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Garman-Woolley December 12, 2018

Scott and Sheri Garman of Lititz have announced the engagement of their daughter, Ashlee Garman of Lititz, to Andrew Woolley of Lititz.

The bride-elect graduated from Warwick High School in 2009 and Penn State University in 2013, and she received a master's degree from Wilkes University in 2018. She is employed by Warwick School District.

Mr. Woolley is the son of Dan and Sherry Woolley of Lititz. He graduated from Warwick High School in 2011 and Lebanon Valley College in 2015, and he received additional education to become a certified financial planner. He is employed by Personal Wealth Advisory LLC in Lancaster.

An August 2019 wedding is planned.

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Oberholtzer-Hershey December 12, 2018

Kevin and Faithe Oberholtzer of Mount Joy have announced the engagement of their daughter, Carolyn Oberholtzer of Mastersonville, to Jeremy Hershey of Lititz.

The bride-elect graduated from Donegal High School in 2009 and Indiana Wesleyan University in 2013. She is employed by Pleasant View Retirement Community in Manheim.

Mr. Hershey is the son of Barry and Marilyn Hershey of Lititz. He graduated from Manheim Central High School in 2000 and Messiah College in 2004. He is employed by Quality Floors Co. in New Holland.

An April 2019 wedding is planned.

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A Piece of (Wedding) Cake December 12, 2018

Wedding planning is no small task. From sending out engagement announcements to gifting guests with take-home favors, a couple will pore over scores of details as they plan their weddings. As if selecting a photographer or choosing the right appetizers is not challenging enough, some unknown variables are sure to pop up on the big day. Couples can take their cues from others who have walked the aisle before them with these tricks of the trade, which may help the day go smoothly.

1. Host everything at a single location. Couples that want to simplify their wedding day can select a site that can host the ceremony and reception and also house guests. The cost of such facilities may be more affordable than couples think, as transportation costs will be minimal and the venue may offer discounts on group packages.

2. Think about a day-of coordinator. Couples that cannot afford a wedding planner to handle all of the details often find that a day-of-service provider is within their budget. This person can handle all of the details on the wedding day itself so brides and grooms can fully immerse themselves in the festivities.

3. Bring extra cash. Unexpected expenses may pop up. Couples may have to feed an extra member of the band or a guest who was able to get a babysitter at the last minute. Brides and grooms may want to offer a bigger tip than anticipated to the wait staff or disc jockey who went above and beyond.

4. Learn how to bustle. Walking around with a free-flowing train all day can become tiring for brides. Brides should make sure that one person practices how to bustle the train and will step in to do so for the reception. Also, it may not be the height of fashion, but have a garbage bag on hand to keep the train clean during inclement weather or if the bride has to trek across grass or soil for photo opportunities.

5. Give an outgoing person a job. Enlist a boisterous friend or family member to wrangle guests for photo opportunities. He or she can be the photographer's helper and give the happy couple one less thing to do.

6. Stock the bathroom. Some venues will have courtesy items for their guests, but couples also should bring their own necessities, such as breath mints, toothpaste, extra pantyhose, hairspray, lip gloss, and sanitary products.

7. Be all smiles. Couples can't predict everything that will happen on their wedding day, but they can help create the mood. Smiling couples can make things better for everyone, even when zippers break or someone gets the chicken instead of the salmon.

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Liven Up Reception DŽcor With Living Centerpieces December 12, 2018

Centerpieces are one aspect of the reception where couples can get creative without breaking the bank. Flowers are popular centerpieces at weddings. But even with cost-cutting measures, such as choosing in-season blooms, bumping up the filler-to-flower ratio, and opting for low-profile centerpieces instead of towering alternatives, couples can expect to pay about $2,000 on wedding flowers, offers The Knot, a go-to resource for wedding planning. But opting for the following clever living centerpiece alternatives might impress guests - and also do so on budget.

One option is to choose potted plants, which can serve as both favors and reception centerpieces. Live plants also can be an eco-conscious decision for couples that are interested in incorporating "green" elements into their weddings. Couples tying the knot in the autumn can place mums inside of a hollowed pumpkin or gourd. Spring and summer weddings can be enhanced by miniature rose bushes or succulents. Winter weddings may be dressed up with small evergreen trees or potted holly.

