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Monday, February 25, 2013

It's time to clean out your closet and help area children.

Gently-used prom and wedding dresses are being collected for the annual Prom & Wedding Dress Sale to be held from 4-7 p.m., Wednesday, April 3 at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe. Most dresses will be priced at just $10 (cash only).

All proceeds from the even will benefit Dream Come True, Blue Ridge Chapter.

Organizers are accepting new and gently-used dresses and accessories, including jewelry, purses, shawls and shoes, from now through March 20.

Monday, February 25, 2013

The American Cancer Society will host a Look Good, Feel Better makeover workshop from 4-6 p.m., March 4, at St. Luke's Hospital-Miners' Campus, 360 W. Ruddle St., Coaldale. Sessions are free and open to all female cancer patients undergoing cancer treatment.

During the sessions, 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.

Monday, February 25, 2013
Agnes Shafer

Agnes Shafer, a resident of The Village at Palmerton observed her 93rd birthday on Feb. 17.

Originally from Albrightsville, she worked in several factories, where she became a very talented seamstress.

"I did a lot of things, sewing, crocheting and knitting, but sewing was my favorite," said Agnes. "Me and my granddaughter, Robin made a shower curtain and drapes for her home and that was very special."

Agnes was one of those women other ladies would aspire to be: the perfect cook, baker and seamstress.

Monday, February 25, 2013
Charles Gilmore

Charles Gilmore, a resident of The Village at Palmerton, celebrated his 89th birthday on Feb. 15.

Originally from Bryn Mawr, he served as an infantry rifleman in Europe during World War II.

While in the service he received the Silver Star, the third highest award given.

Monday, February 25, 2013

The Carbon County Art League and Pocono Mountain Art Group have joined efforts to bring the joy and beauty of art to the residents of Mahoning Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center through a free and open art gallery.

The gallery will be displayed at 397 Hemlock Drive in Lehighton, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Larry David Hoffman and Karen Ann Yacovelli, 146 Wild Creek Drive, Jim Thorpe.

Barry Keith Frohnheiser Jr. and Sheryl Lynne Williams, 889 N. First St., Lehighton.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group (GLVWG) will gather at 9:45 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Palmer Township Library, 1 Weller Place, Easton.

The monthly meeting will feature two workshops.

In the morning session, which runs from 11 a.m. until noon and is free to everyone, editors Tina Gallagher and Pattie Giordani will demonstrate the dos and don'ts of agent/editor appointment etiquette and the elements of a winning pitch. Examples will be analyzed.

Friday, February 22, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Simon Maurer, talks to the crowd, while Anita Gordon, sits at the piano. Also pictured is Julie Askernia, page turner.

The Gabriel Chamber Ensemble (GCE), based in New Ringgold, performed recently at the Jerusalem Lutheran Church in Schuylkill Haven.

The performance consisted of Beethoven's "Spring" Sonata - Allegro for Violin and Piano; Ravel Noctuelles from Miroirs for Piano; Schubert Piano Trio Op. 99 - Andante un poco mosso; Mozart Duo for Violin and Viola, K. 424 - Adagio and Allegro; and Fauré Piano Quartet in C minor, Op. 15.

The next performance of the ensemble, which is celebrating its 23rd year, will be Sunday, April 7 at 3 p.m. at the church.

Thursday, February 21, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Deb Davis displays two dresses already donated to TAFFN's annual Belle of the Ball event. She said they are still accepting donations.

In this time of financial difficulty, every girl deserves to dress like a princess for her spring formal.

As the 2013 school prom season approaches, organizers and volunteers from the Tamaqua Area Faith Fellowship Network are collecting gently used gowns and accessories for "The Second Annual Community Belle of the Ball."

Coordinators Deb Davis and her mother Gwen Evans say that last year's event resulted in over 220 gowns being given to deserving young women, saying that the program was a "tremendous success."

Thursday, February 21, 2013
Special to the TIMES NEWS  Arlene Bowers, 79, of Slatington, and John Schatz, 85, of Walnutport, were selected as Queen and King of Hearts at the ninth annual Valentine's Day Party held recently at Blue Mountain Health System's Adult Day Services Center in Palmerton.

Some people really know how to use the popular vote to their advantage.

Just ask John Schatz and Arlene Bowers, who rode their wave of fame straight to the top as they were crowned King and Queen of Hearts.

The clients of Blue Mountain Health System's Adult Day Services Center in Palmerton earned that esteem at the center's ninth annual Valentine's Day Party.

As he was crowned, Schatz, of Walnutport, expressed his joy.

"I feel like a million bucks," said Schatz, 85. "I love coming here to the center."