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Friday, October 12, 2012
Jeremiah K. Herchelroth and Sarah Ann Bollinger

The engagement of Sarah Ann Bollinger of West Lawn, Pa. to Jeremiah Keith Herchelroth, also of West Lawn, has been announced by her mother.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Lorie Bollinger of Palmerton. She is a 2007 graduate of Palmerton Area High School.

In 2011 she graduated from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor of science degree in elementary education, with a concentration in reading.

Thursday, October 11, 2012
Tamaqua High School Class of 1962 hosts 50-year reunion

The Tamaqua High School Class of 1962 hosted its 50th anniversary reunion Sept. 22 at Top of the 80s in West Hazleton.

Thursday, October 11, 2012
CAJETAN BERGER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Mary Kocher, 91, right, and Heather Wojcik, 19, represent the oldest and youngest member of the Carbon County Arts League. Both artists had their art in the exhibit.

The Carbon County Art League (CCAL) held a free art show last weekend, that featured over 70 works by 20 local artists in the Hampton Inn conference room.

Since no official judges were present, each visitor to the exhibit voted for their favorite painting. The winner, Marjorie Long, received $100 for her painting of Main Street in Jim Thorpe. This same painting won first prize at the CCAL's show during the summer.

Thursday, October 11, 2012
Panther Valley High School Class of 1982 gathers for 30-year reunion

The Panther Valley Class of 1982 held its 30-year reunion at Mountain Valley Golf Course on Sept. 2. Those attending included, front row, from left: Ralph Parsons, Toni Macaluso Zeleniak, Milada Michlik, Sharon Lanzos, Lisa Vavra Hiles, Kathy Ogozalek Dalton, Terry Pavlik Miller, Susan Sluck Nasser, Pat Shober Pecha, Lisa Shubeck, John Gunsser (teacher), Jackie Thomas Janowiak, Lois Trojan and Tom Snyder.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012
STACEY SOLT/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS @$:Quilted Crow co-owners Jane Heckman, left, and Cindy Mengel-Smith show the blocks that will be used in the store's "Quilting Pink for a Cure" project. Local quilters are asked to purchase a block kit for $5 (the two block options are shown) and bring them back to be added to a breast cancer awareness quilt. The finished quilts will be raffled to benefit the American Cancer Society. All blocks must be completed and returned to the store by Nov. 15.

It's time to "quilt pink" for a cure.

The Quilted Crow in Lehighton is looking for quilters to complete block kits for its "Quilting Pink for a Cure" project. Each quilt will be raffled off to raise funds for the American Cancer Society.

"Right now, we have enough blocks to make one quilt," said Cindy Mengel-Smith, co-owner of the Quilted Crow, who noted that each quilt includes 25 pink and white blocks featuring the familiar pink ribbon that symbolizes breast cancer awareness.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS The 11th annual Ladies Night Out committee includes, from left, Lisa Johnson, vice president of public relations and marketing; Denise Kennedy, public relations assistant; Alicia Silliman, The Summit nursing home administrator; and Mary Lou McGeehan, community education coordinator. Also on the committee was Lois Richards, RN BSN, director of imaging services.

Pink was the color at the 11th annual Ladies Night Out Breast Cancer Awareness program and dinner held last week at the Mahoning Valley Country Club.

Chairing the event were committee members, Lois Richards, RN BSN, director of imaging services; Mary Lou McGeehan, community education coordinator at Blue Mountain Health System; Denise Kennedy, public relations assistant; Alicia Silliman, administrator at The Summit; and Lisa Johnson, vice president of public relations and marketing.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Q. I've been hearing a lot about the health benefits of aspirin. Is it some kind of cure-all or am I the victim of hype?

I wouldn't call it hype. There's a lot of research that indicates aspirin is good for many ailments.

Aspirin is in a group of drugs called salicylates. It works by reducing substances in the body that cause pain, fever, swelling and blood clots.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Kaitlynn S. Alsing, 22 E. Union St., Tamaqua, and Robert J. Stackhouse Jr., 32 E. Union St., Tamaqua.

Jessica A. Stemmler, 113 Duck Hollow Lane, New Ringgold, and Jacob M. Stein, 54 Laurel Road, New Ringgold.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Photo courtesy of John Grogan John Grogan, author of the runaway international best-seller Marley & Me, will give a talk and sign books at the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 1 p.m.

John Grogan, author of the international best-seller Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog will give a talk and sign books at the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum at 1 p.m. Saturday.

"We are honored to have one of the best known authors in America in our museum," said Joseph Garrera, executive director of the museum.

Grogan will speak about both of his books. His first book, Marley & Me, became a major motion picture in 2008. It is the story of a family in the making and the dog who taught them what really matters in life.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Among those taking part in the Pink Light Walk were members of Girls Scout Troop 34288, under the direction of Mary Ellen Galvin, leader; and Kristen O'Neil, assistant leader. From left are, Danielle Shapiro, Kaitlyn O'Neil, Maille Galvin, Danni Mergel, Nicole Huddleston and Olivia Peterson.

Lehighton Area Lioness Lions Club recently hosted its fifth annual Pink Light Walk.

Nearly 100 women wearing pink shirts, sweaters, scarves or sneakers took part in the walk to promote breast cancer awareness.

The participants walked from the Lehighton Recreation Center to the Lehighton Amphitheatre to hear the inspiring words of Dolly Woody, executive director Susan G. Komen for the Cure Northeastern Pennsylvania Affiliate.