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Monday, March 12, 2012
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS This a uniform a Girl Scout wore in 1919. The uniform is in near pristine condition.

An exhibit of Girl Scout uniforms and other memorabilia is bringing back memories for former Girls Scouts.

The exhibit at the Liberty Bell Museum in Allentown is a collection of 11 uniforms, which date from 1919 to the late 1990s. There are posters, books, games, hats, jewelry, shoes, cookie and nut tins, cameras and hundreds of Girl Scout badges.

The exhibit, compiled by the History Committee of Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania, is on display through May 5 in the Liberty Bell Museum, located in the basement of historic Zion's Church, 622 W. Hamilton St., Allentown.

Friday, March 9, 2012
Devyn and Kira Hauser, daughters of Bill and Lisa Hauser, appeared in the Lehigh Valley Junior League American Girl Fashion Show this past weekend modeling fashions of yesterday and today.

Four young girls in the TIMES NEWS area were among the girls on the stage of the eighth annual Lehigh Valley Junior League American Girl Fashion Show last weekend.

They were modeling fashions of yesterday and today, from day wear to sleepwear to special-occasion clothing.

Proceeds of the show benefitted programs of the Junior League of the Lehigh Valley.

Friday, March 9, 2012

The American Cancer Society will host a Look Good, Feel Better makeover workshop from 4-6 p.m., March 12, at the Schuylkill Medical Center-South, 420 S. Jackson St., Pottsville. The medical center is the former Pottsville Hospital and Warne Clinic.

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.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Pennsylvania Women's Press Association will again offer its annual Teresa Spatara Scholarship of $1,500 to a print journalism major working toward a newspaper career.

Both men and women collegians may apply. Applicants should be Pennsylvania residents at a Pennsylvania college or university and classified as a junior, senior or graduate level student for the fall of 2012.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

The Black Diamond Writers' Network will host its third annual Write it Right writers' conference from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 21 at the Schuylkill County Chamber of Commerce Building, 91 S. Progress Ave., Pottsville.

Keynote speaker Ann Boyle, author and former literary agent, will speak about Flourishing in a Changing Literary Landscape. She will join other professional writers and authors to share their expertise with those interested in learning more about the craft and business of writing.

Speakers include:

Thursday, March 8, 2012
Carol Zickler/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Lt. David Midas of the Carbon County Sheriff's Office spoke to members of the Nesquehoning Woman's Club at their March meeting. His informative presentation on Senior Security was well received. Midas is a DARE instructor as well as a police officer. He offers community programs to local organizations. With Lt. Midas are Jean Mikovich, left, chairwoman of the hospitality committee; and Madeline Ligenza, right, program chairwoman. The club will enjoy a dinner at the home of member Nan Kevilly on April 2. Members need to contact Kevilly and let her know which entrée they chose.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Categories this year are Main Dishes; Desserts; Salads and Side Dishes; Slow Cooker; Money Saving Meals; Salad Dressings, Sauces and Marinades; and Celebrations (which includes recipes for parties and entertaining).

Recipes must be created or modified by the person submitting the recipe or a member of that person's family.

The winner in each category will receive a $50 grocery store gift card and a $50 restaurant gift card. Winners will also receive additional surprise gifts.

The grand prize winner will receive a $250 grocery store gift card.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

The 1988 Cooking Classic Champion was Christine Mifkovich of Lehighton.

Here is Christine's winning recipe.

Shredded Apple Pie

Pie Crust (Makes enough for two pies)

5 cups flour

2 cups Crisco shortening

1 tablespoon vinegar

1 egg

Water

Mix flour and Crisco. Mix vinegar and egg and add enough water to measure 1 cup of liquid. Add the liquid mixture to the shortening mixture and cut with a knife to make pastry dough (or use a food processor). Roll and line 10-inch pie plate.

Pie Filling

Wednesday, March 7, 2012
RON GOWER/ COURTESY OF RICk FORGAY II

When the TIMES NEWS launched its first Cookbook Classic two-and-a-half decades ago, the main focus of the project was to reach out to readers and have them become involved with the newspaper on a more personal level.

Marigrace Heyer, former TIMES NEWS lifestyle editor, was instrumental in getting the annual cookbook and contest off the ground; along with Richard Forgay II, who was the promotions manager at the time; and Don Reese, who continues as the TIMES NEWS advertising manager.