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Friday, July 26, 2013
Mr. and Mrs. Martin Hage

The Artesano Iron Works Gallery in Philadelphia was the setting for the April 20 wedding of Ashley McDonald, daughter of Attorney and Mrs. William McDonald of West Penn Township, and Martin Hage, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Hage of Crystal Lake, Ill. The bride is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Ficarino of Tamaqua.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride was attended by her sister, Alyson McDonald as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Meredith LeMasters, Amy Williams and Mia Hage. Violet Minnis served as flower girl.

Best man duties were performed by Ben Minnis.

Thursday, July 25, 2013
DANIELLE FOX/TIMES NEWS Lisa Covitch, author of "The Epidemic of Teen Pregnancy: The American Tragedy," discusses with an audience at Lehigh Carbon Community College how to approach teen pregnancy and support teenage mothers.

The Interagency Council of Carbon County and Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) hosted Lisa Covitch, author of "The Epidemic of Teen Pregnancy: The American Tragedy" at the Nesquehoning LCCC campus on July 19 to foster discussion and provide educational material to teen mothers and their communities.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

The 81st annual reunion of the Strohl Family will be held Sunday, Aug. 4 at the Palmerton Memorial Park. Bring a covered dish and join everyone for the 1 p.m. luncheon. Sodas and hot dogs will be available for purchase. A brief business meeting will be held immediately after lunch.

Family members are asked to bring cakes for the cakewalk and a small prize for bingo. Please bring old family pictures and other Strohl mementos for discussion.

Thursday, July 25, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Meghan Dailey, 17, stands with some of her work on display at Stonehedge Gardens.

Stonehenge Gardens in South Tamaqua is currently featuring the work of 17-year old artist Meghan Dailey, Palmerton, in their monthly gallery.

"I learned everything from my very talented and dedicated art teacher Ronald Debias who worked with me vigorously to make me the best I could possibly be," said Dailey, a recent graduate of Palmerton Area High School, and daughter of Dave and Lisa Dailey of Palmerton. "With my work and his mentoring, I was able to create the pieces I have in my show."

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

When one thinks of comfort foods, we often think of something loaded with fat or sugar, or both. Here's proof that's just not so.

Green Bean Salad has been a summer favorite of mine for as long as I can remember. Other than a splash of olive oil -- which is a heart healthy oil -- it's pretty low calorie. A cup of fresh green beans is just 34 calories, and the calories in the other ingredients, lemon juice, garlic and salt, are negligible.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The deadline for the 40-year reunion picnic of the Tamaqua Area High School Class of 1973 has been extended to July 27.

The picnic will take place on Aug. 10 from noon to 7 p.m. at West Penn Rod and Gun Club, 1047 Clamtown Road.

More information is available by calling Debbie Sinton Eremus at (570) 668-4228 or email: debie@ptd.net. The Class of 1973 was the largest graduating class in the history of the Tamaqua public school system.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

LONDON (AP) – It's Day One of parenting for Prince William and Kate. After the excitement and fatigue and joy of childbirth emotions shared with a nation the young couple is expected to bring the prince home Tuesday.

It is a daunting moment for any young couple, even one with as much support as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

The infant's name and what he looks like remain a royal mystery. And as he begins a long journey expected to see him someday become a king, Britons, and supporters from around the world, have been joining the royal family in celebration.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The Carbon County Fair is calling all bakers for this year's special baking contests. The fair kicks off Aug. 5.

The 2013 PA Preferred Chocolate Cake Baking (adult) contest and 2013 PA Preferred Chocolate Cookie, Brownie, or Bar Baking (for youth ages 8-18) contest are cosponsored by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture's PA Preferred program and the Pennsylvania State Association of County Fairs.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Q. I'm having a devil of time controlling my bladder. Any suggestions?

About 10 percent of men and women over the age of 65 have trouble with bladder control, also know officially as urinary incontinence. Women suffer from this more than men.

During urination, muscles in the bladder contract, forcing urine into the urethra, a tube that carries urine out of the body. At the same time, muscles surrounding the urethra relax and let the urine pass. If the bladder muscles contract or the muscles surrounding the urethra relax without warning, the result is incontinence.

Monday, July 22, 2013

The Tamaqua High School Class of 1957 will be planning a 57th anniversary reunion for 2014. A reorganizational meeting will be held at 1 p.m. on Aug. 2 at the home of Betty Stegmier Lezousky, 5132 Liberty Lane, Schnecksville. All class members are welcome to attend.

For more information, or directions, call Lezousky at (610) 767-2700 or Nancy Wolfe Kabana at (570) 668-0346.