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Monday, February 11, 2013
Frances Zellner

Frances Zellner, a resident at The Village at Palmerton, celebrated her 92nd birthday on Feb. 7.

She is originally from Slatington, and was married to the late Clarence Zellner.

Frances enjoys "people watching." She says, "They do silly things when they think no one is looking."

Her favorite things to do are watch game shows and listen to gospel music.

She has one son, John, who lives in Slatington.

Frances enjoyed being the center of attention during the noon meal when she shared a birthday cake with the other residents, care staff and her son.

Friday, February 8, 2013
Ashley Sabol and Jonathan Vavro

The engagement of Ashley Sabol to Jonathan Vavro has been announced by their parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Thomas and Donna Sabol of Beaver Meadows. She is a 2006 graduate of Hazleton Area High School and a 2010 graduate of Penn State University, where she earned a bachelor's degree in finance.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of Frank and Anne Vavro of Andreas. He is a 2006 graduate of Tamaqua Area High School and a 2010 graduate of Penn State University, where he also earned a bachelor's degree in finance.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Blue Mountain Health System Women's Cancer Support Group will meet from 3:30-5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19 in the Community Room at the Blue Mountain Health System, Gnaden Huetten campus, 211 N. 12th St., Lehighton.

The group is aimed at women with a cancer diagnosis sometime in their lives, who desire personal mutual support on cancer-related issues.

Contact Mary Ann Hazel at (610) 824-6490 for more information.

Friday, February 8, 2013

The Hazleton Fibromyalgia Support Group will not meet in February. Meetings will resume at 6 p.m. on March 6 with local chiropractor Dr. Daniel Gavio who returns to discuss the latest seminar he attended on Active Release Technique.

The ART provider uses his or her hands to evaluate the texture, tightness and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Abnormal tissues are treated by combining precisely directed tension with very specific patient movements.

Friday, February 8, 2013

The Black Diamond Writers' Network will host a workshop, "Writing for Pleasure or Profit," which will offer ideas on how to get started or move forward toward getting published and earning a fee for your work.

The one-hour workshop begins at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19 (snow date Feb. 26), at the Tamaqua Community Arts Center, 125 Pine St., Tamaqua.

Participants may choose from one of two half-hour segments: one for those interested in writing for pleasure and the other for those interested in writing for profit.

Friday, February 8, 2013
Benjamin Tkach and Kelci Koch

The engagement of Kelci Koch to Benjamin Tkach has been announced by their parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of David and Diane Koch of Lehighton.

She is a 2008 graduate of Lehighton Area High School. She earned a bachelor of science degree, and is now finishing her master's degree in physician assistant studies from King's College in Wilkes-Barre.

She will graduate in August of this year.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of Timothy and Jane Tkach of Lehighton.

Friday, February 8, 2013
Michael Kern and Lindsey Mitchalk

The engagement of Lindsey Elise Mitchalk to Michael Kern has been announced by their parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Louis R. and Linda Mitchalk of Summit Hill. She is a graduate of Panther Valley High School and West Chester University of Pennsylvania. She is employed as a fourth-grade teacher at Chester Community Charter School.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Joshuel Irizarry and Marina Ann Reggetto, 2181 Village Rd., Effort.

Joseph Patrick McArdle Jr. and Kellee Lynn Gilliard, 14 E. Sixth St., Jim Thorpe.

Friday, February 8, 2013
Warren Knight and Lori Hunsicker

The engagement of Lori Hunsicker to Warren Knight has been announced by her parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Roland and Patricia Hunsicker of Palmerton. She is a 1997 graduate of Palmerton Area High School. In 2001 she graduated from York College of Pennsylvania, and from Wilkes University in 2008.

She is employed as a math teacher in the Pocono Mountain School District since 2001.

Thursday, February 7, 2013
JOHN STOJ/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS CCTI Drafting & Design Technology students recently visited the new modular building, which will become the Penn-Kidder Library. The students will each design an interior layout, and the library board will select the most suitable design. With program instructor Jeremy Pease, far left, are, from left, Matthew Holmberg, Shelby Casey, Katelyn Miller, Katarina Kattner, Deric Tomasovich (kneeling), Jason White and Jesse Rossman.

The modular building for the Penn-Kidder Library, which will be located in the Pine Point Plaza, on the corner of State Routes 903 and 534 in Albrightsville, was delivered last week. According to Barbara Franzosa, president of the Penn-Kidder Library Center, they are in the process of connecting all of the utilities and are designing the entrance.

To help get the library up and running, students in the Drafting and Design Class from CCTI in Jim Thorpe are working on developing an interior layout for the building.