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Friday, June 22, 2012
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene L. Binder

Karen A. Sabol, daughter of Gerard and Dolores Scaran of Lansford, and Eugene L. Binder, son of the late Eugene and Kathleen Binder of Jim Thorpe, were united in marriage on May 17 in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

The double-ring ceremony was performed at oceanside by the Rev. Kenroy Salter, a Christian minister.

Given in marriage by her son, Matthew Sabol of Nesquehoning, the bride chose her sister, Kim Kwaak of Coaldale, as her matron of honor, and Suzan Graf of Macungie, as the maid of honor.

Emily Kwaak of Coaldale, the bride's niece, was the junior bridesmaid.

Friday, June 22, 2012
Kelly Stiely and Christopher Merkel

The engagement of Kelly Ann Stiely of Richmond, Va. to Christopher Gerald Merkel, also of Richmond, has been announced by the couple's parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of James Stiely of Lansford and Peggy Stiely of Palmerton. She is a 2001 graduate of Panther Valley High School and received a bachelor of arts in business management from Moravian College in 2005.

She is employed by SP Richards as a sales representative, covering Virginia, Washington, D.C. and Maryland.

Thursday, June 21, 2012
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS Second from left, Debra Galan-Parsons and her dog Fin, welcomed several dog owners to a Canine Good Citizen session at Chestnuthill Township Park. Some that attended were, left to right: Ken Andrews and Rusty; Debra and Fin; Fred and Myrian Ruiz and Dixie Girl; Jessica Andrew and Max; Nancy Beck and Ginger; and Ray Serfass and Buddy.

Does your dog have good manners? Does he know how to greet a friendly stranger?

Does she come when you call her? Is your dog a canine good citizen?

Those are questions Deb Galan-Parsons asked several dog owners at Chestnuthill Township Park at a free event. She talked about the benefits of the Canine Good Citizen Program for the responsible dog owner. She believes responsibility should start the moment you decide to add a new dog or puppy to your family.

Thursday, June 21, 2012
STACEY SOLT/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Enjoying stories during the Lehighton library's 2012 Summer Reading Club opening program are, from left, Alyssa Zehner, Eliza Andre, top, mother Kali Andre, and Asher Andre.

The Lehighton Area Memorial Library opened its 2012 Summer Reading Club on Wednesday with storytelling and activities in the Lehighton downtown park.

Dozens of parents and young children attended the program, laughing and interacting as storyteller Kathy Long shared the stories "The Wise Judge" and "Hero Grandmother Spider Brings Light to Earth." The reading club will continue to meet Thursday afternoons through July 19 between 3:30-6:30 p.m. at the Lehighton library. A closing session will be held at Baer Memorial Pool.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

The 71st annual Stephen Fenstermacher reunion will be held on Sunday, June 24 at West Penn Community Grove (formerly Zion Stone Church Grove), Route 309 (W. Penn Pike) in Snyders.

Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. The meal will begin with a prayer at 1 p.m. At 2:30 p.m. there will be a Chinese auction and games, followed by a business meeting and cake walk, beginning at 3:30 p.m.

Supper and visiting will begin at 5 p.m.

Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish and their own place settings, as well as beverages. Coffee and birch beer will be supplied.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Michael Lloyd Iudicello and Jennifer Lee Mattei, 148 E. Hazard St., Summit Hill.

Michael Raymond Kraeuter, 71 Angel Drive, New Ringgold, and Johanna Lea Tischler, 302 W. Bertsch St., Lansford.

Keith Ernest Derhammer and Theresa Dorothy Salasky, 262 Morning Star Lane, Lehighton.

Joshua Rivera and Tanya Coleen Lilly, 200 E. Holland St., Summit Hill.

Thomas Carlin Haydt and Karen Ann Eastburn, 145 Hazlewood Rd., Lehighton.

Scott David Exner, 574 Fairyland Rd., Lehighton, and Marci Lynn Andrew, 1311 E. Lizard Creek Rd., Lehighton.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS

Arthur Terembula, 18, of Lehighton, eagerly awaited the presentation of his own custom C.F. Martin guitar for months. And none other than Chris Martin, owner of the world renowned company, presented the guitar to Arthur Wednesday at the main plant in Nazareth, as his family, friends and several Martin employees looked on.

It was the best day of his life, he said.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012
STACEY SOLT/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS ABOVE: Best of the Road 2012 Rally members Dusty and Nikki Green, left, speak to members of the Jim Thorpe community during their welcome to the town while being filmed by a video crew from the Travel Channel films. They spent the weekend in Jim Thorpe documenting why the town should be declared the "most beautiful small town in the United States."  LEFT: The Greens document their bike trip through scenic Jim Thorpe. The couple will publish their documentation at, and the trip will also be featured on the Travel Channel.

ABOVE: LEFT: The Greens document their bike trip through scenic Jim Thorpe. The couple will publish their documentation at, and the trip will also be featured on the Travel Channel.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Carrie Fallon

Carrie Fallon, a resident at Heritage Hill Senior Community, Weatherly, recently celebrated her 93rd birthday.

She was born on June 17, 1919 in Jeddo Borough to the late Frank and Madge Smith.

She had four brothers and five sisters who passed away. She has a sister, Jean Dwyer of Old Bridge, N.J.

She was married to Joseph Fallon until his passing in 1980.

She graduated from Hazleton High School and then had a career with Penn Mutual Insurance Company, Philadelphia until her retirement in 1974.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Diane Minor took a first place prize at the West End Fair with a quilted wall hanging of a cottage at Honeoye Lake in New York. She said it has 450 pieces. Minor planned the design from a photograph. She exhibited it at the quilt show sponsored by the Polk Township Historical Society on June 10.

When coming through the door at the Polk Township Fire company, the sunshine of a bright yellow quilt made by Virginia Costenbader and shown by her daughter Sandra Borger, made the whole room seem brighter.

The quilt was part of the Polk Township Historical Society's annual quilt and stitchery show, which took place on June 10.

The show featured the beautiful work of fabric artists.

Quilting can be a way to recycle old clothes, scraps left over from sewing projects or new material to be made into something useful or decorative.