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Friday, August 2, 2013
PHOTO COURTESY OF BOB AND DIANA BOCHANTIN Diana and Bob Bochantin met at the El Toro, Calif. Marine base in 1963, and married a year later when Bob was about to be discharged. Diana was required to accept an honorable discharge because, at the time, Marine women were not permitted to marry.

It was Semper Fi 50 years and going strong as former Marines Diana and Bob Bochantin of Penn Forest Township clicked glasses, celebrating their golden wedding anniversary.

Diana and Bob met at the El Toro, Calif. Marine base in 1963. They married a year later when Bob was about to be discharged. Diana was required to accept an honorable discharge because, at the time, Marine women were not permitted to marry.

Diana was born in 1941 and grew up in a Newark, N.J. Polish Catholic family.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Northern Lehigh Class of 1983 hosts its 30-year class reunion on Saturday, Sept. 28 at Walnutport Canal Pavilion, beginning at 3 p.m.

A casual dinner will be catered by Bad Bones BBQ; beer and soda will be provided. Music will be by DJ Jake.

For cost information call Roxanne (Knappenberger) Marunich at (610) 767-7165. Register by Sept. 10.

Make checks payable to: NL Class of 1983 and mail to Wendy (Fogle) Bauer, 577 Mountain View Drive, Hamburg, PA 19526; or Riverside Service Center, c/o Roxanne (Knappenberger) Marunich, 20 Main St., Slatington, PA 18080.

Thursday, August 1, 2013
DANIELLE FOX/TIMES NEWS An outdoor fan is a simple, chemical-free way to deter mosquitoes.

A recent New York Times article on a chemical-free mosquito repellant has been creating quite a buzz.

Published in July in the science section of the paper, "A Low-Tech Mosquito Deterrent," by senior writer William Broad said placing a fan outdoors is a simple solution to dealing with airborne pests.

Broad reported that according to the American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA), "Mosquitoes are relatively weak fliers," causing them to be deterred by the fan's mechanical wind.

Thursday, August 1, 2013
CSCT presents 'Dames at Sea'

Carbon Schuylkill Community Theater presents "Dames at Sea" this weekend in Lehighton. The curtain rises at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2 and again at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3 at the Lehighton Borough Annex Auditorium, 110 N. Third St., Lehighton.

Set in the 1930s with the stock market crash under way and the pressure of the great depression beating down, a struggling production manager, Hennessey (Jim Cimms) gives the cast his all to make "Dames at Sea" a smash hit.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013
AP Photo/Matthew Mead Chili Mango-Beef Salad is a kid-friendly dinner salad that will please the entire family.

Like so many kids, my 8-year-old son is no fan of green vegetables. Or at least that's what he moans any time I insist he force down yet more salad at dinner.

So recently, I decided to blow his mind. I decided to create a salad he would love. A salad that didn't immediately trigger eye rolls and complaints. It ended up being easier than I thought.

Step No. 1 ditch the greens. I'm not saying the kid gets a free pass on having to eat leafy greens. But for this salad, we'd give them a break.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013
KAREN CIMMS/TIMES NEWS Slice zucchini and onion thinly, then sauté in 2 tablespoons of oil.

By now, I bet anyone with a garden has zucchini coming out of their ears or at least close to it.

There are lots of recipes for that bumper crop, but this one is my absolute favorite. It's a dish my mother used to make, and I have made for years.

Sautéing caramelizes the zucchini and the onion, giving it a certain sweetness, which is enhanced by a pinch of salt and a little bit of heat from the pepper. This dish is a pleasing combo for all your taste buds.

It can be served as both a side dish or a main dish.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Q. Does aging affect the functioning of your thyroid?

The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland located in the middle of the lower neck. It produces hormones that control metabolism, which are the chemical processes cells in the body perform to keep us alive.

It should come as no surprise that the thyroid gland often peters out as we get older. The thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) test checks to see if your thyroid is producing the right amount of hormone for your system.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Frederic Jaques Franck Sauber and Vanessa Doreene Jerden, 224 White St., Apt. D, Weissport.

Gary Marvin Gressler and Cheryl Ann Montgomery, 60 Middle Lane, Lehighton.

Jason Diaz and Amanda Lynn Borger, 132 S. Fifth St., Apt. D11, Lehighton.

Joseph James Vitucci, 26 Oak Lane, Sussex, N.J., and Ashley Lauren Eddins, 10 Maple Road, Sussex, N.J.

Daniel Joshua Sickonic and Kristen Jill Hickman, 1791 Upper Nis Hollow Drive, Lehighton.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The 81st annual reunion of the Strohl Family will be held Sunday, Aug. 4 at the Palmerton Memorial Park.

Bring a covered dish and join everyone for the 1 p.m. luncheon. Sodas and hot dogs will be available for purchase. A brief business meeting will be held immediately after lunch.

Family members are asked to bring cakes for the cakewalk and a small prize for bingo.

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