Friday, August 1, 2014


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

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.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Members of Lehighton High School's Class of 1944 gathered recently for a 70-year reunion at Mahoning Valley Country Club. Those attending included, front row from left, Geraldine Helfrich, Joyce Wentz, Betty Eckman and Lois Remaley; and back row, Althea Chedrick, Kathleen Mullins, Jean Christman and Luther Walck.

Friday, June 27, 2014
Doris Sturtevant

Doris Sturtevant, a resident of Heritage Hill Senior Community, will celebrate her 100th birthday on Friday.

Born on June 27, 1914, in Weatherly, she was the daughter of Harry and Mary (Rehrig) Wertman.

Doris was married to Robert B. Sturtevant until his death in 1982.

They have a son, Robert H. Sturtevant of Weatherly.

Doris attended school in Weatherly and graduated from Weatherly High School in 1931.

Following graduation, she worked in the family business, Wertman's Hardware Store, with her father and brother, Bill.

Thursday, June 26, 2014
LISA PRICE/TIMES NEWS Lucy, played by Chanita Guerrero, Tamaqua, implores Schroeder to pay attention to her. Schroeder is played by Kurt Weres, Pottsville.

The Tamaqua Area Community Theatre will present the Broadway musical comedy, "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown," this weekend.

The show was written by Clark Gesner.

Showtimes are 7 p.m. Friday, and 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday at the Tamaqua Community Arts Center, 125 Pine St. in Tamaqua.

The play is directed by Zane Bachert of Tamaqua.

Tickets are available at the door, $10 for adults and $8 for students under 18 and seniors over 65.