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Monday, September 19, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Stonehedge Gardens board members and volunteers pictured from left are Shawn Walker, Dick Lane, founder Russell Keich, garden specialist Thomas Anthony, President Tracy Perry, Vice President Patty Passick and treasurer Brooke McDermott.

Stonehedge Gardens in South Tamaqua recently hosted an art gallery open house as part of its annual members' appreciation picnic.

The day also launched the reopening of Stonehedge's Art Gallery. Stocked with an array of fine handcrafted items and art work, the gallery is open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 7 p.m., with hours expanding as the holidays approach.

Stonehedge's 31st Tree Lighting Season begins in a few months.

All proceeds benefit the organization's maintenance and development.

Monday, September 19, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Arlene McGeehan, Tamaqua, retired from Rest Haven County Home, tries her luck for a plant during their mini-Chinese auction.

The Schuylkill County Retirees held its 25th annual member appreciation picnic in Tamaqua for the first time, at the Bungalow Park pavilion. Over 45 members attended. Any pension-collecting retiree living in Schuylkill County can inquire by calling Joan Deitrich, president, at (570) 668-4679. Below, retirees enjoy a meal together. Front left, Helen Macenka, Nicholas Macenka, Paul Sheers, and Helen Sheers.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Lehighton Area Lioness Lions Club is hosting its fourth annual Pink Light Walk on Tuesday, Oct. 4, at the Lehighton Recreation Center.

Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. Warm up is at 6:30 p.m., followed by the walk.

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

Nicole Beckett will be the honorary chairperson for the event.

Participants need not be a survivor to be involved.

Following the walk, light refreshments will be served and there will be an opportunity to win a homemade quilt and pink wreath.

Friday, September 16, 2011
Carol Zickler/special to the times news

MapleShade Meadows Assisted Living Center honored

Nesquehoning's fire company personnel at a 9/11 dinner in the Bistro of the center recently. Taking part were, seated from left to right, Susan Hydro, MS activities director; Diana Walls, Hauto

Volunteer Fire Company; Kim Infante, MS director of marketing. Standing are Jim Nardozzi, New Columbus Fire Chief; Dave Walls, Hauto Volunteer Fire Company Fire Chief; the Rev. Francis

Friday, September 16, 2011

Blue Mountain Health System Women's Cancer Support Group will gather from 3:30-5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20 in the Community Room of the Gnaden Huetten campus, 211 N. 12th St., Lehighton, for a general meeting.

The Women's Cancer Support Group is geared toward women who have been diagnosed with cancer sometime in their lives. The format is informal.

Women with cancer-related issues who are looking for personal, mutual support are invited to attend.

Contact Mary Ann Hazel at (610) 824-6490 for further information or questions.

Friday, September 16, 2011
FILE - In this Oct. 5, 1960 file photo, Jacqueline Kennedy poses at her typewriter where she writes her weekly "Candidate's Wife" column in her Georgetown home in Washington. President John F. Kennedy openly scorned the notion of Vice President Lyndon Baines Johnson succeeding him in office, according to a book of newly released interviews with his widow, former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy. (AP Photo/File)

NEW YORK (AP) – It's a side of Jacqueline Kennedy only friends and family knew. Funny and inquisitive, canny and cutting.

In "Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life With John F. Kennedy," the former first lady was not yet the jet-setting celebrity of the late 1960s or the literary editor of the 1970s and 1980s. But she was also nothing like the soft-spoken fashion icon of the three previous years. She was in her mid-30s, recently widowed, but dry-eyed and determined to set down her thoughts for history.

Thursday, September 15, 2011
KAREN CIMMS/TIMES NEWS Performers from "The Rags, Riches and Reality Revue" rehearse "There's No Business Like Show Business" from Annie Get Your Gun. They include front row from left, Karen Kappes, Tyler Dietz and Kim Klein; and back row, Kane Zerbe and Brenda Fritzinger.

Those looking for a little taste of Broadway can get their fill this weekend when H.T.O. Services' Musique presents "The Rags, Riches and Reality Revue," at the Lehighton Borough Annex Auditorium, located at 110 North Third St. in Lehighton.

Showtimes are 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 and 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 18.

Dubbed a celebration of the "rags, the riches, and the reality of the Great White Way," the show will feature selections from five popular musicals: Annie Get Your Gun, Oliver!, Annie, Chorus Line and 42nd Street.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

The 93 Annual Nothstein Family Reunion will be held Sunday, Sept. 18, at the West Penn Community Park in New Ringgold.

Lunch will be at noon with a meeting scheduled for 1 p.m.

For directions, or further information, contact Wayne Nothstein at (570) 578-9479.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

The Tamaqua Area High School Class of 1986 will host its 25-year reunion on Sept. 24 at Genetti's Best Western in Hazleton.

The event starts at 5 p.m. with dinner being served at 6 p.m.

For more information visit www.tahs1986.com.

Thursday, September 15, 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. 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 experience, but dedication is required.

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