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Monday, July 26, 2010

WASHINGTON (AP) – My shoe boxes of travel photographs bring back memories of the pictures that got away.

Mom in Paris in springtime, except the Eiffel Tower is sticking out of her head like a rocket. My friend Russell on the steps of Michelangelo's Laurentian Library in Florence, not that you can tell because of the low-light blur. Australia's Uluru, better known as Ayers Rock, looking really big but really boring.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Members of the Class of 1980 from Jim Thorpe High School will hold their 30th reunion on Saturday, Sept. 11, at the Terrace Restaurant, Walnutport.

Classmates are reminded to mail in their responses to Jean (Kemmerle) Dunbar. For questions, contact Dunbar at (570) 325-4303.

Friday, July 23, 2010

The Panther Valley High School Class of 1995 is planning its 15th reunion. Classmates interested in attending should send their current address to Terri Fritzinger Williams 338 West Abbott St., Lansford, PA 18232 or

Friday, July 23, 2010

Beth Ann Hamby and Kayvon C. Nabavighadi, 476 Miller Rd., Zion Grove, North Union Township.

Kelly L. Davison, 67 River Road, Tamaqua, and Michael S. Heater Jr., 102 S. Cleveland St., McAdoo.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Steven Leonard Gaffney and Jodi Lynn Green, Tunnel St., Lansford.

Richard Wear Donald and Amanda Ann Campbell, 1 Second St., Beaver Meadows.

Alan Francis Sienkiewicz, 130 Tiffany Lane, Lehighton, and Cheryl Anne Kemp, 28 Sambrooke Circle, Lehighton.

Todd Christoper Cannon and Arlene Lucielle Michels, 8199 UVA Drive, Redwood Valley, Calif.

Friday, July 23, 2010
Daryl R. Kuehner and Amber M. Smith

The parents of Amber Marie Smith and Daryl Robert Kuehner have announced the couple's engagement.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Tracey and Tracy Smith, Kunkletown. She is a graduate of Pleasant Valley High School and is employed as a hairstylist at Unique Curl Design in Brodheadsville.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of Robert and Lenna Kuehner, also of Kunkletown. He is also a graduate of Pleasant Valley High School and is employed as a machinist for BWC Technologies, Inc. in Saylorsburg.

They will be wed May 7, 2011.

Friday, July 23, 2010
Ryan Hedrick and Lori Weis

The engagement of Lori Weis of Lehighton to Ryan Hedrick, also of Lehighton, has been announced by their parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of John Weis of Aberdeen, Md. and Gary and Diane Mohry of Liberty, N.C. She is a 2005 graduate of Northampton High School. She is employed as a certified nurse assistant at Blue Mountain Health System's Palmerton campus.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of Todd Hedrick and Sharon Rex, both of Lehighton. He is a 2006 graduate of Lehighton Area High School. He is employed by Kravco/Simon as a security officer.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

If you provide care for someone with Alzheimer's, Parkinson's or other physical or mental disabilities, the Blue Mountain Health System Adult Day Services Center, located at 217 Franklin Ave., Palmerton, invites you to attend its Family Caregiver Support Group meeting on Wednesday, July 28 from 6-8 p.m.

Thursday, July 22, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Fink

Sarah Hoppes and Benjamin Fink were united in marriage on June 12, 2010 at Zion Stone Church of West Penn Township. The Rev. Michael Frost officiated at the double ring ceremony.

Teena Miller was the organist and Teresa Peterson was the vocalist.

The bride is the daughter of Darren and Tina Hoppes, New Ringgold. She chose Tiffany Billman to serve as maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Pamela Hoppes, Robin Fink, Hannah Shoemaker, Kristin Kistler and Beth Kistler. Addison Fink was the flower girl.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

The 78th annual Reunion of the Strohl Family will be held Sunday, Aug. 1, at Palmerton Memorial Park.

Bring a covered dish and join everyone for the 1 p.m., luncheon. Sodas and hot dogs will be available for purchase. A brief business meeting will be held immediately after lunch. Bring cakes for the cakewalk and a small prize for bingo.

Please bring old family pictures and other Strohl mementos for discussion.

For questions, contact Keith N. Strohl, president of the Strohl Reunion, at (610) 379-4202 or