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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Carla M. Baran, 47 Kahler Avenue, Tamaqua, and Joseph R. Pacitti, 1305 Huff's Church Road, Barto, Berks County.

Denise M. Zemanik and Theodore J. Sisak, 422 W. Centre St., Mahanoy City.

Jennifer M. Kriner, 439 E. South St., Mahanoy City, and Patrick J. Rex, 34 E. Holland St., Summit Hill.

Cara R. Bruni, 22 Spackenkill Road, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., formerly of Mahanoy City, and Peter J. Sanfilippo IV, same address.

Kristen M. Melochick and Justin M. Schultz, 234 Valley St., New Philadelphia.

Isabel M. Knapp and Michael D. Miller, 133 Coal St., Cumbola.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

(This is the second of two columns on negative thinking. Today's column is about ways to be more positive.)

A common cold, exhaustion, stress, hunger, sleep deprivation, even allergies can make you depressed, which leads to negative thoughts.

However, in many cases, depression can be caused by negative thinking, itself. Our feelings follow what we are thinking, and dwelling upon negative thoughts can send us spiraling down into depression.

I found many techniques for fending off negative thoughts and becoming a happier person. The following are ones that worked for me.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Matthew P. Robertson and Sharon S. Foster

Sharon S. Foster and Matthew P. Robertson of Emmaus, would like to share the news of their recent engagement.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of the late Patricia Maurer of Nesquehoning.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of Stephen and Patricia Robertson of Hagerstown, Md.

A Nov. 11, 2011 wedding date is planned.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The third annual Marian High School Spring Gala took place on May 13 at the Valley Country Club in Conyngham.

Susie Gerhard, director of Development & Alumni Affairs, said the successful event, which included a popular silent auction, raised $12,000 for the school.

"We are gratified by the generosity of the committee, persons and businesses who donated prizes for the auction; everyone who attended; and especially the many sponsors of the spring gala," Sister Bernard said.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Lester Fritz and his daughter, Taylor, 6, both of Lehighton, smile after Taylor's drawing was selected as the winner for the "Draw Your Dad" contest. Taylor drew a picture of her dad standing outside. The family won a gift card for Roadie's Restaurant at Penn's Peak. Taylor will be a first grader at Franklin Elementary in the fall. Her mother is Donna Fritz. Taylor's drawing was chosen at random from over 185 entries. To see all of this year's drawings, go to

Monday, June 20, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. Ira Snyder on their wedding day.

Ira and Yvonne Snyder, of Lehighton will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on June 23, 2011.

Ira is the son of the late Eva and Willoughby Snyder, of Packerton. Yvonne is the daughter of the late Dorothy and Fred Leikel, of Lehighton.

Both Ira and Yvonne graduated together from Lehighton High School in 1949.

Mr. Snyder worked for the Fisher Insurance Agency, Lehighton, and Mrs. Snyder worked for the Terrace Restaurant, Walnutport.

The couple has two children: Fred and his wife Georgette, of Whitehall and Ann and her husband, David Wenger, of Bethlehem.

Monday, June 20, 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 to 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.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Mr. and Mrs. James J. Zurn of Jim Thorpe are celebrating their 58th wedding anniversary.

They were married on June 20, 1953 by the Rev. O'Laughlin in St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Summit Hill.

Mrs. Zurn is the former Rose Cinicola, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Lorenzo Cinicola of Summit Hill.

Mr. Zurn is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Roland Zurn of Jim Thorpe.

Friday, June 17, 2011

The piano students of the Perry Music Studio, located in Jim Thorpe, held their spring recital at historic St. Mark's Episcopal Church, on Race Street, in Jim Thorpe on June 1. The 75 people in attendance enjoyed a variety of musical selections from composers such as Scott Joplin, Johann Sebastian Bach, John Schmidt and more. A small reception was held for students, parents and guests after the recital.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Space is still available for the "Yes I Can" workshop, hosted by Penn State Extension offices in Carbon and Monroe counties.

The class takes place from 12:30-3:30 p.m., July 5, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Third and Iron streets, Lehighton.

The workshop is an introductory course on how to safely can seasonal produce and specialty items.

All registrations will be taken online at: Deadline for registration has been extended until June 30.

For a brochure, contact the Penn State Extension Office in Carbon County at (570) 325-2788.