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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The Pocono-Lehigh Romance Writers will present a three-hour workshop after its May business meeting on Saturday, May 12. The workshop will be presented by Jennifer Talty, who co-created 'Who Dares Wins Publishing' with New York Times best-selling author Bob Mayer.

The workshop will begin at 11 a.m. at the Palmer Township branch of the Easton Area Public Library, 1 Weller Place, Palmer Township.

There is a cost for non-members. Seating is limited and those attending must register prior to the event.

Visit www.plrw.org for more workshop information.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Lester J. Dyson

Lester J. Dyson is celebrating his 92nd birthday today. He was born on April 17, 1920 in Pocono Lake.

He is the husband of the late Cora Mae (Arthur) Dyson. He was one of 14 children born to the late Mary V. and S. Freeman Dyson. There were seven boys and seven girls, two sets of twins and a set of triplets.

He and Cora Mae had one son, James, who lives in Cresco with his wife Beverly. He has two grandchildren, Peter Dyson and Brittany O'Connor, and two great-grandchildren, Christopher O'Connor and Riley O'Connor.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Lehighton Band will open its 148th season by presenting its annual Spring Concert at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 22 in the Lehighton Area Middle School auditorium, Beaver Run Road, Lehighton.

The concert will be under the baton of Paul R. Smith and will feature a wide variety of selections.

The concert will get off to a rousing start with John Phillips Sousa's "The Gladiator March," followed by a new overture, "Overture Enerigico" by James Barnes.

Alfred Reed provided the arrangement for the next number, a medley of familiar hymn tunes "A Sacred Suite."

Monday, April 16, 2012

St. Luke's Miners Campus will host a Diabetes Support Group throughout the year.

All meetings will be held from 6-7 p.m. in the café on the second floor.

Tentative meeting dates are as follows: April 17, May 22, June 19, July 17, Aug. 21, Sept. 25, Oct. 16 and Nov. 13.

Registration is not required. For more information, call (570) 645-8107.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Schuylkill Unitarian Universalists (Sch. UU) will present Schuylkill CommUNITY Drum Circle led by Mike Clipman of "Livin' in the Rhythm/Earth Rhythms," from 1:30-2:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 29. Doors will open at 1 p.m.

For millennia, indigenous peoples across the globe have come together in drumming.

A drum circle induces harmony, euphoria and rhythm to offset the chaos of daily life, and naturally raises, harmonizes and transmutes primal energy.

Monday, April 16, 2012

The Pocono Parkinson's Support Group meets monthly in the Loder Building in East Stroudsburg every third Friday at 2 p.m.

This month's meeting will take place on Friday, April 20.

For more information call (570) 420-3746.

Monday, April 16, 2012
STACEY SOLT/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS The Bach and Handel Easter Chorale included "In Tribute to My Father: John A. Perry, Jr., 1930-2011," a piece composed by founder and conductor Randall Douglass Perry after his father's passing. He presented copies of the score to his family members. From left, Tim Perry, brother and member of the Bach and Handel Chorale's Festival Orchestra; Eleanor Perry, mother and member of the chorale; Randall Perry; and Sue Perry, wife of brother John "Jack" Perry.

The Bach and Handel Chorale celebrated the Easter season with its annual Easter Concert yesterday at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Jim Thorpe.

The chorale began the concert with a magnificent and joyful performance of Mass in D Major, an original composition by chorale founder and conductor Randall Douglass Perry.

This is the second time that Mass in D Major has been performed in public. Its first performance marked the 20th anniversary of the Bach and Handel Chorale in 2003.

Friday, April 13, 2012

St. Luke's Miners Campus will host a Diabetes Support Group throughout the year. All meetings will be held from 6-7 p.m. in the café on the second floor.

Tentative meeting dates are as follows: April 17, May 22, June 19, July 17, Aug. 21, Sept. 25, Oct. 16 and Nov. 13.

Registration is not required. For more information, call (570) 645-8107.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Christopher Dennis Berger and Angela Marie Zanders, 562 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton.

Friday, April 13, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Students of the Month at Our Lady of the Angels Academy for the month of March are from first row, far right, Makayla Gaston. Second row, Olivia Weaver, Hannah Soberick, Tatianna Zeleniak, Sophia Tenisci and Ethan Gardiner. Third row, William Cuevas, Scott Faust and Barry Fulton.

Nine students from Our Lady of the Angels Academy, Lansford, were recently named "Students of the Month" for March.

They were selected because they exhibited the virtue of honesty.

The following are quotes from each student.

Makayla Gaston, kindergarten: "I always try to tell the truth, even when it is hard."

Ethan Gardiner, first grade: "I always tell the truth even if I get into trouble."

Hannah Soberick, second grade: "I was chosen Student of the Month because I told what I did, that's why I got picked."