(liazctt Page 10 Coming events Alzheimer's Association Is taking orders for doves to be released on Saturday prior to its "Memory Walk 2003," at Blue Spruce Park. For more information, call (724) 4638705. Hills Department Store reunion Will be held Sunday at Blue Spruce Park beginning at 2 p.m. All former employees of Hills Department Store are welcome to attend. Tee times Thursday Morning Ladies League at Meadow Lanes The winners of the Sept. 11 events were Diletta Poprich'in the Math Fun event and Michele Householder Ln the Putter's Dream event. This week's event will be Three-Three-Three. Golfers are reminded to be at the golf course no later than 8:15 a.m. for an 8:30 tee-off. The end-of-the-season luncheon will be held Thursday at noon at the Rustic Lodge, in White Township. Chestnut Ridge Women Golfers Will tee off at 9 a.m. Thursday on the back nine of Tom's Run Golf Course. Peggy Caruso will be in charge of the day's event — Four-man Scramble. Golfers must be signed up to be eligible to play. All members are encouraged to attend the meeting on. Friday at Chestnut Ridge at 7 p.m. The winners of the Partner- Partner event on Sept. 11 were Peggy Caruso and Roz Cavalancia, and Pat and Gerry Bonarrigo. FAMILY Tuesday, September 16,2003 Mary Hunt Everyday Cheapskate This week's tips are useful around the house of on the information superhighway. Bag full of bargains Our village does not offer garbage pickup as a municipal service, so residents can contract with whomever they desire. For years we paid about $25 per month for weekly pickup. Then, a friend told us about a landfill 12 miles from our town that accepts bagged garbage for $1 per bag or just 50 cents per bag for seniors. Because we recycle so much, we have very little true garbage. We drive to the landfill once every other week with our one bag and make it part of a day out doing errands and going out to lunch. After almost 30 years of marriage, we laughingly refer to this as a "hot date." We kick ourselves when we think of how many years we paid so much for garbage pickup. — Carole C., New York Wheeling and dealing I was recently revamping my children's bedroom and made curtains. I really liked the simplicity and look of "holdbacks" — decorative hardware that holds the curtain to one side. I was shocked when the least expensive set I could find was $12 a pair, and I needed two. No way was I going to spend $24 for decorative curtain hardware. Then, I discovered that bike screw hooks used to hang a bicycle up out of the way ($1 for a package of two) were just the right size. These steel hooks are plastic coated and come in a variety of bright colors — custom holdbacks that match my children's room perfectly. — KarinG., Texas Newspaper Enterprise Assn. Family food fight New diets, picky eaters create obstacles to family togetherness at the dinner table By ALICIA CHANG Associated Press Writer Making dinner was tough enough before Junior became a vegan and Dad got on his low- carb, meat-eater's diet. Now planning a meal and cooking it is not only time-consuming, it's complicated. Just ask Lateefah Viley, who cooks for her two younger brothers and a sister. Viley is a pesc- etarian — a vegetarian who eats fish. All three siblings are committed meat lovers, but one won't eat pork; another eats beef but no chicken. The third rejects cheese. "The hardest part is just cooking it," Viley says. But shopping is no small matter either. "If they were all vegetarians, I wouldn't have to worry about buying the roast or buying the pepper steak. I would just be happy with my bags of soy protein," said the 26-year-old account executive in Nyack, N.Y. So on one night she might marinate jerk chicken for her siblings, ages 12 to 21, then grill a veggie burger for herself. Even ordering out is complicated. When the family wants pizza, they have it cut in four sections with individual topping instructions for each quarter. Individual tastes, a multitude of choices and America's diet craze have done their part to divide the family dinner table, occasionally leading to some nasty food fights. "Sometimes it can create a lot of stress" — especially for the cook, said Leslie Bonci, a Pittsburgh dietitian and spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association. Some diets are low-fat — rejecting red meats, dairy products and most oils, while allowing grains and fruits. Others are low- carbohydrate, dependent on plenty of meat, eggs and cheese, but forbidding bread, rice and pasta. More teens and preteens ^^•••^ -. i ..MI,.i- • .