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Thursday, July 31, 2014
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS Among the members of the Slatington 150th History Committee who are creating the book "Slatington at 150: More Stories to Share" in honor of the borough's 150th anniversary are front, from left,  Candyce Mantz-Merkle and Judy Snyder, who is holding the book  "Slatington and Surrounding Communities," which was published in 1989; and back, Robert Stettner and Tim Snyder.

What better way to commemorate Slatington's Sesquicentennial than with a book that pays tribute to its namesake.

"Slatington at 150: More Stores to Share," is being published in conjunction with the 150th anniversary of the borough's incorporation, and is expected to be completed by the fall.

Once completed, the book will be available for Christmas delivery. Order forms may be found at the Slatington Library, 620 Main St., as well as the Slatington 150th Store, 647 Main St.

Thursday, July 31, 2014
LISA PRICE/TIMES NEWS Maria and Mother AbBess, played by Katie Evans and Martha Cox, sing a duet of the song "My Favorite Things."

Generations have enjoyed "The Sound of Music," the movie musical which brought the story of Austria's Von Trapp Family Singers to the big screen.

Most of us know the general plot line, as fictionalized in the movie. Maria, in training to become a nun, instead becomes the governess and later the wife of Captain Georg Von Trapp.

The two and their seven children flee the Nazi regime by sneaking away during a music festival, trekking over the Alps into Switzerland.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
AP Photo/Matthew Mead Grilled Jerk Chicken Breast with Watermelon Salsa. Jerk refers both to a unique blend of seasonings and to a method of slow cooking.

It's barbecue season, and chicken is the ideal candidate to get you grilling.

Why? Chicken is light, it easily picks up the marinade of your choice, and it cooks quickly. But this recipe is not for your everyday grilled chicken. This is spicy Jamaican-style jerk chicken.

"Jerk" refers both to a unique blend of seasonings and to a method of slow cooking. It is said to have been invented by Jamaica's Maroons, slaves who escaped from Spanish-owned plantations when the British took over and established free communities in Jamaica's mountainous interior.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
@$:KAREN CIMMS/TIMES NEWS Pork Roast with Apple Jelly Glaze

For this week's recipe I have to give a nod to Times News reporter Amy Miller.

A few years ago I made a couple batches of apple jelly. One batch didn't want to jell and remained rather runny. I had the option of reprocessing it, but after all that work, I really didn't want to bother.

It tasted fine delicious in fact and other than running out the sides of my peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, it was good jelly.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Penn Kidder Library Center is now settled in at its new, bigger location next to Mauch Chunk Trust Company in the Pine Point Plaza in Albrightsville.

The library is open from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.

The Summer Reading Club meets at 10:30 a.m. Monday.

On Tuesday there is Yoga with Ron from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Participants need a yoga mat. The cost is $13.

Wednesday is Story-Time from 11 a.m. until noon for preschoolers. It is frog week.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Rita Aniszewski

Rita (Neglia) Aniszewski, a resident at Heritage Hill Senior Community, Weatherly, is celebrating her 91st birthday.

Born in Harlem, New York, on Aug. 1, 1923, she is the youngest sister of eight siblings.

Rita was married to Anthony Aniszewski for 45 years until his death in 1993. They both enjoyed world and U.S. travel.

Rita has two daughters: Rose Cava of Jim Thorpe, and Rita, who passed away in August 1999.

She has two granddaughters, one lives in Jim Thorpe, and the other in South Carolina, along with her two great-granddaughters.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Thomas Novinger, M.D., MBA, is Senior Medical Director for Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Many of us have been in a situation where an accident or injury around the house cutting a finger while preparing dinner or falling from a stepladder while cleaning or hanging decorations leads to the question "should I go to the emergency room?"

Nationwide, hospital emergency rooms treat nearly 130 million patients each year, mostly for serious injuries and illnesses.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Q. I'm 68 and thinking of taking testosterone. Will it help me to feel younger?

There is some controversy about whether testosterone therapy should be used in men who have naturally lower testosterone levels because of aging. It remains unclear whether restoring earlier testosterone levels benefits older men.

For example, studies found that healthy men who took testosterone medications got bigger muscles, but in most studies the men weren't stronger. And, if you suffer from erectile dysfunction, taking testosterone may not relieve your condition.

Monday, July 28, 2014
Mirabella Rose Rivera

A daughter, Mirabella Rose Rivera, was born at 10:46 p.m. July 1, 2014, at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown to Kiersten Matika of Summit Hill and Joel Rivera of Nesquehoning.

She weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces and measured 19 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Daniel and Valerie Matika of Summit Hill.

Paternal grandparents are Rosalind Rivera of Jim Thorpe and Jose Rivera of Roswell, Georgia.

Monday, July 28, 2014
Drew Cortright and Lauren Strohl

The engagement of Lauren Strohl of Palmerton and Drew Cortright of Slatington has been announced by their parents.

The bride-elect is the daughter of Rodney and Zoeanne Strohl of Palmerton and graduated from Palmerton Area High School in 2007.

She earned a bachelor's degree in elementary and special education from Millersville University in 2011 and is presently pursuing a master's degree in reading at East Stroudsburg University.