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Monday, April 15, 2013

Blue Mountain Health System Women's Cancer Support Group will meet 3:30-5 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, in the community room at Gnaden Huetten Hospital campus, 211 N. 12th St, Lehighton. Guest speaker Dolly Woody, executive director of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure of Northeastern Pennsylvania, will give an overview of news and updates from the organization.

Interested women are invited to attend. For more information, call group leader Mary Ann Hazel at (610) 824-6490.

Friday, April 12, 2013
Aubrey Elizabeth Arndt

ARNDT A daughter, Aubrey Elizabeth Arndt, was born at 9:31 p.m., on Dec. 28, 2012, at Anne Arundel Medical Center, Annapolis, Md., to Shaun and Kristy (Foley) Arndt of Grasonville, Md.

She weighed 5 pounds, 13 ounces and measured 18.5 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Thomas Foley of Columbia, S.C.; and Daniel and Cheryl Herman of Jim Thorpe.

Paternal grandparents are Elizabeth and Ray King of Hamburg.

Maternal great-grandparents are Janet Foley of Orangeburg, S.C.; and Ray and Betty Robertshaw of Summit Hill.

Friday, April 12, 2013

The Tamaqua High School Class of 1948 will hold a reunion planning meeting at 1 p.m., April 21, at Tamaqua Borough Hall, 320 E. Broad St., Tamaqua. The class will be celebrating its 65th anniversary at 3 p.m., Sept. 14 at La Dolce Casa (DiMaggio's), 16 W. Broad St., Tamaqua.

All class members are welcome to attend the planning session.

Friday, April 12, 2013
Sara Behler and Francis Flexer Jr.

Jerry and Diane Briggs of Tamaqua have announced the engagement of their daughter, Sara Behler of Barnesville, to Francis Flexer Jr., son of Louise and Francis Flexer Sr. of Tamaqua.

The bride-elect is a 2001 graduate of Marian Catholic High School and earned a bachelor's degree in special education from Kutztown University in 2005.

She is currently employed by the Mahanoy Area School District.

Her fiance is a 2002 graduate of Tamaqua Area High School and earned an associate degree in electronic engineering technology from Lincoln Technical Institute in 2003.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Dominick Angel Fabio O'Laughlin and Jenel Rodgers, 1544 Black Birch Way, Tobyhanna.

Christos Moscaritolo and Marianne Louise Marykwas, 255 Behrens Rd., Jim Thorpe.

Brandon John Bachert, 504 Mahoning St., Lehighton, and Alice Chou, 1093 Westbury Drive, Bethlehem.

Joseph S. Murphy and Star Elizabeth Angstadt, 107 W. Railroad St., Nesquehoning.

Eric Michael Spadt and Sheila Marie Zawoiski, 43 W. Garibaldi Ave., Nesquehoning.

William Paul Shiffert Jr., 65 Beaver St., Lehighton, and Anne Marie Fraker, 76 Bear Creek Drive, Jim Thorpe.

Friday, April 12, 2013
Rhiannon Loretta Walck

WALCK A daughter, Rhiannon Loretta Walck, was born at 1:32 p.m., March 21, 2013, to Timothy and Megan (Setzer) Walck of Coudersport, Pa. Born in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, she weighed 7 pounds, 4.4 ounces and measured 20 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Judy and Roger Bauer of Coudersport; and Jerry and Melissa Setzer of Douglas, Mass.

Paternal grandparents are Barbara Walck-Herman and Joseph Herman of Palmerton, and the late Larry Walck.

Friday, April 12, 2013

JANDRASITZ A son, Paxton William Jandrasitz, was born in Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital, on April 3, 2013, to Colin and Montana (Brown) Jandrasitz of Millville.

Maternal grandparents are Jay and Sandy Brown of Millville.

Paternal grandparents are Bill and Joanne Jandrasitz of Nesquehoning.

Maternal great-grandmother is Shirley Brown of Millville.

Paternal great-grandparents are Dacia Christman of Nazareth and Jo Ann Jandrasitz of Tuscarora.

Friday, April 12, 2013
Mr. and Mrs. George Pekurny

Mr. and Mrs. George Pekurny of Mahoning Valley celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last month. They were married on March 2, 1963 at St. John's Slovak Lutheran Church in Lansford by the late Rev. John Kovacick.

Mrs. Pekurny is the former Linda Pettit, daughter of the late Ralph E. Pettit and Carrie C. Pettit of Lehighton. George is the son of the late George and Anna Pekurny of Mahoning Valley.

Thursday, April 11, 2013
TOP LEFT: Jennifer Benninger, advertising sales representative and member of the TIMES NEWS Cookbook Committee, congratulates this year's grand prize winner, Ted LaRizzio. TOP RIGHT: The cover of the 26th annual TIMES NEWS Recipes from our Readers. ABOVE: Winners of the six categories in this year's Cookbook and Recipe contest are, from left, Kellie Kromer, Soups, Stews and Chili; Ted LaRizzio, Main Dish; Genevieve Laubach,  Vegetarian; Kathy Goff, Breads, Biscuits and Muffins; Kerry Uher, Christmas Cookies; and Harry J. Procina, Desserts.

Looking for a recipe for Braised Beef with Wine and Mushroom Sauce? How about Sweet and Spicy Chili or Pistachio Banana Cake?

Well look no further, the TIMES NEWS has you covered.

Hot off the press, in today's edition is the 26th Annual Recipes from our Readers. The cookbook is a collection of recipes from some of the area's best cooks. It features tried and true favorites, like Polish Pierogies to newer treats, like Vegetarian Meatloaf.

Thursday, April 11, 2013
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Irene Zimmerman says she has lived a contented life in her 100 years.

Irene Zimmerman celebrated her 100th birthday on April 7. She says she has lived a contented life and attributes her long life to God.

"He has a plan for me. I read my Bible every day," she says.

Irene adds that she has followed a healthy lifestyle and has been lucky enough to have very little illness.

One of six children, Irene was born in Tharptown, Pa. She had five brothers. Her first job was in a dress factory until she married her husband, Roy Zimmerman in 1931. They lived in Shamokin and had four children.