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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Blue Mountain Health System will host a six-week bereavement workshop, Focusing on Hope, Wednesday, April 3 through Wednesday, May 8, from 6-8 p.m. in the first floor board room at the Gnaden Huetten campus, 211 N. 12th St. in Lehighton.

The workshop, which will focus on honoring one's personal bereavement journey through education and support, is free of charge and open to all those coping with the loss of a loved one. Jane Mason, from the Bereavement Program of Lutheran Home Care & Hospice, will facilitate.

Please register at (610) 377-7070.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Ruth Elliston

Ruth Elliston, a resident of The Village at Palmerton, celebrated her 96th birthday on March 8.

Ruth is an active lady. She attends exercise classes, plays bingo and Scrabble.

She also Wii bowls and is part of the Gardening Gang. Ruth enjoys repotting plants and giving them away to friends. She likes to be out and about but the time spent in her room is active as well, with crocheting and reading.

Ruth has three children: Belva lives in Shermansdale, Pa., Mary is in Malvern, Pa. and George is close by, in Palmerton.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Q. Is it safe to buy medicine online?

Only if you are very careful. There are many fraudulent operators on the Internet.

According to the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP), the professional organization that represents the state agencies that license pharmacies, only 3 percent of online websites reviewed appear to meet state and federal pharmacy laws.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns you to beware of online pharmacies that:

Ÿ Offer very low drug prices that seem too good to be true.

Ÿ Are located outside the United States.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The American Cancer Society will host a Look Good, Feel Better makeover workshop from 6-8 p.m., April 8, at the Simon Kramer Institute, 15 Alliance St., New Philadelphia. Sessions are free and open to all female cancer patients undergoing cancer treatment.

During the sessions, trained cosmetologists will meet with patients to discuss ways of using makeup and accessories to minimize appearance-related side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatment.

Monday, March 25, 2013

It is Thanksgiving 2012 at the home of the Schleicher family in Ashfield.

The feast is ready and the family files into the dining room. At each plate is a greeting-card-sized envelope with a $10 dollar bill clipped to it. Each envelope has a message, front and back, written by Lavona Schleicher.

"Pay it forward," reads the message on the front. "Give this gift to someone you do not know, who touches your heart, who needs a smile."

Spaces for a response, to be read at the family's Christmas dinner, are on the back of the envelope.

Friday, March 22, 2013
Aubrey Payton Fink

A daughter, Aubrey Payton Fink, was born at 1:18 p.m. Jan. 21, 2013 at St. Luke's Allentown campus to Angela and Travis Fink of Palmerton.

She weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and measured 20.5 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are James and Darlene Smith of Kunkletown.

Paternal grandparents are Garry and Patsy Fink of Palmerton.

Friday, March 22, 2013
Owen David Steigerwalt

A son, Owen David Steigerwalt, was born at 5:54 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2013 at Lehigh Valley Hospital to Diana and Lester David Steigerwalt Jr. of Palmerton.

He weighed 8 pounds, 14 ounces and measured 23 inches long.

The new baby was welcomed home by an older sister, Addison Lynn Steigerwalt, who is 2 years old.

Maternal grandparents are Gordana and Muhamed Balanca of Queens, N.Y.

Paternal grandparents are Kim and Lester Steigerwalt Sr., of Aquashicola.

Friday, March 22, 2013
Coy Jasper Kemmerer

A son, Coy Jasper Kemmerer, was born at 5:41 p.m. Dec. 21, 2012 at St. Luke's Hospital, Allentown, to Heather Neff and Fred Kemmerer Jr. of Lehighton.

He weighed 5 pounds, 11 ounces and measured 18.5 inches long.

The new baby was welcomed home by his older siblings, Zach, 15; Nathan, 13; and Madison, 8.

Maternal grandparents are Brenda and Nicholas Neff of Lehighton.

Paternal grandparents are Ann and Fred Kemmerer Sr., also of Lehighton.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Trinity Lutheran Church in Lehighton will host a Lenten cantata, "Here is Love," on Saturday, March 23 at 3 p.m.

The cantata will feature members of the Trinity Sanctuary Choir and guest performers. The choir will be accompanied by a small orchestra, including piano, flute, clarinet, French horn, violin and cello. Narrators will be Kathy Long and Robert Harris.

"This cantata will begin our Holy Week, because Palm Sunday is the following day," said director Sue Lovejoy.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Pocono-Lehigh Romance Writers (PLRW) will hold its April meeting at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 13 at the Palmer Township branch of the Easton Area Public Library, 1 Weller Place, Palmer Township.

How does a writer cross the threshold from good to great? Award-winning author Kathy Kulig discusses techniques used by successful businesses and individuals that can help writers make that leap in their writing career. (Rescheduled due to snow in February.)