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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Stephanie Beavers, professional editor and certified grant writer, will be the guest speaker at the June 16 Black Diamond Writers' Network meeting.

Held at the Tamaqua Public Library, the meeting will run from 10 a.m. until noon, Saturday.

The library is located at 30 S. Railroad St., Tamaqua.

Beavers will share her knowledge and expertise about the basics on grant proposal writing to help nonprofit organizations and professionals craft proposals that will capture and hold the attention of funding organizations.

Thursday, June 14, 2012
CSCT presents 'Delia Dancer, Doughnut Girl' this weekend in Lehighton

The Carbon Schuylkill Community Theater offers its production of "Delia Dancer, Doughnut Girl," on Friday, June 15 at 7 p.m., and Saturday, June 16 with a matinee at 2 p.m. and an evening performance at 7 p.m.

Doors open 30 minutes prior to the show.

The show will be staged at the Lehighton Borough Annex Auditorium, 110 North Third St., Lehighton.

This 1950s radio production showcases the comical unraveling of an episode of "Delia Dancer," complete with an appearance by the Hub City Singers and delicious doughnuts.

Thursday, June 14, 2012
Norwood Anewalt

Norwood Anewalt of Palmerton recently celebrated his 88th birthday, surrounded by his family.

He was born on May 26, 1924, the son of the late Clayton and Mamie Anewalt of Palmerton.

He was married to Ethel (Heisler) Anewalt for 62 years, until her passing.

Norwood is a proud World War II veteran, who traveled the world on the troop carrier, The West Point.

He fought with the Fifth Marine Division and was wounded on Iwo Jima, for which he received the Purple Heart.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Lehighton Area Lioness Lions Club installed officers for 2012-2013. From left are, Pearl Zimmerman, director; Betty Wagner, director; Kay Teets, director, Magdalen Armbruster, director; Pat Whitehead, tail twister; Cleo Balliet, director; Brenda Green, chaplain and director; Linda Benner, corresponding secretary; Sue Anthony, reporting secretary; Gerry Anthony, co-treasurer; Pam Gothard, co-treasurer; Alicia Shutack-Silliman, second vice president; Lisa Whitehead, president; Sandra Whiteman, membership chairman; and Steven Anthony, lion tamer. Also Dale Reeder will be first vice president.

Lehighton Area Lioness Lions held installation of officers for the 2012-2013 year at Carbon Career and Technical Institute, Jim Thorpe.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Michael Pyrdsa works on his 20-foot high mural.

Joining the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program in 2010 and seeing firsthand the unique creativity and community inspiration of public art, local artist Michael Pyrdsa, of Hometown, knew that he'd eventually like to find some way to add his own touch of color and artistic talent to downtown Tamaqua.

Finding the outdoor canvas became a collaboration with local business owner and family friend Sean Job, owner of The Happy Ending Pub on Route 309 South.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Dance Explosion & Tumble Academy, Nesquehoning, will host its eighth annual recital on Saturday, June 16 at 5:30 p.m. at Tamaqua Area Middle School Audiorium. Tickets will be available at the door. Some of the dancers featured include, sitting front from left: Jacee Fegley, Cailyn Gould, Mallory Gould, Mercedes Weaver and Molly Murphy. Second row, Kaitlin MacDonald, Sierra Klinger, Makayla Weaver, Alivia Green, Jacqui Kokinda, Megan Greenall, Abbey Vermillion, Hannah Murphy and Angela Ceci.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Jim Thorpe Area students are reading around the world this summer.

The Jim Thorpe Area PTA and school district recently challenged over 1,100 kindergarten through seventh graders at Penn Kidder and L.B. Morris elementary schools to read at least 15 minutes every day and track their progress on the Scholastic Summer Challenge website.

The goal is to read 800,000 minutes over the summer break.

Sara Mass, a second-grade teacher at Penn Kidder Elementary, explained the reason for the challenge was to promote students reading during the summer.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Students of Perry Music Studio recently performed in their Spring Recital. They include, front row from left, Sophia Samoleski, Brandy Montemuro, Teegan Kunkel, Justin Ogazalek, Anthony Witczak, Maxwell Vermillion, Isabella Stianche, Trey Gower and Olivia Bartholemew. Second row, Maestro Perry, Sydney Vincent, McKena Boger, Lynea Reiner, Kendra Johnson, Genevieve Beck, Amanda Treible, Jordan Behrens, Joshua Johnson and Alex Haggarty. Third row, Matthew Treible and Bailey Vincent. Not pictured is Olivia Frendt.

The students of Perry Music Studio, Maestro Randall Douglas Perry, instructor, held their Spring Recital on June 3, in historic St. Mark's Episcopal Church at 2 p.m., where Perry served as director of music for 19 years.

Over 70 people attended to hear the 21 students perform pieces by composers such as Bach, Bastien, Brahms, Beethoven, Clementi, Diabelli, Green Day, Taylor Swift, Christina Perri and others.

Two students also played their own arrangements of hymn settings.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Q. I'm 74 years old. Are my organs too old to donate?

There are no cutoff ages for donating organs. Organs have been successfully transplanted from newborns and people older than 80. It is possible to donate a kidney, heart, liver, lung, pancreas, cornea, skin, bone, bone marrow and intestines.

While organs must be used between 6 and 72 hours after removal from a donor's body, tissues such as corneas, skin, heart valves, bone, tendons, ligaments, and cartilage can be preserved and stored for use later.

Monday, June 11, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS During the 45th anniversary dinner of the Nesquehoning Woman's Club, held at the Normal Square Inn, installation of new officers was held. Conducting the swearing in program was former president Valerie Higgins, standing at left. Next to her is Judy Moon, outgoing president, who is presenting the gavel to incoming president for the next two years, Carol Zickler. Looking on is treasurer Ginny Novy and Vice President Connie Kravelk. Seated is new secretary Anne Paulakovich. The president will host an executive board meeting on Sunday, July 29 at 2 p.m. at her home.

Members and guests of the Nesquehoning Woman's Club enjoyed a dinner and program in celebration of their 45th anniversary. New officers were sworn in and new president, Carol Zickler, announced her committees.

Chairing the Hospitality committee is Nancy Kevilly; Reservations, Jane Pietruch; Ways and Means, Valerie Higgins and Pat Sasserath; Publicity and Community Projects, Zickler; Membership and bylaws, Madeline Ligenza; Programs, Ligenza. Department chairs are Sunshine Lady, Joyce Bond; and Transportation, Sasserath.