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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

(Today we'll go into the mailbag and answer three questions, instead of the usual one.)

Q. Is there such a thing as a painless migraine?

Sometimes we see light flashes that appear to be little lightning bolts or waves. This type of flash is usually caused by a blood-vessel spasm in the brain, which is called a migraine. These flashes can happen without a headache and they are called ophthalmic migraines or ocular migraines.

Monday, October 24, 2011
Mrs. Anna Mary Ogozalek is celebrating her 100th birthday this week. Helping her to observe the day are her son Leonard and daughter, Virginia Zabo.

Family and friends of Anna Mary Ogozalek, a resident of Summit Hill who is a guest at the Mahoning Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Mahoning Township, gathered on Sunday, Oct. 23, to celebrate her 100th birthday which will be held on Wednesday of this week.

Close to 50 persons were on hand for the special celebration, during which time the honoree received proclamations from state Rep. Doyle Heffley and William J. O'Gurek, chairman of the Carbon County Board of Commissioners.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Edward and Dorothy Rummel of Tamaqua recently celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary. They were married on Oct. 21, 1949.

Mr. Rummel was born and raised in Tamaqua. Mrs. Rummel is originally from Barnesville.

Mr. Rummel worked in the newspaper trade for 46 years, with 10 years at the Tamaqua Courier, six years at the Mahanoy City Record American, and 30 years at the Reading Eagle-Times in Reading.

Mrs. Rummel worked for several years at Sprite Manufacturing in Tamaqua.

Monday, October 24, 2011
Alexis CathleenChlebowski

A daughter, Alexis Cathleen Chlebowski, was born at 6:22 p.m. on Aug. 21, 2011 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, to Rachel and Daniel Chlebowski of Easton.

She weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces and measured 19 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Katheryn Labosky and the late James Labosky, Lansford.

Paternal grandparents are Stanley and Regina Chlebowski, Nazareth.

Maternal great-grandmother is Matilda Labosky, Lansford.

Monday, October 24, 2011
Faith Nevaeh Kunkel

A daughter, Faith Nevaeh Kunkel, was born at 11:27 p.m. on Sept. 3, 2011 at Schuylkill Medical Center, Pottsville, to Marisa and Brent M. Kunkel of Tamaqua.

She weighed 6 pounds, 6.5 ounces and measured 18 inches long.

The new baby was welcomed home by her older siblings, Levi, 4, and Kiely, 2.

Maternal grandparents are Stephen and Shelly McGregor of Coaldale.

Paternal grandparents are Clair and Jo Kunkel of Lansford.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Kyle William Kohler and Chloe Renee Stocker, 457 Willow St., Apt. C., Allentown.

Brad Eugene Howton and Crystal Louise Slovik, 227 Fourth St., Weatherly.

Adam Michael Keppel, 53 Cold Spring Drive, Jim Thorpe, and Stacielynn Adriana Greenwald, 4469 Bachman Drive, Schnecksville.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Jason Dale Miller and Amanda Koch, 20 Manor Lane, Lehighton.

Terry Angel Gonzalez and Shirly Ann Weiser, 41 Jones St., Lansford.

John David Haas and Sherry Ann White, 300 Forest Inn Rd., Lehighton.

Earl James Paules, 1145 Little Gap Rd., Palmerton, and Danielle Cathleen Kishbaugh, 229 Columbia Ave., Palmerton.

Friday, October 21, 2011
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Artist Victor Stabin of Jim Thorpe returned to his alma mater, the High School of Art and Design in New York City for a series of lectures and a solo show and book signing.

Artist Victor Stabin, Jim Thorpe, returned to his alma mater in New York City, for a series of lectures, a solo show and book signing.

The co-owner of the Carbon County Cultural Project/Flow Restaurant, and the designer of nine U.S. Postal stamps, Stabin is a 1972 graduate of the High School of Art and Design.

The 50-year-old school is in the process of relocating. Stabin's show is expected to be the last alumni show at the current location.

Friday, October 21, 2011
ABOVE: St. Luke's Breast Cancer Awareness Committee members, Sharon Oravec, far left, Anita Hiles, second from right, and Barbara Porambo, far right, with Andrea J. Smith, the speaker for the annual BCA luncheon. LEFT: Smith, a genetic counselor, spoke to approximately 50 attendees at the 13th annual St. Luke's Breast Cancer Awareness tea.

As part of its continued effort to promote awareness and educate the community about breast cancer, the Breast Cancer Awareness committee of St. Luke's Miners Hospital held its annual tea at Macaluso's at the Lantern Inn in Nesquehoning on Sunday.

About 50 women attended the tea as well as a presentation given by Andrea J. Smith, MS, CGC.

Smith, a certified genetic counselor with St. Luke's Family Cancer Risk Evaluation Program, spoke to the attendees on the topic of "Genetics and Breast Cancer: How Does Family Affect Risk?"

Thursday, October 20, 2011

When her youngest son, Robby Ellis-Williams, was just 4 months old, Holly Ellis learned about a program that would benefit her child in the most unlikely ways.