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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Andrew Thomas Kuczma and Jessica Lynn White, 25 Smith Drive, Kunkletown.

Robert Gene Yaeger and Sara Elizabeth Donner, 3610 Delaware Drive, Dalzell, S.C.

Gregory Richard Rivera, 5 Stafford Court, Eastampton, N.J., and Kalene Marie Hartigan, 230 Anderson Road, Clinton, N.J.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Q. I have friends in France who take St. John's wort for depression. Do you think this stuff works?

St. John's wort (Hypericum perforatum or Klamathweed) is one of the most commonly purchased herbal products in the United States. However, do not take this product unless you have consulted your family physician.

The St. John's wort plant has been used as a medicine for many centuries. It was popular in ancient Greece. Today in Europe, it is used widely to treat mild-to-moderate depression.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Charles Fink

Charles Fink, a resident of The Village at Palmerton, celebrated his 86th birthday April 22. Born in Lakemont (near Altoona), he enlisted in the Navy out of high school and was stationed in Hawaii. By the end of World War II, he was sent to Japan.

After the war ended, Chuck went to work as a truck driver for Eastern Express, taking tractor trailer loads across the East Coast on 10-hour trips. He worked for the company for 24 years and later for PIE Trucking Company.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013
STACEY SOLT/TIMES NEWS Elliot Roberti, left, and Emily Roberti, perform during a talent show in The Summit at Blue Mountain Health System. The show was inspired by one youngster's visit to The Summit last month. The Roberti siblings are students at St. Peter and Paul.

Local youngsters danced, sang, and played their way into the hearts of residents at The Summit at Blue Mountain Health System during a talent show inspired by a 6-year-old's desire to give back.

When Max Fitzpatrick, 6, visited the nursing and rehabilitation center last month with his Cub Scout troop, he enjoyed the visit so much that he asked his mother if they could return this time not just to visit, but to play for the residents.

Monday, April 22, 2013

The Panther Valley Class of 1983 is having another meeting for planning the 30th reunion.

Anyone interested in participating can attend the meeting on Thursday, April 25, at 7 p.m., at Kelly's Irish Pub in Lansford.

Questions or comments can be emailed to pvhs1983@yahoo.com.

Monday, April 22, 2013
Naomi Smith

Naomi Smith, a resident of The Village at Palmerton, celebrated her 87th birthday on April 11.

Born on her parents' farm (Monroe and Lucy Keller) in the Beltzville area, she attended Polk Township High School.

"That's where I met Earl, he was a senior and I was a junior," Naomi says with a giggle. "He was very smart. Earl dropped out in his senior year to enlist in the Air Force. He wanted to enlist before he was drafted, so he would have a better say of where he would be stationed."

Monday, April 22, 2013
Kathryn Johnson

Kathryn Johnson, a resident of the Village at Palmerton, observed her 97th birthday on April 1.

Born in the Preachers Camp Area of Beltzville, she attended the Lovette School, which was a one-room school house.

"It was only a 3-4 mile walk from our home," Kathryn says.

When asked how she met Albert, her future husband, Kathryn smiled.

"My, that was a long time ago, let me think. A few of my girlfriends and I were driving around the area of Kresgeville and one of them suggested we stop and watch the boys play baseball.

Monday, April 22, 2013

HOUSTON Watching tragedies such as those at the Boston Marathon and at the plant explosion in West, Texas, can leave many people feeling overwhelmed, helpless and upset.

Experts at Baylor College of Medicine offer a few tips and resources to cope with these difficult times.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Weissport School Reunion will be held Saturday, May 18, at Mahoning Valley Ambulance Association, 902 Mill Road, Lehighton. Doors open at 2 p.m. with light refreshments and time for socialization.

A group picture will take place at 3 p.m. At 3:15 p.m., there will be a welcome and program on historical Weissport. Dinner will be served at 4 p.m.

Reservations are required by May 2 by contacting Norman Sutters.

Monday, April 22, 2013

The Marian Catholic High School Class of 1964 is in the process of planning its 50th reunion.

A meeting will be held at the Parkview Inn at 204 W. Ludlow St. in Summit Hill on Sunday, April 28 at 3 p.m.

Anyone interested in participating should call Barbara Delay at (570) 225-7119 or email barbde1946@gmail.com.