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• Motorists must stop when they are behind a bus, meeting the bus or approaching an intersection where a bus has stopped.

• Motorists following or traveling alongside a school bus must also stop until the red lights have stopped flashing, the stop arm is withdrawn, and all children have reached safety.

• Do not proceed until all the children have reached a place of safety. Beyond these laws for motorist, it is important that School Bus Drivers stay up to date on the latest standards to help them maintain and improve the safety of the children while in their care.

• If physical barriers such as grassy medians, guide rails or concrete median barriers separate oncoming traffic from the bus, motorists in the opposing lanes may proceed without stopping.

As for parents, it is vital to teach your children the importance of school bus safety, so they remain safe both on and off the bus. Before the school year begins, visit the bus stop, and show your child where to wait for the bus, how far to stand from the curb; at least three giant steps away and remind your child that the bus stop is not a place to run or play. Also, arriving at least five minutes early is always a good habit. Other great habits to teach your children are to always stay seated and wear a seatbelt if one is available, never put your arms or heads out of the windows, keep aisles clear of books and bags and talk quietly. Getting on and off the bus safely is equally important. Teach your children to wait until the bus comes to a complete stop, the door opens, and the driver says it is okay before approaching the bus door. If your child must cross the street in front of the bus, explain the importance of walking at least five giant steps (10 feet) in front of the bus and making eye contact with the driver before crossing. This allows the bus driver to clearly see the student. Whether you are sharing the road with a school bus or driving one, keep these tips in mind to increase safety for all.

Never tailgate a bus!! Always maintain a considerable distance between vehicles as there is less visibility behind a bus and that makes it difficult to brake in time. Recognize warning signs of fatigue and do not brush them off. Ignoring them could put passengers at risk as well as others on the road. Always follow the speed limit and choose caution over impatience. To sum things up…. While on the road during school bus times, watch out for the BIG YELLOW SCHOOL BUSES to ensure that students remain out of harm’s way while riding the school bus to and from home. Just do your part! For more details on the subjects above and a host of other resources, visit the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation – School Bus Safety website.Panorama Community Magazine wishes all students a fantastic 2022-2023 school year!

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I was thinking about my two schoolaged grandchildren Vada and Alex heading off to fifth grade to a new school and their first year on the school bus, so this topic comes to mind.

School bus safety is a “REAL” problem all over the U.S. and is an extremely high priority in Pennsylvania. Millions of children nationwide will start and end their day getting on a school bus! Although riding the bus is the safest way to get children to and from school, injuries can occur on and off the bus. In most cases the injuries happen outside of the school bus. When drivers pass a school bus, the potential for injury or death is high. Four to six school-aged children die each year due to school bus incidences.

• Motorists must stop at least ten feet away from school buses that have their red lights flashing and stop arm extended.

Educating students, parents, teachers, administrators, transportation personnel and public motorists is crucial. We all play a significant role in keeping our children safe while waiting for the bus, riding the bus, and getting on and off the bus.

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Restaurants are an industry that is continually hiring and creating new jobs.

Local restaurants are an impactful gathering place for communities, where relationships form and memories are made. They preserve agriculture and recipes from generation to generation and are the lifeblood of regional food culture.

The benefits of a restaurant don’t end there, either. Local eateries have a big impact on all of the following factors.

Approximately 10% of America’s economy is affected by the restaurant industry alone, which is a massive financial power. When you choose to support local restaurants, you’re putting those funds toward strengthening your hometown.

Agriculture As food becomes more massproduced and imported from other countries, local varieties of produce begin dying out and the American agriculture sector takes a hit. Local restaurants promote regional produce production and help farms near you. Eating at a local restaurant gives you the opportunity to taste the most delicious ingredients your area has to offer. Local restaurants may even switch out their menus regularly to highlight seasonal produce.

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The restaurant industry employs as much as 10% of the American workforce, so spending your money at a local restaurant goes straight into feeding members of your community. The restaurant industry is also currently creating new middle-class jobs at three times the growth of any other industry. Local restaurants are community cornerstones where many young people get their first jobs and where adults begin fulfilling careers.

1. Keep an organized fridge. An organized fridge is key to making the most of your leftovers and limiting food waste. Give your fridge interior a refresh so you can best find food items and develop a system that works for your family. A recent Bosch survey found that 61% of people believe they would waste less food if their fridge had more useful storage capacity. Utilize flexible storage and shelving solutions like the FlexBar from Bosch to make space for taller items, like large cakes or bottles, so every inch of your fridge interior is maximized. Label your leftovers with the date they were made, and store them in airtight, glass containers. It's easy to forget what's in your fridge until it's too late - glass storage containers are not only reusable and sustainable, but also allow you to see what's inside.

2. Cook meals that you already know

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Restaurants are a stronghold of local communities. The restaurant industry fosters regional job growth, supports local agriculture and keeps your hard-earned money in your community. When you choose to shop or dine at a local business or restaurant, you generate almost four times more economic benefits for your local community. Check out this month's dining guide and find local restaurants to visit and make memories while supporting the areas economic development.

Eating at local restaurants allows them to stay open and thrive in your area. As a result, the restaurants’ tax revenue will benefit your local economy.

(BPT) - Leftovers are an easy solution to the common question, "What's for dinner?" and are a simple step toward more sustainable living. A recent survey found that 72% of Americans identify as pro-leftoversbut how can we cook and store these foods for maximum mealtime "yum" and less food waste? Whether you're pro-leftovers all the way or need some convincing, follow the tips below for a more sustainable approach to mealtime joy.

When you choose to dine at a local restaurant, you invest your money right back into your community and preserve local recipes and agriculture.

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(Family When the back-to-school season brings jampacked schedules full of learning and homework, every minute counts for the parents who make those school days possible. Create some extra time for special moments with the special people in your life by prioritizing easy yet delicious dinners that can help refuel parents and students. In just five minutes, you can prepare a spicy take on chicken and rice with this family favorite Buffalo and Blue Cheese Chicken recipe. Making some extra time for yourself is as simple as starting with Minute White Rice Cups packed conveniently in single-serving BPA-free cups you can finish preparing in just 1 minute. When you’re looking for a fun way to introduce your little learner to the kitchen, try creating your own homemade Buffalo sauce for this dish by mixing hot sauce, butter, white vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, cayenne pepper and garlic powder. Heat in a saucepan until the butter melts and the mixture simmers, then turn down the heat and wait for it to cool.Ifyour loved ones aren’t big fans of spice, turn to a tamer take on a kid-friendly classic with “Mac” and Cheese in a Cup, a creamy rice version of the familiar favorite made with milk, cheddar and cream cheese. Just because you may not have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen doesn’t have to mean suffering through boring meals – simply use the microwave to enjoy this speedy yet tasty option. It’s easy to enjoy the buttery taste and aromatic scent of jasmine rice – regardless of how packed your schedule is – by using Minute Jasmine Rice Cups to make quick dinners a reality. This taste budtingling take on mac and cheese made in a microwaveable cup saves you from clean-up duty and leaves more time for homework, afterschool activities, school projects and all the excitement that comes with a new school year. To find more quick yet satisfying and delicious dinner ideas for busy school nights, visit Recipes on next page


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Heat rice according to package directions.Inamicrowave-safe cup, stir rice, milk, cheddar cheese, cream cheese, garlic powder and mustard powder, if desired.Microwave on high, stirring occasionally, 2 minutes, or until heated through and cheese is melted andTips:saucy.For extra-cheesy rice, add 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese.Substitute garlic clove fresh garlic.

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4. Maximize freshness with the right products and appliances. Choose a refrigerator that features freshness technology specifically designed to extend the shelf life of your food, so you can have peace of mind knowing your leftovers will be good to eat in days after you first eat the meal. The Bosch French door bottom mount refrigerator with VitaFreshPro drawer optimizes both temperature and humidity to keep meat, fish and produce fresher, longer. You can also freeze leftovers if you want to extend their life for a longer period of time. An easy storage hack for leftover soup or sauce is to freeze them in muffin tins or ice cube trays for small portions to easily use for other meals.

5. Reheat your leftovers like a pro. There are a number of ways to best reheat leftovers, and 41% of survey respondents said reheating ability is a key factor that would incentivize them to eat more leftovers. Your cooktop is a key method to making your leftovers feel like a brand-new meal. While microwaves are handy when you're on a time crunch, they might give your leftovers an undesirable consistency, whereas cooking on the stovetop on low heat maintains its original taste and texture. You can also reheat leftovers on an induction cooktop for fast and precise reheating to ensure your leftovers don't have any cold spots, and for is another great way to reheat leftovers, as it retains nutrients, moisture and the original integrity of your food. Try reheating foods like fish and veggies in a steam oven - your leftovers will always come out fresh and flavorful!

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3. Make it like mama. Precision is important when remaking a family recipe so it tastes just like you remember it. Three

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perfect low simmer for delicate sauces, for repeatable results that make your family recipes taste "just like mama makes."

If you’re like many Americans who put a priority on well-being, choosing simple yet healthy snacks and ingredients is an easy first step. For example, grapes are a popular and convenient fruit that can also be an ally in wellness, offering an abundance of health benefits that can help you get (and stay) on the right track.

4. Connect to something bigger. 56% percent of all respondents agreed they're proud to know recipes from their own cultural heritage and another 64% are eager to learn more about the foods and customs associated with their family's culture.

Branch out when deciding what to cook on a weekly or monthly basis and choose recipes that help you and your family connect with your cultural background.

The next time you enjoy an outdoor adventure, pack along a healthy snack such as California grapes. They can go with you on hikes and bike rides or to the gym as a healthy and hydrating source of energy.

Heart-healthy grapes also deliver beneficial antioxidants and other polyphenols and are a good source of vitamin K, which supports bone and heart health. With no need to peel, cut, core or slice, grapes are perfectly portable when you’re on the go.

in five Americans say they can never make certain family recipes "just right," mainly due to not having the same kitchen tools and appliances as their family members to make them of the same quality (59%).

As an easy, versatile ingredient that can be used in a wide variety of recipes, grapes offer delicious taste, texture and color – plus a healthy boost – that make them an appealing addition to snacks and meals. An added bonus: Grapes help support heart, brain, colon and skin health.

