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Wednesday, November 28, 2012
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Do you have a burning sensation in your chest after you eat?

Does it feel like something sour is building up in your throat?

Do you have chest pain or find it difficult to swallow sometimes?

Have these symptoms caused restless days and sleepless nights and have lasted for weeks, months or even years?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be one of millions who suffer from a problem known as gastroesophageal reflux disease.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Jessica Wozniak and Cody N. Ratliff, 915 Barnesville Drive, Barnesville.

Katelin M. Creveling, 2728 Whitetail Deer Drive, Bath, and Tyson R. Keefer, 375 East Schmaltzdahl Road, New Ringgold.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012
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Members of the Summit Hill High School Class of 1958 gathered recently for their 54-year reunion at the Park View Hotel in Summit Hill. Those attending included, first row from left, Robert Szczecina, Marian (Vasiliou) Rutch, Bernice (Petrash) Baron, Sandra (Kopack) Breiner and Gayle Miller. Second row, Tom Yurko, Jerome McArdle, Frank Santo, Joan (Tarsavage) Thomas and Sandra (Paton) Hill. Third row, Ron Breiner, Robert Stoltz, Beverley (Flanagan) Vilchek and Carol (Knittle) Mollard. Fourth row, Frank Zuber, Bernie Mikulski and Joseph Novak.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012
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Lehighton Area High School Class of 1967 held its 45-year reunion on Oct. 13 at Mahoning Valley Country Club. Those attending include, front row from left: JoAnn Schoenberger, Deborah Exner, Brenda Rehrig, LaRae Hlavaty, Ursula Levy, Diane Sinkovich and Cynthia Levis. Second row, Jeffrey Miller, Sandra Palinchak, Susanne James, Trudie Powell, Faye Zellner, Francene Strubinger, Bonnie Emmert and Kathleen Behler. Third row, Ted Eckhart, Linda Miller, Dennis Hammel, Loren LaRose, Wayne Nothstein, Robert Serfass and Darryl Brewster.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Q. How much water should I drink every day?

First, water intake is a health issue that you should discuss with your doctor before deciding how much you should drink. The amount you drink is dependent upon the state of your health.

The simplest answer I could find to this very complicated question is this: If you aren't thirsty and you produce one to two quarts of light yellow urine daily the average output for an adult you're probably taking in enough water.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Eugene Benedict Kania, 12 E. Main St., Glen Lyon, and Erin Lawhon, 506 W. Diamond Ave., Hazleton.

Garcia Narciso and Juana Martinez, 401 Mahoning St., Apt. 309, Lehighton.

Michael Sean Tyree and Elizabeth Ashley Green, 131 Broad St., Box 108, Beaver Meadows.

Monday, November 26, 2012
STACEY SOLT/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Jessica Kutza, left, and Mary Ann Dulaney show a "Socks for Seniors" drop-off box. The mother-daughter team is organizing a gift drive for local senior citizens through the national "Socks for Seniors" program, collecting socks, personal care items, and more for residents in local nursing and rehabilitation centers. Donations can be placed in drop-off boxes throughout our area.

Two area residents are working to make the holidays a bit brighter for area seniors.

Mary Ann Dulaney and her daughter Jessica Kutza of Coaldale have organized a "Socks for Seniors" project throughout our area, gathering warm socks and other items to distribute to local seniors.

"Every year, we buy items for local nursing homes. When we heard about the Socks for Seniors program, we thought this would be a great way to grow what we were already doing," said Dulaney.

"Everyone remembers the kids during the holidays, but no one remembers senior citizens."

Monday, November 26, 2012

The American Cancer Society will host a Look Good, Feel Better makeover workshop from 1 to 3 p.m., Dec. 3, at Maple Shade Meadows, 50 E. Locust St., Nesquehoning.

The sessions are free and open to all female cancer patients actively undergoing cancer treatment.

During the sessions, trained cosmetologists will meet with patients to discuss ways of using makeup and accessories to minimize appearance-related side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatment.

Monday, November 26, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS TUFFCAMP, a total-body fitness program based in Lehighton, is now a certified CrossFit gym. CrossFit certified coaches include, from left, Marcy Vincent, Mary Kaye Snyder, Chrissy Mayernik (owner and head coach) and Peter Shanton.

If you're looking to get in shape before the holidays or add a challenging new workout to your week, you have a new option.

TUFFCAMP, a total-body fitness program based in Lehighton, is now a certified CrossFit gym and the first and only CrossFit gym in Carbon County. With the new certification comes a new name: CrossFit TC Unplugged.

Friday, November 23, 2012
STACEY SOLT/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Amanda Tertel, left, and Sarah Dalton, volunteers at the Trinity Thrift Store in Lehighton, help to set up the "snowman" display at the annual Christmas sale. The Trinity Thrift Store's Christmas sale will continue on Saturday, Monday at Tuesday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in Trinity Lutheran Church's Luther Hall in Lehighton.

Want to get a head start on your Christmas shopping, without spending a lot of money?

Stop by the Trinity Christmas sale to find the perfect gifts at bargain prices. The Trinity Thrift Store in Lehighton will continue its annual Christmas Sale this Saturday, Monday and Tuesday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in Trinity Lutheran Church's Luther Hall.

All proceeds will benefit the Trinity Food Pantry, which offers emergency food supplies to needy families in the Lehighton Area School District.