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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Space is still available for the "Yes I Can" workshop, hosted by Penn State Extension offices in Carbon and Monroe counties. The class will take place from 12:30-3:30 p.m., July 5, at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Third and Iron streets, Lehighton.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011
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A cozy atmosphere combined with delicious food makes eating at Emeril Lagasse's newest restaurant a delightful experience.

"It's a little casual a little approachable," the world-famous chef said last week at a press preview luncheon.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011
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Local delegates to attend the Keystone Girls State of the American Legion Auxiliary at Shippensburg University were recognized at The State Tea held Sunday at the Lehighton American Legion Post 314.

Attending the Keystone Girls State are Kayla Susko, Victoria Vetter, Miranda Wilcha, Stacey Kershner, Kara Serfass, Erin Bucci, Nicole Mautino, Ashley Otto and Mary Slack.

The event offers training in the practical process of self government and good citizenship as practiced in a democratic society.

Monday, June 6, 2011
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Marian Catholic High School students who scored 600 or better in math, reading and writing sections of the SAT included: front row from left: Rose Sheridan, Megan Rubino, Connor Schleicher and Lydia Stianchie. Second row: Laura Hoffman, Eric Petterson, Christine Valente, Nina Arant, Jessica McKinley and Emily Nerino. Back row: Michael Nesgoda, Gillian Ferko, Evan Bellizia, Robert Kelly, Joseph Meier, Brandon Dopira, Taylor Mele, Justin Petrovich. Victoria Vadyak and Gino Kociolek also scored above 600.

Sr. Bernard Agnes, I.H.M., principal of Marian Catholic High School, Hometown, is pleased to announced that 20 students in the senior class have scored 600 or above on the math, reading and writing sections of the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). That averages out to 20 percent of the class of 2011.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Pure Beauty Lounge will be taking over the grill at the Castle Grill for a burger benefit to raise money for the Carbon County Big Brothers Big Sisters program from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, June 10.

Frank Potoczak, owner of the Castle Grill, Lehighton, has challenged Pam Fludgate, owner of Pure Beauty Lounge, Lehighton, to design a burger that is not only tasty but can be served quickly at a pocketbook-friendly price and still meet the standards of Castle Grill's quality.

Friday, June 3, 2011

The Aquashicola School Reunion committee recently mailed 380 invitations for its 17th biennial reunion.

Former students should look for an envelope with a gold star. If you haven't received it, call (610) 377-3040.

Friday, June 3, 2011
AL ZAGOFSKY/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Janet Hermann, president of the Friends of the Dimmick Memorial Library, left, holds a new children's book purchased with a Friends donation, as library director Susan Sterling, center, accepts a check from Friends treasurer Joanne Dantonio. Two of the eight child-sized chairs purchased with the donation are shown in the foreground.

New chairs and books have been added to the children's section of the Dimmick Memorial Library, thanks to a donation from its volunteer support group, the Friends of the Dimmick Memorial Library.

Friday, June 3, 2011
Jordan Lorah

Jordan Lorah, 16, of Jim Thorpe recently auditioned and was accepted to the Lehigh Valley High School for the Performing Arts, where she will further her studies in dance.

Jordan has been dancing for 10 years, and is a member of the award-winning Impact Dance Team at Dance with Kim School of Performing Arts. She has taken class with world famous choreographers at The Pulse in Atlantic City, The Rockettes in New York City, and has performed at Hershey Park.

She plans to continue her dance studies post graduation from LVPA.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Dance Explosion & Tumble Academy, Nesquehoning, will soon be hosting it's seventh annual recital.

"Dancing With The Stars," will take place at the Tamaqua Area Middle School Auditorium at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 18.

Tickets will be available at the door or by calling (570) 669-5505.