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Monday, December 2, 2013
Mr. and Mrs. Tony Plocinik

Mr. and Mrs. Tony Plocinik of Beltzville recently celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary.

They were married Nov. 5, 1983 at St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church in Lansford by the Rev. Dave Gillis.

Mrs. Plocinik is the former Ann Therese Kupec, daughter of Peter Kupec, Lansford, and the late Bernadine Kupec.

Her husband is the son of Ron Plocinik and Bernie Plocinik of Coaldale.

They have three children, Anthony, Ashley and Amanda, all at home.

Friday, November 29, 2013
Bryson Nicholas Brungard

A son, Bryson Nicholas Brungard, was born at 4:23 a.m. Oct. 3, 2013 at Lehigh Valley Hospital to Susanna Morgan and Nick Brungard of Andreas.

He weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces and measured 21 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Brenda Ritter and Frank Morgan of Lehighton.

Paternal grandmother is Tammy Zangari of Slatington.

Maternal great-grandparents are Barry-Lee and Susan Ahner of Lehighton. Maternal great-great-grandmother is Marian Ahner of Lehighton.

Monday, November 25, 2013
Mr. and Mrs. Larry A. Krome

Mr. and Mrs. Larry A. Krome of Gilbert recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

They were married Oct. 5, 1963 at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church in Brodheadsville by the Rev. Robert Galligan.

Mrs. Krome is the former Patricia Beck, daughter of the late Francis J. Beck and Myra Beck of Gilbert.

Mr. Krome is the son of Marjorie F. Krome, Gilbert, and the late Marvin R. Krome.

Monday, November 25, 2013
Kiley Mackenzie Melber

A daughter, Kiley Mackenzie Melber, was born at 8:25 a.m., Aug. 19, 2013 at St. Luke's, Allentown, to Nicole and Jay Melber of Allentown.

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

She was welcomed home by an older brother, Jakob, who is 6.

Maternal grandmother is Debbie Natysyn, Macungie.

Paternal grandparents are Harry and Shelly Melber of Jim Thorpe.

Monday, November 25, 2013
Scott B. Crown and Diane N. Pham

Diane N. Pham, daughter of Tham and Hanh Pham of Geneva, Ill., and Scott B. Crown, son of Barry and Wanda Crown of Stroudsburg, exchanged vows July 5, 2013 at the Portland Head Light, Fort Williams Park, in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Leslie Mills of St. Louis Park, Minn. officiated the double ring ceremony.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride chose Kate Zimmermann of New York, N.Y. as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Kristin Stack-Windsor of Wisconsin and Megan Willian of Seattle.

Matthew Schnell, Lehighton, cousin of the bridegroom, was best man.

Friday, November 22, 2013
Avonelle Faith Smithmyer

A daughter, Avonelle Faith Smithmyer, was born Aug. 30, 2013 at UPMC Altoona in Altoona, to Jason and Andrea (Arner) Smithmyer of Coalport, Pa.

She weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and measured 20 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Rick and Debbie Arner of New Ringgold.

Paternal grandparents are Bill and Cathy Smithmyer of Dysart, Pa.

Maternal great-grandparents are Roger and Hazle Arner, Tamaqua, and the late Ed and Sandy Solt of Davenport, Fla.

Friday, November 22, 2013
Margaret Fay

Margaret (Puglio) Fay, a resident at Heritage Hill Senior Community, will celebrate her 94th birthday on Nov. 21.

She was born in Hazleton, graduated from Hazleton High School and received a diploma as an RN from the Hazleton General Hospital School of Nursing. After graduating from nurses training, she and two other friends enlisted in the Army, serving a tour in Europe during World War II. During her time in the Army she traveled extensively throughout Europe.

Monday, November 18, 2013
Helen Rhoades

Helen (Reimiller) Rhoades, a resident at Heritage Hill Senior Community, Weatherly, is celebrating her 94th birthday.

Born in Hazleton on Nov. 16, 1919, she is the daughter of the late Clora and Charles Reimiller.

On Nov. 5, 1938, Helen wed Charles Rhoades, who died in 2004. They parented three children: Clo-Ellen Rhoades Triano of Richmond, Va., Charles Oscar Rhoades (deceased) and George Byron Rhoades of Weatherly.

Helen is the proud grandmother to seven: twins Scott and Shawn Rhoades, David Triano, Steven Triano, Michele Rhoades, Travis Rhoades and Caitlin Rhoades.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Jennifer L. Snider and Scott C. Kline Jr., 736 E. Pine St., Mahanoy City.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Ronald Ray Rausch Sr. and Jennifer Marie Harding, 1514 Weaversville Road, Northampton.