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Friday, October 31, 2014
SHERI RYAN/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Members of the Panther Valley and Nesquehoning Woman's clubs recently gathered at the Summit Hill Heritage Center for their annual Black Hat Tea. Enjoying dinner along with their tea are from left, Barbara Greco; Barbara Priadka, president of the Nesquehoning Woman's Club; Linda Paul; Ginny Novy; Carol Zickler; Judy Moon; and Madeline Ligenza.
Friday, October 31, 2014

Penn State Master Gardeners at Carbon County recently welcomed the Dimmick Library as the fourth garden in the county to be certified pollinator friendly by Penn State.

Along with Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary on Route, 903, the Dimmick Library will become a local center for residents of Carbon County to learn how they can help protect the declining butterfly population and the disappearing bees.

Friday, October 31, 2014
Lois Holman

Lois Evelyn (Sands) Holman, a resident at Heritage Hill Senior community in Weatherly, is celebrating her 101st birthday on Nov. 1.

Born in Hazleton in 1913, Lois was married to Allan Williams for 47 years until his passing in 1979, and to David Holman Sr. for 10 years until his passing in 2000.

Lois is a member of the Hazleton Chapter of the American Red Cross and received recognition for more than 50 years of service. She was instrumental in starting the Red Cross Bloodmobile in Weatherly and was also a volunteer worker in the Hazleton Red Cross office during World War II.

Friday, October 31, 2014
Martin Hutira

Martin Hutira, Locust Valley, Barnesville recently celebrated his 94th birthday.

He was born Oct. 23,1920, at the homestead in Locust Valley to John Hutira and Anna Sako Hutira, both originally from Czechoslovakia. He had one older sister, Sue Dougherty, and two older brothers, John and Steve, all deceased. He has one younger brother, Paul Hutira of Orwigsburg, who also just celebrated his 92nd birthday.

Thursday, October 30, 2014
ABOVE: A sign like this one from Costenbader Bros. Ice was placed in a home's window to let the ice delivery man know how much ice they wanted.  LEFT: Rick Smith, a guest lecturer of The History of Monroe County Education Series, talked about the ice harvesting industry in the Poconos at Mrs. Bush's Personal Care Homes in Kunkletown. One of the largest ice houses was this one at Gouldsboro. It was struck by lightning and burned in 1963.

Rick Smith, a guest lecturer from The History of Monroe County Education Series, took Mrs. Bush's Personal Care Home residents and guests down memory lane.

His subject was ice harvesting in the Pocono Mountains area.

Storing ice practices date back to 16th century when wealthy landowners could build their own ice house to store ice taken from streams, ponds or lakes on their property.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Pines Dinner Theatre, 448 N. 17th St., Allentown, presents a Christmas show beginning Wednesday and running through Dec. 28.

In a story that transcends generations discover the true meaning of the holiday as you follow an overworked toy maker who needs a miracle to remember what Christmas really means.

During November, matinees will begin at 12:30 p.m. for the dinner and 2 p.m. for the show on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Evening shows will begin at 6:30 p.m. for the dinner and 8 p.m. for the show on Fridays and Saturdays.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Pleasant Valley High School will crown its Homecoming King and Queen at halftime at Friday night's football game with Stroudsburg Area High School. This year's

Homecoming Court is front, from left, Abigail Roselli, Bryana Mitchell, Hayley Blanding, Cassandra Senook, Kayla Wolf, Ann Butchkoski, Amanda Hoag, Jenna Hurtzig; back, Bryan Falcone, Marcell McKenzie, Elric Caponsacco, Tanner Parascando, Bryan Sharpe, Ryan Klapatch, Matthew Sheehan, Jerry Peechatka.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Would you like to receive open and honest feedback on your writing? If so, join the Black Diamond Writers' Network from 10 a.m. to noon on Nov. 15 at the Tamaqua Public Library, 30 S. Railroad St., Tamaqua.

Writers who would like to have their work critiqued should bring one page of a work-in-progress (no previously published pieces, please), double spaced. Writers are asked to bring 15 copies of their piece for the other attendees to critique on paper.

The meeting is free and open to the public.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Jim Thorpe High School Class of 1965 will meet for lunch at noon on Nov. 6, at the Blue Shamrock Golf Club, 2230 Fireline Road in Palmerton.

The number there is 610-826-2504.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Palmerton High School Class of 1979 held its 35-year reunion Oct. 4 at Don Laine

Campground. Those attending include, front row from left, Kathi (Nothstein) Rehrig, Tom Payonk, Karen (Kolnik) Holubowski, Heidi Silliman, Lisa (George) Wenner, Andrea (Duschak) Zellner, Karen Green, Tina Haupt-Getz, Barb (Berger) Kreger, Peggy (Blynn) Shupp, Gwen (Frable) Keefer, Renee (Everett) Rapa, Joanne (Henry) Trimpi and Phil Latzgo. Second row, Chris Browne, Mark Suchon, Glenn Schoenberger, Brenda (Jones) Szuckics, Regina