While naturally hydrating and delivering beneficial antioxidants and other polyphenols, grapes also offer more: they may help support healthy skin even when exposed to UV light. In a study conducted by the University of Alabama, subjects consuming 2 1/4 cups of grapes every day for two weeks showed increased resistance to sunburn and reduced markers of UV damage in skin cells. Recipes on page 16

While measuring out ingredients precisely isn't normally for the family matriarch or patriarch - it's usually a "pinch" of this, a "dash" of that - it is important to measure heat precisely, so you don't overcook or undercook your meals. With the all-new Bosch industrial-style induction range, fuel-efficient technology provides precision in high heat to sear, or the

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Make Healthy Easy With Grapes (Family Features)

Crunchy Salad Pizza on Cauliflower Crust is a simple way to get your fruits and veggies in a fun, tasty recipe. When it’s time for a filling yet nutritional dinner, Warm-Spiced Chickpeas and Couscous with Grapes and Arugula makes for an ideal vegetarian meal. Plus, this easy-to-make dish includes 8 grams of fiber to help support colon health. Grapes and seafood are a classic combination, and this Roasted Salmon and Grapes with Pistachios Over Fresh Greens is no exception. A perfect dish for family dinners or inviting guests for a meal, it offers antioxidants and other polyphenols from grapes along with healthy omega-3 fats from fish.Whatever your path to health, eating well and encouraging healthy habits can be deliciously easy with the benefits of grapes. Find more health benefits and good-for-you recipe ideas at

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• 1/4 cup shelled, unsalted pistachios, coarsely chopped

• 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

• 5 ounces baby spinach

• 1/3 cup dry white wine

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Roast salmon 7 minutes for medium-rare; 8 minutes for medium. In large bowl, toss spinach, onion, remaining oil and vinegar. Season with salt and pepper, to taste; toss again and divide among four plates. Place fish on top of greens. Spoon roasted grapes around fish. Nutritional information per serving: 360 calories; 31 g protein; 12 g carbohydrates; 19 g fat (48% calories from fat); 3 g saturated

• 1 cup green California grapes

• 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar Heat oven to 400 F. Lightly oil shallow, 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Pat fish dry and place skin side down in pan. Brush fillets lightly with 1 tablespoon olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper, to taste. Pour wine in pan, scatter grapes around and sprinkle pistachios and parsley on fish.

• 2 tablespoons finely chopped Italian parsley

16 SEPTEMBER 2022 Panorama Community Magazine 225 E. Broad St., HazletonHOURS: Tuesday-Thursday 8:30am to 10:30pm Friday & Saturday 8:30am to 2am • Sunday 8:30am to 12am @elpatronmexicangrille DELIVERY AVAILABLE ••••••••• OR ••••••••• Order On Your Favorite Food App! We HelpBookHomeForDeliciousCaterFoodAllOccasions!MakeYourSpecialEventsEasyWithOur&OfficeDelivery!•••••••••OR•••••••••APartyWithUsandWeWillMakeYourSpecialEventASuccess!Full Authentic Mexican Menu Burritos • Mexican Tacos Locos • La Original Quesadilla Nachos • Tostada A La Patrona • Assorted Skillets Dinner Combos • Homemade Salsa, Chips & Table Side Guacamole + Mexican Beverages Other Assorted Beverages MenuKid’s Available Breakfast Served All Day! Plus: Salads •Burgers • Wraps Stop In & Check Out OurMenuNewestItems 570-455-0687 Crunchy Salad Pizza on Cauliflower Crust Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 10 Servings:minutes4 • 1 frozen cauliflower pizza crust (11 ounces) • 1 tablespoon, plus 4 teaspoons, extravirgin olive oil, divided • 2 medium carrots, peeled and trimmed • 1 medium fennel bulb, quartered and trimmed • 1 medium yellow bell pepper, halved and trimmed • 1/2 medium red onion • 16 black California grapes, halved • 1 cup canned or cooked chickpeas, drained and rinsed, divided • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley • 2 tablespoons pesto • salt, to taste • freshly ground black pepper, to taste • 1 ounce fresh goat cheese, crumbled Heat oven to 400 F. Place frozen crust on large, parchment-lined baking sheet and brush top lightly with 2 teaspoons olive oil. Bake until crust is lightly golden, about 10 minutes. Transfer to cutting board and cut intoUsingquarters.mandolin, peeler or large, sharp knife and cutting board, thinly slice carrots, fennel, bell pepper and onion. Transfer to mixing bowl and add grapes and 1/2 cup chickpeas. Add parsley, pesto and 1 tablespoon olive oil; toss well. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.Using fork, coarsely mash remaining chickpeas and remaining oil; spread among pieces of crust. Mound grape-vegetable mixture on top. Dot with goat cheese and serve.Nutritional information per serving: 490 calories; 9 g protein; 66 g carbohydrates; 22 g fat (40% calories from fat); 4 g saturated fat (7% calories from saturated fat); 30 mg cholesterol; 380 mg sodium; 4 g fiber. Roasted Salmon and Grapes with Pistachios Over Fresh Greens Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 7-8 Servings:minutes4

• salt, to taste • freshly ground black pepper, to taste

• 1/4 red onion, thinly sliced

wedges.Nutritional information per serving: 370 calories; 12 g protein; 61 g carbohydrates; 9 g fat (17% calories from fat); 1 g saturated fat (2% calories from saturated fat); 0 mg cholesterol; 160 mg sodium; 8 g fiber.

Panorama Community Magazine SEAFOOD SALADS $6.99 LB. HARDSHELL CRABS AVAILABLE Open Fri., Sat., Sun. 12-6pm NOW OPEN FOR THE SEASON! • PITZA • BREAD • ROLLS • PASTRIES fat (8% calories from saturated fat); 65 mg cholesterol; 105 mg sodium; 2 g fiber. Warm-Spiced Chickpeas and Couscous with Grapes and Arugula Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 20 Servings:minutes4 • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil • 1 small onion, chopped • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, plus additional, to taste, divided • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice • 1 cup Israeli pearl couscous • 3/4 teaspoon ground turmeric • 1 1/2 cups water • 1 can (15 ounces) no-salt-added chickpeas, drained • 1 cup red California grapes, halved • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro or parsley freshly ground black pepper, to taste • 4 cups lightly packed baby arugula lemon wedges In large saucepan over medium heat, heat oil. Add onion, cumin, 1/2 teaspoon salt and allspice; cook, stirring, until onion is softened, about 3 minutes. Add couscous and stir 1 minute to toast lightly. Add turmeric and water; bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until couscous is tender, about 15 minutes.Stirchickpeas, grapes and cilantro into couscous then season with salt and pepper, to taste. Transfer couscous-grape mixture to large bowl, add arugula and toss well. Serve warm or at room temperature with lemon

Why You Should Buy Locally Grown

Peppers • Green Tomatoes Beans • Eggplant and Other Vegetables in Season ANTIQUE MACHINERY SHOW September 16th, 17th & 18th MOTORCYCLESTRACTORSENGINESMACHINESTOYS Food • Flea Market PICK YOUR OWN... 401 E. County Road, Drums • 570-788-3163 Hours: Monday-Friday 9-5 • Saturday 9-4 Closed Sundays AND MANY MORE SEASONAL FRUITS & PeppersSweetVEGETABLESCornTomatoes(Sweet&Hot)Beans•Zucchini Potatoes • Apples Mums • Straw Directions: Rt. 93 North, turn Right after Covered Wagon, 2 miles down the road on Left side 556 St. John’s Road, Drums • 570-788-2571 DAILYOPEN PUMPKINS • MUMS • FALL DECOR TUES.-FRI. 7AM-6PM • SAT. 8AM-5PM • SUN. 10AM-5PM Route 93 • Nescopeck, PA Stand: 379-3727 • Farm: 379-2722 OPEN ALL YEAR ROUND! We also have Farm Fresh Eggs, Potatoes, Onions, Cabbage, Apples, Bulk Foods, Dalos Bread Baking Supplies, Bee Pollen, Raw Honey, Pixie Soaps Milkhouse Creamery Ice Cream: Pints & Quarts AND MORE! Fresh Hoagies, Baked Goods, Deli Featuring John F Martin Meats . 10AM-5PM In Season Fresh Fruits & Vegetables Our Fresh Picked Corn Tomatoes • Onions • Potatoes • Cauliflower • Beans Watermelon • Cantaloupe • Broccoli • Zucchini Cucumbers • Red Beets & Much More OPEN 9 AM TO 6 PM DAILY Sweet Corn • Tomatoes Cucumber • Peppers • Onions Potatoes • Zucchini String Beans • Garlic • Cabbage Red Beets • Cantaloupe Watermelon and Much More! 1 MILE WEST OF SKIPPER DIPPER’S, OFF RT. 309,TAMAQUA • 570-467-2039 OWNED BY JOHN & ANNETTE ZUKOVICH FMNPAcceptingVouchers 18 SEPTEMBER 2022

You’ve probably been told a million and one times that you should buy locally grown. And, you’ve also probably seen local farmers markets sprout up around your neighborhood. Here's a few reasons you should consider buying locally grown.

Local food tastes better. By buying local, you are receiving the freshest possible produce, picked just hours before delivery to your local store. Produce that travels long distances is days older. Sugars turn to starches, plant cells shrink, and produce loses its vitality and flavor. Local food is more nutritious. Once harvested, produce quickly loses nutrients. Since local produce is sold right after it’s picked, it retains preserves genetic diversity. Large commercial farms grow a relatively small number of hybrid fruits and vegetables because they can tolerate the rigors of harvesting, packing, shipping and storage. This leaves little genetic diversity in the food supply.

Family farms, on the other hand, grow a huge number of varieties to extend their growing season, provide eye-catching colors and great flavor. Many varieties are “heirlooms” passed down through the generations because of their excellent flavor. Older varieties contain the genetic structure of hundreds or thousands of years of human selection and may provide the diversity needed to thrive in a changing climate.

