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Monday, June 24, 2013
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Nellie Johnson, a resident of Heritage Hill Senior Community, presents Jared Nyer, a graduate of

Weatherly Senior High School, with a $250 scholarship. Nyer will pursue a career in nursing at Mansfield University. Heritage Hill offers this scholarship

yearly for a graduate of Weatherly High School pursuing a career in caring for the elderly.

Friday, June 21, 2013
Mallory Brinley

Two area girls have been selected to attend Keystone Girls State by the American Legion Auxiliary Shoemaker-Haydt Unit 314, Lehighton.

Mallory Brinley is the daughter of Patricia Brinley and Ross Brinley of New Tripoli. She attends Northwestern Lehigh High School and plans to attend college with a major in political science.

Brinley is active in field hockey, track and field, cross country, science and drama clubs, and scholastic scrimmage. She is president of the school's National Honor Society.

Friday, June 21, 2013

The Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group (GLVWG) will host a meeting at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 22, at the Palmer Branch of the Easton Area Public Library, 1 Weller Place, Palmer Township.

Morning program (11 a.m.): Focus the Moment in Your Writing published poet Marilyn Hazelton will describe a technique called "link and shift," a central concept in Japanese poetic forms. She will present an overview of these forms and will touch on how the Japanese forms develop the ability to discover vivid detail that can illuminate all genres of prose, as well as poetry.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Lehighton High School Class of 1964 will hold a class reunion meeting at 7 p.m., Monday, June 24 at the Orioles Grill Room.

For more information call Lester Miller at (610) 377-1702.

Friday, June 21, 2013
Mr. and Mrs. Frederic P. Gimbi Sr.

Mr. and Mrs. Frederic P. Gimbi Sr. of New Ringgold recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

They were united in marriage on June 17, 1963 in East Orange, N.J. by the Rev. Wilbur Parker.

Mrs. Gimbi is the former Donna Gerrone, daughter of Angelo Gerrone of Avon Lake, Ohio and the late Marie (Figueiredo) Gerrone.

Her husband is the son of the late Margaret (Parsons) and Russell Gimbi.

Friday, June 21, 2013
Mr. and Mrs. Larry A. Hahn

Mr. and Mrs. Larry A. Hahn recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

They were united in marriage on June 15, 1963 at St. Matthew's Union Church, Kunkletown, by the Rev. Adan Bohner.

The former Margaret Shupp is retired and a homemaker.

Her husband is currently employed at Simcoe Beverage in Walnutport.

The couple has three children: Karen, married to Mark Stevko; Keith, married to Jean; and Kevin. All are from Palmerton. They also have six grandchildren: Kristen, Ashley, Elizabeth, Brittany, Andrea and Michael.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Raymond Anthony White and Lakisha Shantay Comitino, 201 Gypsy Hill Apartments, Lehighton.

Timothy Joseph Delaney and Donna Marie Jones, 347 W. White Bear Drive, Summit Hill.

Sean Richard Dailey Sr. and Amy Colleen Braker, 927 Delaware Ave., Palmerton.

John T. O'Brien Jr. and Lisa Ann McGowan, 463 Pine Hollow Drive, Lehighton.

Christopher Eric Gacki and Kristine Sue Miller, 51 Hawk Road, Lehighton.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Dave Shallcross from the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General will be at Heritage Hill Senior Community in Weatherly on Thursday, June 27 at 2 p.m.

The Senior Crime Prevention University Program makes citizens aware of the kinds of scams used by con artists, such as home improvement rip-offs, foreign lottery schemes, telemarketing fraud and sweepstakes scams.

The program is open to the public to attend. Please call Lisa Marie Halecky at (570) 427-4500 to reserve a seat by June 24.

Friday, June 21, 2013
Beth Swankoski and Matthew Stephens

The engagement of Beth Swankoski, daughter of Patty and Ray Swankoski of Coaldale, to Matthew Stephens, son of George and MaryEllen Stephens of Tamaqua, has been announced by her parents.

The bride-to-be is a graduate of Penn State University, where she earned a bachelor's degree in letters, arts and sciences, and an associate of science in physical therapist assistant from Penn State University, Hazleton. She is employed as a physical therapist assistant at Golden Living Center York Terrace in Pottsville.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Mr. and Mrs. Edgar A. Poe Jr. of Jim Thorpe are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary.

They were married on June 27, 1953 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Jim Thorpe, formerly Mauch Chunk, by the Rev. R. Frank Herr.

Mrs. Poe is the former Marilyn Maehrer, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George W. Maehrer. Her husband is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Edgar A. Poe.

Mr. Poe is a Marine Corps veteran who served in World War II.

He is a retired CRNA from Pocono Medical Center in East Stroudsburg.