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Friday, May 13, 2011
Pictured are tile artwork painted by students of the Tamaqua Middle School.

Thousands of art projects incorporating dozens of styles stretched throughout the hallways and classrooms recently as the Tamaqua Area Middle School art department presented its "Night of the Arts" exhibits for grades six through eight.

The displays consisted of landscape paintings, a Van Gogh feature, Pop Art boxes, graphic advertising, art history, papier mache masks, drawings, sewing pieces, fashion designs, group projects, cultural art, portraits, collages, interior design miniroom models, painting, photography, carving, sculpting, and much more.

Friday, May 13, 2011

The Tamaqua Education Association will hold this year's Retirement Dinner on June 10 at Capriotti's in Tresckow.

All present and past members are invited to attend.

Please contact Sharon Chromiak at (570) 668-0617 or schromiak@tamaqua.k12.pa.us, or Judy Midas at (570) 645-4394 or jmidas@tamaqua.k12.pa.us after 4 p.m. by May 15 if you are interested in attending.

Friday, May 13, 2011
Jim Thorpe Lions to open Asa Packer mansion for hospital event

Members of the Jim Thorpe Lions Club recently visited St. Luke's Miners Memorial Hospital to learn more about the Black Diamond Garden Party charity event that will be held at the Asa Packer and Harry Packer Mansions and Kemmerer Park in Jim Thorpe. Lions Club President Ron Sheehan, far right, and club members James and Sandra Gallagher, left, toured the hospital to learn more about how the event's proceeds will benefit improvements to the hospital's operating room and recovery room. With them is Chandra S. Reddy, MD of St. Luke's Orthopaedic Specialists.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Amanda J. Luna and David L. Hascin, 250 Van Gelder St., Tamaqua.

Shauna A. Barron, 124 Stock St., Nesquehoning, and John K. Zancofsky, III, 318 Railroad St., Tamaqua.

Holly R. Rolland, 119A Gay St., Tamaqua, and Joshua C. Watson, 507 Brew St., Tamaqua.

Valerie T. Gray and Joseph A. Domines, 10 Jones St., Quakake, Rush Township.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Brad Richard Bowman and Kimberly Renee Hahn, 1245 Church Drive, Palmerton.

Tim Allen David and Sara Lynn Withers, 450 Seventh St., Lehighton.

Kevin Francis Horan and Lacey Lynn Gonzalez, 250 E. Abbott St., Lansford.

Brent Wayne Kunkle and Katelyn Marie Driscoll, 406 15th St., 4E, Brooklyn, N.Y.

George Allen Rohlfing, 135 S. Sixth St., Lehighton, and Tracy Ann Andrews, 122 N. Ninth St., Lehighton.

Samuel Thomas Claypoole and Jessica Marie Terry, 522 Franklin Ave., Palmerton.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Randall Douglas Perry, artistic director and conductor of The Bach and Handel Chorale, based in Jim Thorpe, will offer four open rehearsal and auditions to those seeking membership.

Auditions will be held June 13 and 27, and July 11 and 25, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church, 319 South Ave., Jim Thorpe.

The chorale is preparing for its annual Christmas concert, as well as its performance of Handel's "Messiah" on Dec. 17 at the Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Blue Mountain Health System Women's Cancer Support Group will meet 3:30-5 p.m. Tuesday, May 17 at the Lehighton campus, 211 N. 12th St., in the community room.

The theme is "Hospitality Day." Those attending should bring a finger-food type item to share. This group is open to women facing cancer-related issues.

Contact Mary Ann Hazel at (610) 824-6490 for more information.

Friday, May 13, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Samantha Guth, aka Reaper's assistant, makes "dead" students for Grim Reaper Day. Students are, front from left, Pete Baddick and Jarred Muffley; back row, Emily Hansler, left, and Joel Kulick.

The Tamaqua Area Student Government Association (TASGA) held its annual Grim Reaper Day Thursday in the Tamaqua High School as part of the Prom Promise Week.

The event was held to show fellow classmates what it is like to be without a friend for a day as 25 students were randomly chosen to be "dead" vehicle passengers or drivers, and had to remain completely silent the entire day.

Thursday, May 12, 2011
SUSAN LAYLAND/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Diane and Rod LaBarre have are photographed in front of an exotic Polynesian backdrop.

Saturday night was the ninth annual Senior Prom at Northern Lehigh Middle School. The seniors were not the students but seniors who, for the most part, are receiving Social Security.

The eighth-grade honor society students planned the event from beginning to end, including raising funds in October by selling pumpkin rolls. They prepared a meal, with the help of Susan Bowser, their home economics teacher that included ham, mashed potatoes and vegetables.

This event merged and united generations in a way that was not only inspirational, but fun.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

The search for the 2011 Carbon County Fair Queen contest is under way. To participate contestants must reside in Carbon County or West Penn Township (of Schuylkill County) and be a female at least 16 years of age, but not over 20 years of age by June 1.

Contestants will be judged based on an essay, personal interview and speech presentation.