Wednesday, April 16, 2014


Thursday, February 27, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) – Those "Nutrition Facts" labels that are plastered on nearly every food package found in grocery stores are getting a new look.

Calories would be in larger, bolder type, and consumers for the first time would know whether foods have added sugars under label changes being proposed by the Obama administration.

Serving sizes would be updated to make them more realistic. A serving of ice cream, for example, would double to a full cup, closer to what people actually eat.

The proposed overhaul comes as science has shifted.

Thursday, February 27, 2014
Richard Lee Mogel and Cariss Marie Frisch

The engagement of Cariss Marie Frisch to Richard Lee Mogel, both of Ashland, has been announced by her parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Suzanne and Michael Livingston of Lehighton. She is the granddaughter of Margaret and Paul Shinsec of Palmerton and the late Martin Frisch; and the great-granddaughter of the late Richard and Margaret Bowers of Lehighton.

She is a 2005 graduate of Palmerton Area High School and is currently employed at Tractor Supply Company in St. Claire.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
@$:KAREN CIMMS/TIMES NEWS Secret Recipe is an old family favorite too good not to share.


Can you keep a secret? I can't, because I'm about to share an old family recipe that was so well-kept, it's only name is "Secret Recipe."

Since the name doesn't give it away, I'll also tell you it's a dessert.

My mother made this for years. I don't know where it came from or who it came from, but since she made it from as far back as I can remember, and I'm over 25 years old (ahem) I figure the statute of limitations has run out on this particular secret.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The sad fact of the matter is, most of us won't make it to New Orleans to celebrate Mardi Gras. But that's no reason to forsake some of the city's classic cuisine.

This year, honor Mardi Gras by making jambalaya at home. It's the perfect dish for out-of-towners; it's easy, it's weeknight- and kid-friendly, and it's extremely versatile. Because while there are several basic approaches to jambalaya Creole and Cajun among them there really are endless variations on this dish of rice, meat and seafood.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Every day, Pennsylvania senior volunteers generously give their time and service to help others. Here's a chance to give back by nominating a deserving older adult in your community for his or her outstanding service through the Salute to Senior Service® program.

Sponsored by Home Instead Inc., the franchiser of the Home Instead Senior Care® network, Salute to Senior Service recognizes the invaluable contributions of adults age 65 and older who give at least 15 hours a month of volunteer service to their favorite causes.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The Hazleton Fibromyalgia Support Group will meet at 6 p.m. March 5 at Faith United Church of Christ, 21 Faith Drive, Hazle Township.

Dr. Daniel Gavio, a local chiropractor, will be the guest speaker to discuss the McKenzie Method, which teaches what you can do to help yourself at home.

Meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month at the church, which is located off the Airport Beltway behind the Toyota dealership, and are open to anyone with fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome. Friends, relatives and drivers are also welcome to attend.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Q. Are there some good ways to control anxiety without resorting to medications?

You can control anxiety by employing relaxation techniques. When your body is relaxed, breathing slows, blood pressure decreases, and you feel better. This is called the relaxation response, which is the direct opposite of the stress response.

Relaxing can counteract the effects of long-term stress, which may contribute to depression, digestive disorders, headaches, high blood pressure, and insomnia.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
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Delano Strohl and Carrie Breiner, both of Palmerton, were named the King and Queen of Hearts of the Blue Mountain Adult Day Services Center, 525 Iron St., Lehighton, at the center's Valentine's Day party held last week. The winners were selected by the clients of the

center. Strohl is featured here, but actually there were two King of Hearts as Ernie Blocker had the same number of votes. The

Valentine party also featured entertainment by Jean Andrews, and snickers pie and punch were served. Center director is Roxanne Downs.

Monday, February 24, 2014
Breighan Brown and Ryan Boeskool

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Brown of White Haven have announced the engagement of their daughter Breighan Moira Brown to Ryan Thomas Boeskool, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Boeskool of Venice, Fla.

The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Jessica and the late Thomas Brown, Sr. of White Haven and the late Leo and Agnes McArdle of Summit Hill.

Monday, February 24, 2014
Richard James Brown and Michele Lynn Zanders

Michele Lynn Zanders of Lehighton and Richard James Brown of Effort have announced their engagement.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Michael and Kathy Zanders of Lehighton. She is a 2007 graduate of Lehighton Area High School.

She earned an associate degree in business management from Lehigh Carbon Community College.

She is currently employed by First Northern Bank & Trust in Egypt, Pa.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of Rich and Karen Brown of Effort.