19SEPTEMBER 2022 Panorama Community Magazine Old-Fashioned Miner'sLabor Day Picnic 9 Dock Street LANSFORD, PA • 570.645.7074 “A Day of Fun for Family & Friends!” •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 GIFT SHOP • FREE PARKING 10am - 4pm GUIDED MINE TOURS HOURLY First Tour at 11am • Last Tour at 3pm MAY THROUGH OCTOBER Wednesday thru Sunday APRIL & NOVEMBER Friday, Saturday & Sunday no.9minemuseum@gmail.comNo. 9 COAL MINE & MUSEUM Reservations accepted on groups of 20 or more. The perfect field trip for schools and scouts!!! OVEREXPERIENCE160YEARSOFMININGHISTORY! Join Us Sunday, Sept 4th • 11am to 4pm IN CELEBRATION OF OUR OLD-FASHIONED MINER’S LABOR DAY PICNIC

Sunday, September 4th from 11 AM to 4 PM, the No. 9 Coal Mine and Museum in Lansford will be celebrating Labor Day Weekend with a picnic featuring homemade ethnic foods, coal mine and museum tours, a Basket Raffle, and music. Parking, admission to the grounds, and music 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. At this year’s picnic the No. 9 Coal Mine and Museum will be hosting a Basket Raffle featuring donated items from businesses throughout the coal region. The proceeds from the Basket Raffle benefit the Panther Creek Valley Foundation, the parent non-profit organization that operates the No. 9 Coal Mine and Museum.

Visitors can also tour the historic No. 9 Mine, which first opened in 1855, and experience what it 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-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. 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 and 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

20 SEPTEMBER 2022 Panorama Community Magazine 1-800-832-3322570-429-2701 Need a ride to your appointment for your COVID-19 Vaccine? To Schuylkill County residents to receive their COVID-19 vaccine or booster! A verified appointment for the vaccine within Schuylkill County is required. Reserve your ride no later than 12 noon the business day before your vaccine appointment. For more contactinformationS.T.Sat Senior Citizens 65 & Over can use our SHARED RIDE VAN SERVICE ✓Local Banks ✓Post Offices ✓Grocery Stores ✓Medical/Pharmacy Trips ✓Adult Day Care Centers ✓Social Service Agencies Schuylkill Haven Borough Day 2022… “The Little Town That Could”™ Come on out and enjoy a fun-filled family day at the Schuylkill Haven Borough Day, September 24th from 9am to 4pm. This event is rain or shine with no admission fee. There is something for everyone… train rides, crafters, vendors, great food, free entertainment, street performers, art displays, face painting, fee children’s activities and so much more! Historic, newly restored, Steam engine 2102 will be appearing for train rides this year. This locomotive was last seen at Borough Day in September 1991! Departure times are at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm. Advanced tickets are highly recommended. Tickets are $19 for adults, $9 for children ages 3-12 years old, and children under 2 require a free ticket. You may purchase ticket by calling 610-562-2102, on the website at www. or in person at the Schuylkill Haven train station during operating hours. We ask that you are considerate of others as we continue to follow CDC Guidelines. Be courteous, kind and please wear a mask when appropriate, social distance when you can and sanitize hands often. We wish everyone a safe and enjoyable day.


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The Greater Hazleton Concert Series, Inc. is pleased to announce that the Bronx Wanderers will headline the first concert of its 2022-2023 Season. The program is scheduled for Thursday, September 15, 2022, at 7:30pm at Hazleton Area High School Auditorium, 1601 W. 23rd Street, Hazleton, PA 18202, where abundant free, lighted parking is available. With superlative vocals and musicianship, dynamic enthusiasm and a genuine love of the music they perform, The Bronx Wanderers recreate the magic of the era and build an energetic bond with their audience, guaranteeing an evening of toe-tapping and handclapping. Their show tells the stories and plays the music that will take you as close as you can get to having lived the actual experience. Buckle you seat belts because The Bronx Wanderers deliver a “Back to the Future” type of rocket fuel in this highoctane 50s, 60s, and 70s Rock N’ Roll experience!TheBronx Wanderers were first launched in 2006 as a whim. Vinny Adinolfi had already enjoyed plenty of success as a gold-record producer, label executive and publisher. Vinny was prodded by friends and family to put together “a rock n’roll band” that would feature his 10 and 14 year old sons. The ts Hegins Park Association) Saturday, September 17, 2022 9:00 am to 3:00 pmFor 570-682-9541InformationCall:or570-682-8181

The Greater Hazleton Concert Series Presents the "Bronx Wanderers"

Hegins Park is approximatelylocated6miles West on Rt. 25 from Exit 112 on Interstate 81. for signs for Hegins Park DOGS DOGS ONLY boys were already turning into little music dynamos, so Vinny decided to have some fun and give it a whirl. Now a family affair of father, 2 sons and 3 friends, the Bronx Wanderers have become somewhat of a sensation with performances everywhere from casinos such as Mohegan Sun to major performing arts center around the country.Fans marvel at the group’s ability to recapture the original sound of the hits in their repertoire. Thanks to Vinny’s producing expertise and his own musical talent, even songs by major hit makers such as Frankie Valli and Paul Anka sound virtually note for note “true” to the studio versions that became such favorites. So come out to the show and experience the moments that truly grab us and leave us feeling like we have just experienced something that we will cherish for days and years to come! The 2022-23 Greater Hazleton Concert Series offers entertaining, professional performances to subscribers. Individual tickets are $30 for adults and $10 for students. For concert information or tickets call, Cynthia at 570-436-6615, Amelia at 570-788-4864 or Shirley at 570-384-1226. For more information of all GHCS concerts, visit or visit our Facebook page.





OUTDOORSONLY SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11TH 9am to 4pm SLATES • WREATHS • CANDLES • LAWN STAKES WOOD CRAFTS • FOOD & MUCH MORE Hometown Farmer’s Market • 125 Mahanoy Ave., Tamaqua Contact Suzi for more info: 570-943-2707 OR RAIN OR SHINE • FREE ADMISSION • FREE PARKING Over 200 selected craftsmen from PA and nearby states will be demonstrating and displaying their nest work. A delicious variety of foods prepared for your eating pleasure - all day including breakfast starting at 7:00a.m. (Bene

allowed during the 22 SEPTEMBER 2022 Panorama Community Magazine For the Safety of Yourself & Others NO PETS , BICYCLES or ALCOHOL will be allowed on Festival grounds at ANY TIME! October 7th, 8th & 9th at Test Track Park GreatCraftsFoodLiveMusicALLWEEKEND2STAGES South Eaton Street behind Kmart • for updates & more information visit • Kids Activities & TractorGamesPullsonSaturday Events Sponsors: SGT. REGINALD VOUGHT POST 821 VFW &PARKINGFREEADMISSION VENDORS!150 Upcoming Events

September 7, 8, 14 • ArtsCAN Grow, 909 W. 15 th Street, Hazleton, PA • Monthly workshops and events at affordable prices. They also offer a unique shopping experience. Stop by a browse our marketplace full of beautiful merchandise for purchase thanks to the incredibly talented local artisans of NEPA! Store hours are Wednesday thru Friday 5-8:30pm and Saturday 9:30am-1pm.

• September 7 & 14: Faux Stained Glass Art – Learn techniques to create a stain glass effect from 6-8:30pm each night. This is a 2-part workshop, and the cost is $65. Please note that space is limited for this class and there are only 2 spots left. • September 8

Feather Fantasy watercolor with Christie – Step by step watercolor call for all ages beginner level. Class begins at 6pm and the cost is $25. • ArtsCAN Grow is all about crafting, learning, teaching, sharing and fun! Join us for one of our workshops and let your creative side shine! Please check our website or visit our FB page for more information or contact Shannon at 570-5798721. To reserve your spot, visit our website www.artscangrow. com. Friday, September 9 from 5-11pm, Saturday, September 10 from 11am-11pm, Sunday, September 11 from 12-9pm

entertainment, rides, games, food, crafts, lunch bag raffle, bingo and more! Pets, bikes, skateboards and any type of roller skates are

• 33rd Annual Palmerton Community Festival • Palmerton Borough Park • This event is rain or shine, free of charge and free parking. Handicapped parking available. Come on out and join this family fun event. There will be not

Saturday, September 24 from 7am to 3pm & Sunday, September 25 from 12:30pm to 2:30pm

• Saint John Bosco Church • 573 State Route 93, Sugarloaf

Sunday, October 2 from 12-4pm

• Fall Fling Flea Market

Saturday, September 17 from 10am to 5pm & Sunday, September 18 from 11am to 4pm • Cranberry Quilt Guild - Quilt Show • Weatherly Middle School, 602 Sixth Street, Weatherly • Donation is $5. The quilts are all handmade by members, and will range from King size to mini, baby to wall hanging, and holiday to art quilts. Along with the quilts, there will be the Quilters Gift Boutique, a vintage shop, local vendors, raffles, and tricky trays. There will also be challenge displays and a special Quilt of Valor presentation. Refreshments and bake sale will be available for purchase.

Great Food, Beer & Wine Area!

• This event is free of charge and fun for the entire family. Leashed, well-behaved dogs are welcome! There will be food, activities, vendors, and a silent auction. All proceeds benefit the Friends of Tuscarora and Locust Lake State Parks. It will be a great day to enjoy the parks, grab a bite to eat, shop your local vendors, and take your chance at the silent auction! There will even be a Food Truck just for Fur Babies – Off the Leash Dog Food Truck will be there serving up your dog’s favorite treats!! For complete details and list of activities and demonstrations, check us out on FB – Bark In The Park at Locust Lake. Hope to see you there.


• "Bark In The Park" fundraising event • Locust Lake State Park,

Sunday, September 25th from Noon to 3pm • Fall Festival sponsored by Beaver Meadows Citizens for Recreation • Beautiful Lake Marie • Music Provided By Two Of Us & Cellar Dwellarz, Hayrides, Crafts, Vendors, Scarecrow Stuffing,

event weekend for the safety of everyone. We ask that everyone be respectful of others by maintaining social distancing and wearing a mask if not immunized. For more information visit us at

Thurdsay, September 15 from 9am to 1pm • Eyeglass Collection • Laurel Mall • The Drums Lioness Lions Club will hold a collection of used Eyeglasses at the Annual Senior Expo at the Laurel Mall. All used eyeglasses can be donated for use toward the Lions Club International’s mission of “Recycle for Sight.” After cleaning, determining prescription, and packaging all donations, trained Lions and Lioness members conduct free screenings for children and adults and dispense appropriate recycled eyeglasses at no cost to the individual. By giving free access to vision correction, Lions Club International has helped to increase the quality of life for children and adults through eyeglass collection events throughout the world.

