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Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Lauren Hall and Johnathan Haney

Lauren Hall and Johnathan Haney have announced their engagement.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Ramona Hall and the late Thomas Hall of Nesquehoning. She received a degree in elementary and early childhood education from East Stroudsburg University and is currently employed as a kindergarten teacher at The Children's Garden in Easton.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of John Haney of Easton and Tina Felix-Strick of Allentown. He is a graduate of Easton High School and is employed by Granite Transformations in Bath.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Mr. and Mrs. Zach Schegan

Calvary Evangelical United Methodist Church in the Lewistown Valley was the setting for the Nov. 3 wedding of Lindsay Heisler, daughter of Todd and Shelly Heisler of the Lewistown Valley, Tamaqua, and Zack Schegan, son of Robert and Michele Schegan of Barnesville.

The double ring ceremony was conducted by the Rev. Dr. Edward Bean.

Beverly Heisler and Wanda Zuber served as vocalists and organists, while piano selections were provided by Dawn Delaney.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride was attended by Ashley Rodgers of Tamaqua as matron of honor.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group (GLVWG) will hold its April meeting at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 27, at the Palmer branch of the Easton Area Public Library, 1 Weller Place, Palmer Township.

At 11 a.m., "De Re (All About) Contracts," attorney Kattina Barski will discuss the ins and outs of contracts for both traditionally and independently published authors. She will discuss the difference between these contracts and what writers should know before signing on the dotted line.

Monday, April 15, 2013
HEATHER BACSICK/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Rose Breakfast coordinators Dottie Mumma, left, and Barbara Mumma, right, with guest speaker, the Rev. Rebecca Cancelliere, center.

Saturday morning, local women gathered at Grace St. Paul's United Methodist Church, located in Penn Forest Township, for the annual Rose Breakfast. The Rose Breakfast is an ecumenical event for women to come together and enjoy fellowship.

Around 67 women from eight churches in Carbon County and surrounding areas attended the breakfast.

The breakfast featured music by David Westrip and Nancy Moyer. Westrip played the piano and Moyer played the flute.

Monday, April 15, 2013
James M. Bennick

James "Jim" M. Bennick of Jim Thorpe celebrated his 90th birthday on April 9 with a family dinner at Romano's Restaurant in Snyders.

A native of Jim Thorpe, he is the husband of the former Bertha Bailey-Stahler and the late Lorraine (Getz) Bennick, who died in 1994.

Prior to retiring in 1994, he had been an active member of the Pipefitters Union, where he taught plumbing classes. He was also a welding instructor for the Carbon County Vocational Technical School (CCTI).

Monday, April 15, 2013
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS The Goldberg siblings gathered recently for the 50th wedding anniversary of the youngest sibling, Leonard and his wife Gladys. Each brother and sister has been married for more than 50 years. The couples are, from left, with the siblings standing and their spouses sitting, Leo and Grace Goldberg, Leroy and Audrey Goldberg, Lawrence and Penny Goldberg, Leonard and Gladys Goldberg, Louise and Lenny Bishop, and Lorraine Mosko, whose husband George passed away after 53 years of marriage.

When Leonard and Gladys Goldberg from Lehighton celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on March 2, they were in good company.

Leonard, the youngest of six children, is the last of his siblings to mark a golden anniversary.

Each of the Goldberg siblings have been married for more than 50 years. Their parents, the late Howard and Dorothy Goldberg, had been married 62 years when Howard passed in 1995.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Blue Mountain Health System Women's Cancer Support Group will meet 3:30-5 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, in the community room at Gnaden Huetten Hospital campus, 211 N. 12th St, Lehighton. Guest speaker Dolly Woody, executive director of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure of Northeastern Pennsylvania, will give an overview of news and updates from the organization.

Interested women are invited to attend. For more information, call group leader Mary Ann Hazel at (610) 824-6490.

Friday, April 12, 2013
Aubrey Elizabeth Arndt

ARNDT A daughter, Aubrey Elizabeth Arndt, was born at 9:31 p.m., on Dec. 28, 2012, at Anne Arundel Medical Center, Annapolis, Md., to Shaun and Kristy (Foley) Arndt of Grasonville, Md.

She weighed 5 pounds, 13 ounces and measured 18.5 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Thomas Foley of Columbia, S.C.; and Daniel and Cheryl Herman of Jim Thorpe.

Paternal grandparents are Elizabeth and Ray King of Hamburg.

Maternal great-grandparents are Janet Foley of Orangeburg, S.C.; and Ray and Betty Robertshaw of Summit Hill.

Friday, April 12, 2013

The Tamaqua High School Class of 1948 will hold a reunion planning meeting at 1 p.m., April 21, at Tamaqua Borough Hall, 320 E. Broad St., Tamaqua. The class will be celebrating its 65th anniversary at 3 p.m., Sept. 14 at La Dolce Casa (DiMaggio's), 16 W. Broad St., Tamaqua.

All class members are welcome to attend the planning session.

Friday, April 12, 2013
Sara Behler and Francis Flexer Jr.

Jerry and Diane Briggs of Tamaqua have announced the engagement of their daughter, Sara Behler of Barnesville, to Francis Flexer Jr., son of Louise and Francis Flexer Sr. of Tamaqua.

The bride-elect is a 2001 graduate of Marian Catholic High School and earned a bachelor's degree in special education from Kutztown University in 2005.

She is currently employed by the Mahanoy Area School District.

Her fiance is a 2002 graduate of Tamaqua Area High School and earned an associate degree in electronic engineering technology from Lincoln Technical Institute in 2003.