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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Q. What are the options for treating prostate cancer?

Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer among American men.

Treatment for prostate cancer works best when the disease is found early.

There are many options for treating prostate cancer:

Ÿ Observation. If the cancer is growing slowly, you may decide to wait and watch.

Ÿ Hormone therapy. This stops cancer cells from growing.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Grace Lienhard, 10, shows off the drawing of her father, Steve Lienhard. Grace is the winner of this year's TIMES NEWS Draw Your Dad contest. She received a $50 gift card for dinner at Roadies Restaurant at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe. Her drawing was selected at random from more than 145 entries created by area children. Grace is the daughter of Steve and Allison Lienhard and in sixth grade at Lehighton Area Middle School. This year's Draw Your Dad entries can be viewed online at Click on the Lifestyle menu, then go to the drop down item "Draw Your Dad."

Monday, June 18, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Dorothy Holmgren accepts a citation from PA State Rep. Mick Carroll, in recognition of her 100th birthday.

Dorothy Moore Holmgren of Kunkletown, born May 6, 1912, recently celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends at a party hosted by her daughter and son-in-law, Mary Anne and Bill Clausen at their Kunkletown home.

Nearly 100 guests attended, including Dorothy's four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, coming from all over the United States. One guest even stopped by on his way home from China.

Monday, June 18, 2012
Caleb Shilko and Melissa Ervin

David and Patricia Ervin of McAdoo announce the engagement of their daughter Melissa Ervin to Caleb Shilko, son of Kim and Lisa Shilko of Rock Glen.

Melissa, a 2009 graduate of Marian Catholic High School, is an undergraduate student at Albright College, where she is earning a bachelor of science degree in business administration with a track in management.

Caleb, a 2009 graduate of Tamaqua Area High School, is also an undergraduate student at Albright College, where he is earning a bachelor of science degree in psychobiology.

Friday, June 15, 2012
 Master Gardener Julie Foley, right, helps a mother and her children add their contributions to the compost bin during acomposting event. There will be another composting event at Mauch Chunk Lake Park this Saturday.

Carbon County residents can learn about the benefits of composting and enjoy s'mores at the same time this weekend.

On Saturday, June 16, the Carbon County Master Gardeners, a service group of the Penn State Extension; and Mauch Chunk Lake Park, will team up to host a Composting and Campfire Concert at the park. The event, which is free to the public, will begin at 7 p.m., at the picnic area around the camp store.

Friday, June 15, 2012
@$:Organist Thomas Dressler has released a new CD, which includes 21 selections from the Baroque era.

Music touches us in all of its renderings.

Albrightsville pipe organist Thomas Dressler, who holds a master's degree in music from the Westminster Choir College, believes that handmade music connects the musician to the listener more effectively than the popular electronic music of today. Dressler, 50, is very passionate about handmade music.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Cheryl A. Beers and Scott T. Swinburne, 24 S. Main St., MaryD, Schuylkill Township.

Amy C. Harta and Jason A. Kunkle, 6 Dewees St., New Ringgold.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Dance With Kim students will present "Live 2 Dance" June 16, at Lehighton Area High School. There will be a 1 p.m. matinee, and a 4 p.m. evening performance.

For tickets or for more information call (610) 377-4884 or visit

Friday, June 15, 2012

Jeffrey Michael Cardone and Jennifer Jean Adams, 604 Mauch Chunk Road, Palmerton.

Nicholas Joseph Sander and Holly Ann Mays, 2224B Aster Road, Bethlehem.

Alfredo Almazan Diaz II and Bassaher Penaranda Thameed, 845 Hahns Dairy Road, Palmerton.

Albert Guy Solt Jr. and Beverly Ann Keiper, 2383 Long Run Road, Lehighton.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

The Tamaqua Business and Professional Women's Club met June 5 at La Dolce Casa Restaurant for a regular meeting and installation of new officers. Diane Lewis, District 9 director, presided over the installation ceremony. New officers include, from left, Phyllis Paisley, parliamentarian; Jean Ann Towle, treasurer; Mary Bridygham, corresponding secretary; Nancy Stephens, president; Judy Kellner, vice president; and Cindy Sabol, recording secretary. At far right is District 9 director Lewis.