• Located in the church gym, the market offers a large variety of items for purchase including tasty treats from the market kitchen. There is something for everyone of all ages. Hunting for treasures? Come to the SJB Fall Fling Flea Market! For more information, please contact the Church office at 570-788-1997.

Satisfaction - International Rolling Stones Show Is Coming to The Wiltsie Center Hazleton

24 SEPTEMBER 2022 Panorama Community Magazine 128 West Broadway Jim Thorpe, 570-325-5259PA No children under 12 - No Advance Reservations GHOST TOURS: $15 OCTOBER 8TH • 15TH • 22ND • 29TH Doors Open 6:00pm • Last Tour 9:00pm Tours Every 15 Minutes • Tour Length Approximately ½ Hour DAYTIME HISTORY TOURS THRU OCTOBER Monday thru Thursday 1pm-4:30pm Tours Every 45 Minutes Friday, Saturday & Sunday 12pm-4:30pm Tours Every 20 Minutes DAYTIME HISTORY TOURS THROUGH OCTOBER Weekdays 3-4:30pm (Closed Wed) Tours Every ½ Hour Saturday & Sunday 12-4:30pm Tours Every 20 Minutes 19th & Oak Sts., Ashland, PA VISIT ONE OF PENNSYLVANIA’S TOP TEN TOURIST ATTRACTIONS... right in your own backyard! OUR 60TH YEAR! Closed Mon. & Tues. Wed.- Sat. 10:30-5:00 Sun. 12:30-4:30 570-379-4771 467 HazletonBerwick/Highway,Nescopeck Check Out All Our Apple Products&FallSpecialItems Start to think about stocking up... With our Canned Meats Beef, Chicken, Pork and Ground Beef

Satisfaction - The International Rolling Stones Show is a highly rated Rolling Stones tribute show entering its 20th year in production with over 4,000 performances listed to their credit. They are performing on the Wiltsie Stage Thursday, September 22nd. Doors open at 7:30pm.“Satisfaction is the international touring tribute show to the World's Greatest Rock & Roll Band. Rolling Stone magazine said Satisfaction is "one of the best tribute shows in the world." This production became the first ever Rolling Stones show to debut on the Las Vegas strip as part of Legends in Concert Show. Performing up to 150 shows a year, this highly acclaimed production showcases the most authentic cast & costuming of its kind. The likes of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and cast bring a colorful performance to over 50 years of classicSatisfactionhits. has been featured in Rolling Stone Magazine, Showbiz Magazine, Las Vegas Today, CBS Sunday Morning news and hundreds of national greatest&magazines,newspapers,televisionradioastheworld’sshowhonoring the Rolling Stones and their legacy. They received outstanding reviews as well as feature cover stories in the Las Vegas Sun and Show Biz magazine. Las Vegas Sun stated that the tribute band "shined just like the real Stones on the strip." Showbiz Magazine wrote, "they have you in the aisles like Jumping Jack TicketsFlash."are on sale at eventbrite. com or via direct link from the Wiltsie website “Upcoming Events” page at or via links on the Facebook page “Wiltsie Center at the Historic Castle.” Tickets are $28.16 which includes fees. Tickets can also be purchased at the door for $30. The Wiltsie Center is located at 700 N Wyoming St at the Historic Castle. Parking is free. The show begins at 8pm, and doors open at 7:30pm. Security is provided by the Hazleton Area School District. The Alice C. Wiltsie Performing Arts Center is a 501c3 nonprofit made up of community volunteers.

The West Hazleton Veterinary Hospital is the first Veterinary practice in the area to add the Companion Therapeutic Laser.With the addition of the laser, our fuzzy friends will receive instant relief of pain, inflammation and swelling associated with soft tissue injuries, trauma, surgery, arthritis, and chronic everyday disorders. A relatively new branch of medicine, the Class IV laser delivers a large amount of light energy into the pet’s body. When the light interacts with damaged cells, healing is accelerated and pain is dramatically reduced. 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, Pain-Free Relief. Call 570-455-2580 for more information or to schedule a laser treatment for your pet.

HospitalHazletonTrippett,KennethWestVeterinary model the self-talk you want to see in your tween. Normalize mistakes and help them to overcome the fear of failure by instilling confidencebuilding mantras (even if they don't realize they're mantras) like "you can do hard things" into your everyday language.

(BPT) - The tween years can be incredibly tough to navigate. Between trying to figure out their passions, building friendships and keeping up with the demands of school, many self-discoveries happen. Research suggests that it takes time and exploration for tweens to find their identity and discover their passions, but that can be confusing and come with a lot of pressure. Below are a few tips to help encourage your tween to think and act creatively this school year.

Pain Relief for Your (Furry) Best Friend by Dr.

25 Panorama Community Magazine WestVeterinaryHazletonHospital Dr. Kenneth Trippett WE LASERDIGATHERMOFFERTHERAPY ACCEPTINGNOW ScheduleCLIENTSNEWYourPetsWellnessExamNow! 118 West 3rd St, Mifflinville • 570-752-2383 Monday-Friday 10am-6pm Saturday curtswebsales@gmail.com9am-4pm Over 500 Guns InNewStock!&Used• Reloading Components • Huge Selection of FirearmsSurplusMilitary • Gun Repair Available • Always Looking to Buy Guns and Gun Parts 118 West 3rd St, Mifflinville • 570-752-2383 606 E Butler Drive, Freeland (Freeland Drums Hwy) Tel: 570-636-0680 Fax: pauren01@pauinsurance.com570-636-0197URENOVICHINSURANCEAGENCY also representing:BUSINESSHOMEAUTOLIFE Put “TRUSTYourINUS” for All Your Insurance Needs! ServingProudlyTheAreaSince1976 Encourage Creativity In Tweens

1. Make the kitchen into a screen-free zone Every parent knows their kids' first stop as soon as they get home from school will be the kitchen. Why not make yours a screen-free zone? That way, when your kids grab a snack, there's greater room for open-minded thoughts, free of distraction. 2. Be their confidence coach Role

3. Encourage inventiveness in the kitchen Stock your fridge with grab-and-go snacks that can mix and match with anything. Tween years are typically when children become more curious and comfortable trying Continued on page 29

antique fairs,


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127 Yard Sale When: August Where: From Addison, MI to Gadsden, AL This antiques fair reaches from Michigan to Alabama for 690 miles through six (6) states and is known as the World’s Longest Yard Sale Continued on page 29

By Dr. Lori By Dr. Lori Verderame Brimfield and so many other major Madison Bouckeville Fair has dealer booths and sellers tables set up in many large, open fields. The items are of high quality and the prices are right. It is a must-see event and you won’t be disappointed. What to buy: Americana, signage, small scale furniture, trendy stools, benches, architectural salvage, baskets, quilts.

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What: Brimfield Flea Market When: July, September Where: Massachusetts The main streets and expansive fields around Brimfield are transformed into a huge marketplace. I appeared at the first virtual Brimfield antiques appraisal event in 2020 when the pandemic interfered with on-site shopping, but back in full swing Brimfield has much to offer. Shoppers love Brimfield for its abundance of stuff for Whatsale. to buy: early American antiques, kitchen items, advertising tins,


Anytime is a good time to shop for vintage and antiques objects, but if you are tired for the crowded thrift stores, Good will bins, and Salvation Army shelves, you may want to change things up and experience some outdoor antique and vintage shopping. While yard sales are the cat’s pajamas, huge public flea markets and antiques fairs are gearing up to host huge crowds. Want to know where some of the best antique fairs are taking place? I’ve got you covered. Grab you best friend, your best pair of sneakers, and a tote bag or five and let’s go shopping. Here are some tips on where and what to buy at some of the country’s top antique fairs.

What: Round Top Antiques When: January, April, October Where: Texas Round Top Antiques Fair is just like Texas, big! It is a truly massive antiques show with something for everybody. Unlike other such antiques fairs, you need tickets to attend and it is best to purchase tickets in advance. You don’t want to miss a thing. This is the show that most interior decorators do not miss. What to buy: lighting fixtures and architectural salvage, mirrors, doors, European furnishings, books Route


New Vacuums from $59 Repairs • Bags • Belts Filters • Parts •Clean•Perfect•Simplicity•Riccar•OreckObsessedExpertDyson Repair Central Vacuum & Lamp Repair 300 Center St., 570-668-1120Tamaqua Rt. 309 Across from Speedway Gas Open Mon-Fri from 10am til 3pm SALES & SERVICEWARRANTY ALL VACUUMBRANDREPAIR749 Route 93, Sybertsville • 570-788-3809 WWW.DIANESALONON93.COM Now Accepting Credit/Debit CardsOpen 6 Days A Week Evening Appointments Available (Walk-ins welcome when available) Celebrating 48 Years Creating Beautiful Hair! Make Some Positive Changes In Your Life With a Beautiful New Haircut & Color! Our Stylists Can't Wait To Tackle Your Next Transformation for a Beautiful New You! weathervanes, artwork, chairs, flags, textiles. What: Madison Bouckeville Antique Fair When: June, August Where: New York Like


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Case # 3: I had been doing taxes for a customer since 2006, Single, and his son, as single when in 2017 dad’s return rejected as SSN being claimed on an MFS return! I called the taxpayer and he said, yes, he was legally married but he and his wife had lived separately since probably 2000 or before and had both filed single. What happened was she changed preparers and her new preparer filed her as MFS! So, his 2017 went from $501 refund to $614 due! Sadly, in this case, the IRS was true. So, when you get a notice, read it, have your preparer read it. Most importantly, DO NOT IGNORE IT! Honest Abe’s would be glad to help you! Call us, 570668-8297.

By Alice Horton-Barr, CEO, Honest Abe's Taxes, Inc. thought it was real, and paid $450; we filed an amendment to which the IRS tried to say NO! We fought it, resent it; proved he was due $450 plus $8 for a SCH D loss and ultimately by standing our ground he did receive his refund!

