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Tuesday, September 27, 2011
LYNN SHUPP/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Palmerton High School named its 2011 Homecoming King and Queen this past weekend, as the Blue Bombers hosted Saucon Valley. Kane Kralik, right, was Homecoming King; and Kelsey Eaton was crowned Homecoming Queen.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Carbon Schuylkill Community Theater will host open call auditions for its December production of "A Christmas Carol."

Performers age 7 through senior citizens are encouraged to audition for this holiday season favorite. Auditions will take place at H.T.O. Services, 255 E. Ridge St., Lansford (formerly The Studio), Oct. 6 from 4-6:30 p.m. and again on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 2-4:30 p.m.

Performers do not need to be experienced, but dedication is required.

In addition to actors and actresses, there is also a need for stage hands, technical crew and general assistance.

Monday, September 26, 2011
Aubree Rose Selby

A daughter, Aubree Rose Selby, was born at 11:49 p.m. on Aug. 2, 2011 at Lehigh Valley Hospital to Tammy Ann and John Matthew Selby of Tamaqua.

She weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and measured 21 inches long.

Aubree was welcomed home by an older sister, Payton Elisabeth, 2-1/2.

Maternal grandparents are Robert Reis and Peggy Hausman, both of Jim Thorpe.

Paternal grandparents are Jack Selby of Hometown and Maryann Selby of Jim Thorpe.

Monday, September 26, 2011
AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS Carol Zickler, seated, will be retiring after more than 30 years as a freelance writer and photographer with the TIMES NEWS. Sheri Ryan, left, of Lansford, will begin covering the Nesquehoning area on Oct. 9.

After more than three decades chronicling the happenings in Nesquehoning and the Panther Valley, TIMES NEWS freelancer Carol Zickler will retire on Oct. 8.

Replacing her will be Sheri Ryan of Lansford.

"After 30 some odd years, I think it's time," said Zickler when asked why she was retiring.

While her husband, Ed, is not retiring, Zickler is looking forward to traveling when he is able to take time off from his job at KME.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Heritage Hill Senior Community in Weatherly will again host Carbon County Alzheimer's Memory Walk for the 11th consecutive year. The event will be held Saturday, Oct. 8, at Heritage Hill. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. The three mile walk through the borough of Weatherly will take place at 10 a.m. Other events to raise awareness and funds are scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon that day.

All proceeds from the event will go to the Alzheimer's Association.

Monday, September 26, 2011
Kensington Evelyn Strohl

STROHL A daughter, Kensington Evelyn Strohl, was born at 6:24 a.m. on June 19, 2011 in Bethlehem to Korin and Craig H. Strohl II of Summit Hill.

She weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces and measured 19 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Kenneth and Barbara Boyd of Summit Hill.

Paternal grandparents are Craig and Margaret Strohl of Weatherly.

Friday, September 23, 2011
Jason Comisac and Amanda Sweeney

Susie and Bud Comisac of Tamaqua have announced the engagement of their son, Jason Comisac, to Amanda Sweeney of Hazleton, daughter of Cathy Sweeney of Hazleton and Thomas Sweeney of Forest Hill, Md.

The bride-elect is a graduate of Penn State University with a degree in business management. She is employed as a general manager at a restaurant.

The prospective bridegroom is employed as a corrections officer.

A June 16, 2012 wedding is being planned.

Friday, September 23, 2011
Matthew Adam Steinmetz Jr.

A son, Matthew Adam Steinmetz Jr., was born at 9:31 a.m. on Sept. 10, 2011 at Lehigh Valley Hospital to Belinda Heller and Matthew Steinmetz of Palmerton.

He weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces and measured 19 inches long.

The new baby has four siblings: Dylan Berryman, 13; Alyx Berryman, 11; Makayla Smale, 9; and Marissa Steinmetz, 7.

Maternal grandparents are Al and Sandy Heller of Mertztown.

Paternal grandparents are Paul and Ann Steinmetz of Lehighton.

Friday, September 23, 2011

The Tamaqua High School Class of 1957 will meet at 1:30 p.m., Sept. 26, at the home of Carolyn Meder Buzzard in Bethlehem. The group will discuss plans for a 55-year anniversary reunion, to be held in 2012.

All class members are welcome to attend.

For more information, or directions, call Carolyn at (610) 691-6203 or John and Betty Lezousky at (610) 767-2700.

Friday, September 23, 2011
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Student Council members and class officers at Marian High School include, front row from left, Stephen Valente, Joanna Butala, Anthony Damiano and Anthony Pilla. Second row, Deborah Coles, adviser; Emily Burger; Thomas Hagenbuch; Katie Smulligan; Nicole Bechtel; Logan Rutch and Brendan McGowan. Third row, Jordan Weber and Philip Schron. Fourth row, Nicole Collevechio, Mary Kate Sherkness, Nicholas Kweder, Molly Balliet, Dylan Quirk and Jessica Horlacher. Fifth row, Ashton Galasso, Alyssa Wagner, Mary Susan McAndrew, Kassandra Mantz, Amanda Srinivasan and Arianna Srinivasan.

The 2011-2012 Marian Catholic Student Council was inducted at a special Student Council Mass held recently at the high school.

Inducted into Student Council were Anthony Pilla, president; Anthony Damiano, vice president; Joanna Butala, secretary; and Stephen Valente, treasurer.

In additions, class officers are:

Seniors: Logan Rutch, president; Katie Smulligan, vice president; Nicole Bechtel, secretary-treasurer.

Juniors: Jessica Horlacher, president; Dylan Quirk, vice president; Nicole Collevechio, secretary-treasurer.