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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

When it comes to ground meat (or most any meats for that matter), it's a simple equation: fat equals flavor and moisture.

It would follow then that a low-fat burger should be dry and tasteless, right? Not necessarily.

While it may be tempting to go for 90 or 95 percent lean ground beef or turkey when crafting a leaner burger, the results will be disappointing. A better choice is to use a juicier 85 percent lean meat and find other ways to cut the fat.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Lehighton High School Class of 1960 held its 50th year reunion on June 4 at the Lehighton American Legion. First row, from left, Charlotte (Flick) Knappenberger, Diana (Kessler) Beisel, Nancy (Cunfer) Shaffer, Helene (Wert) Tkach, Carole (Kreitz) Semmel, Gail (Mertz) Christman, Donald Stout and Patricia (DeFrehn) Gourley.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. George York

Mr. and Mrs. George York of Summit Hill are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary.

They were married on June 15, 1985 at Immaculate Conception Church in Jim Thorpe by the Rev. Michael S. Lawrence.

Mrs. York is the former Patricia Boyle, daughter of the late Walter and Alberta Boyle of Jim Thorpe. She is a housewife.

Mr. York is the son of Rose York of Summit Hill and George R. York of White Haven.

He is a retired state employee, currently working at Wal-Mart in Hometown.

The couple are the parents of two children: Sharon and Daniel both of Summit Hill.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

James Arthur Baione and Colleen Teresa Beers, 622 Franklin St., Box 226, Bowmanstown.

Jason James Treantafelo and Selena Florence Shupp, 494 Franklin Ave., Apt. 1, Palmerton.

Nathan Uriah Hansen and Amanda Marie Fronheiser, 27 Rau Rd., Jim Thorpe.

Gregory Michael Doolittle and Judith Anne Baier, 619 Lehigh St., Jim Thorpe.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Q. I'm having some trouble sleeping and don't want to take pills. Do you have any suggestions?

Here are some pointers to help you get better sleep:

Ÿ Go to bed and wake up at the same time every day. This will keep you in sync with your body's internal rhythm, which is affected by sunlight.

Ÿ Try to get some natural light each afternoon.

Ÿ Don't nap too much.

Ÿ Exercise daily, but finish your workout at least three hours before bedtime.

Ÿ Don't drink beverages with caffeine late in the day.

Monday, June 14, 2010

The East Penn Reunion of anyone who attended the one and two room school houses in the township will be held on July 17. Anyone who wishes to attend and who has not received an invitation, should call Marjorie Balliet at (610) 377-4740.

Monday, June 14, 2010
FILE- This July 30, 2009 file photo shows New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, left, and TV lifestyle celebrity Sandra Lee as they attend the premiere of "Julie & Julia" at The Ziegfeld Theatre, in New York. Cuomo and Lee have been a couple for five years. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer, FILE)

NEW YORK (AP) – He battles Wall Street fat cats, wants to drain New York's political swamp and is the favorite to be the state's next governor. She makes chili dogs on the Food Network, dispenses recipes for "semi-homemade" meals and has clutter-free closet tips.

New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo and TV lifestyle celebrity Sandra Lee have been a couple for five years, highly visible in their respective fields but largely under the radar as a couple.

Monday, June 14, 2010
"Annunciation to a Young Women" by the late Japanese-born artist, Shozo Nagano.

A celebration of color will fill galleries around Jim Thorpe next weekend, with exhibits by a variety of artists. A map will be available for visitors at designated sites.

Three Mountains Gallery, 29 Race St., Jim Thorpe, will host an exhibit of recent etchings by artist David Price beginning Friday, June 18, from 6-10 p.m., and continuing Saturday and Sunday, June 19-20 from noon until 6 p.m. An opening reception will be held on Friday from 6-10 p.m.

Friday, June 11, 2010
@$:KAREN CIMMS/TIMES NEWS

Thanks to the generosity and talent of over a dozen area quilters, some new mommys will be snuggling their infants under beautiful, handmade quilts.

The Quilted Crow, a new quilt shop in Lehighton, launched a local "Quilts for Kids" project through the shop. The owners of the shop, Jane Heckman and Cindy Mengel-Smith, purchased the fabric and made it available at no charge to quilters interested in making baby-sized quilts.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Beyond Bach, a group of six singers from the Bach and Handel Chorale, will present a Summer Concert Series consisting of concerts at the Jim Thorpe Gazebo, located in Josiah White Park in downtown Jim Thorpe.

Concerts will be performed at 2 p.m. on the following Saturdays: July 10, 17 and 24 and Aug. 14; and Sunday, Aug. 15. The concerts will consist of American songs.

Concerts will last about an hour and are sponsored by various businesses and supported by a grant for the County of Carbon.