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Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Joseph F. Stern and April L. Miller

The engagement of April L. Miller, Alburtis, to Joseph F. Stern, also of Alburtis, has been announced by her parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Barry and Nancy (Valitsky) Miller of Summit Hill. She is a 2002 graduate of Panther Valley High School and a 2008 graduate of Northampton Community College, where she earned an A.A.S. degree in dental hygiene.

She is employed as a dental hygienist at Deering Dental, LLC in Coopersburg.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Palmerton Area High School Class of 1952 will hold a 60-year reunion Oct. 5-7.

Anyone who has not received a notice should please call Peter Blynn at (610) 826-6402, who will send information regarding the reunion.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Bollinger Sr.

Marie and Lloyd Bollinger Sr. of Palmerton are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary. They were married on Aug. 22, 1942 at the Episcopal Church in Aquashicola by Rev. Adams.

Marie is the daughter of the late Arthur and Blanche Schaffer of Aquashicola. Lloyd Sr. is the son of the late Jonas and Annie (Eckhart) Bollinger of Little Gap.

Prior to their retirement, Lloyd Sr. was self-employed in his own construction/trucking business Bollinger Bros. Marie was employed for several years at the Palmerton Area High School as a member of the cafeteria staff.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The Lehighton Area High School Class of 1967 is having its 45-year class reunion on Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Mahoning Valley Country Club, beginning with a cocktail hour at 5:30 p.m.

Reservations are due by Sept. 22.

If more information is needed by any class members, call Loren at (610) 826-2397 or LaRae at (570) 386-2108.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The fourth Parryville School Reunion will be held Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Mahoning Valley Ambulance Association, 902 Mill Road, Lehighton. Doors open at 3 p.m.; dinner will be served at 5 p.m.

Deadline for reservations has been extended to Friday, Sept. 7.

Please contact Irene Hopstock at (610) 377-1646 for more information or to make your reservation.

Anyone who attended classes at the Parryville School is welcome.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Q. I'm going on my first cruise and I was concerned that I might get stomach flu. What should I do?

Many seniors frequent cruise ships because vacationers can enjoy what is probably the most relaxing form of getaway. You travel with your own bedroom and all the amenities you can think of. But there are a lot of people on these floating paradises; that means lots of germs are along for the ride.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Members of the Class of 1952 from St. Jerome's High School, Tamaqua, gathered on June 24 for their 60-year high school reunion. Those attending include, front row from left, Robert Hanlon, Maryhelen Nace Hosler, Helen Murphy Snoha, Claudette Marnier Zarra and James Brennan. Second row, C. David Heisler, Robert Murphy and Gerald Marcheski. Class members not in the photo include: Kathleen Fisher Trimmel, Ann Oliver Williams, Carmella Gubillio Marcena, John Marcin, Charles Tracey, Robert Early, Ed VanBuren and Robert Stank.

Monday, August 20, 2012
Mary Taschler

Mary Taschler of Palmerton recently celebrated her 85th birthday with a surprise birthday party Saturday, Aug. 11 at the Blue Ridge Country Club.

Born Aug. 11, 1927, Mary has lived her entire life in Palmerton, graduating from Palmerton High School and the Palmerton Hospital School of Nursing. She retired from a career as a registered nurse at Palmerton Hospital.

Mary is an active member of St. Vladimir's Greek Catholic Church and has served as a leader of the pierogi lady effort for many years.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Pocono-Lehigh Romance Writers (PLRW) will hold its September meeting at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 8 at the Palmer Township branch of the Easton Area Public Library, 1 Weller Place, Palmer Township.

Anne Frazier Walradt, a freelance teacher, writer, and editor, will speak about how writers can create with comedy. Learn how to embed humor in your stories by starting with a comic premise and a comic vision.

Monday, August 20, 2012

The Tamaqua High School Class of 1946 held a picnic at Zimmerman's Grove in the Lewistown Valley recently, in celebration of its 66th anniversary. Class members in attendance included: front row, from left, Kathryn Lehatto Evans, Barbara Campbell Nowak, Joyce Kacik Vahovich and Jean Hochstetter Tonkin; second row, Richard Hartranft, Irene Billman Pecha, John Borzatti, William Fritz, Herb Curvey, Jules Dobbs, Floyd Zimmerman, Ruth Keilman Keller, Ben Keller and Catherine Jeffrey; and third row, H. Bruce Geiger, Chester Derr, Carl Heisler, Ed Kennedy and Joe Toth.