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Thursday, January 5, 2012
William Valinch

William Valinch, currently residing in Sacramento Calif., recently celebrated his 103rd birthday.

Formerly of Rolling Mill Avenue in Tamaqua, "Bill" was born in Gilberton, Pa. on Dec. 22, 1908, to the late John and Margaret (Zerdgusky) Valinch. He was married to the former Julia McGee for 70 years.

He has two sons: William of North Huntington, Pa. and John of Carmichael, Calif. He also has two granddaughters and three great-granddaughters.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

"Simply, a place to enjoy good food with friends."

That is how Barbara Breiner, volunteer organizer and chief cook, describes the free community soup social held the first Saturday of every month in the social hall at the Trinity United Church of Christ in Tamaqua.

She added that the monthly social, which was started last year, is held free of charge to the community courtesy of community members and volunteers of the church.

"We hold the soup social in hopes of bringing members of the community together for an enjoyable time," added Breiner.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012
This Nov. 21, 2011 photo shows Rocco DiSpirito

Chicken noodle soup may have a reputation for helping us beat the winter sniffles, but that doesn't make it health food.

Processed varieties, for example, can be loaded with calories, fat and sodium. And don't even get me started on the lack of flavor and hunks of tough chicken.

In my recipe for chicken noodle soup, I sidestep all these liabilities. I simmer the soup with real chicken and fresh vegetables, like carrots and onions, which are a great source of vitamins. The more veggies you add, the more nutrients you get.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

In the wedding announcement of Sharon Foster and Matthew Robertson, which ran in the Lifestyle section on Dec. 22, it incorrectly listed the bridegroom's parents as residing in Emmaus. The Rev. and Mrs. Stephen Robertson reside in Hagerstown, Md.

The spelling of the bridegroom's son's name was also incorrect. His name is Stephen.

The TIMES NEWS apologizes for the error.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Pleasant Valley School District has announced that four of its schools were recipients of the 2011 Keystone Achievement Awards. Accepting on their behalf are their principals, from left, Penny Derr, PVI; Christopher Fisher and Carole Geary, Chestnuthill Elementary; Joshua Krebs, PVE; and Joseph Kondisko, Polk Elementary. The Keystone recognizes Pennsylvania schools for academic achievement. More than 2,000 Pennsylvania schools are being honored for demonstrating sustained academic achievement over two school years.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

The American Cancer Society will host a Look Good, Feel Better makeover workshop from 4-6 p.m., Jan. 9, at Schuylkill Medical Center-East, 700 E. Norwegian St., Pottsville. The session is free and open to all local female cancer patients actively undergoing cancer treatment.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Learn to create or enhance the natural areas around your home at an all day "Woods in Your Backyard" workshop offered by the Penn State Cooperative Extension in Schuylkill County. The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 21 at the Schuylkill County Ag Center, 1202 Ag Center Dr., Pottsville.

County Master Gardeners and the extension will provide information about creating recreational areas, developing the native landscape, forest ecology, forest management, improving wildlife habitat and how to create a personal plan using a workbook.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Avery Lawrence Moyer

MOYER A son, Avery Lawrence Moyer, was born at 9:45 a.m. Oct. 3, 2011 at St. Luke's Hospital, Allentown to Christine and Lawrence Moyer of Coaldale.

He weighed 7 pounds, and measured 20 inches long.

He was welcomed home by his older sisters, Rylie, 6, and Brenna, 4.

Maternal grandparents are Michael and Bonnie Melley of Hometown.

Paternal grandparents are the late Lloyd and Lorraine Moyer of Parryville.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Britni A. Haslam, 350 E. Bacon St., Pottsville, and Jared J. Houser, 19 Coal St., Middleport.

Carol A. Enama and Aaron J. Debalko, 8 Bruno Ave., McAdoo.

Maria S. Osenbach, 568 Sunbury St., Minersville, and Leonard A. Ruggiero, 117 E. Ridge St., Coaldale.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

To help compile your wedding, engagement, anniversary or baby's birth information for publication in the TIMES NEWS, forms are available in our main office at 594 Blakeslee Blvd. Drive West, Lehighton, as well as our offices in Tamaqua, Lansford and Palmerton.

Wedding pictures and stories will be published free up to six months after the wedding. After the deadline, there is a $50 charge to have your wedding appear in the TIMES NEWS.