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Wednesday, July 25, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Alexis, Antonio and Amanda Colecio, center, recently received Scouting Religious Awards from Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Weatherly. Presenting them with the awards are their parents Anthony and Jennifer Colecio, left; and the Rev. Floyd Caesar Jr., pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes.

Alexis, Amanda and Antonio Colecio were presented with Scouting Religious Awards by their parents and the Rev. Floyd Caesar Jr. at Mass on July 22, at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Weatherly.

Antonio is a Webelos Scout with Cub Scout Pack 007 in Weatherly and Amanda and Alexis are Brownie Girl Scouts with Troop 3301 in Weatherly.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Gus Lengle

Gustave "Gus" Lengle is 100 years young today. Born on July 24, 1912 in Irvington, N.J., he was the son of Anna Michaleck and Jacob Gustave Lengle.

Gus moved to Lake Harmony about 10 years ago. He lived most of his life in Irvington. He never finished high school because he needed to go to work to help support his family.

At 22 he eloped with his sweetheart, Marguerite Hellmuth. They were married for 65 years at the time of her passing in 1999.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Melissa D. Pettit and Chris A. Zehner, 238 West Ridge Street, Coaldale.

Tara M. Rupert and Christopher J. Potash, 217 East Broad Street, Tamaqua.

Alicia Schumacher and Dustin L. Boyer, 46 Water Street, Cumbola.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Horses and Horizons Therapeutic Learning Center, Inc. is looking for volunteers to help with its special program of therapeutic horseback riding for children and adults with special needs.

H.H.T.L.C., a registered non-profit organization, is located 10 miles south of Tamaqua, near Route 309. It offers therapeutic riding lessons on Monday and Wednesday evenings from May through October.

Monday, July 23, 2012
@$:SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Will Daskal will donate all proceeds to Safe Haven Pet Rescue from the sale of this painting, entitled "It's Raining Cats and Dogs."

Safe Haven Pet Rescue is teaming up with MudWorks Pottery and Gallery in Effort to help raise money and awareness for animals in shelters.

On Aug. 11, beginning at 10 a.m., MudWorks Pottery and Gallery, located at 3278 Rt. 115, Effort, will host "It's Raining Cats and Dogs!" an event to help place highly adoptable dogs in loving "forever" homes.

The event will begin at 10 a.m., with an adoption day from Safe Haven Pet Rescue. Volunteers of the animal shelter will have dogs that are up for adoption available for potential adopters to meet.

Friday, July 20, 2012

The descendants of Weaver John Fretz and his brother, Christian, will gather Saturday, Aug. 4 at 9 a.m. at St. Matthew's Kellers Church, 3668 Ridge Road, Perkasie, Pa. to celebrate the 124th anniversary of the first Fretz Family Reunion.

The family arrived in Bucks County from Germany in the 1720s and has spread to many states in the U.S. and Ontario. Many have names such as Anders, Beardsley, Beidler, Cox, Davis, Dubois, Freed, Gehman, Gross, House, Kaufman, Kulp, Myers, Opdyke, Rittenhouse, Slotter and Waldie.

Friday, July 20, 2012

The dog days of summer are far from over. Stay cool with a good book and a shady tree to sit beneath.

The librarians at the Lehighton Area Memorial Library have chosen a few of their favorite books to recommend to area students.

The grade level and recommended books are:

First to third grade: Diary of a Worm by Dorreen Cronin, Something from Nothing by Phoebe Gilman, and Arthur and the Comet Crisis by Marc Brown (and the variety of other

chapter books and picture books about the adventures of Arthur).

Friday, July 20, 2012

The American Legion Auxiliary Department of Pennsylvania recently held an Americanism essay contest "How can I show my patriotism in my community." Named first place winner in the Lehighton Legion Auxiliary Unit 314 Americanism Essay Contest, was Geoff Ebbert, son of Neal and Patricia Ebbert, who went on to become a winner in the Four County District contest. He also placed third place in the Department/State Auxiliary contest. Ebbert, right, was presented with a check for his third place win by Gladys Balliet, Unit president.

Friday, July 20, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Palmerton Cadette Girls Scout Troop 3112 was recently recognized as Junior Forest Stewards for completing the Junior Forest Stewardship program. From left are, front row, Beth Thomas, Emma Kimmel, Shannon Cranmer, Kristina Smith, Carolyn Frohnheiser and Larissa Kimmel, leader; and back row, Tamara Decker, Jessica Bauer, Olivia Shensky and Lacey Smith.

Palmerton Cadette Girl Scout Troop 3112 was recently recognized as Junior Forest Stewards for completing the Junior Forest Stewardship program.

This program encourages youth understanding about forest stewardship, collaborative learning through discussion, and hands-on learning through activity. It raises awareness of stewardship concepts and the importance of being a steward of the natural world. Today's youth will be responsible for the forests that give Pennsylvania its very name and they will pass them on the future generations

Friday, July 20, 2012

The 84th annual Smith-Schmit reunion will take place from 1-7 p.m. Sunday, July 29 at St. Matthew's U.C.C. picnic grove, located at 124 Picnic Lane in Kunkletown.

There will be music and a cake walk, as well as a concession stand.