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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Blue Mountain Health System will host a "Summer Picnic" complete with picnic food and information on how to prevent food-borne illness from improper food handling at 12:30 p.m., July 23 in the community room at the Gnaden Huetten campus, 211 N. 12th St., Lehighton.

"There's more to food safety than keeping the potato salad cold," speaker Nancy Matyas said.

"Picnicking is a special part of many summertime activities, but warm weather events also present opportunities for food-borne bacteria to thrive."

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The 72nd annual Marsh Family Reunion will take place Aug. 10 at Indian Trail Park, Pavilion 1.

Those whose last names start with A-Z should bring a salad; N-Z should bring dessert.

The meal starts at 12:30 p.m. A business meeting will convene at 1:30 p.m.

Prizes will be awarded to the youngest and oldest male and female, farthest traveled, the most recently married couple, longest married couple and the larges family present.

Cake Walk and bingo prize donations are appreciated.

Thursday, July 17, 2014
Beatrice Burbes

Beatrice Burbes, a resident of Hometown Nursing Center and formerly of Lehighton, is celebrating her 102nd birthday.

She was born on July 19, 1912.

She is the mother of two sons: Bruce Fritzinger of Lehighton, who is married to Charlotte; and Elmer Fritzinger, who passed away in 2001 in Florida.

Beatrice is the wife of the late Lewis Burbes, who passed away in 1979.

She loved going out to eat and shopping.

A celebratory dinner is planned with her family.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
This June 9, 2014 photo shows kung pao pork with peanuts and scallions in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

Let's just get something out of the way right at the top. This is not an authentic kung pao recipe. If you are looking for an authentic kung pao recipe, just move along.

If, however, you are looking for a crazy delicious weeknight-friendly recipe for stir-fried pork that tastes very much like really good kung pao. ... And if you are looking for a quick and easy dinner your kids will love. ... And if you really like recipes you can toss in to marinate in the morning and have on the table within 20 minutes of getting home. ... This is the kung pao you were looking for.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
KAREN CIMMS/TIMES NEWS  This Turkey BBQ is packed with flavor.

Where I grew up the word "barbecue," as in barbecued beef or barbecued chicken, implied the use of a sweetened, tomato-based sauce, and I was all in.

Fast forward to 1998 when I came to work at the Times News. Each day my friend Debbie and I would take a walk to pick up lunch.

One day, she seemed excited to see that one of the nearby establishments had turkey barbecue on the menu. I'd never had it, but as a barbecue sauce aficionado, I thought I would probably like it.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Jim Thorpe Market in Jim Thorpe will host a mini art show in support of The Carbon County Art League from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday in the market's lobby.

All of the art work is by local artists. There will affordable prints for sale, as well as original works of art.

For additional information about the league or show you may contact the league at: ccalartist@yahoo.com.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Q. I don't seem to enjoy spicy foods the way I used to. Does aging have anything to do with this?

As we age, our sense of taste may change, but this loss of zing in some foods might be caused by medicines you're taking. Drugs can change your sense of taste, and some can also make you feel less hungry.

So, the aging process and the medicines we're taking can affect our enjoyment of food and, therefore, our nutrition, because we may not eat all we need.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
@$:SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Summit Hill High School Class of 1954 held its 60-year reunion on May 24. Those attending include, seated from left, Jean Darkes Springer, Pauline Zorochin Guild, Shirley Petro Ciavaglia and Theresa Kane Ferrari. Standing, Helen Masnick Shock, Robert Forrest, Dorothy Meloskie McHugh, Mary Derby Vrablic, Gerald Williams, Janice Hontz Dennis, Dolores Miller McHugh, Jerome McHugh and Robert Breslin.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Financial fraud has been on the rise in recent years. Unfortunately, many people try to enrich themselves by taking advantage of others, and their targets often include seniors.

M&T Bank trains its staff to help prevent financial abuse of the elderly and also looks to educate customers on ways they can prevent fraud.

In recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, held last month, the bank shared the following tips which can be useful to consumers of all ages and particularly helpful to prevent crimes often targeting the elderly:

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The 16th annual Schupp/Shupp/Shup and Hawk family reunion will be held July 20 at Don Laine Campground, 790 57 Drive in Palmerton.

Registration begins at 11 a.m. Lunch will be at noon.

Children's games begin at 1 p.m. A business meeting will be held at 2 p.m. with awarding of prizes.

At 3 p.m. there will be a cakewalk, followed by a Chinese auction at 4 p.m.

Food and refreshments will be available in the gift shop or participants may bring their own. There is an enclosed pavilion with picnic tables and outdoor grills. The pool will be open.