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Thursday, August 18, 2011
Stephen M. Bartol

Stephen M. Bartol, a resident at Heritage Hill Senior Community in Weatherly, is celebrating his 97th birthday today.

He was born in Milnesville, Pa. on Aug. 18, 1914. Stephen was married to his wife Helena for 65 years until her passing. He has four children: Thomas of Georgia; Ellen Soika of Drums; Theodore of Hazleton; and Stephen of Weatherly.

He is the proud grandfather of eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Stephen worked at the Duplan Silk Mill and managed Hilltop Apartments. He is a member of Holy Trinity Slovak Church in Hazleton.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Lehighton Area High School, Class of 1966 recently gathered for its 45-year class reunion. The event took place July 23 at the Mahoning Valley Country Club. Classmates attending included, front row from left, Susan Eaches Nearhood, Melodie Felter Heydt, Barbara Schmick, Alice Gasker Frantz, Sally Foster Fitzgerald, Jeanine Dulaney Snover, Pamela Graver Hawk, Barbara Staudt Babinchak, Melanie Kistler Prete and Marjorie Rudelitch Federanich.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Lewistown Valley Garden Club held its annual family picnic at Leiby's Grove, complete with a covered-dish dinner provided by members. A short business session was conducted by President June Leiby.

A discussion was held on a day trip to "The Grounds For Sculpture" in Hamilton, N.J. The trip will be held Aug. 23 and is open to the public. More information is available by calling (570) 668-3008.

Club members participated in the Schuylkill County Fair, which ran the first week in August, taking home several winning ribbons.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Jennifer Badowski and Michael Strohl, 214 Patterson St., Tamaqua.

Shonna L. Murphy, 66 Grier Avenue, Barnesville, and Ryan L. Genery, 68 Grier Avenue, Barnesville.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Palmerton High School Class of 1971 held its 40-year reunion on Aug. 6 at Hideaway Hills in Kresgeville. Those attending included, front row from left: Jane (Henning) Ivol and Susan (Honshiko) Zigenfus. Second row, Christine (Bobst) Ruth, Joanne (Beer) Christman, Donna (Gimbor) Capuano, Margaret (Tyhala) Westbrook and Joan (Rute) Lesko. Third row, Laurel (Meinhart) Taschler, Sandi (Danner) Shook, Susan (Kuehner) Zavagansky, Debby (Anewalt) Bezerak, Margaret (Beers) Schneider, Conrad George and Douglas Bonser.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Q. What causes rashes?

The most common cause of a rash is contact dermatitis, an inflammation of the skin that comes from direct contact with irritants or allergens. A red, itchy rash from contact dermatitis isn't contagious, and usually goes away in two to four weeks.

The cause of contact dermatitis is direct contact with irritants or allergens. These include: detergents, soaps, makeup, deodorant, clothing, chemicals, rubber, metals, jewelry, fragrances, plants and medicinal lotions.

There are two types of contact dermatitis.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Roseann Miller, 20 Valley St., Brockton, and Eugene G. Williams, Box 138, Brockton.

Sonia M. Striny and Brian S. Smith, 665 Pine Creek Drive, Barnesville.

Kim R Murray, 266 Lehigh St., Cumbola, and Franklin B. Hester, 2093 Fair Road, Summit Station.

Kathryn A. Engle and Ricky L. Teter, 709 Ringtown Road, Zion Grove.

Andraleen Zelonis and Michael J. Savlik II, 35 Airstrip Lane, New Ringgold.

Elvira A. Alfano, 816 Hazleton Apartments, Hazleton, and Steven J. Trimmell, 415 E. Grant St., McAdoo.

Friday, August 12, 2011
VICTOR IZZO/TIMES NEWS Fellow market co-worker Heather Formica does the honor of snipping off about a 14 inch length of Eric "Buddy" Turek Jr.'s long hair after the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society exceeded its goal by raising $2,086 for their fundraiser which was called "Light the Night".

A young man honored his pledge to have his long locks cut if the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society reached a $2,000 goal.

The money was raised through the sale of paper balloons, which were sold for a donation of $1, and are commonly seen on the windows and walls of participating businesses.

Eric "Buddy" Turek Jr., an employee at the Jim Thorpe Market in Jim Thorpe, said he made the pledge with the hope that it would encourage more donations.

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society exceeded its goal by raising $2,086 in balloon sales over the course of two weeks.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Rodney Carvin Gilbert and Rachael Mary Mankos, 1542 Strauss Valley Drive, Lehighton.

Andrew Francis Porambo and Ashley Lynn Ahner, 137 E. White St., Apt. 4, Summit Hill.

Gregg Alan Markley and Loriann Louise Markley, 29 Laurel Springs Rd., Lehighton.

Nicholas Brandon Risley and Michelle Teresa Rusc, 1313 Timberline Drive, Box 73, Lake Harmony.

Mycarlos Severino and Giavanna Michelle Gomez, 6 Short Lane, Albrightsville.

Robert Lewis Heckman, 24 White Birch Lane, Lehighton, and Rachael Louise Fritz, 342 Country Club Rd., Lehighton.

Friday, August 12, 2011
Dr. and Mrs. Ryan M. Diaz

Alina Sacareanu of Moldova became the bride of Ryan M. Diaz on April 29, 2011 in a family ceremony at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Reading.

The new Mrs. Diaz is the daughter of Inna and Ion Sacareanu of Moldova.

Dr. Diaz is the son of Dr. Floriel Diaz and Linda K. Arndt, both of Lehighton.

Dr. Diaz is currently doing a three-year surgical residency at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego, Calif.

The couple currently resides in San Diego.