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Thursday, July 7, 2011
This undated photo courtesy of Giuseppina "Josie" Cirincione shows a piece made by Cirincione. For Cirincione, creating begins with collecting. She collects a lot of old things, from wooden dry cleaner hangers and yardsticks to kitchen and woodworking tools. Cookie cutters. Brass keys. Ice picks. Handwritten letters and envelopes. Velveeta cheese boxes (theyíre wooden and tout ìthe delicious cheese foodî in vintage lettering). (AP Photo/Giuseppina "Josie" Cirincione)

Joan Therese Seivert's necklace – a large heart shape covered in tiny pieces of sparkly jewelry attached to a bolo tie – looks homemade, and it is. It comes with a heartfelt story.

Her sister made it for her before Seivert left her hometown of St. Paul, Minn., 35 years ago to live in Denver. All those little sparkly bits were culled from the jewelry passed down by her grandmother.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

For kids everywhere, summer vacation is finally here. As their focus turns to sleeping in and swimming pools, students have attended their last day of school, where inevitably many will flip an internal switch learning off, play time on!But the two don't have to be mutually exclusive.

Research supports the idea that children greatly benefit from learning over the summer. Without educational engagement, they can forget many of the skills they just acquired. Similarly, the importance of play in child development is a widely researched topic.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

The Theater Club, a spinoff of the Carbon Schuylkill Community Theatre, is holding its next workshop at 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 10 at the Carbon County Cultural Project, next to the Flow restaurant, 268 W. Broadway in Jim Thorpe.

The workshop on "Ad-Libbing a Character on the Fly" will be led by Mark Davalos, a professional wrestling instructor who has appeared on three episodes of the Jerry Springer Show.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

The Summit Hill High School Class of 1951 celebrated its 60-year class reunion on June 26 at the Mahoning Valley Country Club. Committee members were Joseph Mustacchio, Tom Frantz, Mary Danchak Scapanda and Lavonne Rex Rehrig. Classmates attended from Portland, Ore.; Orlando, Fla.; Maryland; New Jersey; as well as locally. Classmates in attendance include, front row from left, Joan Williams McLaughlin, Anna Marie Shafer, Edith Nardoni Ryan, Lavonne Rex Rehrig, Hazel Beth Kutz Barnhart, Mary Danchak Scapanda, Josephine Zarzeka Jupina and Betty Williams Briner.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Members of the Lehighton High School Class of 1961 celebrated their 50-year high school reunion on June 10 at the Mahoning Valley Country Club. Those attending included: front row, seated, from left, Eileen Ohl, Valance Moyer Weidner and Nancy Hoppes Oswald.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Penn State Cooperative Extension and the Master Gardeners are hosting a summer trial garden tour and program for home gardeners from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 16, at Western Pocono Community Library, Brodheadsville.

The program will begin with a tour of the PSU Pollinator Garden. The garden celebrates pollinating insects such as bees and butterflies.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Leah Catherine Hartman

Erin and Michael Hartman of Jim Thorpe, welcomed a new addition to their family at 3:22 a.m. June 10, 2011. Leah Catherine Hartman was born in Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network, Allentown, weighing in at 6 pounds, 3 ounces. She was 19.5 inches long.

Leah has an older brother, Tyler, 8, and an older sister, Sarah, 5.

Maternal grandparents are Ronald and Maryanne Hydro of Jim Thorpe. Maternal great-grandmother is Kay Bimler, of Jim Thorpe.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Frey

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Frey of Mahoning Valley are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary today. They were married on July 5, 1941 by the late Rev. Arthur P. Snyder at St. Peter's Church, Mantzville, where they remain active members.

Mrs. Frey is the daughter of the late Verna and Daniel Miller of Mantzville. Mr. Frey is the son of the late Ethel and Elmer Frey of Mahoning Valley.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Christopher Lee Horn, 121 W. High St., Apt. 6, Nesquehoning, and Amy Lynn Lower, 73 Main Rd., Lehighton.

Nicholas Michael Samok, 508 Columbia Ave., Palmerton, and Sara Karen Mercado, 511 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton.

Trajan Scott Koerbler and Tori Marie Devlin, 52 E. Catawissa St., Nesquehoning.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Q. I'm going to the doctor and I don't want to forget to ask him important questions. Any suggestions on how to prepare for this visit?

Whether you're talking to a family physician, a specialist or pharmacist, you need to know the right questions. My research turned up hundreds of possible questions. I narrowed the list down to the ones I considered to be the most significant. You can pick out the ones that apply to you. Here goes:

Family physician

What is the outlook for my condition?

Could relatives get this?

What changes will I need to make?