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Thursday, March 24, 2011
AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS FILE PHOTO The Harry Packer Mansion will be the setting for the fourth annual Carbon County SWAN luncheon on Saturday.

On Saturday, March 26, the fourth annual Carbon County Support Women Artists Now Day (SWAN) luncheon will be held at the Harry Packer Mansion in Jim Thorpe from 12:30-4 p.m.

SWAN Day is an international event that celebrates women artists with talent in any art form, including the performing arts.

The idea for SWAN Day grew out of collaboration between Women Arts and Chicago's Women in the Audiences Supporting Women Artists Now (WITASWAN), which is an informal alliance of women who are using their power as consumers to increase opportunities for women artists.

Thursday, March 24, 2011
Heather N. Hoxter and Kyle L. Spotts

The engagement of Heather Noelle Hoxter, Lancaster, to Kyle Louis Spotts, also of Lancaster, has been announced by his parents, Allen and Gwen Spotts Jr. of Tamaqua.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Joe and Wendy Mastripolito of Glenmoore, Pa. A graduate of Kutztown University, she is employed by the School District of Lancaster.

The prospective bridegroom earned his bachelor's degree at Kutztown University and his master's degree at East Stroudsburg University. He is employed by Kutztown University.

A wedding date is set for June 25 of this year.

Thursday, March 24, 2011
@$:Joseph DeMaria turned 100 years old on Wednesday, March 23.

Joseph DeMaria of Hometown, formerly of Hazleton, celebrated his 100th birthday yesterday. He was born on March 23, 1911 in Kelayres.

A current resident of the Hometown Nursing Center, DeMaria also previously resided in Still Creek with his daughter, Judy, and her husband, Wayne Postupack.

He is a son of the late Ignazio and Domenica (Cerami) DeMaria.

The youngest of the seven DeMaria siblings (four brothers and three sisters), he is the last immediate member of the family.

In addition to his daughter Judy, he had a stepdaughter, the late Gloria Olsen of Florida.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Phillip Bernard Strubinger, 555 10th St., Jim Thorpe, and Almee Elizabeth Farkaly, 106 Smith St., Elmhurst Township.

Abraham Isaac Cabrera Guevara and Christina Marie Watson, 70 W. Catawissa St., Nesquehoning.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. Travis Heisler

St. Peter's Union Church, Mantzville, was the setting for the Sept. 18, 2010 wedding of Holly Schock, daughter of Daryl and Margie Schock of Tamaqua, and Travis Heisler, son of Barry and Michelle Heisler of Tamaqua. The double ring ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Rodney Wells. Vocal selections were provided by Jill Hoppes, while Kristine Betz presided at the organ.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Carbon/Schuylkill Community Theater invites playwrights to submit original 10-minute plays for its Spring 2011 production.

All plays must be the original work of the submitter, and be available royalty-free for a production by the Carbon/Schuylkill Community Theater. A 10-minute play should run from at least five minutes to no more than 20 minutes approximately between 1,000 and 2,000 words.

The play should be in script form, including stage notes as applicable. Approximately six plays will be selected, depending on the length of the plays chosen.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The fourth Prom and Wedding Dress Sale to benefit Dream Come True, Blue Ridge Chapter, will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29 at Penn's Peak, Maury Road, Penn Forest Township.

Close to 600 dresses have been donated, including many that still have the original tags attached. Dressing areas will be available for those wishing to try on the gowns.

Prices for prom and formal wear start at $10; prices for wedding gowns start at $50. Only cash will be accepted.

For more information, contact organizer Julianne Farina at (610) 826-9299.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. John Jones

Annette Strohl, daughter of Charles and Joan Strohl of Jim Thorpe, and John Jones, son of the late John and Alice Jones of Summit Hill, were united in marriage by Mayor Paul McArdle of Summit Hill. The double ring ceremony was held on Dec. 24, 2010 in the couple's home in Summit Hill.

Given in marriage by her sons Daniel and Richard Abel, the bride chose Robin Heydt as her matron of honor.

Daniel Abel was the best man.

The new Mrs. Jones is a graduate of Jim Thorpe Area High School and McCann School of Business. She is employed by Elbeco City Shirt in Frackville.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The Marian High School class of 1989, will hold a reunion from 6-10 p.m. on Saturday, May 28 at the Mountain Valley Golf Course.

Contact Vanessa Gerhard at (570) 778-5419 for further information.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Q. I have a friend who is undergoing radiation treatments for cancer. I was wondering how this works. Doesn't the radiation burn everything it touches?

Radiation therapy kills cancer cells by damaging their genetic material. This process prevents the cells from growing. Radiation attacks all cells in a targeted area, but most healthy cells recover when treatment ends.

When you are given radiation therapy also called irradiation, radiotherapy or x-ray therapy physicians attempt to protect the good cells by shielding them. They also limit dosage and spread out the treatments.