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Friday, August 30, 2013
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Three of four prizes to be awarded at the Concourse Club of Palmerton's Annual Community Festival Art and Photography Show include, from left, a watercolor winter scene by Margaret Kuhet, held by Kuhet; a shuttered window with flowers donated by the Owl's Nest at the Palmerton Campus of the Blue Mountain Health System, held by Venita Horinko, show chairwoman; and an acrylic painting of Beltzville Lake by Deborah Walkowiak, held by Joan Turko.

The Concourse Club of Palmerton's Annual Palmerton Community Festival Art and Photography Show is in need of artists and photographers' work to make it a success. The event will coincide with the Palmerton Community Festival.

The Art and Photography Show will take place Saturday, Sept. 7 from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 8 from 1-4 p.m. at St. John Neumann School, Third and Lafayette Avenue, Palmerton.

There are category divisions for youth and adults which include all media paintings and black/white and color photographs.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Writers interested in learning ways to gain ideas from their inner muse are welcome to join Black Diamond Writers' Network at its next meeting when Lynn Miller, a certified circle of life coach, will use her expertise by leading an interactive workshop for writers. Discover how role-play will help writers get to know some of their most influential inner selves critic, pusher, perfectionist, pleaser and saboteur.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Northern Lehigh Class of 1983 hosts its 30-year class reunion on Saturday, Sept. 28 at Walnutport Canal Pavilion, beginning at 3 p.m.

A casual dinner will be catered by Bad Bones BBQ; beer and soda will be provided. Music will be by DJ Jake.

For cost information call Roxanne (Knappenberger) Marunich at (610) 767-7165. Register by Sept. 10.

Make checks payable to: NL Class of 1983 and mail to Wendy (Fogle) Bauer, 577 Mountain View Drive, Hamburg, PA 19526; or Riverside Service Center, c/o Roxanne (Knappenberger) Marunich, 20 Main St., Slatington, PA 18080.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Carbon PASR (Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees) is sponsoring a postretirement event at the Mahoning Valley Country Club on Sept. 19 from 9 a.m. until noon. A breakfast buffet will be included, and flu shots will be available, provided by CVS.

Featured speaker will be Wanda Tracey, director from HOP (Health Options Program).

All public school retirees, including support staff, are invited to attend the event. Recent retirees will be the guests of Carbon PASR.

Thursday, August 29, 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.

Thursday, August 29, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Connie Smith, Lehighton, receives assistance from Jim Mathiesen, Regional Health Initiative Director, Eastern Region, ACS, during a study held at the LCCC campus in Tamaqua.

A world free of cancer? Is it possible? The American Cancer Society is working toward that lofty goal in numerous ways. It's a goal undertaken almost 100 years ago.

During that century, the ACS has been able to determine that cancers are caused by a number of different factors, including genetics, lifestyle activities, certain infections and environmental exposures.

A new research study, CPS-3, is now getting under way to gain a better understanding of how each of those factors may cause, or prevent cancer.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS The Strawberry Playhouse, located at 60 Church St., Tuscarora, will soon celebrate its 10th year of providing live entertainment. The public is welcome to join in the festivities on Saturday, Sept. 7.

The Strawberry Playhouse will celebrate 10 years of live entertainment on Saturday, Sept. 7 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Plans for the day include the Strawberries Players singing show tunes, refreshments, games, vendors and more, including a book signing by Strawberry Players' actor Bobby Maso.

Admission to the event is free.

It was 10 years ago, on Sept. 9, 2003, that Lucille L. Falá-Brennan finalized the purchase of the old Zion Church in Tuscarora.

Falá-Brennan has actively promoted theater and the arts in Carbon and Schuylkill counties for the past 17 years.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS Dolly and Darwin Strohl, of Lehighton, pose in front of their 1963 Impala Super Sport 50 years after they purchased it new from the former Jack Dankel Chevrolet in Allentown. The celebration was held in conjunction with the couple's 52nd wedding anniversary.

The girl up the street was his first love.

Anyone who knows Darwin Strohl would likely agree his impressive collection of cars may be a close second.

Recently, Darwin and his wife Dolly celebrated the 50th anniversary of the day they purchased their 1963 Impala Super Sport, which was their first new car.

The event commemorated a half-century since the Lehighton couple purchased the gem of a vehicle from the former Jack Dankel Chevrolet in Allentown.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The Marian Catholic High School Band, under the direction of Michael Brimmer, began its new school year with a performance in the Schuylkill County Firefighter's Convention in Mahanoy City. The band was among six county high school bands invited to perform. Marian's schedule includes parades in Tamaqua and St. Clair as well as performing at home and away football games.

Monday, August 26, 2013
VICTOR IZZO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Pictured with their coaches, are some of the athletes who will be competing at the Special Olympics National Games, which will be held in New Jersey in June of 2014. They are, from left, Daniel Kurtz, athlete; Mary Huber, coach; Amy Williamson, athlete; Delina Rodrigues, athlete; Dave Rodigues, head athletics coach; Ryan Lee, athlete; Christine Rodigues, coach; and Chad Kurtz, coach.

Athletes, family, coaches, and volunteers filled the Koch-Wildoner pavilion at Mauch Chunk Lake Park recently for the annual Carbon County Special Olympics Family Picnic.

The aroma of hot dogs and hamburgers filled the air as those present played lawn games, visited the beach, and enjoyed the food and refreshments. There were also desserts, provided by the athletes and their families.

During the event it was announced that several of the Carbon County Special Olympians will be competing at the Special Olympics National Games, which will be held in New Jersey in June of 2014