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Weddings

Friday, January 27, 2017
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Salva Libid

Stephanie Ann Curran of Dover, Delaware, daughter of James and Lynette Curran of Jim Thorpe, and Joseph Salva Libid of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, son of Fernando and Yolanda Libid and the late Marie Joyce Salva Libid, were wed on Oct. 8, 2016, at Immaculate Conception Church in Jim Thorpe.

The Rev. James J. Ward officiated the double ring ceremony.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride chose Karla Conrad of Allentown to be her matron of honor.

Saturday, August 1, 2015
Olivia Rebert-Blake and Daniel Blake

Olivia Rebert of Glenville, daughter of Holly Seymore and Brian Seymore of Spring Grove, and Steven Rebert of Hanover, and Daniel Blake, also of Glenville, son of Judith and Gary Blake of Summit Hill, were united in marriage on April 11, 2015, in Gettysburg.

The Rev. Judith Gausch officiated the double ring ceremony.

Given in marriage by her father, Steven Rebert, the bride chose Emily Rebert to be her matron of honor.

Her attendants included Kimberly Price, bridesmaid, and Benjamin Long, bridesman.

The bridegroom chose Patrick Blake as his best man.

Saturday, August 1, 2015
Brandon Anthony and Danielle Steele

The engagement of Danielle L. Steele and Brandon Anthony has been announced by their parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Denise Ackles of Barnesville and Paul Steele of Tamaqua.

She is a 2003 graduate of Lehighton Area High School and is employed at the Slatington Post Office.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of Richard and Sue Anthony of Lehighton.

He is a 2008 graduate of Lehighton Area High School and is employed by RFM Services.

They plan to marry on Oct. 3 of this year.

Saturday, July 18, 2015
Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Deebel

Emma Kathryn Ruggery, daughter of Donald Jr. and Kate Ruggery of Duncanville, and Nicholas Allen Deebel, son of Mark and Sue Deebel of Hummelstown, were united in marriage on June 6, 2015, at St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church in Hollidaysburg. Monsignor Stanley Carson officiated the service.

The bride was given in marriage by her parents.

The reception was held at the Heritage Discovery Center in Altoona.

The new Mrs. Deebel is a graduate of Juniata College. She is pursuing her teaching certificate.

Saturday, July 18, 2015
Mr. and Mrs. Patrick J. Blake

Laura N. Christian of Parkville, Maryland, daughter of Mark and Karen Preiss of Baltimore, Maryland, and Patrick J. Blake, also of Parkville, son of Gary and Judith Blake of Summit Hill, were united in marriage on July 12, 2014, at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Baltimore.

The Rev. William F. Spacek, M.Div., BCC, officiated the ceremony. Mary Stanton was the organist.

Given in marriage by her parents, the bride chose Lauren A. Reidy to be her maid of honor.

The bridesmaids included Jennifer L. Jeremiah, Robin M. Hope, Ashley N. Silcott and Tracy M. Purper.

Saturday, July 18, 2015
Mr. Edward McLaughlin and Dr. Angela McLaughlin

Dr. Angela Burda, daughter of Michael and Gloria Burda of Barnesville, and Edward McLaughlin, son of Barry and Marlene McLaughlin of Tamaqua, were united in marriage on June 27, 2015, at the First Presbyterian Church in Cape May, New Jersey.

Given in marriage by her parents, the bride chose Kristen Williams as her maid of honor.

Bridesmaids included Ariele Baggett, Andrea Testerman and Samantha Burda.

The bridegroom chose Dr. Sean McLaughlin as his best man. Groomsmen included Chris McLaughlin, Michael Burda Jr. and Joshua Burda.

Saturday, May 30, 2015
Jay Stidham and Noelle Lesisko

The engagement of Noelle Lesisko of Tamaqua, and Jay Stidham, also of Tamaqua, has been announced by both of their parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Tom and Christine Lesisko of New Ringgold.

She is a 2009 graduate of Marian Catholic High School. She graduated from Misericordia University in 2013, earning her bachelor of arts in mathematics with certification in secondary education. She is currently pursuing her master's degree in online teaching.

She is employed as a high school math teacher in the Shenandoah Valley School District.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Marriage licenses

Noelle Jean Muthard and Paul Scott Miller, both of Tamaqua.

Aareal A. Wentzel and William J. Mellor, both of Tuscarora.

Tiffany Marie Hauck of Tamaqua and Samuel C. Smolar of New Roinggold.

Lisabeth M. Gimbel and Robert G. Karetsky, both of Barnesville.

Jennifer A. Fox and Louis M. Mitchalk, both of Summit Hill.

Saturday, March 7, 2015
Mr. and Mrs. Travis Halabura

Jessica Bensinger, daughter of David and Margaret Bensinger of Tamaqua, and Travis Halabura, son of David and the late Suzette Halabura, also of Orwigsburg, were united in marriage on Aug. 16, 2014, at Bensinger Farms in Tamaqua.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride chose Jennifer Bensinger as her maid of honor.

Bridesmaids included Heather Patrick and Stephanie Bastian. Harleigh Patrick was the flower girl.

The bridegroom chose Kyle Halabura as his best man.

Groomsmen included Matt Halabura and Justin Halabura.

Saturday, February 28, 2015
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Lupcho

Lisa Armano, daughter of John and Lorraine Armano of North Andover, Massachusetts, and Paul L. Lupcho of Northampton, son of Paul and Malinda Lupcho of Palmerton, were united in marriage on Oct. 18, 2014, at St. Michael Parish in North Andover.

The Rev. Kevin Deeley officiated the double-ring ceremony.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride chose Kristin Tedesco of Lawrenceville, New Jersey, to be her maid of honor.

Bridesmaids included Carrie Leary of North Andover, and Jennifer Fernandez of Pottstown.