Sunday, August 28, 2016


Monday, July 18, 2016

Northampton Community College will offer a class in how to build a keepsake box from 9 a.m. to noonSaturday.

Master craftsman Robert Blum will take participants through the process of building a box from exotic woods. Class will take place at the college’s Fowler Southside Center, 511 E. Third St., Bethlehem. The course title is “Three Hour Box.”

The fee is $79. To enroll, visit the FAB Lab catalog in the Personal Enrichment Section at

For more information call 610-332-8665.

Saturday, July 16, 2016
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Henninger

Nancy and Lee Henninger are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married July 16, 1966, by the Rev. Hein at Zion Stone Church in New Ringgold.

Mrs. Henninger is the former Nancy Kennell, daughter of the late Gordon and Evelyn Kennell of Walnutport. Her husband is the son of the late Wallace and Mildred Henninger of Tamaqua.

The Henningers have two children: Jodi Kocher, wife of Earl Kocher of Germansville; and Mark Henninger, husband of Ruth (Sandberg) Henninger of Havertown.

They have four grandchildren.

Saturday, July 16, 2016
Mr. and Mrs. James H. McCauley

Mr. and Mrs. James H. McCauley of Jim Thorpe are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married July 21, 1956, at Forty Fort Methodist Church in Forty Fort by the Rev. Edgar Singer.

Mrs. McCauley is the former Barbara Boston, daughter of the late Edna (Myers) and Owen Boston of Forty Fort. Her husband is the son of the late Jennie (Hartz) McCauley of Honey Brook and George McCauley of Fort Edward, New York.

The McCauleys have a son, James G. McCauley and his wife Coleen of Jim Thorpe.

They have one grandson, Matthew, of Wilkes-Barre.

Saturday, July 16, 2016
Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Balliet Sr.

Mr. & Mrs. Robert F. Balliet Sr., formerly of Carbon County and now living in Holiday, Florida, recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary.

They were married June 29, 1946, at St. John’s Towamensing Lutheran in Palmerton.

Mrs. Balliet is the former Phyllis Andrews, daughter of the late Hilda and Morris Andrews of Palmerton. Her husband is the son of the late Luella and Edwin Balliet of Lehighton.

The Balliets have two children: Robert Jr., and his wife, Barbara, of Spring Hill, Florida, and Susan Zimmerman, and her husband, Frank, of Palmerton.

Friday, July 15, 2016

The Jim Thorpe Area High School Class of 1991 will celebrate its 25-year class reunion Saturday. The class will gather from noon until approximately 5 p.m. at Roadies Restaurant at Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe.

The Jim Thorpe classes of 1990 and 1992 are welcome to join. Email and he will send you a Facebook invite and additional details.

Friday, July 15, 2016
Longtime trainer and associate director of adoptions and resident care Mike Rueb, left, and Clay, a 9-month-old black lab mix, are shown outside the Bideawee pet center in New York. Bideawee is a 112-year-old no-kill shelter in Manhattan. No-kill shelters like Bideawee offer an alternative for animals whose owners cannot care for them. AP PHOTO Copyright - ©2015 Mark McQueen, phoDOGrapher, All Rights Reserved

he middle-aged woman had brought a friend with her to the animal shelter for moral support. They sat together on a bench, soft-spoken and red-eyed.

Clay, a strapping 9-month-old black lab mix, lay panting at their feet, lunging to his tiptoes with high-pitched barks when another dog walked into the lobby.

“I just don’t know what to do with him,” his owner told Mike Rueb, the longtime trainer and associate director of adoptions and resident care at Bideawee, a 112-year-old no-kill shelter in Manhattan. “He’s just too much for me to handle.”

Friday, July 15, 2016

The Seed Farm’s annual Farm Ride & Run will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 5854 Vera Cruz Road, Emmaus.

Cyclists and runners are invited to support the work of The Seed Farm while biking, running or walking through scenic farm country. New routes have been designed by expert local cyclists and will feature farm stops with water and snacks along the way. Runners and walkers can take part in a rugged 5K Fun Run and Walk at the farm.

Friday, July 15, 2016
Beatrice Burbes

Beatrice Burbes, a resident of Hometown Nursing Center, Hometown, and formerly of Lehighton, is celebrating her 104th birthday.

She was born on July 17, 1912. She is the mother of two sons: Bruce Fritzinger of Lehighton, who is married to Charlotte; and Elmer, who passed away in 2001 in Florida.

She is the wife of the late Lewis Burbes, who passed away in 1979.

Beatrice always loved going out to eat and shopping. She also enjoyed tending her flowers. She was also a great baker.

Her family will celebrate her birthday at the Hometown Nursing Center.

Thursday, July 14, 2016
The Bird Dogs will perform the music of the Everly Brothers at the Mauch Chunk Opera House July 22. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The Bird Dogs is a new band playing 1950s tunes in vintage button-ups and skinny black ties.

On July 22 the brother duo will entertain audiences at the Mauch Chunk Opera House.

The Zmed brothers, Zachary and Dylan, are taking a page right out of the Everly Brother’s music catalog with their stage presence, acoustic guitar playing and vocal harmonizing.

The duo is backed by Burleigh Drummond, Branden Stroup and Bertrand Velky, to round out the musical sound.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

As part of the celebration of the Moving Wall’s display in Palmerton, the Heritage Center, 410 Delaware Ave., will be open extra hours from July 21 through July 24.

Photographs of the Vietnam Era, plus period uniforms and artifacts, are on display.

Hours are: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 21.; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 22 and July 23; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 24.

Admission is free.