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Monday, March 4, 2013
Mr. and Mrs. Lester Kintz on their wedding day.

Lester and Kathleen Kintz of Lehighton celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Feb. 21.

The Kintz's have four children: Lester Kintz of Palmerton, Robert Kintz of Lehighton, Diane Mertz of Lehighton, and William Kintz, also of Lehighton.

They have seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Friday, March 1, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Kay Zern laughs as Judy Lisella pretends to sleep during a marriage enrichment skit. Both are from Mahoning Valley.

Parishioners and guests were treated to a marriage enrichment program recently at the New Life Assembly of God Church in Tamaqua.

The program consisted of a number of fun, marriage-building activities.

The Rev. Ed Noftz, pastor, talked about ways a marriage can improve and grow, saying that couples should dream together, encourage each other to grow together, agree in advance on sacrifices, work together separately, check their attitudes, and most important have fun together.

Friday, March 1, 2013

The 26th Annual TIMES NEWS Recipe and Cookbook Contest is under way. Have you submitted your recipes yet?

There are $900 in prizes up for grabs, and six categories to enter.

For more information and rules, go to: http://www.tnonline.com/2013/jan/16/your-mark-get-set-cook.

Friday, March 1, 2013

The Alzheimer's Family Fun Festival and Walk committee will meet at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 5, at the Tolman House, 32 Race St., Jim Thorpe. Meetings will be held the first Tuesday of each month.

During the meeting, the group will begin planning the annual walk, slated to be held during the Alzheimer's Family Fun Festival and Walk in October at Mauch Chunk Lake Park.

The goal is to raise money to help find a cure for Alzheimer's, a disease that robs families of their loved ones well before their deaths. Ideas on teams, sponsors and activities are welcome.

Friday, March 1, 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.

Friday, March 1, 2013
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS Members of Pleasant Valley Elementary School's first grade students sing a captivating version of "Lean On Me" at PV's Night of Unity.

Several quotes from famous people were used in the program for Pleasant Valley School District's Night of Unity. One such quote was from Marianne Williamson, American writer and founder of the Peace Alliance: "In every community there is work to be done. In every nation, there are wounds to heal. In every heart there is the power to do it."

Thursday, February 28, 2013
Catrina Strubinger

My name is Catrina Strubinger. I am only in 11th grade at Lehighton Area High School, but I am changing the education system of a third world country.

I created a nonprofit organization: Education Creations Across Nations (EducationCAN) that is achieving such a large task, one book at a time.

Thursday, February 28, 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.

All proceeds from the event 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.

Thursday, February 28, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Pictured is a section of artwork permanently on display in the Tamaqua Middle School. Students from the class of 2017 used ceramic tiles to create their own interpretation of Amish quilt styles.

Tamaqua Middle School students are leaving their mark on their alma mater.

"This class will be the only class to have a permanent art display at the school," said Kim Woodward, Tamaqua middle school art teacher. "These two projects were a culmination of over two years of dedication, talent and work."

The artwork, separated into three sections, consists of hundreds of 4-inch by 4-inch ceramic and canvas drawings done by every student of the class of 2017.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Michael Joseph Muick and Maryann Louise Hower, 12 W. Water St., Lansford.

Jason Clark Stroup and Lisa Kay Gable, 614 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton.

Joseph Donald Koch II and Valerie Ann Gombert, 116 S. Third St., Lehighton.

Bryan Thomas Berger and Desirae Allison Kline, 101 W. Ridge St., Nesquehoning.

Gavin Delbert Hawk and Yue Li, 2570 Stoney Ridge Rd., Palmerton.

David Alan Bobst and Kelly Ann Swartz, 213 N. Third St., Lehighton.