Couples may also opt to incorporate butterflies into their celebration. Some cultures or religions view butterflies as a symbol of endurance, change, hope, and vitality. Incorporating butterflies into reception centerpieces can make guests feel like they are stepping into a living garden. Small, mesh-lined cages filled with foliage and butterflies might add that special touch.

Living centerpieces offer something different from floral centerpieces. However, because live plants and animals may be part of the display, couples need to account for their welfare. This means ensuring they will be cared for after the wedding, or, in the event of butterflies, released into the evening sky.

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Shop Local For Your Big Day December 12, 2018

As the "shop local" movement grows in popularity, weddings present a prime opportunity to embrace this movement. Local vendors have intimate knowledge of the areas they serve, and that can make for a more personalized wedding.

Local vendors are often a go-to choice when couples are planning their wedding ceremonies and receptions. Once couples choose a town or city to host their weddings, whether that is their own hometown or a far-away locale, they can begin exploring the benefits of working with locally based vendors.

Familiarity

Local vendors will be familiar with the area and possibly the venue where the wedding will be held. That can help couples avoid having to give directions, discuss venue protocols, and handle other tasks that must be worked out with nonlocal vendors. For example, local photographers familiar with a particular venue will know all of the best places to get shots, and some vendors may have pre-existing relationships with venue representatives that could ensure wedding-day operations go smoothly.

Proximity

Local vendors can meet with brides and grooms more readily throughout the planning process, making things less stressful for the happy couple. This also makes it easier to drop off deposits, attend meetings, make fitting appointments, or attend styling sessions.

Savings

Couples that travel for their weddings and employ local vendors will not have to pack as much. Using local vendors eliminates the need to bring decorative items, flowers, and much more. Plus, couples needn't pay to transport and house vendors brought along from back home.

Environment

Individuals who are conscious of protecting the environment and conserving resources by reducing their energy consumption often find that shopping local is beneficial. Local vendors are more likely to source their materials from other nearby businesses, reducing their carbon footprints along the way. For example, local caterers may rely on area farmers for their foods, affording couples the chance to host eco-friendly or even farm-to-table weddings.

Customization

Working with local vendors often translates into getting more personalized service and attention than mass retailers or merchants can provide.

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Obtaining A Marriage License In Pennsylvania December 12, 2018

The Clerk of Orphans' Court and/or the Register of Wills within each individual county in Pennsylvania handles information, forms, and the actual registration of marriage license applications. Both individuals must appear in person together to complete and file the application for marriage. A Social Security number and a government-issued photo identification are required for both parties. The medical examination and blood test are no longer required.

In Pennsylvania, if either party is under age 18, the consent of a parent or legal guardian is needed. Applicants who have been previously married must provide the following information concerning the dissolution of the most recent marriage: divorces - a certified copy of the decree is required (if maiden name has been resumed, that document must be presented); annulments - the same information as is required for divorces must be provided; and widowed - the date of death of the deceased spouse is needed. Blood relatives down to and including first cousins may not marry under Pennsylvania law.

A marriage license becomes valid on the third day following application or the next business day if the third day falls on a weekend or holiday. The license is valid for 60 days from the third day following the date of application.

The wedding ceremony need not be performed in the county in which the license was issued. However, an out-of-state marriage license cannot be used in Pennsylvania, nor can a Pennsylvania marriage license be used in another state. Details, courthouse locations, and other information for separate counties in the area are listed below. All courthouse office hours listed are for Mondays through Fridays, unless otherwise noted.

Details are available on each county's government website, by calling the phone number for the Register of Wills/Clerk of Orphans' Court Office, or in person on Mondays through Fridays during regular business hours, at least one half hour before closing time.

Adams County

Clerk of Courts & Orphans' Court

117 Baltimore St., Room 103

Gettysburg

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

717-337-9806

www.adamscounty.us

Berks County

Register of Wills

633 Court St., Second Floor

Reading

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

610-478-6600

www.co.berks.pa.us

Chester County

Register of Wills/Clerk of the Orphans' Court

201 W. Market St., Suite 2200

West Chester

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

610-344-6335

www.chesco.org

Cumberland County

Register of Wills/Clerk of the Orphans' Court

1 Courthouse Square, Suite 102

Carlisle

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

717-240-6345

www.ccpa.net

Dauphin County

Register of Wills/Clerk of the Orphans' Court

101 Market St., First Floor, Room 103

Harrisburg

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; arrive before 4 p.m.

