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Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Carrie Fallon

Carrie Fallon, a resident at Heritage Hill Senior Community, Weatherly, recently celebrated her 93rd birthday.

She was born on June 17, 1919 in Jeddo Borough to the late Frank and Madge Smith.

She had four brothers and five sisters who passed away. She has a sister, Jean Dwyer of Old Bridge, N.J.

She was married to Joseph Fallon until his passing in 1980.

She graduated from Hazleton High School and then had a career with Penn Mutual Insurance Company, Philadelphia until her retirement in 1974.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Diane Minor took a first place prize at the West End Fair with a quilted wall hanging of a cottage at Honeoye Lake in New York. She said it has 450 pieces. Minor planned the design from a photograph. She exhibited it at the quilt show sponsored by the Polk Township Historical Society on June 10.

When coming through the door at the Polk Township Fire company, the sunshine of a bright yellow quilt made by Virginia Costenbader and shown by her daughter Sandra Borger, made the whole room seem brighter.

The quilt was part of the Polk Township Historical Society's annual quilt and stitchery show, which took place on June 10.

The show featured the beautiful work of fabric artists.

Quilting can be a way to recycle old clothes, scraps left over from sewing projects or new material to be made into something useful or decorative.

Monday, June 18, 2012
STACEY SOLT/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Grace Lienhard, 10, shows off the drawing of her father, Steve Lienhard. Grace is the winner of this year's TIMES NEWS Draw Your Dad contest. She received a $50 gift card for dinner at Roadies Restaurant at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe. Her drawing was selected at random from more than 145 entries created by area children. Grace is the daughter of Steve and Allison Lienhard and in sixth grade at Lehighton Area Middle School. This year's Draw Your Dad entries can be viewed online at www.tnonline.com. Click on the Lifestyle menu, then go to the drop down item "Draw Your Dad."

Friday, June 15, 2012
 Master Gardener Julie Foley, right, helps a mother and her children add their contributions to the compost bin during acomposting event. There will be another composting event at Mauch Chunk Lake Park this Saturday.

Carbon County residents can learn about the benefits of composting and enjoy s'mores at the same time this weekend.

On Saturday, June 16, the Carbon County Master Gardeners, a service group of the Penn State Extension; and Mauch Chunk Lake Park, will team up to host a Composting and Campfire Concert at the park. The event, which is free to the public, will begin at 7 p.m., at the picnic area around the camp store.

Friday, June 15, 2012
@$:Organist Thomas Dressler has released a new CD, which includes 21 selections from the Baroque era.

Music touches us in all of its renderings.

Albrightsville pipe organist Thomas Dressler, who holds a master's degree in music from the Westminster Choir College, believes that handmade music connects the musician to the listener more effectively than the popular electronic music of today. Dressler, 50, is very passionate about handmade music.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Dance With Kim students will present "Live 2 Dance" June 16, at Lehighton Area High School. There will be a 1 p.m. matinee, and a 4 p.m. evening performance.

For tickets or for more information call (610) 377-4884 or visit www.dancewithkim.com.

Thursday, June 14, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

The Tamaqua Business and Professional Women's Club met June 5 at La Dolce Casa Restaurant for a regular meeting and installation of new officers. Diane Lewis, District 9 director, presided over the installation ceremony. New officers include, from left, Phyllis Paisley, parliamentarian; Jean Ann Towle, treasurer; Mary Bridygham, corresponding secretary; Nancy Stephens, president; Judy Kellner, vice president; and Cindy Sabol, recording secretary. At far right is District 9 director Lewis.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Stephanie Beavers, professional editor and certified grant writer, will be the guest speaker at the June 16 Black Diamond Writers' Network meeting.

Held at the Tamaqua Public Library, the meeting will run from 10 a.m. until noon, Saturday.

The library is located at 30 S. Railroad St., Tamaqua.

Beavers will share her knowledge and expertise about the basics on grant proposal writing to help nonprofit organizations and professionals craft proposals that will capture and hold the attention of funding organizations.

Thursday, June 14, 2012
CSCT presents 'Delia Dancer, Doughnut Girl' this weekend in Lehighton

The Carbon Schuylkill Community Theater offers its production of "Delia Dancer, Doughnut Girl," on Friday, June 15 at 7 p.m., and Saturday, June 16 with a matinee at 2 p.m. and an evening performance at 7 p.m.

Doors open 30 minutes prior to the show.

The show will be staged at the Lehighton Borough Annex Auditorium, 110 North Third St., Lehighton.

This 1950s radio production showcases the comical unraveling of an episode of "Delia Dancer," complete with an appearance by the Hub City Singers and delicious doughnuts.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Lehighton Area Lioness Lions Club installed officers for 2012-2013. From left are, Pearl Zimmerman, director; Betty Wagner, director; Kay Teets, director, Magdalen Armbruster, director; Pat Whitehead, tail twister; Cleo Balliet, director; Brenda Green, chaplain and director; Linda Benner, corresponding secretary; Sue Anthony, reporting secretary; Gerry Anthony, co-treasurer; Pam Gothard, co-treasurer; Alicia Shutack-Silliman, second vice president; Lisa Whitehead, president; Sandra Whiteman, membership chairman; and Steven Anthony, lion tamer. Also Dale Reeder will be first vice president.

Lehighton Area Lioness Lions held installation of officers for the 2012-2013 year at Carbon Career and Technical Institute, Jim Thorpe.