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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.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Lehighton Area High School Class of 1976 will hold a reunion meeting at Sapore's Restaurant at 6 p.m. on April 12.

Any class members interested in participating in planning the reunion, please call Pat at (610) 377-4526 or RaeAnn at (610) 377-5607.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Lori D. Stahura and Charles W. Bridgen, 276 E. High St., Coaldale.

Tamara L. Rogers and Matthew T. Tirpak, 25 E. Ruddle St., Coaldale.

Shannon M. Lally and Jason E. Walasavage, 114 W. Mahanoy St., Mahanoy City.

Thursday, March 24, 2011
AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS FILE PHOTO The Harry Packer Mansion will be the setting for the fourth annual Carbon County SWAN luncheon on Saturday.

On Saturday, March 26, the fourth annual Carbon County Support Women Artists Now Day (SWAN) luncheon will be held at the Harry Packer Mansion in Jim Thorpe from 12:30-4 p.m.

SWAN Day is an international event that celebrates women artists with talent in any art form, including the performing arts.

The idea for SWAN Day grew out of collaboration between Women Arts and Chicago's Women in the Audiences Supporting Women Artists Now (WITASWAN), which is an informal alliance of women who are using their power as consumers to increase opportunities for women artists.

Thursday, March 24, 2011
Heather N. Hoxter and Kyle L. Spotts

The engagement of Heather Noelle Hoxter, Lancaster, to Kyle Louis Spotts, also of Lancaster, has been announced by his parents, Allen and Gwen Spotts Jr. of Tamaqua.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Joe and Wendy Mastripolito of Glenmoore, Pa. A graduate of Kutztown University, she is employed by the School District of Lancaster.

The prospective bridegroom earned his bachelor's degree at Kutztown University and his master's degree at East Stroudsburg University. He is employed by Kutztown University.

A wedding date is set for June 25 of this year.

Thursday, March 24, 2011
@$:Joseph DeMaria turned 100 years old on Wednesday, March 23.

Joseph DeMaria of Hometown, formerly of Hazleton, celebrated his 100th birthday yesterday. He was born on March 23, 1911 in Kelayres.

A current resident of the Hometown Nursing Center, DeMaria also previously resided in Still Creek with his daughter, Judy, and her husband, Wayne Postupack.

He is a son of the late Ignazio and Domenica (Cerami) DeMaria.

The youngest of the seven DeMaria siblings (four brothers and three sisters), he is the last immediate member of the family.

In addition to his daughter Judy, he had a stepdaughter, the late Gloria Olsen of Florida.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Phillip Bernard Strubinger, 555 10th St., Jim Thorpe, and Almee Elizabeth Farkaly, 106 Smith St., Elmhurst Township.

Abraham Isaac Cabrera Guevara and Christina Marie Watson, 70 W. Catawissa St., Nesquehoning.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. Travis Heisler

St. Peter's Union Church, Mantzville, was the setting for the Sept. 18, 2010 wedding of Holly Schock, daughter of Daryl and Margie Schock of Tamaqua, and Travis Heisler, son of Barry and Michelle Heisler of Tamaqua. The double ring ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Rodney Wells. Vocal selections were provided by Jill Hoppes, while Kristine Betz presided at the organ.