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Friday, July 19, 2013
This publicity photo provided by shows papier mache elephant heads. Haitian artisans make these iconic animal images into eco-friendly wall sculpture using recycled paper, recycled steel wire and arrowroot starch glue. (AP Photo/

Many of us dispatch our used paper to a bin, the first step on the way to Recycle Land.

These household accumulations of paper and cardboard are just one more thing to get rid of.

Luckily, there are designers and artists who see possibilities in all that wood pulp. They're busy using it to create art, decorative accessories, even furniture.

So what you sent to the recycling center just might find its way back, in some form, to your home.

Friday, July 19, 2013
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Dana Stellar and her dad, Tony, in the limo on the way to Kleinfeld Bridal, New York City.

Dana Stellar, formerly of New Tripoli, is getting married to the love of her life Patrick Holmes.

The couple met at Lehigh University when Dana, a graduate of Northwestern Lehigh High School, was on a recruiting trip for track and field/cross country.

The couple hit it off and began dating soon after.

On Sept. 13, 2012, Holmes asked for Stellar's hand in marriage.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

The descendants of George and Lillie (Eaches) Walck will hold their 33rd reunion at 11 a.m. on Aug. 25 at the Bowmanstown Rod and Gun Club, 525 Club Road in Palmerton.

Please bring an item for the Chinese auction or cake walk, and a covered dish or dessert to share.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Pauline Y. Jordan and William W. McNavage, 107 E. Ruddle St., Coaldale.

Jennifer Lynn Davis and Joseph A. Uber, 1111 E. Mahanoy St., Mahanoy City.

Kimberly A. Trimmer and Nathaniel C. Rittenhouse, 29 Hunter St., Tamaqua.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

The Marian High School Class of 1963 held its 50th anniversary reunion on July 6 at Capriotti's Restaurant.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

The 85th annual Smith Family Reunion will take place Sunday, July 28, at 12:30 p.m. at the Kunkletown Church Grove in Kunkletown.

Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. There will be music, a meeting, games and a cake walk.

For more information or directions, contact Bruce at (570) 693-1480.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013
KAREN CIMMS/TIMES NEWS For the best pesto, always use the freshest ingredients.

In addition to an abundance of fresh, affordable produce, summer also brings lots of heat and humidity. There's a variety of flavorful options for dinner, but who wants to stand over a hot stove to prepare them? Not me, that's for sure!

This Chicken Pasta Salad with Pesto is a longtime summer favorite in my house. The chicken can be baked in the morning, during the cooler part of the day; and if you don't feel like turning on the oven, it can also be poached.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Kevin Parker, left, Ana Simon, center, and Eduardo Hernandez, right, visit the Minus 5 ice bar, on Monday, July 8, 2013 in New York. "On a hot day it's exactly what the city needs," said Parker, a real estate broker who plans to book his birthday party at the bar. The city‡-s first ice bar is now open at the Hilton Hotel on Sixth Avenue. Admission includes Eskimo-style gloves, parkas and boots for the privilege of drinking cocktails in the freezing Minus 5 Ice Bar. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

NEW YORK (AP) In the sweltering summer heat, New Yorkers are ready for the big chill in midtown Manhattan.

The city's first ice bar is now open at the New York Hilton Midtown on Sixth Avenue. The $20 admission includes Eskimo-style gloves and a parka for the privilege of drinking cocktails in the freezing Minus5 Ice Bar.

The entire bar is made of ice.

"The walls, everything," manager Chris Eldridge said. "The chairs you're sitting on, the glass you're drinking out of, even the light above your head is made of ice."

Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Beatrice Burbes

Beatrice Burbes, a resident of the Hometown Nursing Home and formerly of Lehighton, is celebrating her 101st birthday. She was born on July 17, 1912.

She is the mother of two sons: Bruce Fritzinger of Lehighton, married to Charlotte; and Elmer Fritzinger, who passed away in 2001.

Beatrice is the wife of the late Lewis Burbes, who passed away in 1979.

A celebratory dinner is planned at the Beacon Diner in Hometown.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013
JUDY DOLGOS-KRAMER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Gail Malarky and Carol Lee O'Brien of Albrightsville and Shirley Leinthall of Summit Hill sort and fold some of the items donated to the fourth annual clothing Drive at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Albrightsville.

The Rev. Doug Holtz, former pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Albrightsville, once said that he felt one of his accomplishments as pastor was "to open the eyes of the parishioners to the needs of the community around them."

This week St. Paul's, under the direction of new, interim pastor the Rev. Christopher Matthy, is continuing with that mission. Friday, July 12 kicked off the fourth annual clothing drive at the church.

By Saturday afternoon the lower level of the church building was filled with men's, women's and children's clothing.