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Monday, May 13, 2013
Jayne Kuehner

The following poem was written by Jayne Kuehner, 16, of Kunkletown. She is a sophomore at Pleasant Valley High School in Brodheadsville.

If you are a high school student who loves to write and would like the opportunity to see your work in print, the TIMES NEWS invites you to submit your work for possible publication in our newspaper.

Poems, essays, short stories and works of non-fiction will be considered for use in our Lifestyle section on a random basis, as part of a new feature called "Young Voices."

Monday, May 13, 2013
DANIELLE FOX/TIMES NEWS

Nine-year-old Erin Homm, daughter of Sue and Jason Homm of Parryville, was the excited winner of the "Draw Your Mom" Mother's Day contest. Erin's drawing was selected at random from over 220 entries. She will receive a $50 gift card for dinner at Roadie's Restaurant at Penn's Peak. To see all of the drawings submitted this year, go to www.tnonline.com/drawyourmom.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Elsie Rita, well known in her community, recently celebrated her 99th birthday.

She was born on March 13, 1914 in Lansford as Algisa De Marco to Assunta and Florindo De Marco. She married Joseph V. Rita on Jan. 31, 1931.

They had 64 years together and were blessed with three children: Joseph A. Rita, of Nevada; Rita "Rita" Repinec of Tamaqua; and Pat Rita of New Hampshire.

She also has eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Friday, May 10, 2013
VICTOR IZZO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS front row, left to right : Lauren Donati, Lauren Hill, Brittney Marzen, Miranda Antiga, Joclyn Day, Shane Meckes, and Maggie Holloway. Rear, from left : Advisor for Penn Kidder Diane Gabriel, Skylar Rutan, Coriah Meckes, Ashlee Ahner, Dana Rodriguez, Rachel Wittig, Jessica Lauer, and Advisor Rose Strubinger. Missing from photo are Christina Steigerwalt, Kaitlyn Ohl, and Anthony Poalino.

Students from the Jim Thorpe Area School District participated in the Regional Computer Fair, which was held in Schnecksville at the Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit (CLIU) 21 Central Office.

In the L.B. Morris Elementary School group of participants in the 2013 CLIU 21 PA Regional Middle School Computer Fair, Christina Steigerwalt placed second in Graphic Design.

The L.B. Morris participants weren't able to go due to inclement weather at that time but Technology Director Joe Brown drove the projects to the CLIU to be judged.

Friday, May 10, 2013
CAROL ZICKLER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

The Nesquehoning Woman's Club hosted their Spring Tea with the Panther Valley Women's Club and Woman's Club of Lehighton as their special guests. From left are Nancy Carlson, president of the Lehighton club; Carbon County Judge Stephen Serfass, guest speaker; Carol Zickler, president of the Nesquehoning club; and Kathy Fritzinger, president of the Panther Valley club. A buffet was served and everyone enjoyed the socialization with the other clubs. The Nesquehoning club will end its season with a dinner at Normal Square Inn on June 3. Reservations can be made by contacting Jane Pietruch.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Jim Thorpe Area High School classes of 1972 and 1973 will meet Saturday, May 11 at 1 p.m. at Memorial Park, near the borough building/pavilion area, to finalize plans for a combined reunion at the Mauch Chunk Rod & Gun in Jim Thorpe in September.

All classmates are invited to attend this important meeting.

Members of the Class of 1972 are asked to bring current addresses for anyone who moved in the past five years.

Thursday, May 9, 2013
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Thousands of women from Northeast Pennsylvania and beyond descended upon Montage Mountain Saturday and Sunday for the 2013 Dirty Girl Mud Run. The event is a 5K muddy run/obstacle course which benefits the battle against breast cancer. Pictured from left are participants from the local area, including Marie Boyle, Shaylin Clouser, Kiana Mertz, Cassidy Ryan, Sheri Ryan and Danielle Rodgers. (Check out Saturday's TIMES NEWS for Sheri Ryan's Observations column to read a personal story about her experience at the Dirty Girl Mud Run.)

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Robbie Frederick Chester Frey, 224 Springhouse Rd., Lehighton, and Marissa Marie Walck, 234 Carbon St., Lehighton.

Timothy Michael Magarelli, 247 S. Seventh St., Lehighton, and Kelli Lynn Rickert, 190 Laurel View Drive, Lehighton.

Daniel Adam Sakasitz and Candice Mae Heffelfinger, 5 Dana Court, Albrightsville.

Thursday, May 9, 2013
ABOVE: Mike Reenock, art teacher at Lehighton Area High School, holds a ceramic mug created by his student, Rowan Laitila, while she holds a sculpture. She also made the painting using black tea. BELOW: Young TNT dancers perform a ballet for the Woman's Club of Lehighton during the club's Annual Spring Tea.

Members of the Lehighton Woman's Club got a look at the world of art through the eyes and talent of the young.

Nancy R. Carlson, club president, welcomed members of both the Lehighton and Nesquehoning Woman's Club, and family members and friends of the young people who shared their artistic and performing arts talents at the club's Annual Spring Tea.

The event recently was held at Trinity Lutheran Church hall.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

The Pale Moon Players are holding auditions for young actors, ages 8-15, for the play "Wooing Wed Widing Hood" by Charlie Lovett.

Auditions will be 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 21 and Wednesday, May 22 at Grace Lutheran Church, 4th and Mahoning streets, Lehighton. No preparation is needed. Show dates planned for July 12, 13 and 14.

For more information call (610) 377-0290.