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Announcements

Friday, March 4, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Weston

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Weston recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on Feb. 25, 1961 at St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church, Lansford, by the Rev. Francis Mealey.

Mrs. Weston is the former Jane Probert, daughter of the late Florence and Charles Probert, Lansford. Her husband is the son of the late Ted and Eulalia Weston, Tamaqua.

The Westons have four children: David, at home; Mary Kate Mashack, and her husband Paul, of Bloomsburg; Karen Bowerman, and her husband Jan, of Harrisburg; and Nancy Domin, and her husband Kevin, of Womelsdorf, Pa.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Daniel Andrew Williams and Annette Marie Wieand, 148 Jamestown St., Lehighton.

Jeremie Jacob Kunkle and Shana Richards, 2321 S. Lehigh Gorge Drive, Weatherly.

Todd Anthony Carmody and Amy Elizabeth Reichardt, Box 899, Pocono Lake.

John David Weaver and Caitlin Hollar, 444 E. Patterson St., Lansford.

Thursday, March 3, 2011
Dorothy Schaar

Dorothy Sarah (Jacquot) Schaar, a resident at Heritage Hill Senior Community in Weatherly, is celebrating her 94th birthday on March 8.

Born in Cementon, Pa. in 1917, Dorothy, lovingly known as Mrs. Schaar, has also resided in Audenried, Pa., St. Petersburg, Fla., and Freeland, Pa.

She worked in Woolworths and for United Charities.

She was married to her husband, Robert, on July 27, 1937 and remained married for 42 years until his passing.

She is the proud mother of two children, Barbara Schaar of Hazleton and Robert Schaar of Benton.

Thursday, March 3, 2011
Mia Josephine Samok

A daughter, Mia Josephine Samok, was born at 8:24 a.m. on Jan. 27, 2011 at St. Luke's Hospital, Allentown, to Sara Sebelin and Nick Samok of Palmerton.

She weighed 5 pounds, 5 ounces and measured 18 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Joe and Karen Sebelin of Jim Thorpe.

Paternal grandparents are Mike and Jeanne Samok, Palmerton.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Ashley E. Berger and Timothy L. Vidal, 314 Bobb Alley, Cumbola, Blythe Township.

Allison M. Freewald and Albert M. Shaw Jr., 33 Mauch Chunk St., Tamaqua.

Ginger L. Alansky, 1234 E. Market St., Mahanoy City, and Brian J. Howley, 232 E. Mahanoy St., Mahanoy City.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011
William Evan Burrell

A son, William Evan Burrell, was born at 12:51 p.m. on Dec. 11, 2010 to Jennifer and David C. Burrell III of Tucson, Ariz.

He weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce and measured 20.5 inches long.

He was welcomed home by an older brother, Charles Burrell, who is 2 years old.

Maternal grandparents are Evan and Maria Bevan of Bethlehem.

Paternal grandparents are Mary and David C. Burrell Jr. of Lansford.

Paternal great-grandmother is Margaret Burrell of Tamaqua.

Monday, February 28, 2011
Eric Brown and Lindsay Meyers

Joseph and Cindy Meyers of Slatington have announced the engagement of their daughter Lindsay to Eric Brown, son of Darryl Brown of Hamburg and Deborah McDill of Reading.

The bride-to-be is a graduate of the Allentown School of Cosmetology.

She is employed as a hair stylist at Sydney's Haircolor Concept Salon, Coopersburg.

The prospective bridegroom is a graduate of Lincoln Technical Institute.

He is employed as a mechanical designer at Javen Engineering in Fort Washington.

A September 2011 wedding is planned.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Melissa M. Johnson, 26 Maple Lane, New Ringgold, and Robert A. Boyer Sr., 246 Ridge Road, Schuylkill Haven.

Nicole D. Moore, 800 Hazle St., Tamaqua, and Paul J. Yeager, 222 Green St., Tamaqua.

Renee L. Baker and Michael J. Sosar, 301 E. Grant St., McAdoo.

Genevieve Scullion and John T. Henne, 22 N. Greenwood St., Tamaqua.

Friday, February 25, 2011
Kevin Michael Lawfer

A son, Kevin Michael Lawfer, was born to Brian S. and Susan Ward Lawfer of Barnesville, at 5:52 p.m. on Jan. 23, 2011 at Lehigh Valley Hospital.

He weighed 5 pounds, 14 ounces, and measured 19 inches long.

Kevin has a 4-year-old sister, Julia Morgan Lawfer.

Maternal grandparents are George and Nancy Ward of Barnesville.

Paternal grandparents are Norwood and Carol Lawfer of Stony Run. Nancy Lawfer of Topton is the children's great-grandmother.

Friday, February 25, 2011
Shane Charles Thompson

THOMPSON A son, Shane Charles Thompson, was born on Jan. 30, 2011 at St. Luke's Hospital, Bethlehem, to Jo and Charles W. Thompson of Albrightsville.

He weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces, and measured 20 inches long.

Shane has two older brothers, Kyle, 18, and Jacob, 9.

Maternal grandmother is Juliana Nonnemacher of Albrightsville.

Paternal grandparents are Nancy and Dennis Kibler of Albrightsville, and William and Bunny Thompson of Franklin, Ga.

Paternal great-grandmother is Norine Bookman of West Babylon, N.Y.