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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Q. I'm going to the doctor and I don't want to forget to ask him important questions. Any suggestions on how to prepare for this visit?

Whether you're talking to a family physician, a specialist or pharmacist, you need to know the right questions. My research turned up hundreds of possible questions. I narrowed the list down to the ones I considered to be the most significant. You can pick out the ones that apply to you. Here goes:

Family physician

What is the outlook for my condition?

Could relatives get this?

What changes will I need to make?

Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Kathryn Zerfuss and Andrew Kuder

The engagement of Kathryn Zerfuss to Andrew Kuder has been announced by their parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Nancy Zerfuss of Enola. She is a 1999 graduate of Tamaqua Area High School and a 2003 graduate of Elizabethtown College.

She is currently the research analyst for the Pa. House of Representatives.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of Russell and Susan Kuder of Lehighton. He is a 1999 graduate of Palmerton Area High School and a 2003 graduate of Elizabethtown College.

Friday, July 1, 2011

A new support program called "Working Off Weight" is being organized. The program is open to anyone who wants to create, improve or maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Meetings will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m., on the first Tuesday of each month, at Health Works Health and Wellness Center, located in the Carbon Plaza Mall, Lehighton.

The support group is free and you do not need to be a member of Health Works to join.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Dawn M. Potten and Ted M. Vanderkarr, 3 Center St., Kelayres.

Lyndsey C. Reigle, 639 W. Center St., Mahanoy City, and John J. Morgan Jr., 720 W. Center St., Mahanoy City.

Kaitlynne E. Fenkner, 339 W. Mahanoy St., Mahanoy City, and Adam J. Koback, 90 Crest St., Barnesville.

Amanda L. Kunkel, formerly of Tamaqua, and Raymond M. Kistler, 107 Applewood Acres, Clarks Summit.

Connie L. Kemmerer, 35 E. Hazard St., Summit Hill, and Jeffrey A. Reigel, 242 N. Lehigh St., Tamaqua.

Friday, July 1, 2011
Brody Daniel Boyle

John and Vanessa Boyle of Brockton, welcomed a new addition to their family at 4:52 p.m. May 16, 2011. Brody Daniel Boyle was born at Schuylkill Medical Center, Pottsville.

He weighed 7 pounds, 14.5 ounces. He was 20 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Georgine Wetzel and Michael Wetzel, both of Lansford.

Paternal grandparents are Kathryn and George V. Boyle Jr., of Tamaqua.

Friday, July 1, 2011
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Geri Haas and Janet Rimbey were honored for their many years of membership and service as Girl Scout leaders. From left are, Kathleen Hosler, Lehighton service unit manager; Rimbey; Georganne Seely, member manager of Girls Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania; and Haas.

Two Lehighton women were recognized for the large number of years they have devoted to Girl Scouts in the Lehighton area.

Geri Haas and Janet Rimbey were presented membership pins by Kathleen Hosler, service unit manager; and Georganne Seely, Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania membership manager.

Haas was presented a 50-year pin, while Rimbey received a 40-year pin.

Haas began her Girl Scout career as a Brownie Girl Scout and then added 48 more years as a leader of Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes and Seniors and Ambassadors.

Friday, July 1, 2011
Palmerton residents Antonia Aita, Trisha Sterling and Jackie Tracy enjoy their ice cream cones outside Claude's Creamery, Palmerton. The girls selected soft serve twist, Cookie Doughlicious and Milk and Cookies, respectively.

Claude's Creamery, the new ice cream store along Palmerton's main street, began with an ice cream craving.

"I was driving through town one day and wanted soft vanilla ice cream," said proprietor Mark Masenheimer. "I asked around and found out I had to go far away to get some."

His craving for soft ice cream sparked the idea that would soon turn into Claude's Creamery, named after his grandfather who loved ice cream, specifically, teaberry.

Claude's serves premium gold ice cream, which is a higher quality ice cream than most grocery store ice creams.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Members of the Palmerton High School Class of 1961 gathered June 11 for their 50-year class reunion at Blue Ridge County Club in Palmerton. Those attending included, front row from left, Arthur Pettit, Gail Adams Bell, Alice Arner Walck, Ann Teichert German, Cathy Honzo Wolter, Carol Smith Stefanik, Carol Werkiser Kuronyi, Judith Frano Sommers, Brenda Meckes Abraham, Carolyn Hittner Handwerk, Carolyn Beers Andrews, Candace Simpson, Doris Farenkopf, Gloria Kravetz Kraftician, Judy Dotter Walck and Barbara Buck Barilla.

Thursday, June 30, 2011
George Boyce, and his wife, Carol, took top honors at the Delaware Valley Iris Show receiving three American Iris Society Rosettes and the coveted American Iris Societies' Silver Medal for the most Blue Ribbons at the show. They grow hybrid lilacs, daylilies, and Siberian and Japanese irises at their three-year-old seven-acre Glenara Gardens in Palmerton.

A Palmerton couple took top honors at the Delaware Valley Iris Show receiving three American Iris Society Rosettes and the American Iris Society's Silver Medal for the most blue ribbons at the show.

George and Carol Boyce, who grow hybrid lilacs, daylilies and Siberian and Japanese irises at their 3-year-old seven-acre Glenara Gardens, entered 25 varieties of irises and received 24 ribbons.

Over 500 varieties of irises are grown at Glenara Gardens.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Leeann R. Handwerk and Christopher D. Motz, 323 N. Columbia St., Tamaqua.

Rebecca M. Murphy and Ryan A. Fannick, 509 N. Railroad St., Tamaqua.

Amanda N. Nuss, 896 Alter St., Hazleton, and Jacob D. Souchak, 83 Trenton, Mahanoy City