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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Members of the Carbon County Bar Association recently donated $500 to the

Panther Valley Public Library in Lansford. From left are Adam Weaver, Esquire, Pat Ladick, library volunteer, Dawn Neyer,

secretary and Robert Frycklund, Esquire.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

The Jim Thorpe High School Class of 1983 will hold a 30-year class reunion meeting on Friday, April 12, at 7 p.m. at the Fairview Hose Company Social Club, Ninth and School streets, Jim Thorpe.

All classmates are welcome to attend.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Q. I'm 79 and I've taken a couple of spills in the last few months. I'm concerned that I might not be as steady on my feet as I used to be. What should I do about this?

About one in 10 people over 65 experience difficulty with balance. More than 40 percent of Americans will go to a doctor complaining of dizziness. Getting older is only part of the problem. Inner-ear disturbances are the primary cause.

Monday, April 8, 2013
Concert master Hannes Dietrich, left, and violinist Patricia Adams, right, prepare for the start of the Bach and Handel Chorale's annual Easter Concert, which was accompanied by the 24-piece Festival Orchestra.

The Bach and Handel Chorale marked the Easter season this weekend by performing Johann Sebastian Bach's "Easter Oratorio," BWV 249, to a full house at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Jim Thorpe. The chorale was accompanied by its 24-piece Festival Orchestra.

Monday, April 8, 2013

The Panther Valley Class of 1983 is in the process of planning its 30th year class reunion.

Anyone interested in participating can attend the meeting at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 10, at Kelly's Irish Pub in Lansford.

Monday, April 8, 2013
Are you gardeners ready for spring?

If you're like me, you probably don't know as much about the insects in your garden as you should. The ones I notice are either eating me or stinging me or about to land on me for some reason. Other than that, I haven't spent much time thinking about bugs.

That's why I was so glad I volunteered to help two of our Carbon County Master Gardeners, Slate Altenburg and Ed Knittle, give a presentation in Schuylkill County about bugs. The program is called "Good Bug Bad Bug" or "To Swat or Not."

Monday, April 8, 2013

Alanda L. Zimmerman and Joseph P. McGinley, 6 Walnut St., Middleport.

Angela M. McNutt and David C. Sweigert, 7 S. Main St., MaryD, Schuylkill Township.

Josephine L. Ketusky and Jeffrey Heffner, 82 Roosevelt Drive, Mahanoy City.

Amanda L. Fruet and Cody A. Weikel, 138 E. Mahanoy Ave., Mahanoy City.

Heather L. Zehner and Ammon M. Hartwell, 214 Penn St., Tamaqua.

Angela R. Zarnits and John F. Perla, 1078 West Penn Pike, Tamaqua R.D.

Danyille M. Zimmerman, 12 Main St., Middleport, and Brandon A. Todd, 51 Avenue B, Palmerton.

Friday, April 5, 2013

The Write It Right conference will be held from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 20 at the Tamaqua Community Arts Center, 125 Pine St., Tamaqua.

Friday, April 5, 2013
STACEY SOLT/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Among the dozens of women purchasing a dress at the annual Prom and Wedding Dress Sale at Penn's Peak was Brittney Clause, a Dream Come True recipient. Because the sale benefited Dream Come True, Clause was eager to support the sale and happy for a chance to find a formal dress at a greatly reduced price. Clause is a senior at Carbon Career and Technical Institute in Jim Thorpe.

This year's Dream Come True Prom and Wedding Dress Sale at Penn's Peak had a special guest a Dream Come True recipient, who like many others was in search for the perfect dress for her senior prom. Brittney Clause, a senior at Carbon Career and Technical Institute, was invited into the sale before the crowds arrived to look around and try on dresses.

Friday, April 5, 2013
STACEY SOLT/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS @$:Jade Farquhar, a sophomore at Palmerton Area High School, looks through racks of prom dresses at the annual Prom and Wedding Dress Sale at Penn's Peak. The sale benefited Dream Come True.

Dozens of women stood in line at Penn's Peak on Wednesday night, waiting for the start of the fifth annual Blue Ridge Communications Prom and Wedding Dress Sale.

The sale featured hundreds of donated prom and wedding dresses, most sold for just $10 each, and a variety of dress shoes, purses and accessories also sold for bargain prices. All sales benefited the Blue Ridge chapter of Dream Come True, which helps to fulfill the wishes of children who are seriously or terminally ill.