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Weddings

Friday, August 27, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Scarpati

Veronica Tripaldi, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Tripaldi, Jr. of Walnutport; and Jerome F. Scarpati, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerome P. Scarpati of Jim Thorpe, were united in marriage on June 19, 2010 at Immaculate Conception Church in Jim Thorpe.

The Rev. James Ward, Msgr. John Chizmar and the Rev. Terry Devino officiated the double ring ceremony.

Kristine Betz was the organist, while Penn Strings provided violin and cello accompaniment. Jeanette Richards and Daniel Marx were the soloists.

Friday, August 27, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Podlinski Jr.

Jenyne Scarpati, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerome P. Scarpati of Jim Thorpe, became the bride of Robert Paul Podlinski Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Podlinski Sr., of Cherry Hill, N.J. on Sept. 26, 2009 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jim Thorpe.

Monsignor John Chizmar and the Rev. James Ward concelebrated the double ring ceremony.

Kristine Betz was the organist, while Darryl Seiwell played the trumpet and Debra Reilly played the violin. Jeanette Richards was the soloist.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Gary Dale Borger and Jennifer Louise Frank, 3827 Apple Rd., Northampton.

Chad Guy Solt and Beth Ann Williams, 1 W. Railroad St., Nesquehoning.

Nhamdi Ikechkuw Ndukwe and Cheryl Lynn Walker, 502 Center St., Apt. 5, Jim Thorpe.

Benjamin Nicholas Augustine and Bhea Fedelina Cruz, 205 Chain Circle, New Ringgold.

Anthony Wayne Krum and Debra Jean Peck, 176 Hudsondale St., Weatherly.

David Michael Farkas and Megan Marie Phillips, 244 S. Second St., Lehighton.

Thursday, August 26, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Santore

Janel Semmel, daughter of Ron and Diane Semmel of Lehighton, became the bride of Phillip Santore of Lehighton, son of Angelo Santore Sr. and Christine Santore of Nesquehoning, on July 9, 2010 at Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic in a double ring ceremony.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride chose her sister, Gina Nailor, as matron of honor.

Angelo Santore Jr., brother of the bridegroom, served as best man. Ring bearers were Mitchell and Mason Nailor.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Ashley Nicole Tassone and Mark Allen Anthony, 77 Willow Street, Jim Thorpe.

Krystal A. Stanton and Gerald E. Shick Jr., 3 Wolfe St., Middleport.

Tonya L. Yurcho, 26 W. Pine St., Sheppton, East Union Township and Jared M. Mummey, 859 Mountain Road, Bloomsburg.

Dana Marie Fogel, 21 Trenton, Mahanoy Township, and Mark Anthony Wizak, 520 E. Mahanoy St., Mahanoy City.

Deborah A. Mensch, 123 N. Second St., Catawissa, and William R. Fryer, 2A Main St., New Philadelphia.

Nina Marie Garzio and Christopher L. Thompson, 631 Arlington St., Tamaqua.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Ashley Zigmant and Dante Martire

Mr. and Mrs. James Zigmant of Hometown have announced the engagement of their daughter, Ashley, to Dante Martire of Cranberry.

The bride-elect is a cum laude graduate of the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia with a doctor of pharmacy degree.

She is employed by Giant Pharmacy in Allentown.

Her fiance is a graduate of Temple University, where he earned a degree in chemistry.

He also graduated from Coordinated Health, Bethlehem, as a certified orthopedic technician.

The couple is planning a fall 2011 wedding.

Friday, August 20, 2010
Stephen Nesgoda and Sarah Swankoski

The parents of Sarah Swankoski and Stephen Nesgoda have announced their engagement.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Ray and Patty Swankoski of Coaldale. She is also the granddaughter of Joseph and Peggy Rebarchak of Hazel Township and Irene and the late Raymond Swankoski of Hazleton. She is a 2006 graduate of Marian Catholic High School and a 2010 graduate of Misericordia University, where she received a bachelor of science degree in nursing. She is employed as a registered nurse at Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital in Bethlehem.

Thursday, August 19, 2010
Christine Knoblauch and Christopher Hall

Mr. and Mrs. James Knoblauch of Winter Park, Fla., and formerly of Tamaqua and Alburtis, Pa., have announced the engagement of their daughter, Christine of Glendale, Calif., to Christopher Hall, also of Glendale.

The bride-to-be is a 1999 graduate of Central Catholic High School and a 2003 graduate of Boston University, where she received a degree in biochemistry and molecular biology.

Thursday, August 19, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Boran III

Plains United Methodist Church, Plains, was the setting for the May 15 wedding of Rebecca Marie Milligan of Plains and Donald Boran III of Tamaqua. The double ring ceremony was conducted by the Rev. Paul Amarra. Jack Psolka was the organist.

The bride is the daughter of Theresa Milligan of Plains and the late Richard Milligan, who passed away May 12, 2010.

Friday, August 13, 2010
Ryan Shupp and Lori Hrebik

The engagement of Lori Hrebik, Nesquehoning, to Ryan Shupp, Palmerton, has been announced by her parents, Eugene and Barbara Hrebik of Nesquehoning.

The bride-to-be is a 1994 graduate of Panther Valley High School and also of the Carbon County Area Vocational Technical School, where she earned and currently holds a license in cosmetology.

She is employed by PenTeleData, Palmerton, in the billing department.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of Colleen Bleiler, Slatington, and the late Charles Shupp Jr. He is a 1992 graduate of Palmerton High School.