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Friday, July 27, 2012

The A.S. Art Foundation, Anita Shapolsky, director, will present The Sonora Trio in a program entitled "Melodies and Trees," at 4 p.m., on Saturday, Aug. 11, at the A.S. Art Foundation, 20 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe.

The Sonora Trio includes Judith Sainte Croix, performing on Hopi Native American flute and drum, keyboard and voice; Andrew Bolotowsky, flutes; and Mary Hurlbut, soprano.

In honor of the famous Native American athlete Jim Thorpe of the Sac and Fox Nations, the concert will feature music played on both Native American and classical musical instruments.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Miranda L. M. Leone and Nathan L. Day, 117 W. Broad St., Tamaqua.

Megan S. Parker and Jason D. Joy, 127 New Philadelphia Road, New Philadelphia.

Tina M. Boyce, 17 Stratton Drive, Zion Grove, North Union Township, and Scott K. Ritzman, 8 Hallton Hill Road, Pine Grove.

Tracey J. Williams, 21 Mush Dahl Road, New Ringgold, and Michael Chickilly II, 684 Arrow Road, New Ringgold.

Friday, July 27, 2012

The Panther Valley Class of 1992 will be holding a 20th reunion on Saturday, Aug. 4, from 3 to 8 p.m., at the Fire Company Roadside Rest in Nesquehoning. Notifications have been sent out via Facebook and through word of mouth.

If any classmate has not been reached, please contact Paul McArdle at (570) 645-8707 or McArdle92Reunion@yahoo.com or Yvonne Stoffey at Ystoff@ptd.net or (570) 778-6017.

PV Classes of '90, '91, '93, and '94

Friday, July 27, 2012

The Marian High School Class of 1963 will meet on Wednesday, Aug. 15 at 6 p.m. to plan their 50th class reunion.

The meeting will be held at Basile's Italian Restaurant in Hometown.

Any members of the class wishing to be on the reunion committee are invited to attend

Friday, July 27, 2012
Lois K. (Schoenberger) Claus

Lois K. (Schoenberger) Claus of Lehighton will be 90 years young on Saturday.

Since her birth on July 28, 1922, Claus has had many interesting adventures, which she recalls with ease.

Born in Palmerton to the late John W. and Luella (Rex) Schoenberger, Claus lived in Lehighton until she was 6. She then moved with her family to White Haven; Belvidere, N.J., Phillipsburg, N.J.; Easton; and Lehighton. At the age of 12, she and her mother lost their home in Easton when the Roxy Theater burned down.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health, breastfeeding protects babies and mothers, saves money, and even benefits society.

Early breast milk, known as colostrum, is very rich in nutrients and antibodies that protect the baby. By the fifth day, this changes to mature milk with just the right amount of fat, sugar, water and protein the baby needs to continue to grow and is easier to digest. It is believed that breast milk fights disease because of the cells, hormones and anitbodies in it that protects babies from illenss.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Timothy Scott Koch and Lucinda Diane Gaffney, 89 Wild Creek Drive, Jim Thorpe.

Larry David Christman and Tracy Ann Stahler, 540 Columbia Ave., Palmerton.

Tyler William Sutton and Kirstie Alyssa Strauss, 565 Twin Flower Circle, Kunkletown.

Gabriel Matos and Vanessa Lynn Castro, 339 N. Third St., Lehighton.

Stephen Anthony Borruso and Julie Ann Manno, 17 Gower Rd., Albrightsville.

Thursday, July 26, 2012
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS Brittany Kollmer, RN and community health nurse at Bethlehem Bureau of Health, left; and Sharon Mendes, RN, IBCLC and certified lactation consultant and founder of the free breastfeeding support group in Palmerton called the Mama Milk Cafe are inviting all mothers who are currently breastfeeding to be a part of the Big Latch On being held on Saturday, Aug. 4. One of the giveaways will be a Boppy Pillow.

How can you get the word out that breastfeeding your baby is one of the best things you can do for your child?

You hold a worldwide event called the Big Latch On.

Mothers everywhere meet at locations and breastfeed their infants, simultaneously on a particular day and time.

The event was started by Women's Health Action in New Zealand in 2005 as part of World Breastfeeding Week from Aug. 1-7. It was introduced in the U.S. in 2010 by Joanne Edwards in Portland, Ore. Through the La Leche League USA, the Big Latch On has been gathering more supporters across the country.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

The Carbon County Art League has announced its upcoming artists' reception to be held at the Harry Packer Mansion from 4-9 p.m. Aug. 9. This event coincides with the Jim Thorpe Thursday Date night.

The public is invited to attend this special event and meet the area's very talented artists and view the art.

The Harry Packer Mansion is located at 19 Packer Ave. in Jim Thorpe.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Alexis, Antonio and Amanda Colecio, center, recently received Scouting Religious Awards from Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Weatherly. Presenting them with the awards are their parents Anthony and Jennifer Colecio, left; and the Rev. Floyd Caesar Jr., pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes.

Alexis, Amanda and Antonio Colecio were presented with Scouting Religious Awards by their parents and the Rev. Floyd Caesar Jr. at Mass on July 22, at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Weatherly.

Antonio is a Webelos Scout with Cub Scout Pack 007 in Weatherly and Amanda and Alexis are Brownie Girl Scouts with Troop 3301 in Weatherly.