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Friday, February 25, 2011
Kevin Michael Lawfer

A son, Kevin Michael Lawfer, was born to Brian S. and Susan Ward Lawfer of Barnesville, at 5:52 p.m. on Jan. 23, 2011 at Lehigh Valley Hospital.

He weighed 5 pounds, 14 ounces, and measured 19 inches long.

Kevin has a 4-year-old sister, Julia Morgan Lawfer.

Maternal grandparents are George and Nancy Ward of Barnesville.

Paternal grandparents are Norwood and Carol Lawfer of Stony Run. Nancy Lawfer of Topton is the children's great-grandmother.

Friday, February 25, 2011
Shane Charles Thompson

THOMPSON A son, Shane Charles Thompson, was born on Jan. 30, 2011 at St. Luke's Hospital, Bethlehem, to Jo and Charles W. Thompson of Albrightsville.

He weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces, and measured 20 inches long.

Shane has two older brothers, Kyle, 18, and Jacob, 9.

Maternal grandmother is Juliana Nonnemacher of Albrightsville.

Paternal grandparents are Nancy and Dennis Kibler of Albrightsville, and William and Bunny Thompson of Franklin, Ga.

Paternal great-grandmother is Norine Bookman of West Babylon, N.Y.

Thursday, February 24, 2011
Sophie Antoinette Heffelfinger

HEFFELFINGER A daughter, Sophie Antoinette Heffelfinger, was born at 7:45 p.m. on Jan. 27, 2011 at Hazleton General Hospital to Melissa Malatak and Anthony Heffelfinger, both of Nesquehoning.

She weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces and measured 19 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Mike and Carol Malatak, Nesquehoning, and Georgia Young, Lehighton.

Paternal grandparents are George and Annette Heffelfinger, Coaldale.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Kenneth Lee Cressman and Jeanette Jean Donlon, 259 Franklin Ave., Palmerton.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

ATHENS, OHIO (AP) – After a week of pain, sleepless nights and dread at the thought of the next feeding, new mother Paula Linscott was on the brink of giving up her attempts to nurse.

"It took like a month or two before it stopped hurting," said the Ph.D. candidate at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. "I thought it was just going to be fine, like it was this natural thing you do."

Thursday, February 24, 2011
AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS These three witches aren't really from William Shakespeare's Macbeth. They're just members of the TIMES NEWS cookbook committee, (TIMES NEWS advertising sales representatives Linda Muffley and Darlene Hentosh, and lifestyle editor Karen Cimms), hoping to stir up even more interest in this year's contest. There is still time to enter your original recipe in the 24th Annual TIMES NEWS Cookbook and Recipe Contest, but remember, the deadline is midnight, Saturday, March 12.

"Double, double toil and trouble. Fire burn and cauldron bubble."

With apologies to Will Shakespeare, we aren't really looking for recipes for "eye of newt" or "toe of frog," but we are hoping that our readers are busy stirring up some wonderful recipes for the 24th Annual TIMES NEWS Cookbook and Recipe Contest.

Recipes must be received at the TIMES NEWS by midnight, Saturday, March 12, so there is still plenty of time to dig out your cauldron and whip up a tasty soup or stew, or a recipe in any of our other categories, and compete for over $900 in prizes.

Thursday, February 24, 2011
Katie Moran and Stephen Boccella

The engagement of Katie Moran to Stephen Boccella, both of Macungie, has been announced by her mother.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Christine Moran, Lake Hauto, and the late Robert Moran. She is a 2001 graduate of Marian Catholic High School and a 2005 graduate of the University of Scranton where she earned a bachelor of science degree in exercise science.

In 2010 she earned a master of science degree in exercise science and health promotion from the California University of Pennsylvania.

She is employed as a wellness coach with Wellness Coaches USA.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011
AP Photo/Larry Crowe Slathered with a taste of Thailand this "Fried" Haddock Sandwich with Thai Red Curry Mayonnaise uses simple techniques and bold flavor in a quick to make meal.

For about a year now I've been trying to find a good way to infuse my basic baked "fried" haddock with the taste of Thai red curry paste.

And the solution has repeatedly escaped me. Until now.

My haddock couldn't be simpler.

I whisk eggs, mayo and mustard in one shallow bowl, and fill a second with panko breadcrumbs. I then dredge haddock fillets through the egg mixture, then through the panko, then bake them on a sheet in the oven.

That's it. And they're delicious.

But I'd wanted to add the gentle yet complex spicy heat of red curry paste.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011
This Jan. 16, 2011 photo shows creamy brown rice risotto in Concord, N.H. For extra flavor and color, you can add sauteed mushrooms and bell peppers, though you certainly could substitute with vegetables of your choice. (AP Photo/Larry Crowe)

I've always resisted making risotto part of my regular dinner rotation.

And it's not a time factor. Though risotto has a reputation for being laborious, the reality is that it can be mostly painless and totally weeknight friendly. My reluctance mostly stems from all that white rice and fat, the combination of which generally doom the dish to being a sometimes treat.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS

A Lehighton Cadette Girl Scout is well on her way to earning a Silver Award.

Katelyn Hosler, granddaughter of Katherine and James Hosler of Franklin Township, recently presented her project, much needed wheelchair accessories, to the residents of ManorCare, an Allentown nursing home.

The Silver Award is the highest award a Cadette Girl Scout can earn and represents a girl's growing ability to identify and respond to community needs, consider possible solutions and establish networks to make them happen.