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Friday, July 20, 2012

The 84th annual Smith-Schmit reunion will take place from 1-7 p.m. Sunday, July 29 at St. Matthew's U.C.C. picnic grove, located at 124 Picnic Lane in Kunkletown.

There will be music and a cake walk, as well as a concession stand.

Friday, July 20, 2012
Gannon Scott  Silfies

A son, Gannon Scott Silfies, was born at 9:09 p.m., April 25, 2012 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, to Danielle Hunsicker and Eric Silfies, both of Lehighton. He weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces and measured 21 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Robert and Gina Hunsicker of Jim Thorpe.

Paternal grandmother is Debbie Silfies of Lehighton.

Thursday, July 19, 2012
HGTV star, author Sabrina Soto shares tips

Tired of living in a home with drab colors and outdated furniture, but not sure where to start making changes? You're not alone.

"People are motivated, but they get so overwhelmed that they end up doing nothing," said Sabrina Soto during a recent telephone interview. A renowned interior designer, Soto is the host of HGTV's "The High/Low Project."

Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS

Among the items displayed at the "Community of Art" Arts and Crafts Show Saturday at Mahoning Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, was needlepoint art made by Georgina Greiner, who recently celebrated her 100th birthday. Georgina said she made the two pieces showing a Japanese lady to compliment each other. She said they were done shortly before she entered Mahoning Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center a year ago. The display at MVNRC was coordinated by Bernadette Rodrigues, activities department.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Zach Coleman, a student at Lehighton Area High School, and his adviser, Kim Mychaliszyn-Simko, attended the FBLA National Leadership Conference in San Antonio.

Zach Coleman, a Lehighton Area High School student, and his adviser, Kim Mychaliszyn-Simko, attended the Future Business Leaders of American National Leadership Conference from June 27-July 3 in San Antonio, Texas.

Zach represented LAHS and Pennsylvania in the Accounting I event. He qualified for the national conference by placing first at the Pennsylvania State Leadership Conference in April.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Over 550 children gathered for the Spartan Kids "mud run" this weekend at the Blue Mountain Ski Area in Palmerton. Spartan Kids is modeled after the Spartan Sprint, an intense obstacle race testing endurance and strength. While this weekend's adult version of the race featured a five-mile course and obstacles like jumping over a pit of fire, young Spartans sprinted a quarter mile uphill before racing through miniature, age-appropriate obstacles. A story about the messy event ran on page 1 in Monday's TIMES NEWS.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Pocono Medical Center's new Dale and Frances Hughes Cancer Center recently welcomed Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania's 2012 Gallery of Hope display to help spread the message of breast cancer awareness among patients and visitors. Albrightsville resident Carol Miele and Stroudsburg resident Kelli Mercurio are two of the breast cancer survivors whose stories are included in this year's Gallery of Hope.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Q. I have a friend who is undergoing radiation treatments for cancer. I was wondering how this works. Doesn't the radiation burn everything it touches?

Radiation therapy kills cancer cells by damaging their genetic material. This process prevents the cells from growing. Radiation attacks all cells in a targeted area, but most healthy cells recover when treatment ends.

When you are given radiation therapy also called irradiation, radiotherapy or x-ray therapy physicians attempt to protect the good cells by shielding them. They also limit dosage and spread out the treatments.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The 91st Annual West End Fair in Gilbert has announced its preliminary special baking contests. Entrants may not have won first place in this PA Preferred Chocolate Cake, Cookie, Brownie, or Bar contest at any other fair in 2012. The same rule applies for the Apple Pie and Angel Food Cake Contests for 2012.

The PA Preferred Program, PA Dept. of Agriculture, and Pennsylvania State Association of County Fairs (PSACF) co-sponsor the PA Preferred Chocolate Cake contest and the Brownie and Bar contest.

Monday, July 16, 2012
Beatrice Burbes

Beatrice Burbes, a resident of Hometown Nursing Home and formerly of Lehighton, will celebrate her 100th birthday tomorrow. She was born on July 17, 1912.

Beatrice 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 11 years ago.

A dinner is planned in her honor to celebrate this special occasion.