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Monday, December 31, 2012

Q. What exactly is a floater that you see in your eye?

Floaters create images in your eye that look like specks, filaments, rings, dots, cobwebs or other shapes. Floaters are the most vivid when you are looking at the sky or a white surface such as a ceiling. They move as your eyes move and seem to dart away when you try to look at them directly.

Some biology first.

Monday, December 31, 2012
Anna Temchatin

Anna Temchatin, a resident at Heritage Hill Senior Community, Weatherly, celebrated her 92nd birthday on Dec. 27.

She was born in 1920 in Hazleton, where she has lived her entire life. She had two sisters, Mary and Helen, and a brother, John, who passed away in recent years.

Her husband of almost 40 years, Wassil, passed away in 1989.

Anna has two sons, Basil and Jack; two grandsons, and four great-grandchildren.

She is a devout Catholic and a member of St. Michael's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Hazleton.

Friday, December 28, 2012
Vienna RoseHolman

A daughter, Vienna Rose Holman, was born at 12:03 a.m. on Nov. 12, 2012 in Pottsville to Theresa and David Holman of Barnesville.

She weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces and measured 20.5 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Joan and Mike Stine of Tamaqua.

Paternal grandparents are Champ and Christine Holman of Barnesville, and the late Rita Holman.

Friday, December 28, 2012
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen M. Sauchinitz

Kimberly L. Kemp of Palmerton became the bride of Stephen M. Sauchinitz, also of Palmerton, on Oct. 13, 2012, at All Saints Church in Lehighton.

The Rev. Jane Bender of Bethlehem officiated the ceremony.

The daughter of Cheryl A. and Alan Sienkwicz of Lehighton and the late Brian E. Kemp, the bride was given in marriage by her brother, Kyle Kemp.

Tabetha Sterling was the maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Susan Powell, Deanna Mehlig, Becki Bryfogle, Amanda Sauchinitz and Kristyn Bryfogle.

Friday, December 28, 2012

The American Cancer Society will host a Look Good, Feel Better makeover workshop from 4-6 p.m., Jan. 14, at the Schuylkill Medical Center East, 700 E. Norwegian St., Pottsville. The sessions are free and open to all female cancer patients actively undergoing cancer treatment.

During the sessions, trained cosmetologists will meet with patients to discuss ways of using makeup and accessories to minimize appearance-related side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatment.

Friday, December 28, 2012
Mr. and Mrs. Greg Steward

Jennifer Robin Kemmerle, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Klotz of Jim Thorpe, and the late James Kemmerle and Rita Kemmerle of Summit Hill, became the bride of Greg Steward, son of Mr. and Mrs. Terry Steward of Lehighton, on Sept. 15, 2012 at Dinkey Memorial Church in Ashfield.

The Rev. Anthony Pagatto officiated the double ring ceremony. Cathy Smith was the organist.

Given in marriage by her stepfather, William Klotz, the bride chose Nicole Reabold of Jim Thorpe to be her maid of honor. Jessica Cameron of Naples, Fla. was the matron of honor.

Thursday, December 27, 2012
The Sunday School class of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church performed "The Not-So-Silent Night" in front of family, friends and the church congregation during the annual Christmas pageant.

Sunday School students of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Summit Hill presented their annual Christmas Pageant titled "The Not-So-Silent Night" on Sunday.

The play was a light-hearted and modern-day twist on the birth of Jesus. The setting was a courtroom where shepherds Abel, Seth and Josiah, played by Ian Mertz, Alexis Berger and Stephen Hood, were charged with disturbing the peace after becoming excited over the birth of baby Jesus.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012
SHERI RYAN/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Members of the Carbon County Bar Association recently presented donations in the amount of $1,500 each several area libraries. Above left, attorney Gerald Strubinger, CCBA board member; with Diane Danielson, library director at the Palmerton Library; and attorney Barry Shabbick, chancellor, Carbon County Bar Association.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012
STACEY SOLT/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Staff members of the Lehighton Area Middle School cafeteria workers were recently treated to lunch from Chick-fil-A in Lower Nazareth, courtesy of 99.9 The Hawk's "Back to Work Perk" contest. Middle school employees attending the party included, from left, Mike Deangelo, Lisa Serfass, Leanne Douglas, Nancy McCabbe, Kara Curry (99.9 The Hawk DJ), Kevin Long, Bryon Garrison (99.9 The Hawk tech), and Keith Patterson. Kneeling are Dawn McCabbe, left, and Jessica Gasper.

It was a sweet treat for the cafeteria workers at Lehighton Area Middle School.

After years of preparing and serving foods to hundreds of hungry students, cafeteria employees were treated to a free lunch last week, courtesy of 99.9 The Hawk's "Back to Work Perk" contest.

The staff was nominated for the contest by middle school art teacher Jessica Gasper.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

This is the fourth and last column in a series about vision correction.

There are three basic ways to correct faulty vision: eyeglasses, contact lenses or surgery. In this column, we'll cover surgery.

Surgery is used to correct a variety of eye disorders. Of special interest to seniors is surgery for cataracts, so we'll start there.

A cataract is a clouding of the lens, the clear part of the eye that helps focus images like the lens in a camera. Cataracts can blur images and discolor them.