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Friday, April 6, 2012
LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

A woman was seriously injured Thursday morning when involved in a crash along SR534 in Penn Forest Township.

The crash occurred just before 10 a.m. as the driver was traveling west and for some unknown reason lost control. Her car left the right berm, rolling onto its side and into a utility pole.

She was trapped in the wreckage for about an hour before being freed by members of the Albrightsville Fire Co.

Friday, April 6, 2012

The Over 60 Club of Palmerton will meet at noon on April 17 at the Palmerton Borough Hall.

Entertainment will be provided by Donna Parsons, who will sing songs.

Friday, April 6, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Dan Kunkle, Director of the Lehigh Gap Nature Center, spoke at the Palmerton Area Democratic Club on March 8, about the programs at the LGNC and it's impact on Palmerton noting that the LGNC is the only environmental education center to be established on a Superfund site in the nation. Left to right: Dan Kunkle, Director of the LGNC, along with Club members Joan Turko, center, and Sarina Berlow, right, president.

The Palmerton Area Democratic Club will hold a Rally for Tim Seip, Democratic candidate for the 29th District of the Pennsylvania Senate on Tuesday, April 10, 7 p.m. at Fireline Hotel, Bowmanstown. The public is welcome to use this opportunity to meet and get to know this candidate, identify legislative concerns you hope he will address if elected and show your support.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Did you know that Americans generate 250 million tons of garbage each year?

Did you know that you could help reduce the amount of garbage you generate by reducing, reusing, and recycling products?

Please, join Mrs. Bush's Personal Care Homes, Inc., Chestnut Ridge Home on Kunkletown Road, Kunkletown, for a presentation by Jim Lambert, executive director of the Monroe County Municipal Waste Management Authority on "Recycling in Our Community" on Tuesday, April 17 at 2 p.m.

Friday, April 6, 2012

The American Red Cross of the Greater Lehigh Valley was called at 8:57 p.m. on Thursday to respond to a fire at a single-family home at 199 N. Shore Drive in Albrightsville. A family of three adults and two children was displaced. The Red Cross provided meals, clothing, shoes and toiletry items to the residents. The family is staying with friends.

Friday, April 6, 2012
ADELE R. ARGOT/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Effort UMC held its Maundy Service worship service in the form of a living last Supper. The message of that event came from three narrators who told the story of each apostle while those representing the named apostle pantomimed his particular story. Only Jesus spoke as did Judas Iscariot. Communion was then offered the congregation in groups of 12 by the Apostles at their table. Pam Borger directed the presentation and Dan Smale directed the music and the ensemble.

Friday, April 6, 2012

As part of Chestnuthill Township's 42nd anniversary of Earth Day activities, Close the Loop, LLC will be coordinating a Give and Take day on Saturday, April 28 at the Chestnuthill Township Park on Route 715 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Give and Take Days are a great way to reuse items that are too good to throw away but you just don't have a use for them anymore. Bring along any reusable items between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., then take away anything you want from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. It's free. You don't have to bring something to take something.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Lehighton Area High School announced the honors list for the third marking period. High honors, an overall average of 95 in the marking period in all subjects with no grades lower than 87 are:

Friday, April 6, 2012

Like dodgeball? If so, the Tamaqua YMCA, 1201 East Broad St., is holding a midnight dodgeball benefit tonight starting at midnight at the center. Nick Zigmant, Executive Director, said, "The event is free, but donations are always welcome and will go towards financial aid programs." For more information call (570) 668-2903.