Monday, January 16, 2017


Thursday, September 26, 2013

The 10-year reunion of the Panther Valley High School Class of 2003 will be held at the Nesquehoning Fire Company on Sept. 28 from 5-9 p.m.

The cost includes food and entertainment.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Free mammograms and clinical breast exams with a health care professional will be offered to people who are uninsured or underinsured during October's Breast Cancer Awareness Month at Blue Mountain Health System.

A prescription for a screening mammogram will be supplied. Mammo Days will be held from 3:30-6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 15, in the mammography department at the Gnaden Huetten Hospital campus, 211 N. 12th St., Lehighton, and from 3:30-6:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 24, at the Palmerton campus, 135 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton in the mammography department.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Lehighton Area High School Class of 1945 will be holding its 68th reunion at noon, Thursday, Oct. 10 at the Mahoning Valley Country Club. Dinner will be served at 1 p.m. This will be the last organized reunion.

Reservations must be made by Oct. 1 to Kitty Bartholomew at (610) 377-9024 or Marie Merluzzi at (610) 377-2464.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

The Tamaqua High School Class of 1948 held its 65th anniversary reunion at La Dolce Casa, Tamaqua, on Sept. 14.

A total of 30 class members and 12 guests were in attendance.

The Rev. Donald Smith provided the invocation. Grace Krapf Sakusky conducted the business session and provided classmates with after dinner mint favors.

John Swabey traveled home from South Dakota to attend his first ever reunion.

Emma Best Vlcek and her husband, Joe, provided each guest with a special bottle of wine.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

It's finally cool enough that I don't mind turning on the oven for awhile. Last weekend I was in need of a quick supper so I whipped up a spinach quiche. This recipe is perfect for a company lunch or, with a side of soup or salad, it's just fine for dinner.

The nice thing about this recipe is that it is very versatile. While I used spinach, you could just as easily use fresh or frozen broccoli. If you use broccoli, parboil it for a few minutes. You could also use fresh zucchini. In that case, I suggest you sauté the zucchini when you cook the onions.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Q. Is it true that sleepwalkers can't be hurt when they walk in their sleep?

This is a common misconception. Sleepwalkers (aka somnambulists) are often injured when they trip and fall in their sleep.

Another myth is that you should not wake up a sleepwalker. It is not dangerous to awaken a sleepwalker. In fact, it can be quite dangerous not to wake a sleepwalker. The only problem with rousing a sleepwalker is that the person will be disoriented for a while.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Mildred E. Assalita

Mildred E. Assalita is celebrating her 90th birthday. She was born Sept. 25, 1923 near Andreas (Red Valley), to Calvin and Cora (Long) Koenig.

She had three brothers and five sisters. Her youngest sister, Dorothy, still lives in the area and they visit each other weekly.

On March 7, 1942 she married Blase C. Assalita, who died Aug. 4, 2010. She still lives in the home they helped build following World War II in Tamaqua. She enjoys gardening, but not the weeds.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Stacey Solt/Special to the Times News Dr. Christopher Cutitta uses a model of the heart to explain types of heart disease.

Symptoms of cardiovascular disease, commonly known as heart disease, go far beyond chest pain.

This was the message that Dr. Christopher Cutitta, a specialist at St. Luke's Heart and Vascular Center, shared during a recent talk at the Pyramid Sports Performance Center in Lehighton. The heart center has a branch at St. Luke's Miners Campus.

"Myocardial infarction (heart attacks) and stenting get a lot of publicity. But people don't know a lot about the other types of heart disease. They can kind of sneak up on you," he said.

Monday, September 23, 2013

The Jim Thorpe Class of 1968 recently held its 45-year class reunion at Crave restaurant in Jim Thorpe. Those attending included, front from left, Carol (Hager) Helmer, Diana (Pry) Ortega, Lorrain (Ulshafer) Frankhouser, Sharon (Mosser) Potter and Sharon (Heydt) Eckman. Second row, Donna (Didyoung) Neff, Debbie (Althouse) Lisacchi, Margaret Utsick, Gail (Blazejewski) Hein and Jake Llewellyn. Third row, Ann (Gillespie) Adams, Rosann (Gavornik) Trice, Sandra (Remmel) Foster and Carol (Edwards) McFarland.

Monday, September 23, 2013

The Stephen S. Palmer High School Class of 1963 gathered for its 50-year reunion on Sept. 6 at the Blue Ridge Country Club. Reunion activities included a historical bus tour, a tour of the S.S. Palmer School, breakfast at Bert's and a presentation at the Lehigh Gap Nature Center.