Tamaqua YMCA kids spent a day during their YMCA Summer Fun Camp this week to clean parts of Tamaqua. Pictured cleaning outside the Tamaqua Community Center are Bradley Hornung, 12, Coaldale, Leah Sharer, 8, Tamaqua and camp counselor Katie Hummel.
With the handing over of the gavel of Western Pocono Lioness president Lioness Arlene Mullery turns over her six years of service as president of the club to new president Virginia Lamendola. She begins the tenure of her two-year term as president the beginning of July.
The Tamaqua Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting today at the Heisler's Dairy Bar in the Lewistown Valley. Anyone may stop by to inquire about joining the society or to help in other ways. FMI: Call (570) 668-1234.
The new officers and board members of the Western Pocono Lioness Club were recently installed by Lion PDG Bob Argot, back. Seated, from left, are the following Lioness and their respective office: Vice President Lioness Ruth Smith, President Lioness Virginia Lamendola, Past President Lioness Arlene Mullery, Treasurer Lioness Pat Brooks, Secretary Lioness Camille Desando.
Nesquehoning Council voted to replace the late council member Frank DiMiceli Wednesday evening. Voted to fill the position was Frank Jacobs, a former councilman who was the leading vote getter in the May primary election. Abstaining from the vote was Michael Sniscak and Richard Zabroski. Jacobs thanked those who voted for him.
During the visitors segment, resident Mickey Angst thanked council for placing the pedestrian crosswalk signs on Catawissa Street. He said a lot of people praised the borough for their action.
PHILADELPHIA – The 2011 Carpenter Cup champions finally got their just rewards.
Last month, the Lehigh Valley squad, dotted with local players, wrapped up the championship at Citizens Bank Park. Last night, they were back once again, this time as guests to receive the Carpenter Cup before the Phillies game against San Francisco.
To present the trophy there was no better person than Northampton's own Brian Schneider.
Angry citizen threatens to call in state
Lansford resident Rita McIntyre Klekamp, president of Lansford Concerned Citizens, took council to task Wednesday on a number of items, including the borough's deteriorating buildings.
"Not to take this personally, but council is inept. If you are unable or unwilling to fulfill the obligations of your office, I will call in the state to see if we can get assistance for the citizens," she said.
"Buildings in town are deteriorating and owners are not being held accountable," Klekamp said.
The Carbon County Environmental Education Center is planning a dedication ceremony with an open house event from noon to 4 p.m. August 6. The public is invited free of charge.
The Frederick R. Wallace Flight Pen will be officially dedicated. The newly completed structure allows CCEEC staff to more quickly rehabilitate and release injured raptors. IT was completed as part of an Eagle Scout project by area resident Steven Hutta and is named in honor of CCEEC volunteer and falconer Fred Wallace.
Progress for replacing the Lower Middle Creek culvert and bridge may well be in evidence this week in Polk Township as the contractor wants to start today, reported supervisor Chairman Brian K. Ahner. Discussion as to whether a poured-in place-footer or a precast footer should be used ensued. After considering the merits and demerits of both the 3-0 vote was to spend $4,600 additional funds to use the poured-in-place.
In regard to the bridge, the township engineer reported that PennDOT approval has been received.
July 28, 1953
At a meeting held in the Nesquehoning Recreation Center, the ground work was laid for a citizens' celebration when the Robert M. Green and Sons Inc. plant is dedicated on Sept. 26. Governor John S. Fine will be the principal speaker. The plant, which will produce metal hospital equipment, stands on a 10-acre plot, which will be surrounded by a $15,000 landscape project. There will be a parade, consisting of eight bands, at the dedication. Ten thousand persons are expected to attend the event.
Members of the Hometown Army National Guard FRG, Family Readiness Group, routinely hold fundraisers to raise donations for troops overseas. Pictured socializing during a recent spaghetti dinner fundraiser from left are guest Sis Lechleitner, FRG chairperson Heather Rossetti, FRG treasurer Darci Woleslagle, and guest Al Lechleitner, who served in the Hometown Army from 1978 to 1997 with the 103rd National Guard Armored Division. For more information visit the FRG on Facebook or call the armory at (570) 668-1850.
A Lansford borough councilman is challenging President Adam Webber's right to be on the board, saying Webber is not qualified to hold the seat because, although he owns a home in town, he actually lives in McAdoo.
