Wednesday, April 16, 2014


Tuesday, April 15, 2014
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS  Lora Nothstein, secretary/treasurer of the Towamensing Historical Commission, hopes the community will help bring the Greenzweig School back to its original beauty.

Preserving history and traditions is the goal of the Towamensing Historical Commission.

To help them do that, members are planning to write a story/recipe book as a fundraiser. The money earned will go toward renovation and preservation of the one-room Greenzweig School.

The Greenzweig School was donated to the Towamensing Historical Commission in 2013 by Lana and Susan Kuehner Zazangansky. The Kuehner farm belonged to their parents. The commission will lease the land for $1 a year for the next 99 years.

Monday, April 14, 2014
HEATHER BACSICK/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Dottie Mumma, David Westrip, Desha Utsick and Barbra Mumma at the Rose Breakfast, hosted by Grace-St. Paul's United Methodist Church. The Mummas coordinated the event. Westrip played the music. Utsick was the guest speaker.

Last Saturday, Grace St. Paul's United Methodist Church, located in Penn Forest Township, hosted its annual Rose Breakfast. The Rose Breakfast is an ecumenical event for local women to come together in fellowship with music and a guest speaker.

Around 90 women from 10 different churches attended the breakfast.

Piano music was played by David Westrip. The guest speaker was, Desha Utsick, a Christ servant minister at Grace St. Paul's.

Monday, April 14, 2014

The Palmerton Area Library, located at 402 Delaware Ave., Palmerton, is sponsoring a new writers group which will meet at the library on the first Tuesday of each month from 10:30 a.m. until noon.

The first meeting will take place on May 6.

All published authors or aspiring authors of romance or mystery are invited to attend.

The group will critique and edit each other's work and share publishing and marketing ideas.

Any editors or English specialists who simply enjoy reading or critiquing are welcome to join.

Monday, April 14, 2014
787 PAINTINGS Painting Overlooking a Canal, Venice Rios, Luigi da (1844 - 1892, Italian) Italy, Venice (place depicted) 1886 Oil on canvas Italian Unframed: 476 mm x 681 mm Painting entitled 'Overlooking a canal, Venice', by Luigi da Rios, 1886

The Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley will be one of the stops on a once-in-a-lifetime U.S. tour of paintings by some of the greatest names in European art.

Of Heaven and Earth: 500 Years of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums features works by Italian Renaissance and Baroque masters such as Giovanni Bellini, Sandro Botticelli, Francesco Guardi, Salvator Rosa and Titian, many of which have never before been exhibited outside Glasgow.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Lehighton High School Class of 1965 will meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday, April 16, at the 443 Beacon Restaurant, Route 443, Lehighton, to plan for the 50th anniversary reunion.

All class members are invited to this breakfast meeting.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Registration is open for Black Diamond's Writing Workshop's first Writing Boot Camp, scheduled for Saturday, April 26, at Tamaqua Community Arts Center, 125 Pine St., Tamaqua.

The day's sessions will be led by Kathyrn W. Craft, developmental editor and owner/president of

Craft serves on the board of the Philadelphia Writers Conference and is the author of "The Art of Falling."

The morning session, "Word Dancing," will be a hands-on workshop for writers of fiction and nonfiction. They will look at rhythm, word order and paragraphing.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Carbon County Chamber and Economic Development is hosting an Administrative Professional Celebration luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 23, at the Mahoning Valley Country Club, 323 Country Club Road, Lehighton.

Doors open at 11:30 and the lunch and program are at noon. There will be a fashion show presented by Coldwater Creek.

Registration is required by calling Kasara McLaughlin at 610-577-6962 or email

Friday, April 11, 2014
TIMES NEWS FILE PHOTO The Lehighton Band in concert as it kicked off its 2013 season.

On Sunday the Lehighton Band will open its 150th year of providing music to the Lehighton Area with its annual Spring Concert to be presented in the Lehighton Area Middle School Auditorium beginning at 3 p.m.

The band will perform a varied program including two excerpts from the First Movement of Tschaikovsky's Symphony No. 6, the Pathetic, a rarely heard number by George Gershwin simply titled "Japanese," and a number by James Swearingen titled "Blue Ridge Saga."

Friday, April 11, 2014

Jim Thorpe Class 1965 will meet for lunch at noon, Thursday, April 24, at Penn's Peak.

Thursday, April 10, 2014
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS First place winners of the District 5 Catholic Youth Organization (CY0) annual Arts and Crafts Show are, from left, the Rev. Mike Ahrensfield; Kelci Bubser, William Behun, Megan Matsko, Jacob Shelton, Shannon Dougherty, Stephen Behun and Ji Young Chei and Phil Liszka, District 5 CYO director. Also winners were Dana Delorey and Ruby Walters.

District 5 Catholic Youth Organization held its annual Arts and Crafts Show on Sunday at SS. Peter and Paul School, Lehighton. The event featured 151 entries.

Phil Liszka is the CYO director.

Students from Our Lady of the Angels Academy, Lansford; St. John Neumann Regional School, Palmerton; and SS. Peter and Paul Catholic School, Lehighton, competed for first, second and third grade prizes.

In the art category, winners were:

Kindergarten: William Behun, OLOAA, first; Luke Matsko, second; and Carter Hubbell, third, both St. John