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Monday, March 11, 2013

Horses & Horizons Therapeutic Learning Center, Inc. is looking for volunteers to help with its special program of therapeutic horseback riding for children and adults with special needs.

H.H.T.L.C., a registered nonprofit organization, is located 10 miles south of Tamaqua, near Route 309. It offers therapeutic riding lessons on Monday and Wednesday evenings from May through October.

Lesson volunteers must be at least 14 years old, in good health, and able to walk for an hour at a time. They must successfully complete a volunteer training session, provided by H.H.T.L.C.

Friday, March 8, 2013
STACEY SOLT/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Nancy Matyas, a registered dietitian at Blue Mountain Health System, answers questions during a talk on heart health.

Members of the Blue Mountain Health System recently held a "Myth busters" session to teach local residents about heart disease's most common myths and important facts.

"One of the reasons we have talks like this is because coronary heart disease is the single leading cause of death in America," said Toni Gibson, RN BSN MHA, associate vice president of nursing at Blue Mountain. She noted that more than 850,000 Americans will have a heart attack each year. For half of these people, the first symptom of heart disease is death they will die before reaching the hospital.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Like most health matters, food plays an important role in the prevention of heart disease.

During a recent heart disease "Myth busters" session at Blue Mountain Health System, registered dietitian Nancy Matyas reviewed commonly held beliefs about nutrition and heart disease.

The "Myth busters" talk was part of the hospital's Lunch and Learn series. To prove that eating healthy can be fun and tasty, the hospital offered a lunch with heart-healthy foods, including vegetable bean soup; grilled chicken, walnut and strawberry salad on spinach; and a custard and raspberry parfait.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Vanessa M. Felter and Joshua M. Ford, 1117 E. Centre St., Mahanoy City.

Christine M. Young, 182 Hollow Road, Catawissa, and Wayne E. Krueger Jr., 68 Kutz Road, Fleetwood.

Elizabeth M. McClure and Darren R. Borger, 89 Washington St., Middleport.

Abby L. Keyster, formerly of Tamaqua, and Adam R. Kurtz, of 12730 Madison Boulder Lane, Humble, Texas.

Jennifer L. Kusek and Eric D. Croll, 339 Miller Road, Zion Grove, North Union Township.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Members of the Nesquehoning Woman's Club thoroughly enjoyed their evening at Maple Shade ALC in Nesquehoning recently. They were treated to dinner, followed by a tour of the facility. Madeline Ligenza, club member, instructed some volunteers in the art of ballroom dancing. From the left are Maria Mihalski, instructor Madeline Ligenza (front), Pat Sasserath, Judy Moon, Jane Pietruch and Gloria Shubeck. The executive board will be meet at Nan Kevilly's on March 24 at 1 p.m. The next meeting of the club will be April 1 at 7 p.m.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

There will be a Diamond luncheon on Friday, March 8 for women of of Trinity Lutheran Church who are 70 years and older, at Luther Hall.

Following the luncheon, there will be a fashion show featuring clothing from the Trinity Thrift Store.

Store volunteers, Trinity congregants, and customers will model the fashions.

The fashion show is being held to raise awareness of the thrift store and to remind the community that all proceeds from clothing sales benefit the Trinity Food Pantry.

Kay Patterson is supervisor of the Trinity Thrift Store.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

John Jacob Kibler, 301 Water St., Lansford, and Kayleigh Elizabeth Kuchera, 46 N. Fifth St., Coplay.

Brian Stephen Bromiley and Jayne Marie Swankoski, 1103 W. Church St., Ap. 4, Champaign, Ill.

Robert Keith Maier and Victoria Francine Nothstein, 331 High Point Rd., Lehighton.

Craig Thomas Sommers and Rebecca Lynn Mantz, 138 E. Berea St., Summit Hill.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Members of the TIMES NEWS Cookbook and Recipe Contest committee look over some of the recipes received for the annual contest. From left, reporter Amy Miller, lifestyle editor Karen Cimms, and advertising sales representatives Darlene Hentosh and Jennifer Benninger. The deadline has been extended to Tuesday, March 12 at midnight, so hurry and submit your recipe today!

Those who have not yet submitted their favorite recipes for the annual TIMES NEWS Cookbook and Recipe Contest will have a few extra days to do so.

While the deadline has been extended from Sunday, March 10 to Tuesday, March 12 at midnight, you still don't want to wait until the last minute.

The recipes are arriving every day and we are getting excited to sift through them and determine our winners.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013
STACEY SOLT/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Members of the Trinity Praise Band rehearse for the upcoming "Coffeehouse of Hope," a night of music that will benefit "Dylan and Gavin's Rainbow" ministry. The non-profit organization supports families facing a child's medical crisis. Band members from left include Becky McFadden, Brian Hoffner, Stephen Schweitzer, Rev. Robert Von Frisch. Additional band members are Susan Lovejoy, Duane Reichard, and Fred Reichenbach.

A "Coffeehouse of Hope" will be held this weekend to benefit local families facing the serious illness or death of a child.

The Trinity Praise Band will offer a Coffeehouse to support "Dylan and Gavin's Rainbow" ministry at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lehighton. The ministry was established by the Krum family of Lehighton to support families with a child facing a serious illness or medical condition.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

It's time to clean out your closet and help area children.

Gently-used prom and wedding dresses are being collected for the annual Prom & Wedding Dress Sale to be held from 4-7 p.m., Wednesday, April 3 at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe. Most dresses will be priced at just $10 (cash only).

All proceeds from the even will benefit Dream Come True, Blue Ridge Chapter.

Organizers are accepting new and gently-used dresses and accessories, including jewelry, purses, shawls and shoes, from now through March 20.