Councilman Tommy Vadyak at a public meeting Wednesday announced he would be filing the challenge. He presented Webber's water bill, obtained through the Right To Know law, as proof that Webber's house at 356 W. Ridge St., is not where Webber lives.
Carbon/Monroe County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) executive director Danadee M. Miller-Boyle reminds farmers, ranchers and landowners to nominate farmer and rancher candidates to serve on their local FSA county committee by the August 1 deadline.
Elected county committee members serve a three-year term and are responsible for making decisions on FSA disaster, conservation, commodity and price support programs, as well as other important federal farm program issues.
Salem St. Paul's
Christmas in August is Sunday, Aug. 14 at Salem St. Paul's Lutheran Church.
They will sing Christmas carols and collect "gifts" for PVEN, such as new sneakers, socks, undies, gently used sheets and blankets. Stay after worship for a Christmas brunch.
There will be a blood drive in honor of JoAnne Fitzpatrick Sunday, Aug. 7 after worship. Fill the bus. The Red Cross bus will be there from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
JoAnn Sienkiewicz will get the sign-up sheet and all other information shortly, or call the church office at (610) 681-5191.
St. Paul Lutheran
Brian Buzik will lead the worship service on Sunday, July 31, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Summit Hill. It will begin at 9:30 a.m.
Hope of Christ
Members of the Hope of Christ Presbyterian Church, Summit Hill, are reminded the summer worship schedule is now in effect. The Sunday morning worship service on Sunday, July 31, will begin at 9:30 a.m.
The weekly scripture sharing sessions at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Summit Hill, will be held tonight at 7 o'clock in the parish rectory.
Dog trainer explains to CART members how to deal with animals
An animal can sense what a person thinks, so if you are agitated with the animal, they will show agitation in their behavior as well.
Rose Reese, a certified dog trainer, explained to members of the Carbon County Animal Response Team during the group's monthly meeting on Tuesday, that the simple act of touching can help an animal relax, heal and learn actions.
The method she illustrated was Linda Tellington-Jones' TTouch system, which uses the power of touch to connect with an animal, make them feel at ease, and provide a healing touch.
The Northern Lehigh School District, in conjunction with the Northern Lehigh PTO, will hold its annual kindergarten orientation on Tuesday, Aug. 23, at 6 p.m. at Peters Elementary School. Kindergarten students and their parents are encouraged to attend. Invitations will be mailed to all families who have registered a child for kindergarten for the 2011-2012 school year.
Workers prepare halupki for the 41st Annual Men of Marian Summer Picnic, which will take place July 29-31, on the school grounds. Festivities begin at 5 p.m. Friday with music provided by "Kartune." The event will begin at 5 p.m. on Saturday with entertainment from the country band "Crazy Heart." Sunday's event will begin at 4 p.m. with music from "Remember When." A flea market will again be a part of the picnic.
Cross-shaped steel beams the latest target
There must be better ways for the American Atheists to spend their time ... and money.
On Wednesday the group filed a lawsuit claiming that a cross of two steel beams found in the rubble at Ground Zero following the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on this country, promotes Christianity over other religions on public property and diminishes the civil rights of non-Christians. With the lawsuit, they hope to block the cross-shaped steel beams, known as the "World Trade Center Cross," from being included in the National September 11th Memorial and Museum.
Twin daughters, Lily Rose Costenbader and Gracie Lynn Costenbader, were born on May 27, 2011 to Jennifer and David Costenbader of Palmerton at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown.
Lily was 0born at 12:09 a.m. She weighed 6 pounds, 5 ounces and measured 19 inches long.
Gracie was born at 12:14 a.m. She weighed 5 pounds, 12 ounces and measured 17 inches long.
The babies were welcomed home by an older sibling, Aubrey, who is a year old.
Maternal grandparents are Jeffrey George and Carolyn Smiley.
Paternal grandparents are Ronald and Rose Costenbader.
Members of the Marian High School's Men of Marian booster organization are putting strong efforts towards recruiting new booster members via their Men of Marian 500 Plus membership campaign.
When the Men of Marian booster organization began operating in 1964, it was primarily responsible for helping with transportation costs for students at the Marian Catholic High School, Hometown.
