Sunday, April 20, 2014


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

Thursday, April 10, 2014


Weissport Recreation Committee will hold its annual egg hunt at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 12.

The event is for children and grandchildren of residents of Weissport. Prizes will be awarded to children finding lucky eggs.

Franklin Township

Ÿ The annual Easter Egg Hunt by St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 222 Church St., Franklin Township, will be held Sunday, April 13 following the noon Palm Procession to Phifer's Ice Dam Park.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The Carbon County Fair has announced the 2014 Quilt Block Contest Theme: "Treasure the Memories Breast Cancer Awareness."

Use your imagination and shades of pink and white (other colors may be used, but on a limited basis).

Each block must be 12 inches by 12 inches, and must be 100 percent cotton, prewashed and treated to prevent bleeding. No buttons, charms or paint allowed. The finished block should be laundered and pressed. Do not quilt the block.

One entry per exhibitor is permitted.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Winifred "Winkie" Woods

Winifred Emma (Mulhern) Woods, whose nickname is "Winkie," is celebrating her 91st birthday.

Born in West Hazleton on April 12, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Winifred and Daniel Mulhern of West Hazleton.

She is currently a resident at Heritage Hill Senior Community

Winkie graduated from Weatherly Area High School in 1940. She then attended McCann's School of Business for stenography and later began working in the Hazleton National Bank building for A. Sterling Learn, CPA.