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Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Novinger

As a pediatrician, I've seen my share of ear infections, sinus infections and strep throats over the years. Antibiotics are often prescribed to treat these conditions, but I'm often asked by parents and caregivers if antibiotics are the right treatment for other conditions as well, such as colds or the flu.

Each November, we recognize Get Smart About Antibiotics Week, and it's the perfect time for parents and caregivers to reflect on when antibiotics are an appropriate treatment and when they are not especially for children.

Monday, November 10, 2014
AP Photo/National Toy Hall of Fame New additions to the National Toy Hall of Fame are seen in an  undated photo provided by the National Toy Hall of Fame. Little green army men, along with the Rubik's Cube and bubbles, were announced last week as the newest additions to the National Toy Hall of Fame in Rochester, New York.

ROCHESTER, N.Y. It's mission accomplished for little green army men.

The molded plastic must-haves for generations of pretend soldiers were inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame on Thursday, along with the 1980s stumper Rubik's Cube, and bubbles.

The trio of toys takes its place alongside other classics including Barbie, G.I. Joe, Scrabble and the hula hoop after beating out nine other finalists including Fisher-Price Little People, American Girl dolls and My Little Pony.

The tiny monochromatic heroes have been around since 1938, with ups and downs along the way.

Monday, November 10, 2014
Stacey Solt/Special to the Times News In a world filled with technology, low-tech toys are still popular and make a great holiday gift for children and teens. From left, 3-year-olds Zachary Goodhile, Eliza Rodgers and Quinn Haydt, all of Lehighton, play with foam shapes during story time at the Lehighton Area Memorial Library.

When it comes time to choose holiday gifts for the children in your life, think beyond video games and electronic devices.

"Books and low-tech activities are so important for children because they foster creativity and imagination, giving a child an opportunity to think and to explore and to be engaged for themselves rather than simply being entertained," said Becky Wanamaker, director of the Lehighton Area Memorial Library.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Between smartphones, computers, television and video games, your family's home is likely filled with electronics and technology. Could you benefit from unplugging and putting the electronics away, even if just for a few hours?

Saturday, November 8, 2014
Mr. and Mrs. James Carroll

Mr. and Mrs. James Carroll of Jim Thorpe recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

They were married Oct. 31, 1964, by the Rev. Francis Adolf at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jim Thorpe.

Mrs. Carroll is the former Kathryn Felker, daughter of the late Frank and Catherine Felker of Jim Thorpe. Her husband is the son of the late James and Jetta Carroll, also of Jim Thorpe.

Saturday, November 8, 2014
Mr. and Mrs. Glenmore L. Dotter

Mr. and Mrs. Glenmore L. Dotter of Penn Forest Township will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary in January.

They recognized the occasion with a gathering last month for family and friends at Whispering Pines Banquet Hall at Penn Forest Fire Company No. 1.

They were married Jan. 16, 1965, by the Rev. Francis Adolf at St. Joseph Church in Jim Thorpe.

Mrs. Dotter is the former Ellen M. Herman, daughter of the late Helen Kochmar Herman and Leonard Herman of Jim Thorpe.

Her husband is the son of the late Clara Meckes Dotter and Mal Dotter of Jim Thorpe.

Saturday, November 8, 2014
William Swenson Jr. and Jennel Yelito

William Swenson Jr. and Jennel Yelito, together with their families, have announced their engagement.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of David Yelito of Coaldale and Diane and Terry Miller of Nesquehoning. A graduate of Moravian College, she holds two master's degrees in education from Wilkes University.

She is employed by the Tamaqua Area School District, as a sixth-grade reading teacher and as head girls tennis coach.

Her fiance is the son of Maria and William Swenson of East Stroudsburg. He graduated from DeSales University with a degree in business management.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Joseph and Carol (Knepper) Colecio of Tresckow recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on Nov. 7, 1964.

The Colecios have one daughter, Roseann (Colecio) Gabos, and her husband, Calvin, of Beaver Meadows; and one son, Anthony Colecio, and his wife, Jennifer, of Weatherly.

They also have four grandchildren, Santino Gabos, and Amanda, Alexis and Antonio Colecio.

In September they traveled to the West Coast in celebration of their golden anniversary.

On Nov. 1 they were honored at a dinner celebration with their family.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Certain factors may increase your risk of epilepsy.

Ÿ Age. The onset of epilepsy is most common during early childhood and after age 60, but the condition can occur at any age.

Ÿ Family history. If you have a family history of epilepsy, you may be at an increased risk of developing a seizure disorder.

Friday, November 7, 2014
@$:AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS Ellen Baca, coordinator of the Epilepsy Foundation Eastern Pennsylvania, second from right, accepts the proclamation naming November as Epilepsy Awareness Month in Carbon County, from Carbon County Commissioners Thomas J. Gerhard, left; Wayne Nothstein, second from left; and William O'Gurek.

Did you know that one in 26 people in the United States will develop epilepsy at some point in their lifetime?

That means that it could happen to you, your mom, dad, siblings, friends or co-workers.

To raise awareness, Carbon County has declared November as Epilepsy Awareness Month.

Last week, the county commissioners adopted a proclamation with the hope of shedding light on this condition.

Ellen Baca, coordinator for the Epilepsy Foundation Eastern Pennsylvania, was on-hand to accept the proclamation.