WILKES-BARRE — U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, Chairman of the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, this week held a hearing entitled, “Frauds, Scams and COVID-19: How Con Artists Have Targeted Older Americans During the Pandemic.”
With games, music, theme baskets, a 50-50 raffle and the chance to feast on food ranging from bratwurst to empanadas, you might think you’re at a summer bazaar if you visit the grounds of St. Nicholas Church in Wilkes-Barre from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2.
St. Mary’s Antiochian Orthodox Church, 905 South Main St. , Wilkes-Barre, is taking pre-orders for various Middle Eastern food items. Menu items such as kibbee and stuffed grape leaves can be found on the church website at stmaryorthodox.com . Orders can be placed by following the link on the website, or by calling 570-823-6692, or 570-829-7090. Various desserts will be available for purchase at the time of pick up. All orders must be picked up at the church hall on Oct. 2 between the hours of 2 and 5 p.m. All CDC rules will be followed. Shown are members of St Mary’s food festival committee:Norman Namey, Jenell Fort, John Moses, Alyssa Fort, Kate Namey and the Rev. George Alberts.
KAMOURASKA, Quebec — When the pandemic descended, the boundless vistas and insane sunsets of Kamouraska became a distant, unattainable dream for this bicyclist from Virginia. This is one of Quebec’s most beautiful places and, for me, a yearly touchstone I could no longer touch.
Few retirement decisions are as critical, or as easy to get wrong, as when and how to take your Social Security benefits. The rules can be so convoluted that many people rely on what they’re told by Social Security employees, but that could prove to be an expensive mistake.
Labor Day weekend is typically when I’m looking for ways to use up the last of my summer garden herbs and vegetables. I remember my mom blanching and freezing plum tomatoes and hanging fresh basil to dry in the basement this time of year. The tomatoes and basil were used in our Sunday sauce for months. Fresh herbs, peppers, zucchini, tomatoes, broccoli, and more are still plentiful in area gardens. I love fresh garden herbs and look for ways to use them up before the cooler Bear Creek nights affect them. Here are some tips on using your herbs and vegetables while they’re still fresh.