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Friday, October 22, 2010
Amanda E. Boyle and Michael E. Searfoss

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Boyle of Tamaqua have announced the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Elizabeth, to Michael Edward Searfoss, son of Carol Searfoss and the late Edward Searfoss III of Reading.

The bride-to-be is a 2001 graduate of Marian Catholic High School and a 2004 graduate of Alvernia College. She has a M.Ed. from Penn State University and is currently teaching fifth grade at St. Peter School in Reading.

Friday, October 22, 2010
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS The ninth annual Blue Mountain Health System Ladies Night Out was held Tuesday at Jim Thorpe Memorial Hall. Speakers were, Dr. Herbert Hoover, surgical oncologist; and Esther Courtright, co-owner of "Strands of Hope" and a breast cancer survivor. From left are Denise Kennedy, administrative assistant, public relations and fund development at BMHS; Esther Courtright, co-owner of "Strands of Hope" and a breast cancer survivor; Dr. Herbert Hoover, surgical oncologist; and Mary Lou McGeehan, community education coordinator at BMHS.

For the 250 women attending the ninth annual Blue Mountain Health System's Ladies Night Out, it was a night of good food, camaraderie and breast cancer awareness. The event was funded by a grant from the Women's 5K Classic of the Lehigh Valley.

Jim Thorpe Memorial Hall was a sea of pink Tuesday night as the women listened to Dr. Herbert Hoover, surgical oncologist; and Esther Courtright, co-owner of "Strands of Hope" and a breast cancer survivor, share information, inspiration and hope.

Friday, October 22, 2010
Kristopher Kromer and Amanda Frey

The engagement of Amanda Frey, Walnutport, to Kristopher Kromer, also of Walnutport, has been announced by her parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Robert and Lisa Frey of Kunkletown. She is a 2003 graduate of Palmerton Area High School and a 2007 graduate of Kutztown University, where she earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education.

She is employed as a substitute teacher in the Palmerton and Northern Lehigh school districts.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of Kathie Hein of Coplay, and Ron and Sherry Kromer of Allentown.

Friday, October 22, 2010

The Palmerton Area High School Class of 1985 will hold its 25-year reunion on Saturday, Nov. 27 from 6-11 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Country Club, Palmerton.

Dinner will be buffet-style. Reservations must be made by Nov. 1.

Organizers are looking for pictures of senior year. Forward them to Andy Smith at andsmith@rcn.com or 320 East Market St., Bethlehem, PA 18018.

Thursday, October 21, 2010
KAREN CIMMS/TIMES NEWS Miranda Belgraves, portrayed by Donna Tweed, works on her latest novel in a scene from "Murder Next Door," one of two comedic mysteries being produced at The Studio in Lansford this weekend.

Murder? At The Studio? In Lansford?

Don't be alarmed; it's all in good fun.

This weekend the Carbon/Schuylkill Community Theatre will present "Murder at The Studio," two performances of two murder mysteries at The Studio, 255-257 East Ridge St., Lansford. The first show is at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 22; and the second is a matinee on Sunday, Oct. 24 at 3 p.m.

"Not My Cup of Tea" by Albert Groff is directed by Janet Sager and features Molly Phillips, Barbara Maloney and Donna Tweed.

Can murder be funny? Perhaps not, but the plotting just might be.

Thursday, October 21, 2010
MARY TOBIA/Special to the TIMES NEWS The American Cancer Society Relay for Life for Palmerton and surrounding areas is off and running. The annual kick–off was held at the Palmerton Area High School cafeteria. The 24-hour relay will be held May 21-May 22 on the high school grounds. Back row, left to right, Caylan Chanwik, American Cancer Society staff member, Kim Ruch, 2011 Co chair and Connie Smith, 2011 Chair stand behind cancer survivor, Janet Naclerio

Palmerton and surrounding areas recently kicked off their annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life event.

The evening party opener, held in the Palmerton Area High School, cafeteria was attended by about 75 people. The theme for the 2011 relay is Cancer Loses When Everyone Plays to Win.

This is the 10th anniversary for the Palmerton-based relay, which will be held May 21-22 from 10 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the high school.

Taking on the organizational responsibilities this year are Connie Smith, event chairperson, and Kim Ruch, co-chair.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Roxanne M. Fulton and Robert B. Hobbs Jr., 372 Wildcat Rd., Tamaqua.

Jane A. Gullion and Guido Caracappaj, 108 Weatherill St., New Ringgold.

Thursday, October 21, 2010
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS

Members of the Lehighton American Legion Auxiliary Post 314 recently honored past presidents. From left are, Harriet Von York, Gladys Balliet, also current

president; and Mildred

German, current vice

president. The women were feted at a

dinner at the Beacon 443 Diner, Lehighton.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010
In this Sept. 21, 2010 photo, Laramie Junior High School ninth-grader Kollin West poses wearing a "I (heart) boobies" bracelet in Laramie, Wyo. School officials objected to the bracelet, which is meant to raise breast cancer awareness, and ordered West to wear it inside-out because they considered the bracelet's wording inappropriate. (AP Photo/Laramie Boomerang, Andy Carpenean)

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) – A $4 rubber bracelet meant to raise breast cancer awareness has done that and more: Students nationwide are wearing the "I (heart) boobies" wristbands, and running afoul of school administrators.

Schools from California to Florida have banned the bracelets because they believe the "boobies" language is inappropriate.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Dorothy and Edward Rummel of Tamaqua will celebrate their 61st wedding anniversary on Thursday. They were married on Oct. 21, 1949.

The Rummels have four children: two sons, Donald and Terry; and two daughters, Susan and Sandy.

They also have eight grandchildren: Amanda Constinbader, Brad Sanders, Brian Rummel, Kathy Rummel, Elizabeth Hein, Melissa Lindenmuth, Mark McDonald and Michael Rummel.

They have six great-grandchildren: Natale Hein, Machenna Hein, Kira Lindenmuth, Kiara McDonald, Jace Rummel and Frank Constinbader.