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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

If you are a high school student who loves to write and would like the opportunity to see your work in print, the TIMES NEWS invites you to submit your work for possible publication in our newspaper.

Poems, essays, short stories and works of non-fiction will be considered for use in our Lifestyle section on a random basis, as part of a new feature called "Young Voices." There will be no compensation for any work submitted, and all items are subject to editing.

Monday, March 11, 2013
Mr. and Mrs. Jarrod Rother

Kaytlin Marie Cunningham, daughter of Donna and Jeffery Cunningham of Carlisle, became the bride of Jarrod Michael Rother, son of Dorothy and Joseph Rother of Tamaqua, on Sept. 1, 2012, at Liberty Mountain Resort, Fairfield, Pa. The double ring ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Susan Dougherty. David Zipse performed on the piano for the ceremony.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride chose Christine Vanartsdalen of Dallas, Pa., as the maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Melissa Gunshannon of Kingston, and Maria Pizzo of Dallas.

Monday, March 11, 2013
Sarah Geiger and Matthew Fees

The engagement of Sarah Elizabeth Geiger, daughter of James and Mary Geiger of Schuylkill Haven, to Matthew Allen Fees, son of Susan Garrett of Tuscarora, has been announced by her parents.

The bride-to-be is a 2006 graduate of Blue Mountain High School and a 2011 graduate of East Stroudsburg University. She is employed as a remedial math teacher at Catapult Learning, Harrisburg.

The prospective bridegroom is a 2007 graduate of Tamaqua Area High School and a 2011 graduate of Waynesburg University. He is employed at various area schools.

Monday, March 11, 2013

A daughter, Riley Anna Marie Falise, was born to Brynn and James Falise, at 9:19 p.m., on Feb. 18, in Westminster, Md. She weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and measured 22 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Danny and Donna Miscavige of Weatherly. Paternal grandparents are James and Jeanine Falise of Westminster, Md.

Monday, March 11, 2013

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.

H.H.T.L.C., a registered nonprofit organization, is located 10 miles south of Tamaqua, near Route 309. It offers therapeutic riding lessons on Monday and Wednesday evenings from May through October.

Lesson volunteers must be at least 14 years old, in good health, and able to walk for an hour at a time. They must successfully complete a volunteer training session, provided by H.H.T.L.C.

Friday, March 8, 2013
STACEY SOLT/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Nancy Matyas, a registered dietitian at Blue Mountain Health System, answers questions during a talk on heart health.

Members of the Blue Mountain Health System recently held a "Myth busters" session to teach local residents about heart disease's most common myths and important facts.

"One of the reasons we have talks like this is because coronary heart disease is the single leading cause of death in America," said Toni Gibson, RN BSN MHA, associate vice president of nursing at Blue Mountain. She noted that more than 850,000 Americans will have a heart attack each year. For half of these people, the first symptom of heart disease is death they will die before reaching the hospital.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Like most health matters, food plays an important role in the prevention of heart disease.

During a recent heart disease "Myth busters" session at Blue Mountain Health System, registered dietitian Nancy Matyas reviewed commonly held beliefs about nutrition and heart disease.

The "Myth busters" talk was part of the hospital's Lunch and Learn series. To prove that eating healthy can be fun and tasty, the hospital offered a lunch with heart-healthy foods, including vegetable bean soup; grilled chicken, walnut and strawberry salad on spinach; and a custard and raspberry parfait.

Thursday, March 7, 2013
Katherine Hudson and Michael Crowley

The engagement of Katherine Hudson of Simsbury, Conn., to Michael Crowley, also of Simsbury, has been announced by her parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Jane Hudson and Dr. Ronald Balthazar of Watinsville, Ga. and Dr. Richard Hudson and Brenda Rodgers of Colbert, Ga. She is a graduate of Oconee Country High School in Georgia, and Cornell University in New York.

She is employed as a variable annuity product analyst at Lincoln Financial in Hartford, Conn.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Vanessa M. Felter and Joshua M. Ford, 1117 E. Centre St., Mahanoy City.

Christine M. Young, 182 Hollow Road, Catawissa, and Wayne E. Krueger Jr., 68 Kutz Road, Fleetwood.

Elizabeth M. McClure and Darren R. Borger, 89 Washington St., Middleport.

Abby L. Keyster, formerly of Tamaqua, and Adam R. Kurtz, of 12730 Madison Boulder Lane, Humble, Texas.

Jennifer L. Kusek and Eric D. Croll, 339 Miller Road, Zion Grove, North Union Township.

Thursday, March 7, 2013
CAROL ZICKLER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Members of the Nesquehoning Woman's Club thoroughly enjoyed their evening at Maple Shade ALC in Nesquehoning recently. They were treated to dinner, followed by a tour of the facility. Madeline Ligenza, club member, instructed some volunteers in the art of ballroom dancing. From the left are Maria Mihalski, instructor Madeline Ligenza (front), Pat Sasserath, Judy Moon, Jane Pietruch and Gloria Shubeck. The executive board will be meet at Nan Kevilly's on March 24 at 1 p.m. The next meeting of the club will be April 1 at 7 p.m.