717-780-6500 (Register of Wills), 717-780-6510 (Orphans' Court)

www.dauphincounty.org

Dauphin County - Northern Branch Office

Northern Dauphin Human Services Center

295 State Drive

Elizabethville

First and third Wednesdays of the month, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

717-905-2700, ext. 2507

www.dauphincounty.org

Lancaster County

Register of Wills/Clerk of the Orphans' Court

50 N. Duke St.

Lancaster

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

717-295-3533 (Marriage Department), 717-295-3522 (24-hour marriage hotline)

www.co.lancaster.pa.us

Lebanon County

Register of Wills/Clerk of Orphans' Court

400 S. Eighth St., Room 105, Municipal Building

Lebanon

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; arrive no later than 4:15 p.m.

717-228-4415

www.lebcounty.org

Montgomery County

Register of Wills

1 Montgomery Plaza

425 Swede St., Fourth Floor

Norristown

8:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

610-278-3414

www.montcopa.org

York County

Clerk of Orphans' Court

45 N. George St., Second Floor

York

8 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

717-771-9288

www.yorkcountypa.gov

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Dietrich-Price December 11, 2018

The wedding of Ashlyn Price and Michael Anthony Dietrich took place on Oct. 13 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in New Freedom. The Rev. Robert Yohe Jr. officiated at the 1 p.m. ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eric Price of Stewartstown. She graduated from York Catholic High School in 2012 and Robert Paul Academy of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences in 2014. She is employed by Evangelin A Boutique Salon in Shrewsbury.

The groom is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Stephen Dietrich Sr. of York. He graduated from York Catholic High School in 2013 and Penn State University in 2017. He is employed by Graham Engineering in York.

The maid of honor was Kira DalPezzo of York. The bridesmaids were Julia Ruiz of Stewartstown and Carly Marks Abbot of York.

The best man was Andrew Devlin of York. The groomsmen were Gabriel Dietrich of York, brother of the groom; Brandon Price of Stewartstown, brother of the bride; and Raphael Dietrich of York, brother of the groom. The ring bearers were Abram Henise of York, son of the maid of honor, and Beckett Dietrich of York, nephew of the groom.

The bride was given in marriage by her parents. She wore a princess-style ball gown with draping sleeves. The gown was designed by Oleg Cassini. The bride carried a bouquet of calla lilies and roses.

Providing music for the ceremony was Soundwaves Entertainment.

The reception took place at Out Door Country Club in York.

After a wedding trip to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, the couple resides in York.

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Stern-Turner December 11, 2018

Gary and Kathy Stern of Narvon have announced the engagement of their daughter, Allison Stern of Narvon, to Ricky L. Turner of Atglen.

The bride-elect graduated from Octorara Area High School in 2005 and HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College, with a degree in early childhood development. She is employed by Saint John Paul II Regional Catholic Elementary in Coatesville.

Mr. Turner is the son of Rick and Jennifer Turner of Atglen. He graduated from Octorara Area High School in 2002 and Millersville University. He is employed by the National Aquarium in Baltimore.

A September 2019 wedding is planned.

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Rivera-Delgado December 11, 2018

The wedding of Dianelly Delgado and Jonathan Rivera took place on Oct. 20 at the Joseph Bianca Ballroom in New Britain, Conn. Valarie Rivera officiated at the 6 p.m. ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Iris Camacho of New Britain, Conn., and Agustin Delgado of Troy, N.Y. She graduated from high school in New Britain, Conn., in 2002 and graduated from Gibbs College in 2007. She is employed by Comcast in York.

The groom is the son of Elizabeth Rivera of Red Lion. He attended high school in Brooklyn, N.Y. He is employed by Giant Food Store in Shrewsbury.

The maid of honor was Iliana Delgado of New Britain, sister of the bride.

The best man was Steven Rivera of Brooklyn, brother of the groom.

The bride was given in marriage by the Rev. Agustin Delgado.

Providing music for the ceremony was DJ Aldo.

After a wedding trip to New Britain, Conn., the couples resides in York.

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Colbert-Dupla December 11, 2018

The wedding of Rhianna Dupla and Nicholas Colbert took place on Oct. 20 at noon at Nittany Valley Event Center in Pleasant Gap. Roy Dean officiated.

The bride graduated from State College Area High School in 2014. She is employed by One Stop Shopper in Middletown.

