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Friday, November 5, 2010

Area women are encouraged to let their hair grow now so that they may donate it in January to Pantene's "Beautiful Lengths."

A "ponytail cutting event" will be hosted by Courtney Mease of Lehighton Area High School and Salon Salvatore Christian, 531 North St., Jim Thorpe, from noon until 4 p.m. on Jan. 8. All qualifying donated ponytails will be transformed into free high-quality wigs for women undergoing cancer treatments.

Friday, November 5, 2010
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Students enrolled in cosmetology classes at Carbon Career and Technical Institute, Jim Thorpe, raised $558 for the Carbon-Tamaqua Unit of the American Cancer Society by putting semi-permanent pink streaks in clients' hair in October in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Taking part were, front from left, Alex Young, Kelsea Feliciano, Mekayla Wallace, Stephanna Costenbader, Emily Buss, Kati Weller and Casey Phillips.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

On Veterans Day, area teachers can bring history textbooks to life for their students at a free event to honor veterans of World War II on Thursday, Nov. 11, presented by Blue Ridge Communications and the Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN).

High school students and history faculty are encouraged to attend this educational experience.

At 6:30 p.m., at Palmerton VFW, 2020 Forest Inn Road, Pennsylvania veterans, Ed Kyler and Grant Lee, will share their wartime experiences.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Whether you have experience or not, the love of dance is the important factor for those who would like to participate in a music video at the Deaf Welcome Center.

The Deaf Welcome Center is issuing a casting call for 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6.

No experience is necessary and males and females ages 18 to 55, whether or not they can sign or not, are invited to take part in a music video for charity. There will be no compensation.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Blue Mountain Health System Womens Cancer Support Group will meet from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, in the Community Room of the Gnaden Huetten Campus, 211 N. 12th Street, Lehighton.

Guest speaker Lisa Nemeth will be present during the first part of the meeting to offer tax tips on gathering medical information to use for deductions for the 2010 federal income tax form.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The Hazleton Fibromyalgia Support Group will meet at 6 p.m., Wednesday at Faith United Church of Christ, located off the Airport Beltway behind Independence Toyota, Hazleton.

Guest speaker will be pharmacist Bill Spear of Hazle Drug who will discuss leaky gut syndrome, intestinal permeability test, lactic acid buildup in muscles and how eating sugar can cause pain.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

St. Luke's Hospice and Bereavement Program is offering a free evening supper and presentation, "Coping With Grief at the Holidays," on Wednesday, Nov. 10 from 6-8:30 p.m. at St. John's Church of Mahoning, 826 Mahoning Dr. West, Lehighton.

Stress is a part of the holiday season. Grief can magnify this holiday stress. Program presenters will look at strategies to help attendees cope during the holidays and beyond.

St. Luke's Hospice will provide the supper. For use in an activity, children under age 10 should bring a 1-and--inch by 2-inch photo of their loved one.

Monday, November 1, 2010
EVY HECKMAN/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Ian Christman, left, and Samantha

Cerimele were crowned Lehighton Area High School's 2010 Homecoming King and Queen. Cerimele was crowned during homecoming festivities at Friday evening's football game, as the Indians faced East Stroudsburg North. Christman was crowned during the homecoming dance on Saturday evening.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Earlier this year, 10 Northeastern Pennsylvania residents took the brave step of sharing their personal stories of surviving breast cancer in an effort to inspire others who are facing the disease.

Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BCNEPA) collected their experiences for its 10th annual Gallery of Hope, a traveling display containing survivor profiles and educational materials designed to raise awareness about the importance of early detection and treatment in the fight against breast cancer.

BCNEPA is seeking nominations for its 2011 Gallery of Hope.

Friday, October 29, 2010
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Marian Catholic High School, Hometown, crowned Zachary Miller, Jim Thorpe as its 2010 Homecoming King and Cathleen Cataldo, also of Jim Thorpe, as Queen on during half-time festivities last Friday.