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Monday, January 17, 2011

Blue Mountain Health System Women's Cancer Support Group meets for the first time in 2011 in the Community Room at the Gnaden Huetten site, 211 N. 12th St., Lehighton at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 18.

It is an informal setting for women with cancer-related issues. Interested women are invited to attend.

Call Mary Ann Hazel, (610) 824-6490, for more information.

Monday, January 17, 2011
AP Photo/Julie Jacobson Teresa Scanlan, Miss Nebraska waves to the audience after being crowned Miss America 2011 during the Miss America pageant, Saturday, in Las Vegas.

LAS VEGAS (AP) – A 17-year-old aspiring politician from Nebraska captured the Miss America crown on Saturday after beating 52 other young women from across the United States.

Teresa Scanlan won a $50,000 scholarship and a yearlong run with the crown at the competition at the Planet Hollywood casino-resort in Las Vegas, giving the Cornhusker State its first-ever win at the pageant.

"And I never passed up a cookie on my journey here," Scanlan said.

Monday, January 17, 2011

The Lansford High School Alumni Association will hold a reunion planning meeting at The Sports Zoo in Lansford at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 19.

Any interested graduate of Lansford High School is invited to attend.

Friday, January 14, 2011

The Coaldale TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter invites the public to a free program to learn how to create healthy resolutions at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, in the Education Room of St. Luke's Miners Memorial Hospital, Coaldale.

Kim Werner Otto, a pediatric nurse practitioner at St. Luke's Rural Health Centers, will talk about eating a healthy diet and planning meals with good nutritional value. Learn how to fit exercise into a busy schedule and make a commitment to yourself to make positive changes that become a regular part of your everyday life.

Friday, January 14, 2011
Stephanie Ann Palko

Stephanie Ann Palko, a resident at Heritage Hill Senior Community in Weatherly, is celebrating her 93rd birthday on Jan. 17.

Born in 1918 in Plainfield, N.J., Stephanie also resided in Perth Amboy and Edison, N.J. Stephanie was married to her loving husband, Michael "Mickey" Palko for 30 years until his passing. She is the proud mother of three children, Barbara Davis of New Jersey and Stuart, Fla.; George Sawicki of Jim Thorpe; and Michael Palko of Florida. She is also the proud grandmother of five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Friday, January 14, 2011
Special to the TIMES NEWS

Shepherds and kings celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany at St. Peter the Fisherman Church in Lake Harmony. Participants in the Sunday, Jan. 2, Liturgy were: Kings: Thomas O'Rourke, Jeff Tomaszewich and John Creegan; pages: Brandon and Zachary Mauro, Simon Tomaszewich; and shepherds: Luke Tomaszewich, Emilio Mercado and Justin Girard.

Friday, January 14, 2011
Brody Philip D'Souza

A son, Brody Philip D'Souza, was born at 6:49 a.m. on Nov. 30, 2010 at Rex Women's Center in Raleigh, N.C. to Stephanie L. and Vijay T. D'Souza.

He weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces and measured 21 inches long.

Brody was welcomed home by his older brother Gavin Thomas, 3.

Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Dally and Mr. Thomas R. Lisella, all of Tamaqua.

Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Philip D'Souza of Gaithersburg, Md.

Great-grandparents are Mrs. Alfred Reese of Mahoning Valley and Mr. Christy Lisella of Summit Hill.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Christopher Wayne Warner, 149 W. Ridge St., Apt. 1A, Lansford, and Audrey Marie Coady, 324 Ridge Terrace, Coaldale.

Thursday, January 13, 2011
Add about a teaspoon of vanilla. You may want to add more, according to taste, or add a different flavor extract.

Looking for something to do with all the white stuff in your yard, other than plowing it or shoveling it?

How about eating it?

Snow cream is a simple and fun treat to make with the kids, and you probably have most of the ingredients in your kitchen (and yard!)

All you need is some sugar, heavy cream, vanilla and snow. If you want to be a little more adventurous, try a little chocolate or maple syrup, some crushed candy canes or ice cream toppings, or any type of flavoring extract that suits your fancy.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011
AP Photo/Larry Crowe  A simmering pot of stew is just right for a cold winter night and this Black Bean and Spicy Sausage Stew over Brown Rice will heat you up without taking too much time in the kitchen.

A nice pot of chili or stew, slowly simmering on the stove is a heartwarming thought. But it's a dinner that requires forethought.

What about the wintery day you walk in late from work but still want a meal that will take the chill off?

We've got you covered with this black bean and sausage stew served over brown rice.

The most complicated thing you need to do is brown some chorizo. And if you want to cut the calories, feel free to substitute chicken sausage.

Also try andouille sausage, or even a garlicky kielbasa for a slightly less spicy stew.