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Now, three cases: Case # 1: 2016, the IRS sent out “Balance Due” notices to AMAZON employees that they owed taxes on Stock Sales for Profit. The IRS stated they had profit when they did not. The notice said that Cost of Basis of Stock “We used the cost basis shown in box 1e on form1099B”. They did not. Cost in Box 1e= Sale in Box 1d, thus zero income! They sent out MANY of these false notices. Our tax office had 5 customers. One taxpayer who received this notice,


Autumn Equinox is September 22

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IRS letters must FIRST be READ CAREFULLY. When read carefully an IRS letter will often be quite simple to decipher. It will tell you the period the letter is about, if you are being given a refund, the amount, whether that refund is increased or decreased, and why that refund is being sent or adjusted. If it tells you that you owe money again, it tells you the period and usually a reason for any adjustment.Whenyou are not knowledgeable enough about your taxes any correspondence you receive should be reviewed in person by your tax preparer, not by telephone, they can’t read your letter through the phone. Sometimes that letter you get is wrong. If it is they can prepare a response to fix it. The IRS has been known to fail to give taxpayers credit for withholdings paid in, thus reducing the taxpayer’s refund. The IRS has been known to fail to give taxpayer credit for payment made, or the payment has crossed in the mail.

Case # 2: Taxpayer filed 2020 claiming only $1540 in gambling winnings in February 2021. Then he tells me he has total $50K in winnings. We prepare a 1040X which is electronically filed and accepted in November 2021, showing he owes $5973. In February 2022 he pays the $5973. Between November and February, he receives no notices. Between February and August 2022, he receives no notices. In August 2022 he receives a “Proposed Change Notice” for his 2020 tax return increasing his 2020 Original Filed Return, duping the $1540 he filed and not acknowledging the amendment that was filed and payment filed! What is going on with the IRS computer?

You receive a letter from the IRS and you panic, what do they want? Even if you know that you owe back taxes you should not panic about the letter because the IRS is generally not looking to arrest you, freeze your bank account, or come sell your personal belongings and home, UNLESS you owe them hundreds of thousands of dollars, treasury taxes (Business and payroll), and have IGNORED them for a long period of time. Generally, they are like A) your mother, they want to hear from you and B) a bill collector, they want payment and/ or a payment plan.


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The Coburg Antique and Vintage Fair is the place to shop for rare antiques and collectibles, heirlooms from famous families and period paintings and sculptures. Historic Coburg is a destination in itself with its own shuttle and the fair features live music too. For treasure hunters in the Pacific Northwest, this is a be there or be square event. What to buy: china, tools, kitchen wares, vintage linens, jewelry, toys, sports memorabilia, and carvings. These are some of the most attractive antiques attractions. If you are a shopper or a seller, don’t miss these top antiques Ph.D.fairs. antiques appraiser, author, and award-winning TV personality, Dr. Lori appears on The Curse of Oak Island, the #1 show on History channel. She gives appraisals at public events nationwide, online at, and on Ask Dr. Lori LIVE on DrLoriV or call (888) 431-1010.

5. Let them answer first If a problem arises that affects both of you, give your child the chance to weigh in first with a potential solution.

4. Give them a 'yes day' Like the notable movie, carve out a day where your tween gets to dictate which creative-focused activities you do.

7. Let them take a few risks Allow your tweens the space to take moderate risks that get them out of their comfort zone. Let them sign up for an activity they've not yet tried, just to give it a shot. Show trust in their judgment by saying "yes" to things you wouldn't have when they were younger, like snowboarding or going to the park with friends alone.

6. Create challenges that get them thinking Fuel their creativity by putting them up to unexpected challenges with a time limit: Create a unique creature out of folding a piece of paper, see who can get through a scooter course the fastest or make up the silliest new lyrics to a favorite song.

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A water balloon fight in the winter, a trip to a theme park, a concert that starts at 10 p.m. - it's all fair game and can help open their world to new possibilities for their future.

Continued from Page 24 new things. Take advantage of this curiosity by trying new flavors and finding favorites together.

8. Give their room a decor update As your tween edges closer to their teen years, an upgrade to their room's style may be in order as they transition from more adolescent colors and interests into more mature preferences. Let them dictate the style and work together to paint, curate and organize. Lastly, sometimes the best thing you can do is to let them have space and time to figure out what they enjoy the most, what makes them happy and where their passions lie. If you foster an environment of open dialogue, they'll share some updates when they're ready. With these tips, you're providing your child opportunities to explore and learn more about themselves with you as their guide through the challenges of building a strong selfidentity in the tween years. Good luck!

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While it's noble for parents to want to help their children, they don't need to forgo their future to help their child build their own. One of the easiest ways to immediately cover the college financing gap is through loans designed to help pay for a college education. It can be stressful paying for college and saving for retirement, but you can balance these two needs through responsible borrowing.

If you still find you have a gap to bridge, private student loans are one option to explore. Before helping your child take out a private loan, research and find the best option for your family. A student loan calculator can help you estimate the cost of the loan and potential monthly payment to find a repayment plan that fits your specific financial situation.

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(BPT) - Your child has decided on a college, signed up for freshman orientation, and now comes the next hurdle: paying the tuition bill. According to a survey by College Ave Student Loans, 74% of parents surveyed found the cost of college to be surprisingly high. Between tuition, room and board and other expenses, many families have a financing gap, even with the help of scholarships and grants.

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While you may have previously avoided taking out a loan for fear of you or your child going into debt, many loans have multiple repayment options."Itcan be scary to apply for a student loan, but it doesn't have to be difficult," said financial expert Mark Kantrowitz. "Student loans are a tool to help parents give their children a bright future." By now, your family should have completed their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Doing so not only considers your student for scholarships and grants, but also gives them access to federal student loans, which they can take out in their own name at a low fixed rate. If you need to borrow, federal student loans in the student's name should be taken out first as those come with unique benefits and protections, not offered by private lenders.

If you're wondering how you'll afford your child's education, check out these financing options to cover any remaining college expenses before they start school this fall. When savings aren't enough According to the survey, 95% of parents are helping or planning to help their child pay for college. How do they plan to afford the cost? About 59% plan to use their income and savings to help cover some of the costs left after grants and scholarships.Some(43%) will use 529 college savings accounts to help pay for college, but with the rising costs of tuition and room and board, many families are still coming up short. Some parents plan to take up a second job and some are considering using their retirement account or expect their child to contribute.

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In the movie Moneyball there is line “How can you not be romantic about baseball.” It is a line that has been uttered in some form since the beginning of baseball. The romanticism is double edged sword for baseball. In the Ken Burns documentary, it was said ‘Baseball is the Story of America.” “It is an epic overflowing with heroes and hopefuls, scoundrels and screwballs.” The story has produced larger than life national heroes: Ruth, DiMaggio, Mays, Mantle, Aaron, Ripken, Griffey. Every time baseball appears to be lacking the large national star, the critics start about the demise of the game. A tradition that started in 1880’s with the original New York Knickerbockers grumbling about the state of the game. The truth is that baseball has always been an intensely regional sport. The original 16 teams were based in 10 cities in the east. As a result of this regionalization the Pacific Coast League (PCL) in 1930’s through the 1950’s was widely considered a “3rd” Major League. Many players would turn down the chance to play in east due to comparable salaries. Many future MLB stars such as Ted Williams and Joe DiMaggio came from PCL. One of the most popular players of the PCL was Steve Bilko from Nanticoke. In 2015 his notoriety was forever remembered by his induction into the Baseball Reliquary Shrine of Eternals. The Baseball Reliquary The Baseball Reliquary was found in 1996, by Terry Cannon. In Cannon’s own description the Reliquary is a museum and shrine that serves as a puckish alternative to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. the Reliquary celebrates baseball’s pioneers and free spirits, those individuals whose greatness is derived from their legends and mystics and not their stats. In 1999 he expanded the Reliquary by adding the Shrine of the Eternals, his answer to the Baseball Hall of Fame. The criteria is fairly arbitrary — alongside such giants of the game as Satchel Paige and Shoeless Joe Jackson, past nominees have included the notoriously light-hitting Mario Mendoza, the fictional character Henry Wiggen from the book “Bang the Drum Slowly,” and John Meeden, a homeless softball player known as “the hobo Roy Hobbs.” Don Malcolm of the “Hardball Times” described the Reliquary as a connection to baseball subterranean stream of adversity, extremity, and otherness. Before anyone thinks this is a whimsical event the inductees go to Los Angeles every year to accept their awards. Dick Allen, Marvin Miller, Racheal Robinson and Jim Abbott are just some of the inductees that have personally accepted their honor. Why Steve Bilko Below is from the Reliquary Elected to the Shrine of the Eternals in his fourth year on the ballot, STEVE BILKO (1928-1978) was not a star in the big leagues. Over a ten-year career, he was a regular for only one season (1953, with the Cardinals), and he appeared in more than 100 games only one other time (1961, with the expansion Angels). He could hit for power, but struck out too often. He had no speed. To explain the lingering mystique of this moonfaced, lumbering first baseman, we must look at the Pacific Coast League, with franchises located along the West Coast and featuring a prolonged weather-friendly playing season, competitive pennant races and playoffs, and a rabidly partisan fan base. When residents of Los Angeles, San Diego, Seattle, Sacramento, or other western cities thought of pro baseball, they thought of the PCL, not the far-distant American or National Leagues. The PCL produced great baseball until the Dodgers and Giants relocated to Los Angeles and San Francisco, respectively, in 1958, thus reducing the PCL to permanent minor-league status. In those waning years of PCL supremacy, Bilko was the slugging star for the Los Angeles Angels, who wowed fans with mammoth home runs and exceptionally fierce strikeouts. He led the PCL in home runs for three consecutive seasons from 1955 to 1957, winning the league Triple Crown in 1956 with a .360 average, 55 HRs, and 164 RBI. He was by far the biggest sports star in Los Angeles history prior to the arrival of the Dodgers. His pop


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culture profile was so huge that when comedian Phil Silvers needed a name for a character in his new television sitcom, he picked Bilko. Recognizing his popularity with local fans, the Dodgers added Bilko to their roster as a gate attraction for their inaugural campaign in Los Angeles. The Angels (the American League expansion team) did likewise in 1961, providing Bilko with a final chance to awe the fans at his old haunt, Los Angeles’s his glory years coincided with the demise of a much-loved league adds a last wistful touch to his legend. His sons Stephen and Thomas Bilko were on hand to accept the award for Bilko who passed away in 1978 at the age of 49. During the award ceremony Folk Singer Ross Altman performed a song “Who’s on First?” he wrote in honor of Bilko. In 2014 Gaylon White published the The Bilko Athletic Club: The Story of the 1956 Los Angeles Angels. During the 1956 baseball season in the city of Los Angeles, Mickey Mantle’s pursuit of Babe Ruth’s single-season home run record was matched only by the day-today drama of Steve Bilko’s exploits in the Pacific Coast League. While Mantle was winning the Triple Crown in the American League, Bilko was doing the same in the highest of all the minor leagues with the Los Angeles Angels. He led the league hitters in eight categories, and the Angels romped to the pennant. Bilko hit one mighty home run legends wide and far across the country. It may be Steve Bilko or any number of players celebrated in their towns and cities. As the movie said “How can you not be romantic about baseball.Formore information check out the Until next month be sure to keep writing to and on twitter @hardcoalbasebal

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The perfect example is Celosia, which features blooms in unique shapes such as plumes, spikes or wavy crests. You can create any outdoor aesthetic you desire with varieties available in yellow, orange, red and dark purple. Each adds texture and dimension, pairing well with mums and other popular autumn florals.Whether it's containers, window boxes or several strategic places in your landscaping, you can update your home for the fall season and boost your curb appeal with fall flowers. A dash of color and texture will help your home be a standout on the block.

