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Monday, September 26, 2011
AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS Carol Zickler, seated, will be retiring after more than 30 years as a freelance writer and photographer with the TIMES NEWS. Sheri Ryan, left, of Lansford, will begin covering the Nesquehoning area on Oct. 9.

After more than three decades chronicling the happenings in Nesquehoning and the Panther Valley, TIMES NEWS freelancer Carol Zickler will retire on Oct. 8.

Replacing her will be Sheri Ryan of Lansford.

"After 30 some odd years, I think it's time," said Zickler when asked why she was retiring.

While her husband, Ed, is not retiring, Zickler is looking forward to traveling when he is able to take time off from his job at KME.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Heritage Hill Senior Community in Weatherly will again host Carbon County Alzheimer's Memory Walk for the 11th consecutive year. The event will be held Saturday, Oct. 8, at Heritage Hill. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. The three mile walk through the borough of Weatherly will take place at 10 a.m. Other events to raise awareness and funds are scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon that day.

All proceeds from the event will go to the Alzheimer's Association.

Friday, September 23, 2011

The Tamaqua High School Class of 1957 will meet at 1:30 p.m., Sept. 26, at the home of Carolyn Meder Buzzard in Bethlehem. The group will discuss plans for a 55-year anniversary reunion, to be held in 2012.

All class members are welcome to attend.

For more information, or directions, call Carolyn at (610) 691-6203 or John and Betty Lezousky at (610) 767-2700.

Friday, September 23, 2011
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Student Council members and class officers at Marian High School include, front row from left, Stephen Valente, Joanna Butala, Anthony Damiano and Anthony Pilla. Second row, Deborah Coles, adviser; Emily Burger; Thomas Hagenbuch; Katie Smulligan; Nicole Bechtel; Logan Rutch and Brendan McGowan. Third row, Jordan Weber and Philip Schron. Fourth row, Nicole Collevechio, Mary Kate Sherkness, Nicholas Kweder, Molly Balliet, Dylan Quirk and Jessica Horlacher. Fifth row, Ashton Galasso, Alyssa Wagner, Mary Susan McAndrew, Kassandra Mantz, Amanda Srinivasan and Arianna Srinivasan.

The 2011-2012 Marian Catholic Student Council was inducted at a special Student Council Mass held recently at the high school.

Inducted into Student Council were Anthony Pilla, president; Anthony Damiano, vice president; Joanna Butala, secretary; and Stephen Valente, treasurer.

In additions, class officers are:

Seniors: Logan Rutch, president; Katie Smulligan, vice president; Nicole Bechtel, secretary-treasurer.

Juniors: Jessica Horlacher, president; Dylan Quirk, vice president; Nicole Collevechio, secretary-treasurer.

Thursday, September 22, 2011
VICTOR IZZO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Members of the Jim Thorpe Rotary Club, Randy Smith, left, and Ronald Sheehan, right, delivered new dictionaries to third grade students of the Jim Thorpe Area School District. Third grade students are, from left, Aiden Marzen, Jason Bowen, Trista Gehris, John Toohey, and Thomas Kenny.

Third Grade students at the Penn Kidder and L.B. Morris Elementary Schools and St. Joseph Regional Academy received new dictionaries on Tuesday, courtesy of the Rotary Club of Jim Thorpe.

The club has been participating in a nationwide program know as "The Dictionary Project" since 2003. This year, Rotarians will give 216 dictionaries to third graders in Jim Thorpe. To date, the club has distributed 1,758 dictionaries.

Wednesday, September 21, 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 for this holiday season favorite. 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 to be experienced, but dedication is required.

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

Wednesday, September 21, 2011
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St. Paul's Concert Series, which will take place at the church, located at 1249 Trexlertown Road, Trexlertown, will begin with a Trumpet and Organ Recital in the church at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15.

John Thyhsen, a retired trumpet professor and freelance musician, will join Randall D. Perry, organist and Master of the Choristers at St. Paul's.

Thyhsen served on the faculty of Rowan University from 1969-2000. He taught trumpet and was director of jazz studies, and is also Professor Emeritus from 2000 until present.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Pocono Alliance, in conjunction with the Monroe County Grants Office, will be hosting a Monroe County Poverty Simulation from 8:30 a.m. until noon on Saturday, Nov. 12. The event will take place at Stroudsburg Wesleyan Church, 915 North Fifth Street in Stroudsburg.

The alliance is seeking people to participate in the simulation as either agency representatives or family members who are experiencing poverty.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS

Members of the 2011 Palmerton Area High School Homecoming Court include, front row, from left, Lydia Anthony, Kylee Turko, Kelsey Eaton, Morgan Myers, Marissa Larson and Kelsey Hay. Back row, Travis Wolfe, Sheldon Mann, Kane Kralik, Monty Szukics, Dallas Miata and Aaron Cook. The Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned at festivities this weekend when the Blue Bombers host Saucon Valley.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011
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The Weatherly Area High School homecoming festivities concluded Saturday evening with a dance sponsored by the SGA. This year's Homecoming Queen was Tracy Galada and runner up was Jacklyn Blew. Homecoming King was Samson Walton and runner up was Christopher Lafey.