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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The September evening garden program presented by Penn State Cooperative Extension and the Master Gardeners will be a "Veggie Delight and Harvest Program."

It will take place from 6:15-8:40 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at the Penn State Extension office on Phillips Street in Stroudsburg.

Registration forms and information are available online at http://extension.psu.edu/monroe/events/wednesday-garden-program-6, or by calling (570) 421-6430.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011
AP PHOTO Eileen and Doug Flockhart stand amongst tree stumps representing each of their seven grandchildren at their home in Exeter, N.H.

WASHINGTON (AP) – America is swiftly becoming a granny state.

Less frail and more involved, today's grandparents are shunning retirement homes and stepping in more than ever to raise grandchildren while young adults struggle in the poor economy.

The newer grandparents are mainly baby boomers who are still working, with greater disposable income. Now making up 1 in 4 adults, grandparents are growing at twice the rate of the overall population and sticking close to family – if their grandkids aren't already living with them.

Monday, August 29, 2011

The 20-year reunion of the Lehighton Area High School Class of 1991 will be a pig roast on Saturday, Oct. 8 at the Orioles.

If you are on Facebook, go to the LAHS Class of 1991 reunion page to view the invitation. If not, contact Jen (Harleman) Lopata at jjlopata@yahoo.com or Norm Greene at (570) 657-6457 for an invitation.

Registrations are due by Sept. 24.

Monday, August 29, 2011

The arrival of fall weather offers a good reminder for homeowners to prepare their homes for the winter months ahead.

Getting a furnace inspection, replacing filters, raking leaves and checking gutters are common tasks associated with autumn.

But there are other just-as-important tasks that could easily be overlooked.

Angie's List, a provider of consumer reviews (https://www.angieslist.com) on local service companies, offers 10 tips to add to your fall checklist.

Monday, August 29, 2011

The Tamaqua High School Class of 1971 is planning a 40-year anniversary reunion for Oct. 22 and is in need of current contact information for numerous class members.

Addresses, phone numbers and/or email addresses would be helpful. Classmates or individuals with information about classmates may contact Jerry Zubey at (570) 668-1175; Mary Allen Cooper at (570) 386-5220; or Mary Ann Rother Bright at (570) 778-0948.

The class has established a Facebook page at TAHS class of "71" or emails can be sent to tahsclass of 71@hotmail.com.

Monday, August 29, 2011

The Bunny Busters 4-H Rabbit and Cavy Club will hold its reorganizational meeting at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, at Zion United Church of Christ, Second and Iron streets, Lehighton.

Membership is open for anyone ages 8-18.

The club meets on Sunday evenings, usually once a month, throughout the year. It holds its own rabbit show in the spring, and participates in the Carbon County Fair.

Members have the opportunity to attend and compete at functions on the local, state, and national levels.

Friday, August 26, 2011
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Lehighton Area High School's Class of 1971 recently gathered for its 40-year class reunion. The event took place on Aug. 13 at the Mahoning Valley Country Club. Classmates attending included, front row from left, Roberta (Shoemaker) Brewster, Mary Jane (Shirar) Hanson, Sally (Koch) Long, Kathy (Hardy) Liszka, Stephanie Hipple, Robin (Hager) Haimbach, Lana Getz, Brenda (Garvin) Norden, JoAnn Kripper, Pam (Solt) Hughes and Debra Deis.

Friday, August 26, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Jacob Gursky, 14, Tamaqua, paints with both sides of the brush while creating simple shade points.

Artistic youth from three local schools spent over 54 hours learning painting and other artistic techniques while creating and painting a room-size mural for the youth group room of the Tamaqua Salvation Army.

Mural coordinator Samantha Heck, who is majoring in the fine arts and art therapy at Kutztown University, thought of the idea while talking with Dina Depos, programs director at the local Salvation Army.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

The Class of 1961, the first graduating class of PVHS in Brodheadsville, is celebrating its 50-year reunion on Saturday, Aug. 27, beginning at noon, in the courtyard garden at the high school.

After a group photo, class members, spouses and friends who attended with them in either Chestnuthill or Polk, will have a guided tour of the building.

A photo video presentation about class members will be shown in the old auditorium. Class members have been asked to submit old informal photos from PV, PHS and CHS.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Selected masters from the collection of the Anita Shapolsky Art Foundation will open to the public from Sept. 3-Oct. 16 at the foundation, located at 20 W. Broadway in Jim Thorpe.

Featured artists include John Hultberg, Ernest Briggs and Seymour Boardman.

Hultberg was born in Berkeley, Calif. in 1922 and studied at the California School of Fine Arts.