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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

When I'm planning a dinner party, I have several go-to recipes that can be either made or prepped ahead of time. This way, my guests aren't greeted with a sink-full of dishes and I have more time to fuss with my tablescape.

One of my favorite make-ahead foods is Twice-Baked Potatoes. Not only are they something you can make in advance, you can tailor the recipe to fit your guests' tastes or be creative with what you have on hand.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The grand opening of the Penn-Kidder Library Center will be held June 28-29 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in conjunction with a Health and Wellness Fair conducted by Carrigan's Country Pharmacy, Mauch Chunk Trust, Hazle Park and Discovery Years Daycare at Pine Point Plaza, at the intersection of Routes 534 and 903, Albrightsville.

On Friday, Lake Harmony Ambulance and Lake Harmony Fire Company will be present, as well as the Carrigan Healthy Bear with health and safety tips.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The 99th Handwerk Family Reunion will be held Sunday, Aug. 11, at Egypt Memorial Park in Egypt, Pa. The theme this year is "Who Am I?"

Registration begins at noon. There'll be the usual cake walk, bingo and door prizes. Please bring an item for the cake walk and/or bingo.

Covered dish supper is at 5 p.m.; bring enough to share with families who come from great distances. Plans will be finalized for the next (100th) reunion.

For further information call (610) 377-3040 or (215) 234-8781.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Q. It seems like a lot of my friends are watching TV with the volume way up, and accusing everyone of mumbling. How common are hearing problems among seniors?

About one in three Americans over 60 suffers from loss of hearing, which can range from the inability to hear certain voices to deafness.

There are two basic categories of hearing loss. One is caused by damage to the inner ear or the auditory nerve. This type of hearing loss is permanent. The second kind occurs when sound can't reach the inner ear. This can be repaired medically or surgically.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Doris Sturtevant

Doris Sturtevant, a resident of Heritage Hill Senior Community, celebrates her 99th birthday June 27. Born in Weatherly, she was the daughter of Harry and Mary (Rehrig) Wertman. She was married to Robert B. Sturtevant until his death in 1982. They have a son, Robert H. Sturtevant of Weatherly.

Doris graduated from Weatherly High School in 1931. Following graduation, she worked in the family business, Wertman's Hardware Store, with her father and brother, Bill.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Panther Valley Class of 1983 is having another meeting for planning its 30th reunion. Anyone interested in participating can attend the meeting on Thursday, June 27 at 7 p.m. at Lengyel's Restaurant in Nesquehoning.

Question or comments can be emailed to Organizers are still looking for updated email and home addresses for many classmates.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Nina L. Salvador and Joseph J. Delluso, 606 E. Mahanoy St., Mahanoy City.

Krystle S. Henn and John Konsavage, 15 Hope Avenue, New Ringgold.

Amanda M. McGuire, 130 W. Centre St., Mahanoy City, and Keith M. Kalkiewicz, 3 Coles St., Mahanoy City.

Kelle A. Richard and Matthew P. Corra, 6 Rear Fourth St., Kelayres.

Joyce S. Reinhart and James L. Johnson, 19 Main St., Middleport.

Kimberly Ann Wilco and William T. Whittaker, 2 E. Green St., McAdoo.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Alex Neil Bencivengo and Lise Michelle Losas, 623 South Ave., Jim Thorpe.

Jacob Charles Kratzer and Naomi Bernadette Dunlap, 56 Ruppell Lane, Ashfield.

Gary Clifton Branvall and Rebecca Jane Raynor, 25 Grove St., Lincoln Park, N.J.

William Ford Hayes, 2395 Little Gap Road, Palmerton, and Ann Leiphart Unholz, 4607 Grinding Stone, Glen Allen.

Dale Robert Biegley Jr. and Erica Lynn Helfrich, 184 S. Second St., Lehighton.

John M. Achtermann Jr. and Vivian Lee Shambo, 253 East Alley North, Lehighton.

Monday, June 24, 2013

"When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" was the most popular song of the year.

The first inauguration of Woodrow Wilson, the 28th President of the United States, was held on Tuesday, March 4, 1913.

Just nine days later, a small group of women met at the home of Mrs. Allen Kreidler to form a club known as Mother's Club of Lehighton. From that meeting, an organization was born that has served the Lehighton community for 100 years.

The Woman's Club of Lehighton recently held a dinner at Mahoning Valley Country Club to celebrate a century of community service.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Nellie Johnson, a resident of Heritage Hill Senior Community, presents Jared Nyer, a graduate of

Weatherly Senior High School, with a $250 scholarship. Nyer will pursue a career in nursing at Mansfield University. Heritage Hill offers this scholarship

yearly for a graduate of Weatherly High School pursuing a career in caring for the elderly.