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Monday, February 27, 2012

He can act, sing, and pen a book with the best of them.

For decades, Robb Taylor has worn many hats, and the success has continued to pour in.

The multitalented star will conduct a reading and book signing at the Palmerton Area Library at 2 p.m. March 31.

Those who attend will be treated to a reading by Taylor from his book, The Tale of the Easter Bunny.

They will learn the story of how a little rabbit became a beloved holiday hero, and how important it is to be kind to animals.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Carbon County 4-H Reunion Committee is holding a quilting contest in conjunction with the centennial celebration. The contest is open to anyone in Carbon County, whether they were a 4-H member or not.

One square will be chosen to go on to Penn State University and a centennial quilt will be put together and auctioned at the 4-H Tailgate on Sept. 15.

The rest of the quilt squares will be put together and hopefully a quilt or wall hanging will be made and auctioned off at the 4-H reunion in the fall.

The quilt squares should meet the following guidelines:

Monday, February 27, 2012
Brayden Kabana

KABANA A son, Brayden Maverick Kabana, was born Dec. 9, 2011 at Hurley Medical Center in Flint, Mich. to Chelsea Livingston and Brett M. Kabana of Grand Blanc, Mich.

He weighed 5 pounds, 12 ounces and was 19 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Roy and Kathy Livingston of Davison, Mich. Paternal grandparents are Kevin Kabana of Davison, and Kathy Kabana of Fenton, Mich.

Paternal great-grandparents are Larry and Nancy Kabana of Tamaqua and Carol Pittman of New Philadelphia.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Lehighton Area High School Class of 1987 will be holding a meeting to plan the 25-year class reunion at 7 p.m., Feb. 27 at Trainer's Inn, Route 209, Lehighton.

Anyone interested in helping to plan the event is invited.

Friday, February 24, 2012
STACEY SOLT/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Registered dietitian Nancy Matyas prepares barbecued tofu and vegetables during a cooking demonstration and seminar, offered by Blue Mountain Health Systems.

You may worry about heart disease and for good reason. Heart disease is the number one killer of women each year, claiming more lives than all types of cancer combined.

Fortunately, the everyday choices that you make can have a big impact on your risk for heart disease. The foods that you eat play an important role in your overall health.

To demonstrate the importance of a healthy diet and introduce new food choices to local residents, Blue Mountain Health Systems recently offered a cooking demonstration and seminar, "Cook for a Healthy Heart: Women and Heart Disease."

Friday, February 24, 2012

By STACEY SOLT

TN Correspondent

tneditor@tnonline.com

"Most heart attacks are marked by sudden, intense pain but many start with more gradual pain," said Michael Obert, CRNP, a nurse practitioner with Blue Mountain Health Systems.

"Women don't often have classic symptoms. They can have subtle symptoms. They know that something is wrong, but aren't sure it needs immediate attention."

Heart attack symptoms can include:

Ÿ Chest pain or discomfort

Ÿ Pain in the shoulders, arms, back, neck or jaw

Ÿ Stomach pain

Ÿ Shortness of breath

Friday, February 24, 2012

Devin Michael Andrew and Jade Elizabeth Burger, 242 Carbon St., Lehighton.

Justin Wyatt Panovec, 26 Tanglewood Drive, Box 574, Albrightsville, and Felicity Jane Hahn, 25 New Road, Lambertville, N.J.

Friday, February 24, 2012

The American Cancer Society will host a Look Good, Feel Better makeover workshop from 4-6 p.m., March 4, at St. Luke's Miners Memorial Hospital, Coaldale. The session will be held in the board room, 360 W. Ruddle St.

The session is free and open to all female cancer patients actively undergoing cancer treatment.

During the session, trained cosmetologists will meet with patients to discuss ways of using makeup and accessories to minimize appearance-related side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatment.

Friday, February 24, 2012

The Dream Come True, Blue Ridge Chapter is collecting new and gently-used prom and wedding dresses for its fourth annual Blue Ridge Communications Prom and Wedding Dress Sale. The organization is also collecting accessories, including jewelry, purses, shawls and shoes.

Items can be dropped off at the Blue Ridge Communications offices in Walnutport, Gilbert, Palmerton, Stroudsburg, Lansford and Lehighton until March 14.

Thursday, February 23, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Blanche Rudolph, 95, left, and Jim Davis, 85, right, were crowned the Valentine's Day Queen and King recently at Lehighton Senior

Center's Valentine's Day party. The royal pair each received a

heart-shaped box of candy, a candy rose, a mug of candy and cards.