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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Q. It seems like a lot of my friends are watching TV with the volume way up, and accusing everyone of mumbling. How common are hearing problems among seniors?

About one in three Americans over 60 suffers from loss of hearing, which can range from the inability to hear certain voices to deafness.

There are two basic categories of hearing loss. One is caused by damage to the inner ear or the auditory nerve. This type of hearing loss is permanent. The second kind occurs when sound can't reach the inner ear. This can be repaired medically or surgically.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Doris Sturtevant

Doris Sturtevant, a resident of Heritage Hill Senior Community, celebrates her 99th birthday June 27. Born in Weatherly, she was the daughter of Harry and Mary (Rehrig) Wertman. She was married to Robert B. Sturtevant until his death in 1982. They have a son, Robert H. Sturtevant of Weatherly.

Doris graduated from Weatherly High School in 1931. Following graduation, she worked in the family business, Wertman's Hardware Store, with her father and brother, Bill.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Panther Valley Class of 1983 is having another meeting for planning its 30th reunion. Anyone interested in participating can attend the meeting on Thursday, June 27 at 7 p.m. at Lengyel's Restaurant in Nesquehoning.

Question or comments can be emailed to pvhs1983@yahoo.com. Organizers are still looking for updated email and home addresses for many classmates.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Nina L. Salvador and Joseph J. Delluso, 606 E. Mahanoy St., Mahanoy City.

Krystle S. Henn and John Konsavage, 15 Hope Avenue, New Ringgold.

Amanda M. McGuire, 130 W. Centre St., Mahanoy City, and Keith M. Kalkiewicz, 3 Coles St., Mahanoy City.

Kelle A. Richard and Matthew P. Corra, 6 Rear Fourth St., Kelayres.

Joyce S. Reinhart and James L. Johnson, 19 Main St., Middleport.

Kimberly Ann Wilco and William T. Whittaker, 2 E. Green St., McAdoo.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Alex Neil Bencivengo and Lise Michelle Losas, 623 South Ave., Jim Thorpe.

Jacob Charles Kratzer and Naomi Bernadette Dunlap, 56 Ruppell Lane, Ashfield.

Gary Clifton Branvall and Rebecca Jane Raynor, 25 Grove St., Lincoln Park, N.J.

William Ford Hayes, 2395 Little Gap Road, Palmerton, and Ann Leiphart Unholz, 4607 Grinding Stone, Glen Allen.

Dale Robert Biegley Jr. and Erica Lynn Helfrich, 184 S. Second St., Lehighton.

John M. Achtermann Jr. and Vivian Lee Shambo, 253 East Alley North, Lehighton.

Monday, June 24, 2013

"When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" was the most popular song of the year.

The first inauguration of Woodrow Wilson, the 28th President of the United States, was held on Tuesday, March 4, 1913.

Just nine days later, a small group of women met at the home of Mrs. Allen Kreidler to form a club known as Mother's Club of Lehighton. From that meeting, an organization was born that has served the Lehighton community for 100 years.

The Woman's Club of Lehighton recently held a dinner at Mahoning Valley Country Club to celebrate a century of community service.

Monday, June 24, 2013
@$:SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Nellie Johnson, a resident of Heritage Hill Senior Community, presents Jared Nyer, a graduate of

Weatherly Senior High School, with a $250 scholarship. Nyer will pursue a career in nursing at Mansfield University. Heritage Hill offers this scholarship

yearly for a graduate of Weatherly High School pursuing a career in caring for the elderly.

Friday, June 21, 2013
Mallory Brinley

Two area girls have been selected to attend Keystone Girls State by the American Legion Auxiliary Shoemaker-Haydt Unit 314, Lehighton.

Mallory Brinley is the daughter of Patricia Brinley and Ross Brinley of New Tripoli. She attends Northwestern Lehigh High School and plans to attend college with a major in political science.

Brinley is active in field hockey, track and field, cross country, science and drama clubs, and scholastic scrimmage. She is president of the school's National Honor Society.

Friday, June 21, 2013

The Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group (GLVWG) will host a meeting at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 22, at the Palmer Branch of the Easton Area Public Library, 1 Weller Place, Palmer Township.

Morning program (11 a.m.): Focus the Moment in Your Writing published poet Marilyn Hazelton will describe a technique called "link and shift," a central concept in Japanese poetic forms. She will present an overview of these forms and will touch on how the Japanese forms develop the ability to discover vivid detail that can illuminate all genres of prose, as well as poetry.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Lehighton High School Class of 1964 will hold a class reunion meeting at 7 p.m., Monday, June 24 at the Orioles Grill Room.

For more information call Lester Miller at (610) 377-1702.