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Friday, September 24, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Lamont Dotter

Mr. and Mrs. Lamont Dotter of Lehighton are celebrating their golden wedding anniversary. They were married on Sept. 24, 1960 at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Weissport, by the Rev. Donald Repsher.

Mrs. Dotter is the former Faye Kuntz, daughter of the late Clarence "Tim" and Gertrude Kuntz, Weissport. Her husband is the son of the late Percy and Gussie Dotter.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Slatington is set to unleash its one-day fine arts, crafts and antiques sidewalk show and sale.

Sponsored by Northern Lehigh Future Focus, the sixth annual Northern Lehigh Arts Fest will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the 500 and 600 blocks of historic Main Street. The rain date is Sunday.

Arts Fest exhibitors, artists and crafters and others will be spread out along the Slatington business district.

Friday, September 24, 2010

The Panther Valley High School Class of 1980 will be holding an informal gathering at the Whitewater Rafting Adventures, 101 W. Adventure Trail, Nesquehoning on Saturday, Oct. 9, beginning at 3 p.m.

If you are a family member or a friend of a member of the class of 1980 who has moved from the area, please pass the information on to them.

For more information, contact the committee at mtm917@hotmail.com.

Friday, September 24, 2010

First Steps, a support group for mothers, will have its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 5, at the Primitive Methodist Church, 55 Hunter St., Tamaqua. The meeting will be held in the church social room from 6-8 p.m.

Participants will share a hot meal.

The sessions are free and open to the public. Child care for all ages will be provided free of charge. New members and volunteers are welcome.

For more information, call Linda Murphy at (570) 668-2972 or the Rev. Rodney Hall at (570) 668-2191.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Any members of the Lehighton Area High School Class of 1965 may still attend the class reunion scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 23.

For more information call (610) 377-2452

Thursday, September 23, 2010

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Blue Mountain Health Systems is planning its ninth annual Ladies Night Out dinner and program on Oct. 19 at Jim Thorpe Memorial Hall, 10th Street, Jim Thorpe.

While the dinner and program are free, participants are asked to register by calling (610) 377-7070.

Information, educational handouts and door prizes will be available.

Doors will open at 3 p.m. for the Breast Cancer Awareness Marketplace. The dinner will begin at 5 p.m.

Everyone attending is encouraged to wear pink.

Thursday, September 23, 2010
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

The Palmerton Area High School Class of 1960 held its 50-year reunion Sept. 11 at Blue Ridge Country Club. Classmate Jim Foley flew in from France to attend, while classmate Jack Kiss traveled all the way from Thailand. Those attending are, front from left, Margo Sturdik Ashner, Natalie Murray Pargas, Susan Tisiker, Mary Bray Gibbon, Karen Helmuth Gulden, Joanne Visnosky Carazo, Rita Gabovitz Shupp and Vivian Wentz Fried.

Thursday, September 23, 2010
Joyce Miller Steigerwalt, Jean Herring Gurnavage, Jane Billman Stahler, Dorothy Toth Ross, Helene Betz D'Angelo, Ethel Houser Keich, Dolores Hain Leplume, Janice Bursin Koch, Dianne Sherry Savitsky; (row 2) William Miller, David Myers, Thomas Couch, Robert Breiner, Harry Barron, John Oaks, Howard Miller, Robert Caputo: (row 3) Joseph Ceci, Robert Bensinger, Edward Savitsky, James Telepchak, Charles Dunn, Franklin Nace, Edwin Miller.

The Tamaqua High School Class of 1955 held its 55-year anniversary reunion on Sept. 18 at the New England Fire Company in Walker Township. The 46 classmates in attendance were joined by three former teachers and 32 guests. A memorial tribute was held for the 35 class members who have passed away. Attendees traveled from throughout Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, Texas and California.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

This hearty soup from Ross Dobson's "Wholesome Kitchen" is easily made vegetarian. Dobson suggests simply replacing the chorizo with 2 cups of sliced mushrooms and cooking as directed. You also can stir in some baby spinach at the end.

Smoky Chorizo and Navy Bean Soup

Start to finish: 20 minutes

Servings: 4

2 tablespoons olive oil

6 ounces chorizo sausage, casing removed, crumbled

1 medium red onion, thinly sliced

2 garlic cloves, chopped

1/2 teaspoon Spanish smoked sweet paprika

14-ounce can chopped tomatoes

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Q: When I'm in a bad mood, what can I eat that will make me feel better?

A: Feeling stressed? Sleepy? What you eat could help you feel better.

Food is not the only answer to improving your mood, but getting the right balance of carbohydrates and proteins in your meals could help you stay on an even keel.

The Serotonin Effect: Serotonin is a brain chemical that provides a feeling of calm, well-being and relaxation.