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Monday, August 30, 2010
Mary (Mazurick) Kapish

Mary (Mazurick) Kapish, a resident at Heritage Hill Senior Community in Weatherly, celebrated her 97th birthday on Sunday.

Born on Aug. 29, 1913 in Mahanoy City, she also resided in West Hazleton and Hazleton Heights.

She was married to her husband, Andrew Kapish for 49 years until his passing in 1981. They had one son, Calvin "Jackie" Kapish who passed away in 2001.

Monday, August 30, 2010

This is the last call for members of the Palmerton Area High School graduating Class of 1955 for the upcoming class reunion.

The 55-year reunion will be held on Saturday, Sept. 11 at the Blue Mountain Ski Lodge in Palmerton starting at 5 p.m.

For questions or reservations call Richard Nothstein at (610) 826-7339 or Dorothy Strohl at (610) 826-4751.

Monday, August 30, 2010
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

A 70th Anniversary Reunion Picnic was held Aug. 21 by the Class of 1940 of Tamaqua High School. Carl Hafer hosted an old-fashioned picnic at the Knights of Columbus, Coaldale. Fourteen class members and 25 guests attended. Classmates attending were, seated from left, Margaret Demichele Mettenet, Harrisburg; Julia Constantine Quici, Berwin; Ruth Deem Brown, Tamaqua; Fern Clemson Kelton, New Town Square; and Fern DeArmit Edwards, Lake Milton, Ohio.

Friday, August 27, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Scarpati

Veronica Tripaldi, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Tripaldi, Jr. of Walnutport; and Jerome F. Scarpati, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerome P. Scarpati of Jim Thorpe, were united in marriage on June 19, 2010 at Immaculate Conception Church in Jim Thorpe.

The Rev. James Ward, Msgr. John Chizmar and the Rev. Terry Devino officiated the double ring ceremony.

Kristine Betz was the organist, while Penn Strings provided violin and cello accompaniment. Jeanette Richards and Daniel Marx were the soloists.

Friday, August 27, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Podlinski Jr.

Jenyne Scarpati, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerome P. Scarpati of Jim Thorpe, became the bride of Robert Paul Podlinski Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Podlinski Sr., of Cherry Hill, N.J. on Sept. 26, 2009 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jim Thorpe.

Monsignor John Chizmar and the Rev. James Ward concelebrated the double ring ceremony.

Kristine Betz was the organist, while Darryl Seiwell played the trumpet and Debra Reilly played the violin. Jeanette Richards was the soloist.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Gary Dale Borger and Jennifer Louise Frank, 3827 Apple Rd., Northampton.

Chad Guy Solt and Beth Ann Williams, 1 W. Railroad St., Nesquehoning.

Nhamdi Ikechkuw Ndukwe and Cheryl Lynn Walker, 502 Center St., Apt. 5, Jim Thorpe.

Benjamin Nicholas Augustine and Bhea Fedelina Cruz, 205 Chain Circle, New Ringgold.

Anthony Wayne Krum and Debra Jean Peck, 176 Hudsondale St., Weatherly.

David Michael Farkas and Megan Marie Phillips, 244 S. Second St., Lehighton.

Thursday, August 26, 2010
Isabella Lucia Rose D'Ancona

A daughter, Isabella Lucia Rose D'Ancona, was born at 12:42 p.m. on June 5, 2010, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, to Regina Marie (Turner) and Marco D'Ancona of, Nesquehoning. She weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces and was 19.25 inches long.

Isabella was welcomed home by her older siblings, Agostino, 11; and Vincenzo, 10.

Maternal grandparents are Mary Ann Bubon, Tamaqua; and Victor and Elaine Turner of Jim Thorpe.

Paternal grandmother is Lucia D'Ancona of Lansford.

Thursday, August 26, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Santore

Janel Semmel, daughter of Ron and Diane Semmel of Lehighton, became the bride of Phillip Santore of Lehighton, son of Angelo Santore Sr. and Christine Santore of Nesquehoning, on July 9, 2010 at Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic in a double ring ceremony.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride chose her sister, Gina Nailor, as matron of honor.

Angelo Santore Jr., brother of the bridegroom, served as best man. Ring bearers were Mitchell and Mason Nailor.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Ashley Nicole Tassone and Mark Allen Anthony, 77 Willow Street, Jim Thorpe.

Krystal A. Stanton and Gerald E. Shick Jr., 3 Wolfe St., Middleport.

Tonya L. Yurcho, 26 W. Pine St., Sheppton, East Union Township and Jared M. Mummey, 859 Mountain Road, Bloomsburg.

Dana Marie Fogel, 21 Trenton, Mahanoy Township, and Mark Anthony Wizak, 520 E. Mahanoy St., Mahanoy City.

Deborah A. Mensch, 123 N. Second St., Catawissa, and William R. Fryer, 2A Main St., New Philadelphia.

Nina Marie Garzio and Christopher L. Thompson, 631 Arlington St., Tamaqua.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Ashley Zigmant and Dante Martire

Mr. and Mrs. James Zigmant of Hometown have announced the engagement of their daughter, Ashley, to Dante Martire of Cranberry.

The bride-elect is a cum laude graduate of the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia with a doctor of pharmacy degree.

She is employed by Giant Pharmacy in Allentown.

Her fiance is a graduate of Temple University, where he earned a degree in chemistry.

He also graduated from Coordinated Health, Bethlehem, as a certified orthopedic technician.

The couple is planning a fall 2011 wedding.