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Thursday, August 2, 2012
'Feed me Seymour'

Thrills and chills combine with music and comedy this weekend when Carbon Schuylkill Community Theater produces the long-running Broadway sensation Little Shop of Horrors.

The musical is being staged in the auditorium at the Lehighton Annex, 110 North Third St., Lehighton. Show times are 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday. Doors open a half-hour before each show.

"As the board president, I am very excited and pleased to have our theater company perform this show," says Jonathan M. Rodgers, CSCT president.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012
STACEY SOLT/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Hundreds of clothing items, sorted by gender and size, await "shoppers" during the annual clothing giveaway at St. John's Lutheran Church in the Heights, Jim Thorpe. The giveaway begins Thursday.

For more than 15 years, members of St. John's Lutheran Church in the Heights have opened their doors to area residents in need of clean, gently used clothing.

They will do so again this month during their annual free clothing giveaway and invite all members of the community to visit the giveaway, which starts tomorrow

"We wanted to help the community and discovered that there was a great need for clothing," said volunteer Bonnie Hoffman, describing how the event began in the 1990s.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012
SHERI RYAN/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Enjoying the day and each other's company are from left, Florence and Eugene Tokosh who will celebrate their 68th anniversary this weekend by renewing their vows. They are standing in front of a 1954 Chevy owned by Ken Adams of Barnesville.

Residents of Maple Shade Meadows Assisted Living Center in Nesquehoning took a trip down memory lane over the weekend by holding a "Sock Hop" and a classic car show.

The center was decorated in a 50s theme and the bistro was transformed into Linda's Doo Wop Diner as residents reminisced about their younger days.

Maple Shade Meadows resident Josephine Andreas recalled her first pair of saddle shoes that a local librarian had purchased for her when she was 14 or 15.

"I wore them everywhere," she said.

Monday, July 30, 2012
ELSA KERSCHNER/TIMES NEWS Tyler Laubach earned a $1,500 scholarship from the National Association of Theater Owners of Pennsylvania.

Tyler Laubach of Lehigh Township has earned a $1,500 scholarship from the National Association of Theater Owners of Pennsylvania.

Cindy Deppe of Becky's Theater, Berlinsville, mentioned to Tyler's mother Mary, there were applications for the scholarship on the web.

This is Laubach's second season of working at Becky's, where he does both security work and working at the concession counter.

For the security job he did a lot of work keeping in touch with others via walkie talkie.

Monday, July 30, 2012
Winter Sky Trudich

A 9-year-old Lansford native has been chosen a Pennsylvania state finalist in a national youth pageant.

Winter Sky Trudich, daughter of Dennis and Deborah Shupp Trudich, Kempton, was selected a finalist in the National American Miss Pennsylvania Pageant to be held on Aug. 10 and 11 at the Hilton Harrisburg.

Trudich is the granddaughter of Ellen Trudich, Tamaqua.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Horses and Horizons Therapeutic Learning Center, Inc. is looking for volunteers to help with its special program of therapeutic horseback riding for children and adults with special needs. The center, which offers special riding lessons on Monday and Wednesday evenings from May through October, is located 10 miles south of Tamaqua, near Route 309.

There is a required volunteer training session on Saturday, Aug. 25, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the center. Anyone who wishes to volunteer to help with the riding lessons must attend this hands-on training.

Friday, July 27, 2012

The A.S. Art Foundation, Anita Shapolsky, director, will present The Sonora Trio in a program entitled "Melodies and Trees," at 4 p.m., on Saturday, Aug. 11, at the A.S. Art Foundation, 20 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe.

The Sonora Trio includes Judith Sainte Croix, performing on Hopi Native American flute and drum, keyboard and voice; Andrew Bolotowsky, flutes; and Mary Hurlbut, soprano.

In honor of the famous Native American athlete Jim Thorpe of the Sac and Fox Nations, the concert will feature music played on both Native American and classical musical instruments.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health, breastfeeding protects babies and mothers, saves money, and even benefits society.

Early breast milk, known as colostrum, is very rich in nutrients and antibodies that protect the baby. By the fifth day, this changes to mature milk with just the right amount of fat, sugar, water and protein the baby needs to continue to grow and is easier to digest. It is believed that breast milk fights disease because of the cells, hormones and anitbodies in it that protects babies from illenss.

Thursday, July 26, 2012
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS Brittany Kollmer, RN and community health nurse at Bethlehem Bureau of Health, left; and Sharon Mendes, RN, IBCLC and certified lactation consultant and founder of the free breastfeeding support group in Palmerton called the Mama Milk Cafe are inviting all mothers who are currently breastfeeding to be a part of the Big Latch On being held on Saturday, Aug. 4. One of the giveaways will be a Boppy Pillow.

How can you get the word out that breastfeeding your baby is one of the best things you can do for your child?

You hold a worldwide event called the Big Latch On.

Mothers everywhere meet at locations and breastfeed their infants, simultaneously on a particular day and time.

The event was started by Women's Health Action in New Zealand in 2005 as part of World Breastfeeding Week from Aug. 1-7. It was introduced in the U.S. in 2010 by Joanne Edwards in Portland, Ore. Through the La Leche League USA, the Big Latch On has been gathering more supporters across the country.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

The Carbon County Art League has announced its upcoming artists' reception to be held at the Harry Packer Mansion from 4-9 p.m. Aug. 9. This event coincides with the Jim Thorpe Thursday Date night.

The public is invited to attend this special event and meet the area's very talented artists and view the art.

The Harry Packer Mansion is located at 19 Packer Ave. in Jim Thorpe.