Sunday, December 21, 2014


Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The Tamaqua High School Class of 1964 will meet at 6:30 p.m. on May 8, at the home of Tom and Toni Jones in the New England Valley, Tamaqua.

The class will be planning its golden anniversary reunion.

All class members are welcome to attend.

Monday, April 28, 2014
Yuna Sarah Melber

A daughter, Yuna Sarah Melber, was born at 6:38 a.m. Jan. 26, 2014, at Lehigh Valley Hospital to Amanda and the Rev. Kenneth Melber Jr. of New Ringgold.

She weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and measured 20.5 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Allison Adams of Jim Thorpe and Will Rodgers, also of Jim Thorpe.

Paternal grandparents are Jolynn and Ken Melber Sr. of Lansford.

Maternal great-grandmother is Karen Evans of Jim Thorpe.

Paternal great-grandparents are Donald and Diane Melber of Jim Thorpe.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Ann M. Farrell and Isaac T. Evans, 222 Second St., Coaldale.

Melisa L. Shemwell and Jamie D. Serfass, 408 E. Union St., Tamaqua.

Amanda Leigh Creveling and Samuel B. Steigerwalt, 1023 Clamtown Road, Tamaqua.

Thursday, April 24, 2014
John Peter Spisak

SPISAK A son, John Peter Spisak, was born at 3:59 p.m. on March 31, 2014, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, to Janiel and John Spisak of Allentown.

He weighed 9 pounds, 2 ounces and measured 23 inches long.

He was welcomed home by a sister, Emma.

Maternal grandparents are Mark and Mary Jean Pfaff of Tannersville.

Paternal grandparents are Vince and Fran Spisak of Lansford.

Thursday, April 24, 2014
Cameron John Chitswara

CHITSWARA A son, Cameron John Chitswara, was born at 8:41 a.m. on Feb. 4, 2014, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, to Vincent Chitswara and Samantha Rutch-Chitswara of McAdoo.

He weighed 5 pounds, 15 ounces and measured 18.5 inches long.

He was welcomed home by an older sibling, Aiden, who is 3 years old.

Maternal grandparents are Barbara Rutch and the late Maury Rutch of Nesquehoning.

Paternal grandparents are Barbara and Vince Chitswara of McAdoo.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Lehighton Area High School Class of 1969 will hold its class reunion on May 31 at Mahoning Valley Country Club.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Nellie Johnson

Nellie (Greenwood) Johnson, a resident at Heritage Hill Senior Community, Weatherly, will celebrate her 97th birthday on April 24.

Born in Halifax, Yorkshire County, England, in 1917, Nellie has also resided in Cregah, Belfast (Northern Ireland) and Union, Newark, Irvington and Branchville, N.J.

Nellie was married to her loving husband, Horace, on April 27, 1946.

They both came to America on the Queen Mary in 1955 searching for those streets of gold. They were married for 49 years until his death in 1995.

Friday, April 18, 2014
Luca Giorgio Pacitti

A son, Luca Giorgio Pacitti, was born at 2:27 p.m. Feb. 3, 2014, at St. Luke's University Hospital in Bethlehem to Carla and Joseph Pacitti of Bethlehem.

He weighed 9 pounds, 14 ounces and measured 21 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Gregg and Cleo Baran of Hometown.

Paternal grandparents are Joseph and Christine Pacitti of Barto and the late Patricia Ann Pacitti.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Rachelle Elizabeth Butz and David John Kintz Jr., both of 17 Spruce Ave., Barnesville.

Bethany Brooke Stoops and Drake Pierce Ulrich, both of 59 Coal St., Middleport.

Pauline Y. Jordan, 130 N. Second St., Souderton, and William McNavage, 107 E. Ruddle St., Coaldale.

Friday, April 11, 2014

James Lawrence Hicks, 77 Cottonwood Drive, Jim Thorpe, and Donna Dreher, 2453 Allenbrook Drive, Apt. 6, Allentown.

Jose Angel Davis, 325 Mahoning St., Lehighton, and Nikole Marie Horn, 2215 Indian Hill Road, Lehighton.

Edward Charles Hayles and Tereick Tracyann Lewis, 94 Oak Ridge Drive, Albrightsville.

Steven Scott Benson Jr. and Rebecca Suzanne Reeser, 29 Blackfoot Trail, Albrightsville.

Michael Robert Sluck and Megan Woods Bialek, 10 E. Catawissa St., Apt. 4, Nesquehoning.