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)

Church News
My mother used to recall a memorable exchange she had with Dad's aunt, Sister Mary Daniel, a Felician sister. A few strands of hair stuck out from the old-style, full habit that framed the sister's face. Mother discreetly told Sister Daniel about the hai (read more)
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. Refreshments will follow the serv (read more)
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)

Military News