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Friday, April 26, 2013

John Anthony Kavusak III and Stephanie Heather Dunleavy, 868 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton.

Brandon Michael Brideson and Tina Marie Green, 320 W. Front St., Lansford.

Benjamin Michael Highland and Ashley Mae Nase, 404 South St., Apt. 2, Jim Thorpe.

Kevin Patrick Gillespie and Shannon Nicole Cummings, 18 W. Fifth St., Jim Thorpe.

Danis Ramey Botrus and Danielle Nicole Mulligan, 1805 Vintage Drive, Easton.

Dennis Anthony Binder and Brenda Jean Mervine, 507 Lehigh St., Jim Thorpe.

James Dominic Provizzi and Kelli Marie McGuire, 147 Brenkman Drive, Weatherly.

Friday, April 26, 2013
Paige Victoria Yaroszeufski

YAROSZEUFSKI A daughter, Paige Victoria Yaroszeufski, was born at 2:28 a.m., Feb. 8, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, to Stacey and Francis Yaroszeufski Jr. of Lehighton.

She weighed 6 pounds, 3 ounces; and measured 18.5 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Edward and Vercilla Solt of Lehighton.

Paternal grandparents are Beth and Francis Yaroszeufski Sr. of Lehighton.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Baylor College of Medicine's Texas Children's Cancer Center is part of a Dream Team of childhood cancer researchers that will focus on melding the fields of genomics and immunotherapy to advance treatment for pediatric cancer.

Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C) and the St. Baldrick's Foundation, along with the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), announced the creation of the first pediatric cancer Dream Team at a press conference April 7 at the AACR annual meeting in Washington, DC.

Thursday, April 25, 2013
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS Diane Danielson, director of the Palmerton Area Library and an avid quilter and crocheter, is making a plea to the library's Quilt Guild "Sew What" and the community for help in making quilts for the Lutheran World Relief Mission Quilts and blankets for Project Linus. For those who can't sew or crochet, donations of yarn and material to make the quilts will also be greatly appreciated.

Diane Danielson is the Palmerton Area Library director, a quilter, and also a Christian. As a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, she has become involved in the Lutheran World Relief (LWR) Mission Quilts and Kits program, as well as Project Linus.

Danielson spends most of her spare time crocheting baby blankets for Project Linus and sewing quilts for LWR Quilts for Africa.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Roast Chicken and Avocado Mashed Potatoes get an A+

I read recently that Julia Child once said, "You can always judge the quality of a cook or a restaurant by roast chicken."

She said a lot more about basting and hovering over that bird, but I'm going to ignore that. I don't do either. However, if you are going to judge my cooking, based on my roast chicken, then I am A-OK with that!

I have been roasting chickens for years. Sometimes they were dry, and other times they were juicy, but bland. I eventually hit upon what, for me, is perfection.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Andrew Thomas Kuczma and Jessica Lynn White, 25 Smith Drive, Kunkletown.

Robert Gene Yaeger and Sara Elizabeth Donner, 3610 Delaware Drive, Dalzell, S.C.

Gregory Richard Rivera, 5 Stafford Court, Eastampton, N.J., and Kalene Marie Hartigan, 230 Anderson Road, Clinton, N.J.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Q. I have friends in France who take St. John's wort for depression. Do you think this stuff works?

St. John's wort (Hypericum perforatum or Klamathweed) is one of the most commonly purchased herbal products in the United States. However, do not take this product unless you have consulted your family physician.

The St. John's wort plant has been used as a medicine for many centuries. It was popular in ancient Greece. Today in Europe, it is used widely to treat mild-to-moderate depression.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Charles Fink

Charles Fink, a resident of The Village at Palmerton, celebrated his 86th birthday April 22. Born in Lakemont (near Altoona), he enlisted in the Navy out of high school and was stationed in Hawaii. By the end of World War II, he was sent to Japan.

After the war ended, Chuck went to work as a truck driver for Eastern Express, taking tractor trailer loads across the East Coast on 10-hour trips. He worked for the company for 24 years and later for PIE Trucking Company.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013
STACEY SOLT/TIMES NEWS Elliot Roberti, left, and Emily Roberti, perform during a talent show in The Summit at Blue Mountain Health System. The show was inspired by one youngster's visit to The Summit last month. The Roberti siblings are students at St. Peter and Paul.

Local youngsters danced, sang, and played their way into the hearts of residents at The Summit at Blue Mountain Health System during a talent show inspired by a 6-year-old's desire to give back.

When Max Fitzpatrick, 6, visited the nursing and rehabilitation center last month with his Cub Scout troop, he enjoyed the visit so much that he asked his mother if they could return this time not just to visit, but to play for the residents.

Monday, April 22, 2013

The Panther Valley Class of 1983 is having another meeting for planning the 30th reunion.

Anyone interested in participating can attend the meeting on Thursday, April 25, at 7 p.m., at Kelly's Irish Pub in Lansford.

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