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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Harrisburg, PA In the summer, when the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays are strongest, ophthalmologists medical doctors who specialize in the diagnosis, medical and surgical treatment of eye diseases and conditions are warning the public that overexposure to these rays can burn the eyes' corneas and cause painful, temporary blindness.

The Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology (PAO) and the American Academy of Ophthalmology urge the people of Pennsylvania to wear sunglasses and hats when enjoying the outdoors this summer and all year long.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Members of the Panther Valley High School Class of 1968 recently held their 45th class reunion at Mahoning Valley Country Club. Classmates in attendance included, front row from left: Walter Scheese, Pat (Rehatchek) Orsulak, Christine (Yuricheck) Reiger, Robert Speshok, David Marks, Michael Michalac, Robert Bochorick, and Gail (Fiorentino) Chickilly.

Monday, July 1, 2013

The American Cancer Society will host a Look Good, Feel Better makeover workshop from 4-6 p.m. on July 8 at the Schuylkill Medical Center South, 420 S. Jackson St., Pottsville.

Sessions are free and open to all female cancer patients undergoing cancer treatment.

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

Monday, July 1, 2013
CAJETAN BERGER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS ABOVE: Children from the Discovery Years day care center browse the children's section of the used book sale at he Penn-Kidder Library Center grand opening on Friday. BELOW: Michelle Ress, 34, right, and daughter Victoria Ress, 9, browse the non-fiction children's section at the Penn-Kidder Library Center at the grand opening.

With recent cuts to federal and state funding for Pennsylvania libraries, keeping people, especially children, literate and reading is a major concern to many. On Friday and Saturday the Penn-Kidder Library Center, located at the Pine Point Plaza on Route 903, officially opened its doors to the community.

Friday, June 28, 2013
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Tamaqua Area High School cheerleaders recently attended Pine Forest Cheerleading Camp, where they earned several awards. Team members include, front row from left, Jessica Jackowski, Amy Bachert, Alissa Hollenbach, Bethanny Moore, Gabby Freed, Emily Ward and Krissy Gilbert; and back row, Kayla Frye, Emma Osenbach, Missa Boerner, Kelsey Ziegler, Ashley Ziegler, Caryn Matz, Abby Billig and Savannah Tuttle.

Members of the Tamaqua Area High School varsity cheerleaders placed top in various categories during their time at Pine Forest Cheerleading Camp. At the four-day camp, the girls learned a wide array of dances and cheers, as well as having opportunities to practice new stunts.

Organizers said that camps also provided opportunities for cheerleaders to meet new friends.

Thursday, June 27, 2013
Hospital auxiliary honors volunteers, late doctor

Volunteers were recognized, a generous gift was donated, and a recently deceased doctor was remembered as part of the recent Palmerton Hospital Auxiliary Annual Dinner Meeting.

Jenny Serfass, president of the auxiliary, welcomed guests and noted there was a higher turnout than normal, which she attributed to the auxiliary paying tribute to Dr. Jane Goplerud.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Mr. and Mrs. Truman Andrews of Franklin Township are celebrating their 54th wedding anniversary.

They were married on June 27, 1959 at St. Paul's Church, Big Creek, by the Rev. Paul Buehrle.

Mrs. Andrews is the former Joy Young, daughter of the late Stella Ahner of Lehighton.

Mr. Andrews is the son of the late Clinton and Marguerite Andrews of Slatington.

He is retired from Bethlehem Steel.

The celebrants have three children, Wendy Bussy-Williams, Marci Warnkin and Scott Andrews, all of Lehighton.

Thursday, June 27, 2013
Brennon David Silfies

SILFIES A son, Brennon David Silfies, was born to Danielle Hunsicker and Eric Silfies of Lehighton on March 19, 2013 at Lehigh Valley Hospital.

He weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and was 20 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Gina Hunsicker and Robert Hunsicker of Jim Thorpe. Paternal grandmother is Debbie Silfies of Lehighton.

He was welcomed home by an older brother, Gannon Silfies, 1.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Lehighton Area High School Class of 1968 will hold its 45-year class reunion Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Lehighton American Legion.

The class committee is looking for addresses, phone numbers or email addresses for the following classmates: Leroy Breiner, Dorene (Brown) Gerould, Trudy (Driesbach) Miller, Susan Borger, Elaine (Parsons) Flexer, Gerald Lorah, Linda (Dorward) Nothstein, William Levine, Sandra Redline, Gregory Reich, Clarence Sterling, Francis Szoke, Larry Weiss, Lisa (Wentz) Tillmans and Charles Xander.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Girls Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania, Service Unit 309, will be hosting summer weekend camp Aug. 2-4.

The Camp Evergreen theme this year is "Once Upon A Camp." Girls will enjoy hiking, cooking out, nature study, arts and crafts, campfires and more.

Girls will participate in planned program activities with trained volunteers who share their enthusiasm and love of the outdoors.

A nurse or qualified first-aider will be on hand during the entire weekend.

Camp enrollment will be limited to 75 girls.