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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.

Friday, November 4, 2011

What does a shed, solar panels, computer animated design, auto collision repair, and 39 middle school students have in common?

The answer is simple: the Carbon County STEM Career Academy.

Over the last five weeks, students from Palmerton, Panther Valley, Jim Thorpe, Weatherly and Lehighton traveled to Carbon Career & Technical Institute in Jim Thorpe, where they received a glimpse into a few high priority careers of the future.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

The American Cancer Society will host a free Look Good, Feel Better makeover workshop from 4-6 p.m., Nov. 14, at the Schuylkill Medical Center-South, 420 S. Jackson St., Pottsville. The session is open to local female cancer patients actively undergoing cancer treatment. It will be held in the board room.

Trained cosmetologists will meet with patients to discuss ways of using makeup and accessories to minimize appearance-related side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatment.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

We owe today's U.S. service members a debt that can never be repaid. Just think of the men and women serving in Afghanistan, Iraq and around the world. They are making tremendous sacrifices to serve our nation and keep America free.

As holiday schedules get busy in the coming days and weeks, please don't forget those who have given so much.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Woven Friendship branch of Longaberger Home Consultants held the Season of Hope luncheon on Sunday at Lehigh Township Fire Company, Cherryville, to raise funds for Erika Moyer of Franklin Township. From left are, Judy Barkanic, Michelle Milisits, Beatrice Schafer, Colleen Stauffer, Moyer, Rebecca Hrusovsky, last year's recipient and this years speaker; Angie Buckles, Ellen Counterman, Danette Troxell and Lori Hamm. Also a participating consultant was Christine Serfass, Jennie Hausman and Angie Hovatch.

Season of Hope luncheon, held at Lehigh Township Fire Company, Cherryville, on Sunday, brought mothers, daughters, and friends together to help raise money for a Franklin Township woman who is battling breast cancer. The luncheon also serves to raise awareness of the most common form of cancer in women.

This year's event, which was organized by the Woven Friendship branch of Longaberger Home Consultants, had dozens of women and children, and even a few men, filling the banquet hall to support Erika Moyer, who has been fighting breast cancer for two years.

Wednesday, November 2, 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.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011
SHERI RYAN/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Emma Valderama, 4, of Coaldale receives some candy from Maple Shade Meadows resident Sara Hofford during Safe Trick or Treating on Thursday.

On Thursday MapleShade Meadows Senior Living center held a Safe Trick or Treat. Area children came dressed in their costumes and walked around the facility, stopping at various locations to collect their treats. The residents enjoyed seeing the children in their costumes. Following the Trick or Treat, residents were treated to a party with refreshments and entertainment provided by The Jive Cats. At left, resident Mary DeSantis is dressed for the occasion as she handed out candy to the children.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Q. They're starting a tai chi class at our senior center. Do you think this is worth taking?

Tai chi (tie-chee) has helped many people feel better. However, you should check with your doctor first to see if this form of exercise is OK for you.

Tai chi is practiced all across China, where it was developed in the 12th century. It's common in Chinese hospitals and clinics. In Asia, tai chi is considered to be the most beneficial exercise for older people, because it is gentle and can be modified easily if a person has health limitations.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

"White bells just wouldn't be us," says new bride Katie Arnold as she explains why she was married on Halloween at Sky View Memorial Park in Hometown. Pictured dressed in Halloween attire, from left, are Mary Meredith, bride's aunt; Erin Blackowitch, maid of honor; Katie (Blackowitch) Arnold, bride; Dale Arnold, groom; and Robert Guth, best man. Children in front are Ryan Mooney, 6, as coffin boy and Rayne Shellhamer, 5, as finger girl. The Arnolds are from Tamaqua.