Sunday, August 31, 2014


Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Rita Aniszewski

Rita (Neglia) Aniszewski, a resident at Heritage Hill Senior Community, Weatherly, is celebrating her 91st birthday.

Born in Harlem, New York, on Aug. 1, 1923, she is the youngest sister of eight siblings.

Rita was married to Anthony Aniszewski for 45 years until his death in 1993. They both enjoyed world and U.S. travel.

Rita has two daughters: Rose Cava of Jim Thorpe, and Rita, who passed away in August 1999.

She has two granddaughters, one lives in Jim Thorpe, and the other in South Carolina, along with her two great-granddaughters.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Thomas Novinger, M.D., MBA, is Senior Medical Director for Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Many of us have been in a situation where an accident or injury around the house cutting a finger while preparing dinner or falling from a stepladder while cleaning or hanging decorations leads to the question "should I go to the emergency room?"

Nationwide, hospital emergency rooms treat nearly 130 million patients each year, mostly for serious injuries and illnesses.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Q. I'm 68 and thinking of taking testosterone. Will it help me to feel younger?

There is some controversy about whether testosterone therapy should be used in men who have naturally lower testosterone levels because of aging. It remains unclear whether restoring earlier testosterone levels benefits older men.

For example, studies found that healthy men who took testosterone medications got bigger muscles, but in most studies the men weren't stronger. And, if you suffer from erectile dysfunction, taking testosterone may not relieve your condition.

Monday, July 28, 2014
Mirabella Rose Rivera

A daughter, Mirabella Rose Rivera, was born at 10:46 p.m. July 1, 2014, at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown to Kiersten Matika of Summit Hill and Joel Rivera of Nesquehoning.

She weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces and measured 19 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Daniel and Valerie Matika of Summit Hill.

Paternal grandparents are Rosalind Rivera of Jim Thorpe and Jose Rivera of Roswell, Georgia.

Monday, July 28, 2014
Drew Cortright and Lauren Strohl

The engagement of Lauren Strohl of Palmerton and Drew Cortright of Slatington has been announced by their parents.

The bride-elect is the daughter of Rodney and Zoeanne Strohl of Palmerton and graduated from Palmerton Area High School in 2007.

She earned a bachelor's degree in elementary and special education from Millersville University in 2011 and is presently pursuing a master's degree in reading at East Stroudsburg University.

Monday, July 28, 2014
Mr. and Mrs. Brian Deren

Teresa Harvey and Brian Deren, both of Lansford, exchanged vows on June 7, 2014, at the New Ringgold Firehouse.

Mayor John Belsak officiated the double ring ceremony.

Given in marriage by her father, Al Royal of Brooksville, Florida, the bride chose her mother, Diane Royal of Brooksville to serve as matron of honor.

The bridegroom is the son of Rosemary and Joseph Deren of New Ringgold. His father also performed the duties of best man.

A reception followed the ceremony at the firehouse.

Monday, July 28, 2014

The next Grandparents Raising Grandchildren meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Lehigh Carbon Community College, Jim Thorpe campus.

Note the time change of the meeting.

The topic will be "How to Build a Support System for the Grandparent who is Raising a Grandchild."

Any grandparent raising a grandchild is welcome to attend.

Monday, July 28, 2014
Ben Green and Rachel Smith

The engagement of Rachel Smith of Kunkletown to Ben Green, also of Kunkletown, has been announced by their parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Tracey and Tracy Smith of Kunkletown. She is a 2007 graduate of Pleasant Valley High School and MCTI.

She is employed by Shop Rite.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of Lisa Green and the late Meril Green of Kunkletown.

He is a 2006 graduate of Pleasant Valley High School and MCTI. He is employed by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

A wedding date is set for Nov. 1 of this year.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Erin Leigh Seibert, New Ringgold, and Ross Novack, Pine Grove.

Suzanne Lennon, Tobyhanna, and Adam M. Middleton, Coaldale.

Diane M. Cadau and Russell A. Malafarina, both of Barnesville.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Snyder of 313 E. Broad St., Tamaqua, will celebrate their 64th wedding anniversary on Tuesday.

They were married on July 29, 1950, in Zion Lutheran Church, Tamaqua, by the late Rev. Charles Schlitzer.

Mrs. Snyder is the former Joan Schlosser. She is retired after working as the Tamaqua borough secretary for 25 years.

Her husband is a disabled veteran with over 16 years of military service with the U.S. Army.

He was last employed as plant superintendent at the former Diversified Metals Corporation in Hometown.