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Monday, October 10, 2011

The Tamaqua High School Class of 1955 celebrated its 56th anniversary reunion at Miller's Grove in West Penn Township with 25 class members, three former teachers and 16 guests in attendance. Participants, who traveled from throughout Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Florida, included, front row from left, Harry Fetterman, Dolores Knepper Steigerwalt, Gwen Lloyd Tatusko, Helene Betz D'Angelo and Ethel Houser Keich. Second row, Nick Young, Anna Mae Young, Dolores Hain Li puma, Dorothy Toth Ross, Ruth Dunn Gerber, Nancy Arndt Miller, Leon Tallick and Mary Bensinger Bridygham.

Friday, October 7, 2011
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS Brenda Wentz and Terri Sheckler hold a handmade quilt some lucky person will win at the Palmerton Area Library's 5th Annual Quilt Show.

On Sunday from noon until 4 p.m., the Palmerton Area Library, 402 Delaware Ave., will once again be enveloped in warm cozy quilts from top to bottom for its Fifth Annual Quilt Show.

Brimming with beautiful quilts made by local quilters, the show will feature the artistry that is as creative and imaginative as any other art form.

"Quilts are our inheritance of our ancestors," says Terri Sheckler, coordinator of the event.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Corporate sponsors for the 11th Annual Carbon County Alzheimer's Memory Walk, hosted by Heritage Hill Senior Community in Weatherly, met recently to promote the event which will take place at Heritage Hill on Saturday. Sponsors include, from left, Bill Washko, WYLN; Cody Skelley, McNelis Home Care; Winona Kissinger, Northeast Pharmacy Services; Denise Langman, Heritage Senior Living; Lisa Marie Halecky, chairperson/Heritage Hill Senior Community; Sally Mitchell, Weatherwood Nursing and Rehabilitation; MaryAnn Ator, All Care Home Care; and Tom Evanko, Evanko Respiratory, Inc.

Friday, October 7, 2011

In the photo of the Packerton School Reunion, which ran on Wednesday's Lifestyle page, the name of one of the attendees was incorrectly submitted.

The correct name is Marlene Moyer Lefebvre.

Friday, October 7, 2011
AL ZAGOFSKY/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Mari Gruber inspects the work of a fine-art crafter at the opening week of the Jim Thorpe Fall Foliage Festival. Gruber, in her third year as vendor coordinator has guided its evolution toward greater support for her great love-American art crafters.

Jim Thorpe's Fall Foliage Festival has been evolving, and over the past three years, its current vendor coordinator, Mari Gruber, has guided its evolution toward greater support for her great love American art crafters.

Because of the interest by the Reading & Northern to bring Fall Foliage excursions to Jim Thorpe, the town's 2011 Fall Foliage Festival has been expanded to four weekends. The first three weekends will be focused on crafts, music and food, and the last weekend will focus on the community arts, shops and nonprofits.

Friday, October 7, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. James W. Beers

Mr. and Mrs. James W. Beers of Schnecksville are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary today.

They were married Oct. 7, 1961 at St. Peter's Church, Mantzville, by the Rev. Arthur Klinetop.

Mrs. Beers is the former Carol L. Frey, daughter of Helen and Ralph Frey, Lehighton. Her husband is the son of the late Stanford and Eurena Beers, Palmerton.

They have three children: Sherry Penrod, Orefield; Sheila Nagle, New Tripoli; and Jeff Beers, Fogelsville; and six grandchildren: Brianna and Brooke Penrod, Brad and Trisha Nagle, and Camryn and Nicholas Beers.

Thursday, October 6, 2011
Reagan Margaret LeClair

A daughter, Reagan Margaret LeClair, was born to Christine and Gregory LeClair of Harrogate, England, at 4:29 p.m., on Aug. 31, 2011, at Gnaden Huetten Memorial Hospital in Lehighton. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 7.5 ounces, and measured 20 inches long.

She was welcomed home by a big brother, Jack, 20 months.

Maternal grandparents are Art and Mary Williams of Lansford.

Paternal grandparents are Michael and Jane LeClair of Rochester, N.Y.

Thursday, October 6, 2011
Andrew Wallace Miller

A son, Andrew Wallace Miller, was born to Rebecca and Philip Miller of Nesquehoning, at 1:16 p.m., on June 28, 2011, in Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown. He weighed 6 pounds, 2 ounces, and measured 19 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Ricky and Vicki Brown of Lehighton.

Paternal grandparents are David and Dee Miller of Palmerton.

Thursday, October 6, 2011
Victor Izzo/Special to the Times News

Jim Thorpe Area High School will crown its Homecoming King and Queen during this weekend's football game, as the Olympians face off against Minersville. Members of the Jim Thorpe Homecoming Court are, seated, from left, Aindrea Williams, Erin Buci, Kayla Susko, Angela Strohl, Cristyna Batts and Kristin Lawrence. Standing, James Boyle, Benjamin Moore, Joshua Guth, Michael Trainer, Dane Ciavarella, and PJ Johnson.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

The Lehighton Area High School Class of 1996 will host its 15-year class reunion at the Fraternal Order of Orioles and Community Center on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 2 to 11 p.m.

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