ALLENTOWN - After having not pitched for a little over a month, Roy Oswalt got back to business Wednesday night at Coca-Cola Park.
Oswalt, one of the Philadelphia Phillies' quartet of aces, began his rehab assignment with the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs last night and showed flashes of his old self. The right-hander allowed just one run on one hit in four innings of work. It was his first action since being pulled from his June 23 start with lower back inflammation.
Over 155 people were impacted when 38 families were served this past Saturday at the Effort UMC's Supplemental Center.
Currently needed by the food pantry are: canned fruit and vegetables, tuna, spaghetti sauce and pasta.
To donate bring items to the church office during office hours, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
On Wednesdays pantry volunteers are generally present to receive the donations.
Nesquehoning police have arrested Juli Ann Tumbioli/Schlorf, 25, of 418 Woodlawn Ave., Slatington, on charges of theft by unlawful taking or dispopsition and receiving stolen property as a result of an incident that happened in May in the borough.
Police Chief Sean Smith said the woman was arraigned before District Justice Casimir Kosciolek of Lansford and committed to the Carbon County Correctional Facility, Nesquehoning, in lieu of $1,500 bail.
Roof work causes house fire in Summit Hill
A half-duplex home located at 200 West Ludlow St., at the intersection of North Walnut Street in Summit Hill, suffered smoke and exterior damage Wednesday after a young man working on the roof accidentally contacted a 7,200 volt conductor power line with a piece of the roof's drip edge.
Summit Hill Fire Chief Shawn Hoben said that after PPL's quick response to turn off power, firefighters used thermal imaging cameras to search for hidden hot spots as grounding current spread to various parts of the home.
The home is occupied by Jacqueline Collevechio.
A Mahoning Township man was hurt in a crash on Route 209 Tuesday evening.
Zachary Hoffman (no age given) was backing out of his driveway at 727 N. First St. Lehighton (Mahoning Township) at 6:32 p.m., and backed into the path of Brian Berger (no age given), of the 100 block of West Ridge St. Nesquehoning.
Berger had been traveling south on Route 209 in a 1998 Pontiac Grand Am, Mahoning Township Police Chief Kenneth Barnes said in a report released Wednesday.
Berger was treated at the scene by emergency ambulance crews.
Picnic in the Park
Franklin Township Lions Club will host a "Picnic in the Park," from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18 at the Phifer Ice Dam Park.
The day will feature bingo from 2-3 p.m., calk walk from 3-4 p.m., and the Mudflaps from 4-6 p.m.
The Lions will be serving food in the pavilion throughout the day. Bring a lawn chair or blanket.
Lindsay Shoff, daughter of Glenn and Mary Karen Shoff of Tamaqua, became the bride of David Chiavaroli, son of Daniel R. and Gayle Chiavaroli of Nazareth, on July 2, 2011, at St. John's UCC, Nazareth. The Rev. Curtis Kemmerer officiated the double ring ceremony. Susan Frickert was the organist.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride chose Candice Semasek of Mojave, Calif., formerly of Tamaqua; and Elisha Kitchen of Hancock, Mich, as her maids of honor. Bridesmaids were Erin Strouse of Easton, Ashley Milkovitz of Allentown and Christa Miller of Tamaqua.
The 69th annual Marsh Family Reunion will be held on Aug. 14, at Indian Trail Park, Pavilion 1. The meal will begin at 12:30 p.m. A business meeting will convene at 1:30 p.m.
Families attending are asked to bring either a salad or dessert for the event. Family members with the last name beginning with A through M should bring a salad; N through Z should bring a dessert.
Prizes for youngest male and female, oldest male and female, traveling the farthest, the most recently married couple, longest married couple, and the largest family present will be awarded.
July 27, 1953
"I was so happy, I cried," Mrs. John M. Rimsky of Coalport said in expressing her joy upon having heard of the armistice which ended hostilities in Korea, where her son, Corporal George Stoffa, 22, has been a prisoner of war for two years. With the young man in the POW camp is Bobby Bonetsky, Summit Hill. When last heard from on June 6, Cpl. Stoffa was in good health and anxiously awaiting his return home.
At least three fire companies responded to a fire on Lake Road in Saylorsburg around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday night. An unoccupied home was completely destroyed. Wind Gap Fire Co., Blue Ridge Hook and Ladder and West End Vol. Fire Co. responded.