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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Northern Lehigh Class of 1983 hosts its 30-year class reunion on Saturday, Sept. 28 at Walnutport Canal Pavilion, beginning at 3 p.m.

A casual dinner will be catered by Bad Bones BBQ; beer and soda will be provided. Music will be by DJ Jake.

For cost information call Roxanne (Knappenberger) Marunich at (610) 767-7165. Register by Sept. 10.

Make checks payable to: NL Class of 1983 and mail to Wendy (Fogle) Bauer, 577 Mountain View Drive, Hamburg, PA 19526; or Riverside Service Center, c/o Roxanne (Knappenberger) Marunich, 20 Main St., Slatington, PA 18080.

Thursday, August 1, 2013
DANIELLE FOX/TIMES NEWS An outdoor fan is a simple, chemical-free way to deter mosquitoes.

A recent New York Times article on a chemical-free mosquito repellant has been creating quite a buzz.

Published in July in the science section of the paper, "A Low-Tech Mosquito Deterrent," by senior writer William Broad said placing a fan outdoors is a simple solution to dealing with airborne pests.

Broad reported that according to the American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA), "Mosquitoes are relatively weak fliers," causing them to be deterred by the fan's mechanical wind.

Thursday, August 1, 2013
CSCT presents 'Dames at Sea'

Carbon Schuylkill Community Theater presents "Dames at Sea" this weekend in Lehighton. The curtain rises at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2 and again at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3 at the Lehighton Borough Annex Auditorium, 110 N. Third St., Lehighton.

Set in the 1930s with the stock market crash under way and the pressure of the great depression beating down, a struggling production manager, Hennessey (Jim Cimms) gives the cast his all to make "Dames at Sea" a smash hit.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013
STACEY SOLT/TIMES NEWS Helping to organize clothing for St. John's annual clothing giveaway are, from left, Miriam Borosh, Luther Snyder, Asher Huffaker, 5, and Bonnie Hoffman. The annual giveaway will start this Thursday at 9 a.m. and continue on select dates until Aug. 17. In addition to clothing and shoes for infants, children, women and men, organizers will also give away toys and household items.

St. John's Lutheran Church in the Heights, Jim Thorpe, will begin its annual clothing giveaway on Thursday, Aug. 1 at 9 a.m.

The giveaway will continue on select dates through Aug. 17. The program will run on Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Fridays from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

"This year we have an abundance of clothing," said organizer Bonnie Hoffman, noting that organizers believe this is the biggest giveaway the church has hosted yet. "We are very excited for people to take advantage of this."

Monday, July 29, 2013
STACEY SOLT/TIMES NEWS Zoe Rodgers, 4, and Andrew Rodgers, 3, make crayon candles on a hot summer day. The craft was part of a lesson on the sun as the sun heated the crayons, they melted to create a colorful candle.

School may be out for the summer but that doesn't mean it's time to stop learning.

Children's minds are like sponges, and summertime can be a great opportunity to continue the learning process outside of the classroom.

"It is important to keep kids' minds engaged during the summer months," said Melinda Penberth, a fourth-grade teacher at Panther Valley Elementary School "It helps kids stay motivated, focused, and exercises their brain. It also helps children become lifelong learners."

Thursday, July 25, 2013
DANIELLE FOX/TIMES NEWS Lisa Covitch, author of "The Epidemic of Teen Pregnancy: The American Tragedy," discusses with an audience at Lehigh Carbon Community College how to approach teen pregnancy and support teenage mothers.

The Interagency Council of Carbon County and Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) hosted Lisa Covitch, author of "The Epidemic of Teen Pregnancy: The American Tragedy" at the Nesquehoning LCCC campus on July 19 to foster discussion and provide educational material to teen mothers and their communities.

Thursday, July 25, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Meghan Dailey, 17, stands with some of her work on display at Stonehedge Gardens.

Stonehenge Gardens in South Tamaqua is currently featuring the work of 17-year old artist Meghan Dailey, Palmerton, in their monthly gallery.

"I learned everything from my very talented and dedicated art teacher Ronald Debias who worked with me vigorously to make me the best I could possibly be," said Dailey, a recent graduate of Palmerton Area High School, and daughter of Dave and Lisa Dailey of Palmerton. "With my work and his mentoring, I was able to create the pieces I have in my show."

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The deadline for the 40-year reunion picnic of the Tamaqua Area High School Class of 1973 has been extended to July 27.

The picnic will take place on Aug. 10 from noon to 7 p.m. at West Penn Rod and Gun Club, 1047 Clamtown Road.

More information is available by calling Debbie Sinton Eremus at (570) 668-4228 or email: The Class of 1973 was the largest graduating class in the history of the Tamaqua public school system.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

LONDON (AP) – It's Day One of parenting for Prince William and Kate. After the excitement and fatigue and joy of childbirth emotions shared with a nation the young couple is expected to bring the prince home Tuesday.

It is a daunting moment for any young couple, even one with as much support as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

The infant's name and what he looks like remain a royal mystery. And as he begins a long journey expected to see him someday become a king, Britons, and supporters from around the world, have been joining the royal family in celebration.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The Carbon County Fair is calling all bakers for this year's special baking contests. The fair kicks off Aug. 5.

The 2013 PA Preferred Chocolate Cake Baking (adult) contest and 2013 PA Preferred Chocolate Cookie, Brownie, or Bar Baking (for youth ages 8-18) contest are cosponsored by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture's PA Preferred program and the Pennsylvania State Association of County Fairs.