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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Blue Mountain Health System bariatric surgeon, Vitaly Sawyna, MD, will offer free educational seminars on weight loss surgery at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, and Tuesday June 24 in the second floor multipurpose room at the Palmerton Campus, 135 Lafayette Ave.

The bariatric (weight loss) surgery program can help individuals with severe obesity lose weight who have been unable to lose using other methods. The surgery is an option for people whose health and quality of life are affected by severe obesity.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Glen R. Laudenslager

Glen Robert Laudenslager, a resident at Heritage Hill Senior Community in Weatherly, is celebrating his 95th birthday on May 15.

Born in Lewistown, he has lived in Cape May and Colonia, New Jersey, as well as in Port Charlotte, Florida over the years.

After graduation from high school he worked at the American Viscose Corp., making rayon thread for use in clothing, stockings and more.

He spent three years in the Army Air Force and was stationed in Southern Italy as a radar mechanic. He also worked as a machine operator for 41 years in the steel mill.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Ethel Ferguson

Ethel Ferguson, a resident at Heritage Hill Senior Community in Weatherly, recently celebrated her 94th birthday.

Ethel was born in Philadelphia on May 11, 1920.

She resided in Delaware County until 2006.

Ethel graduated from Upper Darby High School in 1938.

In 1941 she married her high school sweetheart Russell Ferguson. Ethel says they shared 65 wonderful years together.

Ethel has two children, Michael from Glen Mills, and Russell from Lehighton.

She also has five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Blue Mountain Health System recognizes Stroke Awareness Month with free stroke screening from 9:30 a.m. to noon Monday in the second floor Next Step Acute Rehab Unit at the Gnaden Huetten campus, 211 N. 12th St., Lehighton.

Daniel Yeager, MD, medical director of BMHS's Acute Rehabilitation Center, will screen participants for the presence of carotid bruits. Acute Rehab staff will evaluate for elevated blood pressure and irregular heart rates and rhythms.

Monday, May 12, 2014

The Bach and Handel Chorale is pulling out all the stops for its 30th anniversary and will continue the celebration with a special concert at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe.

There will be two performances of "A Celebration of American Song"at 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, May 17, featuring the combined efforts of the chorale and the Perseverance Jazz Band.

Area concertgoers who are used to hearing the chorale perform the classical works of the masters will be surprised by a different musical genre, Dixieland jazz.

Monday, May 12, 2014
Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Steber

Kira Michalik and Kevin Steber, both of Summit Hill, exchanged vows on Oct. 26, 2013, at Capriotti's in McAdoo. Summit Hill Mayor Paul R. McArdle officiated the double ring ceremony.

Given in marriage by her father, Robert Michalik of Summit Hill, the bride is also the daughter of Karen and Eugene Eckhart of Lehighton. She chose Kristen Berk of Kutztown to serve as matron of honor.

Bridesmaids included Sherry Hoffman of Lehighton and Grayce Berk and Emilee Berk, both of Kutztown. Kacy Lou Steber of Summit Hill was the flower girl.

Monday, May 12, 2014
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Nanovic

Elizabeth Berger, daughter of attorney John and Carolyn Berger of New Lenox, Illinois, was united in marriage to Christopher Nanovic, son of the Honorable Roger and Cindy Nanovic of Jim Thorpe, on Nov. 16, 2013, at Old St. Patrick's Church in Chicago. The Rev. Paul Novak officiated the double ring ceremony.

Given in marriage by her parents, the bride chose Antonia Toomey of Turlock, California, as her matron of honor.

Bridesmaids were Kimberly Nanovic of Jim Thorpe, sister of the bridegroom; Emily Halter and Callie Pogge of Chicago; and Amy Wopperer of Elmsford, New York.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Averi Daley, 6, of Lehighton, the daughter of Dorinda and Robert Daley, is the winner of this year's Draw Your Mom Contest. Averi's drawing was selected at random from over 200 entries. Averi, shown here with her mom, Dorinda, says she was "surprised" when she found out she had won. Averi received a $50 gift card to Penn's Peak for her winning entry and is looking forward to a special lunch with her mother. To see all of this year's entries, go to www.tnonline.com and look for "Draw Your Mom" under the Lifestyle menu.

Friday, May 9, 2014
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS A musical cabaret, "Remember When" will open the 11th season of the Strawberry Playhouse next weekend. Front from left, Jenna McBreen and Lucille Falá-Brennan. Second row, David Marchetti and Rick Lorady. Also performing will be Cassidy Munley.

The Strawberry Playhouse, 60 Church St. in Tuscarora, opens its 11th season with an entertaining musical cabaret, "Remember When" at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, May 17 and at 2 p.m. May 18.

Remember When offers music from the past and present spotlighting vocalists Jenna McBreen, Cassidy Munley and Lucille Falá-Brennan, with a featured performance by Rick Lorady

McBreen, a graduate of Muhlenberg College with a bachelor of arts in theater, has performed throughout the area and Philadelphia.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Douglas Karl Ruch and Lori Ann Gutekunst, 221 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton.

Jeremy Brooks Whiteman and Kari Ann Karba, 747 Edgemont Ave., Palmerton.

Carl Edward James Jr. and Cathy Jo Strohl, 1776 Cherry Hill Road, Lehighton.

Charles August Henneborn III and Apheraddyttie Ezzmerrelda Rahn, 1011 Bluegrass Lane, Effort.

James Mitchell Zuber and Samantha Jo Unger, 32 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe.

Brian Christopher Deren and Teresa Dianne Harvey, 233 E. Bertsch St., Lansford.

Brian Joseph O'Donnell and Jennifer Kunkel, 115 Lauderburn Ave., Weatherly.