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Friday, September 6, 2013
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald W. Burkett

Mr. and Mrs. Gerald W. Burkett of Lehighton recently are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married Sept. 6, 1953 in New Ringgold by the Rev. A.R. Hunsberger.

The former Isabell M. Schnell is the daughter of the late Eloise and William Schnell of Lehighton.

Her husband is the son of the late Myrtle B. and Mervin A. Burkett of Lehighton.

The couple has three children: Lana, married to Patrick Gallagher, Lehighton; Gerald T. Burkett, married to Kim, South Tamaqua; and Todd A. Burkett, married to Mary, Lehighton.

Friday, September 6, 2013
Mr. and Mrs. Burdell C. Steigerwalt

Mr. and Mrs. Burdell C. Steigerwalt, Bowmanstown, recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married Aug. 28, 1953 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Bowmanstown.

Burdell is the son of the late Sadie Steigerwalt Smith and Elias Steigerwalt of Lehighton. Florence is the daughter of the late Elinor and Clifford Hoffman of Lehighton.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Lehighton Area High School Class of 1983 is having its 30-year reunion on Oct. 5 at the Big Creek Grange, 275 Grange Road, Lehighton.

Please contact Diane Miller-Graver at (610) 377-5588, or email her at for more information.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Pale Moon Players will host open auditions for the comedic play, "The Foreigner." Anyone over 16 may audition. No preparation nor experience is necessary. Auditions will be cold readings from the script.

The theater group is auditioning for seven parts, five men and two women of various ages. If you have a British or southern accent, they would love to hear it.

Auditions will take place at Grace Lutheran Church, 4th and Mahoning streets in Lehighton, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 9 and Tuesday, Sept. 10.

Friday, September 6, 2013
Mr. and Mrs. Grover Moyer

Mr. and Mrs. Grover Moyer will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday. They were married Sept. 7, 1963 at Zion's Lutheran Church, Packerton, by the Rev. Kraft.

The former Nancy Zellner is the daughter of the late Walter and Beatrice Zellner of Lehighton.

Her husband is the son of the late Grover and LaRue Moyer, Palmerton.

The couple has one child, Beatrice, wife of Johnny Schafer of Lehighton. They have three grandchildren: Jan, the husband of Aprille; Jason and Johnny. They also have two great-grandchildren, Gavin and Amia Grace.

Thursday, September 5, 2013
Little Joe: A Novel by Michael E. Glasscock III

A child's caregivers and experiences can influence them for a lifetime.

You could even call these influences an inspiration.

Raised primarily by his maternal grandparents, author Michael E. Glasscock III used his newly published book, Little Joe: A Novel to pay tribute to his grandparents.

The book follows the title character as he adapts to life with his grandparents in rural Tennessee during the early 1940s.

Thursday, September 5, 2013
Stacey Solt/Times News Benjamin Hanitch, 3, enjoys being surrounded by his grandparents. From left are Ron and Karen Smith, Kathy and Bill Sherman, and Terry Hanitsch.

The birth of a child makes two people a parent and a few lucky people grandparents.

These special people are celebrated each year on Grandparents' Day, the first Sunday after Labor Day.

"I used to tell my kids that I didn't want to be a grandparent for a long time," said Karen Smith of Lehighton, a grandmother of three.

"My kids graduated and settled down pretty quickly. They didn't listen to me and I'm so glad that they didn't," she said, watching her grandson Benjamin Hanitch, 3, bop around the room during a Labor Day picnic.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Caramelized Onion, Eggplant and heirloom tomato tart.

Rosh Hashana typically is a solidly autumnal holiday, falling sometimes as late as October. But this year, the Jewish New Year comes early the first week of September, a time when summer's bounty is still fresh for much of the country.

"It's a gift," says kosher chef Laura Frankel, executive chef for Wolfgang Puck Kosher Catering in Chicago.

The holiday falling at the height of the harvest season presents an abundance of culinary opportunities for Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur cooking, she explains.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013
KAREN CIMMS/TIMES NEWS Autumn Apple Cheese Soup garnished with Sauteéd Apple Slices.

The aroma of onions sautéing in butter offers so much promise you could go anywhere from here. Today, we're going to leap into fall with an apple and cheese soup.

Sounds a little crazy? I thought so too.

A few weeks ago I saw a photo on Pinterest for a soup that featured cheddar cheese, apples and brandy. My first reaction was to wrinkle my nose in distaste.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Organizers of the Alzheimer's Family Fun Festival & Walk to End Alzheimer's have extended the date for inclusion on the Alzheimer's Wall of Memories until Sept. 4.

The Wall of Memories is a banner that shows the faces of local people who have or have had Alzheimer's disease. The banner acts as a tool to create awareness of the prevalence of the disease and the need for funding to help find a way to prevent, cure or slow the progression of this devastating disease.

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