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Friday, June 20, 2014
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Fay Schlenner, second from right, is flanked by her family and the Rev. F. Peter Muhr, right, following a presentation made to her during Music Appreciation Sunday held recently at St. John's Lutheran Church, in the heights section of Jim Thorpe, for volunteer service as Sunday school pianist for the past 45 years. Schlenner was given gifts as well as handmade thank you cards by the children of the Sunday school as tokens of appreciation. Following the service a reception was given in her honor, hosted by the church council in the Good Shepherd Room of the church.

Friday, June 20, 2014
Alana Marie Edmonds

A daughter, Alana Marie Edmonds, was born at 6:20 p.m. May 10, 2014, at St. Luke's Hospital in Allentown to Jeanine and Lance Edmonds of Tamaqua.

She weighed 6 pounds, 3 ounces and measured 19.5 inches.

Maternal grandparents are Patricia Burdick of Lansford and Eugene Burdick of Tamaqua.

Paternal grandparents are Archie and Janice Edmonds of Tamaqua.

Friday, June 20, 2014
Aubrey Mae Green

A daughter, Aubrey Mae Green, was born at 12:46 p.m. May 29, 2014, at Lehigh Valley Hospital to Kera DeAngelo and Christopher Green Jr. of Lansford.

She weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and measured 18.5 inches long.

She was welcomed home by an older sibling, Miley Green, who is 4.

Maternal grandfather is Peter DeAngelo of Tamaqua.

Paternal grandparents are Christopher Green Sr. of Lehighton and Michelle and David Kromer of Andreas.

Thursday, June 19, 2014
Clayton David Smith

SMITH A son, Clayton David Smith, was born at 9:04 a.m. on May 3, 2014, at Lehigh Valley Health Network, to Vanessa and Jeremy Smith of Lehighton.

He weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces and measured 19 1/2 inches long.

Clayton was welcomed home by his brother, Wyatt, 6, and his sister, Kailyn, 3.

Maternal grandparents are Linda and Marty Klotz of Lehighton.

Paternal grandparents are Cindy and David Smith of Lehighton.

Thursday, June 19, 2014
Lt. Col. Christopher M. Kurinec  and Kelly L. Hurley

Kelly Lynn Hurley, daughter of Kathleen and Clifford Hurley of Jim Thorpe, is engaged to be married to Lt. Col. Christopher Michael Kurinec of Newport News, Virginia.

Lt. Col. Kurinec is the son of the late Col. Ronald Kurinec of Jim Thorpe, and the late Katherine Kurinec of Texas.

The bride-to-be has a diploma from Northampton Community College in dental assisting.

She also attended Kutztown University.

She is employed as a paraprofessional in the Jim Thorpe Area School District.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

A special program honoring the work of women during the Civil War will take place at the Quilted Crow Shop in Lehighton at 11 a.m., June 28.

A lecture, "Money, Myth, and Madder: Women and Quilting During the Civil War," will be presented by quilt professionals Beth Bacher and Michele McLaughlin. The lecture will feature quilts and various visual aids.

Bacher and McLaughlin began with research about Civil War quilts but their focus quickly grew.

Thursday, June 19, 2014
JUDY DOLGOS-KRAMER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Debra Reilly of Penn Forest Township has been nominated for a Grammy Award as a music educator.

When people think of the Grammy Awards they think of their favorite musicians and singers walking the red carpet dressed in their finest.

Or maybe they think of J.Lo in that plunging green number by Versace in 2000.

Most likely you're not thinking of your school orchestra director or choral director. And you're certainly not thinking about that poor woman who patiently pointed out to you for the 100th time where middle C was on the old piano in your family's living room.

Luckily, the folks who bring you the Grammy Awards see it differently.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
KAREN CIMMS/TIMES NEWS Kalua Pork

Ever been to a luau? Me neither. My husband, however, lived in Hawaii for many years and as a result we often use recipes he brought back to the mainland with him.

This dish is called Kalua Pork, and is an indoor version of the popular Kalua Pig, which is usually an entire pig buried into a deep pit and cooked underground.

I have no time or patience for that kind of thing, and I know for a fact that if I saw an entire pig cooking, I wouldn't eat pork for quite some time.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Q. I've got problems with several joints and I heard low-impact exercise is something I should try. What is low-impact and can you suggest some exercises?

Warning: If you want to begin a new exercise program, you should consult your physician and request a list of exercises that are best for your age and physical condition.

As you age, your body becomes less flexible and more vulnerable to injury. Low-impact exercise does not place excessive pressure on your body. There are many low-impact activities that can give you a good, relatively safe workout.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Jim Thorpe Area High School Class of 2004 will host its 10-year class reunion on Sept. 13 at the Sands Casino and Resort in Bethlehem.

Welcome is at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and dancing.

For more information, contact Amber or Alyssa at jths2004@gmail.com.