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Thursday, May 9, 2013
ABOVE: Mike Reenock, art teacher at Lehighton Area High School, holds a ceramic mug created by his student, Rowan Laitila, while she holds a sculpture. She also made the painting using black tea. BELOW: Young TNT dancers perform a ballet for the Woman's Club of Lehighton during the club's Annual Spring Tea.

Members of the Lehighton Woman's Club got a look at the world of art through the eyes and talent of the young.

Nancy R. Carlson, club president, welcomed members of both the Lehighton and Nesquehoning Woman's Club, and family members and friends of the young people who shared their artistic and performing arts talents at the club's Annual Spring Tea.

The event recently was held at Trinity Lutheran Church hall.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

The Pale Moon Players are holding auditions for young actors, ages 8-15, for the play "Wooing Wed Widing Hood" by Charlie Lovett.

Auditions will be 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 21 and Wednesday, May 22 at Grace Lutheran Church, 4th and Mahoning streets, Lehighton. No preparation is needed. Show dates planned for July 12, 13 and 14.

For more information call (610) 377-0290.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

A free luncheon is set for Saturday, May 25 at Parryville UMC, corner of Main and Chestnut streets, Parryville, from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.

All are welcome.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Alverda Mackes

Alverda Mackes, a resident at Renee's Personal Care Home in Palmerton, is celebrating her 95th birthday today. She was born May 7, 1918 in Little Gap.

Alverda was married to Leon Mackes, who passed away in 1989. She is the companion of Samuel George for over 20 years.

She has three children: Deran Smith of Allentown, Delbert Green of Bethlehem and Gloria Eckhart, wife of Leonard Eckhart of Lehighton.

She has 10 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

She has been a lifetime member of the Jerusalem UCC Church in Trachsville.

Monday, May 6, 2013
STACEY SOLT/TIMES NEWS Olivia Claypoole, 5, left, and Hailey Barachie, 5, wear masks during a circus parade at Pathstone Head Start's annual "Circus Day."

The hallways of Pathstone Head Start were filled with giggles and smiling children during the program's annual "Circus Day." The event is held each year to give students a fun day filled with arts and crafts, music and carnival-style activities.

"We do this to give the kids something fun to do. They really enjoy it," said Danielle Strohl, the vice president of Head Start's parent committee.

"It's something nice for the kids, and it gets the parents involved."

Monday, May 6, 2013
Winifred Emma (Mulhern) Woods

Winifred Emma (Mulhern) Woods, nickname "Winkie," a resident at Heritage Hill Senior Community, celebrated her 90th birthday on April 12.

Born in West Hazleton on April 12, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Winifred and Daniel Mulhern of West Hazleton.

She graduated from Weatherly Area High School in 1940. She then attended McCann's School of Business for Stenography and later began working in the Hazleton National Bank building for A. Sterling Learn, CPA. Sterling and Winkie later married in 1945 and were married for 42 years until his death in 1987.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Students, faculty, administrators and parents at Marian Catholic High School, Hometown, continued a long-standing tradition of honoring Mary, the Blessed Virgin Mother, during the school's annual May Procession observance Wednesday.

The Rev. Kenneth Medve celebrated the Mass.

The event took place during the morning Mass that preceded classes, followed by the crowning of the Blessed Mother by Kara Sedlack, daughter of Cheryl Sedlack, Weatherly, and Mark Sedlack, Timonium, Md., who had been selected the school's May Queen.

Friday, May 3, 2013
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Julie Willet, Kim Ahner and Ann Louise Hayes are shown with Doris Matsinko, who is enjoying some ice cream while visiting with members of the LASD support staff.

The Lehighton Area School District support staff, over the past two years, has collected and distributed various items for two nursing homes within the district.

They were given lists of items that residents of the homes would appreciate and use. The officers of the support staff group then asked members to donate items for this yearly venture.

The support staff includes paraprofessionals, cafeteria workers, custodians, maintenance, secretaries, nurses, attendance officers, network analysts and emotional support interventionists.

Friday, May 3, 2013

The American Cancer Society will host a Look Good, Feel Better makeover workshop from 4 to 6 p.m., May 13, at Schuylkill Medical Center-East, 700 E. Norwegian St., Pottsville.

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.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

It's a tale as old as time Beauty and the Beast.

With dazzling costumes and colorful scenery, students in the Jim Thorpe Area School District will present "Beauty and the Beast" this weekend at the high school, located at One Olympian Way in Jim Thorpe.

The curtain rises at 7 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday, May 3-4.