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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Blue Mountain Health System will offer a community program: "Fight Cancer With Your Fork," at 1:30 p.m. June 5 at the Bowmanstown Medical Plaza Community Center at 204 Bank St., Bowmanstown.

Have you or someone you care about had a cancer diagnosis? Do you want to prevent cancer or recurrence?

Learn the power of dietary choices in preventing cancer. Find out what the science says about diet and cancer survival. Learn several advantages of using nutrition in a cancer treatment program.

Discover the best foods and beverages for fighting cancer.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Zion Stone Church West Penn was the setting recently for the 20th anniversary concert of the church's handbell choirs. The advanced choir, Ring His Praise, and the beginning choir, Genesis, performed a variety of sacred and classical music. On display were bulletins and photos from the past 20 years. Two members, Gayle Mateyak and Fern Hauck were honored as 20-year members. A reception followed. Members include, from left, Audrey Christ,

Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Edith Smith

Edith Smith of Palmerton celebrated her 90th birthday surrounded by family and friends at the Aquashicola Fire Co on May 17. She was born on May 20, 1924.

Edith enjoys attending card games, watching animal shows, the Phillies, attending family functions and going out to eat.

Monday, June 2, 2014

The age of 3D printing is here, and students from Carbon and Schuylkill counties are at the forefront of this up-and-coming technology.

On Saturday, a number of area students and professionals highlighted this new field during the SHINE on 21st Century Afterschool 3D STEM Academy, held at Carbon Career and Technical Institute in Jim Thorpe.

Friday, May 30, 2014

The Black Diamond Writers' Network will meet from 10 a.m. until noon on June 21 at the Tamaqua Public Library, 30 S. Railroad St. in Tamaqua

Jeff Davis of Jim Thorpe will be sharing his knowledge of the publishing world of today. He is affiliated with various literary agents and organizations such as Penn Writers. His recently released book titled "Nesting with the Loons" delivers hilarious satire.

Friday, May 30, 2014
AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS First-place winners of the 39th annual Carbon County Conservation District Poster Contest showcase their posters on Wednesday evening. Winners are, from left, Andrew Dotzel of Weatherly Elementary, kindergarten and first grade category; Jayden Gable of Lehighton Middle School, fourth through sixth grade category; Jennifer Stank of Weatherly High School, 10th through 12th grade category; Madison Martinez of St. John Neumann Regional, seventh through ninth grade category; and Brynn Wentz of Franklin Elementary, second and third grade category. With them is Audrey Wargo, conservation district secretary.

Carbon County students were asked to "dig deeper" for the 39th annual Carbon County Conservation District Poster Contest, and dig deeper they did.

On Wednesday evening, in the county courthouse courtroom 1, parents, students, teachers and conservation district officials gathered to honor the 21 students whose work was chosen as the best of the best. A total of 160 entries were judged in this year's contest. The theme was "Dig deeper: Mysteries of the soil."

Friday, May 30, 2014

Faith Alive United Methodist Church will be showing the documentary "Veil of Tears" at 7 p.m. on June 11.

The church is located on 678 Pine St. Palmerton (Bowmanstown).

The movie is rated PG-13 and is 90 minutes.

Refreshments will be served afterward.

For questions, contact Faith Alive Church at 610-852-2805.

Friday, May 30, 2014
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS From left, Pastor Marie Terry of Coaldale, Mary Jane Sterling of Summit Hill and Dana Dunbar of Jim Thorpe, recently spent two weeks in Scotland serving as short-term missionaries.

Pastor Marie Terry of Coaldale, Mary Jane Sterling of Summit Hill and Dana Dunbar of Jim Thorpe spent two weeks in Scotland as short-term missionaries over the Christmas holidays.

They were guests of Kathryn and David Henderson of Leven, Scotland. David acquired an accordion for Mary Jane to use for programs, including sing-alongs while visiting hospitals and shut-ins, and for church services.

The three took part in street evangelism and prayer walks and provided testimonies on how Jesus is at work in their lives and how they conduct outreach programs in the United States.

Friday, May 30, 2014

The Blue Mountain Health System and Palmerton Lions Club will co-sponsor a community health fair at the Palmerton Hospital Cafeteria on Lafayette Avenue in Palmerton from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday, June 7.

The health fair will include several health assessments, health screenings, chair massages, and an opportunity to meet with representatives from the Blue Mountain Health System and agencies from Carbon County and surrounding communities.

Information and education on a variety of health-related topics and services will be available.

Thursday, May 29, 2014
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS From left, Jordan Reis, Jerdil Castillo, Mary Lazar and Roxanne  Person recently performed with the All-State Lions Band in  Pittsburgh and will be heading to Toronto to perform at the Lions International Convention.

The 2014 All-State Lions Band was held at the Doubletree at Greentree in Pittsburgh May 16-17, in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Lions State Convention.

For over 30 years, the Pennsylvania Lions have organized an All-State Band to accompany the Lions to the annual state and international conventions.

All lodging and meal expenses are covered by the Pennsylvania Lions while at the convention.