Bradford’s Weekly Newpaper Magazine
VOL. 171 NO. 1 BRADFORD JOURNAL/MINER THURSDAY, JANUARY 5, 2012 www.bradfordjournal.com $1.00 Bradford Journal/McKean County Miner/Mount Jewett Echo Phone 814-465-3468
Family & Friend Celebrate First Night
Bradford Journal Photo Left to right are Trinity Roulo 11, Julaina Hollamby 12, Jody Hollamby the mom, and Ashton Hollamby, following the last of their First Night Bradford evening of entertainment, December 31st. They had just experienced “Drew The Dramatic Fool” in the Presbyterian Church auditorium. They tell us they had previously attended the Ariel Stavish show, the Bwana Jim Wildlife show, and the Magic Show at the “Y”. Only The Midnight show on the Square and in the Air remained.
Watching Talent Show
Bradford Journal Photo From left to right, Lindsey Brandon 13, Samantha Williams 13, Sierra Williams 12, and Dan Williams stop in to see the talent show and more at the First United Methodist Church after some early bowling at the Byllye Lanes. They were taking advantage of the First Night Bradford, events, December 31st.
Working Their Way Around To The Bands
Bradford Journal Photo At the Bradford Family YMCA, December 31st, during “First Night 2012” are (l-r) Mitchell Milhollen 17, Zeshon Veite 16, Kyle Robinson 17, and Evan Cole 20. They tell us they’re doing all the events but especially the Bob Hartle Band, and the Josh Hatcher Band at the Grace Lutheran Community Center.
Local News/Weather 2 Comments & Opinions 3 Obits 4 Social News 6 Food/Recipes 9 Comics 13 Classifieds 15 Senior Information page 16 Bradford Journal P.O. Box, Bradford, PA 16701 www.bradfordjournal.com Phone: 814-465-3468
Page 2 Bradford Journal & Miner Thursday, January 5, 2012
LOCAL NEWS S.A.L.S.A. Members Monitor The Children
It’s A Matter Of Opinion... Guest Columnist This week’s guest column was submitted by Bob Perry
The Can Kickers
Bradford Journal Photo During First Night activities at the Family YMCA, December 31, S.A.L.S.A. members (monitoring the bouncy machines) sit with a couple of kids, about to enter The Coconut Jungle. From left to right are Anthony Reed 14 (S.A.L.S.A.), Kenyon Long 2, MaShayla Egger 3, and Mary Schroll 15 (S.A.L.S.A.).
Need Fresh Cage-free Organic Eggs?
AUTO PARTS & GLASS AUTO GLASS 606 EAST MAIN STREET BRADFORD, PA 16701 E IC SERV PH: (814) 362-6803
We Deliver (Inside Bradford City limits only)
Call: 465-3468 and ask for Sarah!
by Bob Perry Washington politics is full of can kickers who create and pass short term legislation and it is high time a ‘Can Kickers List’ be created. The List will serve as a reminder to voters when they go to the polls NOT to vote for anyone who makes the List. The Kickers are without question detours to meaningful leadership in running our country’s affairs. For the moment, I will assign the #1 Can Kicker honors to Senator Harry Reid who continuously practices can kicking. The latest issue is the payroll tax break bill: President Obama requested a full year bill for the payroll tax continuation. The House of Representatives produced what the president requested. The Senate, however, under Reid’s leadership produced a 2-month bill which ‘kicks the can’ down the road. President Obama showed a lack of leadership when he opted to cite certain members of congress for not supporting the 2-month version. This was a flip-flop by Obama on this issue. Since I will construct the List on the basis of the power structure, Obama becomes #1 on the Can Kickers’ List and Senator Reid #2. In addition, last budget passed was on April 29, 2009. It has been over 970 days since the Senate has passed a budget prompting a continuing spending resolution (again and again) - Reid keeps kicking the can down the road. The question is, just how long will our representatives continue this practice? Where is the leadership from Congress and the White House? When will the voters stop electing Can Kickers into office? A List has started and it will undoubtedly keep growing...
THE BRADFORD AREA 5-DAY WEATHER FORECAST
Thursday, Jan. 5: Mostly cloudy today with a high of 29°. Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy and cold tonight with an overnight low of 20°.
Friday, Jan. 6, 2012: Partly sunny and warmer today with a high of 38°. Friday Night: Mostly cloudy and warmer tonight with an overnight low of 30°.
Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012: Mostly cloudy and pleasant today with a high of 40°. Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy and cooler tonight with an overnight low of 28°.
Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012: Mostly cloudy and cooler today with a high of 34°. Sunday Night: Cloudy and colder tonight with an overnight low of 22°.
Monday, Jan. 9, 2012: Mostly cloudy and colder today with a high of 29°. Monday Night: Cloudy and cold tonight with snow in the forecast. Overnight low of 23°.
Full Color PDF Copies of the Bradford Journal
SUBSCRIBE TODAY! Call 814-465-3468
Bradford Journal & Miner Thursday, January 5, 2012 Page 3
COMMENTS AND OPINIONS 5 ¢ENTS WORTH
Children Take A Break Early First Night
by Grant Nichols
Once again this year we traveled the First Night Bradford sites for our own enjoyment and to photograph a few others with the same idea. While most of the photos are centered at the Bradford Family YMCA, many of the same people were also to be seen taking advantage of the four or five other stops we made during throughout evening. While we were pleased with the excitement and the entertainment we were able to take in, it is somewhat of a disappointment again this year that we couldn’t fit all the activities and sites into the time available. Congratulations are in order for the hard working committee and the sponsors who made this year’s fourteenth annual First Night Bradford a big success for so many people. Some of the photos taken at the event can be seen on the pages of our hard copy edition, even more can be seen in our expanded internet edition, and all photos can be seen in our photo gallery associated with this issue…….. We had a little discussion with Jeremy Callinan, owner of Tortugas Restaurant in Bradford over the holidays. He mentioned that we should all watch for a revised food menu there, scheduled to be presented near the end January. He tells us that in addition to many new types of fajitas he will be bringing in more experience to his kitchen- all to meet the entertainment, dining and snacking needs of his patrons..……..Our readers will find an interesting article by our friend Bob Perry, on page 2 of this edition of the Bradford Journal. In the article, “The Can Kickers” Bob takes on the President and his Senate friend, Harry Reid suggesting they should be removed from office along with all the other politicians who are looking for short-term solutions. While we can sympathize with the need for “kicking out” the “can kickers”, we’re wondering whether we should focus only on those in the party of the left. It seems there are also plenty of “can kickers” on the right. And as we think more about it, “can kicking is a lot like playing golf” it gives the actors plenty of time to talk and negotiate while otherwise passing the time......... Our readers should know that we are in the process of tweaking the Bradford Journal to pull it yet more into the 21st century. Some of the changes will be noticeable and other will undoubtedly be subtler. And of course we are happy to entertain suggestions from our readers. Have a great year!
Bradford Journal Photo From left to right in the bouncy room at the Bradford Family YMCA are Nicholas Battles, Jennifer Young, Sarah Young 8, Jackie Shelley 10, and Devin Young 10. The children had come early and played in all the various bouncy houses. Now they were taking a break on First Night, December 31st.
Little Brittian At First Night’s Got Talent
Bradford Journal Photo Little 2-Mos.-old Brittian Jones enjoys a little snooze after the “First Night’s Got Talent” program, December 31st at the First United Methodist Church. Next stop for her will be face painting (if she’s up for it). Left to right are her dad Geoffrey Jones, her aunt Rachael Johnson, and her mom Tiffany Jones.
Page 4 Bradford Journal & Miner Thursday, January 5, 2012
OBITUARIES Charles Hogue Charles R. Hogue, 69, of 35 Babcock Road, passed away Wednesday (Dec. 28, 2011) at the Bradford Regional Medical Center. Born June 18, 1942, in Bradford, he was a son of the late Gerald E. and Erma A. Avery Hogue. On Aug. 4, 1962, in Allegany, N.Y., he married Elaine M. Dinger Hogue, who survives. He had worked at Kendall-Witco Refinery for 31 years and then for Graham Packaging. In addition to his wife of 49 years he is survived by three daughters, Susan (Joel) Mong, Sherrie (Scott Bennett) Hogue, and Lynn (Joe) Lam-
berson, all of Bradford; one son, Scott (Amanda) Hogue of Broadway, N.C.; ten grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two sisters, Nancy Hogue of Altoona, and Linda (John) Coles of Cottonwood, Ariz.; a sister-inlaw, Cathy Hogue of Anderson, S.C.; and several nieces and nephews. Burial was in McKean Memorial Park.
Bruno Cary Bruno P. Cary, 89, of Lewis Run, passed away on Sunday (Dec. 25, 2011) at Bradford Regional Medical Center. He was born Jan. 31, 1922, in James City, a son of the late Carmen and
Subscribe To The Bradford Journal Today! Call: 465-3468
Mary Farone Cary. On July 3, 1954, at Our Mother of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Lewis Run, he married Lena T. Vecellio, who survives. Mr. Cary was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, who served in the European Theatre. After the war, Mr. Cary served in the U.S. Army National Guard from 1948 until 1950. He was employed at the former Hanley Brick Co. until his retirement. Mr. Cary was a member of Our Mother of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, a lifetime member of the Lewis Run Volunteer Fire Department and a social member of the Italian American Progressive Club. He enjoyed cooking for his family and friends and for various local restaurants. In addition to his
wife of 57 years, Lena Cary of Lewis Run, he is also survived by four sons, Carmen Cary, Kevin Cary and Scott (Tina) Cary, all of Custer City and Christopher (Jennifer) Cary of Stanley, N.C.; two sisters, Joan Oliva of Olean, N.Y., and Nellie (Angelo) DiCello of New Kensington; 10 grandchildren, Michael Cary, Angela Cary, Chelsea (Andy) Smith, Nicole Cary, Adam Cary, Dominic Cary, Joey Cary, Daniel Cary, Madelyn Cary and Grace Cary; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Lena Colosimo; and three brothers, Sam, Leo and Joseph Cary. Military honors and entombment was in St. Bernard Cemetery. Memorial contri-
butions in his memory can be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care of the Mascho Funeral Home Inc. Online condolences can be expressed at www. maschofuneral.com
Robert Vinelli Robert M. Vinelli, 53, of 686 South Ave., passed away Friday (Dec. 30, 2011) at UPMC P r esbyterian H o s p i t a l , Pittsburgh. Born Sept. 18, 1958, in Bradford, he was a son of the late John J. and Louise E. Piscitelli Vinelli Sr. Mr. Vinelli was a 1976 graduate of Bradford Area High School. He had worked for his brother John at Vinell’s Restaurant, Charlie’s Pub and 6V Excavation. He had also worked for
BRADFORD AREA BUSINESS DIRECTORY Kennedy Street Cafe 11 Kennedy St., Bradford, PA
Serving Breakfast and Lunches TAKE OUTS AVAILABLE!
