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VOL. 170 NO. 47 BRADFORD JOURNAL/MINER THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1 , 2011 $1.00 Bradford Journal/McKean County Miner/Mount Jewett Echo Phone 814-465-3468

Eating And Gaming At Togi’s Sub Station

Zachary With Display

Bradford Journal Photo Bradford Journal Photo Zachary Johnston 12 stands in front of Bill Patrick sits with his grandchildren Carlee Jacoby 5, on the left, and Colton his home at 33 Welch Avenue, November Jacoby 7 on the right at Togi’s Sub Station, November 26th. He is treating them 27th. He is displaying the dog and snowman holiday greetings display that they to a dinner and more importantly for them, the game machines. set up just this year. The old blowup figures had leaks in them and had to be replaced. These are bigger and better.

Taking A Break From Holiday Shopping

Only 24 Shopping Days Left ‘Til Christmas! INDEX

Bradford Journal Photo The Hallocks from Lantz Corners, spent a good deal of time shopping in Bradford on Saturday, November 26th. Now they are enjoying a meal and some time to relax at Togi’s Family Restaurant. From left to right are Ed Hallock, Tina Hallock, Hunter Mason 10, and Blayre Trummer 14.

Local News/Weather 2 Comments & Opinions 3 Obits 4 Social News 6 Christmas Shopping 9 Guide Comics 13 Classifieds 15 Senior Information page 16 Bradford Journal P.O. Box, Bradford, PA 16701 Phone: 814-465-3468

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Receives Award

LOCAL NEWS Military News

Army National Guard Pvt. Cynthia A. Stanton has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises. Stanton is the daughter of Virginia StanPhoto submitted ton of School Street, Smethport, and Dan Jeff Tanner, of Smethport, PA, received Stanton of Erie. the Volunteer of the Year Award, in the Army Pvt. Cody E. Green has graduform of a walking stick, from Keep PA Beautiful President, Shannon Reiter, at the ated from basic combat training at Fort recent annual meeting held in Latrobe, PA. Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the Jeff has served as President of the Keep PA Beautiful Affiliate, PA CleanWays of soldier studied the Army mission, history, McKean, for over seven years. Jeff is a tradition and core values, physical fitness, leader in McKean County, serving on the and received instruction and practice in Smethport Borough Council, as an active basic combat skills, military weapons, member of the Smethport Tree Commis- chemical warfare and bayonet training, sion, and an active member of the Penn drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksState Extension McKean County Execu- manship, armed and unarmed combat, tive Board. He has actively participated map reading, field tactics, military courtein almost all of the local PA CleanWays sy, military justice system, basic first aid, activities. Jeff and his wife Jennifer have foot marches, and field training exercises. Green is the son of Tina Green of Route adopted a rural road completing an annual cleanup event, utilizing their church youth 155, Turtlepoint. He is a 2007 graduate of Port Allegany group. Junior Senior High School.

Looking For Excitement

Bradford Journal Photo Sisters, (l-r) Taylor Wixson 12, Christin Vance 17, and Serena Wixson stop and pose for us along Davis Street, November 27th. They were out looking for things to do. So far, they had lunch at McDonalds, next they stopped at Dollar General for some candy for dessert, and now they are off to “who knows where”.


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Enjoying The Occasion At Arby’s Restaurant

by Grant Nichols

Over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend we stopped at three restaurants and photographed people in the process of refreshing themselves after their holiday shopping trips around town. It’s interesting to note that some were interested in doing more than taking a break. For example, one young couple was on a date, and others were, we think, more interested in playing machine games than eating. In addition, we traveled the streets of Bradford on Sunday, November 27th and found young people taking advantage of their school vacation. Enjoy!.......... While running around town, after dark this week, we noticed the newly installed blue LED lights along Main Street and in Veteran’s Square. We liked what we saw and congratulate those who played a part in the implementation of the new lighting .……… Prices for gasoline in Bradford and the immediate vicinity had been approximately $3.50 per gallon for quite a few weeks. And during the same time, further to the immediate west and south i.e. Erie, PA and Penfield, PA, prices for gasoline fluctuated between $3.16 and $3.25 per gallon. What’s interesting to us is that both the more populated Erie area (read more competition) and the less populated Penfield (1,400 souls if that) are both able to sell gasoline at lower prices than we do here. Why is this? We have two refineries within an hour’s drive of Bradford (which in combination can completely supply the needs of our area) so we would think that gasoline could be transported here at a relatively low cost. Furthermore wages are also far lower in our refineries than in the more populated areas of the county. In addition, we have the luxury of having plenty of competition- the Kwik Fill Chain, The Crosby Chain, The BP Chain, The Uni-Mart Chain, and The Tops Chain. So once again we ask, “Why are prices for gasoline as high or higher here than most surrounding areas? It occurs to us and should also occur to thinking people in the community, that those normal economic principles that apply to free market systems are not operating here, at least as they pertain to the local prices of gasoline. But there’s more to the mystery. We all know, for example, that we can buy a hamburger, French fries and a drink for less than $4.00 in Bradford, or we can pay $12.00 or more for the same meal. So here we ask, “How is it that for weeks on end, all the different vendors in town are charging (within pennies) the same amount per gallon for regular gasoline?

Bradford Journal Photo Stephanie Henderson and Todd Miller, both of Allegany, NY have a casual dinner date at Arby’s Restaurant, November 26th. They were enjoying the food and we’re sure they were enjoying each other’s company.

Watched Very Good Movie-“Breaking Dawn”

Bradford Journal Photo These young people were just exiting The Main Street Movie House, Sunday, November 27th, when we came along. They had watched “The Twilight SagaBreaking Dawn (Part 1)”, which they tell us was, “a very good movie for all of them”. From the left are Keith Magara 13, Andrea Liquori, Bob Krouse, and Owen Krouse 10. Keith is Andrea’s Nephew while Owen is Bob and Andrea’s son.

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OBITUARIES Mark Cercone Mark J. Cercone, 52, of 181 Williams St., Bradford, passed away Sunday (Nov. 20, 2011) at UPMC-Hamot in Erie. Born April 2, 1959, in Bradford, he was a son of the late Angelo D. Cercone and Joyce I. Carll Cercone, who survives him of Bradford. On Aug. 4, 2001, in Bradford, he married Carolyn A. Reed Cercone, who survives. He was employed as non-perishable manager at Tops Friendly Markets in Bradford from 1977 to 2008. Surviving, in addition to his mother and wife, are two daughters, Amber Reed and Rachel Cercone, both of Bradford; one son, Brandon Cercone of Bradford; one brother, Michael J. (Nancy) Cercone of Bradford; and sev-

eral nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Burial was in St. Bernard Cemetery.

