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Tuesday, February 26, 2013
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Presenting their love and passion for glass art, husband and wife Jim and Laurie Christman, have combined their works at a gallery being held at Stonehedge Gardens in South Tamaqua.

Monday, February 25, 2013
Anna Bowman

Anna Bowman, a resident at The Village at Palmerton, observed her 88th birthday on Feb. 11.

Born and raised on her grandparents' farm (Peter and Barbara George) in Palmerton, Anna was the oldest of three children.

She graduated from Palmerton High School in 1942, went to work at Regent Market and later Shipman's Pharmacy where she worked for 15 years.

"I always enjoyed meeting and helping people, so it was the perfect place for me to be."

Monday, February 25, 2013

It's time to clean out your closet and help area children.

Gently-used prom and wedding dresses are being collected for the annual Prom & Wedding Dress Sale to be held from 4-7 p.m., Wednesday, April 3 at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe. Most dresses will be priced at just $10 (cash only).

All proceeds from the even will benefit Dream Come True, Blue Ridge Chapter.

Organizers are accepting new and gently-used dresses and accessories, including jewelry, purses, shawls and shoes, from now through March 20.

Monday, February 25, 2013

The American Cancer Society will host a Look Good, Feel Better makeover workshop from 4-6 p.m., March 4, at St. Luke's Hospital-Miners' Campus, 360 W. Ruddle St., Coaldale. 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.

Monday, February 25, 2013
Agnes Shafer

Agnes Shafer, a resident of The Village at Palmerton observed her 93rd birthday on Feb. 17.

Originally from Albrightsville, she worked in several factories, where she became a very talented seamstress.

"I did a lot of things, sewing, crocheting and knitting, but sewing was my favorite," said Agnes. "Me and my granddaughter, Robin made a shower curtain and drapes for her home and that was very special."

Agnes was one of those women other ladies would aspire to be: the perfect cook, baker and seamstress.

Monday, February 25, 2013
Charles Gilmore

Charles Gilmore, a resident of The Village at Palmerton, celebrated his 89th birthday on Feb. 15.

Originally from Bryn Mawr, he served as an infantry rifleman in Europe during World War II.

While in the service he received the Silver Star, the third highest award given.

Monday, February 25, 2013

The Carbon County Art League and Pocono Mountain Art Group have joined efforts to bring the joy and beauty of art to the residents of Mahoning Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center through a free and open art gallery.

The gallery will be displayed at 397 Hemlock Drive in Lehighton, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Larry David Hoffman and Karen Ann Yacovelli, 146 Wild Creek Drive, Jim Thorpe.

Barry Keith Frohnheiser Jr. and Sheryl Lynne Williams, 889 N. First St., Lehighton.

Friday, February 22, 2013
@$:Lori Zehner and David Slama

Lori Beth Zehner, daughter of Melvin and Judy Zehner of Tamaqua, and David Justin Slama, son of Marge Slama and the late J.P. White of Chestertown, Md. and David and Lorraine Slama, also of Chestertown, were united in marriage on Aug. 24, 2012 in New York City, where they reside.

Friday, February 22, 2013
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Mathisen

Alissa Byerley, daughter of Lynn and Nancy Byerley of Palmerton, and Christopher Mathisen, son of Thomas and Cathe Mathisen of Lehighton, were united in marriage on Aug. 25, 2012 at the Old Homestead Tree Farm in Lehighton.

The Rev. Anthony Pagotto, of Lehighton, officiated the double ring ceremony.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride chose Jennifer Fisher of Effort to be her maid of honor. Bridesmaids included Amy Zeiser of Slatington and Amanda Mathisen of Lehighton.