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Friday, July 26, 2013
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Esrang Jr.

Georgine and Kenneth Esrang Jr. of Lehighton recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on June 29, 1963 at People's E.C. Church in East Weissport by the Rev. Horn and the Rev. Steinhart.

Mrs. Esrang is the former Georgine Smith, daughter of the late George and Anna Mae Smith.

Mr. Esrang is the son of the late Martha and Kenneth Esrang Sr.

They were honored at a surprise celebration dinner hosted by their daughters, Robin Grohotolski of Palmerton and Amy Coleman and her husband LeRoy of Lehighton, at the Blue Ridge Country Club in Palmerton.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Amanda Lee Gallagher and Kenneth John Dunkelberger, 138 Schuylkill Ave., Tamaqua.

Samantha Jean Emerton, 109 W. Blaine St., McAdoo, and Adolph G. Rasmovicz, 100 W. Blaine St., McAdoo.

Crystal Lynn Daukshus, 7 Atlas Road, Tamaqua R.D., and James S. Hope, 22 Lower Road, Tamaqua R.D.

Sharon L. Kulp and Brian D. Baddick, 20 Bruno Ave., McAdoo.

Friday, July 26, 2013
Mr. and Mrs. Martin Hage

The Artesano Iron Works Gallery in Philadelphia was the setting for the April 20 wedding of Ashley McDonald, daughter of Attorney and Mrs. William McDonald of West Penn Township, and Martin Hage, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Hage of Crystal Lake, Ill. The bride is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Ficarino of Tamaqua.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride was attended by her sister, Alyson McDonald as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Meredith LeMasters, Amy Williams and Mia Hage. Violet Minnis served as flower girl.

Best man duties were performed by Ben Minnis.

Thursday, July 25, 2013
DANIELLE FOX/TIMES NEWS Lisa Covitch, author of "The Epidemic of Teen Pregnancy: The American Tragedy," discusses with an audience at Lehigh Carbon Community College how to approach teen pregnancy and support teenage mothers.

The Interagency Council of Carbon County and Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) hosted Lisa Covitch, author of "The Epidemic of Teen Pregnancy: The American Tragedy" at the Nesquehoning LCCC campus on July 19 to foster discussion and provide educational material to teen mothers and their communities.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

The 81st annual reunion of the Strohl Family will be held Sunday, Aug. 4 at the Palmerton Memorial Park. Bring a covered dish and join everyone for the 1 p.m. luncheon. Sodas and hot dogs will be available for purchase. A brief business meeting will be held immediately after lunch.

Family members are asked to bring cakes for the cakewalk and a small prize for bingo. Please bring old family pictures and other Strohl mementos for discussion.

Thursday, July 25, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Meghan Dailey, 17, stands with some of her work on display at Stonehedge Gardens.

Stonehenge Gardens in South Tamaqua is currently featuring the work of 17-year old artist Meghan Dailey, Palmerton, in their monthly gallery.

"I learned everything from my very talented and dedicated art teacher Ronald Debias who worked with me vigorously to make me the best I could possibly be," said Dailey, a recent graduate of Palmerton Area High School, and daughter of Dave and Lisa Dailey of Palmerton. "With my work and his mentoring, I was able to create the pieces I have in my show."

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

When one thinks of comfort foods, we often think of something loaded with fat or sugar, or both. Here's proof that's just not so.

Green Bean Salad has been a summer favorite of mine for as long as I can remember. Other than a splash of olive oil -- which is a heart healthy oil -- it's pretty low calorie. A cup of fresh green beans is just 34 calories, and the calories in the other ingredients, lemon juice, garlic and salt, are negligible.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The deadline for the 40-year reunion picnic of the Tamaqua Area High School Class of 1973 has been extended to July 27.

The picnic will take place on Aug. 10 from noon to 7 p.m. at West Penn Rod and Gun Club, 1047 Clamtown Road.

More information is available by calling Debbie Sinton Eremus at (570) 668-4228 or email: debie@ptd.net. The Class of 1973 was the largest graduating class in the history of the Tamaqua public school system.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

LONDON (AP) – It's Day One of parenting for Prince William and Kate. After the excitement and fatigue and joy of childbirth emotions shared with a nation the young couple is expected to bring the prince home Tuesday.

It is a daunting moment for any young couple, even one with as much support as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

The infant's name and what he looks like remain a royal mystery. And as he begins a long journey expected to see him someday become a king, Britons, and supporters from around the world, have been joining the royal family in celebration.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The Carbon County Fair is calling all bakers for this year's special baking contests. The fair kicks off Aug. 5.

The 2013 PA Preferred Chocolate Cake Baking (adult) contest and 2013 PA Preferred Chocolate Cookie, Brownie, or Bar Baking (for youth ages 8-18) contest are cosponsored by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture's PA Preferred program and the Pennsylvania State Association of County Fairs.