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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Blue Mountain Health System will offer a series of training classes on diabetes self management from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on four Tuesdays: June 3, 10, 17 and 24, in the third-floor conference room at the Palmerton campus, 135 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton.

The course will be facilitated by certified diabetes educator Susan Generose.

Classes will cover:

Ÿ Meal planning: How to count carbohydrates and plan healthy meals

Ÿ Exercise ideas: Tips to keep active and find time to work out

Ÿ Basics of monitoring: How to check your blood sugar

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Rebecca D. Taylor and Kyle J. Rehatchek, 1724 West Penn Pike, New Ringgold.

Melissa S. Miller and Derrick Lee Green, 605 E. Elm St., Tamaqua.

Ashley Marie Sabol and Jonathan Neal Vavro, 121 Berry Road, Andreas.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

The engagement of Patricia Derau to Paul Davidson Jr., both of Lansford, has been announced by the couple.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of the late William F. Derau III of Summit Hill and Elizabeth Derau of Walnutport.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of Paul and Debbie Davidson of Saylorsburg.

The couple is planning a wedding for sometime this year.

Thursday, May 22, 2014
Mr. and Mrs. David J. Thomas

Betty and David J. Thomas of Lehighton are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.

They were married on May 23, 1964, at St. John's Episcopal Church in Palmerton by the Rev. John Diehl IV.

Mrs. Thomas is the former Betty Furry, daughter of the late Forrest and Mildred Furry of Palmerton.

Mr. Thomas is the son of the late Gordon and Clarentha Thomas of Walnutport.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

The Lehighton High School Class of 1964 is still searching for class mates.

They are Thomas Frey, Dennis Clements, Donald Hill, Louis Hoffman and Alicia Sokolowski.

Anyone having information is asked to call 610-377-0755.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

When I was in my early teens, my best friend Toni and I would often take the bus from New Brunswick, New Jersey, into Manhattan where we would go and visit her grandparents Mimi and Pampaw.

We'd arrive around suppertime on a Friday evening, and as soon as dinner was cleared away the ingredients were always waiting for us to make hot fudge sauce. In the freezer there was always a half-gallon of vanilla ice cream.

Never in my life have I had an ice cream topping that was this delicious.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
A Strawberry Elderflower Frappe for ice cream season.

Ready to move beyond basic vanilla or chocolate this ice cream season?

Much as we love those classics, with so many crazy and crazy delicious flavor combinations flooding the freezer aisle of the supermarket, it's hard to resist making some big, boldly flavored frozen concoctions of our own. We started with a bee sting parfait, inspired by the honey, almond and coconut-studded pastry of the same name.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
AP Photo/Matthew Mead Ice cream season supplies, from top left clockwise, ice cream waffle cones and bowls, Oreos, assorted nuts, dried pineapple, granola, Haagen-Dazs ice cream, chocolate sauce, raspberries, maraschino cherries, strawberries and Talenti gelato, honey and Breyers real fruit topping.

Coming soon to a freezer aisle near you balsamic vinegar ice cream. Plus, hot sauce ice cream. And maybe even tomato.

"You're seeing the same kinds of trends in ice cream that you're seeing in other foods," says Peggy Armstrong, spokeswoman for the International Dairy Foods Association. "People are willing to experiment."

Just a generation ago, Americans mostly bought their ice cream at the supermarket in recognizable flavors that occasionally sported chocolate chips or a swirl of some kind.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Norman Krepshaw

Norman Krepshaw, a resident at Heritage Hill Senior Community, is celebrating his 95th birthday.

He was born in Shamokin on May 20, 1919. When he turned 13 he left school to work in the local coal mines.

In his teenage years he met the love of his life, Mary Louise Fry.

They were married on Jan. 2, 1940, in Saint Joseph's Church in Shamokin. They were married for 72 years until her passing in May of 2012.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Marian High School Class of 1974 will hold a class reunion meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Kelly's Irish Pub, 636 E. Patterson St., Lansford.

For more information call 570-645-7621 or email