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Tuesday, July 3, 2012
STACEY SOLT/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Runners compete during last year's 5K for diabetes in Palmerton.

Lace up your sneakers: It's time to register for the fifth annual Palmerton 5K for Diabetes, which benefits the American Diabetes Association. The race/walk will take place Saturday, Aug. 25 at 9 a.m. in Palmerton Borough Park.

The Palmerton 5K for Diabetes will raise funds for the American Diabetic Association (ADA), whose goal is to prevent, cure and manage diabetes. The race/walk is founded and organized by volunteer Carla Majczan, who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in childhood.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Panther Valley High School Class of 1974 will hold a 40-year class reunion planning meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 25 at the Sports Zoo in Lansford.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Hear the Declaration of Independence read as it was when the colonies declared their independence from the British.

The reading will be held on Wednesday, July 4 at noon at the Summit Hill Heritage Center, 1 West Hazard Street.

This is the first of what will be a yearly event. Take a few minutes to be part of this event.

Monday, July 2, 2012

The next AARP Safe Driver course being offered at the Chestnuthill Park building is the eight-hour course. It will be given in two four-hour slots, from 1-5 p.m., Saturday, July 21 and July 28.

For more information contact Roland Vonderheide at (570) 619-4006.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Members of the Tamaqua High School graduating class of 1943 held their annual reunion recently at the La Dolce Casa Restaurant in Tamaqua. In attendance were, front row from left, Pearl Leiby, Pauline Fenstermacher, Pauline Edling, Josephine Havrilko, Ruth Blaschak, Alice Truskey and Jean Derr. Middle row, Jim Valentine, Harry Fetterman, Theresa Calabrese, Sarah Miller, Patricia Kennedy and Dick Jones. Third row, Harold Boyer, Paul Lewis, Marlin Reinhart, Daniel Gangloff, Ted Bogosh III and Tom Edwards.

Monday, July 2, 2012
STACEY SOLT/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Jackie Malloy, left, secretary of the Mahoning Valley 4-H Community Club, and Elyse Kistler, club vice president, organize clothing donated by club members during their June meeting. Club members aimed to donate 100 pieces of clothing to "Second Blessings" in Lehighton in honor of the 100th anniversary of 4-H. Over the past three months they have gathered 100 pieces of clothing, canned food items and pet supplies.

Members of the Mahoning Valley 4-H Community Club brought heavy loads to their June meeting: bags stuffed with gently-used clothing, all to be donated to "Second Blessings" at Bethany Evangelical Congregational Church in Lehighton.

The club's goal was to gather 100 pieces of clothing to donate in honor of the 100th anniversary of 4-H. Judging by the stacks of jeans, T-shirts and sweaters, they likely exceeded their goal. Approximately 30 members attended the meeting.

Monday, July 2, 2012

The Bach and Handel Chorale, located in historic Jim Thorpe, is auditioning pianists to accompany its rehearsals and some performances.

Those who are interested are asked to send a letter of inquiry to the chorale office, Attention Maestro Randall D. Perry, 810 Carbon Ave., Jim Thorpe, PA 18229.

The successful candidate must be available for all rehearsals, have knowledge of playing reduced orchestrations of Bach and Handel works, and be directly responsible to the conductor.

The practice year begins Aug. 27, so earliest application is recommended.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Week long Good News Camps will be held at Mauch Chunk Lake Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, sponsored by Child Evangelism. Camps begin July 6, July 23 and Aug. 9. Children accepted must be in first grade through age 11.

The theme of camp is "Daniel." There will be swimming, Bible lessons, hiking and picnics on the trail.

For more information call (610) 377-3632. There is a fee to attend camp.

Monday, July 2, 2012

The Lehighton Area High School Class of 1982 is holding its 30-year reunion on Friday, July 13 at the Lehighton Orioles from 6-11 p.m.

It will be a pig roast/luau-style event, and there is a charge. There will be live entertainment.

If you have not received an invitation or for more information, please contact Robin Fatzinger at or (610) 718-9091.

Friday, June 29, 2012
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Goff

Rosemary Brown, daughter of Gene and Linda Brown of Jim Thorpe, and Mark Goff, son of Kathy and the late Arthur Highland of Lehighton and Chuck and Janet Goff of Amarillo, Texas, were united in marriage on Saturday, June 9, 2012, at Flagstaff Resort in Jim Thorpe.

Mayor Michael Sofranko officiated the ceremony.

The bride was given in marriage by her father. The bride's sister, Brandi Brown of Summit Hill, was chosen as maid of honor.

Bridesmaids included Katie Mertz of Jim Thorpe, Daphne Gasker, also of Jim Thorpe and Mary Casnocha of Kunkletown.