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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Carbon/Schuylkill Community Theater invites playwrights to submit original 10-minute plays for its Spring 2011 production.

All plays must be the original work of the submitter, and be available royalty-free for a production by the Carbon/Schuylkill Community Theater. A 10-minute play should run from at least five minutes to no more than 20 minutes approximately between 1,000 and 2,000 words.

The play should be in script form, including stage notes as applicable. Approximately six plays will be selected, depending on the length of the plays chosen.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The fourth Prom and Wedding Dress Sale to benefit Dream Come True, Blue Ridge Chapter, will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29 at Penn's Peak, Maury Road, Penn Forest Township.

Close to 600 dresses have been donated, including many that still have the original tags attached. Dressing areas will be available for those wishing to try on the gowns.

Prices for prom and formal wear start at $10; prices for wedding gowns start at $50. Only cash will be accepted.

For more information, contact organizer Julianne Farina at (610) 826-9299.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. John Jones

Annette Strohl, daughter of Charles and Joan Strohl of Jim Thorpe, and John Jones, son of the late John and Alice Jones of Summit Hill, were united in marriage by Mayor Paul McArdle of Summit Hill. The double ring ceremony was held on Dec. 24, 2010 in the couple's home in Summit Hill.

Given in marriage by her sons Daniel and Richard Abel, the bride chose Robin Heydt as her matron of honor.

Daniel Abel was the best man.

The new Mrs. Jones is a graduate of Jim Thorpe Area High School and McCann School of Business. She is employed by Elbeco City Shirt in Frackville.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The Marian High School class of 1989, will hold a reunion from 6-10 p.m. on Saturday, May 28 at the Mountain Valley Golf Course.

Contact Vanessa Gerhard at (570) 778-5419 for further information.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Q. I have a friend who is undergoing radiation treatments for cancer. I was wondering how this works. Doesn't the radiation burn everything it touches?

Radiation therapy kills cancer cells by damaging their genetic material. This process prevents the cells from growing. Radiation attacks all cells in a targeted area, but most healthy cells recover when treatment ends.

When you are given radiation therapy also called irradiation, radiotherapy or x-ray therapy physicians attempt to protect the good cells by shielding them. They also limit dosage and spread out the treatments.

Monday, March 21, 2011
Adam LaRose celebrated his 100th birthday on March 11.

Adam LaRose turned 100 years old this month and has something in common with today's youngsters. The former Lehighton man has his own Wii video game system, which he received at the age of 98.

He likes to play Tiger Woods PGA Tour on the Wii with his friends at Calvary Fellowship Homes Retirement Community in Lancaster. Sometimes he has a good game, but would prefer to play regular golf.

In addition to golf, LaRose enjoys Wii bowling, baseball and strength-fitness games. He also likes to read historical fiction.

Monday, March 21, 2011
Perry

Randall Douglas Perry, artistic director and conductor for the Bach and Handel Chorale, was recently chosen to participate on an eight-member panel at the state capitol in Harrisburg.

Perry and seven other representatives from Philadelphia, Erie, York, Johnston and Pittsburgh comprised a panel that reviewed grant applications for major orchestras, choruses and opera companies for the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

Monday, March 21, 2011
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Nine members of the West End Irish American Association performed Irish Ceili (pronounced kay-lee) dancing at Mrs. Bush's Nursing Home on the afternoon of St. Patrick's Day. Various group dances were performed with recorded traditional Irish music. Many of these dances are over 100 years old. WEIAA is a small adult group from Gilbert. Members take lessons from Jeanie Cunningham on Monday nights at the American Legion from 7-9 p.m. Any adult is welcome to join, even those who are not Irish.

Monday, March 21, 2011
Andreas artist to compete in Italy

"Art is not for the faint of heart."

That statement was made by Hilary J. England, an enthusiastic artist who appreciates all forms of art, but whose own work and mind is solidly rooted in reality.

England's first memories are of her drawing and, her first job, at age 8, was painting flowers for a local store.

So, it's no surprise that in her life, art is first and foremost.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Jeffrey Duane Hosier Sr. and Donna Lee Delabar, 316 Bridge St., Weissport.

George Edward Price and Crystal Dawn Lehman, 500 Mahoning St., Lehighton.

Barry Lee Schlier and Dana Briggs Lincovich, 354 E. Fell St., Summit Hill.

Dana Jay Miller and Lori Lynn Rhode, 901 North St., Jim Thorpe.

Demetrius Michael Lopresti and Amber Lynn Moyer, 214 Center St., Tamaqua.