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Friday, April 6, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Allison Beltz of Slatington was awarded the Past Presidents Health and Medical Science Scholarship by the American Legion Auxiliary, Four County Council.

A Slatington girl recently was awarded the $1,000 Past Presidents Health and Medical Science Scholarship by the American Legion Auxiliary, Four County Council. Four County Council includes Carbon, Lehigh, Monroe and Northampton counties.

Allison Beltz of Slatington is the daughter of Maria and Wesley Beltz. She is a senior at Northern Lehigh High School.

Allison was accepted at Misericordia University, where she will pursue a career in physical therapy or medical imaging.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

The Carbon County Early Care and Education LEARN Team will be offering Gearing Up for Kindergarten this fall at the Jim Thorpe School District Office, located at 410 Center Ave., Jim Thorpe.

Gearing Up for Kindergarten is intended for Carbon County families with a child who is entering kindergarten in the fall of 2012.

The classes run for an hour and a half, with four sessions. The program offers parent/child activities, as well as separate child preparation and parent education classes.

Thursday, April 5, 2012
Marian students recently received awards at science competitions. From left, Stephen Valente, Victoria Vetter and Ryan Darrough.

Sister Bernard Agnes, IHM, principal, at Marian Catholic has announced that three students received awards during the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science Regional Competition held at Easton Area High School.

Robert Valente, chemistry instructor at Marian Catholic and Lorraine Piehota, retired Bishop Hafey science instructor, were the sponsors.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Blue Mountain Health System Women's Cancer Support Group will meet from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 17 at the Gnaden Huetten campus, 211 N. 12th St., Lehighton, in the Community Room.

Women who have been diagnosed with cancer are invited to attend for the purpose of mutual support in a friendly atmosphere. The guest speaker, Dolly Woody, executive director of Susan G. Koman for the Cure NE PA Affiliate, will present an overview of the organization's mission.

Contact Mary Ann Hazel at (610) 824-6490 for more information.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Miller-Keystone Blood Center visited Marian Catholic High School on Tuesday, giving students, faculty and visitors the opportunity to donate much-needed blood to help others. A total of 33 units were collected. Joseph Hruniuk, left, and Brendan McGowan are doing their part to help make the bloodmobile visit a huge success.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012
STACEY SOLT/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Members of the Teen Advisory Group at the Palmerton Area Library show the "Food for Fines" signs they recently created. During the month of April, the Palmerton Area Library will waive $1 off members' overdue item fines for a nonperishable food donation. Donations will benefit CACPAC, which supports needy families in the Palmerton area. From left are Dziayah Brown, 13; Savannah Moyer, 15; Brittany Irwin, 16; and Maggie Deibert, 13, all of Palmerton.

Palmerton Area Library patrons with overdue books, DVDs and other items have a new way to pay for fines this month.

In honor of National Library Month, the library will accept a donation of nonperishable food items in place of fines for overdue items during the entire month of April. For each food item donated, the library will forgive $1 from the borrower's fine. The food will be donated to CACPAC (Christian Action Council of Palmerton Area Churches) at the end of the month to help needy families in the Palmerton area.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS The Rev. Dr. Edward L Bean and his wife, Sharon, received a warm welcome from the church family at Calvary Evangelical United Methodist Church in the Lewistown Valley.

The congregation of Calvary Evangelical United Methodist Church in the Lewistown Valley has welcomed a new pastor, the Rev. Dr. Edward L. Bean and his wife, Sharon. The couple has been married 45 years. They reside in Bethlehem.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Carbon Schuylkill Community Theater will host an open call audition for "Delia Dancer, Doughnut Girl," on April 9 and April 12, from 6-8:30 p.m. both days.

Auditions will take place at 336 Cypress St., Lehighton.

"Delia Dancer, Doughnut Girl" is a modern melodrama that chronicles a ridiculous day and the challenges and struggles of a young woman who makes a living manufacturing doughnuts and sweet pastries in a small town doughnut factory.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Elizabeth J. Swolensky, 25 Crystal Lane, Barnesville, and Wayne E. Douglas, 524 West Grace St., Rensselaer, Ind.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Above, Palmerton Area Library director Diane Danielson, left, and employee Dorothy Strohl during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at "The Strohl In," the library's new reading and laptop lounge. The lounge was named in honor of Strohl, who will retire this week after 30 years of service.

After 30 years of working at the Palmerton Area Library, Dorothy Strohl is retiring.

But while she will no longer grace the building as an employee, library patrons and Strohl's friends and family have assured that she will be remembered fondly. They recently dedicated a lounge and coffee bar named "The Strohl In" in her honor.