Catering For Any Occasion Ph: 814-362-6040
Value Menu Items Starting at
$1.00! 75 Forman Street Bradford, PA
B&T Cleaning and later was a security guard. He was a past member of the Bradford Moose Lodge. Surviving are three brothers, John J. (Katie) Vinelli Jr. of Bradford, David P. Vinelli of Buffalo, N.Y., and William C. (Veronica) Vinelli of Canyon, Colo.; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, John Vincent Vinelli in infancy, James Vinelli and Charles Vinelli; and a sister, Marsha Franklin. Burial was in St. Bernard Cemetery. Memorials, if desired, may be made to the McKean County SPCA, P.O. Box 113, Bradford, PA 16701. Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com
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
Grant Nichols Publisher Debi Nichols Editor Vince Vicere, Political Reporter Periodical postage paid at USPS Bradford, PA 16701-9998
Bradford Journal & Miner Thursday, January 5, 2012 Page 5
BUSINESS & PERSONAL FINANCES
Easing Student Loan Repayments College costs are out of control. Total outstanding student loans hover around $1 trillion, second only to home mortgages. Student loan repayment takes a hefty toll on starting salaries even during good economic times. But with so many recent graduates unable to find a decent job – or any job – repayment can be a nightmare. You can't walk away from student loan debt. It's practically impossible to get it discharged through bankruptcy and there's no statute of limitations on how long lenders can pursue you through collections. Indeed, the government can withhold tax refunds and garnish wages indefinitely. The Obama administration recently accelerated improvements to a readily available, yet underused, student loan repayment plan called Income-Based Repayment (IBR) that had been slated to begin in 2014. IBR is available for many federally guaranteed student loans and can be particularly beneficial for low-income families, the unemployed and people with lower-paying, "public service" jobs in education, government or non-profit organizations. Under IBR, monthly payments are capped at an affordable level relative to your adjusted gross income, family size and state of residence. For example, if you earn less than 150 percent of the government's poverty level for your family size, you would pay zero. You still owe the money, but are not required to begin making payments until your income increases. As your income increases, so will your monthly payment – but up to no more than 15 percent of income that exceeds that same 150 percent of poverty level. In addition, the government will for-
-by Jason Alderman
give debt still owed after 25 years of consistent repayment. And those with qualifying public service jobs must only repay for 10 years before the balance is discharged. Under the recent IBR enhancements, for students who took out their first loan during or after 2008 and open at least one additional loan during or after 2012, the cap will drop from 15 to 10 percent and the forgiveness period drop to 20 years. Those with older loans can still benefit from the original IBR terms. Other IBR features include: All Stafford, PLUS and Consolidation Loans made under either the Direct Loan program or the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) program qualify for IBR, except loans in default, Parent PLUS Loans or Consolidation Loans containing Parent PLUS Loans. You must submit updated income documentation each year. If your income rises, so will your payment amount, although never above what you'd otherwise pay under a standard 10-year repayment schedule. Because IBR will likely extend the term of your loan, you'll probably accrue more interest than under a standard 10-year payoff. Private student loans don't qualify for IBR.
Just Entering Jungle
$96.73 $96.41 $96.41 $96.70
Our Thin Crusts have Lower Carbs, 0 Trans Fat & No Cholesterol!
Call Us For Catering: 814-362-6040 Let Us Cater Your Party!
Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011 Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011 Friday, Dec. 30, 2011 Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011
Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011 Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011 Friday, Dec. 30, 2011 Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011
Try Our Ultra Thin Crust Grilled Pizzas! Available In 12” or 8” Crusts
CALL US AND CHARGE IT!
American Refining Group (ARG) Price Paid Per Barrel for Penn Grade Crude Oil:
Ergon Oil Purchasing Chart for Price Paid Per Barrel for Penn Grade Crude Oil:
KENNEDY STREET CAFE 11 Kennedy Street- Ph 362-6040
All Menu Items Available for Carry Out or DELIVERY
Local Oil Prices:
$96.73 $98.39 $96.41 $96.70
Borrowers with two different types of federal loans – at least one each issued under the Direct Loan and FFEL programs – may consolidate their loans under a new Special Direct Consolidations Loans program between January 1, 2012, and June 30, 2012. This will lower FFEL loan rates by 0.25 percent, plus an additional 0.25 percent discount if you sign up for automatic payments. Visit www.studentaid. ed.gov/specialconsolidation for details. If you expect your financial hardship to be temporary, other loan repayment options, including economic hardship deferment, forbearance and extended repayment, may be better options. For details, visit the Federal Student Aid site, www. studentaid.ed.gov and search "Postponing Repayment." Other good resources include www.finaid.org and the Project on Student Debt: (www.projectonstudentdebt.org).
Bradford Journal Photo Samaria Campbell 5, on the left, and Shiloh Hatcher 7 on the right, stop and pose for a photo before entering the Coconut Jungle bouncy house. It was First Night Bradford, December 31st at the Family YMCA.
Page 6 Bradford Journal & Miner Thursday, January 5, 2012
AREA SOCIAL NEWS Bradford Area Calendar of Events:
January 2012 Jan. 9 - Mar 19: Turbo Kick Plus 5:30-6:30pm Mondays and Wednesdays, 5th Floor Ballroom, Seneca Building, Downtown Bradford, PA. $55 per participant. For more information or to register, contact the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford Division of Continuing Education and Regional Development at 814-362-5078 or email@example.com Jan. 10: “A Good Enough New Year” Ladies’ Breakfast 9:15am Masonic Center, 625 South Avenue, Bradford, PA. Speaker: Karen Whitcomb, Port Byron, NY. Special feature: Sam Sylvester, The Option House. Music: Bob Onuffer. Cost: $8. Free child care by reservation. Sponsored by Bradford Area Christian Women’s Connection. For reservations, contact Bonnie at 814-362-2466 or Loisanne at 814-368-3669. Jan. 11: Bereavement Support Group 10:30am Bradford Senior Center, 60 Campus Drive, Bradford, PA. Adults who are grieving the loss of a loved one are invited to this free support group. Hosted by Community Nurses, Inc., for more information contact Community Nurses at 814-3628183
CHECK OUT OUR PHOTO GALLERY www.bradforjournal.com WHEN YOU VISIT US ON THE WEB!
Usher In New Year
Bradford Post 108 Dinner Special
Open To Members & Guests
22 Pine St. Bradford
814-362-6527 fax: 814-362-4168 www.bradfordlibrary.org
JANUARY 2012 Friday, January 6th Preschool Story Hour 10:30-11:30am Includes story, craft, snack, and social interaction. Geared toward pre-K children, accommodates infants and toddlers.
Tuesday, January 10th Writing Center 3-5pm To assist students and adults who need guidance with homework or workrelated writing. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. All Programs Held at the Library are free and open to the Public.
Bradford TOPS #16 -article submitted Vickie Johnson conducted the Thursday afternoon, December 29th meeting of TOPS #16 at First Church of Nazarene . There were 25 weigh-ins with a loss of 13 pounds. There was no loser of the week. Loser in waiting is Carolyn Frantz. Bev Hannon gave the thought for day: “Beauty to me is living comfortable in your own skin. Either that or a fabulous red lipstick.” Dorothy Young gave two health tips: “Take your blood pressure first thing in the morning. It gives a more honest reading and you will know if it is rising later in the day. A small alcoholic drink will help not only with cholosterol lowering, but also with Alzhiemers.” Vickie Johnson read a interesting but funny poem on the effects of what one pound of fat that no one wants to lose does to the body. It was decided that a fine of 5 cents will be paid for every 5 pounds gained at weigh-ins. New Years resolutions were discussed and we all decided to try to lose weight. The meeting was closed with a prayer.
Friday, Jan. 6th
BRADFORD AREA PUBLIC LIBRARY
Bradford Journal Photo In the final moments of this year’s edition of First Night Bradford, three young people at Main Street and Veteran’s Square wait for the new year to begin, December 31st. From the left to right are Nathan Morris 12, Charles Morris 17, and Jenah Robinson-Enix 7. Jenah tells us that First Night was fun because she enjoyed spending the time with her family.
Daughter, Dec. 26, to Kyle Clark, Bradford, PA. Son, Dec. 27, to Tiffany Rooke and Jason Babcock, Bradford, PA. Son, Dec. 28, to Anita Beard and Dennis Campbell, Smethport, PA. Daughter, Dec. 28, to Vanessa and Matthew Brady, Bradford, PA. Son, Dec. 28, 2011, Matthew and Rebecca Miller, Bradford, PA. Daughter, Dec. 29, to Kylie Engel and Johnathan Colts, Bradford, PA. Daughter, Dec. 29, Alyshia Shreckengost, Bradford, PA.
Bradford Journal & Miner Thursday, January 5, 2012 Page 7
Come To Us For Whatever You Need...... We Want Your Business! PLACE YOUR AD HERE!
MASTERCRAFT AUTO PARTS & GLASS AUTO GLASS 606 EAST MAIN STREET BRADFORD, PA 16701 ICE V R E S PH: (814) 362-6803
402 East Main St.
814-368-6252 “The Friendly Fun Place”
Shurfine Quality Products 407 E. Water St., Smethport, PA
John William’s European Pastry
PLACE YOUR AD HERE!
Plus Gift Shop Doughnuts $3.99/doz. Wed-Thur-Fri “El Cheapo” Breakfast & Lunches Only $3.99 “To Go” Available FREE INTERNET& PARKING 20 Mechanic St., Bradford • 362-6637
109 Main Bradford
Bradford Fairway Sales & Leasing
7 Days A Week 11-11 472 E. Main St., Bradford, PA 814-368-7166 www.afairwayfordlm.com
Value Menu Items Starting at
$1.00! 75 Forman Street Bradford, PA
DIGITAL PRINTING Kennedy Street Cafe 11 Kennedy St., Bradford, PA
Serving Breakfast and Lunches TAKE OUTS AVAILABLE!
