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Saturday, August 30, 2014
Sarah E. Welsh and Joshua R. Donohue

The parents of Sarah E. Welsh of Hoboken, New Jersey, and Joshua R. Donohue of Jersey City, New Jersey, have announced their engagement.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Janet V. and David S. Welsh of Lansdale. A graduate of North Penn High School and Susquehanna University, she is employed as the regional educational executive at L'Oreal in New York City.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of Mary Ellen Donohue of Lake Hauto and the late Ricky H. Donohue, and the grandson of Beryl and Charles "Brum" Donohue of Tamaqua.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Caitlyn N. Ruch and John T. Pilla, both of Andreas.

Megan L. Ingraham, Tamaqua, and Kyle M. Berezwick, Mahanoy Plane.

Trisha Marie Sockwell, and Kevin M. Rehrig, both of Tamaqua.

Saturday, August 30, 2014
Joseph Pinkey and Eileen Gurcsik

Announcement has been made of the engagement of Eileen Gurcsik of Allentown and Joseph Pinkey of Tamaqua.

The bride-elect is the daughter of John and Mary Gurcsik of Tamaqua. She earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Kutztown University, and is currently pursuing a master's degree in business administration from DeSales University.

She is employed as a customer service lead for ULINE in Breinigsville.

Saturday, August 30, 2014
Camryn Layne Gillespie

A daughter, Camryn Layne Gillespie, was born at 8:54 a.m. on May 14, 2014, at Lehigh Valley Hospital Cedar Crest in Allentown to Loren and Patrick Gillespie of Jim Thorpe.

She was 8 pounds, 13 ounces and measured 21 inches long.

Camryn was welcomed home by an older sister, Logan, who is 3.

Maternal grandparents are Clifford and Kathleen Hurley of Jim Thorpe. Maternal great-grandmother is Evelyn McGavin.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Corey Scott Rohlfing and Krista Lynn Steber, of Jim Thorpe.

Carl Henry Caso, Weatherly, and Jennifer Marie Clark, Swoyersville.

Glenn Evans Gehret and Robin Sue Weiland, Albrightsville.

Corey Allen Neff and Amber Marie Zellner, Palmerton.

Friday, August 29, 2014
MARTA GOUGER/TIMES NEWS

It's late summer, the time when wasps, yellow jackets and hornets hang around garbage cans and outside food areas.

While these stinging insects can be beneficial since they prey on other pest insects that destroy garden flowers and plants, they can also sting if they believe their nest is in jeopardy.

So, what exactly can be done to rid oneself of the threat of stinging insects and their nests?

It's all in the approach, according to Allan Boyer, owner of A.F. Boyer Hardware in Slatington.

Friday, August 29, 2014
AP Photo/Lee Reich A garden with cabbage and other seasonal greens in New Paltz, New York. Growing fall vegetables is like having a whole other growing season in the garden. Cool weather brings out the best flavor from vegetables such as kale,  broccoli and carrots.

In the heat of summer, it's hard to imagine that the weather will ever be cool again. And with dry weather it's hard to imagine it becoming rainy again.

But of course the weather does change, and you've got to plan what vegetables to grow for the cool and rainy days ahead that sap the vitality from tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and other summer vegetables.

Thursday, August 28, 2014
This undated image provided by the South Dakota Historical Society Press shows Judy Thompson's illustration of the cover of "Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography". The original version of the autobiography, that Wilder likely wrote in the late 1920s, was written on tablet paper with lead pencil. The South Dakota State Historical Society Press plans to publish an annotated version of this fall. (AP Photo/South Dakota Historical Society Press)

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) Laura Ingalls Wilder penned one of the most beloved children's series of the 20th century, but her forthcoming autobiography will show devoted "Little House on the Prairie" fans a more realistic, grittier view of frontier living.

Thursday, August 28, 2014
Stephen S. Palmer High School Class of 1964 gathers for 50-year reunion

The Stephen S. Palmer High School Class of 1964

celebrated its 50th anniversary with a reunion, held Aug. 2 at the Mahoning Valley Country Club. Classmates in

attendance included: (first row) Eileen Buck Stauffer, Mary Beth Brubaker Lennox, Betty Getz Signarovitz, Ina Wilhelm, Nancy Smida Delich, Louise Koch Schoch;

(second row) Richard Horvath, Judy Meckes Schwab, Mary Ann Leibenguth Repsher, Mary Lou Cznadel Moyer, Carol Lendvay Smale, Kathy Szakacs Driscoll, Lorraine Moyer Wertman, Joan Goodrich Adams, O. Marylyn

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
This July 21, 2014 photo shows grilled chicken paillard with peach and arugula salad in Concord, N.H. Chicken paillard serves as an alternative summer dish that is light, refreshing and substantial. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

Labor Day, summer's last hurrah, is a feast day. And mostly Tell the truth! we tend to overdo it. Ribs, steaks, burgers and hot dogs? Check, check, check and check!

Vegetables and other light fare? Not so much. The standard routine amounts to the summer version of Thanksgiving, except that after the meal everyone collapses onto the lawn rather than a couch.