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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Tamaqua Area High School has announced its 2014 Homecoming candidates. They are, first row, from left, Brooke DeHart, Madelyn Dolinsky, Rachel Keich, Hannah Zoba and Jamie Mateyak. Second row, Devin Murphy, Noah Troxell, Kyle Weaver, Brad Fedor and Tyler Resch. Homecoming will be this weekend, when the Blue Raiders host Panther Valley. The king and queen will be crowned during halftime ceremonies.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Diakon Living & Learning After 50 is holding "oldies dance Saturday" from 8 to 11 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Lakeside Ballroom, 40 Crystal Lane.

Music will be provided by "Flamin' Dick and the Hot Rods 50s & 60s Rock-n-Roll Party Band."

For information on tickets, people should call 570-624-3018.

The dance benefits Diakon Community Services, which offers a range of programs for older adults.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Panther Valley High School crowned its 2014 Homecoming royalty at Friday night's

football game during pregame ceremonies. King is Colin Johnson and Queen is Abby Yusella.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Jim Thorpe Area High School has announced the candidates for 2014 Homecoming King and Queen. Front, from left, Anna Beard, Lindsay Capper, Riley Carroll, Annamarie Fiducia and Gianna Bucci. Devon Matz is also a candidate. Back row, Ryan Carroll, Dominic Pompa,

Josiah Behrens, Jacob Saxon, Tony Shorten and Nathan Fields. The king and queen will be crowned during halftime festivities on Oct. 3 when the Olympians face Panther Valley.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Do you have a terrific recipe for apple butter? Maybe your grandmother's fudge is a hit with all your friends. Homemade treats make great holiday gifts.

If you have an original recipe to share, now is the time to enter it in our annual cookbook and recipe contest and you can win a terrific prize. The deadline is just around the corner.

This year's categories include Tailgating, Main Dish & Sides, Holiday Cookies and Candy, Desserts, Edible Gifts, and Beverages and Smoothies.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

If you're 65 or older, you probably know that the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period runs Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. Generally, this is the only time you can make changes to your coverage.

According to Herb Fritch, president of Cigna-HealthSpring, a leading health service company and Medicare insurance provider, here are some things to consider:

Ÿ Determine priorities. Make a list of priorities such as lowering out-of-pocket costs and use it to compare plans.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

For those wondering about the changing health care requirements for hospital, doctor, prescriptions, home health care and long-term care needs, a free Medicare workshop will take place at 7 p.m. Oct. 1 at SS. Peter and Paul School Hall, 307 Coal St., Lehighton. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

The program is to help people entering Medicare for the first time, and their caregivers, to better understand this comprehensive health care program. The program will conclude with a question-and-answer period. Free refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The community is welcome to sign up for the AARP Safe Driver Refresher Course, to be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Oct. 7 at Heritage Hill Senior Community, 800 6th Street, Weatherly. A complimentary lunch is included.

This course must be completed three years from the date of completion of the initial two-day AARP Safe Driver Course.

The cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Bring your driver's license and present your AARP card for the discount. Successful completion of this course can result in the continuation of discounts on car insurance.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Lehighton Area High School Class of 1970 will hold a reunion meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday a Lehighton Orioles, Orioles Drive, Lehighton.

The class is planning for its 45-year reunion.

Monday, September 22, 2014
Direct from the runways

Checks? Oh yes! Mad for plain? Indeed!

As designers unveiled their spring 2015 collections recently on the runways of New York, London and Milan, models strutted their stuff in gingham, checks and plaid.

You can bring the look into your home with these two new designs from Hampton Forge. The Tomodachi collection includes this gingham cutlery set. Maybe you prefer the Skandia plaid laser etched flatware.

Check out these designs and more at