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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

WOW: Working Off Weight, a support program for anyone who wants to create, improve or maintain a healthy lifestyle, is held from 5:30-6:30 p.m., the first and third Tuesday of each month at Health Works, located in the Carbon Plaza Mall, Lehighton.

The next meeting will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 6.

Tim Kocher, personal trainer and manager of Health Works, will present "Let's Talk About Nutrition."

The support group is free to join and a Health Works membership is not required.

For more information, call Health Works at (570) 386-8080.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Q. What can you do to prevent heart failure?

There are a number of things you can do to reduce risk of coronary artery disease and heart failure. For starters, you should keep the following levels down: body weight, cholesterol, blood pressure, sugar, alcohol and salt. Exercise regularly. If you smoke, quit.

The most common symptoms of heart failure include shortness of breath, fatigue, and swelling, which usually occurs in the ankles, feet and legs. Swelling is caused by fluid buildup in the body and can lead to weight gain, frequent urination and a cough.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The Aquashicola School Reunion will take place on Saturday, Oct. 1 at the Polk Township Fire Hall in Kresgeville. The event will begin at noon.

Classmates should have received an invitation in the mail that had a star on the envelope, reminiscent of what they all worked for in grade school.

Those who did not recieve an invitation, or who have misplaced it, may call Janet O. Hall at (610) 377-3040.

Those who plan to attend should mail in their registration before the Sept. 5 deadline.

Monday, August 22, 2011
Zachary Shaun Goodhile

A son, Zachary Shaun Goodhile, was born at 3:28 a.m. on May 28, 2011 at St. Luke's Hospital, Allentown campus, to Rachel and Shaun Goodhile of Lehighton.

He weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces and measured 21 inches.

Maternal grandparents are Bruce and Susan Wilkinson of Lehighton.

Paternal grandparents are Sue and Ron Strohl and Allen and Debb Goodhile, all of Lehighton.

Monday, August 22, 2011

The 20-year reunion of the Lehighton Area High School Class of 1991 will be a pig roast on Saturday, Oct. 8 at the Orioles.

If you are a member of Facebook, go to the LAHS Class of 1991 reunion page to view the invitation. If you are not a member, contact Jen (Harleman) Lopata at or Norm Greene at (570) 657-6457 for an invitation.

Registrations are due by Sept. 24.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Lehighton Area High School Class of 1956 recently hosted its 55-year reunion. The event took place on Aug. 5 at the Mahoning Valley Country Club. Those attending included, front row from left: Joan Miller Dunkle, Jane Weaver Daily, Shirley Goldberg Snyder, Jean Hunsicker Moser, Margaret Rex Zatsko, Janet Andrew Magee, Rose Hammel Frantz, Judith Kistler Harris, Barbara Gresh Mustacchio, Doris Dietz Schaeffer, Joan Mertz Nothstein, LaRae Semmel Fink, Nancy Ziegenfus Markley and Joann Gyuricsek Finkbiner.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Horses & Horizons Therapeutic Learning Center, Inc. is looking for volunteers to help with its special program of therapeutic horseback riding for children and adults with special needs.

The center is located 10 miles south of Tamaqua, near Route 309 and offers special riding lessons on Monday and Wednesday evenings from May through October.

Monday, August 22, 2011
Anastasia Hinkle

Anastasia Hinkle, Palmerton, recently celebrated her 85th birthday. Born July 17, 1926, she was one of eight children born in Palmerton to John and Kathryn Hishta.

She grew up on Princeton Ave-West, and in the 1930s her family built a home on the newly constructed 100 block of Franklin Avenue. She graduated from Palmerton High School in 1944 and organized over 50 years of reunions for the class, including the last "hurrah" reunion she is currentlyplanning.

Anastasia was married to Abner Hinkle in 1952 and had two sons.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Heather E. Smolick and Rocci A. Schuima III, 258 Brown St., Tamaqua.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Vincent Jason Kasarda and Jennifer Lynn DeFrancisco, 92 E. Market St., Tresckow.

James Scott Filbert and Julia Marie Postupack, 2 Broad St., Beaver Meadows.

Russell John Skrincosky and Robin Ann Skrincosky, 336 Coal St., Lehighton.