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Thursday, March 29, 2012
Cover of Bushido Business/Special to the TIMES NEWS Former area resident Rick Forgay helped pen this book of business secrets.

Former Lansford native Rick Forgay joined forces with business icons such as Tom Hopkins, Brian Tracy and Stephen M. R. Covey to contribute their business secrets in the book "Bushido Business."

Bushido is the traditional ethical code or "way of the warrior" of the Japanese Samurai. It is founded on the seven values in which they conducted their life and business, including: honesty and justice, heroic courage, compassion, polite courtesy, complete sincerity, loyalty and duty and honor.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

The American Cancer Society will host a Look Good, Feel Better makeover workshop from 6-8 p.m., April 9, at the Simon Kramer Institute of Therapeutic Oncology. The center is located at 15 Alliance St. in New Philadelphia.

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.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The Bach and Handel Chorale will present its 2012 Passion/Easter Concert on Saturday, April 14 at 3 p.m. at historic St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 21 Race St. in Jim Thorpe.

Joining the 42-member chorale is a 21-member festival orchestra and four world renowned guest soloists.

The concert features compositions, orchestrations and piano pieces composed and performed by founder, artistic director and conductor Randall Douglas Perry.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Our Lady of the Angels Academy in Lansford recently hosted the District Five Catholic Youth Organization Declamation Competition. Students from McAdoo Catholic, Ss. Peter and Paul, St. Jerome Regional, St. John Neumann and Our Lady of the Angels Academy competed in the event. Winners are from left, second place-girls, Sarah Grega from McAdoo Catholic; first place-girls, Clarissa Colondo from Ss. Peter and Paul; first place-boys, Henry Hichey from St. John Neumann; and second place-boys, Louis Mastroddi from St. Jerome Regional.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

St. Luke's Miners Campus will host a Diabetes Support Group throughout the year. All meetings will be held from 6-7 p.m. in the café on the second floor.

Tentative meeting dates are as follows: April 17, May 22, June 19, July 17, Aug. 21, Sept. 25, Oct. 16 and Nov. 13.

Registration is not required. For more information, call (570) 645-8107.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Ann Boyle, author and freelance writer, will share her experience and knowledge as keynote speaker at the Black Diamond Writers' Network third annual Write it Right writers' conference. The conference runs from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, April 21 at the Schuylkill County Chamber of Commerce Building, 91 S. Progress Ave., Pottsville.

The day's events will also include the following sessions:

Ÿ "The Agent-Writer Relationship: Where Do We Go From Here?" presented by Boyle

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Schuylkill Women in Crisis director Darla Troutman addresses a seminar hosted by the Tamaqua Area Faith Fellowship held at New Life Assembly of God Church on March 25. The seminar addressed county statistics and religious organizations' ability to recognize and effectively react to incidents of domestic violence. A third presentation addressed child abuse and dating violence. Troutman said that 150 acts of domestic violence were reported in Tamaqua last year.

Monday, March 26, 2012
KAREN CIMMS/TIMES NEWS Scouts from Boy Scout Troop 555 place a white neckerchief on new Eagle Scout Tyler McGeehan, center, during his Eagle Scout Court of Honor Ceremony. At left is Scoutmaster Ray Attewell.

Last Tuesday, Tyler F. McGeehan, 17, joined an elite group when he officially accepted Scouting's highest rank. He is the 41st member of Troop 555, Penn Forest Township, to become an Eagle Scout.

An Eagle Scout Court of Honor was held in the Penn Forest Fire Hall, which is home to Troop 555, as well as Penn Forest Volunteer Fire Company No. 1. McGeehan's brother, Jake, 15, who is also a Boy Scout, served as master of ceremonies.

Speakers included state Rep. Doyle Heffley, who is also an Eagle Scout. He advised McGeehan to always live by the Scout Law.

Monday, March 26, 2012
STACEY SOLT/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Modeling some of the gowns available at the annual Blue Ridge Communications Prom and Wedding Dress Sale are, from left, Julianne Farina, Jennifer Brownmiller, Erika Ahner, Michelle DeLuna, Kim Wentz and Beth Winters. Proceeds will benefit Dream Come True, Blue Ridge Chapter.

If you're still searching for the perfect prom or wedding dress, stop by Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe on Wednesday, March 28, from 4-7 p.m.

Nearly 400 new and gently used gowns will be available at the annual Blue Ridge Communications Prom and Wedding Dress Sale. Prices for prom dresses start at $10.

Accessories are also available for purchase, including shoes, tiaras, and a limited number of shawls.

"We have a lot of nice dresses this year," said organizer Julianne Farina. "They are in very good condition. We were very happy with the donations this year."

Friday, March 23, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS State Rep. Doyle Heffley, second from right, presents Barbara Conway, second from left, superintendent of Jim Thorpe Area School District, with an Afterschool Champion plaque for her outstanding work in developing, supporting and promoting meaningful high-quality afterschool programs. With them are, Wendy Anne Roberts Johnson, of the Public Health Management Corporation, left; and Lynn Cromley, director of Center for Schools and Communities.

Pennsylvania Statewide Afterschool/Youth Development Network (PSAYDN) recently honored Barbara Conway, superintendent of Jim Thorpe Area School District, as an Afterschool Champion for outstanding work in developing, supporting and promoting meaningful high-quality afterschool/out-of-school time programs to benefit children, youth and families across Pennsylvania.