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Monday, June 20, 2011

Lester Fritz and his daughter, Taylor, 6, both of Lehighton, smile after Taylor's drawing was selected as the winner for the "Draw Your Dad" contest. Taylor drew a picture of her dad standing outside. The family won a gift card for Roadie's Restaurant at Penn's Peak. Taylor will be a first grader at Franklin Elementary in the fall. Her mother is Donna Fritz. Taylor's drawing was chosen at random from over 185 entries. To see all of this year's drawings, go to

Monday, June 20, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. Ira Snyder on their wedding day.

Ira and Yvonne Snyder, of Lehighton will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on June 23, 2011.

Ira is the son of the late Eva and Willoughby Snyder, of Packerton. Yvonne is the daughter of the late Dorothy and Fred Leikel, of Lehighton.

Both Ira and Yvonne graduated together from Lehighton High School in 1949.

Mr. Snyder worked for the Fisher Insurance Agency, Lehighton, and Mrs. Snyder worked for the Terrace Restaurant, Walnutport.

The couple has two children: Fred and his wife Georgette, of Whitehall and Ann and her husband, David Wenger, of Bethlehem.

Monday, June 20, 2011

A new support program called "Working Off Weight" is being organized. The program is open to anyone who wants to create, improve or maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Meetings will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., on the first Tuesday of each month, at Health Works Health and Wellness Center, located in the Carbon Plaza Mall, Lehighton.

The support group is free and you do not need to be a member of Health Works to join.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Mr. and Mrs. James J. Zurn of Jim Thorpe are celebrating their 58th wedding anniversary.

They were married on June 20, 1953 by the Rev. O'Laughlin in St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Summit Hill.

Mrs. Zurn is the former Rose Cinicola, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Lorenzo Cinicola of Summit Hill.

Mr. Zurn is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Roland Zurn of Jim Thorpe.

Friday, June 17, 2011

The piano students of the Perry Music Studio, located in Jim Thorpe, held their spring recital at historic St. Mark's Episcopal Church, on Race Street, in Jim Thorpe on June 1. The 75 people in attendance enjoyed a variety of musical selections from composers such as Scott Joplin, Johann Sebastian Bach, John Schmidt and more. A small reception was held for students, parents and guests after the recital.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Space is still available for the "Yes I Can" workshop, hosted by Penn State Extension offices in Carbon and Monroe counties.

The class takes place from 12:30-3:30 p.m., July 5, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Third and Iron streets, Lehighton.

The workshop is an introductory course on how to safely can seasonal produce and specialty items.

All registrations will be taken online at: Deadline for registration has been extended until June 30.

For a brochure, contact the Penn State Extension Office in Carbon County at (570) 325-2788.

Friday, June 17, 2011
 Matthew I. Moyer and Donna L. Hartranft

Announcement has been made of the engagement of Donna Lee Hartranft, daughter of Edward and Donna Folweiler of Tamaqua, and Matthew Irvin Moyer, son of Shirley Moyer of Tamaqua and the late Irvin Schoener.

The bride-elect is a 1985 graduate of Tamaqua Area High School and a 2005 graduate of the McCann School of Business, earning a certificate in massage therapy.

She is employed by Zimmerman Transport.

Mr. Moyer is a 1992 graduate of Tamaqua Area High School and is employed by Tamaqua Transfer and Recycling, Inc.

The couple has selected a July 16 wedding date.

Friday, June 17, 2011
TNT's 2011 Dance Queen Caitlyn Dry

TNT Studio of Dance, located in Lehighton, is gearing up for its annual dance recital to benefit the American Cancer Society. It will take place at Jim Thorpe Area High School at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 18.

Each June, the studio performs its recital at the Jim Thorpe Area High School. Each student is given the chance to shine for a wonderful cause.

With every ticket sold, program purchased and ad placed in the playbill, the funds are added to a "pot" to be handed over to the American Cancer Society at its annual telethon at Penn's Peak each spring.

Friday, June 17, 2011

The Carbon/Schuylkill Community Theatre will host auditions for "Broadway on Broadway," an upcoming production of 10-minute plays and musical numbers to be staged on Friday, Aug. 12 and Saturday, Aug. 13 at the Mauch Chunk Museum and Cultural Center in Jim Thorpe.

Needed are actors and actresses, teenagers through adult, to perform in one or more of the original plays. No experience is necessary. Performers in the plays do not need to be able to sing.

Friday, June 17, 2011
George Rohlfing and Tracy Andrews

The parents of Tracy Andrews, Lehighton, and George Rohlfing, also of Lehighton, have announced their engagement.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Lori and Clifford Hunsicker, of Lehighton.

She is a graduate of Lehighton Area High School and is currently a student at Kutztown University.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of Lori Rohlfing and Mark Tappan of Lehighton, and Allen Rohlfing, also of Lehighton. He is a graduate of Lehighton Area High School and Kutztown University and is enlisting in the U.S. Army.

The wedding is set for this summer.