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Friday, March 2, 2012
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Members of the TIMES NEWS Cookbook and Recipe Contest committee are ready to toast our readers and the 25th anniversary edition of the annual cookbook. The cookbook will be included in the TIMES NEWS on April 12. There is still plenty of time to submit your favorite recipes for this very special issue. The deadline is March 14 at midnight. For more information go to the www.tnonline.com and search "25th Annual Cookbook," or call our Lifestyle Department at 1-800-443-0377, ext. 3140.

Friday, March 2, 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 the 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 created and auctioned in September. The rest will be made into a quilt or wall hanging and auctioned at the 4-H reunion.

Friday, March 2, 2012
William Joseph Hlavaty

HLAVATY A son, William Joseph Hlavaty, was born at 8:53 p.m. on Feb. 21, 2012 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, to Melissa and Stephen Hlavaty of Lewisburg.

He weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces and measured 21 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Kathleen DeForge and the late William DeForge of Lewisburg.

Paternal grandparents are Robert and Faye Hlavaty of Lansford.

Maternal great-grandmother is Freida O'Neill of Windsor, Vermont.

Paternal great-grandparents are Mervyn and Dorothy Miller of Lehighton.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Dream Come True, Blue Ridge Chapter, is collecting new and gently-used prom and wedding dresses for its fourth annual Blue Ridge Communications Prom and Wedding Dress Sale. It is also collecting accessories, including jewelry, purses, shawls and shoes.

Items can be dropped off at Blue Ridge Communications offices in Walnutport, Gilbert, Palmerton, Stroudsburg, Lansford or Lehighton until March 14.

The Prom and Wedding Dress Sale will take place from 4-7 p.m. March 28, at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe. Dress prices will start at $10 and everything will be cash only.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

The Hazleton Fibromyalgia Support Group will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

Meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month (except for January and February) at Faith United Church of Christ, 21 Faith Drive, Hazle Township. This is located off the Airport Beltway behind the Toyota dealership.

Meetings are open to anyone with fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome or similar illness. Friends, relatives and drivers are also welcome.

For information or directions, call Carol at (570) 788-7363 or Stacy at (570) 403-4063.

Thursday, March 1, 2012
Charlotte Grace Smith

SMITH A daughter, Charlotte Grace Smith, was born Nov. 14, 2011 at Williamsport Hospital, Williamsport, to Casey and Joshua Smith of Jersey Shore. Mr. Smith is formerly of Palmerton.

She weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and measured 20.5 inches long.

She was welcomed home by a sister, Ava, 2.

Maternal grandparents are Susan and David Straub, Jersey Shore. Paternal grandparents are Connie and Kelly Smith, Palmerton.

Maternal great-grandparents are Carol and Dave Straub, Jersey Shore, and William Martin, Sandford, Fla.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

A free luncheon is set for Saturday, March 31 from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m., weather permitting, at the Parryville UMC, corner of Main and Chestnut streets, Parryville.

All are welcome.

Thursday, March 1, 2012
Danielle Smith and Brian DeSieno

The engagement of Danielle L. Smith to Brian A. DeSieno has been announced by their parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tracey R. Smith of Kunkletown.

A graduate of Pleasant Valley High School, she is employed by Kilareski Orthodontics of East Stroudsburg.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Shisslak of Kresgeville.

He is also a graduate of Pleasant Valley High School. He is currently employed by PennDOT.

A wedding date has been set for Oct. 6 of this year.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Tamaqua Faith Fellowship Network is sponsoring a free program entitled "Domestic Violence: A Christian response," for the faith communities of the Tamaqua area.

It will take place from 9 a.m. until noon Saturday, March 24 at New Life Assembly of God Church, 407 Schuylkill Avenue, Tamaqua. Sign in will start at 8:40 a.m. Name tags will be distributed and coffee and bagels will be available.

All are welcome, especially ministers, congregational leaders, youth leaders, Christian education teachers, women's and men's ministry leaders and other interested Christians.

Thursday, March 1, 2012
A new series of works by artist David Watkins Price will be on exhibit during March at Venus & the Moon in Jim Thorpe. The exhibit opens Friday at 5 p.m. as part of First Friday.

Venus & the Moon, Jim Thorpe, has announced the opening of Voices of the Hollow Maze recent prints of David Watkins Price, in its exhibit space at 31 Race Street. The Friday, March 2 event begins at 5 p.m., as part of Venus & the Moon's First Friday festivities. Each month Venus & the Moon features artists whose work is forward-looking and transformational, connecting us with cosmic energies.