Loretta Stanford Loretta L. Stanford, 81, of 829 West Corydon St., passed away suddenly Friday (Nov. 18, 2011) surrounded by her loving family at UPMCHamot in Erie. Born Sept. 16, 1930, in Bradford, she was the daughter of the late William F. and Arlene Ranf Zeigler. She joyfully entered into marriage with George E. Stanford, who survives, on July 24, 1954 in the Asbury United Methodist Church. She was a longtime employee of Zippo Manufacturing Co. In addition to her husband, George; she is survived by two daughters, Cheri L. (Michael)

English of Atlanta, Ga., and Judy K. (Mark) Sievert of Green Bay, Wis.; a son, Roger E. (Rita) Stanford of Lafayette; a brother, William R. (Carol) Zeigler of Bradford; eight grandchildren; three greatgrandchildren; and two nephews. Burial was in Willow Dale Cemetery.

Elizabeth Enos

Mrs. Enos taught at the Cyclone Consolidated Schools in 1942, the Otto Township School from 1942-1943 and worked as a substitute teacher in Bradford area schools in the 1960s and 1970s. She also worked for the Office of Price Administration from 1943-45. In 1967, she began working as a caseworker for the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, retiring in 1977. She is survived by two sons, John H. Enos III of Harrisburg and Robert T. Enos of Cincinnati, Ohio; two grandchildren; four greatgrandchildren; one niece, Julie English Chartreau;two nephews; and several cousins. Burial was in St. Bernard Cemetery.

Elizabeth “Betty Ann� English Enos, 91, formerly of 110 Congress St., passed away Sunday (Nov. 20, 2011) at Chapel Ridge. Born March 12, 1920, in Bradford, she was the daughter of the late Elmer Tanner and Hazel Hungiville English. On Oct. 30, 1945, in St. Bernard Church, before Monsignor G. Carlton Ritchie, she married Capt. John H. Enos Jr., Genevieve who passed away VanNette Dec. 10, 1977. Genevieve

VanNette, 97, of 162 Congress St., Bradford, passed away on Sunday (Nov. 20, 2011) at the Bradford Manor. She was born on Sept. 18, 1914, in Westfield, a daughter of the late Harry and Maude Sugden Welch. On May 12, 1951, in Bradford she married Jack C. VanNette, who passed away on Aug. 28, 2002. She is survived by three daughters, Susan L. Sinclair of Bradford, Leslie A. Guenter of Oxnard, Calif., and Linda K. (Jude Kaye) VanSciver of San Francisco, Calif.; one sister, Catherine Anderson of Port Charlotte, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

William Plowman

William E. Plowman, 71, of 482 Lambert Drive, L. Bradford, passed

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away Friday (Nov. 25, 2011) at the Bradford Manor. Born Sept. 28, 1940, in Bradford, he was a son of the late William A. and Esther Yount Plowman. He was raised in Rew by the late Fred and Rhea Moore. On Sept. 30, 1961, in the United Brethren Church in Olean, N.Y., he married Beverly Anderson Plowman, who survives. He was employed at Quaker State Oil Co. for 26 years. In addition to his wife Beverly, he is survived by three daughters, Brenda (Dave) Morgan of Rew, Elizabeth (Bill Swanson) Soyke of Bradford and Belinda (Mark Dunlap) Plowman of Lewis Run; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Burial was in Willow Dale Cemetery. USPS-062-740 Postmaster: Send address changes to: Bradford Journal P.O. Box 17 Bradford, PA 16701-0017 Phone: 814-465-3468 Copy Deadline: Noon Saturday Published every Thursday at 69 Garlock Hollow. Bradford, PA 16701, Except for the third Thursday in the month of June. Subscription In Advance (By U.S. Mail) Yearly/$50.00 Within County Yearly/$68.00 Outside County Internet Color Version $15.00 yearly Email Color Version $26.00 yearly


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BUSINESS & PERSONAL FINANCES Deadline Approaches For Mandatory IRA Withdrawals

-by Jason Alderman

Reaching your 70th birthday is cause for celebration. But thanks to our quirky tax code, a potentially more important milestone arrives six months later. IRS rules say that you must begin taking required minimum distributions (RMDs) from your IRAs and other tax-deferred retirement accounts beginning in the year you reach age 70 ½. Failure to make these mandatory withdrawals by December 31 each year can result in severe penalties, so if you or someone you know are approaching that threshold, read on: Congress devised IRAs, 401(k) plans and other tax-deferred retirement accounts to encourage people to save for their own retirement. You generally contribute "pretax" dollars to these accounts (except for Roth plans), which means the money and its investment earnings are not subject to income tax until withdrawn. In return, Congress decreed that RMDs must be withdrawn – and taxed – each year after you reach 70 ½. Furthermore, unless you meet certain narrow conditions, you'll have to pay an excess accumulation tax equal to 50 percent of the RMD you should have taken – plus take the distribution and pay taxes on it. In a few cases you can delay or avoid paying an RMD: • If still employed at 70 ½, you may delay RMDs from your 401(k) or other work-based account until you actually retire, without penalty; however, regular IRAs are subject to the rule, regardless of work status. • Roth IRAs are exempt from the RMD rule; however Roth 401(k) plans are not. • You can also transfer up to $100,000 directly from your IRA to an IRS-approved charity. Although the RMD itself isn't tax-deductible, it won't be included in your taxable income and lowers your overall IRA balance, thus reducing the size of future RMDs.

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Another way to circumvent the RMD is to convert your tax-deferred accounts into a Roth IRA. You'll still have to pay taxes on pretax contributions and earnings; and, if you're over age 70 ½, you must first take your minimum distribution (and pay taxes on it) before the conversion can take place. Ordinarily, RMDs must be taken by December 31 to avoid the penalty. However, if it's your first distribution you may wait until April 1 the year after turning 70 ½ – although you still must take a second distribution by December 31 that same year. Generally, you must calculate an RMD for each IRA or other tax-deferred retirement account you own by dividing its balance at the end of the previous year by a life expectancy factor found in one of the three tables in Appendix C of IRS Publication 590:

• Use the Uniform Lifetime Table if your spouse isn't more than 10 years younger than you, your spouse isn't the sole beneficiary, or you're single. • Use the Joint and Last Survivor Table when your spouse is the sole beneficiary and he/she is more than 10 years younger than you. • The Single Life Expectancy Table is for beneficiaries of accounts whose owner has died. Although you must calculate the RMD separately for each IRA you own, you may withdraw the combined amount from one or more of them. The same goes for owners of one or more 403(b) accounts. However, RMDs required from 401(k) or 457(b) plans must be taken separately from each account. To learn more about RMDs, read IRS Publication 590 at

Children About To Play Game Machines

Bradford Journal Photo The Laird twins, Kelly on the left, and Kaley on the right, pose for us at their table at Togi’s Sub Station, November 26th. They were there with their parents Nancy and Kelly Laird, Sr. who tell us they are there for the good food and because the children like to play the game machines.