Catering For Any Occasion Ph: 814-362-6040
Personalize Your Clothing!
Bottorf Embroidery 217 W. Washington Street Bradford, PA 16701
Phone 814-362-0536 OR VISIT US AT:
Hall For Rent CALL
814-368-8251 22 Pine Street Bradford
PLACE YOUR AD HERE! Main Street Fitness 80 Main St. Bradford, PA 16701
OPEN 24/7 www.msfitnessbradford.com
Page 8 Bradford Journal & Miner Thursday, January 5, 2012
Inspiring Recipes by Chef Candice Kumai FAMILY FEATURES
ear after year, saving money and eating healthier rank high on the list of New Year’s resolutions, but as many know all too well, busy schedules can make it hard to keep these resolutions up. “Pretty Delicious” author and “Top Chef” alum Candice Kumai has partnered with The Glad Products Company to create delicious recipes that help bring healthy food out of the kitchen, and in turn, help to save you both the cost and calories associated with eating lunch out. Chef Kumai’s recipes are inspired by Glad To Go reusable lunch and snack containers, which feature a detachable 1.5-ounce “To Go” cup that snaps into the lid — allowing you to confidently transport foods that you haven’t been able to before. Just imagine — no more dressing leak disasters when bringing a salad to work. “Now there’s no excuse for us to break our New Year’s resolutions,” says Kumai. “My recipes are not only healthy, delicious, convenient meal time options, but they fit into our everyday lives while helping to save money, time and calories and reduce waste.” For additional recipes, lunchtime tips, coupon offerings and more, visit Facebook.com/Glad.
Spicy Tequila Lime Shrimp Salad Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 5 minutes Serves: 4 For the shrimp 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 garlic clove, minced 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin Pinch red pepper flakes 1 pound medium shrimp, deveined 3 tablespoons high-quality tequila Salt, to taste 1 teaspoon dried chipotle powder 2 to 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped For the salad 4 cups dark, leafy mixed greens 1/2 cup roasted red peppers, sliced thin 1/2 cup black beans, drained and rinsed 1 avocado, sliced thin For the dressing 1/2 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt 3 tablespoons high-quality tequila 1 tablespoon grated lime zest 1 teaspoon hot sauce 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice Pinch of sea salt to taste Add olive oil to a large skillet over medium heat. Once oil is hot, add chopped garlic and cook for about 1 minute. Add cumin and red pepper flakes, and let flavors blend together. Add shrimp and toss. Carefully add tequila and cook until alcohol burns off. Season with salt, and add dried chipotle powder. Once shrimp are cooked, add chopped cilantro, toss and put aside on a plate. Toss mixed greens in a large salad bowl and add in roasted red peppers and black beans. In medium bowl, whisk all of the dressing ingredients together and alter to desired taste by adding additional hot sauce and salt. Top with avocado slices and sautéed shrimp.
Roasted Fig and Blue Cheese Salad Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 20 minutes Serves: 4 For the figs 2 cups fresh black mission figs, sliced in half 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon honey 1/4 teaspoon sea salt For the salad 1/2 cup blue cheese, cut into elegant wedges or thin slices 6 cups mixed salad greens with arugula 1/2 cup candied walnuts Sea salt to taste For the dressing 3 tablespoons honey 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1/4 teaspoon sea salt To roast figs, preheat the oven to 350°F. Remove stems off end of each fig, then slice fig in half. Roast for approximately 30 minutes or until a bit golden brown. Remove and cool slightly. In small mixing bowl, mix 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, olive oil and honey. Add figs and toss to coat evenly. Marinate for 5 to 10 minutes. Whisk honey, mustard, 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar and sea salt together to create dressing. Place greens in large salad bowl; toss in candied walnuts. Serve with two fig halves on top of each salad with a blue cheese wedge.
Spinach Salad with Walnuts, Strawberries and Goat Cheese Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 10 minutes Serves: 4 For the salad 1/2 cup walnuts 4 cups fresh spinach, stems trimmed 8 large strawberries, hulled and thinly sliced 1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese For the dressing 3 tablespoons honey 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1/4 teaspoon sea salt Heat the oven to 375°F. Place walnuts on rimmed baking sheet and bake until fragrant and toasted, about 8 minutes. Transfer to a plate to cool. Toss spinach with strawberries in a large bowl. In small bowl, whisk together honey, mustard, vinegar and salt. Sprinkle walnuts on top of spinach and strawberries mix. Serve sprinkled with goat cheese, with remaining dressing on the side.
Bradford Journal & Miner Thursday, January 5, 2012 Page 9
Bloggers + Idaho Potatoes =
Have you heard of “food bloggers?” They’re passionate cooks who publish websites with recipes, photos and personal stories. Bloggers love sharing their best, and with their readers’ needs in mind, they try to cook, photograph and post dishes well in advance of holidays. How to do it for a Valentine’s Day feast? Potluck with fellow bloggers! These popular Southern California bloggers had an early Valentine’s Day, thanks to a challenge from the Idaho® Potato Commission: melt a loved one’s heart by making a dish with America’s favorite vegetable, Idaho® potatoes. Here are the fab results to serve YOUR sweetheart this February, Potato Lover’s Month!
Romesco Fingerling Potato Salad on Bed of Greens By Nancy Buchanan www.ACommunalTable.com 1/4 1/4 1 1/2 1/8 1/4 1/4 4 7 11⁄2
cup slivered, toasted almonds cup chopped roasted red bell pepper Roma tomato, seeded and diced tsp. smoked paprika tsp. cayenne pepper tsp. salt tsp. white pepper tsp. sherry wine vinegar, divided Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil, divided lb. Idaho® Fingerling Potatoes, sliced lengthwise 6 cups arugula, washed and dried Zest of 1 lemon (optional) Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a blender, combine the toasted almonds, roasted red bell pepper, tomato, smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, salt, white pepper, 3 tsp. sherry wine vinegar and 4 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil. Blend until smooth. Set aside. Spray a rimmed baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Place the sliced fingerling potatoes on the baking sheet and drizzle all with 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil, tossing to coat. Roast in the oven for 15 minutes or until potatoes are golden brown and tender. Remove pan from the oven. While potatoes are roasting, in a small bowl, mix remaining 1 tsp. of sherry wine vinegar with 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil. Place the arugula in a large bowl and drizzle with the sherry wine vinegar and olive oil mixture, toss to coat. Season with salt and cracked pepper to taste, if desired. Divide the arugula among 6 plates. Place fingerlings on top of the arugula and top each with 1-2 Tbsp. of red bell pepper sauce. Garnish with lemon zest, if desired. Serves 6
Idaho Potato-Asiago Cheese Muffins with Herbs de Provence By Valentina Kenney Wein www.CookingOnTheWeekends.com
Western Shepherd’s Pie
Potato and Beet Galette
By Patti Londre www.WorthTheWhisk.com
By Erika Penzer Kerekes www.InErikasKitchen.com 2 large Idaho® Russet baking potatoes
1/2 onion, chopped 1½ lbs. boneless, skinless chicken thighs 1 can (15.5 oz.) white cannellini beans, drained and rinsed 1 can (11 oz.) corn, drained 1½ cups medium heat green salsa, divided 1 can (4.5 oz.) chopped green chiles, medium heat 2 tsp. minced garlic 1½ tsp. ground cumin 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro 2 large Idaho® Russet potatoes 1/2 tsp. salt 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1/2 cup sour cream Place chopped onion on the bottom of a 12-cup or larger Crockpot. Add chicken thighs, beans and corn. In a small bowl, mix together 1 cup salsa, chiles, garlic and cumin. Pour over top. Cover and cook on low for 8 to 10 hours. Remove chicken pieces to a plate and using two forks, pull the meat into bite-sized pieces. Return meat to pot. Stir in cilantro. Peel potatoes, quarter, place in a medium pan, add salt, cover with water and heat to boiling. Reduce heat and cook potatoes until fork-soft, about 10 minutes. Drain the potatoes and keep in pan. At this point, move one oven rack to 6 inches from broiler, and the other to the bottom rung. Turn broiler to high. Place a 3-qt. casserole dish on the bottom rack to heat up while you prepare the potatoes. To the drained potatoes in the pot, add sour cream and remaining 1/2 cup salsa. Using a measuring cup or soup ladle, scoop a 1/2 cup of liquid from the chili, add to potatoes and mash quickly with an electric beater. Continue to add chili liquid to the potatoes a little at a time until whipped creamy. Stir in shredded cheese. Remove casserole dish from oven, scoop the chili into the hot dish, top with mashed potatoes and use a fork to spread the potatoes to seal to the edge, then place under the broiler for at least 5 minutes, watching carefully to not over-brown. Serve immediately. Serves 6 to 8
Cream of Potato and Poblano Soup By Ericka Sanchez www.NibblesAndFeasts.com 2 medium Idaho® Yukon Gold
Potatoes, peeled and roughly chopped 4 large Poblano chiles 1 Tbsp. unsalted butter 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil 1 medium yellow onion, roughly chopped 2 garlic cloves, finely diced 1/2 cup water 1/3 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley 2 cups chicken stock 1/3 cup cooked corn kernels 1/3 cup heavy cream 1 cup ranchero cheese, cubed Salt to taste Roast Poblano chiles over a gas flame, turning frequently with tongs, until charred on all sides, about 5 minutes each. Place in a plastic bag, set aside to allow steaming for 10 minutes. Then, using your hands, rub and remove the pepper charred skin under running water*. Cut chiles open, remove, stem, seeds and veins. Chop in strips and reserve. Save a few for garnish. In a large heavy saucepan, heat the butter and oil over medium heat. Stirring frequently, cook onion and garlic until softened. Add potatoes, water, chicken stock, corn and parsley. Bring to boil, then reduce heat to simmer. Cook until potatoes are very tender, about 15 minutes. When potatoes have softened, transfer to a blender or food processor. Add chile strips, cream and salt. Puree until smooth. Return soup to the saucepan and reheat to serving temperature, stirring. Serve garnished with Poblano chile strips and cubed cheese. Serves 6 to 8 *Note: you may want to wear latex gloves or plastic bags on your hands as you work with the chilies to avoid inadvertently touching eyes later with pepper-coated fingers!
