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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.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

In Wednesday's TIMES NEWS, the recipe in the Comfort & Joy column for Whimpies called for a pound of celery. It should be just a cup, not a pound.

While a pound of celery may be healthier and may not change the flavor of the recipe that much, a cup of chopped celery is all you need.

We apologize for any inconvenience the error may have caused.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

We grew up eating Whimpies on a regular basis, and until recently, I thought the name and the dish were my mother's creation.

I assumed, because it contains hamburger meat, she named them after, Whimpy, the character from the old Popeye cartoons.

Remember?

"I'll gladly pay you Tuesday, for a hamburger today."

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Q. Episodes of depression seem to be common over several generations in my family. Is depression genetic?

There is substantial evidence that depression is a hereditary disease. A depression gene known as 5-HTTLPR has been found.

The World Health Organization reports that about 121 million people worldwide suffer from depression. WHO estimates that depression will become the first cause of disease burden worldwide by the year 2020. Disease burden is defined as years patients must live with a disability.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Jean-Marie L. Blute and Brendon Connolly, 6 Cherry St., Tamaqua.

Joy M. Howley and Richard J. Sullivan, 635 E. Mahanoy St., Mahanoy City.