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Monday, September 16, 2013
JUDY DOLGOS-KRAMER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Ibiyinka Olufemi Alao poses with a slide depicting his self-portrait.

On Wednesday evening the Carbon County Art League welcomed Ibiyinka Olufemi Alao, Nigerian Art Ambassador to the United Nations, to speak at its meeting, held at the Penn Kidder Senior Center in Jim Thorpe.

Alao gave a slide presentation of his work along with an overview of his philosophy on art in diplomacy.

His message is simple.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

The Tamaqua High School Class of 1950 held its annual reunion picnic Aug. 17 at Leiby's Grove. Classmates attending included, front from left, Gwen Brachman Evans, Joan Jewells Breitman, Lois Moser Comisac, Margaret Leibensberger Burrell, Thelma Lech Maday, Mary Sloboda, Pauline Middlecamp Oswald, Marion Folk Klein, Patricia Kester Stellfox; and back, Ken Zimmerman, Charles Krapf, Edward Titus, Violet Osenbach Wood, Joan Reitz Berg, Robert Morgans, Bertram Leiby, Daniel Nelson, Ernest Pachilis, Paul Miller, William Johnson and Michael Tatusko.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Women's Cancer Support Group

Blue Mountain Health System Women's Cancer Support Group will meet from 3:30-5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, in the Community Room at the Gnaden Huetten campus of the Blue Mountain Health System, 211 N. 12th St., Lehighton.

The meeting is geared for women who have been diagnosed with cancer sometime in their lives. The format is informal. Contact Mary Ann Hazel at (610) 824-6490 for further information.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

To promote breast cancer awareness, Lehighton Area Lioness Lions Club will sponsor its eighth Pink Light Walk on Tuesday Oct. 1 at the Lehighton Recreation Center.

Registration will begin at 5:30 p.m., warm up is at 6:30 p.m., with the walk to follow.

Participants will be walking from the Lehighton Recreation Center to the Lehighton Amphitheatre and back.

All those participating are asked to wear a pink shirt to increase awareness of breast cancer.

Angela Mims of Milford, two-time cancer survivor will be the speaker for the event.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

The American Cancer Society will host a Look Good, Feel Better makeover workshop from 4-6 p.m., Sept. 16 at St. Luke's Miner's Hospital, 360 W. Ruddle St., Coaldale. Sessions are free and open to all female cancer patients undergoing cancer treatment.

During the sessions, 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, September 12, 2013

Allentown Fair Queen Erin Schantzenbach of Coopersburg presents Michelle Argust of Tamaqua a check for $125 after she won first place in the Alpha Graphics Blue Ribbon Apple Pie contest held Sept. 2 at The Great Allentown Fair.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Stacey Solt/Times News Dr. Roderick M. Quiros, MD, FACS, speaks during a recent breast cancer program sponsored by St. Luke's University Health Network. Quiros is a surgical oncologist with St. Luke's Cancer Center.

Advances in science and technology have vastly improved the way doctors detect and treat breast cancer.

These breakthroughs will lead to more personalized, effective treatments for the thousands of women diagnosed with breast cancer each year, said Roderick M. Quiros, MD, FACS, a surgical oncologist with St. Luke's University Health Network, who spoke recently during a short program in Jim Thorpe.

"This is about the ways that cancer is attacked or cured. It's not one big thing, but a lot of little things," said Quiros.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

The Carbon County Art League welcomes the public to a presentation by artist Ibiyinka Olufemi Alao at 6:30 p.m., Sept. 11 at Penn Kidder Senior Center, located in Bear Creek Plaza, Route 903, Jim Thorpe. The program and refreshments are compliments of the art league.

Alao is an artist who recently represented his country, Nigeria, and became the first-place winner of the United Nations International Art Competition among 61 countries.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013
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Mollie Eskin, originally from Brooklyn, N.Y., recently celebrated her 103rd birthday. A resident of Brookmont in Effort for the past five years, she was born on Aug. 10, 1910.

She wed Murray Eskin on Jan. 18, 1930. They had two daughters and two granddaughters, and now are blessed with six great-grandchildren.

Mollie has always been a very elegant woman and continues to wear fine clothes. She says she misses the days when she was able to throw lavish dinner parties.

Monday, September 9, 2013

It has been a big year for author Joyce Maynard.

Not only did she see the publication of her 11th book, she married her soulmate this summer, and her book, Labor Day, has been turned into a movie to be released later this year.

She is also celebrating the re-release of her memoir At Home in the World. The book, which came out last week, features a new preface by Maynard.