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  • Seniors should guard against shingles

    Seniors should guard against shingles
    Pneumonia, flu and shingles all affect seniors disproportionately to the rest of the population. These vaccine-preventable diseases account for more than 50,000 deaths annually in the U.S., according to the Alliance for Aging Research in its newly...
  • Free shingles vaccines to be offered in Allentown

     
    Free shingles vaccines will be offered this month at two clinics hosted by the Allentown Health Bureau. Clinics have been scheduled for Friday July 19 and Friday July 26 from 1 to 3 p.m. City residents over the age of 50 who are uninsured or...
  • Allentown councilwoman remains hospitalized, will miss water/sewer vote

     
    At least one member of Allentown City Council will not be present for the much-anticipated vote on the city’s water and sewer lease tonight. Councilman Cynthia Mota has been hospitalized in Venezuela for nearly a month and is still not well enough...
  • Allentown councilwoman remains hospitalized in Venezuela

     
    As the debate over Allentown’s proposed water and sewer lease heats up, one city council member was conspicuously absent from the board’s meeting Wednesday night. Cynthia Mota, a Democrat who has served on council since she was appointed in...
  • Travel Postcard: 48 hours in Martha's Vineyard

    Travel Postcard: 48 hours in Martha's Vineyard
    OAK BLUFFS, Massachusetts (Reuters) - Just 10 miles off the southwestern shore of Cape Cod, the island of Martha's Vineyard boasts pristine beaches, soaring cliffs, peaceful meadows, bustling towns and plenty of bucolic island charm. Although a summer...
  • Touching Lincoln: 16th president spent most of his adult life in Springfield, Ill.

    Touching Lincoln: 16th president spent most of his adult life in Springfield, Ill.
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - "Be sure to use the handrail," national park guide Ronnie van Nostrand said as he led a small tour group upstairs in the only home Abraham Lincoln ever owned. "It's the same railing Mr. Lincoln used." We had all come to Springfield...
  • Tracking Wallace Stegner's footprints in Vermont's earth

    Tracking Wallace Stegner's footprints in Vermont's earth
    Wallace Stegner wrote books about the American and Canadian West, so it's understandable that people consider the longtime California resident a Western author. Stegner, a prolific novelist, essayist, conservation advocate and professor at Stanford...
  • Is your home naughty or nice?

    Is your home naughty or nice?
    It's the night before Santa arrives and the house is as quiet as a Christmas mouse — except for the sounds of wind whipping through the attic and down the drafty chimney. Maybe extra insulation and caulking should be on your holiday wish list....
  • A deep issue

    They're dubious landmarks with the look of a low-budget post apocalyptic movie, a fascinating history and an ironic geographic anomaly. The recently-sold Funkhouser Quarry property on the Mason-Dixon Line in the Delta-Cardiff-Whiteford area was a major...
  • Police investigating crash that killed boy, 10; site is same as fatal 2009 distracted driving case

    Police investigating crash that killed boy, 10; site is same as fatal 2009 distracted driving case
    Lake County Sheriff’s police say they will be trying to piece together details leading up to Monday’s fatal crash that killed a 10-year-old Island Lake boy and injured his twin brother.  But for now, officials are giving the boys’ father...
  • Vacation

    Vacation
    A few hours before I interviewed Tom Hanks last month, I joked to my friends that I was going to perform like Michael Jordan in the 1997 NBA Finals when he scored 38 points while battling the flu. I had been battling a massive headache for three or...