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Wednesday, August 3, 2011
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS

It's Market Day in Nazareth at St. Matthew's UCC in Kunkletown. During Vacation Bible School, the children had an opportunity to get a glimpse of what the young Jesus experienced when he went to the market with all sorts of vendors. Right, Kayla Wolf and Jen Kratz are farmers and help Austin Kresge, Katie Lachcik and Bradon Bates make mud pies.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The Schuylkill Carbon Marine Corps League Detachment 626 will meet tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. at the Lehighton American Legion, 381 Bridge Street. New members are welcome to attend. FMI: (570) 386-2129 or visit www.mcldet626.org.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Magician Tom Yurasits, master of magic and illusion, will put on a free show at 2 p.m. August 6 at the Summit Hill Heritage Center.

There will be free hotdogs and drinks for the family.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Two 80-year-old women plan to testify against a Slatington man who allegedly tried to rape them.

The women will testify against their alleged attacker, John Anthony Vega on Aug. 23 in a videotaped hearing designed to preserve their testimony in case anything happens to them before the case goes to trial

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

At last night's meeting of Washington Township Supervisors, zoning officer Justin Yaich said he has been receiving complaints about speeding in Emerald. He asked for permission to have PennDOT do a speed study. The results may permit a lowering of the speed limits.

One bid was received for the air breathing system for Star Hose Company of Emerald. It is from Compressed Air Systems of Buckingham and is for $37,727.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Jessica Warnkin is the daughter of Lynette Eickhoff of Lehighton. The TIMES NEWS regrets the error. Jessica was named a TIMES NEWS carrier of the year in the Youth Category.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

A high school English teacher and an S.S. Palmer Elementary teacher have been restored to full-time work in the Palmerton Area School District.

The school board agreed to the measure on an 8-0 vote at a special meeting on Tuesday. Director Stuart Henritzy was absent.

That decision will restore James George from a 50-percent teacher to a 100-percent teacher at S.S. Palmer Elementary, and reinstate Dawn Burke to 100-percent English teacher at the high school.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

With a method in their madness and sleep in their eyes, members of the Weissport Wildcats and the Union Hill Bears, soft ball teams, passed the 1130th inning mark at 3:30 p.m. today in their quest for national marathon honors. The Wildcats were out in front 90-85. The two teams were refreshed by cooling rain fall early this afternoon and are now prepared to go through to break the existing mark of 1,200. Having as their purpose the idea of proving that no marathon game record to date is legitimate, the two teams hit the first ball and circuit the bases for each hit.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011
VICTOR IZZO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS One of the major highlights of the UWCC 4th Annual Cruise to the Music Festival was the Classic Car Show hosted by the Jukebox Cruisers Car Club of Jim Thorpe with close to 100 glistening vehicles of a wide variety of colors, styles, and model years gracing the area around Memorial Hall in Jim Thorpe.

The 4th Annual Cruise to the Music Festival to benefit the United Way of Carbon County (UWCC) was held under somewhat hot but beautiful clear blue sunny skies last Saturday at Memorial Park in Jim Thorpe.

One of the major highlights of the event was the Classic Car Show hosted by the Jukebox Cruisers Car Club of Jim Thorpe, with close to 100 glistening vehicles of a wide variety of colors, styles, and model years gracing the area around Memorial Hall.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS

"Bugs, Baboons, and Story Tunes" was presented by singer and guitarist/banjoist Tom Sieling at the ending celebration to the Palmerton Area Library's summer reading program. Sieling got the kids up, singing and very involved with the many humorous, very participatory (sometimes even a bit athletic) songs for kids that engaged everyone in the room ... adults included. Songs like "Wheels on the Bus," "My Blue Whale Pleased Me" and "My Bonnie" required lots of arms, legs, hands and heads moving. And the kids loved it.