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Monday, September 20, 2010

The second reunion of the One Room Elementary Schools in Franklin Township will be held Oct. 2, at the Franklin Township Fire Co., Fairyland Road, Franklin Township.

Anyone who attended any of the schools is invited to attend the reunion. For more information, call Althea at (610) 377-3498, Patty at (610) 379-4274 or Florence at (570) 325-3118.

Monday, September 20, 2010

The Waksmunski family of Mahoning Township, including 3-year-old son Jesse and 6-month-old twins Shane and Wyatt, who both have Down syndrome, will join hundreds of thousands of individuals across the country in the annual National Down syndrome Society Buddy Walk to raise awareness of Down syndrome and raise money to support local programs and services and national education, research and advocacy efforts.

Everyone is welcome to join in the Buddy Walk, and if they wish, to join Shane and Wyatt's Team.

Monday, September 20, 2010
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Members of the Class of 1960 of Marian High School gathered for their golden reunion on Sept. 5 at The Lantern, Nesquehoning.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Several members of the Lewistown Valley Garden Club were awarded prizes during last month's Schuylkill County Fair.

In the Flowering Houseplant category, Mary Bridygham was awarded first place ribbons for a geranium, as well as for a wax begonia/single. Bridygham also took a first (jade plant) and a second place (any other) in the Foliage Potted Houseplant category.

Monday, September 20, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. George Huber

George and Diane Huber recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. They were married Sept. 15 at St. Matthew's UCC, Kunkletown. The Revs. Warren Beeman and Leon Zinkler officiated. Terrie Murphy Mahala was the maid of honor and Bruce Young was the best man. They honeymooned in Maui.

Diane is the daughter of Janet and the late Robert R. Smith of Kunkletown.

Mr. Huber is the son of Roberta and the late James Burgess of Throckmorton, Texas.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Imagine a day without food, drink, electricity or cell phones.

It would mean candles lit rather than lights switched on, walks taken rather than cars driven, a real conversation or laugh instead of a text message or emoticon.

The most observant Jews acknowledge Yom Kippur, the last of the Jewish High Holy Days which began a week ago with Rosh Hashana by making these sacrifices.

But as people become increasingly tied to the Internet, social media and their cell phones, keeping that tradition has, for many, become more challenging.

Friday, September 17, 2010

The Panther Valley High School Class of 1980 will be holding an informal gathering at the Whitewater Rafting Adventures, 101 W. Adventure Trail, Nesquehoning on Saturday, Oct. 9, beginning at 3 p.m.

If you are a family member or a friend of a member of the class of 1980 who has moved from the area, please pass the information on to them.

For more information, contact the committee at mtm917@hotmail.com.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Michelle A. Scheeler and Barry T. Keating, 45 Lakeside Ave., Delano.

Theresa A. Swire and Anthony P. Biacco, 14 DeepHole Road, Drums.

Kerry J. Strohl, 61 W. Ninth St., Jim Thorpe, and Eugene J. McHugh Jr., 22 N. Hancock St., McAdoo.

Heather M. Koons and Todd L. Taylor, 179 Owl Creek Road, Tamaqua.

Tina L. Villeneuve and Lester D. Gassert Jr., 23 Tomahawk Lane, New Ringgold.

Joann M. Holdrum and Michael A. Haywood, 500 W. Green St., Hazleton.

Melanie A. Perla and Brian T. Murray, 446 E. Elm St., Tamaqua.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Jon Joseph Lynn and Nicole Ann Derr, 404 W. Lulow St., Summit Hill.

Shaun Michael Arndt and Kristy Ann Foley, 9927 Lyons Mill Rd., Owings Mills. Md.

Bernard Andrew Utrata Jr. and Erin Elizabeth Amman, 2025 Hoover Ave., Apt. H, Allentown.

Alfonso Best, 3150 Broadway, Apt. 20B, New York, N.Y., and Ellen Norman Major, 403 Lansford Court, Lansford.

Scott Allen Easterday and Lucy Akers, 340 N. First St., Lehighton.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Blue Mountain Health System Women's Cancer Support Group will hold its first meeting of the season in the Community Room at the Gnaden Huetten campus, 211 N. 12th Street, Lehighton, from 3:30 to 5 p.m., on Tuesday, Sept. 21.

The group's purpose is for women to gather and offer mutual support while facing cancer-related issues.

Interested women are invited to attend. Contact Mary Ann Hazel at (610) 824-6490 with questions for further information.