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Friday, November 29, 2013
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Rashawna

Chambers, Albrightsville,

second from the left, has been selected by the Penn-Kidder Lions Club to be the November Student of the Month. She is the daughter of Donna Cowan,

second from the right. With

Rashawna and her mother are the Rev. Kenneth Cathcart, far left, and Lion Enuncio Rivera.

Friday, November 29, 2013
KAREN CIMMS/TIMES NEWS

Your bird isn't even in the oven yet, but no matter, we're still going to talk about leftovers.

Almost everyone I know who makes Thanksgiving dinner makes much more than is needed for the number of people gathered around the table. Admit it or not, they're cooking for the leftovers.

In fact, I remember Dr. Corky Sweeney telling me years ago that although he would go out to dinner on Thanksgiving Day, he would always make a turkey with all the trimmings that morning. Why? For the leftovers, of course!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013
This image released by ModernTribe.com shows an American Gothic Thanksgivukkah Poster celebrating Thanksgiving and Hanukkah. (AP Photo/ModernTribe.com)

NEW YORK (AP) – It's a turkey. It's a menorah. It's Thanksgivukkah!

An extremely rare convergence this year of Thanksgiving and the start of Hanukkah has created a frenzy of Talmudic proportions.

There's the number crunching: The last time it happened was 1888, or at least the last time since Thanksgiving was declared a federal holiday by President Lincoln, and the next time may have Jews lighting their candles from spaceships 79,043 years from now, by one calculation.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Jim Zbick, retired associate editor of the TIMES NEWS, stands a podium during unveiling of his John F. Kennedy collection at the Southwest Florida Military Museum in Cape Coral, Fla., Friday. In the background, in front of cutout of the president, is a rocker that Zbick obtained. The rocker was donated by Kennedy to be sold at an auction to raise money for his presidential campaign.

The 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination was observed in a distinguished manner by a former Lehighton area resident Friday.

Jim Zbick, former TIMES NEWS associate editor, who remains a contributing opinion writer, unveiled a collection of President Kennedy memorabilia at the Southwest Florida Military Museum in Cape Coral, Fla.

Zbick moved to Florida last year and was the main influence in creating the military museum.

A serious collector of military and historical items most of his life, Zbick has a vast assortment of Kennedy items.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Q. It seems to me that arthritis is a catch-all term for all kinds of aches and pains. What exactly is arthritis?

Arthritis, which comes in more than 100 different forms, is inflammation of the joints. Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and gout are the three most common forms of arthritis among seniors. Osteoarthritis is the most prevalent. None is contagious.

Osteoarthritis

Monday, November 25, 2013
AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS Five members of the Future Business Leaders of America chapter at Panther Valley High School look over just a few of the boxes of food items collected by the students during a recent food drive. The food was then distributed to food pantries in Lansford, Nesquehoning and Summit Hill. From left are, FBLA members Troy Margerum and Adam Nevenglosky; Anders Harrison, vice president; Abby Yusella, president; and Megan Marouchoc, chairperson of the fundraising committee.

Panther Valley High School is working toward helping families in need.

Recently, the newly-formed Future Business Leaders of America chapter at the school held a canned food drive and door decorating contest in the hopes of helping the communities that comprise the Panther Valley.

Members of FBLA pitted homerooms against each other in the contests, with a pizza party or doughnut breakfast at stake.

Monday, November 25, 2013
Mr. and Mrs. Larry A. Krome

Mr. and Mrs. Larry A. Krome of Gilbert recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

They were married Oct. 5, 1963 at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church in Brodheadsville by the Rev. Robert Galligan.

Mrs. Krome is the former Patricia Beck, daughter of the late Francis J. Beck and Myra Beck of Gilbert.

Mr. Krome is the son of Marjorie F. Krome, Gilbert, and the late Marvin R. Krome.

Monday, November 25, 2013
Kiley Mackenzie Melber

A daughter, Kiley Mackenzie Melber, was born at 8:25 a.m., Aug. 19, 2013 at St. Luke's, Allentown, to Nicole and Jay Melber of Allentown.

She weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and measured 20 inches long.

She was welcomed home by an older brother, Jakob, who is 6.

Maternal grandmother is Debbie Natysyn, Macungie.

Paternal grandparents are Harry and Shelly Melber of Jim Thorpe.

Monday, November 25, 2013
Scott B. Crown and Diane N. Pham

Diane N. Pham, daughter of Tham and Hanh Pham of Geneva, Ill., and Scott B. Crown, son of Barry and Wanda Crown of Stroudsburg, exchanged vows July 5, 2013 at the Portland Head Light, Fort Williams Park, in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Leslie Mills of St. Louis Park, Minn. officiated the double ring ceremony.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride chose Kate Zimmermann of New York, N.Y. as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Kristin Stack-Windsor of Wisconsin and Megan Willian of Seattle.

Matthew Schnell, Lehighton, cousin of the bridegroom, was best man.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Temple Israel of Lehighton has announced its Chanukah Celebration at its monthly Nosh & Natter from 2-4 p.m. Sunday.

The celebration will feature the story of the miracles, holiday songs and those attending are asked to bring their favorite dreidel games, as well as a personal menorah, candles and memorable stories.

Members will light the chanuklot as a community. Non-members visiting the Lehighton area are welcome to attend.