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Thursday, June 6, 2013
Tom Coyne

Tom Coyne, a resident of The Village at Palmerton, celebrated his 88th birthday on May 23.

Tom comes from Binghamton, N.Y., where he had a career as a floral designer and event planner. He worked primarily for MacLeannans Flowers Inc., a very large design house. He did corporate events for IBM and GE, as well as weddings and bar mitzvahs.

"It was such a rewarding life to help people style their parties and affairs with flowers from all around the globe," he said.

Thursday, June 6, 2013
Evelyn Marett

Evelyn Marett, a resident at The Village at Palmerton, celebrated her 96th birthday May 11.

Originally from the Germantown section of Philadelphia, moved to this area during the past year to live closer to her daughter.

Evelyn sang in public at a very young age in the Episcopal Church she attended with her parents.

"I was fearless when singing. My father helped hone my skills by having me perform at as many churches as possible," she said.

She and her organist friend traveled together and performed at weddings and all kinds of functions.

Thursday, June 6, 2013
Genevieve Sterlock

Genevieve Sterlock is celebrating her 101st birthday today.

She was born on June 6, 1912 in Rome, N.Y., and spent most of her life in McAdoo. She worked at Rival Dress Company.

Gen was married to Joseph Sterlock, who died in 1976.

She has one daughter, Eugenia Bumbulsky of Hometown. She also has one granddaughter and one great-granddaughter.

Gen is active in reading, crossword puzzles and praying the rosary daily.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

The American Cancer Society will host a Look Good, Feel Better makeover workshop from 4-6 p.m. on June 10 at the ACS office, 101 W. Frack St., Frackville.

Sessions are free and open to all female cancer patients undergoing cancer treatment.

During the sessions, 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.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

One of my all time favorites is Caesar Salad.

While the kind served in most restaurants is fine some chopped romaine lettuce topped with a drizzle of creamy "Caesar" dressing and a few sad croutons you can't beat a traditional Caesar Salad, prepared tableside at a fine restaurant.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Lisette N. Gonzalez, 650 Hanover Ave., Allentown, and Alexis A. Ruberte, 1111 Altamont Ave., Frackville.

Susan M. Boyle and Kevin A. Kupres, 2935 Summer Valley Road, New Ringgold.

Samara Coelho Dos Santos and Sean M. Dura, 34 E. Washington St., McAdoo.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Q. Are hallucinations reason enough to see a doctor?

Hallucinations can be a symptom of a variety of problems both physical and mental. They can be caused by schizophrenia, dementia, depression, Parkinson's disease, stroke, fever, drugs, and alcohol. You should see a doctor immediately about this symptom.

Visual loss is a common cause of hallucinations, too. About one in 10 people with vision problems has hallucinations. It is suspected that this phenomenon is underreported because victims fear they are losing their minds and don't want their doctors to know.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013
CAJETAN BERGER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS David Eubanks, Lehighton, and Heather Walbridge, Coopersburg, tour the art on display Sunday at the Carbon County Art League's 32nd annual gallery in Jim Thorpe.

The Carbon County Art League (CCAL) presented its 32nd annual arts gallery Sunday at the Anita Shapolsky Art Center in Jim Thorpe.

According to CCAL President Earlene Russell, the gallery was a way to demonstrate the social value of art and how it has thrived in Carbon County since the art league's inception. The gallery attracted hundreds of intrigued guests throughout the day and its success demonstrated Russell's point.

Russell and CCAL founder and former president Frank Sebelin say the league has grown substantially since its humble beginnings.

Monday, June 3, 2013
SHERI RYAN/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Two Southern Pink-striped Oakworm Moths snuggle on a window screen in Lansford. The male, left, is smaller with a brown body, while the female is larger and orange. The moths derive their name "oakworm" from the oak trees where females lay their eggs and where larvae feed off the leaves. These moths are commonly found in the eastern part of the country, from Texas to Canada.

Monday, June 3, 2013
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS First place winners in this year's contest are pictured, from left, Nathan Cunfer (grade 7-9 category); Mykala Engle (grade 4-6 category); Audrey Wargo, district secretary; Hannah May (grade K-1 category); and Brynn Wentz (grade 2-3 category).

Carbon County students were recently recognized for their poster designs during the Carbon County Conservation District's 38th annual poster contest. The awards presentation was held at the Carbon County Courthouse.

The annual Conservation District Poster Contest provides kindergarten through 12th students an opportunity to convey their thoughts about soil, water and related natural resource issues through art. It also highlights the educational outreach efforts of conservation districts and their state conservation associations, auxiliaries and agencies.