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Thursday, June 19, 2014

A special program honoring the work of women during the Civil War will take place at the Quilted Crow Shop in Lehighton at 11 a.m., June 28.

A lecture, "Money, Myth, and Madder: Women and Quilting During the Civil War," will be presented by quilt professionals Beth Bacher and Michele McLaughlin. The lecture will feature quilts and various visual aids.

Bacher and McLaughlin began with research about Civil War quilts but their focus quickly grew.

Thursday, June 19, 2014
JUDY DOLGOS-KRAMER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Debra Reilly of Penn Forest Township has been nominated for a Grammy Award as a music educator.

When people think of the Grammy Awards they think of their favorite musicians and singers walking the red carpet dressed in their finest.

Or maybe they think of J.Lo in that plunging green number by Versace in 2000.

Most likely you're not thinking of your school orchestra director or choral director. And you're certainly not thinking about that poor woman who patiently pointed out to you for the 100th time where middle C was on the old piano in your family's living room.

Luckily, the folks who bring you the Grammy Awards see it differently.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Ever been to a luau? Me neither. My husband, however, lived in Hawaii for many years and as a result we often use recipes he brought back to the mainland with him.

This dish is called Kalua Pork, and is an indoor version of the popular Kalua Pig, which is usually an entire pig buried into a deep pit and cooked underground.

I have no time or patience for that kind of thing, and I know for a fact that if I saw an entire pig cooking, I wouldn't eat pork for quite some time.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Q. I've got problems with several joints and I heard low-impact exercise is something I should try. What is low-impact and can you suggest some exercises?

Warning: If you want to begin a new exercise program, you should consult your physician and request a list of exercises that are best for your age and physical condition.

As you age, your body becomes less flexible and more vulnerable to injury. Low-impact exercise does not place excessive pressure on your body. There are many low-impact activities that can give you a good, relatively safe workout.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Jim Thorpe Area High School Class of 2004 will host its 10-year class reunion on Sept. 13 at the Sands Casino and Resort in Bethlehem.

Welcome is at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and dancing.

For more information, contact Amber or Alyssa at

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Muffley

Maryann and Melvin Muffley of Lehighton recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

They were married May 16, 1964, by the Rev. Daniel Shook, pastor, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Bowmanstown.

Mrs. Muffley is the daughter of the late John and Stella Behler of Bowmanstown. Her husband is the son of the late Stewart and Arvilla Muffley of Lehighton.

The couple has three children: Rhonda, wife of John Rupell of Lehighton; Malinda, wife of Kyle Eckman of Lehighton; and Kimberly, wife of Matthew Williams of Walnutport.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Clarence H. Opolsky and Lissa Ann Munley, both of Tamaqua;

Zachary Michael Skelding and Amanda Jane Fisher, both of Tamaqua;

Robert Craigle and Rosewill T. Leibenguth, both of Tamaqua.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Riley McArdle, 7, of Summit Hill, shown here with her father, Paul McArdle Jr., is the winner of this year's Draw Your Dad contest. Riley, who is also the daughter of Anita McArdle, is the winner of a $50 gift card for dinner at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe. Her drawing was selected at random from over 160 entries. To see all of this year's entries, go to and look for the Draw Your Dad button under the Lifestyle menu.

Monday, June 16, 2014
HALEY SAWYER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Anna and Ted Nagle and 11 other couples renewed their wedding vows at Heritage Hill Senior Community Thursday. The Nagles, who have been married for 62 years, exchanged vows originally on April 12, 1952.

Heritage Hill Senior Community in Weatherly was decorated with strings of lights and tables littered with centerpieces and bouquets of flowers Thursday afternoon.

At approximately 2 p.m., 11 area couples, five of whom reside at Heritage Hill, renewed their wedding vows.

The seated crowd hummed a wedding march as the brides accompanied their grooms through a lighted archway.

Brides grasped their counterpart's hand or clung to their arm as the ceremony opened.

Monday, June 16, 2014

The Lehighton Class of 1959 will hold its 55-year reunion on Sept. 27.

Organizers are looking for the following classmate addresses: John Edwish, Robert Graver, Gerald Steigerwalt, Louis Castagnola, Terry German, David Christman, Elva (James) Polina, Judy (Litchly) Manning, Patricia (Steigerwalt) Strohl, Carolyn (Fisher) Scherer and Dolores McFarland.

If anyone has any information about these classmates or any others who have been missed, please call 610-379-4245.