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Announcements

Friday, October 15, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Zachary Steigerwalt

Laurel Evans and Zachary Steigerwalt were united in marriage on May 29, 2010 at Zion's Stone Church in New Ringgold. The Rev. Michael Frost officiated at the double ring ceremony. Audrey Christ was the organist.

The bride is the daughter of Brenda Geissinger of White Haven and John Evans of Sunbury, and stepdaughter of Larry Joffee of White Haven.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride chose Angela Steigerwalt of Tamaqua as her maid of honor. Bridesmaids included Shaina Hodge and Stacy Bowman, both of Tamaqua.

Friday, October 15, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey R. Howard

Megan Elizabeth Horowski, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Adam Horowski, Lehighton, became the bride of Jeffrey Robert Howard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Howard, Norristown, on June 25, 2010 at Visitation BVM Church in Trooper, Pa.

The Rev. Matthew Trailes, a friend of the bridegroom, officiated at the double ring ceremony. Robert Bonanno was the organist.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride chose Rebecca Foreaker, Lehighton, as matron of honor. Bridesmaids included Andrea Cosumano, Norristown; Heather Hardy, Jim Thorpe; and Allison Stofanik, Bechtelsville.

Friday, October 15, 2010

David Gordon Betz and Melissa Ann Healey, 213 North Ave., Jim Thorpe.

Joseph Scott Binder and Jamie Lee Solt, 315 Union Hill Rd., Box 283, Lehighton.

Michael Christopher Hawk and Yang Zhang, 1115 Wintergreen Rd., Palmerton.

Scott David Kibler and Joline Lynn Ahner, 224 E. Ridge St., Lansford.

Thursday, October 14, 2010
Tegan Thorn Fairchild

A son, Tegan Thorn Fairchild, was born on Sept. 16, 2010 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, to Melissa and Scott Fairchild of Lehighton. He weighed 6 pounds, 14.9 ounces and measured 20.5 inches long.

The new baby was welcomed home by his four older siblings; Trenton, 17; Tanner, 13; Jessica, 8; and Talin, 2 1/2.

Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Robert Klotz Sr., Lehighton.

Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Eremus, and Virginia Fairchild and the late Philman Fairchild Jr., all of Lehighton.

Thursday, October 14, 2010
Julie A. Juliano and Gregory M. Seyfried

The engagement of Julie Ann Juliano of Lehighton, to Gregory Michael Seyfried, also of Lehighton, has been announced by her parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of William Carmen Juliano and Debra Ann Juliano of Lehighton. She holds an associates degree in applied science in veterinary medicine. She is employed by the Allentown Animal Clinic.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of Michael Thomas Seyfried and Renee Karen Seyfried of Lehighton. A high school graduate, he is employed by the Wal-Mart Distribution Center.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Tabitha M. Chapman and David R. Hicks Jr., 25 N. Railroad St., Tamaqua.

Rebecca L. Leiby, 977 Catawissa Rd., Tamaqua, and Daniel J. Hepler, 124 Rice Rd., Ashland.

Beverly A. Clover and Dean A. Lott, 22 S. Catawissa St., Mahanoy City.

Cynthia M. Miller and Dean K. Miller, 1262 Spring Rd., Andreas, West Penn Township.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Hartman Sr.

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Hartman Sr., Franklin Township, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary recently.

They were married on Sept. 24, 1960 by the late Rev. Allen Hanson at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Big Creek, in Franklin Township.

Mrs. Hartman is the former Esther Cressley, daughter of the late Robert and Esther Cressley of Franklin Township. Her husband is the son of the late Edward and Elsie Hartman (Koch) of Franklin Township.

Monday, October 11, 2010
Kamran David Knittle

A son, Kamran David Knittle, was born at 8:19 p.m. on Sept. 17, 2010 at Lehigh Valley Hospital to Jessica and Kyle Knittle of Lansford. He weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and measured 22 inches long.

He was welcomed home by older siblings, Kyla, 9, and Jessika, 8.

Maternal grandparents are the late Linda and Doug Stein.

Paternal grandparents are Denise and David Knittle of Lansford.

Monday, October 11, 2010
Braeden Michael Douglas Costello

A son, Braeden Michael Douglas Costello, was born at 6:14 p.m. on Sept. 14, 2010 at St. Luke's Hospital, Allentown, to Joie Rauch and Justin Costello of Jim Thorpe.

He weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces and measured 20 inches long.

He was welcomed home by an older sister, Kaylyn Costello, 3.

Maternal grandparents are Paulette and Joseph Rauch of Jim Thorpe. Paternal grandparents are Christopher Costello of Lansdale and Judith Costello of Allentown.

Monday, October 11, 2010
Josh A. Wank and Jena L. Wassmer

The engagement of Jena L. Wassmer, Andreas, to Josh A. Wank, Lansford, has been announced by their parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Wayne and Lynn Wassmer of Andreas. She is a 2004 graduate of Tamaqua Area High School, and a 2008 graduate of Moravian College, where she earned a bachelor's degree in English language/literature and elementary education. She is an elementary teacher in the Lehighton Area School District.