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Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Dr. Kate L. Ciesienski and Dr. John A. Stanko

The engagement of Kate L. Ciesienski and John A. Stanko, both of Boston, Mass, has been announced by their parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Michael and Carol Ciesienski of Reading. She is a 2000 graduate of Muhlenberg High School. She received a bachelor of science in chemistry from Millersville University in 2004 and a Ph.D in inorganic chemistry from Duke University in 2010.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Q. Should I take minerals?

It's important to talk with your doctor before you take mineral pills, especially if you take prescription medicines, have any health problems or are elderly. Taking too much of a mineral can cause problems with some medical tests or interfere with drugs you're taking.

Minerals are "micronutrients" your body needs in small but steady amounts. Your body can't make most micronutrients, so you must get them elsewhere.

Monday, June 27, 2011
FILE- This Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010 file photo shows the Tommy Hilfiger spring 2011 collection modeled during Fashion Week in New York. Shorts were a trend in spring-summer collections and in the resort collections being previewed this month. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, FILE)

When it's hot outside, who wants to wear pants or even worse ... a full suit? Unless the office has the air conditioning cranked all the way up, pantsuits can leave one sweaty in the summer sun.

Fashion runways have been showing shorts as the latest office wear for summer. Some think it's inappropriate, but with the proper short, shirt and shoes this look can be quite chic.

Let's start with the shorts. Keep the Daisy Dukes and all other styles of denim shorts in your drawer. These should not go anywhere near the office. Don't even think about it.

Monday, June 27, 2011
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

The Tamaqua Area High School Class of 1976 had its 35-year reunion on Saturday, June 11 at Hope's Grove in Tamaqua. There were 42 class member and a total of 63 people in attendance. The day included a pig roast, picnic, dancing, socializing and ended with a fireworks display.

Friday, June 24, 2011

The Hazleton Fibromyalgia Support Group will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 6 at Faith United Church of Christ, 21 Faith Drive, Hazleton, located off the Airport Beltway, across from Wal-Mart.

The guest speaker will be local chiropractor Dr. Dan Gavio of Griguoli Chiropractic & Rehab Center. He will discuss myofascial release, a relatively new treatment for fibromyalgia, as well as kinesio tape for the treatment of pain.

Meetings are held the first Monday of each month at 6 p.m. and are open to friends and relatives, as well as fibromyalgia patients.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Randall Douglas Perry, artistic director and conductor of the Bach and Handel Chorale, based in Jim Thorpe, announces four open rehearsals and auditions to those seeking membership.

Audition dates are June 27 and July 11 and 25 beginning promptly at 7:30 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church, 319 South Ave., Jim Thorpe.

The chorale is preparing for its fall concert season, which will include three Christmas concerts on Dec. 3, 10, and 11 at various locations; and a performance of Handel's "Messiah" on Dec. 17 at the Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway in Jim Thorpe.

Friday, June 24, 2011

The Jim Thorpe High School Class of 1991 will host its 20-year reunion on Sunday, July 17, at Jim Thorpe Memorial Park in the Beer Pavilion, starting at noon.

Anyone in the Jim Thorpe High School Class of 1990 or 1992 is also welcome to attend. Please RSVP by July 7 to Jill Gavornik at (570) 325-4089 or jgavorni@yahoo.com.

Classmates are invited to enjoy a fun-filled day of music, food, and laughter and reminisce about their high school days.

Please bring a covered dish to share. There is a small admission charge.

Friday, June 24, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Rex

Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Rex will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday. They were married on June 24, 1961 in Lehighton.

Mrs. Rex is the former Nancy Solt, daughter of the late Edward and Ruth Solt, Lehighton.

Mr. Rex is the son of the late Edwin and Lula Rex, Lehighton.

The couple have five children: Kevin and his wife Debra, Lehighton; Shelly and her husband Charles Kurdziel, Lehighton; Scott and his wife LeeAnn, Lehighton; Jeffrey and his wife Michelle, Lehighton; Jody and David Cressley, Weissport.

Friday, June 24, 2011
Jenelle Fronheiser and Kevin Heilman

Jenelle Fronheiser, Lehighton, and Kevin Heilman, also of Lehighton, have announced their engagement.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Patricia Rehrig and Bruce Fronheiser Jr., both of Lehighton.

She is a 2008 graduate of Lehighton Area High School and is currently studying nursing at Cedar Crest College. She is employed as a patient care assistant at St. Luke's Hospital in Bethlehem.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of Gloria Heilman of Lehighton, and the late Rollin Heilman.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Carl Mondero of Weatherly, a fifth-grade math teacher in the Weatherly Area School District, recently realized a dream come true when he was given the opportunity to do the Cha Cha with a famous television star and dancer.

Mondero was able to meet, and later dance, with Kym Johnson, one of the veteran dancers on ABC's Dancing With the Stars. Johnson was the big winner of the popular TV reality show for the past two years first while partnered with TV star and singer Donny Osmond, and just recently with Pittsburgh Steeler's wide receiver Hines Ward.