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Monday, April 30, 2012
One of the 12 Passion prints by Johann Bussemacher recently acquired by the Allentown Art Museum.

The Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley has acquired a number of new artworks in recent months to add to its extensive permanent holdings, which now include more than 17,000 pieces.

"We're always looking to collect works that we feel should be preserved for future generations and that will help us fulfill our mission today as an educational resource," says Sofia Bakis, coordinator for Collections and Exhibitions.

Monday, April 30, 2012

A Jim Thorpe woman was one of the winners of The Marjorie Berlin Fink Merit Scholarships, announced the Ballet Guild of the Lehigh Valley, Inc.

Abigal Bleicher Healey of Jim Thorpe, will receive a half-tuition scholarship to study ballet and other dance forms in the Guild's Pre-Professional Division for the 2012-2013 school year and the 2012 Summer Dance Program.

Other recipients are Olivia Lovell of Breinigsville and Ava Gilotti of Bethlehem.

The winners were chosen from auditions at the Ballet Guild studios on April 15.

Monday, April 30, 2012
AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS First place winners of the Carbon County Conservation District's 37th annual poster contest stand with Audrey Wargo, district secretary, second from right, during the recent awards ceremony. Winners are, front row, from left, Sadie Trubilla and Brynn Wentz. Second row, Allison Amodea, Jack Kemmerle, Wargo, and Erin Hollingsworth.

Twenty Carbon County students were recently recognized for their poster designs during the Carbon County Conservation District's 37th annual poster contest.

This year's theme was "Soil to spoon."

During the awards presentations, members of the Conservation District spoke about the importance of understanding the roles of farmers and where food comes from.

Josiah Behrens, district chairman, welcomed the group of students and families and thanked them for participating in the contest.

Friday, April 27, 2012
Special to the TIMES NEWS Front from left, Faith Befano, daughter of Anthony and Susan Befano, Kelayres, Introduction to Business; Alexis Makowiec, daughter of John and Lynn Makowiec, Hazle Township, Sports Management; Samantha Faust, daughter of James and Mary Beth Faust, Barnesville, Business Calculations. Second row, Patricia Patton; Joshua Lex, son of Robert and Angela Lex, Ringtown, Management Information Systems; Timothy Miller, son of David and Judith Miller, Jim Thorpe, Business Communications; Nicholas Hopeck, son of Susan Hopeck, Hazleton, Introduction of Technology Concepts; and Christian Legath, son of Robert and Christina Legath, White Haven, Management Information Systems.

Seven members of the Marian Catholic chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America and the chapter adviser, Patricia Patton, the business education teacher at Marian, attended the 2012 Pennsylvania FBLA State Leadership Conference April 16-18, at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center in Hershey.

During the conference the students competed with representatives from other Pennsylvania chapters for top honors in the individually stated events.

Friday, April 27, 2012
Virginia Dunbar

On Monday afternoon the Friends of the Dimmick Memorial Library held an Afternoon Tea to thank all of the volunteers who work to support the Friends group and the Dimmick Memorial Library in Jim Thorpe.

Virginia "Ginny" Dunbar, a long time member of the group, was honored for all she has done over the years.

Joining the Friends group in 1989, Dunbar had served as the group's president for five years and is currently the vice president, a position she has held now for eight years.

Thursday, April 26, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Stephen Valente as Joseph, and Miranda Milillo, left, and Joanna Butala as the narrators in Marian Catholic High School's production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, this weekend at the high school in Hometown.

Marian Catholic Class of 2012 will present Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat this weekend. Showtime is 7 p.m. on Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 29.

The story of Joseph began in the summer of 1967. Andrew Lloyd Webber was asked to write a "Pop Cantata" for the Colet Court Music Department so that the school choir could sing it for their Easter end of the term concert. He immediately approached his friend, Tim Rice, to ask if he would write lyrics for the project. Rice suggested the story of "Joseph."

Thursday, April 26, 2012

The American Cancer Society will host a Look Good, Feel Better makeover workshop from 4-6 p.m., April 30 at St. Luke's Hospital Miners Campus, 360 W. Ruddle St., Coaldale. 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.

Thursday, April 26, 2012
Nellie Johnson

Nellie (Greenwood) Johnson, a resident at Heritage Hill Senior Community, Weatherly, celebrated her 95th birthday on April 24.

Born in Halifax, Yorkshire County, England in 1917, Nellie has also resided in Cregah, Belfast (Northern Ireland) and Union, Newark, Irvington and Branchville, N.J.

Nellie was married to her husband, Horace, on April 27, 1946. They both came to America on the Queen Mary in 1955, searching for those streets of gold. They were married for 49 years until his death in 1995.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Volunteers at Mahoning Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center were thanked for their volunteerism at the annual Volunteer Appreciation Tea. From left are Maryanne Smolczynski, Louise Serfass, Franklin Wertman and Marion Overton.

Extraordinary volunteers at Mahoning Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center were feted at the annual Volunteer Appreciation Tea held Friday at the center.

Serving as master of ceremonies was Cindy Swatt, activity director.

Swatt introduced Michael Mickey, CEO and administrator, who thanked the volunteers on behalf of the staff and the families for their dedication

"You have a true character of selfless giving on a regular basis," said Mickey. "Your visits have brought joy and brighten the day. You have come for a long time."

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Donations from the Ninth Annual Lehighton Community Book Swap, totaling $125.33, were presented to the Lehighton Memorial Library in honor of National Library Week (April 8-14). Librarian Becky Wannamaker, second from right, receives the check from Jonathan Rupell, a ninth-grade Lehighton Area High School, who has volunteered at the Book Swap each year for five years. This is the third year the event has contributed to the library. With them are event co-chairs, left, Jacob Molchany, and right, Ron Rabenold.