Sunday, January 25, 2015


Saturday, January 24, 2015
Shawn McArdle and Jillian Castaldi

Jillian Marie Castaldi of Scranton and Shawn Patrick McArdle of Nesquehoning have announced their engagement.

The bride-to-be is the daughter Martin and Renee Castaldi of Scranton.

She is a graduate of Misericordia University with a bachelor's of science in nursing. She is pursuing a master's degree in family health nurse practitioner at the University of Scranton.

She is currently employed as a registered nurse in the emergency room at Geisinger Community Medical Center.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of John and DelRey McArdle of Nesquehoning.

Saturday, January 24, 2015
Mr. and Mrs. Mel Eckman

Jordan Mertz, daughter of Denise Mertz, and Mel Eckman, son of Malinda and Kyle Eckman, were united in marriage on Nov. 1, 2014, at Beltzville State Park.

Pastor Jim Dean officiated the ceremony.

Given in marriage by her brother, Tucker Mertz, the bride chose her sister, Avery Mertz, as her maid of honor.

Joseph Devereaux served as the best man.

Family and friends celebrated the nuptials in Lehighton following the wedding.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Amanda Lynne Follweiler and Ryan John Gallagher, both of Tamaqua.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Walter James Getz, White Haven, and Grace Ann Houseman, Coaldale.

Anthony Michael Zongaro and Ann Marie Palmer, Albrightsville.

Michael Todd Silfies and Cynthia Marie Malick, Slatington.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Birte "Chris" Grover

Birte "Chris" Grover, a resident of Heritage Hill Senior Community in Weatherly, recently celebrated her 90th birthday.

Chris was born in Roskilde, Denmark, on Jan. 7, 1925.

She was a stewardess in her early 20s. She speaks five different languages, which certainly helped in her profession.

Chris met the love of her life, the late Niles Grover, who was a pilot, and they were married in 1948.

Chris was very active in the Weatherly Flower Club, of which she was president for many years. She's made many friends throughout the local area.

Monday, January 19, 2015
Agnes Limberg

Agnes Limberg, a resident at Heritage Hill Senior Community, Weatherly, is celebrating her 93rd birthday.

Born in Easton on Jan. 22, 1922, Agnes was married to Laird Limberg for 32 years until his death in 1972.

Agnes has eight children: Michael Limberg of Hazleton; Dorothy Moser of Wayne; Karen Wright of Neschanic Station, New Jersey; Mary Thompson of New Tripoli; Patricia Limberg of Colleyville, Texas; Diane Piparata of Easton; Laird Limberg of San Diego, California; and Jeffrey Limberg of Mesa, Arizona.

She has 17 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

Saturday, January 17, 2015
Anna Marie Glaush

A daughter, Anna Marie Glaush, was born at 11:10 p.m. Nov. 12, 2014, at St. Luke's Hospital in Allentown to Sara and Jeremy Glaush of Lehighton.

She weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces, and measured 18.5 inches long.

She was welcomed home by her older brother, Noah, who is 5.

Saturday, January 17, 2015
Alex Robert Benninger and Avery Rose  Benninger

BENNINGER Alex Robert Benninger and Avery Rose Benninger were born on Dec. 31, 2014, at St. Luke's Hospital in Allentown to Jennifer and William Benninger of Lehighton.

Alex was born at 9:55 a.m. He weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces, and measured 18.5 inches long.

Avery was born at 9:57 a.m. She weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces, and measured 20.5 inches long.

The twins were welcomed home by their older sister, Sarah, who is 5 years old.

Maternal grandparents are Willard and Sophie Laury of Lehighton.

Paternal grandmother is Connie Benninger of Allentown.

Saturday, January 17, 2015
Jenna Stokes and Jeremy Jenkins

The engagement of Jenna Christine Stokes of Duncansville, and Jeremy Jenkins, also of Duncansville, has been announced by her father.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Robert Stokes of Coaldale, and the late Christine Stokes.

She is a graduate of Panther Valley High School. She is a graduate of Gettysburg College, where she majored in biochemistry and molecular biology. She graduated from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and did her residency at Altoona Family Physicians in Altoona.

Saturday, January 3, 2015
Mr. and Mrs. Rick Peters

The Barnhouse Village Gazebo in Bath was the setting for the Oct. 4 wedding of Kathleen Dombrosky, daughter of Paul and Betty Dombrosky of Andreas, to Rick Peters, son of the late Allen and Joyce Peters.

The double ring ceremony was conducted by the Rev. Robert W. Busch.

Given in marriage by her parents, the bride was attended by Kimberly Eckert of Auburn.

Bridesmaids were Olivia Cordero of Lancaster, daughter of the bridegroom, and Annette Dombrosky of Andreas, sister-in-law of the bride.

Best man honors were performed by John Eckert of Auburn.