For more recipes,visit IdahoPotato.com/recipes
1 large or 2 small red beets 4 Tbsp. olive oil, divided 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh rosemary 1/2 tsp. salt Freshly ground black pepper 6 Tbsp. freshly grated parmesan or Romano cheese, divided Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Wash and peel the potatoes. Using a mandoline slicer or knife, cut into rounds about 1/8-inch thick. Set slices aside. Wash and peel the beet. Slice the same way as the potatoes, put into a second bowl. (Keep the potatoes and beets separate to keep the beets’ color from staining the potato slices for a prettier finished product.) Heat a large, heavy oven-proof skillet on medium high. When skillet is hot, add 2 Tbsp. olive oil and use a pastry brush to coat the sides. Begin to build the galette in the hot skillet by layering potato slices in overlapping circles until the bottom of the pan is covered. When the first layer is done, sprinkle with a little chopped rosemary, salt and pepper, and 2 Tbsp. grated cheese. Continue with the second layer, this time overlapping alternating slices of potato and beet. Save big, uniform slices for the third and final layer. (Getting the pan hot before putting in the vegetables helps crisp the bottom.) Sprinkle with more rosemary, salt, pepper, and another 2 Tbsp. grated cheese. Continue layering the potatoes and beets until all are used. Add remaining rosemary and grated cheese. Drizzle the top of the galette with remaining 2 Tbsp. olive oil. Cover pan with aluminum foil, pressing it tightly onto the vegetables, turn the heat to medium, and cook on the stovetop about 10 minutes. You should hear the bottom of the galette sizzling; if not, turn up heat slightly. Remove foil and place skillet in the hot oven. Bake uncovered about 40-55 minutes, until top is browned, edges are crisp, and vegetables are cooked through (test by inserting the tip of a small knife straight down – you should feel no resistance). When thoroughly cooked, remove from oven and let sit 5 minutes. Using a heat-proof spatula, loosen it from the pan. Slide the galette onto a cutting board and slice into wedges. Serve immediately. Serves 6 to 8
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted, divided 11⁄2 tsp. dried Herbs de Provence, divided 2/3 cup grated Asiago cheese, divided 1/3 cup grated Idaho® Yukon Gold potato, skin on 3/4 cup peeled, cooked, and mashed Idaho® Yukon Gold potatoes 1/2 cup buttermilk 1 large egg, lightly beaten 1/2 tsp. sea salt 2 Tbsp. granulated sugar 1 cup all-purpose flour 11⁄4 tsp. baking soda Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F, and line a muffin pan with paper cups. Form the cups into heart shapes by placing a marble or small crumbled piece of foil between the outside of the paper cup and the inside of each circle. Set aside. In a small bowl, combine 3 Tbsp. of the butter with 1/2 tsp. of the herbs, 1/4 cup cheese, and the grated potato. Set aside. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine the mashed potatoes with buttermilk, egg, salt and sugar. Add the flour and baking soda, and mix just until combined. Fold in remaining butter, herbs and cheese. Fill each paper cup 3/4 full of batter. Divide the topping evenly amongst the muffins, about a tsp. on top of each one. Bake until golden brown, about 25 minutes. Makes 1 dozen muffins
Meet the Bloggers... A nutrition and culinary professional, recipe developer, food stylist and photographer, Nancy Buchanan has had her work featured in Southern California as well as in national publications and on her blog A Communal Table. Ericka Sanchez is a marketing and social media professional in Hispanic outreach. Her blog Nibbles & Feasts documents her passion for keeping her husband and son well fed. Originally from Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico, Ericka spends her time cooking, eating and exploring the latest food trends in LA. Public relations pro, Patti Londre is a home economist, road warrior and the writer of food and travel site, Worth the Whisk. She’s a co-founder of Food Bloggers LA (FBLA) and produces the popular Camp Blogaway Bootcamp for Food Bloggers. Working mom Erika Penzer Kerekes pens In Erika’s Kitchen from the heart of a very busy household. She’s a co-founder of Food Bloggers LA (FBLA) and blogs about cooking with kids, familyfriendly meals, and how not to panic when a dozen people show up unexpectedly for dinner. Certified chef and food writer, Valentina Kenney Wein spends her weekends in her “kitchen retreat,” creating delicious, hearty, comforting food to nourish her family and share with her readers. Her blog is named, appropriately enough: Cooking on the Weekends.
Page 10 Bradford Journal & Miner Thursday, January 5, 2012
At “Y” During Event
Thinks Of Center First
Bradford Journal Photo Heidi Johnson 10, and her mom Bonnie Johnson are seen along the South Wall of the bouncy room at the Bradford Family YMCA. It was First Night Bradford, December 31st and they were waiting for the rest of the family to finish the activity there.
Bradford Journal Photo Emma Jane Burns thinks of the Senior Center first as she conducts a raffle to raise money for their organization, December 31st, during First Night Activities. Entertainment for the evening was a composite band known as the Crook Farm Talent which included such fine long time area entertainers as Larry Combs (guitar and vocals), Diana Combs (vocals), Don Naughton (Guitar), and John Nichols (drums and vocals).
Warming To The Fun
Bradford Journal Photo On First Night Bradford, December 31st in the “Bouncy Room” at the Family YMCA, Katherine Roessler 7 sits on the sidelines with her mom, Colette Roessler. Katherine, a little nervous with the noise, excitement, and the kids of all ages present, is warming up to the idea of taking part in the bouncing fun going on around her.
CT Screenings Could Be Game Changer For Lung Cancer At Least One National Insurer Now Covering CT Scans
(NAPSI)—Advocates of lung cancer screening are hoping that CT scans will do for smokers what colonoscopies have done for those at risk of colon cancer— find the cancer early enough for therapy to work. Early-stage diagnosis is linked to longer survival rates for breast cancer, prostate cancer and colon cancer—all cancers that have standard screening tests. Until now, however, there has been no proven screening test for lung cancer, which is the leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. “Usually, by the time a more definitive symptom of lung cancer becomes obvious, the disease has already progressed to late-stage cancer,” said Laurie FentonAmbrose, president and chief executive officer for the Lung Cancer Alliance, a national non-profit organization dedicated solely to patient support and advocacy for people living with lung cancer and those at risk for the disease. A recent study supported by a grant from the National Cancer Institute was published in August in The New England Journal of Medicine. This randomized, controlled trial of more than 50,000 Americans found that spiral CT (computed tomography) screening performed each year for three years reduced the likelihood of deaths from lung cancer by 20 percent compared with those screened by standard X-rays. The American Society of Clinical On-
cology’s annual report on progress against cancer listed the study as one of 2011’s top advances. The study led at least one national insurer—WellPoint—to offer coverage of CT scans for current and former smokers at high risk for lung cancer who have medical histories similar to those in the study. The group studied was free of lung cancer symptoms, between 55 and 74 years of age and had smoked the equivalent of a pack a day for 30 years. The participants were either current smokers or had quit within the past 15 years. “This was the first time a well-designed study on a large population of smokers showed that you could save lives through screening CT scans,” said John Whitney, a WellPoint medical director. “Studies like
this one provide the medical evidence we need to make good coverage decisions. We’re looking forward to medical research continuing to evolve on this issue.” Fenton-Ambrose said the Lung Cancer Alliance is hoping more insurers will make the same decision as WellPoint. “Now that we have the science, our work shifts to bringing the benefit of screening safely, effectively and equitably into the health care system,” said FentonAmbrose. For those who want to know if they are at risk of lung cancer, the Lung Cancer Alliance has set up an informational website at www.screenforlungcancer.org to help people understand more about the symptoms, screenings, disease and treatment.
Bradford Journal & Miner Thursday, January 5, 2012 Page 11
ON THE HEALTHY SIDE Recognizing The Value Of Nutrition In Health (NAPSI)—The last century has seen a greater understanding of the role of nutrition in living a healthier lifestyle. As a result, one organization is changing its name to more accurately reflect that vital connection. The American Dietetic Association, the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals, has officially changed its name to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. “The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has been in existence since 1917 as the American Dietetic Association, after working to feed the troops healthfully during World War I. Protecting the public’s health is the highest priority of the Academy and our members, and our new name complements our focus: the nutritional well-being of the American public,” said registered dietitian and Academy President Sylvia Escott-Stump. The new name promotes the strong science background and academic expertise of the academy’s members, primarily registered dietitians. Nutrition science underpins wellness, prevention and treatment. “By adding nutrition to our name, we communicate our capacity for translating nutrition science into healthier lifestyles for everyone,” said Escott-Stump. “Keeping dietetics supports our history as a food- and science-based profession.” Whether it’s planning nutritious meals for children in day care centers or schools, teaching individuals with diabetes about managing their blood sugar or saving lives with complex nutritional interventions after surgery, registered dietitians are the best qualified nutrition experts. The Academy’s award-winning website remains www.eatright.org. The colorful Eat Right logo will stay a part of the organization’s graphic identity. In addition, the ADA Foundation has become the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation. “While our name has changed to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, we still have the same mission, the same powerful Eat Right message, and are still bringing the same quality nutrition advice to the table as we have for nearly 100 years,” said Escott-Stump.
Need Fresh Cage-free Organic Eggs?
We Deliver (Inside Bradford City limits only)
Call: 465-3468 and ask for Sarah!
