Engagements
Weddings
Photo: N/A, License: N/A OREFIELD - Stephanie Kuczynski and Cyrus Doyle were married on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at their new home in Orefield with family and friends attending. The couple also celebrated their marriage with a trip to Paris, France. Stephanie is the daughter of (read more)
Photo: N/A, License: N/A, Created: 2014:07:06 06:38:34 CANCUN, Mexico - A white Riviera Maya sandy beach in Cancun was the setting where Michelle M. Markowski and Michael Lee, of Allentown, were united in marriage on July 6. The bride is a daughter of Kim Markowski, of Shamokin, and the late John R. Markowsk (read more)
Photo: N/A, License: N/A BLUEMONT, Va. - Laura Catherine Maurer became the bride of Jeff Robert Hickman in a ceremony Friday, July 25. 2014, at the Bluemont Vineyard in Bluemont, Va. Mark Wilburn performed the ceremony. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Maurer, of Ely (read more)

Anniversaries
Photo: N/A, License: N/A TREVORTON - A 50th wedding anniversary party was held at Masser's Banquet Hall, Paxinos, Oct. 11 in honor of Lee and Bernadette (Laskoskie) Morgan. They were married Sept. 19, 1964, in St. Edward's Church by Msgr. George Lavelle. They are the proud paren (read more)
Photo: N/A, License: N/A MOUNT CARMEL - Joseph and Louise Lutcavage, of 240 E. Center St., recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married Sept. 19, 1964 in St. Peter Church by the Rev. Louis Dougherty. Mr. Lutcavage is a son of the late Stephen and Ann Lut (read more)

Church News
All Saints All Saints Evangelical Lutheran Church, 12th and Scott streets, Kulpmont. Pastor - The Rev. Alfred J. Bashore. Worship service - 10 a.m. Special service as a tribute to all veterans. All veterans are invited and refreshments will follow the se (read more)
The other week, on a quiet Wednesday afternoon, I had the unique experience of having a Bible verse come to life. When I make a mid-week run to Shamokin, if time permits, I stop by for a visit at Mother Cabrini Church. Almost always, there is one gentlem (read more)
We got the call from the hospital shortly after noon. Our mother, who had been diagnosed with a brain tumor 20 months previously, was dying. It was a matter of days - or even hours. My sister Mary Jo, her husband Holden, my wife Jo Ann and I were at her (read more)
All Saints All Saints Evangelical Lutheran Church, 12th and Scott streets, Kulpmont. Pastor - The Rev. Alfred J. Bashore. Worship service - 9 a.m. Participants - Richard Kovach, lector; Marsha Karnes, acolyte, altar guild and communion assistant. Assumpt (read more)
Nearly five years ago, Catherine "Cathy" Welker sent Jo Ann and me a sympathy card after my mother died. In it, she included a brief note to tell us about a time my mother had done a quiet good deed for someone Cathy knew. I appreciated the gesture and t (read more)

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