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Wednesday, March 21, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Over 50 people attended a recent event, "A Taste of Heritage Hill," at Heritage Hill Senior Community in Weatherly. Attendees had a chance to sample a variety of soups at the community and rate them. The favorite was Cream of Broccoli. Entertainment was also provided for all.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Girl Scout Junior Troop 50363 members, West End Service Unit of Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania, are working to achieve their Bronze Award with an event named "Scouts Sharing Stories."

The event will be held April 21 in the Pleasant Valley Middle School cafeteria from noon until 3 p.m.

The Girl Scouts plan to host 100 fellow Girl Scouts, along with Cub Scouts in kindergarten through third grade.

Dressed as storybook characters, the Scouts will provide story time, help make bookmarks, and provide snacks and goodie bags for each participant.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The Lehighton Area High School Class of 1987 will be holding a meeting to plan the 25-year class reunion.

The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. Monday, March 26, at Trainer's Inn, Route 209, Lehighton.

Anyone interested in helping to plan the event is invited to attend.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Ruth Elliston

Ruth Elliston, a long-time resident of Palmerton, celebrated her 95th birthday recently. She was born on March 8, 1917.

She current lives at the Village at Palmerton, and is a very active member of her community. Ruth attends exercise programs three times a week, plays bingo, enjoys scrabble with friends, and is a member of "The Villages" Wii Pro Bowling Team.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Brenton Wayne Gruber and Alyssa Marie Keiper, 154 Third St., Coaldale.

Eugene Pete Compostella Jr. and Ann Rose Piatt, 129 Railroad St., Nesquehoning.

Kenneth Paul Pomo and Ann Marie Plant, 406 Meadowlark Lane, Effort.

Michael Anthony Zarillo and Tina Charrie Kelowitz, 204A W. Abbott St., Lansford.

Stephen Robert Isaksen Jr. and Tina Renee Baldwain, 518 Center Ave., Jim Thorpe.

Brandon Michael Mertz and Stacey Lynn Schramak, 332 N. Third St., Lehighton.

Richard George Schneider and Linda Charlotte Brunell, 65 Spring St., Lehighton.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Writers with questions, such as how to find a publisher for a manuscript, how to find an agent, or whether or not to self-publish are welcome to attend the next meeting of the Black Diamond Writers' Network for an informal, open writers' roundtable to discuss writing-related questions.

Guests are invited to bring their questions, ideas and thoughts to share.

Please note this month's special meeting date will be Saturday, March 24 at the Tamaqua Public Library from 10 a.m. until noon. The group will return to its normal third Saturday of the month meeting schedule on May 19.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Q. Can you get rid of warts with duct tape?

For starters, check with your doctor before beginning any self-treatment for warts. You might mistake another kind of skin growth for a wart and hurt yourself.

The jury is still out on duct-tape therapy for warts. A recent study showed that duct tape wiped out more warts than conventional freezing did. In this study, warts were covered with duct tape for six days. Then, the warts were soaked in warm water and rubbed with an abrasive such as pumice stone. The treatment was repeated for as long as two months.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Carbon County 4-H Reunion Committee is holding a quilting contest in conjunction with the centennial celebration. The contest is open to anyone in Carbon County, whether they were a 4-H member or not.

One square will be chosen and sent to Penn State University where a centennial quilt will be put together and auctioned in September.

The rest of the squares will be put together and a quilt or wall hanging will be made and auctioned off at the 4-H reunion in the fall.

Quilt squares should be made of prewashed cotton fabrics only.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Vanessa Rabayda/Special to the Times News Darla Troutman, Schuylkill Women in Crisis, left, and Marie Courtney, TAFFN member, at the Pottsville Courthouse, where SWiC has an office.

Sometimes good intentions are not enough when it comes to helping victims of domestic violence or abuse, including those of Christian leaders in churches and other faith-based organizations.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Lisa A. Miller, 161 Andreas Road, Andreas, and Shane Evans, 243 W. Broad St., Tamaqua.

Sara A. Gunderman and David A. Boczkowski, 38 Liberty Hill, Mahanoy City.

Georgine Boyle and Peter G. Jungbaer, 272 Second St., Coaldale.

Donna L. Heffelfinger and Bruce P. Balliet, 417 Rabbit Run Road, Andreas.

Karla A. Klick and Sean A. Fauver, 301 Green St., Tamaqua.

Christine C. Ritter and Brian J. Dennis, 14 W. Broad St., Apt. 4, Tamaqua.

Debra A. Bowen and Robert J. Martinchek, 101 Washington St., Freeland.