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Friday, August 30, 2013
Rick Peters and Kathy Dombrosky

Paul and Betty Dombrosky of Andreas have announced the engagement of their daughter, Kathy of Walnutport, to Rick Peters of Walnutport, son of the late Allen and Joyce Peters.

The bride-elect is a graduate of Tamaqua High School and the VoTech dental assisting course. She is employed by Stephen P. Puddu D.D.S.

Her fiance is a graduate of Northern Lehigh High School and is employed by Jenkins Machine Inc.

A fall 2014 wedding is being planned.

Friday, August 30, 2013
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Three of four prizes to be awarded at the Concourse Club of Palmerton's Annual Community Festival Art and Photography Show include, from left, a watercolor winter scene by Margaret Kuhet, held by Kuhet; a shuttered window with flowers donated by the Owl's Nest at the Palmerton Campus of the Blue Mountain Health System, held by Venita Horinko, show chairwoman; and an acrylic painting of Beltzville Lake by Deborah Walkowiak, held by Joan Turko.

The Concourse Club of Palmerton's Annual Palmerton Community Festival Art and Photography Show is in need of artists and photographers' work to make it a success. The event will coincide with the Palmerton Community Festival.

The Art and Photography Show will take place Saturday, Sept. 7 from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 8 from 1-4 p.m. at St. John Neumann School, Third and Lafayette Avenue, Palmerton.

There are category divisions for youth and adults which include all media paintings and black/white and color photographs.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Writers interested in learning ways to gain ideas from their inner muse are welcome to join Black Diamond Writers' Network at its next meeting when Lynn Miller, a certified circle of life coach, will use her expertise by leading an interactive workshop for writers. Discover how role-play will help writers get to know some of their most influential inner selves critic, pusher, perfectionist, pleaser and saboteur.

Thursday, August 29, 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 29, 2013

Carbon PASR (Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees) is sponsoring a postretirement event at the Mahoning Valley Country Club on Sept. 19 from 9 a.m. until noon. A breakfast buffet will be included, and flu shots will be available, provided by CVS.

Featured speaker will be Wanda Tracey, director from HOP (Health Options Program).

All public school retirees, including support staff, are invited to attend the event. Recent retirees will be the guests of Carbon PASR.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Lehighton Area High School Class of 1983 is having its 30-year reunion on Oct. 5 at the Big Creek Grange, 275 Grange Road, Lehighton.

Please contact Diane Miller-Graver at (610) 377-5588, or email her at pdclgrav@ptd.net for more information.

Thursday, August 29, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Connie Smith, Lehighton, receives assistance from Jim Mathiesen, Regional Health Initiative Director, Eastern Region, ACS, during a study held at the LCCC campus in Tamaqua.

A world free of cancer? Is it possible? The American Cancer Society is working toward that lofty goal in numerous ways. It's a goal undertaken almost 100 years ago.

During that century, the ACS has been able to determine that cancers are caused by a number of different factors, including genetics, lifestyle activities, certain infections and environmental exposures.

A new research study, CPS-3, is now getting under way to gain a better understanding of how each of those factors may cause, or prevent cancer.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013
AP PHOTO Pork Tenderloin Cutlets with Grilled Cherry Salsa

By this point in the summer, I've had about all the burgers, dogs and birds I can handle. It's time to try something a little different on the grill.

And one thing most of us don't do nearly enough of grilled fruit. Not only is grilled fruit crazy delicious thanks to the intense heat caramelizing all the natural sugars it also pairs perfectly with savory meats.

So to help us all get out of our late summer grilling ruts, I came up with this easy recipe for pork tenderloin cutlets topped with grilled cherry salsa.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013
@$:KAREN CIMMS/TIMES NEWS Fried Zucchini with Sweet and Spicy Dipping Sauce

A few weeks ago I got a little carried away buying zucchini at my favorite farm stand.

After making the usual dishes, I still had some left, so I tried to come up with something different. I recalled having a fried zucchini appetizer at a restaurant once, and really enjoying it.

I played around with a couple different methods until I had something that was crunchy on the outside and soft, but not mushy, on the inside.

Panko breadcrumbs, and a method of "double breading," helped create the perfect combination.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS The Strawberry Playhouse, located at 60 Church St., Tuscarora, will soon celebrate its 10th year of providing live entertainment. The public is welcome to join in the festivities on Saturday, Sept. 7.

The Strawberry Playhouse will celebrate 10 years of live entertainment on Saturday, Sept. 7 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Plans for the day include the Strawberries Players singing show tunes, refreshments, games, vendors and more, including a book signing by Strawberry Players' actor Bobby Maso.

Admission to the event is free.

It was 10 years ago, on Sept. 9, 2003, that Lucille L. Falá-Brennan finalized the purchase of the old Zion Church in Tuscarora.

Falá-Brennan has actively promoted theater and the arts in Carbon and Schuylkill counties for the past 17 years.