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Monday, February 13, 2012

Margaret and Joseph Romano of Tamaqua recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

They were married on Jan. 20, 1962 by the Rev. Sheenin at St. Jerome's Roman Catholic Church in Tamaqua.

Mrs. Romano is the daughter of Peggy Kubilus of Tamaqua and the late Joseph Kubilus.

Her husband is the son of the late Rose and Angelo Romano.

They have three children: Teresa Kester of Lavonia, Ga.; Michelle and her husband Duane Barron of Tamaqua; and Marie and her husband John Sottosanti of Temple, Pa.

Monday, February 13, 2012
AP Photo/Matthew Mead Valentine's Day practically screams for a chocolate dessert. This Milk Chocolate Mango Mousse is an easy way to incorporate chocolate without being overly indulgent.

Valentine's Day practically screams for a chocolate dessert. And this mousse is an easy way to incorporate chocolate without being overly indulgent.

Because this is a chilled dessert, you can make it ahead of time and not worry about things coming out of the oven at the right time when you're busy trying to impress your sweetheart with dinner.

For a restaurant-worthy dish, spoon the mousse into parfait glasses and top with fresh berries.

Milk ChocolateMango Mousse

Start to finish: 30 minutes, plus chilling

Servings: 4

1 cup frozen mango chunks, thawed

Friday, February 10, 2012
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS Left to right, Nancy Wright, the PA Pre-K Counts coordinator for The Growing Place, also initiated and coordinated its International Dinner for the children and families of The Growing Place. She spends a few moments with a student, Leo Zvonik, 5, his mother, Lydya and his brother, Daniel, 2 1/2, as they take advantage of the station with international costumes, musical instruments and music.

The Growing Place Child Care Centers have been caring for, nurturing and educating children for the last 36 years.

Having grown to six sites in the West End of Monroe County, they serve children of various heritages which includes Native American, Russian, Polish, Egyptian, Colombian, Puerto Rican, Brazilian, Dominican, Pakistani, German, Cambodian, Guatemalan, Irish, Italian, Swedish, Haitian, Filipino, Saudi Arabian and Jamaican.

Thursday, February 9, 2012
Marian students collect for 'Soldiers' Angels'

Members of the Student Council at Marian Catholic High School who participated in the collection for Soldiers' Angels include, front row, kneeling, from left, Lauren Nietz, Logan Rutch, Annette Ritzko and Amanda Srinivasan; back row, Dylan Quirk, Anthony Pilla, Jessica Horlacher, Joanna Butala, Anthony Damiano, Nicole Bechtel, Katie Smulligan, Stephen Valente, Mary Susan McAndrew, Kassandra Mantz, Emily Fannick and Arianna Srinivasan.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

The Dream Come True, Blue Ridge Chapter is collecting new and gently-used prom and wedding dresses for its annual Blue Ridge Communications Prom and Wedding Dress Sale. They are also collecting accessories, including jewelry, purses, shawls and shoes.

Items can be dropped off at Blue Ridge Communications offices in Walnutport, Gilbert, Palmerton, Stroudsburg, Lansford and Lehighton until March 14.

The Prom and Wedding Dress Sale will take place from 4-7 p.m., Wednesday, March 28 at Penn's Peak, Jim Thorpe. Dress prices will start at $10 and everything will be cash only.

Thursday, February 9, 2012
Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Bartholomew

Denise Drosdak, daughter of Joseph and Joanne Drosdak of Nesquehoning, and Aaron Bartholomew, son of Fred and Kathy Bartholomew of Coopersburg, were united in marriage Oct. 15, 2011 at St. Theresa's Catholic Church in New Cumberland, Pa.

The Rev. Michael McFadden officiated the double ring ceremony. Ed Smith was the organist.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride chose Nadia Gauronsky, Parryville, to be her maid of honor.

Thursday, February 9, 2012
Ryan Vincenzo Geronimo

A son, Ryan Vincenzo Geronimo, was born at 10:36 a.m. on Jan. 10, 2012 at Schuylkill Medical Center, Pottsville, to Sarah A. and Vito Geronimo of Tamaqua.

He weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces and measured 19 inches long.

The new baby was welcomed home by his older sister, Adrianna, who is 3 1/2 years old.

Maternal grandparents are Mary DeWitt of Denver, Pa., and the late Franklin DeWitt.

Paternal grandmother is Maria Geronimo of Tamaqua.

Thursday, February 9, 2012
Nicole Yeastedt and Christopher D'Emilio

Ann and Michael Yeastedt of Jim Thorpe have announced the engagement of their daughter, Nicole, to Christopher D'Emilio of Bethlehem, son of Patricia and Michael D'Emilio of Northampton.

The bride-to-be is a 2002 graduate of Jim Thorpe Area High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in English and communications in 2006 from Pennsylvania State University and a master's degree in curriculum and instructions in 2010 from Moravian College, Bethlehem.

She is employed as an English teacher at Liberty High School, Bethlehem.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Jessica L. Duda and Christopher Schaefer, 408 Hazle St., Tamaqua.

Barbara M. Sherman and David S. Zeller, 1520 Penn Drive, Andreas, West Penn Township.

Tara L. Lucas and Derek J. Jones, 530 McIntosh Lane, Andreas, West Penn Township.

Debra A. Daskus and Brian E. Neiswender, 117 Coal St., Cumbola, Blythe Township.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Aaron Timothy Quiggle, 40 Hillary Drive, White Haven, and Nicole Anne Petrone, 305 First St., Weatherly.

Teudy Yoel Hernandez Nieve and Daynara Calcano, 609 Seybert St., Hazleton.