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Thursday, December 2, 2010
Troy Allen "TJ"Hartman Jr.

HARTMAN A son, Troy Allen "T.J." Hartman Jr., was born to Melissa and Troy Hartman of West Penn Township at 10:27 p.m., on Oct. 18, 2010, in St. Luke's Hospital, Allentown.

He weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces, and measured 21 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Diann and Charles Urban of Lehighton. Paternal grandparents are Bruce and Darlene Hartman, also of Lehighton.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Blanche Esther (Brooks) Garrett

Blanche Esther (Brooks) Garrett, a resident at Heritage Hill Senior Community in Weatherly celebrated her 90th birthday on Nov. 26.

Born in Nesquehoning in 1920, Blanche also resided in Lansford, Jim Thorpe, Lake Harmony and New Jersey.

A graduate of Summit Hill High School, Blanche worked in the Windsor Department Store in Lehighton and Brights Department Store, and she managed the coffee and Italian shop at Split Rock Lodge.

She was married to Russell Warran Garrett for 14 years until his passing in 1996.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Sommers

Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Sommers of Summit Hill recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married by the late Monsignor Francis Haley at St. Joseph's Church in Summit Hill on Sept. 24, 1960.

Mrs. Sommers is the former Elizabeth "Liz" Matta, daughter of the late Joseph and Jean Matta of Lansford. Her husband is the son of the late Patsy and Katie Sommers of Summit Hill.

The couple has three children: Alex Sommers and his girlfriend, Susan, of Summit Hill; Jeremy Sommers, also of Summit Hill; and Patricia Sommers of Schwenksville.

Monday, November 29, 2010
Dominic J. Portanova and April L. Kadlecik

The engagement of April Lynn Kadlecik of Brooklyn, N.Y. to Dominic Joseph Portanova, also of Brooklyn, has been announced by her parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Paul Kadlecik of Lansford, and Cynthia Melnick Kadlecik of Coaldale. She is a 2001 graduate of Panther Valley High School and holds a bachelor of art degree in psychology from Temple University.

She is currently enrolled in a graduate school program at Long Island University in New York City.

Monday, November 29, 2010

John Charles Miles, 10 Chestnut Ridge Circle, Kunkletown, and Brittany May MacFarlane, 723 First St., Palmerton.

Mark Anthony Stemko Jr. and Renee Nicole Haggerty, 65 Church St., Milnesville.

Todd Bernard Mendez and Michelle Scherre Thomas, 673 Princeton Ave., Palmerton.

Monday, November 29, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Paul

Mary Lou and Louis Paul of Nesquehoning recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. They were married Oct. 5, 1985 in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Nesquehoning, by the late Rev. Paul Welkie.

Mrs. Paul is the daughter of the late Gene and Georgine (Coniglio) Kennedy, formerly of Nesquehoning.

Mr. Paul is the son of Louise (Vitek) Paul-Solomon, Lansford, and the late Michael Paul. He is also the stepson of the late Andrew Solomon.

Monday, November 29, 2010
Marlin and Antionette "Dolly" Schuetrumpf

Mr. and Mrs. Marlin Schuetrumpf of Tamaqua celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary recently.

They were married on Nov. 24, 1960 in St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Summit Hill, by the late Rev. Msgr. J. Francis Haley.

Mrs. Schuetrumpf is the former Antionette "Dolly" Cusanelli, daughter of the late Anthony and Mary Cusanelli of Summit Hill.

Mr. Schuetrumpf is the son of the late Elmer and Agnes Schuetrumpf. He is retired from Sonaco of Reading.

The couple has one son, David of Tamaqua, and two grandchildren, Amber and Cory Schuetrumpf.

Monday, November 29, 2010
Jeanine Burdick and Lance Edmonds

The engagement of Jeanine Burdick of Hometown, to Lance Edmonds, also of Hometown, has been announced by the couple's parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Patricia Burdick of Lansford. She is a 2000 graduate of Panther Valley High School. She is a certified nursing assistant and is employed at St. Luke's Miners Memorial Hospital in Coaldale.

Monday, November 29, 2010
Hailey Lynn George

A daughter, Hailey Lynn George, was born at 1:50 a.m. on Oct. 22, 2010 at St. Luke's, Allentown, to Kristie and Matthew George of Lehighton. She weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces, and measured 21.5 inches long.

She was welcomed home by her big brother, Mason, 3.

Maternal grandparents are Debbie and Dennis Green of Palmerton. Maternal great-grandparents are William and Betty Green of Palmerton and the late Mildred Kochen.

Friday, November 26, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Miller Jr.

Amy Tristan Zubek, the daughter of Joseph and Mary Zubek of Summit Hill, became the bride of Robert Joseph Miller Jr., the son of Robert and Bonnie Miller of Tamaqua, on Aug. 21, 2010, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Summit Hill. The Rev. James Burdess officiated the double ring ceremony. Thomas McCall was the vocalist and Sally Ann Derby was the organist.