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Friday, October 5, 2012
Special to the times news

Senior Sara Jones, right, was crowned Northwestern Lehigh High School's 2012 Homecoming Queen last Friday night, during the game with Notre Dame. She was crowned by 2011 Queen Nicole Lach. At Saturday's Homecoming Dance, Thomas "Joey" Duffy was crowned Homecoming King.

Friday, October 5, 2012
STACEY SOLT/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Michele Hurley, left, and Maureen Heffelfinger prepare meatballs for a spaghetti dinner at St. Katharine Drexel in Lansford. The dinner is sponsored by the One Love Foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports communities in Sierra Leone, Africa.

A spaghetti dinner will be held on Sunday, Oct. 14 from noon to 3 p.m. at St. Katharine Drexel Church in Lansford. Proceeds will benefit the One Love Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded in 2007 that supports communities in Sierra Leone, Africa.

One Love Foundation regularly gathers food, clothing, medical supplies and more for the African community. Donations are shipped to Sierra Leone to be shared with an orphanage, schools, and a life skills program that helps adult women to learn a trade that can be used to support their families.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Blue Mountain Health System Women's Cancer Support Group is providing the opportunity for a Service of Healing at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16 at Zion UCC, Second and Iron streets, Lehighton. The Rev. Allen Heckman will lead those present for the fifth annual Service of Healing. The service includes prayers, laying on of hands, and anointing.

Thursday, October 4, 2012
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Benny Mazella and Lauren Zurn were crowned Jim Thorpe Area High School's 2012 Homecoming King and Queen last Friday during halftime festivities, as the Olympians took on the Shenandoah Valley Blue Devils.

Thursday, October 4, 2012
CAROL ZICKLER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Panther Valley High School will hold homecoming festivities on Friday, Oct. 5 at the P.V. Football stadium when P.V. hosts Marian High School at 7 p.m. Homecoming candidates from the senior class are from left, front, Judy Lin, Jordan Kulp, Kristyn Gates, Liz Kocha, Amber Guzman and Trayvonda Rice. Back row are their respective escorts and candidates Coty Heffelfinger, Jordan Duke, Jacob Gulla, Greg Danchek, Joe Whildin and Richie Smith.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Paintings by Franz Kline, photographed May 16, 2012. David W. Coulter Photography

While renowned artist Franz Kline lived in Lehighton more than 80 years ago, many of the local images that inspired his work remain intact. It was the visual impact of anthracite country that first inspired Kline to paint bold, stark lines across a canvas and capture the area's sense of both beauty and decay.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Franz Kline art, collection of Susan Orr, photographed May 29, 2012. David W. Coulter Photography

When the exhibition Franz Kline: Coal and Steel opens this week at the Allentown Art Museum's Scheller gallery, it will offer guests a rare view of a local artist who grew to international fame.

Kline (1910-1962) spent much of his teenage years living on Ninth Street in Lehighton and graduated from Lehighton High School in 1931. He is best known for his black and white abstract work and played a major role in the American Abstract Expressionist movement, influencing countless artists throughout the world.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The grief support group called "GriefShare" announces a new day and time for its weekly meetings.

Beginning Oct 4, the group will now meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at their usual location, St. John's Lutheran Church of Mahoning, 826 Mahoning Drive West, Lehighton.

"GriefShare" is an ongoing group that anyone can join at any time. For more information, contact the church office at (570) 386-9960.

Monday, October 1, 2012
 Apples have more fiber and often less sugar than apple sauce or apple juice; they're also less expensive per serving.

The key to eating healthier is as simple as reading food labels, planning ahead, and understanding that there are no good or bad foods.

"Everything fits in moderation," said Corrine Kanetski, a registered dietitian with Blue Mountain Health System.

If you're ready to start improving your eating habits today, look at the big picture. All meals are made of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. Focus on these three areas to make each meal healthier, says Kanetski.

Monday, October 1, 2012
STACEY SOLT/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Judy Miller, produce manager at Mallard Markets in Lehighton, sets out fresh, locally grown corn in the front of the store. In-season produce can be a good way to add healthy, inexpensive foods to your family's meals.

Walking into a grocery store at this time of year is like walking into an autumn oasis. Fresh, crisp apples await your attention. Fall harvest foods, including squash and pumpkins, stand patiently waiting to be made into pies, side dishes and more.

If you're attempting to make healthier food choices for your family without breaking the bank, you're in luck: There's no better time than fall to start saving money on healthy foods.