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Friday, July 15, 2011
Cecelia Noelle Cain

A daughter, Cecelia Noelle Cain, was born to Erin (Day) and Harold Cain III of Larksville, at 10:28 a.m., April 14, 2011. Born in Allentown, she weighed 9 pounds, 7.5 ounces and was 22 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Lester Day and Kathy Charles of Allentown and Barbara and John Shupp of Palmerton. Maternal great-grandparents are Plair and Carolyn Koch and Dawn Day and the late Lawrence Day, all of Lehighton.

Friday, July 15, 2011
Beatrice Burbes

Beatrice Burbes, a resident of Hometown Nursing Home and formerly of Lehighton will celebrate her 99th birthday on July 17.

She is the widow of Lewis Burbes, who passed away in 1979.

She is the mother of two sons: Bruce Fritzinger, who resides in Lehighton with his wife, Charlotte, and Elmer Fritzinger, who passed away 10 years ago.

A dinner is planned in her honor.

Friday, July 15, 2011

The 84th Wanamaker-Snyder family reunion will take place on July 24, at the pavilion in Victory Park, Slatington, from 11 a.m. until dark.

Please bring items for games, prizes and the cake walk. Grills will be available. Beverages and free sundaes will be provided. Other than that, please bring your own food.

Call Barbara at (610) 439-7775.

Friday, July 15, 2011
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS Ann Marie Toto, vice president of Pocono Area Dance Association, left; Teri Gaglione, VNA/Hospice support services supervisor, second from left; and Kurt Kraeutler PADA president, and his wife, Karin, are ready to dance at PADA's first dance social.

Looking for a fun night?

Do you like to dance?

The West End Volunteer Fire Company, Rt. 715, Brodheadsville, will hold its first dance social on Monday, July 18, from 7-9:30 p.m.

Thanks to the Pocono Area Dance Association (PADA), it is organizing public dance socials to raise money for charities that have been hit hard by the economy. PADA's first dance social will give half of the proceeds to VNA/Hospice House in East Stroudsburg and half to the West End Fire Company.

Friday, July 15, 2011

The Anita Shapolsky Art Foundation will present a community-wide art event, the second annual Painting Marathon, for artists and anyone with the desire to try painting at the end of the month.

The event will take place at the foundation's gallery, located at 20 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe.

Artists ages 10 and up are eligible to participate and will create work most of the time between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 30.

Wooden racks to hold paintings in progress will be set up outdoors around the historic, 1849 church. Artists may also paint nearby Jim Thorpe scenes.

Friday, July 15, 2011

George Walter Rhoads and Jean Mae Casey, 418 Ochre St., Lehighton.

James Frederick Stoves Jr. and Christine Jacqueline Bohr, 243 E. Patterson St., Lansford.

Eric Michael Berger, 253 Lehigh Ave., Palmerton, and Tara Nicole Green-Engle, 265 Buckhill Rd., Palmerton.

Lawrence Elwood Beers and Sheila Marie Vogel, 2009 HIll Drive, Apt. C, Kresgeville.

Thursday, July 14, 2011
In this film publicity image released by Warner Bros. Pictures, from left, Josh Herdman portrays Gregory Goyle, Tom Felton portrays Draco Malfoy and Louis Cordice portrays Blaise Zabini in a scene from "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2." (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures, Jaap Buitendijk)

If last year's "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1" marked the beginning of the end with a gripping feeling of doom and gloom, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" wraps things up once and for all on a note of melancholy.

Oh, it's dramatic, to be sure: gorgeous, somber and startling as the young wizard faces his destiny and fights the evil Lord Voldemort.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Although the movie doesn't officially open until Friday, the mania for Harry Potter already has a firm hold in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" officially opens Friday, but movie theaters around the area are either sold out or close to selling out their special midnight showings.

"Midnight is sold out already," said Kat Stein, director of public relations and communications at the Franklin Institute. "A hundred tickets have already sold for the 2:30 a.m. show and 50 have sold for the 5 a.m."

Wednesday, July 13, 2011
This July 6, 2011 photo shows sweet quesadillas in Concord, N.H. These quesadillas are a fun treat for days when something warm and comforting is called for. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

Sometimes peanut butter and crackers or a piece of fruit just isn't enough for the kids after a long day of summer fun. To keep snacking interesting, try one of these simple recipes.

The peanut butter and jelly cubes need time to set up, so be sure to start them well in advance. The blueberry blendies are a quick, healthy frozen beverage that appeals to both kids and adults; it's sort of like a drinkable soft-serve ice cream. Sweet quesadillas are a fun treat for days when something warm and comforting is called for.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011
AP PHOTO When kids assemble their own lunch, like this parfait, they can use healthier ingredients you and your kids love, like berries, cereal or granola. You also can include a wider variety of ingredients than the typical box includes, and have it assembled in little time.

Kids love the chance to assemble their own lunches.

Not the night before, mind you. They're quite happy to leave the packing of lunch to you. We're talking about when they eat it. Present them with a variety of agreeable ingredients, and the little ones have a blast assembling their own sandwiches, pizzas, fajitas and other kid-friendly creations.

It's part of the reason those boxed lunches available at the grocer are so popular. But there's no reason you need to pay a premium for those, or be a slave to their questionable quality.