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Friday, April 12, 2013

The Tamaqua High School Class of 1948 will hold a reunion planning meeting at 1 p.m., April 21, at Tamaqua Borough Hall, 320 E. Broad St., Tamaqua. The class will be celebrating its 65th anniversary at 3 p.m., Sept. 14 at La Dolce Casa (DiMaggio's), 16 W. Broad St., Tamaqua.

All class members are welcome to attend the planning session.

Friday, April 12, 2013
Sara Behler and Francis Flexer Jr.

Jerry and Diane Briggs of Tamaqua have announced the engagement of their daughter, Sara Behler of Barnesville, to Francis Flexer Jr., son of Louise and Francis Flexer Sr. of Tamaqua.

The bride-elect is a 2001 graduate of Marian Catholic High School and earned a bachelor's degree in special education from Kutztown University in 2005.

She is currently employed by the Mahanoy Area School District.

Her fiance is a 2002 graduate of Tamaqua Area High School and earned an associate degree in electronic engineering technology from Lincoln Technical Institute in 2003.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Dominick Angel Fabio O'Laughlin and Jenel Rodgers, 1544 Black Birch Way, Tobyhanna.

Christos Moscaritolo and Marianne Louise Marykwas, 255 Behrens Rd., Jim Thorpe.

Brandon John Bachert, 504 Mahoning St., Lehighton, and Alice Chou, 1093 Westbury Drive, Bethlehem.

Joseph S. Murphy and Star Elizabeth Angstadt, 107 W. Railroad St., Nesquehoning.

Eric Michael Spadt and Sheila Marie Zawoiski, 43 W. Garibaldi Ave., Nesquehoning.

William Paul Shiffert Jr., 65 Beaver St., Lehighton, and Anne Marie Fraker, 76 Bear Creek Drive, Jim Thorpe.

Thursday, April 11, 2013
TOP LEFT: Jennifer Benninger, advertising sales representative and member of the TIMES NEWS Cookbook Committee, congratulates this year's grand prize winner, Ted LaRizzio. TOP RIGHT: The cover of the 26th annual TIMES NEWS Recipes from our Readers. ABOVE: Winners of the six categories in this year's Cookbook and Recipe contest are, from left, Kellie Kromer, Soups, Stews and Chili; Ted LaRizzio, Main Dish; Genevieve Laubach,  Vegetarian; Kathy Goff, Breads, Biscuits and Muffins; Kerry Uher, Christmas Cookies; and Harry J. Procina, Desserts.

Looking for a recipe for Braised Beef with Wine and Mushroom Sauce? How about Sweet and Spicy Chili or Pistachio Banana Cake?

Well look no further, the TIMES NEWS has you covered.

Hot off the press, in today's edition is the 26th Annual Recipes from our Readers. The cookbook is a collection of recipes from some of the area's best cooks. It features tried and true favorites, like Polish Pierogies to newer treats, like Vegetarian Meatloaf.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013
JUDY DOLGOS-KRAMER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS The Rev. Doug Holtz bid farewell to St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Albrightsville on Sunday. Holtz is relocating to Sherwood, Wis., where he will be lead pastor of a much larger congregation.

The congregation of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, the quaint little church in Albrightsville, spent Sunday bidding a fond farewell to their pastor of four years.

The Rev. Doug Holtz is originally from northeast Illinois. He attended Augustana College and Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minn. Prior to coming to St. Paul's he taught band for 14 years in the public school system in La Cross, Wis.

This move, as lead pastor of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Sherwood, Wis., will take him back to his Midwestern roots.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

LATROBE, PA – Saint Vincent College's Herbert W. Boyer School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Computing has announced that high school seniors may apply for 18 scholarships valued up to $40,000 each over four years.

Funded by National Science Foundation Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S-STEM), scholarships are offered for students considering enrollment in Saint Vincent's Biology Scholars: Literature, Laboratory and Leadership Program during the next three years.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013
SHERI RYAN/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Members of the Carbon County Bar Association recently donated $500 to the

Panther Valley Public Library in Lansford. From left are Adam Weaver, Esquire, Pat Ladick, library volunteer, Dawn Neyer,

secretary and Robert Frycklund, Esquire.

Monday, April 8, 2013
Concert master Hannes Dietrich, left, and violinist Patricia Adams, right, prepare for the start of the Bach and Handel Chorale's annual Easter Concert, which was accompanied by the 24-piece Festival Orchestra.

The Bach and Handel Chorale marked the Easter season this weekend by performing Johann Sebastian Bach's "Easter Oratorio," BWV 249, to a full house at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Jim Thorpe. The chorale was accompanied by its 24-piece Festival Orchestra.

Monday, April 8, 2013
Are you gardeners ready for spring?

If you're like me, you probably don't know as much about the insects in your garden as you should. The ones I notice are either eating me or stinging me or about to land on me for some reason. Other than that, I haven't spent much time thinking about bugs.

That's why I was so glad I volunteered to help two of our Carbon County Master Gardeners, Slate Altenburg and Ed Knittle, give a presentation in Schuylkill County about bugs. The program is called "Good Bug Bad Bug" or "To Swat or Not."

Friday, April 5, 2013

The Write It Right conference will be held from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 20 at the Tamaqua Community Arts Center, 125 Pine St., Tamaqua.