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Engagements

Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Reneé Hrin and Joe Solt

The engagement of Reneé Hrin of Philadelphia, to Joe Solt of Lehighton, has been announced by their families.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of George Hrin and the late Mary Jane Hrin, both of Philadelphia. She is a 1987 graduate of Archbishop Ryan High School; a 1992 graduate from Holy Family University; and a 2003 graduate of Lehigh University, where she earned a master's degree in molecular biology. She is currently employed at Merck & Company, in West Point, Pa. as an HIV researcher.

Thursday, December 23, 2010
Edgar Castillo and Brooke Costello

Dimps and Val Hawthorne (Bowman) of Dillsburg, Pa.; and Steve and Kathy Costello of Reading, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Brooke Ashleigh Costello to Edgar Castillo, both of San Antonio, Texas.

The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of the late Victor and Madalyn Bowman of Lehighton and the late Marina and Esteben Costello of Palmerton.

She is a 2005 graduate of Westchester University, where she received her RN, BSN in nursing.

She is currently employed as a nurse and also as a part-time personal trainer.

Friday, December 17, 2010
Stanley M. Dakosty Jr. and Jessica R. Schmitt

Stan and Mary Dakosty of Tamaqua have announced the engagement of their son, Stanley Michael Dakosty Jr. to Jessica Rose Schmitt, daughter of Thomas and Nancy Schmitt of Lebanon, N.Y.

The bride-to-be graduated from Sherburne-Earlville High School, Sherburne N.Y. She also graduated from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in 2007 with a bachelor of arts degree in dance and Media & Society and a minor in Arts & Education. She is currently pursuing a master of science degree in teaching in childhood education at SUNY Cortland.

Friday, December 17, 2010
Brandon D. Shimp and Gabrielle M. Rowlands

The engagement of Gabrielle Marie Rowlands to Brandon Daniel Shimp, both of Coopersburg, has been announced by the couple's parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Elizabeth Rowlands of Jim Thorpe. She is a 2005 graduate of Jim Thorpe Area High School. She graduated in 2009 from East Stroudsburg University with a bachelor of science in EC/EL education. She went on to the University of Pittsburgh where she obtained a master's degree in library and information science.

She is currently employed at Bushkill Elementary as the school librarian.

Thursday, December 16, 2010
Gregory Stewart and Taryn Rehrig

Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Rehrig, Lehighton, and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stewart, Saylorsburg, announce the engagement of their children, Taryn Nicole Rehrig to Gregory Charles Stewart.

The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Willard R. Ahner, Lehighton, and Maryann Rehrig, Palmerton, and the late James Rehrig.

She is a 2007 graduate of Lehighton Area High School and is currently attending Bloomsburg University, where she is working toward a bachelor of science degree in elementary education.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The engagement of Brittany Hunsicker, Palmerton, to Douglas Miller, Andreas, has been announced by her parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Dwight and Cheryl Hunsicker of Palmerton. She is a 2006 graduate of Palmerton High School. She is graduating this month from Millersville University with a degree in special education and elementary education.

She is employed at Country Junction and Blue Mountain Ski Area.

Monday, November 29, 2010
Dominic J. Portanova and April L. Kadlecik

The engagement of April Lynn Kadlecik of Brooklyn, N.Y. to Dominic Joseph Portanova, also of Brooklyn, has been announced by her parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Paul Kadlecik of Lansford, and Cynthia Melnick Kadlecik of Coaldale. She is a 2001 graduate of Panther Valley High School and holds a bachelor of art degree in psychology from Temple University.

She is currently enrolled in a graduate school program at Long Island University in New York City.

Monday, November 29, 2010
Jeanine Burdick and Lance Edmonds

The engagement of Jeanine Burdick of Hometown, to Lance Edmonds, also of Hometown, has been announced by the couple's parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Patricia Burdick of Lansford. She is a 2000 graduate of Panther Valley High School. She is a certified nursing assistant and is employed at St. Luke's Miners Memorial Hospital in Coaldale.

Monday, November 22, 2010
Autumn Rothermel and Norman Frey III

ºThe engagement of Autumn Rothermel, Weatherly, to Norman Frey III, Lehighton, has been announced by their parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Anita and Kirk Wescoe of Lehighton. She is a graduate of Lehigh Carbon Community College and is employed as a nurse by Blue Mountain Health System.

The prospective bridegroom holds a bachelor of arts in business management from DeSales University. He is employed by Ryder Trucks.

The couple is planning a wedding for fall of 2012.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Tamara Rogers and Matthew Tirpak

The engagement of Tamara Rogers, Coaldale, to Matthew Tirpak, also of Coaldale, has been announced by the couple's parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Melissa and Robert MacDonald of Lansford, and Todd Rogers Sr. of Coaldale.

She is a 2004 graduate of Panther Valley High School and is employed by Hiles Bros.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of Thomas and Janel Tirpak of Summit Hill.

He is a 2002 graduate of Panther Valley High School. He is employed by the family business, Northeast Chemical & Supply.