Sunday, July 13, 2014


Thursday, July 3, 2014
Janet Sager is currently directing Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, a show that she's become quite familiar with over the years.

After years of performing, teaching, traveling and raising two sons, Janet Bliss Sager is at it again, directing "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" at the Shawnee Playhouse.

Following her interest in ballet and earning three degrees from the University of Washington, Sager made her way from her hometown of Seattle to Montana to New York City, where she was hired in the first national tour of the Broadway musical in 1982.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014
KAREN CIMMS/TIMES NEWS  This cake is ready for the upcoming Fourth of July holiday. Use your imagination and colored sanding sugar to create your own masterpiece.

This week's recipe isn't a recipe at all, but it is fun.

What you see in the photo is actually a birthday cake my daughter made, but the star and the red, silver and blue sanding sugar made me think it would be perfect for a July Fourth celebration.

You can use any size or shape cake, and any flavor. This was a chocolate cake with white icing in the center (a few spoonfuls of red and blue sanding sugar was mixed in to keep it festive). The icing is Chocolate Mocha.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Q. A friend of mine is lactose intolerant. What exactly does that mean?

People who are lactose intolerant have trouble digesting dairy products. Lactose intolerance usually is not dangerous.

Lactase is an enzyme made in the small intestine. You need lactase to digest lactose, the sugar in milk. People who are lactose intolerant don't make enough lactase; after consuming lactose, they suffer from bloating, nausea, stomach cramps and diarrhea. These symptoms usually begin a half-hour to two hours after ingesting lactose.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

The monthly luncheon for graduates of the Jim Thorpe High School Class of 1965 will be hosted by Rich and Darlene Nothstein at their home 526 Harvard Court in Palmerton, at noon on July 17.

Expect to have fun, games and swimming.

Call 610-737-1559 or 610-826-7339 for further information.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Dr. Leonardo Claros

Editor's note: The following information was provided by St. Luke's University Health Network.

The media was buzzing recently with the findings of a Cleveland Clinic study showing that weight loss (bariatric) surgery is helping many obese patients reverse type 2 diabetes.

Has diabetes actually been cured by surgery? For many people, the answer is yes.

Monday, June 30, 2014
Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Pacheaco

Amanda Sauchinitz, daughter of Bettyanne Sauchinitz of Bowmanstown, and Stephen and Tina Sauchinitz of Lehighton, and Anthony Pacheaco, son of Stephen and Leah Pacheaco of Huntingdon, were united in marriage May 3, 2014, at the Lehighton Orioles in Lehighton. The Rev. Dan Mansberger officiated the double ring ceremony.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Lehighton Area High SchoolClass of 1994 will hold its 20-year class reunion on Aug. 2 at the Orioles Pavilion in Lehighton.

Anyone interested in more information should email Loi Gould Andrew at lori.andrew76@gmail. com or call her 484-597-9351.

Monday, June 30, 2014
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Fogel

Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Fogel of Lehighton recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married on June 26, 1954 at Ben Salem Church in Lehighton.

Mrs. Fogel is the daughter of the late Ralph and Edna Steigerwalt. Her husband is the son of the late Harvey and Flora Fogel.

The couple has two children: Kathy, and her husband, James Henderson; and Jeffery Fogel, and his wife, Ann. They have three grandsons: James Henderson, Andy Fogel and Jesse Fogel.

A surprise party was held in their honor on June 8.

Monday, June 30, 2014

The Lehighton Class of 1959 will hold its 55-year reunion on Sept. 27.

Organizers are looking for the following classmate addresses: John Edwish, Robert Graver, Gerald Steigerwalt, Louis Castagnola, Terry German, David Christman, Elva (James) Polina, Judy (Litchly) Manning, Patricia (Steigerwalt) Strohl, Carolyn (Fisher) Scherer and Dolores McFarland.

If anyone has any information about these classmates or any others who have been missed, please call 610-379-4245.

Monday, June 30, 2014

The 66th annual Eck reunion will be held on Aug. 3 at the Emmaus community park, 1401 Shimersville Road in Emmaus, in the Rotary Club Pavilion.

Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. Bring a covered dish or dessert for the food table.

The business meeting will take place at 1:30 p.m.

Those attending are also asked to bring a cake for the cake walk and something for the chance table. There will be games for children and door prizes.

There will be entertainment in the park with a carnival and a performance by Peter Pitchford.