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Friday, September 3, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. David Ezra Serfass

Vicki Lynn Ragan, daughter of Brian Mertz, Jim Thorpe and Scott and Lisa Stenack, Lehighton, became the bride of David Ezra Serfass, son of William "Soap" and Wendy Serfass, Lehighton and Kelly and Kelly Hudock, Lehighton, on June 12, 2010, during a ceremony in Jim Thorpe. The Dr. Rev. Wayne Benack officiated the double ring ceremony and Ann Gula was the organist.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

The Jim Thorpe Area High School Class of 1985 will be hosting a 25th reunion on Oct 23, from 6-11 p.m. at the Orioles in Lehighton. All members of the Class of 1986 are also invited to this event.

Current addresses for the following classmates are needed: Lynn Maier, Tom Bender, Robert Simmons, Christine Eckert, James Hydro, and LouAnn Snyder.

Please contact Charlene (Frohnhieser) Pettit at or (484) 464-1256, or JeanMarie (Easterly) Kurdilla at or (570) 805-4543 with any questions or information.

Thursday, September 2, 2010
Vincent and Mary Labert

Mr. and Mrs. Vincent J. Labert of McAdoo celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 4. They were married in Immaculate Conception Church, Kelayres, by the Rev. Joseph Feeny.

Mrs. Labert is the former Mary Billet.

The couple has five children: Michelle, wife of Michael Haraida of Newark, Del.; Christine, wife of Terry Kurek of Hometown; James, husband of Joan Labert of Quakertown; Daniel, husband of Noel Labert of Orwigsburg; and the late Thomas Labert. They also have six grandchildren: Paul and Brian Haraida; Alexandra, Matthew and Mitchell Kurek; and Gwen Labert.

Thursday, September 2, 2010
Kelly Barron and Jacob Hoffer

The engagement of Kelly Barron, daughter of Annamarie Barron and the late Thomas Barron of White Haven, to Jacob Hoffer, son of Kenneth and Miriam Hoffer of Nesquehoning, has been announced.

The bride-to-be is a graduate of Freeland MMI, Duquesne University and is currently attending the University of Rhode Island.

The prospective bridegroom graduated from Panther Valley High School, Penn State University and is currently an assistant golf professional at Shelter Harbor Golf Club in Charlestown, R.I.

A November 2011 date has been set for the wedding.

Thursday, September 2, 2010
Bradley Belford and Amanda Trice

Amanda Trice and Bradley Belford of Nesquehoning have announced their engagement.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Kevin and Nancy Trice of Jim Thorpe. She is a 2005 graduate of Carbon County Area Vocational Technical School.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of Sharon Card of Lansford. He is a former Panther Valley High School student.

The couple is planning a wedding for June 4, 2011.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

The Carbon County Art Odyssey 2010 Open Studio and Gallery Tour will take place Sept. 25-26 and Oct. 2-3 from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. on both Saturdays, and from noon until 5 p.m. on both Sundays. The event is free to the public.

Art Odyssey 2010 is a free, self-guided walking and driving tour, involving over 25 destinations in the Jim Thorpe area.

The borough of Jim Thorpe will highlight its finest artists, many with national and international reputations, by opening the doors to studios and galleries during the tour.

Thursday, September 2, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert W. Curvey

Mr. and Mrs. Herbert W. Curvey of 118 Clay St., Tamaqua, are celebrating their 60 wedding anniversary today, Sept. 2. They were married in Trinity Evangelical and Reformed Church, Tamaqua, by the Rev. John A. Kleinginna.

Mrs. Curvey is the former Evelyn Betz, daughter of the late John and Bertha Betz. Mr. Curvey is the son of the late Jacob and Mabel Curvey.

Thursday, September 2, 2010
Sausanie Ramos and Michael Kitchko

Sam and Michele Kitchko of Nesquehoning announce the engagement of their son, Michael, to Saunsanie Ramos, daughter of Sally Graves and John and Maria Ramos of Dunkirk, N.Y.

The prospective bridegroom is a 2003 graduate of Lehigh University, where he earned a degree in chemical engineering. He is employed by the Dow Chemical Company, supporting a production facility in Philadelphia and an expansion project in Northern Italy.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

You probably have the day off on Monday, which is Labor Day. But do you know why our nation has an annual celebration on the first Monday in September?

Labor Day was created more than 100 years ago to celebrate the economic success of American workers. While it's hard to see any "economic success" during a recession, Labor Day is a time to pay tribute to all of the hard-working Americans who toil to support their families and themselves.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The Bach and Handel Chorale of Jim Thorpe will be holding open rehearsals and auditions for the 2010-2011 season on Monday, Sept. 13, at 7:30 p.m.; and Monday, Sept. 20, at 7:30 p.m.

Rehearsals and auditions will be held at the chorale rehearsal headquarters, St. John's Lutheran Church, 319 South Ave., Jim Thorpe, second floor, rear.

No prepared pieces are required; auditions require sight reading of a Bach chorale, pitch matching and vocal exercises.