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Friday, April 5, 2013
STACEY SOLT/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Among the dozens of women purchasing a dress at the annual Prom and Wedding Dress Sale at Penn's Peak was Brittney Clause, a Dream Come True recipient. Because the sale benefited Dream Come True, Clause was eager to support the sale and happy for a chance to find a formal dress at a greatly reduced price. Clause is a senior at Carbon Career and Technical Institute in Jim Thorpe.

This year's Dream Come True Prom and Wedding Dress Sale at Penn's Peak had a special guest a Dream Come True recipient, who like many others was in search for the perfect dress for her senior prom. Brittney Clause, a senior at Carbon Career and Technical Institute, was invited into the sale before the crowds arrived to look around and try on dresses.

Friday, April 5, 2013
STACEY SOLT/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS @$:Jade Farquhar, a sophomore at Palmerton Area High School, looks through racks of prom dresses at the annual Prom and Wedding Dress Sale at Penn's Peak. The sale benefited Dream Come True.

Dozens of women stood in line at Penn's Peak on Wednesday night, waiting for the start of the fifth annual Blue Ridge Communications Prom and Wedding Dress Sale.

The sale featured hundreds of donated prom and wedding dresses, most sold for just $10 each, and a variety of dress shoes, purses and accessories also sold for bargain prices. All sales benefited the Blue Ridge chapter of Dream Come True, which helps to fulfill the wishes of children who are seriously or terminally ill.

Friday, April 5, 2013

The Lehighton Area High School Class of 1993 is planning for its 20th year class reunion.

Organizers are searching for the following classmates: Bryan Banhart, Courtney Dennis, Keith Erikson, Chris Ferguson, Heather Frey, Sonny Frey, Kevin Graver, Tanya Hannis, Robert Hill, Terry Hoherchak, Daniel Horn, Joy Malaty, Brian Mangold, Grant Mosher, Brian Moyer, Pam Schaeffer, Marcy Schoenberger, Edwin Steigerwalt, Jeremy Steigerwalt and Steve Stine.

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Friday, April 5, 2013

Dancers from Dance with Kim Studio in Lehighton entertained the Nesquehoning Woman's Club. Front from left, Sophia Samoleski, Makayla Sabatino and Lillian Brown; and back row, Brittany Semmel and Madeline Ligenza, instructor of ballet and program director for the club. The club will hold its May Tea at the church on May 6 with the Honorable Judge Stephen Serfass as the special guest. Also invited are members of the Lehighton and Panther Valley Women's Clubs. The executive board meeting will be held at the home of Jane Pietruch at Lake Hauto on April 14 at 1 p.m.

Friday, April 5, 2013

The Marian Catholic High School Class of 1964 is in the process of planning its 50th reunion.

A meeting will be held at the Parkview Inn at 204 W. Ludlow St. in Summit Hill on Sunday, April 28 at 3 p.m.

Anyone interested in participating should call Barbara Delay at (570) 225-7119 or email

Friday, April 5, 2013

The American Cancer Society will host a Look Good, Feel Better makeover workshop from 4-6 p.m., April 15, at Blue Mountain Health System's Gnaden Huetten Campus, 211 N. 12th St., Lehighton. Sessions are free and open to all female cancer patients undergoing cancer treatment.

During the sessions, trained cosmetologists will meet with patients to discuss ways of using makeup and accessories to minimize appearance-related side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatment.

Thursday, April 4, 2013
Short plays open in Tamaqua, Jim Thorpe

Carbon Schuylkill Community Theater will present its annual Short Play Production this weekend at two venues.

The curtain rises at the Tamaqua Arts Center, 125 Pine St., at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 5. On Saturday, the show moves to Jim Thorpe for two performances at the Mauch Chunk Museum and Cultural Center ballroom, located at 41 W. Broadway. Showtimes Saturday are 3 p.m. and again at 7 p.m.

The production is comprised of six short plays, featuring both comedies and drama. The shows are geared for audience members who are 12 and older.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

The Bach and Handel Chorale will perform its major concert of the season at 3 p.m. Saturday at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 21 Race St., Jim Thorpe. The Festival Orchestra and guest soloists will also perform.

The first half of the concert pays homage to the chorale's namesake, leading with the "Easter Oratorio BWV 249" by Johann Sebastian Bach and "Lord in Thee Have I Trusted" (From the "Dettingen Te Deum) by George Frideric Handel. Artistic director Randall Douglas Perry conducts.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Porcupine Balls have been my daughter Margaux's favorite food for about as long as I can remember. It's a recipe she makes often for her own children now, and one I will frequently make if she and her family are coming to visit.

It's a recipe I also made a lot when Margaux was in Girl Scouts, as every time there was some type of dinner meeting or pot luck supper, she would volunteer me to make Porcupine Balls.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013
FILE - This Feb. 13, 2013 file photo shows a model wearing pointy shoes as the Rachel Zoe Fall 2013 collection is modeled during Fashion Week in New York. Sleek, sophisticated and ladylike, the pointy-toe shoe is coming back strong, pushing several seasons‡- worth of chunky platforms toward the back of the closet. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, file)

If you are looking to take a fashionable step into spring, let your shoes lead the way.

Sleek, sophisticated and ladylike, the pointy-toe shoe is coming back strong, pushing several seasons' worth of chunky platforms toward the back of the closet.

The narrowed point, part of the retro-feminine trend drawing on the 1960s, has trickled down from the designer world to the mainstream market, said Gregg Andrews, fashion creative director at Nordstrom, and will be a silhouette to wear to look well-dressed and on-trend for spring.