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Monday, March 28, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Patrick

Emily Mieczkowski and Matthew Patrick were united in marriage on Sept. 25, 2010 at First United Church of Christ in Palmerton. The Rev. Jared Rabold officiated the double ring ceremony. Susan Lovejoy was the organist.

The bride was given in marriage by her parents, Bernard and Alicia Mieczkowski of Lehighton.

She chose Jamie Lauer to serve as maid of honor. Bridesmaids included Michele Zanders, Emily Sheckler and Ashley Badman.

Monday, March 28, 2011
Jake Ryan Albert

A son, Jake Ryan Albert, was born at 9:33 p.m. on Feb. 8, 2011 at Lehigh Valley Hospital Cedar Crest, Allentown, to Nicole and Jeramy Albert of Lehighton.

He weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and measured 21.5 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Paul and Michele Bunnevich of Lehighton.

Paternal grandparents are Nelson and Susan Albert of Bangor, Pa.

Great-grandparents are John and Rose Zenzel and Robert Tilley and Kay Evans.

Monday, March 28, 2011

The Weissport School Reunion will be held on Saturday, May 21 at the Polk Township Fire Company, Route 209 North, Kresgeville.

This social event is open to former students, teachers, family and friends.

For more information, call Norm at (610) 417-2499.

Please respond by April 9.

Monday, March 28, 2011
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Karen Esak will speak about the changes in women's Victorian fashions during Eckley Miners' Village spring lecture on April 17.

"The Rise and Fall of the Crinoline" will be the topic of Eckley Miners' Village annual spring lecture on Sunday, April 17, at 2 p.m. Admission to the event, in the museum's auditorium, is free.

Village resident and volunteer Karen Esak will deliver a photographic survey, supported by her narration, of the changes in women's Victorian fashions from the 1840s through the turn of the century.

The lecture series is free.

Friday, March 25, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Julian

Rita A. and Frank J. Julian celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on New Year's Eve.

They were married on Dec. 31, 1960 at St. Bartholomew Church in Brockton by the Rev. Felix Fink.

Mrs. Julian is the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Marcolla of Mary-D.

Her husband is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Julian of Palo Alto, Pa.

The couple have three sons: Andrew and his wife Kathy of Florida, Frank of Allentown, and Joseph and his wife Beth of Lake Hauto.

They have three grandsons and one granddaughter.

Friday, March 25, 2011

The Hazleton Fibromyalgia Support Group will meet on April 6 at 6 p.m. at Faith United Church of Christ, off the Airport Beltway behind the Toyota dealership, Hazleton.

Guest speaker will be Robert Echenberg, M.D., OB/GYN, and pain management specialist.

Meetings are open to people with fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome or any chronic illness. Friends and family members are also welcome.

For information or directions, call Carol at (570) 788-7363 or Debbie at (570) 454-2821.

For more information visit the website at:

Friday, March 25, 2011
Samuel Jacob Spang

A son, Samuel Jacob Spang, was born on Dec. 31, 2010 at St. Luke's Allentown Campus to Sean and Jodie Gigliotti Spang of Jim Thorpe.

He weighed 7 pounds and measured 21 inches long.

The new baby was welcomed home by his older siblings, Gunnar, 11, and Nolan, 9.

Maternal grandparents are Robert and Deborah Gigliotti of Summit Hill.

Paternal grandparents are Thomas and Patricia Spang of Center Valley, Pa.

Maternal great-grandmother is Rita Gigliotti of Nesquehoning.

Friday, March 25, 2011
Eric D. Adams and Emily L. Graham

The engagement of Emily Louise Graham of Pine Grove to Eric David Adams, also of Pine Grove, has been announced by the couple.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Scott and Stephanie Graham of Pine Grove. She is a 2001 graduate of Pine Grove Area High School and a 2005 graduate of Millersville University.

She is employed by StoneRidge Retirement Living in Myerstown, Pa.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of Edward and the late Phyllis Adams of Chattanooga, Tenn. and formerly of Tamaqua.

Friday, March 25, 2011

The Panther Valley Class of 1971 will meet April 6, at 6 p.m., at the Coaldale Rod and Gun Club, Lehigh Street, Coaldale.

All class members are welcome to attend and help plan the 40-year anniversary reunion.

Friday, March 25, 2011
Michael Calnon and KristenHendricks Eckman

Kristen Hendricks Eckman, Lehighton, and Michael Calnon, Williamstown, Pa., have announced their engagement.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of David (Jack) and Cheryl Hendricks of Nesquehoning.

She is a 1993 graduate of Jim Thorpe Area High School and is currently a student at L.C.C.C. She is employed by Blue Mountain Health System in Palmerton.