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Wednesday, September 15, 2010
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

The Tamaqua High School Class of 1960 held a 50th-anniversary reunion on Aug. 28 at the New England Fire Company, Walker Township. The 60 class members in attendance were joined by nine former educators. The teachers are seated in the front row flanked by class members Nancy Brode Barron and Vincent Caputo. Teachers included: Lorchak Yurchak, Sarah Ann Richards, Curt Steigerwalt, Dr. H. Bruce Geiger, Richard Jones, Harry Fetterman, Harold Boyer, Mary Ellen Boyer and Nicholas Young.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Members of the Bowmanstown School reunion committee are, front row, Doris Swolensky, Barbara Meinhart, Marlene Shupp and Carole Parsons. Back, Beth Rehrig, Lawrence Rehrig, Laird Swantz and Shirley Sickels.

Bowmanstown School is no longer, but the building has gone on to serve the community in a number of ways.

The students who attended the two-story building continue to meet and renew the friendships they made many years ago.

Recently, 65 classmates and guests had a chance to gather for the school's 12th reunion at Franklin Township Fire Company.

Attendees came from as far away as Florida, Arizona and Tennessee.

The school building is now used as a borough hall. It was formerly used as headquarters for Head Start.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Melissa Luchetta and Christian Caputo

The engagement of Melissa Luchetta of East Providence, R.I. to Christian Caputo, also of East Providence, has been announced by their families.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Stephen and Verna Luchetta of Andreas. She is a 2005 Tamaqua Area High School graduate, and a 2007 graduate of LCCC, where she received an associate degree in veterinary technology. She is employed as a licensed veterinary technician at Atwood Animal Hospital in Cranston, R.I.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Alan Sienkiewicz

Cheryl A. Kemp of Lehighton, and Alan Sienkiewicz, also of Lehighton, were united in marriage on Aug. 14, 2010 at the East Penn Sporting Club Social Hall in Lehighton. The Rev. William Thompson officiated the wedding ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of David and Thelma Eickhoff. She was given in marriage by her sons, Matthew Bryfogle and Kyle Kemp. She chose her daughter, Susan Powell, to serve as matron of honor. Her daughter, Kimberly Kemp, was a bridesmaid.

Matthew Bryfogle also served as best man, while his brother, Kyle Kemp, was the usher.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The Third Parryville School Reunion will be held on Saturday, Oct. 9, at Franklin Township Fire Company. Doors open at 4 p.m. with dinner served at 6 p.m.

Deadline for reservations has been extended to Sept. 18. Letters with information and the cost were previously sent to classmates. Those wishing to reserve their place should send a check made payable to Parryville School Reunion and mailed to Irene Hopstock, 1375 Cherry Hill Rd., Palmerton, PA 18071. For more information call Hopstock at (610) 377-1646.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Jessica Holly A. Landis and Kevin M. Hoy, 517 Third St., Nesquehoning.

Jessica L. Sediva, 220 E. White St., Summit Hill, and Christopher M. Fessler, 219 Mahangtongo St., Pottsville.

Suzanne L. Deoliveira and Christopher M. Spece, 208 E. Railroad St., New Ringgold.

Monday, September 13, 2010
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

The Lehighton High School Class of 1948 held its 62nd-year class reunion on Aug. 25 at The Terrace Restaurant in Walnutport with 31 class members attending. They included, front row from left: Theodore David, Gloria Lichtenwalter Campbell, Ann Buck Schumacher, Philip Paulsen, Janet Daugherty Alger, James Wentz and Ruth Smith. Second row, Dorothea Lacko Peters, Bernice Steigerwalt Kleintop, Beverly Kern David, Wayne Bauchspies, Fernley Palmer and Lawrence Andreas.

Friday, September 10, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Berdell Fritz

Mr. and Mrs. Berdell Fritz of Andreas recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

They were married on Aug. 27, 1960 by the late Rev. Wilbur Moyer.

They are members of St. Peter's Church, Mantzville.

Mrs. Fritz, the former Lorraine Berger, is the daughter of the late Arthur and Marian (Hagenbuch) Berger. Mr. Fritz is the son of the late John and Margaret (Hoppes) Fritz.

They have a daughter Deborah, wife of William Mooney, and a granddaughter, Miranda.

Friday, September 10, 2010

The Third Parryville School Reunion will be held on Saturday, Oct. 9, at Franklin Township Fire Company. Doors open at 4 p.m. with dinner served at 6 p.m.

Deadline for reservations has been extended to Sept. 18. Letters with information and the cost were previously sent to classmates. Those wishing to reserve their place should send a check made payable Parryville School Reunion and mailed to Irene Hopstock, 1375 Cherry Hill Rd., Palmerton, PA 18071. For more information call Hopstock at (610) 377-1646.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Matthew Jarrod Patrick, 275 S. First St., Lehighton, and Emily Virginia Mieczkowski, 328 Mahoning Drive East, Lehighton.

Mark Michael Marek and Rose Marie Cashel, 585 McIntosh Lane, Andreas.

Scott Allen Rex and Leeann Marie Heine, 729 N. First St., Lehighton.

Christopher Allen Luther and Kathleen Helene Kukk, 40 Mill Drive, Tamaqua.

Michael Joseph Matyascik and Crystal Joann Neff, 9173 Schantz Rd., Breinigsville.

Michael Anthony Wieand, 189 S. Fourth St., Lehighton, and Ashley Marie Kobal, 311 W. Water St., Lansford.