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AREA SOCIAL NEWS Bradford Area Calendar of Events:

December 2011 Dec. 2: Chicago Brass Quintet and Table for Five 7:30pm Bromeley Family Theater, Blaisdell Hall, University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, 300 Campus Drive, Bradford, PA Holiday concert of the Chicago Brass Quintet and the vocalists of Table for Five. Tickets: $24-28 public, $10-12 students. For tickets, contact the Bromeley Family Theater Box Office at 814-362-5113 or email Dec. 3 - 4: Holiday Vendor Show 10am-3pm (3), 11am-4pm (4) Foster Township Building, 1185 East Main St., Bradford, PA. Free and open to the public - come and shop approximately 35 vendors! Crafts, direct sales, and more. Lunch foods and baked goods for sale. For more information, contact Margie Harris at 814-362-1300 Dec. 4: Phil Keaggy – Guitar Concert 6pm Bromeley Family Theater, Blaisdell Hall, University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, 300 Campus Drive, Bradford, PA. WTWT-FM Radio 90.5 presents guitar master Phil Keaggy in concert. Also featuring guitar phenomenon Mark Kroos. For tickets and additional information, visit Dec. 7: Report Cards Distributed Bradford Area School District Business After Hours 5-7pm Bradford Hospital Auxiliary/Bradford Hospital Foundation, HeartStrings Gift Shop, 116 Interstate Parkway, Bradford, PA. Free and open to the business and professional community. Business card drawing, refreshments, light hors d’oeuvres. For more information, contact BACC at 814-368-7115 Dec. 8: Vocal Arts Ensemble Holiday Concert 11:30am KOA Speer Electronics Lobby, Blaisdell Hall, University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, 300 Campus Drive, Bradford, PA. Free concert. Dr. John Levey will lead students of the vocal ensemble in holiday selections.

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Spicy Sausage Queso here is something about warm, delectable dishes and the aroma of a freshly prepared meal that really bring loved ones closer. This season, when planning your holiday menu,

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Yield: 6 cups 1 package (16 ounces) Johnsonville Hot All Natural Ground Italian Sausage 2 pounds Velveeta process cheese, cubed 1 jar (16 ounces) chunky salsa 2 teaspoons fennel seed, crushed 2 teaspoons garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon dried basil Garlic toast In skillet, cook and crumble sausage until no longer pink; drain. Place cheese in large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 6 minutes or until melted, stirring every 2 minutes. Stir in salsa, seasonings and sausage. Microwave 2 minutes longer, or until heated through. Serve with garlic toast.

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Italian Sausage Appetizer Bread Yield: 16 appetizer servings 1 package (16 ounces) Johnsonville Italian All Natural Mild Ground Sausage 1 loaf (1 pound) frozen white bread dough, thawed 4 ounces cream cheese, softened 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 jar (7 ounces) roasted red peppers, well drained and sliced 1/3 cup Kalamata olives, pitted and sliced 2 cups (8 ounces) Swiss cheese, shredded 1 teaspoon poppy seeds In skillet, brown sausage until no longer pink; drain. On lightly floured surface, roll bread dough to 16 x 12-inch rectangle. Transfer dough to greased baking sheet. Combine cream cheese and garlic, spread lengthwise over center third of dough. Top with sausage, peppers, olives and cheese. Fold dough over filling, pinching seam to seal. Make slits across top of dough every 2 inches. Brush lightly with water and sprinkle with poppy seeds. Bake at 400°F for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing.

Yield: 12 servings 1 package (16-ounces) Johnsonville Italian All Natural Ground Sausage 1/4 cup olive oil, separated 2 loaves (12 ounces each) focaccia bread 1 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 cup shredded Parmesan 1 small green pepper, diced 1/2 cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, chopped 5 large fresh basil leaves, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 large eggs 1 1/2 cups white wine, or chicken stock 2 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces In skillet, cook and crumble sausage in 1 tablespoon olive oil until no longer pink; set aside. In large bowl, combine bread cubes and remaining oil. Sprinkle with pepper; toss to coat. Transfer to lightly oiled 15 x 10-inch baking pan. Bake at 350˚F for 10 minutes or until crisp and lightly browned, stirring once. Remove pan to wire rack to cool slightly. In very large bowl, combine bread cubes, reserved sausage, Parmesan cheese, green pepper, sun-dried tomatoes, basil and garlic. Combine eggs and wine or stock; pour over bread mixture and toss to coat. Transfer to buttered 13 x 9-inch baking dish. Dot with butter, bake, uncovered, at 350˚F for 35 to 40 minutes or until heated through and top is starting to appear slightly toasted.

Risotto with Italian Sausage, Mushrooms, Peas and Asparagus Yield: 6 to 8 servings 5 1/4 cups (42 ounces) chicken stock 3 sprigs fresh herbs; basil, oregano or thyme, (optional) 4 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped 1 package (19 ounces, casings removed) Johnsonville Mild Italian Sausage 2 cups white button mushrooms, wiped clean and sliced about 1/4 inch thick 2 cups Arborio rice or medium grain risotto rice 1/2 cup dry white wine 1/2 pound asparagus, stemmed and cut into 1-inch pieces 1/2 cup peas; fresh, shelled or frozen Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste 1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese Shaved or shredded Parmesan for garnish Pour stock into sauce pan. If using fresh herbs, add to stock and bring to gentle simmer. Cover until ready to use. In large sauce pan, heat oil over medium heat, add onion. Sauté until tender and translucent, about 5 minutes. Add sausages. Using wooden spoon, break up sausage as it cooks into bite size pieces until browned, about 5 minutes. Add mushrooms; cook, stirring until just wilted, about 2 minutes. Mix in rice; cook, stirring until kernels are hot and coated with oil; about another 2 minutes. Add wine; stir continuously until liquid is absorbed. Using a ladle, add hot stock about 1/2 cup at a time, stirring constantly and making sure stock has been absorbed before adding more to rice. Continue adding 1/2 cup of stock and stirring rice constantly and gently. When rice is about half cooked or only 1 1/2 cups of stock remains, add asparagus pieces into rice and continue stirring. When you have about 1 cup of liquid left, stir peas into rice and season with salt and pepper to taste. Continue stirring. Risotto is done when rice kernels are creamy on the outside and firm yet tender to the bite, about 20 to 25 minutes total. When risotto is just right, remove from the heat; stir in shredded Parmesan cheese. Spoon into large soup bowls. Top with shaved Parmesan; serve immediately.

