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Thursday, October 31, 2013
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Presenters at the "A Taste of Chocolate" Breast Cancer Awareness program were, from left, Susan Generose, Tricia Schaefer, Richard Graham and facilitator, Elisa Condon.

Women attending "A Taste of Chocolate" Breast Cancer Awareness program Tuesday at the Jim Thorpe Yoga Center heard inspiring words of healing, nutrition and meditation from program presenters.

Susan Generose, a breast cancer survivor, spoke of how her life evolved from the time she attended Marywood University to study nutrition. It was that knowledge that helped her battle breast cancer.

She said when her potassium levels were low during her treatments, she knew to eat the right foods to increase the levels and help her heal.

Thursday, October 31, 2013
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS ABOVE: Dana Stellar Holmes, with her father, Tony Stellar, chose a perfect wedding dress at Kleinfeld Bridal in New York City.  BELOW: Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Holmes.

An area bride's search for the perfect dress will be aired at 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, on the TLC show "Say Yes to the Dress."

Dana Stellar Holmes, 25, a graduate of Northwestern Lehigh High School, will be featured in the episode "A Mother's Touch." The show tells how she traveled last November to New York City to shop at Kleinfeld Bridal after being invited to the show.

Thursday, October 31, 2013
Lois Holman

Lois Evelyn (Sands) Holman, a resident at Heritage Hill Senior community in Weatherly, is celebrating her 100th birthday on Nov. 1. Born in Hazleton in 1913, Lois was married to Allan Williams for 47 years until his passing in 1979, and to David Holman Sr. for 10 years until his passing in 2000.

Lois is a member of the Hazleton Chapter of the American Red Cross and received recognition for more than 50 years of service. She was instrumental in starting the Red Cross Bloodmobile in Weatherly and was also a volunteer worker in the Hazleton Red Cross office during World War II.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013
KAREN CIMMS/TIMES NEWS Sautéed Mushrooms served over grilled London broil.

I can't take one ounce of credit for this recipe; it is all my husband's. What I can do, is attest to how delicious it is.

While I don't remember all the details of how he came up with this recipe or why, I do recall that he used Tawny Port wine when he created it. We had two bottles, which my uncle had given us over the past two Christmases.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013
This Sept. 23, 2013 photo shows chicken puttanesca Parmesan in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

A chicken Parmesan that's big on flavor, but not on fat? It's easier and more weeknight-friendly than you might think.

I started with a basic breaded and baked chicken breast. For speed, I cut the breasts into thin cutlets. And that speed isn't just a convenience. It also pays dividends on texture. The less time the chicken spends in the oven, the more tender and moist the end result.

For a crunchy coating, I kept it simple panko breadcrumbs. Dunk the chicken in some egg, drag it through the breadcrumbs and you're ready to move on.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Brianna Wimmer learns the consequences of texting and driving using a touch screen simulator at Marian High School, guided by William McQuilken, Lehigh Valley Hospital Network. Students learned the danger of texting and driving as they used the simulators to

traverse city streets and highways. The program was taught via the school's driver ed program and through a partnership with LVHN.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Q. Are there vaccinations for older people? Which ones should I get?

To get the appropriate vaccinations for you, discuss the subject with your physician.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers these general recommendations for seniors:

Ÿ Influenza vaccine to protect against seasonal flu.

Ÿ Tdap vaccine for tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis. Tetanus, sometimes called lockjaw, affects the nervous system. Diphtheria is a respiratory disease. Pertussis is commonly known as whooping cough.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS

Seniors Stephen Berry and Nina Rose Giambalvo were crowned Pleasant Valley High School's Homecoming King and Queen at Friday night's football game during

halftime festivities. First runners up were Aracelis Velez and Austin Yoffredo. The Bears beat East Stroudsburg North, 43-14.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS

It was all fun and games for the Panther

Valley Golden Agers Monday afternoon, as the senior citizens' group celebrated

Halloween in style, with colorful costumes, songs and lots of treats, but no tricks.

RIGHT: Irene Hudasky, Norma Lee Burke, Shirley Pavlick and Tootsie Orsulak sing a Halloween song at Monday's event.

BELOW: Bernice Strepko, left, and Nancy Gould display their costumes as they walk in the procession.

BOTTOM RIGHT: Louise Serfas, Maryanne Smolczynski and Delores Becker hum along with a Halloween song.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

James Scott McMurray and Gina Marie Zarcone, 201 S. Second St., Lehighton.