AICR HealthTalk Karen Collins, MS, RD, CDN
American Institute for Cancer Research
Q: Is it true that red grapefruit is higher in antioxidants than white grapefruit? A: Not necessarily. All grapefruit is an excellent source of vitamin C, which acts as an antioxidant. All types also supply compounds called flavonoids, including naringinin. In animal and cell studies, naringinin decreases growth and increases self-destruction of colon, mouth, skin, lung, breast and stomach cancers. It decreases inflammation and increases enzymes that deactivate carcinogens. In some research, white grapefruit has higher levels of naringinin than red grapefruit, but content varies among individual fruits.The amount of naringinin may depend more on how much of the white material surrounding grapefruit sections is consumed than on the color of the grapefruit. Red and pink grapefruit do provide beta-carotene and a compound called lycopene not found in white grapefruit. Lycopene is a carotenoid – a pigment that’s a “cousin” to beta-carotene. It cannot form vitamin A like beta-carotene can, but it is actually a much stronger antioxidant. Especially for those who don’t eat tomatoes frequently, choosing red or pink grapefruit makes good sense; the darker the red, the higher the lycopene content. Still, all types of grapefruit are healthy choices that provide a variety of compounds that promote health, both as antioxidants and through other mechanisms. Q: Does soup really help you lose weight? A: Some research suggests that start-
ing a meal with soup may help fill you up and reduce the calories you consume at the rest of the meal. For this to work, the soup needs to be broth- or vegetable-based, not a high-calorie cheesy or creamy soup. You are more likely to be successful with this strategy if foods you eat following the soup are served in smaller portions, because studies have clearly established that for many of us, overeating is not necessarily due to more hunger, but a response to seeing more food. Another way you can use soup to help with weight loss is to make your soup a complete meal using plenty of lower calorie vegetables. Be sure to include beans, chicken, fish or other lean protein in addition to a bevy of vegetables, and perhaps a whole grain like brown rice or wholewheat pasta. For overall good health, keep in mind that if you include soup frequently in your meals, prepared commercial soup can be very high in sodium. Regular commercial soup often contains from 750 to 1000 milligrams (mg) per one-cup serving (if you start with condensed soup, that means less than half of a ten-ounce can). That’s a hefty portion of the suggested maximum of 1500 to 2300 mg of sodium a day. Reduced-sodium versions often contain 400 to 850 mg per cup, which is better, but definitely not truly low-sodium. You can dilute reduced-sodium soups with an equal amount of sodium-free bouillon for a further cut, adding onion, garlic and herbs for plenty of flavor. Or make your own soup starting with low-sodium broth or no added salt tomatoes as a base.
Half Way Through 31st
Carol & Grandchildren
Bradford Journal Photo Left to right, Dave Anderson and his daughters Brreanna Anderson 10 and Brooke Anderson 11 were in attendance for the “First Night’s Got Talent” program held at the First United Methodist Church, December 31st. They tell us they had already taken part in the Bowling, and Ice Skating and were on their way to the Animal show, the magic show and finally to the “Gazebo Drop” at 12 O’clock to usher in 2012.
Bradford Journal Photo Senior Center Director, Carol Steck sits with her grandchildren Matthew Cox 10, and Sarrah Cox 5 at the Center during First Night activities there, December 31st. The program at that site was “Crook Farm Talent”.
Page 12 Bradford Journal & Miner Thursday, January 5, 2012
JUST PASSING TIME THEME: “Winter Fun” ACROSS: 1. Found on a necklace 6. Cul de ___ 9. Loads 13. Furry coats 14. Make a mistake 15. *Snow impression 16. Nets basketball coach 17. Major record label 18. Bogart’s “Key _____” 19. *Dripped shape 21. *Like cleanest snow? 23. Sigma ___ Epsilon 24. Never wave the white one? 25. Bayerische Motoren Werke 28. Somebody ____ 30. *It means more winter? 35. Paper unit 37. One of many on a list 39. Pro teams do this all the time 40. Therefore 41. *”The Bear Who _____ Through Christmas” 43. Algonquian people 44. Sour in taste 46. Dunking treat
47. Retained 48. Often done for ransom 50. “Eternal life” character 52. “___ & the Family Stone” 53. It’s projected in frames 55. Long time 57. *Popular sculpture 61. Result of audience demand 64. Hades river with magic water 65. Cause annoyance in or disturb 67. Native of American Great Plains 69. Worry 70. Female reproductive cell, pl. 71. Ruhr’s industrial center 72. Between stop and roll 73. Type of sweet potato 74. Used in fermenting
8. Front _____ in swimming 9. Annoying biter 10. Mike Myers animated character 11. What panhandler does 12.Vegas bandit 15. Ablaze 20. Jaunty rhythms 22. Possesses 24. F in FBI 25. *No school 26. Sarkozy’s thank you 27. Engaged, as in war 29. Unaccompanied 31. St. Louis monument 32. Challenges 33. Nancy _____ of “Entertainment Tonight” 34. Like untended garden 36. Between dawn and noon 38. Welcoming sign 42. _____ of appreciation 45. Male mixologists 49. Princess tester? DOWN: 1. Accounting degree 51. *It features six on six 2. ____ Strauss 3. Actor recently 54. Diplomat on a mission kicked off airplane (Crossword Solution on page 15) 56. It can be loud or 4. Used for landing 5. Psychologist’s do- white check-up, e.g. Hahn, e.g. 66. Actress Longoria 57. *Pulled ride main 62. Civil Rights icon 60. Wallop 68. The little one 58. Not far 6. Withered 59. Von Bismarck or 61. Ophthamologist’s 63. Female sheep, pl. “stopped to tie his 7. Part of a circle shoe”
Bradford Journal & Miner Thursday, January 5, 2012 Page 13
THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT! RELEASED December 27: Final Destination 5 R Apollo 18 PG-13 Good Old Fashioned
Orgy R Hostel Part III Unrated R In the Name of the King II R Amityville Haunting
VIDEO SELECTIONS Not Rated Hunters R 2012 Zombie Apocalypse Not Rated Pool Boys R Tunnel Not Rated Chop Not Rated Pete Smalls Is Dead Not Rated Game Time PG-13 Brighton Rock R Armed and Deadly R Dora the Explorer: Dora Loves Boots Not Rated City Under Siege Blu-ray/DVD Not Rated Jersey Shore:
Season Four Not Rated Shameless: The Complete First Season Not Rated Borgias: The First Season Not Rated January 6: Babylon A.D. (PG13) Bangkok Dangerous (R) Disaster Movie (NR/PG13) Pineapple Express (PG13) Righteous Kill (R) January 13: Appaloosa (R) Balls Out: Gary the Tennis Coach (R)
The Family That Preys (PG13) Mirrors (R) My Best Friend’s Girl (NR/R)
Swing Vote (PG13) Without a Paddle: Nature Calling (PG13)
Solution on page 15
AMERICAN LEGION Post 108
Hall For Rent CALL
KENNEDY STREET CAFE
814-368-8251 22 Pine Street Bradford
11 Kennedy Street- Ph 362-6040
Try Our Ultra Thin Crust Grilled Pizzas! Available In 12” or 8” Crusts Our Thin Crusts have Lower Carbs, 0 Trans Fat & No Cholesterol! All Menu Items Available for Carry Out or DELIVERY
Value Menu Items Starting at
CALL US AND CHARGE IT! Call Us For Catering: 814-362-6040 Let Us Cater Your Party!
75 Forman Street Bradford, PA
Page 14 Bradford Journal & Miner Thursday, January 5, 2012
CHRONOLOGICAL LISTINGS Engagements, Marriages, Births & Deaths
HIRSCHBECK/ BARKLEY The parents of Fredonia, N.Y., residents Caitlin Hirschbeck and Erik Barkley have announced the couple’s plan to wed. The brideelect is the daughter of Michael and Mary Hirschbeck of Fredonia, and the groom-elect is the son of Harry and Maureen Barkley of Smethport. A June 2, 2012, wedding is planned. MARRIAGES: (None) BIRTHS:
DEC. 22, 2011: Daughter, Dec. 22, to Suzan and John Giardini Snyder, Allegany, NY. DEC. 23, 2011: Daughter, Dec. 23, to Darra Lichy and George Reggie, Salamanca, NY. Son, Dec. 23, to Ashley Earley and Ryan McKenyon, Salamanca, NY. DEC. 26, 2011: Daughter, Dec. 26, to Kyle Clark, Bradford, PA. Daughter,Dec. 26, to Derilyn Heller and Andrew Mitchell, Warren, PA. Son, Dec. 26, to Alyssa Scull and Dalton Russell, Al-
legany, NY. DEC. 27, 2011: Daughter, Dec. 27, to Taylor Jacobs and Jocelyn Cook, Salamanca, NY. Son, Dec. 27, to Tiffany Rooke and Jason Babcock, Bradford, PA. DEC. 28, 2011: Son, Dec. 28, to Anita Beard and Dennis Campbell, Smethport, PA. Daughter, Dec. 28, to Vanessa and Matthew Brady, Bradford, PA. Son, Dec. 28, 2011, Matthew and Rebecca Miller, Bradford, PA. DEC. 29, 2011: Daughter, Dec. 29, to Kylie Engel and
Johnathan Colts, Bradford, PA. Daughter, Dec. 29, Alyshia Shreckengost, Bradford, PA. Daughter, Dec. 29, to Raven Edinger and Cody Rosenhoover, Kane, PA. DEATHS: DEC. 16, 2011: AVIS, William – 79, of Polk State Center, formerly of Bradford, PA. DEC. 17, 2011: FINLAN, Guy E. Jr. – formerly of Bradford, PA. DEC. 24, 2011: POWELL, Ann K. Gezik – 87, of Kane, PA. BORSA, Arthur L. – 67, of Elmhurst, Ill.,
YOUR WEEKLY HOROSCOPE January 5, 2012 - January 11, 2012
ARIES - (Mar. 21 - Apr. 19) You need to guard against making an instantaneous and incorrect judgement. Before drawing a conclusion, look a bit closer, dig a little bit deeper. TAURUS - (Apr. 20 - May 20) If you wish to reduce or even eliminate a stressful scenario, make it different. Modify it. Tweak it until it becomes unrecognisable. GEMINI - (May 21 - June 20) ou can make tangible and much needed progress this week by pushing a clearly defined boundary between you and another person or organization. CANCER - (June 21 - July 22) There could even be a feeling of being let down in quite a big way by a certain person’s attitude and how wrong they are clearly being. LEO - (July 23, - Aug. 22) You know what you want, deserve and are entitled to and whilst these factors aren’t necessarily being ignored completely by certain individuals, it does appear they have their own ideas and agendas about how arrangements between you should be. VIRGO - (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22) Whilst it is easy to reflect upon what happened in the past, it’s essential you focus on how what is happening now differs from what happened previously. LIBRA - (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22) Focus exists now on where you live, those you live with putting plans in motion that will improve or transform your domestic set-up. SCORPIO - (Oct. 23, - Nov. 21) At some point soon though, you are going to have to take a brave step toward instigating an uncomfortable conversation. Once you do, you will find it is not nearly as worrisome as you believed it would be. SAGITTARIUS - (Nov. 22 - Dec. 2) It’s time to look out for Number One and health and home matters might just be a perfect place to start, too. CAPRICORN - (Dec. 21 - Jan. 19) You have reason to question someone’s motives now.You don’t believe information received by a certain person or organization is entirely accurate either. AQUARIUS - (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18) Prepare for particularly positive developments where your love life and financial situation are concerned and I suspect that is definitely music to your ears! PISCES - (Feb. 19 - Mar. 20) Resist the urge to succumb to pressure. Time really is on your side now.