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Have A Football Sunday

In Town For A Car

Bradford Journal Photo Brothers Nick and Nathan Gleason were playing with a football, November 27th along Burnside Avenue. Here Nick 9, hikes the ball to Nathan 7. They are the children of Jimmy and Missy Gleason.

Bradford Journal Photo In town on Saturday, November 26th are Jason Amidon and Jessica Powell with their 6-mos.-old baby JaShawn. They were looking for a car and are taking a break at the Togi’s Family Restaurant.

Just Tagging Along

Bradford Journal Photo At 16 Oxford Street, November 27th, we see (l-r) Michelle Waldeck 7, Michael Waldeck 6, and Raymond Allen 11. Raymond tells us that he was in his yard and the Waldeck children, from just up the street, came down to visit (to be with the big kid, no doubt).

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Q: I know exercise helps reduce risk of breast cancer. What about breast cancer survivors? A:We now have several studies following women diagnosed with early stage breast cancer (stages 1 through III) that link getting some physical activity each week with 35 to nearly 50 percent lower risk of recurrence or death over the average five to ten years that women were followed after diagnosis. Protection is seen regardless of type of cancer, menopause status or weight. Even an hour of walking throughout the week is better than nothing and up to an hour a day of moderate to vigorous exercise is linked to even better odds of remaining cancer-free. We have no evidence, however, that more than an hour or so of moderate to vigorous exercise daily provides any additional benefit. Physical activity could act in several different ways to reduce breast cancer recurrence, just as it reduces risk of an initial cancer: it tends to decrease levels of insulin and growth factors that can promote development of breast (and other) cancers, and it changes reproductive hormones, too. Now, a new study suggests physical activity may affect gene expression, effectively “turning on” genes related to suppressing breast cancer tumors. Finally, although physical activity generally doesn’t burn enough calories to produce much weight loss on its own, studies consistently find it a crucial part of long-term weight maintenance, which plays an important role in protecting against post-

menopausal breast (and other) cancers. Q:If those chocolate nut spreads in the peanut butter section of the grocery store have the same number of calories as peanut butter, are they a good substitute for peanut butter? A:In this case, the differences among these products is not the calories, it’s what you get for the calories. Plain peanut butter contains about 8 grams of protein per serving (two tablespoons) along with the healthy unsaturated fats contained in the nuts. Popular brands also add about one gram of saturated fat, 1/2 teaspoon of sugar and a pinch of salt in each serving. In that same two-tablespoon serving, chocolate nut butters generally add about two teaspoons of sugar. Protein per serving is also lower, because it contains fewer nuts. The total fat content is lower but in this case, that’s not a good thing: nuts’ natural fat is a healthy fat, and there’s less fat in these chocolate nut butters because the same size serving contains more sugar. Some chocolate-flavored nut spreads may take this difference even further, containing more sugar and added oils than nuts. Again, calories and saturated fat may be the same, but you’re getting less protein, less healthy fat and far more sugar than plain nut butters. Most of us have some room in our diets for treats, but it’s best to consider the higher-sugar spreads a treat, not equivalent to peanut or other basic nut butters.

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JUST PASSING TIME THEME: “20th Century” ACROSS: 1. Mothball substitute 6. *”___ Whom the Bell Tolls,” by Hemingway 9. Equal 13. Camel’s relative 14. *Baseball great Gehrig 15. ___ the tail __ the donkey 16. IRS threat 17. Unit of electrical resistance 18. Los _____, CA 19. *Moldable material that had huge commercial impact 21. *Location of famous fall 23. *___ Francisco, site of 1906 Great Earthquake 24. *Buddy Holly hit, “____ On” 25. *Mary ___, businesswoman extraordinaire 28. *Belushi famously chanted this in “Animal House” 30. Bivouac 35. Big bang theory’s original matter 37. *The “Fab Four’s” original number 39. *Movie “_____ Recall” 40. Spanish earthen pot 41. Robin Hood’s companion 43. Vegan’s protein choice 44. What you pay to

pass, pl. 46. Doctor’s order 47. Incision 48. Pearl maker 50. *Colorful building block 52. One from Laos 53. Not yet final or absolute 55. Rangers and Flyers field of play 57. *It carried Gagarin into space 60. *Chilly conflict 64. Can be used intermittently 65. The Jackson 5’s “___ Be There” 67. Nose of a missile, e.g. 68. Cleverly funny 69. Customer’s dread 70. Complete list of Catholic saints 71. Type of list 72. Marines are this and proud? 73. Swedish money DOWN: 1. *It can turn some lights on and off 2. Twelfth month of civil year 3. *Nihilistic cultural movement 4. Awry 5. Knocks on the door, e.g. 6. Farm Labor Organizing Committee 7. Expression of amazement 8. Ballroom dance based on Cuban folk dance 9. Under a window

10. ____-perspirant 11. *One small step for man? 12. Half the width of ems 15. *JFK to John-John 20. __ and out; on and ___ 22. The day before 24. Typically filled with cheese or meat 25. *_____ Protocol, a framework for climate change 26. Bronze, e.g. 27. Hollers 29. Encircle 31. Rolled out for guests, pl. 32. Coral reef island 33. *Subject of “The Godfather” 34. *Demoted planet 36. Scotch ingredient 38. “Ill at ____” 42. Latin for “region” 45. Lookout man 49. Home of 2016 Olympics 51. According to the clock 54. Small boat 56. *J. _____ Hoover, of the FBI 57. Henry ____ 58. Prefers 59. Comedian ____ Rogan 60. Ball of yarn 61. A drunk 62. Shakespeare’s hometown river 63. Actress ____ Sofer 64. *Domain of latter part of century 66. *Martial artist, Bruce ___


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CHRONOLOGICAL LISTINGS Engagements, Marriages, Births & Deaths


SIMMS/ MCCASLIN The Rev. Max Sr. and Yvonne Simms of Gifford have announced the engagement of their daughter, Tiffany Simms of Gifford, to Joshua McCaslin of Mount Jewett, who is the son of Randy McCaslin Sr. and Shelley Moyer, both of Smethport. A wedding is planned for May 19, 2012, at the Hilltop Baptist Church. MASSA/ PANTUSO Lewis Run residents Kendra Lynn Massa and William

