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Wednesday, September 28, 2011
This Sept. 8, 2011 photo shows honey-thyme glazed chicken with cider gravy and baby spinach salad in Concord, N.H. This recipe has a sweet autumnal flavor that can be tailored to your region by using a local wildflower honey and a cider made with heirloom apples. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

You may not think of Jewish cooking as trendsetting, but truth is it has been focused on seasonal recipes sporting local ingredients since long before farmers markets became the darling of the foodie scene. And the Jewish New Year meal, served at Rosh Hashanah, is a perfect example of this unintended hipness.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

For those of the Jewish faith, Rosh Hashanah begins this evening at sundown and continues until Friday evening.

Rosh Hashanah begins the 10-day period for the Jewish New Year on the first of Tishrei, and concludes with Yom Kippur on the 10th of Tishrei.

Yom Kippur is a day for Jews to become reunited with God and their fellow men, and to make atonement for their sins.

According to the Chabad.org of Jewish High Holidays, "Rosh Hashanah means, 'Head of the Year,' and as its name indicates, it is the beginning of the Jewish year."

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

It's time for a flu shot.

You can get the flu vaccine from your doctor, and at public health facilities, senior centers, pharmacies and supermarkets. The vaccine can be administered anytime during flu season. Adults over 50 are prime candidates for the vaccine because the flu can be fatal for older people.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Mamie Strohl

On Sunday, Mahoning Valley Nursing Home resident Mamie Strohl celebrated her 100th birthday surrounded by family and friends.

Strohl was born Sept. 25, 1911 in what used to be known as Hatchery, Pa.

"It's under water now," said Strohl.

She also attended school there in a one-room schoolhouse.

She is the daughter of the late James and Emma (Dotter) Meinhart and wife of the late Clayton Strohl.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011
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Palmerton High School named its 2011 Homecoming King and Queen this past weekend, as the Blue Bombers hosted Saucon Valley. Kane Kralik, right, was Homecoming King; and Kelsey Eaton was crowned Homecoming Queen.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Carbon Schuylkill Community Theater will host open call auditions for its December production of "A Christmas Carol."

Performers age 7 through senior citizens are encouraged to audition for this holiday season favorite. Auditions will take place at H.T.O. Services, 255 E. Ridge St., Lansford (formerly The Studio), Oct. 6 from 4-6:30 p.m. and again on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 2-4:30 p.m.

Performers do not need to be experienced, but dedication is required.

In addition to actors and actresses, there is also a need for stage hands, technical crew and general assistance.

Monday, September 26, 2011
Aubree Rose Selby

A daughter, Aubree Rose Selby, was born at 11:49 p.m. on Aug. 2, 2011 at Lehigh Valley Hospital to Tammy Ann and John Matthew Selby of Tamaqua.

She weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and measured 21 inches long.

Aubree was welcomed home by an older sister, Payton Elisabeth, 2-1/2.

Maternal grandparents are Robert Reis and Peggy Hausman, both of Jim Thorpe.

Paternal grandparents are Jack Selby of Hometown and Maryann Selby of Jim Thorpe.

Monday, September 26, 2011
AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS Carol Zickler, seated, will be retiring after more than 30 years as a freelance writer and photographer with the TIMES NEWS. Sheri Ryan, left, of Lansford, will begin covering the Nesquehoning area on Oct. 9.

After more than three decades chronicling the happenings in Nesquehoning and the Panther Valley, TIMES NEWS freelancer Carol Zickler will retire on Oct. 8.

Replacing her will be Sheri Ryan of Lansford.

"After 30 some odd years, I think it's time," said Zickler when asked why she was retiring.

While her husband, Ed, is not retiring, Zickler is looking forward to traveling when he is able to take time off from his job at KME.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Heritage Hill Senior Community in Weatherly will again host Carbon County Alzheimer's Memory Walk for the 11th consecutive year. The event will be held Saturday, Oct. 8, at Heritage Hill. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. The three mile walk through the borough of Weatherly will take place at 10 a.m. Other events to raise awareness and funds are scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon that day.

All proceeds from the event will go to the Alzheimer's Association.

Monday, September 26, 2011
Kensington Evelyn Strohl

STROHL A daughter, Kensington Evelyn Strohl, was born at 6:24 a.m. on June 19, 2011 in Bethlehem to Korin and Craig H. Strohl II of Summit Hill.

She weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces and measured 19 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Kenneth and Barbara Boyd of Summit Hill.

Paternal grandparents are Craig and Margaret Strohl of Weatherly.