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Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Connie Biederman

Connie L. Biederman, a resident of Heritage Hill Senior Community in Weatherly, recently celebrated her 90th birthday. Born in Philadelphia on July 1, 1924, she is the daughter of the late Charles and Leona Oettle.

She graduated from the Philadelphia High School for girls in 1942. Following graduation, she went to work at the Federal Reserve Bank in Philadelphia, where she worked for 37 years. She started as a file clerk and later became assistant coordinator.

Monday, July 7, 2014
Stacey Solt/Special to the Times News Michele McLaughlin, left, and Beth Bacher discuss a nine-patch quilt from the Civil War era during their presentation "Money, myth and madder: Women and quilting during the Civil War."

The American Civil War, which lasted from 1861 to 1865, unquestionably changed the direction of our country. It also dramatically changed the way society viewed women.

Local quilters and quilt historians Beth Bacher and Michele McLaughlin recently discussed these changes in society during "Money, myth and madder: Women and quilting during the Civil War," presented to a group of quilting and history enthusiasts at the Quilted Crow in Lehighton.

The two women began researching quilting and women in the Civil War more than a year ago.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

The monthly luncheon for graduates of the Jim Thorpe High School Class of 1965 will be hosted by Rich and Darlene Nothstein at their home 526 Harvard Court in Palmerton, at noon on July 17.

Expect to have fun, games and swimming.

Call 610-737-1559 or 610-826-7339 for further information.

Thursday, July 3, 2014
Janet Sager is currently directing Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, a show that she's become quite familiar with over the years.

After years of performing, teaching, traveling and raising two sons, Janet Bliss Sager is at it again, directing "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" at the Shawnee Playhouse.

Following her interest in ballet and earning three degrees from the University of Washington, Sager made her way from her hometown of Seattle to Montana to New York City, where she was hired in the first national tour of the Broadway musical in 1982.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

The monthly luncheon for graduates of the Jim Thorpe High School Class of 1965 will be hosted by Rich and Darlene Nothstein at their home 526 Harvard Court in Palmerton, at noon on July 17.

Expect to have fun, games and swimming.

Call 610-737-1559 or 610-826-7339 for further information.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Dr. Leonardo Claros

Editor's note: The following information was provided by St. Luke's University Health Network.

The media was buzzing recently with the findings of a Cleveland Clinic study showing that weight loss (bariatric) surgery is helping many obese patients reverse type 2 diabetes.

Has diabetes actually been cured by surgery? For many people, the answer is yes.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Lehighton Area High SchoolClass of 1994 will hold its 20-year class reunion on Aug. 2 at the Orioles Pavilion in Lehighton.

Anyone interested in more information should email Loi Gould Andrew at lori.andrew76@gmail. com or call her 484-597-9351.

Monday, June 30, 2014

The Lehighton Class of 1959 will hold its 55-year reunion on Sept. 27.

Organizers are looking for the following classmate addresses: John Edwish, Robert Graver, Gerald Steigerwalt, Louis Castagnola, Terry German, David Christman, Elva (James) Polina, Judy (Litchly) Manning, Patricia (Steigerwalt) Strohl, Carolyn (Fisher) Scherer and Dolores McFarland.

If anyone has any information about these classmates or any others who have been missed, please call 610-379-4245.

Monday, June 30, 2014

The 66th annual Eck reunion will be held on Aug. 3 at the Emmaus community park, 1401 Shimersville Road in Emmaus, in the Rotary Club Pavilion.

Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. Bring a covered dish or dessert for the food table.

The business meeting will take place at 1:30 p.m.

Those attending are also asked to bring a cake for the cake walk and something for the chance table. There will be games for children and door prizes.

There will be entertainment in the park with a carnival and a performance by Peter Pitchford.

Friday, June 27, 2014
CHRIS PARKER/TIMES NEWS

The 2013 Schuylkill County Fair Queen Rachael Naradko of Port Carbon, Little Miss Rebecca Lascala of Seltzer, and Princess Haley Obrzut of Mahanoy City, paid a visit to the Schuylkill County Commissioners' public meeting Wednesday.

Members of the royal court were on hand to invite people to the Schuylkill County Fair, which runs from July 28 through Aug. 2 at the fairgrounds along Route 895 in Summit Station.

The theme for this year's fair is Treasuring the Memories of Our Roots.