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PANORAMA MAGAZINE

JULY ‘10

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CONTENTS

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FEATURES 7 PUBLISHER: Lex Sloot PRESIDENT: Gary Yacubeck EDITOR: Thomas Novotney, Jr. STAFF WRITER: Liz Tolan CONTRIBUTING WRITERS: Marolyn Pensock, Joan Barbush GRAPHIC DESIGNER: Joan Palmer ACCOUNT EXECUTIVES: Rich Lipinski, Jeff Wagner Liz Tolan CIRCULATION MANAGER: Jerry Yacubeck

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On Our Cover: The Summer Healthbeat starts on page 19.

Spinning Around with Joey... by Marolyn H. Pensock

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Fine Art & Antiques

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Memories of Bloomsburg State Teachers College

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Engine Technology for Fuel Economy

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1935 Goudey Baseball Card 4 in 1

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Hard Coal Baseball

by Dr. Lori

by Larry Ksanznak

by Thomas Buff

by Rev. Connell A. McHugh

by Rich Lipinski

SECTIONS 19 53 69 79 124

Health & Fitness Home Improvement Car & Driver Dining & Entertainment Classifieds

EXTRAS 16

In the Kitchen with Panorama

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WAZL Community Journal

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Panorama Asks...

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Crossword & Trivia

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Business Card Bulletin Board

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Calendar of Events

by Joan Barbush

“Sneakers or Flip-flops, Pool or Beach?”

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Health Screenings Blood Pressure Screening - Free Thursday, July 1, and Thursday, July 15, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Laurel Mall Walkers Tamaqua Senior Center Health Fair Thursday, July 8, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Tamaqua Senior Center Open to all area residents Free health screenings will be available. Freeland Senior Center Health Fair Wednesday, July 14, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Freeland Senior Center Open to all area residents Free health screenings will be available. Blood Pressure Screening - Free Wednesday, July 14, 11 a.m. - noon Hazleton Senior Center Osteoporosis Heel Scan - Free Wednesday, July 21, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Mountaintop Family Care, 56 N. Mountain Blvd., Mountaintop Open to all area residents Call 474.6664 for more information.

Community Education Programs & Activities What Every Person Should Know About Stroke Wednesday, July 7, 2 p.m. Gunderson Rehabilitation Center at HGH, Sixth Floor Call 501.4600 to register or for more information.

Basic Carb Counting Class Monday, July 12, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. HGH Office & Education Building “Now You Can - Basic Carb Counting” Program by Medtronic Diabetes Joint Replacement Surgery Information Session Thursday, July 15, 6 p.m. Hazleton Health & Wellness Center, Lower Level Guest Speaker – Dr. Anthony Falvello, Orthopedic Surgeon Scheduled for or thinking about joint replacement surgery? Learn how the Healthy Steps Joint Replacement Program at Hazleton General Hospital complements your joint replacement surgery. Register on-line or call 501.6204. Bariatrics Information Session Tuesday, July 20, 4:00 p.m. HGH Office & Education Building Learn about Surgical Weight Loss Options Call 501.6322 for more information. Stroke Bingo Wednesday, July 21, 1:30 p.m. All Saints Catholic Church, McAdoo Learn about the signs and symptoms of a stroke while playing bingo. Program provided by the Gunderson Rehabilitation Center. Registration not required. Senior Choice Picnic Thursday, July 29, 11:30 a.m. Hazleton Community Park, Hazle Township Lunch will be served. Free to attend. For more information, please call 454.4752. Arthritis - Free Community Education Program Thursday, July 29, 6 p.m. Hazleton Health & Wellness Center Guest Speaker – Dr. Terance Duffy will speak about the signs, symptoms, and treatment of Arthritis. Register on-line or call 501.6204.

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Diabetes Support Group Friday, July 2, 12 (noon) Hazleton Health & Wellness Center, Aerobics Room Epilepsy & Seizure Disorder Support Group Wednesday, July 14, 7 p.m. HGH Office & Education Building Call 501.4787 for more information. Pump and Sensor Support Group Monday, July 19, 3 p.m. HGH Office & Education Building Program by Medtronic Diabetes. Adjustable Laparoscopic Gastric Band Support Group Wednesday, July 21, 6 p.m. HGH Office & Education Building Call 501.6322 for more information. Bariatrics Support Group Wednesday, July 21, 7 p.m. HGH Office & Education Building Call 501.6322 for more information. Stroke Support Group Monday, July 26, 6 p.m. Gunderson Rehabilitation Center at HGH, Sixth Floor Call 501.4600 to register or for more information. www.ghha.org


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Your Legal Health by Attorney Jordan Pecile

It happens every year. My doctor’s office calls to tell me I need to schedule my annual check-up. I always forget.  That’s ok, I appreciate the reminder. Similar to a medical check-up, if it has been some time since you have taken stock of the legal matters affecting your life, perhaps it is time for that legal checkup. Getting a legal checkup can keep you in good legal health and save you money by identifying small legal problems before they become large ones.   A legal checkup is a review, with your lawyer, of your most important legal matters, papers, and areas of your life.  Like illnesses, many legal problems can be cured or even avoided if found early. It would help to first collect your important legal  papers. Do you have your essential estate planning documents such as a Last Will and Testament, durable power of attorney and health care directive? If your will and other documents were made a long time ago, changes may be needed due to increased wealth, changes in your marital status, the addition of new children or grandchildren, and death of heirs. Do you have enough insurance coverage? Liability, casualty, property, auto, life, long-term care and disability insurance soften the blow of a disaster. Good insurance is key to good legal health. Do you have good records of your personal property in the event of a fire or other disaster?  Your personal property records should be kept in a safe place, and should include as much information as possible about the property, including descriptions, purchase receipts, photos and appraisals. What names are on the titles to your assets including your home, car, stocks, bonds and bank accounts? Title to property has important consequences. It affects what happens to the property if you separate, divorce or die; it controls who has power to make decisions about the property; it has important tax consequences; and it determines whether or not creditors can reach it.  Like check-ups on your physical health, a regular examination of your legal health can keep you fit as well. P

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SPINNING AROUND with JOEY and the

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by Marolyn H. Pensock

any of you remember the words from an old song, ‘And the music goes round and round and it comes out here.’ Well, that line applies to Joey Petrilyak. He began hanging around the repair shop of Neil Ford, when he was twelve years old. Interested and eager to learn how this new fangled music box produced the great music of the day, Joey became a constant companion to Neil. Neil taught him ever so much about the jukeboxes. He spent every day off from school with Neil. The Korean War was raging when Joey graduated. Like so many other young men in his class, he joined the United States Air Force for a four year hitch. When he returned home, Neil offered him a full time job. It was a natural progression for Joey to want to make this his life’s vocation. One thing led to another and a few years after Neil’s death, Joey opened his own jukebox business You have heard the old saying, ‘there’s always room for one more’. Here is how that applies. Neil had a younger brother, Mike Ford, who had a similar business. Mike had a young sidekick by the

name of Bill Simone. Now, after Mike’s passing, Bill joined Joey in the business in 1966. Today, the business is known as, ‘Twin Novelty Co.’ of McAdoo, PA. Of course, now they cover much more than jukeboxes. It’s a wonderful story of two American entrepreneurs. I started out thinking about jukeboxes while I was writing the article on Deakos’ Royal Palace restaurant. That led me to thinking about Joey and this article. One thing leads to another as they say. When I interviewed Joey, he told me so much about jukeboxes that I want to share with you. The first jukebox that Joey remembers is one by Day Mill, Inc. of Chicago. It had a big box cabinet and held ten 78 rpm records for five cents a play. There was a coin slot in the front for the nickels. The person made the selection from the title strips and pushed the button. Inside was a large revolving drum run by a motor with a very loud humming sound. The speakers were inside in the front of the cabinet. The changer then played your one song. It had a tube type amplifier for the sound. >>


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Next, according to Joey, came the Rock-Ola jukebox which played twelve 78 rpm records. The name did not come from rock and roll music as many people think. This unit was named after its maker, David Rockola. Rock-Ola Manufacturing Corporation manufactured jukeboxes in the U.S.A. under the name of the RockOla  Contrary to myth the name Rock-Ola has nothing to do with Rock-N-Roll, a genre with which the jukebox is closely associated.  Indeed Rock-Ola was the last name of the company’s founder David Rockola.  David Rockola got his start in the penny gumball business before getting into jukeboxes and other coin operated machines.  David retired from active service but was known to visit the factory floor from time to time. He passed away in the 1990’s.  In 1992, Antique Apparatus bought the company and relocated the factory to California from its home in Chicago.  Today Rock-Ola makes both classic reproductions like ‘The Bubbler’ and ‘Gazelle’ which are based on 1940’s Wurlitzer designs in addition to making both CD jukeboxes and internet download jukeboxes.  Seeburg, another big name in jukeboxes, brought out a model which played twenty-four 78 rpm records. That was considered a lot of music until CDs (Compact Discs) came along. The sit-

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com Happy Days used a 1953 Seeburg Model M100C in the credit sequence of the show. Wurlitzer was a really big name in jukeboxes. Their models were always coin operated and never took a dollar bill. Their model 1100 was the conversion model. What were once twenty-four 78 rpm records, became forty-eight 45 rpm records. Their cabinet design was a step ahead of the rest, in my opinion. The early models used a new material, a plastic called Catalin. ‘Catalin’ is a brand name that in the 1940s became a more universal name for the phenolic plastics used in jukeboxes, radios, jewelry and cookware.  Catalin plastic can be opaque, translucent, solid colored or swirled.  Lights in the jukebox cabinet made it very attractive. Now in our story, we have come through the 1930’s into the early 1940’s. The Fords, Joey and Bill, kept the jukeboxes filled with the latest popular records and removed those which did not get many plays. During the war years, parts were impossible to get for the jukeboxes, since everything went into America’s war effort. Joey and Bill were very busy servicing the machines as best they could during their high school years of WW II. continues on page 10


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The jukebox that I remember best is the Wurlitzer Model #1015, with the colorful, warm glowing light tubes which bubbled as they heated up. It was known as ‘The Bubbler’. It came out in 1946 after World War II and brought the company greatly needed financial success. Wurlitzer sold 56,000 units in less than two years. ‘The Bubbler’ was a huge hit in the United States and it followed the American GI all over the world. Paul Fuller, chief designer with the Wurlitzer Company from 1935 to 1948, designed ‘The Bubbler’ with its’ art deco style. It had eight bubble tubes, illuminated color changing pillars, much shiny chrome and a doomed top. It was a happy design and fit right in with the positive attitude prevalent in post war America. With the new technology, you could select more than one record at a time. The early models played 78 rpm records, but by 1954, Wurlitzer converted it to 45 rpm to keep pace with the popular new speed records. These were the Golden Age Years of the Jukebox. Even though the Wurlitzer Model 1015 was produced from 1946 to 1947, it was the popularity of this jukebox model that kept many of them still bopping along right into the 50’s. It’s this longevity, that is responsible for ‘The  Bubbler’ being associated with the romanticized 1950’s sock-hop era. The Wurlitzer 1015 has been such a  legendary model of jukebox that in1986 to celebrate its 40th anniversary, Wurlitzer manufactured the 1015 in a special edition called, “One More Time”. It still had the classic design of the ‘Bubbler,’ but the company equipped it with the ability to play CDs. Now, here is where my research took a funny turn and brought me right back to Hazleton. I mentioned to my RE Broker, Larry Tedesco, that I was looking for a picture of a jukebox. He sent me to his cousin, and my friend, Jum Delese. Jim had a large collection of 45 rpm records and nothing on which to play them. Searching the internet, he discovered that Wurlitzer still, in 2010, produces the Reproduction Wurlitzer jukebox, “One More Time”, Model 1015. This he had to have to play his collection. What a surprised to find this jukebox so close to my home, to see the colored lights, the bubbles and to heard again that wonderful sound. What a treat! Wurlitzer also had a model 3100 called the Americana for CDs which held 100 45 rpm records. There is one in Joey’s shop. I hadn’t realized it was so large.

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The Americana gave you a really large selection of songs from which to pick your favorites. In 1942, Packard Playmor Co. came out with a chrome counter model that spun around with twenty-four selections from which to choose. It was still five cents a song. The chrome selection boxes were also placed in each booth, which made it very cozy for a guy and gal to pick out their favorite songs together. Saturday night was dance night at many diners, bars and restaurants all over the country. Remember the song, ‘Jukebox Saturday Night’? “ Moppin up sodapop rickeys, To our hearts delight, “Dancin’ to swingeroo quickies, Jukebox Saturday Night .” …. This song was recorded by the Glenn Miller Orchestra on July 15, 1942 with Marion Hutton and the Modernaires. Words were by Albert Stillman, music by Paul McGrane. There was the Little LP Album jukebox which played both sides for a half-dollar or two quarters, one side for a quarter. It had full stereo sound, with speakers in the jukebox, and also speakers placed in the center and corners of the restaurant or bar. TouchTune Music Corporation brought out the electronic board jukebox. I’ll call it TouchTune for short. This was sort of an electronic board. Remember when printed circuits came out? Well, this is what I liken it to in my mind. No longer were there any records or compact discs. There were no mechanical parts. This unit mounted

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on the wall. The sound came from wall mounted speakers. Money was placed in the coin slot. Selections were picked, and magically you heard your song. The music for our region of Pennsylvania came from Philadelphia. WOW! How times progressed. Music was now franchised. It came over a cable or phone connection into the bar or restaurant. You still put in your money, three selections for a dollar. 20% of the money went to TouchTune, 40% to the operator, 40% to the location. TouchTune sold the operator the machines to install and service. The operator paid six or seven thousand dollars per unit, plus the cost of the speakers, which TouchTune also supplied to the operator. Now with this system, the operator did not have to buy the records or compact discs as he did on the early machines. That was a savings. I asked if they remembered where their jukeboxes were installed. Some of their customers who had jukeboxes and games in their establishments were: Bernie Byorek’s Knotty Pines Restaurant on N. Church St., The Corner Coffee Shop at 12th and Alter Sts. in Hazleton, Mrs. Helen Santore’s Valley Hotel in Drums, The Beacon Diner in Hometown, Taylor’s Diner in Tamaqua, Fedullo’s Restaurant in Hazleton, Mike Mint’s Bar and Rockwood’s Bar in Tresckow, the VFW’s in McAdoo and Summit Hill, YMPA (Young Men’s Polish Association) and many more. Joey and Bill distributed and serviced jukeboxes, games and equipment within a fifty mile radius. They were operators/distributors for Active Amusement Co. During these years, after working with the jukebox music business during the day, for fifteen years, Joey ran the Arcade at Angela Park. Tuesday nights found him running the dancing on the roped off cement outside the pavilion The jukebox was inside the pavilion while the coin box was on the outside. 5 cents a play. The local bus company ran buses to Angela Park. The young people who may not have owned a car in those years came by the droves to dance and have fun at Angela Park. Young and old alike enjoyed the music, the dancing, a picnic, a ride around the park on the train, a swim, the roller coaster, the bumper cars, the smaller cars for the little ones and so much more. He remembers fondly all the ‘Barletta Kids’ growing up at the park. They were the owner’s children. It was a great time; and jukebox music was a large part of it all. The advent of television began the demise of the jukebox era. Games came into the same establishments along with the jukeboxes. Next time, we will look more closely at the games that have entertained us all and still do today I’ll tell you about Suffle Alley. My thanks to Joey Petrilyak, Bill Simone and Jim Delese for their input with this Panorama article. It has been a great adventure walking down memory lane, sharing recollections of the jukeboxes and music of times past. P

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Dumpster or No Dumpster: Kitchen Edition Some time ago, I came up this game which has become very popular at my antiques appraisal events, my facebook fan page, and on my TV appearances. Here’s how you play the game, Dumpster or No Dumpster ™. So, if you were faced with the decision as to what to do with the following items from your grandma’s kitchen, would you keep them or throw them away? Here are 5 items that you come across in the kitchen, can you decide … Dumpster or No Dumpster ™?

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1. A mug made of lava rock with enamel decoration 2. A circa 1975 avocado green electric can opener 3. A hand painted oyster plate 4. A cookie jar in the form of Little Red Riding Hood 5. A cookie jar in the form of one of the Three Little Pigs If you think that the solution to any clean out job is simply to throw everything away, you’d be wise to remember that an appraisal expert can be very helpful so you don’t trash some real money. Identification is key to appraisals. In this version of Dumpster or No Dumpster ™, I identified the objects for you. Typically, when you are cleaning out a house, you have no idea what certain items are, their age, their function, or their value. Now that you have been given some clues to what stuff is, which pieces are destined for the dumpster? Lava rock jewelry, mugs, paperweights and other collectibles are very desirable on the secondary market. You may not like the look of the lava rock mug set, but they are valuable because the materials are rare and difficult to obtain. Don’t dumpster the lava rock collectibles as mugs and other such travel souvenirs are worth a few hundred dollars each. So, what about the other kitchen items? Remember that I made this game easy on you. You only have to deal with five items. See why a whole houseful of hundreds of items requires a visit from me for help. And another good idea is do what many people do and just don’t do anything with those without getting an online appraisal first. As you make decisions about the objects, you are pretty sure that the electric can opener can be safely relegated to the dumpster. You are basically right about that choice because the can opener is only worth about $45 to $65. The only consideration is that some of these functional objects are collectible for their trendy colors. Like coppertone refrigerators and goldenrod ranges, the avocado can opener would fit right in on “That 70s Show!” You are certainly keeping the hand painted oyster plate. It is a piece of Limoges, high quality bone china and it is beautifully decorated. You know you should keep it but you don’t know what it’s worth. That’s where I come in—it’s worth $750 and it is a fine example of one of the most coveted collectible plates on the market today.

