Tuesday, June 28, 2016


Friday, November 30, 2012
Nicole Matsago and Jason Trubilla

The engagement of Nicole Matsago to Jason Trubilla, both of Shoemakersville, has been announced by her parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Dave and Ruth Morgan of Zions Grove. She is a 2001 graduate of Tamaqua Area High School, and a 2005 graduate of Shippensburg University, where she earned a bachelor of arts degree in English with secondary certification.

In 2006 she graduated from Ashford University with a master of arts degree in teaching and learning with technology.

Friday, November 30, 2012
Ron Lieback and Pamela Zeigler

Pamela Zeigler, of Bear Creek Township, and Ron Lieback, also of Bear Creek Township, have announced their engagement.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel F. Zeigler of Coaldale and the late Paulette Zeigler. She is a 2003 graduate of Kutztown University, where she earned a bachelor of science degree in psychology. She is currently employed at the Anthracite Region Center for Independent Living in Hazleton.

Thursday, November 29, 2012
STACEY SOLT/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS ABOVE: Bruce Costenbader, a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church Sanctuary Choir, portrays a "voice" during the cantata "The Voices of Christmas." In this cantata the story of Christmas was told through the first-person witnesses present at the first Christmas. BELOW: Orchestra members Bob Fatzinger, left, on tympani, Duane Reichard, percussion, and Sarah Snyder, bassoon, perform during "The Voices of Christmas" cantata at Trinity Lutheran Church.

Members of the Trinity Lutheran Church Sanctuary Choir prepared for the start of the Advent and Christmas seasons with a moving performance of "The Voices of Christmas."

The cantata featured nearly two dozen choir members and guest performers. They were accompanied by a full 20-piece orchestra.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

A candle lighting ceremony in honor of Worldwide Children's Remembrance Day will take place at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9 at Zion United Church of Christ, Second and Iron streets, Lehighton.

Worldwide Children's Remembrance Day, held the second Sunday in December, honors the memories of children who have died at any age and from any cause.

Since 1997, a Worldwide Candle Lighting, has created a 24-hour wave of light as it moves from time zone to time zone at 7 p.m. local time.

Thursday, November 29, 2012
Gabrielle Alban

Gabrielle Alban, of Palmerton, will compete this weekend for the title of Miss Pennsylvania Teen USA.

The competition will take place at the Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh International Airport in Pittsburgh Friday, Nov. 30 and Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 1-2.

The winner of this weekend's pageant will go on to represent Pennsylvania in the Miss Teen USA pageant.

Gabrielle, 17, is a senior at Palmerton Area High School. Her activities include being a soccer manager, playing basketball, softball and indoor soccer. She is also an altar server at Sacred Heart Parish in Palmerton.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Daniel Christopher Horn and Tammy Lynn Locher, 11 W. Garibaldi Ave., Nesquehoning.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Sophia Samoleski

The Bach and Handel Chorale begins its 29th concert season with a series of Christmas Concerts.

The first takes place at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 21 Race St., Jim Thorpe.

Concerts will also be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 at St. John's Lutheran Church, 106 Main St., Ringtown; and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9 at St. Paul's United Church of Christ, 1249 Trexlertown Road in Trexlertown.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Do you have a burning sensation in your chest after you eat?

Does it feel like something sour is building up in your throat?

Do you have chest pain or find it difficult to swallow sometimes?

Have these symptoms caused restless days and sleepless nights and have lasted for weeks, months or even years?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be one of millions who suffer from a problem known as gastroesophageal reflux disease.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Jessica Wozniak and Cody N. Ratliff, 915 Barnesville Drive, Barnesville.

Katelin M. Creveling, 2728 Whitetail Deer Drive, Bath, and Tyson R. Keefer, 375 East Schmaltzdahl Road, New Ringgold.