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Friday, June 28, 2013
Don Shea

Don Shea, a resident at The Village at Palmerton, celebrated his 86th birthday on June 17.

Born in Weissport, he was one of nine children. In 1941 his family moved to Allentown so his father could find work. After high school, he joined the Merchant Marines from 1945-47. He served in the Army during the Korean War and was stationed at Camp McCoy in Wisconsin.

One evening at a USO dance, Don met Eleanor and he was smitten.

Friday, June 28, 2013
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Tamaqua Area High School cheerleaders recently attended Pine Forest Cheerleading Camp, where they earned several awards. Team members include, front row from left, Jessica Jackowski, Amy Bachert, Alissa Hollenbach, Bethanny Moore, Gabby Freed, Emily Ward and Krissy Gilbert; and back row, Kayla Frye, Emma Osenbach, Missa Boerner, Kelsey Ziegler, Ashley Ziegler, Caryn Matz, Abby Billig and Savannah Tuttle.

Members of the Tamaqua Area High School varsity cheerleaders placed top in various categories during their time at Pine Forest Cheerleading Camp. At the four-day camp, the girls learned a wide array of dances and cheers, as well as having opportunities to practice new stunts.

Organizers said that camps also provided opportunities for cheerleaders to meet new friends.

Thursday, June 27, 2013
Hospital auxiliary honors volunteers, late doctor

Volunteers were recognized, a generous gift was donated, and a recently deceased doctor was remembered as part of the recent Palmerton Hospital Auxiliary Annual Dinner Meeting.

Jenny Serfass, president of the auxiliary, welcomed guests and noted there was a higher turnout than normal, which she attributed to the auxiliary paying tribute to Dr. Jane Goplerud.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Mr. and Mrs. Truman Andrews of Franklin Township are celebrating their 54th wedding anniversary.

They were married on June 27, 1959 at St. Paul's Church, Big Creek, by the Rev. Paul Buehrle.

Mrs. Andrews is the former Joy Young, daughter of the late Stella Ahner of Lehighton.

Mr. Andrews is the son of the late Clinton and Marguerite Andrews of Slatington.

He is retired from Bethlehem Steel.

The celebrants have three children, Wendy Bussy-Williams, Marci Warnkin and Scott Andrews, all of Lehighton.

Thursday, June 27, 2013
Brennon David Silfies

SILFIES A son, Brennon David Silfies, was born to Danielle Hunsicker and Eric Silfies of Lehighton on March 19, 2013 at Lehigh Valley Hospital.

He weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and was 20 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Gina Hunsicker and Robert Hunsicker of Jim Thorpe. Paternal grandmother is Debbie Silfies of Lehighton.

He was welcomed home by an older brother, Gannon Silfies, 1.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Michael Meade Mizenko and Paula Marie Alfieri, 51 Maple St., Tresckow.

Kenneth Franklin Heinrich II and Jessica Lauren Sivillo, 1731 Troxell Court, Apt. C, Allentown.

Matthew George Farrow and Jeniemarie Boehm, 86 Hiawatha Trail, Albrightsville.

Walter Edward Kroboth and Jennifer Louise Berger, 214 Center St., Parryville.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Lehighton Area High School Class of 1968 will hold its 45-year class reunion Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Lehighton American Legion.

The class committee is looking for addresses, phone numbers or email addresses for the following classmates: Leroy Breiner, Dorene (Brown) Gerould, Trudy (Driesbach) Miller, Susan Borger, Elaine (Parsons) Flexer, Gerald Lorah, Linda (Dorward) Nothstein, William Levine, Sandra Redline, Gregory Reich, Clarence Sterling, Francis Szoke, Larry Weiss, Lisa (Wentz) Tillmans and Charles Xander.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Girls Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania, Service Unit 309, will be hosting summer weekend camp Aug. 2-4.

The Camp Evergreen theme this year is "Once Upon A Camp." Girls will enjoy hiking, cooking out, nature study, arts and crafts, campfires and more.

Girls will participate in planned program activities with trained volunteers who share their enthusiasm and love of the outdoors.

A nurse or qualified first-aider will be on hand during the entire weekend.

Camp enrollment will be limited to 75 girls.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Lynn A. Billiard, 159 Angel Drive, New Ringgold, and Mario Cutone, 224 Main St., Slatington.

Sarah Ann Fucci and Zachary Lee Wentz, 338 W. Centre St., Mahanoy City.

Jennifer Helen Reeves and Jamie Correll, 214 Pine St., Kaska, Blythe Township.

Shannon M. Minnig and Timothy L. Hunsinger, 213 Sherman St., McAdoo.

Marianne Smeltzer and David J. Macknis, 7356 Gun Club Road, New Tripoli.

Judi L. Miller and Timothy J. Welker Jr., 251 Lafayette St., Tamaqua.

Mary Ann Pfeiffer and William M. Flyzik, 545 McIntosh Lane, Andreas, West Penn Township.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

When I'm planning a dinner party, I have several go-to recipes that can be either made or prepped ahead of time. This way, my guests aren't greeted with a sink-full of dishes and I have more time to fuss with my tablescape.

One of my favorite make-ahead foods is Twice-Baked Potatoes. Not only are they something you can make in advance, you can tailor the recipe to fit your guests' tastes or be creative with what you have on hand.