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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The Bach and Handel Chorale of Jim Thorpe has announced its Christmas Concert series, which will be held in five separate locations.

On Saturday, Dec. 4, at 3 p.m. the chorale will perform the first concert of seasonal music at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 21 Race St., Jim Thorpe.

Later that day at 7 p.m., the chorale will sing at St. Paul's United Church of Christ, 1249 Trexlertown Road, Trexlertown.

On Sunday, Dec. 5, at 4 p.m. the chorale will be traveling to Tamaqua for a concert at St. John's United Church of Christ, 150 Pine St.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Emily Haas, 7, of Summit Hill, recently donated 11 inches of hair to Locks of Love, a nonprofit organization that provides hairpieces to children in the United States and Canada under age 21, who are suffering from long-term medical hair loss. Emily's hair was cut at Mane Street Family Hair Care Center in Lansford. A student at Panther Valley Elementary School, Emily is the daughter of Greg and Kristin Haas.

Monday, November 8, 2010

What's the secret to pulling off a fabulous soiree? There's more to being a gracious host than providing food and drinks.

"It's important that you be a guest at your own party," says entertaining expert Jennifer O'Neil.

Along with her equally fun-loving sister, Kitty, she enjoys hosting everything from casual get-togethers to themed events. The sisters say if you're relaxed and enjoying yourself, your guests will follow suit.

Here are more tips for making sure your event is the hottest ticket in town:

Rule No. 1: Be prepared

Monday, November 8, 2010

The Panther Valley Class of 2000 will be holding its 10-year class reunion on Saturday, Nov. 27 from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the Sports Zoo in Lansford.

Make checks payable to Amanda Christensen and send to 671 Mountain Rd., Millerstown, PA 17062 before Nov. 14.

For more information, visit the "PV Class of 2000 10th Year Class Reunion" page on Facebook.

Monday, November 8, 2010

The fragrance of gingerbread will soon be coming from the Dimmick Memorial Library in Jim Thorpe.

The library is sponsoring a Gingerbread House Contest as part of Jim Thorpe's Olde Time Christmas Festival. There is no entry fee so everyone can enter.

Categories will be: Adult (13 and up); Child (12 and under); and Group. Three prizes will be awarded in each category. First Prize in each category will receive $25, with two runners up, each receiving $10.

Every part of the gingerbread house must be edible, except for the platform on which it is built.

Monday, November 8, 2010

ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) – An online auction of museum-quality art works will benefit a Maine museum's $12 million endowment campaign to sustain the artistic legacy of the late Andrew Wyeth.

The Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland says the auction begins Monday and continues through Nov. 29. Adelson Galleries in New York City is hosting the auction on its www.adelsongalleries.com website, with works donated by artists, collectors and philanthropists who are interested in sustaining the museum's mission.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Blue Mountain Health System Women's Cancer Support Group will meet in the Community Room at Gnaden Huetten Campus, 211 N. 12th St., Lehighton, 3:30-5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, not Nov. 19 as reported last week.

The group is geared for women diagnosed with cancer to meet in a social setting to offer mutual support to one another. Interested women are invited to attend. Contact Mary Ann Hazel at (610) 824-6490, for more information.

Monday, November 8, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Shoener

Mr. and Mrs. Charles LeRoy Shoener are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary. They were married on Nov. 15, 1985 in St. John's Byzantine Church in Hazleton, by the Rev. John Opalanick.

Mrs. Shoener is the former Jean Ann Condrick, daughter of John and Eleanor Condrick of Hazleton. Her husband is the son of Silvia Shoener, New Ringgold, and the late LeRoy A. Shoener.

The Shoeners have a daughter, Jessica Ann Shoener of Tamaqua.

Monday, November 8, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy Massey

Bible Baptist Chapel, Grantville, was the setting for the Aug. 7 wedding of Meghan L. Johnson, daughter of Edward and Debra Johnson of Tamaqua, and Jeremy A. Massey, son of Ernest and Susan Massey of Grantville.

Presented in marriage by her father, the bride was attended by Regina Moran as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Allison Martin, Janine Martin, Tiffany Chapman and Loren Collura. Maddie Matrician, daughter of the bride's cousin, served as flower girl.

Monday, November 8, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. James Kachelries on their wedding day.

Hazel and James Kachelries of Tamaqua are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on Nov. 12, 1960 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Middleport, Pa., by the late Rev. Pollack.

Mrs. Kachelries is the daughter of the late Elias and Maude (Reinhart) Hartranft of Tamaqua. Her husband is the son of the late Mahlon and Esther (Kunkle) Kachelries of Middleport.

The Kachelries have three children: Hazel Borosh, wife of Gary of Jim Thorpe; James Kachelries Jr., of Tamaqua; and John Kachelries, husband of Anne (Kachmer) Kachelries.