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Friday, October 18, 2013
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Lehighton Area High School named its homecoming king and queen at festivities last weekend when the school faced Minersville. They are Nicholas Newton, left, and Ireis Hubbert.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Contestants applications are being accepted for the 2014 Miss Central Pennsylvania Scholarship and Miss Central Pennsylvania's Outstanding Teen Pageants. The pageants will be held together on Saturday, Feb. 8 at the Mifflin County Middle School in Lewistown.

The Miss Central Pennsylvania Pageant and Miss Central Pennsylvania's Outstanding Teen Pageants are preliminaries to the Miss Pennsylvania and Miss Pennsylvania's Outstanding Teen Pageants, both of which will be held in June 2014 in Pittsburgh.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Elizabeth J. Reed, 159 Anger Drive, New Ringgold, and Alexsander L. Fielder, 17909 N. Division Road, Colbert, Wash.

Thursday, October 17, 2013
Special to the TIMES NEWS

Samantha Egen and Josh Landsberger were named Northern Lehigh High School 2013 Homecoming Queen and King when the Bulldogs recently took on Salisbury.

Thursday, October 17, 2013
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS Concourse Club of Palmerton members, left, Christine Campbell and Barbara Hafer-Prout, right, came dressed for a Victorian funeral at the October meeting. "Undertaker" Dale Freudenberger, president of the Tamaqua Historical Society, invited them to take a closer look at his 1800s mourning parasols and many Victorian items he had on display.

There was a funeral at the Concourse Club of Palmerton. Most of the members wore black and the social room at Trinity Lutheran Church was awash in mourning.

The tables were covered in black tablecloths with black lace table runners. The centerpieces were pumpkins painted black with white accents. Black books with titles like "The Death of a Salesman," a candle, a bell with string attached, and an old photograph face down completed the tableau.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Kelly R. Strinwy and William Louis Zambotti, 16 N. Madison St., McAdoo.

Sarah Elizabeth Geiger, 253 Second Mountain Road, Orwigsburg, and Matthew Allen Fees, 207 Chestnut St., Tuscarora, Schuylkill Township.

Mary T. Fernandez and Miguel A. Concepcion, 329 E. Pine St., Mahanoy City.

Sarah Brosky, 235 Hope St., Hazleton, and Patrick J. O'Boyle III, 555 Upper High Road, Frackville.

Jane E. Fureman, 1942 S. Forge Road, Palmerton, and Wayne P. Weinrich, 2909 N. Goodsprings Road, Hegins Village, Hegins Township.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013
KAREN CIMMS/TIMES NEWS Apple Crisp with a Twist

A couple weeks ago I paid a visit to a farm stand that boasts a large apple orchard.

My youngest daughter wanted to try her hand at making an apple jelly and wanted my input on the type of apples she should buy; plus, I was planning a trip to Maine and I wanted to take a couple of apple pies along with me.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013
PHOTO COURTESY CULINARY INSTITUTE OF AMERICA Risotto with Pumpkin and Parmigiano Reggiano

The arrival of cool autumn weather brings truckloads of pumpkins. Their arrival to stores, farm stands, and front porches inspires the spirit of the season year after year. If you are looking for different ways to utilize this tasty gourd, consider picking up a smaller sugar pumpkin and making a delicious orange-colored risotto.

To make risotto, you will need to use the superfino variety of rice, which has the fattest and largest grains and absorbs more liquid than any other rice while still remaining firm. Superfino rice includes Arborio and Carnaroli.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Nevin Smith

Nevin Smith, a resident of The Village at Palmerton, observed his 92nd birthday Oct. 9.

Nevin is a retired World War II Army veteran, having served as a rifleman with the 151st Infantry, Company G, from 1942-1945. After returning from the service, he gained employment at Atlas Cement and he married his childhood sweetheart.

He and his late wife Verna, raised eight children: Wilfred, Ruth, Allen, Jay, Richard, Louis, Louise and Victoria.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Q. I understand that getting a hernia fixed today is a lot easier than it used to be. Is that true?

You get a hernia when a section of an internal organ bulges through weak abdominal muscle tissue. The protruding organ is usually the intestines. About 80 percent of hernias are located in the groin. The overwhelming majority of groin-hernia victims are men.