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Tuesday, June 5, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Above and below, the Carbon County Art League hosted its 31st annual Art Show at the Anita Shapolsky Art Foundation in Jim Thorpe over the weekend.

The Anita Shapolsky Art Foundation on 20 West Broadway in Jim Thorpe was the venue for the Carbon County Art League's 31st Annual Art Show held June 2-3.

Organizers considered the event a "grand success."

Participating in this year's show were 33 artist exhibiting 99 works of art competing for a total of $1,000 in prize money.

The 2012 Best of Show was awarded to photographer Jon Stoj for his photograph of "Blue Heron in Carbon County."

Category winners are:

Monday, June 4, 2012
Lehighton HS Class of 1962 gathers for 50-year reunion

Lehighton High School Class of 1962 celebrated its 50-year class reunion at the Mahoning Valley Country Club on June 1. Class members were the honored guests at the Lehighton Area High School graduation that evening. At the reunion each class member received a commemorative booklet and a coffee mug with their high school designed on it.

Monday, June 4, 2012
Danielle Miller

Dance with Kim School of Performing Arts LLC, located in Lehighton, recently held an awards banquet and awarded over $2,300 in performing arts scholarships. The event was held at the Lehighton Orioles.

Named Senior Dancer of the Year for 2012 is Elizabeth Beck, 16-year-old daughter of Michael and Elyssa Beck of Easton and Bron and Maureen Leopold of Lehighton, and granddaughter of Terry and Donna Graver of Lehighton. Elizabeth was awarded a $300 Performing Arts Scholarship.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Residents of the Maple Shade Meadows Senior Living Center held Memorial Day services on Tuesday. Representatives from American Legion Post 304 and VFW Post 294 were present to conduct the program.

Friday, June 1, 2012

The American Cancer Society will host a Look Good, Feel Better makeover workshop from 4-6 p.m., June 4, at the Blue Mountain Health System, 135 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton.

The session is free and open to all local female cancer patients actively undergoing cancer treatment.

During the session, trained cosmetologists will meet with patients to discuss ways of using makeup and accessories to minimize appearance-related side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatment.

Thursday, May 31, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS The 23rd Ukrainian Folk Dance Workshop will take place from July 2-6 in Lehighton.

The 23rd Ukrainian Folk Dance Workshop, sponsored by the Ukrainian American Heritage Foundation of the Lower Anthracite Region (UAHF) will be held at the Ukrainian Homestead in Lehighton from Monday-Friday, July 2-6.

The camp runs daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and includes dance instruction, folk singing, sports, crafts and swimming.

Instruction is offered to children 5 and up, with advanced workshop instruction for experienced dancers. The workshop is under the artistic direction of Andrij Dobriansky assisted by Yurij Dobriansky.

Thursday, May 31, 2012
@$:"Sandsworms of Dune" 1977 by John Schoenherr, from the collection of Robert K. Wiener.

The Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley announces its next special exhibition a mind-bending menagerie of fantastical artworks that push the boundaries of the imagination.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012
STACEY SOLT/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS ABOVE LEFT: Georgianna Messinger, Olympic Day organizer and Mahoning Elementary physical education teacher, far right, addresses students during their Olympic Day closing program. Behind her are the flags representing each of the five countries students represented during the program. ABOVE RIGHT: Kate Halenar, left, and Payton Costenbader, first grade students in Mrs. Miller's class, throw a winning toss during the water balloon toss.

Team spirit ran high as students from Lehighton's Mahoning Elementary took part in their annual Olympic Day.

The program serves as a day to get students out of the classroom and into some friendly "international" competition. Boys and girls in kindergarten through fourth grade were broken into five teams representing the United States, Canada, Norway, Mexico, and Japan for a full day of athletic competition.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Pennsylvania 4-H is celebrating 100 years of youth programming. As part of the centennial celebration the planning committee is compiling a history of 4-H through stories.

4-H members, current and former leaders, alumni, current and former extension educators, and/or family members are invited to help tell the story of 100 years of 4-H. The group is hoping to create a historical timeline through stories of those impacted by 4-H.

Stories will be on exhibit around the state throughout 2012. A compilation will be published and offered for sale.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE BROADWAY GRILLE & PUB Zoraida Rivera is the new executive chef at the Broadway Grille in Jim Thorpe.

She has sautéed with Alain Sailhac at LeCirque and parboiled with Jacques Pepin at the French Culinary Institute. She has broiled, baked and braised for thousands of hungry customers at some of the top restaurants in the world.

But now she's here. Zoraida Rivera is cooking in Jim Thorpe.

The Broadway Grille & Pub in Jim Thorpe recently hired Rivera as its new executive chef, and she's already cooking up a storm, changing the menu and infecting the staff and customers with her passion for cooking and food.