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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Angeline DeKorte, a resident at The Village at Palmerton, recently celebrated her 99th birthday.

She was born on Aug.26, 1913.

"Angie" is an active member of her community. She attends exercise programs, bingo, Wii bowling, and plays any kind of game when asked .

She crochets and enjoys doing puzzle books to keep her mind active. She says that's the key to long life: staying active, that and a good beer. She also enjoys going shopping and on lunch trips.

She met her husband Gary when she was 23 years old. He had come to her parent's farm to pick up some eggs.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Lehighton High School Class of 1952 held its 60th class reunion on Saturday, Aug. 18 at the Lehighton Legion Home. Sixty-one people, including 33 classmates, attended. Classmates include, front row from left, Mary Fay Daugherty Levendusky, Joan Solt Walk, Shirley Gross Davis, Shirley Blose Mertz, Shirley Hill Wentz, Marilyn Ockenhouse Sterling, Joan Haberman Heintzelman and Leah Jane Obert Duling.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Lehighton Area High School Class of 1977 will hold its 35-year class reunion on Saturday, Sept. 22 at the Oriole's Club in Lehighton.

The festivities will run from 12:30 p.m. until 11 p.m., and will include lunch, dinner and a band.

Class members can make reservations by calling Marsha at (610) 393-7135 as soon as possible.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

St. John's Lutheran Church of Mahoning is hosting a free weekly grief support group and seminar.

"GriefShare" will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturdays, starting Sept. 15. It will feature video from prominent Christian experts on grieving, and caring conversation with people who understand your thoughts and feelings, whether your loss is recent or long ago.

To find out more, call St. John's at (570) 386-9960.

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.