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Monday, March 5, 2012

Ten northeastern Pennsylvania residents recently took the brave step of sharing their personal experiences with breast cancer to inspire others who are facing the disease.

Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BCNEPA) has collected their stories and photos for the company's 12th annual "Gallery of Hope."

Created by BCNEPA in 2000, the Gallery of Hope is a traveling display designed to educate the public about the importance of early detection and treatment in the fight against breast cancer.

Monday, March 5, 2012
SUBMITTED PHOTO Ultrasound sonogram of a 13-week-old fetus. House Bill 1077 would require a woman to undergo a sonogram, and while receiving it, view the screen, and sign a statement to that effect before an abortion.

Right to Life advocates and Right to Choice supporters are about to clash on a proposed Pennsylvania bill that may be on the fast track to become the most extreme ultrasound bill in the nation.

The 22-page Pennsylvania House Bill 1077, touted by its sponsors as the "Women's Right to Know Act," is slated for a House vote in March or April, and contains a number of provisions that claim to provide information, but may be construed as intending to discourage women from having an abortion.

Friday, March 2, 2012
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Members of the TIMES NEWS Cookbook and Recipe Contest committee are ready to toast our readers and the 25th anniversary edition of the annual cookbook. The cookbook will be included in the TIMES NEWS on April 12. There is still plenty of time to submit your favorite recipes for this very special issue. The deadline is March 14 at midnight. For more information go to the www.tnonline.com and search "25th Annual Cookbook," or call our Lifestyle Department at 1-800-443-0377, ext. 3140.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Carbon County 4-H Reunion Committee is holding a quilting contest in conjunction with the centennial celebration. The contest is open to anyone in the county, whether they were a 4-H member or not.

One square will be chosen and sent to Penn State University where a centennial quilt will be created and auctioned in September. The rest will be made into a quilt or wall hanging and auctioned at the 4-H reunion.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Dream Come True, Blue Ridge Chapter, is collecting new and gently-used prom and wedding dresses for its fourth annual Blue Ridge Communications Prom and Wedding Dress Sale. It is also collecting accessories, including jewelry, purses, shawls and shoes.

Items can be dropped off at Blue Ridge Communications offices in Walnutport, Gilbert, Palmerton, Stroudsburg, Lansford or Lehighton until March 14.

The Prom and Wedding Dress Sale will take place from 4-7 p.m. March 28, at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe. Dress prices will start at $10 and everything will be cash only.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

The Hazleton Fibromyalgia Support Group will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

Meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month (except for January and February) at Faith United Church of Christ, 21 Faith Drive, Hazle Township. This is located off the Airport Beltway behind the Toyota dealership.

Meetings are open to anyone with fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome or similar illness. Friends, relatives and drivers are also welcome.

For information or directions, call Carol at (570) 788-7363 or Stacy at (570) 403-4063.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

A free luncheon is set for Saturday, March 31 from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m., weather permitting, at the Parryville UMC, corner of Main and Chestnut streets, Parryville.

All are welcome.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Tamaqua Faith Fellowship Network is sponsoring a free program entitled "Domestic Violence: A Christian response," for the faith communities of the Tamaqua area.

It will take place from 9 a.m. until noon Saturday, March 24 at New Life Assembly of God Church, 407 Schuylkill Avenue, Tamaqua. Sign in will start at 8:40 a.m. Name tags will be distributed and coffee and bagels will be available.

All are welcome, especially ministers, congregational leaders, youth leaders, Christian education teachers, women's and men's ministry leaders and other interested Christians.

Thursday, March 1, 2012
A new series of works by artist David Watkins Price will be on exhibit during March at Venus & the Moon in Jim Thorpe. The exhibit opens Friday at 5 p.m. as part of First Friday.

Venus & the Moon, Jim Thorpe, has announced the opening of Voices of the Hollow Maze recent prints of David Watkins Price, in its exhibit space at 31 Race Street. The Friday, March 2 event begins at 5 p.m., as part of Venus & the Moon's First Friday festivities. Each month Venus & the Moon features artists whose work is forward-looking and transformational, connecting us with cosmic energies.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

It's time to submit your original recipes for the annual TIMES NEWS Cookbook and Recipe Contest.

Categories are Main Dishes; Desserts; Salads and Side Dishes; Slow Cooker; Money Saving Meals; Salad Dressings, Sauces and Marinades; and Celebrations

Deadline for submissions is Saturday, March 10 at midnight. For more information, see the advertisement on page 15.