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Thursday, August 15, 2013
STACEY SOLT/Times News

Members of the Lehighton American Auxiliary Post 314 recently installed officers for the 2013-2014 term. Installing officer was Cathy Olker, back row, left. This year's officers are, seated from left: LaRue Fritz, second vice president; Gladys Balliet, historian (2012-2013 president); Jean Rice, parliamentarian; and Gerry Klein, chaplain. Back row: Olker; Cheryl Laub, secretary; Deb DeCindio, president; Deb Bokan, sergeant-at-arms; Phyliss Klein, treasurer; and Sandi Shook, first vice president.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Tamaqua Area High School Class of 1973 holds 40-year reunion

The Tamaqua Area High School Class of 1973 held a 40-year reunion picnic on Saturday, Aug. 10, at West Penn Rod and Gun Club Grove, South Tamaqua. Classmates traveled from as far as Wisconsin and Florida for the event. Classmates in attendance were, first row from left: Debbie Nice Althouse, Nancy Meiser, Gladys Weaver Neff, Dorothy Light Wehr, Debbie Clemson Petrole, Susie White-Baisley, Marilyn Tonkin-Stickler, Bob Fritz, Jean Ann Towle, Gary "Moxie" McLaughlin, Morrell Devlin, Tim Martin and Russell "Rusty" Nelson.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013
KAREN CIMMS/TIMES NEWS

I've been singing the praises of local farm stands and farmer's markets lately, and this week is no different.

I stopped at a farm stand for corn on my way home from an appointment on a recent Friday evening, and the bins of fresh string beans, tomatoes and eggplants were calling my name.

You already know what I did with the green beans and the tomatoes, but what about those eggplants?

I've tried ratatouille. The word that rhymes with that phooey! sums up my opinion on that dish.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Blue Mountain Health System will offer a series of training classes on Diabetes Self-Management from 1-3:30 p.m. on four Tuesdays: Sept. 24, Oct. 1, 8 and 15 in the third-floor conference room at the Palmerton Hospital campus, 135 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Horses & Horizons Therapeutic Learning Center, Inc. is looking for volunteers to help with its therapeutic horseback riding program for children and adults with special needs.

H.H.T.L.C., a registered non-profit organization, is located 10 miles south of Tamaqua, near Route 309. It offers therapeutic riding lessons on Monday and Wednesday evenings from May through October.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Due to lack of interest, the Tamaqua High School Class of 1960 reunion that was set for Oct. 12 has been canceled.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Q. I have had some nasty allergies all of my 72 years. Usually, my head gets clogged up. Recently, my ears became involved and I experienced vertigo for the first time. Is this common?

We have to define terms first. Vertigo is the feeling that either you or your surroundings are spinning. It is more than being just lightheaded or dizzy, because you are subjected to the illusion of movement.

If you feel your body is moving, you have subjective vertigo. When you sense that your surroundings are moving, you have objective vertigo.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Heather Van Strander and William Watkins II

Heather Marie Van Strander and William W. Watkins II have announced their engagement.

Both are graduates of Lehighton Area High School and currently live in Saylorsburg.

The daughter of Terry and Dotty (Derrico) Van Strander of Lehighton, the bride-to-be is a graduate of Kutztown University, where she is working on her master's degree in counseling. She is employed by Carbon County.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Almost everyone who lives a long life will develop cataracts at some point.

August is Cataract Awareness Month, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology (PAO) is encouraging seniors and their caregivers to understand cataract risks, symptoms, and prevention tips, as well as how to decide when it is time for cataract surgery so good vision can be restored.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Graduates of Jim Thorpe High School Class of 1965 will meet for lunch at the Fireline Hotel in Bowmanstown at noon on Thursday, Aug. 15.

For more information, call (570) 778-6678.