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Wednesday, August 20, 2014
KAREN CIMMS/TIMES NEWS Crumb Bum Cake

When I was a kid, if my father wanted to speak disparagingly of someone, he called them a "crumb bum."

This was somewhat confusing for me, a small child, because on Sundays after church, we often went to the bakery where he would purchase an entire box of "crumb bums" and eat them, slathered with butter, much to my mother's chagrin.

My mother, "The World's Greatest Cook," hated butter and used it sparingly, if at all.

In regard to the great butter debate, I took after my father; nothing beats butter.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
TIMES NEWS FILE PHOTO These 3C Layer Bars from Kerry Uher of Coaldale were one of last year's winning recipes.

Summer is winding down and before you know it, the holidays will be here.

No need to panic; we've got you covered. The 27th annual Times News Cookbook and Recipe Contest is underway!

This year, after serious consideration, we decided to move our annual contest to the fall in order to focus on the fun and food that surround the holidays and take advantage of the great recipes our local cooks stir up over this festive season.

Recipes will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. Oct. 5 and the cookbook will be included in the Nov. 6 issue of the Times News.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The 27th annual Times News Cookbook and Recipe Contest is underway!

This year, after serious consideration, we decided to move the annual contest to the fall in order to focus on the fun and food that surround the holidays and take advantage of the great recipes our local cooks stir up over this festive season.

Recipes will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. Oct. 5 and the cookbook will be included in the Nov. 6 issue of the Times News.

Every entrant will receive a special gift. The winners in each category will win some terrific prizes, as will the grand prize winner.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Blue Mountain Health System will offer a Stroke Support Group from 3 to 4 p.m. Aug. 27 in the second-floor Next Step Acute Rehab Unit Dining Room at the Gnaden Huetten campus, 211 N. 12th St., Lehighton. The speaker will be Denise Frey, a dietitian at BMHS, who will provide healthy eating tips post stroke. Topics vary each month.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Members of Jim Thorpe High School Class of 1964 will meet at noon Wednesday at Penn's Peak. Reunion chairman Ed Solomon will provide an update on the 50-year reunion, which will be held Sept. 13 at Mahoning Valley Country Club. He reminds those who haven't made a commitment to attend, to do so as soon as possible.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Q. What is acetaminophen and why do I see it listed on so many products in my medicine cabinet?

Acetaminophen is the most widely used pain-reliever and fever-reducer in the world. It is contained in more than 100 products. Tylenol is the best known over-the-counter acetaminophen product.

It is also a component of well-known prescription drugs such as Darvocet and Percocet. Acetaminophen also is known as paracetamol and N-acetyl-p-aminophenol.

Monday, August 18, 2014
TIMES NEWS FILE PHOTO Richard Graver, owner of Graver's Orchard in Lehighton, is shown picking apples from his farm. Graver is one of the many area farmers who grow and sell their produce locally.

Your mother always told you to eat your veggies because they were good for you.

She was right.

Vegetables and fruit are healthy choices when deciding what you eat. They are packed with nutritious goodness and can help curb cravings.

And if produce is bought locally, it not only helps you live a healthier lifestyle, it also helps local farmers make a living.

To recognize the importance of produce, especially Pennsylvania-grown produce, the state House of Representatives passed House Resolution 930 designating August as "Produce Month."

Monday, August 18, 2014
AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS Suopira, left, takes cucumbers that she purchased from Richard Graver, owner of Graver's Orchard in Lehighton, at the Panther Valley Senior Center in Nesquehoning recently.

On any given Tuesday during the summer, you can hear the women at the Panther Valley Senior Center in Nesquehoning discussing what produce they need from "the farmer."

As the ladies chatter, a man pops his head in the entrance to say hello.

It's Richard Graver, owner of Graver's Orchard in Lehighton, there to sell his wares.

Graver has been visiting the center for over 40 years.

A third generation farmer, he picked up the tradition of selling produce at the PV Senior Center after his father retired from the farm.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Pennsylvania has a lot to offer in its produce.

With agriculture one of the state's largest industries, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture started the PA Preferred program to boost the local economy and educate consumers about the importance of purchasing locally grown foods.

Started in 2004, the PA Preferred program is the official branding program of agricultural products grown or made in the commonwealth. Items could be anything from eggs to beer and produce to cheescakes.

Saturday, August 16, 2014
Mr. and Mrs. Maurice J. Infante

Mr. and Mrs. Maurice J. Infante recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

They were married Aug. 8, 1964, at St. Peter and Paul Church in Lansford by the Rev. Stanislaus Fronczyk.

Mrs. Infante is the former Mary Ann Wildermuth, daughter of the late Carl and Cecelia (Roscoe) Wildermuth of Lansford. Her husband is the son of the late Manuel and Philomena (Bonfrisco) Infante.

They have two children: Carla, wife of Fred Bartelt of Nesquehoning; and Maureen Infante of Hatfield.

They have one granddaughter, Alyssa Bartelt of Nesquehoning.