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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Q. Can you get rid of warts with duct tape?

For starters, check with your doctor before beginning any self-treatment for warts. You might mistake another kind of skin growth for a wart and hurt yourself.

The jury is still out on duct-tape therapy for warts. A recent study showed that duct tape wiped out more warts than conventional freezing did. In this study, warts were covered with duct tape for six days. Then, the warts were soaked in warm water and rubbed with an abrasive such as pumice stone. The treatment was repeated for as long as two months.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Carbon County 4-H Reunion Committee is holding a quilting contest in conjunction with the centennial celebration. The contest is open to anyone in Carbon County, whether they were a 4-H member or not.

One square will be chosen and sent to Penn State University where a centennial quilt will be put together and auctioned in September.

The rest of the squares will be put together and a quilt or wall hanging will be made and auctioned off at the 4-H reunion in the fall.

Quilt squares should be made of prewashed cotton fabrics only.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Vanessa Rabayda/Special to the Times News Darla Troutman, Schuylkill Women in Crisis, left, and Marie Courtney, TAFFN member, at the Pottsville Courthouse, where SWiC has an office.

Sometimes good intentions are not enough when it comes to helping victims of domestic violence or abuse, including those of Christian leaders in churches and other faith-based organizations.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Lisa A. Miller, 161 Andreas Road, Andreas, and Shane Evans, 243 W. Broad St., Tamaqua.

Sara A. Gunderman and David A. Boczkowski, 38 Liberty Hill, Mahanoy City.

Georgine Boyle and Peter G. Jungbaer, 272 Second St., Coaldale.

Donna L. Heffelfinger and Bruce P. Balliet, 417 Rabbit Run Road, Andreas.

Karla A. Klick and Sean A. Fauver, 301 Green St., Tamaqua.

Christine C. Ritter and Brian J. Dennis, 14 W. Broad St., Apt. 4, Tamaqua.

Debra A. Bowen and Robert J. Martinchek, 101 Washington St., Freeland.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Dream Come True, Blue Ridge Chapter, is collecting new and gently-used prom and wedding dresses for its annual Blue Ridge Communications Prom and Wedding Dress Sale. The organization is also collecting accessories, including jewelry, purses, shawls and shoes.

Items can be dropped off at Blue Ridge Communications offices in Walnutport, Gilbert, Palmerton, Stroudsburg, Lansford and Lehighton. The deadline has been extended until March 21.

"Without the wonderful people in our community and their generosity, this event could not be possible," says organizer Julianne Farina.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Members of the Summit Hill Heritage Center (SHHC) hosted a big band and swing event over the weekend to raise funds for the center and Summit Hill food pantry.

"Everyone who came donated items to the food pantry," David Wargo, center vice president, said.

Visitor Gertrude Wenner she and her friends go to the center all the time. "The volunteers and events are always great," said Wenner.

Monday, March 19, 2012
AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS Members of the Carbon County Master Gardeners are ready to take your gardening questions. Volunteers who will be manning the Green Line, a telephone helpline that provides answers to questions about everything gardening, are, seated, from left, Julie V. Foley, and John Kupec. Standing, Slate Altenburg and Maryann Serafini.

Beginning Tuesday, Carbon County gardeners, farmers or anyone who has a question about anything plants can call a helpline, operated by the Penn State Extension Carbon County Master Gardener Program.

Members of the group will be on-hand from 10 a.m. to noon every Tuesday from now until October on the "Green Line," a telephone helpline that provides answers to questions about everything gardening, from plant diseases and pests and pesticides, to fungus, animal problems, tree issues, soil and more.

Friday, March 16, 2012
Giada ElisabettaCerimele

A daughter, Giada Elisabetta Cerimele, was born to Joseph and Jennifer Cerimele of Summit Hill, on Jan. 4, 2012, in Pottsville Hospital. She weighed 5 pounds, 14 ounces; and measured 18 inches long.

Giada was welcomed home by her big brother, Angelo Cerimele, 3.

Maternal grandparents are Nancy and Barry Miller of White Bear, Summit Hill. Maternal great-grandparents are Joseph and the late Sally Ann (McCartney) Valitsky, and Dorothy (Nothstein) Miller and the late Claude Miller, all of Summit Hill.

Thursday, March 15, 2012
STACEY SOLT/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Meeghan Rossi, 15, an Ambassador Girl Scout; and Brooke Turner, 15, a Senior Girl Scout, both from Troop 34229, sell cookies outside Redner's Warehouse Market in Nesquehoning. Girl Scouting isn't just about selling cookies, which have been a long-standing tradition since 1917. It's also about teaching girls about technology, science, the outdoors and other girl-centric programs.

While much has changed since Girl Scouts of the USA was founded in 1912, some things remain the same. The organization was founded on a belief that all girls should be resourceful, self-reliant, and prepared for life as a professional and active citizen. These values remain visible in modern troops, who are currently celebrating 100 years of Scouting.

"Girl Scouts isn't just cookies, camping and crafts," said Betsy Mattes, a leader of Palmerton Troop 37. "It's about technology and science, and all of the fields that were once off limits to women.

Thursday, March 15, 2012
Mr. and Mrs. Arlan W. Conrad

Mr. and Mrs. Arlan W. Conrad of Mertztown will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday.

The Conrads were married on March 17, 1962 in Fleetwood, Pa.

Mrs. Conrad is the former Norma K. Hill, daughter of the late Mabel M. and Norman (Mickey) Hill of New Ringgold. She is a former New Ringgold resident.

Mr. Conrad is the son of William and Edna Conrad of Mertztown.

They have one daughter, Regina, who is married to Jason Kohl of Mertztown.

The couple will celebrate the occasion with a party given in their honor.