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Thursday, April 28, 2011

MIDDLEBURG, Pa. (AP) – A central Pennsylvania high school English teacher's side job as an author of racy romance novels written under a pen name has drawn criticism from some parents who say she needs to be more discreet about her work.

Midd-West High School teacher Judy Buranich has also drawn a large response on Facebook from supporters who say the books have been common knowledge for years, and that the well-respected Buranich does not bring that work into the classroom.

Thursday, April 28, 2011
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While many eyes will focus on Kate Middleton's marriage into royalty Friday, model Olga Morris Williams of Tamaqua is dealing with her own version of royal bridal butterflies as she practices for the Victorian Fashion Show at the Sharpe House, Eckley Miners Village, on Sunday, May 22. The event will showcase the finest in Victorian finery. Williams will don a silk-and-lace Victorian wedding gown replete with complementary headwear, not pictured. She is seen here during a test run recently at the Fitzpatrick Victorian House, West Broad Street, Tamaqua.

Thursday, April 28, 2011
HEATHER BACSICK/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS First place winners of the 36th Annual Carbon County Conservation District Poster Contest pose with district secretary and contest coordinator Audrey Wargo, back row, right. Front row from left, Brynn Wentz, Lindsay Rohlfing, Kaitlyn Kistler and Allison Amodea. Back row, Tiffany Belletiere.

The Carbon County Conservation District recognized the winners of the 36th Annual Poster Contest Tuesday evening. This year's poster theme was, "Forests for People More Than You Can Imagine."

Thursday, April 28, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Eggert

Edward and Connie Eggert of Albrightsville are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday.

They were married on April 29, 1961 at St. Dominic's Church in Philadelphia.

The Eggerts have three children: Jackie and Tom Harrison of Levittown, Pa.; Judy and Fernando Velezquez of Bristol, Pa.; and Edward and Tara Eggert of Jim Thorpe.

They also have seven grandchildren.

The couple recently traveled to North Carolina in honor of this special occasion.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Janet E. Lichtenwalner, 25 Frankford Ave., Tamaqua R.D., and William B. Jones, 300 W. Maple St., Dallastown, York County.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Ryan Stewart Hedrick and Lori Rose Weis, 136 S. Kittatinny Rd., Lehighton.

Terence Patrick Bonner, 15 E. Center St., Nesquehoning, and Erin Elizabeth Shober, 670 E. White Bear Drive, Summit Hill.

Daniel Christopher Murray and Larissa Marie Perri, 323 E. Fell St., Summit Hill.

Roscoe Harrison Wildrick Jr. and Ashlee Melissa Seip, 206 Lansford Court, Lansford.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011
This March 21, 2011 photo shows bubble and squeak in Concord, N.H. So named for the sound it makes while it's cooking, bubble and squeak is a breakfast hash of sorts designed to use leftovers from the previous nights' boiled dinners. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

Throwing a watching party for the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton doesn't have to be a royal pain.

But with the wedding scheduled for 6 a.m. East Coast time you probably are going to find that plenty of coffee is, so to speak, your cup of tea.

Patra Wroten, who lives in the Washington, D.C., area and writes about parties and other occasions on her blog, I Do Declare, has found a workaround to the inconvenient timing – a slumber party for some friends.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Ohlsen

Becca Schmoyer, daughter of John and Karen Schmoyer of Wyomissing, Pa., and Matthew Ohlsen, son of Dave and Cindy Henritzy, Lehighton, and the late John Ohlsen, were united in marriage on Dec. 26, 2010 at the home of his parents.

The Rev. Ellyn Kravette, Brodheadsville, officiated the double ring ceremony.

The bride was given in marriage by her father.

The ceremony was followed by a reception at the bridegroom's parents' home, attended by immediate family and friends.

The couple honeymooned in Cancun, Mexico.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Alison M. Sleva, 15 Red Mountain Lane, New Ringgold, and Joshua D. Ney, 105 Royer St., New Ringgold.

Constance M. Martin and Christopher G. Brown, 257 Jimmy Lane, New Ringgold.

Katherine E. Strausser, 133 Coal St., Cumbola, and Timothy K. Slane, 14 Community Square, Pottsville.

Kristen L. Kondash, 25 S. Cleveland St., McAdoo, and Thomas M. Johnson Jr., 123 Rear N. Sheridan St., McAdoo.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

(This is the second of two columns on the methods of Robin McKenzie.)

Like millions of people who suffer back pain, I rely on a system developed by Robin McKenzie, a physiotherapist in New Zealand.

Since I was 30 years old, I have hurt my lower back many times. Eventually, I suffered from sciatica, a toothache-like pain that runs down my left buttock to my ankle. This is caused by a bulging lumbar disc.