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Thursday, August 11, 2011

St. Luke's Miners Memorial Hospital offers patients and families educational and informational services through the Diabetes Support Group. Conducted by Jennifer Gross, MA, RD, LDN, clinical dietician, the group addresses problems and concerns for the diabetic patient.

The next meeting will take place at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17 in the board room at St. Luke's Miners. The topic is "Medication and Diabetes." Learn how different medications, including insulin, work to help control diabetes. The presentation will be followed by a question and answer session.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Crystal A. Hankey and Rodger A. Faust, 115 W. Union St., Tamaqua.

Jeanine M. Burdick and Lance L. Edmonds, 64 Hometown Avenue, Tamaqua.

Lynne M. Rossochacy and David M. Wertman, 413 Washington St., Tamaqua.

Brandy L. Kleckner and Alexis A. Day, 317 E. Mahanoy St., Mahanoy City.

Jamie D. Light and Edward W. Bowles, 525 E. Pine St., Mahanoy City.

Tamara L. Urban and Philip D. Mathews, 109 W. Grant St., McAdoo.

Ceara E. Devlin and Miguel A. Torres Jr., 194 Market St., Cumbola.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

The 40th reunion of the Marian High School Class of 1971 will take place on Saturday, Sept. 24, in Cape May, N.J.

Classmate Mary Baddick Stewart and her husband own the "Spirit of Cape May" and have offered to host a three-hour dinner cruise that evening. Many have decided to make it a weekend getaway. There will also be whale and dolphin watching cruises available at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Sept. 24. An informal gathering is scheduled for Friday evening for those arriving early.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

It's been almost a year and a half since Mary Anne Christo and her husband, Eric Waksmunski, became the parents of twin boys.

Prepared for an early birth, as serious prenatal issues required the babies be delivered 10 weeks premature, the couple was not prepared when both boys were diagnosed shortly after birth with Down syndrome.

The Mahoning Township couple has experienced some scary, stressful days as their boys spent the first few months of their lives in the hospital.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011
AL ZAGOFSKY/TIMES NEWS The cast of "Broadway on Broadway" pose during a dress rehearsal.

Save yourself a long and expensive trip to Broadway in New York City, and instead enjoy the fruits of Broadway theater on West Broadway in Jim Thorpe.

For two performances, Friday, Aug. 12 and Saturday, Aug. 13 both at 7:30 p.m. at the Mauch Chunk Museum Ballroom, 41 W. Broadway, the Carbon Schuylkill Community Theater presents "Broadway on Broadway," a two-act production featuring original short comedic plays plus musical numbers, including an opening full-cast production of "On Broadway."

Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Vance Samuel Logan

A son, Vance Samuel Logan, was born at 7:22 p.m. on July 15, 2011 at the Naval Medical Center Portsmouth to Samantha and LCDR Nino Logan of Virginia Beach, Va.

He weighed 7 pounds and measured 19.5 inches long.

He was welcomed home by his older brother, Xander, 4.

Maternal grandparents are Sam and Michele Kitchko of Nesquehoning.

Paternal grandparents are Nino and Deb Logan of Brashear, Texas.

Maternal great-grandmother is the late Anna Kitchko, formerly of Nesquehoning.

Paternal great-grandmother is Mary Rose Colancecco of Danville.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Writers Mike Breslin, Duane Fegley, Tom Malafarina and Joe Tarone have all drawn inspiration from this region and from the lives of the people who lived and work here.

Each intertwined aspects of the Coal Region into their novels, whether as a character or a major force shaping the lives of their characters.

Learn more about how these authors turned inspiration into stories at the next meeting of the Black Diamond Writers' Network.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Frable-Fravel family will host its 81st reunion from noon until 5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 14 at St. Matthew's Grove, Kunkletown.

There will be entertainment, games, a cakewalk, Chinese Auction and a concession stand. The event is open to the public.

For more information call Jeffrey Frable at (570) 645-4759 or email aero4ce@ptd.net.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Four Pennsylvania cooks were declared winners in the eighth annual Pennsylvania "Simply Delicious, Simply Nutritious" Vegetable Recipe Contest Cook-Off.

Kenneth Ward, Hulmeville, became the first male first-place-prize winner with his "Colorful Corn Chowder."

Shauna Yorty, Lebanon, won first place in the Snap Bean/Lima Bean/Pea category with "Shauna's Super Summer Salad." Other first-place-prize winners were Kathy Rohrbaugh, Shrewsbury, and Frances Dietz, York.

Monday, August 8, 2011

(In my last column, we discussed sodium in our diets. Today's column is devoted to tips about how to reduce our sodium intake.)

High-sodium diets are linked to increased blood pressure and a greater risk for heart disease and stroke. Reducing the amount of sodium you consume can help lower blood pressure or prevent it from developing.

Diet experts recommend a daily consumption of less than 2,400 milligrams (mg), which is the amount of sodium in a teaspoon of table salt.