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Wednesday, August 7, 2013
KAREN CIMMS/TIMES NEWS Tomato Salad is best when made with fresh ingredients, including local tomatoes. It's the taste of summer in a dish.

Here's another dish that can really only be enjoyed during the summer, and only with fresh tomatoes.

It's so good, however, it's worth waiting for.

Growing up in New Jersey, we always had fresh tomatoes from the garden. And when my son was small, we would have them all over the yard as well.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Like most Americans of a certain age, I ate canned tuna all the time when I was growing up. But when someone first suggested that I try canned salmon? Well, I was horrified.

Why would I even bother with canned salmon when fresh salmon is readily available? But Pacific wild salmon, the most sustainable choice, turns out to be very seasonal. And then very pricey when it is available.

So, I decided to give canned salmon a whirl, rationalizing that most canned salmon is of the wild variety anyway.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Adam Palmer Yaari and Amanda Marie Majetsky

The engagement of Amanda Marie Majetsky, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Majetsky of Trenton, Pa., to 2LT Adam Palmer Yaari, son of Dr. Uzi and Mrs. Evelyn Yaari of Bala Cynwyd, Pa. has been announced by the couple's parents.

The bride-to-be is a 1999 graduate of Marian Catholic High School and a magna cum laude graduate of Lycoming College, where she earned a bachelor of arts in psychology. She is a senior clinical research associate at Alere, Inc. in San Diego, Calif.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Rita Aniszewski

Rita (Neglia) Aniszewski, a resident at Heritage Hill Senior Community, Weatherly, recently celebrated her 90th birthday.

Born in Harlem, N.Y. on Aug. 1, 1923, she is the youngest sister of eight siblings. Rita was married to Anthony Aniszewski for 45 years until his death in 1993. During their life together they both enjoyed world and U.S. travel.

Rita has two daughters: Rose Cava, who resides in Jim Thorpe, and Rita who passed away in August of 1999.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Jacob Oliver  Freeby Jr.

FREEBY A son, Jacob Oliver Freeby Jr. was born at 6:18 p.m. May 30, 2013 to Amanda and Jacob Freeby of Jim Thorpe at Lehigh Valley Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces and measured 20 inches long.

He was welcomed home by his sister, Madison, 6.

Maternal grandparents are Patti Jo and the late Ronald Blum of Jim Thorpe.

Paternal grandparents are Cecelia and Randy Ahner Sr. of Jim Thorpe.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Q. Is there anything I can do about all these wrinkles?

The common causes of wrinkles include genetic influences, normal aging, sun exposure and smoking.

People who smoke tend to have more wrinkles than nonsmokers of the same age, complexion, and history of sun exposure. Cigarette smoking causes biochemical changes in our bodies that accelerate aging.

Here's some advice from the American Academy of Dermatology about reducing the signs of aging:

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Megan Marie Hoppes and John Clinton Hine, 800 Lizard Creek Road, Andreas, West Penn Township.

Tiffany Lee Ann Frantza and Robert William Pedron, Jr., 62 Locust St., Tuscarora, Schuylkill Township.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Palmerton Area High School's Class of 1968 gathered for its 45-year reunion recently. The event took place at the Beaver Run Rod and Gun Club in Lehighton. Classmates attending included, front row from left, Robert Dunn; Anne Erskine-Gupman; Philip Scherer; Vickie Pachkowski-Bennick; Frank Sestok; Tess Cznadel-Serfass; Polly Serfass-Treskot; Paulette Borger-Sebring; and faculty members Mata Adrian-Curran; Kathy Honzo-Wolter and Richard Nothstein.

Monday, August 5, 2013
Sam Citrano

Sam Citrano of Nesquehoning celebrated his 90th birthday on July 7. He was born in New Columbus and is one of 12 children born to the late Jerome and Elizabeth Citrano.

He worked for many years as a Fuller Brush Man before retiring.

Sam is married to the former Jennie LaRizzio Citrano. They celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary on June 25.

Sam has two daughters, Lisa, wife of Earl Lindenmuth, and Ann Marie, wife of Elmer Stauffer. They also celebrated their birthday on July 7.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Tamaqua High School Class of 1960 will host a reunion on Oct. 12 at Genetti's in Hazelton at 4 p.m.

Reservation deadline is Aug. 15.

For more information call Warren Balliet at (570) 645-9648.