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Friday, October 1, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Roger L. Arner Sr.

Mr. and Mrs. Roger L. Arner Sr. of Tamaqua are celebrating their golden wedding anniversary.

They were married Oct. 1, 1960 at St. John's U.C.C. Church in Tamaqua.

Mrs. Arner is the former Hazle G. Gustus, daughter of the late Joseph and Grace (Reiger) Gustus, formerly of Tamaqua.

Mr. Arner is the son of the late George and Madolyn (Balliet) Arner, formerly of Tamaqua.

The couple has two sons: Roger L. Jr., and his companion MaryAnn Neidlinger of Tamaqua, and Rick L., and his wife Debra A. of New Ringgold.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Figura are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary. They were married on Oct. 3, 1970 by the Rev. Dagle at St. Joseph Church, Summit Hill.

Mrs. Figura is the former Linda Grosso, daughter of the late Maria and Louis Grosso, Summit Hill. Her husband is the son of the late Helen and John Figura, Summit Hill.

The Figuras have two children: a son, Stephen, husband of Sondra Figura of Slippery Rock, Pa., and a daughter, Amy, wife of Derek Kares of Bethlehem.

They have three grandchildren: Brice Figura, Madeleine Kares and Mason Kares.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Curt Lewis Thomas and Catherine Ann Carter, 2300 E. Main St., Weatherly.

John Paul Andrews and Christina Louise Abrunzo, 27 Shelby Drive, Lehighton.

Arthur Harry Romig and Jo-Ann Hornick, 9 E. Main St., Apt. B, Weatherly.

Charles David Shafer and Allyuson Jeanne Leh, 502 Mahoning St., Lehighton.

Scott Hayden Murphy, 26 Blueberry Lane, Nesquehoning, and Wendy Kristina Marek, 72 Deer Trail Lane, Nesquehoning.

Michael Richard Spairana III and Kristy Lynn Steward, 729 Lehigh St., Bowmanstown.

Thursday, September 30, 2010
Lilly Anna Rodgers

A daughter, Lilly Anna Rodgers, was born on July 21, 2010 at Schuylkill Medical Center, Pottsville, to Ashley and Thomas Rodgers of Hometown.

She weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces and measured 19 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Ronald and Helene Zeigler of West Penn Township/Tamaqua.

Paternal grandparents are Charles and JoAnn Rodgers, Tamaqua.

Thursday, September 30, 2010
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

The Slatington High School Class of 1952 met recently to celebrate the class's 58-year reunion at the Slatington American Legion Post 16. Those attending included, front row, from left, Judy Lentz Shiner, Theo Jones Elias, Joan Skutches Heffelfinger, Melisse Phillips O'Brian, Pat Kuhnsman House and Shirley Frederick Kern. Second row, Abner Merkel, Pearl Hamm Follweiler, Marlene Levan Smith, Phyllis Schuck Hunsicker, Ruth Snyder Davies, Carolyn Krause Steele and Lucille Metzger Blose.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

The Panther Valley High School Class of 1991 will hold a reunion planning meeting on Saturday, Oct. 2, at 4 p.m. in Kelly's Restaurant, E. Patterson St., Lansford.

Alll classmates are welcome to attend.

Thursday, September 30, 2010
KAREN CIMMS/TIMES NEWS

Jim Thorpe Area High School has announced the candidates for its 2010 Homecoming Court. Candidates for homecoming queen are, seated, front from left, Christina Gibson, Julia Lauren Mason, Brittany Holland, Arielle Harleman, Samantha Harlan and Allison Porembo. Candidates for homecoming king are, standing, from left, James Denny, Terry Moll II, Wes Hurley, Jon Fritz, Shane Edwards and Justin Mazzela. Homecoming king and queen will be announced during halftime ceremonies on Friday when the Jim Thorpe Olympians take on the Blue Devils of Shenandoah High School.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

It's getting chilly outside at night, and the days are getting shorter. Fall is here. It's time to make soup!

I may be rushing the seasons, but I love homemade soup. It fills our house with wonderful smells. It's warm and filling, and I can work on other things while the soup simmers away. I can also prepare most soups with leftover ingredients that I already have in the house making it a true frugal food, too.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010
AP PHOTOS Part seafood chowder, part corn chowder and a hint of India is a winning combination in this curried corn and shrimp chowder recipe.

Being from New England, I hold to the idea that chowders – whether seafood or corn – must be thick. Very thick.

But that's where my marriage to tradition ends. I love both seafood and corn chowders, and I see no reason why they can't be combined. I also think that coconut milk and other flavors often associated with Indian cuisines work well with both.

And so I decided to bring them all together in one pot. Rather than the more traditional cream, I used a can of lite coconut milk to add the creamy richness chowders need, as well as starchy russet potatoes for body.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010
This Aug. 30, 2010 photo shows butternut squash and scallop chowder. By using creative ways of making a chowder thick and creamy without using milk or cream you can have the soup you want without compromising your healthy eating habits. Crumbled tortilla chips are used as a low-fat thickener in this recipe. (AP Photo/Larry Crowe)

The term chowder usually brings to mind a steaming bowl of thick and chunky soup, often enriched with a generous amount of whole milk, or even cream.

It's that last part that can dishearten the diet-conscious diner. Soups and some stews can be a great way to fill up on low-calorie vegetables, proteins and liquid, leaving you satisfied without feeling stuffed. But too much cream, milk or sour cream can take the virtue right out of the meal.