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Friday, August 12, 2011

There are approximately 14.9 million caregivers who annually provide unpaid care for the estimated 5.4 million people with Alzheimer's disease.

Those caregivers are prone to high levels of frustration, burnout and stress factors that can take a heavy emotional and physical toll without adequate support. For caregivers in and around Carbon County, there is help.

A free Alzheimer's Support Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at St. John's Lutheran Church, 319 South Ave., Jim Thorpe.

Friday, August 12, 2011
Conor Sedam and Nicole Hlavaty

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Hlavaty of Lehighton have announced the engagement of their daughter Nicole to Conor Sedam, son of Mr. and Mrs. Scott Sedam of Novi, Mich.

The bride-to-be is a 2000 graduate of Lehighton Area High School. She attended Penn State University, where she earned a degree in kinesiology. She has a master's degree in occupational therapy from Thomas Jefferson University.

She is employed as an allied health manager at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.

Thursday, August 11, 2011
GAIL MAHOLICK/TIMES NEWS

Members of the Lehighton American Legion Auxiliary Unit 314 installed officers and chairman at a recent meeting at the Lehighton American Legion.

Officers installed include: LaRue Fritz, second vice president, poppy and Girl's State chairman; Gladys Balliet, president and veterans affairs and rehabilitation; and Sandi Shook, first vice president, community service and audit/finance.

Also installed were: Debbie DeCindio, secretary and children and youth; Sue Anthony, sergeant at arms, Americanism and junior member chairman; and Phyliss Klein, treasurer and budget.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

St. Luke's Miners Memorial Hospital offers patients and families educational and informational services through the Diabetes Support Group. Conducted by Jennifer Gross, MA, RD, LDN, clinical dietician, the group addresses problems and concerns for the diabetic patient.

The next meeting will take place at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17 in the board room at St. Luke's Miners. The topic is "Medication and Diabetes." Learn how different medications, including insulin, work to help control diabetes. The presentation will be followed by a question and answer session.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Crystal A. Hankey and Rodger A. Faust, 115 W. Union St., Tamaqua.

Jeanine M. Burdick and Lance L. Edmonds, 64 Hometown Avenue, Tamaqua.

Lynne M. Rossochacy and David M. Wertman, 413 Washington St., Tamaqua.

Brandy L. Kleckner and Alexis A. Day, 317 E. Mahanoy St., Mahanoy City.

Jamie D. Light and Edward W. Bowles, 525 E. Pine St., Mahanoy City.

Tamara L. Urban and Philip D. Mathews, 109 W. Grant St., McAdoo.

Ceara E. Devlin and Miguel A. Torres Jr., 194 Market St., Cumbola.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

The 40th reunion of the Marian High School Class of 1971 will take place on Saturday, Sept. 24, in Cape May, N.J.

Classmate Mary Baddick Stewart and her husband own the "Spirit of Cape May" and have offered to host a three-hour dinner cruise that evening. Many have decided to make it a weekend getaway. There will also be whale and dolphin watching cruises available at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Sept. 24. An informal gathering is scheduled for Friday evening for those arriving early.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

It's been almost a year and a half since Mary Anne Christo and her husband, Eric Waksmunski, became the parents of twin boys.

Prepared for an early birth, as serious prenatal issues required the babies be delivered 10 weeks premature, the couple was not prepared when both boys were diagnosed shortly after birth with Down syndrome.

The Mahoning Township couple has experienced some scary, stressful days as their boys spent the first few months of their lives in the hospital.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011
AL ZAGOFSKY/TIMES NEWS The cast of "Broadway on Broadway" pose during a dress rehearsal.

Save yourself a long and expensive trip to Broadway in New York City, and instead enjoy the fruits of Broadway theater on West Broadway in Jim Thorpe.

For two performances, Friday, Aug. 12 and Saturday, Aug. 13 both at 7:30 p.m. at the Mauch Chunk Museum Ballroom, 41 W. Broadway, the Carbon Schuylkill Community Theater presents "Broadway on Broadway," a two-act production featuring original short comedic plays plus musical numbers, including an opening full-cast production of "On Broadway."

Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Vance Samuel Logan

A son, Vance Samuel Logan, was born at 7:22 p.m. on July 15, 2011 at the Naval Medical Center Portsmouth to Samantha and LCDR Nino Logan of Virginia Beach, Va.

He weighed 7 pounds and measured 19.5 inches long.

He was welcomed home by his older brother, Xander, 4.

Maternal grandparents are Sam and Michele Kitchko of Nesquehoning.

Paternal grandparents are Nino and Deb Logan of Brashear, Texas.

Maternal great-grandmother is the late Anna Kitchko, formerly of Nesquehoning.

Paternal great-grandmother is Mary Rose Colancecco of Danville.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Writers Mike Breslin, Duane Fegley, Tom Malafarina and Joe Tarone have all drawn inspiration from this region and from the lives of the people who lived and work here.

Each intertwined aspects of the Coal Region into their novels, whether as a character or a major force shaping the lives of their characters.

Learn more about how these authors turned inspiration into stories at the next meeting of the Black Diamond Writers' Network.