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Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Zane Ernest Strohl

STROHL A son, Zane Ernest Strohl, was born at 5:53 a.m., Feb. 24, 2013, at St. Luke's Hospital in Allentown, to Korin and Craig Strohl II. He weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces and was 21 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Kenneth and Barbara Boyd of Summit Hill.

Paternal grandparents are Craig and Margaret Strohl of Weatherly.

He was welcomed home by a sister, Kensington, who is 20 months old.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Q. My wife insists on buying nothing but crunchy brown bread because she says it is good for us. I'm a bit skeptical about this and suspect we are victims of hype to sell this kind of bread. What do you think?

I'm presuming that your wife wants to get whole grain bread to put more fiber into your diet. Whole grains are cereal grains that include the bran, the germ, and the core of the kernel known as the endosperm. Bran is a tough, fibrous outer layer, which is a source of fiber.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Alverda Mackes

Alverda Mackes, a resident at Renee's Personal Care Home in Palmerton, is celebrating her 95th birthday today. She was born May 7, 1918 in Little Gap.

Alverda was married to Leon Mackes, who passed away in 1989. She is the companion of Samuel George for over 20 years.

She has three children: Deran Smith of Allentown, Delbert Green of Bethlehem and Gloria Eckhart, wife of Leonard Eckhart of Lehighton.

She has 10 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

She has been a lifetime member of the Jerusalem UCC Church in Trachsville.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Gary Lee Reed II and Erica Lee Sittler, 370 S. Seventh St., Lehighton.

Jeffrey Allen Goerge, 313 Market St., Tamaqua, and Tanya Nicole Strohl, 90 Beaver St., Lehighton.

Charles Anthony Bird and Amy Blew, 1166 Wetzel Run Road, Weatherly.

Jason Andrew Barna and Brandi Lynn Lech, 1893 S. Lehigh Gorge Drive, Weatherly.

Jermaine Lamont David and Ashante Amarra Keesee, 14 W. Broad St., Apt. 6, Tamaqua.

Jonathan Raymond Muffley, 1761 Germans Road, Lehighton, and Kayla Ann Fink, 14 Fink Lane, Lehighton.

Monday, May 6, 2013
STACEY SOLT/TIMES NEWS Olivia Claypoole, 5, left, and Hailey Barachie, 5, wear masks during a circus parade at Pathstone Head Start's annual "Circus Day."

The hallways of Pathstone Head Start were filled with giggles and smiling children during the program's annual "Circus Day." The event is held each year to give students a fun day filled with arts and crafts, music and carnival-style activities.

"We do this to give the kids something fun to do. They really enjoy it," said Danielle Strohl, the vice president of Head Start's parent committee.

"It's something nice for the kids, and it gets the parents involved."

Monday, May 6, 2013
Winifred Emma (Mulhern) Woods

Winifred Emma (Mulhern) Woods, nickname "Winkie," a resident at Heritage Hill Senior Community, celebrated her 90th birthday on April 12.

Born in West Hazleton on April 12, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Winifred and Daniel Mulhern of West Hazleton.

She graduated from Weatherly Area High School in 1940. She then attended McCann's School of Business for Stenography and later began working in the Hazleton National Bank building for A. Sterling Learn, CPA. Sterling and Winkie later married in 1945 and were married for 42 years until his death in 1987.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Students, faculty, administrators and parents at Marian Catholic High School, Hometown, continued a long-standing tradition of honoring Mary, the Blessed Virgin Mother, during the school's annual May Procession observance Wednesday.

The Rev. Kenneth Medve celebrated the Mass.

The event took place during the morning Mass that preceded classes, followed by the crowning of the Blessed Mother by Kara Sedlack, daughter of Cheryl Sedlack, Weatherly, and Mark Sedlack, Timonium, Md., who had been selected the school's May Queen.

Friday, May 3, 2013
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Julie Willet, Kim Ahner and Ann Louise Hayes are shown with Doris Matsinko, who is enjoying some ice cream while visiting with members of the LASD support staff.

The Lehighton Area School District support staff, over the past two years, has collected and distributed various items for two nursing homes within the district.

They were given lists of items that residents of the homes would appreciate and use. The officers of the support staff group then asked members to donate items for this yearly venture.

The support staff includes paraprofessionals, cafeteria workers, custodians, maintenance, secretaries, nurses, attendance officers, network analysts and emotional support interventionists.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Barbara and Miles Knappenberger Sr. of Lehighton will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday. They were married on May 4, 1963 in The Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion in Philadelphia by the late Rev. William O. Moyer.

Mrs. Knappenberger is the daughter of the late William S. and Jean (Moyer) Peters of Weissport. Her husband is the son of the late Miles H. and Lorraine (Getz) Knappenberger of Long Run, Franklin Township.

Friday, May 3, 2013

The American Cancer Society will host a Look Good, Feel Better makeover workshop from 4 to 6 p.m., May 13, at Schuylkill Medical Center-East, 700 E. Norwegian St., Pottsville.

Sessions are free and open to all female cancer patients undergoing cancer treatment.

During the sessions, trained cosmetologists will meet with patients to discuss ways of using makeup and accessories to minimize appearance-related side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatment.