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Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Karnish

Sara Hodon and Frank Karnish were united in marriage on March 15, 2013 in a sunset beach ceremony in Pensacola, Fla. with the Rev. Kenneth Delo officiating.

Thaddeus Karnish, son of the bridegroom, served as best man. A honeymoon in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast followed.

The bride is the daughter of Meryl Hodon of Weatherly and the late William Hodon.

She holds a bachelor of arts degree in English from Lebanon Valley College and is employed as associate editor at Sigma Financial in Allentown and as a freelance writer.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Yuhas

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Yuhas of Jim Thorpe recently celebrated their golden wedding anniversary.

They were married on June 1, 1963 in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Jim Thorpe, by the late Rev. Francis Adolf.

Mrs. Yuhas is the former Carol Hawk, daughter of the late Ruth and Nathan Hawk of Jim Thorpe. She was employed by the former Lehigh Valley Dairy, Lehighton, before retiring.

Mr. Yuhas is a son of the late Bertha and Stephen Yuhas of Jim Thorpe. A U.S. Navy veteran, he is retired from Mack Trucks, Inc., Allentown.

Monday, June 10, 2013
Dylan Steven Leary

LEARY A son, Dylan Steven Leary, was born to Nicole and Steve Leary of Tamaqua on May 22, 2013 at 7:50 a.m. in Pottsville. He weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and was 20 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Pat Serina of Tamaqua and Chris Serina of Lansford. Paternal grandparents are Karen and John Leary of Andreas.

He was welcomed home by siblings Michael, 9; Haley, 7; and Alyssa, 4.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Dance Explosion & Tumble Academy, Nesquehoning, hosts its ninth annual recital at 5 p.m., June 15 at Tamaqua Area Middle School. Students are, front from left, Sophia Callavini, Morgan Orsulak, Nadiah Schade, Julia Jachowicz, Brigid Knepper, Skora Ndikwiki, Natiya Adams; second row, Emma Dacey, Mallory Gould, Megan Greenall, Abby Vermillion, Makayla Weaver, Natalie Vermillion; third row, Alivia Green, Cailyn Gould, Sierra Klinger, Hannah Murphy, Mercedes Weaver, Alexa Ruzicka; and back, Grace Ann Williams, Dayna Greenall, Caitlin Werkheiser, Michaela Susko, Kaitlin MacDonald.

Monday, June 10, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Sterling Koch performs during the garden party event.

Students served as the main focus during the St. Luke's Hospital Miners Campus's annual Black Diamond Garden Party held at the Harry Packer & Asa Packer Mansions and Kemmerer Park in Jim Thorpe recently.

The event featured fine food, drinks, live music, guided tours of the Asa Packer Mansion and Kemmerer Carriage House and rides in a tethered hot air balloon.

"It was a pleasure to meet with all the students and hear their stories," said event Chairwoman Diane Luicana.

Monday, June 10, 2013
Catherine E. Condly

Catherine E. Condly, a junior at Jim Thorpe Area High School, has been selected by Unit 899 of Oplinger-Hower American Legion Auxiliary in Walnutport to attend Keystone Girls State.

This "Experience in Government" will be held at Shippensburg University in Shippensburg from June 23-29. It is the 68th session sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary.

Approximately 200 girls are brought together through sponsorship by local auxiliary units and other organizations to study government on city, council and state levels.

Friday, June 7, 2013
@$:SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Angeline Castagna

Dance with Kim School of Performing Arts LLC, Lehighton, recently held an awards banquet at Mahoning Valley Country Club, where over $2,000 in performing arts scholarships were awarded.

Riley Zimmerman, 15-year-old daughter of Penny and Trevor Zimmerman of Lehighton, was named Senior Dancer of the Year for 2013. Riley was awarded a $300 performing arts scholarship.

Angeline Castagna, 12-year-old daughter of Carmel and the late Carmen Castagna of Tamaqua, was named Dance with Kim's Junior Dancer of the Year 2013. Angeline received a $200 scholarship.

Friday, June 7, 2013
Nora Catherine Phillips

PHILLIPS A daughter, Nora Catherine Phillips, was born to Janelle and Nathan Phillips of Chambersburg, Pa. at 1:06 p.m. on May 6, 2013 at Chambersburg Hospital in Chambersburg.

She weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces and was 22 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Melodie and Gary Heydt of Weatherly. Paternal grandparents are Theresa and Michael Phillips of Otho, Iowa.

Friday, June 7, 2013
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS Diane Minor, Albrightsville, will be the featured quilter at the Polk Township Historical Society's 12th Annual Stitch in Tyme quilt show. Some of her work to be displayed includes the Woven Stars table runner she is holding, the Sea Scape 9-inch patch quilt made from Batik material, center, and a miniature Storm at Sea wall hanging.

Diane Minor hated sewing. But in junior high she had to take a sewing class. There was a treadle machine and two electric sewing machines. The students had to master the treadle before they could move on to the electric ones. It did nothing to help her dislike of sewing.

"To this day, I even hate sewing on a button," she says.

Thirty-one years ago, when a neighbor invited her to a quilting class, she was skeptical. She couldn't imagine liking quilting when she didn't like to sew.

"I've been hooked ever since," says this avid quilter.

Friday, June 7, 2013

The engagement of Stephanie Nicole Sarge, daughter of Jack and Beverly Sarge of New Ringgold, to Brian Andrew Zulic, son of Michael and Martha Zulic of Summit Hill, has been announced by her parents.

The bride-to-be is a 2005 graduate of Tamaqua Area High School. She graduated from Cedar Crest College in 2010 with a B.S. in nursing. She is employed as a registered nurse at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown.