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Monday, March 14, 2011

Diem Phuong Tran, 47 Susquehanna Blvd., West Hazleton, and Eric Matukonis, 18 Walnut St., Tamaqua R.D.

Billie J. Jelassi, 135 Coal St., Cumbola, Blythe Township and Braxton J. Moore, 321 Schuylkill Ave., Pottsville.

Friday, March 11, 2011
CHRIS PARKER/TIMES NEWS Blue Mountain Health System's Gala Committee is betting Lady Luck will be with them on their 14th annual event. Seated, left to right, are Romaine Biege, Jeannine Siegmond, Dr. Barbara Davis. Standing, left to right, are Denise Kennedy, Lisa Johnson, Susan Strauss, Joseph Guardiani, Jen Roberti, Kay DeMatte and Alicia Shutack-Silliman. Absent from the photo are the co-chairmen, cardiologists Dr. Ronald Stein and Dr. Bill Markson; and Lois Richards, Patty DeSousa, Sylvia Goral, Dr. Deborah Smith, Vicki Hanley, Allison Long and Sherill Hoover.

What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas, but guests at Blue Mountain Health System's 14th Annual Gala will want to take home the prizes and memories of all the fun they had for a good cause.

The Casino Night Gala will be held Saturday, April 16 at Woodstone Country Club in Danielsville, Northampton County.

Organizers hope the event will raise $100,000 for the not-for-profit Blue Mountain Health System's Gnaden Huetten and Palmerton hospitals and the Summit at Blue Mountain Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Members of the TIMES NEWS Cookbook and Recipe Contest committee are waiting to see what our readers are cooking up for this year's contest. Front row from left, Donna Hall, classified advertising representative; Karen Cimms, lifestyle editor; and Tami Kunkel, page compositor. Back row, Linda Muffley, Jennifer Benninger and Darlene Hentosh, advertising sales representatives; and Amy Miller, reporter and photographer.

Recipes are pouring in for the 24th Annual TIMES NEWS Cookbook and Recipe Contest. The deadline is fast approaching, and you only have until midnight Saturday, March 12 to submit your original recipe for consideration in this year's contest, and for inclusion in our annual cookbook.

There are over $900 in prizes up for grabs, including grocery store and restaurant gift certificates. Everyone who submits a recipe will receive a TIMES NEWS pizza cutter.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Care Net of Carbon County will hold its 10th Annual Fundraising Banquet on Friday, March 25 at Blue Mountain Community Church, 25 Oak St., Palmerton.

The evening includes dinner and musical entertainment. All proceeds benefit Care Net's clients by allowing the ministry to continue to offer services.

During the banquet's program, personal stories will be offered by those whose lives have been changed through the services of Care Net of Carbon County. Those attending will witness firsthand the benefits available in the community.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Blue Mountain Health System Women's Cancer Support Group will meet from 3:30-5 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, in the community room of the Gnaden Huetten campus, 211 N. 12th St., Lehighton.

Women with cancer-related issues are invited to attend this group, which offers a supportive social setting. Part of the meeting will feature a respiratory department technician demonstrating and explaining some of the equipment and supplies that a hospitalized person may receive.

For more information, contact Mary Ann Hazel at (610) 824-6490.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS The Gallery of Hope, which honors breast cancer survivors, will be on display at Blue Mountain Health System's Gnaden Huetten and Palmerton campuses this month.

Ten northeastern Pennsylvania residents recently took the brave step of sharing their personal experiences with breast cancer to inspire others who are facing the disease. Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania has collected their stories and photos for the company's 11th annual "Gallery of Hope."

Created in 2000, the Gallery of Hope is a traveling display designed to educate the public about the importance of early detection and treatment in the fight against breast cancer.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Last March, Mary Anne Christo gave birth to twin sons. She and her husband, Eric Waksmunski, anticipated complications as the boys were born 10 weeks early, but were devastated when both boys were diagnosed with Down syndrome.

Shane and Wyatt had a rough start, faced multiple surgeries and spent the first few months of their lives in the hospital. The twins have dealt with more in their first year, than most people experience in an entire lifetime.

Friday, March 4, 2011

"Music Together with Rachel" is celebrating at Strange Brew, a coffee shop in Jim Thorpe.

March is national Sing with Your Child Month and Music Together with Rachel is celebrating with a free one-hour family sing along, instrument play, dance along event at Strange Brew, 79 Broadway Jim Thorpe, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9.

Music Together is a research-based, internationally recognized music and movement program for children birth to age 5 and parents.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Isabella Baka is the third girl at Franklin Elementary School in Lehighton to attain the top level Presidential Award in all four years at the school.

This award is the highest achievement level in a battery of physical fitness tests provided by "The President's Challenge" program, which is designed to inspire children to become physically active and fit.

Isabella now joins an elite group consisting of Aubrey Blasiak, Lauren House, Aaron Berger and Kyle Hunter, who previously accomplished this feat within the past 15 years.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Donate your prom and wedding dresses today and help support Dream Come True, Blue Ridge Chapter. New and gently-used dresses and accessories including jewelry, purses, shawls, and shoes will be accepted until March 15.

Drop off locations include the following Blue Ridge Communications offices: Walnutport, Gilbert, Palmerton, Stroudsburg, Lansford, and Lehighton.