The groom is the son of Christel Payne Colbert and Anthony Dunn of Bellefonte and George Emel and Mary Emel of Spring Mills. He graduated from both Bellefonte Area High School and the IT program at Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology in 2016. He is employed by Qumulis Inc. in Pennsylvania Furnace.

The bride's gown was a one-of-a-kind Modd Bella white and ivory princess-cut gown with a corset back and train. The gown had personalized floral beading and white lace around the waist that also included gold Swarovski beading. The bodice had a scoop neckline with delicate beaded shoulder straps. The bride carried a bouquet of white roses, burgundy roses, champagne roses, lamb's ear and other greenery.

The maid of honor was Alivia Cowfer of Tyrone. The bridesmaid was Brandi Moore of Duncansville.

The best man was Stephen Strauser of Bellefonte. The groomsman was Mearl Stone of Fort Meade, Md.

Providing music for the ceremony was disc jockey David Meyer.

The reception took place at Nittany Valley Event Center.

The couple resides in Middletown.

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Wodarczyk-Battiste December 7, 2018

The wedding of Katee Battiste and Timothy Wodarczyk took place on Sept. 8 at Victory Church in Quarryville. Pastor Brett Rush officiated at the 1 p.m. ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Anthony and Tawn Battiste of Holtwood. She graduated from Solanco High School in 2004, Millersville University in 2008, and Eastern Mennonite University in 2013. She is employed by Excentia in Lancaster.

The groom is the son of Thomas and Donna Wodarczyk of Lancaster. He graduated from Manheim Township High School in 2009 and Lancaster Bible College in 2014, and he currently attends HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College. He is employed by LSC in Lancaster.

The matron of honor was Rebecca Kropf of Willow Street, and the maid of honor was Abrielle Battiste of Perryville, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Cheryl Zalewski of Strasburg and Katie Forry of Lancaster.

Serving as best man was Jim Havrilla of Salt Lake City. Groomsmen were Adam Evalt of Lynbrook, Matthew Day of Lancaster, and Jason Shuman of Lancaster.

The bride was given in marriage by her parents.

The reception was held at Omar Smoker Farm in New Providence.

The couple resides in Lancaster.

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Harty-Embry December 5, 2018

The marriage of Amanda Embry and Nick Harty took place on Nov. 15 at Bryn Athyn Cathedral in Bryn Athyn. Erik Buss officiated at 6 p.m. ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Michele and Jeffrey Henning of Downingtown. She graduated from Downingtown East High School in 2008 and Westminster College in 2012. She is employed by Bentley Systems in Exton.

The groom is the son of Renee and Dennis Harty of Downingtown. He graduated from Coatesville High School in 2010 and West Chester University in 2016.

The maid of honor was Emily Bernard of Boston. Serving as best man was Michael McIntyre of King of Prussia.

The bride was given in marriage by her father. The bride wore a blush ball gown with floral tulle by Stella York.

The reception was held at Cairnwood Estate in Bryn Athyn. Moore Music provided music for the ceremony.

The couple resides in Downingtown.

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Zechmans Celebrate 60th Anniversary November 24, 2018

Richard and Eleanor Zechman of Elizabethtown celebrated their 60th anniversary on Nov. 22. They celebrated with their children and their families. The Zechmans were married on Nov. 22, 1958, at Olivet Presbyterian Church in Reading.

They have two children: Vicki Arendt of Elizabethtown and Scott Zechman of Elizabethtown. They have three grandchildren.

Mr. and Mrs. Zechman are both retired. They are members of St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Elizabethtown.

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Martin-Ferrick November 21, 2018

The wedding of Emily Ferrick and Cody Martin took place on Oct. 20 at the Smoker Farm in New Providence. Pastor Mike Sigman officiated at the 3 p.m. ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of David and Tracy Ferrick of Conestoga. She graduated from Penn Manor High School in 2016 and is employed by Willow Valley in Willow Street.

The groom is the son of Kevin and Christine Martin of Lancaster. He graduated from Penn Manor High School in 2015 and is employed by Star Rock Farms in Conestoga.

The matron of honor was Megan Binkley, sister of the bride. The maid of honor was Aimee Funk. The bridesmaids were Nicole Hege, as well as Paige Ferrick, sister-in-law of the bride. The flower girl was Emma Binkley, niece of the bride.

