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Thursday, May 22, 2014
Mr. and Mrs. David J. Thomas

Betty and David J. Thomas of Lehighton are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.

They were married on May 23, 1964, at St. John's Episcopal Church in Palmerton by the Rev. John Diehl IV.

Mrs. Thomas is the former Betty Furry, daughter of the late Forrest and Mildred Furry of Palmerton.

Mr. Thomas is the son of the late Gordon and Clarentha Thomas of Walnutport.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

The Lehighton High School Class of 1964 is still searching for class mates.

They are Thomas Frey, Dennis Clements, Donald Hill, Louis Hoffman and Alicia Sokolowski.

Anyone having information is asked to call 610-377-0755.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

When I was in my early teens, my best friend Toni and I would often take the bus from New Brunswick, New Jersey, into Manhattan where we would go and visit her grandparents Mimi and Pampaw.

We'd arrive around suppertime on a Friday evening, and as soon as dinner was cleared away the ingredients were always waiting for us to make hot fudge sauce. In the freezer there was always a half-gallon of vanilla ice cream.

Never in my life have I had an ice cream topping that was this delicious.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
A Strawberry Elderflower Frappe for ice cream season.

Ready to move beyond basic vanilla or chocolate this ice cream season?

Much as we love those classics, with so many crazy and crazy delicious flavor combinations flooding the freezer aisle of the supermarket, it's hard to resist making some big, boldly flavored frozen concoctions of our own. We started with a bee sting parfait, inspired by the honey, almond and coconut-studded pastry of the same name.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
AP Photo/Matthew Mead Ice cream season supplies, from top left clockwise, ice cream waffle cones and bowls, Oreos, assorted nuts, dried pineapple, granola, Haagen-Dazs ice cream, chocolate sauce, raspberries, maraschino cherries, strawberries and Talenti gelato, honey and Breyers real fruit topping.

Coming soon to a freezer aisle near you balsamic vinegar ice cream. Plus, hot sauce ice cream. And maybe even tomato.

"You're seeing the same kinds of trends in ice cream that you're seeing in other foods," says Peggy Armstrong, spokeswoman for the International Dairy Foods Association. "People are willing to experiment."

Just a generation ago, Americans mostly bought their ice cream at the supermarket in recognizable flavors that occasionally sported chocolate chips or a swirl of some kind.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Norman Krepshaw

Norman Krepshaw, a resident at Heritage Hill Senior Community, is celebrating his 95th birthday.

He was born in Shamokin on May 20, 1919. When he turned 13 he left school to work in the local coal mines.

In his teenage years he met the love of his life, Mary Louise Fry.

They were married on Jan. 2, 1940, in Saint Joseph's Church in Shamokin. They were married for 72 years until her passing in May of 2012.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Marian High School Class of 1974 will hold a class reunion meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Kelly's Irish Pub, 636 E. Patterson St., Lansford.

For more information call 570-645-7621 or email

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Lehighton High School Class of 1965 will meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 21 at the 443 Beacon Restaurant, Blakeslee Boulevard, Lehighton, to plan for the 50th anniversary reunion.

All class members are welcome to attend.

Any questions can be addressed to

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Blue Mountain Health System will offer a mammogram clinic from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday at the Palmerton campus, 135 Lafayette Ave. in Palmerton for those who are uninsured or underinsured. It includes a free mammogram and clinical breast exam with a health care professional.

Breast cancer screening looks for signs of cancer before a woman has symptoms. Screening can help find breast cancer early, when the chance of successful treatment is best.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Q. Is it true that licorice can interfere with some medications?

Some forms of licorice may increase the risk for digoxin toxicity.

Digoxin is used to treat heart failure and arrhythmias. Licorice may also reduce the effects of blood pressure medications or diuretic drugs (water pills).

These are just a few of many drug-related interactions that can occur in your body.

Drug interactions fall into three categories. There are drug reactions with foods and drink, dietary supplements and with other drugs.