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Monday, May 20, 2013

The 2013 Pennsylvania Vegetable Recipe Contest is now accepting entries from residents of the commonwealth until June 30. The 10th annual contest is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Vegetable Marketing and Research Program.

Pennsylvania residents are eligible to enter one or more of their best vegetable recipes using Pennsylvania vegetables to compete for $100 prizes in four different categories at a statewide cook-off, scheduled for Aug. 8, during Pennsylvania Produce Month, at Lebanon County Career and Technology Center in Lebanon.

Monday, May 20, 2013
VICTOR IZZO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS  Students, aides, and volunteer helpers line the stream under beautiful skies during the 59th annual Germantown Grove Club Fishing Derby for Special Needs students from schools all over Carbon County.

The Germantown Grove Club's annual Fishing Derby for Carbon County students with special needs was held recently along the stream that runs through the Germantown section of Jim Thorpe.

This was the 59th year for the event which hosted approximately 200 students over its two-day run. The derby is sponsored by both the Jim Thorpe American Legion Post 304 and the Germantown Grove Club.

It was started in 1954 as an American Legion function by Germantown resident Phil Rodgers and others.

Friday, May 17, 2013

The Tamaqua High School Class of 1960 will hold a reunion committee meeting at 2 p.m. this Sunday, May 19, at the home of Paul Miller, Hometown. The committee will be finalizing plans for a reunion picnic.

All class members are welcome to attend.

For more information, or directions, call (570) 668-0775.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Blue Mountain Health System Women's Cancer Support Group will meet from 3:30-5 p.m. Tuesday, May 21 in the community room at Gnaden Huetten Hospital, 211 N. 12 Street, Lehighton.

The theme will be using ordinary household items that invite self-pampering.

Women who have been diagnosed with cancer are invited to attend for the purpose of mutual support in a friendly atmosphere.

Contact Mary Ann Hazel at (610) 824-6490 for more information.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Tamaqua Class of 1943 will hold its 70th anniversary reunion June 15 at La Dolce Casa (DiMaggio's) Restaurant, 16 W. Broad St., Tamaqua. The day will begin at 11 a.m. Class members will select from the regular menu for lunch. Each person will be responsible for his or her own tab.

Reservations are required and may be made by contacting Harry Fetterman, 200 High St., Tamaqua, PA 18252 or by calling (570) 668-3034.

Deadline for reservations will be June 1.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Joshua Jon Shollenberger and Tara Christine Marcin, 1640 Stagecoach Road W., Palmerton.

Colin Laurence Wells and Christina Marie Roccamo, 155 Lock St., Phillipsburg, N.J.

Daniel Christopher Turner and Elisha Mary Green, 233 Avenue B, Palmerton.

Eric Elwood Costenbader and Jenelle Lynn Dutko, 51 Hillside Place, Kunkletown.

Thomas Martin Eaton and Charity Lyn Werner, 104 E. Garibaldi Ave., Nesquehoning.

Justin John Washousky and Christine Ann O'Brien, 153 Brittany Drive, Albrightsville.

Friday, May 17, 2013
Mallory Sweeney and Eric Schmieder

The engagement of Mallory Sweeney to Eric Schmieder, both of Newark, N.J., has been announced by her parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Sweeney Jr. of Schnecksville. She graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of arts from Bucknell University, and will graduate this month with a juris doctorate from Seton Hall Law School.

She is employed by Fitzpatrick, Lentz, Bubba Law Firm in Center Valley, Pa.

Friday, May 17, 2013
Mr. and Mrs. Greg Neff

Tammy S. Neyer of Lehighton, and Greg Neff, also of Lehighton, were united in marriage on April 9, 2013 at Graceland in Memphis, Tenn.

The Rev. David Bayer officiated the double ring ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Suzanna Vaughn of Lehighton and the late Carl Trine.

She holds a paralegal degree and is employed as a certified counselor/advocate. The bridegroom is the son of Betty Petco of Lehighton, and Ronald Pitt Neff, also of Lehighton.

He is a graduate of Lehighton Area High School and is employed in construction by Benner & White.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Crystal D. Shumgart, 122 Pitt St., Tamaqua, and Shaun M. Witmer, 58 Harvey Drive, Pine Grove.

Jessica L. Wargo and Ronald L. Kennedy Jr., 44 Walnut St., Delano.

Tiffany N. Zakrewsky, 56 Fairview St., Barnesville, and Norman G. Richards, 10 Sherwood Drive, Barnesville.

Cynthia M. Winebrenner and Keith Dasher, 284 W. Valley Drive, Hazleton.

Friday, May 17, 2013
Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Frable renewed their vows for their 25th wedding anniversary.

Faye J. (Bartholomew) and Michael A. Frable of Palmerton recently renewed their vows in celebration of their 25th wedding anniversary.

The couple was married April 30, 1988. They renewed their vows on April 20 at Faith Alive Church in Bowmanstown. The Rev. Daryn Dotter officiated the ceremony.

A dinner at the church, attended by family and friends, followed the renewal ceremony.

The Frables have three children.