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Monday, October 25, 2010

This Veterans Day, area teachers can bring history textbooks to life for their students during a free event to honor the heroic veterans of World War II on Thursday, Nov. 11, presented by Blue Ridge Communications and the Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN).

High school students and history faculty are encouraged to attend this educational experience.

At 6:30 p.m., stop by the Palmerton VFW, located at 2020 Forest Inn Road, to hear two Pennsylvania veterans, Ed Kyler and Grant Lee, as they share their wartime experiences.

Monday, October 25, 2010
Matthew Arthur Alban

A son, Matthew Arthur Alban, was born at 2:56 p.m. on July 19, 2010 in Winchester, Va., to Kay (Mehalko) and Jeffrey Alban, Front Royal, Va.

He weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces and measured 20 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Joseph and Sandra Mehalko of Hometown.

Paternal grandparents are Michael and Janis Alban of Hopewell Junction, N.Y.

Monday, October 25, 2010

St. Luke's Hospice and Bereavement Program is offering a free evening supper and presentation, "Coping With Grief at the Holidays," on Wednesday, Nov. 10 from 6-8:30 p.m. at St. John's Church of Mahoning, 826 Mahoning Dr. West, Lehighton.

Stress is a part of the holiday season. Grief can magnify this holiday stress. Program presenters will look at strategies to help attendees cope during the holidays and beyond.

St. Luke's Hospice will provide the supper. For use in an activity, children under age 10 should bring a 1-and--inch by 2-inch photo of their loved one.

Monday, October 25, 2010
Joe Stellar and Kerry Wayne

The engagement of Kerry Wayne of White Plains, N.Y., to Joe Stellar of Newfoundland, Pa., has been announced by the couple's parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chace Wayne of Downingtown, Pa. She is a 2001 graduate of Downingtown High School, and a 2005 graduate of King's College in Wilkes-Barre.

She is a New York vaccine sales representative for Sanofi Pasteur.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of James and Denise Stellar of Lehighton. He is a 2001 graduate of Lehighton Area High School, and a 2005 graduate of King's College.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Shawn Steven Klingle and Kristin Lee Behler, 1080 Forest Inn Rd., Palmerton.

Brian David White Sr., 134 Bridge St., Lehighton, and Jeanmarie Russell Fox, 126 N. Fourth St., Lehighton.

Monday, October 25, 2010
Tim A. David and Sara L. Withers

The engagement of Sara L. Withers, Lehighton, to Tim A. David, also of Lehighton, has been announced by his father.

The bride is the daughter of the late Dr. Donald Schrader and Marjorie Schrader.

She is a graduate of Newbury Park High School, Newbury Park, Calif., and attended USC, Los Angeles, Calif. for two years. She is employed as the personnel manager for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., working for 15 years at the Lehighton stores; and for one year at the Trexlertown store.

The prospective bridegroom is a 1977 graduate of Lehighton Area High School.

Monday, October 25, 2010
Avery Catherine Barry

A daughter, Avery Catherine Barry, was born at 12:32 a.m. on Oct. 9, 2010 at St. Luke's Hospital, Allentown, to Kimberly and Brandon Barry of Lehighton.

She weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and measured 20.5 inches long.

She was welcomed home by her two older sisters, Hannah, 4, and Hailey, 2.

Maternal grandparents are Danny and Karen Stubits of Lehighton.

Paternal grandparents are Don and Kay Barry of Lehighton.

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.