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Saturday, July 16, 2011

The Panther Valley High School Class of 2011 commencement orders are available for pick up at the high school office.

If you ordered graduation diploma photos from Flexer Photo Studio, you can pick them up between 7:30 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday.

Saturday, July 16, 2011
This is a typical box of mostly toiletries which has been collected by, and is being shipped by Albrightsville VFW Post 294 for shipment to one area soldier in Afghanistan or Iraq.

Members of VFW Post 294 of Albrightsville are helping our local service personnel based in combat areas of Afghanistan and Iraq by collecting donations of everyday personal items and shipping them directly to the individual soldier.

They have been visiting Kmart, Wal-Mart, and Bill's Shoprite, all in Mt. Pocono – where they collect most of their donations – and handing shoppers entering the store a list of items that can be sent to these areas.

Saturday, July 16, 2011
KATHY KUNKEL/TIMES NEWS Andrew Leibenguth, left, shown with his parents John and Bernardita in front of the Tamaqua legion post, received the Pennsylvania American Legion's John C. 'Ace' Mann Blue Cap of the Year Award Friday. On his return to the area, he toured local legion posts in a luxury limousine as part of the celebration. . before coming home to Tamaqua. John and Bernardita in front of the tamaqua

TN Correspondent

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After Andrew Leibenguth was named Tamaqua's Citizen of the Year by the Tamaqua Area Chamber of Commerce this year, legion and auxiliary members looked for ways to honor him as one of their own.

They found that opportunity in the Pennsylvania American Legion's John Ace Mann Blue Hat of the Year Award and on Friday the TIMES NEWS reporter received that prestigious honor at the state American Legion Convention.

Saturday, July 16, 2011
Michelle Lynn Gallagher of Lake Harmony has opened the door to an embarrassing secret. Her book, Witch Wolf? The Curse, a work of fantasy, nonfiction and fiction, tells her story.

Michelle Lynn Gallagher of Lake Harmony has opened the door to an embarrassing secret. At the age of 12, she seemed to be turning into a werewolf.

That's the fact. Her book, Witch Wolf? The Curse, a work of fantasy, nonfiction and fiction, tells her story.

Michelle tells her thinly veiled autobiographic tale through the eyes of Mick, an almost-teen whose grotesque appearance attracts constant harassment. Unlike other girls her age, Mick is maturing into a Werewolf.

Saturday, July 16, 2011
More Than English Group gathers in the town square of LaAlberca, Spain, where bullfighting is still done during celebrations.

They were Anglos.

They came from down under – New Zealand and Australian. They came from the Americas – the United States and Canada. They came from the United Kingdom and Ireland. They were recent college students. They were married couples. They included a retired concert pianist. They included a college professor and a travel journalist. They included myself, a local Carbon County attorney.

Saturday, July 16, 2011
Carbon County District Attorney Gary Dobias - "Back in law school, I had a criminal law professor, Dan Murrell, who told me, 'Don't be afraid of a challenge'. I always thought that was good advice."

"What's the best advice you were ever given?"

Saturday, July 16, 2011

A momentous day in the career of Rev. A. J. Angelini, pastor of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, New Columbus, was reached when the cornerstone for the beautiful new church was laid with impressive and appropriate ceremony. Msgr. Leo G. Fink, Allentown, commended the zealous local priest, lauding him for the high degree of personal effort he has exerted. Father Angelini, who has been called by many "the Living Saint" in the anthracite area, has worked untiringly toward completion of the magnificent church.

Saturday, July 16, 2011
ANDY LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Members and volunteers with the Pennsylvania Soldiers Angels' spent numerous hours Wednesday sorting and boxing hundreds of donations at their Lehighton office, 178 South First St., received during the 2nd annual Penn's Peak Radio and Jukebox Cruiser's Christmas in July for our Soldiers event held July 5th at Penn's Peak. Pat Clemens, Tamaqua, who serves as local veterans support volunteer, was given the task of dispersing the donations to various veterans groups and servicemen serving overseas. Clemens chose to provide the donations to the PA Soldiers Angels.

Saturday, July 16, 2011
VICTOR IZZO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

The American Legion presented an award to Bronson Ford for winning the Carbon County Inter-Post Essay Contest with his essay titled "the Pros and Cons of Offshore Oil Drilling". Pictured at the award presentation are, left to right: Harry J. Wynn III, 30th District Senior Vice Commander for Carbon County; Kevin O'Donnell, Commander Summit Hill Post 316; Bronson Ford; Floyd Brown, Incoming Carbon County Commander; and Francis O'Donnell, Chairman of the American Legion Oratorical and Essay Contest.

Saturday, July 16, 2011
ANDY LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

The BC Combo, with singer Bev Conklin, Wayne Smith on guitar/percussion and Nick Franclik on bass (with guest Jack Kulp on harmonica) performed for a large audience on the platform at the Tamaqua train station Thursday evening as part of the Summer Concert Series by the Tamaqua Area Chamber of Commerce. The show was sponsored by the Restaurant at the Station. The concerts are free and open to the public and held on Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m. The Chamber's next concert is Thursday, July 21, featuring "It Takes Two" performing top 40's & classic music.