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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Q: When cooking for our large family on Thanksgiving, it's difficult getting all the food ready and having everything fresh and hot. Timing is an issue. Any pointers?

A: There are a few ways to make sure everything you have is up to temperature the first, and big, one is to have a game plan for the days leading up to Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Nathan Alexander Barilla, 21 Third Ave., Lehighton, and Melissa Sue Goodhile, 23 Third Ave., Lehighton.

Christopher Jude Hope and Amy Dawn Grove, 812 McIntosh Way, Lansdale.

Chad Michael Derr and Jaclyn Rehrig, 757 Edgemont Ave., Palmerton.

Henry Sorensen, 2203 Marquette Drive, Blakeslee, and Janice Darrow Lasker, 136 N. Shore Drive, Albrightsville.

Nikolaus Anthony Wilkins and Kelly Ann Brannigan, Box 6398, Saylorsburg R.6.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Q. All I ever hear about the sun is how dangerous it is. But, when I was a kid, my mother used to tell me to get out in the sun and play. Did my mother give me bad advice?

(I've devoted a lot of space to the dangers of sun exposure. I believe I owe the sun a couple of columns to make up for this. Here's the first one.)

Most public health messages have focused on the hazards of too much sun exposure. Ultraviolet (UV) rays, an invisible component of sunlight, can cause skin damage, cataracts, wrinkles, age spots and skin cancer.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Five generations of the family of Dorothy Snyder, seated left, gathered recently, following the birth of her great-great grandson, Landon Trainer, in her lap. Next to Dorothy is her daughter, Dorothy Moyer. Standing in the back row is granddaughter Deborah Rex and great-granddaughter Tara Trainer.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

LONDON (AP) – Prince William and Kate Middleton will marry April 29 in Westminster Abbey, the historic London church where Princess Diana's funeral was held.

Royal officials said Tuesday the couple chose the date because they wanted a spring wedding.

It's also the feast day of St. Catherine of Siena, whose name Middleton shares – though that is a coincidence.

The government said the day, a Friday, would be a public holiday.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Edward T. Marzen

Edward T. and Helen C. Marzen of Lehighton are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary today. They were married on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23, 1950 at Immaculate Conception Church in Jim Thorpe by the Rev. John Engler.

Attendants for the couple were George Marzen, David Roos, Connie Burkowski Santoni and Caroline Roos Reichert.

Mrs. Marzen is the daughter of the late Hugo and Caroline Roos of Jim Thorpe. Her husband is the son of the late John and Amelia Marzen, also of Jim Thorpe.

Monday, November 22, 2010
Chase AaronSebelin

A son, Chase Aaron Sebelin, was born on Nov. 1, 2010 at Lehigh Valley Hospital to Terri and Aaron Sebelin of Palmerton. He weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces and measured 20 inches long.

The new baby was welcomed home by his older siblings: Garrett, 11; Kyle, 6; and Justin, 5.

Maternal grandparents are Tom and Annette Wargo of Palmerton.

Paternal grandparents are Joe and Karen Sebelin of Jim Thorpe.

Monday, November 22, 2010
Autumn Rothermel and Norman Frey III

ºThe engagement of Autumn Rothermel, Weatherly, to Norman Frey III, Lehighton, has been announced by their parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Anita and Kirk Wescoe of Lehighton. She is a graduate of Lehigh Carbon Community College and is employed as a nurse by Blue Mountain Health System.

The prospective bridegroom holds a bachelor of arts in business management from DeSales University. He is employed by Ryder Trucks.

The couple is planning a wedding for fall of 2012.

Monday, November 22, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. David Eickhoff

Mr. and Mrs. David Eickhoff recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on Sept. 4, 1960 by the late Justice of The Peace Edward Lewis of Lehighton, who performed the ceremony in his office.

Mrs. Eickhoff is the former Thelma Wernett, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Harry Wernett Sr., Lehighton, and formerly of New Jersey.

Mr. Eickhoff is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Eickhoff, Lehighton.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Apron's Cooking School head chef Rich Norris and sous chef Scot Hill shared their expertise with Wishbone U. students during a three-hour class recently, and offer the following:

Cooking andequipment

Trust your nose. When food smells done, it probably is.

Parchment paper on baking sheets makes for easy cleanup. Parchment and wax paper are not interchangeable.

Purchase an instant-read thermometer.

Start potatoes in cold water so they cook evenly.