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Section 1A 

(1) Recipe from Sunny Ruble: Sorry, but it has no name and no recipe !!! It was going to be meatballs then I changed it to meatloaf as it takes a lot less time to throw something in the oven! I just add stuff that sounds good until the consistency is about what it should be, and in the oven at 350 for an hour!

Approximately it was:
2 lbs ground beefalo (from beefalo farm in Horseshoe, very healthy!!)
1 package spinach 10 oz
1 package mushroms 8 oz
1.5 cups cooked brown rice
1.5 cups uncooked oatmeal
5 eggs
a few shakes of Thai Peanut sauce in the mixture and some on the top after baked.
a few pinches of salt

I used a 9×12 baking dish for about 2/3 of it and put the other 1/3 in a smaller loaf pan.
Glad you all liked it!

(2) Reipe from Annemarie Brown: Since I have served this several times lately, several people have asked me for this recipe, so I am sending it out to you also, just in case you are interested in a very healthy, excellent protein filled, gluten/dairy free vegan dish.

Optional: I add organic (frozen, defrosted) peas to this and a few more tomatoes. You can adjust it as you wish.

I also double it. Great for potlucks and be sure to save part of it for yourself!

As usual, with all my recipes…..I use organic everything as much as possible…down to the pepper.

zesty Quinoa Salad

Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 30 Minutes
Submitted By:scrumdiddly
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Servings: 6

“Quinoa and black beans are tossed in a refreshing lime-cilantro vinaigrette for a quick and protein-packed lunch or side dish.”

1 cup quinoa
2 cups water
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 limes, juiced
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes or more to taste
1 1/2 cups halved cherry
1 (15 ounce) can black beans,drained and rinsed
5 green onions, finely chopped
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
salt and ground black pepper to taste

1. Bring quinoa and water to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until quinoa is tender and water has been absorbed, 10 to 15 minutes. Set aside to cool.
2. Whisk olive oil, lime juice, cumin, 1 teaspoon salt, and red pepper flakes together in a bowl.
3. Combine quinoa, tomatoes, black beans, and green onions together in a bowl. Pour dressing over quinoa mixture; toss to coat. Stir in cilantro; season with salt and black pepper. Serve immediately or chill in refrigerator.


Section 2, part 2

(1) Henry W. in NY: Went to see Land-Ho, the latest buddy-type, self-discovery road movie for the post-retirement crowd. (Why did I go see it?). Mitch, divorced and recently retired as a surgeon, lures his widowed, formerly estranged brother-in-law, Colin, to his Kentucky home where he informs Colin he is going on an all-expense paid trip to Iceland with Mitch. The rest of the movie takes place in Iceland, where Mitch and Colin drive around in a Hummer, enjoying Iceland’s magnificent natural beauty, hanging out with younger women, smoking pot and having a grand old time, especially Mitch who gets a kick out of making juvenile, crass, politically incorrect comments much to Colin’s chagrin. The film doesn’t spend that much time exploring the existential meaning of life, so it comes up a little short on the heavyosity scale, which was fine with me.

(2) 14 Dogs With Extraordinary Fur Patterns And Markings Like You’ve Never Seen Before 

(3) Comcast Serves Up What May Be the Worst Customer Service Call in History
(4) How Do You Get to Carnegie Hall? Talent
(5) Joyce S. in NC: Surprise! Fact-Checkers Find That Fox News Tells The Truth Just 18 Percent Of The Time
(6) Good article by Steve DiGioia,  “How The Coffee Shop Has Ruined Customer Service”
(7) Ariella S. in OR: Please join the 13 people who have become Backers of St. Clair Productions Kickstarter Project to help fund our 19th Annual Eclectic Music and More Series. We’ve raised $510 of our $5000 goal with 35 days to go. Backers receive tickets to concerts and, at higher levels, ads in our season concert program. Concerts take place September through May. We have 11 of our 14 concerts confirmed. Musicians include: Kitka, Dan Crary and Beppe Gambetta, Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas, Makana, Yuval Ron Trio, Suzanne Westerhoefer, Josh Feinberg, John McEuen, Laurie Lewis and Kathy Kallick, and Darol Anger and Emy Phelps. Details

Link to our Kickstarter Project is:

(8) Sandy B. in PA: I would KILL for that meat-a-ball!  Could you mail me one?  😉

(9) Kathy B. in FL: We saw the movie Tammy this weekend with Melissa McCarthy.  Very funny movie with some touching family interaction.  It’s worth a trip to the movies.

(10) 9 words never to say to your insurance company


Section 12A, NC events

(1) Jeff Thompson Jazz Band

Sunday, July 20, at 8:00pm

Show Map
Isis Restaurant and Music Hall
743 Haywood Rd, West Asheville, North Carolina

If you haven’t heard me and my band do jazz standards and jazzified versions of my original tunes, head on out to The Isis this Sunday from 8 to 11pm to hear us do just that! I’m lucky enough to have some of the most talented and versatile fellers in town playing with me, and they’ll be turning their formidable chops in the direction of jazz for this show.