Now, what would you do with those circa 1950s cookie jars. You have been trying to watch your weight, so you don’t have too many cookies or cookie jars hanging around your house. Your vote is to trash them, but you are not sure. Since there are two jars in question, you decide to keep one and to trash one. There is no logic to this decision, but you figure you only have room for one storybook style cookie jar. So, the pig stays and little red riding hood is headed for dumpsterville. Did you make the correct choice? Actually, you just lost a few hundred dollars by picking a fat pig over red pigtails. The famed Hull Little Red Riding Hood cookie jar is among the most collectible cookie jars on the cookie jar collecting scene. This figural cookie jar introduced during the baby boom is worth $450 to $600 while the Little Pig cookie jar is worth about $175. In anybody’s kitchen, cookies are hot commodities. And the cookie jars command big bucks! Would you know how to tell if your stuff is a Dumpster or No Dumpster™? Join my Facebook fan page and play the game. Good luck. Ph.D. antiques appraiser, author, award-winning TV personality, Dr. Lori presents antique appraisal events nationwide and hosts vacation cruises focusing on antiques. As seen on The Tonight Show, watch Dr. Lori on the national TV morning show “Daytime”. Visit www. DrLoriV.com or call (888) 431-1010. P


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A Day in the Park for the Kisatskys

or Jenni at 956-5613 to sign up in advance. Advance donations are needed to have a successful blood drive. T-shirts in support of Mary and Bob are being sold for $12 A benefit for an area couple recovering from a car crash is and can be ordered in advance or during the event. planned for August at Hazle Township Community Park. Anyone that wants to donate to “A Day in the Park for the Kisatskys” Mary (Minzola) and Robert  Kisatsky of Middletown, Ha- can call Lesley at 233-9323, Jenni at 956-5613 or Amanda at 956zle Township, were seriously injured in the crash in April. Both have 1351. P a long road ahead before they fully recuperate. “A Day in the Park for the Kisatskys” is planned from noon to 7 p.m. Aug. 29 at the park. All proceeds will go directly to the  Kisatsky Trust Fund set up at PNC Bank to help cover uninsured medical costs and daily living expenses. The event is being organized by friends of the couple. Entry fee is $5 per adult and $2 for children 10 years and younger. There is plenty of parking available and the event is alcohol free. All park rules must also be followed. Live entertainment will include bands, Kartune, Hello Nora, Badd Monkee and Backyard Brew. Several food vendors have are already lined up to take part in the event. Frankie’s Pizzeria and Restaurant will provide food such as meatballs on a stick, Italian sandwiches, hotdogs, hamburgers, sausage and peppers and fried tavern pizza. J&K’s Waffle Hut, which specializes in homemade waffle 99 N. Wyoming Street and ice cream sandwiches, cones, sundaes, strawberry shortcake and smoothies will also have a stand. Hazleton, PA Sweets by Denise will offer glazed nuts, trail mixes and candies and Cutie Cakes will also offer dessert items. Ryan’s Wooden Treasures and More will have a craft fair. Kids activities include a bouncy house, funhouse, duck pond, face painting and a lollipop tree and of course, use of the parks playground equipment. Over 50 tricky trays will be chanced off. 525 N. Broad Street A Big 6 money wheel, raffles and a Miller-Keystone Blood Behind Basala Enterprise Drive will also be held from noon to 3 p.m. Anyone that wants to donate blood during the event is asked to contact Lesley at 233-9323

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Charities, Businesses Invited to Take Part in Funfest Street Fair Funfest is looking for charities, clubs, churches and other nonprofit organizations. The organizers of the Hazleton Area’s largest festival are now accepting applications for the annual Funfest Street Fair, to be held Sunday, September 12 in Downtown Hazleton. And according to Funfest officials, this is one of the best opportunities for these groups to raise funds and gain exposure. This year, Funfest will also allow a limited number of commercial booths, giving local businesses the opportunity to exhibit their product or service. Booth applications can be obtained at Funfest Headquarters. Previous street fair participants were mailed applications recently. “The priority of the Funfest Street Fair has always been to give local charities the opportunity to raise funds for their causes,” said Funfest Booth Committee Chairman Andy Piskel. “The partnership between Funfest and the nonprofit community has helped these organizations to raise tens of thousands of dollars over the years. But in recent years, the Committee has found that we have some space to spare, and we are therefore opening up a bit of that space for local businesses looking to take advantage of the large Funfest crowds to promote themselves.” Groups such as churches, fire companies, service organizations, and schools are charged a nominal fee to set up a booth and sell. Piskel says it not only gives the groups a fundraising opportunity, but helps them to increase public awareness. “With the largest public gathering of the year, Funfest is the perfect place for these groups to get the word out about their causes,” Piskel said. Funfest Weekend will be held September 11 and 12 along Broad Street in Downtown Hazleton, and the Street Fair, to be held on the 12th, will feature as many as one hundred booths lining the sidewalks from Vine to Pine Streets. Registrations are accepted on a first come, first served basis, and entries received earlier will have a better pick of location. Piskel added that in some cases, electricity may be available to organizations needing it for cooking appliances, lighting, or other needs. “Through the cooperative effort of our Logistics Committee and Bob Judd of ARC Electric, we can arrange for an electricity hookup in some areas of the street fair.” Judd has volunteered his services to Funfest for many years, providing logistical help with electrical hookups. Piskel noted that booths using Funfest electricity will need to be located within designated areas, and will be subject to a small electricity fee. While the Committee is encouraging organizations to operate their own booths, it will also accept booths operated by commercial vendors on behalf of a nonprofit. Funfest’s corporate sponsors are also welcome to operate a booth at Funfest. The new Street Fair Sponsorship gives businesses the chance to promote themselves to the Funfest crowds. “The Funfest tradition has been to reserve most of our street fair space to benefit local nonprofits, but this year we have decided to sell a few spaces to local businesses so that they can display or exhibit themselves,” Piskel said. “Businesses who register under the category will be considered one of Funfest’s Corporate sponsors, and in addition to their booth space, they will be given signage and other exposure opportunities.” More information on the Street Fair Sponsorship can be obtained by contacting the Funfest office. The Street Fair is a major part of Funfest Weekend, and will

PANORAMA MAGAZINE be highlighted by the Funfest Parade, which runs through the fair late Sunday afternoon. “Tens of thousands of Hazleton residents and visitors alike have made it a tradition to come to Downtown Hazleton to watch the parade, and to enjoy the food and novelties at the various booths of the street fair,” Piskel said. “And many come not only to enjoy the event, but to support their favorite charities, often seeking them out so that they may patronize their booths.” Funfest Weekend features a full schedule of events, activities, and attractions. Free entertainment is provided at four performance venues throughout the Weekend. Other Funfest Sunday activities include the Craft Show and Kids Activities. Funfest Saturday events include the annual Car Show, Craft Show, Teen Activities, Senior Activities, and Hot Wings and Chili Cookoffs. Saturday activities will climax with a fireworks display that evening. Food vendors for Saturday’s event are contracted by and benefit Funfest. In addition, Funfest is working with the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce Downtown Committee to promote a Funfest Weekend Sidewalk Sale. Downtown businesses will be encouraged to set up outside their establishments to benefit from the large crowds in center city on Funfest Saturday. Businesses wishing to hold outdoor sales on Funfest Sunday will need to register as a Funfest Booth and donate a portion of their proceeds to a nonprofit. Sunday’s Street Fair runs from 12 noon to 9:00 p.m., with set-up beginning at 7 a.m. Applications for the Funfest Street Fair can be obtained by calling Funfest at (570) 455-1509 or 1-800-OKFFEST. Requests can also be e-mailed to funfest@hazletonchamber. org. Information is also available at www.funfestpa.org. Funfest is organized by an all volunteer committee and is coordinated by the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce. P

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Area Agency on Aging for Luzerne and Wyoming Counties The area agency on aging for Luzerne/Wyoming counties has received the following information from the Department of Agriculture regarding the income eligibility guidelines for the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Voucher Program. The eligibility requirements for the program are: 1. Must be 60 or turn 60 sometime this year. (Proof of age required). 2. Must be a Luzerne or Wyoming county resident. (Proof of residency required). 3. The 2010 income eligibility guidelines have not been set as of yet. (The Dept. of Agriculture has instructed our agency to use last year’s income guidelines until we are notified of the 2010 guidelines). 1 Person in household - $20,036 2 People in household - $26,955 3 People in household - $33,874 4 People in household - $40,793 These guidelines are subject to change. The Federal guidelines that are in place the day of distribution will be those that are used. For further information contact Rhonda Adamas at 822-1158. P

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The second holiday of the summer has descended upon us.   It is a time for family, fun, friends, food and fireworks.  For  occasions of reminiscence  and nostalgia with your own family, try these recipes. They are sure to become comfort foods for the next  generation .  Schedule enough time to linger over the meal and to enjoy comfortable conversation.  Don’t hesitate to move into the house and drag out home movies, videos, or vacation photos after you have finished your meal.  The dishes can wait,  “THIS IS FAMILY”.   While you are anticipating to  enjoy your holiday with family and friends and that extra day off, please take time to remember our  true American heroes, our servicemen and women who are in harms  way  and far  from their loved ones.  Remember all our past and present  “HEROES” who have served our country well, so that we can enjoy our  “INDEPENDENCE”   today. 

Broccoli Balls SUBMITTED BY RITA LANUM 2 (16) ounce bags frozen broccoli 2 cups Italian bread crumbs 1 Cup parmesan cheese 6 eggs, beaten 1 tsp. onion powder 1 tsp. garlic 1 Cup margarine melted ½ tsp. black pepper

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METHOD: Cook broccoli about 7 minutes until soft and drain and cool. In a large bowl mix broccoli, bread crumbs, cheese, onion powder, garlic powder, pepper, eggs and margarine. Cover and chill at least 1 hour until moisture has been absorbed. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Roll mixture into 1 inch balls and arrange on baking sheet. Bake 15-20 minutes until browned or fry balls until brown in hot oil.


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Cheesecake 2 packages (8) ounces cream cheese, softened ½ cup sugar ½ tsp. vanilla 2 eggs 2 packages (4) ounces each ready to use single serve graham cracker crumb crusts (12 crusts total) METHOD: Mix cream cheese sugar and vanilla with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add eggs; mix until blended. Pour into crusts placed on cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until centers are almost set. Cool. Refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight. Top with whipped topping and red, white and blue sparkles, stars, and sugar crystals just before serving. Serves 12.

Fruited Pasta Salad 1 ½ cups of uncooked spiral pasta 1 can 8 ounces pineapple chunks 1 8 ounce container of peach yogurt 2 Tablespoons of sour cream 1 ½ cups cubed cantaloupe 1 cup halved seedless grapes 1 ½ cups sliced strawberries METHOD: Cook pasta according to package directions, rinse in cold water and drain. Cool completely. Drain pineapple, reserving 2 tablespoons of juice, set pineapple aside. In a small bowl, combine yogurt, sour cream and reserved pineapple juice and beat until smooth. Cover and refrigerate. In a large bowl, combine pasta, pineapple, cantaloupe and grapes. Just before serving, stir in strawberries and drizzle with yogurt mixtureserves 13.

Top Dog Hot Dogs 8 hot dogs 8 hot dog buns, sliced 1 jar (10 ounces) hot dog relish or chili sauce 1 small green pepper, chopped 1 small onion, chopped and seeded Shredded mozzarella cheese METHOD: Cook hot dogs according to package directions. Place in buns; top with relish or chili sauce, green peppers, onion, and tomato. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Yields- 8 servings.

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How Pets Can Help You Heal

Pet Owner Recalls How Her Dog’s Companionship Assisted Her Recovery From Surgery Man’s best really can do a lot more than fetch. Studies have shown for years how pets can help us emotionally as well as physically. They can give us a sense of purpose; help ease loneliness and isolation, while helping us to keep our blood pressure and cholesterol levels low, as well. Just ask Sara Krill, author of the book My Pal Lou: The Story of Me (http://www.lbgpublishing.com), who recalled how her faithful beagle Louie eased her pain when she was recovering from a painful hysterectomy brought on by endometriosis. “I can’t describe the heartache of the decision I finally had to make to have the surgery,” she said. “I had always wanted children, but the pain of the endometriosis became too much to bear, often bringing me literally to my knees. I knew that once I had the surgery, there would be no chance whatsoever that I could have a child of my own. That being said, perhaps I transferred those maternal feelings to the way I treated Lou, but the truth is that my relationship with him helped to heal me, and kept me whole during one of the most difficult periods of my life.” Krill understands that to some, treating a pet like a member of the family instead of just a dog can seem a bit extreme, but her bond with Lou was fulfilling and reciprocated by her faithful canine. “The truth is, I was never really much of a ‘dog person,’” Krill added. “I went to the pet store to get a comb for my cat, but there I was, face pressed against the glass, eye to eye with this soulful beagle. I named him right then and there, uttering ‘Hello, Lou,’ while at the same time arguing that I was not going to bring home a dog. Part of me wanted to just get the cat comb and go home, but something changed for me with that moment, and I never regretted since.” Krill discovered the subtle nuances of Lou’s personality, how he could be playful one minute, but protective the next. “The day I came home from the hospital, he was so happy to see me, that he knocked me over when he greeted me,” she said. “As physically painful as that was, my heart was singing that my friend missed me so much. I lay in my bed, enveloped in the happy haze of painkillers, with my Lou at my side. He lay next to me, his head up and alert, as if to say he was my guard and he was on the job. Little things like that, along with the way he could make me smile with a simple tilt of his head or the way he’d cling to my side, kept me in good spirits.” Krill later returned the favor when Lou developed cancer, and required expensive chemotherapy to stay alive. “Many pet owners would have simply put him to sleep, but I knew he wanted to live, so I spared no expense to heal him the way he would have healed me if our situations were reversed,” she said. “It was worth it. When he did pass away, he knew he had been loved and cared for as a member of my family, and I would not have had it any other way.” P

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Nip Seasonal Allergies in the Bud

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Millions of Americans get extra itchy every spring. The culprit? Allergies. Whether from a beloved pet or that pesky spring-time pollen, allergies make life miserable for many people. Here are tips from mayoclinic.com that can keep your misery to a manageable level. Reduce your exposure to pollen. Stay indoors on windy days (boo!). Delegate lawn mowing duty (hooray!). Change your clothes frequently, especially if you’re going in and out. Skip drying laundry outdoors, too. Watch the pollen count. When the snow yields to sunshine, weather forecasters don’t go into hibernation. They’ll tell you if the pollen counts are high or low. Some will even tell you what’s blowing around out there. On high count days, keep the windows closed or stay inside in the morning when pollen counts are higher.

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or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity.” In celebration of both of these events, ARCIL will be holding several programs. They are: OO Free disabiltity seminars in Luzerne and Schuylkill Counties. OO An ADA seminar in conjunction with the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce on July 20, 2010. OO ARCIL will provide surveys to employers to see if their business is accessible. OO A 20th Anniversary Luncheon on July 27th.

OO Information and Referral: ARCIL can help answer questions Please feel free to contact the ARCIL office if you have any about support services, government benefits, adaptive equip- questions or if you would like to participate in any of our celebration ment, accessibility and other topics related to disabilities. AR- program. P CIKL staff will assist you in answering your important questions or refer you to another agency for help. OO Advocacy: Whenever you run into barriers because of your disability, whether it be inaccessibility or discrimination, ARCIL is ready to assist you in your efforts to resolve these issues. OO Skills Training: If you or someone you know need help learning skills to become more independent, a knowledgeable staff member can provide assistance in your home to acquire those skills. Such skills could include budgeting, preparing meals, shopping, using public transportation or finding employment. OO Peer Support: An ARCIL peer helper is a person with a disability who is living independently and is able to share their experiences and offer their support to others. They work one on one with individuals, helping them make adjustments to live with their disability, learn problem solving skills, explore options and use community services more effectively. Other Services ARCIL provides: OO Waiver services are available to qualified persons with disabilities in Bradford, Carbon, Columbia, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Montour, Northumberland, Schuylkill, Susquehanna, Tioga, Wayne and Wyoming counties. OO Disability Awareness Training: ARCIL staff and volunteers are available to conduct disability awareness training for schools, businesses, hospitals and civic organizations. OO Transportation: ARCIL manages the Wheels on Wheels accessible transportation service for persons with disabilities who are not able to use ordinary means of transportation. There is a fee for this service. Cooperative Ventures: VITAL(Vocational and Independence Training for Adult Life) House: ARCIL staff help high school students with disabilities learn skills necessary to make a successful transition from school to adult life. VITAL is a joint partnership with the Hazleton Area School District, the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation and ARCIL. The Americans with Disabilities Act is also celebrating their 20th Anniversary. Many people know this as the ADA. The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) is a law that was enacted by the U.S. Congress. The ADA is a wide-ranging civil rights law that prohibits, under certain circumstances, discrimination based on disability. It affords similar protections against discrimination to Americans with disabilities as the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which made discrimination based on race, religion, sex, national origin, and other characteristics illegal. Disability is defined by the ADA as “a physical

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by Debi Shandrick, Robert Stevens Face and Body Did you wake up today with a stiff neck or back?  Do you get stressed from work, school, family, etc? Would you like to lessen your recovery time after going to the gym?   If you said yes to any of the above questions, then getting a massage is for you. The definition of  massage is “the systematic or mechanical manipulations of the soft tissues of the body by such movements as rubbing, kneading, pressing, rolling, and tapping, for the therapeutic purposes such as promoting circulation of the bold and lymph, relaxation of the muscles, relief from pain, restoration of metabolic balance, and other benefits, both physical and mental.” The art of massage is one of the earliest healing practices and is found in writing as early as 2000 B.C. During the last thousands of years, cultures around the world, from the Chinese and Japanese to India and Greece to the Romans, have instinctually used their hands, herbs, oils and various substances to heal physical discomfort and promote well being. Over the course of time massage has been used from bathing to exercise to rehabilitation to disease prevention and relaxation. Massage is a great way to maintain health, improve lymph circulation, promote deep relaxation and stress reduction, relieve muscle stiffness, alleviate headaches, increase mobility, improve muscle tone and helps prevent or delay muscular atrophy, reduce risk of injuries, enhance concentration, can increase the capacity of oxygen in the blood by 10-15%, help loosen contracted/shortened muscles and stimulate weak/flaccid muscles, and is and easy affordable way to take care of yourself.   So whatever your needs may be, relaxation or therapeutic, stop in and talk with one of our therapists and  your massage will be designed to your specific needs.  Allow our staff at Robert Stevens Face and Body to enhance your physical health and sense of well being. P