NOV. 19, 2011: Daughter, Nov. 19, to Lindsay and Bradley Kugler, St. Marys, PA. Daughter, Nov. 19, to Coda Piscitelli and Tyrin Jimerson, Salamanca, NY. NOV. 20, 2011: Daughter, Nov. 20, to Elizabeth Havers and Hkeem Fuller, Great Valley, NY. NOV. 21, 2011: Son, Nov. 21, to Stephanie Bell, MARRIAGES: Smethport, PA. Son, Nov. 21, to (None) Amanda Nolf and Richard Keaton III, BIRTHS: Bradford, PA. daughters, NOV. 16, 2011: Twin Son, Nov. 16, to Nov. 21, to Danielle Amanda and Scott and Joel Assalone, Kline, Dagus Mines Kersey, PA. Daughter, Nov. 21, Anthony Pantuso have announced their plan to wed. The bride-elect is the daughter of Stephen and Nancy Massa of Warren, and the groomelect is the son of Barbara Pantuso of Lewis Run and the late Alex Pantuso. A wedding ceremony is planned for Dec. 31 in Warren.

to John and Robin Baird Vosburg, Kill Buck, PA. Daughter, Nov. 21, to Callen and Morgan Schutz Bird, Salamanca, NY. NOV. 22, 2011: Son, Nov. 22, to Karen Huckabaa and Jeffrey Lingaton, Bradford, PA. Son, Nov. 22, to Jennifer Alcock and Mike Givan, Bradford, PA. Son, Nov. 22, to Mark and Ciji Shearman Riley, Salamanca, NY. Son, Nov. 22, to Renae and James Vito, Kane, PA. Son, Nov. 22, to Timothy and Ashley (Buerk) Steele, St. Marys, PA.

YOUR WEEKLY HOROSCOPE December 1 - December 7, 2011

ARIES - (Mar. 21 - Apr. 19) There’s something you need to find out or see for yourself in order to be reassured that you have accurate understanding of a situation. TAURUS - (Apr. 20 - May 20) A particular development will do much to reassure you that a certain situation is not as volatile or insecure as you believed. GEMINI - (May 21 - June 20) A partnership of some kind is becoming a priority now. You might be focused on strengthening an existing one or a new alliance could be taking up much of your thinking time. CANCER - (June 21 - July 22) Building tension can be lessened if you’re willing to open a line of communication before it gets worse. LEO - (July 23, - Aug. 22) The key to getting the response you want lies with willingness on your part to ask for help. It really is available to you, so ask for it. VIRGO - (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22) All you want is evidence that material or financial factors keeping you awake at night are solvable. A solution is coming. LIBRA - (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22) You are being made to wait or kept in suspense about something you are exceptionally keen to learn the outcome of. For now, no news is good news. SCORPIO - (Oct. 23, - Nov. 21) I’m not promising a lottery win for you this week but I can tell you a sudden development capable of transforming your current situation is looming. SAGITTARIUS - (Nov. 22 - Dec. 2 You’re being given the reigns to make some significant, long lasting and positive changes. Gone are the days of having to compromise in ways you’ve grown used to. CAPRICORN - (Dec. 21 - Jan. 19) If closed door discussions surround your finances you could be very surprised at how much cooperation and support is actually on offer. AQUARIUS - (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18) You and certain others appear to share a common goal and success relies on more than one head being brought together. PISCES - (Feb. 19 - Mar. 20) Something that has shown no signs of movement of late and now appears to be moving forward.

NOV. 23, 2011: Daughter, Nov. 23, to Christopher and Ashley Fisher, Olean, NY. Son, Nov. 23, to Donald and Mindi Aumiller, Shinglehouse, PA. Daughter, Nov. 23, to Heather Gebauer and Wayne Lyman, Eldred, PA. DEATHS: NOV. 18, 2011: STANFORD, Loretta L. Zeigler – 81, of Bradford, PA. RODEMERK, Dorothy Smith – 80, of Webster, formerly of Limestone, NY. NOV. 19, 2011: CAPPELLO, Katherine M. – 85, of Kane, PA. NOV. 20, 2011: CERCONE, Mark J. – 52, of Bradford, PA. ENOS, Elizabeth English – 91, of Bradford, PA. PFEIL, Robert K. – 88, of Indiana, PA, formerly of Bradford, PA. VANNETTE,

Genevieve L. Welch – 97, of Bradford, PA. NOV. 21, 2011: HOLQUIST, Anna M. – 81, of Kane, PA. M O N T G O M E RY, Julia M. Montour – 100, of Kane, PA. NOV. 22, 2011: WILCOX, R. Keith – 85, of Duke Center, PA. FOLEY, Mary C. Ackley – 60, of Eldred, PA. HECTOR, Bruce A. – 54, of Smethport, PA. NOV. 23, 2011: RINEHULTS, Edward A. Sr. – 70, of Coudersport, PA. BRIMMER, Merna M. – 84, of Harrison Valley, PA. MEZZELO, Lillian B. Swanson – 82, of Erie, formerly of Bradford and Smethport, PA. NOV. 25, 2011: PLOWMAN, William E. – 71, of Bradford, PA. DECARLO, Vito J. – 83, of Port Allegany, PA. KAHLE, Thomas J. – 90, of Eldred, PA.

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SENIOR INFORMATION PAGE Know The 10 Warning Signs Of Alzheimer’s Disease Before Heading Home For The Holidays (PITTSBURGH) – The holiday season is a time families gather and spend quality time with loved ones. It is also a time that can raise questions about the cognitive health of aging family members. With Alzheimer’s disease in particular, it is important to know what it is and what it is not normal aging. Below is a list of warning signs along with examples of normal aging. If you notice any of the warning signs in your aging family members, it is recommended that you see a doctor. Alzheimer’s Association 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s 1. Memory loss that disrupts daily life. One of the most common signs of Alzheimer’s is memory loss, especially forgetting recently learned information. Others include forgetting important dates or events; asking for the same information over and over; relying on memory aides (e.g., reminder notes or electronic devices) or family members for things they used to handle on one’s own. What’s typical: Sometimes forgetting names or appointments, but remembering them later. 2. Challenges in planning or solving problems. Some people may experience changes in their ability to develop and follow a plan or work with numbers. They may have trouble following a familiar recipe or keeping track of monthly bills. They may have difficulty concentrating and take much longer to do things than they did

before. What’s typical: Making occasional errors when balancing a checkbook. 3. Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, at work or at leisure. People with Alzheimer’s often find it hard to complete daily tasks. Sometimes, people may have trouble driving to a familiar location, managing a budget at work or remembering the rules of a favorite game. What’s typical: Occasionally needing help to use the settings on a microwave or to record a television show. 4. Confusion with time or place: People with Alzheimer’s can lose track of dates, seasons and the passage of time.They may have trouble understanding something if it is not happening immediately. Sometimes they may forget where they are or how they got there. What’s typical: Getting confused about the day of the week but figuring it out later. 5. Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships. For some people, having vision problems is a sign of Alzheimer’s. They may have difficulty reading, judging distance and determining color or contrast. In terms of perception, they may pass a mirror and think someone else is in the room. They may not realize they are the person in the mirror. What’s typical: Vision changes related to cataracts. 6. New problems with words in speaking or writing. People with Alzheimer’s

