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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Devon L. Peel and Harrison E. Fritz, 428 W. Pine St., Mahanoy City.

Katherine C. Cress and Steven T. Brozyno, 325 1/2 Arlington St., Tamaqua.

Dagmar C. Dobeck and John T. Veen Sr., 313 E. Blaine St., McAdoo.

Thursday, June 9, 2011
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

The Coaldale High School Class of 1961 recently hosted its 50-year class reunion. Those attending included, bottom row, from left, Basil Havrischak, Pat Aronne Scutta, Beverly Ardos Fredericks, Peggy Hedash Cullen, Tom Sopko, Karen Kodlick Drake, Margie Gregus Direnberger, Michelle Kondertavage Kalinak and Bob Heisler. Middle row, from left, Margie McIntyre Gerber, Gail Yankovich Sanfillippo, Sharon Culley Burkhalter, Tom Maruschak, Clem DeMatto and Jim McCartney. Top row, left to right, are Evan Evans, Bob Bachorik, Jerry Sabol, Joe Burns, Michael Danchak, Danny Moyer and Frank Kassak.

Thursday, June 9, 2011
AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS Pen pals from Panther Valley and Prince Hall elementary schools enjoy playing with various wildlife shells and bones during their recent visit to the Carbon County Environmental Education Center in Summit Hill. They are, front, from left, Maniya Thompas and Amina Chocran of Prince Hall; and back, Cassie Moyer and Nicole Boggs of Panther Valley.

Students from Penn-Kidder and Panther Valley elementary schools recently got the chance to meet their pen pals from Prince Hall in Philadelphia.

The students and their teachers met at the Carbon County Environmental Education Center in Summit Hill, where they learned about wildlife and toured the facility. They then traveled to Mauch Chunk Lake Park and enjoyed a picnic dinner.

Raquel Ramseur-Webb, a chaperone from Prince Hall Elementary School and a SHINE II teacher, said the students love the SHINE II program.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

The Jim Thorpe High School Class of 1991 will host its 20-year reunion on Sunday, July 17, at Jim Thorpe Memorial Park in the Beer Pavilion, starting at noon.

Anyone in the Jim Thorpe High School Class of 1990 or 1992 is also welcome to attend. Please RSVP by July 7 to Jill Gavornik at (570) 325-4089 or jgavorni@yahoo.com.

Classmates are invited to enjoy a fun-filled day of music, food and laughter and reminisce about their high school days.

Please bring a covered dish to share. There is a small admission charge.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Space is still available for the "Yes I Can" workshop, hosted by Penn State Extension offices in Carbon and Monroe counties. The class will take place from 12:30-3:30 p.m., July 5, at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Third and Iron streets, Lehighton.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Eliazar Vega-Santos, 29 Scotia Drive, Drums, and Gabrielle Marie Santiago, 226 W. Bertsch St., Lansford.

Joseph John Lashefsky, 921 North St., Weatherly, and Jennifer Nicole Stauffer, 1409 Spring Drive, Walnutport.

Kevin Lee Maehrer and Nancy Ann Kopesky, 33 Lucretius Trail, Box 1146, Albrightsville.

Craig David Balliet, 327 Ore St., Box 134, Bowmanstown, and Jennifer Lynn Harger, 3060 Fireline Rd., Palmerton.

Paul Michael Kleintop and Marcie Schnell, 927 Church Hill Rd., Lehighton.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011
@$:BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS PHOTOS

A cozy atmosphere combined with delicious food makes eating at Emeril Lagasse's newest restaurant a delightful experience.

"It's a little casual a little approachable," the world-famous chef said last week at a press preview luncheon.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS

Local delegates to attend the Keystone Girls State of the American Legion Auxiliary at Shippensburg University were recognized at The State Tea held Sunday at the Lehighton American Legion Post 314.

Attending the Keystone Girls State are Kayla Susko, Victoria Vetter, Miranda Wilcha, Stacey Kershner, Kara Serfass, Erin Bucci, Nicole Mautino, Ashley Otto and Mary Slack.

The event offers training in the practical process of self government and good citizenship as practiced in a democratic society.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Q. When doctors perform a cardiac ablation, what do they use to clean the heart?

This question made me laugh because I had the same misconception as the correspondent. We both confused ablation with ablution. Ablation is a surgical excision of tissue. Ablution is a cleansing with water or another liquid.

Cardiac ablation corrects heart arrhythmias by destroying tissue that blocks the electrical signal traveling through your heart to make it beat. By clearing the signal pathway of the abnormal tissue, your heart can beat properly again.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kitchko

Michael Paul Kitchko and Saunsanie Michele Ramos were married Dec. 31, 2010 at the Fredonia Opera House, Fredonia, N.Y. Kevin McLaughlin, the bride's uncle, performed the double ring ceremony. Mary Filutze was the pianist.

The bride is the daughter of Sally Graves of Dunkirk, N.Y. and John and Maria Ramos of Silver Creek, N.Y.

The bridegroom is the son of Samuel and Michele Kitchko of Nesquehoning.