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Friday, April 1, 2011
Jade Rauch and Justin Dahlquist

John and Lorrie Rauch of New Tripoli have announced the engagement of their daughter, Jade Elizabeth Rauch, to Justin Dahlquist, son of Kent and Lori Dahlquist of Kutztown.

The bride-to-be is a 2007 graduate of Northwestern Lehigh High School and will be graduating summa cum laude in May from Kutztown University with a bachelor's degree in elementary education and early childhood.

Friday, April 1, 2011
CAROL ZICKLER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Artist Victor Stabin holds a copy of one of his paintings, entitled "Christy and Tom."

Victor Stabin, of Jim Thorpe, an eco-surrealist painter and illustrator, spoke to the student body at Panther Valley High School recently. Stabin gave students insight into his work as he showed slides of his paintings.

In addition to painting, Stabin also authored a book of the Alphabet dictionary called "Daedal Doodle" with his own definitions.

Stabin started his artistic journey at the Art Students League every summer from age 13 to 17. He then graduated from the High School of Art and Design in 1972.

Friday, April 1, 2011

LONDON (AP) – Prince William looks like someone who has it all: royal status, a charming fiancee, good health, and an easy touch with his future subjects. But there is one thing he lacks: a full head of hair.

Casual observers who have not paid much attention to Britain's future king in the years before his recent engagement to Kate Middleton have been surprised by the extent of the 28-year-old's hair loss. William still cuts a tall, imposing figure, but his bald spot has been spreading as his hairline recedes.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Heather L. Duesenberry and David A. Plansinis Jr., 8 E. Brush St., Nuremberg.

Wendy S. Gorman and Daryl W. Deppen, 1 S. Lehigh St., Tamaqua.

Thursday, March 31, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Condly

Jean and Robert Condly of Lehighton recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

They were married on Feb. 25, 1961 at St. Catherine of Sienna, R.C. Church, Franklin Square, Long Island, N.Y. by the Rev. John McCabe.

Mrs. Condly is the daughter of the late John and Virginia Ricciardi of Long Island.

The couple has four children: Dr. Steven Condly, and his wife Elizabeth of Oviedo, Fla.; the Rev. Dr. Robert Condly, and his wife Grace of Hartland, Wis.; Diane Follweiler, wife of Darrin of Cherryville, Pa.; and Thomas Condly, and his wife Danielle of Jim Thorpe.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Auditions for the Spring 2011 production of the Carbon/Schuylkill Community Theater will be held at The Studio, 255-257 East Ridge St. in Lansford on Tuesday, April 5, from 6:30-9 p.m.

The Spring 2011 production is a series of 10-Minute Plays slated for public performance on the evenings of May 13 and 14 in Jim Thorpe.

The audition call is for directors, actors, stage crew, and others interested in helping with various tasks in support of the production.

For more information, contact Al Zagofsky at (570) 325-9375 or via email at azagofsk@ptd.net.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

The Lehighton Area High School Class of 1976 will hold a reunion meeting at Sapore's Restaurant at 6 p.m. on April 12.

Any class members interested in participating in planning the reunion, please call Pat at (610) 377-4526 or RaeAnn at (610) 377-5607.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

The Watoto (pronounced Wah-2-2) Children's Choir from Uganda, Africa, will give a "Concert of Hope" at Faith United Church of Christ, Hazleton, on Thursday, April 14 at 7 p.m.

The purpose of the concert is to raise awareness of the plight of two million children in Uganda that have been left parentless as a result of war and disease.

The choir is very uplifting (check it out on YouTube). It raises money for both the children's plight and their travels through love offerings, products sold at the concerts and individual (or congregational) sponsorships of the children.

Thursday, March 31, 2011
HEATHER BACSICK/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

The fourth annual Prom and Wedding Dress Sale, held Tuesday at Penn's Peak raised $3,559. All the proceeds from the sale will go to the Blue Ridge Chapter of Dream Come True, an organization that grants wishes for seriously ill children.

Last year's sale raised over $2,000, while the year before raised over $3,000. Julianne Farina, marketing and public relations coordinator for Blue Ridge Communications and an organizer of the annual dress sale, stated that her goal for this year was to surpass both those totals and hit $3,500.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011
This March 14, 2011 photo shows a coconut and berry Passover tart in Concord, N.H. This tart sports a coconut crust that is both chewy and crispy, a pudding-like vanilla-almond filling and mounds of fresh fruit. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

Whoever coined the phrase "easy as pie" clearly didn't bake much. Enter Martha Stewart ... Again.

Stewart's latest cookbook "New Pies and Tarts" – offers more than 150 recipes whose clear instructions, gorgeous photos and brevity (all recipes fit on one page) take the intimidation out of pastry. Organized by category from "classic" (think apple) to "free-form" (no pie plate handy?) to "artful" (double lattice crusts, shingled leaves), the book lets users pick pies according to their skill and occasion.