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Friday, October 4, 2013
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Jim Thorpe Area High School announced its 2013-2014 Homecoming Court recently. Candidates are, front from left, Dakoa Kane, Kaitlin Palumbo, Amy Jaskot, Amber Castillo and Gavrielle Mele. Back, Nicholas Strubinger, Ryan Saunders, Christian Fields, Steven Principe, Bryce Micciche and Brandon Huffman. Missing from photo is Cayce Pope. A king and queen will be chosen by the student body and announced at Friday's varsity football game between Jim Thorpe and Minersville.

Friday, October 4, 2013
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Palmerton Area High School named its 2013 Homecoming King and Queen this past weekend, as the Blue Bombers hosted Palisades. Garrett Stahler was Homecoming King, while Leah Heffelfinger was crowned Homecoming Queen.

Friday, October 4, 2013
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Northern Lehigh High School named its 2013 Homecoming King and Queen this past weekend, as the Bulldogs hosted Salisbury. Samantha Eden was crowned Homecoming Queen, while Josh Landsberger was Homecoming King.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Cody Grant Schoeneberger and Valerie Elizabeth Berhel, 249 N. Third t., Lehighton.

Mariano Vazquez Santiago and Vilmaris Gonzalez Torres, Box 634, Albrightsville.

Kevin Mark Steber and Kira Michalik, 41 E. Hazard St., Summit Hill.

Brenden John McArdle and Gina Marie Urbon, 107 Sunrise Terrace Lane, Lehighton.

Friday, October 4, 2013
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWSMore than 300 light bulbs were hand painted pink by members of Tamaqua Girl Scout Service Unit 310 in preparation for the Oct. 20 Pink Light Walk in Tamaqua.

The Gold Award Project is Girl Scouting's highest achievement, open only to scouts of high school age.

The prestigious award is designed to challenge scouts to change the world by starting with their own little corners. Participants are also eligible for scholarships after completing the seven steps needed to attain the award.

Rachael Paisley, a member of the Tamaqua Area High School junior class, has selected Breast Cancer Awareness as her Gold Project and is ready to paint Tamaqua pink in pursuit of her goals.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Reservations for the 40-year reunion for Lehighton Area High School's Class of 1973 will be accepted until Oct. 31.

The reunion will be a casual event on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 5:30-10:30 p.m. at Mahoning Valley Country Club and features a three-entrée family-style meal.

For more information, including cost, call Jim Kunkle at (610) 377-2644.

Friday, October 4, 2013
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Marian High School has announced the candidates for Homecoming Queen and King 2013. They are, front row, from left Arianna Srinivasan, Grace Boyle, Sophie Myers and Ashton Galasso. Second row, Austin Paisley, Anthony Agosti, Nicholas Hopeck and Frank Nietz. Homecoming will be held Oct. 11, when the Colts host Minersville. The king and queen will be crowned during halftime activities. The festivities will also include a social time following the game.

Thursday, October 3, 2013
Mr. and Mrs. Adam "Mickey" Holota

Mr. and Mrs. Adam "Mickey" Holota of Coaldale are celebrating their 58th wedding anniversary. They were married at St. John's Slovak Lutheran Church on Oct. 8, 1955 by the late Rev. John Kovacik of Lansford.

Mrs. Holota is the former Lillian Sverchek. Mr. Holota is a former Tuscarora resident and is a retiree of 24 years with the U.S. Air Force.

The couple has four sons, Michael and Marty of Seattle, Wash.; Mark of Tucson Ariz.; and Richard of Coaldale.

Thursday, October 3, 2013
Mr. and Mrs. John Hine

Megan Hoppes, daughter of Dale and Dora Hoppes of Andreas, became the bride of John Hine, son of John Hine of Tamaqua and Jennifer Riggleman of Andreas, on Sept. 14, 2013, at Ben Salem U.C.C. in Lehighton. The Rev. Michael McGowan officiated the ceremony. Cathy Smith was the organist.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride chose Sarah McLaughlin as her maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Chelsey Fritz and Rachel Lindsey.

The bridegroom chose Travis Garris as his best man. Groomsmen were Richard Riggleman and Brett Piepmeyer.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

An exhibition of animal-themed works by American artists is filling Scheller and Rodale galleries at the Allentown Art Museum this fall, from now through Dec. 29.

American Wildlife Art includes sensitive studies of individual subjects as well as dramatic scenes of life-and-death struggle played out before the backdrop of the great outdoors.