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Friday, December 27, 2013
Patrick Danielson and Virginia Chapman

Diane and Rodger Danielson of Palmerton announce the engagement of their son, Patrick, to Virginia Chapman, daughter of Michael and Deborah Chapman of Doylestown.

The bride-to-be is a graduate of Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, where she received her bachelor of fine arts degree in photography. She is employed as a photographer at an online consignment shop.

The prospective bridegroom is a graduate of Tyler School of Art, where he earned his bachelor of fine arts degree in painting/illustration. He is employed as a warehouse manager at Planet Aid.

Friday, December 27, 2013
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Hallowich

SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Tamaqua was the setting for the Sept. 7, 2013 wedding of Rebecca Sincavage, daughter of Charles and Denise Sincavage of Lake Hauto, and Daniel Hallowich, son of MaryGrace Hallowich of Mayfield and Stanley Hallowich Jr. of Jermyn. The double ring ceremony was conducted by the Rev. William Linkchorst. Susan Baddick presided at the organ.

Friday, December 27, 2013
Julia Rose Frace

A daughter, Julia Rose Frace, was born to Nicole and Theodore Frace of Walnutport at 1:21 a.m., on Dec. 18, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital. She weighed 5 pounds, 13 ounces and measured 19.5 inches.

The new baby was welcomed home by her two siblings, Joslyn, 4; and Jordan, 2.

Maternal grandparents are Kate Lueders of Coaldale and Joe Otto of Tamaqua.

Paternal grandparents are Rodney Frace and Julie Ann Frace of Kunkletown.

Friday, December 27, 2013
Michael Brisbane and Amber Juracka

The engagement of Amber Juracka of Jim Thorpe, to Michael Brisbane, also of Jim Thorpe, has been announced by her father, William, and stepmother, Nancy, of Jim Thorpe.

The bride-to-be is a graduate of Temple University, where she received her bachelor's degree. She is pursuing a master's degree in counseling from Johns Hopkins University.

Thursday, December 26, 2013
This Nov 4, 2013 photo shows grilled bacon wrapped scallops in Concord, N.H. This all-protein finger food appetizer is perfect for holiday entertaining. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

Bacon-wrapped scallops are one of the most luxurious appetizers you can serve, not to mention one of the easiest to prepare.

I like using big, plump Alaskan sea scallops and apple wood smoked bacon. Because there are only two main ingredients in this dish, you need to make sure you use the best quality the biggest, freshest sea scallops you can find, and the most flavorful bacon. After that, they are so easy to grill that you hardly need a recipe.

Thursday, December 26, 2013
New Year's dining

Not up to putting on a formal dinner party for New Year's Eve? Can't blame you. And who cares? Most people would prefer the more casual atmosphere of lots of appetizer-sized nibbles, anyway.

To help you pull it all together, we assembled an easy menu that recasts some classic appetizers in fresh ways. Start off with a roasted take on the traditional shrimp cocktail. Make it funky by serving the shrimp and roasted grape tomatoes in individual spoons. We also have a quick and east pineapple chicken salad that's served in lettuce wraps.

Thursday, December 26, 2013
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Henry Desrosiers, director of the Carbon County Veterans Affairs office, right, accepts a homemade wreath from Annabella Redline and Dakota Naimon, two students from the fourth-grade class of Leo O'Donnell, left. Annabella's father is currently deployed, while  Dakota's brother is in the military.

Students at L.B. Morris Elementary School in Jim Thorpe want to bring a little Christmas cheer to veterans and senior citizens in nursing homes.

Recently, the school competed in a wreath decorating contest.

Each class was allowed to create a wreath using whatever theme the students decided on.

David McAndrew, assistant principal at the school, explained that some students chose veteran themes, while others chose holidays and other themes.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Q. How many kinds of hepatitis are there?

Your liver helps your body digest food, store energy and remove poisons. Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver that makes it stop working efficiently.

Hepatitis is usually caused by a virus. There are five main hepatitis viruses types A, B, C, D and E. There are several other causes of hepatitis.

Some people who have hepatitis have no symptoms. Others may have loss of appetite, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, fever, muscle and joint pain, diarrhea, dark-colored urine, pale bowel movements, stomach pain, and jaundice.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Blue Mountain Health System will host an Alzheimer's Caregiver's Support Group from 7-8 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 7, in the third floor conference room at the Palmerton Hospital Campus, 135 Lafayette Ave. Palmerton. After Jan. 7, the meetings will be held every other Tuesday at the same time and location.

Catherine Miller, community liaison for Behavioral Health at BMHS, will facilitate the group. The intent will be to provide emotional, educational and social support for caregivers of people with Alzheimer's and other types of dementia.

Monday, December 23, 2013
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Lehighton Area High School Class of 1973 hosted its 40-year reunion on Nov. 9 at Mahoning Valley Country Club. Classmates attending included, top photo, first row, from left, Beth Ann Franks, Cathy (Fetteroff) Smith, Tina Kannapel, Patricia (Hunsicker) Diehl, Melody (Edgar) Nenscel, Susan (Borger) Strohl, Gail (Fink) Schafer, Anna (Borger) Smith, Trudy (Hartranft) Kunkle, Christine (Young) Lamon.