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Friday, January 31, 2014
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

In November Kaylee Murphy and Jeanna Struble hosted a Miller-Keystone Blood Drive at Carbon Career and Technical Institute. Prior to the drive, health medical nurse aide students were trained by a representative from Miller-Keystone Blood Center to become official volunteers. They are now able to volunteer at any blood drive held by Miller-Keystone. Volunteers work with donors during registration, donation, and canteen. Student volunteers provide donors with snacks and drinks prior to donation to ensure sodium and fluid levels are adequate for donation.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Jason Allen Merkel and Sherry Ann Stepp, 657 Franklin Ave., Palmerton.

Friday, January 31, 2014
PHOTO ILLUSTRATION/METRO GRAPHICS

Valentine's Day is around the corner and if you have a romantic story to share about how you or your spouse proposed, we would love to hear about it.

Send us your special story and we will pick what we believe to be the most romantic.

That couple will receive a $50 gift card for dinner at Roadie's Restaurant at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

We will announce the winner and publish as many stories as we can in our Friday, Feb. 14 edition.

Friday, January 31, 2014
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth D. Handwerk

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth D. Handwerk of Robesonia recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married Nov. 9, 1963 at St. John's United Church of Christ in Palmerton by the Rev. Howard R. Whitebred.

Mrs. Handwerk is the former Carolyn M. Hittner, daughter of Emma Hittner of Palmerton and the late Samuel C. Hittner.

Her husband is the son of the late Frank and Ida Handwerk of Palmerton.

The Handwerks have a son, retired MSgt. Randy S. Handwerk, husband of Donna, of Richland; and a daughter, Melissa Platt, wife of Daniel Platt of Columbia.

Thursday, January 30, 2014
AP Photo This undated image provided by New York Jets shows a rice ball from Nonna Fusco's. Nonna Fusco's homemade dishes are served at MetLife Stadium among an array of food options that will be available to Super Bowl fans when the big game is played there Sunday.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) – Buffalo wings and chicken fingers, take a breather. Crab dip and curly fries, sit this one out.

For Super Bowl foodies, New Jersey offers a mashup of delicacies representing just about every culture on the planet.

Those fortunate enough to have tickets to the game at MetLife Stadium will be able to gorge on American, Mexican, Asian and Italian specialties, done with a local flair, in the "Home Food Advantage" food court.

Thursday, January 30, 2014
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS Centenarian Edgar Weiss and his buddy, Starbuck.

Edgar Weiss of Palmerton, celebrated his 100th birthday on Jan. 14.

Weiss was born in Franklin Township to Herbert and Mary (Cellers) Weiss. He is the sole survivor of seven children.

Weiss is known for his sense of humor, which remains intact.

When he finished eighth grade, he says he thought he knew it all.

His first job was at the hosiery mill in Weissport. He worked five years in the steel mills, but most of his working years were in the hosiery mills until he retired.

He worked part-time for Rich Miller's funeral home in Union Hill until he was 85.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Gently-used and new prom and wedding dresses, along with accessories, are being collected from Feb. 10 through March 27 at the following Blue Ridge Cable offices: Lehighton, Lansford, Gilbert, Palmerton, Walnutport and Stroudsburg.

The Dress Sale will take place from 3-7 p.m. Wednesday, April 2 at Penn's Peak.

All proceeds will benefit Dream Come True, Blue Ridge Chapter.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

The Tamaqua High School Class of 1968 is planning an anniversary reunion for April 26. The event will be held at the Mahoning Valley Country Club.

Current addresses are needed for the following class members: William Albertsen, Joseph Bienick, Robert Eroh, Eileen Folk Reed, Randall Frantz, John Hartranft, Charles Hartz, Donald Henry, Bruce Houser, James Knoblauch, Eleanor Balliet Lewis, JoAnn Lutz, Barbra Mantz, Greg McLaughlin, Elizabeth Sedlock, Marlin Sterner and Martha Zellner.

Anyone with information on these classmates may contact Patty Price Forster at 570-668-5718.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS

No matter who ends up running up and down the field, holding the Vince Lombardi trophy Sunday evening, you can be the real big winner.

You may not get a trip to Disneyworld out of the deal, but you are sure to garner the love and adoration of all those gathered around your heavily-laden buffet table and your big screen TV.

OK. Maybe not love and adoration, but your pals will go home satisfied with smiles on their faces; unless of course, their team loses.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014
This Jan. 6, 2014 photo shows seven layer potato skins in Concord, N.H. Everybody seems enraptured by seven-layer dip. So for this yearís Super Bowl party, why not freshen it up a bit? Take the same concept of shoveling piles of delicious toppings into your mouth, but instead of chips use a slab of roasted potato. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

Everybody seems enraptured by seven-layer dip. And not that it's bad, but it's been done. And done again. And again.

So for this year's Super Bowl party, why not freshen it up a bit? Take the same concept of shoveling piles of delicious toppings into your mouth, but instead of chips use a slab of roasted potato.