formerly of Bradford, PA. DEC. 25, 2011: CARY, Bruno P. – 89, of Lewis Run, PA. KAUFMAN, John W. – 84, of Huntsville, Ala., formerly of Bradford, PA. DEC. 26, 2011: GOSS, Kenneth E. Sr. – 77, of Millport, formerly of Port Allegany, PA. DEC. 27, 2011: LABELLA, Lila M. Cox – 86, of Eldred, PA. GROSS, James H. – 84, of Mt. Jewett, PA. HANSON, Dorothy M. Alexis– 84, of Dunwoody, GA, formerly of
Bradford, PA. DEC. 28, 2011: HOGUE, Charles R. – 69, of Bradford, PA. PERRY, William W. Jr. – 70, of Kane, PA. HIGIE, Polly Z. – 76, of Tucson, AZ, formerly of Bradford, PA. DEC. 29, 2011: NICOLAZZO, William – 69, of Kane, PA. STEELE, Cora O. – 79, of Kane, PA. DEC. 30, 2011: KNIGHT, Richard M. – 79, of Roulette, PA. VINELLI, Robert M. – 53, of Bradford, Pa.
AMERICAN LEGION Post 108
Hall For Rent CALL 814-368-8251 22 Pine Street Bradford
A New Year’s Born
Bradford Journal Photo One minute into the new year, 2012, during the midnight finale fireworks display, these people react. From the left are Johnna Allen 9, the mom Tina Allen, Gaven Wixson-Allen 10, and Alex Green. This year’s First Night Bradford activities have come to an end and the new year has been properly ushered in.
Bradford Journal & Miner Thursday, January 5, 2012 Page 15
JOURNAL CLASSIFIED ADS EMPLOYMENT: OWNEROPERATORS NEEDED!! *Haul frac sand in our trailers *FREE base plates * % pay/detention pay! *Good driving record. Oakley Trucking 888-945-1531
3BR, NO PETS, $550 Mo Incl city util 368-2229
Football Field Bouncer
2BR, $650/mo + sec & ref. No pets, 1 1/2 BA, Stove/Fridge 362-6639 HOMES SALE:
Nice 2BR house near hospital, ($) teens. Call 6429288
J-12/29/11; 1/5/12 Nice 2 bedroom C A R S / V A N S / house. move in TRUCKS: ready with updates. Perfect home for 02’ Ford Windstar first time owners $3,000 good shape or for those look814-366-4555 ing to downsize. 79 w. Corydon St. 2002 Ford Explorer, $16,900 Exc. Condition, 814-598-3181 Vehicle is 100% needs nothing. Ask- 4 BR’s, 1 1/2 BA’s, ing $7,000. full walk-in attic, 814-465-2254 full bsmt, off st. pkg, all new electric & 2003 GMC Sonoma plumbing, new fur60,000 mi., new nace, well insulated, tires & battery. Call new windows, etc. 814-368-5714 Bradford. $41,500. 814-558-4905 2005 Cadillac CTS Sport Sedan V6-3.8, MISCELLANEOUS: 4 new tires, high performance pkg, Beige loveseat & 70k mi., excellent sofa, good condishape, must see to tion, $300 firm. appreciate. 362-2487 814-778-5218 Snowblower, Heavy APARTMENTS FOR RENT: 2BR, lower, w/ driveway, $450 Rent/$400 security. No Pets 43 Jefferson St. Call after 3pm, 465-2203 3 Bedroom apartment in Bradford. Please call 1-716373-3360 HOMES FOR RENT: 2 BR, 1 BA, near hospial, $525/mo. 362-1449
Bradford Journal Photo Dakota Wilber 6 poses with his mom Rena Wilber before entering the Football Field bouncy house, December 31st. It was First Night and they were in the bouncy room at the Bradford Family YMCA. Duty Toro, 7 hp, garaged, heavy metal, runs, needs tune up. $229.00 Call Vince @ 814-368-9315 PETS & SUPPLIES:
FREE to a good home: 4 month old kitten, looking for mature, loving home. Call 3624068, leave message.
CHECK OUT OUR PHOTO GALLERY WHEN YOU VISIT US ON THE WEB! Q: Falling Water, a house dramatically stationed over a waterfall in Fayette County, PA, was designed by what renowned architect in 1936? A: Frank Lloyd Wright.
Bradford Coin Shop Deal With An Established Shop Established 30 Years
SELL NOW WHILE PRICES ARE HIGH! Wanted: Silver Coins Paying $17.00 per Dollar Average or Better Old Silver Dollars1878-1935 $20.00 -$25.00 each !
Paying $2.50 each for: 1965- 1969 Half Dollars GOLD ! Very High Prices Paid For Gold Items : 10 Karat & 14 Karat Yellow- Dental Gold - 18 Karat Gold
Coin Collections Wanted! 15 Chestnut Street, Bradford, PA 814-362-1980 or 814-331-5235
Page 16 Bradford Journal & Miner Thursday, January 5, 2012
SENIOR INFORMATION PAGE When Does It Make Sense To Go To The Emergency Room? (NAPSI)—Everyone has a story about a long night spent in the emergency room— the wait, the plastic chairs and the more urgent emergencies that skip ahead of your place in line. Patients, employers and insurers are beginning to question if the ER is always the best choice for every ailment. Until more recently, the ER was the only place to go for medical care after doctors’ offices closed for the day. Today, thousands of urgent care, walk-in clinics and retail health clinics operate nationally to help fill the void and care for patients who need minor medical attention. A RAND Corp study says about 17 percent of all visits to hospital emergency departments nationally could potentially be treated at retail medical clinics or urgent care centers for an estimated savings of $4.4 billion. Customers can see savings in the form of lower co-pays, which range from $100 to $200 for the ER, compared with $10 to $40 for retail health clinics, walk-in clinics and urgent care centers. For example, emergency room charges reported by one insurance company show them averaging $580 to treat strep throat, compared with $90 at urgent care centers and $40 at retail health clinics. Health insurers and selfinsured companies also absorb many of these costs, but they can play a role in impacting premiums for members.
The affiliated health plans of one health benefits company, WellPoint, have put together an easy-to-use online education program to help consumers find the closest participating ER alternatives in their states. Members find the Web page by plugging in their health plan name and “urgent care” into online search engines. The Web page provides information on when it’s appropriate to use these alternatives and reinforces when it’s the right time to go to the emergency room. “Current data show that the highest rates of avoidable ER use are among people 34 and younger—those who are less likely to have a primary care physician but more likely to be technology consumers,” said Dr. Manish Oza, a WellPoint medical director and ER doctor who helped develop the program. “We developed Google Maps in the states where our affiliated health plans are located and create online advertising because that’s where so many people go for information when they’re deciding whether to go to the ER or not.” The best way to be prepared for making these decisions is to: • Know where your local retail health clinic or urgent care center is located and its hours; • Call a nurses’ hotline or the number on the back of your insurance card to find out if your condition can be treated at a retail health clinic or an urgent care center;
75 Forman St Bradford, PA 362-4902 Hours: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Mon. - Sat. 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sundays
New Value Menu! Items starting at
$1.00! We’re the Healthy Alternative!
We’re also on the ATA Route!
Check Us Out! Look for extra photos at: www.bradfordjournal.com
• Know your co-pay for ER visits and whether you pay co-insurance for services during those visits.
Tips On Avoiding Weight-Loss Scams (NAPSI)—Often, those looking for a quick fix when trying to lose weight can end up losing money- and possibly their health. While many weight-loss products claim there is an easy way to shed pounds, it’s rare that these products live up to their claims. Even worse, they can cause serious harm and even kill you. Tainted Weight-Loss Products Pose a Risk The FDA has found numerous weightloss products labeled as “dietary supplements” that are tainted with hidden prescription drugs and other harmful ingredients. Some products contain dangerous concoctions of unlisted ingredients including stimulant diet drugs, controlled substances and drugs that were removed from the market for safety reasons. Such products can carry significant risks to unsuspecting consumers. Tainted products come in many forms including “slimming” capsules, coffees or teas. They often promise drastic and immediate weight loss and claim to be “all natural” with “no side effects.” Consumers should be especially wary of weightloss products labeled in foreign languages. The FDA has received numerous reports of serious injuries associated with tainted weight- loss products, including stroke, kidney failure and death. Many of these products are imported and sold through the Internet, but some can also be found on store shelves. Watch For Bogus Claims There is no magic bullet for losing weight. Consumers should beware of products that promise quick fixes and amazing results. Learn to recognize the false claims that are often used in weight-loss scams. Be on the lookout for claims, including: • “Lose 30 pounds in 30 days” • “Permanent or guaranteed weight loss” • “Lose weight without diet or exercise” • “Eat all you want and lose weight” • “Takes weight off quickly- and keeps it from coming back” • “Lose weight while you sleep” • “Money-back guarantee.” If you have questions about weight-loss products, check with your health care professional before using them. To report illnesses or injuries believed to be related to a weight-loss product, call (800) FDA-1088 or visit FDA online at www.fda.gov/safety/MedWatch. For more information on how to spot health fraud scams, visit: www.fda.gov/healthfraud
Bradford Journal & Miner Thursday, January 5, 2012 Page 17
Dangerous Street Drug Readily Available Despite Lethal Effects
(NAPSI)—The latest designer street drug sounds like a relaxing spa accessory, but its effects can be lethal. Not intended for bathing, the synthetic drug known as “bath salts” is snorted, smoked or injected to obtain a high and has effects that have been compared with methamphetamine. In addition to being sold as “bath salts,” the drug is also sold as “plant food,” “lens cleaner,” and “insect repellant.” It has been sold under a variety of brand names, including Ivory Wave, Red Dove, Blue Silk, Ocean Snow, Purple Wave, Bliss, Tranquility or Vanilla Sky. Although these products are labeled “not for human consumption,” the drug is specifically made to be abused. The Dangers of Bath Salts
Bath salts can cause seizures, chest pain, increased heart rate, elevated body temperature and high blood pressure, as well as agitation, paranoia, hallucinations, and delusional thoughts. Even though the dangers posed by the drug have been widely reported, the drug has become popular because it does not appear on a drug test and, in many areas, can easily be purchased online and in some convenience marts, head shops, and gas stations. Data from the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) indicates that its use is rapidly rising. In 2010, U.S. poison centers received 303 calls related to bath salts. As of October 2011, they have fielded more than 15 times as many calls—5,625—on the subject. Where Can You Get Help? First Night Bradford Got Talent’s MC, Josh If you have questions about bath Hatcher, and the talent roundup sing along salts, find the drug in your home or sus- with “Hollywood Helen” to the song “You pect a possible exposure, call your local Are My Sunshine”. poison center at 1-800-222-1222. Poison centers are ready to answer your questions about the drug or any other product that could pose harm. Poison centers are staffed by nurses, pharmacists, doctors and other specially trained poison experts. Calls are free and confidential, and help is available in 161 languages. Services are also available for the hearing impaired. Post the Poison Help number, 1-800-222-1222, by your home phone and program it into your cell phone for quick access. If you would like to learn more about the Poison Help line, visit the Poison Help Web site at www.PoisonHelp.hrsa.gov, which is available in English and Spanish.
