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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

June Heiney, a resident at the Village in Palmerton, observed her 86th birthday on June 24.

The daughter of the late Olive and Victor Behler, she was born in Tamaqua, and attended elementary school there until her parents moved to Lower Towamensing in Palmerton. She then went to the Aquashicola school where she graduated as a 10th-grade student in 1941. She went on to complete her education and graduated from the Stephen S. Palmer High School in Palmerton in 1943.

June was employed as a sampler in the testing department of the New Jersey Zinc Co. laboratory.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Sasha Kranch, 180 First St., Coaldale, and Jason M. Reis, 747 E. Patterson St., Lansford.

Crystal L. Caracappa, 25 Hughes St., New Ringgold, and Richard J. Wotring, 125 Coal St., Cumbola, Blythe Township.

Nicole D. Bartholomew and John J. Mushock III, 624 Mountain Top Terrace, McAdoo.

Ivy M. Stonelake and Karl B. Hodge Jr., 926 E. Center St., Mahanoy City.

Jennifer L. Betz and Jerome Richmond Jr., 519 N. Railroad St., Tamaqua.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011
CHRIS PARKER/TIMES NEWS LEFT: Victoria Mueller as Cha-Cha Digregorio dances with Michael Wawrzynek as Danny Zuko in "Back to the 50s." RIGHT: Sebastian Noecker as Vince Fontaine and Megan Bolton as Marty perform in "Back To The 50s" at Strawberry Playhouse, Tuscarora.

More than 30 performers entertained audiences during multiple performances of "Back to the 50s" held recently at the Strawberry Playhouse in Tuscarora.

The performance, consisting of 50s dancing, singing and comedy, was directed by Strawberry Playhouse owner Lucille Fala-Brennan.

Actors performing in "Back To the 50s" were: Teddy Wilson, Amelia Cassell, Linda Fuentes, Rhiannon Daniels, Brittany Sheidy, Scot Andrews, Hannah Hench, Brooke Yacubeck, Megan Bolton and Brittany McNulty.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Mr. and Mrs. James H. McCauley of Jim Thorpe are celebrating their 55th wedding anniversary this week.

The couple was married on July 21, 1956 by the late Rev. Singer in Forty Fort Methodist Church, Forty Fort.

Mrs. McCauley is the former Barbara Boston, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Owen Boston of Forty Fort.

Mr. McCauley is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. George McCauley of Jim Thorpe. He is retired from Bethlehem Steel.

The couple has one son, James, and his wife Coleen of Jim Thorpe; and one grandchild, Matthew.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Steven J. Walters and Melissa J. Boehrer

The engagement of Melissa J. Boehrer of Slatington, to Steven J. Walters, also of Slatington, has been announced by her parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Douglas and Jeanne Boehrer of Walnutport. She is a graduate of Northern Lehigh High School and Johnson and Wales University, where she studied pastry arts.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of Tina and Ray Walters, Jr. of Slatington. He is a graduate of Northern Lehigh High School and is the owner of Walters Welding and Fabrication.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Q. What foods are good for keeping your cholesterol down?

Oatmeal contains soluble fiber that reduces your low-density lipoprotein (LDL), the bad cholesterol that can increase your risk of heart attacks and strokes.

This type of fiber is also found in such foods as kidney beans, brussels sprouts, apples, pears, barley and prunes.

There are other foods that work against cholesterol. These include soy protein, walnuts and fatty fish.

Soy protein is found in tofu, soy nuts, soy milk and soy burgers.

Monday, July 18, 2011
Michael Schaeffer and Amanda Strohl

The engagement of Amanda M. Strohl of Nesquehoning, to Michael J. Schaeffer of Laurys Station, has been announced by their parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Charles and Kathy Strohl of Nesquehoning. She is a graduate of Panther Valley High School and Northampton Community College. She is employed by the Lehigh Valley Health Network.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of James and Diane Schaeffer of Schnecksville. He is a graduate of Parkland High School, and is employed by Lehigh Valley Penn Sheet Metal.

The wedding is set for Aug. 18, 2012.

Monday, July 18, 2011
Victoria Carrell, 13, of Girl Scout Troop 31211, Tamaqua, stands in front of the newly revitalized Centennial Park in McAdoo. She helped restore the park as part of her Silver Award.

Victoria Carrell, 13, a Tamaqua Cadette in Girl Scout Troop 31211, recently completed all the requirements to receive the Girl Scout Silver Award, the second highest award possible. The award represents a girl's ability to identify and respond to community needs.

Her most recent accomplishment to earn this award was the revitalization of Centennial Park in McAdoo on East Sherman Street.

Monday, July 18, 2011
Special to the TIMES NEWS

The Tamaqua High School Class of 1943 held its annual reunion picnic June 18 at the Owl Creek Park. Class members in attendance included, front, from left, Dan Gangloff, Pat Kennedy Regalis, Jean Taylor Derr, Mary Ellen Boyer, Betty Rother Connely, John Urban, Mary Arner Dotter, Pearl Billman Leiby, Ruth Gerber Blaschak, and Irene Bachert Mantz. Second row, Harold Boyer, Tom Edwards, Marlin Reinhart, Paul Lewis, Ted Bogosh, Harry Fetterman, Dick Jones and Robert Mantz. Also in attendance, but unavailable for the photo were: Pauline Frantz Edling and Theresa Calabrese Dunkelberger.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Kathryn M. Shyne and Neil G. Pendry, 28 E. Foster Ave., Coaldale.

Linda L. Kessler and Thomas P. Ladson, Zion Grove R1.

Tavia S. Bachert and Joseph R. Cardell, 5 Swenson St., Tamaqua R.D.

Cassandra J. Howley and Robert J. Moucheron, 925 E. Centre St., Mahanoy City.

Kelly M. Thomas and Michael D. Reichert, 507 Mountain Road, New Ringgold.

Lindsey L. Hartung and Joshua W. Seibert, 116 Gay St., Tamaqua.

Jennifer L. Pavalko and Derek P. Zukovich, 458 Fairview St., Tamaqua.

Donna L. Hartranft and Matthew I. Moyer, 591 N. Railroad St., Tamaqua.