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Monday, November 5, 2012

Caleb Johnson was crowned homecoming king and Jenny Fronheiser received the honor of homecoming queen at Northern Lehigh High School. The coronations occurred during halftime of the football game between the Bulldogs and the Bangor Slaters.

Monday, November 5, 2012
STACEY SOLT/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS ABOVE: First-grade students at SS. Peter and Paul School, Lehighton, wear patriotic attire during the quadrennial presidential election assembly. During the assembly, students learned about the election process as well as the results of the school's mock election. BELOW: Fourth-grade students discuss the current presidential and vice presidential candidates. Students spent several days incorporating the election into their daily lesson plans before the assembly, which was used to share what each grade learned.

The students of SS. Peter and Paul School in Lehighton gathered Friday for their quadrennial presidential election assembly. The assembly was a chance for students to share what they have learned about the presidential election process, and to remind each other of the importance of voting.

"We want our students to be good citizens. This is part of the learning process," said school principal Sherry Sernak. "Each class gets assigned a different part of the nomination process to study. They then give a presentation on what they've learned during the assembly."

Friday, November 2, 2012

Make a lifetime memory this holiday season, by opting to plant a live Christmas tree. If you decide to do so, plan in advance this fall.

First, plan your selection. Consider the ultimate height of your tree at full maturity. Fir, pine and spruce can achieve heights of up to 50 feet or taller, with branch spread of 20-25 feet. Remember when planting a pretty Christmas tree, even one of Charlie Brown's Christmas tree stature, that it is not a foundation plant.

Friday, November 2, 2012
Erin Mae Kupetz

A daughter, Erin Mae Kupetz, was born Oct. 12, 2012 to Bernard and Jennifer Kupetz of Tamaqua. The newest addition to the family was born in St. Luke's University Hospital-Allentown Campus, weighing in at 7 pounds, 11 ounces. She was 21 inches long and was welcomed home by her big brother and sister, Stephen, 20, and Sophia, 1. Another sister, Emalee, is deceased.

Maternal grandparents are Nancy Moser of Tamaqua and the late Clyde Moser. Paternal grandparents are Bernard Kupetz and Mary Ann Kupetz of Tamaqua.

Friday, November 2, 2012
Mr. and Mrs. Justin McCutcheon

Amanda deVillers of Mangilao, Guam, and Justin McCutcheon of Tamuning, Guam, were united in marriage on Sept. 22, 2012 at Grace-St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Jim Thorpe.

The Rev. Mark McTrustry of East Palestine, Ohio, officiated the double ring ceremony.

The celebration included a Unity Sand Ceremony and a Celtic Handfasting Ceremony.

Jennifer Mollenkopf was the organist, and Emily Duncan was the vocalist. Readings were done by Gail Lynch and Kellianne Duncan.

Friday, November 2, 2012

The nationwide Socks for Seniors project has one goal this Christmas: Brighten the life of a senior citizen.

The nonprofit service project works with individuals and organizations throughout the country to gather socks to be distributed in local nursing homes and to local shut-ins and those in need.

"On the surface, a pair of socks can seem pretty insignificant," said Socks for Seniors founder Jamie Coyne, based in Columbus, Ohio.

Thursday, November 1, 2012
Mary Bakos

Mary Bakos, a long time resident of Palmerton who now resides at The Village at Palmerton, celebrated her 94th birthday recently. She was born on Oct. 22, 1918.

She was one of six sisters who were very close knit. Their father passed away at the young age of 42, so the girls helped their mother with everything at home.

Mary remembers when her sister Goldie worked for Mrs. Haslum, an art teacher in Palmerton. Goldie arranged for Mary and their sister Erma to take lessons in painting with Mrs. Haslum. This would prove to be the sisters' bond.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

The Palmerton Area High School Class of 1972 celebrated its 40-year high school reunion at Split Rock Resort & Golf Club, Lake Harmony, Oct. 6. Forty-eight classmates and their guests enjoyed an evening of catching up during a cocktail hour, buffet dinner, and entertainment provided by Bar None Entertainment. Classmates traveled from Utah, Georgia, Virginia, Vermont, New York, and New Jersey to join in the festivities. Kim Muniz Millar won the "prize" of classmate who traveled the farthest from Victoria, Australia.

Thursday, November 1, 2012
Lois Holman

Lois Evelyn (Sands) Holman, a resident of Heritage Hill Senior Community in Weatherly, is celebrating her 99th birthday. She was born in Hazleton on Nov. 1, 1913.

Lois was married to Allan Williams for 47 years, until his death in 1979. She was married to David Holman for 10 years, until his passing in 2000.

She is a member of the Hazleton Chapter of the American Red Cross and received recognition for more than 50 years of service.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

The Bach and Handel Chorale opens its 29th season with a series of Christmas concerts.

The first concert will take place at 3 p.m., Dec. 1, in historic St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 21 Race St., Jim Thorpe. This concert will feature two chorale members as soloists: soprano Angela Mosley and baritone Edward Sayre.

Mosley opens the concert with "Once in Royal David's City" by Henry Gauntlett as the chorale joins her and processes into St. Mark's. Sayre provides the baritone solo for "Gesu Bambino (The Infant Jesus)" by Pietro A. Yon.