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Wednesday, October 22, 2014
This Sept. 22, 2014 photo shows spicy sweet mole pumpkin seed clusters in Concord, N.H. The granola-like snack takes a more balanced approach to our Halloween sugar rush. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

It's true ... Despite what the kids think, not all Halloween treats need to rot your teeth on contact.

Which isn't to say the goodies we've gathered here a muddy punch and a granola-like snack don't have a sweet side. Rather, we decided to take a more balanced approach to our sugar rush. You know, just in case somebody over the age of 12 wanted some.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Special to the Times News

The fifth Parryville school reunion was held on Sept. 20 at Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Company No. 1. Class members who attended the reunion are, first row, from left: Marlene (Ellis) Reiner, Elaine (Souders) Seltzer, Betty (Souders) Nothstein, Florence (Wentz) Reed, Shirley (Rehrig) Greene, Romaine (Fritzinger) Hahn, Betty (Straup) Mertz, Alice (Ahner) Walck, Joan (Fritzinger) Frable and Phyllis (Kunkle) Koch. Second row, Keith Youse, Kathy Souders, Gloria (Koch) Heffelfinger, Berry Souders, Eileen (Miller) George, Sandra (Knauss) Edwish, Carol (Greene) Mertz, Rev.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Q. Does fiber in your diet reduce cholesterol?

There are two types of fiber, soluble and insoluble. Soluble fiber is acted upon by the normal bacteria in your intestines. Insoluble fiber is not digested by the body and promotes regularity and softens stools. Wheat bran, whole grain products and vegetables are good sources of insoluble fiber.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
PHOTO COURTESY METROGRAPHICS One lump or two? Real sugar or artificial?

When it comes to buying sweetener in the grocery store, your choices are nearly unlimited.

You'll find bags of plain white sugar, found in sugar bowls across America. There's brown sugar, light and dark. And don't forget the small packages of artificial sugars in a rainbow of colors from pink and blue to yellow and green.

While they all do the same job, each has a different role. Artificial sugar has no calories or carbohydrates and is often the first substitute people make when trying to cut calories or carbs.

Monday, October 20, 2014

The Monroe County Historical Association has announced a competition and scholarship event for Monroe County high school juniors.

The Monroe County History Challenge will be held at 6 p.m. April 23 in the Monroe County Court House in Stroudsburg. Each county high school is welcome to select two juniors to participate.

The competition will consist of four rounds of questions related to history and government. The first round will deal with international and national questions.

Monday, October 20, 2014
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS LaRue Smith of Palmerton, is a sprightly 100-year-old as of Oct. 17.

LaRue Smith of Palmerton celebrated her 100th birthday on Thursday.

Born in Aquashicola, she attended Aquashicola School for eight years.

She helped her parents on their chicken and turkey farm until she married Albert Smith.

LaRue and Albert celebrated 24 years of marriage before he passed away in 1966.

They had four children, six grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Smith worked several years in the garment industry until she retired.

Monday, October 20, 2014
COURTESY OF MARIE GRIFFITHS/HAIR MECHANICS Going a hair shade or two darker is a great way to rebuild your hair after a summer of sun and sand. Proper preparation is essential to taking care of those pesky roots.

Summer has come and gone.

As the time you spend outside shortens, your sun-kissed look and highlights will start to fade.

It's time to replenish, restore and rebuild your hair from roots to ends.

The saying goes, "Sweater weather is better weather." But the change in temperature can really confuse your hair and we're talking both color and texture.

Here are a few tips from Jen Dardas, owner of Cutting Edge Hair Design in Coaldale.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Jamie Tworkowski, founder of "To Write Love On Her Arms," will be speaking at 7 p.m. Nov. 17 at Moravian College in Bethlehem.

The event is free. Music will be by Eric James of The Last Royals.

"To Write Love On Her Arms" is a nonprofit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide.

Its purpose is to encourage, inform, inspire and invest directly into treatment and recovery.

Saturday, October 18, 2014
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Vegetabile

Elizabeth Jane Rodriguez, daughter of Juan and Valerie Rodriguez of Kunkletown, and Paul Lorenzo Vegetabile, son of John and Susan Vegetabile, also of Kunkletown, were united in marriage on April 12, 2014, at the Middlecreek Christian Church in Kresgeville.

The Rev. Steven Boothe, pastor, officiated the double ring ceremony. Ruth Ann Harvey was the pianist and Emily Alvin was the vocalist.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride chose her sister, Angela Rodriguez of Kunkletown, to be her maid of honor.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Anthony MichaelCheehan and LaurenElizabeth Yurick, Summit Hill.

Glenn Howard Arthur and Lori Ann Melicharek, Nesquehoning.

Caleb Allen Shilko and Melissa Anne Ervin, Palmerton.

Christopher Michael McCullion and Tiffany Marie Lilly, Lehighton.

Devon Francis Mickey and Julie ElizabethCorbett, Lehighton.

Scott Alan Gillespie Jr., Coplay, and Carissa Lee Borger Kemp, Lehighton.

Gerald Lee Wentz and Nichole Ann Rivera, Jim Thorpe.

Michael Sanfilippo Jr., Weatherly, and Laina Marie Noelle Wilkinson, Hazleton.