Thursday, October 19, 2017


Monday, October 16, 2017

Shannon Palazzo never thought of herself as a victim, nor could she have imagined herself being in an abusive relationship.

But after her 10-year marriage broke up, her self-esteem took a beating and she found herself jumping into another relationship. She ignored the warning signs, allowing the good things to outweigh the bad, but after awhile it was clear, the relationship was not healthy.

It took her five years to extricate herself. But even after she’d left, the harassment continued.

Saturday, September 30, 2017
Loren Collura and Brandon Houser

Announcement has been made of the engagement of Loren Collura of Tamaqua to Brandon Houser, also of Tamaqua.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Jeff and Louise Collura of the Wildcat Development in Walker Township.

A graduate of Tamaqua Area High School, she earned a bachelor of arts degree in psychology, with a minor in music from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She is currently attending Drexel University pursuing a degree in substance abuse treatment.

She is employed at Sisters Cantina in Tamaqua and Friendly’s Restaurant in Pottsville.

Saturday, September 30, 2017
Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Klotz Sr.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Klotz Sr. of Lehighton are celebrating their 54th wedding anniversary.

They were married on Sept. 28, 1963, by the late Rev. Engle.

Mrs. Klotz is the former Mary Ann Labenburg, daughter of the late Gordon Angstead and the late Ellen Angstead. Her husband is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Blaine Klotz Sr.

Before retiring, Mr. Klotz was self-employed at B&B Automotive in Lehighton. Mrs. Klotz is employed by the Times News.

The couple has three children: Robert Jr.; Melissa, wife of Scott Fairchild; and Timothy, husband of Tina.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

HOSSLER — A son, Nathan Eric Hossler, was born at 6:26 p.m. Aug. 19, 2017, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, to Eric and Nichole Christman Hossler of Danville.

He weighed 9 pounds, 8 ounces and measured 21.5 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Roger and Sandra Christman of Saylorsburg.

Paternal grandparents are Susan and Fred Hossler of Johnson City, Tennessee.

Saturday, September 30, 2017
Mr. and Mrs. Michael T. Sniscak Sr.

Mr. and Mrs. Michael T. Sniscak Sr. of Nesquehoning are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary.

They were married Oct. 5, 1947, in Nesquehoning.

Mrs. Sniscak is the former Ann Choley.

The couple have a son, Mark Sniscak, and his wife, Nancy.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Before they even know whether the candy will be top-notch or king-size, trick-or-treaters are drawn to houses decked out for Halloween.

“When kids are trick-or-treating, that’s the first thing they see,” says Tanya Graff, style director at Martha Stewart Living magazine. “It’s fun when they see these amazing, decorated houses. It really makes it feel like Halloween. It makes your house look more inviting.”

Friday, September 29, 2017

When you’re a frog, you can’t bundle up for winter. When you’re a tree, you can’t stay warm by the fireplace. Curious about how different kinds of critters prepare for cold weather? Then plan to attend the Water Wiser Kids event at 10:30 p.m. Oct. 21, at Ice Lake in Barrett Township.

The event is suitable for elementary-age children, who must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Looking under rocks and using nets and buckets to dip into the water, children will see what wiggly, squiggly creatures they can find.

Friday, September 29, 2017

LONDON (AP) — Fans of Hollywood glamour have snapped up mementos from the collection of the late Audrey Hepburn at a London auction.

The star’s personal shooting script for “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” sold for 632,750 pounds ($846,619) at Christie’s on Wednesday — seven times its pre-sale estimate and one of many lots that smashed expectations.

A Tiffany bangle that was a gift to Hepburn from director Steven Spielberg — inscribed “you are my ‘inspiration’” — sold for 332,750 pounds.

Friday, September 29, 2017

A new GriefShare Support Group is starting in Penn Forest Township for those who are dealing with the loss of a spouse, child, close family member or friend.

The support group can help those who need someone to talk to who understands what they are going through.

The weekly sessions include a DVD presentation, a time for discussion and the use of a workbook.

The program is biblically based and nondenominational. The facilitators are people who have experienced grief and wish to help others.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Billed as the “Ultimate 1970s Tribute Band,” 70s Flashback will perform Saturday at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe.

The seven-member band is considered Pennsylvania’s hottest super group performing the greatest hits of the 1970s. They will take the stage at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7.

Tickets are available online at or by calling 570-325-4009 or 570-325-0249. They can also be purchased at Soundcheck Records in downtown Jim Thorpe or the day of the show at the opera house at 14 W. Broadway.