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Three tips for taking stunning fall photos

Autumn, according to many photography enthusiasts, is the most photogenic season. Here are three tips for capturing the colors and textures of fall during your leaf peeping adventures, whether you’re using high-end equipment or the camera on your smartpho (read more)

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Leaf peeping tips

Millions of people each year look forward to the magnificent colors on display in autumn. Fall offers irreplaceable views, whether you’re atop a mountain ridge or thick in the folds of a forest. In addition, the crackle of leaves underfoot and the earthy (read more)

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Green Space

Good gardeners approach their craft scientifically, create the right soil, place the plants knowledgeably, fertilize carefully, train and prune properly. Then Mother Nature takes over and has her way. I have never understood the peculiar combination of su (read more)

A local legend

The brilliant autumn afternoon shone postcard pretty Nov. 14, 1964 when West Scranton’s native son Cosmo Iacavazzi captained his Princeton Tigers into the legendary Yale Bowl for a battle of the Ivy League unbeatens. Waiting for them with high hopes of wr (read more)

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Good Times Travel Club heads to Lancaster for Christmas preview

The Good Times Travel Club is going to Lancaster for a preview of Christmas. Details for the Dec. 5 and 6 overnight trip have been arranged by John Madden of TravelWorld. Included in the package will be the Sight & Sound Theatre’s “Miracle of Christmas,” (read more)

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Recognizing and dealing with scammers

The phone call goes something like this: “This is the Social Security Administration. The nature of this call today is to inform you regarding a complaint received about your Social Security number. Before we forward this information to the FBI, we would (read more)

New hotline available to grandparents raising grandchildren

House Children and Youth Committee Chairman Karen Boback (R- Lackawanna/ Luzerne/Wyoming) recently announced the creation of a new hotline to help grandparents raising grandchildren access and better understand the resources and programs available to them (read more)

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BY DUANE CAMPBELL Mark anything 90 percent off and I’ll buy it. That is how I got a new book, Florida Top 10 Garden Guide. I got the usual dirty look from my wife, but the truth is that many of the plants are not only in Florida but here in my basement. F (read more)

How to stay flexible as you age

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Men and women may begin to feel less flexible as they get older. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, that loss of flexibility is because muscles lose both strength and elasticity as the body ages. A lack of flexibility can make men and (read more)

Washington Watch

DENTAL COVERAGE GAINS SUPPORT There are three major areas of health care which Medicare does not cover, one of them is dental. As a result, many older adults do not regularly visit a dentist. A survey taken by the Health Policy Institute of the American D (read more)

Area woman crochets seasonally themed hats throughout the year for regional newborns

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Corinne Sohns’ crocheted gifts warm hearts and heads alike. Over the past nearly six years, the Scott Township, Lackawanna County, grandmother has crocheted about 450 seasonally-themed hats that her daughter-in-law, a nurse, presented to newborns at her p (read more)

Alcohol Abuse among older Americans

BY NANCY REDDINGTON PARLO Recently released medical research indicates that many of the problems associated with aging can actually be attributed, at least in part, to the abuse of alcohol. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholi (read more)


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BY CHERYL M. KEYSER As the U.S. population ages, more and more patients are dealing with chronic care issues - diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, Parkinson’s, to name a few - which need regular medical attention. These same illnesses, because of their (read more)

Read more books for better health

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The availability of digital content has made it easy to forget how pleasurable it can be to pick up a good book and get lost in a story. In fact, a 2015 Huffington Post/YouGov poll of 1,000 adults in the United States found that 28 percent hadn’t read a s (read more)

How to overcome workout fatigue

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Regular exercise provides a host of immediate and long-term benefits. Those who exercise regularly can maintain healthy weights while reducing their risk for illnesses such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes. While exercise can make people more energe (read more)