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Thursday, March 17, 2011
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS Modeling some of the gowns donated for the fourth annual Prom and Wedding Dress Sale are, from left, Julianne Farina, BRC/Pencor Corporate; Cassie Borrell, Pencor Corporate; Erika Ahner, BRC/Pencor Corporate; Beth Winters, PTD; and Jen Brownmiller, Pencor Corporate. The sale takes place from 4-7 p.m. on March 29 at Penn's Peak. All proceeds will benefit Dream Come True, Blue Ridge Chapter.

Is there a prom in your future? How about a wedding?

Do you have a formal occasion coming up, or are you playing a diva in an upcoming theatrical production?

Maybe you're looking for an inexpensive costume for Halloween?

Well, have we got a deal for you!

The fourth annual Prom and Wedding Dress Sale will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29 at Penn's Peak on Maury Road in Penn Forest Township.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

NEW YORK (AP) – There's a new author in the White House: Michelle Obama.

The first lady has signed with the Crown Publishing Group for a book about healthy eating and the garden she started on the South Lawn of the White House.

The book, currently untitled, is scheduled to come out in April 2012. Crown announced Wednesday that Obama received no advance and will donate all proceeds to a charity or charities to be determined.

The first lady has been an advocate for locally grown food and last year started an anti-obesity campaign, "Let's Move!"

Monday, March 14, 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.

Monday, March 14, 2011
ANDY LEIBENGUTH/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

"Greatest pinnacle of sophistication."

That is how guest-speaker Donald Serfass of the Victorian Highwheelers described the transformation and growth of women's rights and transportation.

Serfass was talking to members of the Tamaqua Business and Professional Women's Club recently, at the La Dolce Casa Restaurant in Tamaqua, as part of its women's history month meeting.

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.