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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The American Cancer Society will host a Look Good, Feel Better makeover workshop from 4-6 p.m., June 13, at the Carbon-Tamaqua Office of the American Cancer Society, 33 W. Ridge Street, Lansford.

The session is free and open to all local female cancer patients actively undergoing cancer treatment.

During the session, trained cosmetologists will meet with patients to discuss ways of using makeup and accessories to minimize appearance-related side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatment.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Ernest Spence, Seaman 2nd Class, son of Mr. and Mrs. Windsor Spence, Lansford, has been presumed officially dead, the Navy informed his family. He was aboard the submarine U.S.S. Snook which failed to return from a mission to the South China seas a year ago. He leaves his parents, a widow, an eight year old son, and a two year old daughter. A brother, Howard Spence, who served in the Pacific during the war, will remain in the Navy until June 1947.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS PDE members Holly Jobe, 21st Century Teaching & Learning Program Manager, right, and Ralph Maltese, 21st Century Teaching & Learning Mentor, watch as Carla Keller, 7th grade language arts teacher, talks to her class during one of her lessons.

The Tamaqua Area High School and Middle School technology departments were given positive remarks after being visited by members of the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE). Members Holly Jobe, 21st Century Teaching & Learning Program Manager, and Ralph Maltese, 21st Century Teaching & Learning Mentor, were given a detailed tour of the district's technology departments by Eric Lech, TASD Technology Integration Coach.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011
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Summit Hill Mayor Paul McArdle purchases a poppy from Poppy Queen Riley Wehr, age 7. Riley is the daughter of Dan and Kim Wehr of Summit Hill. What makes it special this year is she is the first Poppy Queen in the town with a father on active military duty. He is a Master Sergeant with the U.S. Air Force, Air National Guard.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Dozens of uprooted white pine trees are located on the property of Bob and Barbara Kudile of 149 Sycamore Ave. in West Penn Township. The Kudiles have never seen anything like this and estimate that over 200 trees were uprooted and fallen on their property alone in last week's storm.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Sometime Friday night into Saturday morning, the windows of the Family Dollar in Tamaqua were smashed by vandals. Police ask that anyone with information call them at (570) 668-5000. The store is still open. Tamaqua Crime Watch officials state that anonymous tips can be submitted via www.TamaquaCrimeWatch.com

Wednesday, June 1, 2011
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Jim Thorpe honored all veterans on Memorial Day with its annual Memorial Day parade seen here making its way down North Street on the East side of town and eventually continuing on through the remainder of theborough concluding with a service at he Civil War monument in Downtown Jim Thorpe.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Runners should set aside some room on their jog logs this weekend.

That's because the 11th annual Running of the Dawgs 5K Run/Fitness Walk and 1-Mile Fun Run will be held this Saturday at the Northern Lehigh Athletic Stadium, 1 Bulldog Lane, Slatington.

Registration for the event is at 7:30 a.m. The 1-Mile Fun Run will start at 8:30 a.m., followed by the 5K Run/Walk at 9 a.m. The post race will feature awards, a drawing, and dog costume judging.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011
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R.W. Fritzinger Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7215 Ladies Auxiliary, Walnutport, presented a Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag program to kindergarten and first grade students at East Penn Elementary School. From left are, adults, Mary Beth Dougherty, representing Sen. David Argall's office, Lucille Rex, Auxiliary member; and Karen Bandzi, president of the Auxiliary; and children, Bryce Potts, Sydney Miller, Trent Scott and Leilani McClure. The program included a video and teaching the pledge of allegiance to the student.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

A compromise agreement was reached between the Roman Catholic Diocese of Allentown and Schuylkill County Commissioners on the amount of real estate tax that shall be paid beginning in 2011 on three church buildings in Coaldale, which no longer serve as houses of worship.

Last fall Panther Valley School District filed a petition in the county court to remove the tax exemption on the buildings and the Schuylkill County Assessment Appeals board agreed and fixed market values and assessments on all three church buildings.