Monday, January 16, 2017


Friday, September 13, 2013

The 10-year reunion of the Panther Valley Class of 2003 will be held at the Nesquehoning Fire Company on Sept. 28 from 5-9 p.m. There is a cost. Food and entertainment will be provided.

Friday, September 13, 2013
Kendall Hinze and Brianna Edgar

The engagement of Brianna Edgar, daughter of Donn and Rhonda Edgar of Mahoning Valley, to Kendall Hinze, the son of Dan and Terri Hinze of Lewisberry, Pa., has been announced by her parents. The couple became engaged on June 27.

The couple met while attending Wilkes University.

The bride-to-be graduated from Wilkes in 2012 with a bachelor of arts in psychology and neuroscience. She is currently pursuing a master's degree in speech and language pathology at Misericordia University.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Panther Valley Class of 1969 will host its first class reunion meeting at Kelly's Irish Pub, Lansford, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22.

For more information call Diana at (610) 737-9706.

Friday, September 13, 2013
Mr. and Mrs. James Sofranko

Mr. and Mrs. James Sofranko of Jim Thorpe recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on Aug. 10, 1963 at St. Joseph's Church in Jim Thorpe by Monsignor Joseph P. Marzen.

The former Florence Butchko is the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Butchko of Jim Thorpe. She is the owner of Florence Sofranko Beauty Salon in Jim Thorpe.

Her husband is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Norbert Sofranko of Jim Thorpe. He is retired from his position as manager of the Jim Thorpe Market.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Tamaqua High School Class of 1978 celebrates its 35th anniversary with a reunion at 6 p.m. Oct. 19, at Schick's Cafe, 50 E. Mauch Chunk St., Tamaqua.

No reservations arerequired. For more information, call (570) 527-3030 or (570) 668-3109.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Lehighton Area High School Class of 1983 is having its 30-year reunion on Oct. 5 at the Big Creek Grange, 275 Grange Road, Lehighton.

Please contact Diane Miller-Graver at (610) 377-5588, or email her at for more information.

Friday, September 13, 2013
Eli Robert Huber

HUBER A son, Eli Robert Huber, was born to Melissa Mertz and John Erick Huber of Springfield, Va. at 1:02 p.m. July 17, 2013 at Fairfax Hospital in Virginia.

He weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces and was 21 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Mark and Cindy Pysher and Robert Mertz of Lehighton.

Paternal grandfather is Glen Huber of Louisville, Ky.

Eli has an older brother, Jon Alec Huber, who resides in Louisville.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

The Tamaqua High School Class of 1950 held its annual reunion picnic Aug. 17 at Leiby's Grove. Classmates attending included, front from left, Gwen Brachman Evans, Joan Jewells Breitman, Lois Moser Comisac, Margaret Leibensberger Burrell, Thelma Lech Maday, Mary Sloboda, Pauline Middlecamp Oswald, Marion Folk Klein, Patricia Kester Stellfox; and back, Ken Zimmerman, Charles Krapf, Edward Titus, Violet Osenbach Wood, Joan Reitz Berg, Robert Morgans, Bertram Leiby, Daniel Nelson, Ernest Pachilis, Paul Miller, William Johnson and Michael Tatusko.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Women's Cancer Support Group

Blue Mountain Health System Women's Cancer Support Group will meet from 3:30-5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, in the Community Room at the Gnaden Huetten campus of the Blue Mountain Health System, 211 N. 12th St., Lehighton.

The meeting is geared for women who have been diagnosed with cancer sometime in their lives. The format is informal. Contact Mary Ann Hazel at (610) 824-6490 for further information.

Thursday, September 12, 2013
Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Rehrig

Matthew Rehrig and Ayumi Wakamatsu held a stateside wedding ceremony on Aug. 10, 2013 at the home of the bridegroom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Conner of West Penn Township. This renewal of vows was officiated by the Rev. Gary Rarick.

The couple was married May 5, 2013, in Japan.

The West Penn Township ceremony was celebrated with a garden wedding, followed by a pig roast reception with approximately 200 guests. Music was provided by DJ "Uncle Monte" with guest singer Jean Andrews.