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Some Long-term Care Insurance Is Better Than None (NAPSI)—In today’s challenging economy, long-term care insurance can easily get put on the back burner, yet the state of the economy also means it’s more crucial than ever to protect your assets. When compared to the cost of paying for long-term care services from a home health aide, nursing home or assisted living facility, the cost of insurance can seem more affordable. “Even if you can’t afford a policy with all the bells and whistles—and there can be many to choose from—you should understand that having some long-term care coverage is better than having none at all,” said Mary Swanson, product performance director at Mutual of Omaha. “Medicare does not cover long-term care services and Medicaid only offers coverage once your assets are depleted. Long-term care insurance can help protect retirement savings while offering you more choice in the type of care you receive.” She offers some advice that can help keep long-term care insurance costs under control: • Sign up early. The younger you are when you get long-term care insurance, the lower your rate will be. • Limit your coverage amount. You can find savings by decreasing your monthly benefit amount or length of coverage. Determine how much you really need to protect. A three-year benefit period is significantly less expensive than lifetime coverage. See if there are other assets that can be used to fund a portion of the longterm care expenses if you do need a long period of care. • Increase the elimination period. If you select a 90-day elimination period (the

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Better-For-You Baking With Whole Grain Nutrition (NAPSI)—According to the USDA dietary guidelines, Americans should make at least half of their grains whole grains. Making it easier to follow these guidelines are two new products that let you add whole wheat nutrition to your diet without sacrificing flavor, texture or color. Ultragrain® All-Purpose Flour with Whole Grain tastes and bakes like refined white flour, but is the only all-purpose flour blended with 30 percent Ultragrain whole wheat, giving it 9 grams of whole grain per serving and twice the fiber of other all-purpose flours. Ultragrain® 100% White Whole Wheat Flour has 100 percent whole grain nutrition with the taste, texture and appearance of refined flour, but with 30 grams of whole grain per serving and four and a half times the fiber of refined flour. They both provide more dietary fiber and protein with fewer calories and carbohydrates than refined wheat flour. Try this delicious whole grain cookie recipe or use a whole wheat flour in one of your family’s favorites. Grandma’s Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Hands on: 25 minutes Makes: 24 servings (1 cookie each)

½ teaspoon baking soda

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It’s Twister With A Digital Twist (NAPSI)—Playing Twister is a global phenomenon; it’s a pop culture icon and practically a rite of passage. This year, the iconic Twister game has been reimagined for the digital age with the video game release of “Twister Mania!” on Kinect for Xbox 360. The original get-up and-move game, known for bringing physical body comedy, offers 16 new ways to play, all taking advantage of the Kinect controller-free system. More than 2,000 fans who have already hosted “Twister Mania!” parties across the country say it delivers hours of familyfriendly fun and is a hilarious good-time game. The lightning-fast pace offers over-thetop, uninhibited fun as players get their bodies moving and twisting to fit through cutouts, bend into thousands of forms, mirror other players’ images, and even clear stacked shapes. Players can go solo to earn the fastest time or team up in co-op play for laughout-loud tangled-up fun. The game challenges players to contort, duck, bend and, yes, twist through four game modes, including: Shape Frenzy: Mimic the shape that appears on screen and earn points based on how well you fill its silhouette. Twist & Fit: Fit your silhouette through

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Baking Tips • An easy way to add more whole grain nutrition to your favorite recipes is to substitute the same amount of a whole wheat blend of all-purpose flour for standard allpurpose flour. Your baked goods will still be delicious yet more nutritious and your family won’t notice the difference. • For more whole grain goodness, simply mix ? cup of a 100% White Whole Wheat Flour with ? cup traditional white flour for every cup of flour called for in your recipes. Gradually replace more white flour with whole wheat flour until your recipe has the consistency and flavor that you prefer. More Recipes Learn more and get great recipes at Share your Ultragrain recipes at:

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Suit Up As Your Favorite Disney Character In New Video Game (NAPSI)—A new video game is making it easier to get in on the action as your favorite Disney and Pixar characters. Designed to appeal to all ages, Disney Universe is the first video game that brings together characters and worlds inspired by both animated and live-action films from Disney and Pixar. Disney Universe is designed to engage every type of gamer, from the enthusiast to the casual, who enjoys playing on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii or PC. Incorporating various film and character elements, the game offers the thrill of fast-paced adventure with plenty of quirky humor. Players can battle enemies, collect coins and power-ups, and team up with friends to explore a mix-up of worlds inspired by their favorite Disney and Pixar stories. Imaginative Worlds Players will be able to explore six different worlds inspired by both animated and live-action Disney and Pixar films. Adventures will unfold in worlds based on “Pirates of the Caribbean,” Tim Burton’s “Alice In Wonderland,” “The Lion King,” “WALL-E,” “Monsters Inc.,” and “Aladdin.” Iconic Costumes Not only can players explore these worlds that have inspired their imaginations, they can also dress up to play their parts. The game lets players suit up in 45 different costumes, choosing from some of the most iconic characters, including Sam Flynn, Quorra and Clu (“TRON”), Baloo (“The Jungle Book”), Ariel (“The Little Mermaid”), Sulley (“Monsters, Inc.”), Nemo (“Finding Nemo”) and everyone’s favorite fairy, Tinker Bell (“Peter Pan”).

Dozens of other character costumes are also featured in the game, including Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy and Donald, with characters from “The Jungle Book” and “The Muppets” available in the coming months for download into the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of the game.

