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Monday, June 13, 2011

Christina Wanamaker of Charles City, Iowa, and formerly of Palmerton, became the bride of Daniel J. Wigant on May 14, 2011, in a ceremony at New Life Community Church in Andres Park, Charles City, Iowa.

Given in marriage by her family, the bride chose Melissa Bridges as her maid of honor. Megan Schreiber was the flower girl.

Harry Bridges served as best man, while Landon Davidson was the ring bearer.

The new Mrs. Wigant is the daughter of Doris Wanamaker of Palmerton. She is a 2008 graduate of Palmerton Area High School. She is employed by Chatauqua Nursing Home.

Monday, June 13, 2011
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS

Among those who recently took part in the installation of officers at Sacred Heart Parish Council are Tammy Bubser, Megan Mummey, Father William Campion, Anne Girard, Peg Duell, Alex Quinn, Morgan Mummey, John Hutta, Duane Hawk, Deacon William Pitts, Cass Chies, and Jennifer Bates.

Friday, June 10, 2011
Susan Layland/Special to the Times News

Whenever you mention the Bed Bug Cave, it will undoubtedly raise an eyebrow.

The cave, well known in Slatington because of its history and its unique geological structure, is an alcove nestled along the Slate Heritage Trail.

The property is owned by the Northern Lehigh Historical Society (NLHS) and is being upgraded to a small park by several community volunteers.

In 1848, Nelson Labar opened the New York Tunnel Quarry. Each tunnel was named after a famous street in New York City.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Randall Douglas Perry, artistic director and conductor of the Bach and Handel Chorale, based in Jim Thorpe, announces four open rehearsals and auditions to those seeking membership.

Audition dates are June 13 and 27 and July 11 and 25 beginning promptly at 7:30 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church, 319 South Ave., Jim Thorpe.

The chorale is preparing for its fall concert season, which will include three Christmas concerts on Dec. 3, 10, and 11 at various locations; and a performance of Handel's "Messiah" on Dec. 17 at the Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway in Jim Thorpe.

Friday, June 10, 2011

The Panther Valley Public Library, 117 E. Bertsch St., Lansford, has set its summer hours and programs.

Summer library hours are as follows: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. 1 p.m.; Tues: 9 a.m. to noon and 4-7 p.m. Summer programs begin the week of June 19. To register, call the library at (570) 645-3780.

Preschool story time will be held Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Story time is for ages 3-5 and will have a "summer" theme. Story time incudes stories, songs, finger plays, coloring pages and snacks. An adult must stay with each child during story time.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Devon L. Peel and Harrison E. Fritz, 428 W. Pine St., Mahanoy City.

Katherine C. Cress and Steven T. Brozyno, 325 1/2 Arlington St., Tamaqua.

Dagmar C. Dobeck and John T. Veen Sr., 313 E. Blaine St., McAdoo.

Thursday, June 9, 2011
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

The Coaldale High School Class of 1961 recently hosted its 50-year class reunion. Those attending included, bottom row, from left, Basil Havrischak, Pat Aronne Scutta, Beverly Ardos Fredericks, Peggy Hedash Cullen, Tom Sopko, Karen Kodlick Drake, Margie Gregus Direnberger, Michelle Kondertavage Kalinak and Bob Heisler. Middle row, from left, Margie McIntyre Gerber, Gail Yankovich Sanfillippo, Sharon Culley Burkhalter, Tom Maruschak, Clem DeMatto and Jim McCartney. Top row, left to right, are Evan Evans, Bob Bachorik, Jerry Sabol, Joe Burns, Michael Danchak, Danny Moyer and Frank Kassak.

Thursday, June 9, 2011
AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS Pen pals from Panther Valley and Prince Hall elementary schools enjoy playing with various wildlife shells and bones during their recent visit to the Carbon County Environmental Education Center in Summit Hill. They are, front, from left, Maniya Thompas and Amina Chocran of Prince Hall; and back, Cassie Moyer and Nicole Boggs of Panther Valley.

Students from Penn-Kidder and Panther Valley elementary schools recently got the chance to meet their pen pals from Prince Hall in Philadelphia.

The students and their teachers met at the Carbon County Environmental Education Center in Summit Hill, where they learned about wildlife and toured the facility. They then traveled to Mauch Chunk Lake Park and enjoyed a picnic dinner.

Raquel Ramseur-Webb, a chaperone from Prince Hall Elementary School and a SHINE II teacher, said the students love the SHINE II program.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

The Jim Thorpe High School Class of 1991 will host its 20-year reunion on Sunday, July 17, at Jim Thorpe Memorial Park in the Beer Pavilion, starting at noon.

Anyone in the Jim Thorpe High School Class of 1990 or 1992 is also welcome to attend. Please RSVP by July 7 to Jill Gavornik at (570) 325-4089 or jgavorni@yahoo.com.

Classmates are invited to enjoy a fun-filled day of music, food and laughter and reminisce about their high school days.

Please bring a covered dish to share. There is a small admission charge.