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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Carbon Schuylkill Community Theater will host an open call audition for "Delia Dancer, Doughnut Girl," on April 9 and April 12, from 6-8:30 p.m. both days.

Auditions will take place at 336 Cypress St., Lehighton.

"Delia Dancer, Doughnut Girl" is a modern melodrama that chronicles a ridiculous day and the challenges and struggles of a young woman who makes a living manufacturing doughnuts and sweet pastries in a small town doughnut factory.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Amanda E. Beil and Elias G. Jannoura

Amanda Elizabeth Beil and Elias George Jannoura have announced their engagement, which occurred on Valentine's Day in Beirut, Lebanon.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Mary Alice Beil of Danielsville and the late Barry C. Beil. She is the granddaughter of the late Robert H. and Ruth (Witzel) Gouldner of Lehighton. She is employed as a dental assistant for Dr. John Koury of Allentown, and is an instructor at the Lehigh Valley School of Dental Assisting in Whitehall.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Elizabeth J. Swolensky, 25 Crystal Lane, Barnesville, and Wayne E. Douglas, 524 West Grace St., Rensselaer, Ind.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Walck, center, on their wedding day.

Jim and Michele Walck of Penn Forest Township are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary.

The Walcks were married on April 3, 1987 at St. Paul's in Albrightsville.

Their attendants were bridesmaids, Jodi (Rhyder) Sonon, daughter of the bride; Noreen (Smith) Rosanio, sister of the bride; Bill Berger, best man, cousin of the bridegroom; and Jesse Rhyder, usher, son of the bride.

Mrs. Walck is the former Michele Smith of Jim Thorpe. She is employed as a caseworker for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Mr. Walck works for the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Q. All I ever hear about the sun is how dangerous it is. But, when I was a kid, my mother used to tell me to get out in the sun and play. Did my mother give me bad advice?

(I've devoted a lot of space to the dangers of sun exposure. I believe I owe the sun a couple of columns to make up for this. Here's the first one.)

Most public health messages have focused on the hazards of too much sun exposure. Ultraviolet (UV) rays, an invisible component of sunlight, can cause skin damage, cataracts, wrinkles, age spots, and skin cancer.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Above, Palmerton Area Library director Diane Danielson, left, and employee Dorothy Strohl during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at "The Strohl In," the library's new reading and laptop lounge. The lounge was named in honor of Strohl, who will retire this week after 30 years of service.

After 30 years of working at the Palmerton Area Library, Dorothy Strohl is retiring.

But while she will no longer grace the building as an employee, library patrons and Strohl's friends and family have assured that she will be remembered fondly. They recently dedicated a lounge and coffee bar named "The Strohl In" in her honor.

Monday, April 2, 2012

The Crowded Kitchen Players will hold open auditions from 7 to 9 p.m., on Wednesday, April 4, at McCoole's Arts and Events Place, 10 S. Main St., Quakertown, for the upcoming classic musical comedy "Animal Crackers."

The show will run the weekends of June 8 and 24.

Eleven men and 10 women, age 18 and older are needed for the play to fill singing and non-singing roles. Vocal auditions are asked to prepare a memorized 32-bar vocal selection that will show vocal strengths. An accompanist and a CD player will be provided. Please bring sheet music and/or CD.

Monday, April 2, 2012
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Bales

Mr. and Mrs. Louis Bales of Nesquehoning, formerly of Lansford, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary recently. They were the guests of honor at a dinner attended by family and friends.

They were married Jan. 12, 1952, in St. Ann Catholic Church, Lansford.

They have four children: Ann Louise Stevens of Warminster, Pa.; Paul Bales, deceased; Ida Jean Steele of Summit Hill; and Roberta Bales of Lansford. They also have seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

The couple owned the former Hotel Aquila, Lansford, for 23 years.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Deborah A. Keichledge and Travis F. Huegel, 337 Schuylkill Ave., Tamaqua.

Samantha L. Linkhorst and Mark D. Leiby, 4 Black Bear Lane, Tamaqua R.D.

Monday, April 2, 2012
BILL O'GUREK/TIMES NEWS Among the participants in the 37th Annual Lenten Communion Breakfast and Service held Saturday at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Summit Hill, were front, from left, Anne Valent, Jennifer Vermillion, Maxwell Vermillion, Donnas Miller and Emma Weaver, S.A.L.M.; and back, JoAnn Haggerty and Sister Geralyn Haggerty.

The congregations of 17 churches were represented on Saturday, March 31, when the Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Summit Hill, held its annual Lenten Communion Breakfast and Service.

This year marked the 37th consecutive year the women have presented the program, in which women from churches of all denominations in the Carbon County-Panther Valley area are invited to attend.