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Exercise for Parkinson’s Disease by Tim Kelly, PT, DPT

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Tips for Trouble-Free Senior Travel

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No trip or vacation is complete without a checklist. So here are some things to think in order to help seniors make their trips as healthful, safe and trouble-free as possible. Plan for Your Health You should not leave home without your prescriptions. Keep pills in their original containers so they are easy to identify and easily refilled if you stay longer than planned. If you are flying, pack your medications in your carry-on to make sure they do not get lost. Do not forget your doctor-approved over-the-counter meds, such as pain relievers, antihistamines and antacids. Check with your doctor before you leave. Ask your doctor to provide you a summary of your medical history—past and current conditions and how they are being treated, along with a list of drugs you are taking, with the doses. This will help in the event you need medical attention while away. If you are crossing time zones your doctor can advise you on when to take your medications. Talk with your doctor about prevention of deep-vein thrombosis, a dangerous condition in which blood clots form in veins, usually in the legs. Sitting for a long time on an airplane or train can contribute to this. Your doctor may also recommend that you update your vaccinations. You may need vaccinations for overseas travel, and these should be received up to six weeks before departure. If you are vacationing where it is warm, it is also important to remember to stay hydrated. Carry water with you, and do not wait until you are thirsty to drink. Keep in mind that many medications can make you more susceptible to heat-related medical issues. When out and about, wear a hat, sunscreen and sunglasses. Many seniors have mobility issues that affect how they travel. If you have mobility issues, tell your travel provider up front. They will be glad to make special arrangements to help you. Another important item to remember before traveling concerns your insurance. Ask your health insurance provider if you are

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Healthy Beginnings Plus Opens Clinic in Hometown

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Healthy Beginnings Plus, a comprehensive prenatal care program of Hazleton General Hospital, has opened a clinic in Hometown. Patient appointments are now being accepted at its location on Route 309, inside the ExcelCare Pain Management Center office building. Healthy Beginnings Plus is a state-funded prenatal care program that provides low-income mothers who are on or eligible for Medical Assistance with high-quality, prenatal services. “Mothers who receive early prenatal care have stronger, healthier babies and reduce the risk of premature deliveries,” said Suzanne Lombardo, Care Coordinator of Healthy Beginnings Plus. “Our team of OB/GYN doctors and registered nurses work with our patients to make sure they receive all the appropriate medical care they need to have a healthy baby.” Healthy Beginnings Plus provides comprehensive services to expectant mothers including prenatal medical care visits by an on-site OB/GYN physician and registered nurse; intensive and extensive prenatal care for a high-risk pregnancy; diet information and counseling for mothers and their babies; free prenatal, childbirth, and parental education classes, home care visits, onsite laboratory and ultrasound testing; and post-delivery follow-up visits. “Our staff is also ready to help mothers with applying for Medical Assistance, if needed,” said Lombardo. “Since income guidelines for Medical Assistance are higher for pregnant women than for the general population, expectant mothers may qualify and not even know it.” The Healthy Beginnings physician team includes Farag Salama, MD, and Scott Muir, DO, both board-certified obstetricians/ gynecologists associated in private practice with Muir OB/GYN Specialists in Hazleton. All babies will be delivered in the state-of-the-art Family Birthing Center at Hazleton General Hospital. “Hazleton General Hospital is committed to its mission of meeting the healthcare needs of the communities it serves,” said Jim Edwards, President and CEO of the Greater Hazleton Health Alliance. “An important need was identified to address the prenatal care of underserved women in Hometown and surrounding communities, and we are very pleased to be able to provide this service to these mothers.” The hospital also operates a Healthy Beginnings Program in Hazleton. P

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Dry Eye Syndrome

by Dr. Wasmanski, Hazleton Eye Specialists Dry eye syndrome can present itself in a variety of ways. Some people experience a blurry, gritty, and scratchy feeling; as if something is in their eyes. Others get irritated, burning, and watery red eyes. Whatever symptoms you experience, it is important to seek medical attention to properly treat this annoying and often chronic condition. Tears are needed to keep the front surface of your eyes healthy and to keep vision clear. They keep the eyes moist, rinse out debris, and decrease infections. When there are not enough tears to nourish the eyes, dry eye syndrome occurs. This may happen because not enough tears are being produced or because the quality of the tears is poor. The amount of tears produced lessens with age. Certain health conditions and medications can also have this effect, such as antihistamines, decongestants, oral contraceptives, antidepressants, and hypertensive medicines. Individuals with diabetes, arthritis, past refractive vision correction surgery, and thyroid disease are prone to this condition. Daily exposure to smoky or dry and windy environments play a role by increasing the evaporation rate of tears. Other contributing factors include female gender, pregnancy, and menopause.

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The tear film is made up of three layers. The middle layer consists of water which lubricates the eyes. The front surface is the oil layer which keeps the water from evaporating. The third layer, which is closest to the cornea, is made of mucin. Mucin allows the tears to spread evenly over the ocular surface. There are steps you can take yourself to care for a dry eye problem. Wearing wraparound sunglasses will block the amount of wind and UV exposure reaching the eyes. You can increase moisture in the air at work and home by using a humidifier. Also, be sure to blink regularly when reading for a long time or staring at a computer screen. The most important thing you can do is to visit your eye care professional. An optometrist can take additional measures to keep your eyes healthy and your vision clear. Once they have diagnosed the cause of your dry eye problems, they can properly treat the condition. For mildly dry eyes, the regular use of an artificial tear drop throughout the day may be all that is needed. For more severe forms, it may be necessary to use nutritional supplements or prescription medications to increase tear production or decrease inflammation. Your doctor may also insert tiny plugs into the tear ducts to help conserve your natural tears. Whatever the reason or severity of your dry eye syndrome, a professional evaluation is highly recommended. If left untreated, dry eyes can progress from simply a mild irritation to problems with decreased vision, ocular inflammation, and possible irreversible corneal scarring. P

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Medications and Your Child

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Parents have come in to my office on numerous occasions and the· first words were about their child’s medications and if indeed did they need them. This is a very common issue with children/adolescents who are prescribed medications by either a family physician Or a psychiatrist. Such questions as “Is medication necessary? Is it safe? Can’t they be treated by you (with psychotherapy)?” Unfortunately there is no easy answer to the dilemma. Each of your children is unique, complex and influenced by multiple factors. To decide if your child needs medication depends upon the presenting problem, the uses of the medication and the medications effect upon your child’s life. Some emotional problems can be treated with just psychotherapy; others need both medication and psychotherapy; both are proven to be effective, depending upon the problem. ADHD is a typical problem of many families; Researchers believe that the impulsivity, short attention span, and other ADHD symptoms are caused by a specific dysfunction in the brain that is often inherited. In the book, What Every Parent Should Know (about psychiatric medications), the author states: “Each human (being carries a unique set of experiences and vulnerabilities (people, events~ and stressors in the child’s surroundings), some biological ... and most a complex interplay of the two. Depression is a common example in children, with au inherited predisposition often triggered by some extemal event, such as the loss of a loved one.” In essence, each child, adolescent and adult is a unique, one of a kind individual who brings with him/her a history, a set of genetic possibilities and a set of learned values and beliefs that influence their behavior and emotions and, therefore, only on an individual basis can each person be evaluated. Although there is no easy answer for medication treatment, it appears to be to be a positive outcome, as it proves that each of you is unique and can only be treated as a one of a kind person without a cookie-cutter blueprint to guide the treating practitioner. You are not just another number on an assembly line but a one of a kind, inimitable, and irreplaceable human being. P

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What about my Heart and Depression?

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Hi, my name is Howard Ogin and I am a psychologist who has worked in the Hazleton area for 30 years. You might think that heart disease is linked only with physical activities-a lack of exercise, poor diet, smoking, and excessive drinking. While the above factors are very important to your cardiac health, your thoughts, attitudes and emotions are also important. They can not only accelerate the onset of heart disease, but also get in the way of taking positive steps to improve your health. How you handle stress influences how your cardiovascular system responds. Studies have shown that if stress makes you angry or irritable, you’re more likely to have heart disease or a heart attack. Then there’s depression, the persistent feeling of sadness and despair that can isolate you from the rest of the world. In its severest form, clinical depression, can not only increase the risk of heart disease, but also worsen the condition. While 20% of the population experiences an episode of depression in our lifetimes, the figure climbs to 50% among people with heart disease. Depression can also complicate the aftermath of a heart, stroke or invasive procedure such as open heart surgery. The immediate shock of coming so close to death is compounded by the prospect of a long recuperation, as well as the fear that another, potentially more serious event could occur without warning. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, up to 65% of coronary heart disease patients with a history of heart attack experience various forms of depression.

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The Role of Skin Care in Lymphedema

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By Joseph Dzurshin, OTR/L, Certified Lymphedema Therapist, John Heinz Rehab

Proper skin and nail care are essential for the treatment of lymphedema. Why does skin care matter if lymphedema is an abnormal accumulation of protein rich fluid? Shouldn’t getting rid of the swelling be the only thing that matters? Although we focus on bringing the swelling down during treatment, proper skin care is a necessary component for the rest of your life for three main reasons. First, the protein rich fluid is suitable for the growth of pathogens. Second, diffusion distance increases the response time of the immune system if infection occurs. Third, with lymphedema, the skin tends to be dry and prone to cracks, allowing a route for infection to enter the body.

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use of gardening gloves oven mitts to prevent burns in the kitchen use of electric razor instead of safety razor protection from sunburn

To protect from further damage to the involved limb: OO avoid temperature extremes (heating pads, saunas, hot tubs) OO do not wear restrictive clothing or jewelry OO do not allow needles or blood pressure to be taken in involved limb OO avoid heavy lifting OO wear compression garments, especially if flying on an airplane

Finally, know the signs of infection. Even with daily care, an infection may occur. Be aware of any changes to the skin, redness, swelling or fever. Report any signs of infection to your doctor immediately. With proper diligence to skin care, you have the power to prevent further complications following a diagnosis of lymphedema. What Can I Do? Because of these problems, it becomes important to prevent For further information refer to the National Lymphedema Network infection and further damage to the skin and lymph nodes. Some ba- at www.lymphnet.org or call John Heinz Rehab in Drums at (570)sics include washing daily with a mild soap and tepid water followed 788-0542. Joseph Dzurshin, a registered and licensed occupational therapist, as well as a certified lymphedema therapist, treats patients by an application of a low pH moisturizer. with Lymphedema at John Heinz Rehab in Drums. P


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Excessive Perspiration: Hyperhidrosis

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It is of course normal to sweat, but some of us are plagued with an exaggerated sweat response. Called hyperhidrosis, this distressing condition may affect the palms and soles, as well as underarm areas. Profuse sweating results from even the least amount of heat, or physical or mental activity. Emotional stress may also trigger hyperhidrosis. The hands, feet, and underarms produce a steady stream of moisture (“sweating buckets”) leading to marked self-consciousness in most hyperhidrosis sufferers. Survey data suggests that over one million Americans are negatively impacted by excess sweating. Hyperhidrosis often begins during puberty and improves with age. Topical therapy with a nonprescription “clinical strength” or “extra strength” antiperspirant should be the first line of therapy. Examples include Certain Dri, Secret Clinical Strength, Dove Invisible Solid, and Degree Invisible Solid. The ideal time for application is at bedtime, as these agents work best when applied to dry skin. Persons not achieving adequate control should try a prescription antiperspirant such as Drysol. Such products contain aluminum chloride in strengths ranging from 15 to 20 percent. Again, nighttime application to dry skin is crucial for success. A deodorant may be applied in the morning for cosmetic purpose. Botox, injected into the palms and soles is a simple method to alleviate hyperhidrosis. Approved in 2004 by the FDA for use in excessive sweating, Botox is now considered the gold standard of therapy. Drawbacks include transient discomfort during injection (multiple sticks are required) as well as cost and duration. Injections need to be repeated every five to seven months. Although Botox does not cure excess sweating this therapy can provide many months of gratifying relief. P

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Health Awareness: Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

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by Cindy Eveland, RN, BS, CHN, TOPs Educator

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Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a major public health problem in the U.S. It is a progressive, usually permanent loss of kidney function that affects more than 26 million Americans, according to the National Kidney Foundation. Diabetes and high blood pressure are the top two causes of CKD, putting people with those conditions at a higher risk. Ethnic minorities, including African, Asian, Hispanic and Native Americans – as well as seniors and people with a family history of CKD – are also at a higher risk than the general population for developing kidney disease. Most people have two kidneys, which are located near the middle of your back, above your waist and underneath your ribs. Each one is about the size of a fist. Large amounts of blood flow through your kidneys, and they contain millions of tiny blood vessels that act as filters. The functions that a normal kidney performs include: removing extra water and waste products, balancing chemicals in the body, helping to control blood pressure, and helping to make red blood cells and build strong bones. When a person develops CKD, the kidneys aren’t able to clean waste products from the blood, and as this waste builds up they may start to feel sick. Symptoms usually don’t occur until the late stages of kidney disease, and may include extreme tiredness, nausea, vomiting, shortness of breath, difficulty sleeping, and swelling in the hands, face and feet. The severity of CKD is classified in a range of stages, from 1 to 5. By stage 5, also known as kidney failure or end stage renal disease, a patient needs to choose a kidney replacement therapy – either a transplant or dialysis – in order to stay alive. Dialysis is a life-sustaining process that cleans waste products from the blood, removes extra fluids, and controls the body’s chemistry when a person’s kidneys fail. Dialysis patients typically require treatment on an ongoing basis unless they receive a kidney transplant. Early detection can slow and may prevent the progression of chronic kidney disease. Three simple tests to detect CKD include blood pressure, blood work, and a urine test. Doctors can best estimate kidney function using an equation calculated by factoring in blood creatinine, age, race and gender. This equation, called a GFR (Glomerular Filtration Rate) value, helps determines the stage of kidney disease. If you or someone you know has CKD or might be at-risk, Fresenius Medical Care North America offers Treatment Options Program (TOPs) education sessions across the U.S. TOPs sessions provide information to the public at no charge about CKD management and the treatments available when CKD leads to kidney failure. To schedule a TOPs class in the Hazleton, PA area, call toll-free 1-866-276-0600. For a full list of TOPs sessions across the country, visit www.ultracare-dialysis.com/TOPS (in English and Spanish). Take good care of yourself and your kidneys will take care of you! P

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Rotator Cuff Tendinitis Shoulder Pain

One of the most common causes of shoulder pain is rotator cuff tendinitis. This condition occurs when the tendons of the rotator cuff muscles get irritated and swell causing pain and difficulties with movement. If left untreated or mismanaged the problem can get worse, leading to the tendons tearing where the only fix is an operation. The rotator cuff muscles are a group of 4 muscles that originate from the shoulder blade or scapula and attach to the upper arm or the humerus. The function of these muscles is to stabilize the joint, that is, to make sure the moving parts of the joint stays in the right spots with movement especially when reaching or raising the arm. Tendinitis happens when these muscles don’t work properly either through overuse, overloading or trauma. The joint then moves into the wrong areas causing rubbing or pinching of the tendons. Like a rope, repeated rubbing and stress of the tendons will wear it away causing it to get frayed and tear if left unmanaged. Pain due to rotator cuff tendinitis can be deceiving as it not only causes pain in the shoulder but can also cause pain in the arm all the way to the elbow and in the shoulder blade. Movement dysfunction also typically happens with rotator cuff tendinitis with the most common problems being pain or inability to lift the arm overhead, reach across the body or reach behind the back. When identified early, rotator cuff tendinitis can be treated successfully. Reducing the inflammation is essential and when bad enough, an injection or medication from your doctor can be help-

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The YMCA/YWCA Mission

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by Liz Tolan

You’ve seen it on posters, T-shirts and ads; the Y’s mission is to promote healthy mind/body/spirit. This month, we’d like to discuss what that means, and why it is important. Life is about balance. In everything we do, everything we are, balance is critical. I’d like to reflect on how each part of the mission supports the rest and balances the person as a whole. We have seen physically healthy individuals fail. Some of our finest athletes have fallen in spite of every opportunity in regards to physical strength. The have fallen due to poor choices (mind) and poor attitude (spirit). We have seen individuals who may have the best of intentions to become healthier, but they are not willing to do the work to create and improve upon the physical being they currently are. There are programs which address “mind” work, such as self help seminars and books. There are many “diets” and weight loss / get fit programs which are designed to help individuals lose weight, or tone up, or both. There are churches, worship groups, disciplines like Yoga, Qigong, and meditation that work on cultivating the spirit. But unless you address all three aspects of the mind/body/spirit equation, you will not optimize the potential of the total person you can become. Indeed, the process is more like a journey. It is this journey that the Y strives to promote, whether it is to help someone begin, continue or even simply to discuss a roadmap to guide along the way. The Y truly believes that everyone deserves the opportunity to succeed, and their programs are reflective of that belief. Of all of our community programs, their inclusiveness is commendable. They have designed programs for the young, the young at heart, and all those in between. To address the physical body, there is something for every

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age and ability. There are trained instructors to safely lead individuals through work out routines. There are many different ways to condition the body based on personal preference and physical ability. Getting into shape doesn’t mean getting into the Olympics. Getting into shape means doing the best you possibly can with what you’ve got, and understanding that the process is not something that is done and finished, but something that will be a lifelong commitment with lifelong rewards. At first it will seem like work. Later, you will wonder how you ever lived any other way. The Y staff knows this, they’ve been there too. They are there to encourage and help you. We all have good days. And unfortunately, we also have days that are not so great. The Y staff knows their members. They take an interest in you and your goals. The staff take delight when someone who may not of had the greatest amount of self confidence suddenly takes pride in the bicep which is showing definition, or the lighter step a participant may seem to have when they leave the workout room. The staff at the Y are selected carefully and trained extensively. There is what is called; “the Y way”. The “Y way” puts people first, is always respectful, always kind. The Y promotes this uplifting of the spirit as a common thread in all they do. Every program is run in a manner which maintains the member’s dignity and promotes strength and health on every level. The Y starts this process as early as they can in the development of the individual, starting with their daycare and summer camp programs. Children are taught to respect themselves and each other, to make good choices, to be helpful and considerate. By giving attention to mind, body and spirit as equal and important parts of the whole being, the Y creates a safe and caring environment where individuals can go to develop to their fullest potential in these areas. To learn more about the many programs the Y have available to promote health mind/body/spirit, please call 570-455-2046. P

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After oxygen and water, salt is the most important substance for our bodies. Pliny around 75 AD said, “Salt is the foremost of human remedies.” We are suffering problems because we are consuming salt-free diets. We are correct to avoid table salt but must have unrefined salt such as Celtic Sea Salt. Natural salt has 84 minerals needed for the body. Table salt has had 83 minerals removed leaving sodium,which is harmful when consumed alone, out of its natural ‘package’. The following are some points to consider regarding the body’s need for salt and its use. They are taken from the book, “The Body’s Many Cries for Water” by F. Batmanghelidj, M.D. and from literature published by “The Grain and Salt Society.” OO 27% of the salt in the body is stored in the bones. It makes them hard. Salt will be pulled from the bones to maintain normal blood levels of salt. OO Salt shortage in the body can appear as the same symptoms of dehydration. Salt and water work together in the body.

