Monday, September 1, 2014


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.

Thursday, June 26, 2014
SHERI RYAN/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Making their second visit to the Panther Valley area and St. John Slovak Lutheran Church in Lansford are members of the A.R.K. Missions team, who spent the week doing various home improvement projects for area residents. They are, kneeling, Blake Bindus, 14; first row, from left, Jackson Eaves, 15; Kylie Holmes, 12; Linda Hollenbeck, 15; and Jordan Eaves, 12; and second row, team leaders Rick Lawrence, Bob Galandak and Mary Ann Galandak. Robbie Lawrence, not pictured, also helped for several days but returned home due to illness.

While most young people are busy enjoying their summer vacation, six youth from St. Luke's Lutheran Church in New Windsor, Maryland, gave up a week of their summer to come to Pennsylvania and make a difference in the lives of some Panther Valley residents.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Dr. Robert J. Coni

Robert J. Coni, DO, chief of Neurology and medical director for the Acute Rehabilitation Center for St. Luke's University Health Network, answers questions about strokes.

Q: What is a stroke? A stroke occurs when a blood clot blocks an artery or a blood vessel breaks, interrupting blood flow to an area of the brain. When either of these things happen, brain cells begin to die and brain damage occurs.

Q: Are there different kinds of strokes?

Tuesday, June 24, 2014
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS First-place winners, front from left are Joyce Ricciardi, Ruby Craig, Vicki Achterman and Ruthann Binder. Runners-up are, back row, John Dalton, Sarah Dalton, Anita Wisler and Virginia Crowther.

The Faith-Paced Walker's Club celebrated its winners recently at the group's final meet for the spring season.

The walkers gathered at the Weissport Canal.

First-place winners had perfect attendance of 18 walks. They include Joyce Ricciardi, Ruby Craig, Vicki Achterman and Ruthann Binder, who all received a red ribbon award, a certificate for perfect attendance along with a personalized bag.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Michelle L. Kunkel and Thomas C. Klein, both of Tamaqua.

Gloria L. Schlaseman and John K. Zancofsky, both of Tamaqua