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Announcements

Friday, July 2, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Sparich on their wedding day.

Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Sparich of Lehighton, formerly of Nesquehoning, recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.

They were married on July 1, 1950 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Nesquehoning.

Mrs. Sparich is the former Maria Dardas, daughter of the late Magdalene and Ernest Dardas of Lansford.

Mr. Sparich is the son of the late Anna and Michael Sparich of Nesquehoning.

The couple has three children: Nicholas Jr., Ernest and Christina.

Friday, July 2, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Snoha

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Snoha, 330 W. Ludlow St., Summit Hill, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on May 21.

They were married in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Summit Hill, by the late Rev. Msgr. J. Francis Haley.

A Mass was held in their honor on June 19 in St. Joseph Catholic Church with the Rev. James Burdess, pastor, officiating, assisted by Deacon Skip La Police. The Snohas' four grandchildren offered the readings and three other grandchildren presented the offertory gifts.

Mrs. Snoha is the former Louise Cusanelli of Summit Hill.

Friday, July 2, 2010
Austin Cole Vogelei

A son, Austin Cole Vogelei, was born at 12:38 p.m. on May 18, 2010 at Lehigh Valley Hospital Cedar Crest to Kara and Harry Vogelei of Barto, Pa.

He weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces and measured 19 inches long.

The new baby was welcomed home by his older siblings, Kaydance, 5, and Dallas, 3.

Maternal grandparents are Jeff George and Carolyn Smiley of Palmerton.

Paternal grandparents are Harry and Regina Vogelei of Pottstown.

Maternal great-grandparents are Robert Weaver of Nesquehoning, and Kenneth and Loretta George of Palmerton.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Dottie M. Conley and Robert D. Rotkiske, 353 Mush Dahl Rd., New Ringgold.

Carrie D. Schmick and James H. Chirstiman Jr., 149 W. Moser Ave., Coaldale.

Kelly E. Urban and Garrett W. McMullen, Box 82115, Tyonek, Alaska. Urban is formerly of Orwigsburg and McMullen of Tamaqua.

Deneen Lee Igo, Box 205, Barnesville, and Tyler John Reese, 91 E. Main St., Ringtown.

Theresa Marie Stine and David C. Holman, 604 State Rd., Barnesville.

Amanda L. Breiner, 102 Saint Peter's Rd., Tamaqua, and Dylan M. Peter, 1230 Main St., Slatington.

Friday, July 2, 2010

The Tamaqua Area High School Class of 1975 is updating its addresses on class members for the 35-year class reunion this fall.

Please contact either Deb (Powell) Greenwood at (570) 386-3451 or Carol Tempest at (570) 467-3371 for any updates.

Friday, July 2, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Hochberg

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Hochberg of Lehighton are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married July 2, 1960, at Zion UCC in Lehighton, by the Rev. Alton Leister.

Mrs. Hochberg is the former Joan Behler, daughter of Stella Behler of Bowmanstown; and the late John Behler.

Mr. Hochberg is the son of the late Carl and Helen Hochberg of Lehighton.

Friday, July 2, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Barton Fritzinger

Patricia and Barton Fritzinger of Lehighton are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.

They were married July 2, 1960 at SS. Peter and Paul Church, Lehighton, by the late Rev. George Fenzil.

Mrs. Fritzinger is the daughter of the late Edward and Edith Cossman of Lehighton. Mr. Fritzinger is the son of the late Lawrence and Arlene Fritzinger of Slatington.

They have four sons: Barton Jr. and his wife Brenda of Tamaqua; Bruce and his wife Christina of Jim Thorpe; Dennis and his wife Beverly of Lehighton; and James and his wife Denise of Jim Thorpe.

Friday, July 2, 2010

The Tamaqua High School Class of 1970 will hold a reunion in celebration of its 40th anniversary on Sept. 11, from 6 to 11 p.m., at the Tamaqua Elks. The evening will include a buffet meal, cash bar and music. Dress will be informal.

For more information, or to place a reservation, contact Barb Usowski Ferguson at (570) 657-1033, 109 Cherrywood Lane, Lehighton, PA 18235.

Deadline for reservations is July 30.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Jose Ramon Urquiza and Heather Leigh Sommers, 204 Oak St., Summit Hill.

Jared Michael Schirer and Christine Michelle Breiner, 390 Deer Lane, Lehighton.

Scott Alan Christman and Marie Diana Seltzer, 730 Pine St., Box 72, Bowmanstown.

Heinz Wilhelm Rausch and Sharon Frances Dorshimer, 735 Columbia Ave., Palmerton.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

The 62nd Annual Eck reunion will be held on Sunday, Aug. 1 in the Rotary pavilion at Emmaus Community Park, 1401 Shimerville Rd., Emmaus. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. Those attending should bring a covered dish or dessert for the community table and current photos of your family.

The business meeting will be at 1:30 p.m. Bring a cake for the cake walk and a prize for the raffle table. There will be games for the children, door prizes and fun for all.

For more information, call Lori Berta at (610) 867-9681 or (610) 533-9679.