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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Harrisburg, PA In the summer, when the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays are strongest, ophthalmologists medical doctors who specialize in the diagnosis, medical and surgical treatment of eye diseases and conditions are warning the public that overexposure to these rays can burn the eyes' corneas and cause painful, temporary blindness.

The Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology (PAO) and the American Academy of Ophthalmology urge the people of Pennsylvania to wear sunglasses and hats when enjoying the outdoors this summer and all year long.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen P. Orsulak

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen P. Orsulak of Lansford recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

They were united in marriage on June 15, 1963 at the former St. Michael Church in Lansford by Monsignor Joseph Baran.

The couple celebrated their golden anniversary at St. Katharine Drexel Church in Lansford (formerly St. Michael Church) with the Rev. Kenneth Medve, followed by dinner with their family.

Betty and Steve owned and operated the "My Place Restaurant" in Lansford for many years.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Q. My doctor ordered a TSH test. What is that?

The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland located in the middle of the lower neck. It produces hormones that control metabolism, which are the chemical processes cells in the body perform to keep us alive.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Jesse Nicholls and Majorie Macri

Majorie Macri and Jesse Nicholls, together with their families, have announced their engagement.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of the late Richard J. Macri Sr. and Mary Ann Macri and Fred Jacobs III of Trucksville. She is a 2000 graduate of Dallas Senior High School.

She is employed by Northeastern Security Systems in Wyoming, Pa.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of Linda Nicholls of Tamaqua and the late Richard Nicholls.

He is a 1999 graduate of Tamaqua Area High School. He is employed by Bemis in West Hazleton.

Monday, July 1, 2013
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Members of the Panther Valley High School Class of 1968 recently held their 45th class reunion at Mahoning Valley Country Club. Classmates in attendance included, front row from left: Walter Scheese, Pat (Rehatchek) Orsulak, Christine (Yuricheck) Reiger, Robert Speshok, David Marks, Michael Michalac, Robert Bochorick, and Gail (Fiorentino) Chickilly.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Elizabeth J. Shelley, 4992 Celia Drive, Allentown, and Christopher Marquardt, 206 W. Main St., Girardville.

Erin M. Schmauch and James R. Donley, 210 Lewis St., Brockton, Schuylkill Township.

Denna M. Franklin and Matthew J. Styka, 421 W. Pine St., Mahanoy City.

Helena M. McGeehan, 23 Main St., Middleport, and Anthony T. Hughes, 69 E. Adamsdale Road, Schuylkill Haven.

Diana Thomas and Agustin Gomez, 136 W. High St., Coaldale.

Michele L. Romig and Daniel G. Seddon, 101 E. High St., Coaldale.

Monday, July 1, 2013

The American Cancer Society will host a Look Good, Feel Better makeover workshop from 4-6 p.m. on July 8 at the Schuylkill Medical Center South, 420 S. Jackson St., Pottsville.

Sessions are free and open to all female cancer patients undergoing cancer treatment.

During the sessions, trained cosmetologists will meet with patients to discuss ways of using makeup and accessories to minimize appearance-related side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatment.

Monday, July 1, 2013
CAJETAN BERGER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS ABOVE: Children from the Discovery Years day care center browse the children's section of the used book sale at he Penn-Kidder Library Center grand opening on Friday. BELOW: Michelle Ress, 34, right, and daughter Victoria Ress, 9, browse the non-fiction children's section at the Penn-Kidder Library Center at the grand opening.

With recent cuts to federal and state funding for Pennsylvania libraries, keeping people, especially children, literate and reading is a major concern to many. On Friday and Saturday the Penn-Kidder Library Center, located at the Pine Point Plaza on Route 903, officially opened its doors to the community.

Friday, June 28, 2013
Don Shea

Don Shea, a resident at The Village at Palmerton, celebrated his 86th birthday on June 17.

Born in Weissport, he was one of nine children. In 1941 his family moved to Allentown so his father could find work. After high school, he joined the Merchant Marines from 1945-47. He served in the Army during the Korean War and was stationed at Camp McCoy in Wisconsin.

One evening at a USO dance, Don met Eleanor and he was smitten.

Friday, June 28, 2013
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Tamaqua Area High School cheerleaders recently attended Pine Forest Cheerleading Camp, where they earned several awards. Team members include, front row from left, Jessica Jackowski, Amy Bachert, Alissa Hollenbach, Bethanny Moore, Gabby Freed, Emily Ward and Krissy Gilbert; and back row, Kayla Frye, Emma Osenbach, Missa Boerner, Kelsey Ziegler, Ashley Ziegler, Caryn Matz, Abby Billig and Savannah Tuttle.

Members of the Tamaqua Area High School varsity cheerleaders placed top in various categories during their time at Pine Forest Cheerleading Camp. At the four-day camp, the girls learned a wide array of dances and cheers, as well as having opportunities to practice new stunts.

Organizers said that camps also provided opportunities for cheerleaders to meet new friends.