Friday, July 28, 2017


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Nicollette Arieanne Scheitrum has graduated with the honors of summa cum laude from Misericordia University with a bachelor of science degree in early childhood education and special education.

She is the daughter of David and JoAnn Scheitrum of Summit Hill.

She is also a graduate of Panther Valley High School, where she was the salutatorian of her class in 2010.

Nicollette earned the honor of dean's list every semester while attending college and was inducted into the Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education.

Monday, July 21, 2014
Mr. and Mrs. Brent Gower

Diane Holtzman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Holtzman of Kunkletown, was united in marriage with Brent Gower, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Gower of Palmerton, on May 31, 2014, at Famularo's in Cresco. The Rev. Dennis Schappel officiated the double ring ceremony.

Given in marriage by her parents, the bride chose Amanda Holtzman to be her matron of honor. Bridesmaids included Megan Flynn, Jennifer Dowd and Natasha Fiola.

The bridegroom chose Dennis Clark to be his best man. Groomsmen included Dennis Holtzman, Garth Gower and Jonathon Gower.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Looking ahead to your first fall semester can either be daunting or exciting, depending on how you handle change. As for me, I spent the summer before freshman year ignoring emails from my professors, waiting until the last minute to buy school supplies and changing the subject whenever a relative asked if I was excited for college.

To say the least, I was nervous. Would I get along with my roommates? Would I be able to handle the workload? How am I supposed to find my way around?

Monday, July 21, 2014

The next Grandparents Raising Grandchildren meeting will be held at 6 p.m. July 29, at the Lehigh Carbon Community College, Jim Thorpe campus. Note the time change of the meeting.

The topic will be "How to Build a Support System for the Grandparent who is Raising a Grandchild."

Monday, July 21, 2014

Dennis William Hartranft and Eunice Irene Heimer, of Lehighton.

Lee Allen Constenbader Jr. and Ashley Patricia Schaefer, of Kunkletown.

Shawn Adam Skrimcovsky and Tara Amberly Marzen, of Jim Thorpe.

John Wilber Fox Bailey and Jennifer Lynn Mast, of Lehighton.

Luke Miller Graver and Sarahann Ahner, of Lehighton.

Martin Torgersen III and Ellen Rebecca Zanolini, of Weatherly.

Jonathan Michael Lobach and Tiffany Magon Smith, of Lehighton.

Eric William Whiteman and Tammy Lynn Kistler, of Lehighton.

Monday, July 21, 2014
@$:Mr. and Mrs. Jason Trubilla

Nicole Matsago and Jason Trubilla were united in marriage at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Orwigsburg during a 2 p.m. ceremony on June 21, 2014. The Rev. Darcy Reis officiated the double ring ceremony.

Given in marriage by her brother, James Matsago Jr., the bride is the daughter of Ruth and Dave Morgan of Zion Grove, and the late James Matsago Sr., formerly of Tuscarora. The groom is the son of Charles and Debra Trubilla of Deer Lake.

Monday, July 21, 2014
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Fernandez served in the U.S. Navy Seabees as a welder and blacksmith from 1951 to 1955.

Bob Fernandez of Albrightsville has spent 75 years gathering lore about the sport of boxing, creating a collection of stories that now compiles his second book, "Boxing in New Jersey: 1900-1999."

Fernandez, who was a member of Seabees Mobile Construction Battalion #3 and #5 during the Korean War, was driven to write his book by the Seabee slogan he has come to know so well: "Can Do, Will Do, Done."

Over the years, Fernandez discovered a love for boxing, and became a member of the International Veterans Boxing Association Ring #25.

Friday, July 18, 2014
Mr. and Mrs. Francis W. Flexer Jr.

Sara Behler, daughter of Gerald and Diane Briggs of Tamaqua, and Francis Walter Flexer Jr., son of Francis and Louise Flexer Sr., also of Tamaqua, were united in marriage on Dec. 7, 2013, at Christ United Church of Christ in Barnesville.

The Rev. Janie Kline and the Rev. Merle Dech officiated the double ring ceremony.

Debbie Sweeney was the organist.

The bride was given in marriage by her parents. Kalie Behler was the maid of honor.

Gretchen Pucklavage was the flower girl.

The best man was Aaron Stepanchick.

Friday, July 18, 2014
Mr. and Mrs. Robert R. Hayman

Mr. and Mrs. Robert R. Hayman of Lehighton are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.

They were married on July 18, 1964, by the Rev. Francis Walter at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Allentown.

Mrs. Hayman is the former Helen Cecelia Grimes, daughter of the late Blanche and Francis Grimes of Coalport.

Her husband is the son of Mary Hayman of Wilkes-Barre and the late Ralph Hayman.

Robert's brother Ronald Hayman served as best man at their wedding.

Helen's sister, Joyce Baker, was matron of honor.

Friday, July 18, 2014
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hyska

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hyska of Jim Thorpe will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on July 18. They were married in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jim Thorpe.

Mrs. Hyska is the former Sheila Snyder, daughter of the late John and Lucy Snyder of Jim Thorpe. She is the owner/cosmetologist at Sheila's Cutting and Styling in Jim Thorpe.

Mr. Hyska is the son of Alberta Hyska of Fairless Hills and the late Leo Hyska. He is a veteran of the U.S. Navy.