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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Katelyn Evans, a senior at Panther Valley High School, will compete in the second annual Raise Your Voice High School Vocal Scholarship Competition.

The competition will take place at 7:30 p.m., Friday, June 7 at at Allentown Brew Works "FIVE."

Star of the Day Event Productions (, which started the competition last year, will sponsor the event.

There are a total of 15 area high school vocalists juniors and seniors competing for the top prize.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The Pale Moon Players are holding auditions for young actors, ages 8-15, for the play "Wooing Wed Widing Hood" by Charlie Lovett.

Auditions will take place from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 21 and Wednesday, May 22 at Grace Lutheran Church, 4th and Mahoning streets, Lehighton.

No preparation is needed.

Show dates planned for July 12, 13 and 14.

For more information call (610) 377-0290.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Oliva Kupinsky, 8, of Coaldale, and her parents, Carolyn and William, and sister, Samantha, are hoping to raise funds for Give Kids the World at a dress down day fundraiser on May 23 at Panther Valley Elementary School as a way of giving back. The family recently traveled to Florida as guests of Make a Wish Foundation.

A Coaldale girl and her family recently had the time of their lives visiting "Mickey's House" and other Florida attractions.

Olivia Kupinsky, 8, her sister, Samantha, 14, and her parents, Carolyn and William Kupinsky, visited Disney World compliments of Make a Wish Foundation.

Oliva became eligible for a wish trip because of her heart problems. She was born Nov. 20, 2004, in Palmerton Hospital. Shortly after birth, Olivia began experiencing respiratory distress. She was immediately taken by ambulance to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Lehigh Valley Hospital.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Q. If you have high blood pressure, aren't you better off just taking old-fashion water pills instead of all these fancy drugs?

Water pills (aka diuretics) are the oldest and best studied of the drugs used to treat high blood pressure (aka hypertension). Diuretics help the kidneys flush extra water and salt from your body and decrease blood volume to lower pressure.

There are three types of diuretics: thiazide, loop and potassium-sparing. They work in different parts of your kidneys

Monday, May 20, 2013

The 2013 Pennsylvania Vegetable Recipe Contest is now accepting entries from residents of the commonwealth until June 30. The 10th annual contest is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Vegetable Marketing and Research Program.

Pennsylvania residents are eligible to enter one or more of their best vegetable recipes using Pennsylvania vegetables to compete for $100 prizes in four different categories at a statewide cook-off, scheduled for Aug. 8, during Pennsylvania Produce Month, at Lebanon County Career and Technology Center in Lebanon.

Monday, May 20, 2013
VICTOR IZZO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS  Students, aides, and volunteer helpers line the stream under beautiful skies during the 59th annual Germantown Grove Club Fishing Derby for Special Needs students from schools all over Carbon County.

The Germantown Grove Club's annual Fishing Derby for Carbon County students with special needs was held recently along the stream that runs through the Germantown section of Jim Thorpe.

This was the 59th year for the event which hosted approximately 200 students over its two-day run. The derby is sponsored by both the Jim Thorpe American Legion Post 304 and the Germantown Grove Club.

It was started in 1954 as an American Legion function by Germantown resident Phil Rodgers and others.

Friday, May 17, 2013

The Tamaqua High School Class of 1960 will hold a reunion committee meeting at 2 p.m. this Sunday, May 19, at the home of Paul Miller, Hometown. The committee will be finalizing plans for a reunion picnic.

All class members are welcome to attend.

For more information, or directions, call (570) 668-0775.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Blue Mountain Health System Women's Cancer Support Group will meet from 3:30-5 p.m. Tuesday, May 21 in the community room at Gnaden Huetten Hospital, 211 N. 12 Street, Lehighton.

The theme will be using ordinary household items that invite self-pampering.

Women who have been diagnosed with cancer are invited to attend for the purpose of mutual support in a friendly atmosphere.

Contact Mary Ann Hazel at (610) 824-6490 for more information.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Tamaqua Class of 1943 will hold its 70th anniversary reunion June 15 at La Dolce Casa (DiMaggio's) Restaurant, 16 W. Broad St., Tamaqua. The day will begin at 11 a.m. Class members will select from the regular menu for lunch. Each person will be responsible for his or her own tab.

Reservations are required and may be made by contacting Harry Fetterman, 200 High St., Tamaqua, PA 18252 or by calling (570) 668-3034.

Deadline for reservations will be June 1.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Joshua Jon Shollenberger and Tara Christine Marcin, 1640 Stagecoach Road W., Palmerton.

Colin Laurence Wells and Christina Marie Roccamo, 155 Lock St., Phillipsburg, N.J.

Daniel Christopher Turner and Elisha Mary Green, 233 Avenue B, Palmerton.

Eric Elwood Costenbader and Jenelle Lynn Dutko, 51 Hillside Place, Kunkletown.

Thomas Martin Eaton and Charity Lyn Werner, 104 E. Garibaldi Ave., Nesquehoning.

Justin John Washousky and Christine Ann O'Brien, 153 Brittany Drive, Albrightsville.