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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Kaitlynn S. Alsing, 22 E. Union St., Tamaqua, and Robert J. Stackhouse Jr., 32 E. Union St., Tamaqua.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Paintings by Franz Kline, photographed May 16, 2012. David W. Coulter Photography

While renowned artist Franz Kline lived in Lehighton more than 80 years ago, many of the local images that inspired his work remain intact. It was the visual impact of anthracite country that first inspired Kline to paint bold, stark lines across a canvas and capture the area's sense of both beauty and decay.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Franz Kline art, collection of Susan Orr, photographed May 29, 2012. David W. Coulter Photography

When the exhibition Franz Kline: Coal and Steel opens this week at the Allentown Art Museum's Scheller gallery, it will offer guests a rare view of a local artist who grew to international fame.

Kline (1910-1962) spent much of his teenage years living on Ninth Street in Lehighton and graduated from Lehighton High School in 1931. He is best known for his black and white abstract work and played a major role in the American Abstract Expressionist movement, influencing countless artists throughout the world.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Q. What causes a heart attack?

A blood clot in a narrowed coronary artery is the usual cause of a heart attack. The clogged artery prevents oxygenated blood from nourishing the heart. This can lead to pain, the death of heart cells, scar tissue and fatal arrhythmias.

There is a variety of causes that lead to the narrowing of arteries, which is called atherosclerosis. This, in turn, increases the likelihood of a heart attack.

The following are some of the leading causes of heart attacks:

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The grief support group called "GriefShare" announces a new day and time for its weekly meetings.

Beginning Oct 4, the group will now meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at their usual location, St. John's Lutheran Church of Mahoning, 826 Mahoning Drive West, Lehighton.

"GriefShare" is an ongoing group that anyone can join at any time. For more information, contact the church office at (570) 386-9960.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Travis DanielReifsnyder

A son, Travis Daniel Reifsnyder, was born at 9:50 a.m. Aug. 17, 2012 at St. Joseph Medical Center, Reading, to Heather Marie and Corey Lee Reifsnyder of Reading.

He was welcomed home by a brother, Casey, who is 3 years old.

Maternal grandparents are Don and Gail Handwerk of Andreas. Paternal grandparents are Jacqueline Reifsnyder of Sinking Spring, Pa., and Larry Reifsnyder of Strausstown, Pa.

Paternal great-grandmother is Cornelia Handwerk of Lansford.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Shubeck

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Shubeck of Nesquehoning recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on Sept. 29, 1962 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Nesquehoning by the late Monsignor Agnello Angelini.

Mrs. Shubeck is the former Gloria Cerchiaro, daughter of the late Frank and Lucia Cerchiaro of Nesquehoning. Her husband is the son of the late Mary Shubeck of Coaldale.

The Shubecks have three children: a daughter, Lisa Shubeck of Nesquehoning; and two sons, Frank Shubeck, and his wife Wendy, and Robert Shubeck, all of Nesquehoning.

Monday, October 1, 2012
 Apples have more fiber and often less sugar than apple sauce or apple juice; they're also less expensive per serving.

The key to eating healthier is as simple as reading food labels, planning ahead, and understanding that there are no good or bad foods.

"Everything fits in moderation," said Corrine Kanetski, a registered dietitian with Blue Mountain Health System.

If you're ready to start improving your eating habits today, look at the big picture. All meals are made of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. Focus on these three areas to make each meal healthier, says Kanetski.

Monday, October 1, 2012
STACEY SOLT/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Judy Miller, produce manager at Mallard Markets in Lehighton, sets out fresh, locally grown corn in the front of the store. In-season produce can be a good way to add healthy, inexpensive foods to your family's meals.

Walking into a grocery store at this time of year is like walking into an autumn oasis. Fresh, crisp apples await your attention. Fall harvest foods, including squash and pumpkins, stand patiently waiting to be made into pies, side dishes and more.

If you're attempting to make healthier food choices for your family without breaking the bank, you're in luck: There's no better time than fall to start saving money on healthy foods.

Friday, September 28, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

The Lansford High School Class of 1952 hosted its 60-year reunion on July 28 at Kelly's Irish Pub in Lansford. Those attending include, seated front row from left, Theresa Gallagher Zebian, (standing) Mary Pasho Anderson, Mary Louise Stickler Savitt, Annette Matta Kirchdoerfer and Joan Surotchak Radvon. Second row, George Krajnak, Stella Gorka Williams, Shirley Marshall Green, Jack Schoneberger, Louis Dignazio, Jim Lorah and Ann Shober Heffelfinger. Third row, Harry Vadyak, Frank Petko, George Hydock, Joe Filloy, Marvin Evans, Jerry Besbris, Howard Heffelfinger, Tom Gallagher and Ed Drozd.