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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Jim Thorpe Area High School Class of 2004 will host its 10-year class reunion on Sept. 13 at the Sands Casino and Resort in Bethlehem.

Welcome is at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and dancing.

For more information, contact Amber or Alyssa at

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Muffley

Maryann and Melvin Muffley of Lehighton recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

They were married May 16, 1964, by the Rev. Daniel Shook, pastor, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Bowmanstown.

Mrs. Muffley is the daughter of the late John and Stella Behler of Bowmanstown. Her husband is the son of the late Stewart and Arvilla Muffley of Lehighton.

The couple has three children: Rhonda, wife of John Rupell of Lehighton; Malinda, wife of Kyle Eckman of Lehighton; and Kimberly, wife of Matthew Williams of Walnutport.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Clarence H. Opolsky and Lissa Ann Munley, both of Tamaqua;

Zachary Michael Skelding and Amanda Jane Fisher, both of Tamaqua;

Robert Craigle and Rosewill T. Leibenguth, both of Tamaqua.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Riley McArdle, 7, of Summit Hill, shown here with her father, Paul McArdle Jr., is the winner of this year's Draw Your Dad contest. Riley, who is also the daughter of Anita McArdle, is the winner of a $50 gift card for dinner at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe. Her drawing was selected at random from over 160 entries. To see all of this year's entries, go to and look for the Draw Your Dad button under the Lifestyle menu.

Monday, June 16, 2014
HALEY SAWYER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Anna and Ted Nagle and 11 other couples renewed their wedding vows at Heritage Hill Senior Community Thursday. The Nagles, who have been married for 62 years, exchanged vows originally on April 12, 1952.

Heritage Hill Senior Community in Weatherly was decorated with strings of lights and tables littered with centerpieces and bouquets of flowers Thursday afternoon.

At approximately 2 p.m., 11 area couples, five of whom reside at Heritage Hill, renewed their wedding vows.

The seated crowd hummed a wedding march as the brides accompanied their grooms through a lighted archway.

Brides grasped their counterpart's hand or clung to their arm as the ceremony opened.

Monday, June 16, 2014

The Lehighton Class of 1959 will hold its 55-year reunion on Sept. 27.

Organizers are looking for the following classmate addresses: John Edwish, Robert Graver, Gerald Steigerwalt, Louis Castagnola, Terry German, David Christman, Elva (James) Polina, Judy (Litchly) Manning, Patricia (Steigerwalt) Strohl, Carolyn (Fisher) Scherer and Dolores McFarland.

If anyone has any information about these classmates or any others who have been missed, please call 610-379-4245.

Friday, June 13, 2014
FILE - In a Monday, April 5, 2010, file photo, Shane Nantz kicks up a cloud of pollen as he mows the front yard of his west Charlotte, N.C., home. Seasonal allergy sufferers can try newly FDA-approved types of immnotherapy, once-a-day tablets containing freeze-dried grass extract that dissolve quickly under the tongue, steadily lessening the excessive immune reaction much like the shots. (AP Photo/The Charlotte Observer, Todd Sumlin, File)

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) For decades, seasonal allergy sufferers had two therapy options to ease the misery of hay fever. They could swallow pills or squirt nasal sprays every day for brief reprieves from sneezing and itchy eyes. Or they could get allergy shots to gradually reduce their immune system's overreaction.

Now patients can try another type of therapy to train their immune system, new once-a-day tablets that dissolve quickly under the tongue and steadily raise tolerance to grass or ragweed pollen, much like the shots.

Thursday, June 12, 2014
AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS Gallery of Hope recipients Jane Longazel, second from left, and Susan Generose, second from right, open the 14th annual Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania Gallery of Hope exhibit at Blue Mountain Health System's Gnaden Huetten campus. With them are Christine Zavaskas, grant and program specialist at Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania, left; and Drew Harris, president and CEO of Blue Mountain Health System.

Finding a lump in your breast can be scary.

Getting word from your doctor that it is cancer is scarier.

But fighting the battle and beating cancer is the best feeling of all.

Just ask Jane Longazel and Susan Generose, two breast cancer survivors and two of this year's recipients of the 14th annual Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania Gallery of Hope, a traveling display designed to educate the public about the importance of early detection and treatment in the fight against breast cancer.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

The next Grandparents Raising Grandchildren meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m., June 24, at the Lehigh Carbon Community College Jim Thorpe campus, 1100 Center St., Jim Thorpe.

Any grandparent raising a grandchild is welcome to attend.

Thursday, June 12, 2014
Stacey Solt/Special to the Times News The Women's Club of Lehighton recently presented donations to four area organizations. Representing those organizations were, front row from left, Becky Wanamaker, Lehighton Area Memorial Library; Lisa Johnson, Blue Mountain Health System; and Nicole Beckett, Lehighton borough. Back row are past and current presidents of the Women's Club, from left, Kaye Miller, Gloria DeSousa, current President Nancy Carlson and Lisa Everett.

The Women's Club of Lehighton held its final dinner of the year on Wednesday, and used this meeting to show their support for organizations in the Lehighton area.

Representatives from the Lehighton Area Memorial Library, Blue Mountain Health System's Lehighton campus, Family Promise of Carbon County and the borough of Lehighton each received a donation that will be used to improve their facilities or outreach.

These four organizations were chosen based on need by the Women's Club Past Presidents' group.