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Friday, April 25, 2014
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Diana Ahner wears a turquoise shirt over a tan and brown skirt.

A fashion show featuring local models and fashions by Coldwater Creek of Allentown highlighted the Administrative Professional luncheon Wednesday at the Mahoning Valley Country Club. The event was hosted by Carbon County Chamber and Economic Development and Mahoning Valley Country Club.

Thursday, April 24, 2014
Kaitlyn Moffat

Kaitlyn Moffat of Weatherly was recently selected to participate in the 2014 Miss Jr. Teen Allentown/Harrisburg pageant competition that will take place on Sunday, May 11.

Kaitlyn learned of her acceptance into this year's competition when the pageant announced its selections following interviews in the Allentown/Harrisburg area.

She will be competing in the Miss Jr. Teen division, one of four divisions for girls age 7 to 19. Competition will include modeling routines, including casual and formal wear. She will also be judged on her interviewing skills and personality.

Thursday, April 24, 2014
John Peter Spisak

SPISAK A son, John Peter Spisak, was born at 3:59 p.m. on March 31, 2014, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, to Janiel and John Spisak of Allentown.

He weighed 9 pounds, 2 ounces and measured 23 inches long.

He was welcomed home by a sister, Emma.

Maternal grandparents are Mark and Mary Jean Pfaff of Tannersville.

Paternal grandparents are Vince and Fran Spisak of Lansford.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Woman's Club of Lehighton will hold its annual "Spring Tea" at 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 7.

The meeting will be held in Luther Hall at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 175 South Third St. in Lehighton.

Guests for the evening will include the Woman's Club of Nesquehoning. The club invites other women in the community to join them to meet others, enjoy entertainment, refreshments, and visit neighbors.

The program will include a presentation on the subject of photography in our National Parks by Bob and Connie Reinhart of the Palmerton Camera Club.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Palmerton Area Library, located at 402 Delaware Ave., Palmerton, is sponsoring a new writers group which will meet at the library on the first Tuesday of each month from 10:30 a.m. until noon.

The first meeting will take place on May 6.

All published authors or aspiring authors of romance or mystery are invited to attend. The group will critique and edit each other's work and share publishing and marketing ideas.

Any editors or English specialists who simply enjoy reading or critiquing are welcome to join.

Thursday, April 24, 2014
Cameron John Chitswara

CHITSWARA A son, Cameron John Chitswara, was born at 8:41 a.m. on Feb. 4, 2014, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, to Vincent Chitswara and Samantha Rutch-Chitswara of McAdoo.

He weighed 5 pounds, 15 ounces and measured 18.5 inches long.

He was welcomed home by an older sibling, Aiden, who is 3 years old.

Maternal grandparents are Barbara Rutch and the late Maury Rutch of Nesquehoning.

Paternal grandparents are Barbara and Vince Chitswara of McAdoo.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Tamaqua Area Community Theatre will be hosting auditions for a production of "You're A Good Man Charlie Brown."

The theater group is looking for actors ages 10 and up.

Auditions will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday

Actors will need to sing two lines of their favorite song and provide a two-minute monologue.

For more information, call 570-590-7621 or email tamaquacommunityarttheatre@gmail.com.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Lehighton Area High School Class of 1969 will hold its class reunion on May 31 at Mahoning Valley Country Club.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
KAREN CIMMS/TIMES NEWS

With warmer weather on the horizon, it's time to think about all those great outdoor gatherings that will pop up during the next few months.

In addition to holidays, like Memorial Day and Fourth of July, there is usually a host of graduation parties, bridal and baby showers, church picnics, family reunions and just good old get-togethers.

With that in mind, it's a good idea to always have a tasty, crowd-pleasing recipe on hand that's easy to make and feeds a lot of people.

This salad, which was another of my mom's great recipes, fills the bill.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Spring is finally melting the last snow of winter and the bulbs are up in gardens all over Carbon County. Now is a good time to think about plant propagation.

Propagation

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Spring is the time to plant seeds. Fresh seeds are available from local garden centers, and for many of us, seed propagation is the cheapest and easiest way to get new plants. This is especially true for annual flowers and vegetables.