Friday, July 11, 2014


Thursday, June 5, 2014

Cancer survivors, who are also members of the Lehighton Area Lioness Lions Club, stand by a quilt donated to the club to be

raffled off to raise money for the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer

Coalition. From left, Jane Longazel, Cleo Balliet and Kay Teets. The quilt, made by friends of The Quilted Crow, located on Route 209 in Franklin Township, measures 60 inches by 60 inches. The winner of the quilt will be drawn at the club's annual Pink Light Walk, which will be held in Lehighton on Oct. 7. Tickets can be

purchased until the day of the event by contacting Betty at

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Eighteen members of the Summit Hill High School Class of 1957 and their guests attended the 57-year reunion Thursday at the Mahoning Valley Country Club.

In his introductory remarks, class President Bruce Frassinelli of Schnecksville reviewed some of the top Saturday night TV network shows of 1957, including "Gunsmoke," the "Lawrence Welk Show," "Have Gun Will Travel" and "People Are Funny."

The average price of a car was $2,749, he said, and top box office movies included "Bridge on the River Kwai," "Peyton Place" and "Twelve Angry Men."

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Blue Mountain Health System will offer a community program: "Fight Cancer With Your Fork," at 1:30 p.m. June 5 at the Bowmanstown Medical Plaza Community Center at 204 Bank St., Bowmanstown.

Have you or someone you care about had a cancer diagnosis? Do you want to prevent cancer or recurrence?

Learn the power of dietary choices in preventing cancer. Find out what the science says about diet and cancer survival. Learn several advantages of using nutrition in a cancer treatment program.

Discover the best foods and beverages for fighting cancer.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Zion Stone Church West Penn was the setting recently for the 20th anniversary concert of the church's handbell choirs. The advanced choir, Ring His Praise, and the beginning choir, Genesis, performed a variety of sacred and classical music. On display were bulletins and photos from the past 20 years. Two members, Gayle Mateyak and Fern Hauck were honored as 20-year members. A reception followed. Members include, from left, Audrey Christ,

Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Edith Smith

Edith Smith of Palmerton celebrated her 90th birthday surrounded by family and friends at the Aquashicola Fire Co on May 17. She was born on May 20, 1924.

Edith enjoys attending card games, watching animal shows, the Phillies, attending family functions and going out to eat.

Monday, June 2, 2014

The age of 3D printing is here, and students from Carbon and Schuylkill counties are at the forefront of this up-and-coming technology.

On Saturday, a number of area students and professionals highlighted this new field during the SHINE on 21st Century Afterschool 3D STEM Academy, held at Carbon Career and Technical Institute in Jim Thorpe.

Friday, May 30, 2014

The Black Diamond Writers' Network will meet from 10 a.m. until noon on June 21 at the Tamaqua Public Library, 30 S. Railroad St. in Tamaqua

Jeff Davis of Jim Thorpe will be sharing his knowledge of the publishing world of today. He is affiliated with various literary agents and organizations such as Penn Writers. His recently released book titled "Nesting with the Loons" delivers hilarious satire.

Friday, May 30, 2014
AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS First-place winners of the 39th annual Carbon County Conservation District Poster Contest showcase their posters on Wednesday evening. Winners are, from left, Andrew Dotzel of Weatherly Elementary, kindergarten and first grade category; Jayden Gable of Lehighton Middle School, fourth through sixth grade category; Jennifer Stank of Weatherly High School, 10th through 12th grade category; Madison Martinez of St. John Neumann Regional, seventh through ninth grade category; and Brynn Wentz of Franklin Elementary, second and third grade category. With them is Audrey Wargo, conservation district secretary.

Carbon County students were asked to "dig deeper" for the 39th annual Carbon County Conservation District Poster Contest, and dig deeper they did.

On Wednesday evening, in the county courthouse courtroom 1, parents, students, teachers and conservation district officials gathered to honor the 21 students whose work was chosen as the best of the best. A total of 160 entries were judged in this year's contest. The theme was "Dig deeper: Mysteries of the soil."

Friday, May 30, 2014

Faith Alive United Methodist Church will be showing the documentary "Veil of Tears" at 7 p.m. on June 11.

The church is located on 678 Pine St. Palmerton (Bowmanstown).

The movie is rated PG-13 and is 90 minutes.

Refreshments will be served afterward.

For questions, contact Faith Alive Church at 610-852-2805.

Friday, May 30, 2014
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS From left, Pastor Marie Terry of Coaldale, Mary Jane Sterling of Summit Hill and Dana Dunbar of Jim Thorpe, recently spent two weeks in Scotland serving as short-term missionaries.

Pastor Marie Terry of Coaldale, Mary Jane Sterling of Summit Hill and Dana Dunbar of Jim Thorpe spent two weeks in Scotland as short-term missionaries over the Christmas holidays.

They were guests of Kathryn and David Henderson of Leven, Scotland. David acquired an accordion for Mary Jane to use for programs, including sing-alongs while visiting hospitals and shut-ins, and for church services.

The three took part in street evangelism and prayer walks and provided testimonies on how Jesus is at work in their lives and how they conduct outreach programs in the United States.