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Thursday, May 23, 2013
Alexandria Christine Quinn

The final Guiding Star for the Palmerton Concourse Club year is Alexandria Christine Quinn of Palmerton, the daughter of Nancy and Steve Quinn.

She enjoys playing field hockey and spending time with her family, friends and three brothers: Mark, Nicholas and Michael.

Thursday, May 23, 2013
Kaiden Curtis Klotz

KLOTZ A son, Kaiden Curtis Klotz, was born at 1:28 a.m., May 10, 2013 at St. Luke's, Allentown campus, to Lisa and Keith Klotz of Lehighton.

He weighed 5 pounds, 11 ounces and measured 18 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Lynn and Norwood Haydt of Lehighton and the late Curtis Detrick, formerly of Gilbert.

Paternal grandparents are Linda and Martin Klotz of Lehighton.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Many years ago, while attempting to double a favorite muffin recipe, I was briefly called away from the kitchen. I can't remember why, but I'm going to assume some child was doing something to bother another child.

When I returned, I picked up where I thought I'd left off. It seems, however, I forgot where I was and ended up changing the amounts on some of the ingredients, but not others.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Katelyn Evans, a senior at Panther Valley High School, will compete in the second annual Raise Your Voice High School Vocal Scholarship Competition.

The competition will take place at 7:30 p.m., Friday, June 7 at at Allentown Brew Works "FIVE."

Star of the Day Event Productions (www.staroftheday.org), which started the competition last year, will sponsor the event.

There are a total of 15 area high school vocalists juniors and seniors competing for the top prize.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The Pale Moon Players are holding auditions for young actors, ages 8-15, for the play "Wooing Wed Widing Hood" by Charlie Lovett.

Auditions will take place from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 21 and Wednesday, May 22 at Grace Lutheran Church, 4th and Mahoning streets, Lehighton.

No preparation is needed.

Show dates planned for July 12, 13 and 14.

For more information call (610) 377-0290.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Oliva Kupinsky, 8, of Coaldale, and her parents, Carolyn and William, and sister, Samantha, are hoping to raise funds for Give Kids the World at a dress down day fundraiser on May 23 at Panther Valley Elementary School as a way of giving back. The family recently traveled to Florida as guests of Make a Wish Foundation.

A Coaldale girl and her family recently had the time of their lives visiting "Mickey's House" and other Florida attractions.

Olivia Kupinsky, 8, her sister, Samantha, 14, and her parents, Carolyn and William Kupinsky, visited Disney World compliments of Make a Wish Foundation.

Oliva became eligible for a wish trip because of her heart problems. She was born Nov. 20, 2004, in Palmerton Hospital. Shortly after birth, Olivia began experiencing respiratory distress. She was immediately taken by ambulance to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Lehigh Valley Hospital.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Q. If you have high blood pressure, aren't you better off just taking old-fashion water pills instead of all these fancy drugs?

Water pills (aka diuretics) are the oldest and best studied of the drugs used to treat high blood pressure (aka hypertension). Diuretics help the kidneys flush extra water and salt from your body and decrease blood volume to lower pressure.

There are three types of diuretics: thiazide, loop and potassium-sparing. They work in different parts of your kidneys

Monday, May 20, 2013

The 2013 Pennsylvania Vegetable Recipe Contest is now accepting entries from residents of the commonwealth until June 30. The 10th annual contest is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Vegetable Marketing and Research Program.

Pennsylvania residents are eligible to enter one or more of their best vegetable recipes using Pennsylvania vegetables to compete for $100 prizes in four different categories at a statewide cook-off, scheduled for Aug. 8, during Pennsylvania Produce Month, at Lebanon County Career and Technology Center in Lebanon.

Monday, May 20, 2013
VICTOR IZZO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS  Students, aides, and volunteer helpers line the stream under beautiful skies during the 59th annual Germantown Grove Club Fishing Derby for Special Needs students from schools all over Carbon County.

The Germantown Grove Club's annual Fishing Derby for Carbon County students with special needs was held recently along the stream that runs through the Germantown section of Jim Thorpe.

This was the 59th year for the event which hosted approximately 200 students over its two-day run. The derby is sponsored by both the Jim Thorpe American Legion Post 304 and the Germantown Grove Club.

It was started in 1954 as an American Legion function by Germantown resident Phil Rodgers and others.

Friday, May 17, 2013

The Tamaqua High School Class of 1960 will hold a reunion committee meeting at 2 p.m. this Sunday, May 19, at the home of Paul Miller, Hometown. The committee will be finalizing plans for a reunion picnic.

All class members are welcome to attend.

For more information, or directions, call (570) 668-0775.