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Monday, June 24, 2013

Nellie Johnson, a resident of Heritage Hill Senior Community, presents Jared Nyer, a graduate of

Weatherly Senior High School, with a $250 scholarship. Nyer will pursue a career in nursing at Mansfield University. Heritage Hill offers this scholarship

yearly for a graduate of Weatherly High School pursuing a career in caring for the elderly.

Friday, June 21, 2013
Mallory Brinley

Two area girls have been selected to attend Keystone Girls State by the American Legion Auxiliary Shoemaker-Haydt Unit 314, Lehighton.

Mallory Brinley is the daughter of Patricia Brinley and Ross Brinley of New Tripoli. She attends Northwestern Lehigh High School and plans to attend college with a major in political science.

Brinley is active in field hockey, track and field, cross country, science and drama clubs, and scholastic scrimmage. She is president of the school's National Honor Society.

Friday, June 21, 2013

The Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group (GLVWG) will host a meeting at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 22, at the Palmer Branch of the Easton Area Public Library, 1 Weller Place, Palmer Township.

Morning program (11 a.m.): Focus the Moment in Your Writing published poet Marilyn Hazelton will describe a technique called "link and shift," a central concept in Japanese poetic forms. She will present an overview of these forms and will touch on how the Japanese forms develop the ability to discover vivid detail that can illuminate all genres of prose, as well as poetry.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Lehighton High School Class of 1964 will hold a class reunion meeting at 7 p.m., Monday, June 24 at the Orioles Grill Room.

For more information call Lester Miller at (610) 377-1702.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Dave Shallcross from the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General will be at Heritage Hill Senior Community in Weatherly on Thursday, June 27 at 2 p.m.

The Senior Crime Prevention University Program makes citizens aware of the kinds of scams used by con artists, such as home improvement rip-offs, foreign lottery schemes, telemarketing fraud and sweepstakes scams.

The program is open to the public to attend. Please call Lisa Marie Halecky at (570) 427-4500 to reserve a seat by June 24.

Friday, June 21, 2013

The Slatington High School Class of 1968 is looking for the following classmates to join them for their 45th reunion on Sept. 21. They are Lanny Lewis, Alice German Green, Susan Nash, Frank Rogowicz and Keith Ux.

Please contact Shirley Phillips at (610) 767-8750.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

The Natural Nail Salon will hold a grand opening celebration Saturday, June 22 from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. The salon is located at 24 Broadway in Jim Thorpe in the lower level of the Inn at Jim Thorpe.

The grand opening will include $20 Dazzle Dry classic manicures, free chair massages, refreshments and door prizes. All services are walk-in only for the day of the grand opening.

The Natural Nail Salon is an extension of the Therapy Option, also located in Jim Thorpe.

Thursday, June 20, 2013
ELSA KERSCHNER/TIMES NEWS ABOVE: Girls attending Girls' State and the women who helped them prepare include LaRue Fritz, second vice president of Unit 314; Cathy Olker, district president; Schyler Cordova; Sarah Ochs; Mallory Brinley; Christine McDonald; Ruth Porter, chair of the Girls' State committee; Christina Slack; MacKenzie Brezak; and Makenzie Lysek. Five were unable to attend. BELOW: Ashley Otto of Lehighton High School and Brianna Handwerk of Northern Lehigh High School are previous attendees of Girls' State. They came to the tea to help prepare the girls for the event.

Young women preparing to attend Girls' State at Shippensburg University next week gathered for a tea last Saturday at Oplinger Post 899, Walnutport to learn more about what they can expect.

The tea was hosted by American Legion Auxiliary Unit 899, and was for the purpose of preparing the girls for an experience in government.

Girls' State takes place from June 23-29. Area guidance counselors either recommended the girls or suggested they apply.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Brianna Bittner

Brianna M. Bittner, a junior at Tamaqua Area High School, has been selected and sponsored by the Tamaqua American Legion C.H. Berry Post 173 Auxiliary to attend the Keystone Girls State.

This will be the 68th session sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary.

The program, entitled "Experience in Government," will be held at Shippensburg University in Shippensburg from June 23-29.

Approximately 200 girls are being brought together through sponsorship by a number of local auxiliary units and other organizations to study government on city, council and state levels.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Students of Perry Music Studio performed in their annual recital recently.

The piano students of Perry Music Studio, Jim Thorpe, held their annual recital on June 7 in historic St. Mark's Episcopal Church on Race Street in Jim Thorpe. Maestro Randall Perry greeted the audience of approximately 75 parents and relatives and also introduced each performer. The students received a standing ovation from the audience at the conclusion of the recital. A small reception was held for the students and parents after the performance. Front row from left: Sophia Samoleski, Kate Malay, Anthony Witczak, Trey Gower, Olivia Bartholemew, Isabella Stianche and Aisling George.