Impulse Buys Trip Kids Up When Saving (NAPSI)—An important part of helping kids learn to save and spend wisely is teaching them to resist impulse buying. Impulse buying starts young. Spur-ofthe-moment spending-suddenly buying something wanted or needed-distracts more than half of all kids (53 percent) from saving to buy something special, found a recent poll by the Northwestern Mutual Foundation’s financial literacy website, To help their children develop sound financial habits, parents may want to learn what motivates them, and help build plans around such key motivators. When asked about what helps them stick with a savings goal, the majority of respondents (69 percent) agreed that it is “putting away a little of my allowance or paycheck each week.” The good news for parents is that they can play an active role on this front, helping kids to bridge the gap between intentions (financial goals) and behavior (financial habits). Parents can help kids identify a goal and a process-such as automated savingsto meet it. Impulse buying was not the only distraction to saving uncovered by the poll. The results also showed that kids feel “it takes too long to save that much money” (28 percent), and for some kids

the distraction is “falling behind and feeling like I can’t catch up” (13 percent). Teaching kids why it’s important to avoid splurging today to build up savings for tomorrow helps them understand how to set and stick with financial plans. While impulse purchases were the biggest distraction to saving, there were some differences between boys and girls. In fact, girls are more than twice as likely as boys (67 percent versus 27 percent) to be deterred from a long-term goal by the allure of something they want or need. Boys, on the other hand, were more likely to be impatient in reaching their goal: Half (51 percent) of the boys surveyed said they get distracted because “it takes too long to save that much money.” More girls than boys (84 percent versus 46 percent) prefer an automated approach to savings, saying that an allowance or paycheck directly deposited into savings helps them stick with their savings goal. Boys, however, prefer to write down the goal, and track their saving and spending (44 percent for boys versus only 6 percent for girls). For more pointers on developing sound financial plans, visit and

Adventures and Battles Disney Universe features plenty of adventures and battles. Players will be able to journey to the enchanted city of Agrabah, sail the high seas in Jack Sparrow’s beloved Pirate ship, or witness the majesty of Pride Rock as they suit up to battle some of the most fearsome villains, all while using special power-ups that change and expand in influence as the game continues. The game world will then continue to expand on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 with downloadable content for purchase that will provide players with brand new worlds to explore, new costumes for the games’ mischievous cast of characters and more. Don’t Forget the Villains Villains are often some of the best characters to play. The first costume pack, now available for download, includes five new villain costumes based on Cruella de Vil (“101 Dalmatians”), Hades (“Hercules”), Maleficent (“Sleeping Beauty”), The Evil Queen (“Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs”) and Ursula (“The Little Mermaid”). Individual costumes from the Villains Costume Pack can be downloaded on the PlayStation Network for 99 cents, or for 80 Microsoft Points on Xbox LIVE. For More Information For more information, visit The game is available at all major retail outlets, with some retailers offering purchase incentive programs that will provide players with additional characters, such as Cinderella and Peter Pan, to download into their game.

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National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA) Announces a New Survey Revealing Common Fears, Struggles of Family Alzheimer’s Disease Caregivers

New Tip Sheet Released by NFCA to Help Alzheimer’s Caregivers Better Communicate with Loved Ones (NAPSI)—A recent survey released by the National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA) and Forest Laboratories, Inc. reveals that communication with Alzheimer’s patients is a considerable source of stress for caregivers and, aside from the patient’s general health and physical decline, the loss of their loved one’s ability to communicate their day-to-day needs and concerns ranked second among what caregivers fear the most. Nearly half of caregivers surveyed said communication breakdowns between themselves and the patient greatly impact their overall stress level, and the majority said they are decreasing attempts to engage in conversations with their loved ones. Conversations about emotions are particularly stressful, as is engaging in a simple conversation. “Being a family caregiver is always hard, but it is much harder when the care recipient has dementia or other conditions that affect cognition. The lack of effective communication can take a huge toll on caregivers,” said Suzanne Mintz, president and chief executive officer of NFCA. “We want to help family caregivers reduce their stress and find ways to adjust their communication methods to connect with their loved ones-whether it’s on an emotional level or about physical needs.” Despite the difficulty in communication, 71 percent of caregivers surveyed reported they have adapted new ways of communicating with their loved ones, and 76 percent of caregivers said they have become better communicators since becoming caregivers. Most Common Alternative Ways Caregivers are Communicating: • Observe facial expressions (84 percent) • Observe body language (79 percent) • Use photos/pictures (66 percent) It is estimated that 5.4 million Americans currently have Alzheimer’s disease, and nearly 15 million others are providing care. Often the equivalent of a full time job, 80 percent of at-home care for people with Alzheimer’s or another dementia is provided by unpaid family caregivers. With the rise in the older population, these numbers are only expected to increase. “A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease is devastating for a family. But as a caregiver, you should know that you can talk to your loved one’s doctor about available medications for all stages of the disease that may help slow symptom progression,” said Gustavo Alva MD, DFAPA, Medical Director of ATP Clinical Research in Costa Mesa, CA. “When patients are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, they

may be prescribed an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor. In the moderate or severe stages, doctors can prescribe a combination of memantine, which is known as Namenda, and an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor called donepezil 5/10 mg, two types of medications that work differently in the brain to help slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease symptoms. Namenda and donepezil have risks, so patients and caregivers should talk to their doctor about all treatment options regarding their benefit and potential side effects.” As a result of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s, caregivers surveyed seemed to be more aware of the disease and more proactive about their own health. Approximately 9 out of 10 caregivers said they will immediately see their doctor if they notice symptoms of the disease in themselves and approximately three-fourths worry about developing the disease themselves. “The experiences of today’s family caregivers and the tools they are using to adapt are very important for all Americans to learn about,” said Mintz. “With Alzheimer’s disease on the rise, many people could be a caregiver starting tomorrow.” Caregiving Tips from NFCA: • Seek support from other caregivers in your area or online • Educate yourself about the progression of Alzheimer’s disease symptoms • Talk with your doctor about treatment options • Take care of yourself with respite breaks For more information, including a new tip sheet and for support, visit The survey was conducted by GfK Roper Public Affairs & Corporate Communications, on behalf of the National Family Caregivers Association and Forest Laboratories, Inc. NAMENDA® (memantine hydrochloride) is indicated for the treatment of moderate to severe Alzheimer’s disease.

NAMENDA is available by prescription only. Important Risk Information About NAMENDA Who should NOT take NAMENDA? NAMENDA should not be taken by anyone who is allergic to NAMENDA or has had a bad reaction to NAMENDA or any of its components. What should be discussed with the healthcare provider before taking NAMENDA? Before starting NAMENDA, talk to the healthcare provider about: • The recommended dosing and administration of NAMENDA • All of the patient’s medical conditions, including liver and kidney problems or seizures disorders. • NAMENDA has not been studied in patients with seizures. • NAMENDA should be used with caution in patients with severe liver problems. • In patients with severe kidney problems, the dose of NAMENDA may need to be reduced. • All prescription or over-the-counter medications the patient is taking or planning to take • The combined use of NAMENDA with drugs such as amantadine, ketamine, or dextromethorphan has not been studied and such use should be approached with caution. • Certain medications, changes in diet, or medical conditions may affect the amount of Namenda in the body and possibly increase side effects. What are the possible side effects of NAMENDA? The most common side effects associated with NAMENDA treatment are dizziness, confusion, headache, and constipation. This is not a complete list of side effects. Please see full prescribing information. Please visit pi.pdf for full Prescribing Information.

