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Friday, April 15, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph J. Pavlik

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph J. Pavlik of Nesquehoning celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on April 8. They were married by the late Monsignor A.J. Angelini of the former Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in New Columbus.

Mrs. Pavlik is the former Theresa A. Kuzo, daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Kuzo of New Columbus.

Mr. Pavlik is the son of the late Joseph A. and Anna Pavlik of Lansford.

Thursday, April 14, 2011
Category winners in the 2011 TIMES NEWS Cookbook and Recipe Contest are from left, Peggy Zimmerman, Dawn McCabe, Carol McGeehan, Kim Rubin, Jo Lynn Gazo and Patricia Thiele. Mary Jane Blocker was also a winner.

Cooking is not only a passion for Jo Lynn Gazo, it's a skill that runs in her family.

The grand prize winner of the 2011 TIMES NEWS Cookbook and Recipe contest says she honed her cooking skills underneath the apron strings of her grandmother, Mary Oleksa.

"My gram always made the best meals and desserts. That is where my passion for cooking began," says Gazo, who lives in Lehighton with her husband, attorney Brian Gazo.

As a newlywed, Gazo says she started using a lot of recipes from her mother, Joan Horowski, and found "that there is nothing like a home-cooked meal."

Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Ron Gower/TIMES NEWS Having roles in the Lehighton Area Middle School spring production of "Wooing Wed Widing Hood" are, seated from left, Ammi Nalesnik as the queen, Kyle Clark as the king; standing from left, Libby Smith as Sophie, Kane Zerbe as Jason, Thomas Phelan as Frank, Brandon Solt as Justin, and Stephanie Kinsella as Emma.

Did you know that Little Red Riding Hood had two sisters?

Did you know that everything in fairy tales always comes in threes? Do you know what wooing is?

You can find out the answers to these questions at the Lehighton Area Middle School spring production of "Wooing Wed Widing Hood."

The play will be presented today and Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the school auditorium. There is an admission charge.

Having lead roles as Mrs. Hood and Mr. Hood are Mary Grace Collins and Jordan Fisher, respectively.

Tia Brownmiller plays Little Red Riding Hood.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011
AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS Madylin Wolter, a kindergarten student at Mahoning Elementary, crushes a flash frozen carnation during a Liquid Nitrogen presentation by representatives of Air Products on Monday.

I scream. You scream. We all scream for ... LIN cream?

That's what kindergarten students at Mahoning Elementary School recently were treated to during a Liquid Nitrogen presentation by representatives from Air Products.

Vicky Kocher, kindergarten teacher, explained the reason for the science presentation was the class had just read a book about dairy and the process it goes through to get from the cow to the child. The book also showed the process of making ice cream.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Rebecca L. Turner and Matthew R. Follmer, 36 Meadow Ave., Tamaqua R.D.

Sharon R. Palko, 1916 N. 15th St., Reading, formerly of Middleport, and Frank Lupia, 3221 Eisenbrown Rd., Reading.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Weissport School Reunion will be held on Saturday, May 21 at the Polk Township Fire Company, Route 209 North, Kresgeville.

This social event is open to former students, teachers, family and friends.

For more information, call Norm at (610) 417-2499.

Please respond by April 9.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Q. Does getting older make your mouth dry?

Most dry mouth is related to the medications taken by older adults rather than to the effects of aging. More than 400 medicines can affect the salivary glands. These include drugs for urinary incontinence, allergies, high blood pressure, depression, diarrhea and Parkinson's disease. Also, some over-the-counter medications often cause dry mouth.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Tiffany Ruch models a gown from Ann Margaret's of Palmerton on March 17, during the annual prom fashion show, hosted by the Jim Thorpe Area High School SADD chapter and the Carbon Career & Technical Institute DECA chapter. In addition to Ann Margaret's, local vendors included Men's Wearhouse of Whitehall and Metallo's of Hazelton, who provided the formal attire for the evening. This event served as a fundraiser for both groups. The two organizations also made a donation of $150 to the American Cancer Society.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. Joshua C. Smale

Jodi Lee Arner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Arner, Palmerton, became the bride of Joshua Cory Smale, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Smale, also of Palmerton, on Oct. 9, 2010 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Palmerton.

The Rev. Jody Neifert performed the double ring ceremony. Randall Perry, Jim Thorpe, was the organist, while Yvonne Caton of Slatington and Lauren Strohl of Palmerton, were the vocalists.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Kolten MichaelWarner

A son, Kolten Michael Warner, was born in the Schuylkill Medical Center East, Pottsville, on March 10, 2011 to Michael and Tonya Warner of Tamaqua.

He weighed 7 pounds, 1.5 ounces and measured 19.75 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Tom and Lori Schlorf of Tamaqua.

Paternal grandparents are Paul and Rosie Warner of Andreas.

Great-grandparents are Tom and Mae Hope and Rose McCarroll, all of Tamaqua; and Elizabeth Warner, formerly of Tamaqua; and the late John McCarroll, Charles and Mary Elizabeth Schlorf and Paul Warner.