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Friday, September 27, 2013

Earlier this year, 10 northeastern and north central Pennsylvania residents took the brave step of sharing their stories of surviving breast cancer in an effort to educate others about the disease.

Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BCNEPA) collected their experiences for the company's 13th annual Gallery of Hope, a traveling display containing survivor profiles and educational materials designed to raise awareness about the importance of early detection and treatment in the fight against breast cancer.

BCNEPA is now seeking nominations for its 2014 Gallery of Hope.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Tamaqua Area High School announced its 2013-14 Homecoming Court on Tuesday. From left: Cody Houser, Rachel Jones, Anthony Rago, Sam Postupack, Stephen Billet, Talli Matukonis, Jake Beers, Stefanie Gensure and Tyler Hope. Missing from the photo is Jess Thomas. A king and queen will be chosen by the student body and announced at halftime of Friday's varsity football game between Tamaqua and Annville-Cleona. Since Annville-Cleona will not be bringing its band to the game, the festivities scheduled has been altered slightly.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Reservations for the 40-year reunion for Lehighton Area High School's Class of 1973 will be accepted until Oct. 31.

The reunion will be a casual event on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 5:30-10:30 p.m. at Mahoning Valley Country Club and features a three-entrée family-style meal.

For more information, including cost, call Jim Kunkle at (610) 377-2644.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

The Tamaqua High School Class of 1955 held a reunion picnic on Sept. 14 at Miller's Grove. The 22 classmates in attendance were joined by 18 guests. In addition from traveling from throughout Pennsylvania, classmates also arrived from New York, New Jersey and Maryland.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

The Weatherly School District

concluded their homecoming

activities Saturday evening. This years Homecoming King and Queen are Joshua Reiner and Rachel Moon.

Thursday, September 26, 2013
Martha Schoch

Martha Schoch, a resident of Heritage Hill, Weatherly, recently celebrated her 91st birthday.

She was born on Sept. 21 1922, in Bismark, N.D. the second youngest of six children.

At age 6, Martha moved with her family to Hauto. After graduating from Nesquehoning High School in 1939, she moved to Orlando, Fla. with her sister, Jenny, to assist the troops during the war effort at the Orlando Army base.

During this time she met her husband, Jerry. The couple resided in Florida after the war and raised their only daughter, Carol, who died in 1999.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

The 10-year reunion of the Panther Valley High School Class of 2003 will be held at the Nesquehoning Fire Company on Sept. 28 from 5-9 p.m.

The cost includes food and entertainment.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Free mammograms and clinical breast exams with a health care professional will be offered to people who are uninsured or underinsured during October's Breast Cancer Awareness Month at Blue Mountain Health System.

A prescription for a screening mammogram will be supplied. Mammo Days will be held from 3:30-6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 15, in the mammography department at the Gnaden Huetten Hospital campus, 211 N. 12th St., Lehighton, and from 3:30-6:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 24, at the Palmerton campus, 135 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton in the mammography department.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Lehighton Area High School Class of 1945 will be holding its 68th reunion at noon, Thursday, Oct. 10 at the Mahoning Valley Country Club. Dinner will be served at 1 p.m. This will be the last organized reunion.

Reservations must be made by Oct. 1 to Kitty Bartholomew at (610) 377-9024 or Marie Merluzzi at (610) 377-2464.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

The Tamaqua High School Class of 1948 held its 65th anniversary reunion at La Dolce Casa, Tamaqua, on Sept. 14.

A total of 30 class members and 12 guests were in attendance.

The Rev. Donald Smith provided the invocation. Grace Krapf Sakusky conducted the business session and provided classmates with after dinner mint favors.

John Swabey traveled home from South Dakota to attend his first ever reunion.

Emma Best Vlcek and her husband, Joe, provided each guest with a special bottle of wine.