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Announcements

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The Panther Valley High School Class of 1986 is currently organizing its 25-year reunion in 2011.

Fellow classmates are invited to send contact information to Anthony DeGiosio at degfam92@comcast.net, or by mail to 540 Jefferson Blvd., Jefferson Township, PA 18436.

In addition, an organizational meeting for this reunion will be held at Kelly's Pub in Lansford on Saturday, Jan. 22 at 4 p.m.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Hall

Christine Knoblauch, Glendale, Calif., and Christopher Hall, also of Glendale, were united in marriage on Sept. 25, 2010 in the Marsh Chapel at Boston University in Boston, Mass. Officiating at the double ring ceremony was the Rev. Clifton Thuma and the Rev. Whitney Hall, sister of the bridegroom. The pianist was Ronald Knepper and the vocalist was Paulo Brasil, both of Boston.

The bride is the daughter of Elizabeth and James Knoblauch of Winter Park, Fla., and formerly of Tamaqua and Alburtis, Pa.

Monday, January 17, 2011

The Lansford High School Alumni Association will hold a reunion planning meeting at The Sports Zoo in Lansford at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 19.

Any interested graduate of Lansford High School is invited to attend.

Friday, January 14, 2011
Stephanie Ann Palko

Stephanie Ann Palko, a resident at Heritage Hill Senior Community in Weatherly, is celebrating her 93rd birthday on Jan. 17.

Born in 1918 in Plainfield, N.J., Stephanie also resided in Perth Amboy and Edison, N.J. Stephanie was married to her loving husband, Michael "Mickey" Palko for 30 years until his passing. She is the proud mother of three children, Barbara Davis of New Jersey and Stuart, Fla.; George Sawicki of Jim Thorpe; and Michael Palko of Florida. She is also the proud grandmother of five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Friday, January 14, 2011
Brody Philip D'Souza

A son, Brody Philip D'Souza, was born at 6:49 a.m. on Nov. 30, 2010 at Rex Women's Center in Raleigh, N.C. to Stephanie L. and Vijay T. D'Souza.

He weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces and measured 21 inches long.

Brody was welcomed home by his older brother Gavin Thomas, 3.

Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Dally and Mr. Thomas R. Lisella, all of Tamaqua.

Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Philip D'Souza of Gaithersburg, Md.

Great-grandparents are Mrs. Alfred Reese of Mahoning Valley and Mr. Christy Lisella of Summit Hill.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Christopher Wayne Warner, 149 W. Ridge St., Apt. 1A, Lansford, and Audrey Marie Coady, 324 Ridge Terrace, Coaldale.

Friday, January 7, 2011
Meghan Paige Sendel

SENDEL A daughter, Meghan Paige Sendel, was born at 3:50 p.m. on Nov. 29, 2010 at Virtua Hospital, Voorhees, N.J. to Charlene and Erik Sendel of Marlton, N.J.

She weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and measured 20 1/2 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Kathy and Tom Winkelspecht of Albrightsville. Paternal grandparents are Diane and Bill Sendel of Howell, N.J.

Maternal great-grandparents are Claire and Bill Goodwin, Delran, N.J.

Paternal great-grandmother is Rita Shanfelt of Jim Thorpe.

Friday, January 7, 2011
Andrew Bowman and Kayla Sherry

The engagement of Kayla Sherry, daughter of David and Kimberly Sherry of Lehighton, and Andrew Bowman, son of Michael and Janice Bowman of Ashfield, has been announced by the couple's parents.

The bride-to-be is a junior at East Stroudsburg University, where she is majoring in elementary education, and minoring in English.

The prospective bridegroom is a junior at Kutztown University, where he is majoring in music education.

A 2013 wedding is being planned.

Thursday, January 6, 2011
Brian David Reese

A son, Brian David Reese, was born at 1:52 p.m. on Oct. 18, 2010 at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown to Diane and Dave Reese of Jim Thorpe.

He weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces and measured 20.5 inches long.

He was welcomed home by his big sister Keira Elizabeth, 3.

Maternal grandparents are Barbara and Louie Sommers, Summit Hill.

Paternal grandparents are Rose and Randy Reese of Jim Thorpe.

Thursday, January 6, 2011
Matthew Bloom and Melissa Bogart

The engagement of Melissa Bogart, daughter of Timothy and Annette Bogart, Lehighton, to Matthew Bloom, son of Harvey and June Bloom of Randolph, Mass., has been announced by the couple's parents.

The bride-to-be is a 2001 graduate of Lehighton Area High School.

She graduated from Lehigh Carbon Community College with an associate degree in paralegal studies and works as an office manager at Cheng Law Offices, P.C., Palmerton.