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Thursday, October 16, 2014
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Nathan Ziegler was crowned Homecoming King and Jessica Olewine was crowned Homecoming Queen at Northern Lehigh High School Friday during halftime ceremonies as the Bulldogs faced Salisbury High School.

Thursday, October 16, 2014
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS

Nico Agosti was named Homecoming King while Lauren Nietz was crowned Homecoming Queen at Marian Catholic High School during halftime ceremonies Friday as the Colts took on the Schuylkill Haven Hurricanes.

Thursday, October 16, 2014
What's happening

Book signing in Jim Thorpe

Local author Jeff Davis (writing as J.L. Davis) will be signing copies of his latest novel from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Soundcheck Records on Broadway in Jim Thorpe.

"CRUDE" is a psychological suspense thriller, in which Eddie Slate, a normal everyday guy, finds himself spiraling into an apocalyptic world where the only rule for survival is self preservation after the global oil supply becomes abruptly exhausted.

Thursday, October 16, 2014
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Lauren Anderson was crowned Homecoming Queen and Jacob Wiersch was crowned Homecoming King during homecoming

festivities at Northwestern Lehigh High School on Sept. 26.

Thursday, October 16, 2014
PHOTO COURTESY THE ARTIST Janis Ian will perform Friday at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe.

Award-winning songwriter Janis Ian will perform at the Mauch Chunk Opera House this Friday.

The stop in Carbon County is part of a 10-day tour throughout the northeast.

"It's a solo show, just me and the guitar," said Ian. "We just finished two sold-out crowds in Providence, where I've never played before. I think people have a better time than they expect."

Thursday, October 16, 2014

When Janis Ian was launched into the spotlight in 1967 with "Society's Child," a song about an interracial relationship and a white girl's disapproving parents, she tapped into the nation's growing rage over interracial relationships.

"Society's Child" was written by Ian when she was just 14 years old. The song was banned from many radio stations, and one station in Atlanta that did play the song was burned down.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Locally owned and operated wineries of the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail will introduce wine lovers to the region's official wine grape during Chambourcin Weekend Saturday and Sunday.

Chambourcin is the only wine grape that is grown by all nine wineries. Each winery will feature its own activities such as wine tastings, live entertainment, vineyard tours, or food and wine pairings. Event hours at all of the wineries are Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Chambourcin Weekend is a free event, however some wineries charge for tastings.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Ingredients:

8 graham crackers

4 scoops Turkey Hill All-Natural chocolate ice cream

4 scoops Turkey Hill All Natural vanilla ice cream

2 bananas, cut in slices

4 tablespoons whipped peanut butter

Handful of chopped peanuts

One-third cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 teaspoon shortening

Directions:

In a small bowl, mix peanut butter and chopped peanuts. Set aside.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
KAREN CIMMS/TIMES NEWS Leftover Hash

It's been a busy week and I did a lot of cooking, but all of it was for recipes I've already shared here, like my homemade meatballs and spaghetti sauce. We also had our annual cookbook judging, so time was pretty short and so was my imagination, not to mention my energy level.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS

Jennifer Domines is all smiles after being named the grand prize winner of the 27th annual Times News Cookbook and Recipe Contest. Jennifer's "Buffarolls" were the winning entry in the Tailgating Category, and she wowed the judges on Monday when all of the

category winners presented their finished dishes. This year's cookbook will be published with the Nov. 6 issue of the Times News.