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Friday, January 28, 2011
Mildred Kromer's son Harold and daughter-in-law Anna Mae share the happy occasion.

Mildred Kromer celebrated her 100th birthday recently, surrounded by friends and family and members of her church.

Born on Jan. 18, 1911, in Indianland, Lehigh Township to Charles and Mae Deibert, Mildred was recognized at her church, St. Paul's UCC in Indianland, during the Jan. 16 service. Flowers there that day were presented by Cindy Deppe and Geraldine Christman in her honor.

The bulletins were presented for the same reason by Gloria Newhard, Shirley Eckhart and Donna Henninger.

Thursday, January 27, 2011
Quinn Anna Jean Haydt

HAYDT A daughter, Quinn Anna Jean Haydt, was born at 12:35 p.m. on Dec. 3, 2010 at Lehigh Valley Hospital to Sarah and Adam Haydt of Lehighton.

She weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces and measured 20.5 inches.

Maternal grandparents are Cindi and Robert Heness of Inkerman, Pa.

Paternal grandparents are Jan and Drue Haydt of Lehighton.

Thursday, January 27, 2011
Margaret Poshefko

Margaret Poshefko, wife of Edward Poshefko of Lansford, will celebrate her 91st birthday on Jan. 29.

Joining her in the celebration are her four daughters: Pat Midas, Joanne Anderson and Donna Poshefko, all of Lansford, and Lisa Solt of Mahoning.

Margaret and her husband have four grandchildren: Jason Anderson, Kristin Summers, David Midas and Shaine Poshefko; and four great-grandchildren: Jocelyn Marx, Edward Marx, Ryan Summers and Gunner Midas.

Margaret and Edward celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary last October.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Donna and Richard Bloom Sr. are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary. They were married on Jan. 30, 1971 in Jim Thorpe.

Mrs. Bloom is the daughter of the late Peter and Alice Reeser. Her husband is the son of the late George and Mabel Bloom.

They are the parents of five children: Ronald and his wife Betty of Lehighton; Richard Jr. and his wife Joyce of Andreas; Robert and his wife Dioneley of Whitehall; Robin and her husband Harry Diehl of Lehighton; and Roxanne and her husband Gerry Berger, also of Lehighton.

The couple has four grandchildren.

Thursday, January 27, 2011
** HOLD FOR RELEASE AT 12:01 A.M MONDAY, JAN. 24, 2011. THIS PHOTO CANNOT BE PRINTED, BROADCAST, OR PUBLISHED ONLINE BEFORE MONDAY, JAN. 24, 2011 AT 12:01 ** In this Friday, Jan. 14, 2011 photo, Beverly and Eugene Murray prepare dinner at their home in Cary, N.C. As the economy improves and families have more spending money, they're still saving restaurants for special occasions. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Eating at home may be one of the few behavioral changes from the recession that stick.

Forced to eat more meals at home when money was tight, people learned new habits. Some discovered they enjoy cooking and dining in. As the economy improves and families have more spending money, they're still saving restaurants for special occasions.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Does reading a nutrition label on your favorite box of cereal have you confused? Do you know what to look for to find better foods?

If you want to learn more about what the numbers on those labels mean, let Laura Smith, certified nutritionist, help.

Smith will explain how to read nutrition labels and the importance of understanding the nutritional value of the foods you eat at the Coaldale TOPS meeting held 6 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 16, in the Education Room of St. Luke's Miners Memorial Hospital, Coaldale. The free program is open to the public.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011
KAREN CIMMS/TIMES NEWS

Have you submitted your favorite recipes for the 24th Annual TIMES NEWS Cookbook and Recipe Contest? If not, there's still time to flex your culinary muscles and take part in this year's contest. Your effort could win you a grand prize valued at more than $300!

Over $900 in prizes are up for grabs this year and everyone who enters will receive a TIMES NEWS pizza cutter.

The cookbook will be included in the April 14th edition of the TIMES NEWS.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Q. I'm 68 years old and I want to know how much Vitamin D you need to be healthy.

The U.S. Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences has established Adequate Intake (AI) levels for vitamin D. The daily levels in International Units (IU) for everyone are as follows according to age:

Ÿ Under the age of 50 - 200 IU

Ÿ From 50-70 years-old - 400 IU

Ÿ Over 70 years-old - 600 IU

Monday, January 24, 2011

The Panther Valley High School Class of 1986 is currently organizing its 25-year reunion in 2011.

Fellow classmates are invited to send contact information to Anthony DeGiosio at degfam92@comcast.net, or by mail to 540 Jefferson Blvd., Jefferson Township, PA 18436.

In addition, an organizational meeting for this reunion will be held at Kelly's Pub in Lansford on Saturday, Jan. 22 at 4 p.m.

Monday, January 24, 2011
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Suzi DeMara, right, of Care Net, Lehighton, watches as Kristyn Gates of Lansford and Jeffrey Gangaware of Coaldale light luminaries Sunday at First Congregational Church, Coaldale, as part of the church's Sanctity of Human Life Sunday observance.

Members of First Congregational Church, Coaldale, joined with thousands of churches across the United States on Sunday, Jan. 23, in observing Sanctity of Human Life Sunday.

Suzi DeMara, of Care Net, Lehighton, a pro-life, nonprofit pregnancy resource center, addressed the congregation and explained how the organization provides support to those facing an unplanned pregnancy and encourages healthy choices in sexuality, relationships, and parenting.