Used-Car Buyers Need To Check For Recalls (NAPSI)—Every year, vehicle manufacturers issue millions of recalls to help maintain safety and value. But did you know that one in three recalled cars never get fixed? For various reasons, many car owners fail to act on recall notices-even though manufacturers will fix these vehicles at no cost. While some recalls are issued to correct minor flaws in original equipment, you don’t want to buy a vehicle that has costly hidden problems, either. If you’re shopping used cars, there’s an easy way to help improve your chances of buying one without open recalls. Go to recall.carfax.com to check vehicles for open recalls at no cost. Then, you can feel more confident about the used car you’re buying. You Knowing about an open recall could maintain vehicle value and safety. To can also get more information about a help you avoid buying a used car with learn more, visit recall.carfax.com specific recall at safercar.gov. problems. Plus, fixing recalls helps
Page 18 Bradford Journal & Miner Thursday, January 5, 2012
Celebrate The Sandwich By Baking Delicious Bread (NAPSI)—This year, sandwich lovers are celebrating the 250th anniversary of this handy, delicious meal. Since the best sandwich starts with homemade bread, the best way to launch any celebration is to bake some bread. The 250th anniversary only marks the naming of this classic meal. Bread has been eaten with meat or vegetables since Neolithic times. During the Middle Ages, slabs of bread, called trenchers, were used as plates. Eventually, the sandwich appeared as a late-night meal among the aristocracy. The meal was named after John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, an 18th century English aristocrat, who in 1762 ordered his valet to bring him meat tucked between bread. Others began to order “the same as Sandwich!” Here are some recipes to help you enjoy some classic sandwiches. The whole wheat bread works well with peanut butter and jelly, while the Italian Daily Bread is perfect for a Tuscan Tuna Sandwich. The two bread recipes use Fleischmann’s RapidRise Yeast, which reduces rising time by as much as 50 percent, eliminating the first rise. 100% Whole Wheat Bread Makes: 2 loaves Prep time: 30 minutes Proof time: 30 to 60 minutes Bake time: 35 to 45 minutes
190ºF in center of loaf.) Italian Daily Bread Makes: 2 loaves Prep time: 25 minutes Proof time: 30 to 45 minutes Bake time: 20 to 25 minutes
on greased baking sheet sprinkled with cornmeal. Cover; let rise in warm, draftfree place until doubled in size, about 30 to 45 minutes. Brush surface with egg white mixture. With sharp knife, make 4 or 5 diagonal cuts (¼-inch deep) on top of each loaf. Bake in preheated 400ºF oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until done. For crisper crusts, brush 2 more times with egg white mixture after 10 or 15 minutes of baking time. Remove from sheet; cool on wire rack. Tuscan Tuna Sandwich 1 can OR pouch (6 to 7 ounces) tuna, packed in water 2 teaspoons capers, drained 1 teaspoon Spice Islands® Dill Weed ¼ teaspoon Spice Islands® Garlic Powder 3 ounces fresh baby salad greens 2 tablespoons balsamic vinaigrette 8 slices Italian-style bread, grilled or toasted Place tuna, capers, dill weed and garlic powder in a mixing bowl; stir to combine.
4½ to 5 cups all-purpose flour 2 envelopes Fleischmann’s RapidRise Yeast 2 teaspoons salt 1¾ cups very warm water (120º to 130ºF) 1 tablespoon olive oil Cornmeal 1 egg white beaten with 1 tablespoon water Combine 1 cup flour, undissolved yeast and salt in a large bowl. Add water and oil; 8 to 8½ cups whole wheat flour beat 2 minutes with electric mixer, scrap2 envelopes Fleischmann’s® RapidRise ing bowl occasionally. Stir in enough reYeast maining flour to make a soft dough. Knead 2½ teaspoons salt on lightly floured surface until smooth and 2 2/3 cups water elastic, about 8 to 10 minutes. Cover; let 2/3 cup milk rest 10 minutes. ¼ cup honey Divide dough in half; roll each to 15 x Add greens and vinaigrette; toss gently. ¼ cup vegetable oil 10-inch oval. Roll up tightly from long Spread on sliced Italian Daily Bread. ½ cup wheat bran For more recipes and baking tips, visit ends as for jelly roll. Pinch seams and ends Combine 3½ cups flour, undissolved to seal; taper ends. Place seam sides down www.breadworld.com yeast and salt in a large mixing bowl. Heat water, milk, honey and oil until very warm (120º to 130ºF). Gradually add to flour mixture; beat 2 minutes at medium speed with electric mixer, scraping bowl occasionally. Add 1 cup flour and wheat bran; beat 2 minutes at high speed, scraping bowl occasionally. With spoon, stir in enough remaining flour to make soft dough. Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 6 to 8 minutes. Cover dough and let rest 10 minutes. Divide dough in half. Roll each half to 12 x 7-inch rectangle. Beginning at short end of each rectangle, roll up tightly as for jelly roll. Pinch seams and ends to seal. Place, seam sides down, in 2 greased 8½ x 4½-inch loaf pans. Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 30 to 60 minutes. Bake in preheated 375ºF oven for 35 to 45 minutes or until done. Remove from pans; let cool on These people were working at the entrance lobby of the YMCA during First Night wire racks. (Note: To test for doneness, inBradford on December 31, 2011. ternal temperature of bread should register
Bradford Journal & Miner Thursday, January 5, 2012 Page 19
Your Independent Foreclosure Review
These people were working the concession stand at the YMCA during First Night Bradford held on December 31, 2011.
Get In The Game: Vote For A Super Bowl Ad (NAPSI)—The Super Bowl is much more than a football game; it has become a cultural phenomenon, with office pools sizing up the outcome and family and friends gathering to cheer on their favorite team. But people don’t just tune in for the game. One of the most important elements of Super Bowl Sunday is not the on-field action-it’s the commercials that spark the most water cooler talk the next day. In fact, fans look forward to the creative ads that air on Super Bowl Sunday so much that it has ignited a new trend in advertising--consumer-generated TV commercials. The amount of talent and creativity among consumers has been so impressive that the Doritos brand has turned over the Super Bowl stage to its fans for the past five years. For two of the last three years, a consumer-generated Doritos ad from the Crash the Super Bowl contest has taken the top spot in the USA TODAY Ad Meter, a rating system that tracks the responses of viewers to ads during the broadcast. As a result, the brand has awarded the ad creators with millions of dollars in bonus cash prizes. Finalists have gone on to receive commercial work, Hollywood representation and once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. This year, in addition to seeing their ads air during the Super Bowl XLVI broadcast, two winning finalists will also receive the most life-changing contest grand prize to date: a guaranteed opportunity to work on a future Doritos project with one of the hottest entertainment teams in the
industry. Plus, there’s a $1 million bonus cash prize if either of the winning finalist ads scores No. 1 on either the USA TODAY Ad Meter or the recently announced USA TODAY Facebook Super Bowl Ad Meter. Two of the five consumer-generated Doritos finalist ads will see airtime during the big game, and it’s up to consumers to choose one of them. Visit www.crashthesuperbowl.com and vote for your favorite today. The Doritos brand will give away one $10,000 cash prize to a fan who voted in the contest every time the total number of votes across all voting platforms reaches a 100,000-vote milestone. They will continue giving away these $10,000 cash prizes at each 100,000-vote milestone until they reach 1 million votes across all voting platforms and have given away a maximum of $100,000. You can vote at the website via mobile phone or Xbox. Details are available on the website.
