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Announcements

Monday, October 18, 2010
Stephen Bariexca and Erin O'Gurek

William and Siobhan O'Gurek of Summit Hill, announce the engagement of their daughter, Erin Elizabeth, to Stephen Bariexca, son of Stephen and Gail Bariexca of Summit, N.J.

The bride-elect is a 2003 graduate of Marian High School, Hometown, and a 2008 graduate of Villanova University, where she received a bachelor of science degree in nursing.

She is employed as a critical care nurse at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Tahiti D. Kibler and Francis J. Sabol, 321 E. South St., Mahanoy City.

Deborah L. Bensinger and Tony A. Mundo, 229 Schuylkill Ave., Tamaqua.

Nicole P. Ems and Michale M. Lang, 252 W. Howard Ave., Coaldale.

Jennifer M. Frantz and David M. Roehl, 70 Washington St., Middleport.

Sezen Arabach and Robert J. Holland Jr., 61 Locust Ave., MaryD, Schuylkill Township.

Ruth E. Santamaria and Jose L. Vigo, 313 Penn St., Tamaqua.

Linda M. Thomas and Michael J. Loch, 534 E. Broad St., Tamaqua.

Jody D. Kehl and John E. Mickey III, 339 Hazleton St., Tamaqua.

Friday, October 15, 2010
Steve Kocher and Amber Walck

The engagement of Amber Walck of Fairfax, Va., to Steve Kocher, also of Fairfax, has been announced by her parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Rod and Cheryl Walck of Lehighton. She is a 2003 graduate of Lehighton Area High School. She graduated from Penn State University in 2007 with a bachelor of science degree in art education.

She is employed as a freelance makeup artist and also works for Customink.com.

Friday, October 15, 2010

The Palmerton Area High School Class of 1985 is holding a 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. If you have any to share, forward them to Andy Smith at andsmith@rcn.com or 320 East Market St., Bethlehem, PA 18018.

Friday, October 15, 2010
Addisyn Jewel Kirkendall

A daughter, Addisyn Jewel Kirkendall, was born at 12:38 p.m. on Aug. 6, 2010 at Lehigh Valley Hospital to Tracy Shupp and Richard Kirkendall of Lehighton.

She weighed 7 pounds, 8 1/2 ounces and measured 20 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Mark and Jean Shupp, Lehighton. Paternal grandparents are Kimberly Tracey, Allentown, and Richard Kirkendall, Lehighton.

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.