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Friday, October 19, 2012

Jessica E. Scherbik and Charles J. Durning, 40 Clay St., New Philadelphia.

Joan M. Hess, 5519 Lower Mud Run Road, New Philadelphia, and Keith L. Connors, 310 Morea Road, Frackville.

Cheryl A. Kelshaw and Darren R. Congo, 128 Pine View Lane, New Ringgold.

Lindsay M. Heisler, 757 Valley Road, Tamaqua, and Zachary Schegan, 420 Church St., Barnesville.

Friday, October 19, 2012
Kelly Petritsch and Andrew Waber

Debra Greenwood and William Petritsch, both of New Ringgold, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Kelly Petritsch, to Andrew Waber, son of LaVerne and Carole Waber of MaryD.

The bride-to-be is a 2005 graduate of Tamaqua Area High School and earned a bachelor's degree in secondary education/English from Bloomsburg University in 2010. She is employed as a teacher in the Columbus, Ohio, School District.

Friday, October 19, 2012
Melody Knappenberger and Stephen W. Hrinkonich

Melody Knappenberger and Stephen W. Hrinkonich, both of Jim Thorpe, were united in marriage on Sept. 1, 2012 in Jim Thorpe. District Judge Edward Lewis officiated the double ring ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of the late Helen and Earl Knappenberger of Jim Thorpe. She is a graduate of Jim Thorpe Area High School, and is currently employed at the Wal-Mart Pharmacy.

The bridegroom is the son of Mrs. Eileen Getz and Steve Hrinkonich of Lehighton. He is a graduate of Jim Thorpe Area High School and Carbon County Vo-Tech. He is employed by Palmerton Telephone Company.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

The Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group (GLVWG) will hold its October meeting at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 27 at the Palmer Branch of the Easton Area Public Library, 1 Weller Place, Easton.

During the meeting, photographer, filmmaker and writer Anna Schwartz will present "Creating Place in Your Writing," which takes a look at setting in storytelling.

An afternoon workshop, "You're on Stage: Now What?" will also be presented by author David Miller at 1:30 p.m. at the same location.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

William Andrew May III, 365 White Oak Rd., Lehighton, and Stephanie Ann Martorelli, 3219 Hayes Rd., Norriton.

Ronald Edward Gordick and Tanya Mae Broskoskie, 915 North St., Lehighton.

Thomas Allen Gable and Vickie Ann Schlener, 315 S. Third St., Lehighton.

Jason Eugene Culp and Jennifer Linsy Soika, 952 Norman St., Weatherly.

Steven Chad Heydt and Jill Marie Klotz, 8 Stoney Creek Rd., Apt. 3, Jim Thorpe.

William Anthony Alvin III and Kathleen Marie Salvati, 2122 Ted Jim Drive, Apt. A, Warrington.

Thursday, October 18, 2012
@$:SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Homecoming at Marian High School will feature plenty of activity as the Colts host the "Blue Devils" from Shenandoah Friday. The queen and king will be crowned during halftime festivities. Candidates for Homecoming Queen are, front row from left, Nikki Collevechio, Marykate Sherkness, Tiffany Grutza and Alexandria Hutta. Candidates for Homecoming King are, back row, Dylan Quirk, Justin Bilka, John Julian and Corey Quick. Also, in observance of Homecoming, alumni, family and friends are invited to take part in a social in the school cafeteria after the game.

Thursday, October 18, 2012
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS

Members of the 2012 Palmerton Area High School Homecoming Court include, front row, from left, Kyla Rodrigues, Kaylee Blasiak, Michayla Doherty, Cait Schmidt, Maria Martinez and Gabrielle Alban; and back row, John Snyder, Spencer Shigo, Caleb Muscavage, Alex Vignone, Ty Green and Clark Domenico. The Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned at festivities this weekend when the Blue Bombers host Catasauqua.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Care Net of Carbon County will host its 11th Annual Fundraising Banquet benefiting Care Net services on Friday, Oct. 19, at Blue Mountain Community Church, 25 Oak St., Palmerton.

Doors open at 6 p.m. for hors d'oeuvres and bidding on silent auction items. The dinner and program begin at 7 p.m.

Reservations are required by contacting (610) 379-0411.

Community members are welcome to attend.

Thursday, October 18, 2012
DONALD R. SERFASS/TIMES NEWS

Candidates for Tamaqua Area High School's Homecoming King and Queen are, first row, from left, Lacey Folweiler, Molly Betz, Makia Stocker, Alexandra Wagner, Janelle Cinicola and Kori Kabilko. Second row, Trevor Arnold, Tyler Butkus, Robert Slovik, Nolan Zeigler, Joel Kulick and Luke Matsago. The queen and king will be announced as part of Friday's halftime activities as the Tamaqua Blue Raiders take on Panther Valley.

Thursday, October 18, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Candidates for Lehighton Area High School Homecoming King and Queen are, front row, from left, Kaley Miller, Jurnee Strawser, Sage Terembula, Elyse Kistler and Sarah Kistler. Back row, Geoff Ebbert, Ian Zimmerman, Jacen Nalesnik, Alex Rubin and Christian Verrastro. The queen will be crowned Friday during halftime festivities as the Indians host East Stroudsburg South. The king will be crowned Saturday during the homecoming dance.