(NAPSI)—Did you face foreclosure in 2009 or 2010? If so, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency says you may be eligible for a free independent review of your case. Independent foreclosure reviews let borrowers who faced foreclosure on their primary residences between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2010 request reviews of their cases if they believe they suffered financial injury as a result of errors in the foreclosure processes of these servicers: America’s Servicing Company, Aurora Loan Services, Bank of America, Beneficial, Chase, Citibank, CitiFinancial, CitiMortgage, Country-Wide, EMC, EverBank/Everhome, Freedom Financial, GMAC Mortgage, HFC, HSBC, IndyMac Mortgage Services, MetLife Bank, National City, PNC, Sovereign Bank, SunTrust Mortgage, U.S. Bank, Wachovia, Washington Mutual, and Wells Fargo. The reviews will determine whether individuals suffered financial injury and should receive compensation or other remedies due to errors or other problems during their home foreclosure process. The reviews were ordered by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve in April 2011 after the federal regulators found unsafe and unsound mortgage servicing and foreclosure practices among these large, federally regulated mortgage servicers. Situations that may have led to financial injury include, but are not limited to: • The mortgage balance at the time of the foreclosure action was more than you actually owed. • Fees charged or mortgage payments were inaccurately calculated, processed or applied • You were doing everything a modification agreement required but the foreclosure sale still happened. • The foreclosure action occurred while you were protected by bankruptcy. • A foreclosure proceeded on a military member in violation of Servicemembers Civil Relief Act protections. More than 4 million letters were mailed to potentially eligible borrowers with request-for-review forms and instructions on how to complete and return them. The form lets you describe what you think went wrong. Simply answer the questions to tell your story, include any additional documents you think relevant and return the form by April 30, 2012. If you believe you are eligible and have not received a form, you can request one from (888) 952-9105, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. (ET) and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET). For additional information and answers to basic questions about the review process, visit www.IndependentForeclosureReview.com. Reviews are conducted by independent consultants working under the direction of the federal regulators and may take several months to complete. You can learn more at: www.occ.gov/independentforeclosurereview
Page 20 Bradford Journal & Miner Thursday, January 5, 2012
Comprehensive Eye Exams Important In Detecting Diabetes (NAPSI)—Here’s an eye-opening fact: With approximately 8.3 percent of the U.S. population affected by diabetes, it’s quickly becoming one of the most serious health issues currently facing both adults and children. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), someone is diagnosed with diabetes every 17 seconds. Nevertheless, many people may not be aware that a comprehensive eye exam can often lead to early detection. One of the potential symptoms of diabetes is blurred vision-and without proper health care, diabetes can result in the progression of more serious vision complications, such as diabetic retinopathy and related vision loss. The CDC also notes that approximately 11 percent of U.S. adults with diabetes have some sort of visual impairment, and diabetic retinopathy is projected to affect 16 million people with diabetes by the year 2050. Rates of diabetes are even higher among certain ethnic minorities. Among African Americans, the prevalence of diabetes is more than 70 percent higher than it is among non-Hispanic whites, and the frequency of diabetic retinopathy is 50 percent higher, according to the American Diabetes Association. Hispanics experience diabetes at a rate of three times the general population and are more likely to develop the condition and related complications at an earlier age, says the Cleveland
Clinic Department of Patient Education and Health Information. Asian Americans are more susceptible to type 2 diabetes, the Ohio State University Medical Center reports, which can lead to heightened vision-related damage from UV exposure, reduced contrast sensitivity and increased light sensitivity. Fortunately, there are steps you can take. Optometrist Dr. Brian Chou, of EyeLux Optometry in San Diego, points out the importance of proper eyecare and eyewear when managing diabetes. “There is no
question that diabetes can lead to serious vision complications,” explains Dr. Chou. “Regular, comprehensive eye exams can help you to maintain healthy sight overall and can alert your eye doctor of any underlying signs of diabetes and other health issues. Adaptive lenses, such as Transitions lenses, can help prevent squinting, reduce glare and block 100 percent of UV rays—keeping your eyes protected from UV exposure.” Learn More: For more information and to locate an eyecare professional nearby, visit www.transitions.com
Start Your New Year Off On The Right Track (NAPSI)—The holiday season often means an abundance of parties and festive food—but the combination of irresistible treats and irregular schedules may cause digestive disturbances. To start your New Year off on the right track, here are a few tips from Registered Dietitian Tara Gidus: • Do not chew with your mouth open or ingest your meal too quickly: Swallowing large amounts of air can cause digestive
disturbances. • Don’t lie down after you eat: Lying down can inhibit digestion. • Have smaller meals: Your stomach has to work overtime to digest large amounts of food at one time. • Eat a high-fiber diet: Diets high in fiber and rich in whole grains, vegetables, legumes and fruits can improve digestive health.
This group of adults and children stop to socialize in the hallway at the YMCA during the First Night Bradford event held on December 31, 2011
• Limit food that is high in fat: Try to pair fatty foods with high-fiber foods to make them easier to digest. • Eat on a schedule: Consuming meals and snacks on a regular schedule can keep your digestive system on track. Eat something light before you go to a party to prevent overeating. • Stay hydrated: Drink plenty of water to help dissolve soluble fiber and help items pass through your digestive tract more easily. • Exercise regularly: Regular exercise keeps foods moving through your digestive tract. • Manage stress: Too much stress can cause your digestive system to go into overdrive. • Consider taking a probiotic supplement: Probiotics, such as Phillips’ Colon Health, help support digestive health.* Probiotics are live microorganisms, similar to the good bacteria found inside the body, which are available mainly through foods and dietary supplements. Probiotic supplements help replenish beneficial bacteria and when taken on a daily basis, they support the digestive system to help defend against occasional constipation, diarrhea, gas and bloating. `“It’s unfortunate when digestive issues disrupt our everyday lives,” said Gidus. “Probiotics such as Phillips’ Colon Health can help support your digestive health, letting you get back to the important things in life.” For more information on the benefits of probiotics, visit www.PhillipsColonHealth.com
Bradford Journal & Miner Thursday, January 5, 2012 Page 21
Mealtime Shortcuts Save Time And Money (NAPSI)—When time is of the essence, the clever combination of a few freezer or pantry staples can make all the difference. Used by home cooks and professional chefs alike, kitchen shortcuts can save you time, money and, possibly, your sanity. Canned and jarred ingredients such as beans, stocks, soups and sauces may be slightly costlier than homemade, but the convenience more than compensates. Canned beans can be used in stews, salads and dips. Premade stocks and soups add flavor and complexity to sauces or casseroles. Jarred sauces provide a versatile base for pasta or rice dishes. While these items have a longer shelf life than fresh alternatives, they still expire. Check the dates on your pantry staples often and replace your stash when necessary. `It may come as a shock, but frozen vegetables are often better than their fresh counterparts for quick cooking. Items such as frozen corn, peas and broccoli are harvested at the peak of the growing season and are flash frozen to preserve freshness and taste. Throw frozen corn into a zesty tortilla soup, stir frozen peas into a creamy pasta dish or fold frozen broccoli into a cheesy rice casserole to boost vegetable count. Beyond vegetables, the frozen section provides a variety of meal starters just waiting for the home cook’s personal touch. Family-owned and operated Michael Angelo’s Gourmet Foods—best known for its frozen Italian meals—offers a selec-
tion of traditional Italian meal starters, and implements the same flash-freezing process used on fresh vegetables to preserve flavor and freshness. The company’s Chicken Piccata and Italian-Style Sausage and Meatballs both come fully cooked in flavorful lemon-butter or traditional marinara sauce, respectively, but without the pasta that accompanies most Italian frozen meals. This way, the home cook can customize meals by serving the protein and sauce combination over fresh pasta, mashed potatoes or steamed vegetables.
Additional options include combining the Chicken Piccata with rice and vegetables for a comforting casserole or stuffing the Italian-Style Sausage and Meatballs inside fluffy rolls for a traditional sub sandwich. Because Michael Angelo’s pledges never to add unnecessary preservatives, fillers and chemical additives, you can feel good about feeding your family and friends a naturally delicious meal with a personal twist. For more information, visit: www.michaelangelos.com or call (877) 482-5426.
SUBSCRIBE TODAY! CAll: 814-465-3468 75 Forman St Bradford, PA 362-4902 Hours: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Mon. - Sat. 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sundays
New Value Menu! Items starting at
$1.00! We’re the Healthy Alternative! These people are waiting for their children who are busy having fun in the “Bouncy Room” at the YMCA during First Night Bradford on December 31, 2011
We’re also on the ATA Route!
Page 22 Bradford Journal & Miner Thursday, January 5, 2012
A Toast To Pot Roast—The Perfect One-Dish Dinner (NAPSI)—Whether it’s for the nostalgia, the convenience or the reasonable cost, flavorful pot roast is making a comeback. Home cooks in the know are seeking out cost-effective cuts like boneless beef chuck, bottom round roast or rump roast and tossing them in a crock pot with simple pantry staples for melt-in-your-mouth dishes. Pot roast is easier to prepare than you might think, and it’s simple to customize by using different beef cuts, seasonings, liquids and vegetables. Plus, sandwiches, soups, tacos and hardy salads are among the possibilities for leftovers. When you’re busy and want a deliciously affordable meal, this recipe from Whole Foods Market makes it easy: Beef Pot Roast 1½ teaspoons dried parsley 1 teaspoon sea salt ½ teaspoon minced onion ½ teaspoon garlic powder ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper 1 (2 ½ to 3 pounds) boneless beef chuck roast 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 sliced onions 1¾ cups reduced-sodium beef broth 1 cup tomato juice 1½ pounds potatoes, cut into 1-inch chunks 1 pound carrots, cut into 1-inch chunks
over with seasoning mixture. In a large Dutch oven or ovenproof heavy saucepot, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add roast and brown on all sides. Remove to a plate and set aside. Add onions and ¼ cup water and cook about 8 minutes or until tender and golden, stirring occasionally. Stir in broth and juice and bring to a boil. Add roast back to pot, cover and transfer to oven. Roast 2 hours. Stir in potatoes and carrots, cover and continue roasting Preheat oven to 350° F. In a small bowl, 45 minutes longer or until vegetables and combine seasonings, salt and pepper. Pat meat are tender. Transfer roast and vegetaroast dry with paper towels and rub all bles to a large serving platter and drizzle
with pan juices. Give your grandmother’s pot roast a modern-day makeover by selecting meat from animals raised on a vegetarian diet without being administered antibiotics or added growth hormones. Buy from butchers like those at Whole Foods Market where you’ll find the 5-Step Animal Welfare Rating™ program in place so you know how the animals were raised for the meat you are buying. Learn More: For additional recipes, tips and a how-to video, visit: www.wholefoodsmarket.com
Main Street Fitness 80 Main St. Bradford, PA 16701
OPEN 24/7 www.msfitnessbradford.com
KENNEDY STREET CAFE 11 Kennedy Street- Ph 362-6040
Try Our Ultra Thin Crust Grilled Pizzas! Available In 12” or 8” Crusts Our Thin Crusts have Lower Carbs, 0 Trans Fat & No Cholesterol! All Menu Items Available for Carry Out or DELIVERY
CALL US AND CHARGE IT! These people take a break while their children have a little fun bouncing around in the “Bouncy Room” houses at the YMCA during First Night Bradford on December 31, 2011.
Call Us For Catering: 814-362-6040 Let Us Cater Your Party!