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Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Tamaqua Area High School Class of 1973 holds 40-year reunion

The Tamaqua Area High School Class of 1973 held a 40-year reunion picnic on Saturday, Aug. 10, at West Penn Rod and Gun Club Grove, South Tamaqua. Classmates traveled from as far as Wisconsin and Florida for the event. Classmates in attendance were, first row from left: Debbie Nice Althouse, Nancy Meiser, Gladys Weaver Neff, Dorothy Light Wehr, Debbie Clemson Petrole, Susie White-Baisley, Marilyn Tonkin-Stickler, Bob Fritz, Jean Ann Towle, Gary "Moxie" McLaughlin, Morrell Devlin, Tim Martin and Russell "Rusty" Nelson.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Blue Mountain Health System will offer a series of training classes on Diabetes Self-Management from 1-3:30 p.m. on four Tuesdays: Sept. 24, Oct. 1, 8 and 15 in the third-floor conference room at the Palmerton Hospital campus, 135 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Horses & Horizons Therapeutic Learning Center, Inc. is looking for volunteers to help with its therapeutic horseback riding program for children and adults with special needs.

H.H.T.L.C., a registered non-profit organization, is located 10 miles south of Tamaqua, near Route 309. It offers therapeutic riding lessons on Monday and Wednesday evenings from May through October.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Due to lack of interest, the Tamaqua High School Class of 1960 reunion that was set for Oct. 12 has been canceled.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Almost everyone who lives a long life will develop cataracts at some point.

August is Cataract Awareness Month, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology (PAO) is encouraging seniors and their caregivers to understand cataract risks, symptoms, and prevention tips, as well as how to decide when it is time for cataract surgery so good vision can be restored.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Graduates of Jim Thorpe High School Class of 1965 will meet for lunch at the Fireline Hotel in Bowmanstown at noon on Thursday, Aug. 15.

For more information, call (570) 778-6678.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Members of the Panther Valley Class of 1983 are having their last meeting for the 30th year reunion. Anyone interested in participating can attend the meeting on Thursday, Aug. 25, at 7 p.m., at Kelly's Irish Pub in Lansford.

Question or comments can be emailed to

The reunion date is set for Sept. 7, and will be a casual picnic-style event held at the Nesquehoning Fire Company grounds from 2 to 7 p.m.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Dr. Jordan Carter and Dr. Laura Stein

Dr. Laura Stein and Dr. Jordan Carter have announced their engagement.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Curt Stein of New Ringgold and Pamela Williams of Tamaqua. She is a 2004 graduate of Tamaqua Area High School; a 2008 graduate of Muhlenberg College; and a 2012 graduate of Drexel University College of Medicine. She is a neurology resident at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Monday, August 12, 2013
AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS Joan Kennedy of Summit Hill holds her original Pippin cast album, right; and the play's revival cast album. Kennedy was one of just over 200 people nationwide to be selected to sing in the recording of "No Time At All" for the album.

Joan Kennedy always loved the music from the hit Broadway musical production, Pippin.

Since discovering the play over three decades ago as a college freshman, she has tickled the ivories and sang the play's songs a countless number of times for friends and family.

But now, the Summit Hill resident can also say she was part of the cast album and can be seen in the CD booklet for the revival of Pippin, which opened on Broadway this past May.

Monday, August 12, 2013
Attending a 50-year reunion at St. John Neumann Regional School in Palmerton, formerly Sacred Heart School, are, seated from left, Karen (Sorinsky) Pelc, Andrea (Tarnapolski) Zavilla, Irene (Matrision) Obrecht, Susan (Dempsey) Gursky, and Eleanor (Papay) Gallagher. Standing, from left, Susan (Malik) Shinsky, Nancy (Plecavi) Kidwell, Susan (Bennett) Uhnak, Janet Kresge, Diane (Fabian) Miller, Joan (Stribrany) Denny, Linda (Gimbor) Patterson and Debbie (Heiney) Cebrosky.

At the small Catholic elementary school St. John Neumann Regional School in Palmerton, formerly Sacred Heart School, 13 former students bonded at a reunion on July 25. What makes this reunion so special is that there was 100 percent attendance, even after 50 years.