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Friday, June 29, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Local Keystone Girls State (KGS) delegates and past delegates attended the Keystone Girls State Tea. They are, front from left, Alyssa Dachowicz, Bianca Santiago, Jamie Harron, Brianna Handwerk, and Elizabeth Reichard; and back row, Jordan Semmel, KGS 2009; Stacey Kerschner, KGS 2011: Tina Ressler, President 899 Walnutport: Ruth Porter, KGS Chairman of Four County Council: and far right, LaRue Fritz, Unit 314 KGS Chairman.

Local delegates who are attending Keystone Girls State at Shippensburg University from June 24-30 were recognized at the "Girls State Tea," held Saturday, June 16 at the American Legion, Post 899 in Walnutport.

Friday, June 29, 2012

The American Cancer Society will host a Look Good, Feel Better makeover workshop from 4-6 p.m., July 9, at the Schuylkill Medical Center South, 420 S. Jackson St., Pottsville. The session is free and open to all female cancer patients actively undergoing cancer treatment.

During the session, 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.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

The Bach and Handel Chorale, located in historic Jim Thorpe, is auditioning pianists to accompany its rehearsals and some performances.

Those who are interested are asked to send a letter of inquiry to the chorale office, Attention Maestro Randall D. Perry, 810 Carbon Ave., Jim Thorpe, PA 18229.

The successful candidate must be available for all rehearsals, have knowledge of playing reduced orchestrations of Bach and Handel works, and be directly responsible to the conductor.

The practice year begins Aug. 27, so earliest application is recommended.

Thursday, June 28, 2012
Allentown Art Museum will host work of Toulouse-Lautrec in 2013

The Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley is thrilled to announce that it will be one of the first venues outside of Europe to host Toulouse-Lautrec and His World, during the summer of 2013.

This traveling exhibition is on loan from the collection of the Heraklaidon Museum in Athens, Greece, and focuses on the art and life of one of the most fascinating artists and personalities of the Belle Époque (Beautiful Era) in France, which dates from the late 19th century through World War I.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012
VICTOR IZZO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Among the attendees at the reception and and exhibition for the Summer Art Class 2012 at the Anita Shapolsky Foundation this past Sunday in Jim Thorpe were, from left, Rick Ellis of Nesquehoning; art teacher Linda Lefevre; Rick's son Tony; Anita Shapolsky, director of the Anita Shapolsky Art Foundation; and art assistant, Michael Schu of Wilmington, Del.

A reception and exhibition of the works of the 12 young area artists that attended the Children's Art Workshops at the Anita Shapolsky Foundation was held this past Sunday in Jim Thorpe.

The art workshops, which were for children ages 9-14, were sponsored by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and featured artwork done in the Abstract Expressionist style.

The students of the summer art class 2012 worked with monotypes, acrylic paints, charcoal, ink and pencil.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Panther Valley Women's Club has elected officers for the 2012-2013 year. Past-president Susan Solt, left, hands the gavel to incoming president Catherine Fritzinger, as recording secretary Cathy Papesh, treasurer Sandra Smell and corresponding secretary Bonnie Dopira look on. The club formed more than two decades ago, and gives generously to a variety of good causes, including the American Cancer Society, the Panther Valley Public Library, scout troops, and food pantries.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Danica, 6 and Kailyn, 4, enjoy a carousel ride at the Kunkletown Vol. Fire Company's Carnival. They are the daughters of Robin and Butchie Getz of Kresgeville. Hundreds attended the annual fundraising event held in St. Matthew's UCC's picnic grove with fabulous fireworks on Friday night.

Monday, June 25, 2012
@$:Standing behind a portion of the completed Eagle Scout project of Bruce Solomon Jr. is John Herbert, left, Scoutmaster of Troop 441; Scout Bruce Solomon Jr.; and his parents Bruce Solomon Sr. and Gail Solomon.

With just a few strokes of a paintbrush, the Eagle Scout project of Bruce Solomon Jr. was officially complete.

Solomon, 16, is now one step closer to attaining the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank within the Boy Scouts of America. Young men move through the Scouting ranks by earning merit badges, serving an active leadership role in Scouting, and completing a community service project.

As a junior firefighter with the Diligent Fire Company No. 3 of Jim Thorpe, Solomon knew that he would want his Eagle Scout project to benefit the fire company and borough.

Friday, June 22, 2012
DAVID AMERMAN/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Writer and feminist activist Gloria Steinem speaks to the media before taking the stage at Cedar Crest College's Lees Gymnasium for her keynote address at the third annual Lehigh Valley Women's Summit June 7.

When asked what in her life led her to feminism, Gloria Steinem, the 78-year-old writer, lecturer and prominent activist in the American feminist movement simply responded with three words: "Being born female."

"Actually, the question I ask myself is 'What took me so long?' because I was in my early 30s before I understood just working hard and being obedient wasn't going to cut it," Steinem elaborated. "We needed to have a movement."

Thursday, June 21, 2012
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS Second from left, Debra Galan-Parsons and her dog Fin, welcomed several dog owners to a Canine Good Citizen session at Chestnuthill Township Park. Some that attended were, left to right: Ken Andrews and Rusty; Debra and Fin; Fred and Myrian Ruiz and Dixie Girl; Jessica Andrew and Max; Nancy Beck and Ginger; and Ray Serfass and Buddy.

Does your dog have good manners? Does he know how to greet a friendly stranger?

Does she come when you call her? Is your dog a canine good citizen?

Those are questions Deb Galan-Parsons asked several dog owners at Chestnuthill Township Park at a free event. She talked about the benefits of the Canine Good Citizen Program for the responsible dog owner. She believes responsibility should start the moment you decide to add a new dog or puppy to your family.