Saturday, August 30, 2014


Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Rita Aniszewski

Rita (Neglia) Aniszewski, a resident at Heritage Hill Senior Community, Weatherly, is celebrating her 91st birthday.

Born in Harlem, New York, on Aug. 1, 1923, she is the youngest sister of eight siblings.

Rita was married to Anthony Aniszewski for 45 years until his death in 1993. They both enjoyed world and U.S. travel.

Rita has two daughters: Rose Cava of Jim Thorpe, and Rita, who passed away in August 1999.

She has two granddaughters, one lives in Jim Thorpe, and the other in South Carolina, along with her two great-granddaughters.

Monday, July 28, 2014
Mirabella Rose Rivera

A daughter, Mirabella Rose Rivera, was born at 10:46 p.m. July 1, 2014, at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown to Kiersten Matika of Summit Hill and Joel Rivera of Nesquehoning.

She weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces and measured 19 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Daniel and Valerie Matika of Summit Hill.

Paternal grandparents are Rosalind Rivera of Jim Thorpe and Jose Rivera of Roswell, Georgia.

Monday, July 28, 2014
Mr. and Mrs. Brian Deren

Teresa Harvey and Brian Deren, both of Lansford, exchanged vows on June 7, 2014, at the New Ringgold Firehouse.

Mayor John Belsak officiated the double ring ceremony.

Given in marriage by her father, Al Royal of Brooksville, Florida, the bride chose her mother, Diane Royal of Brooksville to serve as matron of honor.

The bridegroom is the son of Rosemary and Joseph Deren of New Ringgold. His father also performed the duties of best man.

A reception followed the ceremony at the firehouse.

Monday, July 28, 2014
Ben Green and Rachel Smith

The engagement of Rachel Smith of Kunkletown to Ben Green, also of Kunkletown, has been announced by their parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Tracey and Tracy Smith of Kunkletown. She is a 2007 graduate of Pleasant Valley High School and MCTI.

She is employed by Shop Rite.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of Lisa Green and the late Meril Green of Kunkletown.

He is a 2006 graduate of Pleasant Valley High School and MCTI. He is employed by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

A wedding date is set for Nov. 1 of this year.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Erin Leigh Seibert, New Ringgold, and Ross Novack, Pine Grove.

Suzanne Lennon, Tobyhanna, and Adam M. Middleton, Coaldale.

Diane M. Cadau and Russell A. Malafarina, both of Barnesville.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Snyder of 313 E. Broad St., Tamaqua, will celebrate their 64th wedding anniversary on Tuesday.

They were married on July 29, 1950, in Zion Lutheran Church, Tamaqua, by the late Rev. Charles Schlitzer.

Mrs. Snyder is the former Joan Schlosser. She is retired after working as the Tamaqua borough secretary for 25 years.

Her husband is a disabled veteran with over 16 years of military service with the U.S. Army.

He was last employed as plant superintendent at the former Diversified Metals Corporation in Hometown.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The 84thFrable-Fravel family reunion will take place from noon until 5 p.m. Aug. 10 at St. Matthew's U.C.C. Church Picnic Grove in Kunkletown.

There will be food, fun and games, Chinese auction, bingo, cake walk and more. Entertainment will be by Lenny & The Loafers and One Night Stand.

The public is invited; bring a chair.

Thursday, July 24, 2014
Mr. and Mrs. Damian Boyle

Angela Kupres, daughter of Randy and Susan Kupres of New Ringgold, and Damian Boyle, son of George Boyle Jr. of Tamaqua and the late Kathryn Boyle, were united in marriage on May 24, 2014, in an outdoor ceremony in Tamaqua.

Pastor Jim Greaser officiated the double ring ceremony. Dakota McGeehan of Tamaqua was the vocalist.

Given in marriage by her parents, the bride chose Amy Gurcsik to be her matron of honor.

Bridesmaids included Tamra Grim, Nicole Thomas, Brianna Boyle, Amanda Dunn, Melissa Dunn, Susan Kupres and Leanna Zukovich.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The 82nd annual reunion of the Strohl family will be held Aug. 3 at the Palmerton Memorial Park.

Bring a covered dish for the 1 p.m. luncheon. Sodas and hot dogs will be available for purchase. A brief business meeting will be held immediately after lunch.

Bring cakes for the cake walk and a small prize for bingo. Please bring old family pictures and other Strohl mementos for discussion.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Jim Thorpe Area High School Class of 1999 will hold its 15-year class reunion on Aug. 9 at Flow Restaurant in Jim Thorpe.

For more information or to purchase tickets, email Danielle at or call 610-751-1739.