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Announcements

Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Special to the TIMES NEWS

The Tamaqua High School Class of 1950 held a 60 anniversary reunion with dinner at the Top of the 80's Restaurant in West Hazleton.

Monday, September 20, 2010

The second reunion of the One Room Elementary Schools in Franklin Township will be held Oct. 2, at the Franklin Township Fire Co., Fairyland Road, Franklin Township.

Anyone who attended any of the schools is invited to attend the reunion. For more information, call Althea at (610) 377-3498, Patty at (610) 379-4274 or Florence at (570) 325-3118.

Monday, September 20, 2010
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Members of the Class of 1960 of Marian High School gathered for their golden reunion on Sept. 5 at The Lantern, Nesquehoning.

Monday, September 20, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. George Huber

George and Diane Huber recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. They were married Sept. 15 at St. Matthew's UCC, Kunkletown. The Revs. Warren Beeman and Leon Zinkler officiated. Terrie Murphy Mahala was the maid of honor and Bruce Young was the best man. They honeymooned in Maui.

Diane is the daughter of Janet and the late Robert R. Smith of Kunkletown.

Mr. Huber is the son of Roberta and the late James Burgess of Throckmorton, Texas.

Friday, September 17, 2010

The Panther Valley High School Class of 1980 will be holding an informal gathering at the Whitewater Rafting Adventures, 101 W. Adventure Trail, Nesquehoning on Saturday, Oct. 9, beginning at 3 p.m.

If you are a family member or a friend of a member of the class of 1980 who has moved from the area, please pass the information on to them.

For more information, contact the committee at mtm917@hotmail.com.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Michelle A. Scheeler and Barry T. Keating, 45 Lakeside Ave., Delano.

Theresa A. Swire and Anthony P. Biacco, 14 DeepHole Road, Drums.

Kerry J. Strohl, 61 W. Ninth St., Jim Thorpe, and Eugene J. McHugh Jr., 22 N. Hancock St., McAdoo.

Heather M. Koons and Todd L. Taylor, 179 Owl Creek Road, Tamaqua.

Tina L. Villeneuve and Lester D. Gassert Jr., 23 Tomahawk Lane, New Ringgold.

Joann M. Holdrum and Michael A. Haywood, 500 W. Green St., Hazleton.

Melanie A. Perla and Brian T. Murray, 446 E. Elm St., Tamaqua.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Jon Joseph Lynn and Nicole Ann Derr, 404 W. Lulow St., Summit Hill.

Shaun Michael Arndt and Kristy Ann Foley, 9927 Lyons Mill Rd., Owings Mills. Md.

Bernard Andrew Utrata Jr. and Erin Elizabeth Amman, 2025 Hoover Ave., Apt. H, Allentown.

Alfonso Best, 3150 Broadway, Apt. 20B, New York, N.Y., and Ellen Norman Major, 403 Lansford Court, Lansford.

Scott Allen Easterday and Lucy Akers, 340 N. First St., Lehighton.

Friday, September 17, 2010
Phineas Alexander Benyo

A son, Phineas Alexander Benyo, was born on Aug. 27, 2010 at St. Luke's Hospital, Bethlehem, to Tara and Tim Benyo of Breinigsville.

He weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and measured 19.5 inches in length.

Maternal grandparents are Liz and Ken Haug and Karen and Mike Takacs, all of Bethlehem.

Paternal grandparents are Darlene and Andrew Benyo, Jim Thorpe.

Paternal great-grandparents are Dorothy and the late Shorty Benyo, and the late Pauline and Corky Witt, all of Jim Thorpe.

Thursday, September 16, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. James David Kravelk

Nesquehoning Recreation Center was the setting for the June 19 wedding of Donna Marie Katz and James David Kravelk of Nesquehoning. The double ring ceremony was officiated by District Judge Casimir T. Kosciolek, and Robyn Hill was the organist.

The bride was given in marriage by her son, Charles A. Jackson III of Burke, Va. Her daughter, Christine Duddek of Pittston, was the maid of honor. The bride's sister, Mary Gaftney of Toms River, N.J., was the bridesmaid.

Thursday, September 16, 2010
Ryan O'Donnell and Courtney Wehr

The engagement of Courtney Wehr of Andreas, to Ryan O'Donnell of New Ringgold, has been announced by their parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Bob and Robin Wehr of Andreas. She is a 2006 graduate of Tamaqua Area High School and will graduate from Kutztown University in December 2010 with a bachelor's degree in elementary education and a concentration in mathematics.