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Nature’s Energy Booster: Power Up Your Breakfast (NAPSI)—Don’t skimp on the most important meal of the day: Breakfast lays the foundation for a healthy lifestyle. It’s the first opportunity of the day to fuel the body—revving up your metabolism, increasing energy levels and improving concentration. Instead of an empty stomach or instant sugar fix, kick-start your busy day with a hot breakfast bursting with nutrients and flavor. Add some green and make your breakfast count even more. You can include easy-to-use Hass avocados in a variety of breakfast favorites. Spread on toast or add to hearty omelets for a rich and creamy flavor. One-fifth of a medium avocado (1 oz.) has 50 calories and contributes nearly 20 vitamins and minerals, making it a nutrient-dense choice to boost your mornings. Avocados are a great breakfast option for a diet low-to-moderate in fat. Avocados are cholesterol- and sodium-free and virtually the only fruit that contains monounsaturated fat, a “good fat.” Avocados are an excellent breakfast ingredient—tasty, nutritious and a great substitute for foods rich in saturated fat. To get you on the road to high-energy eating, here is a nutrient-packed breakfast recipe. Hass Avocado and Veggie Scramble Serves: 4 Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes Total time: 20 minutes Ingredients: 4 eggs 8 egg whites 1 tsp. olive oil 1 small zucchini, cut in half lengthwise and sliced ½ medium red onion, diced 1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered 1 ripe, fresh Hass avocado, seeded, peeled and diced ¼ cup coarsely chopped basil leaves 1/3 cup low-fat shredded mozzarella cheese Salt and pepper, to taste Instructions: 1. Place eggs and egg whites in a bowl and beat until combined. Set aside.

2. Place oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add zucchini and onion and cook, stirring frequently, until softened, about 3 minutes. 3. Add tomatoes and cook for an additional 3 minutes. 4. Lower heat to medium and pour in eggs. Add avocado, basil and mozzarella to eggs. Using a spatula, stir and turn eggs until cooked through. Season with salt and pepper before serving. Serving suggestion: Serve over a toasted whole wheat bagel, English muffin or toast.

Nutrition Information Per Serving: Calories 250; Total Fat 15 g (Sat 4.5 g, Trans 0 g, Poly 1 g, Mono 5 g); Cholesterol 275 mg; Total Carbohydrates 8 g; Dietary Fiber 4 g; Protein 19 g. Note: Large avocados (about 8 ounces) are recommended for this recipe. If using smaller size avocados, adjust the quantity accordingly. For more delicious recipes, visit the Hass Avocado Board’s website at:

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Tips To Get More Out Of This Holiday (NAPSI)—‘Tis the season for family, friends and a whole lot of food. Preparing for holiday parties and family visits doesn’t need to take up all your precious time; Below are five tips to help you make the most of your time this holiday season. 1. Hot idea. Instead of hiring a babysitter so you can battle the mall parking lot, spend time with your family and make holiday gifts together. The Rowenta Design Studio——offers free online tutorials for stylish and unique DIY gifts such as a recycled T-shirt necklace, patchwork coasters or an iron-on applique pillow. 2. Wrap it up. Purchase large rolls of solid-color or striped wrapping paper, which can work for any holiday, birthdays or other occasions throughout the year. If you run out of paper, improvise with comics pages, maps or aluminum foil. 3. Sew smart. Everyone wants to look their best during the holidays, but with all the rushing around, fabric rips and snags are bound to happen. For last-minute sewing repairs, save time threading the needle by dipping the thread end in nail polish. It should dry in seconds and then you can quickly thread the needle. 4. Flat-out time-saver. Invest in a highquality steam station to take care of your garments. A steam station saves you time, money and effort. The water boils in the separate tank and flows to the iron through the steam hose. The constant flow of highpowered steam makes this the perfect household tool for big pressing jobs such

as table and bed linens. With the ability for vertical steam, it can even be used for hanging garments such as drapes, so you save even more time by not having to take them down to have them pressed. It will also save you money over time on your dry-cleaning bills, given that you can achieve the same professional results at home with minimal effort. Althea Harper, fashion designer and “Project Runway” finalist, prefers the unrivaled steam performance of a Rowenta Steam Station because it offers: • An extra-large 33-ounce water tank for up to 90 minutes of continuous steaming—ideal for shorter batch ironing sessions;

• Three times more steam than a regular iron to instantly remove deep-set wrinkles and create sharp creases; • A stainless steel soleplate for highperformance glide with high scratch resistance. 5. Make sending cards easy. Instead of signing, addressing, stamping and mailing all your holiday greetings, send friends and family e-cards. You can create your own, perhaps with your favorite photos, or select from a variety of predesigned options online. For more time-saving tips and additional information about Rowenta irons, visit or call (800) ROWENTA.

Time-saving Tips To Help You Enjoy The Holidays (NAPSI)—As the holidays get closer, it can be easy to feel like there is too much to do and too little time. Fortunately, there is no need to panic. The good news is that there are plenty of ways to make the holidays simple and stress free, cutting down on chaos and making more time for what matters most: family and friends. Now is the best time to utilize your Amana brand appliances to make the mixing, cooking, prepping and baking easy. Here are some tips: Start with smart planning. Two weeks before guests arrive, look over your recipes and write out your menu to make shopping quick, organized and easy. Stock up the week prior to the main event and store produce in your refrigerator crisper to keep it fresh. Make as much as you can ahead of time. A week before the main event, take a closer look at the menu. What can you make ahead of time? Prep deli meats and cheeses and make what you can of your appetizers and even side dishes. Set them on a serving platter and store in the refrig-

you’re good to go. Keep a few extra batches on hand in the freezer during the busy holiday season and never be left empty handed. Clean as you go. Just like whistling, try cleaning up while you work. Keep dishes moving from the counter to the dishwasher so they’re ready when you need them. It’ll keep you from facing a mountain of cleanup at the end of the night. With a head start on holiday planning, entertaining friends and family couldn’t be any easier or more enjoyable. And that’s erator. All you have to do is unwrap and really the whole point of the holidays. For more useful tips, visit: serve when your guests arrive. Make good use of your microwave. With your side dishes already prepped, pop Personalize Your Clothing! them in the microwave so they’re ready to serve in seconds. Reheat as needed durBottorf Embroidery ing your dinner and—of course—use your 217 W. Washington Street microwave when feasting on leftovers. Bradford, PA 16701 Let the freezer be your friend. WhethPhone 814-362-0536 er you’re hosting a big holiday dinner or bringing a dish to pass, if your schedule OR VISIT US AT: is hectic—fear not. Freeze cookies, sert bars and breads. Thaw them out and

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