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Friday, November 29, 2013
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Mary Ann Dulaney, left; Ruth Weiss, owner of Tommy's Italian Restaurant, Coaldale; and Jess Kutza, with the Socks for Seniors boxes. Items can be dropped off at numerous businesses in Carbon and Schuylkill counties.

The Socks for Seniors Project is in full swing once again this year, says Mary Ann Dulaney, a coordinator for the project, thanks to an informative article published by the TIMES NEWS in 2012, which sparked interest in the community.

Dulaney and her daughter, Jessica Kutza, coordinate the project together with the assistance of 16 area businesses, and are collecting donations of warm socks and other items to distribute to local nursing home and rehab center residents for the holiday season.

Friday, November 29, 2013

St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 123 W. White St., Summit Hill announces the following schedule:

On Sunday, Dec. 1, the First Sunday in Advent will be celebrated at the 10:30 a.m. worship service with Vicar David Lembo presiding. The Sunday school students will receive their parts for the upcoming Christmas program at 9 a.m.

A youth activity night will be held at 5 p.m. Contact Donna at 570-645-2953 to register in advance.

Church decoration for the Christmas season will take place immediately following the worship service on Sunday, Dec. 8.

Friday, November 29, 2013
Bryson Nicholas Brungard

A son, Bryson Nicholas Brungard, was born at 4:23 a.m. Oct. 3, 2013 at Lehigh Valley Hospital to Susanna Morgan and Nick Brungard of Andreas.

He weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces and measured 21 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Brenda Ritter and Frank Morgan of Lehighton.

Paternal grandmother is Tammy Zangari of Slatington.

Maternal great-grandparents are Barry-Lee and Susan Ahner of Lehighton. Maternal great-great-grandmother is Marian Ahner of Lehighton.

Friday, November 29, 2013
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Rashawna

Chambers, Albrightsville,

second from the left, has been selected by the Penn-Kidder Lions Club to be the November Student of the Month. She is the daughter of Donna Cowan,

second from the right. With

Rashawna and her mother are the Rev. Kenneth Cathcart, far left, and Lion Enuncio Rivera.

Friday, November 29, 2013
KAREN CIMMS/TIMES NEWS

Your bird isn't even in the oven yet, but no matter, we're still going to talk about leftovers.

Almost everyone I know who makes Thanksgiving dinner makes much more than is needed for the number of people gathered around the table. Admit it or not, they're cooking for the leftovers.

In fact, I remember Dr. Corky Sweeney telling me years ago that although he would go out to dinner on Thanksgiving Day, he would always make a turkey with all the trimmings that morning. Why? For the leftovers, of course!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013
This image released by ModernTribe.com shows an American Gothic Thanksgivukkah Poster celebrating Thanksgiving and Hanukkah. (AP Photo/ModernTribe.com)

NEW YORK (AP) – It's a turkey. It's a menorah. It's Thanksgivukkah!

An extremely rare convergence this year of Thanksgiving and the start of Hanukkah has created a frenzy of Talmudic proportions.

There's the number crunching: The last time it happened was 1888, or at least the last time since Thanksgiving was declared a federal holiday by President Lincoln, and the next time may have Jews lighting their candles from spaceships 79,043 years from now, by one calculation.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Jim Zbick, retired associate editor of the TIMES NEWS, stands a podium during unveiling of his John F. Kennedy collection at the Southwest Florida Military Museum in Cape Coral, Fla., Friday. In the background, in front of cutout of the president, is a rocker that Zbick obtained. The rocker was donated by Kennedy to be sold at an auction to raise money for his presidential campaign.

The 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination was observed in a distinguished manner by a former Lehighton area resident Friday.

Jim Zbick, former TIMES NEWS associate editor, who remains a contributing opinion writer, unveiled a collection of President Kennedy memorabilia at the Southwest Florida Military Museum in Cape Coral, Fla.

Zbick moved to Florida last year and was the main influence in creating the military museum.

A serious collector of military and historical items most of his life, Zbick has a vast assortment of Kennedy items.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Q. It seems to me that arthritis is a catch-all term for all kinds of aches and pains. What exactly is arthritis?

Arthritis, which comes in more than 100 different forms, is inflammation of the joints. Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and gout are the three most common forms of arthritis among seniors. Osteoarthritis is the most prevalent. None is contagious.

Osteoarthritis

Monday, November 25, 2013
AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS Five members of the Future Business Leaders of America chapter at Panther Valley High School look over just a few of the boxes of food items collected by the students during a recent food drive. The food was then distributed to food pantries in Lansford, Nesquehoning and Summit Hill. From left are, FBLA members Troy Margerum and Adam Nevenglosky; Anders Harrison, vice president; Abby Yusella, president; and Megan Marouchoc, chairperson of the fundraising committee.

Panther Valley High School is working toward helping families in need.

Recently, the newly-formed Future Business Leaders of America chapter at the school held a canned food drive and door decorating contest in the hopes of helping the communities that comprise the Panther Valley.

Members of FBLA pitted homerooms against each other in the contests, with a pizza party or doughnut breakfast at stake.

Monday, November 25, 2013
Mr. and Mrs. Larry A. Krome

Mr. and Mrs. Larry A. Krome of Gilbert recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

They were married Oct. 5, 1963 at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church in Brodheadsville by the Rev. Robert Galligan.

Mrs. Krome is the former Patricia Beck, daughter of the late Francis J. Beck and Myra Beck of Gilbert.

Mr. Krome is the son of Marjorie F. Krome, Gilbert, and the late Marvin R. Krome.