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Thursday, August 22, 2013
 The cast of Gilligan's Island will be recreated in the Tamaqua area on Sept. 21 in a presentation on behalf of Grier City Sunday School. From left: Carl Altman, Zita Harner, Erik Searles, Dana Hartman-Beil, Jim Stepanchick, Lisa Broomell and Dan Thomas, Jr.

Local audiences will have a chance to experience an old classic taking on an all-new twist in September thanks to the collaboration of two non-profit groups.

"Gilligan's Island ... of Death" will be presented Saturday, Sept. 21 at Christ Church, known as the White Church, 132 Church Road, Tamaqua R.D.

The event will be presented on behalf of Grier City Sunday School in conjunction with Lift Your Spirits Performing Arts.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Todd James Witkowski, 113 W. Main St., Quakake, Rush Township, and Alicia Christina Serina, 311 E. Patterson St., Lansford.

Evan Charles Heiser and Josephine Margaret Abbott, 8758 S. Loop Road, Slatington.

Ryan Adam Green and Lorynn Brittany Niklas, 8160 Interchange Road, Lehighton.

Robert Paul Moyer and June Ann Toro, 72 E. Railroad St., Nesquehoning.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

The Lehighton Area Class of 1973 will host its 40-year reunion on Saturday, Nov. 9 at the Mahoning Valley Country Club, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Reservations are due by Sept. 1.

For an invitation or additional information, please call Jim Kunkle at (610) 377-2644.

Thursday, August 22, 2013
This 2013 publicity photo provided by Lifetouch School Photography shows a model posing for a school photo for Fall 2013 season. (AP Photo/Lifetouch School Photography)

For many parents, there's something special about school picture day. They remember getting out of class, combing their hair, lining up with friends for their turn before the camera. Then there was the thrill of the portrait envelope arriving, of wallet photos handed out like tiny trading cards, or delivering prints to grandma to be placed on her mantle.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Jim Thorpe Class of 1965 September luncheon will be at Penn's Peak for the "World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra" luncheon show.

Call Penn's Peak at (877) 764-6328 for reservations by Sept. 6.

Mention the class of 1965 when making reservations.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Earlier this month I enjoyed a visit from a dear friend and her son from Maine. Liz, in addition to being a mom, wife, teacher, doctoral candidate and Red Sox fan, is a terrific cook. During her visit, she offered to whip up a salad one night, and it was amazing.

The recipe is essentially hers, but to give credit where credit is due, she admits to adapting it from a dish she tried at Jerry Remy's Sports Bar & Grill, which is located in Boston, right behind Fenway Park. She tried it earlier this year when she and her husband took their son to his first game at Fenway.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013
AP PHOTO Grilled BLT Pizza with Summer Tomato-Basil Sauce

BLT sandwiches are synonymous with summer. And the only thing better than a BLT sandwich is a grilled BLT pizza!

Once you've had grilled pizza, you'll never want to eat pizza any other way. Grilling solves the age-old problem of a soggy pizza crust. This is because the toppings go on after the crust is already grilled, so every slice will always be crispy, crunchy and slightly smoky.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Helmer

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Helmer of Jim Thorpe will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary.

They were married Aug. 22, 1953 at the Jim Thorpe UCC Church by the Rev. Preuss.

The former Joyce Heckman is the daughter of the late Asher and Mary Heckman of Unionville.

Albert Helmer Sr. is the son of the late Frank and Sadie Helmer of Unionville. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army and retired from Bethlehem Steel in 1985 after nearly 35 years.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The Lehighton Area Class of 1973 will host its 40-year reunion on Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Mahoning Valley Country Club, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Reservations are due by Sept. 1.

For an invitation or more information, call Jim Kunkle at (610) 377-2644.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The Bach and Handel Chorale is holding three open rehearsals for its fall 2013 concert season and in preparation for its 30th Anniversary Concert in 2014. Open rehearsals are Monday, Sept. 9, 16 and 23. Interested singers may attend the rehearsal with the chorale and remain for a short audition afterward.

Rehearsals are held Monday evenings at 7:30 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church, 319 South Ave., Jim Thorpe. All voices are needed. Membership is open to students in seventh-12th grade in addition to adults.