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Thursday, February 14, 2013
Alexandra Miller

Alexandra Miller 17, of Tamaqua, is the daughter of Andrew and Margaret Miller. She coordinated a career fair that drew such notables as Schuylkill County pathologist Dr. Richard Bindie; state Sen. David G. Argall; state Rep. Jerry Knowles; her aunt, Leanne Harrison, a nuclear engineer; a teacher, an optometrist, a funeral director and others.

The career fair was in the spring of 2012 at the Tamaqua Community Center.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Tomorrow is Valentine's Day.

Instead of heart-shaped, we're going heart-smart with Ted and Lori Larizzio of Jim Thorpe. The fact that this pair is the sweetest couple I've ever met (they were high school sweethearts and have known each other since kindergarten!), makes it a slam dunk.

When I came up with the idea for this food column, Lori was one of the first people I wanted to feature. After meeting her and Ted when I did a story about them in May of 2011 (http://www.tnonline.com/2011/may/06/keeping-his-memory-alive), we became Facebook friends.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Marian musicians perform in annual Diocesan festival

Twenty-four band and chorus members from Marian Catholic High School were selected to appear in the 39th Annual Diocese of Allentown Music festival. The Festival was held at Bethlehem Catholic High School on Feb. 2.

Dr. Adam Brennan was the guest band conductor and Mrs. Katherine Brennan was guest chorus director for over 120 students from the Diocese's seven high schools, which are located in Schuylkill, Berks, Lehigh and Northampton counties.

The festival included the world premiere of a new work for band and chorus by Dr. Brennan, Requiem and Celebration.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Gordon Chandler

Gordon Chandler, a resident at the Village at Palmerton, recently celebrated his 99th birthday. He was born on Feb. 4, 1914.

A native of Slatington, Gordon dropped out of high school in 10th grade to get a job to help his mom with the bills.

"I never missed a day of school … ever! Ten years of school and perfect attendance. But mom needed money so I had to leave," said Gordon.

He is a retiree of Bethlehem Steel, where he worked in the rolling mill.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Q. I'm a baby-sitting grandparent I think I'm getting more colds because of it. Am I right or is this my imagination?

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases reports that schoolchildren get as many as 12 colds a year. Put those kids near their grandparents and it doesn't take a scientist to know that those colds are going to spread.

My personal physician also a grandfather says that one of the problems is that these walking petri dishes come home from school with new germs for which older people haven't developed antibodies.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Pocono-Lehigh Romance Writers (PLRW) will hold its March meeting at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 9 at the Palmer Township branch of the Easton Area Public Library, 1 Weller Place, Palmer Township.

Janice Curran a consistent seller of short stories to the "True" magazines will discuss and answer questions about writing short stories and selling to the famous romance publications.

Monday, February 11, 2013
Simon Bandzi Sr.

Simon Bandzi Sr., Slatington, is celebrating his 90th birthday. He was born in Czechoslovakia on Feb. 12, 1923.

He served in World War II under Gen. Patton and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. He received a number of combat medals and ribbons, including: Certificate of Merit in the European Theater of Operations, United States Army; American Campaign Medal; Army of Occupation Medal; and a Good Conduct Medal.

His battles and campaigns included Rhineland, Northern France, Normandy and Ground Combat.

Monday, February 11, 2013
Jayne Kuehner

Weather is on the mind of many of us these days, so it seems only fitting to launch the new Young Voices feature with a poem that speaks a bit about weather.

This poem was written by Jayne Kuehner, 16, of Kunkletown. Jayne is a sophomore at Pleasant Valley High School. Jayne enjoys writing, especially poetry. She likes to write about things that teenagers can relate to, such as siblings, love, break-ups, school, home life, fighting and bullying.

Monday, February 11, 2013

The American Cancer Society will host a Look Good, Feel Better makeover workshop from 1-3 p.m., Feb. 11, at the ACS office, 101 W. Frack St., Frackville. The sessions are free and open to all female cancer patients actively undergoing cancer treatment.

During the sessions, 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.

Look Good, Feel Better is offered in a group setting, providing participants with cancer education, information and support.

Monday, February 11, 2013
Frances Zellner

Frances Zellner, a resident at The Village at Palmerton, celebrated her 92nd birthday on Feb. 7.

She is originally from Slatington, and was married to the late Clarence Zellner.

Frances enjoys "people watching." She says, "They do silly things when they think no one is looking."

Her favorite things to do are watch game shows and listen to gospel music.

She has one son, John, who lives in Slatington.

Frances enjoyed being the center of attention during the noon meal when she shared a birthday cake with the other residents, care staff and her son.