(BPT) - As temperatures drop and seasons turn, that doesn't mean you have to give up on the vivid blooms you love so much in your yard. Strategically adding seasonal plants that can withstand cooler weather is a great way to bring color and dimension to outdoor spaces, enhancing your curb appeal into the autumn months. To educate and inspire, the plant and gardening experts at Ball Horticultural Company share simple tips, top trends and standout plants that are ideal for fall: Pollinator plants in traditional autumn hues There's no easier way to add autumn atmosphere to your entryway, walkways and flower boxes than with the warm hues of rich yellows and sunny oranges. Blooms in these colors convey happiness and warmth, making them beautifully eye-catching. Some plants in these tones are especially attractive to bees and butterflies, helping create pollinator-friendly spaces.For example, award-winning Echinacea Artisan Yellow Ombre is a native-type prairie plant that attracts songbirds, bees and butterflies throughout fall, and into winter. It's drought tolerant and low maintenance, making it a no-brainer for colorful autumn gardens. Another great option as the weather cools is Achillea Milly Rock Yellow Terracotta. This perennial has a breathtaking golden-orange color that is perfect for fall because it is frost tolerant, plus it attracts pollinators while resisting hungry rabbits and deer. Moody blues are trending for fall While yellow and orange are quintessential fall colors, you can add an on-trend element to your outdoor space with Spreading Pansy Cool Wave Blue. The stunning dark, moody blue hue plays nicely when combined with a jewel-toned autumn palette. It is also a standout choice by itself, reflecting the cooler weather, crisp air and clear night skies associated with the fall months. The vibrant shade of solid blue is beautiful in planters and hanging baskets, as well as in landscaping and window boxes. This sun-loving variety is a spreading pansy, meaning it can serve as great groundcover, as well. You can enjoy this pansy in fall, and with superior overwintering hardiness, it's the earliest pansy to return in the spring. Create dimension through floral shapes Color is one important aspect of landscape design, but to really elevate your outdoor appeal, consider dimension as well. Creating variables in plants through shape and texture adds visual interest, bringing new depth to a space. To create this, mix florals with greenery and don't be afraid of nontraditional flower shapes.

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With modern designs and numerous benefits, electric fireplaces are one of these projects, enhancing the aesthetic of any room without the extensive construction and cost of traditional gas or wood fireplaces.

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"In any existing room where you would like to add an electric fireplace, it's very easy to add one," said Heat & Glo Brand Manager Kathy Rogers. "It's a lot easier to install than a gas fireplace and you don't need an expert for installation. With just a few tools, a well-placed electrical outlet, and the revolutionary wall-mount SimpliFire Format electric fireplace, you can bring the comfort of a fireplace to any room in your home."

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Modern electric fireplaces are available in multiple sizes to fit your space and have no mesh screens or visible heat vents. You can zone heat throughout the year with optional heat, bringing comfort where you need it. Dynamic flames and an LED ember bed create ambiance and warmth - if desired - on demand. You can also safely place a TV or Continued on next page

(BPT) - Are you looking for ways to enhance your home and boost its value? The best kinds of home improvement projects provide wowworthy results without much effort.

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Electricity access: Make sure that you have access to electricity to power your new fireplace. You can choose to either simply plug in your fireplace to a standard outlet or hire a professional to hard-wire it directly. Check codes: As with any home improvement project, you'll need to ensure compliance with local building codes. Contact your city or township to get the most recent regulations. Verify codes and read all fireplace installation instructions before you start your project so you avoid any issues.Whether it's in a family room, basement, bedroom, bathroom or another space, a wall-mounted electric fireplace brings function and fashion to your home. Visit HeatnGlo. com to learn more about electric fireplaces and get additional expert advice on installation.

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1. Clean or repaint your front door Since your front door is exposed to the elements, simply washing away some of the built-up dirt and grime can breathe new life into this focal point of your home. For an affordable, more eye-catching upgrade, consider painting your front door a bold, vibrant hue that coordinates with the rest of your home's color palette to help draw buyers in. You can also add visual interest with a simple seasonal wreath.

3. Update outdoor hardware and lighting House numbers, the entry door handle and porch light fixtures are all elements that add style and interest to your home's curb appeal, whether you realize it or not. Replace old house numbers with a customized or DIY number display, or simply choose larger, more modern numbers for a few dollars each. Also consider updating your porch light fixtures for added appeal and safety. Be sure to consider your home's style and the fixture's configuration to ensure it illuminates your walkway or porch adequately, and for added time and money savings, choose fixtures that use the same mounting system as your current ones.

(BPT) - With the summer months finally here, now is the perfect time to spruce up your home - both indoors and out. It's a well-known fact that homes with strong curb appeal not only tend to sell faster, but also have higher perceived home values - as much as 7%-14% more. While there are many large-scale renovations that can add curb appeal to your home, there are just as many simple refreshes you can make without spending a lot of time or money. Here are five easy ways to boost your home's curb appeal - and its value - in as little as a few hours:

2. Ensure your doors, windows and siding are sealed With warmer months there often comes rainy and wet weather, so now is the perfect time to ensure your doors, windows, siding and other exterior surfaces won't fall prey to water leakage during the next summer storm. Perfect for exterior touch-ups of any size, DAP's AMP All Weather Window, Siding and Door Sealant delivers a 100% weatherproof and waterproof seal for windows, doors, siding, trim, gutter, flashing and concrete. It outperforms silicone in key performance attributes such as wet surface application, paintability and crystal-clear clarity, while also offering exceptional weatherability, durability and mold and mildew resistance, providing maximum performance for every project. It also has a 30-minute paint and rain/water ready time - making even the smallest touch-ups a breeze while giving you added peace of mind. Additionally, the sealant line includes a kitchen and bath-specific formulation perfect for all your interior touch-up needs as well.

You can leave the hammer and tile spacers at the store and still bring beautiful oak or pine woodgrain or ornate stone patterns into your home on a budget. Resilient flooring offers a wide variety of color, texture and design options to fit nearly any vision you can dream up. Beyond their surface beauty, resilient flooring options from members of the Resilient Floor Covering Institute are made with sustainable manufacturing practices like reducing energy, water and waste, and avoiding depleting limited natural resources.

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5. Add color with flowers or plants From adding flowers around your mailbox or planters on your porch, to installing window boxes for an added pop of color, this is an easy and affordable afternoon project that instantly makes your home look more welcoming, approachable and modern while adding to its perceived value. Be sure to choose varieties that will get enough sunlight based on where they're planted and mix and match colors based on your home's color scheme for the best results. For more tips to help tackle your home improvement projects, visit

4. Repair any unsightly cracked concrete Driveway, sidewalk, patio, and other outdoor concrete cracks are both common and inevitable given they are in high-traffic areas and are susceptible to the annual freeze/thaw cycle. Without proper attention and repairs, these cracks are not only unsightly, but can lead to more serious issues or worse, pose safety concerns. Thankfully, fixing them doesn't have to be a costly headache with the help of Textured Concrete. This premium latex sealant simulates concrete with the durability needed to properly move and flex with heavy-trafficked concrete surfaces while providing a long-lasting, crackresistant seal. Perfect for use on concrete, mortar, brick, metal, stone, stucco, grout and textured walls, it's easy to use and apply, won't stain or bleed, and can be cleaned up with just water if needed. While most latex sealants require a 24-hour dry time before painting, this one is ready to paint in just two hours so you can perfectly match any substrate and move onto your next project in record time.

(Family Features) Floors are an investment. When you’re sitting down to plan out a remodel, you don’t typically start with a designer lamp or a sleek lounge chair – you design your spaces from the’re planning out your remodel this spring, consider an option like Beautifully Responsible resilient flooring to bring the room to life while giving you room to live your life. If you’re redoing your kitchen, you need floors that can stand up to spills and other messes. If you just got a puppy, you’ll need floors that don’t pause at the sight of paws. Resilient flooring offers durable options that can stand up to everyday wear and tear, all in designs that can fit your Considerbudget.these reasons to opt for resilient flooring during your remodel.

New Floors Faster Many resilient floors are designed to be easier to install, but you can also find resilient flooring options in nearly every home improvement store – meaning you could get started on your renovation today. Whether it’s in sheets that can cover an entire room or luxury vinyl tiles you can tailor to your space, resilient flooring can save time and money on installation.

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Complete your entryway upgrade by choosing a new entry door handle or lockset that complements your house numbers and light fixtures for the most cohesive look. For all three, bronze finishes often look best with traditional homes, while brushed nickel suits more modern ones.

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The Mature Worker Program/Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) offers you an opportunity to get the job skills, and the job leads, to get that better paying job. The purpose of the SCSEP is to offer a “stepping stone” back into the work force. The goal is to help the individual obtain permanent employment. To qualify for the program a person must be at least 55 years old, a resident of Luzerne/Wyoming counties, and meet federal low-income guidelines.

SCSEP offers on-the-job training, referrals for additional classroom training (if appropriate), and referrals to employers in the community who are seeing the skills you have or will acquire in the program. It can also offer assessment, testing and counseling if desired or needed.

The on-the-job training offered by SCSEP means that you will be assigned to train at a government or nonprofit agency for 15-20 hours per week. You will be paid the minimum wage by the program for the time you spend in on-the-job training, attending approved classes or program meetings, or otherwise engaged in authorized training activities

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4. Establish a filing system that lets you keep track of important papers you need to keep and have a shredder handy to help you discard any sensitive documents. Whether you alphabetize, color code or use some other method, group paperwork into segments for categories such as bills, banking, health care, auto, insurance and so on for easy access in the future.

