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Thursday, September 25, 2014
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Tamaqua Area High School has announced its 2014 Homecoming candidates. They are, first row, from left, Brooke DeHart, Madelyn Dolinsky, Rachel Keich, Hannah Zoba and Jamie Mateyak. Second row, Devin Murphy, Noah Troxell, Kyle Weaver, Brad Fedor and Tyler Resch. Homecoming will be this weekend, when the Blue Raiders host Panther Valley. The king and queen will be crowned during halftime ceremonies.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Diakon Living & Learning After 50 is holding "oldies dance Saturday" from 8 to 11 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Lakeside Ballroom, 40 Crystal Lane.

Music will be provided by "Flamin' Dick and the Hot Rods 50s & 60s Rock-n-Roll Party Band."

For information on tickets, people should call 570-624-3018.

The dance benefits Diakon Community Services, which offers a range of programs for older adults.

Thursday, September 25, 2014
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Panther Valley High School crowned its 2014 Homecoming royalty at Friday night's

football game during pregame ceremonies. King is Colin Johnson and Queen is Abby Yusella.

Thursday, September 25, 2014
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Jim Thorpe Area High School has announced the candidates for 2014 Homecoming King and Queen. Front, from left, Anna Beard, Lindsay Capper, Riley Carroll, Annamarie Fiducia and Gianna Bucci. Devon Matz is also a candidate. Back row, Ryan Carroll, Dominic Pompa,

Josiah Behrens, Jacob Saxon, Tony Shorten and Nathan Fields. The king and queen will be crowned during halftime festivities on Oct. 3 when the Olympians face Panther Valley.

Thursday, September 25, 2014
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The Tamaqua High School Class of 1954 celebrated its 60th anniversary with a reunion

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
KAREN CIMMS/TIMES NEWS

Do you have a terrific recipe for apple butter? Maybe your grandmother's fudge is a hit with all your friends. Homemade treats make great holiday gifts.

If you have an original recipe to share, now is the time to enter it in our annual cookbook and recipe contest and you can win a terrific prize. The deadline is just around the corner.

This year's categories include Tailgating, Main Dish & Sides, Holiday Cookies and Candy, Desserts, Edible Gifts, and Beverages and Smoothies.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
This June 9, 2014 photo shows Dijon tomato and sweet onion pie in Concord, N.H. The Tomato Pie is a classic Southern dish made in summer when the tomato plants are heavy with ripe fruit. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

Tomato Pie is a classic Southern dish made in late summer when the tomato plants are heavy with ripe fruit, but everyone has had their fill of tomato sandwiches and salads. It is essentially a pie shell filled with fresh sliced tomatoes and sweet onions, topped with mixture of shredded cheese and served with a sprinkle of fresh basil.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
KAREN CIMMS/TIMES NEWS Weeknight Stroganoff

Just about everyone I know who has school-age children is running themselves ragged about now.

If it's not football or hockey practice, it's dance lessons, Scouts, religion classes, youth groups, not to mention homework.

Summer's carefree days are over!

With all the running around, it's hard to find the time to sit down and eat a meal, let alone cook one. Here's an easy weeknight dinner that takes almost no time to prepare and is ready in just a little more than a half-hour (and most of that is the time it needs to simmer).

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

The Tamaqua High School Class of 1950 held its annual reunion picnic on Aug. 16 in the Lewistown Valley. Class members in attendance included, seated, Violet Osenbach Wood, Joan Reitz Berg, Lois Moser Comisac, Gwen Brachman Evans, Marion Folk Klein, Paulina Middlecamp Oswald, Thelma Lech Maday, Rosalyn Kleckner Blattengerger; and standing, Mearl Kistler Hartung, Joan Kacik Hamilton, Joan Jewells Breitman, Edward Titus, Daniel

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Q. Is it dangerous to take a beta blocker for high blood pressure?

There was one study that found that beta blockers may increase the risk of having a heart attack or stroke if you are using them to treat high blood pressure alone. If you are taking a beta blocker, discuss it with your doctor. Warning: Don't stop taking the drug on your own.