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Wednesday, November 5, 2014
KAREN CIMMS/TIMES NEWS Deliciously Decadent Macaroni and Cheese

I've never been one to believe that comfort food has to be rich and fattening to be satisfying. Usually, for me at least, it's all about the memories that food evokes.

I get just as excited about a salad of curly endive dressed with red wine vinegar and lots of garlic as I do about a homemade cavatelli covered in a thick marinara.

But there are days when I want something that will make me feel good, at least when I'm eating it, even though I know the guilt will come soon enough.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Open enrollment is the time each fall when most Americans select or change their health benefits for the following year.

Choosing health care coverage is one of the most important decisions people make.

Therefore, it's essential that consumers fully understand their options during open enrollment so they can choose a plan that will help them enhance their health and possibly save money.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

On Nov. 15 residents of Pennsylvania who are without health insurance will have the opportunity to enroll in a health-care plan through the federal Health Insurance Marketplace.

Created under the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the Health Insurance Marketplace is a resource where individuals, families and small businesses can learn about their health coverage options; compare health insurance plans based on costs, benefits and other important features; choose a plan; and enroll in coverage.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Q. I heard that marijuana helps glaucoma. I'd like to try it, but won't I get in trouble?

Marijuana can help your glaucoma and it could get you in trouble because there are legal restrictions upon its use.

If you are interested in trying medical marijuana for your glaucoma, discuss this treatment with your doctor. (I could write an entire column on the marijuana laws, but I'll stick to the health issues.)

Monday, November 3, 2014

Lehighton High School

Class of 1965

Men of the Lehighton High School Class of 1965 will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday at Riverwalck Restaurant in Parryville.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Jamie Tworkowski, founder of "To Write Love On Her Arms," will be speaking at 7 p.m. Nov. 17 at Moravian College in Bethlehem.

The event is free. Music will be by Eric James of The Last Royals.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Jim Thorpe High School Class of 1965 will meet for lunch at noon on Thursday, at the Blue Shamrock Golf Club, 2230 Fireline Road in Palmerton.

The number there is 610-826-2504.

Friday, October 31, 2014
SHERI RYAN/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Members of the Panther Valley and Nesquehoning Woman's clubs recently gathered at the Summit Hill Heritage Center for their annual Black Hat Tea. Enjoying dinner along with their tea are from left, Barbara Greco; Barbara Priadka, president of the Nesquehoning Woman's Club; Linda Paul; Ginny Novy; Carol Zickler; Judy Moon; and Madeline Ligenza.
Friday, October 31, 2014

Penn State Master Gardeners at Carbon County recently welcomed the Dimmick Library as the fourth garden in the county to be certified pollinator friendly by Penn State.

Along with Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary on Route, 903, the Dimmick Library will become a local center for residents of Carbon County to learn how they can help protect the declining butterfly population and the disappearing bees.

Friday, October 31, 2014
Lois Holman

Lois Evelyn (Sands) Holman, a resident at Heritage Hill Senior community in Weatherly, is celebrating her 101st 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.