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Thursday, November 10, 2011

The 2011 Panther Valley Drama Club will perform a comical murder mystery on Friday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 12 at 3 p.m. at Panther Valley High School's auditorium.

This year's production will introduce newlyweds Freddie and Christine Franklin, who have decided to spend their honeymoon at "Wilcox's Family Bed and Breakfast." The inn is owned and operated by Christine's sweet (sometimes) old Aunt Gretchen.

Thursday, November 10, 2011
KAREN CIMMS/TIMES NEWS

Hosting Thanksgiving at your house this year? One of your guests' first impressions is your front door, so make sure it is warm and welcoming.

It's not too late to create a silk floral wreath, filled with the glorious hues of an autumn afternoon.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Jolene Busher always had a passion for the history of Northeast Pennsylvania.

As she was growing up, her mother would take her to Eckley Miners' Village in Luzerne County, where she would visit her grandmother, who worked in the "Company Store," and play in the streets of the town, much like children did over a century ago.

Throughout her high school and college career, the Weatherly native portrayed a number of characters at Eckley Miners' Village; and witnessed the struggles and triumphs of the former residents through her volunteering and work.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011
SHERI RYAN/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Brian Buzik portrays Martin Luther hammering his Ninety-five Theses to the Castle Church door during a re-enactment at a special Reformation service held at the Zion Lutheran Church, Nesquehoning.

In a combined effort of the four Lutheran churches of the Panther Valley; Zion, Trinity, St. Paul's and St. John's, a special Reformation service was held at the Zion Lutheran Church in Nesquehoning on Sunday.

The service, which was originally slated for Oct. 30, honored Martin Luther who on Oct. 31, 1517 hammered his Ninety-five Theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany. This single act, which was intended to spark academic discussion with the Catholic Church, ended up being the start of the Protestant Reformation.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

MOUNT POCONO – Have you ever dreamed of appearing in a feature film? Have you always wanted to walk the red carpet on opening night? On Nov. 19 you'll get your chance during an open casting call and movie screening to be held at Mount Airy Casino Resort.

In addition to Vincent Pastore, who played Salvatore Bonpensiero on The Sopranos, actor William DeMeo and director Paul Borghese will be seeking new faces and new talent for an upcoming movie, which will begin shooting in spring/summer 2012.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS Lori and Cesar Fernandez are thrilled with the response from the community to the Partners in Caring Coat Drive held at Kinsely's ShopRite Market in Brodheadsville. Lori is Kinsley's controller and Cesar is Kinsley's front-end manager.

"We have excellent customers," says Cesar Fernandez, front-end manager of Kinsley's ShopRite Market in Brodheadsville. "They really came through with our coat drive."

In its Partners in Caring Coat Drive, which ended Oct. 31, over 500 gently-used and some brand new, coats and jackets were donated. Gloves, hats, scarves were also donated. An organization that knits and crochets, donated several hand-knitted gloves, mittens and scarves.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Representatives from Northeast Pharmacy will present a free seminar on Medicare Part D at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at Heritage Hill Senior Community, 800 Sixth St., Weatherly.

They will explain Medicare Part D and how to navigate the Medicare website. They will also talk about the state's Pace-Pace Net Program.

A pharmacist will be available to answer questions about interactions with prescription drugs and over-the-counter medication.

Those interested in attending should RSVP to Lisa Marie or Janice at (570) 427-4500 by Nov. 14.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Blue Mountain Health System Women's Cancer Support Group will host a presentation of post operative supplies featuring mastectomy and colostomy items when it meets at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 15, in the community room at the Gnaden Huetten Campus, 211 N. 12th St., Lehighton.

Representatives from Keystone Medical Supply, Jim Thorpe, customer service officer Chris Evans and certified bra fitter Ceil Sebelin, will have articles from Amoena, Natural Wear, Classique and more.

Monday, November 7, 2011
Maestro Randall D. Perry

The Bach and Handel Chorale will perform a program of seasonal music beginning at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 21 Race St., Jim Thorpe, at 3 p.m. on Dec. 3.

The chorale will file into St. Mark's to a rendering of "Adeste Fidelis," arranged by Maestro Randall D. Perry, artistic director and conductor of the chorale.

An antiphonal choir, consisting of chorale members Angela Mosley, soprano; Samantha Yachera, alto; Edward Sayre, tenor; and Daniel Evans, bass; will echo from the rear of the church as the chorale sings "While Shepherds Watched," a traditional Christmas carol.

Monday, November 7, 2011

This holiday season, experience maximal pleasure from all the wonderful food.

By eating mindfully you'll eat less and enjoy these special holiday meals even more.

The key to mindful eating is to notice the details. Pretend you're writing an article about your Thanksgiving or other holiday meal for a gourmet magazine.

Here are 12 steps to leave you satisfied with Thanksgiving dinner ... minus the stuffed part!

Ÿ Focus on the people you're sharing your meal with. Engage in interesting conversations. Ask questions and really listen to your companions.