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Friday, June 27, 2014
Doris Sturtevant

Doris Sturtevant, a resident of Heritage Hill Senior Community, will celebrate her 100th birthday on Friday.

Born on June 27, 1914, in Weatherly, she was the daughter of Harry and Mary (Rehrig) Wertman.

Doris was married to Robert B. Sturtevant until his death in 1982.

They have a son, Robert H. Sturtevant of Weatherly.

Doris attended school in Weatherly and graduated from Weatherly High School in 1931.

Following graduation, she worked in the family business, Wertman's Hardware Store, with her father and brother, Bill.

Thursday, June 26, 2014
LISA PRICE/TIMES NEWS Lucy, played by Chanita Guerrero, Tamaqua, implores Schroeder to pay attention to her. Schroeder is played by Kurt Weres, Pottsville.

The Tamaqua Area Community Theatre will present the Broadway musical comedy, "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown," this weekend.

The show was written by Clark Gesner.

Showtimes are 7 p.m. Friday, and 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday at the Tamaqua Community Arts Center, 125 Pine St. in Tamaqua.

The play is directed by Zane Bachert of Tamaqua.

Tickets are available at the door, $10 for adults and $8 for students under 18 and seniors over 65.

Thursday, June 26, 2014
SHERI RYAN/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Making their second visit to the Panther Valley area and St. John Slovak Lutheran Church in Lansford are members of the A.R.K. Missions team, who spent the week doing various home improvement projects for area residents. They are, kneeling, Blake Bindus, 14; first row, from left, Jackson Eaves, 15; Kylie Holmes, 12; Linda Hollenbeck, 15; and Jordan Eaves, 12; and second row, team leaders Rick Lawrence, Bob Galandak and Mary Ann Galandak. Robbie Lawrence, not pictured, also helped for several days but returned home due to illness.

While most young people are busy enjoying their summer vacation, six youth from St. Luke's Lutheran Church in New Windsor, Maryland, gave up a week of their summer to come to Pennsylvania and make a difference in the lives of some Panther Valley residents.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Dr. Robert J. Coni

Robert J. Coni, DO, chief of Neurology and medical director for the Acute Rehabilitation Center for St. Luke's University Health Network, answers questions about strokes.

Q: What is a stroke? A stroke occurs when a blood clot blocks an artery or a blood vessel breaks, interrupting blood flow to an area of the brain. When either of these things happen, brain cells begin to die and brain damage occurs.

Q: Are there different kinds of strokes?

Tuesday, June 24, 2014
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS First-place winners, front from left are Joyce Ricciardi, Ruby Craig, Vicki Achterman and Ruthann Binder. Runners-up are, back row, John Dalton, Sarah Dalton, Anita Wisler and Virginia Crowther.

The Faith-Paced Walker's Club celebrated its winners recently at the group's final meet for the spring season.

The walkers gathered at the Weissport Canal.

First-place winners had perfect attendance of 18 walks. They include Joyce Ricciardi, Ruby Craig, Vicki Achterman and Ruthann Binder, who all received a red ribbon award, a certificate for perfect attendance along with a personalized bag.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Michelle L. Kunkel and Thomas C. Klein, both of Tamaqua.

Gloria L. Schlaseman and John K. Zancofsky, both of Tamaqua

Monday, June 23, 2014
Sandi Winter finishes one of the four chairs she donated to the Penn Kidder Library Center Chair-ity auction. Winter loves arts and crafts and repurposing these old and broken chairs was just the sort of project that she enjoys.

As the Chair-ity auction for the Penn Kidder Library Center gets closer the chairs are piling up at the used book store in Pine Point Plaza in Albrightsville.

On July 1 auctioneer Warren Reiner will volunteer his services to the library center to help sell the chairs and raise money for the library, which is located at the plaza.

"We are expecting to have about 30 chairs in the auction," said library center President Barbara Franzosa.

"The chairs to be auctioned are both new and repurposed.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Dominique Adamczyk, center, is the recipient of the 2014 Heritage Hill Senior Community Scholarship. Presenting the award are

Heritage Hill representatives Albert Snyder and Jean Lamson. Dominique will be attending Keystone College in the fall.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Fay Schlenner, second from right, is flanked by her family and the Rev. F. Peter Muhr, right, following a presentation made to her during Music Appreciation Sunday held recently at St. John's Lutheran Church, in the heights section of Jim Thorpe, for volunteer service as Sunday school pianist for the past 45 years. Schlenner was given gifts as well as handmade thank you cards by the children of the Sunday school as tokens of appreciation. Following the service a reception was given in her honor, hosted by the church council in the Good Shepherd Room of the church.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

A special program honoring the work of women during the Civil War will take place at the Quilted Crow Shop in Lehighton at 11 a.m., June 28.

A lecture, "Money, Myth, and Madder: Women and Quilting During the Civil War," will be presented by quilt professionals Beth Bacher and Michele McLaughlin. The lecture will feature quilts and various visual aids.

Bacher and McLaughlin began with research about Civil War quilts but their focus quickly grew.