Wednesday, December 2, 2015


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.

Monday, August 12, 2013

The Broadway musical Pippin has been in the spotlight for just over four decades.

According to the official Pippin the Musical's website, "Pippin tells the story of a young prince on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence."

Since its opening performance at the Imperial Theater on Oct. 23, 1972, the production has won a number of awards and accolades. Here are some facts about Pippin.

Ÿ The show ran 1,944 times before closing on June 12, 1977.

Ÿ The music was composed by Stephen Schwartz, who also worked on the revival.

Friday, August 9, 2013
Stacey slot/Times news ABOVE: Denise Frey, a registered dietitian with Blue Mountain Health System, shares information about healthy eating and the MyPlate program with children at Zion's summer lunch program. BELOW: Dylan Galgoci, 9, and Anthony Outlaw, 7, try kale during Frey's presentation.

Children enjoying lunch at Zion UCC's summer lunch program on Wednesday were treated to a short lesson on healthy eating.

Registered dietitian Denise Frey from Blue Mountain Health System spent time quizzing students on healthy habits, including foods and exercise, and shared samples of kale with the children.

"What are some of the things that keep us healthy?" she asked one group, starting a conversation about good eating habits, exercise, and getting enough sleep.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Dr. Roderick Quiros, a surgical oncologist through St. Luke's University Health Network, will present "Breakthroughs over Breakfast: Discover the Newest Advances in Breast Cancer" at the Mauch Chunk Ballroom in Jim Thorpe on Saturday, Sept. 7.

The presentation will go from 9-11 a.m. Dr. Quiros will discuss advances that have been made in the detection and treatment of breast cancer and invites those interested to come hear about what is to come in the field.

Registration is required but the event is free to the public. A breakfast buffet will be served.

Friday, August 9, 2013
Tamaqua Girl Scout Leader Nancy Paisley, second from left, arranged for 34 scouts to travel to the birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low, founder of Girl Scouts USA in Savannah, Ga. The five-day trip included a visit to Fort Jackson, where the group, which included Paisley's daughter Rachael, and Jake Kunkel were "recruited" into the Confederate Army by Civil War reenactors.

To prepare for the future, Tamaqua Girl Scout Leader Nancy Paisley thought her girls should look to the past. So, she began plotting ways to take the Scouts to the birthplace of Girl Scouting, the home of Juliette Gordon Low, the founder of the Girl Scout movement. That meant transporting dozens of girls, between the ages of 8 and 17, to Savannah, Ga.

Friday, August 9, 2013

The American Cancer Society will host a Look Good, Feel Better makeover workshop from 1-3 p.m., Aug. 19 at Maple Shade Meadows, 50 E. Locust St., Nesquehoning. Sessions are free and open to all female cancer patients undergoing cancer treatment.

During the sessions, cosmetologists will meet with patients to discuss ways of using makeup and accessories to minimize appearance-related side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatment.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Coordinators of the Alzheimer's Family Fun Festival & Walk are reaching out to families who wish to share their memories and bring recognition to someone with Alzheimer's disease.

The organization is seeking photographs of loved ones, along with his or her name, for inclusion on the "Wall of Memories," a banner honoring those from the local area with Alzheimer's disease.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Arlene Strohl, 97, of Slatington, seated front left, gathered with five generations of her

family recently. She holds her great-great-grandson Kaiden Curtis Klotz of Lehighton, who is 2 months old. At right, is Kaiden's great-grandfather Gerald Strohl, 77, of Brodheadsville. Standing, from left, is grandmother Lynn Haydt of Lehighton, and Kaiden's mother, Lisa Klotz. Kaiden is the son of Lisa and Keith Klotz of Lehighton.

Thursday, August 8, 2013
Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester Galgoci

Sylvester and Rose Galgoci of Summit Hill are celebrating their 71st wedding anniversary.

They were married on Aug. 8, 1942 at St. John Nepomucene Church in New York City by the Monsignor Krasula.

Mrs. Galgoci is the former Rose Babik, daughter of the late Charles and Magdalena Babik of Elmont, NY.

Mr. Galgoci is the son of the late Charles and Helen Galgoci of Lansford.

The couple has two daughters: Diane Brosius, wife of Jim Brosius of Frackville, and Janice Pitkin, wife of Bruce Pitkin of Coplay.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Palmerton Area High School's Class of 1968 gathered for its 45-year reunion recently. The event took place at the Beaver Run Rod and Gun Club in Lehighton. Classmates attending included, front row from left, Robert Dunn; Anne Erskine-Gupman; Philip Scherer; Vickie Pachkowski-Bennick; Frank Sestok; Tess Cznadel-Serfass; Polly Serfass-Treskot; Paulette Borger-Sebring; and faculty members Mata Adrian-Curran; Kathy Honzo-Wolter and Richard Nothstein.