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Friday, October 7, 2011
AL ZAGOFSKY/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Mari Gruber inspects the work of a fine-art crafter at the opening week of the Jim Thorpe Fall Foliage Festival. Gruber, in her third year as vendor coordinator has guided its evolution toward greater support for her great love-American art crafters.

Jim Thorpe's Fall Foliage Festival has been evolving, and over the past three years, its current vendor coordinator, Mari Gruber, has guided its evolution toward greater support for her great love American art crafters.

Because of the interest by the Reading & Northern to bring Fall Foliage excursions to Jim Thorpe, the town's 2011 Fall Foliage Festival has been expanded to four weekends. The first three weekends will be focused on crafts, music and food, and the last weekend will focus on the community arts, shops and nonprofits.

Thursday, October 6, 2011
Victor Izzo/Special to the Times News

Jim Thorpe Area High School will crown its Homecoming King and Queen during this weekend's football game, as the Olympians face off against Minersville. Members of the Jim Thorpe Homecoming Court are, seated, from left, Aindrea Williams, Erin Buci, Kayla Susko, Angela Strohl, Cristyna Batts and Kristin Lawrence. Standing, James Boyle, Benjamin Moore, Joshua Guth, Michael Trainer, Dane Ciavarella, and PJ Johnson.

Thursday, October 6, 2011
 Lehighton Area Lioness Lions Club hosted the fifth annual Pink Light Walk in Lehighton on Tuesday night. Approximately 300 people walked for breast cancer awareness.

Breast cancer survivors and their supporters walked in Lehighton on Tuesday night to promote breast cancer awareness during the fifth annual Pink Light Walk. The event was hosted by the Lehighton Area Lioness Lions Club.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Tamaqua Area High School will crown its 2011 Homecoming King and Queen during halftime festivities at Friday's football game against North Schuylkill. Homecoming Queen candidates include, front, from left, Jacqueline McMullen, Danielle Fox, Kayla Hope, Chey Bates and Amber Carroll. Homecoming King candidates are, from left, Tyler Groner, Lance Williams, Roger Taras and Pete Conforti. Not pictured is Jarred Muffley.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Special to the TIMES NEWS

The 2011 Northern Lehigh Homecoming Court includes, front row from left, Kayleen Owens, Morgan Kemmerer, Samantha Corcoran, Morgan Danish, Kianna Bellesfield, Allison Beltz, and Aimee Oertner. Back row, Kirk Bender, Thatcher George, David Getz, Dylan Hofmann, Channing Shiffert, and Nick Valentini. Candidates were announced Friday afternoon. The king and queen were crowned Friday evening as the Bulldogs hosted Salisbury. A photo of Homecoming King Nick Valentini and Queen Aimee Oertner ran in Monday's TIMES NEWS.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Third Annual Alzheimer's Family Fun Festival & Walk will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Mauch Chunk Lake Park in Jim Thorpe.

The event begins with registration for the Walk to End Alzheimer's at 9 a.m. followed at 10 a.m. with the start of the walk, a car cruise sponsored by the Jukebox Cruisers and live bluegrass music by Liberty. A motorcycle run also begins with registration at 9 a.m. and the run at 10 a.m. from the Riverwalck Saloon on Route 248 in Parryville. The run ends at the Mauch Chunk Lake Park.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Panther Valley Women's Club recently reorganized and is gearing up for another fun-filled stint of good works and good times. The group, which has been in existence for more than 20 years and boasts 33 members from Coaldale, Lansford, Summit Hill and Lake Hauto, meets at 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month at the Viennese Villa in Coaldale.

Wednesday, October 5, 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 for this holiday season favorite. 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 to be experienced, but dedication is required.

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

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The Panther Valley High School Class of 1981 has issued a last call for its 30th anniversary reunion, scheduled to be held Oct. 22.

The event will take place at Kelly's Pub in Lansford, beginning at 6 p.m.

For further information and reservations, call (570) 645-2200.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Blue Mountain Health System Women's Cancer Support Group will not meet at the hospital during the month of October.

Instead there is a change of location. The next meeting will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18 at Zion UCC, Second and Iron streets, Lehighton.

The Rev. Allen Heckman will lead the group for the fourth annual Service of Healing. This service is open to men and women who feel the burdens that may be physical, financial, psychological, mental, social.