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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.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Earlier this year, 10 northeastern and north central Pennsylvania residents took the brave step of sharing their personal stories of surviving breast cancer in an effort to educate others about the disease.

Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BCNEPA) collected their experiences for the company's 12th annual Gallery of Hope, a traveling display containing survivor profiles and educational materials designed to raise awareness about the importance of early detection and treatment in the fight against breast cancer.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Carbon County Art League will present its fall show on Saturday, Oct. 6 and Sunday, Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. both days. The Hampton Inn, 877 Interchange Road (Route 209), Lehighton, will host the exhibit.

An opening reception will take place all day on Saturday. The show is free and open to the public.

Original artwork as well as prints will be available from some of the area's finest artists. The participating artists will be eligible for prizes.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Heritage Hill Senior Community in Weatherly will again chair the Alzheimer's Memory Walk for the 12th consecutive year.

Alzheimer's is a disease that has affected over 5 million Americans and causes them to behave erratically, becoming disoriented and forgetful.

The Alzheimer's Association provides vital programs that include: family caregiver training, support group assistance, Safe Return program, telephone information and referral, and professional in-service programs.

This year's Walk will be on Saturday, Oct. 6. Registration for the walk begins at 9 a.m.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

The American Cancer Society will host a Look Good, Feel Better makeover workshop from 6-8 p.m., Oct. 1, at the ACS Office, 101 Frack St, Frackville.

The sessions are free and open to all female cancer patients actively undergoing cancer treatment.

During the sessions, 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.

Look Good, Feel Better is offered in a group setting, providing participants with cancer education, information and support.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Diakon Living and Learning After 50 is offering a variety of educational classes designed for active adults interested in learning a new skill, enhancing a current interest or just finding ways to more fully enjoy life.

Classes focus on spiritual, educational, physical, social and emotional wellness and include topics such as computer skills, stress reduction, musical instruction, art and more.

All local sessions will be held at the Tamaqua Salvation Army,105 W. Broad St. in Tamaqua.

Thursday, September 27, 2012
Mr. and Mrs. Clair J. Zehner Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Clair J. Zehner Jr. of New Ringgold will celebrate their 51st wedding anniversary on Sept. 30. They were married in Zion's Stone Church, New Ringgold, by the Rev. Arthur Kleintop.

Mrs. Zehner is the former Anita Moerder. She owned and operated a beauty shop for 30 years.

Mr. Zehner is retired from the Hexcel Corporation, Pottsville, where he worked for 11 years. Previously, he had been employed at the former Keystone Lamp Factory in Slatington.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012
KAREN CIMMS/TIMES NEWS

Candidates for Jim Thorpe Area High School's homecoming king and queen have been announced. Those vying for homecoming queen include, front row from left, Bridget McFadden, Lauren Zurn, Anjelica Poalillo, Shannon Green and Amanda Petrin. Candidates for king include, back row from left, Benny Mazzella, Patrick Duvigneaud, Brian Ohl, Matt Rich and Corey Ligenza. Kasey Herman and Bob Taylor are also candidates for queen and king respectively.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Lehighton Area Lioness Lions Club will host its fifth annual Pink Light Walk on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at the Lehighton Recreation Center.

The annual event promotes breast cancer awareness.

Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. Warm up is at 6:30 p.m., followed by the walk. Participants will be walking from the Lehighton Recreation Center to the Lehighton Amphitheatre and back.

Those participating are asked to wear a pink shirt to increase awareness of breast cancer. Participants need not be a survivor to be involved.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Arlene Bisbing and Faith Beck, longtime Sunday School teachers at Dinkey Memorial Church, Ashfield, were honored recently for 50 years of teaching and helping with Vacation Bible School. The women, both Lehighton residents, teach pre-K and kindergarten. The celebration took place Sept. 16, and included a cake that read "Thank you for 50 years of sharing your spirit." Bisbing and Beck were presented cards signed by all the children and the other teachers, inspirational plaques and flowers.