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Tuesday, March 13, 2012
002 Cadette Girl Scouts from Troop 37 in Palmerton display their finished artwork outside Shea's Hardware in Palmerton. This artwork was the result of an art contest between the scouts, who were asked to create an image using the theme "100 Years of Girl Scouts." From left, Gretta Mulroy, 12, Lindsey Shimko, 11, Madison Wenig, 11, Abby Huber, 11, and Holly Ahner, 12.

For 100 years, Girl Scouts of the USA has offered young women a chance to grow and develop self-reliance and resourcefulness.

Girl Scouts was founded on March 12, 1912 in Savannah, Ga., when Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low gathered 18 girls to form the first American Girl Guides troop. She preempted this meeting with a call to a friend and distant cousin, saying, "I've got something for the girls of Savannah, and all of America, and all the world, and we're going to start it tonight!"

Monday, March 12, 2012
Special to the TIMES NEWS Camaryn Wheeler, a seventh-grade student at St. John Neumann Regional School's Palmerton campus, proudly holds a copy of the book she authored, "The Talking Dolls."

Rare are the instances when children receive a visit from a published author.

Even rarer, still, is when that author turns out to be one of their very own, as was the case for pupils at St. John Neumann Regional School's Slatington campus.

In this instance, the author was Camaryn Wheeler, a seventh-grade student at the school's Palmerton campus, who took time to read to the pupils in recognition of Read Across America.

Monday, March 12, 2012
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS This a uniform a Girl Scout wore in 1919. The uniform is in near pristine condition.

An exhibit of Girl Scout uniforms and other memorabilia is bringing back memories for former Girls Scouts.

The exhibit at the Liberty Bell Museum in Allentown is a collection of 11 uniforms, which date from 1919 to the late 1990s. There are posters, books, games, hats, jewelry, shoes, cookie and nut tins, cameras and hundreds of Girl Scout badges.

The exhibit, compiled by the History Committee of Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania, is on display through May 5 in the Liberty Bell Museum, located in the basement of historic Zion's Church, 622 W. Hamilton St., Allentown.

Friday, March 9, 2012
Devyn and Kira Hauser, daughters of Bill and Lisa Hauser, appeared in the Lehigh Valley Junior League American Girl Fashion Show this past weekend modeling fashions of yesterday and today.

Four young girls in the TIMES NEWS area were among the girls on the stage of the eighth annual Lehigh Valley Junior League American Girl Fashion Show last weekend.

They were modeling fashions of yesterday and today, from day wear to sleepwear to special-occasion clothing.

Proceeds of the show benefitted programs of the Junior League of the Lehigh Valley.

Friday, March 9, 2012

The American Cancer Society will host a Look Good, Feel Better makeover workshop from 4-6 p.m., March 12, at the Schuylkill Medical Center-South, 420 S. Jackson St., Pottsville. The medical center is the former Pottsville Hospital and Warne Clinic.

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.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Pennsylvania Women's Press Association will again offer its annual Teresa Spatara Scholarship of $1,500 to a print journalism major working toward a newspaper career.

Both men and women collegians may apply. Applicants should be Pennsylvania residents at a Pennsylvania college or university and classified as a junior, senior or graduate level student for the fall of 2012.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

The Black Diamond Writers' Network will host its third annual Write it Right writers' conference from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 21 at the Schuylkill County Chamber of Commerce Building, 91 S. Progress Ave., Pottsville.

Keynote speaker Ann Boyle, author and former literary agent, will speak about Flourishing in a Changing Literary Landscape. She will join other professional writers and authors to share their expertise with those interested in learning more about the craft and business of writing.

Speakers include:

Thursday, March 8, 2012
Carol Zickler/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Lt. David Midas of the Carbon County Sheriff's Office spoke to members of the Nesquehoning Woman's Club at their March meeting. His informative presentation on Senior Security was well received. Midas is a DARE instructor as well as a police officer. He offers community programs to local organizations. With Lt. Midas are Jean Mikovich, left, chairwoman of the hospitality committee; and Madeline Ligenza, right, program chairwoman. The club will enjoy a dinner at the home of member Nan Kevilly on April 2. Members need to contact Kevilly and let her know which entrée they chose.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Categories this year are Main Dishes; Desserts; Salads and Side Dishes; Slow Cooker; Money Saving Meals; Salad Dressings, Sauces and Marinades; and Celebrations (which includes recipes for parties and entertaining).

Recipes must be created or modified by the person submitting the recipe or a member of that person's family.

The winner in each category will receive a $50 grocery store gift card and a $50 restaurant gift card. Winners will also receive additional surprise gifts.

The grand prize winner will receive a $250 grocery store gift card.