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Tuesday, October 16, 2012
George A. Steward II and Ashley L. Barry

The engagement of Ashley L. Barry of Harrington, Del. to George A. Steward II, also of Harrington, has been announced by their parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Barry of Lehighton. She is a 2004 graduate of Lehighton Area High School. In 2009 she received a bachelor's degree in large animal science and dairy science from Delaware Valley College. She is employed by Perdue as a service supervisor.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. G. Arthur Steward of Harrington. He is a 2006 graduate of Campus Community High School.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Care Net of Carbon County will be hosting its 11th Annual Fundraising Banquet benefiting Care Net services on Friday, Oct. 19, at Blue Mountain Community Church, 25 Oak St., Palmerton.

Doors open at 6 p.m. for hors d'oeuvres and bidding on silent auction items. The dinner and program begin at 7 p.m.

Reservations are required by contacting (610) 379-0411.

Community members are welcome to attend.

Monday, October 15, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Members of the Jim Thorpe High School Class of 1967 held their 45-year reunion recently at the Beaver Run Rod & Gun Club. Present for the get together were, front row, from left, Jean (Milan) Scott, Mary (Duffy) Andrew, Kay (Izzo) Henritzy, Laure (McHugh) Schnaufer, Sharon (Channing) Hartwig, Cheryl (Smith) Popek and Donna (Shuck) Kattner. Middle row, George Pry, Judy (Witt) Grenoble, Clint Eckley, Irene (McGavin) Gavornik and Jim Bennick.

Monday, October 15, 2012
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS

Panther Valley High School crowned its 2012 Homecoming King and Queen on Friday, Oct. 5 during pregame festivities. Crowned

Homecoming King was Joe Whildin, while Amber Guzman was crowned

Homecoming Queen.

Monday, October 15, 2012

The American Cancer Society will host a Look Good, Feel Better makeover workshop from 9-11 a.m., Oct. 22, at the Carbon Career and Technical Institute Beauty Salon, West 13th St., Jim Thorpe.

The sessions are free and open to all female cancer patients actively undergoing cancer treatment.

During the sessions, trained cosmetologists will meet with patients to discuss ways of using makeup and accessories to minimize appearance-related side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatment.

Monday, October 15, 2012
Book signing and movie

On Thursday, Oct. 18 Gene Duffy will share his decade-long Hollywood experience with the signing of his new book, "As the Matzo Ball Turns." The story chronicles an aspiring actor's 10-year encounter with hit men, celebrities and old Jewish ladies, and features a very famous deli where he toiled while trying to rise through the ranks of Hollywood.

Monday, October 15, 2012
The history of Carbon County is revealed in the paintings of Mary Kocher, and for the first time roughly 140 of her historic scenes have been collected and published. The book is titled "A Mary Kocher Retrospective 2012".

The history of Carbon County is revealed in the paintings of Mary Kocher, and for the first time roughly 140 of her historic scenes have been collected and published in the book, "A Mary Kocher Retrospective 2012."

Kocher will have a book signing on Thursday evening, Oct. 18 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the Harry Packer Mansion, 19 Packer Hill Road in Jim Thorpe.

Kocher, now 91 years old, brought her painting interest to Carbon County 68 years ago, and soon began creating images of its historic buildings many of which no longer exist.

Friday, October 12, 2012
Mr. and Mrs. Peter John Kupec

Jessica Gallagher and Peter John Kupec, both of Quakertown, were united in marriage on April 27, 2012 at the Church of St. Isidore in Quakertown. The Rev. John O’Neill officiated the double ring ceremony. The organist was Daniel Tomko.
The bride is the daughter of the late Patty Balogach and Michael Balogach of Nesquehoning. She was given in marriage by her grandfather, Thomas Gallagher of Summit Hill.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Diane Getz of Cherryvale, Kan. and James Kittrell of Sycamore, Kan. have announced their engagement.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Kattner Sr. of Jim Thorpe. She holds an associate degree in human services from L.C.C.C.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of Nancy and Jerry Kittrell of Sycamore. He is a graduate of Neodesha High School, Neodesha, Kan.

A wedding and reception is being planned for June of 2013 in Coffeyville, Kan.

Friday, October 12, 2012
Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Hnat

Amy Lynn Rickert, daughter of Jack and Karen Rickert of Bethany, Pa., and Ryan Hnat, son of Joe and Mary Hnat of Coaldale, were united in marriage on July 7, 2012 at the Marion Chapel at Marywood University.

The Rev. Brian Van Fossen officiated the double ring ceremony. Vocalists were the Rev. Jim and Susie Corbin of Honesdale.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride chose Kelly Rickert of Bethany to be her maid of honor. Bridesmaids included Katie Robinson of Bethany and Susie Lake of Richmond, Va.