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Friday, August 10, 2012

Ashfield TOPS #941 recently installed officers for 2012-2013. They include, from left, leader Tess Hinger; Faye Farber, who is standing in for co-leader Deborah Wehr; secretary Ruth Beidleman; treasurer Doris Zipp; and weight recorders Joan Cressley and Joe Talotta. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets each Monday in the social hall at Dinkey Memorial Church, Ashfield, with weigh-in from 5:45-6:15 p.m. The meeting follows at 6:15 p.m. For more information, call Hinger at (610) 852-2976; by email at tessjh@ptd.net; or by mail at 630 Club Road, Palmerton, PA 18071.

Thursday, August 9, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Lichens cover a tree in Master Gardener Julie V. Foley's back yard.

One of the most common inquiries we receive at The Greenline, our Master Gardener help line, goes something like this: "There is something growing on my trees, a disease I think. I want to know what to spray on it to stop the growth."

Oh, how we love to spray questionable vegetation whether it is necessary or not. Our usual response at first involves questions. The most accurate answers come after we request samples and/or photos of the "growth" in question. More often than not, the mysterious invaders turn out to be some form of lichen.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Clarissa Colondo, an eighth-grade student at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic School in Lehighton, won first place in the annual CYO Diocesan Declamation Contest in Colesville; as well as first place in her district. This was her first time competing in the contest. To be eligible to compete on the diocesan level, students must be enrolled in a Catholic school, be in seventh or eighth grade, present a 10-minute speech and show their ability to execute good communication, body language, eye contact and self confidence.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012
In this June 3, 2012 image provided by Macduff Everton, artist, Mary Heebner, is shown in her new studio, in Santa Barbara, Calif. The open space, with plenty of natural light, is ideal to create larger works that she can begin on the floor, and then pin them to a nearby wall for a different perspective. (AP Photo/Macduff Everton)

An artist's workspace is as personal as the artwork.

Talk to different artists, and you'll get a variety of individual requirements for the spaces in which they create: Some need a lot of space, others very little. Some need quiet, others crank the music to deafening levels. There are those who want every piece of equipment in its place, and others who scatter their materials all over.

The common denominator? Each finds that personal blend of the functional and the inspirational.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

The American Cancer Society will host a Look Good, Feel Better makeover workshop from 4-6 p.m., Aug. 13, at the Simon Cramer Institute, 15 Alliance St., New Philadelphia.

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, August 8, 2012

Heritage Hill Senior Community, 800 Sixth St., Weatherly will host a special event, "Become an Alzheimer's Whisper," presented by Dr. Verna Benner Carson, from 2-4 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 20.

Carson is a nationally recognized leader in the care of the Alzheimer's patient, having written eight books and 80 articles on the subject.

She will discuss her books and help guide family caregivers of individuals affected by Alzheimer's to find ways to calm the fears of the person and to enter their world to heal their broken spirit.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Bailey Moyer

Bailey Moyer, 10, has been chosen a state finalist in a national pageant.

The daughter of Dean and Angela Moyer of Palmerton, was selected a finalist in the National American Miss Pennsylvania Pageant to be held Aug. 10-11 at the Hilton Harrisburg Hotel and Towers.

The National American Miss pageants are held for girls age 4-18 and have five different age divisions. Bailey is participating in the preteen age division along with other young ladies from across the commonwealth.

Monday, August 6, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS The Storm All-Star Cheering Junior team was chosen National Champions after competition in Virginia Beach this spring. Team members include, front from left, Emily Klientop, Camryn Wilmot, Riley Solt, Paige Gruber, Aleah Nothstein, Sam Wildoner, (standing) and Accaylia Schaeffer; and back row, Paige Eichelberger, Natalie Morris, Isabella Baka, McKenna Knappenberger, Lauren Good, Emily Witt, Amy Ruger and Brooke Devers.

On May 5, Storm All-Stars competed at the U.S. Finals cheerleading competition in Virginia Beach. Both teams competed against teams from all over the East Coast.

The Junior team, which is made up of 15 girls from 8-14, placed first out of five teams and are now National Champions.

Each girl on the Junior team received a medal and a U.S. Finals National Champion Jacket. This was the team's first competition outside Pennsylvania and its first National title competition.

The youth team, which includes 11 girls from ages 6-11, placed fifth place our of five teams.

Monday, August 6, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Pictured from left are I.C.E. singers David Fortin, Marjorie Fortin and Tanya Erdman. The trio will perform the national anthem before the start of the Eagles and Steelers game this Thursday.

A professional trio singing group from Tamaqua, called I.C.E., will be singing the national anthem during the Eagles and Steelers game this Thursday at 7:30 p.m. The game, being held at the Lincoln Financial Center in Philadelphia, is expected to draw over 67,500 spectators. The group, which consists of David Fortin, his mother Marjorie Fortin and Tanya Erdman, was formed about 12 years ago as a gospel group. They have expanded their talents to include a wide genre of music, ranging from opera to country.

Friday, August 3, 2012
Second Photo: TWD receptionist Beth Schnell is busy with enrollments. Third Photo: Connie McHugh takes the time to pick out a new leotard for her daughter's upcoming classes. Fourth Photo: Five-year old Kayla Kuznicki, of Lehighton, is a first time student. Her mom, Wendy, says her daughter looks forward to the class. The young student marks off completed exercises for the day.

The Games of the XXX Olympiad are projected to create a revenue of 10-billion Euros for the British economy. That is the equivalent to just over $12 million U.S. dollars.

Experts say it is a much-needed boost for the global economy. What's more, the positive economic growth is expanding across borders and overseas, reaching even our local economy.