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OO Drinking water without using salt can cause salt shortages. OO Cramping in unexercised muscles is often indicative of a salt deficiency. Dizziness and feeling faint may also be an indication. OO Salt is a natural anti-histamine. It can break up mucus in the lungs. OO In edema, the body will hold onto salt to keep water in the body in fear of a drought. Increasing water will resolve this. If ankles swell or eyes become puffy, reduce salt and increase water until it is resolved. Exercise will draw fluid into the blood. OO Salt provides 84 minerals to the body. It maintains the water content outside the cells. OO Daily consumption of salt is ¼ teaspoon for 5 eight ounce glasses of water; ½ teaspoon for 10 eight ounce glasses. Increase salt only as water is increased. OO Increase water and salt only in urination increases with it. OO Use unrefined salt on food. Avoid table salt. OO If sleep is difficult, drink eight ounces of water and put a pinch of salt on the tongue before bed. Chiropractic works great on balancing the spine and the nervous system yet we neglect the physiology, how our body works, so remember you are what you eat and our bodies are fearfully and wonderfully made. We can stay you our first hundred years if take care of these earthly vessels. P

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by Melissa B. DellaCroce, D.M.D. This month, we are focusing on total body health. In my opinion, there is no better place to start than with your mouth (your oral health). After all, everything that we need to stay alive and healthy has to enter our body somehow. Think about it, the things we eat and drink, the vitamins we take, if you smoke or drink alcoholic beverages, all these things enter our body through our mouths. And all affect our overall health. So the idea that you oral health cannot be an indicator of your overall health is just plain crazy. Diabetes, vitamin deficiencies, eating disorders, allergies, and many other health issues that affect the entire body (systemic conditions) can all be evidenced by the condition of your teeth and gums. Your mouth is filled with countless numbers of bacteria. Some linked to tooth decay, and others to periodontal disease (gum disease). This is why those check-ups twice a year a so important. We need to make sure that in the battle between you and the oral bacteria, you’re the one who is winning. A periodontal cleaning is the only way to remove the tarter that builds up around your teeth and becomes home for those countless bacteria. Research has found that some forms of periodontal disease can be linked to cardiovascular disease, strokes and many other systemic conditions. Women who are pregnant are also at risk for developing periodontal and other gum diseases. If not controlled, periodontal disease may put you at risk for pre-term delivery or low birth-weight babies. Your dentist is not only concerned about your teeth, but your overall health as well. Make sure to fill your dental team in on any new medications, or recent illnesses you may have had since your last checkup. They may affect which medications your dentist chooses to give you or what procedures can be done. As healthcare providers, your dental team works closely with your physician when needed to help you achieve your best overall health. P

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I Love the “Transformation” by John Degenhart, DC

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  Do you want to know what I love the most about being a chiropractor?  I call it, “the transformation”, let me explain.   A scenario that occurs almost daily is that present patients of ours who are so happy with how good chiropractic care has gotten them to feel, that they try to refer family members or friends to our office.  Maybe uncle Joe has sciatica, or Aunt Betty has migraines, or grandmom has arthritic knees.   So I walk in the room to greet the patient for the first time.  In their eyes most times you can read how they are thinking. “Will this chiropractor be rough like the last one I went to?” or “is going to hurt?” so I purposely adjust them gently and the leave thinking “he didn’t even do much, how can this help me?”   Then I schedule them for a second visit.   So they arrive that first visit tentative, but they return or that second visit usually a different person.  They feel much better, their confidence in us is stronger, and they now understand how gentle chiropractic can help them.  It’s an exciting transformation, where

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by Dr. Sam Ghosh, Orthodontist

After orthodontic treatment, teeth must go through a healing and settling phase. Ensuring that the bone and gums heal properly and keeping the teeth in their new position will require the use of a retainer. Everyone experiences changes in tooth position throughout their life - this is very normal. However, once a patient has undergone orthodontic treatment they naturally want their teeth to remain in their new positions. Patients can expect a certain amount of relapse but proper and persistent use of a retainer will minimize this effect. The amount of time required to wear a retainer varies with each person and is difficult to predict. However, to keep the teeth as aligned as possible, the patient should plan on continuing to wear their retainer indefinitely. Typically, the retainer is worn full time for the first year, then at night only from that point forward. Proper care of the retainer – cleaning and storage - will allow it to last for years. It is very important to encourage the patient to wear their retainer as it must be worn as directed in order to be effective. Although we have put great effort into achieving the right results, the effort doesn’t stop once the braces are removed. Teamwork between the orthodontic practice and the general dentist continues to be imperative as the effectiveness of this phase depends on patient compliance. P

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Nutritional Support for Children and Young Adults

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by Bill Spear, R.Ph, CCN, Hazle Drugs

Studies show that a high percentage of adults and children in the United States and other developed countries eat less than the minimum daily allowance of 10 or more essential nutrients. Adequate amounts and proper balance of these nutrients are needed for maintaining good health. These nutrients are also important for the dietary management of the body’s structure and optimum functioning of its various systems. In 2002, JAMA (Journal of the American medical Association), one of the most highly respected medical doctor journals in the world, said “it appears prudent for all adults and children to take vitamin supplements.” Hazle Drugs brand of “Children’s Essentials” (ages 4-10) is a great tasting, chewable multiple vitamin-mineral-trace element supplement designed for children ages four and up. The unique teddy bear shaped chewable tablets provide 28 vitamins, minerals and trace elements in bioavailable forms and nutritionally meaningful amounts. Hazle Drugs “Children’s Essentials” is more than just another children’s multivitamin-mineral supplement. Research shows that RDA amounts of many vitamins may have significant positive effects on the structure and function of growing bodies. Hazle Drugs “Children’s Essentials provide important antioxidant vitamins C and E, a complete vitamin B complex, easily absorbable calcium and magnesium, as well as a full spectrum of bioavailable trace elements. In fact, Hazle Drugs “Children’s Essentials” is one of the most complete children’s chewable multivitamin/mineral formulas on the market. This new improved formulation now features a natural lemon-lime flavor and includes higher amounts of vitamin D and added choline, as research indicates both of these nutrients are important for children’s overall health and well-being. Hazle Drugs “Children’s Essentials” uses only the purest, most hypoallergenic ingredients and contains no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. Hazle Drugs also carries “Adolescents Essentials”, a multivitamin/mineral supplement for young adults ages 10-17. Hazle Drugs “Adolescents Essentials” is a unique vitamin-

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Is It Time to Upgrade Your Home’s Security?

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PIR sensors can be triggered by wind or temperature changes. For example, they might turn on by wind-blown leaves, but fail to detect a burglar on a cold night. In addition, PIR motion sensor lights can only detect lateral, or side to side, movement. If a burglar moves towards a PIR light in a straight line, he can approach the house without triggering the light. But one new motion sensor light combines Doppler Radar with PIR to create more reliable home security. Precision Plus Doppler Radar, by Cooper Lighting, uses Doppler Radar to cover those areas where PIR motion sensors fail. Doppler Radar allows the motion sensor light to cover a larger range. Doppler Radar does not sense temperature, so weather changes don’t affect its ability to sense somebody approaching the home. In addition, Doppler Radar can detect a person moving in a straight line towards or away from the home. Upgrading a motion sensor light is just one way to protect your home. Some low-tech, DIY solutions include installing heavier doors and deadlocks, and removing large hedges, which burglars can use to hide. To learn more about Precision Plus Doppler Radar, visit www.precisionplusdopplerradar.com. P


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(NU) - Homeowners seeking to pad their homes and wallets should consider re-insulation projects that maximize energy efficiency year-round. Simple, energy-saving practices will not only reduce heating and cooling bills every month, but also will result in a higher tax return next year. The federal government expanded the scope of a tax credit program that rewards homeowners for energy-efficiency improvements, giving homeowners a prime opportunity to increase their homes’ efficiency. Homeowners are eligible to receive a 30 percent federal tax credit up to $1,500 for weatherization improvements in their homes through Dec. 31, 2010, And as far as energy-efficient improvements are concerned, re-insulation is a smart solution for the near and short term. “Most of the steps you can take to improve your home’s energy efficiency in the cooler winter months are equally as effective in the warmer summer months, when the thermal flows are simply reversed,” said Bohdan Boyko, building science manager with GreenFiber, a natural-fiber insulation product made from 85 percent recycled materials. “In most areas of the country, winter has the greatest temperature differences between inside and outside temperatures, but

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in either situation – summer or winter – a properly insulated home is one that will help cut energy bills, lower the home’s carbon footprint and help keep a family comfortable.” Homeowners can find information on the benefits of re-insulation, including R-Value education, how to’s and tax credit information from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, at www.greenfiber.com, where researchers engineered a special new blow-in product that aids in retro-fit projects. Older homes or homes where current insulation is inadequate can benefit from attic air sealing, duct sealing, attic insulating and side wall insulating. Because the insulation is literally “blown in” through a tube, it can reach high crevices and deep places in walls. “Re-insulation is a fast and easy way to improve a home’s energy efficiency, often with little up-front cost,” said Boyko. “A blow-in insulation product will perform better than material that is cut to fit, because it provides complete coverage and fills gaps, unlike fixeddimension insulation products.” Do-it-yourselfers should have no difficulties renting equipment and tackling a blow-in natural-fiber insulation project in an afternoon. And because natural-fiber insulation is made from recycled content, it provides the greatest benefit to the environment, diverting materials from local landfills and reducing the energy a home could draw. P

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Shopping for a New Home? Check Out the Kitchen

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(NU) - Buying a home is the largest investment most people will ever make, so it’s no surprise that such a big decision may seem daunting. There are, however, some simple guidelines that can help you find a home that you will be happy with for a very long time. A recent study conducted by Merillat, a leading manufacturer of cabinetry, examined what consumers think about when they’re purchasing a home. The study found that the kitchen sways more minds than any other room, followed by the great room and the master bedroom third. “The kitchen is the gathering place for special occasions, family functions and day-to-day activities, which is why it is so important for prospective buyers to ensure their new kitchen will meet the needs of their family from a design and functionality prospective,” said Paul Radoy, manager of design services for Merillat.

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Try creating a checklist to help you decide whether a kitchen is right for you. Ask yourself these questions: 1. Do I like the layout of the kitchen? Consider the kitchen from an overall perspective, and keep all the items that will require storage in mind. 2. Does the kitchen look comfortable? Do I feel good when I’m in it? You should feel at home right away. 3. Does the kitchen help facilitate frequent casual interactions with family and friends? Consider the views into the surrounding rooms, like the living and dining areas. Can you easily associate with family and friends? 4. Is the cabinetry durable and well-built? Is the finish on the cabinetry smooth and consistent? Investigate the cabinet interiors to determine whether they’re covered with a durable water- and stain-resistant material or a lower-quality product. Make sure that the color of the interior complements the exterior. 5. Does the kitchen have visual impact or a good focal point like an island, cooking grotto or other unique feature? Islands are a useful feature that many homeowners desire. When examining an island, identify the tasks or storage functions it serves to decide whether it will meet your needs.) 6. Does the kitchen have adequate storage space and built-in features to accommodate my possessions? Merillat’s study found that, after remodeling a kitchen, many homeowners find that they didn’t include enough storage features. Make sure you don’t overlook features, like drawer organizers, pull-out trays and lazy Susans. To more learn about kitchen design and storage features visit www.Merillat.com. P

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It has no pattern, no strategy. It doesn’t care if you live in a big house or small, in the best part of town or the worst. You can’t see it, taste it or smell it but it is there. It’s RADON gas. RADON is a cancer causing gas that comes from the natural decay of uranium in the ground below and randomly seeps through your foundation or crawl space and into your home. The connection between RADON and lung cancer has been known since the 1950’s and today scientists are more certain about RADON risks than any other cancer causing substance. All the major health organizations agree that RADON causes thousands of preventable deaths every year. Ten million homes are at risk that is about 38 million people. Exposure to as little as 4 pCi/L or pico curies (the state action level) is like receiving 200 chest x-rays per year. It kills more people than homicides, drunk drivers or AIDS. A simple RADON test can detect if your home is safe from RADON and if your home tests high for RADON it can be easily fixed with an affordable mitigation system. In addition a mitigation system will increase your indoor air quality and will decrease other pollutions like humidity, mold, mildew, pesticides and methanes. A properly installed mitigation system costs pennies a day to run and may replace the need to run a more costly dehumidifier. For your family’s health and your own peace of mind, have your home tested for RADON. Give Pat at PA RADON SOLUTIONS a call to schedule a RADON test or answer any questions you may have. PA RADON SOLUTIONS is a local family run business DEP certified in testing and correcting RADON problems. To verify certification you can call the state office at 1-800-23-RADON. For fast, courteous professional service or accurate information call PA RADON SOLUTIONS at 384-3574 or toll free at 1-866-384-3574. P

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F&L Doors, Hazleton’s premier garage door installation and service company, reports that several major garage door manufacturers are offering unheard-of financial incentives and rebates for consumers. “In all my years, I have never seen garage door manufacturers offering as many financial discounts as they are now. It’s definitely a great time to improve the appearance of your home, as well as its thermal efficiency,” said Brian Lucas, president of F&L Doors. And while it’s important to get a good deal, it’s equally critical to buy from a reputable factory-authorized dealer who stands by their product after the initial sale, Lucas explained. F&L Doors want to remind you to have your garage door checked for safety! Save $25 for a limited time on our safety inspection, which includes tightening and replacement of defective bolts; lubrication of rollers, pulleys and cables; adjustment of springs; chain tightening; reversing mechanism inspection and more! “F&L Doors has been selling, installing and servicing quality name-brand garage doors since 1970. We truly offer the best of both worlds: attractive pricing and outstanding customer service for years to come,” Lucas said. Even professional racing champion Mario Andretti relies on F&L Doors to service his many garage doors on his Nazareth, Pa. home. “The professional team at F&L Doors’ Service Division perform the same quality installation, maintenance and repair on Mario Andretti’s mansion as they do on homes throughout Hazleton and the Poconos,” Lucas said. “And with the many great offers we are seeing from our manufacturers, there has never been a better time to upgrade or replace your aging garage door,” Lucas added. Today’s garage doors are not only attractive and durable, they offer fantastic thermal ratings that can save you cash each month by reducing heating and cooling bills. “F&L Doors represents many of today’s best garage door makers, including Amarr, Artisan Doorworks, Clopay, Raynor, and Wayne Dalton. So, it’s best to call us so we can explain the latest deals, because they change frequently,” Lucas said. F&L Doors, which sells a large variety of garage doors for homes and businesses right from its Hazleton showroom, has recently launched its new Web site at www.fldoors.com. At the site, customers can read about the virtual garage door makeovers that F&L Doors offers. The site also includes information on the company’s “Shop at Home” service, which brings samples and information right to your door. “Selecting a garage door is an important choice. Garage doors can occupy up to a third of a home’s façade, so the right door will improve the appearance and value of your home. It can also save you money on energy costs based on its efficiency,” Lucas said. Call F&L Doors at 570-454-7254 or toll free at 800-3443667. Or visit their showroom on South Wyoming Street in Hazleton, Monday through Friday 7:30 to 4:00, and they’ll discuss garage door solutions that will also meet your budget. Visit F&L Doors online at www.fldoors.com for tips on choosing a garage door. P

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Newly Refurbished Garden Homes in the Conyngham Valley

As many readers know, the Conyngham Valley is one of the most picturesque in Northeastern Pennsylvania and the Borough of Conyngham sits just at the foot of its southern edge. Conyngham does not want for tree-lined streets, friendly neighbors or the conveniences of a more urban setting – local grocery, pharmacies, hardware store, banks, eateries and its own Post Office. What is in short supply is rental housing. Conyngham is roughly one square mile in area and is full as far as additional housing development is concerned. Fortunately, the existing rental housing is well maintained by the local owners and the only set of garden homes is now getting a face lift. Brookhill Square, also known as the “Quads” due to the unique layout, was recently purchased by a local resident with a view to returning Brookhill Square to its former standing as the premier rental garden complex in the Conyngham Valley. The refurbishment commenced in earnest on May 6, and the first model garden home is now available for viewing by appointment. Brookhill Square consists of three “quads”, each comprised of four individual garden homes. Speaking of the unique, maintenance-free, single-floor living, the new owner contends, “Simply put, there is nothing like it in this area. Over 1,500 square feet on one level, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, eat-in kitchen, living room, dining room, laundry room, private courtyard and a huge 2 car attached garage. What more could anyone want, plus we cut the grass, we trim the bushes and we plow the snow!” See the back page advertisement for directions to Brookhill Square as well as contact information. P

