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Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Ethan Schaeffer and Kacey Galasso

The engagement of Kacey Galasso to Ethan Schaeffer has been announced by her parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Armando and Beverley Galasso of Lehighton.

She is a 2009 graduate of Lehighton Area High School and is currently studying elementary education at LCCC, and plans to transfer to Kutztown University to continue her education.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of Thomas and Stephanie Schaeffer of Lehighton, and Pamela Schaeffer of Tamaqua.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Brent Wentz and Kimberley Wittscheck

The engagement of Kimberley Wittscheck of Mooresville, N.C., to Brent Wentz, also of Mooresville, has been announced by his parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Robert and Shirley Wittscheck of Swanton, Ohio.

She has an associate degree in agribusiness management from Owens Community College in Perrysburg, Ohio. She is employed by United Rentals Inc. in Charlotte, N.C.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of Gary and Roxanne Wentz of Lehighton.

He is a graduate of Palmerton Area High School and Bobby Isaac Motorsports Technology School in Hickory, N.C.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

There will be an important meeting of the Lansford High School Reunion Committee at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 23 at the Sports Zoo in Lansford.

Assistance is needed to update mailing lists. Anyone with information regarding address changes or deceased classmates is asked to attend or contact Susan Lukac or Lynn Richards at P.O. Box 359, Lansford.

The LHS Alumni Reunion will be held on Saturday, May 28 from 1-7 p.m. at Memorial Hall in Jim Thorpe.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

David James Dehart and Danielle Marie Stabley, 35 E. Ridge St., Lansford.

Monday, February 14, 2011
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS

Lehighton Area Lioness Lions Club coordinated the presentation of Valentine cards to residents of The Summit and Mahoning Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center over the weekend. Assisting in the presentations of the cards were several young men from the Concern Treatment Center for Boys facility. From left are, front row, are Geison, Terrance and Beamer, residents of Concern; and back row, Jane Longazel, club president; Eleanor Eisenbach and Dorothy Moyer, residents; Sue Anthony, club coordinator, and her children, Steven and Felicia Anthony.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Lehigh Carbon Community College will hold the following noncredit cooking and baking classes this semester. Students will learn how to prepare a wide variety of dishes.

Classes are held at LCCC's main campus in Schnecksville or at an off campus location. Costs vary and additional materials fees are payable to the instructor on first night of class.

March 30 - Smoking Cheese and Fish

March 30 - Date Night: Dinner for Two (Whitehall High School Room B-120)

March 31 - Chinese Dim Sum

April 3 - Cake Decorating (Fondant)

Monday, February 14, 2011
Mary Ann Bazules

Mary Ann (Gatz) Bazules, a resident at Heritage Hill Senior Community in Weatherly, celebrated her 91st birthday on Saturday. She was born Feb. 12 in Old Forge in 1920. She also resided in Centereach, Long Island and Brodheadsville.

Mary worked for American Airlines at LaGuardia Airport. She was married to her husband, Paul, for 50 years until his passing. Mary has two sons, George of Brodheadsville and Paul of North Carolina. She is the proud grandmother of Paula and great-grandmother of James and Thomas.

Monday, February 14, 2011
ANDY LEIBENGUTH/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Tamaqua girlfriends Beth Kistler, 13, Courtney Miller, 13, Amber Gulick, 14, and Julia Reinert, 14, jump in the air during the Tamaqua LEO Club's first annual Valentine's dance, held in the gym of the Tamaqua Salvation Army.

The Tamaqua LEO Club held its first annual Youth Valentine's dance recently in the gym of the Tamaqua Salvation Army for students in grades seven through 12.

Students were encouraged to bring in a canned good to get $1 off admission. The dance benefited the Tamaqua Salvation Army.

Special non-alcoholic frozen mixed-drink cocktails were also sold to raise donations for the Salvation Army.

Friday, February 11, 2011
Scott Versailles and Lauren Lupacchino

The engagement of Lauren Lupacchino of Fleetwood, Pa., to Scott Versailles, Llewellyn, Pa., has been announced by their parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Cynthia Lupacchino, Kutztown, and the late Donald Lupacchino.

She is a 2002 graduate of Kutztown High School and a 2006 graduate of Kutztown University, where she earned a bachelor of science degree in English.

She is currently employed as a personal bank representative for Sovereign Bank in Kutztown.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of Barbara and Tom Versailles of Tamaqua.

Friday, February 11, 2011
Addison Lynn Steigerwalt

A daughter, Addison Lynn Steigerwalt, was born at 5:59 p.m. on Nov. 9, 2010 at Lehigh Valley Hospital to Diana and Lester D. Steigerwalt Jr. of Palmerton.

She weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces and measured 20 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Gordana and Muhamed Balanca, Queens, N.Y.

Paternal grandparents are Kim and Lester Steigerwalt Sr., Aquashicola.