Wednesday, November 26, 2014


Thursday, July 17, 2014

The descendants of Weaver John Fretz and his brother, Christian, will gather at 9 a.m. Aug. 2 at St. Mathew's Kellers Church, 3668 Ridge Road in Perkasie, to celebrate the 126th anniversary of the first Fretz Family Reunion.

Family and friends are welcome to bring a recollection about old mills to share during the morning program.

Lunch will be covered dish with rolls and beverage provided.

The afternoon program will feature Bob Wood with his presentation inside the Old Mill.

For more information, email or call Betty Lauman at 215-855-8511.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Raymond Thomas Heiser Jr. and Melissa Rose Andrew, of Jim Thorpe.

Randy George Ahner Jr. and Amanda Lynne Schwartz, Aquashicola.

Edward Brooks Karns and Laura Johanna Bivone, Jim Thorpe.

Bruce Eugene Hoffman and Bettyann Louise Cereby, Coaldale.

Zachary Michael Gross and Stephanie Ann Kremsner, Lehighton.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The 72nd annual Marsh Family Reunion will take place Aug. 10 at Indian Trail Park, Pavilion 1.

Those whose last names start with A-Z should bring a salad; N-Z should bring dessert.

The meal starts at 12:30 p.m. A business meeting will convene at 1:30 p.m.

Prizes will be awarded to the youngest and oldest male and female, farthest traveled, the most recently married couple, longest married couple and the larges family present.

Cake Walk and bingo prize donations are appreciated.

Thursday, July 17, 2014
Beatrice Burbes

Beatrice Burbes, a resident of Hometown Nursing Center and formerly of Lehighton, is celebrating her 102nd birthday.

She was born on July 19, 1912.

She is the mother of two sons: Bruce Fritzinger of Lehighton, who is married to Charlotte; and Elmer Fritzinger, who passed away in 2001 in Florida.

Beatrice is the wife of the late Lewis Burbes, who passed away in 1979.

She loved going out to eat and shopping.

A celebratory dinner is planned with her family.

Friday, July 11, 2014
Santina Marie Benech

Santina Marie Benech is celebrating her 90th birthday. She was born July 14, 1924, to Dominic and Caroline Jacobe. Her parents were Italian immigrants.

She has lived her whole life in Tamaqua. She graduated from Tamaqua High School in 1943. On Sept. 22, 1945, she married her childhood sweetheart, Alfred Benech, when he returned from World War II.

They were married for 65 years before his death in 2011.

Friday, July 11, 2014

The fourth One-Room Elementary School Reunion in Franklin Township will be held Sept. 27 at the Franklin Township Fire Company on Fairyland Road in Franklin Township.

Anyone who attended any of the following elementary schools is invited to attend the reunion: Long Run, Walcksville, Big Creek, Indian Hill, Harrity and Wagner schools.

If your address has changed since the last reunion, please let the organizers know by calling or emailing at or call Althea at 610-377-3498, Patty at 610-751-0439 or Florence at 570-325-3118.

Friday, July 11, 2014

A son, Ryder James Warren, was born at 8:44 a.m. on June 27, 2014, at Evangelical Community Hospital in Lewisburg, to Katie and Chad Warren of Lock Haven.

Maternal grandparents are Daniel and Laurie MacDonald of New Ringgold.

Paternal grandparents are Celia and Woodrow Warren of Lewisburg.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Robert Lee Kibler II, Albrightsville, and Anne Marie Darcy, Kunkletown.

Nathaniel William Kunkle and Stephanie Nicole Kelhart, Lehighton.

Anthony Charles Petaccio Jr. and Tanya Lynn Schafer, Lehighton.

Ryan Thomas Harter and Audra Dale Harleman, Los Gatos, California.

Kenneth George Reeder and Matilda Theresa Oliver, Lehighton.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Krystal Seaman and Jared Goodhile

Krystal Seaman and Jared Goodhile, both of Lehighton, have announced their engagement.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Laurie Anthony of Lehighton and Thomas Seaman of Allentown.

She is also the stepdaughter of Gary Anthony of Lehighton.

She attended Palmerton Area High School, before attending Carbon Career & Technical Institute to study cosmetology.

She graduated in 2008.

She is employed full-time at Holiday Hair in Walnutport, where she has worked for over six years.

Monday, June 30, 2014
Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Pacheaco

Amanda Sauchinitz, daughter of Bettyanne Sauchinitz of Bowmanstown, and Stephen and Tina Sauchinitz of Lehighton, and Anthony Pacheaco, son of Stephen and Leah Pacheaco of Huntingdon, were united in marriage May 3, 2014, at the Lehighton Orioles in Lehighton. The Rev. Dan Mansberger officiated the double ring ceremony.