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Monday, September 13, 2010
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

The Lehighton High School Class of 1948 held its 62nd-year class reunion on Aug. 25 at The Terrace Restaurant in Walnutport with 31 class members attending. They included, front row from left: Theodore David, Gloria Lichtenwalter Campbell, Ann Buck Schumacher, Philip Paulsen, Janet Daugherty Alger, James Wentz and Ruth Smith. Second row, Dorothea Lacko Peters, Bernice Steigerwalt Kleintop, Beverly Kern David, Wayne Bauchspies, Fernley Palmer and Lawrence Andreas.

Monday, September 13, 2010
The most ambitious of Franz Kline's paintings in Carbon County is the mural, "Lehighton," painted in 1946, located behind the bar at American Legion Post 314 in Lehighton.

One of Carbon County's most famous artists, Franz Kline, was born in 1910, and had he not passed away just shy of his 52nd birthday in 1960, he would be celebrating the 100th anniversary of his birth in 2010.

After years as a struggling artist many of those years spent in his hometown of Lehighton Kline achieved fame and fortune as an abstract expressionist painter.

Kline was born in Wilkes-Barre. When his mother remarried after his father's suicide, the family moved to S. Ninth Street in Lehighton.

Friday, September 10, 2010

The Bach and Handel Chorale of Jim Thorpe will be holding open rehearsals and auditions for the 2010-2011 season on Monday, Sept. 13, at 7:30 p.m.; and Monday, Sept. 20, at 7:30 p.m.

Rehearsals and auditions will be held at the chorale rehearsal headquarters, St. John's Lutheran Church, 319 South Ave., Jim Thorpe, second floor, rear.

No prepared pieces are required; auditions require sight reading of a Bach chorale, pitch matching and vocal exercises.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Pocono-Lehigh Romance Writers (PLRW) will hold its September meeting 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 11 at the Palmer Township branch of the Easton Area Public Library, 1 Weller Place, Palmer Township.

Published author and Easton resident Kathy Kulig will present "Navigating Social Networks," a workshop in which writers of all levels can build a brand on social networking sites.

Kulig says, "Marketing is essential for all writers. With social networking Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Goodreads, etc. marketing can be productive, free, and fun."

Friday, September 10, 2010
MICHAEL NEWTON/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS David Price sits on the Indian Steps, found 300 paces past the breast of the Mauch Chunk Dam on the Upper Switchback Trail.

In the town of Jim Thorpe a new story has surfaced with the potential to alter peoples understanding of events surrounding the remains of Jim Thorpe. The athlete's presence and the artist Shozo Nagano, are the main protagonists.

Artist David Price of Jim Thorpe is the first person to tell the story. For 10 years, it was known only to him and Nagano, who died in 2008. Price forgot about it altogether and only in the last few weeks has he remembered.

Friday, September 10, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Berdell Fritz

Mr. and Mrs. Berdell Fritz of Andreas recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

They were married on Aug. 27, 1960 by the late Rev. Wilbur Moyer.

They are members of St. Peter's Church, Mantzville.

Mrs. Fritz, the former Lorraine Berger, is the daughter of the late Arthur and Marian (Hagenbuch) Berger. Mr. Fritz is the son of the late John and Margaret (Hoppes) Fritz.

They have a daughter Deborah, wife of William Mooney, and a granddaughter, Miranda.

Friday, September 10, 2010

The Third Parryville School Reunion will be held on Saturday, Oct. 9, at Franklin Township Fire Company. Doors open at 4 p.m. with dinner served at 6 p.m.

Deadline for reservations has been extended to Sept. 18. Letters with information and the cost were previously sent to classmates. Those wishing to reserve their place should send a check made payable Parryville School Reunion and mailed to Irene Hopstock, 1375 Cherry Hill Rd., Palmerton, PA 18071. For more information call Hopstock at (610) 377-1646.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Matthew Jarrod Patrick, 275 S. First St., Lehighton, and Emily Virginia Mieczkowski, 328 Mahoning Drive East, Lehighton.

Mark Michael Marek and Rose Marie Cashel, 585 McIntosh Lane, Andreas.

Scott Allen Rex and Leeann Marie Heine, 729 N. First St., Lehighton.

Christopher Allen Luther and Kathleen Helene Kukk, 40 Mill Drive, Tamaqua.

Michael Joseph Matyascik and Crystal Joann Neff, 9173 Schantz Rd., Breinigsville.

Michael Anthony Wieand, 189 S. Fourth St., Lehighton, and Ashley Marie Kobal, 311 W. Water St., Lansford.

Friday, September 10, 2010
Aubrey AnnCostenbader

A daughter, Aubrey Ann Costenbader, was born at 2:48 a.m. on June 11, 2010 at Lehigh Valley Hospital to Jennifer and David Costenbader of Palmerton. She weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and measured 19 1/2 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Jeff George and Carolyn Smiley, Palmerton.

Paternal grandparents are Ronald and Rose Costenbader, also of Palmerton.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

As the days and nights become cooler, we've begun preparing our garden for fall. The summer crops are in, our late-summer crops are plentiful, and we've begun planning for next year's planting.

I've always considered gardening a great hobby. It's fairly frugal I rarely spend more than $25 for a year's worth of seeds and plants. How else can you stretch $25 into an entire summer of entertainment? I find nothing more rewarding than digging in the dirt, weeding, and harvesting the food that we've grown.