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Thursday, June 12, 2014

The next Grandparents Raising Grandchildren meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m., June 24, at the Lehigh Carbon Community College Jim Thorpe campus, 1100 Center St., Jim Thorpe.

Any grandparent raising a grandchild is welcome to attend.

Thursday, June 12, 2014
Stacey Solt/Special to the Times News The Women's Club of Lehighton recently presented donations to four area organizations. Representing those organizations were, front row from left, Becky Wanamaker, Lehighton Area Memorial Library; Lisa Johnson, Blue Mountain Health System; and Nicole Beckett, Lehighton borough. Back row are past and current presidents of the Women's Club, from left, Kaye Miller, Gloria DeSousa, current President Nancy Carlson and Lisa Everett.

The Women's Club of Lehighton held its final dinner of the year on Wednesday, and used this meeting to show their support for organizations in the Lehighton area.

Representatives from the Lehighton Area Memorial Library, Blue Mountain Health System's Lehighton campus, Family Promise of Carbon County and the borough of Lehighton each received a donation that will be used to improve their facilities or outreach.

These four organizations were chosen based on need by the Women's Club Past Presidents' group.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
AP Photo/Matthew Mead Grilled tomatillo and mango salsa over blue cheese meatloaf  burgers. This summer grilling recipe combines meat, vegetables and fruit.

We all know fire works wonders on meat and vegetables. But we often forget that it also can do amazing things for fruit.

To prove the point, we decided to come up with a summer grilling recipe that puts the heat to all of the above meat, vegetables and fruit.

We start by making a grilled salsa built around tomatillos, mangos, red onion and Peppadew peppers.

Then we created a blue cheese-blended patty that is equal parts burger and meatloaf, the perfect base to spoon the salsa onto. The result is a moist, tender burger with tons of flavor in and on it.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
KAREN CIMMS/TIMES NEWS ABOVE: Still hot and bubbling right from the oven, Chicken Parmigiana is an easy weeknight dinner that's also perfect for company. BELOW: Our grandson Kyle is the latest family chef in a long line of cooks.

All of the men in my family are wonderful cooks.

My dad was a professional chef, my husband learned at his mother's knee and my son began making traditional family dishes when he was only 10 years old.

It's no surprise then that with our grandson Kyle visiting us for a few weeks, he would want to learn how to cook.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Many people today are interested in growing and/or buying local foods and want to preserve them for use throughout the year.

"Yes I Can" is an introductory workshop providing today's recommendations on how to safely can seasonal garden produce and specialty items.

It includes costs, equipment, how to use a pressure canner and boiling water bath canner, types of pack, safe methods and procedures, storage, and resources. Dial gauge canners can be tested for accuracy for those who bring the lid (excluding All American dial gauge canners).

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Q. My brother told me he has a macular pucker. Is this the same thing as macular degeneration?

First, a bit of biology ...

The lens in the front of your eye focuses light on the retina in the back of your eye. The lens is like the one in a camera, and the retina is like film. The space between the lens and retina is filled with the vitreous, a clear gel that helps to maintain the shape of the eye.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Lansford High School's Class of 1964 gathered recently to celebrate their 50-year reunion.

The Class of 1964 was the final graduating class from Lansford High School, before it was merged to form Panther Valley High School.

The reunion took place May 23 at the Inn at Jim Thorpe.

Classmates attending included Mary Kruzik Faenza, Bernadette Kralick Cascarino, James Neal, Patti Rochford Martin, Lorraine Karnish Taylor, Geri Pohlod King, Susan Matta Lukac, Kayann Murphy Sommers, Method Jaso, Connie Sroka Mihalko, Judy Rehrig McHugh and Pat Martin Clouse.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Amelia Marie Horan

HORAN A daughter, Amelia Marie Horan, was born at 10:06 p.m. on April 27, 2014, at Pottsville Hospital to Molly and Keith Horan of Tamaqua.

She weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces and measured 20 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Marie and Jim Pieracini of Tamaqua.

Paternal grandparents are Martha Howells and the late Jack Horan of Tamaqua.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The Monroe County Historical Association has announced the "History in Bloom, a tour of Stroudsburg's gardens" fundraiser, which will be held from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, June 21.

Gardens located in Stroudsburg's historic district and south Stroudsburg will be featured on the tour. The garden tour will begin at Bryant Park, which is located at the corner of Bryant Street and Park Avenue (Route 191) in south Stroudsburg.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
PHOTO COURTESY OF METRO CREATIVE GRAPHICS Penn State Master Gardeners in Carbon County celebrate "National Pollinator Week with a free propagation presentation and a tour of the pollinator garden.

Penn State Master Gardeners in Carbon County will celebrate "National Pollinator Week" from 1-1:30 p.m. Saturday at the pollinator demonstration garden, located at 529 Lentz Trail in Jim Thorpe.

Master gardeners will give a free propagation presentation and teach the best methods for propagating pollinator friendly plants by seeds, by cuttings and by division.

There will be free information sheets on various methods of propagation, and a tour of the pollinator garden. Master gardeners will be on hand to answer questions.