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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.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Mr. and Mrs. Charles N. Strohl

Mr. and Mrs. Charles N. Strohl of Walnutport are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary. They were married on July 31, 1948 at the First United Church of Christ in Palmerton.

Shirley is the daughter of the late Allen R. and Carrie Mae (Kipp) Kresge and stepdaughter of the late Hattie Crissman.

Charles is the son of the late Floyd and Ethel Strohl.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013
STACEY SOLT/TIMES NEWS Helping to organize clothing for St. John's annual clothing giveaway are, from left, Miriam Borosh, Luther Snyder, Asher Huffaker, 5, and Bonnie Hoffman. The annual giveaway will start this Thursday at 9 a.m. and continue on select dates until Aug. 17. In addition to clothing and shoes for infants, children, women and men, organizers will also give away toys and household items.

St. John's Lutheran Church in the Heights, Jim Thorpe, will begin its annual clothing giveaway on Thursday, Aug. 1 at 9 a.m.

The giveaway will continue on select dates through Aug. 17. The program will run on Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Fridays from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

"This year we have an abundance of clothing," said organizer Bonnie Hoffman, noting that organizers believe this is the biggest giveaway the church has hosted yet. "We are very excited for people to take advantage of this."

Monday, July 29, 2013
STACEY SOLT/TIMES NEWS Zoe Rodgers, 4, and Andrew Rodgers, 3, make crayon candles on a hot summer day. The craft was part of a lesson on the sun as the sun heated the crayons, they melted to create a colorful candle.

School may be out for the summer but that doesn't mean it's time to stop learning.

Children's minds are like sponges, and summertime can be a great opportunity to continue the learning process outside of the classroom.

"It is important to keep kids' minds engaged during the summer months," said Melinda Penberth, a fourth-grade teacher at Panther Valley Elementary School "It helps kids stay motivated, focused, and exercises their brain. It also helps children become lifelong learners."