2. Arrange the space with its intended use and your own work style in mind. For example, if you don’t need ample space to spread out over a large, flat work area, eliminate that space – it’s simply an invitation for clutter.

3. Place items you rely on frequently, such as a calculator or ruler, within arm’s reach so they can easily be put away between uses. Capture these items in containers and bins to keep the space looking neat and free of clutter.

1. Make sure you have furniture that can adequately store your stuff, including plenty of space for files, reference books and computer equipment. Pieces need not be costly to be functional and there are plenty of attractive options available online and at both small and major retailers.

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(Family Features) When temperatures creep up again, it signals time for an annual tradition: spring cleaning. While big projects like windows are hard to overlook, don’t forget smaller areas that need attention, too, such as your home office.

Making sense of a year’s worth of paperwork and clutter can take some serious time, especially as many people have been working from home more than normal, but getting organized can help you tackle home management tasks more efficiently. Making the office a priority can reduce frustration when it comes to spending additional time in your office while working from home. These five tips can help get you started:

5. Tangled cords can make even the most organized spaces look messy, and they may pose a fire or tripping hazard. Get control of your cords by storing devices you don’t use regularly and securing the remaining cords with twist ties or clips. Remember to use a surge-protected power strip to minimize the chance of damage should a power surge occur. Find more tips to make your workspace tidy and organized at

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Coupled with the fact that 54% of all vehicles inspected are found to have improperly inflated tires, many lives can be saved by reducing the number of fatal accidents that are directly related to under or overinflated tires.

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In the year 2000, Congress proposed a law called the TREAD Act of 2000 which required all vehicle manufactures to incorporate tire pressure monitoring systems in all of their cars and light trucks by the year 2008. This was due to the increase in rollover accidents that were attributed to low tire pressure conditions.

The Tire Pressure Monitoring System is designed to help achieve this goal.

As stated earlier, many motorists do not regularly check their tire pressure. There are many factors to consider with a low tire situation, the main one obviously being safety. Underinflated tires handle poorly and require longer vehicle stopping distances. They can also heat up at high speeds which can cause a sudden blowout. Underinflated tires can also hit you in the pocketbook by reducing your gas mileage. Improper tire pressure can also cause your tires to wear prematurely. Recent studies have shown that underinflated tires will wear 50 to 75% faster than a tire that is inflated to the proper pressure. Overinflated tires can also lead to tire blowouts due to increased tire tension.

Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems began appearing around the late 1990’s. The introduction of run flat tires and emergency or “donut’ spare tires motivated the industry to make a basic tire pressure monitoring system mandatory. There are two types of TPMS in use today. Both are designed to illuminate a warning light on the instrument panel if the tire pressure drops 25% or more below the recommended inflation pressure. The most common type of TPMS is the “direct” system. Direct systems physically monitor the air pressure inside each tire through the use of a wheel mounted sensor. The sensor is usually located inside the wheel and operates via radio frequency signals These signals are sent to a microcontroller, analyzed and returned as parameters that meet the proper electrical threshold or are under the values and alert the dashboard Continued on next page

Policyholders also have the ability to reduce policy limits and optional coverages; however, Hertel cautions against this approach.

Here are five factors customers can influence that contribute to auto insurance premium calculations and how to make sure they add up to the lowest possible price:

"It may be possible, but not wise, to cut premiums by reducing policy limits for bodily injury, property damage, medical payments and uninsured motorists coverages," Hertel says. "High limits are recommended to protect your financial well-being after an accident."

Eliminating optional coverages may be another enticing approach to lower insurance costs in the short term but can have a significant impact on what the insurance company will pay following a claim.

An independent agent can also provide important assistance in the event of a claim."

4. Driving record: Accidents and violations typically raise premiums. Good drivers often pay less than half the premium charged for someone with multiple incidents.

1. Timely premium payments: Timely payments may result in reduced premiums, while a late premium payment may result in a reinstatement surcharge. When switching insurance companies, a history of lapsed coverage is likely to result in higher premiums.

(BPT) - Getting the best price on auto insurance without sacrificing quality of coverage and service may be easier with a basic understanding of how companies calculate auto insurance premiums.

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A poor credit score does not have to result in a permanent pricing penalty. Insurance companies typically order score updates at renewal and will discount premiums when credit scores improve.

`Physical damage coverages, sometimes called "comprehensive" and "collision" coverages, pay for loss to your vehicle should an accident happen. Hertel notes that an alternative approach to eliminating these coverages, while still reducing premiums, is increasing the "Ultimately,deductible.autoinsurance companies want to encourage safe driving, offering a variety of discounts including low annual mileage and accident-free incentives," Hertel says. "Independent auto insurance agents are available to help customers find the right coverages, limits and discounts to meet their needs.

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"The insurance industry has found a strong correlation between one's responsibility in making timely premium payments and safe driving responsibility," Hertel says.

2. Bundle: Most insurance companies discount home and auto insurance premiums when they're bundled."Beyond the bundle discount, some insurers also provide a single deductible feature," Hertel says. "If one's home and auto are damaged in the same storm, the customer is responsible for paying only one3.deductible."Milesdriven: Reduced annual mileage often will reduce premiums. Policyholders who have moved to working remotely can ask their agent to adjust the annual miles driven.


5. Credit score: The insurance industry has found a strong correlation between responsible use of credit and cautious driving. Most insurers in most states reward favorable credit scores with lower premiums.

If the light illuminates on your dash, simply add the proper air pressure and the light will normally go off after driving a certain speed. Fluctuations in outside temperatures can cause the light to go on. So look at the TPMS as a way to maintain the proper tire pressure. This will reduce tire wear and save you money but most important keep the tires at safe operating temperatures which will keep you safe. Happy Motoring and please drive safe and alert as schools are back in session.

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As humans, we are constantly exposed to viruses, but the consequences are different for each person. What a person experience depends on several interactions between the virus and the host-you. These include the route of the infection, the properties of the virus, and your immunity. Genetic factors also play a role in how your body handles a viral infection. The immune system is designed to monitor for and recognize when a virus invades. When that happens a chemical reaction begins in the body that fights the virus.During the time your body is working to fight off a virus, you may experience symptoms that let you know how your body is fighting the infection. Congestion or a runny nose helps germs get flushed out of the sinuses. Mucus will act as a trap for the virus, and as a result, you can experience sneezing and coughing. When the body responds with a fever, it is because viruses are temperature sensitive, and cannot survive above normal body temperature. This is your body's way of killing off the virus. Protein gets pulled from the muscles by the immune system when it's working to fight viruses as well, which is why you may experience muscular aches when you are fighting something like the flu. Should you find yourself in the throes of a virus, such as a cold, the best thing you can do is manage the symptoms and let your immune system do its job. Taking over-thecounter medication such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen can help with fevers and muscle aches. Be sure you are drinking plenty of fluids. Not only will this help regulate body temperature and keep you hydrated, but it will also assist with chest and nasal congestion. When you are hydrated, the mucus in the chest and sinuses can be expectorated easier. Antiviral medications may be prescribed by your doctor as well and can be helpful if over-the-counter medications are not effective in symptom management. So how can you prevent, or at least mitigate your risk of catching a virus this fall?

Maintain a healthy diet. Micronutrients are important in making sure you have a healthy, functioning immune system. This includes vitamin E, B6, and E. These can be found in foods such as chicken, fish, green vegetables, citrus fruit, and various types of nut butter. Limiting sugars and adding healthy fats and fermented foods such as sauerkraut will also help build a strong immune system. Regular exercise. 30 minutes of moderate-intensity activity a day is enough to stimulate your immune system. By increasing your overall circulation, immune cells and other molecules that fight infections are traveling through your body. Increased physical activity also decreases levels of stress hormones in the body. If you are experiencing higher levels of stress, you are more susceptible to getting sick. Get quality sleep. While it may not sound like an "active" way of fighting off illness, many important processes going on within the body during sleep, including the production of infection-fighting molecules. Studies have shown that getting less than 6-7 hours of sleep per night has an increased risk of infection. Over-the-counter sleep aids can help if you struggle with quality sleep. Melatonin, chamomile and lavender tea, or magnesium are some natural sleep enhancers. If you struggle with excessive fatigue and daytime tiredness, you may want to discuss this with your physician. Wash your hands. Proper handwashing is one of the easiest ways to prevent the spread of infections. Germs will accumulate on your hands with everything you touch. When you touch your eyes, nose, or mouth, you risk germs getting into your body. Even though your hands will never be entirely germ-free, washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds will reduce the transfer of viruses and bacteria. Several small lifestyle changes can go a long way in boosting your immunity to viruses. While it may not prevent you from getting a cold or the flu, it can help to reinforce your body's defense against these pathogens.

Boosting This Fall

by Amy Kile BA, LPN With the approaching of the fall and winter months, most people will be looking forward to cozy fires, soft sweaters, and warm drinks. With that comes the increased chances of getting sick, but not because of the rain, cold, or dampness that often accompanies the change in this season. While being wet and getting a chill may be correlated, it does not equate to causation. As a result of the weather getting colder, you are more likely to increase the time you spend indoors. More time in an enclosed space means more face-to-face contact, increasing your chances of catching a respiratory virus. Second, low humidity levels in the winter months cause viruses to remain in the air for a longer amount of time.

Researchers have found several factors that might affect a man’s risk of getting prostate cancer, including:

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- Family history – Prostate cancer seems to run in some families, which suggests that in some cases there may be an inherited or genetic factor. Having a father or brother with prostate cancer more than doubles a man’s risk of developing thisEarlydisease.prostate cancer usually the Cancer Treatment Center at Hazleton

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In many cases, prostate cancer is a slow-growing cancer that does not spread beyond the prostate gland before the time of diagnosis. However, some cases are more aggressive and need more urgent treatment. Prostate cancer that is detected early, when it is still confined to the prostate gland, has the best chance for successful treatment.

- Race/ethnicity – Prostate cancer occurs more often in AfricanAmerican men and Caribbean men of African ancestry than in men of other races. African-American men are also more than twice as likely to die of prostate cancer as white men.

