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Thursday, August 15, 2013

The Lehighton Area Class of 1973 will host its 40-year reunion on Saturday, Nov. 9 at Mahoning Valley Country Club, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Reservations are due by Sept. 1.

For an invitation or additional information, please call Jim Kunkle at (610) 377-2644.

Thursday, August 15, 2013
Bridget McFadden

A short story by Bridget McFadden. Bridget is a recent graduate of Jim Thorpe Area High School.

Dave and April Reid heard the phone scream. They glanced left to see if it was the house phone.

"It's the other phone," Dave notified April.

The two gave each other a determined look before answering the bright red hot line.

"Professor Speed and Spring Flower here. What's the emergency, mayor?"

"There's a crisis at town hall! Mr. Gorilla is back! Hurry!!!"

Thursday, August 15, 2013
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Members of the Lehighton American Auxiliary Post 314 recently installed officers for the 2013-2014 term. Installing officer was Cathy Olker, back row, left. This year's officers are, seated from left: LaRue Fritz, second vice president; Gladys Balliet, historian (2012-2013 president); Jean Rice, parliamentarian; and Gerry Klein, chaplain. Back row: Olker; Cheryl Laub, secretary; Deb DeCindio, president; Deb Bokan, sergeant-at-arms; Phyliss Klein, treasurer; and Sandi Shook, first vice president.

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 pvhs1983@yahoo.com.

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.