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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Candidates for Lehighton Area High School Homecoming King and Queen are, front row, from left, Kaley Miller, Jurnee Strawser, Sage Terembula, Elyse Kistler and Sarah Kistler. Back row, Geoff Ebbert, Ian Zimmerman, Jacen Nalesnik, Alex Rubin and Christian Verrastro. The queen will be crowned Friday during halftime festivities as the Indians host East Stroudsburg South. The king will be crowned Saturday during the homecoming dance.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Pleasant Valley High School crowned its 2012 Homecoming King and Queen during half-time festivities Friday evening as the Bears faced East Stroudsburg South.

Homecoming Queen is Shadai Johnson. Mason Buskirk was named Homecoming King.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012
STACEY SOLT/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Jessica Mattes, the owner of J. Corrine Enterprise at Hickory Valley Stables in Lehighton, grooms Seiko, a Hungarian Warmblood. A 2012 graduate of Palmerton Area High School, Mattes recently opened J. Corrine Enterprise to share her passion and knowledge of horses with others.

When you're passionate about your work, it becomes more than just a job.

That's a lesson Jessica Mattes has learned early in life. She's combined a lifetime of experience in equestrian with a keen business sense to open J. Corrine Enterprise at Hickory Valley Stables in Lehighton. Mattes, 18, is a recent graduate of Palmerton Area High School.

"I started riding when I was 5 years old," said Mattes, who believes that age shouldn't stop you from pursuing your dream career.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The fourth Parryville School Reunion was held Sept. 22 at Mahoning Valley Ambulance Association.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Hybrid tomato with seeds and a decorative pod containing three Castor Beans, saved for early indoor planting next spring.

Don't say "Good-bye" to many of your favorite garden vegetables, herbs and flowers. For a change say "Good night, I'll see you next year," and give saving seeds a try.

In addition to giving one a feeling of self-sufficiency and saving money, it may be possible to maintain a variety that is not available commercially. Some plant breeders even search out old time varieties when attempting to improve commercial plants.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012
George Bieber and Tiffany Billman

The engagement of Tiffany Billman, Tamaqua, to George Bieber, also of Tamaqua, has been announced by her parents.

The daughter of Joel and Karen Billman of Tamaqua, the bride-to-be is a graduate of Tamaqua Area High School.

She will soon earn an associate degree from Lehigh Carbon Community College in general studies, and plans to attend St. Luke's School of Nursing beginning this winter.

She is employed as a waitress at Blue Mountain Christian Retreat.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of Raymond Bieber and Flormilina Kates.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Q. What happens to you if you eat more than one apple a day?

I realize this question was meant to be humorous, but there is a serious answer. There is a three-apple-a-day diet, which I'll get to later. But, first, let's discuss a single apple a day.

We have to go back in time to Wales to find the origins of "An apple a day keeps the doctor away."

The earliest known record of the maxim is in an 1866 edition of Notes and Queries magazine:

A Pembrokeshire proverb. Eat an apple on going to bed, And you'll keep the doctor from earning his bread.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012
George A. Steward II and Ashley L. Barry

The engagement of Ashley L. Barry of Harrington, Del. to George A. Steward II, also of Harrington, has been announced by their parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Barry of Lehighton. She is a 2004 graduate of Lehighton Area High School. In 2009 she received a bachelor's degree in large animal science and dairy science from Delaware Valley College. She is employed by Perdue as a service supervisor.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. G. Arthur Steward of Harrington. He is a 2006 graduate of Campus Community High School.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Care Net of Carbon County will be hosting its 11th Annual Fundraising Banquet benefiting Care Net services on Friday, Oct. 19, at Blue Mountain Community Church, 25 Oak St., Palmerton.

Doors open at 6 p.m. for hors d'oeuvres and bidding on silent auction items. The dinner and program begin at 7 p.m.

Reservations are required by contacting (610) 379-0411.

Community members are welcome to attend.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Members of the Jim Thorpe High School Class of 1967 held their 45-year reunion recently at the Beaver Run Rod & Gun Club. Present for the get together were, front row, from left, Jean (Milan) Scott, Mary (Duffy) Andrew, Kay (Izzo) Henritzy, Laure (McHugh) Schnaufer, Sharon (Channing) Hartwig, Cheryl (Smith) Popek and Donna (Shuck) Kattner. Middle row, George Pry, Judy (Witt) Grenoble, Clint Eckley, Irene (McGavin) Gavornik and Jim Bennick.