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Announcements

Monday, October 25, 2010
Matthew Arthur Alban

A son, Matthew Arthur Alban, was born at 2:56 p.m. on July 19, 2010 in Winchester, Va., to Kay (Mehalko) and Jeffrey Alban, Front Royal, Va.

He weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces and measured 20 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Joseph and Sandra Mehalko of Hometown.

Paternal grandparents are Michael and Janis Alban of Hopewell Junction, N.Y.

Monday, October 25, 2010
Joe Stellar and Kerry Wayne

The engagement of Kerry Wayne of White Plains, N.Y., to Joe Stellar of Newfoundland, Pa., has been announced by the couple's parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chace Wayne of Downingtown, Pa. She is a 2001 graduate of Downingtown High School, and a 2005 graduate of King's College in Wilkes-Barre.

She is a New York vaccine sales representative for Sanofi Pasteur.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of James and Denise Stellar of Lehighton. He is a 2001 graduate of Lehighton Area High School, and a 2005 graduate of King's College.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Shawn Steven Klingle and Kristin Lee Behler, 1080 Forest Inn Rd., Palmerton.

Brian David White Sr., 134 Bridge St., Lehighton, and Jeanmarie Russell Fox, 126 N. Fourth St., Lehighton.

Monday, October 25, 2010
Tim A. David and Sara L. Withers

The engagement of Sara L. Withers, Lehighton, to Tim A. David, also of Lehighton, has been announced by his father.

The bride is the daughter of the late Dr. Donald Schrader and Marjorie Schrader.

She is a graduate of Newbury Park High School, Newbury Park, Calif., and attended USC, Los Angeles, Calif. for two years. She is employed as the personnel manager for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., working for 15 years at the Lehighton stores; and for one year at the Trexlertown store.

The prospective bridegroom is a 1977 graduate of Lehighton Area High School.

Monday, October 25, 2010
Avery Catherine Barry

A daughter, Avery Catherine Barry, was born at 12:32 a.m. on Oct. 9, 2010 at St. Luke's Hospital, Allentown, to Kimberly and Brandon Barry of Lehighton.

She weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and measured 20.5 inches long.

She was welcomed home by her two older sisters, Hannah, 4, and Hailey, 2.

Maternal grandparents are Danny and Karen Stubits of Lehighton.

Paternal grandparents are Don and Kay Barry of Lehighton.

Friday, October 22, 2010
Amanda E. Boyle and Michael E. Searfoss

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Boyle of Tamaqua have announced the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Elizabeth, to Michael Edward Searfoss, son of Carol Searfoss and the late Edward Searfoss III of Reading.

The bride-to-be is a 2001 graduate of Marian Catholic High School and a 2004 graduate of Alvernia College. She has a M.Ed. from Penn State University and is currently teaching fifth grade at St. Peter School in Reading.

Friday, October 22, 2010
Kristopher Kromer and Amanda Frey

The engagement of Amanda Frey, Walnutport, to Kristopher Kromer, also of Walnutport, has been announced by her parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Robert and Lisa Frey of Kunkletown. She is a 2003 graduate of Palmerton Area High School and a 2007 graduate of Kutztown University, where she earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education.

She is employed as a substitute teacher in the Palmerton and Northern Lehigh school districts.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of Kathie Hein of Coplay, and Ron and Sherry Kromer of Allentown.

Friday, October 22, 2010

The Palmerton Area High School Class of 1985 will hold its 25-year reunion on Saturday, Nov. 27 from 6-11 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Country Club, Palmerton.

Dinner will be buffet-style. Reservations must be made by Nov. 1.

Organizers are looking for pictures of senior year. Forward them to Andy Smith at andsmith@rcn.com or 320 East Market St., Bethlehem, PA 18018.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Roxanne M. Fulton and Robert B. Hobbs Jr., 372 Wildcat Rd., Tamaqua.

Jane A. Gullion and Guido Caracappaj, 108 Weatherill St., New Ringgold.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Dorothy and Edward Rummel of Tamaqua will celebrate their 61st wedding anniversary on Thursday. They were married on Oct. 21, 1949.

The Rummels have four children: two sons, Donald and Terry; and two daughters, Susan and Sandy.

They also have eight grandchildren: Amanda Constinbader, Brad Sanders, Brian Rummel, Kathy Rummel, Elizabeth Hein, Melissa Lindenmuth, Mark McDonald and Michael Rummel.

They have six great-grandchildren: Natale Hein, Machenna Hein, Kira Lindenmuth, Kiara McDonald, Jace Rummel and Frank Constinbader.