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Monday, February 17, 2014
Mr. and Mrs. Matt MacMillen

Hollie Huntington, daughter of Karen and Bill Nothstein of Andreas, and Matt MacMillen, son of Joan and Wilkins MacMillen of Voorheesville, N.Y. were united in marriage on Nov. 16, 2013 at Bear Creek Mountain Resort in Macungie.

Father Jim St. George officiated the double ring ceremony. Julianna MacMillen, niece of the bridegroom was the vocalist.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride chose Megan (Smith) Godard of Bristol, Conn. to serve as matron of honor.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Matthew Scott Souders and Kelly Jean O'Brien, 10 W. High St., Coaldale.

Kenneth Aaron Palmer and Kristina Marie Haskins, 639 Columbia Ave., Palmerton.

Angelo Giannotti and Cheryl Lynn Rehrig, 261 Center St., Lehighton.

Trevor James Coombs, 917 Buck Mountain Road, Weatherly, and Rebecca Pamela Halcisak, 413 Carbon St., Weatherly.

Daniel George Temos and Michelle Yvonne Oswald, 1374 Pennell Road, Box 782, Brodheadsville.

Michael Hornberger and Darlene Dette Jenkins, 794 Mallard St., Millville, N.J.

Monday, February 17, 2014
Ashley Hess and John Maurer

The engagement of Ashley Hess of Elizabethtown to John Maurer, also of Elizabethtown, has been announced by her parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Robert and Dawn Hess of Lancaster. She is a 2002 graduate of Lampeter-Strasburg High School and a 2006 graduate of Shippensburg University.

She is currently employed as a purchasing agent at Highland Tank.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of John and Nina Maurer of Nesquehoning. He is a 2002 graduate of Panther Valley High School and a 2006 graduate of Shippensburg University.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Gently-used and new prom and wedding dresses, along with accessories, are being collected from Feb. 10 through March 27 at the following Blue Ridge Cable offices: Lehighton, Lansford, Gilbert, Palmerton, Walnutport and Stroudsburg.

The Dress Sale will take place from 3-7 p.m. Wednesday, April 2 at Penn's Peak.

All proceeds will benefit Dream Come True, Blue Ridge Chapter.

Monday, February 17, 2014
Mr. and Mrs. Francis Maurer

Deanna McIveen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Graham McIveen of Tamworth, Australia, became the bride of Francis James Maurer, son of John and Nina Maurer of Nesquehoning on Sept. 27, 2013 at sunset on Wakiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride chose Sandy Eade of Australia to be her maid of honor.

The bridegroom's brother, John Robert Maurer, performed the duties of best man.

Following the service a reception was held at the Orchid Restaurant in Honolulu.

The couple honeymooned in Hawaii.

Monday, February 17, 2014
Cecily Maryn LaClair

LACLAIR A daughter, Cecily Maryn LaClair, was born at 8:02 a.m. on Jan. 3, 2014 in Summit, N.J. to Keri and Jeremy LaClair of New Jersey.

She weighed 7 pounds and measured 19 inches long.

The new baby was welcomed home by an older brother, Cadden Philip, who is 2 years old.

Maternal grandparents are Peggy Sue O'Donnell of Jim Thorpe and George and Patricia Harris of Lehighton.

Paternal grandparents are Philip and Jill LaClair of Evans Mills, N.Y.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Lehighton High School Class of 1965 will meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19 to begin planning the 50th anniversary reunion.

The breakfast meeting will be held at 443 Beacon Restaurant, Blakeslee Boulevard, Lehighton.

All class members are welcome to attend.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Jason G. Hartz and Jamie L. Kintz, both of 328 Market St., Tamaqua.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Steve and Jen Drake, Coaldale

You can't tell an engagement story without talking about the ring, which is where our story begins.

I was given an heirloom engagement ring. Only after I received the ring did I find out the whole story. My great-grandmother worked for Boscov's as a jewelry buyer. She was on a purchasing trip for the store and noticed a diamond on the floor of the train. So she picked it up. When my great grandfather wanted to marry my great-grandmother, he had no money for a ring. They decided to set the stone she found as her engagement ring.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Susan and Rocky Kuder

Lehighton

It started with a smile ... I met my future husband on a blind date. My girlfriend asked me to go along with her and her boyfriend on a blind date. They met us at my house and when I saw the guy who was going to be my date, my heart skipped a beat, well maybe many beats.

There he was; the man of my dreams smiling at me. We were introduced and from that moment on I knew I was going to marry him.

He was funny, friendly, kind and so easy to talk to.