is one of the leading causes of vision loss among people 50 and older and affects 16 million Americans - more than glaucoma and cataracts combined. AMD is a progressive eye condition caused by degeneration of the part of the retina that impacts central vision. Early-stage AMD often does not present any symptoms or vision changes, as symptoms usually appear gradually over time. In its later stages, AMD can lead to difficulty with daily activities like driving, reading, or recognizing the faces of loved ones, according to the NEI. New NEI data shows specific vitamin mix can help reduce risk of AMD progression Today, Wires continues to take her eye vitamins as part of her overall plan to help manage her condition and visits her eye doctor every six weeks for a check-up.
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COVID Vaccine... Get It! by John Degenhart, DC
I am still amazed, and dismayed, that so many non-immunocompromised individuals refuse to get vaccinated. What are you waiting for? Imagine if, way back when, some 40% of the US population refused to get the polio vaccine. Non-vaxxer excuses are all over the place. Some are undoubtedly influenced by QAnon-type conspiracy theories that populate social media platforms such as Facebook. Online charlatans claim that COVID vaccines contain tracking microchips and allegedly “prove” their idiocy with magnets. Say these whackos: get vaccinated and you will be controlled by either Bill Gates or some government agency. Logical indeed. Some believe that teens are protected from COVID. Not true. Hospitals are filling up with young people infected with the delta strain. And how about this excuse for not being vaccinated: “I don’t have the time”. Really? Walk into your neighborhood CVS or
Reducing your risk of AMD As people age, their risk of eye-related diseases like AMD increases dramatically, according to U.S. Census data. Smokers, women and those with a family history of AMD are at higher risk of developing AMD. Over 50? The following lifestyle changes recommended by NEI can help protect your eye health. 1. Quit smoking. Smokers are at higher risk. If you smoke, preserving your vision is a good reason to quit. 2. Stay active. Regular exercise may lower your risk or slow progression of the disease. 3. Safeguard against UV light. Especially if you work outdoors, protect your eyes with sunglasses. 4. Boost your diet. Maintain a healthy diet and take vitamins that contribute to eye health and ask your eye doctor what eye vitamin is appropriate for you. 5. Get regular eye exams. See your eye care provider regularly to help detect minor changes that may otherwise go unnoticed. Eye doctors can check for AMD as part of a comprehensive dilated eye exam. To learn more about AMD, visit SightMatters.com. AREDS2 is a registered trademark of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
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