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Monday, April 18, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. Steven Bilous

Sierra Timbre Costello and Steven Bilous were married Sept. 18, 2010, by the Rev. Mark Smith at St. John's Episcopal Church, Carlisle.

The bride is the daughter of Dimps and Val Hawthorne of Dillsburg and Steve and Cathy Costello of Harrisburg. Her grandparents are the late Victor and Madalyn Bowman of Lehighton and Esteben and Marina Costello of Palmerton.

She is a 2004 graduate of Northern High School in Dillsburg and a 2008 graduate of Kutztown University. She is a member of the Pennsylvania National Guard since 2004.

Friday, April 15, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Kester of Tamaqua

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Kester of Tamaqua celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on March 24.

They were married in the former St. John's Evangelical and Reformed Church, now St. John United Church of Christ, Tamaqua, by the Rev. Arthur Knoble.

Mrs. Kester is the former Miriam Weston, daughter of the late Mayor William J. and Doris Weston. Her husband is the son of the late Edward and Elva Mae Kester.

The couple has three children: Vaal of New Ringgold and his wife, Janet; Aimee, wife of Mike Caputo of Weatherly; and Terri, wife of Ed Kane of Still Creek.

Friday, April 15, 2011
Christine Eubanks

The Bach and Handel Chorale highlights the Passion-Easter season at its April 30 concert at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 21 Church St., Jim Thorpe. The concert begins at 3 p.m.

Once again the chorale is joined by a festival orchestra as it presents a premier performance of the short Passion-Easter Cantata "Son of God."

Friday, April 15, 2011
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Ray Squire, right, vice president of the Jim Thorpe Food Pantry, and Albert "Butch" Strubinger, left, with the Easter Bunny. Strubinger donated a pizza party for all of the Scouts who participated in gathering candy for less fortunate children, so that they may have a basket on Easter Sunday.

Local Brownies, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts collected candy again this year to donate to the Jim Thorpe Food Pantry.

The event was sponsored by Troop 555. Approximately 40 Scouts attended the event last week to make up individual bags of candy.

The candy bags will be given to parents who visit the food pantry, so that their children will be certain to receive a treat on Easter morning.

Ray Squire, right, vice president of the Jim Thorpe Food Pantry, as he's done for years, came to collect the bagged candy.

Friday, April 15, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph J. Pavlik

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph J. Pavlik of Nesquehoning celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on April 8. They were married by the late Monsignor A.J. Angelini of the former Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in New Columbus.

Mrs. Pavlik is the former Theresa A. Kuzo, daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Kuzo of New Columbus.

Mr. Pavlik is the son of the late Joseph A. and Anna Pavlik of Lansford.

Thursday, April 14, 2011
Category winners in the 2011 TIMES NEWS Cookbook and Recipe Contest are from left, Peggy Zimmerman, Dawn McCabe, Carol McGeehan, Kim Rubin, Jo Lynn Gazo and Patricia Thiele. Mary Jane Blocker was also a winner.

Cooking is not only a passion for Jo Lynn Gazo, it's a skill that runs in her family.

The grand prize winner of the 2011 TIMES NEWS Cookbook and Recipe contest says she honed her cooking skills underneath the apron strings of her grandmother, Mary Oleksa.

"My gram always made the best meals and desserts. That is where my passion for cooking began," says Gazo, who lives in Lehighton with her husband, attorney Brian Gazo.

As a newlywed, Gazo says she started using a lot of recipes from her mother, Joan Horowski, and found "that there is nothing like a home-cooked meal."

Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Ron Gower/TIMES NEWS Having roles in the Lehighton Area Middle School spring production of "Wooing Wed Widing Hood" are, seated from left, Ammi Nalesnik as the queen, Kyle Clark as the king; standing from left, Libby Smith as Sophie, Kane Zerbe as Jason, Thomas Phelan as Frank, Brandon Solt as Justin, and Stephanie Kinsella as Emma.

Did you know that Little Red Riding Hood had two sisters?

Did you know that everything in fairy tales always comes in threes? Do you know what wooing is?

You can find out the answers to these questions at the Lehighton Area Middle School spring production of "Wooing Wed Widing Hood."

The play will be presented today and Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the school auditorium. There is an admission charge.

Having lead roles as Mrs. Hood and Mr. Hood are Mary Grace Collins and Jordan Fisher, respectively.

Tia Brownmiller plays Little Red Riding Hood.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011
AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS Madylin Wolter, a kindergarten student at Mahoning Elementary, crushes a flash frozen carnation during a Liquid Nitrogen presentation by representatives of Air Products on Monday.

I scream. You scream. We all scream for ... LIN cream?

That's what kindergarten students at Mahoning Elementary School recently were treated to during a Liquid Nitrogen presentation by representatives from Air Products.

Vicky Kocher, kindergarten teacher, explained the reason for the science presentation was the class had just read a book about dairy and the process it goes through to get from the cow to the child. The book also showed the process of making ice cream.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Rebecca L. Turner and Matthew R. Follmer, 36 Meadow Ave., Tamaqua R.D.

Sharon R. Palko, 1916 N. 15th St., Reading, formerly of Middleport, and Frank Lupia, 3221 Eisenbrown Rd., Reading.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Weissport School Reunion will be held on Saturday, May 21 at the Polk Township Fire Company, Route 209 North, Kresgeville.

This social event is open to former students, teachers, family and friends.

For more information, call Norm at (610) 417-2499.

Please respond by April 9.