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Thursday, May 16, 2013
Glen Laudenslager

Glen Robert Laudenslager, a resident at Heritage Hill Senior Community in Weatherly, celebrated his 94th birthday on May 15.

Born in Lewistown, Pa. in 1919, Glen has also resided in Cape May, N.J., Colonia N.J., and Port Charlotte, Fla. over the years.

After graduation from high school he worked at the American Viscose Corp., making rayon thread for use in clothing, stockings, etc.

He spent three years in the Army Air Force and was stationed in Southern Italy as a radar mechanic. He also worked as a machine operator for 41 years in the Steel Mill.

Thursday, May 16, 2013
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Winners of the Lehighton American Legion Auxiliary Unit 314 Americanism essay contest were recognized. From left are, Gladys Balliet, president; Emily Roberti, seventh grade, Tatiana Gonzalez, sixth grade, both students at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic School; and Benjamin Zacharias, third grade, Shull David; and Debbie DeCindio, Americanism chairman.

Lehighton American Legion Auxiliary Unit 314 honored three winners of the Unit's Americanism essay contest, a recipient of the American Legion Auxiliary's Past President's Health and Medical Science Scholarship, and the 2012-13 reigning Miss Poppy.

Essay winners were Benjamin Zacharias, a third-grade student at Shull-David Elementary School; and Tatiana Gonzalez, sixth grade and Emily Roberti, seventh grade, both students at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic School.

The theme was "What Freedom Do I Enjoy?"

Thursday, May 16, 2013

The Pale Moon Players are holding auditions for young actors, ages 8-15, for the play "Wooing Wed Widing Hood" by Charlie Lovett.

Auditions will take place from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 21 and Wednesday, May 22 at Grace Lutheran Church, 4th and Mahoning streets, Lehighton.

No preparation is needed.

Show dates planned for July 12, 13 and 14.

For more information call (610) 377-0290.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

The Black Diamond Writers' Network will host a speaker on Saturday who will discuss how to transform poems into song.

Loretta Murphy-Birster, writer, singer and performer (as well as school nurse) will share her knowledge and expertise on the similarities and differences between poems and lyrics and adapting poetry to song in her presentation, "The Music of Poetry: Transforming Poems into Song." She will also talk about poetry, lyric writing and choosing music for poetry readings.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013
KAREN CIMMS/TIMES NEWS

In addition to lots of bulky amplifiers, guitars and other stringed instruments, my husband brought a little bit of Hawaiiana into our marriage. Before we met, he lived on the island of Oahu for about 10 years. He embraced the lifestyle there, which celebrates not only the culture of the Hawaiian natives, but those of Japanese and Portuguese descent, as well as other Pacific islanders.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The Panther Valley Class of 1983 is having another meeting for planning its 30th reunion.

Anyone interested in participating can attend the meeting at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 16 at Kelly's Irish Pub in Lansford.

Questions/comments can be emailed to pvhs1983@yahoo.com. Organizers are also looking for email and home addresses for all classmates.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013
AP FILE PHOTO Actress Angelina Jolie authored an op-ed for today's New York Times where she writes that in April she finished three months of surgical procedures to remove both breasts as a preventive measure. She says she's kept the process private but is writing about it now with hopes she can help other women.

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Angelina Jolie says that she has had a preventive double mastectomy after learning she carried a gene that made it extremely likely she would get breast cancer.

The Oscar-winning actress and partner to Brad Pitt made the announcement in the form of an op-ed she authored for Tuesday's New York Times (http://nyti.ms/17o4A0f ) under the headline, "My Medical Choice." She writes that between early February and late April she completed three months of surgical procedures to remove both breasts.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Q. What kind of glasses should you get for low vision?

Low vision is a significant reduction in visual function that can't be corrected by regular glasses, contact lenses, medicine or surgery. Low vision can range from moderate impairment such as tunnel vision or blind spots to almost total blindness.

One out of every 20 people has low vision. About 135 million people around the world suffer from this impairment.

Monday, May 13, 2013
STACEY SOLT/TIMES NEWS @$:The mother with the most offspring was Pauline Snyder, front right. Snyder has six children. Attending the luncheon were Snyder's granddaughter, Janna Maxon, front left, and (back row) daughters Carrol Smith and Stacey Sheckler, and great-granddaughter Annabelle Maxon.

Dozens of mothers and daughters gathered Saturday for the annual Mother-Daughter Tea and Luncheon at Trinity Evangelical Church in Lehighton.

Helping to prepare the meal were members of the congregation, many of them fathers and mothers helping their wives and children celebrate Mother's Day.

The meal and family photos were sponsored by the Trinity Evangelism Committee.

Monday, May 13, 2013
Jayne Kuehner

The following poem was written by Jayne Kuehner, 16, of Kunkletown. She is a sophomore at Pleasant Valley High School in Brodheadsville.

If you are a high school student who loves to write and would like the opportunity to see your work in print, the TIMES NEWS invites you to submit your work for possible publication in our newspaper.

Poems, essays, short stories and works of non-fiction will be considered for use in our Lifestyle section on a random basis, as part of a new feature called "Young Voices."