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Monday, November 11, 2013
Lynn A. Sheehan and Todd D. Rehrig

Lynn A. Sheehan and Todd D. Rehrig, both of Lehighton, have announced their engagement.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Richard W. Davenport of Berwick and the late Virginia G. Davenport of Lansford. She is a 1983 graduate of Berwick Area High School and a 2010 graduate of Lehigh Carbon Community College with a degree in special education.

She is employed by the Jim Thorpe Area School District for the past 13 years in the area of special education.

Monday, November 11, 2013
Cory Travis and Leah Danielson

The engagement of Leah Danielson Of Miramar Beach, Fla. to Cory Travis, also of Miramar Beach, has been announced by her parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Rodger and Diane Danielson of Palmerton. She is a 2006 graduate of Palmerton Area High School and a 2011 graduate of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. She is employed as an assistant store manager at Gymboree.

Monday, November 11, 2013
Laura Raibeck and Jonathan Dufresne

Laura Raibeck, daughter of Elizabeth Raibeck, Albrightsville, and the late Edward Raibeck, was united in marriage to Jonathan Dufresne, son of Raymond and Linda Dufresne of Atkinson, N.H. on Oct. 5, 2013 in Vancouver, BC Canada.

The bride is a 2002 graduate of Jim Thorpe Area High School. In 2006 she earned a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering and a bachelor of arts degree in German from Lafayette College.

In 2008 she graduated with a master's degree in mechanical engineering from Georgia Tech.

Monday, November 11, 2013

The Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group will hold its next meeting at 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Palmer Branch of the Easton Area Public Library, 1 Weller Place, Palmer Township.

During the morning program, the group will give thanks to GLVWG's creators and early members in a trip down memory lane of the organization's first 20 years.

Four panelists will share recollections and highlights, organizational ups and downs, and engage members in a candid Q&A.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Richard L. Dorward, formerly of Lehighton, has announced his engagement to Paula Sue Ream.

The prospective bridegroom is a 1985 graduate of Lehighton High School and is self-employed as a roofing contractor.

The bride-to-be is a 1980 graduate of Pleasant Valley High School and is the executive director of the Cancer Support Community of the Greater Lehigh Valley nonprofit organization.

The couple resides in Chapman and plans to be married in 2014.

Monday, November 11, 2013
Tobin Scott Arieta

A son, Tobin Scott Arieta, was born at 9:21 p.m., July 30, 2013 at Lehigh Valley Hospital Cedar Crest, to Melissa (Nothstein) and Richard Arieta of Lehighton. He weighed 3 pounds, 12 ounces and measured 17 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Wayne and Donna Nothstein of Lehighton and Willard and Judith Remmel, also of Lehighton.

Paternal grandparents are Richard and Deborah Arieta of Lehighton

Monday, November 11, 2013

Alysha Anne Barlet and Eugene Mike Arnstead, 805 E. Mahanoy Ave., Mahanoy City.

Roxann M. Mooney, 401 E. Mahanoy Ave., Mahanoy City, and Gerald C. Miller, 96 Greenwood St., Coaldale.

Samantha A. Heine and Justin S. Shapansky, 616 W. Centre St., Mahanoy City.

Friday, November 8, 2013
@$:KAREN CIMMS/TIMES NEWS

You may not see them on the runways of New York, Paris or Milan, but these little items are the biggest fashion statement since ... Silly Bandz. Remember those funny rubber bracelets that came in a variety of different shapes?

The Silly Bandz craze, which peaked in 2010 and lasted for a few months, seemed to have died out almost as quickly.

Enter rubber band bracelets. Whether they are made on a Rainbow Loom, Fun Loom or Cra-Z-Loom, these colorful bracelets are being churned out by the dozen by young girls and boys all over the country.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Tamaqua High School Class of 1968 will meet at 10 a.m., Nov. 16, to discuss plans for its reunion, at the home of Patty Price Forster, 307 Market St., Tamaqua.

All class members are welcome to attend. For more information, call 570-668-5718.

Thursday, November 7, 2013
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

The Pleasant Valley Class of 1963 held its 50-year class reunion Oct. 12 at the Kunkletown Rod & Gun Club. There were 48 in the graduating class. Of 43 remaining, 29 attended the reunion. After a fun-filled social time, a group photo was taken and a mystery auction was held. Laughter filled the room as certain class mates tried to outbid the next. A catered meal was served, followed by homemade desserts. Each class member received a blue and white tote bag with "Pleasant Valley Class of '63 50th Class Reunion 2013" printed on it.