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Friday, April 13, 2012

Christopher Dennis Berger and Angela Marie Zanders, 562 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton.

Friday, April 13, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Students of the Month at Our Lady of the Angels Academy for the month of March are from first row, far right, Makayla Gaston. Second row, Olivia Weaver, Hannah Soberick, Tatianna Zeleniak, Sophia Tenisci and Ethan Gardiner. Third row, William Cuevas, Scott Faust and Barry Fulton.

Nine students from Our Lady of the Angels Academy, Lansford, were recently named "Students of the Month" for March.

They were selected because they exhibited the virtue of honesty.

The following are quotes from each student.

Makayla Gaston, kindergarten: "I always try to tell the truth, even when it is hard."

Ethan Gardiner, first grade: "I always tell the truth even if I get into trouble."

Hannah Soberick, second grade: "I was chosen Student of the Month because I told what I did, that's why I got picked."

Friday, April 13, 2012

Cooking for large groups is not the same as cooking as cooking for yourself or family. Nonprofit, volunteer-run groups that prepare food to be served or sold to the public must be sure that food handlers are preparing food safely. Food not prepared safely may lead to a food-borne illness outbreak, personal suffering, and problems for volunteer organizations.

Thursday, April 12, 2012
BOB MILLER/TIMES NEWS Anniversary cake created by sugar artist Candy Repsher Knappenberger.

A party atmosphere pervaded the TIMES NEWS newsroom last month as we welcomed old friends and new for the finals of the 25th annual cookbook and recipe contest.

There were balloons, a beautiful cake and delicious food, as presented by the seven category finalists.

Although everyone went home a winner, Melody Patrick of New Ringgold took home the grand prize. Her Wonton Sausage Appetizers were a big hit with the judges.

"Everything was wonderful," Patrick said of the judging and celebration, held March 19 at the TIMES NEWS offices in Mahoning Township.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The American Cancer Society will host a Look Good, Feel Better makeover workshop from 1-3 p.m., April 16, at the Carbon Career and Technical Institute, 150 W. 13th St., Jim Thorpe. The event will be held in the beauty shop.

The session is free and open to all 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.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Zachariah OHora will read his children's book, Stop Snoring, Bernard! at the Palmerton Area Library on Wednesday, April 25 at 1:30 p.m.

The Palmerton Area Library will be hosting author/illustrator Zachariah OHora at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 25. Everyone is invited to hear him read his first book, Stop Snoring, Bernard! at this free public event.

Published in 2011 by Henry Holt and Company, LLC, "Stop Snoring, Bernard!" follows the lovable sea otter Bernard as he tries to find a place in the zoo where his loud snoring won't disturb the other animals. Stop Snoring, Bernard! is OHora's first book for children and is the recipient of the 2011 Society of Illustrators' Founders Award.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

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

Wednesday, April 11, 2012
 Stop Snoring Bernard by Zachariah OHora has been named the 2012 selection of the seventh annual Pennsylvania One Book, Every Young Child early literacy initiative.

More than half a million Pennsylvania children ages 3-6 are reached annually through the One Book, Every Young Child initiative, which stresses the importance of reading early and often to young children and how that impacts their future lives.

The program emphasizes ways that adults can engage children in activities, such as talking about a book's cover and illustrations, discussing the action in the book and favorite parts, and making up pretend play games related to the story.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

St. Luke's Miners Campus will host a Diabetes Support Group throughout the year. All meetings will be held from 6-7 p.m. in the café on the second floor.

Tentative meeting dates are as follows: April 17, May 22, June 19, July 17, Aug. 21, Sept. 25, Oct. 16 and Nov. 13.

Registration is not required. For more information, call (570) 645-8107.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The Pocono Parkinson's Support Group meets monthly in the Loder Building in East Stroudsburg every third Friday at 2 p.m.

This month's meeting is April 20.

For more information call (570) 420-3746.