Tuesday, September 30, 2014


Thursday, July 24, 2014

The 84thFrable-Fravel family reunion will take place from noon until 5 p.m. Aug. 10 at St. Matthew's U.C.C. Church Picnic Grove in Kunkletown.

There will be food, fun and games, Chinese auction, bingo, cake walk and more. Entertainment will be by Lenny & The Loafers and One Night Stand.

The public is invited; bring a chair.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The 82nd annual reunion of the Strohl family will be held Aug. 3 at the Palmerton Memorial Park.

Bring a covered dish for the 1 p.m. luncheon. Sodas and hot dogs will be available for purchase. A brief business meeting will be held immediately after lunch.

Bring cakes for the cake walk and a small prize for bingo. Please bring old family pictures and other Strohl mementos for discussion.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Jim Thorpe Area High School Class of 1999 will hold its 15-year class reunion on Aug. 9 at Flow Restaurant in Jim Thorpe.

For more information or to purchase tickets, email Danielle at jt99olympians@yahoo.com or call 610-751-1739.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Lehighton High School Class of 1964 held its class reunion on June 14 at Mahoning Valley Country Club. Classmates who attended include, front row from left, Rita Trimmel Thompson, Derue Stuckley Kistler, Delores Smith, Noreen Hill Larkins, Cindi Eckman, Anna Kressley Williams, Anabelle Nace Werner, Carol Hall Mangold, Linda Andrews and Sandy Walck Maury.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Marian High School's Class of 1962's annual picnic will be held Sept. 13 at West Penn Grove.

Anyone interested is asked to call 570-952-8398 before Aug. 11.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Members of the 1969 graduating class of Jim Thorpe High School will hold a breakfast get-together at 10 a.m. Monday at the Boulevard Drive-in, Route 443, Lehighton.

Friday, July 18, 2014

The fourth One-Room Elementary School Reunion in Franklin Township will be held Sept. 27 at the Franklin Township Fire Company on Fairyland Road in Franklin Township.

Anyone who attended any of the following elementary schools is invited to attend the reunion: Long Run, Walcks-ville, Big Creek, Indian Hill, Harrity and Wagner schools.

If your address has changed since the last reunion, please let the organizers know by emailing longrunreunion@yahoo.com or calling Althea at 610-377-3498, Patty at 610-751-0439 or Florence at 570-325-3118.

Thursday, July 17, 2014
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Members of Tamaqua High School's Class of 1953 include, front from left, Billy Rarick, Dorothy Uzick Stafiniak, Eddie Price, Marlene Cutter Turner, Alma Schaeffer Fisher, Claire Fagan Stancavage, Janice Schlegel Pickenheim, Shirley Schuetrumpf Reigel, Joan Ames Davis, Jean Rinker Stephens, Nancy Knepper Nunemacher, Joan Gober Tracy, Marie Kistler Gursky, Marion Aiken Miller, Geraldine Breiner Balliet, Jean Heisler Chaballa and Nancy  Hoffman Dreisbach. Read, Donald Lloyd, Ronald Zimmerman, John Schock, Mary Swank Brown, Kenny Nunemacher, Mae Stribic McKeever, Donald Tyson, Curt Williams, Wellis  Balliet and Robert Fisher. Missing from the photo are Faye Heffelfinger Gross and Shirley Lauer Milot.

Tamaqua High School's Class of 1953 gathered for a picnic on June 28 at Leiby's Grove in Lewistown Valley.

Class members who served on the Picnic 2014 committee who were in attendance were co-chairwoman Alma Schaeffer Fisher, co-chairman Curt Williams, Nancy Hoffman Driesbach, Marion Aiken Miller, Nancy Knepper Nunemacher, Jean Rinker Stephens, Marie Kistler Gursky, Mae Stribic McKeever, Claire Fagan Stancavage, Shirley Lauer Milot, Marlene Cutter Turner, Joan Gober Tracy, Geraldine Breiner Balliet, Robert Fisher and Ronny Zimmerman.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The descendants of Weaver John Fretz and his brother, Christian, will gather at 9 a.m. Aug. 2 at St. Mathew's Kellers Church, 3668 Ridge Road in Perkasie, to celebrate the 126th anniversary of the first Fretz Family Reunion.

Family and friends are welcome to bring a recollection about old mills to share during the morning program.

Lunch will be covered dish with rolls and beverage provided.

The afternoon program will feature Bob Wood with his presentation inside the Old Mill.

For more information, email kfretz@Fretzfamily.com or call Betty Lauman at 215-855-8511.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The 72nd annual Marsh Family Reunion will take place Aug. 10 at Indian Trail Park, Pavilion 1.

Those whose last names start with A-Z should bring a salad; N-Z should bring dessert.

The meal starts at 12:30 p.m. A business meeting will convene at 1:30 p.m.

Prizes will be awarded to the youngest and oldest male and female, farthest traveled, the most recently married couple, longest married couple and the larges family present.

Cake Walk and bingo prize donations are appreciated.