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Wednesday, June 29, 2011
AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS Students scatter after pulling the strings and dropping Mentos candy into bottles of cola. The experiment showed that by dropping the candy into cola, a reaction occurred, causing the cola to shoot out of the bottle like a rocket.

What do you get when you drop Mentos candy in a two-liter bottle of cola?

The answer, which dozens of students learned last week during the Healthy Body/Healthy Minds SHINE Camp, is a rocket.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Niles Landers Grover

Niles Landers Grover, a resident at Heritage Hill Senior Community in Weatherly, celebrated his 90th birthday on Monday.

He was born on June 27, 1921 in Hudsondale. He has lived all of his life in this area.

Niles graduated in 1938 from Weatherly Area High School and was also a graduate of Hardwick University in New York.

During his service in World War II, as an Army Aircorp B-24 Bomber pilot, he received a Flying Distinguished Cross and various other medals of honor.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Bill Tiley

William "Bill" F. Tiley, formerly of Tamaqua, is celebrating his 100th birthday today at his home on Marco Island, Fla. His relatives and friends will gather to celebrate the occasion.

Born June 28, 1911, Tiley attended Tamaqua schools and participated on sports teams with Karl and Don Rubin and Joe Zanin. They all went to Temple University and played football under the coaching of the famous Glenn "Pop" Warner. He played on the winning team of the very first Sugar Bowl game that was played that year.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The 22nd annual Ukrainian Folk Dance Workshop, sponsored by the Ukrainian American Heritage Foundation of the Lower Anthracite Region (UAHF), will be held at the Ukrainian Homestead in Lehighton this week. The camp runs daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and includes dance instruction, folk singing, sports, crafts and swimming.

Instruction is offered to children ages 5 and up, with advanced workshop instruction for experienced dancers. The workshop is under the artistic direction of Andrij Dobriansky assisted by Yurij Dobriansky and Katerina Syzonenko.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Dr. Kate L. Ciesienski and Dr. John A. Stanko

The engagement of Kate L. Ciesienski and John A. Stanko, both of Boston, Mass, has been announced by their parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Michael and Carol Ciesienski of Reading. She is a 2000 graduate of Muhlenberg High School. She received a bachelor of science in chemistry from Millersville University in 2004 and a Ph.D in inorganic chemistry from Duke University in 2010.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Q. Should I take minerals?

It's important to talk with your doctor before you take mineral pills, especially if you take prescription medicines, have any health problems or are elderly. Taking too much of a mineral can cause problems with some medical tests or interfere with drugs you're taking.

Minerals are "micronutrients" your body needs in small but steady amounts. Your body can't make most micronutrients, so you must get them elsewhere.

Monday, June 27, 2011
FILE- This Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010 file photo shows the Tommy Hilfiger spring 2011 collection modeled during Fashion Week in New York. Shorts were a trend in spring-summer collections and in the resort collections being previewed this month. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, FILE)

When it's hot outside, who wants to wear pants or even worse ... a full suit? Unless the office has the air conditioning cranked all the way up, pantsuits can leave one sweaty in the summer sun.

Fashion runways have been showing shorts as the latest office wear for summer. Some think it's inappropriate, but with the proper short, shirt and shoes this look can be quite chic.

Let's start with the shorts. Keep the Daisy Dukes and all other styles of denim shorts in your drawer. These should not go anywhere near the office. Don't even think about it.

Monday, June 27, 2011

The Tamaqua Area High School Class of 1976 had its 35-year reunion on Saturday, June 11 at Hope's Grove in Tamaqua. There were 42 class member and a total of 63 people in attendance. The day included a pig roast, picnic, dancing, socializing and ended with a fireworks display.

Friday, June 24, 2011

The Hazleton Fibromyalgia Support Group will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 6 at Faith United Church of Christ, 21 Faith Drive, Hazleton, located off the Airport Beltway, across from Wal-Mart.

The guest speaker will be local chiropractor Dr. Dan Gavio of Griguoli Chiropractic & Rehab Center. He will discuss myofascial release, a relatively new treatment for fibromyalgia, as well as kinesio tape for the treatment of pain.

Meetings are held the first Monday of each month at 6 p.m. and are open to friends and relatives, as well as fibromyalgia patients.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Randall Douglas Perry, artistic director and conductor of the Bach and Handel Chorale, based in Jim Thorpe, announces four open rehearsals and auditions to those seeking membership.

Audition dates are June 27 and July 11 and 25 beginning promptly at 7:30 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church, 319 South Ave., Jim Thorpe.

The chorale is preparing for its fall concert season, which will include three Christmas concerts on Dec. 3, 10, and 11 at various locations; and a performance of Handel's "Messiah" on Dec. 17 at the Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway in Jim Thorpe.