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Friday, September 16, 2011
FILE - In this Oct. 5, 1960 file photo, Jacqueline Kennedy poses at her typewriter where she writes her weekly "Candidate's Wife" column in her Georgetown home in Washington. President John F. Kennedy openly scorned the notion of Vice President Lyndon Baines Johnson succeeding him in office, according to a book of newly released interviews with his widow, former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy. (AP Photo/File)

NEW YORK (AP) – It's a side of Jacqueline Kennedy only friends and family knew. Funny and inquisitive, canny and cutting.

In "Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life With John F. Kennedy," the former first lady was not yet the jet-setting celebrity of the late 1960s or the literary editor of the 1970s and 1980s. But she was also nothing like the soft-spoken fashion icon of the three previous years. She was in her mid-30s, recently widowed, but dry-eyed and determined to set down her thoughts for history.

Thursday, September 15, 2011
KAREN CIMMS/TIMES NEWS Performers from "The Rags, Riches and Reality Revue" rehearse "There's No Business Like Show Business" from Annie Get Your Gun. They include front row from left, Karen Kappes, Tyler Dietz and Kim Klein; and back row, Kane Zerbe and Brenda Fritzinger.

Those looking for a little taste of Broadway can get their fill this weekend when H.T.O. Services' Musique presents "The Rags, Riches and Reality Revue," at the Lehighton Borough Annex Auditorium, located at 110 North Third St. in Lehighton.

Showtimes are 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 and 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 18.

Dubbed a celebration of the "rags, the riches, and the reality of the Great White Way," the show will feature selections from five popular musicals: Annie Get Your Gun, Oliver!, Annie, Chorus Line and 42nd Street.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

The 93 Annual Nothstein Family Reunion will be held Sunday, Sept. 18, at the West Penn Community Park in New Ringgold.

Lunch will be at noon with a meeting scheduled for 1 p.m.

For directions, or further information, contact Wayne Nothstein at (570) 578-9479.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

The Tamaqua Area High School Class of 1986 will host its 25-year reunion on Sept. 24 at Genetti's Best Western in Hazleton.

The event starts at 5 p.m. with dinner being served at 6 p.m.

For more information visit www.tahs1986.com.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

The Carbon Schuylkill Community Theater will host open call auditions for its December production of "A Christmas Carol."

Performers age 7 through senior citizens are encouraged to audition. Auditions will take place at H.T.O. Services, 255 E. Ridge St., Lansford (formerly The Studio), Oct. 6 from 4-6:30 p.m. and again on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 2-4:30 p.m.

Performers do not need experience, but dedication is required.

In addition to actors and actresses, there is also a need for stage hands, technical crew and general assistance.

Thursday, September 15, 2011
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS TNT dancers who performed at Kings Dominion and Busch Gardens this summer include, front row from left, Taylor Pengelly, Baylee Strausberger, Jade Schleicher, Brooke Schleicher and Hailey Hoffman. Middle row, Allison Butrie, Carly Smith, Mackenzie Hoats, Bethany Evans and Miranda Beers. Back row, Sabrina Strausberger, Tori Kunkle, Julianna Evans, Jurnee Strawser and Britani Graver.

In July, some members of TNT Studio of Dance's top dance teams were invited to perform at both Kings Dominion and Busch Gardens in Virginia.

After performing in the early morning heat, the dancers and their families got to enjoy the rest of the day at the parks. It was hot, so the roller coasters and water rides were deemed to be the favorites of the week and ice cream was the favorite food.

Next September, TNT dancers will head to another famous theme park, when they take off to Orlando, Fla. and Disney World

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The Pocono Parkinson's Support Group will meet at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 21, on the first floor of the Loder Building, which is located at 62 Analomink St. in East Stroudsburg.

For more information about this free program call (570) 420-3746.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011
The Class of 1951 of Palmerton High School hosted it's 60-year reunion at a luncheon at the Blue Ridge Country Club on Sept. 10. Thirty-two people attended out of a possible 81 classmates. Josie Siverski Babyak led the class in a moment of silence and paid tribute to the 31 classmates who have died. Stanley Partel, Arizona, received a subscription to The Scribe newspaper, published by the Palmerton Historical Society, for coming the farthest. Alice Britto DiMeglio, Minnesota, was recognized for never having missed a reunion. Those attending included, front row from left, Renae Boyer, Dolores Muniz Rabenold, Bob Steinmetz, Marie Melnick Post, Alice Britto DiMeglio, Helen Stevko Behler, Dolores Mendes Sciliano and Foster Green. Second row, Barbara Shupp Moyer, Susie Garcia Babyak, Betty Behler Green, Doris Smale Serfass, Phyllis Shiner Coombe, Frank Johannes, Audrey Leyfert Jones, Janet Smith McFarland, Joan Smith Smida, Anna Psarsky Richmond and Josie Siverski Babyak. Third row, Frank Smida, Larry Thaller, John Rodda, Richard Blose, Clayton McFarland, Marlyn Hall and Bob Kunda. Fourth row, Stanley Partel, Leon Prockop, Carl Smith, Franklin Neff and Franklin Strohl. Also attending was Paul Pastier.

The Class of 1951 of Palmerton High School hosted it's 60-year reunion at a luncheon at the Blue Ridge Country Club on Sept. 10. Thirty-two people attended out of a possible 81 classmates. Josie Siverski Babyak led the class in a moment of silence and paid tribute to the 31 classmates who have died. Stanley Partel, Arizona, received a subscription to The Scribe newspaper, published by the Palmerton Historical Society, for coming the farthest. Alice Britto DiMeglio, Minnesota, was recognized for never having missed a reunion.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Special to the TIMES NEWS The Village at Palmerton recently hosted a double birthday celebration for its youngest resident, Marge Rehrig (left), and its eldest resident, Angie DeKorte (center), who turned a youthful 96 on Aug. 26.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Breane Rupell, a stylist at Holiday Hair Salon, Carbon Plaza Mall, Lehighton, is one of the stylists participating in Clip for the Cure.

Holiday Hair Salon is joining the fight against breast cancer one haircut at a time.

Holiday Hair Salon, Carbon Plaza Mall, Lehighton, is one of the more than 7,400 Regis corporate salons across North America that is included in the annual Clip for the Cure event. To date, Regis stylists have raised $8 million for breast cancer research.

Part of the proceeds from every haircut at Holiday Hair on Saturday, Oct. 1 will be donated to the Regis Foundation for Breast Cancer Research.