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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Lehigh Carbon Community College and the Pennsylvania State Police will offer a free child safety seat check from noon to 8 p.m. Monday in parking lot L at the main campus in Schnecksville.

Hosted by the college’s Criminal Justice Society, Teacher Education Student Association and Early Learning Center classroom, this event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Jodi Rowlands at 610-799-1588 or jrowlands@lccc.edu.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Pocono Greyhound Adoption has two Meet & Greets coming up where those interested in adopting a greyhound can learn more about the dogs.

On Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. the group will be at Country Junction, 6565 Interchange Road in Lehighton.

They will also be at Tractor Supply, 486 Blakeslee Blvd. Drive West, Lehighton, Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Next month, the group returns to Country Junction from noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 15, and to Tractor Supply from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. that same day.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

The American Heart Association invites workplaces, community groups, friends and family to participate in the 2016 Lehigh Valley Heart Walk Sunday at Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the walk steps off at 9 a.m.

The Heart Walk is a family-friendly event to promote the importance of physical activity for heart health and raise funds to support the American Heart Association’s lifesaving mission to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Chicken and Spinach Tortellini Soup Copyright - Zubek-Miller Photography

The Times News Cookbook and Recipe Contest is heating up. Have you submitted your original recipe yet?

Categories this year are: Appetizers; Salads, Sides, Vegetables; Main Dish; Cooking with Kids; Health Conscious; and Desserts. There will be a winner in each category. A grand prize winner will be selected from those six winners.

Send recipes to Times News, P.O. Box 239, Lehighton, PA 18235, Attn: Donna Hall; or email dhall@tnonline.com. Deadline is 11:59 p.m. Oct. 2.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

The West End World of Food Festival will take place from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday on 19th Street between Liberty and Allen in Allentown, features nearly 20 food vendors representing food from around the world and some local favorites. There is live music all day, craft and packaged food vendors, and activities for children. The festival supports the West End Alliance Inc., an independent not-for-profit neighborhood development organization.

Music begins at 11 a.m. and continues throughout the day.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Del Monte Fresh Produce has kicked off its annual “Go Bananas! Halloween Costume Giveaway.” Del Monte launched the promotion to encourage healthy eating during the Halloween holiday and promote Del Monte premium bananas as alternatives to traditional Halloween treats.

Consumers can win a Del Monte branded banana costume to wear for their Halloween festivities. The contest will randomly award a banana costume to 1,000 fans who enter online at www.freshhalloween.com. To increase your chances submit a photo of yourself as a banana using the template provided on the website.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
A salad of spicy grilled shrimp with hearts of palm, avocado and orange. SARA MOULTON VIA AP Copyright - Sara Moulton

ave you ever whipped up a spicy dish — chili, for example — and realized when it’s too late that you somehow overdid it and added way too much of the hot stuff?

Happily, there are two very simple ways to restore some equilibrium: adding dairy and/or sugar. It’s a balancing act performed all over the world.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Make packing school lunches a family affair

Giant’s new Build a Better Lunch program includes ideas and tips for parents and kids to come together to create balanced meals.

“Giant/Martin’s wants to help families save money, save time and eat well throughout the new school year with plenty of ideas for lunches that taste great and provide needed nutrition and energy to help kids make it through the school day,” said Sarah Glunz, Giant/Martin’s lead nutritionist.

“Keep healthy choices top of mind, but think outside of the lunch box too with different offerings to keep kids interested.”

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Blue Mountain Health System will offer a series of classes on diabetes self-management training and support on Sept. 22, 29, Oct. 6 and 13 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the ground floor community room at the Gnaden Huetten campus, 211 N. 12th St. in Lehighton.

The course will be facilitated by Susan Generose, diabetes care coordinator. It will cover meal planning, exercise ideas, the basics of monitoring, complications, changing behaviors and resources for people with diabetes.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

The headaches were excruciating and wouldn’t go away. Her doctor said they were migraines. Then, one morning a few weeks later, Jamie Hancock stood up from the couch and discovered she couldn’t move the right side of her body. When she spoke, her speech was slurred.

At the hospital, doctors told her she was having a stroke. The 32-year-old Hancock, whose children were just 1 and 3, had a sobering epiphany: “My whole life is changed forever.”