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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Anthony MichaelCheehan and LaurenElizabeth Yurick, Summit Hill.

Glenn Howard Arthur and Lori Ann Melicharek, Nesquehoning.

Caleb Allen Shilko and Melissa Anne Ervin, Palmerton.

Christopher Michael McCullion and Tiffany Marie Lilly, Lehighton.

Devon Francis Mickey and Julie ElizabethCorbett, Lehighton.

Scott Alan Gillespie Jr., Coplay, and Carissa Lee Borger Kemp, Lehighton.

Gerald Lee Wentz and Nichole Ann Rivera, Jim Thorpe.

Michael Sanfilippo Jr., Weatherly, and Laina Marie Noelle Wilkinson, Hazleton.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Michele L. Yondura and William M. Spatz, Tamaqua

Bernadette M. Beckett and Neal D. Confer, Tamaqua

Saturday, October 18, 2014
Alexa Emery Becker

A daughter, Alexa Emery Becker, was born at 9:46 a.m. Sept. 12, 2014, at St. Luke's University Hospital, Bethlehem, to Stefanie and Michael Becker Jr. of Palmerton.

She weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces, and measured 20 inches long.

She was welcomed home by an older brother, Colin Micah, who is 3 years old.

Maternal grandparents are Lois and Lewis Markley of Bowmanstown.

Paternal grandparents are Michael and Maryann Becker of Lansford.

Friday, October 17, 2014

The Slatington High School Class of 1952 held its 62-year reunion Sept. 27 at the Emerald Fire Company. The following 27 classmates attended. Front row, from left, Robert House, Ann (Green) Loy, Mary (Hewitt) Hallman, Judith (Lentz) Shiner, Melisse (Phillips) O'Brien, Mary Jane (Smith) Sheckler and Pearl (Hamm) Follweiler. Second row, Patricia (Kuhnsman) House, Gloria (Engle) Kravetz, Theo (Jones) Elias, Roy Dengler, Howard Hamm and Abner Merkel.

Friday, October 17, 2014
This undated photo provided by Generac shows a portable generator available for homeowners. Portables are powered by gasoline and need to be manually started. Although built-ins are more expensive and require professional installation, they turn on automatically in power outages. (AP Photo/Generac)

As storms have become more severe in many parts of the country and power outages more frequent, home generators have gone from luxury items to mainstream ones.

Prices have come down, thanks to growing demand and cheaper technology. But the idea of buying and installing one can still be daunting, mainly because there are so many variables to consider.

Much depends on how much you want the generator to do.

A look at some generator basics:


or portable

Friday, October 17, 2014

The Tamaqua High School Class of 1957 celebrated its 57th anniversary with a two-day reunion the weekend of Oct. 3 and 4. The event was held at the Best Western Plus in

Friday, October 17, 2014
MUM'S the word

No other season is as colorful as fall. From the rich, vibrant shades of autumn leaves to the brilliant azure blues of an October sky to the happy hues of Halloween pumpkins.

It seems almost an embarrassment of riches to also be surrounded by the beauty of the iconic fall mums.

With a little care, you can enjoy your mums through the season as annuals, or with a little more care and a bit of luck, you might even be able to coax them back to life next year.

"Fall mums are hardy mums," says Barbara Zehner, from the Flower Tent on Route 443 in Lehighton.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Nathan Ziegler was crowned Homecoming King and Jessica Olewine was crowned Homecoming Queen at Northern Lehigh High School Friday during halftime ceremonies as the Bulldogs faced Salisbury High School.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Nico Agosti was named Homecoming King while Lauren Nietz was crowned Homecoming Queen at Marian Catholic High School during halftime ceremonies Friday as the Colts took on the Schuylkill Haven Hurricanes.

Thursday, October 16, 2014
What's happening

Book signing in Jim Thorpe

Local author Jeff Davis (writing as J.L. Davis) will be signing copies of his latest novel from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Soundcheck Records on Broadway in Jim Thorpe.

"CRUDE" is a psychological suspense thriller, in which Eddie Slate, a normal everyday guy, finds himself spiraling into an apocalyptic world where the only rule for survival is self preservation after the global oil supply becomes abruptly exhausted.