(2) Saturday, July 19th, 9:00 pm
Primo Pipapelli Party at Mack Kell’s on Tunnel Road in Asheville, North Carolina!
The nights theme will be:
“The Dragon Likes to Smoke”
so wear your best Dragon garb and get ready to rock at
the infamous Mack Kell’s Bar and Grill!
KILTS are welcome!!!
A pro videographer ( or two ) will be there so bring the whole clan, look pretty and get ready to boogie all night long!
If you have no Dragon goodies we can hook you up with our original Dragon T shirt that will be featured on our new upcoming CD!
and remember, the Dragon likes to smoke!
Bagpipes, Blues and Rock n Roll, Baby!! Rockin Covers like “Long Way to the Top”, “Born to be Wild” and “Whiskey in the Jar” “Stranglehold” and loads of originals, and we’ll be playing ALL the new original tunes that will be featured on our upcoming CD!
NO cover charge!
Mack Kell’s has KILLER wings and all kinds of great food and drinks!! Come hungry and thirsty and ready to rock!


Section 12B, PA/NJ events

(1) Comedian Elected to Town Council in New Jersey

Saturday, September 20at 8:00pm – 9:30pm
Comedy Cabaret 11580 Roosevelt Blvd. Philadelphia, PA 19116

Stand-up comedian/improviser gets elected to the Borough Council in Flemington, NJ. In a 12-year journey in NJ politics, he moves from being a cynical ex-New Yorker to being passionate about public service. He applied the rules of improv to the world of politics. Result: New Jersey: Politics Unusual. Written an Performed by Joey Novick. Directed by Carol Montgomery.

(2) Vision Quest Mitote Weekend August 9-10. A Beautiful Weekend of Rebirth.


This beautiful blend of ceremonies offers you a rite of passage and transformation after a year of major change. Working in this August Leo energy awakens and births us anew.

Break through illusions, fears and any blocks to you, love and freedom in our Mitote overnight dreaming work. Sunday we will move into our own space on the earth for 4 hours of reflection and experience. We process and integrate after and have lunch. Preparation packages will be sent.

Awaken strength, courage, wisdom and grace. Practices and teachings from StraightArrow’s two years with a Toltec Nagual in Peru, Mexico and New Mexico in this overnight setting allows a deeper healing and opportunity to breakthrough stuck places. Thirteen years of Vision Quests and Miltotes have assisted many people in deepening their journey to themselves.

The Mitote Ceremony is a Way to challenge Limiting Beliefs of Possibility and is a sacred ritual in dreaming performed in the night. It has been passed down through the various Toltec lineages as a means to transform ones personal dream. It impacts the participant on multiple dimensions.

Our Vision Quest begins when you sign up and on Saturday morning as we prepare for 4 hours in the woods on Sunday. Sunday we will awaken and each participant will go to his or her sacred space they picked out on Saturday morning. A Vision Quest is chosen as a way to honor the past and open to the next phase of your life, discover your life purpose and deepen your personal journey. StraightArrow will offer preparation for this sacred time, before and after.

Energy Exchange $450 includes overnight accommodations and healthy food. SEND DEPOSIT $250 OR FULL PAYMENT ASAP TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE – BALANCE DUE BY JULY 28. $495 after.

Send Check to Be the Medicine, 18 Bank St, Morristown, NJ 07960 Credit card on PayPal purchase button of website


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Email 973-647-2500 for more information about Janet and her work.


Founded 2006

P.O. Box 172

Plumsteadville, PA 18949

Dear Neighbors & Members:

The Plumstead Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting, Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 4 PM


Annual “Pot Luck” Picnic at Ralph Stover State Park at 4pm -Pavilion #3

Future Meeting:

August 2014 – No program

September 15, 2014 – TBD

Join the Plumstead Historical Society!  

$10 for individuals or $15 for family to the P.O. Box 172 address.

Do you need a great gift idea? We have a collection of 10 different postcards split between 2 packs of 5 postcards. Each pack sells for $5.00 ($1 per post card). The collection is available for purchase at our meetings and make great holiday gifts.

Do you have historic items to donate? (pictures, letters, stories, local tools or books, research on a property or family, etc), please contact us. We now own a fire safe to archive and protect our growing collection of historic items.

All are welcome; you don’t have to be a member to attend!  Feel free to bring family or friends to this and any event or meeting.

If you should have any questions or an interesting story to share, please contact me at 215-543-5550 or

Plumstead Historical Society invites you to come join us in support of the preservation of our township history.

Glenn R. Burd, Past President

Plumstead Historical Society

P.O. Box 172, Plumsteadville, PA 18949

501c3, Founded 2006

Also find us on Facebook!

c: 215-534-5550

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