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Monday, June 10, 2013
Catherine E. Condly

Catherine E. Condly, a junior at Jim Thorpe Area High School, has been selected by Unit 899 of Oplinger-Hower American Legion Auxiliary in Walnutport to attend Keystone Girls State.

This "Experience in Government" will be held at Shippensburg University in Shippensburg from June 23-29. It is the 68th session sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary.

Approximately 200 girls are brought together through sponsorship by local auxiliary units and other organizations to study government on city, council and state levels.

Friday, June 7, 2013
@$:SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Angeline Castagna

Dance with Kim School of Performing Arts LLC, Lehighton, recently held an awards banquet at Mahoning Valley Country Club, where over $2,000 in performing arts scholarships were awarded.

Riley Zimmerman, 15-year-old daughter of Penny and Trevor Zimmerman of Lehighton, was named Senior Dancer of the Year for 2013. Riley was awarded a $300 performing arts scholarship.

Angeline Castagna, 12-year-old daughter of Carmel and the late Carmen Castagna of Tamaqua, was named Dance with Kim's Junior Dancer of the Year 2013. Angeline received a $200 scholarship.

Friday, June 7, 2013
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS Diane Minor, Albrightsville, will be the featured quilter at the Polk Township Historical Society's 12th Annual Stitch in Tyme quilt show. Some of her work to be displayed includes the Woven Stars table runner she is holding, the Sea Scape 9-inch patch quilt made from Batik material, center, and a miniature Storm at Sea wall hanging.

Diane Minor hated sewing. But in junior high she had to take a sewing class. There was a treadle machine and two electric sewing machines. The students had to master the treadle before they could move on to the electric ones. It did nothing to help her dislike of sewing.

"To this day, I even hate sewing on a button," she says.

Thirty-one years ago, when a neighbor invited her to a quilting class, she was skeptical. She couldn't imagine liking quilting when she didn't like to sew.

"I've been hooked ever since," says this avid quilter.

Thursday, June 6, 2013
Marion Bossard

Marion Bossard, a resident of The Village at Palmerton, celebrated her 93rd birthday on May 11.

Born in Allentown, her parents moved to Palmerton when she was 4 years old, because her mother wanted to live near her family.

Thursday, June 6, 2013
Tom Coyne

Tom Coyne, a resident of The Village at Palmerton, celebrated his 88th birthday on May 23.

Tom comes from Binghamton, N.Y., where he had a career as a floral designer and event planner. He worked primarily for MacLeannans Flowers Inc., a very large design house. He did corporate events for IBM and GE, as well as weddings and bar mitzvahs.

"It was such a rewarding life to help people style their parties and affairs with flowers from all around the globe," he said.

Thursday, June 6, 2013
Evelyn Marett

Evelyn Marett, a resident at The Village at Palmerton, celebrated her 96th birthday May 11.

Originally from the Germantown section of Philadelphia, moved to this area during the past year to live closer to her daughter.

Evelyn sang in public at a very young age in the Episcopal Church she attended with her parents.

"I was fearless when singing. My father helped hone my skills by having me perform at as many churches as possible," she said.

She and her organist friend traveled together and performed at weddings and all kinds of functions.

Thursday, June 6, 2013
Genevieve Sterlock

Genevieve Sterlock is celebrating her 101st birthday today.

She was born on June 6, 1912 in Rome, N.Y., and spent most of her life in McAdoo. She worked at Rival Dress Company.

Gen was married to Joseph Sterlock, who died in 1976.

She has one daughter, Eugenia Bumbulsky of Hometown. She also has one granddaughter and one great-granddaughter.

Gen is active in reading, crossword puzzles and praying the rosary daily.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

The American Cancer Society will host a Look Good, Feel Better makeover workshop from 4-6 p.m. on June 10 at the ACS office, 101 W. Frack St., Frackville.

Sessions are free and open to all female cancer patients undergoing cancer treatment.

During the sessions, trained cosmetologists will meet with patients to discuss ways of using makeup and accessories to minimize appearance-related side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatment.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013
CAJETAN BERGER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS David Eubanks, Lehighton, and Heather Walbridge, Coopersburg, tour the art on display Sunday at the Carbon County Art League's 32nd annual gallery in Jim Thorpe.

The Carbon County Art League (CCAL) presented its 32nd annual arts gallery Sunday at the Anita Shapolsky Art Center in Jim Thorpe.

According to CCAL President Earlene Russell, the gallery was a way to demonstrate the social value of art and how it has thrived in Carbon County since the art league's inception. The gallery attracted hundreds of intrigued guests throughout the day and its success demonstrated Russell's point.

Russell and CCAL founder and former president Frank Sebelin say the league has grown substantially since its humble beginnings.

Monday, June 3, 2013
SHERI RYAN/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Two Southern Pink-striped Oakworm Moths snuggle on a window screen in Lansford. The male, left, is smaller with a brown body, while the female is larger and orange. The moths derive their name "oakworm" from the oak trees where females lay their eggs and where larvae feed off the leaves. These moths are commonly found in the eastern part of the country, from Texas to Canada.