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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The Tamaqua High School Class of 1964 will be celebrating its 50th anniversary next year. An initial planning session will be held at 7 p.m., on May 2 at the home of Tom and Toni Jones, New England Valley, Tamaqua.

All class members are welcome to attend.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS George Weaver, dietary manager at Mahoning Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, offers a piece of cake to Emma Weaver a volunteer.

About 45 volunteers of the Mahoning Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center recently were commended at the annual Volunteer Tea for the commitment, dedication and love they show residents when they visit the center.

As the volunteers arrived at the Emerald Room, they were treated to music by David Westrip, who performed on piano.

Welcoming everyone was Cindy Swatt, activity director; Nancy Snyder, activities department; and Christopher Rodrigues, human resources executive.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Moranda Romanishan, center, a student at the Penn-Kidder Campus of the Jim Thorpe Area, holds the

winning poster she designed for the Lions Club's annual Peace Poster Contest. Moranda was the winner of the local contest, sponsored by the Penn Kidder Lions Club. Her poster came in second at the district level earlier this month when at the Lions 14U mini

convention, which was held at the Best Western Hotel in Wilkes-Barre. With Moranda is Manny DaCosta, president of the Penn Kidder Lions Club, left, and Brian Gasper, principal at the Penn Kidder campus.

Monday, April 29, 2013
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Marie Johns, wearing basic black with a tribal pattern skirt.

For the women who attended the Professional Administrative Assistant Luncheon on Wednesday, sponsored by the Carbon County Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development, it was a pleasant interlude between morning and afternoon job responsibilities.

The event was held at Blue Ridge County Club in Palmerton.

Both Margie Federanich, event chairman, and Dawn Ferrante, director of CCCCED, welcomed the women to the event.

"Happy Professional Administrative Assistant Day," said Ferrante. She also thanked all the sponsors for helping to make the day a success.

Monday, April 29, 2013

The Tamaqua High School Class of 1964 will be celebrating its 50th anniversary next year. An initial planning session will be held at 7 p.m., on May 2 at the home of Tom and Toni Jones, New England Valley, Tamaqua.

All class members are welcome to attend.

Monday, April 29, 2013

The American Cancer Society will host a Look Good, Feel Better makeover workshop from 12:30-2:30 p.m., May 6, at Carbon Career and Technical Institute Beauty Salon, West 13th St., Jim Thorpe. Sessions are free and open to all female cancer patients undergoing cancer treatment.

During the sessions, trained cosmetologists will meet with patients to discuss ways of using makeup and accessories to minimize appearance-related side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatment.

Friday, April 26, 2013
STACEY SOLT/TIMES NEWS

Students Jason Bauder, front left, and Mason Smith, right, were recently honored for winning Ss. Peter and Paul's annual school geography bee. With the students is school Principal Sherry Sernak. Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic School is located in

Lehighton.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Cedar Crest College Performing Arts has been presenting "About Face" in area middle schools during the month of April.

"About Face" is written by Cedar Crest professor and Performing Arts Chair Roxanne Amico and directed by Clair Freeman.

The subject of bullying, in particular cyber-bullying, is a growing problem among school-age children. Studies show that bullying tends to peak in late childhood/early adolescence, making prevention and intervention efforts in middle school crucial.

Friday, April 26, 2013
Nellie Johnson

Nellie (Greenwood) Johnson, a resident at Heritage Hill Senior Community, Weatherly, celebrated her 96th birthday on April 24.

Born in Halifax, Yorkshire County, England in 1917, Nellie has also resided in Cregah, Belfast (Northern Ireland) and Union, Newark, Irvington and Branchville, New Jersey.

Nellie was married to her loving husband, Horace, on April 27, 1946 and they both came to America on the Queen Mary in 1955, searching for those streets of gold. They were married for 49 years until his death in 1995.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Jalyssa A. Osche and Philip J. Delazio Jr., 3 Third St., Kelayres.

Denise A. Seroka and Paul D. Hillibush Jr., 1306 E. Centre St., Mahanoy City.

Jolleen E. Edwards and Richard R. Steinmetz Jr., 103A Rowe St., Tamaqua.

Chelsea M. O'Brien and Colby R. McHugh, 439 E. Elm St., Tamaqua.

Tanya L. Terry and Kyle F. Fredericks, 537 Arlington St., Tamaqua.