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Friday, October 3, 2014

National Fire Safety Prevention Week (Oct. 5-11) is right around the corner. Cut down deadly fire risks by exercising good safety habits and simple prevention measures.

The Family Handyman has rounded up the "Big 7" most common causes of preventable home fires and steps you can take to keep them from starting.

Prevention costs little or nothing and will save you big in safety down the line:

Friday, October 3, 2014

Grant Jarrett, an award-winning debut author who grew up in the Lehigh Valley, will be at the Moravian Bookstore at 2 p.m. Saturday to discuss his novel, "Ways of Leaving" (SparkPress, 2014), with a reading and book signing.

The book was named winner of the International Book Awards for Best New Fiction announced earlier this year.

The bookstore is located at 428 Main St. in Bethlehem.

Thursday, October 2, 2014
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Members of Jim Thorpe High School Class of 1964 who attended the recent reunion include, seated from left, Fred Armbruster, Phyliss (Burnhauser) Barry, Beatrice (Koons) Ladd and Carol (Weiksner) Witt; second row, Irvin Walck, Catherine (Putt) Sebelin, Maria (Dart) Utsick, Michael Lennon and Harry Eisenhart. Third row, Russell Palkendo, Darlene (Witt) Benyo, Sharon (Deats) Kobal, Kay (Feuerstein) Murphy, Eleanor (Barno) Evans, Rita (Tessitore) Mulderig, Diane Paulas, Helen (Guth) Bretzik, Ann Louise (Klotz) Hayes and Al Feuerstein, official class adviser. Fourth row, Edward Moyer, Edward Cheese, Edward Solomon, William Diehm, Eileen (Windbeck) Morgan, Linda (Helmer) Bergey, Judith (Neast) Eberhardt and Nadine (Roat) Weiler. Fifth row, Eugene Duffy, Lester Dunstan, Thomas Neast, Edward Kochie, Richard Benyo, Jon Weaver, Fred Bresswein, Ronald Hydro and Jeffrey James.

Jim Thorpe High School Class of 1964 gathered Sept. 18 at the Mahoning Valley Country Club to celebrate its 50-year reunion. Thirty-five members attended.

Reunion Chairman Ed Solomon welcomed everyone and introduced the committee, which included Bill Diehm, Sharon (Deats) Kobal, Ann Louise (Klotz) Hayes, Jon and Greda Weaver, Darlene (Witt) Benyo and Bea (Koons) Ladd.

Thursday, October 2, 2014
Pulitzer Prize winner to speak at LV  Heritage Museum.

Pulitzer Prize winner Dr. J. Edward Larson will speak and about and sign copies of his new book, "The Return of George Washington, 1783-1789," at Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum at 1 p.m. Oct. 12.

Larson won the Pulitzer Prize for his book "Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate Over Science and Religion," published in 1997.

Admission is free to members, $8 for adult non-members, and $3 for non-member children. Copies of the book will be available for purchase, and he will sign copies following the presentation.

Thursday, October 2, 2014
KAREN CIMMS/TIMES NEWS Above, "Hickory Run," a photograph, by art league President Kathy  Gellentien, and her painting, "Ocean Cliffs," left, will be on display at the Carbon County Art League exhibit this weekend and next.

This weekend and next visitors to Jim Thorpe's annual Fall Foliage Festival are welcome to take in a unique art exhibit at the Dimmick Memorial Library annex at 58 Broadway.

The show is hosted by the Carbon County Art League in cooperation with the library.

Art league President Kathy Gellentien says it's a show people won't want to miss.

"There will be a few new types of art," says Gellentien, "such as glass sculptures. These pieces are a very different art medium."

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Members of the 2014 Palmerton Area High School Homecoming Court are, front, from left, Jaclyn Wood, Madison Mummey, Maice Hourt, Janel Tracy, Eliza Good and Abbigail Reimer; and back row, Tre Nelson, Jerry Pereira, Cody Reitz, Armin Kapur, Matthew Semmel and Sean Doherty. The Homecoming king and queen will be crowned at festivities this weekend when the Blue Bombers host Southern Lehigh.

Thursday, October 2, 2014
Anne and Carl Griffin look at prints following Julie Zickefoose' talk

Julie Zickefoose is known as one of the two best natural history writers in the country sharing top honors with Scott Weidensaul. Both were Migration Fest speakers at the Lehigh Gap Nature Center, with Zickefoose there on Sept. 20.

Dan Kunkle, Nature Gap director, first heard of her 25 years ago when she wrote a column and did artwork for Bird Watcher's Digest, and was on NPR's All Things Considered.

Zickefoose describes her Ohio home as her 80-acre piece of heaven made into a wildlife preserve. She built a 42-foot tower to be closer to the birds.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
KAREN CIMMS/TIMES NEWS Chicken a la George's

When my husband turned 40 I surprised him with a trip to Bar Harbor, Maine, and a coupon for all the lobster he could eat.

While Jim seemed to be attempting to break some kind of lobster-eating record (and it wouldn't surprise me if he did), I don't eat seafood, so we needed to find restaurants with a wider variety.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
This Sept. 8, 2014 photo shows salted caramel pumpkin buns in Concord, N.H. The bun combines two classics, pumpkin pie and a cinnamon bun, which is topped with a homemade caramel sauce. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

A pumpkin pie. Rolled up in a cinnamon bun. Do we have your attention yet?

That's right ... We took our autumn baking to a delicious new level by combining two classics, then topping them with an intensely good homemade caramel sauce spiked with flaked sea salt for added oomph and contrast to all that sweetness.

When slicing the log of dough into individual buns, a serrated knife works well. You also can use unflavored, unwaxed dental floss (or heavy thread).

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

We're open in the end zone to receive your favorite recipes for the annual Times News Cookbook and Recipe Contest. Categories include Tailgating, Main Dish & Sides, Holiday Cookies and Candy, Desserts, Edible Gifts, and Beverages and Smoothies. Deadline is 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5. Email recipes to Donna Hall at For more information and

contest rules and

guidelines, go to

From left, advertising sales representatives Darlene Hentosh and Donna Hall; reporter Amy Miller and Lifestyle editor Karen Cimms.