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Friday, May 13, 2011

Randall Douglas Perry, artistic director and conductor of The Bach and Handel Chorale, based in Jim Thorpe, will offer four open rehearsal and auditions to those seeking membership.

Auditions will be held June 13 and 27, and July 11 and 25, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church, 319 South Ave., Jim Thorpe.

The chorale is preparing for its annual Christmas concert, as well as its performance of Handel's "Messiah" on Dec. 17 at the Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Blue Mountain Health System Women's Cancer Support Group will meet 3:30-5 p.m. Tuesday, May 17 at the Lehighton campus, 211 N. 12th St., in the community room.

The theme is "Hospitality Day." Those attending should bring a finger-food type item to share. This group is open to women facing cancer-related issues.

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

Friday, May 13, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Samantha Guth, aka Reaper's assistant, makes "dead" students for Grim Reaper Day. Students are, front from left, Pete Baddick and Jarred Muffley; back row, Emily Hansler, left, and Joel Kulick.

The Tamaqua Area Student Government Association (TASGA) held its annual Grim Reaper Day Thursday in the Tamaqua High School as part of the Prom Promise Week.

The event was held to show fellow classmates what it is like to be without a friend for a day as 25 students were randomly chosen to be "dead" vehicle passengers or drivers, and had to remain completely silent the entire day.

Thursday, May 12, 2011
SUSAN LAYLAND/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Diane and Rod LaBarre have are photographed in front of an exotic Polynesian backdrop.

Saturday night was the ninth annual Senior Prom at Northern Lehigh Middle School. The seniors were not the students but seniors who, for the most part, are receiving Social Security.

The eighth-grade honor society students planned the event from beginning to end, including raising funds in October by selling pumpkin rolls. They prepared a meal, with the help of Susan Bowser, their home economics teacher that included ham, mashed potatoes and vegetables.

This event merged and united generations in a way that was not only inspirational, but fun.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

The search for the 2011 Carbon County Fair Queen contest is under way. To participate contestants must reside in Carbon County or West Penn Township (of Schuylkill County) and be a female at least 16 years of age, but not over 20 years of age by June 1.

Contestants will be judged based on an essay, personal interview and speech presentation.

Thursday, May 12, 2011
SUSAN LAYLAND/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS The Imler Brothers, Benjamin and Riley look on as Elija (who is a Dream Come True Kid) proudly holds his first catch of the day.

The Blue Mountain Fish and Game Association in Walnutport was once again the venue for the 14th annual Day at the Lake event. Organizations, such as Dream Come True, Special Olympics, and Center for Vision Loss are invited, along with their parents, siblings, caregivers and teachers to enjoy a day of fishing, activities, music, food and fun.

The lake is stocked with 400 trout that ensures each attendee receives their three-limit catch.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Representing Lehighton Area Girl Scouts are from left, front row, Shyanne Kleintop, Bryanna Berger, Shain Hrusovsky, Katrina Remaley, Bridget Dowd, Emily Sangiuliano and Jessica Vanfossen and back row, Suzie DeMara, director of Care Net of Carbon County; and Pam Berger, leader of Junior Troop 3248.

Several large bins filled with baby wipes, diapers and clothing, plus baby food and toys were donated to Care Net of Carbon County by Lehighton Area Girl Scouts.

"Your items will help mommies and daddies who don't have a lot of money," said Suzi DeMara, director of Care Net.

"Our mommies and daddies will have to earn these items by taking classes in parenting skills and working on their relationships."

DeMara said that when parents have good relationships, they are better parents and stay together to raise their babies.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Beth Bollinger holds her son, Cale, 2, in front of their Walnutport home. Cale is the winner of the TIMES NEWS Draw Your Mom contest. His drawing was selected at random from among the more than 250 submitted. Cale was presented with a $50 gift card for dinner at Roadies Restaurant at Penn's Peak in Penn Forest Township. Check later this week to see a sampling of some of the drawings submitted in this year's


Monday, May 9, 2011
M.Craig McDonald/Special to the TIMES NEWS Participating in Christ Lutheran Church's May Faire were, front row, children on the Christ Lutheran Youth Ministry group; and back row, organizer Donna Tweed, Tracey Hassler, the Rev. John Hassler, and the winner of the Spring Bonnet Category, Jill Tillney and model Meeghan Rossi.

Christ Lutheran Church held its first annual May Faire Festival titled, "Let Spring Light Your Heart" Saturday. The church is located on Church Road in Penn Forest Township, just off Route 903.

Families feasted on baked goods, barbecued chicken and homemade desserts.

Children ran freely on the grounds laughing and dancing with painted faces in between breaks of organized activities. The Faire was open to everyone.

Monday, May 9, 2011

The photographs of R. Alexander Trejo will be on display at the Dakota Ridge Gallery in Jim Thorpe on May 14, the opening day of the Jim Thorpe Art Weekend.

The series, entitled "Architectural Surreal," highlights Trejo's passion for architectural subjects and their relation to surreal and romantic art.

A native of Philadelphia, Trejo began taking photos in his teens. While working for several years in the architectural field, he traveled whenever possible and noticed that his 'hobby' of taking pictures was becoming a real passion.