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Engagements

Friday, February 19, 2010
Lance Cpl. Christopher R. Perrinsand Ashley Nicole Starry

The engagement of Ashley Nicole Starry of Lakeland, Fla., formerly of Summit Hill, to Lance Cpl. Christopher R. Perrins, Camp Pendleton, Calif., and formerly of Shavertown, Pa., has been announced by her mother.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Mary Ann Karnish Starry of Lakeland, formerly of Summit Hill.

She is a 2008 graduate of King's College, Wilkes-Barre, where she earned a bachelor of science degree in biology; and a 2010 graduate of Tampa General Hospital School of Medical Technology in Tampa, Fla.

She is employed by Tampa General Hospital.

Friday, February 19, 2010
Alphonso Best and Ellen Major

Ellen Major of Lansford, and Alfonso Best of New York, N.Y., have announced their engagement.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of the late Margaret Hudasky and the late George Major.

She attended Panther Valley High School and is currently employed by the Advocacy Alliance in Dunmore.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of Shirley Best of New York, and the late Alphonso Best.

He holds an associate degree in medical technology. He is employed by Hale and Hearty in New York.

A wedding is being planned for September of 2010.

Friday, February 12, 2010
Ryan Baker and Jennifer Farrell

The engagement of Jennifer Farrell of Jim Thorpe to Ryan Baker of Pine Bush, N.Y., has been announced by her parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Lawrence and Kathleen Farrell of Jim Thorpe. She is a 2002 graduate of Jim Thorpe Area High School and a 2006 graduate of East Stroudsburg University.

She earned her doctorate at Sage Graduate School in New York in 2009. She is employed as a doctor of physical therapy.

Monday, February 8, 2010
Derek Wilkinson and Brittney Nace

The engagement of Brittney Nace, Lehighton, to Derek Wilkinson, also of Lehighton, has been announced by their parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Andrew and Michele Nace of Lehighton. She is a 2005 graduate of Lehighton Area High School. In 2007 she graduated from Lincoln Technical Institute as a medical assistant. She is employed by Carbon Medical Associates.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of Bruce and Susan Wilkinson of Lehighton. He is a 2007 graduate of Lehighton Area High School. He is employed by Norfolk Southern Railroad.

Monday, February 8, 2010
Andrea Novatnack and Jason Strohl

The engagement of Andrea Novatnack of Bethlehem, to Jason Strohl of Nesquehoning, has been announced by their parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Robert and Ellen Novatnack of Bethlehem.

She is a 2006 graduate of Liberty High School and East Stroudsburg University.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of Charles and Kathy Strohl of Nesquehoning.

He is a 2001 graduate of Carbon County Vo-Tech and is currently employed at Kovatch Corp.

A Dec. 18, 2010 wedding is planned.

Thursday, February 4, 2010
Hannah McPherson and Cody Barilla

The engagement of Hannah McPherson of Pratt, Kansas, to Cody Barilla, also of Pratt, has been announced by his grandmother, Barbara Barilla of Lehighton.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Herb and Kris McPherson of Pratt.

She is a student at Kansas State University, majoring in elementary education.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of Richard Barilla of Lehighton and the late Deanna Dee Barilla.

He is an agronomy major at Kansas State University.

The couple has set a wedding date for Aug. 7, 2010.

Thursday, February 4, 2010
Keith Davis and Kristina O'Neill

The engagement of Kristina O'Neill of Catasauqua, to Keith Davis, also of Catasauqua, has been announced by her parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Red and Donna O'Neill of Ogdensburg, N.J.

She is a 2000 graduate of Wallkill Valley High School, and a 2004 graduate of East Stroudsburg University. She is employed as a kindergarten teacher.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of Ross and Mary Kay Davis of Tamaqua.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Julia E. Baun and Mario A. "Tony" Giberti

Julia E. Baun and Mario A. "Tony" Giberti announced their engagement during a Memorial Day vacation in New Hampshire.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Elizabeth N. Baun of Greensboro, N.C. and John T. Baun of Buffalo, N.Y., and the granddaughter of Marilyn Ord and the late, James N. Ord of Palmerton.

She is a 1997 graduate of the Park School in Snyder, N.Y. and a 2001 graduate of Dickinson College in Carlisle, where she majored in biology and anthropology.

Monday, February 1, 2010
Steven Bilous and Sierra Costello

The engagement of Sierra Costello of Chambersburg to Steven Bilous has been announced by her parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dimps Hawthorne of Dillsburg, Pa., and Mr. and Mrs. Steve Costello of Robesonia, Pa. Her mother, Mrs. Hawthorne, is the former Val Bowman, a graduate of Lehighton High School. The bride-to-be is also the granddaughter of the late Victor and Madelyn Bowman of Lehighton and the late Esteben and Marina Costello of Palmerton.

Friday, January 29, 2010
Aaron F. Bartholomew and Denise A. Drosdak

The engagement of Denise Ann Drosdak of Camp Hill, Pa., to Aaron F. Bartholomew, also of Camp Hill, has been announced by her parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Joseph and Joanne Drosdak of Nesquehoning. She is a 2001 graduate of Panther Valley High School, and a 2005 graduate of Lycoming College, Williamsport, where she earned a bachelor of arts in business administration.

She is employed as real estate manager for Lamar Advertising in Harrisburg.