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Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS The 11th annual Ladies Night Out committee includes, from left, Lisa Johnson, vice president of public relations and marketing; Denise Kennedy, public relations assistant; Alicia Silliman, The Summit nursing home administrator; and Mary Lou McGeehan, community education coordinator. Also on the committee was Lois Richards, RN BSN, director of imaging services.

Pink was the color at the 11th annual Ladies Night Out Breast Cancer Awareness program and dinner held last week at the Mahoning Valley Country Club.

Chairing the event were committee members, Lois Richards, RN BSN, director of imaging services; Mary Lou McGeehan, community education coordinator at Blue Mountain Health System; Denise Kennedy, public relations assistant; Alicia Silliman, administrator at The Summit; and Lisa Johnson, vice president of public relations and marketing.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Q. I've been hearing a lot about the health benefits of aspirin. Is it some kind of cure-all or am I the victim of hype?

I wouldn't call it hype. There's a lot of research that indicates aspirin is good for many ailments.

Aspirin is in a group of drugs called salicylates. It works by reducing substances in the body that cause pain, fever, swelling and blood clots.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Kaitlynn S. Alsing, 22 E. Union St., Tamaqua, and Robert J. Stackhouse Jr., 32 E. Union St., Tamaqua.

Jessica A. Stemmler, 113 Duck Hollow Lane, New Ringgold, and Jacob M. Stein, 54 Laurel Road, New Ringgold.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Photo courtesy of John Grogan John Grogan, author of the runaway international best-seller Marley & Me, will give a talk and sign books at the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 1 p.m.

John Grogan, author of the international best-seller Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog will give a talk and sign books at the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum at 1 p.m. Saturday.

"We are honored to have one of the best known authors in America in our museum," said Joseph Garrera, executive director of the museum.

Grogan will speak about both of his books. His first book, Marley & Me, became a major motion picture in 2008. It is the story of a family in the making and the dog who taught them what really matters in life.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Among those taking part in the Pink Light Walk were members of Girls Scout Troop 34288, under the direction of Mary Ellen Galvin, leader; and Kristen O'Neil, assistant leader. From left are, Danielle Shapiro, Kaitlyn O'Neil, Maille Galvin, Danni Mergel, Nicole Huddleston and Olivia Peterson.

Lehighton Area Lioness Lions Club recently hosted its fifth annual Pink Light Walk.

Nearly 100 women wearing pink shirts, sweaters, scarves or sneakers took part in the walk to promote breast cancer awareness.

The participants walked from the Lehighton Recreation Center to the Lehighton Amphitheatre to hear the inspiring words of Dolly Woody, executive director Susan G. Komen for the Cure Northeastern Pennsylvania Affiliate.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Pocono-Lehigh Romance Writers (PLRW) will hold its November meeting at 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Palmer Township branch of the Easton Area Public Library. The library is located at 1 Weller Place, Palmer Township.

The program will include "Editing 101."

From the all-important foundation chapters to what goes on after you write "The End," New York Times and USA Today bestselling author and RITA® finalist, Caridad Pineiro, will discuss the author's editing process, how to clean up passive/active, identify your weaknesses and improve your final draft.

Monday, October 8, 2012
AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS Lisa Marie Halecky, marketing/admissions director at Heritage Hill Senior Community in Weatherly, left, welcomes Dr. Verna Benner Carson, a nationally recognized leader in the care of Alzheimer's patients, to Heritage Hill. Dr. Carson presented "Becoming an Alzheimer's Whisperer: A loving and gentle approach to challenging behaviors," to a group whose lives have been touched by a person with Alzheimer's.

There are nearly 5.4 million Americans living with Alzheimer's today, but Alzheimer's doesn't just affect the person that has it. It also affects the person's family and friends.

Heritage Hill Senior Community in Weatherly recently hosted a presentation by Dr. Verna Benner Carson, a nationally recognized leader in the care of Alzheimer's patients.

Monday, October 8, 2012
Carl Hafer

Carl Hafer of Tamaqua, recently celebrated his 90th birthday. Born on Sept. 21, 1922, he was the son of the late Raymond and Esther Hafer of Lewistown Valley.

Carl and his wife Jean recently celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary.

Carl served in the Navy during World War II. He retired from Western Electric, Allentown after 39 years.

The Hafers have four children: Ester Jean, Carl (who is deceased), Ted and Greg. They have 10 grandchildren (two of whom are deceased), and 11 great-grandchildren.

Monday, October 8, 2012
Edith Smith

Edith Smith of Jim Thorpe recently celebrated her 90th birthday. The former Edith Heckman, she was born on Sept. 14, 1922.

She was married to the late Floyd Smith for 53 years.

Her birthday dinner celebration was attended by her children Cheryl (Smith) Popek of Lehighton and Randall Smith of Jim Thorpe as well as their spouses.

Also honoring their grandmother were Niccole (Popek) Burke, Rachel Popek, Katie Smith and Lee Smith, along with great-grandchildren Faith and Sawyer Chrisman and Maggie Burke. Also in attendance was Edith's best friend Lillian Popek.

Friday, October 5, 2012
Special to the times news

Senior Sara Jones, right, was crowned Northwestern Lehigh High School's 2012 Homecoming Queen last Friday night, during the game with Notre Dame. She was crowned by 2011 Queen Nicole Lach. At Saturday's Homecoming Dance, Thomas "Joey" Duffy was crowned Homecoming King.