•.. -_ i ..ii—. Lateefah Viley, left, her sister. Kern Ellis, 16, and brother, lyle Haywood,12, shared a laugh while eating dinner at their home in Nyack, N.Y., recently. Viley cooks all the meals at their home and must contend with the different diets her family members follow. (AP photo) are experimenting with vegetarianism; others are just plain finicky. The key to a harmonious family dinner table is compromise, Bonci says. To save time, the main cook in the family can improvise one- size-fits-all dishes for low-carb and vegetarian diets by adding or leaving out meat instead of preparing separate plates for everyone. • "That way, you really nip the fights in the bud," she said. For Lynn Pizzirusso, of Memphis, Term., holiday dinners and outdoor family cookouts are especially challenging. Her 28- year-old son, Jamie, is a vegan, shunning all meats and dairy products. For Thanksgiving dinner, the Pizzirussos constantly have to coordinate their time in the kitchen so that Jamie's "tofurkey" 1963 2003 40th anniversary Elmer and Mildred Wojcik Ogoreuc of Indiana recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. They were married Aug. 24, 1963, by Father Gresko at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Clymer. They have two sons, Robert of Slippery Rock and Thomas of Pittsburgh. (Photos by Bender and Maize) 101ST BIRTHDAY - Mabel Lenz celebrated her 101st birthday Wednesday with a party at Moorehead House with fellow residents in attendance. Mabel is the mother of four. Her daughter, Dorothy Lenz, is the only surviving child. A family dinner was held Saturday, with Mabel's favorite food — T-bone steak — on the menu. Cards may be sent to her at Moorehead House, 116 Madison Circle, Indiana, PA 15701. (Gazette photo by Jamie Isenberg) — a tofu-based vegetarian turkey — is ready when the rest of the family sits down to eat. With a shortage of oven space, it means everyone has to take his turn to cook. "It's a tight squeeze and sometimes tempers will flare," said Pizzirusso, a 57-year-old marketing director at the University of Tennessee Medical Group. Lora Ruffner and her husband, both on a low-carb diet, make their big family get-togethers pot-luck. That way, she says, everybody's eating habits are met and she can still enjoy her green salads, lean meat, hard- boiled eggs and low-carb ice cream. "You just need a number of main dishes that everybody can work with, and then everybody brings their own. It's the best way to do any kind of holiday," said Ruffner, a graphic arts designer from Xenia, Ohio. But it's not just dieting adults that are the problem. Children today play a larger role in family food decisions compared to past generations, said Afdyth Gillespie, a nutritionist at Cornell University. The result is that families often negotiate their eating lifestyles. Then, there's the expense. Viley says she easily spends $200 on groceries every shopping trip, buying meat and vegetarian items. And it's time-consuming. Often, she goes home on her lunch break to defrost the meat in time for dinner. During holidays, she prepares the food a day in advance. Yet her family respects her eating habits as she does theirs. . "Everyone has different needs," she said. (On the Net: www.cornell.edu; www.eatright. org) Why not educate your physician? By DR. PETER H. GOTT Newspaper Enterprise Assn. DEAR DR. GOTT: My doctor seems too busy to sit and talk with me for more than a few moments. Is this a professional tendency? DEAR READER: I am frequently amused by television commentators who state that the program will continue "after some brief messages." These "brief messages" are more than a dozen 30-second commercials, annoyingly extensive and hardly brief. I suppose that these breaks come with the territory, but they bug me because, in my opinion, the commentators should at least be honest and say: "We'll be back after six minutes of commercials." The same cultural phenomenon contaminates the interaction between doctors and patients. In this circumstance, the doctor honestly believes that he can discuss a problem (read: what he wants tb discuss) in a 30- second sound bite —- and then move on to his next patient This problem is not so much a medical one as it is a reflection of our current obsession with instant information in the shortest possible time. I think that you need to educate your physician. Keep a written list of the topics you want him to cover. Don't let him shut you down until your questions have been answered. Make sure that you don't leave the office until he has addressed all your concerns. Warning: This is going to make him crazy. But it is necessary and he should allow time for it. For example, I have a 99-year-old woman who sees me every four weeks (her choice, not mine), to complain 1hat she is "growing old." After biting my nails and experiencing severe heartburn,'! realized that her enunciation of health problems (old age) was actually therapeutic. She wasn't as interested in providing relevant information as she Was in complaining. Thus, her "complaining" (as opposed to "complaints") was the reason she frequented the office. Medicare won't pay for this nonsense, so I absorb the cost. What the heck? If I ever reach 99, I'll be obligated to complain about my age, too. As long as I can help her, God bless her. But I do become somewhat nuts