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Friday, October 21, 2011
ABOVE: St. Luke's Breast Cancer Awareness Committee members, Sharon Oravec, far left, Anita Hiles, second from right, and Barbara Porambo, far right, with Andrea J. Smith, the speaker for the annual BCA luncheon. LEFT: Smith, a genetic counselor, spoke to approximately 50 attendees at the 13th annual St. Luke's Breast Cancer Awareness tea.

As part of its continued effort to promote awareness and educate the community about breast cancer, the Breast Cancer Awareness committee of St. Luke's Miners Hospital held its annual tea at Macaluso's at the Lantern Inn in Nesquehoning on Sunday.

About 50 women attended the tea as well as a presentation given by Andrea J. Smith, MS, CGC.

Smith, a certified genetic counselor with St. Luke's Family Cancer Risk Evaluation Program, spoke to the attendees on the topic of "Genetics and Breast Cancer: How Does Family Affect Risk?"

Thursday, October 20, 2011

When her youngest son, Robby Ellis-Williams, was just 4 months old, Holly Ellis learned about a program that would benefit her child in the most unlikely ways.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Over the last year, Robby Ellis-Williams began preparing for kindergarten.

With the help of Chris Frantz, a Kindergarten SHINE home visitor, as well as his family, he practiced his letter and number recognition, printing his name and more.

By the time school began in August, Robby knew the sounds each letter made, could identify numbers and printed his name with ease. He also had an imagination for telling stories and working with props to convey a message.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

What would you do to help children "shine"?

Would you continue their education after classroom instruction ended and help them build social skills through hands-on activities after school?

Would you raise the bar on your teaching skills and think outside the box?

Would you go into your students' homes during the summer to continue teaching and addressing their needs?

Would you challenge the child's parents to become a teacher outside of their student's classroom?

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Paul Sheckler, member of Palmerton High School Class of 1955 and Penn State Class of 1960, will discuss and read from his novel, "The Hawk Knows," at Palmerton Area Library at 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 21.

The book is available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and AuthorHouse websites, as well as at the reading. Sheckler, who resides in California, is hoping former classmates will attend.

"The Hawk Knows" centers around a Ponzi Scheme in real estate and is set in Arizona during the financial debacles of 2007-2008.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A free luncheon will be held at the Parryville UMC, Main and Chestnut streets, Parryville, on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.

All are welcome.

Monday, October 17, 2011
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Krista Paul is the 2011 Homecoming Queen for Panther Valley High School, crowned prior to Saturday night's football game in which the Panthers played Shenandoah. The Homecoming King is Dustin Marblestone, a member of the football team.

Monday, October 17, 2011
Members of the 10th annual Ladies Night Out Breast Cancer Awareness program and dinner committee were, from left, Denise Kennedy, public relations assistant; Alicia Silliman, administrator at The Summit; Mary Lou McGeehan, community education coordinator; Theresa Long, guest speaker; Lois Richards, RN BSN; and Lisa Johnson, vice president of public relations and marketing.

A sea of 200 women wearing pink greeted guest speaker Theresa Long, RN BSN, at the 10th annual Ladies Night Out Breast Cancer Awareness program and dinner, held last Thursday at the Mahoning Valley Country Club.

Monday, October 17, 2011
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Lehighton Area High School crowned its homecoming royalty this past weekend. Homecoming Queen was Catherine "Cat" Varley, who was crowned during Friday night's game against Stroudsburg. Arthur Terembula was crowned King at the homecoming dance on Saturday.

Monday, October 17, 2011
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Danielle Tristani was crowned Homecoming Queen for Marian Catholic High School during halftime of the school's football game with Minersville, Saturday. Homecoming King is Anthony Pilla, who played in the game.