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Saturday, November 8, 2014
Mr. and Mrs. Glenmore L. Dotter

Mr. and Mrs. Glenmore L. Dotter of Penn Forest Township will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary in January.

They recognized the occasion with a gathering last month for family and friends at Whispering Pines Banquet Hall at Penn Forest Fire Company No. 1.

They were married Jan. 16, 1965, by the Rev. Francis Adolf at St. Joseph Church in Jim Thorpe.

Mrs. Dotter is the former Ellen M. Herman, daughter of the late Helen Kochmar Herman and Leonard Herman of Jim Thorpe.

Her husband is the son of the late Clara Meckes Dotter and Mal Dotter of Jim Thorpe.

Saturday, November 8, 2014
William Swenson Jr. and Jennel Yelito

William Swenson Jr. and Jennel Yelito, together with their families, have announced their engagement.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of David Yelito of Coaldale and Diane and Terry Miller of Nesquehoning. A graduate of Moravian College, she holds two master's degrees in education from Wilkes University.

She is employed by the Tamaqua Area School District, as a sixth-grade reading teacher and as head girls tennis coach.

Her fiance is the son of Maria and William Swenson of East Stroudsburg. He graduated from DeSales University with a degree in business management.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Joseph and Carol (Knepper) Colecio of Tresckow recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on Nov. 7, 1964.

The Colecios have one daughter, Roseann (Colecio) Gabos, and her husband, Calvin, of Beaver Meadows; and one son, Anthony Colecio, and his wife, Jennifer, of Weatherly.

They also have four grandchildren, Santino Gabos, and Amanda, Alexis and Antonio Colecio.

In September they traveled to the West Coast in celebration of their golden anniversary.

On Nov. 1 they were honored at a dinner celebration with their family.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Certain factors may increase your risk of epilepsy.

Ÿ Age. The onset of epilepsy is most common during early childhood and after age 60, but the condition can occur at any age.

Ÿ Family history. If you have a family history of epilepsy, you may be at an increased risk of developing a seizure disorder.

Friday, November 7, 2014
@$:AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS Ellen Baca, coordinator of the Epilepsy Foundation Eastern Pennsylvania, second from right, accepts the proclamation naming November as Epilepsy Awareness Month in Carbon County, from Carbon County Commissioners Thomas J. Gerhard, left; Wayne Nothstein, second from left; and William O'Gurek.

Did you know that one in 26 people in the United States will develop epilepsy at some point in their lifetime?

That means that it could happen to you, your mom, dad, siblings, friends or co-workers.

To raise awareness, Carbon County has declared November as Epilepsy Awareness Month.

Last week, the county commissioners adopted a proclamation with the hope of shedding light on this condition.

Ellen Baca, coordinator for the Epilepsy Foundation Eastern Pennsylvania, was on-hand to accept the proclamation.

Thursday, November 6, 2014
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Pleasant Valley High School crowned its Homecoming King and Queen at Friday night's football game against Stroudsburg. Ryan Klapatch was named King and Hayley Blanding, Queen. Abigail Roselli and Marcell McKenzie were the runners-up.

Thursday, November 6, 2014
Author Grant Jarrett

Chase Stollar is angry.

His world is falling apart. He's been fired from his job, his wife left him, and his father is dying, and now, his brother wants him to come home to the Poconos and shoulder some of the burden.

And that's just the half of it.

"Ways of Leaving" is a new novel by Lehigh Valley born and Stroudsburg-area raised Grant Jarrett. The book was named winner of the International Book Awards for Best New Fiction earlier this year.

We spoke with Jarrett via email, and this is what he had to say.

QIn a nutshell, how would you describe your book?

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
@$:AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS  Times News Editor in Chief Marta Gouger congratulates grand prize winner Jennifer Domines.

It was a difficult job, but when the judges finished their tough but tasty task, Jennifer Domines was declared the winner of the 27th annual Times News Cookbook and Recipe Contest.

Her Buffarolls, a Tailgating treat that combines the spicy tang of Buffalo chicken wings with cheese, which is then deep fried in an egg roll wrapper, were a huge hit with both the judges, and the other contestants as well.

"It's something that my family loved," says Domines, "and as our friends tried it, they loved it."

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
KAREN CIMMS/TIMES NEWS Deliciously Decadent Macaroni and Cheese

I've never been one to believe that comfort food has to be rich and fattening to be satisfying. Usually, for me at least, it's all about the memories that food evokes.

I get just as excited about a salad of curly endive dressed with red wine vinegar and lots of garlic as I do about a homemade cavatelli covered in a thick marinara.

But there are days when I want something that will make me feel good, at least when I'm eating it, even though I know the guilt will come soon enough.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Open enrollment is the time each fall when most Americans select or change their health benefits for the following year.

Choosing health care coverage is one of the most important decisions people make.

Therefore, it's essential that consumers fully understand their options during open enrollment so they can choose a plan that will help them enhance their health and possibly save money.