97-year-old Latrobe woman livestreams baking lessons on Facebook | TribLIVE.com

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Be prepared

By Patrick Varine:

Lucy Pollock, like many a good baker, is ahead of the game when it comes to preparation. For those streaming her baking lessons, here’s what you’ll need to make her “Nutty Nut Rolls.”
FOR THE DOUGH:
1 teaspoon sugar
Half cup warm water
2 ounces cake yeast or 3 packets (6 and three-qtrs. teaspoons) active dry yeast
6 eggs
16 ounces sour cream
2 cup butter, melted and cooled
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Half teaspoon salt
9 to 10 cups all-purpose flour
FOR THE FILLING:
3 pounds walnuts (finely ground)
3 cups granulated sugar
Canned milk (about a cup)
OTHER TIPS:
Put out eggs and sour cream in the morning as well as butter, to get everything to room temperature. Nothing can be cold or too hot.

Pollock’s stream is on Facebook.com/maryellen.raneri. You must be logged into Facebook for the link to work properly.

Patrick Varine is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Patrick at 724-850-2862, pvarine@triblive.com or via Twitter .

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Source: https://www.facebook.com/Baking-With-Lucy-105701481085709/?hc_location=ufi

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5 foods you should always buy frozen instead of fresh

1. Spinach

“Frozen spinach is the gem of the freezer section, it is so versatile and much cheaper than fresh,”

2. Chopped onions

Buying chopped onions frozen saves time and tears. “They’re a double-time saver because first, you’re not chopping the onions, and second, they’re already softened,”

3. Stir-fry blend

Speaking of saving time, buying a pre-chopped frozen blend will save you tons of it.

4. Edamame

It’s an easy, healthy snack her toddler loves too. “Just 30 seconds in the microwave and it’s ready,” she says. Plant-based protein FTW!

5. Zucchini or sweet potato noodles

What a time to be alive: zucchini noodles and sweet potato noodles can be found in the frozen section in almost all grocery stores.

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Somerset woman’s tomato plant grows 9 feet | Somerset | dailyamerican.com

Shirley Wolk, of Somerset, stands next to her tomato plant Saturday, which has grown approximately 9 feet tall. “And it’s still growing,” she said. Wolk said a friend of hers

Source: Somerset woman’s tomato plant grows 9 feet | Somerset | dailyamerican.com

Conceptual plans released for 2 new Hempfield parks | TribLIVE.com

Public input sought

Area residents will have the opportunity to give their input on the project during Monday’s public meeting located at the Hempfield Township Municipal Building, 1132 Woodward Drive. Plans will also be available for viewing at public events over the next few months, and a meeting closer to Walden Court is being planned.

Officials hope to finalize plans by November.

The move to create a community area near the high school was previously discussed in 2001, when the township contracted with Astorino Pellis Architects of Greensburg to build a $17 million recreation center.

Supervisors stopped preliminary plans after questions arose about the scope of the project and the architect’s $1.2 million fee.

The township has moved forward with other projects since, including the a

Source: Conceptual plans released for 2 new Hempfield parks | TribLIVE.com

Why Are People Homeless? 

The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty currently estimates that each year at least 2.5 to 3.5 million Americans sleep in shelters, transitional housing, and public places not meant for human
habitation. At least an additional 7.4 million have lost their own homes and are doubled-up with others due to economic necessity.

But data related to homelessness are far from exact. Part of the difficulty is that there are different definitions of homelessness now in use. For example, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban
development (HUD) uses a narrow definition largely limited to people living in shelters, in transitional housing and in public places.

Homeless family sleeping in the streets of KolkataIndia (top); a homeless man in ParisFrance (bottom)

The U.S. Department of Education (DoE) uses a broader definition that
includes families who are doubled-up with others due to economic necessity. Another difficulty concerns methodology. HUD reports annual “Point-in-Time” counts of the “unsheltered” homeless population; however, the methodology used to collect those numbers varies by community and is often deeply flawed.2 HUD also reports annual counts of the sheltered population; this number varies with shelter apacity, which depends on variables such as available funding.

Source: Greensburg Pennsylvania Homeless Shelter List

Sourc:e: https://nlchp.org/

62% of millennials say they’re living paycheck to paycheck

Almost two-thirds of millennials say they’re living paycheck to paycheck. Yet overall, millennials spend an average of $478 a month on “nonessential” purchases.

Source: 62% of millennials say they’re living paycheck to paycheck

PENNSYLVANIA CICADAS: 17-year cicadas expected to emerge soon

For the last 17 years, millions of these cicadas have been sleeping in the ground, but in May they will come out of hibernation and start buzzing.

They are different from the kind of cicadas seen and heard in Western Pennsylvania every summer.

For the last 17 years, millions of these cicadas have been sleeping in the ground, but in May they will come out of hibernation and start buzzing.

They will make their appearance as soon as soil 8 inches down reaches an average of 64 degrees.

They will stick around for about six weeks, reproducing and being very loud, before the droning buzz fades away for another 17 years

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