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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Michelle A. Kunkel, 120 Penn St., Tamaqua, and David J. Hartranft, 12 E. Ludlow St., Rear, Summit Hill.

Charlotte R. Bubon and Michael P. Vigoda Jr., 218 East St., Coaldale.

Heather A. Moran and David L. Donadi, 5 Pine St., McAdoo.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Semanoff

Rebecca Kagan, daughter of Rita and Alan Kagan of Cherry Hill, N.J. and Jack Semanoff, son of Evelyn and Gene Semanoff of Lehighton, were united in marriage on June 3, 2012 at the Cescaphé Ballroom in Philadelphia.

Rabbi Bradley Bleefeld officiated the ceremony.

Given in marriage by her parents, the bride chose her sisters, Lori Kagan of New York, N.Y. and Jodi Rinehart of Cherry Hill, as her maids of honor.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012
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Recognized for excellence in academics and exemplary conduct are Panther Valley Middle School Students of the Month for September. From left are Jessica Buccilli, grade six; Sarah Markovich, grade seven; and Aaron Rohlfing, grade 8. Students received certificates of achievement and gift cards as a reward for their efforts.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Philip John Nalesnik and Stacey Marie Antonelli, 154 Briar Lane, Weatherly.

Monday, November 5, 2012

The American Cancer Society will host a Look Good, Feel Better makeover workshop from 4-6 p.m., Nov. 12, at the Schuylkill Medical Center East, 700 E. Norwegian St., Pottsville.

The sessions are free and open to all female cancer patients actively undergoing cancer treatment.

During the sessions, trained cosmetologists will meet with patients to discuss ways of using makeup and accessories to minimize appearance-related side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatment.

Monday, November 5, 2012
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Caleb Johnson was crowned homecoming king and Jenny Fronheiser received the honor of homecoming queen at Northern Lehigh High School. The coronations occurred during halftime of the football game between the Bulldogs and the Bangor Slaters.

Monday, November 5, 2012
STACEY SOLT/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS ABOVE: First-grade students at SS. Peter and Paul School, Lehighton, wear patriotic attire during the quadrennial presidential election assembly. During the assembly, students learned about the election process as well as the results of the school's mock election. BELOW: Fourth-grade students discuss the current presidential and vice presidential candidates. Students spent several days incorporating the election into their daily lesson plans before the assembly, which was used to share what each grade learned.

The students of SS. Peter and Paul School in Lehighton gathered Friday for their quadrennial presidential election assembly. The assembly was a chance for students to share what they have learned about the presidential election process, and to remind each other of the importance of voting.

"We want our students to be good citizens. This is part of the learning process," said school principal Sherry Sernak. "Each class gets assigned a different part of the nomination process to study. They then give a presentation on what they've learned during the assembly."

Friday, November 2, 2012

Make a lifetime memory this holiday season, by opting to plant a live Christmas tree. If you decide to do so, plan in advance this fall.

First, plan your selection. Consider the ultimate height of your tree at full maturity. Fir, pine and spruce can achieve heights of up to 50 feet or taller, with branch spread of 20-25 feet. Remember when planting a pretty Christmas tree, even one of Charlie Brown's Christmas tree stature, that it is not a foundation plant.

Friday, November 2, 2012
Erin Mae Kupetz

A daughter, Erin Mae Kupetz, was born Oct. 12, 2012 to Bernard and Jennifer Kupetz of Tamaqua. The newest addition to the family was born in St. Luke's University Hospital-Allentown Campus, weighing in at 7 pounds, 11 ounces. She was 21 inches long and was welcomed home by her big brother and sister, Stephen, 20, and Sophia, 1. Another sister, Emalee, is deceased.

Maternal grandparents are Nancy Moser of Tamaqua and the late Clyde Moser. Paternal grandparents are Bernard Kupetz and Mary Ann Kupetz of Tamaqua.

Friday, November 2, 2012
Mr. and Mrs. Justin McCutcheon

Amanda deVillers of Mangilao, Guam, and Justin McCutcheon of Tamuning, Guam, were united in marriage on Sept. 22, 2012 at Grace-St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Jim Thorpe.

The Rev. Mark McTrustry of East Palestine, Ohio, officiated the double ring ceremony.

The celebration included a Unity Sand Ceremony and a Celtic Handfasting Ceremony.

Jennifer Mollenkopf was the organist, and Emily Duncan was the vocalist. Readings were done by Gail Lynch and Kellianne Duncan.