The prostate is a small walnutshaped gland in males that uses male hormones called androgens, such as testosterone and dihydrotestosterone (DHT), to trigger and maintain male sex characteristics and reproduction. Prostate cancer begins when cells in the prostate gland start to grow out of control. Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), about one man in eight will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime.

- Age – Prostate cancer is rare in men younger than 40, but the chance of having prostate cancer rises rapidly after age 50. About six in ten cases of prostate cancer are found in men older than 65.

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People come to my office and tell me how frustrating it is to be a parent. While their children are young, it is their best years as a family, but as social media and their peers influence their minds, the family unity is broken. I’m not just a chiropractor. I work for God. My mission is to listen, love, and encourage people. So although I have a lot to learn in life, let me encourage you as a parent as you read this article. People are selfish. Most are selfcentered. They think about what will make them happy. Kids need to be taught to be unselfish. To think of others. True happiness is in making others happy. But people are afraid to yield and submit to God. They have to be in control and think of themselves first.Parents, if you feel like your kids are selfish and they don’t give back the love you give to them, stay patient. Have the attitude that everything you do, you do for the Lord. So you rejoice as you work and clean. You rejoice at work even if your boss or peers are not easy to get along with. Let your family see that you have an inner strength by yielding to God and he is your boss, make your lifestyle a worship to God. What will help you to develop an ongoing relationship to God is to find a quiet place in your home. If I go on my back porch as the sun rises, or at night as the stars come out, or as I do dishes, or as I weed the garden, it gives me a moment to talk to God. I have cultivated an attitude of grate-fullness. So don’t cry and contemplate what a selfish, broken family I have or how selfish and unloving my kids are. Our God can’t get us to love Him, it’s our choice. So don’t expect your kids to love you. I feel your pain. If your children are lazy and selfish, or maybe they are so broken to be in drug rehab centers or prison due to different addictions, let this be your prayer, “Lord, I yield to you to give me the courage to never give up. To keep loving and serving my family and trusting that in your time, my family will honor God. I will stay patient, knowing that my God is great, and all things are possible. Amen!”






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By Dr. Candice Dutko, DNP

Fats are essential for many functions within our bodies. They can be utilized as a source of energy, they are essential for appropriate hormone function, they are important for the structure of our cells, and they support our brain and nervous system function. In addition, certain vitamins (Vitamins A, D, E, and K) are fat-soluble meaning that they can’t dissolve in water.

I always encourage people to strive to get a majority of their nutrition via real food. However, for those who are challenged with consuming enough to support their health, there are some fat supplements available such as fish oil, krill oil, or algae oil. People may often fear consuming fat with the concern it will raise their cholesterol. It is not the presence of a fat source that causes the negative health Continued on page 53 consequences, but more its presence in highly processed and refined foods that are overconsumed and therefore lead to obesity and increased inflammation in the body that cause the negative health outcomes. Please note, cholesterol is vital for many functions within our body. It is likely I could write a whole other lengthy article on the myths commonly associated with cholesterol. The point I will reinforce is not to be hesitant about consuming healthy sources of fats. Just as we benefit from varying our sources of proteins and carbs to help ensure we are providing our body with adequate nutrition, it is just as important to consume fat from a variety of sources as well. Fats come in various forms such as saturated, Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, and trans fats. It is important to balance out our sources of fats, similar to how we

Consuming fats also provides us with fats that our body cannot produce on its own such as Omega-6 and Omega-3. Similar to carbs and proteins, not all fats are created equal. Please refer to a Precision Nutrition infographic that I have shared on my website (under Blogs & Resources) that provides guidance on fats we would benefit from “eating more” of, “eating some” of, or “eating less” of. We can consume fats from a variety of sources including plants, dairy, meat, fish, and oils.

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There are three major macronutrients: protein, carbohydrates, and fats. In July, I wrote about protein and in August, I wrote about carbohydrates. (If you missed those articles, you can find them in the Blog section of my website). This month, I conclude that series with information on the importance of fats! Maybe not to the degree in which carbs have come to develop a negative connotation, but fats unfortunately have earned themselves a negative reputation as well. This is evident in the numerous products that have been developed and marketed for being “fat free” and/ or “low fat”. A point for thought and consideration…how many people do you see eating “fat free” or “low fat” options actually have a healthy body composition? The engineering that contributed to them that reduced their fat content likely contributes to you eating more of them.


Get With The Guidelines puts the expertise of the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association to work for hospitals nationwide, helping ensure patient care is aligned with the latest evidence- and researchbased guidelines. As a participant in Get with The Guidelines programs, LVH–Hazleton qualified for the awards by demonstrating how their organization has committed to improving quality “Lehighcare.Valley Health Network (LVHN) is committed to improving care by adhering to the latest treatment guidelines and streamlining processes to ensure timely and proper care for stroke,” Steven Lewis, MD, Endowed Chair, Neurology, said. “Get With The Guidelines allows our teams to put proven knowledge and guidelines to work on a daily basis, which helps us ensure more people in eastern Pennsylvania experience longer, healthier lives.”

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Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Hazleton has received achievement awards from the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines program for demonstrating commitment to following up-to-date, researchbased guidelines for the treatment of stroke, ultimately leading to more lives saved, shorter recovery times and fewer readmissions to the hospital.Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a stroke or heart attack, and heart disease and stroke are the No. 1 and No. 5 causes of death in the United States, respectively. Studies show patients can recover better when providers consistently follow treatment guidelines.

Lehigh Valley is Nationally Recognized for its Commitment to High-Quality Stroke



This year, LVH–Hazleton received these achievement awards: • Stroke GOLD PLUS with Target • Stroke Honor Roll Elite and Target • Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll ADD ONE – STROKE CARE

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) includes 13 hospital campuses, four in Allentown, two in Bethlehem, one in Easton, one in East Stroudsburg, one in Hazleton, two in Pottsville, one in Lehighton and one in Dickson City, Pa.; 28 health centers; numerous primary and specialty care physician practices; 20 ExpressCARE locations including the area’s only Children’s ExpressCARE; pharmacy, imaging, home health, rehabilitation and lab services; and preferred provider services through Valley Preferred. Specialty care includes trauma care for adults and children, burn care at the Regional Burn Center; kidney and pancreas transplants; perinatal/neonatal, cardiac, cancer, orthopedics, neurology, complex neurosurgery capabilities including national certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, and robotic surgery in 10 specialties.

Lehigh Valley Topper Cancer Institute, Lehigh Valley Heart and Vascular Institute, Lehigh Valley Institute for Surgical Excellence and Lehigh Valley Orthopedic Institute physicians provide the most advanced treatments. Lehigh Valley Topper Cancer Institute is a member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Alliance, an initiative that helps community providers improve the quality of cancer care and offers access to MSK clinical trials. Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital, the community’s only children’s hospital, provides care in more than 30 specialties and general pediatrics. Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest is ranked as the region’s No. 1 hospital for eight straight years and has been recognized among Pennsylvania’s top six hospitals for eight consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report, including No. 5 in 202122, the only hospital in the region ranked in the top five. Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Cedar Crest, LVH–17th Street and LVH–Muhlenberg are the region’s only Magnet® hospitals for nursing excellence. Additional information is available by visiting or following us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

“We are pleased to recognize Lehigh Valley Health Network for its commitment to caring for those in their community who need cardiovascular care,” said John Warner, MD, FAHA, past president of the American Heart Association and executive vice president for health system affairs at UT Southwestern Medical Center, in Dallas. “Hospitals that follow the American Heart Association’s quality improvement protocols often see improved patient outcomes, fewer readmissions and lower mortality rates – a win for health care systems, families and communities.”

Continued from page 51 should balance out our carb and protein sources. For example, we should strive to balance out our saturated fat intake with monounsaturated and polyunsaturated varieties. We should strive for more Omega-3s than Omega-6’s. The ways we accomplish that are eating a varied diet with limited processed and refined foods. Generally speaking, the fats we want to consume the least of are trans fats. These are your full or partially hydrogenated fats. These are the ones that have negative impacts on our cholesterol and overall health. These are commonly found in fried foods like doughnuts and other baked goods (cakes, pies, cookies), crackers and some margarines and other spreads. Does this mean you should never enjoy a piece of cake? No. However, it should make up a very small part of your nutritional intake (i.e. “eat OK…soless”).we know fats are good for us, but how much to eat? There is no one answer that applies to everyone. Some people do well with diets higher in fat, whereas others may do better with less. As I mentioned in the previous article, there is no one right diet or nutritional approach that works best. The best nutritional approach for you is the one you can be most consistent with and supports your overall health and personal goals. A way to informally measure your fat intake at a meal is to base it off the size of your thumb. Many people benefit from a 1-2 thumb-size portions of fats in their meals. There can be too much of a good thing and it is important to remember that fats are more calorie dense. Fats have about 9 calories per gram, whereas carbs and protein each have 4 calories per gram. Therefore, measuring can be helpful to ensure you are not overeating in excess of your body’s requirements. Some key takeaways from this series: strive to eat foods from the “eat more” categories, strive to eat a variety, and balance your intake with your activity level.

Dr. Candice Dutko, DNP is a Registered Nurse and a Fitness & Nutrition Coach specializing in an individualized approach to wellness and fitness. Through her coaching isservice,AchieveWellness&Fitness,hermission

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I thank Dr Stephen Schleicher, medical director of the DermDox Dermatology Centers, for the opportunity to have organized free skin cancer screening at HIP (Hazleton Integration Project) and the opportunity to contribute to his monthly column. I would also like to thank DermTech for their support of the skin cancer screen.

My dream of becoming a doctor came true as a senior in high school when I was accepted to Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Early Admission Program. In medical school I rotated through a number of specialties and realized that the field of dermatology is my true passion. The ability to form life-long relationships with patients, treat conditions across a lifespan, and opportunities for cutting-edge research are just some of the reasons why dermatology captivates me.

Did you know that more people in the U.S. are diagnosed with skin cancer than with any other type of cancer? According to the American Academy of Dermatology about one in every five Americans will develop some form of skin cancer during their lifetime and nearly 200,000 Americans will be diagnosed in 2022 with a potentially deadly form, melanoma. Please check yourself and loved ones for moles or skin growths and if any look suspicious visit a dermatologist. Caught early skin cancer is more readily treated and the cure rate is very high.

Guest contributor: Alexandra Stroia - 4th year medical student at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Skin Cancer Awareness In Our Community

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