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Chamber Presents 36th Annual Academic Awards Program The top academic students in five area high schools were honored Thursday, June 10th at the 36th Annual Academic Achievement Banquet coordinated by the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce. The program recognized the scholastic achievements of students from Hazleton Area, Immanuel Christian School, Marian Catholic High School, MMI Preparatory School, and Weatherly Area High School. Students recognized at the event were (Hazleton Area): Ario D’Amato, Megan Buzanowicz, Scott Cara, Charles Craig, Bryttani Craigle, Benjamin Croll, Regina Dutz, Maria Fendrick, Ashley Ferrari, Amy Fiore, Olivia Flaim, Jessica French, Matthew Gliem, Matthew Gombeda, Chelsea Hoffman, Patrick Labuz, Christian Laputka, Christopher Lazar, Benjamin Levine, Kayla Mantush, Jessica Minzola, Monica Morrison, Lydia Paden, Adam Petrone, Dominic Pino, Salina Sachetti, Nicole Spevak, Karen Stewart, Margaret Welch, and Donna Yocum. (Immanuel Christian School): Sarah Murray and Kathryn Knowlden. (Marian Catholic): Julie Baran, Katherine Dodson, Katherine Ferrello, Thomas Gottstein, Kristen Halenar, Rebecca Hartz, Michael Mulligan, Katie Owens, Devin Parambo, and Theresa Patten. (MMI): Diana Anthony, Lew Bevens, Joseph Caputo, Sarah Careyva, Jared Hinkle, Brone Lobichusky, Taylor Olian, Lainie Titus, Megan Veglia, and Robert Yamulla. (Weatherly Area): Nicole Caccese, Nicole Calia, Melanie Clabia, Christina Graham, Cecilia Maleski, Shane Moran, Amanda Migneco, Jenette Stadnik, Erin Sarosky, Saranda Snyder, and Sally Reigle. Since its inception, the program has honored over nineteen hundred of the region’s top students and remains the only program of its kind in Northeastern Pa. It is coordinated by the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce and sponsored through financial contributions from the local business and civic community as well as from individual contributions. Those who contributed to the success of this year’s event included: Bachman Painting, Bemis Company Inc., Best Western Genetti Inn & Suites, Blasko’s Candies, Bob’s Sporting Goods, Covenant Abstract, CrossRoads Computers, Dr. Edgar L. Dessen, Eagle Rock Resort, The Hershey Company, Highway Equipment & Supply Co., William L. Morse, Jr., Office Max, PPL Corporation, Snyder & Clemente, and Zola Law Offices. According to Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce Vice Chair, Atty. Elizabeth Maguschak, “These contributions from the community, make it possible for us to host these students and provide them with a unique momento of the evening, and of their scholastic achievement. “ In addition to special certificates presented by the Chamber, each participant also received special recognition from State Senator Raphael Musto and Representative Todd Eachus. The Academic Awards program is organized with the cooperation of the school officials from each of the High Schools involved. Participating in this year’s presentations were Rocco Petrone, Hazleton Area, Thomas McLaughlin, Weatherly Area, Tom G. Hood, MMI, Kelly Knowlden, Immanuel Christian School and Sue Ann

PANORAMA MAGAZINE Gerhard, Marian Catholic High School. Also serving on the planning committee, in addition to Atty. Maguschak, are: Donna Palermo, President of the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce, Linda Mantush, Marketing Assistant for the Chamber, Molly Blasko, Blasko’s Candies, and Joseph Yannuzzi of CrossRoads Computers, a Chamber Past Chairman. In addition to the Academic Achievement awards, Donna Palermo, chair of the Greater Hazleton Area Civic Partnership, presented two scholarship awards to David John Barna II and Ruth Hatch. Jack St. Pierre is chairman of the Scholarship committee. Speaker for the evening was Freeland Mayor Tim Martin. Musical entertainment was provided by student musicians from Marian Catholic High School consisting of Katie Owens and Eric Petterson. The invocation and benediction was provided by Father Jack Lambert of St. John Bosco Church. The Annual Academic Awards program is coordinated under the auspices of the Chamber’s Community Affairs committee, in cooperation with the administration and principals from each of the school districts involved.

Pictured on photo: Sarah Murray, Immanuel Christian School, Katherine Knowlden, Immanuel Christian School, Mayor Tim Martin, speaker, Atty. Elizabeth Maguschak, Chamber Vice Chair and program chair, Kelly Knowlden, Headermaster, Immanuel Christian School, Christina Graham, Weatherly Area High School, MMI Preparatory School, Olivia Flaim, Hazleton Area High School, Rocco Petrone, Principal, Hazleton Area High School, Thomas McLaughlin, Principal, Weatherly Area High School, Tom G. Hood, President, MMI, Michael Mulligan, Marian Catholic High School, and Sue Ann Gerhard, Development Director, Marian Catholic High School. P

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63 JULY ‘10 winners were standout runners, Sugarloaf ’s Genene Libonati-Ritz and Rich Chase of Swoyersville. The Valley Running Club, Inc. would like to extend its gratitude to all the 2010 participants and sponsors who made it possible to present a check to the Valley Food Pantry that totaled more than thirteen hundred dollars. Runners 19 and over who participated in the Valley Great 8 and runners 18 and under who participated in the Valley 4 Mile events are competing for The Greater Hazleton Festival of Races trophies and medals. (left) Crestwood Area High School’s Robert Moulton leads the way to the finish line in the Sixth Annual Valley Great 8 Race (right) Hazleton Area Cougar Cross Country standout Alexandra Petsuck ascends Main Street in Conyngham on her way to capturing the Valley 4Mile Race.  Petsuck directed the race as well and presented a check to The Valley Food Pantry resulting from her fundraising efforts. P

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Memories of Bloomsburg State Teachers College

by Larry Ksanznak

Front row, from left: D. Boychuck, A. Williams, R. Gerhard, D. Erickson, L. Ksanznak, D. Linkchorst. Second row, from left: K. Weiser, R. Shuttlesworth, J. Ondrula, F. Betz, J. Kopee, L. Bush. Third row, from left: J. Colone, H. Morson, S. Belle, R. Evans, H. Shelly.

From left: Harvey Bouchner, John Scrimgeour, ‘53 classmate, Gene Morrison, assistant coach, Dave Linkchorst, Dan Boychuck and Larry Ksanznak The 1952-53 Huskies Basketball Team won the Pennsylvania State Teachers College Conference Championship. Some members of the team returned to BU and were honored at the newly renovated Nelson Field House on Dec. 12th, 2009.

Last year our Bloomsburg State Teachers College championship basketball team of 1953 was invited to a attend a recognition event at Dillon Gym. Our 1953 team was the first BSTC basketball team to win the State Conference Championship. It was a well planned event by the Alumni Association and the Athletic Department. Prior to the event I had the opportunity to tour the sprawling campus. There were a myriad of changes including a name change to Bloomsburg University from Bloomsburg State Teachers College. The change to University status was a direct result of significant improvements in career programs, new academic facilities, increased student enrollment, improved athletic facilities, new dormitories and support services buildings. Albeit these changes have met the new demands of the academic world I often wonder if bigger is always better. I am sure the students attending Bloomsburg University are very proud of the College on the Hill. There still remains the charm of the rural setting and the friendliness of the towns people of Bloomsburg. I have fond memories of campus life we enjoyed when the major mission was the training of future teachers at Bloomsburg State Teachers College. During the time period that I attended BSTC there were three major academic programs. The elementary program prepared teachers to teach in the primary and intermediate grades and special education. The secondary program prepared future teachers to be certified in the fields of Biology, English, General Sciences, Geography, Latin, Mathematics, Physical Education, Social Studies, Spanish and Speech. The business program prepared teachers to be certified in the fields of Book Keeping, Business English, Consumer Law, Consumer Mathematics, Economics, Business and Office Training, Retail Sales, Salesmanship, Shorthand and Typing. To demonstrate the commitment to teacher preparation the Ben Franklin Laboratory School was located in the center of the campus. Students from the town of Bloomsburg attended this Kindergarten thru grade six school. I completed my student teaching experience at this career teaching center. We worked directly with Master Teachers who demonstrated the most effective instructional strategies and methods. When you completed your teacher training at the Laboratory School you were ready to be employed in quality school system throughout the state.


panoramapa.com Bloomsburg State Teachers College was truly a student friendly campus. We knew all of our instructors, The College President, Dean of Students and Dean of Admission. The faculty and administration would frequently stop by the Student Union building and have a coffee or soft drink with the students. Twice a week we attended Chapel in Carver Hall. President Harvey Andruss would have a brief message, two Student Criers would announce academic, athletic or social events that would be taking place on campus. Following the announcements there would be a short cultural arts program. This bi-weekly program brought us together as a family unit. We had some exceptional instructors at BSTC. Some of my favorite instructors were Dean Margaret Kerr, Dr. Nell Maupin, Dr. Paul Wagner, Coach Bob Redman, Dr. S.I. Shortess, Edna Hazen and George Keller. Dr. Paul Wagner loved Italian food and would visit Hazleton to dine at Senape’s Cusate’s and the Ovalon Restaurant. There were many students from Hazleton who attended BSTC. I had the opportunity to be in classes with or got to know Lou Gabriel, Danny Parrell, Ray Raabe, Doris Paternoster, Joe Apichella, Matt Parrell, Carl Hinger, Sam Vukcevitch, Milo Masonvich, Bill Radzwich, Joe Boyle, and Walt Stanek. We played our basketball games at Centennial Gym. It was a fan friendly gym and for most of our home games the gym would be filled with our student body. In my freshman year we played Temple University. One of the star players for Temple U. was a former Hazleton High School star, Johnny Ballots. It was a very competitive game down to the last minute. Johnny Ballots made some key baskets at the end of the game for a victory by Temple U. over BSTC. Three of my cherished friendships from BSTC are Joe “Bells” Colone, Chuck Daly and Terry Cierlitsky. “Bells” Colone was from Berwick, Pa and made first team All State in basketball and football when he attended Berwick High School. “Bells” played a short time with the New York KNICKS and was a prolific scorer for the Wilkes Barrie BARONS in the old Eastern Professional League. During his professional basketball career he came to BSTC and enrolled in secondary education. He served as our assistant basketball coach while he completed his course of study. I met Chuck Daly the first day he arrived on campus after transferring from St Bonaventure College. Chuck made our starting team and was our leading scorer. To earn extra money we worked in our college cafeteria cleaning pots and pans. Chuck would become an NBA coach and coach of the US Dream Team in the Olympic games. Terry Cierlitsky attended Weatherly High School and was selected as Miss Hazleton before attending BSTC. She was an outstanding student in the Business Education curriculum. Terry dated Chuck Daly when they attended BSTC and they were married after they graduated from BSTC. I realize this will be old school but to complete my personal assessment of the merits of BSTC I need to share these two experiences. We had a compulsory course called Ethics and Your Career. We were given specific strategies on how to prepare and conduct ourselves in applying for a job. We learned about acceptable behavior

65 JUNE ‘10 and attitude qualities to help us in our chosen career. The other notable experience was our Dining Hall. The evening meal was family style from Monday through Friday evenings. There were five tables for the faculty and administration and circular tables for the student body. We were served home cooked family style dinners by students who served as waiters and waitresses. It was a great time to enjoy conversation with fellow classmates. We talked about term papers that were due, homework assignments and about the social events on the weekend. It was a time for bonding and making new friendships. For three of my years at BSTC I lived in the North Hall dormitory. The Dean of Students, John Hock and his family had an apartment on the first floor of the dorm. Before some of our Saturday night home basketball games I would get together with some of my teammates and pool our money to get the ingredients for a spaghetti dinner. We would take our purchases to Mrs. Hoch and she would cook a gourmet delight spaghetti and meatball dinner for us. The Hoch family would bring in extra chairs and we would have a family funfest dinner. This just doesn’t happen in many colleges either yesterday or on today’s campus. As we move thru life we realize the importance of change and moving forward in new and visionary directions. However, there is also the need to cherish and treasure the memories of our past. I will always be pleased and proud to state loudly that I graduated from Bloomsburg State Teachers College. P


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recommended inflation pressure. When this happens, take caution and: OO Find a safe place to pull off to check your tire pressure. Keep a tire gauge with your set of emergency items in your vehicle. OO If the light comes on while driving at highway speed, immediately grab hold of the steering wheel with both hands in case you are experiencing a blow-out (rapid deflation) scenario. Slowly decelerate to a safe speed and find a safe place to pull off to check your tire pressure. OO Once checked, if the tires all appear normal, proceed with caution to have your tire pressure checked and filled to the proper tire pressure. This can be done at a gas station or tire service center. OO If needed, have the problem tire or tires and the TPMS system serviced at your nearest tire service center. The TPMS light should go off within several minutes of driving on the repaired or re-inflated tires. Visit TPMSMadeSimple.com for more information about TPMS and the importance and benefits of maintaining proper tire pressure. P P

(NU) - Beginning with the 2008 model year, tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) are now standard on all new cars in the United States, but many drivers don’t know about them. Often, drivers are first introduced to TPMS when the icon on their dashboard illuminates, signaling that the air pressure in one or more tires is low -- potentially dangerously low. On average, underinflated tires are responsible for nearly 700 vehicle crashes every day. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that, when all passenger vehicles are equipped with TPMS, the number of annual motor vehicle crash fatalities will decrease by about 120, and the annual number of injuries due to motor vehicle crashes will decrease by about 8,500. To help raise awareness about TPMS and the importance of proper tire pressure, Schrader, the pioneer and leading manufacturer of tire pressure monitoring systems, has created TPMSMadeSimple.com. This comprehensive site offers drivers key facts about TPMS, including how it enhances vehicle safety and why it is now mandatory on all U.S. vehicles. In addition to safety information, drivers can also find out how much money they can save with properly inflated tires and how proper inflation helps the environment. If your car is equipped with TPMS, the light will come on when one or more of your tires are at least 25 percent below the

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(NU) - Even if you drive a hybrid car, you probably don’t know some basic facts about your car and what makes it work. Hybrid cars use two separate engines for propulsion, usually an electric motor and a gasoline-powered engine. And while auto companies usually act as if hybrids are all the same, they come in three main forms: series hybrids, plug-ins and parallel hybrids. Series hybrids use an electric motor to power a car’s movement -- the gas engine just recharges the electric battery. In plug-in hybrids, the electric engine’s battery can be charged directly through an electric outlet. The car is propelled by the electric motor alone, and most plug-ins also include a combustion engine for battery regeneration. In parallel hybrids, the electric motor and the internal combustion engine can work both individually or in unison, powering the vehicle for peak performance. For example, Porsche, a company known for building high-performance cars, has developed two completely different hybrid systems -- one for the racetrack and one for the road. The road-going vehicle,

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the Cayenne S Hybrid, uses an advanced full parallel hybrid design with the electric motor between the combustion engine and the transmission. The Cayenne S Hybrid, a highperformance SUV, is as fast as the V8powered Cayenne, but is the most fuelefficient version in the model line-up. The 47 horsepower electric motor is an ideal partner for the 333 horsepower supercharged engine, providing a considerable amount of high torque at low speeds. When working in unison, the two units deliver a maximum system output of 380 brake horsepower and a peak torque of 427 pounds per foot at just 1,000 revolutions per minute. Given a reserved, moderate style of motoring, for example, in a residential area, the Hybrid Manager allows the driver to cover short distances on electric power alone and therefore absolutely free of emissions, driving at speeds of up to nearly 40 mph. The combustion engine may be completely switched off at speeds of up to 97 mph, being fully disengaged from the drivetrain when no further power is required. In this so-called “sailing mode,” the drag forces exerted by the combustion engine are eliminated in the interest of lower drive resistance and fuel consumption. The Cayenne S Hybrid is the only hybrid capable of this driving mode. P

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Engine Technology for Fuel Economy by Thomas R. Buff

Automobile manufacturers are facing intense scrutiny from consumers and the government for the lack of fuel efficient automobiles and light trucks. As car and truck sales dwindle, automobile makers are forced to downsize and close production plants. The need for fuel efficient engines is more than apparent. It is a crucial part of our economic recovery. Engineers are introducing hybrids, flex fuel vehicles and electric cars but they are not the only solution. Automobile makers are now offering new technology in gasoline engines that can offer a few more miles to the gallon. Cylinder Deactivation – sometimes called variable displacement, this engine technology allows the engine displacement to change (or get smaller) by deactivating cylinders during light load operation thus saving fuel. Most engines of this design are used in larger V-type engines but it has also been utilized in smaller engines. Although this technology is considered new, the concept is not, it has been used in the past. Cadillac introduced a V8-6-4 engine in the 80’s that used an electric control unit to deactivate cylinders. What a concept! An eight cylinder engine that becomes a four cylinder engine. This system was troublesome and the technology was retired. Presently Chrysler, Honda and General Motors have their own designs of cylinder deactivation systems that can potentially improve fuel efficiency by 5%. Variable Valve Timing – VTV is a term for engine technology that allows the opening or amount of time the cylinder valves open to change while the engine is running. In easier to understand language, VVT changes the amount of air and fuel that enters the engine cylinders for more efficient combustion. For optimum performance and fuel mileage, the timing of air and fuel entering and exiting the engine is crucial. Older engine designs did in fact allow for changes in timing at high speeds but were not developed for fuel efficiency. Variable Valve Timing has been available and used by Honda, BMW and in the Ford F-Series truck engines. This technology can increase fuel performance by five percent. Turbocharging and Supercharging – turbocharging and supercharging are becoming increasingly popular from a fuel economy standpoint. Supercharging forces large amounts of air into the engine, thus increasing combustion and performance. A turbocharger

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

Do You Really Need to Change Your Air Filter? (NU) - For years, experts, including the Environmental Protection Agency, told motorists to change their car’s engine air filter often for maximum fuel economy. But a recent study funded by the U.S. Department of Energy found that air filter condition does not improve gas mileage. Today, most automakers recommend that the air filter be inspected regularly but replaced only when needed. More frequent replacement just wastes money. How do you know when a filter needs replacement? Visible dirt on the filter surface is not a good indicator. Instead, remove the filter and hold it up to a 100-watt light bulb. If light passes easily through more than half of the filter, it can be returned to service. Some cars have extended-life factory filters that are highly effective but do not allow light to shine through. Replace these filters at the mileage interval specified by the manufacturer. A few vehicles, primarily pickup trucks, have a filter service indicator on the air filter housing. Check the indicator at each oil change, and replace the filter when the indicator says it is time to do so. For non-do-it-yourselfers, the certified technicians at AAA Approved Auto Repair shops will be happy to help. Search for them online at www.AAA.com/repair. P


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Five Tire Safety Tips For Avoiding Blowouts

