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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Palmerton Area High School Class of 1992 will celebrate its 20-year class reunion Saturday, Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Palmerton Hotel.

There will be a buffet dinner at 7 p.m. and entertainment beginning at 9 p.m.

Call Julie at (484) 553-4912 for more information.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012
L.P.N.s attending the CCAVT

The L.P.N. Class of 1972 of the Carbon County Area Vocational Technical School of Practical Nurses recently celebrated its 40-year reunion at Macaluso's Restaurant in Nesquehoning. Classmates came from as far away as Hawaii and Michigan. A moment of silence was held for deceased class members Ann McGlinchey, Mary Griffiths and Geraldine Rockman, as well as instructor, Nancy Herring, R.N. There were 15 graduates. Those attending the reunion include, front row from left, Pat Berger (class vice president), Linda Clay (class secretary), Ethel Exner (class president) and Jackie McLaughlin.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Searfoss

St. Jerome's Catholic Church, Tamaqua, was the setting for the June 23, 2012 wedding of Amanda Elizabeth Boyle, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Boyle of Tamaqua, and Michael Edward Searfoss, son of Carol Ann Searfoss of Exeter Township and the late Edward F. Searfoss.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

In our last two columns, we discussed gastroenteritis. In this column, we'll go over hand sanitizers to fight germs that cause stomach infections.

Before we go further, we have to define germs. Germs are microbes that cause disease. Microbes are microscopic organisms that are everywhere. Some microbes cause disease. Others are essential for health. Most microbes belong to one of four major groups: bacteria, viruses, fungi or protozoans.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Residents of Maple Shade Meadows Senior Living Center in Nesquehoning recently presented a check to the American Cancer Society in the amount of $110, which was raised during a Car Cruise, held July 28. Seated, from left, are residents Joyce Wentz, Mary Tanzola and Blanche Graham. Back row, Judy Hoppes, Senior Health Initiative Representative, American Cancer Society; and Maple Shade Meadows employees Susan Hydro, Activities Director and Melanie Goodman, Executive Director.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Palmerton Area High School Class of 1952 will hold a 60-year reunion Oct. 5-7.

Anyone who has not received a notice should please call Peter Blynn at (610) 826-6402, who will send information regarding the reunion.

Friday, August 31, 2012

The Palmerton High School Class of 1962 will hold its 50-year class reunion on Saturday, Sept. 8, at Blue Ridge Country Club, Palmerton. There will be a cash bar from 6 to 7 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7.

On Friday, Sept. 7, classmates are asked to meet at the park playground at 7 p.m.

Brunch will be served at 10 a.m., on Sunday, Sept. 9, at Bert's.

For more information, call Janice at (570) 992-1432.

Friday, August 31, 2012

The fourth Parryville School Reunion will be held Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Mahoning Valley Ambulance Association, 902 Mill Road, Lehighton. Doors open at 3 p.m.; dinner will be served at 5 p.m.

The deadline for reservations has been extended to Friday, Sept. 7.

Please contact Irene Hopstock at (610) 377-1646 for more information or to make your reservation.

Anyone who attended classes at the Parryville School is welcome.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Zachary Bryant Smith and Kayla Sarah Faith Reabold, 2294 Cherry Hill Rd., Palmerton.

Shannon Thomas Smith and Kelly Marie Craft, 1005 Hamilton St., Lehighton.

Gregg Richard Harleman and Michelle Marie Siemion, 15 Hawthorne Drive, Jim Thorpe.

Corey Reagan Schlier Sr. and Sally Zawaly, 413 1/2 N. Fourth St. West Alley, Lehighton.

Jason Manuel Amorim and Tia Alasyne Beers, 303 Princeton Ave., Palmerton.

Michael Anthony Barbaro and Christina Maria Thomas, 351 Towamensing Trails, Albrightsville.

Friday, August 31, 2012

St. John's Lutheran Church of Mahoning is hosting a free weekly grief support group and seminar.

"GriefShare" will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturdays, starting Sept. 15. It will feature video from prominent Christian experts on grieving, and caring conversation with people who understand your thoughts and feelings, whether your loss is recent or long ago.

To find out more, call St. John's at (570) 386-9960.