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Friday, June 1, 2012

The American Cancer Society will host a Look Good, Feel Better makeover workshop from 4-6 p.m., June 4, at the Blue Mountain Health System, 135 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton.

The session is free and open to all local female cancer patients actively undergoing cancer treatment.

During the session, trained cosmetologists will meet with patients to discuss ways of using makeup and accessories to minimize appearance-related side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatment.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Matthew Jared Reis, 8 White Lane, Jim Thorpe, and Bryana Lee Laudenslager, 141 Unionville Rd., Jim Thorpe.

William Joseph Leitgeb Jr. and Lisa Marie Shafer, 7533 Hamilton Blvd., Trexlertown.

Brad Michael Graver, 2175 Deer Lane, Lehighton, and Heather Marie Kemmerer, 603 Gypsy Hill Gardens, Lehighton.

Tyler Ronald Berger and Kristy Nicole Rodgers, 301 Prospect St., Lehighton.

John Francis Miller and Karen Mary Freeman, 5219 SR115, Box 22, Blakeslee.

Steven Patrick Miller II and Jalene Mae Egner, 304 Christman Rd., Lehighton.

Thursday, May 31, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS The 23rd Ukrainian Folk Dance Workshop will take place from July 2-6 in Lehighton.

The 23rd Ukrainian Folk Dance Workshop, sponsored by the Ukrainian American Heritage Foundation of the Lower Anthracite Region (UAHF) will be held at the Ukrainian Homestead in Lehighton from Monday-Friday, July 2-6.

The camp runs daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and includes dance instruction, folk singing, sports, crafts and swimming.

Instruction is offered to children 5 and up, with advanced workshop instruction for experienced dancers. The workshop is under the artistic direction of Andrij Dobriansky assisted by Yurij Dobriansky.

Thursday, May 31, 2012
@$:"Sandsworms of Dune" 1977 by John Schoenherr, from the collection of Robert K. Wiener.

The Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley announces its next special exhibition a mind-bending menagerie of fantastical artworks that push the boundaries of the imagination.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Lauren M.Gibson and Joshua C. Shimer, 342 Hazle St., Tamaqua.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012
STACEY SOLT/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS ABOVE LEFT: Georgianna Messinger, Olympic Day organizer and Mahoning Elementary physical education teacher, far right, addresses students during their Olympic Day closing program. Behind her are the flags representing each of the five countries students represented during the program. ABOVE RIGHT: Kate Halenar, left, and Payton Costenbader, first grade students in Mrs. Miller's class, throw a winning toss during the water balloon toss.

Team spirit ran high as students from Lehighton's Mahoning Elementary took part in their annual Olympic Day.

The program serves as a day to get students out of the classroom and into some friendly "international" competition. Boys and girls in kindergarten through fourth grade were broken into five teams representing the United States, Canada, Norway, Mexico, and Japan for a full day of athletic competition.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Pennsylvania 4-H is celebrating 100 years of youth programming. As part of the centennial celebration the planning committee is compiling a history of 4-H through stories.

4-H members, current and former leaders, alumni, current and former extension educators, and/or family members are invited to help tell the story of 100 years of 4-H. The group is hoping to create a historical timeline through stories of those impacted by 4-H.

Stories will be on exhibit around the state throughout 2012. A compilation will be published and offered for sale.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE BROADWAY GRILLE & PUB Zoraida Rivera is the new executive chef at the Broadway Grille in Jim Thorpe.

She has sautéed with Alain Sailhac at LeCirque and parboiled with Jacques Pepin at the French Culinary Institute. She has broiled, baked and braised for thousands of hungry customers at some of the top restaurants in the world.

But now she's here. Zoraida Rivera is cooking in Jim Thorpe.

The Broadway Grille & Pub in Jim Thorpe recently hired Rivera as its new executive chef, and she's already cooking up a storm, changing the menu and infecting the staff and customers with her passion for cooking and food.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012
JASON SANDER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Lehighton students and teachers show off their flowers and gardening skills. Back row, from left, Mike Miller, Toni Verta, Isabelle Meckes, Taylor Carroll, Brandon Berger, Kyle Clark, Charles Daniels, and Cameron Berger. In the front row, from left, math teacher Jake Molchany, Alivia Paules, Stephanie Reeves, Tyler Motzkus, Lindsay Carrigan, and English teacher Sharon Focht.

This past Saturday, fifth graders from the Lehighton Area Middle School planted flowers to help beautify their hometown park.

As a part of the 5 Maroon Team and 5 White Team, area students get to participate in various activities just like this on a regular basis.

"It's great to see these kids get out of the classroom and do something to benefit the greater good for this community. I love to get involved in activities like this," said Jake Molchany, fifth-grade math teacher.

"We're all looking forward to many more future events, just like this one."

Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Sheri ryan/special to the times news

The memorial at St. Nicholas Church stands in remembrance of the fallen heroes of

Lansford.