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(NAPSA)-To keep your car on the road to safety and savings, you need to stay on top of vehicle maintenance. Overlooking something as simple as your tire’s air pressure can cause problems. Underinflated tires are the leading cause of tire blowouts, according to the Rubber Manufacturers Association. Each year, there are over 650 fatalities due to car accidents with underinflated tires. That’s why at least once a month and before every long trip, you should look at all your tires, including the spare, and check the inflation pressure. Here are five tips to keep your tires in shape for road trips: 1. Don’t Wait to Inflate-Low tire pressure decreases fuel economy. The specific inflation pressure number can be found on the vehicle placard located on the driver’s side doorpost, glove box door, fuel door or in the owner’s manual. For accurate

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GPS Allows Modern Day Treasure Hunts (NU) - Americans may read thrillers and watch adventure movies, but their days aren’t exactly fueled by pure adrenaline. They work, drive the kids to soccer practice, eat dinner, watch HBO -- but those with a handheld GPS can satisfy their thirst for adventure through modern day treasure hunts, or geocaching. Geocaching is a global treasure-hunting game. Someone hides an item, uses a GPS to determine its coordinates, and then posts the information online. Geocache-seekers then use their own GPS units to track down the geocache, usually a box or a small item and a logbook. The game sounds deceptively simple. While geocachers know the items’ coordinates, reaching them might require a workout -- some locations require hiking and climbing, for example. Also, GPS units only take geocachers within 10 to 15 feet of the geocache, which is hidden to avoid accidental discovery by “Muggles” – those uninitiated in the ways of geocaching. Geocaching.com, the largest Web site for geocachers to announce new geocaches and log their successes, lists over 1,000,000 geocaches in over 200 countries. The game has become so popular that GPS manufacturers are starting to design handheld GPS units specifically f o r geocaching. For example, the Magellan eXplorist GC (www.magellangps. com) includes a seamless connection to geocaching.com, a sunlightreadable color screen and a simple user interface to make geocaching a breeze. The unit is waterproof and comes pre-loaded with the coordinates of the most popular geocaches in the world. The GPS chipset promises 3-meter accuracy. Of course, the eXplorist GC also c o m e s with standard outdoor fea-

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CHARMED Gift Boutique by Liz Tolan

As I walk through the door to Margaret Notaro’s new business, Charmed Gift Boutique, I know what I’m supposed to do. I’m “supposed” to go over, shake Margaret’s hand, and begin to ask her questions about how the business came about and gather information about the shop for this article. But that’s not what I’m drawn to do. Instead, instantly removed from the hustle and bustle of my day by the soothing earth tones and soft indirect lighting throughout the shop and Toni Braxton’s smoky voice softly playing in the background, I drift from one beautifully arranged display to another, taking in the summery pink and turquoise colored Viva Beads, the sparkly Marlyn Schiff dangle bracelets and earrings, beautiful wine case bags, and scrumptious candles by Crossroads, known for their top of the line quality ingredients, clean burning and full bodied scents. As I finally make my way over to sit on one of the high bar stools at the service counter, I am struck that this is a place where patrons are encourage to browse, sit and stay a while. While we talk, Margaret is unpacking beautiful Carlo Biagi Beads, stunning in their use of materials such as sterling silver, 14karat gold, Swarovski and cubic zirconia stones along with murano glass, enamel and pearl beads. I feel an immediate kinship to her; here is a fellow multi-tasker. Already working full time in the nursing field as both a school nurse and a hospital RN supervisor, Margaret started selling jewelry about six years ago, mainly doing house parties and holiday shows, beginning with the Camellia line. Soon, both her clientele and product line grew to such proportions that she decided to open a jewelry store of her own. When a spot became open in the plaza on N. Sherman Court, it was to Margaret as if fate was telling her it was meant to be. With sister Fran Verrastro’s help, she has been able to open her shop and keep her day job as well as attend accessory gift shows in NY to keep ahead of the latest trends and designs. To Margaret, customer satisfaction is at the top of her list. She is available to help clients pick out the perfect gift, be it for a friend or for themselves! Satisfaction is guaranteed, and assistance is available to select bridesmaid and attendants gifts, anniversary presents, shower gifts, or that perfect bead addition to a charm bracelet which a client may already have. There are also items in the shop such as beaded designer book marks and tea lights to add elegance to everyday life, as well as toe rings and fun “teen” jewelry for the “diva in training” in your life. Margaret so believes in helping her clients, she has created a “customer appreciation case” in the shop. Each month, Margaret will discount various pieces on this case so that customers can come in and get a bargain on some of the top of the line products which she sells in the shop.

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Locals Heading to Hollywood by Liz Tolan

For quite some time, the large bright shiny building sat empty along the airport beltway in Hazleton. The project started with great expectations, only to stall mid way through the build out. Many wondered if the eatery would ever be opened in light of the current economy. However, behind the scenes as early as July of 2009, New Jersey restaurant interior decorators Tracy and Dennis Domico of Domico Interiors were discussing taking on the project. Familiar with the builder, and coming from a restaurant family, with Dennis’ father owning a restaurant of his own, the project presented to the Domicos the opportunity to fulfill a lifelong dream of having a restaurant of their own. With son Nicholas away at college and their daughter Lia graduating from High School this year, the “nest” was finally empty. Tracy and Dennis knew now was the time to finally act on their dream of owning and operating their own establishment. In December of 2009, the Domico family took the plunge and became involved in the project. Having already designed many restaurant interiors for other business owners, the new owners did much of the design work on the Hollywood Diner Sports Bar themselves. The vision; to build a destination where people could meet together and enjoy good company, good food and good drink. The result of this vision is a combination of diner and sports bar. The diner has ample seating and a 50’s charm, the sports bar with its collectable sports memorabilia aligning the walls is state of the art with large picture windows, beautiful colored glass lighting and comfortable seating. As for the circular bar with its high gloss finish, there are truly no bad seats…19 of the establishments 24 50” Plasma T.V.s surround it. A full menu is available in the bar area, in addition to top shelf beverages, over 20 beers on tap, and after dinner coffees. The Bar Manager is Jeri Domico, Dennis’ sister; son Josh is one of the bartenders. The two areas are separated by large glass cases filled with numerous delectable deserts, all homemade on the premises by the Hollywood Pastry Chef. From an assortment of over 40 specialty

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desserts, including 8 different types of cheesecakes, pies, pastry and incredible cakes, one is sure to find something to satisfy their sweet tooth. There is always the option of taking one of the many deserts home by the slice or whole cake or pie. The entire project is truly a family affair, with the Domico family spending many hours here in Hazleton overseeing every aspect of the business themselves. They are committee to being a part of their new community, and having their employees also be involved in various community events. With extended kitchen hours, and takeout available, they hope to make the diner sports bar available to all. Indeed, the establishment is open 7 days a week, with breakfast anytime. The Hollywood Diner Sports Bar, which was officially open for business on Monday, May 3rd, is located at 760 Airport Road in Hazle Township. Their phone number is 570-497-4224. Orders for takeout can be faxed to 570-497-4226. The staff at Panorama welcomes Tracy, Dennis and the Hollywood family to our community.P

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SONIC® Opens in Humboldt Station by Liz Tolan

On Wednesday, June 9th, the eagerly anticipated SONIC® Drive In Restaurant opening took place in Humboldt Station. Attended by owners, operators and local dignitaries, the light drizzle during the ceremonies did not stop the car hops from rolling around on their skates, offering attendees samples of the wonderful treats to come; Toaster®Sandwiches, Frozen Favorites®, Fountain Favorites®Drinks, and of course, some of SONIC’S ®one of a kind, handmade, hand battered onion rings! After being welcomed by Donna Palermo, President of The Greater Hazleton Area Chamber of Commerce, and the invocation by the Rev. Jim DeRamus, CAN DO Inc. President Kevin O’Donnell spoke about how SONIC® is a great fit for the industrial park, and how it will not only serve the over 7,000 people who work in the park, but also the thousands of motorists who pass by on the interstate every day. O’Donnell said SONIC® is not just a restaurant, “it’s a destination”. Hazle Township Supervisor Anthony “Midge” Matz then commented on how great it has been in working with the SONIC® team, calling the experience, “a pleasure”. He praised the owners and operators for bringing such a beautiful facility to the area, even in these economically depressed times. Sean Kelly, CEO of NEPA Burgers, Inc. then introduced his team, including Jody McGrail, President, Michael Irwin, General Manager, and Deanna Irwin, Operating Partner. Sean spoke about how exciting it was to be part of the CAN DO Commercial Development. To all the parties involved in making the move to the

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by Joe Molinaro, Underground Tattoo In our last article, we talked about a “sleeve” construction, and we WERE going to discuss this further….but, I think we need to go back to the beginning. “Introduction: You and Your Artist -101”. I had a situation happen the other day I have to share. Approximately 10:00 am my shop door opens and in comes two young ladies, approximately 25 years old with wide eyes and drawings in their hands! Exxxcellent!! I love it already! We do our introductions and so the process begins. “My name is “Lanolin”, and I would like to get this piece on my shoulder”. (Her name has been changed, to protect the innocent!) I say, “Great”. I ask, “How Big?” Lanolin says, “5-6 inches.” I say, “Cool”. I ask, “Any color?” She says, “Yes!” We’re off to a great start! A few minutes tick by…..I return with a price. I say “$200.00 for redoing the art and tattoo!” (Keeping in mind this is a really good price for clean, safe, professional artwork!) The next takes place word for word!! I’m not kidding! Really! Lanolin looks at me distraught and says, “Wow! That’s-likesuch-a-high-price! I got this one from someone else, and I know it looks like crap, but only paid $50.00 bucks for it!” She then turns around and proved to me this was not a lie! It did look terrible (shaky

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Irish Valley Celebrates 23rd Clover Irish Weekend Festival July 23rd, 24th, and 25th

WHAT: THE CLOVER IRISH WEEKEND FESTIVAL WHERE: CLOVER GROUNDS, HECKSCHERVILLE, PA. TIMES: FRIDAY 4:30-10:00 SATURDAY: NOON – 10:00 SUNDAY: NOON-7PM ADMISSION: FRIDAY FREE, SATURDAY-SUNDAY $4/UNDER 18 FREE CONTACT: ccc2@ptd.net As the days of summer roll onward and the beckoning road calls, the economy may have loosened up a little but the threat of rising gas prices continues to loom and the deflated economy has managed to keep a damper on the summer travel season for many in the coal regions of Pennsylvania and other parts of the east coast. It would be nice to travel but if you can’t, there are still imaginative alternatives close to home. For example, why not take a trip to Ireland – courtesy of scenic Irish Valley right here in “County Schuylkill”? It is in the heart of Heckscherville where you will find the claim that it is “almost Ireland” is true. The Clover Fire Department and its Auxiliary – with the help of volunteers, vendors, concession operators, entertainers, historians and many others, have brought the culture, music, and tradition of Ireland and Irish America to the public at the annual Clover Irish Festival Weekend for the past 23 years. It is an affair of friends, families, and the ever constant stream of visitors who return year after year mingling with first timers. The longevity of the event is a testimony to its popularity. Strangers leave this festival feeling like friends. They almost always come back next year because of Irish Valley and the small group of dedicated organizers and volunteers who make the Weekend happen. The Festival helps support the Valley’s small volunteer fire department, The Clover, but it is more than that. Originally conceived by the late Joe Callaghan, a member and local supporter of Irish culture, the Festival has grown over the years into a celebration of all that is Irish, Irish American, and Coal Region. One of the biggest contributions to the local Irish culture made by the Festival is in bringing some of the best Irish acts available to the large tented outside stage. The Clover Irish Weekend Festival, like other Irish festivals and events across Pennsylvania and the US, is a popular outdoor summer venue for Irish music lovers. Irish rock has become increasingly popular with America’s youth. Starting with Van Morrison’s Brown Eyed Girl several generations ago and continuing with U2’s haunting Bloody Sunday, young people discovered they liked the mix. The Dropkick Murphys, The Pogues, Floggin’ Molly, The Corrs and others are rocking down the house across the USA. Audiences have been coming out in droves – and in kilts - to hear these bands live and dance to their Irish beat. Keeping with Irish musical trends both old and new, Clover Irish Weekend Festival is proud to announce its 2010 musical lineup. The Main Stage at the Clover has hosted many new bands over the years and pleased to continue this practice with bands this year ranging from traditional to Irish rock. The Irish Balladeers and The Irish Lads will be back, so will Charlie Zahm and Tad Marks, along with

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the Irish steppin’, fiddle playin’ Martin family. New to the main stage this year are The Troubles and Kilmaine Saints. The Troubles are a local Irish Coal Cracker band with originals, traditional, coal mining, folk, and Irish rock tunes to warm up the crowd for perennial Festival favorites, The Irish Balladeers. Recognized world-wide for their tune, Make Way for the Molly Maguires, the Irish Balladeers know how to please an Irish crowd on opening night. Visit The Troubles are thetroubles55.webs.com and on FaceBook. On Saturday, Charlie Zahm and Tad Marks, get Saturday off to a toe stompin’ start when they break out the guitar and roisin up the bow. Zahm and Marks make musical memories as they fill the Clover stage with songs and stories of Ireland and the Celtic culture. New to Irish Weekend on Saturday evening are Kilmaine Saints. Fast paced and rowdy, this band of traveling Irish rockers are raise up the Clover’s bar a notch. Sunday afternoon showcases the talents of The Martin Family. This is a real family that sings, plays, and dances their Irish hearts out. It is an act young and old alike will enjoy. Finally, as afternoon shadows lengthen, fans will settle back and lend an ear to those favorite lads of ours, The Irish Lads. These boys need no introduction – their music is a well loved mix of traditional, rebel, and pub songs. Now, all this talk of the music shouldn’t make anyone think that’s all there is to see and do at Irish Festival. There is something for everyone at Clover’s Irish Festival Weekend, Irish or not. CampaNaBfan, for example, is a real medieval Irish encampment whose inhabitants will teach visitors about the clothing, weapons, tools, and articles of daily life and times. The Breaker Boys will re-enact local mining history through their unique blend of stories, music and humor. Rich Fedoriska, historian, educator, and entertainer, will be on hand to talk about Coal Region, Molly Maguire, and Irish history in Schuylkill County. Tom Dempsey, leading genealogist in the Coal Region, will offer his knowledge and advice on your family searches. The Friends of St. Kieran’s will have a booth with their historical memorabilia and articles for sale. Finnegans Wake will once again celebrate the Great Demise of one Tim Finnegan, late of Walkin’ Street, and subject of the well known song of the same name. The McCormick School of Irish Dance will perform several times throughout the weekend. The food is homemade and delicious – from Irish stew and Colcannon, to good old America favorites, such as hamburgers and pizza. Vendors have everything Irish and Celtic – Tshirts, jewelry, gifts, music, and so much more. There are games for the children and a special interactive Children’s Play. From the food and crafts to the historical displays, something new is always turning up among the returning attractions. Sunday morning’s schedule of events is set in stone, unaffected even the closing of the Valley’s beloved St. Kieran’s a few years ago. There will be a breakfast buffet at the Clover Firehouse starting at 7:30 am to 11, followed by the traditional bagpiper led LAOH/AOH march to Irish Mass at 12 Noon. So mark your calendars and save the date Friday through Sunday, July 23rd to 25th for The Clover Irish Weekend Festival. Visit us at www.irishvalley.webs.com and on our FaceBook sites for The Clover Irish Weekend Festival and Finnegans Wake Cass Township 2010. May the road rise to meet you – and lead you straight to the Festival (but just in case it doesn’t, there are directions on the site)! P


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Split Rock Blueberry Farm will soon be opening for its 2010 season of blueberry picking on Thursday, July 1st. Locally The first movie comic to have a pie thrown in his face was Fatty owned and operated by John and Arbuckle. Mabel Normand did the tossing in the 1913 silent film “A Crystal Eisenhauer, the farm is Noise From the Deep.” now entering into its 8th season with over 2,000 blueberry bushes in its main field. 462 S. Poplar St. With a brand new field Hazleton planted and ready for picking in a few years, Split Rock continues to grow and provide a quality product for people of all ages to pick rant your own. John and Crystal also estau Phone: R & Bar 570-459-0312 sell several varieties of blueberry WEDNESDAY plants that you can plant in your SHRIMP FEAST own backyard. 3/4 lb. of Shrimp in a Variety of Flavors for only $5.95 THURSDAY—WING NIGHT Split Rock not only offers mulFRIDAY & SATURDAY tiple varieties of blueberries, but 8 oz. Rib Eye Steak $8.95 South Wyoming & East Beech Streets also provides a beautiful back“On the Southside” HAPPY HOUR drop in a scenic setting that is HAZLETON, PA Smoking MON.-FRI. 5-7PM • SAT. & SUN. 4-6PM Featured Drinks every PEN 2 PM TIL 2 AM DAILY O ! perfect for the entire family. ed Permitt Friday & Saturday night from 9-12pm EXCEPT SUNDAY Come visit Split Rock Blueberry A Great Neighborhood Tavern DINING ROOM AVAILABLE FOR New Customers Welcome! Farm at 472 Mingle Inn Road in ANY PARTY OCCASION! Regular Bar Menu Available! EQUIPPED WITH A PRIVATE BAR, FULL BUFFET SERVICE Berwick and get ready to fill your buckets! Come & Enjoy Our AND THE MOST AFFORDABLE RATES IN TOWN Please call 570-752-0800 or visit www.gotberries.com for INTERNET JUKEBOX Ice Cold CALL FOR INFORMATION! Meeting Room available for 6-Packs more information. P SMOKE FREE DINING ROOM Small Parties, Get-To-Gethers Just Call In Advance PHOTO ID A MUST

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Concert Series Celebrates 75 Years of Entertainment

