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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

It's time for a flu shot.

You can get the flu vaccine from your doctor, and at public health facilities, senior centers, pharmacies and supermarkets. The vaccine can be administered anytime during flu season.

Adults over 50 are prime candidates for the vaccine because the flu can be fatal for older people.

More than 200,000 flu victims are hospitalized annually in the United States; about 36,000 people die from it. As much as 20 percent of the U.S. population gets the flu each year. Flu season usually begins in October and can last through May.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Arlene Bisbing and Faith Beck, longtime Sunday School teachers at Dinkey Memorial Church, Ashfield, were honored recently for 50 years of teaching and helping with Vacation Bible School. The women, both Lehighton residents, teach pre-K and kindergarten. The celebration took place Sept. 16, and included a cake that read "Thank you for 50 years of sharing your spirit." Bisbing and Beck were presented cards signed by all the children and the other teachers, inspirational plaques and flowers.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Tamaqua High School Class of 1955 hosted its annual reunion picnic on Sept. 8 at Miller's Grove, with 22 class members, one teacher and 13 guests in attendance.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Bryan Andrew Borger and Amber Nichole Heckman, 307 Jefferson St., Lehighton.

Lucas Leroy Coxe, 1106 N. Lehigh Gorge Drive, Weatherly, and Jennifer Lee Baker, 208 Hazleton Apartments, Hazleton.

Marshall Eric Eldridge and Amanda Nicole Nemeth, 286 109 Lower Nis Hollow Drive, Lehighton.

Eugene George Stempel, 417 Lehigh St., White Haven, and Brenda Lee Osman, 107 Packer St., Weatherly.

Gary Stanley Dorshimer and Susan Kay Hansen, 150 Clearview Drive, Palmerton.

Dale Kenneth Young Jr. and Kara Lee Gower, 505 Station St., Lehighton.

Monday, September 24, 2012

The 12th annual Alzheimer's Memory Walk will take place on Saturday, Oct. 6 at Heritage Hill Senior Community.

Registration for walkers is at 9 a.m. The three-mile walk through Weatherly begins at 10 a.m.

For more information on the Memory Walk or other events associated with the event, call Lisa Marie Halecky, Heritage Hill marketing/admissions director, at (570) 427-4500, or go to www.heritagehillsenior.com.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Do you know what your cholesterol numbers are? If you haven't had your blood cholesterol checked in the past five years, it's time to do so.

"It's important to know what your numbers are," said Toni Gibson, a registered nurse with Blue Mountain Health System.

"High cholesterol is one of the risk factors for heart attack and stroke, and cholesterol is one of the risk factors that we can control. Coronary heart disease is the top cause of death in the U.S. and it has been for some time."

Monday, September 24, 2012

Diakon Living and Learning After 50 is offering a variety of educational classes designed for active adults interested in learning a new skill, enhancing a current interest or just finding ways to more fully enjoy life.

Classes focus on spiritual, educational, physical, social and emotional wellness and include topics such as computer skills, stress reduction, musical instruction, art and more.

All local sessions will be held at the Tamaqua Salvation Army,105 W. Broad St. in Tamaqua.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Carbon Schuylkill Community Theater is getting ready for its Christmas show, the musical "Little Women."

Auditions will take place from 6-8 p.m. tonight, Monday, Sept. 24 and Thursday, Sept. 27, at H.T.O. Services, LLC, 50 W. Ridge St., Lansford. Parts are available for those of high school age and older. Those auditioning are asked to bring their best solo audition piece with accompaniment. No one will be permitted to sing a cappella. It would also be helpful to bring a monologue for the audition.

Call backs will be held Saturday, Sept. 29 from 6-9 p.m.

Monday, September 24, 2012
STACEY SOLT/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Joyce and Wilbur Gildner of Palmerton enjoy a heart-healthy meal at Blue Mountain Health System, Lehighton campus, during the hospital's talk on diet's affect on cholesterol levels.

Most adults consider cholesterol a dietary villain. Eat too much cholesterol or fat, and you risk dangerous health problems. After all, most of us have heard doctors tell us the importance of lower cholesterol.

It's not really that simple, of course. That was the message that Blue Mountain Health System had for local residents this week during the talk "Cholesterol: Friend or Foe?" as they broke through the health myths surrounding cholesterol.

Friday, September 21, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Randy Walters, Bobby Maso and Will Heitmann perform during the show.

Members and volunteers of the Strawberry Playhouse in Tuscarora will be performing the popular favorite 'A Streetcar Named Desire' three times over the weekend.

The play is under the direction of Lucille Fala-Brennan, who has expressed her gratitude to the cast members, crew and supporters of the playhouse.

Cast members include Janet Smoldon as Blanche DuBois; Bobby Maso as Stanley Kowalski; Jennifer Kulikosky as Stella Kowalski; Will Heitmann as Harold "Mitch" Mitchell; and Dallas Mease as Pablo Gonzales.