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Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Henry Malmquist

Henry Malmquist, 73, was recently named Student of the Year at the Hadley School for the Blind. The Lansford native has been attending classes at Hadley for five years.

Each year, Hadley instructors choose seven students to honor for outstanding achievements in their studies at the school. Malmquist will receive his award this fall in Chicago during the school's annual board of trustees meeting.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

(Last week we discussed gastroenteritis on cruise ships. This week we'll go over ways to fight infection.)

Among the most common germs are noroviruses. These give you gastroenteritis, mistakenly called stomach flu. Gastroenteritis is an inflammation of the stomach and intestines; it is not related to flu, a respiratory illness caused by influenza virus.

Noroviruses are a group of related viruses. Norovirus is the official genus name for the group of viruses previously described as Norwalk viruses.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

When Henry Malmquist first lost his sight, he went to doctor after doctor to find help. Every doctor said the same thing, that there was nothing they could do to improve his vision.

Desperate for answers, the 73-year-old traveled to the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center. There doctors told him that there was no cure for his vision loss, but that he might be able to receive help from a low-vision specialist in the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Monday, August 27, 2012
AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS Six Heritage Hill Senior Community residents who participated in the first annual Fall Fashion Show are, from left, Jean Cogan, Ingeberg Kromer, Jacqueline Richardson, Natalie Strauss, Connie Biederman and Nellie Johnson.

You're never too old to be a model.

Heritage Hill Senior Community residents proved that as they strutted their stuff recently on the "catwalk" in the dining hall of the center in Weatherly during the first annual Fall Into Fashion Show.

Fifteen models, from ages 5 to 95, participated in the show, modeling fall outfits that are available at JCPenney.

The public, including family members, Red Hat Societies, and friends filled the seats to cheer on the participants.

Friday, August 24, 2012
Madison Caroline Sommers

A daughter, Madison Caroline Sommers, was born at 11:45 a.m. on July 16, 2012 at Lehigh Valley Hospital to Kristin M. and David L. Sommers of Summit Hill.

She weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces and measured 20.5 inches.

She was welcomed home by her older brother, Ryan, who is 3 years old.

Maternal grandparents are David and Patricia Midas of Lansford.

Paternal grandparents are Louis and Barbara Sommers of Summit Hill.

Friday, August 24, 2012
Patrick D. Barton and Stephanie A. Horn

The engagement of Stephanie Ann Horn to Patrick David Barton, both of Arlington, Va., has been announced by her parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Admiral Joseph A. Horn and Margaret Horn of Dahlgren, Va. and Kunkletown, Pa.

She is a graduate of Misericordia University, where she earned a bachelor of science in business administration.

She is employed by DELTA Resources, Inc., as an acquisitions analyst.

Friday, August 24, 2012
@$:Mr. and Mrs. Henry J. Long Jr. on their wedding day.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry J. Long Jr. of Lehighton are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary. They were married on Aug. 26, 1972 at the Lehighton Wesleyan Church. A reception followed at the Lehighton Sportsman's Club.

Mrs. Long is the former Sally Anne Koch, daughter of Phyllis A. Koch and the late Albert F. Koch of Lehighton. She was given in marriage by her grandfather Quinton A. Kunkle.

Her sister, Priscilla, served as her matron of honor, while her husband's sister, Linda Long (now Muffley), served as her maid of honor.

Friday, August 24, 2012
Mr. and Mrs. John P. Bruno

Mr. and Mrs. John P. Bruno of Summit Hill celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary earlier this summer.

They were married on June 27, 1987 at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Summit Hill, by the Rev. Richard Nachajski.

Mrs. Bruno is the former Michele M. Wargo, daughter of the late Michael J. and Anna J. Wargo of Summit Hill. Her husband is the son of Flora D. Doyne (Griffin) of Pottsville and the late Michael P. Bruno of Nesquehoning.

Friday, August 24, 2012
Peter E. Conrad and Noelle K. Skavery

Thomas and Jayne Skavery of Quakake have announced the engagement of their daughter, Noelle Kristen Skavery, to Peter Emmanuel Conrad. He is the son of Thomas and Kristen of Duncannon, Pa.

The bride-to-be is a graduate of Marian Catholic High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in elementary/special education from Slippery Rock University in 1999, and a master of educational administration in 2003 from Temple University.

She is a third-grade teacher at Lenkerville Elementary and is the JV girls basketball coach at Susquenita High School.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Alicia R. Shoener, 131 Mahanoy St., Tamaqua, and Jason Fritz, 228 E. Blaine St., McAdoo.

Emily R. Brennan and Timothy T. Boldt, 189 Valley St., New Philadelphia.

Crystal A. Huseby, 412 E. Centre St., Mahanoy City, and Barry B. Jarman, 49 Park Avenue, Barnesville.