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Monday, April 16, 2012

Schuylkill Unitarian Universalists (Sch. UU) will present Schuylkill CommUNITY Drum Circle led by Mike Clipman of "Livin' in the Rhythm/Earth Rhythms," from 1:30-2:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 29. Doors will open at 1 p.m.

For millennia, indigenous peoples across the globe have come together in drumming.

A drum circle induces harmony, euphoria and rhythm to offset the chaos of daily life, and naturally raises, harmonizes and transmutes primal energy.

Monday, April 16, 2012

The Pocono Parkinson's Support Group meets monthly in the Loder Building in East Stroudsburg every third Friday at 2 p.m.

This month's meeting will take place on Friday, April 20.

For more information call (570) 420-3746.

Monday, April 16, 2012
STACEY SOLT/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS The Bach and Handel Easter Chorale included "In Tribute to My Father: John A. Perry, Jr., 1930-2011," a piece composed by founder and conductor Randall Douglass Perry after his father's passing. He presented copies of the score to his family members. From left, Tim Perry, brother and member of the Bach and Handel Chorale's Festival Orchestra; Eleanor Perry, mother and member of the chorale; Randall Perry; and Sue Perry, wife of brother John "Jack" Perry.

The Bach and Handel Chorale celebrated the Easter season with its annual Easter Concert yesterday at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Jim Thorpe.

The chorale began the concert with a magnificent and joyful performance of Mass in D Major, an original composition by chorale founder and conductor Randall Douglass Perry.

This is the second time that Mass in D Major has been performed in public. Its first performance marked the 20th anniversary of the Bach and Handel Chorale in 2003.

Friday, April 13, 2012

St. Luke's Miners Campus will host a Diabetes Support Group throughout the year. All meetings will be held from 6-7 p.m. in the café on the second floor.

Tentative meeting dates are as follows: April 17, May 22, June 19, July 17, Aug. 21, Sept. 25, Oct. 16 and Nov. 13.

Registration is not required. For more information, call (570) 645-8107.

Friday, April 13, 2012
Mr. and Mrs. Brent Wentz

Kimberley Wittscheck, the daughter of Robert and Shirley Wittscheck of Swanton, Ohio, was united in marriage to Brent Wentz, the son of Gary and Roxanne Wentz of Lehighton, on Nov. 26, 2011, at Birkdale Golf Club in Huntersville, N.C.

The Rev. Kenny Crosswhite officiated the double ring ceremony.

Given in marriage by her parents, the bride chose Janet Creque and Michelle Siebenaler, both of Ohio, as maids of honor.

Bridesmaids were Debbie Neyer, Mooresville, N.C.; Stephanie Mims, North Carolina; and Taya Wentz and Brynn Wentz, both of Lehighton.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Christopher Dennis Berger and Angela Marie Zanders, 562 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton.

Friday, April 13, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Students of the Month at Our Lady of the Angels Academy for the month of March are from first row, far right, Makayla Gaston. Second row, Olivia Weaver, Hannah Soberick, Tatianna Zeleniak, Sophia Tenisci and Ethan Gardiner. Third row, William Cuevas, Scott Faust and Barry Fulton.

Nine students from Our Lady of the Angels Academy, Lansford, were recently named "Students of the Month" for March.

They were selected because they exhibited the virtue of honesty.

The following are quotes from each student.

Makayla Gaston, kindergarten: "I always try to tell the truth, even when it is hard."

Ethan Gardiner, first grade: "I always tell the truth even if I get into trouble."

Hannah Soberick, second grade: "I was chosen Student of the Month because I told what I did, that's why I got picked."

Friday, April 13, 2012

Cooking for large groups is not the same as cooking as cooking for yourself or family. Nonprofit, volunteer-run groups that prepare food to be served or sold to the public must be sure that food handlers are preparing food safely. Food not prepared safely may lead to a food-borne illness outbreak, personal suffering, and problems for volunteer organizations.

Friday, April 13, 2012
Mr. and Mrs. Trevor Kunkle

Kimberly Rodgers, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Weaver of Minersville, became the bride of Trevor Kunkle, grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Bloom of Lehighton, on March 24, 2012 at Lighthouse Baptist Church in Lehighton.

Pastor Marshall Wolverton officiated at the double ring ceremony. Nathan Foeller was the organist and Laura Foeller was the vocalist.

Given in marriage by her stepfather Jack Weaver Jr., the bride chose her mother, Rhonda Weaver to be her matron of honor.

Friday, April 13, 2012
Nina Marie Halenar

HALENAR A daughter, Nina Marie Halenar, was born at 7:50 a.m. on Jan. 19, 2012 in Mount Holly, N.J. to Leslie A. and John A. Halenar of Burlington, N.J.

She weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces and measured 20.5 inches long.

She was welcomed home by her big brother John M. Halenar, who is 2 years old.

Maternal grandparents are Louis and Linda Bubeck of Loris, S.C.

Paternal grandparents are John and Jane Halenar of Jim Thorpe.