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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Members of the Nesquehoning Woman's Club thoroughly enjoyed their evening at Maple Shade ALC in Nesquehoning recently. They were treated to dinner, followed by a tour of the facility. Madeline Ligenza, club member, instructed some volunteers in the art of ballroom dancing. From the left are Maria Mihalski, instructor Madeline Ligenza (front), Pat Sasserath, Judy Moon, Jane Pietruch and Gloria Shubeck. The executive board will be meet at Nan Kevilly's on March 24 at 1 p.m. The next meeting of the club will be April 1 at 7 p.m.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

There will be a Diamond luncheon on Friday, March 8 for women of of Trinity Lutheran Church who are 70 years and older, at Luther Hall.

Following the luncheon, there will be a fashion show featuring clothing from the Trinity Thrift Store.

Store volunteers, Trinity congregants, and customers will model the fashions.

The fashion show is being held to raise awareness of the thrift store and to remind the community that all proceeds from clothing sales benefit the Trinity Food Pantry.

Kay Patterson is supervisor of the Trinity Thrift Store.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

John Jacob Kibler, 301 Water St., Lansford, and Kayleigh Elizabeth Kuchera, 46 N. Fifth St., Coplay.

Brian Stephen Bromiley and Jayne Marie Swankoski, 1103 W. Church St., Ap. 4, Champaign, Ill.

Robert Keith Maier and Victoria Francine Nothstein, 331 High Point Rd., Lehighton.

Craig Thomas Sommers and Rebecca Lynn Mantz, 138 E. Berea St., Summit Hill.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Members of the TIMES NEWS Cookbook and Recipe Contest committee look over some of the recipes received for the annual contest. From left, reporter Amy Miller, lifestyle editor Karen Cimms, and advertising sales representatives Darlene Hentosh and Jennifer Benninger. The deadline has been extended to Tuesday, March 12 at midnight, so hurry and submit your recipe today!

Those who have not yet submitted their favorite recipes for the annual TIMES NEWS Cookbook and Recipe Contest will have a few extra days to do so.

While the deadline has been extended from Sunday, March 10 to Tuesday, March 12 at midnight, you still don't want to wait until the last minute.

The recipes are arriving every day and we are getting excited to sift through them and determine our winners.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013
STACEY SOLT/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Members of the Trinity Praise Band rehearse for the upcoming "Coffeehouse of Hope," a night of music that will benefit "Dylan and Gavin's Rainbow" ministry. The non-profit organization supports families facing a child's medical crisis. Band members from left include Becky McFadden, Brian Hoffner, Stephen Schweitzer, Rev. Robert Von Frisch. Additional band members are Susan Lovejoy, Duane Reichard, and Fred Reichenbach.

A "Coffeehouse of Hope" will be held this weekend to benefit local families facing the serious illness or death of a child.

The Trinity Praise Band will offer a Coffeehouse to support "Dylan and Gavin's Rainbow" ministry at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lehighton. The ministry was established by the Krum family of Lehighton to support families with a child facing a serious illness or medical condition.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

It's time to clean out your closet and help area children.

Gently-used prom and wedding dresses are being collected for the annual Prom & Wedding Dress Sale to be held from 4-7 p.m., Wednesday, April 3 at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe. Most dresses will be priced at just $10 (cash only).

All proceeds from the even will benefit Dream Come True, Blue Ridge Chapter.

Organizers are accepting new and gently-used dresses and accessories, including jewelry, purses, shawls and shoes, from now through March 20.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Carbon County Fair is looking for young women to participate in the 2013 Queen Program and encourages those interested to meet 2012 Fair Queen Maura Kelly, from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 7 or Sunday, May 5 at the train station in Jim Thorpe.

Interested candidates can meet Maura, ask questions and learn about her year as fair queen. Light refreshments will be served and applications for the contest will be available.

Monday, March 4, 2013

The Tamaqua Business and Professional Women's Club is celebrating National Women's History Month, giving special recognition to women in the arts at the March 5 meeting, which will be held at 6:30 p.m. at La Dolce Casa, West Broad Street, Tamaqua.

Guest speaker Corinne Lalin, MFA, will explore the history of women artists through the use of images produced by women to the depiction of women in art form. Lalin is an adjunct faculty member at Lehigh Carbon Community College with extensive knowledge of art and the place that women have etched for themselves.

Monday, March 4, 2013

The Hazleton Fibromyalgia Support Group will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday at Faith United Church of Christ, Hazle Township. Local chiropractor Dr. Daniel Gavio returns as guest speaker to discuss his latest seminar on A.R.T. (Active Release Techniques). More information about this is available at

Members are encouraged to take advantage of the group's lending library, where a large variety of books about fibromyalgia and related subjects are available to borrow.

Monday, March 4, 2013

The American Cancer Society will host a Look Good, Feel Better makeover workshop from 4-6 p.m., March 11, at Schuylkill Medical Center-South, 420 S. Jackson 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.