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Monday, September 9, 2013

Blue Mountain Health System Women's Cancer Support Group will meet from 3:30-5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, in the Community Room at the Gnaden Huetten campus of the Blue Mountain Health System, 211 N. 12th St., Lehighton.

The meeting is geared for women who have been diagnosed with cancer sometime in their lives. The format is informal. Contact Mary Ann Hazel at (610) 824-6490 for further information.

Monday, September 9, 2013
PHOTOS COURTESY OF JOYCE MAYNARD Joyce Maynard, above, whose latest book, After Her, was released last month, has also seen the re-release of her memoir, At Home in the World, (see below) earlier this month.

With a series of grisly murders as its backdrop, Joyce Maynard's latest book, After Her, tells the story of two sisters, Rachel and Patty, and their adored but flawed father, a homicide detective charged with finding the killer.

Loosely based on the true story of a serial killer who stalked the mountain trails in Marin County, Calif. in the late 1970s, it is also the tale of a dysfunctional family, but one with love at its core. It's a thriller, but it's also very much a love story.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Tamaqua High School Class of 1978 celebrates its 35th anniversary with a reunion at 6 p.m. Oct. 19, at Schick's Cafe, 50 E. Mauch Chunk St., Tamaqua.

No reservations arerequired. For more information, call (570) 527-3030 or (570) 668-3109.

Friday, September 6, 2013

The American Cancer Society will host a Look Good, Feel Better makeover workshop from 4-6 p.m., Sept. 9 at the Schuylkill Medical Center-East, 700 E. Norwegian St., Pottsville. Sessions are free and open to all female cancer patients undergoing cancer treatment.

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

Friday, September 6, 2013

Lehighton Area High School Class of 1983 is having its 30-year reunion on Oct. 5 at the Big Creek Grange, 275 Grange Road, Lehighton.

Please contact Diane Miller-Graver at (610) 377-5588, or email her at for more information.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Pale Moon Players will host open auditions for the comedic play, "The Foreigner." Anyone over 16 may audition. No preparation nor experience is necessary. Auditions will be cold readings from the script.

The theater group is auditioning for seven parts, five men and two women of various ages. If you have a British or southern accent, they would love to hear it.

Auditions will take place at Grace Lutheran Church, 4th and Mahoning streets in Lehighton, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 9 and Tuesday, Sept. 10.

Thursday, September 5, 2013
Little Joe: A Novel by Michael E. Glasscock III

A child's caregivers and experiences can influence them for a lifetime.

You could even call these influences an inspiration.

Raised primarily by his maternal grandparents, author Michael E. Glasscock III used his newly published book, Little Joe: A Novel to pay tribute to his grandparents.

The book follows the title character as he adapts to life with his grandparents in rural Tennessee during the early 1940s.

Thursday, September 5, 2013
Stacey Solt/Times News Benjamin Hanitch, 3, enjoys being surrounded by his grandparents. From left are Ron and Karen Smith, Kathy and Bill Sherman, and Terry Hanitsch.

The birth of a child makes two people a parent and a few lucky people grandparents.

These special people are celebrated each year on Grandparents' Day, the first Sunday after Labor Day.

"I used to tell my kids that I didn't want to be a grandparent for a long time," said Karen Smith of Lehighton, a grandmother of three.

"My kids graduated and settled down pretty quickly. They didn't listen to me and I'm so glad that they didn't," she said, watching her grandson Benjamin Hanitch, 3, bop around the room during a Labor Day picnic.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Organizers of the Alzheimer's Family Fun Festival & Walk to End Alzheimer's have extended the date for inclusion on the Alzheimer's Wall of Memories until Sept. 4.

The Wall of Memories is a banner that shows the faces of local people who have or have had Alzheimer's disease. The banner acts as a tool to create awareness of the prevalence of the disease and the need for funding to help find a way to prevent, cure or slow the progression of this devastating disease.

Send pictures via email to Kathy at

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

The Palmerton Area Library, 402 Delaware Ave., Palmerton, will again offer computer classes for seniors.

Instructors will demonstrate the ins and outs of personal computers using simplified terms, examples, pictures and videos actually described in easy-to-understand English.

The following sessions will cover every area necessary to turn your computer from a $1,000 paperweight to a valuable tool for productivity, communication, business, entertainment and more.