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Friday, April 11, 2014
TIMES NEWS FILE PHOTO The Lehighton Band in concert as it kicked off its 2013 season.

On Sunday the Lehighton Band will open its 150th year of providing music to the Lehighton Area with its annual Spring Concert to be presented in the Lehighton Area Middle School Auditorium beginning at 3 p.m.

The band will perform a varied program including two excerpts from the First Movement of Tschaikovsky's Symphony No. 6, the Pathetic, a rarely heard number by George Gershwin simply titled "Japanese," and a number by James Swearingen titled "Blue Ridge Saga."

Friday, April 11, 2014

Jim Thorpe Class 1965 will meet for lunch at noon, Thursday, April 24, at Penn's Peak.

Thursday, April 10, 2014
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS First place winners of the District 5 Catholic Youth Organization (CY0) annual Arts and Crafts Show are, from left, the Rev. Mike Ahrensfield; Kelci Bubser, William Behun, Megan Matsko, Jacob Shelton, Shannon Dougherty, Stephen Behun and Ji Young Chei and Phil Liszka, District 5 CYO director. Also winners were Dana Delorey and Ruby Walters.

District 5 Catholic Youth Organization held its annual Arts and Crafts Show on Sunday at SS. Peter and Paul School, Lehighton. The event featured 151 entries.

Phil Liszka is the CYO director.

Students from Our Lady of the Angels Academy, Lansford; St. John Neumann Regional School, Palmerton; and SS. Peter and Paul Catholic School, Lehighton, competed for first, second and third grade prizes.

In the art category, winners were:

Kindergarten: William Behun, OLOAA, first; Luke Matsko, second; and Carter Hubbell, third, both St. John

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Weissport

Weissport Recreation Committee will hold its annual egg hunt at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 12.

The event is for children and grandchildren of residents of Weissport. Prizes will be awarded to children finding lucky eggs.

Franklin Township

Ÿ The annual Easter Egg Hunt by St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 222 Church St., Franklin Township, will be held Sunday, April 13 following the noon Palm Procession to Phifer's Ice Dam Park.

Thursday, April 10, 2014
Briann Derr and Jordon Flexer

Briann Derr of Tamaqua and Jordon Flexer of Hometown have announced their engagement.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Kathleen and Jeffrey Derr of Tamaqua. She is a student at Wilkes University, where she is majoring in criminal justice.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of Barbara and the late Neal Flexer of Hometown.

He is employed by Flexer Photography, where he has worked for the past 10 years.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The Carbon County Fair has announced the 2014 Quilt Block Contest Theme: "Treasure the Memories Breast Cancer Awareness."

Use your imagination and shades of pink and white (other colors may be used, but on a limited basis).

Each block must be 12 inches by 12 inches, and must be 100 percent cotton, prewashed and treated to prevent bleeding. No buttons, charms or paint allowed. The finished block should be laundered and pressed. Do not quilt the block.

One entry per exhibitor is permitted.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
This Mar. 3, 2014 photo shows spiced hazelnut ingberlach in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

Candy making can confound even the most careful home cook.

Luckily, Passover gives us an excuse to make a simple candy that is delicious and requires little fuss. And you don't need to celebrate Passover to appreciate it.

Ingberlach is a traditional Jewish candy flavored with ginger and honey. It also can contain nuts and other ingredients and is reminiscent of a sticky, chewy caramel popcorn cluster.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
KAREN CIMMS/TIMES NEWS Cheesy Peas

This week we go easy-peasy with Cheesy Peas. (Sorry. I couldn't help myself.)

This is another of my mom's recipes. It's so simple yet flavorful, I have to wonder why I don't make it twice a week. And it is also one of the recipes that most reminds me of my mother.

It is simple, delicious and loaded with memories which is exactly what comfort food is all about.

Cheesy Peas

2 cans green peas, drained

1 small onion, sliced thin

1 teaspoon vegetable oil

Black pepper

One-eighth cup freshly grated parmesan cheese

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
This March 3, 2014 photo shows herbed matzo stuffed roasted chicken in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

Why is it that we only stuff poultry one day a year?

Let's face it, stuffing takes an already delicious dish roasted poultry and makes it even more so by adding flavorful, fat-soaked carbs to the mix.

Yet outside of Thanksgiving, few of us ever think to stuff and roast a bird. Admittedly, most of us don't have the time to prepare a stuffed turkey on a weeknight. But why not try a chicken?

The beauty of a roasted chicken is that aside from about 15 minutes prep, nearly all of the time is hands off.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Winifred "Winkie" Woods

Winifred Emma (Mulhern) Woods, whose nickname is "Winkie," is celebrating her 91st birthday.

Born in West Hazleton on April 12, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Winifred and Daniel Mulhern of West Hazleton.

She is currently a resident at Heritage Hill Senior Community

Winkie graduated from Weatherly Area High School in 1940. She then attended McCann's School of Business for stenography and later began working in the Hazleton National Bank building for A. Sterling Learn, CPA.