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Monday, November 7, 2011

This holiday season, experience maximal pleasure from all the wonderful food.

By eating mindfully you'll eat less and enjoy these special holiday meals even more.

The key to mindful eating is to notice the details. Pretend you're writing an article about your Thanksgiving or other holiday meal for a gourmet magazine.

Here are 12 steps to leave you satisfied with Thanksgiving dinner ... minus the stuffed part!

Ÿ Focus on the people you're sharing your meal with. Engage in interesting conversations. Ask questions and really listen to your companions.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Daniel William Huber and Denise Marie Zastko, 417 N. Third St., Lehighton.

Mathew Allen Kratzer and Jessica Mae Schussler, 742 SR534, Albrightsville.

Joseph James Hohneck and Sherry Jo Heil, 5302 Thompson St., Germansville.

Troy Allen Bryfogle and Melissa Sue Fredericks, 537 Lehigh Ave., Palmerton.

Monday, November 7, 2011

The Lehighton Area Class of 1986 will be holding it's 25-year class reunion at the Lehighton American Legion on Saturday, Nov. 12.

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Any classmate who did not receive an invitation and would like to attend can contact Melissa Miller at (570) 386-1119 or email lahsclassof1986@yahoo.com.

Monday, November 7, 2011
Mr. Kenneth R. and Dr. Lauren E. Houser

Dr. Lauren E. Romano, daughter of Christopher and Donna Romano of Pottsville, and Kenneth R. Houser, son of Kenneth and Sheree Houser of Ringtown, were united in marriage on Sept. 3, 2011 in Lancaster, Pa. The Rev. Darcy Reis officiated the double ring ceremony. Michael Mekailek was the vocalist.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride chose Jennifer Buehler of Pottsville as her maid of honor. Bridesmaids included Dr. Erica Richardson, Annapolis, Md.; Nicole Ling, Carlisle, Pa.; Dr. Jillian Kline, Camp Hill, Pa.; and Heather Pavelko, Pottsville.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Mahanoy Area High School Class of 1971 will celebrate its 40-year reunion on Nov. 26 at the West End Fire and Rescue, Mahanoy City.

Festivities will begin at 6 p.m. and will include a catered meal, refreshments, music and entertainment.

For more information, or to make a reservation, contact Kathy Drake at (570) 773-6243 or Mike Kitsock at (570) 617-2376.

Friday, November 4, 2011

What does a shed, solar panels, computer animated design, auto collision repair, and 39 middle school students have in common?

The answer is simple: the Carbon County STEM Career Academy.

Over the last five weeks, students from Palmerton, Panther Valley, Jim Thorpe, Weatherly and Lehighton traveled to Carbon Career & Technical Institute in Jim Thorpe, where they received a glimpse into a few high priority careers of the future.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

The American Cancer Society will host a free Look Good, Feel Better makeover workshop from 4-6 p.m., Nov. 14, at the Schuylkill Medical Center-South, 420 S. Jackson St., Pottsville. The session is open to local female cancer patients actively undergoing cancer treatment. It will be held in the board room.

Trained cosmetologists will meet with patients to discuss ways of using makeup and accessories to minimize appearance-related side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatment.

Thursday, November 3, 2011
Martin Hage and Ashley McDonald

Announcement has been made of the engagement of Ashley McDonald and Martin Hage, both of Philadelphia.

The bride-elect is the daughter of attorney William and Joanne McDonald of West Penn Township. She graduated from Drexel University, Philadelphia, with a bachelor's degree in design and merchandising.

She is employed by Macy's Department Store, Ardmore, as visual manager.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of Jerry and Alisan Hage of Crystal Lake, Ill. He studied theater at Viterbo University in Wisconsin.

Thursday, November 3, 2011
Butternut Squash & Apple Soup

Fall is in full swing and every farmers' market and stand is displaying its harvest of squashes. Americans were introduced to winter squashes by native Indians. Pilgrims and early colonists realized how easy they were to grow and how adaptable they were in many recipes.

Acorn, pumpkin, butternut, and Hubbard squashes have a hard, thick rind. The rind protects the squash and keeps it from spoiling for long periods, but makes the job of peeling it a challenge if you want to remove the rind before you cook the squash.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

We owe today's U.S. service members a debt that can never be repaid. Just think of the men and women serving in Afghanistan, Iraq and around the world. They are making tremendous sacrifices to serve our nation and keep America free.

As holiday schedules get busy in the coming days and weeks, please don't forget those who have given so much.