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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Blue Mountain Health System Women's Cancer Support Group will gather from 3:30-5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20 in the Community Room of the Gnaden Huetten campus, 211 N. 12th St., Lehighton for a general meeting.

The Women's Cancer Support Group is geared toward women who have been diagnosed with cancer sometime in their lives. The format is informal.

Women with cancer-related issues who are looking for personal, mutual support are invited to attend.

Contact Mary Ann Hazel at (610) 824-6490 for further information or questions.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Hubert Robert Alward II and Maryann Storm Dait, 337 Lower Nis Hollow Drive, Lehighton.

Wayne Allen Berger and Catherine Schmitz, 623 Lehigh Ave., Palmerton.

Ryan Joseph Confer and Melissa Lynn Pavan, 33 Catawba Place, Jim Thorpe.

Matthew Jared Rapa and Laura Anne Schiffer, 273 Wertmans Hollow Rd., Andreas.

Kerry Lee Shoenberger and Kim Joelle Fronheiser, 1830 Hahns Dairy Rd., Palmerton.

Shawn Vincent Sitarchyk and Sue Ann Collotty, 82 E. Third St., Lehighton.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

The deadline for return of reservations for the 45-year reunion of the Panther Valley High School Class of 1966 has been extended to Saturday, Sept. 24.

The reunion will be held at the Mahoning Valley Country Club on Saturday, Oct. 1.

Any questions regarding the reunion may be emailed to bs921@hotmail.com.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The Carbon Schuylkill Community Theater will host open call auditions for its December production of "A Christmas Carol."

Performers age 7 through senior citizens are encouraged to audition for this holiday season favorite. Auditions will take place at H.T.O. Services, 255 E. Ridge St., Lansford (formerly The Studio), Oct. 6 from 4-6:30 p.m. and again on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 2-4:30 p.m.

Performers do not need to be experienced, but dedication is required.

In addition to actors and actresses, there is also a need for stage hands, technical crew and general assistance.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Richard Hanshaw and Lindsey Bochicchio

The engagement of Lindsey Bochicchio to Richard Hanshaw has been announced by their mothers.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Diane Bochicchio of Kunkletown and the late George Bochicchio.

She is a 2006 graduate of Palmerton Area High School and a 2008 graduate of The Pennsylvania College of Technology, where she earned a degree in paralegal studies.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of Wilma Hanshaw of Palmerton.

He is a 2004 graduate of Palmerton Area High School and a 2008 graduate of Lock Haven University, where he earned a degree in criminal justice.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Aura L. Martin and Darrin J. Sherwood, 110 Keim Street, New Ringgold.

Marisa K. Salata, 10 N. Butler St., McAdoo and Jayme A. Mallets, 11 N. Madison St., McAdoo.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011
AL ZAGOFSKY/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS WowTowel 103 inventor Todd Moore relaxes with his WowTowel and prototype WowBrella at his Albrightsville home.

Todd Moore is on a mission to protect the public from developing melanoma.

Moore is the inventor and entrepreneur of WowTowels, a fledgling company based in his Albrightsville garage. His flagship product, the WowTowel, an oversized 88-inch by 86-inch looped cotton terry towel/beach blanket is already in production.

"A WowTowel is a revolution. It's a change of how we do things," Moore said.

"We can no longer go to the beach and think that we can burn and nothing is going to happen. Melanoma is an issue," he continued. "I've designed the WowTowel with this in mind."

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The Hazleton Fibromyalgia Support Group will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Faith United Church of Christ, 21 Faith Drive, Hazle Township, Pa.

Guest speaker will be Jennifer Frey of The Sleep Disorder Center (thesleepdisordercenter.com). Learn about sleep apnea, treatments, and get all your questions answered.

Meetings are held the first Monday of each month at 6 p.m. (except for January and February) and are open to patients with fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome or any similar chronic illness. Friends and relatives are also welcome.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Macalush

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Macalush of Tamaqua recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

They were married on Aug. 19, 1961 at Primitive Methodist Church, Tamaqua, by the Rev. Francis L. Reilly.

Mrs. Macalush is the former Anne Edmonds, daughter of the late Timothy and Verna Edmonds of Tamaqua.

Mr. Macalush is the son of the late Benjamin and Anna Macalush of Nesquehoning.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Reflect and Renew, a Circle of Friends, a Christ-centered support group will meet at 9 a.m. Monday, Sept. 12, at the Hampton Inn, Franklin Township.

The group, which has been meeting for over five years, is open to all adults and deals with topics ranging from to grief to loneliness and more.

Refreshments served.

To reserve a seat, or for more information, call Ann-Marie at (610) 379-1016.