Monday, August 18, 2014

Walling-Cassidy engagement





MARIETTA, GA. – The engagement of Elizabeth M. Walling of Marietta, Ga., and Mark V. Cassidy, 222 Mulligan St., Phoenixville, was announced by her mother, Beverly Walling of Marietta, Ga. She is also the daughter of the late George D. Walling.

Ms. Walling is a 2003 graduate of Pope High School and a 2008 graduate of Georgia State University with a bachelor of science degree in nursing. She is a registered nurse at the University of Pennsylvania/Dermatology, Philadelphia.

Her fiancé is the son of James and Brenda Ritschard, 317 Crest Lane, East Coventry. He is a 2001 graduate of Ocean City High School and a 2005 graduate of Clemson University with a bachelor of science degree in landscape architecture. He is a landscape architect/design consultant and owner of MVC Designs/California Closets, Pottstown.

An April 18, 2015 wedding at Peachtree Cathedral in Atlanta, Ga., is planned.

Heffentragre-Brown engagement





LONGVIEW, TEXAS – The engagement of Kirian Heffentrager and Bryan Brown, both of Longview, Texas, was announced by her parents, Lt. Cdr. (retired) and Mrs. Don Heffentrager of Leonardtown, Md. The bride is also the granddaughter of Dee Heffentrager and the late Donald Heffentrager Sr.

Her fiancé is the son of Patricia Summerford of Longview, Texas, and the grandson of the late David and Beverly Newton.

A September 11, 2014 wedding in Manteo, N.C., is planned.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Callanan-McClimon engagement





MARIETTA, GA. – The engagement of Megan Elayne Callanan and Daniel Griffin McClimon, both of Marietta, Ga., was announced by her parents, Sandy Otto and Dave Callanan of Michigan.

Ms. Callanan is a 2005 graduate of Okemos High School, Okemos, Mich., a 2009 graduate of the University of Michigan with a degree in kinesiology and a 2013 graduate of Life University, Marietta, Ga., with a doctor of chiropractic degree.

Her fiancé, son of Dee and Bob McClimon of Warwick, is a 2007 graduate of Owen J. Roberts High School, a 2011 graduate of Lehigh University with a degree in psychology and a 2014 graduate of Life University, Marietta, Ga., with a doctor of chiropractic degree.

They are both chiropractors and will be opening their own chiropractic office in the Pottstown tri-county area in 2015.

An October 2014 wedding at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, Chester Springs, is planned.


Monday, July 14, 2014

Slotter-Lawrence wedding





READING – Danielle Nadine Slotter, daughter of David C. Slotter of New Hanover and the late Beth A. Lehman, became the bride of Ian Christian Lawrence of Pottstown in a Quaker self-uniting wedding ceremony at the Barn at Flying Hills.

Readings were offered by D. Clayr Slotter, stepmother of the bride.

The bride is a 2006 graduate of Boyertown Area High School and a 2010 graduate of Millersville University with a bachelor of science degree in education. She is a 5th grade teacher at Pottstown Middle School.

The bridegroom, son of Samuel F. and Susan B. Lawrence of Pottstown, is a 2006 graduate of Pottstown High School and a 2010 graduate of Haverford College with a bachelor of arts degree. He is a 7th grade teacher at Pottstown Middle School.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride was attended by Michael Barrett, man of honor. Bridesmaids were Casey Gillmer and Jill Lawrence, sister of the bridegroom.

Seth Lawrence, brother of the bridegroom, was best man.

A reception was held at the Barn at Flying Hills.

The couple will reside at 1461 Sunset Drive, Pottstown.

Lightcap-Ambruch wedding





SPRING CITY – Ashley Lightcap, daughter of Russell and Mary Ann Lightcap, 639 Willow St., Pottstown, became the bride of Zachary Ambruch of Pottstown at Spring Hollow Golf Club, 3350 Schuylkill Road.

Judge Scott Palladino officiated.

Readings were offered by Emily Sassaman.

A sleeve from the wedding dress of the bride’s grandmother was wrapped around the bride’s flowers. The bride wore her grandmother’s garter and jewelry.

The bride is a 2006 graduate of Pottstown High School, a 2009 graduate of Lock Haven University with a bachelor of science degree in sports administration and a 2011 graduate of Alvernia University with a master of business administration degree. She is a legal assistant to the litigation group at Stevens and Lee, P.C., King of Prussia.

The bridegroom, son of Doug and Anne Ambruch, 1407 Cherry Lane, Pottstown, is a 2006 graduate of Pottstown High School. He is a labor foreman at Nyleve Bridge Corp., Emmaus.

Given in marriage by her parents, the bride was attended by her sister, Jessica Shumway, matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Steph Via, Kirstin Mayberry, Emily Sassaman and Amanda Fenn. Flower girl was Makayla Shumway, the bride’s niece.

Chris Ambruch, brother of the bridegroom, was best man. Ushers were DJ Via, Chris Bonenberger, Andy Long and Tom Watson. Ring bearers were Talon and Silas Via.

After a reception at Spring Hollow Golf Club, the newlyweds left on a wedding trip to Ocho Rios, Jamaica.



Whittaker anniversary




LOWER POTTSGROVE – Dr. and Mrs. Richard P. Whittaker will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with a 50K bike ride on the Schuylkill River Trail and a party at their home hosted by their friends and family. In lieu of gifts, the Whittakers requested donations be made to the Helen and Robert Whittaker Memorial Park, c/o Chester County Community foundation.

The Whittakers are the parents of two sons, Keith Whittaker of New Canaan, Conn.; Dr. Scott Whittaker of Arlington, Va.; and two daughters, Laura Calizzi of The Woodlands, Texas; and Susan Glynn of Dublin, Ireland.

Mrs. Whittaker, the former Margaret Michael, is a 2002 retiree of Penn State University Berks where she was an assistant professor.

Her husband is an orthopedic surgeon, semi-retired, with Orthopedic Specialists of Pottstown.

They were married on June 27, 1964 in Drexel Hill.

The Whittakers have 11 grandchildren.