Wednesday, October 7, 2015


Friday, May 25, 2012

Thirty-seven persons attended the Summit Hill High School Class of 1957 reunion Thursday during a luncheon at the Mahoning Valley Country Club.

This was the class's fifth reunion in six years with the largest turnout since its 50-year reunion in 2007.

During the program, Martha Solomon Popp led a memorial tribute to the nine deceased class members in the 42-member class.

They are: Helen Daderko, Wallace Kleckner, Diane Zimmerman Lambert, Peter Matrician, Patrick Rutch, Helen Ambrose Sahr, Roger Troeder, Donald Wehr and Eugene Yasson.

Friday, May 25, 2012
Mr. and Mrs. David Wieand

Mr. and Mrs. David Wieand of Tamaqua recently celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary. They were married on May 21, 1982, by Willard Steigerwalt at the magistrate's office in Palmerton.

Mrs. Wieand is the former Louise Galloway, daughter of Kay Jennings of Tamaqua and the late Charles Galloway.

Mr. Wieand is the son of Jessie Schrader of Slatington and the late Richard Wieand.

The couple has three children, Robert Wieand, and Melissa, wife of Michael May, all of Lansford; and Nicole Wieand of Coaldale. They also have four grandchildren.

Friday, May 25, 2012

The Panther Valley High School Class of 1987 will be holding its 25-year reunion on June 9 at The Lakeside Ballroom in Barnesville.

For further information, contact committee members Liz Citrano Cruciani at (570) 963-9734 or Simone Sparich Zuber at (732) 772-1271.

Friday, May 25, 2012
Mr. and Mrs. Steve A. DeMarco

Jean Ann Middleton of Tamaqua, became the bride of Steve A. DeMarco of Lansdale on Nov. 11, 2011, during a single ring ceremony at the Little White Chapel in Las Vegas, Nev. Dr. M.D. Hecht officiated the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Pamella J. Middleton of Coaldale and the late Bernard J. Middleton Sr.

She has her operator-teachers license and is employed in the Kit Kat line at Hershey Foods in Hazleton.

Friday, May 25, 2012
STACEY SOLT/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS @$:Lehighton TUFFCAMP members taking part in the 115 Royal Burpee Challenge include Marcy Vincent, from left, Denise Onuskanich, Mary Kaye Snyder, Chrissy Mayernik and Paul Onuskanich. Approximately 20 TUFFCAMP members are taking part in the challenge alongside more than 2,000 athletes worldwide.

If you've seen athletes stopped by the side of the road squatting, doing push-ups, and jumping high into the air, you might be witnessing history. These unique workouts are part of a worldwide fitness challenge called the 115 Royal Burpee Challenge.

"The burpee is a very hard exercise," said Chrissy Mayernik, a CrossFit certified trainer and Lehighton TUFFCAMP coach. "Even doing five of them is a real challenge and works every muscle. It's so hard to do that you get winded, more winded than when you're running."

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Lehighton Area High School Class of 1982 is hosting its 30-year reunion from 6-11 p.m. Friday, July 13 at the Lehighton Orioles. It will be a pig roast/luau with live entertainment. There is a charge.

Class members who have not received an invitation or who need more information may contact Robin Fatzinger at or (610) 718-9091.

Thursday, May 24, 2012
STACEY SOLT/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS ABOVE: Cadette Girl Scouts Lindsey Shimko, left, Skye Klotz, Madison Wenig, and Holly Ahner prepare to plant trees at Towamensing Elementary School. The Scouts from Palmerton Troop 37 planted trees as part of the "Girl Scouts Forever Green" initiative. BELOW: Analise Recke and Carly Schwenger, both Brownie Girl Scouts in Palmerton Troop 37, plant a tree seedling at Towamensing Elementary School in Palmerton

Local Girl Scouts continue their celebration of 100 years of Scouting by planting trees throughout the area.

More than two dozen Brownie, Junior, and Cadette Girl Scouts gathered at Towamensing Elementary in Palmerton this week to plant 30 Eastern White Pine and Eastern Hemlock trees along the road and behind the school.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Geffrey Frank Marth and Lisa Diane Rodgers, 720 Iron St., Lehighton.

Andrew Charles Rodgers and Jennifer Nicole Fisher, 255 Avenue B, Palmerton.

Michael Anthony Martin and Sara Jane Zellner, 468 Lake Drive, Nesquehoning.

Jason Roy Rice and Marie Irene Shook, 580 Drift Rd., Palmerton

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Students of piano teacher, Michelle Pyrdsa, of Hometown, performed in a piano recital on May 19 at St. Richard's Church Hall in Barnesville. Performers included, front row from left, Olivia Kupinsky, Mrs. Pyrdsa, Jack Tharp, Trinity Werley and Ahn Thomas Griffin. Back row, Emily Ostergaard, Jennifer Frederickson, Jacqueline McMullen, Patrick McMullen, Kelsey Hurst and Olivia Lattanzi.

Thursday, May 24, 2012
Mr. and Mrs. John Meckes

John and Bertha Meckes of Jim Thorpe are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary today.

They were married May 24, 1952 at Christ U.C.C. Church in Jim Thorpe.

Mrs. Meckes is the former Bertha Heckman, daughter of the late Mary and Asher Heckman.

Mr. Meckes is the son of late John Sr. and Suzie Meckes.

The couple has one daughter Renee, wife of Michael Seyfried, Lehighton.

The couple also has twin grandsons, Christopher, married to Rebeka Melber Seyfried of Erie and Gregory of Lehighton.

A family dinner is planned to celebrate the event.