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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The Palmerton Area Historical Society at its Heritage Center, Delaware Avenue, Palmerton, will be holding an open house on May 5 to introduce a display of hats.

The open house will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. and will feature the hat collections of Jane Grove and Dale Freudenberger who will be on hand to talk about their collections.

In addition to the collections there are many hats owned by individuals. The hats will provide a journey through time with both men's and women's hats from antiques to more modern times.

Refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Blue Mountain Health System will host a session on weight loss surgery at 6 p.m. April 25 at the Nesquehoning Therapy Center, 50 Locust St., Nesquehoning.

Vitaly Sawyna, MD, will lead the session. Obesity can be successfully treated. Weight loss surgery options including gastric bypass, lap-band and gastric sleeve will be discussed. The surgeon will answer all your questions and the audience can hear personal testimonials from people who have had the surgery and how it has improved their lives. Call (610) 377-7070 to register.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013
AP PHOTO Boston police stand watch over wheelchairs used in Monday's Boston Marathon. The bombs that ripped through the Boston Marathon crowd were fashioned out of ordinary kitchen pressure cookers, packed with nails and other fiendishly lethal shrapnel, and hidden in duffel bags left on the ground, people close to the investigation said Tuesday.

BOSTON (AP) – Federal agents zeroed in Tuesday on how the Boston Marathon bombing was carried out with kitchen pressure cookers packed with explosives, nails and other lethal shrapnel but said they still didn't know who did it and why.

An intelligence bulletin issued to law enforcement and released late Tuesday included a picture of a mangled pressure cooker and a torn black bag the FBI said were part of a bomb.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Edward Beckett, DPM, was certified in wound care.

The American Board of Wound Healing (ABWH) has announced that Edward Beckett, DPM has recently obtained certification in wound care.

The ABWH most recently offered its Physician Certification exams in Las Vegas, NV, in conjunction with the Clinical Symposium on Advances in Skin and Wound Care. This specialized certification is granted to physicians who have demonstrated an advanced knowledge in the field of wound care, and have provided documentation of their excellence and leadership in this field of medicine.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013
CAROL ZICKLER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Part of the cast of the Panther Valley High School's "Harmony Scholars" appear during a rehearsal from left to right Richele VanHorn, Trey Rice, Richard Nase, Stephen Hajack, Katie Kabana. Back row, Jordan Kulp, Amber Guzman, Brielle Poldnurk, Liz Kocha, Emily Horvath, Amanda Stocker, Sam Zlock, Katie Matula, and Jenna Thorpe.

The annual Harmony Scholars show will be presented this weekend, Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20 at 7 p.m. at the Panther Valley High School. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Returning for the master of ceremonies spot is J. Christopher West. Once again the co-producers are Patti Vito and Kathy Crampsie. The set designer is Lisa Hiles assisted by Pam and Tom Zlock, Beth Duke, Lynn Sharpe, Rich and Lisa Smith, Chrissy King and a cast of parents and friends to make the scenery design a bit easier. Costumes were designed by Anne Horrigan, Teri Williams, Marlene Gurka and Karen Ruzicka.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

HARRISBURG - In the wake of the terror attack yesterday in Boston, Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane today urged all Pennsylvanians to be cautious and prudent with their charitable giving. Reports have already surfaced about questionable charity appeals, many of them on the internet.

"Pennsylvanians are very generous, and they will surely want to help the victims of this terrible crime," said Kane. "As with all charitable giving, it should be done carefully and wisely. You want to be certain your charitable donation gets to the people who need it most."

Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Larry Williams, right, zone chairman and member of the Nesquehoning Lions Club, was presented a Melvin Jones Fellow by Eugene M. Spiess, past international director.

District 14 U International Association of Lions Clubs celebrated a successful past year at the 21st annual District Convention held this past weekend at the Best Western East Mountain Inn and Conference Center, Wilkes-Barre.

The event opened with a necrology service on Friday night that recognized the previous year's deceased District 14 U Lions, Lioness and Leos and continued on Saturday with special speakers, luncheon and evening banquet and concluded on Sunday with the Melvin Jones Fellow breakfast.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

A Carbon County man pleaded guilty on Tuesday in the county court in four pending criminal cases and faces a long prison term when sentenced at a later date.

He was one of 13 defendants in pending cases to enter a guilty plea before Judge Steven R. Serfass durng a daylong session of court.

Gun counts

Randy Edwin Merriman, 56, of Albrightsville, pleaded to gun counts and other charges.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013
VICTOR IZZO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Students from Mrs. Fedorko's 1st grade class speak with Trooper David Peters, a Community Service Officer with the Pennsylvania State Police during the Weatherly Wellness Fair that was held in the Weatherly Middle School gym.

Weatherly students and residents attended the Weatherly Wellness Fair at the Weatherly Middle School gym to talk with representatives from : American Cancer Society; Penn State Cooperative Extension; PA Department of Health; Area Health Education Center; St.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The Carbon County Navy Club is looking for associate members to help with fundraisers. Call (570) 645-3643 for an application.