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Thursday, July 26, 2012

The Carbon County Art League has announced its upcoming artists' reception to be held at the Harry Packer Mansion from 4-9 p.m. Aug. 9. This event coincides with the Jim Thorpe Thursday Date night.

The public is invited to attend this special event and meet the area's very talented artists and view the art.

The Harry Packer Mansion is located at 19 Packer Ave. in Jim Thorpe.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Alexis, Antonio and Amanda Colecio, center, recently received Scouting Religious Awards from Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Weatherly. Presenting them with the awards are their parents Anthony and Jennifer Colecio, left; and the Rev. Floyd Caesar Jr., pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes.

Alexis, Amanda and Antonio Colecio were presented with Scouting Religious Awards by their parents and the Rev. Floyd Caesar Jr. at Mass on July 22, at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Weatherly.

Antonio is a Webelos Scout with Cub Scout Pack 007 in Weatherly and Amanda and Alexis are Brownie Girl Scouts with Troop 3301 in Weatherly.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Snyder of Tamaqua will celebrate their 62nd wedding anniversary on July 29. They were married in Zions Lutheran Church by the late Rev. Charles Schlitzer.

Mrs. Snyder is the former Joan Schlosser. She is retired for some years, having been employed as the Tamaqua borough secretary for 25 years.

Mr. Snyder is a disabled veteran with over 16 years of service with the U.S. Army. He was last employed as plant superintendent for Diversified Metals Corp., Hometown.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Melissa V. Fisher and Jamie S. Shive, Sr., 115 Coal St., Cumbola, Blythe Township.

Cassandra J. Lettich, 429 Ferrnont Road, Sacramento, Hubley Township, and Michael J. Ulinitz III, 15 Nolania Road, Barnesville, Rush Township.

Rabekah M. Dalessio and Thomas A. Tutko, 623 Red Ridge Road, Zion Grove, North Union Township.

Patricia Lopez Cordero and Gilberto Laboy Correa, 112 N. Kennedy Drive, McAdoo.

Melissa A. Kistler, 122 Mill Drive, Tamaqua R.D., and Nathaniel M. Borek, 1227 N. Randolph St., Philadelphia.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Neifert

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Neifert of Lansford recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married on June 8, 1952 in St. Nicholas Church, Lansford.

Mrs. Neifert is the former Helen Rim, daughter of the late Helen and Peter Rim of Coaldale.

Mr. Neifert is the son of the late Hilda and Charles Neifert of Mahoning Valley.

The couple has two daughters, Susanne, wife of James Fedor; and Lori, wife of Timothy Marsh. They also have four grandchildren, Ryan and Jason Fedor, and Kyle and Lindsey Marsh.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Anna Jayne Hadesty

A daughter, Anna Jayne Hadesty, was born to Bridget and Christian Hadesty of Tamaqua at 6:10 a.m., on June 1, 2012. Born in Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, the baby weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces; and measured 20.5 inches long.

Maternal grandmother is Connie Gibson of Tower City.

Paternal grandparents are Bettsy Hadesty of Tamaqua and the late Donald Hadesty.

Great-grandparents are Joseph Doyle of Tower City and Aseneth Horan of Tamaqua.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The 84th annual Smith-Schmidt reunion will take place from 1-7 p.m. Sunday, July 29 at St. Matthew's U.C.C. picnic grove, located at 124 Picnic Lane in Kunkletown.

There will be music and a cake walk, as well as a concession stand.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Mr. and Mrs. Henry O. Malmquist

Mr. and Mrs. Henry O. Malmquist of Lansford will be celebrating their golden wedding anniversary on Aug. 4.

The couple met in the summer of 1962, and after two months, were married by the Rev. O.W. Chapin at the First Presbyterian Church, Hanover, N.J.

Mrs. Malmquist is the former Constance Riepe, daughter of the late Lillian and Francis Bell.

Mr. Malmquist is the son of the late Mrs. M. Malmquist.

They have three daughters, Lillian Ranieri of New York City; Diana Dilley of Texas; and Mary Malmquist of Brodheadsville.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Lehighton Area High School class of 1957 is holding its 55th reunion on Sept. 1, at the Mahoning Valley Ambulance Building.

Reservations can still be made up until Aug. 10 by calling Patricia Fritzinger at (610) 377-2472 or Maureen Markley (484) 464-7713 after 4 p.m.

Entertainment will be provided by The Astonishing Neal.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Vignone of Nesquehoning celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. They were married July 14, 1962 by the Rev. Angelini at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Nesquehoning.

Mrs. Vignone is the former Frances Kemmerer, daughter of the late Eugene and Hilda (Rudelitsch) Kemmerer.

Mr. Vignone is the son of the late John and Rose (Molinari) Vignone.

The couple has three children, Kim of Tamaqua; Roseanne, wife of Robert McHale of Jim Thorpe; and MaryGrace of Nesquehoning. They also have six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.