The Greater Hazleton Concert Series proudly announces its Diamond Anniversary Season. This community based organization has been bringing top quality, professional, entertainment to the greater Hazleton Community for 75 years! The Concert Series Board of Directors has developed an extra special celebration for this coming year.  The 2010-2011 season will feature seven great concerts (one more than the usual six concert season.) In addition there will be lots of special surprises including a gift of a piece of diamond jewelry to one lucky attendee at each performance! The season will begin Thursday, September 23, with a Big Band performance by Equinox. Seventeen musicians and 3 vocalists will perform a one-of-a kind, high-energy stage show featuring some of the best entertainers and musicians the industry has to offer. Their fresh approach to the Great-American Big-Band revival developing across the nation is revolutionary. Wednesday, October 20, the Ensemble Espańol Dance Theater, the premier Spanish Dance Company in the U.S. will share the rich tradition of dance, music and culture of Spain in the classical, folkloric, and flamenco styles. The Ensemble Espańol, founded in 1976 by Dame Libby Komaiko is comprised of forty dancers, singers, musicians and guest artists. On Friday, November 19th, the Chinese Golden Acrobats will make their second appearance in the Concert series line-up.  Several years ago these talented acrobats wowed an appreciative Hazleton audience with feats of balance, contortion and manipulation. One concert series subscriber said of the previous performance, “I saw

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a performance in Beijing during a trip to China, but the show in Hazleton was much better.  They must save their best performers for tours outside of China” Italian-born pianist Christina Pegoraro will also make a second trip to the Hazleton High School Auditorium on Friday, January 28. Acclaimed as one of the most gifted musicians of her generation, Italian-born pianist Cristiana Pegoraro has consistently entertained and enlightened audiences with her inspired performances and original programming. Friday, February 11th, Hazleton Concert subscribers will be treated to Neil Berg’s 100 Years of Broadway This performance recreates the finest moments from the greatest musicals of the century featuring, direct from New York, five of the finest Broadway stars, performing songs of the greatest Broadway musicals. The Hunt Family Fiddlers will take the stage on Thursday, March 17th. This family of nine performers combines World Ranked Step Dancing with Champion Fiddling to produce a high-powered energetic and refreshing musical experience. They perform original, Celtic, bluegrass, inspirational and popular tunes, offering a unique blend of diversity to every show. The season will close on Friday, April 15, with America’s most dynamic brass ensemble, the Dallas Brass. Six talented musicians will perform a program including classical, Dixieland, swing, Broadway and Patriotic music through a unique blend of traditional brass instruments with a full complement of drums and percussion. The Concert series brings seven great performances to Hazleton subscribers at a cost of less than $11 per performance. All concerts begin at 7:30 PM at the Hazleton High School Auditorium where parking is free, and the drive is short. The Concert Series provides outstanding entertainment in a convenient and comfortable venue, at a price that can’t be beat. For detailed concert descriptions visit the Greater Hazleton Concert Series website at http://www.hazletonconcertseries.org/, or call Amelia at 788-4864, or Joan at 455-0990 for a concert brochure. P

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Entertaining Idea (NAPSA)-Drive-ins may be few and far between, but there’s an easy way to bring the fun and excitement of watching films outside into your own backyard. Both adults and kids may be happy to learn that an inflatable movie screen, such as the Airblown Inflatable Widescreen Movie Screen from Gemmy, can help turn any patio into an entertaining party space. Here are a few ideas for family fun:

OO Taking your whole family to the movies can add up, but renting a DVD and watching it on the widescreen can be just as much fun, and the kids can run around. OO Kids getting restless? Hook up their favorite video games and

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When you’re done, the screen collapses to fit inside a storage bag. The screen is available at Walmart.com, HomeDepot.com, Target.com and other online retailers. Movie time in your backyard can be more fun for parents of small children than asking them to sit still in a theater. P

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OPEN WEDNESDAY THRU SUNDAY • CLOSED MONDAY & TUESDAY

This ride will make two stops before ending at Paradise Bar and Grill, located at 11th and Alter Street in Hazleton, PA. There will be a cookout, entertainment, raffles & Door Prizes. Join us on July 17th and support your local heroes who are battling cancer. For more information about this event or to pre-register, please contact Andy @ (570) 233-2534 or email:firemanandy@hotmail.com or Dianna @ (570) 578-6968 or email: dmb_15@hotmail.com.

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We face the question whether a still higher “standard of living” is worth its cost in things natural, wild, and free. - Aldo Leopold

Tea did not arrive in Japan until the ninth century and did not become popular until the twelfth century.

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450-6400

In general, mankind, since the improvement of cookery, eats twice as much as nature requires. - Benjamin Franklin

23nd Annual Irish Weekend

CLOVER FIRE COMPANY, HECKSCHERVILLE 8 Clover Road, Pottsville, PA 17901

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 7AM TO 3PM

JULY 23, 24 & 25 Friday: 5-10 PM

SERVING BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER

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THE TROUBLES • IRISH BALLADEERS THE MCCORMICK SCHOOL OF IRISH DANCE

Saturday: 2-10 pm (Admission $4.00; Under 18 FREE)

CHARLIE ZAHM & TAD MARKS • KILMAINE SAINTS THE MCCORMICK SCHOOL OF IRISH DANCE FINNEGAN’S WAKE

Sunday: 7-11 am - Breakfast at Clover Hall 11:30 am - AOH & LAOH March to Mass 12 Noon - Irish Mass Festival: 1-7:30 pm (Admission $4.00; under 18 FREE) THE MARTIN FAMILY BAND • THE IRISH LADS

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OPEN JULY 4TH - 7 AM TO 3 PM

The Breaker Boys, Campa na bhFiann, History, Genealogy, Vendors, Games, Food, & More!

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Saturday July 10 & 11, 2010

to 4:00 and on Sundays from 12:00 to 5:00. Schedule is subject to change. Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational corporation dedicated to preserving and interpreting rural farm life of the 19th century. We feature tours of the historic farm and special highlights throughout our summer season, June 20 to Labor Day. Closed Mondays except Labor Day Monday. Also open Saturday October 30, 2010. For further information, please visit our website at www. quietvalley.org or call the farm at 570.992.6161. Quiet Valley is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational corporation. P P

Stroudsburg (PA) – The sounds of traditional music from a by-gone era will fill the air at Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm on Saturday July 10 from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Sunday July 11 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Supported by a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the fourth annual “Music in the Valley” will feature a wide range of music styles. On Saturday a variety of groups will perform at different venues around the farm including the Pocono Dulcimer Club, Daybreak, Tom Salmon, the Wayfarers, the Druckenmillers, and more. These performers represent traditional music of the 18th and 19th centuries in the setting of an historic farm. As well as performances throughout the day, there will be hands-on sessions to provide visitors with an opportunity to take a closer look at the music, and instruments featured. There will even be a sing-a-long and storytelling for children and the young at heart! The day will end with an old fashioned square dance that starts at 6:30 and is being called by none other than Keith Brintzenhoff of Kutztown. Sunday’s focus is on music in the life of the family of the 1800s. There will be a musical note to the tours and casual performances of early American music around the farm. There will be storytelling, a puppet show, one room schoolhouse, a children’s area and an ice cream social where folks can sing while they crank ice cream and earn a delicious reward. The event will be held rain or shine, under tents as needed. Admission is $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for children 3 – 12 and includes the farm tour. The farm tours will run on Saturday 10:00

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What is the Iron Heritage Festival? Danville citizens love their heritage and the stories of how the Danville-Riverside area grew and prospered. The Iron Heritage Festival celebrates this rich history and traditions of our community. The Iron Age, 1829 thru 1950 and Danville, PA are truly synonymous. In 1829, the first Iron foundry was established in Danville to manufacture wagon boxes, plowshares, andirons sadiron and griddles. In 1839-1840 Iron Ore started to be mined locally and in 1840 the first Anthracite furnace to efficiently produce iron was opened in Danville. On Oct 8, 1845, the first T-rail in America was rolled out at the Montour Iron Works, the largest iron manufacturing plant in the United States. The T-rail made it possible for Pennsylvania and America to become the leader in the industrial revolution. This festival is a celebration of America’s ingenuity and foresight and is of interest for all of our Nation’s citizens! P

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Lithuanian Days 2010:

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Commemorates the 600th Anniversary of the Battle of Tannenberg of 1410 The 96th Lithuanian Days, sponsored by the Knights of Lithuania Council #144, will be celebrated on August 14 and 15, 2010 at the Schuylkill Mall, Route 61 and I-81, Frackville Pa. It is the longest consecutive Ethnic Festival in the USA! The theme this year is LANGUAGE, MUSIC, and DANCE. This year marks the 600th anniversary of the notorious Battle of Tannenberg a.k.a. the Battle of Grunwald. It occurred on July 15, 1410 when the unified Kingdom of Poland led by King Jogaila and the Lithuanian Grand Duchy led by the Grand Duke Vytautas defeated the Teutonic Order under the command of Ulrich von Jungingen. The victorious battle forever changed the balance of power in Eastern Europe and caused the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth to become a dominant player in the region. In 1230 the Teutonic Knights, supported by the Pope and Holy Roman Empire, launched a massive crusade against the pagan Prussian tribes. Next, the Teutonic Knights turned toward the stubbornly pagan Lithuanians living deep in the Baltic forests of Eastern Europe. For about one-hundred years the Knights attacked Lithuanian lands, but gained little territory. In 1386, Grand Duke Jogaila of Lithuania married the queen of Poland, Jadwiga. He converted to Christianity and was crowned King of Poland unifying the Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. The union of the two medieval powers eliminated all reasons for expansion of the Teutonic Order, and even for its existence. But the Teutonic state was powerful, well organized and had an excellent army. It also enjoyed the responsibility and the duty of the Christianization of Europe. On July 15, 1410 the 30,000-strong Polish-Lithuanian army, marching on the opponent’s Capital City of Malbork, clashed with the 20,000-man army of the Teutonic Order. The battle ended with the complete defeat of the Teutonic Order and the death their

leader, Ulrich von Jungingen in battle. The capital of Malbork was not taken, but the loss of battle forever weakened the strength of the Teutonic Order. The Battle of Tannenberg holds a special place in the history of both Poland and Lithuania. Every July to commemorate the triumphant battle, thousands for medieval knights gather on the fields of Grunwald to reenact the battle. Much attention is placed on the historical accuracy of the armor, weapons, and the conduct of battle. Delicious Lithuanian food, as well as traditional arts and crafts, dancers, weaving and spinning demonstrations (by Spins and Needles Fiber Guild), along with a traditional museum display will be highlighted. Special guests and appearances include Brig. General Frank J. Sullivan and Robertas Kupstas, a prominent Lithuanian pop star of traditional and modern music. P

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LITHUANIAN DAYS

The Longest Running Consecutive Ethnic Festival in the USA!

SATURDAY, AUGUST 14 & SUNDAY, AUGUST 15 AT SCHUYLKILL MALL, FRACKVILLE Sponsored by the Knights of Lithuania, Anthracite Council 144

SATURDAY: NOON TO 5 PM • SUNDAY NOON TO 4 PM THEME: LITHUANIAN LANGUAGE, SONG & DANCE • Sing-a-longs with Lynne Cox, Accordionist • Traditional Lithuanian Foods • Spinners & Weavers • World Famous Mallunas Lithuanian Folk Dance Ensemble from Baltimore • Major Sgt. Ronda Fawber & Opt. Terri Sillman - Lithuanian Folk Partnership • The Sensations will be appearing both days • The Lithuanian Partisans - Freedom Fighters • Gintras Jr. Dance Group, Mahanoy City Plus! Visitor Information with local things to do and see, Demonstrations of etching Lithuanian Eggs, “Margucai” and Creating Natural Straw Decors, “Saudininkai” and Mushroom Art. New items made in Lithuania by Amber Imports.

STARTING THE COUNTDOWN TO OUR 100TH YEAR! Marking the 600th Anniversary of the Defeat of Tannenberg Also Featuring:

Robertas Kupstas

Prominent Lithuaian Pop Star (Traditional & Modern Music)

SPECIAL APPEARANCE BY BRIG. GENERAL FRANK J. SULLIVAN

For Information call: Larry Domalakes, President at (570) 874-4092 or Marion Wydra, Public Relations at (570) 339-5565

WE HAVE A COMPLETE SELECTION OF GROCERIES, THE FRESHEST MEATS & A LARGE VARIETY OF FRESH PRODUCE FOR YOUR FAMILY TABLE!

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

“A Great Outing For Kids 6 to 96”

3rd Annual Coal Miners Heritage Festival Sunday, July 11, 2010—10am to 5pm

Coal Miner’s Competition & Demonstrations • Craft Fair • Coal Sack Races Tours of No. 9 Coal Mine & Museum • Cultural Heritage Displays Polkas • Old Time Fiddle Music • Blacksmithing • Birds of Prey Program Coal Region Ethnic Foods & Other Festival Favorites • and MUCH MORE!

Something for Ever yone!

Old Fashioned Miner’s Haunted Halloween Mine Tours Labor Day Picnic Sunday, Sept. 5, 2010 Fri. & Sat. Oct. 22 & 23, 2010 5 to 10 11am to 4pm Fri. & Sat. Oct. 29 & 30, 2010 5 to 10

Region’s Largest Mining Collection! Tools – Fossils – Photographs Handmade Models – Miners’ Mementoes Gift Shop – Plenty of Free Parking MUSEUM OPEN YEAR ROUND: WED. THRU SUN. NOON TO 4 MINE OPEN: MAY TO NOVEMBER • MINE TOURS: WED.-SUN. 10AM TO 4PM FIRST TOUR IN @ 11AM AND LAST TOUR IN @ 3PM SPECIAL TOURS 20 + PEOPLE—RESERVATIONS ACCEPTED

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222 W. 17TH ST., HAZLETON • Wooded & Open Sites • Full Hookups • Laundry • Rec Hall • Pool & Store • Snack Bar 790 57 Drive, Palmerton 610-381-3381 • Planned Activities (18 miles from Pocono International Raceway) • Country & Oldies Music • Bands & DJs

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This is 18 month old Lexie Mamourian reading the monthly Panorama like all the customers in the beauty shop Hair Creations Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.

- Victor Borge

As practice makes perfect, I cannot but make progress; each drawing one makes, each study one paints, is a step forward. - Vincent van Gogh

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Chocolate Can Help:

Study links low-carb chocolate with healthier hearts. The average American drinks 210 milligrams of caffeine a day. That’s equal to two to three cups of coffee, depending on how strong it is.

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(NAPSA)-A little chocolate can have significant positive health effects, according to a new study in the European Heart Journal, which showed a small quantity can lower heart attack risk. Researchers at the German Institute of Human Nutrition found people who consumed about a quarter of an ounce of chocolate daily had lower blood pressure and a lower risk for heart attacks and strokes than those who ate little or none. Flavanols in cocoa, researchers believe, could account for chocolate’s positive health effect. They warn, however, that eating chocolate should not increase your overall intake of calories. “Low-carb chocolate with no added sugar and zero trans fat, such as Simply Lite, can provide the taste of fine chocolate with health benefits,” explains registered dietitian Debra Drago. “As always, moderation is key.” These chocolates are available at Walmart and Trader Joe’s. For more information on the study, visit www.simplylite. com. P

SATURDAY, JULY 17: 5 TO 10 PM SUNDAY, JULY 18: NOON TO 9 PM • Ethnic Foods • Games • Next to New • Bingo

• Bake Sale • Tricky Trays • Refreshments • Dunk Tank

Serving Delicious Homemade Foods: • Pierogies • Halushki • Potato Cakes •Hamburgers

• Halupki • Fried Dough • Bean Soup • Hot Dogs

• Pizza • Hot Wings • French Fries • Sausage & Peppers

For Take Out Food, Please Bring Your Own Containers

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SATURDAY:“John Stevens & Double Shot” SUNDAY:“Soundworks” and “Eponymous”

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Performances By: 1-2 PM: Mountain Valley Family Martial Arts 2-3 PM: DeMelfi School of Music

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14th Annual FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY

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Broadband For All (NAPSA)-Internet access is no longer the luxury it was a few years ago. It has become an essential service important to all Americans. Better access to broadband connections can increase opportunities for commerce, education, telemedicine and entertainment. Some policymakers are worried that the standards of access being proposed for rural areas, part of the FCC’s national broadband plan, may not be adequate. According to Harry Thomas, president of Venture Communications Cooperative in South Dakota, “By setting a low national broadband speed goal, the FCC has guaranteed that consumers, businesses and communities in high-cost rural areas throughout the U.S. will have substandard broadband service.” You can let Congress and the FCC know how important Internet benefits are to rural communities. For more information, visit www.ntca.org/NBPResourceCenter. P NOTHING IMPORTED EVER. Everything WE SELL, WE GROW!

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1935 Goudey Baseball Card 4-in-1:

A Great Collectible for Coal Region Fans by Rev. Connell A. McHugh

In 1935, Goudey Gum of Boston produced a 36 card set of baseball cards with 4 players shown on the front of the card and a puzzle piece on the back. Nine puzzles could be completed if one was able to collect all 36 different cards. The fronts of the Goudey cards are not numbered, but one card depicts 3 coal region players and Hall of Famer, “Sunny Jim” Bottomley. The coal region players depicted are: Earl “Sparky” Adams of Pottsville, Adam Comorosky of Swoyersville, and Tony Piet of Berwick. These players all had extensive and above average careers. Earl “Sparky” Adams was born in Pottsville in 1894 and died there in 1989. He played with the Cubs (1922-27), Pirates (1928-29), Cards (1930-33), and the Reds (193334). The diminutive Adams was the shortest player of his era, standing 5 feet, 4 ½ inches tall. Yet Adams was an excellent infielder with a stellar lifetime .286 averages over 13 years in the National League; he had a total of 1588 career hits. In 1925 and 1926, he led the National League in at bats, hitting .309 in 1926. In 1927, Adams played almost every game but split time playing 2nd base, shortstop and 3rd base. In 1930, he batted a career high .314 for the pennant winning Cardinals.