The best man was Colby Doman. The groomsmen were Logan Pickle; Conner Martin, brother of the groom; and Wayne Rineer. The ushers were Matthew Ferrick, brother of the bride, and Austin Binkley, brother-in-law of the bride. The ring bearer was Trace Shertzer.

The bride was given in marriage by her father.

The reception took place at the Smoker Farm.

The couple now resides in Willow Street.

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Gochnauer-Williams November 21, 2018

Richard and Loren Gochnauer of West Hempfield Township have announced the engagement of their daughter, Kathryn Gochnauer of West Hempfield Township, to Adam Williams of East Petersburg.

The bride-elect graduated from Hempfield High School in 2012 and Slippery Rock University in 2016. She is employed by UPMC Pinnacle in Lancaster.

The groom-to-be is the son of Paul and Carol Williams of East Petersburg. He graduated from Hempfield High School in 2012 and Penn State Harrisburg in 2016. He is employed by Case New Holland in New Holland.

A March 2019 wedding is planned.

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Kieley-Jones November 15, 2018

Olivia Kieley of Leola and Brandon Jones of Spring City have announced their engagement.

The bride-elect is the daughter of Paul and Grace Kieley of Leola. She graduated from Conestoga Valley High School in 2013 and Kutztown University.

Mr. Jones is the son of Lori Jones of Spring City and late David Jones. He graduated from Owen J. Roberts High School in 2011 and attended Kutztown University.

A June 2020 wedding is planned.

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Dorwart-Zunich November 2, 2018

Tom and Sara Dorwart of Manheim have announced the engagement of their daughter, Emily Anne Dorwart of Manheim, to Chad Michael Zunich of Manheim.

The bride-elect graduated from Manheim Central High School in 2013 and Penn State University in 2018. She is employed by PNC Bank in Manheim.

Mr. Zunich is the son of Mark and Deb Zunich of Manheim. He graduated from Manheim Central High School in 2015 and attends Millersville University, from which he expects to graduate in 2019. He is employed by Smucker Farms in Bird-in-Hand.

A September 2019 wedding is planned.

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Blevins-Hayward November 1, 2018

Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey F. Blevins of Willow Street have announced the engagement of their daughter, Allie Maye Blevins of Willow Street, to James Stuart Daniel Hayward of Lancaster.

The bride-elect graduated from Lancaster County Christian School in 2016 and from Ravencrest Chalet Bible School in 2017.

Mr. Hayward is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Hayward Jr. of Lancaster. He graduated from Lancaster County Christian School in 2016 and attends Grove City College.

A July 2019 wedding is planned.

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Reed-Myer October 31, 2018

The wedding of Heidi Kaye Myer and Brian Alan Reed took place on Sept. 15 in the garden at Brasenhill Mansion in Lebanon. The Rev. Christopher Schwab officiated at the 4 p.m. ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Steven and Randi Myer of Manheim. She graduated from Manheim Central High School in 2008 and South Dakota State University in 2012. She received a doctorate from Penn State University in 2018. She is employed by Penn State Cooperative Extension in York.

The groom is the son of Scott and Susan Reed of Manheim. He graduated from Manheim Central High School in 2007 and York College of Pennsylvania in 2011. He is employed by the U.S. Department of Defense in Aberdeen, Md.

The matron of honor was Julie Eno of Elizabethtown. The bridesmaids were Lisa Zumbach of Lander, Wyo., and Leah Athanassopoulos of Aberdeen, Scotland, sister of the bride.

The best man was Matthew Garber of Colebrook. The groomsmen were Jason Tschudy of Landisville and Christopher Shoff of York.

Providing music for the ceremony were Dustin Schulz and Christine Mennicke.

The bride was given in marriage by her father.

The reception took place at Brasenhill Mansion.

After a wedding trip to Italy, the couple resides in Maryland.

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Shearer-Bupp October 31, 2018

Duane Shearer of Red Lion has announced the engagement of his daughter, Jenna Rae Shearer, to Justin L. Bupp.

The bride-elect is also the daughter of the late Jerilyn Shearer, who resided in Seven Valleys. She is a graduate of York College and is currently employed as a registered nurse at York Hospital.

Mr. Bupp is the son of Sue Ilyes and Lynn Bupp of York. He is a graduate of York Suburban High School and is currently employed as a manager at NCTL.

A September 2019 wedding is planned.

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