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Thursday, June 7, 2012
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Artist and photographer Linda Mann of Albrightsville may be entering her most productive period now that she is retired and can focus on her drawings and photography creating and exhibiting new work, and teaching about the art she brings to her work.

On Saturday, June 9 from 2-5 p.m., Mann will host a reception to open an exhibition of her drawings and photography at MudWorks Pottery Studio & Gallery in Effort. The exhibit will run through the end of July.

Alabama-born Mann majored in art at Mississippi Women's University.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012
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Elizabeth Reichard and Morgan E. Ott, juniors at Lehighton Area High School, have been selected by Shoemaker-Haydt Unit 314 American Legion Auxiliary, Lehighton, to attend Keystone Girls State.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Front from left: Dairy Maid Eva Scheitrum and Lil' Dairy Miss Rachel Scheitrum. Back row: Dairy Ambassador Addie Snyder, Dairy Ambassador Kayla Romberger, Alternate Dairy Princess Madeline Daubert, Alternate Dairy Princess Audrie Wolfe, 2012-13 Dairy Princess Darla Romberger, 2011-12 Dairy Princess Victoria Daubert, Alternate Dairy Princess Hannah Miller, Dairy Ambassador Jill Heffner, Dairy Ambassador Grace Daubert and Dairy Ambassador Sarah Palerino. Missing is Dairy Maid Allison Butler.

Darla Romberger, 22, daughter of William and Kathy Romberger, Pitman, was crowned the 2012-2013 Schuylkill County Dairy Princess Sunday at the Hegins Fire Company. She presented a skit and speech on the importance of dairy and the nutrition that dairy has to offer.

Also crowned were three alternate Dairy Princesses: Madeline Daubert, 19, Pine Grove, daughter of Ronald Ray and Melanie Daubert; Audrie Wolfe, 18, Pine Grove, daughter of Mark and Amy Wolfe; and Hannah Miller, 17, Tamaqua, daughter of Russel and Christine Miller.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Parent volunteer Sandy Buskirk paints a flower on the cheek of Pre-K student Katherine Morris. Katherine is wearing one of the t-shirts that the PTA gave to every child in the school.

Jim Thorpe area students in grades pre-K through sixth were recently treated to a May Fair sponsored by the L.B. Morris Parents and Teachers Association. This is the fifth year May Fair has been held at the school.

"The kids work hard all year and they deserve some fun to release energy and know that we care about them," said Julie Renode, PTA president.

"The PTA exists for the children and they tell us that this is the kind of fun they enjoy the most."

Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Genevieve Sterlock

Genevieve Sherlock, who has resided at Heritage Hill Senior Community in Weatherly since 2011, is celebrating her 100th birthday.

Born in Rome, N.Y. on June 6, 1912, Genevieve moved to Jeansville in 1919, then to McAdoo in 1925 where she resided until recently.

She married Joseph Sterlock in 1935 and was married for 41 years until his death in 1977.

Genevieve has one daughter, Eugenia Bumbulsky of Hometown. She also has a granddaughter, Renee Wetterau, and one great-granddaughter of Drums.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Above and below, the Carbon County Art League hosted its 31st annual Art Show at the Anita Shapolsky Art Foundation in Jim Thorpe over the weekend.

The Anita Shapolsky Art Foundation on 20 West Broadway in Jim Thorpe was the venue for the Carbon County Art League's 31st Annual Art Show held June 2-3.

Organizers considered the event a "grand success."

Participating in this year's show were 33 artist exhibiting 99 works of art competing for a total of $1,000 in prize money.

The 2012 Best of Show was awarded to photographer Jon Stoj for his photograph of "Blue Heron in Carbon County."

Category winners are:

Monday, June 4, 2012
Lehighton HS Class of 1962 gathers for 50-year reunion

Lehighton High School Class of 1962 celebrated its 50-year class reunion at the Mahoning Valley Country Club on June 1. Class members were the honored guests at the Lehighton Area High School graduation that evening. At the reunion each class member received a commemorative booklet and a coffee mug with their high school designed on it.

Monday, June 4, 2012
Danielle Miller

Dance with Kim School of Performing Arts LLC, located in Lehighton, recently held an awards banquet and awarded over $2,300 in performing arts scholarships. The event was held at the Lehighton Orioles.

Named Senior Dancer of the Year for 2012 is Elizabeth Beck, 16-year-old daughter of Michael and Elyssa Beck of Easton and Bron and Maureen Leopold of Lehighton, and granddaughter of Terry and Donna Graver of Lehighton. Elizabeth was awarded a $300 Performing Arts Scholarship.

Friday, June 1, 2012
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Residents of the Maple Shade Meadows Senior Living Center held Memorial Day services on Tuesday. Representatives from American Legion Post 304 and VFW Post 294 were present to conduct the program.

Friday, June 1, 2012

The American Cancer Society will host a Look Good, Feel Better makeover workshop from 4-6 p.m., June 4, at the Blue Mountain Health System, 135 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton.

The session is free and open to all local female cancer patients actively undergoing cancer treatment.

During the session, 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.