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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

William Eisemann, who taught at East Mauch Chunk Junior Senior High School from 1948-1950, is looking to connect with former students, particularly members of the classes of 1949 and 1950.

Former students can write to him at 269 Susquehanna Ave., Lock Haven, PA 17745; or may call him at 570-748-2435.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Joann M. Holdrum and Ian C. Curtis, 201 E. Kline St., Lansford.

Jean Michelle Justofin and Jerome Robert Justofin, 302 Spring Mountain Drive, Zion Grove, North Union Township.

Crystal M. Stelmack and Michael J. Tracy, 143 N. Kennedy Drive, McAdoo.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Ted and Linda Smarr

Ted and Linda Smarr of Barnesville recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary.

They were married Nov. 5, 1988 in St. Jerome Catholic Church, Tamaqua.

They have two children, Eric and Matthew, both at home.

A family dinner was held to celebrate the special occasion.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Q. Are nuts really good for your heart?

The Harvard Men's Health Watch reports that studies show healthy men, and those who have already suffered a heart attack, can reduce cardiovascular risk by eating nuts regularly.

Here are some facts about nuts:

Ÿ Fiber. All nuts contain fiber, which helps lower your cholesterol. Fiber also makes you feel full, so you eat less.

Ÿ Some nuts contain plant sterols, a substance that can help lower your cholesterol.

Ÿ Nuts contain mono- and polyunsaturated fats known to benefit the heart.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Jacob Kulick and Samantha Guth

The engagement of Samantha Lynn Guth to Jacob Adam Kulick has been announced by their parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Robert and Terry Guth of Tamaqua. She is a 2011 graduate of Tamaqua Area High School and is currently a senior at Drexel University where she is working toward a bachelor of science. She is majoring in psychology with a minor in criminal justice. She is employed as a case manager at the Joseph J. Peters Institute.

Monday, December 16, 2013
Bennett Michael Kitchko

A son, Bennett Michael Kitchko, was born at 2:14 a.m. Aug. 19, 2013 at Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington, Pa., to Sausanie (Ramos) and Michael Kitchko.

He weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces and measured 20.5 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Sally Graves of Dunkirk, N.Y., and John and Maria Ramos of Silver Creek, N.Y.

Paternal grandparents are Sam and Michele Kitchko of Nesquehoning.

Maternal great-grandmother is Alba Ramos of Dunkirk.

Monday, December 16, 2013
Harvey Smith, Horses & Horizons' executive director, far left; and program director Elaine Smith, with Youth Volunteer of the Year, Meghan Sfarra; Volunteer of the Year, Denise Schafer; and "Volunteen" of the Year, Amanda Carnes.

At its recent year-end party, Horses & Horizons Therapeutic Learning Center, Inc. recognized three area residents as outstanding volunteers for 2013. Denise Schafer of New Ringgold was named the organization's Volunteer of the Year, and Amanda Carnes of New Ringgold was honored as "Volunteen" of the Year.

This year, the nonprofit organization instituted a new award, Youth Volunteer of the Year, in honor of the dedicated service provided by Meghan Sfarra, also of New Ringgold.

Monday, December 16, 2013
Special to the TIMES NEWS

The Lehighton Area High School Class of 1968 held its 45-reunion Oct. 19 at the American Legion in Lehighton. Classmates in attendance included, front row from left, David Hawk, John Fegley, Pat Schneider, John Deutsch, Linda (Christman) Steigerwalt, Jean Bickel, Brenda (Nothstein) Bunting and James Szoke.

Friday, December 13, 2013
Travis Halabura and Jessica Bensinger

David and Margaret Bensinger of Tamaqua have announced the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Bensinger, to Travis Halabura, son of David Halabura of Orwigsburg and the late Suzette Halabura.

The bride-to-be is a 2009 graduate of Tamaqua Area High School and a 2012 graduate of Delaware Valley College, earning a degree in animal science.

She is employed at the Companion Animal Hospital in Tamaqua.

Her fiance attended Blue Mountain Area High School and is employed by Halabura Farms.

The couple is planing an August 2014 wedding.

Friday, December 13, 2013
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Carbon-Schuylkill Community Theater will present an original holiday show this weekend at Lehighton Borough Annex Auditorium, 110 N. Third St., Lehighton.

"Another Holiday Show," is written and directed by Jonathan M. Rodgers. It is a musical about preparing for "yet another holiday show" in a theater company, and encompasses the popular "show within a show" concept.

The revue-style production was written to highlight some of the voices and talent of the Carbon Schuylkill Community Theater members.