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Monday, August 31, 2015
College students are most likely to try marijuana, inhalants and alcohol for the first time during the summer, not the school year, according to a recent report. AP FILE PHOTO

CHICAGO — Parents worried that their college-bound children might succumb to the temptations of campus life may want to take note of a new analysis that found that students tend to experiment with specific types of drugs for the first time during certain times of year.

College students tend to try stimulants such as Adderall and Ritalin for the first time in November, December or April, according to the examination of 12 years of government survey data.

Monday, August 31, 2015

The Mahanoy City Senior Community Center will present its annual fall fashion show beginning at 2 p.m. Oct. 18. Proceeds will benefit center services.

The fashion show, featuring fall fashions for all ages by Bon Ton, Schuylkill Mall, will be held at the senior community center, 138 W. Centre St.

Event donation is $6 and includes light refreshments.

For information or to reserve tickets, should call 570-773-0738.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Even if you can’t shop the latest fashions from the runways of New York, Milan or Paris, haute couture is as close as your fingertips.

Burnished copper, dark plums and an array of grays are the hot new colors for fall.

According to Harper’s Bazaar, here are fall’s best new nail colors:

“Leggy Legend” (copper) by Essie, $8.50

“Charli” (taupe-gray) by Zoya, $9

“Miss Independent” (deep plum) by Deborah Lippmann, $18

“Regret the Moon” (pale ballet pink) by Smith & Cult, $18 (Available in September)

“Dyno-Mite” (medium copper) by Sonia Kashuk, $5

Friday, August 28, 2015

Shawna Slattery of Slatington received a bachelor of science in nursing from Western Governors University in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Aug. 15.

She was among the 8,500 graduates during the university’s 29th semiannual commencement ceremony.

President and CEO of Intermountain Healthcare, Dr. Charles W. Sorenson, delivered the commencement address.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Congested highways, parking problems, air pollution, road rage, traffic fatalities — Has the time come for bringing back passenger rail service to our region?

Just to our south, the mayors in Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton think it is and they are leading the discussion to bring passenger rail service back to their respective cities and on through to New Jersey.

Friday, August 28, 2015
Linus Dean Crowley

CROWLEY A son, Linus Dean Crowley, was born at 12:19 a.m. on April 22, 2015, at Mercy Hospital in Portland, Maine, to Richard and Jessica Crowley, of Portland.

He weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounces, and measured 20 inches in length.

Linus was welcomed home by a sister, Morgan Crowley, who is 2 years old.

Maternal grandparents are Robin and Bob Sattler of Southwest Harbor, Maine. Paternal grandparents are Patricia and Peter Crowley of Princeton, New Jersey.

Friday, August 28, 2015
The 425 steam engine locomotive warms up in Jim Thorpe Saturday morning before the passengers arrive. KELLEY ANDRADE/TIMES NEWS

Train enthusiasts and tourists alike were impressed with the steam locomotive display during the weekend in Jim Thorpe.

A 765 nickel plated steam engine carrying more than 800 people traveled across the river, only stopping for a brief time so passengers could stretch their legs in the historic town.

Along with the 765, a 425 steam engine pulled cars on an extended trip. To keep the engine going over 18 tons of coal and 8,500 gallons of water are used to power the 425 train.

Friday, August 28, 2015
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Beddiges

Marguerite “Peggy” and Paul Beddiges of Lehighton recently celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary. They were married on Aug. 17, 1985. The wedding was officiated by the Rev. Robert Dressler at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Lansford.

Peggy is the daughter of Marie Breslin Owens of Lansford and the late Francis “Spike” Owens, formerly of Upper Mauch Chunk and Lansford.

Her husband is the son of Ann Savoye Beddiges, formerly of Hackensack, New Jersey, now of Allentown, and the late Donald August Beddiges of Jersey City, New Jersey.

Friday, August 28, 2015
Lauren Ward

Lauren E. Ward of Annapolis, Maryland, formerly of Tamaqua, performed last month in the 2015 Maryland All State Community Band Concert, directed by Dr. Harlan Parker. It was held at Centennial High School in Ellicott City, Maryland.

The Maryland All State Community Band was created to give talented community musicians from across the state of Maryland the opportunity to play challenging music with other community band members. Musicians from all over the state auditioned for the opportunity to play with Dr. Parker of the Peabody Conservatory.

Friday, August 28, 2015
ABOVE: John Bova, left, son of entombed miner Louis Bova, unveils the Sheppton Mine Disaster historical marker on Saturday assisted by J. Ronnie Sando, believed to be the lone surviving rescuer. BELOW LEFT: Louis Bova, right, seen shortly before the disaster, along with wife Eva and father-in-law George Kase. DONALD R. SERFASS/TIMES NEWS

t was a moment of powerful emotion.

John Bova, 52, the former miner who lost his father in an unspeakable tragedy, yanks on a blue sheath as a crowd of 200 erupts in applause.

The cloth drops, unveiling a pristine, blue-and-gold historical marker, ensuring that John’s father, entombed miner Louis Bova, will never be forgotten.

A split-second later, John collapses to the ground in tears, completely surrendering to tension and perhaps exhaustion after years of shouldering an unforgiving load. Wife Bonnie Gold Bova rushes to his side.