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Wednesday, February 22, 2012
AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS Devon Bizarre, a junior at Weatherly Area High School, was recently named the second runner up in a statewide pin design competition. Her design was chosen as one of six finalists out of over 100 entries submitted by students around the state.

A Weatherly Area High School junior recently placed in a statewide pin design competition.

Devon Bizarre, 17, of Weatherly was named the second runner up in the PETE & C (Pennsylvania Education Technology Expo and Conference) Pin Contest on Feb. 15, during the PETE & C's annual conference in Hershey.

The winner of the pin design, which will be used as the annual commemorative pin for next year's conference, was Payton McCombs of Butler Area Vocational School District.

First runner up was Brandon Rupp of West Shamokin High School.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Q. I'm having memory lapses and I'm worried about Alzheimer's. What should I do?

If you're having some memory lapses, go to the doctor with a positive attitude. The fact is that many different medical conditions may cause Alzheimer's-like symptoms. You could be suffering from the effects of a high fever, dehydration, poor nutrition, reactions to medicines, thyroid problems or a minor head injury.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012
SHNS PHOTO BY RANDY PENCH/THE SACRAMENTO BEE Loretha Loggins, 83, right, visits with client Anna Chow, 87.

The morning's activities were in full swing at the Sutter SeniorCare program in Sacramento, Calif., and the adult day health clients had gathered in the dining room for coffee.

Loretha Loggins, a vivacious longtime volunteer, made her way from table to table, chatting.

"I love the little seniors," said Loggins, a retired nursing assistant. "We laugh and have a good time."

She's 83, and many of the center's clients are younger by a decade. Or two.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS Mary Titone gets ready to blow out the candles on her cake at her 100th birthday party.

What does Mary Titone contribute to her longevity?

Her answer is, growing up on plain food and maintaining a good diet.

And lasagna.

Well, it must have worked because Mary celebrated her 100th birthday on Feb. 18.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Lehighton Area High School Class of 1987 will be holding a meeting to plan the 25-year class reunion at 7 p.m., Feb. 27 at Trainer's Inn, Route 209, Lehighton.

Anyone interested in helping to plan the event is invited.

Monday, February 20, 2012
AP Photo/Matthew Mead

It may look like a doughnut. It may be filled or glazed like a doughnut. It may even be cooked like a doughnut. But don't call it a doughnut.

It's a beignet. And it's one of New Orleans' two iconic sweets (the other being the party loving king cake). With Mardi Gras approaching, it's a perfect time to get to know beignets.

Monday, February 20, 2012
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A daughter, Giada Elisabetta Cerimele, was born to Joseph and Jennifer Cerimele of Summit Hill, on Jan. 4, 2012, in Pottsville Hospital. She weighed 5 pounds, 14 ounces; and measured 18 inches long.

Giada was welcomed home by her big brother, Angelo Cerimele, 3.

Maternal grandparents are Nancy and Barry Miller of Summit Hill. Maternal great-grandparents are Joseph and the late Sally Ann Valitsky of Summit Hill.

Paternal grandparents are Jacqualine Webb and the late Pasquale Cerimele of Coaldale. Paternal great-grandparents are the late John and Mary Mellay of Coaldale.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Members of the public who are interested in learning to become a writer, or seeking information on being published are welcome to attend a lecture offered by the Black Diamond Writers' Network.

"Write it Right Get Published" will take place as follows:

Ÿ Tuesday, Feb. 21, 7-7:45 p.m.; Pottsville Free Public Library, 215 W. Market St.; (570) 622-8880.

Ÿ Thursday, Feb. 23, 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Lehighton Area Memorial Library, 124 North St.; (610) 377-2750.

Ÿ Monday, Feb. 27, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Tamaqua Public Library, 30 S. Railroad St.; (570) 668-4660.

Monday, February 20, 2012

The 25th annual TIMES NEWS Cookbook and Recipe Contest is in full swing.

Categories are Main Dish; Desserts; Salads & Side Dishes; Slow Cooker; Money Saving Meals; Salad Dressings, Sauces and Marinades; and Celebrations.

The winner in each category will receive a $50 grocery store gift card and a $50 restaurant gift card.

Every entrant will receive a large grocery store tote bag; and every 25th entrant will received a $25 restaurant gift card.

The grand prize winner will receive an additional $250 grocery store gift card.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Leon Leonard Weiser and Patricia Ann McClelland, 39 Spring St., Weatherly.

Daniel David Collins and Barbara Ann Uhnak, 420 Mountain View Drive, Kunkletown.

Clifford Arlen Reinhart Jr. and Brandy Renee Nansteel, 1230 Beaver Run Drive, Lehighton.