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Monday, April 11, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Harry

Anthony and Anita (Pelosi) Harry of Palmerton celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on April 8.

They are the parents of Diana Janny, wife of Michael Janny, Nazareth; Steven and his wife, Holly of Whitehall; and Anthony and his wife, Josann of Palmerton; and the grandparents of Amanda and Josh Sutter and Jarred and Rachel Harry.

Mr. Harry is retired from the garment industry, where he worked as a cutter/spreader for 40 years. He is an ardent gardener and enjoys reading and watching anything to do with World War II.

Monday, April 11, 2011
AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS Nancy Piekarski of Lehighton, left, and Doug Bowman of Lehighton, right, are all smiles after receiving the fourth annual Biggest Winner Competition award from Tim Kocher, certified fitness professional and manager of Healthworks, Lehighton. Piekarski and Bowman lost the most weight during the three-month competition that promoted healthy lifestyle changes, such as diet and exercise.

In today's hectic world, it's hard to juggle a career, family, and live a healthy lifestyle.

But 41 area residents made the decision to stop making poor choices and change their lives as they participated in the fourth annual Biggest Winner Competition, sponsored by Blue Mountain Health System's fitness center, Health Works Health and Wellness Center, located in the Carbon Plaza Mall in Lehighton.

The competition, which promotes healthy lifestyle changes, took place from Jan. 2 to April 2.

Friday, April 8, 2011
Chad Snyder and Lorrie Bretzger

Lorrie Bretzger and Chad Snyder, along with their parents, have announced their engagement.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Joanne and Michael Bretzger of Effort.

She graduated from Pleasant Valley High School in 2005.

A graduate of Kutztown University, she is employed as an English teacher at Pleasant Valley High School.

The prospective groom is the son of Robin Snyder of Kunkletown and Roy Snyder of Slatington. He is also a 2005 graduate of Pleasant Valley High School, and a graduate of Johnson College.

Friday, April 8, 2011

The Tamaqua Class of 1972 is starting to plan its 40th class reunion. A meeting is planned for 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13 at La Dolce Casa.

Help is needed so all classmates are welcome to attend.

Friday, April 8, 2011

A daughter, Zaylie Faye Warren, was born at 10:17 a.m. Friday, April 1, 2011, at Evangelical Community Hospital in Lewisburg, Pa., to Katie and Chad Warren of Lock Haven, Pa.

Maternal grandparents are Laurie and Dan McDonald of New Ringgold.

Paternal grandparents are Celia and Woodrow Warren of Lewisburg.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Celebrate National Library Week and "Create your own story @ your library" at the Dimmick Memorial Library, April 10-16.

Libraries are places for new beginnings. Whether you are getting your first library card, learning new computer skills or planning a trip, the library is the place where your story begins.

This National Library Week, join our nation's libraries and librarians and "Create your own story @ your library."

"Every day, libraries across the country are helping people create their own unique stories," says Susan Sterling, Dimmick Memorial Library director.

Friday, April 8, 2011

The Pleasant Valley High School Class of 1961 is looking for all 1961 classmates in order to formulate a 50-year class reunion.

Contact Adele at (570) 629-5718, Marlene at (727) 559-7915 or Becky at with information about any class member.

Friday, April 8, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy Witner

Rachel A. Selert, daughter of Robert and Michele Selert, Packer Township, and Jeremy D. Witner, son of Brian and Janet Witner, Weatherly, were united in marriage by the Rev. Robert von Frisch in a double ring ceremony at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Packer Township on Oct. 9, 2010.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride chose Katie Miller, Weatherly, as her maid of honor and Jennifer Neal, York, Pa. as her matron of honor.

Friday, April 8, 2011
Charlotte Josephine Behan

A daughter, Charlotte Josephine Behan, was born at 12:40 a.m. on March 19, 2011 in Jacksonville, Fla. to Joy (Piatek) Behan and Paul Richard Behan of Fernandina Beach, Fla.

She weighed 9 pounds and was 20.5 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Bruce and Debby Piatek of Ormond Beach.

Paternal grandparents are Noel and Bernadette Behan of Jim Thorpe.

Thursday, April 7, 2011
ANDY LEIBENGUTH/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Performers pictured are "King" BJ Peters and "Queen" Emmeline Knowlan.

Members of the Tamaqua High School Drama Club will be presenting two performances of "Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella" at the Tamaqua Middle School auditorium this Friday and Saturday starting at 7 p.m.

Janet Smoldon, Tamaqua High School Drama Club adviser, pointed out that these students have worked very hard on this and encourages the community to come and enjoy either of the two showings.