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Friday, November 5, 2010

Area women are encouraged to let their hair grow now so that they may donate it in January to Pantene's "Beautiful Lengths."

A "ponytail cutting event" will be hosted by Courtney Mease of Lehighton Area High School and Salon Salvatore Christian, 531 North St., Jim Thorpe, from noon until 4 p.m. on Jan. 8. All qualifying donated ponytails will be transformed into free high-quality wigs for women undergoing cancer treatments.

Friday, November 5, 2010
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Students enrolled in cosmetology classes at Carbon Career and Technical Institute, Jim Thorpe, raised $558 for the Carbon-Tamaqua Unit of the American Cancer Society by putting semi-permanent pink streaks in clients' hair in October in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Taking part were, front from left, Alex Young, Kelsea Feliciano, Mekayla Wallace, Stephanna Costenbader, Emily Buss, Kati Weller and Casey Phillips.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

A daughter, Emma Grace Hayes, was born at 5:54 a.m. on Aug. 20, 2010 at Mercy Hospital, Baltimore, Md. to Jennifer and Donald Hayes of York, Pa.

She weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces and measured 20 inches long.

She was welcomed home by two older siblings: Olivia, 7, and Connor, 4.

Maternal grandparents are Terry Ginder, Kresgeville and the late Ellen Ginder.

Paternal grandparents are Eugene and Ann Louise Hayes, Jim Thorpe.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

On Veterans Day, area teachers can bring history textbooks to life for their students at a free event to honor veterans of World War II on Thursday, Nov. 11, presented by Blue Ridge Communications and the Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN).

High school students and history faculty are encouraged to attend this educational experience.

At 6:30 p.m., at Palmerton VFW, 2020 Forest Inn Road, Pennsylvania veterans, Ed Kyler and Grant Lee, will share their wartime experiences.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Whether you have experience or not, the love of dance is the important factor for those who would like to participate in a music video at the Deaf Welcome Center.

The Deaf Welcome Center is issuing a casting call for 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6.

No experience is necessary and males and females ages 18 to 55, whether or not they can sign or not, are invited to take part in a music video for charity. There will be no compensation.

Thursday, November 4, 2010
Theresa E. DeVaney and Eric P. Schaffer

The engagement of Theresa Elizabeth DeVaney to Eric Paul Schaffer, has been announced by her parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Joseph and Carol DeVaney, Bloomsburg. She is a 2002 graduate of Central Columbia High School, and a 2007 graduate of Shippensburg University, where she received a bachelor of science in criminal justice.

She is employed at the Domestic Violence Service Center, Wilkes-Barre, as a legal advocate.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Blue Mountain Health System Womens Cancer Support Group will meet from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, in the Community Room of the Gnaden Huetten Campus, 211 N. 12th Street, Lehighton.

Guest speaker Lisa Nemeth will be present during the first part of the meeting to offer tax tips on gathering medical information to use for deductions for the 2010 federal income tax form.

Thursday, November 4, 2010
Macoy Wells Kmetz

A son, Macoy Wells Kmetz, was born at 2:48 a.m. on Oct. 6, 2010 at Lehigh Valley Hospital Cedar Crest, to Tanya L. Perry and Michael Wells Kmetz of Jim Thorpe.

He weighted 8 pounds, 14 ounces, and measured 21 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Patricia A. Perry of Bradenton, Fla., and Ronald E. Perry of Jim Thorpe.

Paternal grandparents are Natalie and Jack Kmetz of Jim Thorpe.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

It's fall, and you know what that means cold and flu season.

I felt my first cold of the season coming on a few days ago, so I did what any reasonable person would do I took a chicken out of the freezer, roasted it for dinner, and made chicken soup with the leftovers.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Chances are you know linguine goes with clam sauce and fettuccine loves Alfredo. But which pasta pairs with pesto? Or a hefty carbonara?

"Pasta has evolved over many hundreds of years in Italy and it's taken a long time for them to work out what tastes best," says British chef Jacob Kenedy, co-author with graphic designer Caz Hildebrand of "The Geometry of Pasta" (Quirk Books, 2010). Together they are advocates of a simple truth: pasta and sauce, correctly paired, yield a sublime experience.