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Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Lee Haas, president of Groundhog Lodge No. 6 in Monroe County, told of Pennsylvania customs and dialects at the Lehigh Township open house.

Lee Haas of Slatedale was invited to speak at the Lehigh Township Historical Society's ice cream social and open house at St. Paul's Indianland one-room school. The event was held July 30.

It was not considered a fundraiser even though there were some historical society items and books for sale and there was a small basket raffle. All food was free.

It is just a social event, said Beverly Putt. The society was formed in 2001 and is celebrating its 10th anniversary. It is the official society for Lehigh Township.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

WASHINGTON U.S. Representative Lou Barletta, PA-11, released the following statement after voting for the historic debt limit deal Monday evening:

"This is not a perfect plan, by any stretch. But I cannot let the perfect be the enemy of the good. This deal not only averts financial disaster, but it also cuts trillions of dollars in federal overspending. It includes serious spending controls, and it includes guaranteed votes on a balanced-budget amendment. These are things that would never have happened without the massive wave that we saw in the midterm election.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The Tamaqua American Legion will hold their regular member meeting tonight at 7 p.m. at the Home Assocation located at 206 W. Broad Street, Tamaqua. New members are welcome. FMI: (570) 668-1234.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011
KATIE WARGO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Award winning tribute artist Johnny M entertains crowds during his "Elvis and Friends" benefit concert at the Summit Hill Community Center last Saturday. He was joined by tribute artists Donna Maxon as Bette Midler and Daniel Rebecca as Roy Orbison and Louie Armstrong in the two hour event.

Nearly a hundred people traveled back in time through music at the Summit Hill Community Center for a few hours last Saturday night in the company of a trio of tribute artists who brought to life Roy Orbison, Satchmo and Elvis Presley and an artist portraying Bette Midler in a concert to benefit the Summit Hill Heritage Center.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

A pawn shop owner who purchased items stolen by a drug ring that used the money to purchase illlegal drugs for sale entered a guilty plea in Carbon County court on Monday.

Waheeb Girgis, 56, of Lehighton, pleaded guilty to one count of receiving stolen property, a felony three, before Senior Judge Richard W. Webb.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Mahoning Valley 4-H Community Club held a general membership meeting on July 11. During this meeting members made dog toys out of old t-shirts. The toys will be given to animal shelters. During the meeting plans were made for their annual roundup. Round up is the yearly event during which all 4-H projects are displayed and ribbons are awarded for achievement. Roundup will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, August 4 at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Mahoning.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Skeptics who blame the recent monsoon-like rains that have hit the East Coast this weekend on the Apollo 15 moonshot are out of orbit, according to a spokesman for the National Weather Service. "There is no connection between what happens or the moon and the rainy weather here," said the meteorologist. Since Thursday, six inches of rain have fallen in the Philadelphia area - the heaviest four-day measurement since September 1960.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

All families and children are invited to the Cub Pack 740's open house from 4-8 p.m. August 28 at the Knights of Columbus, Coaldale.

There will be a large Native American display, arrowhead hunting, games, crafts, refreshments, BB gun shooting by a NRA certified instructor and more.

Any questions? Call Mr. Royer at (610) 656-9183.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

A Mahoning Township man is facing numerous charges, including aggravated assault on a police officer, after allegedly striking an officer in the face.

Franklin Paul Zerby, 58, of the 200 block of Lower Nis Hollow Mobile Home Park, was also charged with simple assault and resisting arrest.

He was arraigned on the charges before District Judge Bruce Appleton in Palmerton, then committed to Carbon County Prison in lieu of $30,000 (10 percent) bail.

The charges stem from an incident at 11:09 p.m. Sunday.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Eoin Towers, 7, enjoys a cold watermelon.

Hundreds of visitors attended the annual West Penn Community Church Social held Sunday at the West Penn Community Park, courtesy of the Zion Stone Church in West Penn. The event consisted of homemade food, a dunk tank, games, basket extravaganza, hay-throwing contest, watermelon-spitting contest, flea market, and many more events. Entertainment included performers Mike Miller Good News Traveling Band, Eileen Meiser and Bill Clause and the Blue Mountain Buckaneers. Organizers expressed their appreciation to all the sponsors and volunteers that helped put the event together.