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Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Kathryn Elizabeth Behun

A daughter, Kathryn Elizabeth Behun, was born Aug. 31, 2010, to Elizabeth Pinkey and Stephen Behun III of Tamaqua. She was born in Pottsville Hospital, weighing in at 8 pounds, 15.5 ounces, and 21 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are George and Kathryn Pinkey of Hometown. Maternal great-grandmother is Ruth Benzak of Center Valley.

Paternal grandparents are Stephen and Candy Behun of Hometown.

Kathryn was welcomed home by her two brothers, Stephen, 4; and William, 2.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

On Saturday, Nov. 13, from 1 to 3p.m., Berks County author Clemson Page will be at a Meet the Author event at the Dimmick Library Friends House in Jim Thorpe.

Page's novel "Up Home" is about a family in a Pennsylvania anthracite coal mining town in the early 1900s.

The story starts in 1903, less than a year after President Theodore Roosevelt engineered the historic negotiated settlement of the great 1902 Anthracite Strike. It is a time of festering hostilities between labor and management in coal mining regions throughout the United States.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Elsie H. Lerch

Elsie H. Lerch, a resident at Heritage Hill Senior Community in Weatherly, celebrated her 90th birthday on Nov. 9.

Born in Northampton in 1920, Elsie attended Northampton High School and worked as a production manager at Western Electric for 31 years.

Her passions over the years include sleigh riding, ice skating, and spending time with her friends at Peck's Pond.

She is a member of Grace United Church of Christ in Northampton.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

For several years many church congregations, individuals, service organizations, and businesses in the Northern Lehigh area have joined to help make local children's holidays a bit brighter.

Annually the Northern Lehigh Pastoral Association in conjunction with the Northern Lehigh Food Bank sponsors a Children's Christmas Gift Program.

For the fourth year Friedens United Church of Christ is coordinating this project.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Q. Can you get rid of warts with duct tape?

For starters, check with your doctor before beginning any self-treatment for warts. You might mistake another kind of skin growth for a wart and hurt yourself.

The jury is still out on duct-tape therapy for warts. A recent study showed that duct tape wiped out more warts than conventional freezing did. In this study, warts were covered with duct tape for six days. Then, the warts were soaked in warm water and rubbed with an abrasive such as pumice stone. The treatment was repeated for as long as two months.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010
John M. Uher and Kerry M. Jones

Donald and Sally Ann Jones of Lansford announce the engagement of their daughter, Kerry Maureen Jones of Coaldale, to John M. Uher, also of Coaldale.

The bride-to-be is a 2002 graduate of Panther Valley High School; a 2006 graduate of Arcadia University, where she received a bachelor of arts degree in English; and a 2010 graduate from Wilkes University, where she earned a master of education degree.

She is currently employed as an English teacher in the Panther Valley School District.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The Bach and Handel Chorale of Jim Thorpe has announced its Christmas Concert series, which will be held in five separate locations.

On Saturday, Dec. 4, at 3 p.m. the chorale will perform the first concert of seasonal music at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 21 Race St., Jim Thorpe.

Later that day at 7 p.m., the chorale will sing at St. Paul's United Church of Christ, 1249 Trexlertown Road, Trexlertown.

On Sunday, Dec. 5, at 4 p.m. the chorale will be traveling to Tamaqua for a concert at St. John's United Church of Christ, 150 Pine St.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Emily Haas, 7, of Summit Hill, recently donated 11 inches of hair to Locks of Love, a nonprofit organization that provides hairpieces to children in the United States and Canada under age 21, who are suffering from long-term medical hair loss. Emily's hair was cut at Mane Street Family Hair Care Center in Lansford. A student at Panther Valley Elementary School, Emily is the daughter of Greg and Kristin Haas.

Monday, November 8, 2010

What's the secret to pulling off a fabulous soiree? There's more to being a gracious host than providing food and drinks.

"It's important that you be a guest at your own party," says entertaining expert Jennifer O'Neil.

Along with her equally fun-loving sister, Kitty, she enjoys hosting everything from casual get-togethers to themed events. The sisters say if you're relaxed and enjoying yourself, your guests will follow suit.

Here are more tips for making sure your event is the hottest ticket in town:

Rule No. 1: Be prepared

Monday, November 8, 2010

The Panther Valley Class of 2000 will be holding its 10-year class reunion on Saturday, Nov. 27 from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the Sports Zoo in Lansford.

Make checks payable to Amanda Christensen and send to 671 Mountain Rd., Millerstown, PA 17062 before Nov. 14.

For more information, visit the "PV Class of 2000 10th Year Class Reunion" page on Facebook.