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Friday, October 26, 2012

Kevin Daniel Heilman, 168 Mahoning Drive East, Lehighton, and Jenelle Lynn Fronheiser, 252 N. Fourth St., Apt. 2, Lehighton.

Nathan Robert Ledford and Summer Rene Reed, 18 Blue Mountain View, Kunkletown.

Frank Stephen Belles, 127 Westminster St., Wilkes-Barre, and Monica Ann Yenchak, 318 Roosevelt St., Exeter.

James Christopher West and Johnna Leigh Yurko, 709 Skye Drive, Box 239, Lake Harmony.

Christopher Robert Kammerdiener and Cherise Christina Hosak, 627 Blose St., Palmerton.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph C. Gyuricsek of Jim Thorpe are celebrating their 66th wedding anniversary today.

They were married on Oct. 26, 1946 in St. John's Lutheran Church, Jim Thorpe by the late Rev. Addison Planz.

Mr. Gyuricsek is retired from the former Bundy Tubing Corp. in Hometown. Mrs. Gyuricsek is the former Helen Goga.

They are the parents of three children: Karen Evans, Joe and Brian, all of Jim Thorpe.

Friday, October 26, 2012
Andrew Waber and Kelly Petritsch

Debra Greenwood and William Petritsch, both of New Ringgold, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Kelly Petritsch, to Andrew Waber, son of LaVerne and Carole Waber of MaryD.

The bride-to-be is a 2005 graduate of Tamaqua Area High School and earned a bachelor's degree in secondary education/English from Bloomsburg University in 2010. She is employed as a teacher in the Columbus, Ohio, School District.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

The Lehighton Boys and Girls Band Hall will hold a Halloween dance this Saturday from 7-10 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Band Hall.

Refreshments will be served. Entertainment will be provided by local band Boomerang.

"Boomerang actually has ties to the Band Hall," said Jacquelin DePue, the director of the Boys and Girls Band Hall. She noted that several of the band's members were students at the Band Hall in middle school and high school.

Thursday, October 25, 2012
"Voices of the Hollow Maze," is a new eBook from acclaimed artist David Watkins Price.

The Friends of Historic Race Street will illuminate exquisitely-carved pumpkins at 11:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26 to make this particular midnight not quite so dreary.

As the clock in the courthouse tower strikes midnight, Edgar Allan Poe, as portrayed by Race Street resident and literary historian Edward Moran, will visit the Rex House, 29 Race St., for a midnight reading of "The Raven" and excerpts from "The Bells."

Thursday, October 25, 2012
@$:SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Amanda (Rodgers) Melber of Jim Thorpe, left, recently donated 13 inches of hair to Locks of Love, a nonprofit organization that provides hairpieces to children in the United States and Canada under age 21, who are suffering from long-term medical hair loss. Amanda's hair was cut by her sister, Kristy (Rodgers) Berger, right, who attended Carbon Career & Technical Institute in Jim Thorpe, where she took part in the cosmetology program. This is Melber's third time donating to Locks of Love.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

The Panther Valley Class of 1968 will meet to plan its 45-year reunion at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 at the home of Louis Lisella, 1033 Mill Road, Lehighton.

For more information, call (570) 386-3641.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

The Tamaqua High School Class of 1967 held its 45-year anniversary reunion at Kelly's Irish Pub in Lansford, on Oct. 6, with 41 class members and guests in attendance.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS Suzie Merwine of Effort makes these beautiful ceramic angels she calls her Angel of Hope.

Suzie Merwine has a deep and abiding faith. She even believes in miracles, having experienced a few of her own.

But how does one go about getting a miracle?

"I believe in asking for it," she says.

Sometimes people need a little help in asking for a miracle. Sometimes all they need is a little hope. That might be the time for Merwine's Angel of Hope.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Q. I heard there's this goop that you can get injected into your knee that can ease pain. True?

Yes. The goop is hyaluronan, a thick lubricant and shock absorber in joint fluid. Hyaluronan injections, also called viscosupplements, are given to people with osteoarthritis.

Viscosupplementation began in Japan and Italy in 1987, in Canada in 1992, in Europe in 1995 and in the United States in 1997.