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Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Photo courtesy of John Grogan John Grogan, author of the runaway international best-seller Marley & Me, will give a talk and sign books at the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 1 p.m.

John Grogan, author of the international best-seller Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog will give a talk and sign books at the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum at 1 p.m. Saturday.

"We are honored to have one of the best known authors in America in our museum," said Joseph Garrera, executive director of the museum.

Grogan will speak about both of his books. His first book, Marley & Me, became a major motion picture in 2008. It is the story of a family in the making and the dog who taught them what really matters in life.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Among those taking part in the Pink Light Walk were members of Girls Scout Troop 34288, under the direction of Mary Ellen Galvin, leader; and Kristen O'Neil, assistant leader. From left are, Danielle Shapiro, Kaitlyn O'Neil, Maille Galvin, Danni Mergel, Nicole Huddleston and Olivia Peterson.

Lehighton Area Lioness Lions Club recently hosted its fifth annual Pink Light Walk.

Nearly 100 women wearing pink shirts, sweaters, scarves or sneakers took part in the walk to promote breast cancer awareness.

The participants walked from the Lehighton Recreation Center to the Lehighton Amphitheatre to hear the inspiring words of Dolly Woody, executive director Susan G. Komen for the Cure Northeastern Pennsylvania Affiliate.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Pocono-Lehigh Romance Writers (PLRW) will hold its November meeting at 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Palmer Township branch of the Easton Area Public Library. The library is located at 1 Weller Place, Palmer Township.

The program will include "Editing 101."

From the all-important foundation chapters to what goes on after you write "The End," New York Times and USA Today bestselling author and RITA® finalist, Caridad Pineiro, will discuss the author's editing process, how to clean up passive/active, identify your weaknesses and improve your final draft.

Monday, October 8, 2012
AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS Lisa Marie Halecky, marketing/admissions director at Heritage Hill Senior Community in Weatherly, left, welcomes Dr. Verna Benner Carson, a nationally recognized leader in the care of Alzheimer's patients, to Heritage Hill. Dr. Carson presented "Becoming an Alzheimer's Whisperer: A loving and gentle approach to challenging behaviors," to a group whose lives have been touched by a person with Alzheimer's.

There are nearly 5.4 million Americans living with Alzheimer's today, but Alzheimer's doesn't just affect the person that has it. It also affects the person's family and friends.

Heritage Hill Senior Community in Weatherly recently hosted a presentation by Dr. Verna Benner Carson, a nationally recognized leader in the care of Alzheimer's patients.

Friday, October 5, 2012
Special to the times news

Senior Sara Jones, right, was crowned Northwestern Lehigh High School's 2012 Homecoming Queen last Friday night, during the game with Notre Dame. She was crowned by 2011 Queen Nicole Lach. At Saturday's Homecoming Dance, Thomas "Joey" Duffy was crowned Homecoming King.

Friday, October 5, 2012
STACEY SOLT/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Michele Hurley, left, and Maureen Heffelfinger prepare meatballs for a spaghetti dinner at St. Katharine Drexel in Lansford. The dinner is sponsored by the One Love Foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports communities in Sierra Leone, Africa.

A spaghetti dinner will be held on Sunday, Oct. 14 from noon to 3 p.m. at St. Katharine Drexel Church in Lansford. Proceeds will benefit the One Love Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded in 2007 that supports communities in Sierra Leone, Africa.

One Love Foundation regularly gathers food, clothing, medical supplies and more for the African community. Donations are shipped to Sierra Leone to be shared with an orphanage, schools, and a life skills program that helps adult women to learn a trade that can be used to support their families.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Blue Mountain Health System Women's Cancer Support Group is providing the opportunity for a Service of Healing at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16 at Zion UCC, Second and Iron streets, Lehighton. The Rev. Allen Heckman will lead those present for the fifth annual Service of Healing. The service includes prayers, laying on of hands, and anointing.

Thursday, October 4, 2012
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS

Benny Mazella and Lauren Zurn were crowned Jim Thorpe Area High School's 2012 Homecoming King and Queen last Friday during halftime festivities, as the Olympians took on the Shenandoah Valley Blue Devils.

Thursday, October 4, 2012
CAROL ZICKLER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Panther Valley High School will hold homecoming festivities on Friday, Oct. 5 at the P.V. Football stadium when P.V. hosts Marian High School at 7 p.m. Homecoming candidates from the senior class are from left, front, Judy Lin, Jordan Kulp, Kristyn Gates, Liz Kocha, Amber Guzman and Trayvonda Rice. Back row are their respective escorts and candidates Coty Heffelfinger, Jordan Duke, Jacob Gulla, Greg Danchek, Joe Whildin and Richie Smith.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Paintings by Franz Kline, photographed May 16, 2012. David W. Coulter Photography

While renowned artist Franz Kline lived in Lehighton more than 80 years ago, many of the local images that inspired his work remain intact. It was the visual impact of anthracite country that first inspired Kline to paint bold, stark lines across a canvas and capture the area's sense of both beauty and decay.