Monday, November 24, 2014


Monday, January 27, 2014
Nellie Elizabeth Haas

A daughter, Nellie Elizabeth Haas, was born to Tara (Hlavaty) and Chris Haas of Denver, Colo. at 12:28 p.m. on Dec. 1, 2013.

Born in Denver, she weighed in at 6 pounds, 15 ounces and measured 19 and inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Ron and LaRae Hlavaty of Lehighton. Maternal great-grandmother is Shirley Stein of Lehighton.

Paternal grandparents are Klaus and Linda Haas of East Greenwich, R.I. Paternal great-grandmother is Gerri Beauregard of Attleboro, Mass.

Nellie was welcomed home by her sister, Avery, 2 1/2.

Friday, December 27, 2013
Julia Rose Frace

A daughter, Julia Rose Frace, was born to Nicole and Theodore Frace of Walnutport at 1:21 a.m., on Dec. 18, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital. She weighed 5 pounds, 13 ounces and measured 19.5 inches.

The new baby was welcomed home by her two siblings, Joslyn, 4; and Jordan, 2.

Maternal grandparents are Kate Lueders of Coaldale and Joe Otto of Tamaqua.

Paternal grandparents are Rodney Frace and Julie Ann Frace of Kunkletown.

Monday, December 16, 2013
Bennett Michael Kitchko

A son, Bennett Michael Kitchko, was born at 2:14 a.m. Aug. 19, 2013 at Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington, Pa., to Sausanie (Ramos) and Michael Kitchko.

He weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces and measured 20.5 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Sally Graves of Dunkirk, N.Y., and John and Maria Ramos of Silver Creek, N.Y.

Paternal grandparents are Sam and Michele Kitchko of Nesquehoning.

Maternal great-grandmother is Alba Ramos of Dunkirk.

Friday, November 29, 2013
Bryson Nicholas Brungard

A son, Bryson Nicholas Brungard, was born at 4:23 a.m. Oct. 3, 2013 at Lehigh Valley Hospital to Susanna Morgan and Nick Brungard of Andreas.

He weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces and measured 21 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Brenda Ritter and Frank Morgan of Lehighton.

Paternal grandmother is Tammy Zangari of Slatington.

Maternal great-grandparents are Barry-Lee and Susan Ahner of Lehighton. Maternal great-great-grandmother is Marian Ahner of Lehighton.

Monday, November 25, 2013
Kiley Mackenzie Melber

A daughter, Kiley Mackenzie Melber, was born at 8:25 a.m., Aug. 19, 2013 at St. Luke's, Allentown, to Nicole and Jay Melber of Allentown.

She weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and measured 20 inches long.

She was welcomed home by an older brother, Jakob, who is 6.

Maternal grandmother is Debbie Natysyn, Macungie.

Paternal grandparents are Harry and Shelly Melber of Jim Thorpe.

Friday, November 22, 2013
Avonelle Faith Smithmyer

A daughter, Avonelle Faith Smithmyer, was born Aug. 30, 2013 at UPMC Altoona in Altoona, to Jason and Andrea (Arner) Smithmyer of Coalport, Pa.

She weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and measured 20 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Rick and Debbie Arner of New Ringgold.

Paternal grandparents are Bill and Cathy Smithmyer of Dysart, Pa.

Maternal great-grandparents are Roger and Hazle Arner, Tamaqua, and the late Ed and Sandy Solt of Davenport, Fla.

Monday, November 11, 2013
Tobin Scott Arieta

A son, Tobin Scott Arieta, was born at 9:21 p.m., July 30, 2013 at Lehigh Valley Hospital Cedar Crest, to Melissa (Nothstein) and Richard Arieta of Lehighton. He weighed 3 pounds, 12 ounces and measured 17 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Wayne and Donna Nothstein of Lehighton and Willard and Judith Remmel, also of Lehighton.

Paternal grandparents are Richard and Deborah Arieta of Lehighton

Thursday, November 7, 2013
Ryan Matthew Selby

A son, Ryan Matthew Selby, was born at 2:57 p.m. on Aug. 5, 2013 in the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, to John and Tammy Selby of Hometown.

He weighed at 8 pounds, 12 ounces, and measured 22 inches long.

Ryan was welcomed home by his siblings, Payton, 4, and Aubree, 2.

Maternal grandparents are Peggy Hauseman of Jim Thorpe and the late Robert Reis.

Paternal grandparents are Mary Ann Selby of Jim Thorpe and Jack Selby of Hometown.

Friday, November 1, 2013
Cole Austin Stanko

A son, Cole Austin Stanko, was born at 7:13 a.m. on Oct. 15, 2013 at Shady Grove Hospital, Rockville, Md. to Kate L. Ciesienski and John Stanko of North Bethesda, Md.

He weighed 9 pounds and measured 21 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Michael and Carol Ciesienski of Reading.

Paternal grandparents are John and Louise Stanko of Lansford.

Great-grandparents are John and Nora Stanko of Lansford and Angela Benek, also of Lansford.

Friday, November 1, 2013
Madison Ava Klotz

A daughter, Madison Ava Klotz, was born at 2:14 p.m., Sept. 10, 2013 at Winnie Palmer Hospital in Florida to Jennifer and Jason Klotz of DeBary, Fla.

She weighed 9 pounds, 2 ounces and measured 20 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Barry Katz of Florida.

Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Larry Klotz of Lehighton.

Great-grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Richard Brown of Lehighton and the late Mr. and Mrs. Blaine Klotz.