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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The Village at Palmerton hosted its annual Volunteer's Luncheon recently. Twenty-six volunteers attended, and enjoyed a meal and fellowship with others who give of their time and talents.

Those attending included Charley Brown Nursery School director Susan Steigerwalt and teachers Natalie Rodger, Connie Smith and Terri Wambold; Bob and Larry Sheckler, members of Joyful Noise Gospel Group; Anita Harry, of Sacred Heart Catholic Church; Paul Brownback, Arcadia Hospice Spiritual Care coordinator.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Members of the Jim Thorpe High School Class of 1965 will meet on Thursday, June 13, at the Blue Ridge Country Club, 2230 Fireline Road, Palmerton.

A social hour will begin at noon, with lunch at 1 p.m. Reservations are required. Any member interested in attending should contact George Kunkel, (570) 778-6678 by Monday, June 10.

Friday, May 24, 2013
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Mrs. Boyle's first grade class at Our Lady of the Angels Academy recently had its second book published. "My Family" was written and illustrated by each first-grade student about their favorite qualities and attributes of their own families. The students' sixth grade Prayer Partners aided the students in publishing their stories through www.studentpublishing.com. Pictured are, front row from left, Elsie Heckman, Anthony Santore, Caylen Murray, Robert Ellis-Williams and Madison Miller. Seated are, Elijah Feisel, Shylah Fenstermaker, and Stephen Behun IV.

Thursday, May 23, 2013
Stacey Solt/TIMES NEWS Mindy Graver, chairperson of Carbon County Safe Kids, asks Nicholas Zeigenfuss and his classmates if they can tell the difference between Arm & Hammer baking soda and carpet cleaner, showing them only the back of the package. Many students guessed incorrectly. Zeigenfuss is a second-grade student at Shull-David in Lehighton.

The Lehighton Rec Center was filled with giggles and laughter last week. It was the sound of learning.

Nearly 350 children attended the 24th annual Children's Health Fair, hosted by Blue Mountain Health System. The health fair was open to children from preschool through second grade.

"We want to give the children a good start, by teaching them healthy habits," said Mary Lou McGeehan, community education coordinator at Blue Mountain Health System. "We try to make it fun and interesting. They're learning about health and safety, but in a fun way."

Thursday, May 23, 2013
Alexandria Christine Quinn

The final Guiding Star for the Palmerton Concourse Club year is Alexandria Christine Quinn of Palmerton, the daughter of Nancy and Steve Quinn.

She enjoys playing field hockey and spending time with her family, friends and three brothers: Mark, Nicholas and Michael.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Katelyn Evans, a senior at Panther Valley High School, will compete in the second annual Raise Your Voice High School Vocal Scholarship Competition.

The competition will take place at 7:30 p.m., Friday, June 7 at at Allentown Brew Works "FIVE."

Star of the Day Event Productions (www.staroftheday.org), which started the competition last year, will sponsor the event.

There are a total of 15 area high school vocalists juniors and seniors competing for the top prize.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The Pale Moon Players are holding auditions for young actors, ages 8-15, for the play "Wooing Wed Widing Hood" by Charlie Lovett.

Auditions will take place from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 21 and Wednesday, May 22 at Grace Lutheran Church, 4th and Mahoning streets, Lehighton.

No preparation is needed.

Show dates planned for July 12, 13 and 14.

For more information call (610) 377-0290.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Oliva Kupinsky, 8, of Coaldale, and her parents, Carolyn and William, and sister, Samantha, are hoping to raise funds for Give Kids the World at a dress down day fundraiser on May 23 at Panther Valley Elementary School as a way of giving back. The family recently traveled to Florida as guests of Make a Wish Foundation.

A Coaldale girl and her family recently had the time of their lives visiting "Mickey's House" and other Florida attractions.

Olivia Kupinsky, 8, her sister, Samantha, 14, and her parents, Carolyn and William Kupinsky, visited Disney World compliments of Make a Wish Foundation.

Oliva became eligible for a wish trip because of her heart problems. She was born Nov. 20, 2004, in Palmerton Hospital. Shortly after birth, Olivia began experiencing respiratory distress. She was immediately taken by ambulance to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Lehigh Valley Hospital.

Monday, May 20, 2013

The 2013 Pennsylvania Vegetable Recipe Contest is now accepting entries from residents of the commonwealth until June 30. The 10th annual contest is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Vegetable Marketing and Research Program.

Pennsylvania residents are eligible to enter one or more of their best vegetable recipes using Pennsylvania vegetables to compete for $100 prizes in four different categories at a statewide cook-off, scheduled for Aug. 8, during Pennsylvania Produce Month, at Lebanon County Career and Technology Center in Lebanon.