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Monday, October 11, 2010
Kamran David Knittle

A son, Kamran David Knittle, was born at 8:19 p.m. on Sept. 17, 2010 at Lehigh Valley Hospital to Jessica and Kyle Knittle of Lansford. He weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and measured 22 inches long.

He was welcomed home by older siblings, Kyla, 9, and Jessika, 8.

Maternal grandparents are the late Linda and Doug Stein.

Paternal grandparents are Denise and David Knittle of Lansford.

Monday, October 11, 2010
Braeden Michael Douglas Costello

A son, Braeden Michael Douglas Costello, was born at 6:14 p.m. on Sept. 14, 2010 at St. Luke's Hospital, Allentown, to Joie Rauch and Justin Costello of Jim Thorpe.

He weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces and measured 20 inches long.

He was welcomed home by an older sister, Kaylyn Costello, 3.

Maternal grandparents are Paulette and Joseph Rauch of Jim Thorpe. Paternal grandparents are Christopher Costello of Lansdale and Judith Costello of Allentown.

Monday, October 11, 2010
Josh A. Wank and Jena L. Wassmer

The engagement of Jena L. Wassmer, Andreas, to Josh A. Wank, Lansford, has been announced by their parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Wayne and Lynn Wassmer of Andreas. She is a 2004 graduate of Tamaqua Area High School, and a 2008 graduate of Moravian College, where she earned a bachelor's degree in English language/literature and elementary education. She is an elementary teacher in the Lehighton Area School District.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Danny Lee Carden Jr. and Samantha Ariel Montrom, 403 Fourth St., Palmerton.

Dan William Schleicher and Trell Dale Zimmerman, 1569 Dinkey Rd., Lehighton.

Matthew Joseph Orach and Melanie Marie Bynon, 366 W. Snyder Ave., Lansford.

John Burnett Macchesney Jr. and Kathy Lynn Hawk, 48 E. Diaz Ave., Nesquehoning.

Michael Angelo Rose and Karen Bebidiana Villagran, HC3 Box 3736, Albrightsville.

Robert Everett Pierce and Terry Lane Schoch, 5490 Little Gap Rd., Kunkletown.

Friday, October 8, 2010
Lauren Romano and Kenneth R. Houser

The engagement of Lauren E. Romano, Lebanon, to Kenneth R. Houser, also of Lebanon, has been announced by her parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Christopher and Donna Romano of Pottsville.

She is the granddaughter of Ruth Smulligan and the late James R. Smulligan Sr. of Tamaqua; and Angelo and Diane Romano of Mount Holly Springs, Pa., former residents of Hometown.

Friday, October 8, 2010
Joseph R. Pacitti and Carla M. Baran

The engagement of Carla M. Baran of Frederick, Md., to Joseph R. Pacitti, also of Frederick, has been announced by her parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Gregg and Cleo Baran of Tamaqua.

She is a 2004 graduate of Tamaqua Area High School, and a 2008 graduate of Elizabethtown College, where she received a bachelor of arts degree in English education. She is currently pursuing a masters in American studies at Pennsylvania State University.

She is employed as an English teacher at Washington County Technical High School in Hagerstown, Md.

Friday, October 8, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hope Sr.

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hope Sr. recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on Oct. 1, 1960 in Zion Lutheran Church in Tamaqua.

Mrs. Hope is the former Mae Frye, daughter of the late Emma and John Frye of Quakake. She is a homemaker.

Mr. Hope is the son of Lorene Hope and the late Robert C. Hope of Tamaqua. He is employed by Hope's Collision and Towing of Tamaqua.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Justina D. Gross, 135 Angel Drive, New Ringgold, and Bruce D. Haas, 37 Schuylkill Road, New Ringgold.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Spencer Maynard Schirer

SCHIRER A son, Spencer Maynard Schirer, was born at 1:59 p.m. on Sept. 3, 2010 at St. Luke's, Allentown, to Ashley Yurick and Shane Schirer of Summit Hill.

He weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces and measured 22 inches long.

The new baby was welcomed home by an older sister, Madeline Ann Schirer, who is 14 months old.

Maternal grandparents are Theresa Yurick and the late Paul Yurick Jr. of Summit Hill.

Paternal grandparents are Richard and Donna Schirer of Lehighton.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Front row, from left, Marie Bickleman Manderlik, Dolores Pazgan McGovern, James "Git" McHugh, Elizabeth Wilhelm Morgans, Francis Kruczek Marcin and Helen Kociscin Lynch. Back row, Lawrence Furey, Joseph Grieff, Genevieve Bianck Zuber, Marie Giantesano Olsovsky, Elizabeth Dominic Vannicola, Lena Delpero Dominic, Richard Giantesano and Joseph Kociscin.

Alumni from St. Ann's School, Lansford, held their final reunion on Aug. 28 at LaCasa Dolce, Tamaqua. Approximately 100 people attended the reunion traveling from as far as Colorado.

St. Ann's School opened in the church basement on Aug. 24, 1917 with the Rev. Hugh J. Bowen serving as the first pastor.

In 1921, the Rev. James B. McGarry became the new pastor at St. Ann's. He began making plans for a new school. St. Ann's parish purchased the property of Edward Thomas at 40 E. Bertsch St. and on May 10, 1924, a contract was signed to begin the construction of a new school.