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Friday, March 29, 2013
Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Kester

Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Kester recently celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary. They were married March 24, 1951 at St. John Evangelical & Reformed Church (now U.C.C.), by the Rev. Arthur D. Knoebel.

Mrs. Kester is the former Miriam Weston, daughter of the late William J. and Doris (Brewer) Weston of Tamaqua. Her husband is the son of the late Edward A. and Elva (Lindenmuth) Kester, also of Tamaqua.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

The Carbon County Bar Association recently donated $500 to the Penn Kidder Library Center, Route 903, in the Pine Point Plaza, Albrightsville. The new library, which is slated to open April 10, features a nice selection of donated books and will offer two public-access computers for adult usage and one for children. The library also has many paperbacks for sale. From left are Claire

Farnschlader, library board member; Barbara Franzosa, president; Greg Mousseau, esquire, CCBA board member; and Donna Martino, library treasurer.

Thursday, March 28, 2013
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS Modeling a sample of the gowns that will be available at the Fifth Annual Dream Come True Prom and Wedding Dress Sale to be held Wednesday, April 3 at Penn's Peak are, from left: Joan Reinhard, wellness coordinator/Pencor Corporate/Penn's Peak; Jen Brownmiller, HR generalist/Pencor Corporate; Marissa Hartas, marketing and public relations for the TIMES NEWS; Erika Ahner, marketing coordinator BRC/Pencor Corporate; Julianne Farina, marketing and public relations coordinator for Blue Ridge Communications and organizer of the event.

It's time to say "Yes" to the dress at the Fifth Annual Dream Come True Prom and Wedding Dress Sale to be held on Wednesday, April 3 from 4-7 p.m. at Penn's Peak on Maury Road in Penn Forest Township.

Maybe he asked you to the prom. You really want to go, but things are financially tight at home and paying $200-$300 for a dress is just out of the question.

You've always dreamed of wearing a beautiful bridal gown down the aisle but the reception is costing an arm and a leg. How can you afford a wedding gown that costs $800-$1,000?

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Richard Ellsworth Hartman Jr., 114 Third St., Walnutport, and Jennifer Marie Everett, 628 Lehigh Ave., Palmerton.

Peter John Holthausen and Kathleen Danielle Kramlich, 2294 Mahoning Drive West, Lehighton.

James Earl Cox Jr. and Jennifer Ann Hurley, 72C Butz St., Weatherly.

Brian Allen Voorhees and Katheryn Leigh Greer, 132 S. Fifth St., Apt. 12, Lehighton.

Jordan Tyler Scott and Jamie Lyn Fedor, 730 Green St., Lehighton.

Bruce Erwin Treadwell, 2480 Pawnee Trail, Albrightsville, and Aurea Luz Conca, 161 Spencer Lane, Box 334, Albrightsville.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

The Chestnuthill High School Alumni Reunion will be held Saturday, May 4, at the Polk Township Fire Hall in Kresgeville, beginning at 1 p.m.

Reservations are due by April 12.

Officers for this year are Lee Hoffman, president; Marion Sobers, vice president; Gertrude Hennion, secretary; and Geraldine Gasdick, treasurer.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013
AP PHOTO/MATTHEW MEAD Hoisin-glazed ham with Napa cabbage-snow pea slaw.

Who says the traditional Easter ham has to be traditional?

We understand that there is good reason for many traditions, particularly when it comes to food. After all, many food traditions earned their place because they are simply delicious. The glazed ham is a fine example. And that's why we decided not to mess with that part of this spring staple.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013
KAREN CIMMS/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Creative Kielbasa is an odd dish to make, but it's very tasty.

I've taken to calling this dish "Creative Kielbasa," because it's shorter than its original name, which is "What to make when there is nothing in the house to eat casserole."

Credit for this dish goes to my husband, Jim. He first made it about 28 years ago. It was a late Sunday afternoon, and we had just driven home from upstate New York.

Back in the "old" days, grocery stores would close around 2 o'clock in the afternoon, and other than a corner pizzeria and a seedy bar, there was little in the way of fast food in our rural town.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013
In this image taken on March 11, 2013, retro cream cheese Easter mints are shown in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

A little retro and a whole lot of fun, you can also form the mints in a variety of shapes and flavors.

Retro Cream Cheese Mints

Start to finish: 30 minutes, plus drying

Makes 7 dozen

8-ounce block cream cheese

2 pounds powdered sugar

Flavorings or extracts of your choice

Gel food coloring (optional)

Superfine sugar

Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Marguerite Kralik

Marguerite Kralik, a resident of The Village at Palmerton, celebrated her 88th birthday on March 19.

Maggie, as she's known to her friends, is a long time Palmertonian. She is one of 12 children.

"I was number seven. I always had someone to play with and someone to take care of," she says.

When asked how she met her husband, she smiles.

"I knew Steve my whole life. He was a buddy to all of my brothers. He spent more time at our house than at his own.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The Carbon County Art League has announced a total of $1,700 will be awarded at its 32nd annual art exhibit, which is scheduled for Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2.

The show is open to all artists 18 years of age or older, who are residents of Carbon County or are members in good standing of the Carbon County Art League.

Noncounty residents are welcome to apply for membership, which requires payment of an annual fee.