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Thursday, July 28, 2011
Lily Rose and Gracie Lynn Costenbader

Twin daughters, Lily Rose Costenbader and Gracie Lynn Costenbader, were born on May 27, 2011 to Jennifer and David Costenbader of Palmerton at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown.

Lily was 0born at 12:09 a.m. She weighed 6 pounds, 5 ounces and measured 19 inches long.

Gracie was born at 12:14 a.m. She weighed 5 pounds, 12 ounces and measured 17 inches long.

The babies were welcomed home by an older sibling, Aubrey, who is a year old.

Maternal grandparents are Jeffrey George and Carolyn Smiley.

Paternal grandparents are Ronald and Rose Costenbader.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011
This July 18, 2011 photo shows angel food cake in Concord, N.H. Itís light, pairs perfectly with fresh berries and ice cream, and even is low-fat. Itís summerís perfect dessert _ angel food cake. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

It's light, pairs perfectly with fresh berries and ice cream, and even is low-fat. It's summer's perfect dessert – angel food cake.

It's also wonderfully easy to make. So to help you sweeten up your summer table, we've given you a master recipe for this egg white-based confection, plus three recipes for different ways to serve it – a tiramisu trifle, grilled and topped with fresh berries, and layered with sorbet for a cool and refreshing torte.

Angel Food Cake

Start to finish: 45 minutes

Makes 1 tube cake (12 servings) or 2 loaf pans

Wednesday, July 27, 2011
This July 6, 2011 photo shows fruit dippers in Concord, N.H. Dippers shown are orchard spice dipper, bottom, chocolate dipper, center, and citrus dipper. Making a dip (or three) to dunk your fruit in can make it a little more enticing, and a lot more fun. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

Maybe you need another idea for packing fiber and vitamins into your child's lunch. Or maybe you're looking for a way to convince yourself to eat more fruit. Either way, making a dip (or three) to dunk your fruit in can make it a little more enticing, and a lot more fun.

In constructing a healthful dip for fruit, the main problem lies in the base of the dip. You want something that doesn't pile on the fat or sugar, but still is interesting enough that you want to dunk your apple wedges and strawberries in it.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Q. I'm going to become a grandmother for the first time and I was wondering how things have changed since I took care of a newborn many years ago.

Probably the most important change is in the approach to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), the abrupt, unexplained death of an infant younger than a year. SIDS is often called crib death because many victims are found in their cribs.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Rev. David and Beverley Knoebel

The Rev. David and Beverley Knoebel of Hometown recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

They were married in Zion Lutheran Church in Tamaqua on June 24, 1961.

Beverley is the daughter of the late John and Mae Barton. David is the son of the late Rev. Arthur and Marion Knoebel.

A service of celebration was held on June 26 in the Muhlenberg College Chapel.

Monday, July 25, 2011

The 79th Annual Reunion of the Strohl Family will be held Sunday, Aug. 7 at the Palmerton Memorial Park beginning at 1 p.m.

Family members are asked to bring a covered dish. Sodas and hot dogs will be available for purchase.

A brief business meeting will be held immediately after lunch. Bring cakes for the cakewalk and a small prize for bingo.

Please bring old family pictures and other Strohl mementos for discussion.

Monday, July 25, 2011
Agnes Josephine Kopec

Agnes Josephine Kopec, a resident at Heritage Hill Senior Community, recently celebrated her 92nd birthday.

She was born on July 18, 1919 in Harwood, Pa. Agnes also resided in Treskow, Hazleton, West Hazleton and Weatherly. She was married to Peter Kopec in 1944 and they were married for 33 years until his passing in 1977.

Agnes worked as an examiner in Perfect Maid and Tony & Carmella's dress factories. She is a member of the ILGWU and Transfiguration church in West Hazleton.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Snyder of 313 E. Broad St., Tamaqua, will celebrate their 61st wedding anniversary on July 29. They were married in Zion Lutheran Church, Tamaqua, by the late Rev. Charles Schlitzer.

Mrs. Snyder is the former Joan Schlosser. She is retired after working 25 years as the Tamaqua borough secretary.

Her husband is a disabled veteran with over 16 years of service in the U.S. Army. Retired, he was last employed as plant superintendent at the former Diversified Metals Corp., Hometown.

Friday, July 22, 2011
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

The first annual Race Car Derby at Heritage Hill Senior Community had everyone's competitive spirits in high gear. It all began with a block of wood that each gentleman handcrafted into a fast fury on wheels. Participants offered special thanks to Weatherly Boy Scout Troop 007, whose members spent time helping to prepare for this event as well as providing the race track and system to highlight the standings on the big screen. With many cheering spectators on hand, the serious racers competed. First place winner was Anthony "Cookie" Alberto.

Friday, July 22, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. Brian Smith Sr.

Mr. and Mrs. Brian Smith Sr. of Franklin Township recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary.

They were married on June 21, 1986 at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church by the Rev. David Williams.

Mrs. Smith is the former Cheryl Wentz, daughter of the late Paul and Edna Wentz. Mr. Smith is the son of the late Roy and Jane Smith.

Mr. Smith is employed by the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission. His wife is employed by PNC Bank.

The Smiths are the parents of one son, Brian Smith Jr., who graduated from Penn State University in 2010 with a degree in finance.