when I see her name in the appointment book. DEAR DR. GOTT: A close friend, who is a nurse, mentioned to me that her doctor does not recommend using any over-the-counter hydrocortisone creams because they are dangerous. Can cortisone be absorbed through the skin, causing the side effects commonly associated with steroid therapy? DEAR READER: Cortisone from non-prescription creams can be absorbed into the body through skin that is raw and irritated. Nevertheless, the amount absorbed is usually quite small (unless the area of application is extensive) and rarely causes the complications — such as diabetes and cataracts — that can result from cortisone pills. Consequently, for minor skin ailments and rashes, over-the- counter steroid creams are not dangerous. Births Tyler Anthony Brubaker Scott and Melaney Brubaker of Hummelstown announce the birth of their first child, Tyler Anthony, on July 22, 2003, at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey. He weighed 8 pounds,. 1 ounce and measured 19% inches. He is the grandson of Tony and Connie Mano of Home and Tom and Donna Brubaker of Creekside. His great-grandmothers are Anna K. Baker of Home, Elizabeth Mano of Clymer, Mary Griffith of Home and Emogene Johnson of Indiana. Caroline Fay Widdowson Michael and Natalie Calarie Widdowson of Pasadena, Md., announce the birth of their first child, Caroline Fay Widdowson, on Aug. 14 in Annapolis, Md. She weighed 6 pounds and measured 20Vi inches. Caroline is the granddaughter of Bonnie Calarie Kington and Peggy and Barry Widdowson, all of Indiana. Her great-grandparents are Joseph Olsen of Indiana, Winifred Widdowson of Indiana and Mary E. King of Atlantic Beach, Fla. Club news Annual dinner planned The Historical Society of the Blairsville Area met Sept. 3. President Joan Baker an-, nounced that the date of the ( annual dinner will be Nov. 12 at the Blairsville Grange Hall. Baker then introduced In-, grid Boyd of Monroeyille, the -• winner of the Blairsville Quilt that was chanced off during Diamond Days. She graciously gave the quilt back to the society to be displayed in the museum. The speaker for the evening was Linda Guinn, vice chairman of the Indiana-Cambria Trail Council, who talked about the Hoodlebug Trail. The Blairsville section runs north of town to the Bairdstown Bridge. With maps and photos she explained the route it will take and detailed the possibilities that the trail could bring to Blairsville and surrounding areas. The refurbishing of Market Street is in the planning stages now and the council wants input from townspeople on plans for -the bike trail and the changes proposed in town. Indiana County Fair discussed Kiwanians Elaine Grube and Herb Pollock discussed the Indiana County Fair with the Indiana Kiwanis at its recent meeting. Grube explained that the Indiana County Agricultural Society, founded in 1855, and the Indiana County Fair Association, founded 1931, have held 141 Indiana County fairs. Originally the fair was held on 12 acres of the Indiana Normal School and moved to the. 62 acres purchased by the Mack family. The purpose of-the fair was to promote the science and improvement of agricultur. Pollock discussed paying for the fair through sponsor- . ships, concession fees, carnival fees, admission charges and other activities. Kiwanian Rebecca Farren encouraged Kiwanians to participate in the annual rose sale. A dozen roses are selling for $15 and will be delivered Oct. 16. Contact Fred Yun at (724) 465-7509 for more information or to order roses. Secretary Yun informed members of the following board action: $300 was donated to the 4-H Club for regional competition, $250 was donated to the Crop Walk Jor hunger; and the purchase of more new baby books to distribute to new mothers at Indiana Regional Medical Center was approved. Kiwanian Sandi Dill informed Kiwanians that their $5,000 contribution to ICCAP enabled the organization to purchase back-to- school clothes for 425 chil- dren.Members signed up for •the after-breakfast tour of the Gas Generation Plant on Sept 30, the Oct. 7 dinner and to help with the Care & Share Day. . Kiwanis bingo continues each Monday at 6:15 p.m. at the Indiana Roller Skating Rink. Family page guidelines Items submitted for publication on the Family page must follow these guidelines: • Items must be submitted at least one week prior to the requested date of publication and must include a daytime phone number. • Submissions are subject to editing for space and content. • Wedding anniversaries are accepted beginning with the 25th and in increments of 5 years thereafter until the 40th, after which they maybe submitted annually. Submissions may be mailed to The Indiana Gazette, 899 Water St., Indiana, PA 15701; faxed to (724) 465-8267; or phoned into the Gazette from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday by calling (724) 465-5555, Ext. 312.
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