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Thursday, May 26, 2011
Sophia Anne Kupetz

KUPETZ Bernard and Jennifer Kupetz of Tamaqua, welcomed a new addition to their family on May 6, 2011. Sophia Anne Kupetz was born in St. Luke's Hospital, Allentown, weighing in at 6 pounds, 15 ounces. She was 19 1/2 inches long.

Sophia has an older brother, Stephen, 18. Her sister, Emalee, is deceased.

Maternal grandparents are Nancy Moser of Tamaqua and the late Clyde Moser.

Paternal grandparents are Bernard Kupetz and Maryann Kupetz, both of Tamaqua.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Aquashicola School Reunion committee recently mailed 380 invitations to its 17th biennial reunion.

Look for your envelope with the gold star. If you haven't received it by June 1, please call (610) 377-3040.

Thursday, May 26, 2011
Lauren Daderko and Christopher Buscher

Lauren Daderko, Anaheim, Calif. and Christopher Buscher have announced their engagement.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Louisa Sarge and Jack Daderko of the Panther Valley. She graduated from Panther Valley High School in 1994. She has a bachelor of science degree in kinesiology from Pennsylvania State University and is currently pursuing a master's degree in addiction science and counseling from Chapman University.

She is a board certified and licensed interventionist in California and is the owner and CEO of Body Rehab.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Colton Jacob Allesch

A son, Colton Jacob Allesch, was born at 9:31 p.m., Feb. 7, 2011 at Providence Hospital in Anchorage, Alaska to Maria and Brian Allesch of Eagle River, Alaska.

He weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and measured 19 inches long.

He was welcomed home by his older sister Sarah, 4.

Maternal grandparents are Lyn and Cynthia Collins of Box Springs, Georgia.

Paternal grandparents are John Allesch and Carol Allesch, both of Summit Hill.

Maternal great-grandparents are Brady and Gloria Preston, Columbus, Ga.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011
AL ZAGOFSKY/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Ed Meneeley with one of a series of 14 acrylic-on-handmade paper paintings called Stations of the Cross.

The Anita Shapolsky Art Foundation's Exhibition Center in Jim Thorpe is reopening for the 2011 season with an open house reception. The gallery opens on Memorial Day weekend Saturday, May 28, and the reception is held on Sunday, May 29 from 3-5 p.m.

The foundation is housed in the former First Presbyterian Church at 20 West Broadway in the historic district.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011
James Robert Duvall and Alexis Jae Ruch

The engagement of Alexis Jae Ruch and James Robert Duvall, both of Austin, Texas, has been announced by Barbara and Mickey Smith, Ashfield.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Barbara and Mickey Smith, Ashfield, and Jason Ruch Sr. of Lehighton.

She is a graduate of Kutztown University, where she earned a bachelor of science degree. She is employed at American National Insurance Company as a multi-lines insurance agent.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Hazleton Fibromyalgia Support Group will meet at 6 p.m. on June 1 at Faith United Church of Christ, located off Airport Beltway, behind the Toyota dealership in Hazleton.

The guest speaker will be life coach Cathy Colangelo, who will help attendees make a 'vision board' for the future.

Magazines will be provided, but feel free to bring your own.

Meetings are open to anyone with fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome or other chronic illness. Friends and family members are welcome.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

A while ago, I wrote about my wife, Gale, who told me she was hearing talk radio in her head. I researched this and I'm convinced that Gale is picking up radio signals through her teeth.

In the column, I invited readers to submit their experiences. The following are some accounts. I'm using only first names in case the readers would rather not have anyone else know about the radios in their heads.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Tammy L. Carroll and James A. Bachert, 324 Mahanoy St., Tamaqua.

Deborah A. Leso and Todd R. Forker, 1201 E. Mahanoy St., Mahanoy City.

Maria V. Rivera and William F. Clause, 661 Pine Hill Rd., Andreas.