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Wednesday, December 26, 2012
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Members of the Carbon County Bar Association recently presented donations in the amount of $1,500 each several area libraries. Above left, attorney Gerald Strubinger, CCBA board member; with Diane Danielson, library director at the Palmerton Library; and attorney Barry Shabbick, chancellor, Carbon County Bar Association.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012
STACEY SOLT/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Staff members of the Lehighton Area Middle School cafeteria workers were recently treated to lunch from Chick-fil-A in Lower Nazareth, courtesy of 99.9 The Hawk's "Back to Work Perk" contest. Middle school employees attending the party included, from left, Mike Deangelo, Lisa Serfass, Leanne Douglas, Nancy McCabbe, Kara Curry (99.9 The Hawk DJ), Kevin Long, Bryon Garrison (99.9 The Hawk tech), and Keith Patterson. Kneeling are Dawn McCabbe, left, and Jessica Gasper.

It was a sweet treat for the cafeteria workers at Lehighton Area Middle School.

After years of preparing and serving foods to hundreds of hungry students, cafeteria employees were treated to a free lunch last week, courtesy of 99.9 The Hawk's "Back to Work Perk" contest.

The staff was nominated for the contest by middle school art teacher Jessica Gasper.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012
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The Carbon County Bar Association recently presented a $1,500 check to Becky Wanamaker, director of the Lehighton Memorial Library. From left are attorney Kim Christie, CCBA board member, Wanamaker, and attorney William G. Schwab, CCBA board member.

Monday, December 24, 2012
Bernice Solt

Bernice Solt, a resident at the Village at Palmerton, celebrated her 95th birthday on Dec. 2.

Originally from Emerald, and later Slatington, Bernice says she is staying young at The Village by staying active.

She plays Scrabble almost every day, reads the daily newspaper, plays bingo and likes word games twice a week. She participates in hymn sings, crafts, lunch trips and other events.

She is also a Phillies fan who favors Roy Halladay and, like many others, was disappointed that the Phillies didn't make the post season.

Monday, December 24, 2012
Ruth Huhn

Ruth Huhn, a resident at Heritage Hill Senior Community in Weatherly, will celebrate her 101st birthday on Christmas Day.

Born in Brooklyn, Indiana in 1911, Ruth was the first born child of the late William F. and Jennie V. (Witmer) Weber. Her father was born and raised in Weatherly and was a telegrapher for the Lehigh Valley Railroad. Both parents and Ruth's family were members of Salem Reformed Church in Weatherly, now known as Salem United Church of Christ.

Friday, December 21, 2012
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Marian High School cheerleaders, Alexandria Hutta, Tiffany Grutza and Ashley Cinicola, will participate in the pre-game performance for the Capital One Bowl in Orlando, Fla. on New Year's Day.

The game, which begins at 1 p.m., pits the Nebraska Cornhuskers against the Georgia Bulldogs.

The Marian cheerleaders accomplished first place in competition while attending cheerleading camp in Pine Forrest during the summer months, allowing the girls to take advantage of the opportunity to participate in this bowl game.

Friday, December 21, 2012
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The Carbon County Bar Association recently donated $1,500 to the Dimmick Memorial Library in Jim Thorpe. From left are attorney Greg Mousseau, CCBA board member, and Susan Sterling, library director.

Friday, December 21, 2012
Robert "Bob" LeMasters

Robert "Bob" LeMasters is celebrating his 92nd birthday today.

He was born on Dec. 21, 1920 to Harvey and Mable LeMasters. He had an older sister, Florence, who was 10 years his senior.

Bob attended St. Louis public schools. Although he was excused one day to participate in volunteer public service, he was docked a day absent from school, preventing him from earning a perfect attendance award for his 12 years something that still bothers him after all these years.

Thursday, December 20, 2012
Ethel M. Kitchen

Ethel M. (Eicke) Kitchen, a resident at Heritage Hill Senior Community, Weatherly, is celebrating her 91st birthday.

Born in Shenandoah on Dec. 23, 1921 she is the daughter of the late Carrie (Rose) and Alonzo Eicke. Ethel and her sister, Carrie, were raised by their four paternal aunts in Wilkes-Barre.

She graduated from G.A.R. High School, Wilkes-Barre in 1939. She retired from 20 years of service from the Carbon County Courthouse as secretary to District Attorneys George Kerestes and John Deutsch, and Judge Richard Webb.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

The Gallery at St. John's, located at 330 Ferry Street, Easton, will host the Paint Box Art Club's gala Winter Art Show from Jan. 6 through Feb. 24. The show will feature paintings in a variety of media, which capture local landscapes, bright florals and everyday subjects.

Some of the artists explored their subject outdoors, en plein air.