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Friday, August 31, 2012

The fourth Parryville School Reunion will be held Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Mahoning Valley Ambulance Association, 902 Mill Road, Lehighton. Doors open at 3 p.m.; dinner will be served at 5 p.m.

The deadline for reservations has been extended to Friday, Sept. 7.

Please contact Irene Hopstock at (610) 377-1646 for more information or to make your reservation.

Anyone who attended classes at the Parryville School is welcome.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Zachary Bryant Smith and Kayla Sarah Faith Reabold, 2294 Cherry Hill Rd., Palmerton.

Shannon Thomas Smith and Kelly Marie Craft, 1005 Hamilton St., Lehighton.

Gregg Richard Harleman and Michelle Marie Siemion, 15 Hawthorne Drive, Jim Thorpe.

Corey Reagan Schlier Sr. and Sally Zawaly, 413 1/2 N. Fourth St. West Alley, Lehighton.

Jason Manuel Amorim and Tia Alasyne Beers, 303 Princeton Ave., Palmerton.

Michael Anthony Barbaro and Christina Maria Thomas, 351 Towamensing Trails, Albrightsville.

Friday, August 31, 2012

St. John's Lutheran Church of Mahoning is hosting a free weekly grief support group and seminar.

"GriefShare" will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturdays, starting Sept. 15. It will feature video from prominent Christian experts on grieving, and caring conversation with people who understand your thoughts and feelings, whether your loss is recent or long ago.

To find out more, call St. John's at (570) 386-9960.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Lehighton Area High School Class of 1977 will hold its 35-year class reunion on Saturday, Sept. 22 at the Oriole's Club in Lehighton.

The festivities will run from 12:30 p.m. until 11 p.m., and will include lunch, dinner and a band.

Class members can make reservations by calling Marsha at (610) 393-7135 as soon as possible.

Friday, August 31, 2012

The Lehighton Area High School Class of 1967 is having its 45-year class reunion on Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Mahoning Valley Country Club, beginning with a cocktail hour at 5:30 p.m.

Reservations are due by Sept. 22.

If more information is needed by any class members, call Loren at (610) 826-2397 or LaRae at (570) 386-2108.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Curvey of Tamaqua will celebrate their 62nd wedding anniversary on Sept. 2. They were married in Trinity Reformed Church, Tamaqua, by the late Rev. John Kleinginna.

Mrs. Curvey is the former Evelyn Betz, daughter of the late John C. and Bertha Betz and was formerly employed part time in the garment industry and the former Atlas Powder Company.

Mr. Curvey is the son of the late Jacob and Mabel Curvey. He retired from the former Atlas Powder Company after being employed there for 43 years.

Friday, August 31, 2012
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Tirpak  on their wedding day.

Mr. and Mrs. Peter Tirpak of Summit Hill are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married on Aug. 31, 1952 in St. John's Byzantine Catholic Church, Lansford.

Mrs. Tirpak is the former Kathleen Rinko, daughter of the late Frances and Michael Rinko of Summit Hill. Mr. Tirpak is the son of the late Mary and George Tirpak, also of Summit Hill.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Janet M. Davis, daughter of James and Maria Davis, Hazleton, became the bride of Gregory J. Sniscak Jr., son of Gregory and Diane Sniscak, Nesquehoning, on July 18, 2009 at St. John's Methodist Church in Hazleton. The double ring ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Neal Smith. Ruth Hughes was the organist.

Given in marriage by her parents, the bride chose Cherie Davis, Westampton, N.J., as matron of honor. Bridesmaids included Diane Zecker and Carmen Masias, both of Hazleton. The flower girl was Chelsea Davis of Westampton.

Friday, August 31, 2012
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Jasinski

Stacie Surotchak, daughter of Bruce and Anna Mae Surotchak of Tamaqua, and Richard Jasinski Jr., son of Richard and Suzanne Jasinski of Lake View, New York, were united in marriage on June 2, 2012 at The Jefferson House on Lake Hopatcong, N.J.

The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Alexander Baker.

The bride was given in marriage by her father. The bride's cousin. Dana Rottet of Tamaqua, was chosen as her maid of honor. Rachel McGuire of Dickson City, was chosen as the bride's matron of honor.

Gina Ferrante of Hackettstown, N.J. was a bridesmaid.

Thursday, August 30, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS A kitten watches as Oliver, the shelter's dog mascot, snatches up a catnip pillow.

Lehighton Girl Scout Samantha Schanowolf, 14, decided to do what she likes best when she came up with the idea of making and donating over a hundred multi-colored catnip-filled pillow play toys to the Cat's Peek Rescue in New Ringgold.

She, along with fellow girl scouts, family members and volunteer Lisa Hawk of Lehighton spent numerous hours putting these pillows together. This act was also a way for Schanowolf to pursue her Girl Scout Silver Award, which requires 60 hours spent on completing a project that helps the community.