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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

No time to soak and boil dried chickpeas? Shave time off this recipe by using canned chickpeas. Rinse them well in a mesh strainer. Canned beans can be salty, which could throw off the flavor of the soup.

Pasta e fagioli

Start to finish: 1 hour 15 minutes (plus overnight soaking for beans)

Servings: 4

1 cups dried chickpeas

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped

2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

1 sprig fresh rosemary

teaspoon red pepper flakes

Salt

14-ounce can chopped tomatoes

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Looking to lead a healthier – and more exciting – life? Australian chef Ross Dobson says a multicultural menu is the key.

"I look to diverse ranges of cultures for inspiration when I cook for myself, cook for others in my cafe or write recipes for others," Dobson said via e-mail. "If I cook something that has its origins in a faraway place I feel like I can be there. It reminds us how diverse the world really is."

Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Steigerwalt

Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Steigerwalt, Lehighton, recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.

They were married on Sept. 16, 1950 at St. John's Episcopal Church in Palmerton by the late Rev. George McKinley.

Mrs. Steigerwalt is the former Viola Bowman, daughter of the late Victor and Celia Bowman of Bowmanstown.

Her husband is the son of the late Walter and Velma Steigerwalt of Lehighton.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Special to the TIMES NEWS

The Tamaqua High School Class of 1950 held a 60 anniversary reunion with dinner at the Top of the 80's Restaurant in West Hazleton.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

(This is the second of two columns on hearing aids.)

About one in three Americans over 60 suffers from loss of hearing, which can range from the inability to hear certain voices to deafness. However, only about one out of five people who would benefit from a hearing aid uses one.

Hearing aids have a microphone, amplifier, and speaker. Sound is received by the microphone, which converts the sound waves to electrical signals and sends them to an amplifier. The amplifier boosts the signals and then sends them to the ear through a speaker.

Monday, September 20, 2010

The second reunion of the One Room Elementary Schools in Franklin Township will be held Oct. 2, at the Franklin Township Fire Co., Fairyland Road, Franklin Township.

Anyone who attended any of the schools is invited to attend the reunion. For more information, call Althea at (610) 377-3498, Patty at (610) 379-4274 or Florence at (570) 325-3118.

Monday, September 20, 2010

The Waksmunski family of Mahoning Township, including 3-year-old son Jesse and 6-month-old twins Shane and Wyatt, who both have Down syndrome, will join hundreds of thousands of individuals across the country in the annual National Down syndrome Society Buddy Walk to raise awareness of Down syndrome and raise money to support local programs and services and national education, research and advocacy efforts.

Everyone is welcome to join in the Buddy Walk, and if they wish, to join Shane and Wyatt's Team.

Monday, September 20, 2010
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Members of the Class of 1960 of Marian High School gathered for their golden reunion on Sept. 5 at The Lantern, Nesquehoning.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Several members of the Lewistown Valley Garden Club were awarded prizes during last month's Schuylkill County Fair.

In the Flowering Houseplant category, Mary Bridygham was awarded first place ribbons for a geranium, as well as for a wax begonia/single. Bridygham also took a first (jade plant) and a second place (any other) in the Foliage Potted Houseplant category.

Monday, September 20, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. George Huber

George and Diane Huber recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. They were married Sept. 15 at St. Matthew's UCC, Kunkletown. The Revs. Warren Beeman and Leon Zinkler officiated. Terrie Murphy Mahala was the maid of honor and Bruce Young was the best man. They honeymooned in Maui.

Diane is the daughter of Janet and the late Robert R. Smith of Kunkletown.

Mr. Huber is the son of Roberta and the late James Burgess of Throckmorton, Texas.