He played against Jack Quinn and Joe Boley of Hazleton and Mahanoy City, respectively, in the 1930 World Series loss to the Athletics but also played for the Cardinals when they defeated the Athletics in the 1931 series. When he died in Pottsville in 1989, he was the last remaining member of the 1931 Cardinals. In 1931, Adams

PANORAMA MAGAZINE led the National League in doubles with 46. In 1930, he was a starter on the only team in Major League history where every starter averaged .300 or better (minimum of 300 at bats). After retiring, Adams operated a service station in Tremont and was a farmer. In 2009, his championship ring from the 1931 World Series was added to the Cardinal Hall of Fame. Adam Comorosky was born in Swoyersville, Pa. in 1905. As a 12 year old, he was a breaker boy. He became an expert mule driver and opened and closed doors in the mines to control dangerous gases. Comorosky looked to baseball as an avenue to escape the mines as did many other breaker boys. After a short but excellent minor league career, he received an end of the season call up with the Pirates in 1927, but did not participate in the World Series when the great 1927 Yankees demolished the Pirates. At the age of 24 in 1930, it seemed that Comorosky had a chance of becoming s superstar. He batted cleanup for the Pirates and slammed 82 extra base hits, knocked in 119 runs and scored 112. However, in 1931, an illness caused him to slump, and he never was the same player who excelled in 1930. Comorosky, despite his health issues, finished a ten year career with a solid .285 average. The 23 triples he hit in 1930 to lead the league has never been topped in the past 80 years although Dale Mitchell, Don Larsen’s final out in his 1956 perfect game, tied the mark in 1949 as did current Yankee, Curtis Granderson, when he played with Detroit in 2007. Comorosky played in the minors for several years after concluding his Major League career. He battled illness throughout his life and later owned a store in his native Swoyersville where he died at the young age of 46. He is the only outfielder to make two unassisted double plays! Tony Piet, although he lived most of his life in the Chicago area, was born in Berwick, Pa. Born Anthony Francis Pietruszka, he changed his name to Piet to accommodate sportswriters. Piet quit high school at the age of 15 to work as a Federal Reserve messenger for $60 a month. He joined the Pirates in 1931 and had a fine 8 year career in which he also played for the Reds, White Sox and Tigers. He was a teammate of fellow Northeastern, Pa. player Adam Comorosky on both the Pirate and Red teams. He compiled a .277 career batting average and had his best year in 1933 when he hit .323 for the Pirates. Piet was considered a good fielding second baseman with above average range. After his baseball career ended, Piet became a very successful Pontiac dealer in Chicago. His dealing slogan was “shop for it anywhere, you’ll buy it at Piet.” Piet did a great deal of work for the youth of Chicago and introduced Little League baseball to the city. His charity extended to donating a car for a raffle to help a Catholic college. Piet worked for many years building up the Little League and Pony League in Chicago. He died in 1981. Adams, Comorosky, and Piet all appear in the illustrious 1933 Goudey set. A mid-grade card of them would cost in the neighborhood of $30 to $50. Adams


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and Piet appear in the 1934-36 Diamond Stars issue, another highly regarded set and cost of their cards would be similar to the Goudey ones. Comorosky appears in the 1934 Goudey set (referred to as The Lou Gehrig Says Set), which is also highly regarded by collectors. The card would be a bit most costly than his 1933 Goudey one. Comorosky and Piet appear in the costly 1935 Batter Up set which I feel is one of the lesser attractive sets but is expensive because of its scarcity. P

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In 400 B.C. Hippocrates made a tea from the yellow leaves of the willow tree for the relief of pain. It wasn’t until the 1800s that scientists discovered what was in the willow tree that relieved pain and reduced fever. A German chemist produced a stable form of acetylsalicylic acid, more commonly known as aspirin, in 1897.

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name was Bill Schmeer, allowed Ron to work the controls of the radio console, eventually letting him make some of the song introductions. by Mike Moran, WAZL General Manager Ron says that there were several occasions in his early career that station management kindly asked him to leave. One time in particular, WAZL has he made a commercial announcement for Wright Motors in West been a part of the GreatHazleton (now Berger Family Dealerships). Unfortunately Ron says er Hazleton Area for al“I was selling the wrong car for Wrights”. Wright’s was the Oldsmomost 80 years. For as far bile dealership – not Chevrolet. Oops! Ron went on to master just back as anyone can reabout every position at WAZL, moving from Record Librarian to member, we’ve been the Announcer to Sales and General Manager and even Chief Engineer. source for news, sports, Ron eventually went on to run a group of radio stations in weather and the allOcean City, Maryland, Wilmington and Jacksonville, North Caroimportant school canlina and Tallahassee Florida. He’s now retired and has returned to cellation notices. Many his hometown of Hazleton. He appears regularly as part of WAZL’s people identify with the SPEAK UP! Program, which he helped originate many years ago air staff like they would when he was first at WAZL. We speak for all of Greater Hazleton in a member of their own family. We’re there through the good times welcoming Ron back to the area and back to the WAZL airwaves. P and the tough times too, the celebrations and the times that bring us all together. For those who listen regularly, the announcer is a friend Carpeting • Flooring • Painting • Electrical Supplies they identify with, but may never meet. You know us by our voices. Plumbing Supplies • Stove Pipe Cut to Order One voice that’s been heard recently on WAZL is one of those good Glass & Screen Repairs • Stainless Steel Chimney Liners friends we grew up with. Some of my favorite songs and most imporLicense #22351 tant events of my life were brought to me by a man named Ron Jay. Ron, whose real name is Ron Gillenardo, literally grew up at Oil • Wood • Coal • Gas the station, having started working here in 1954, at the age of 14! He Stoves by Napoleon, Franco Belge & Alaska Stoker Stove CHANNING III began his career in radio as “Record Librarian”. It sounds like an easy Main Street, Nuremberg job, but consider having to catalog and keep track of hundreds of 78 RPM records, making sure they were kept clean and sounding good 570-384-4703 on the air. While he was working, the announcer at the time, whose HARDWARE, FURNITURE & GIFT SHOP

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FREE CONCERT BY THE CRESSONA BAND 7 p.m. Boone Park , Saint Clair Sponsored by Saint Clair Borough HAZLETON YMCA/YWCA SENIORS CLUB will meet at 1:30p.m. on July 7 and July 21 at the Y, 75 S. Church St. Hazleton. They meet the 1st & 3rd Wed. of each month.

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DIAMOND BREAD BASKET    FREE MEAL Sat., July 9th  (Noon-1pm) Diamond UM Church 519 N. Locust; St.;Hazleton

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SLOCUM TWP. VOL. FIRE CO. ANNUAL BAZAAR July 9th thru the 11th opens Friday & Sat @ 6:30, Sunday @ 12pm after Breakfast from 9am to noon. July 19th The Bazaar Grounds are located on Slocum Rd, Wapwallopen, pa. 18660. VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL Fire Hall # is 570-868-6255. “GALACTIC BLAST” We are located off 81 mile marker 159. Mon.,July 19th-Fri. July 23rd 6pm-8pm July 16th Diamond UM Church 519 N. Locust St.;Hazleton ST. MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL Call 454-0992 to Register Early or Walk-in 2ND ANNUAL BLOCK PARTY   Minersville, PA July 23rd Lewis Street parking lot of 538 Sunbury St. Friday, July 16 - 5 PM to 10 PM THE CLOVER IRISH Saturday, July 17 - 2 PM to 10 PM WEEKEND FESTIVAL Homemade ethnic foods, baked goods, in- Clover Grounds, Heckscherville, PA side seating and Themed Basket Chinese Times: Friday, July 23rd: 4:30 - 10 Auction, games for ALL.  Money and TV Saturday, July 24th: Noon - 10 chances. Sunday, July 25th: Noon - 7 Admission: Free on Friday, Saturday & SunJuly 17th day $4 (under 18 free) Contact: ccc2@ptd.net for more info. 20TH ANNUAL RINGTOWN COMMUNITY-WIDE YARD SALE July 30th Rain or Shine 8:00 am - ? MUSICAL CONCERT Over 125 yard sales expected in the Ring- HINKLE FAMILY town Area, plus refreshments for sale by local “Preaching & Singing Across America” organizations.  Maps available at the library Friday, July 30th @ 7pm-(Doors open at on 7/17.  6:30pm) www.ringtownlibrary.org or call the library at Diamond UM Church 889-5503 for more info 519 N. Locust St.;Hazleton *Love Offering will be taken *Covered Dish at 5pm (Call Lori for info.)

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Hard Coal Baseball by Rich Lipinski

Short Season Leagues Not Short On Talent Every year in mid June, Major League Baseball holds their draft of College and High Players. A majority of these players are assigned to short season leagues with teams across the country. These leagues start their season in late June and concluded their schedule around Labor Day. We are fortunate to be located near five teams competing in the New York-Penn League. This league is the league that many of local team from 1930’s and 40’s competed in, including the Hazleton teams. These teams are the Williamsport Crosscutters (Phillies) who play in Historic Bowman field, which we will discuss in more detail later in the article. The State College Spikes (Pirates) who play on the Penn State Campus. Medlar Field at Lubrano Park was vote the best new ballpark in 2008, anyone who has experience the sun setting over Mt Nittany while at this ballpark would agree. The Brooklyn Cyclones (Mets) and Staten Island Yankees are located in New York City. These teams bring back the memories of when the Giant and Dodgers played in the local parks in the middle of the community. The Aberdeen Ironbirds (Orioles) who play at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen Maryland. Built and owned by Cal Ripken, this stadium was featured on the Food Network for its unique offering including crab legs by the bushels. The Grand Daddy of Them All Historic Bowman Field in Williamsport is the second oldest stadium in baseball, built in 1926. Since that time Bowman Field has played host 100’s of eventual major league players, Negro league stars, some super-hyped prospects and Hall Of Famers. The origins of Bowman Field occurred at a meeting of Williamsport baseball officials and city officials at the Ross Club late in the summer of 1924. The meeting concerned the building of a new ballpark, on land owned by the Williamsport Water Company, in Memorial Park. (Williamsport’s professional baseball teams had been playing at the Williamsport High School athletic field at the corner of West Third and Susquehanna Streets, now the site of the Pennsylvania College of Technology). Negotiations on this matter continued into the summer of 1925. In July, both parties were able to reach an agreement to construct a new ballpark. Prominent businessman and baseball booster, J. Walton Bowman was put in charge of fundraising efforts to finance the $75,000 needed to build the facility. Bowman contributed a sizeable sum himself and also solicited donations from such busi- nessmen and businesses as: Jim and Irv Gleason, Max Jaffe, Joe Mosser, J. R o man Way, Ralph “Pat”

PANORAMA MAGAZINE Thorne, the Reese-Sherriff Lumber Company and Harder’s Sporting Goods. A statement of principles by these investors that appeared in the Gazette and Bulletin at the time of the ballpark’s opening explains their generosity, “While the primary object of this movement is to provide the Williamsport Baseball Club a suitable playing field, the ultimate and more important aim is give eventually to our home city a modern and public ballpark for the benefit and use of all its’ people...” Ground was broken for the ballpark in the fall of 1925. It was modeled after a ballpark in Johnson City, New York. Bowman Field’s original dimensions were quite cavernous when compared to today’s measurements. The Williamsport Gazette and Bulletin reported dimensions of: home plate to right field: 367 feet, home plate to centerfield: 450 feet, and home plate to left field: 400 feet. The first game played in the new ballpark was an exhibition game between the Williamsport Grays and the Bucknell University baseball team on April 22, 1926. The Grays defeated the collegians 5-3. The first professional competition occurred when the Grays played the Harrisburg Colored Giants on April 27. In that game, Oscar Charleston, Harrisburg first baseman and manager, hit the first home run at the new ballpark. Charleston was one of the all-time greats of the Negro Leagues and was later enshrined in Baseball’s Hall of Fame. During its first three years the uptown ballpark was known as “Memorial Field: because of its location in Memorial Park. By 1929, the Grays club officials deemed it appropriate to name the field “Bowman Field” in honor of Gray’s club president, J. Walton Bowman, who had done so much for baseball in Williamsport and who was the main catalyst in raising the money to build the facility. The field was formally christened “Bowman Field” on June 29, 1929. Over 2,200 fans looked on as Bowman was presented with a Swiss watch by Grays players. Bowman’s grand-daughter Mary Louise Lentz raised the American flag and a blue-and-white banner that read “Bowman Field.” The ever-present Tommy Richardson, who would preside over so many notable occasions at Bowman Field, was the Master of Ceremonies. The stadium seen many changes in stadium and in baseball in the decades after opening. Professional baseball even left for a while but returned in 1958. The New York Mets, who affiliated with Williamsport in 1964, added a historic and unique touch to Bowman Field, installing lights from the recently vacated Polo Grounds, former home of the New York Giants and Mets. These lights


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Summer Vacation Survival by Liz Tolan

Why take a road trip? Economical and Flexible – not only is traveling by car still the most economical way to get to many destinations, but a road trip offers flexibility to accommodate for children’s nap schedules and a chance to see the scenery. Experience – the experience of the journey can often be just as good as reaching your destination. Set your own pace – build in some cushions, so you don’t feel rushed.

Summertime, and the livin’ is easy….well, not exactly! Kids are home from school, looking for things to do, and not exactly empathetic to the fact that, alas, mom is not a school teacher and therefore does not share the summer off with them! What’s a mom to do? Compromise is in order here. My gang of three under fourteen, all boys, rowdy as heck, feel that summer is the time to; Road Trip Tips with Children. Activities – pack plenty of games, activities, music, DVD’s etc. a. Go to bed whenever, Breaks – plan to take more frequent breaks with children than you b. Sleep in until whenever, would with adults.  Young passengers don’t like to be confined, c. Eat whatever, whenever, and Snacks – children like to eat and drink along the way.  Packing your d. Don’t bother cleaning up; cause after all, its summer! own snacks and drinks, even a cooler, allows you and your children to eat healthy AND save money along the way. All this would be great if we were ALL on vacation here, but Planning – involve youngsters in planning the trip to make it educamom still has to hold down the 9-5, the house, shop, etc, etc….time tional and fun and then, you’ll have more fun, too. for a plan! Packing – let your children pack a small bag of their own so they get Our deal is this; during the day, it’s summer camp for the a sense of responsibility and take an interest in the trip. younger two all week. The oldest gets a bit more freedom, with the Safety first – never let a child ride on an adult’s lap in the car, and promise of being locked in his room for the rest of his life (sans elec- always buckle up. All states require that children be in safety seats – tronics!) if he doesn’t follow our agreed upon “rules”. For the younger requirements vary by age. two, takes some tugging out of bed in the morning, some serious Clean up – be prepared for cleanups with plenty of water, wet wipes dragging of feet out the door, but once there, the kids generally enjoy and plastic bags. summer camp and the activities it has to offer. Daylong trips to the beach for the family are a great idea; but think Weekends, on the other hand, are time for fun. I am often twice before bringing the family pet. Many beaches and public places envious of my children’s social lives! It seems like they always have a have restrictions when it comes to pets. If you do decide to bring the party, a play date, or need to be driven here or there to do this or that. families best friend on four legs along, here are some pointers from My friends with older children tell me this only gets worse when they Patty Bohenek, owner of Scotch Valley Kennels; are able to drive themselves and it becomes a wrestling match for the family car! But for now, I’m the chauffeur! I drive a Mini-Van and OO Never leave a pet in a hot car. The extreme heat can quickly dream of a Jag! overtake the animal. There are lots of things to do in the summer with kids, to OO Make sure you have plenty of water, food and containers for allow both children and parents to feel as though they’ve had a “minithe animal to drink out of. vacation” on the weekend. Following are some ideas, and a checklist OO Remember to bring the animal’s leash. for parents to keep handy to make sure those weekend breaks go OO If you allow your pet in the water or on the beach, make sure smoothly! to thoroughly rinse the animals coat when you get home. “Automobile travel continues to be the most cost-effective Sand and salt water can irritate the animal’s skin. way to go for families looking for day trips, long weekend getaways OO Sand hot on your feet? Think of how it feels on the animals or even week-long vacations,” said Jana L. Tidwell, Acting Manager paws! Be careful for hot pavement as well! of Public and Government Affairs for AAA Mid-Atlantic.  “Some OO Make sure you keep up to date with your flea and tick prevenadvance planning, vehicle maintenance, and smart packing can make tion, and that all vaccinations are up to date. If you are travelfor smooth travels and memorable family fun.” ing out of state, it is a good idea to bring proof of vaccinations with you in case of an emergency situation. Some tips from AAA: OO Routinely check the animal’s fur for ticks or other pests. Traveling with Children Traveling with children can be stressful.  AAA has some helpful tips for parents to make the travel experience safe and enjoyable for everyone.

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If you are not sure if your destination is pet friendly, it might be the wiser choice to contact your kennel and see if your dog or cat can stay for the day. For fun at the beach, be prepared! Bring lunch, lots of fluids, sun block, blankets and towels, a container to collect shells, a first aid kit, and something for everyone to read. Remember life vests for the little swimmers, and something such as a big umbrella to provide shade from the sun. Bring a plastic bag to take whatever trash you have back home with you. The only thing you should leave behind at the beach is your sand castle creation! Paper pads for drawing are great, but opt for colored pencils instead of crayons, which can melt in the heat of the day. Kites make for a fun activity, just be sure to provide supervision so others on the beach are not disturbed. Don’t feel like getting in the car at all on a hot summer day? How about spending some time outside washing it? Running it through the car wash is convenient, but to keep cool while keeping your car looking “hot”, get the kids together with a bucket of car wash soap and water, some old rags or sponges, the garden hose and let them get to work. For older children, set them up with a bottle of glass cleaner and paper towels for the windows, and some interior cleaner and rags for the dash and trim. Use the money saved on the car wash to take everyone out for ice cream! Check with your local recreation center or chamber to see what fun destinations are right in your own backyard. Hiking trails, community pools, open air concerts, and festivals are everywhere during the summer months. How about spending an afternoon picking berries to later be made into jam or pies? It doesn’t take a lot of money to spend quality time together. Think ahead, and your summer vacation can be fun, easy and full of happy memories! Following is a checklist of things to keep in the car to be prepared wherever your summer fun takes you: SUMMER FUN CHECKLIST OO OO OO OO OO OO OO OO OO OO

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Over 2,000 Square Feet Situated in the Hazleton Area below 15th Street between Alter & Locust Strs. 855 Lafayette Court The Former Ironhouse Gym Building was used for a gym for the last 20 years. Building has multi uses and is equipped with 3-Phase Electrical Wiring Uses can include but are not limited to: A Gym • Boxing & Karate • Offices Car Salon • Hair Salon • Grocery Store Mechanic Repair Shop • Welding Shop Professional Craftsman Workplace Dance Studio • Machine Shop • Car Storage Storage and Office etc.! $79,000

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