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Tuesday, May 29, 2012
JASON SANDER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Lehighton students and teachers show off their flowers and gardening skills. Back row, from left, Mike Miller, Toni Verta, Isabelle Meckes, Taylor Carroll, Brandon Berger, Kyle Clark, Charles Daniels, and Cameron Berger. In the front row, from left, math teacher Jake Molchany, Alivia Paules, Stephanie Reeves, Tyler Motzkus, Lindsay Carrigan, and English teacher Sharon Focht.

This past Saturday, fifth graders from the Lehighton Area Middle School planted flowers to help beautify their hometown park.

As a part of the 5 Maroon Team and 5 White Team, area students get to participate in various activities just like this on a regular basis.

"It's great to see these kids get out of the classroom and do something to benefit the greater good for this community. I love to get involved in activities like this," said Jake Molchany, fifth-grade math teacher.

"We're all looking forward to many more future events, just like this one."

Tuesday, May 29, 2012
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The memorial at St. Nicholas Church stands in remembrance of the fallen heroes of


Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The Panther Valley High School Class of 1987 will be hosting its 25-year reunion on June 9 at The Lakeside Ballroom in Barnesville.

For further information, contact committee members Liz Citrano Cruciani at (570) 963-9734 or Simone Sparich Zuber at (732) 772-1271.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Q. I'm 68 years old and I want to know how much Vitamin D you need to be healthy.

The U.S. Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences has established Adequate Intake (AI) levels for vitamin D. The daily levels in International Units (IU) for everyone are as follows according to age:

Ÿ Under 50 - 200 IU

Ÿ From 50-70 - 400 IU

Ÿ Over 70 - 600 IU

Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Francy Lawton

Francy Lawton of Carriere, Miss. and formerly of Summit Hill, celebrated his 90th birthday recently. He was born on May 26, 1922 in Summit Hill.

The son of John and Margaret Lawton, he is married to Helen Haluska for 68 years.

He was a member of St. Joseph's Church, Summit Hill, and served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. He still flies the Marine flag in front of his home.

He is the father of two children, Lois, who is deceased, and Frances, wife of Robert McElmoyle of Carriere, Miss.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Thirty-seven persons attended the Summit Hill High School Class of 1957 reunion Thursday during a luncheon at the Mahoning Valley Country Club.

This was the class's fifth reunion in six years with the largest turnout since its 50-year reunion in 2007.

During the program, Martha Solomon Popp led a memorial tribute to the nine deceased class members in the 42-member class.

They are: Helen Daderko, Wallace Kleckner, Diane Zimmerman Lambert, Peter Matrician, Patrick Rutch, Helen Ambrose Sahr, Roger Troeder, Donald Wehr and Eugene Yasson.

Friday, May 25, 2012
Mr. and Mrs. David Wieand

Mr. and Mrs. David Wieand of Tamaqua recently celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary. They were married on May 21, 1982, by Willard Steigerwalt at the magistrate's office in Palmerton.

Mrs. Wieand is the former Louise Galloway, daughter of Kay Jennings of Tamaqua and the late Charles Galloway.

Mr. Wieand is the son of Jessie Schrader of Slatington and the late Richard Wieand.

The couple has three children, Robert Wieand, and Melissa, wife of Michael May, all of Lansford; and Nicole Wieand of Coaldale. They also have four grandchildren.

Friday, May 25, 2012

The Panther Valley High School Class of 1987 will be holding its 25-year reunion on June 9 at The Lakeside Ballroom in Barnesville.

For further information, contact committee members Liz Citrano Cruciani at (570) 963-9734 or Simone Sparich Zuber at (732) 772-1271.

Friday, May 25, 2012
Mr. and Mrs. Steve A. DeMarco

Jean Ann Middleton of Tamaqua, became the bride of Steve A. DeMarco of Lansdale on Nov. 11, 2011, during a single ring ceremony at the Little White Chapel in Las Vegas, Nev. Dr. M.D. Hecht officiated the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Pamella J. Middleton of Coaldale and the late Bernard J. Middleton Sr.

She has her operator-teachers license and is employed in the Kit Kat line at Hershey Foods in Hazleton.

Friday, May 25, 2012
STACEY SOLT/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS @$:Lehighton TUFFCAMP members taking part in the 115 Royal Burpee Challenge include Marcy Vincent, from left, Denise Onuskanich, Mary Kaye Snyder, Chrissy Mayernik and Paul Onuskanich. Approximately 20 TUFFCAMP members are taking part in the challenge alongside more than 2,000 athletes worldwide.

If you've seen athletes stopped by the side of the road squatting, doing push-ups, and jumping high into the air, you might be witnessing history. These unique workouts are part of a worldwide fitness challenge called the 115 Royal Burpee Challenge.

"The burpee is a very hard exercise," said Chrissy Mayernik, a CrossFit certified trainer and Lehighton TUFFCAMP coach. "Even doing five of them is a real challenge and works every muscle. It's so hard to do that you get winded, more winded than when you're running."