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Monday, May 16, 2011

A long procession of students, parents, faculty, and administrators of the St. Jerome Regional School walked silently through the west end of Tamaqua as they held their May Procession honoring the Blessed Virgin Mary. The event was held during the morning Mass that preceded classes followed by the crowning of the Blessed Mother. Pictured are members of her blessed court from left Paige Pratt, 8, queen Emily Pilla, 14, and Caitlin Kernich, 8. Other members of the court consisted of Annette Ritzko, 14, Rachel Meier, 13, Kaylee Ceci, 14, and Bridgette Rossi, 15.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Knights of Columbus Chapter 14392 is holding a carnival at Country Junction, Rt. 209, Lehighton from Monday, June 6 to Saturday, June 11. The festival will open Monday through Thursday from 4 to 10 p.m., Friday, from 4 to 11 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 11 p.m. There will be rides by Bartle Baugh, food vendors and games. Anyone planning to attend should check Country Junction's website to see if the festival opening time may change to open at 2 p.m. on weekdays.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Survivor registration for Relay For Life of Palmerton and Surrounding Areas will be from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at the Palmerton Area High School stadium. The Survivor Ceremony will start at 5 p.m. This year's event will be held from 10 a.m. May 21 to 10 a.m. May 22.

Monday, May 16, 2011
KATHY KUNKEL/TIMES NEWS St. Luke's Miners' Memorial Home Care hosted its Fourth Annual Nurses' Tea on May 11, honoring local retired nurses for the care and services they provided to the community throughout their careers. This year's event was held at the Home Care Office in Tamaqua, with more than three dozen retired nurses in attendance.

The Fourth Annual Retired Nurses' Tea, sponsored by St. Luke's Miners' Memorial Home Care Center, was held May 11 in the center's Tamaqua office. The event was coordinated by center Director Mary Louise Zimmerman, RN-BSN, and her staff and included a nurse's lamp lighting ceremony, moment of silence and a luncheon.

Special guest speaker was Kim Sargent, RN, who is Vice President of Patient Care Services at St. Luke's Miners' Memorial Hospital. The Rev. Linda Williams, St. Luke's Hospice, provided the invocation.

Monday, May 16, 2011


The WELCA group of the Lutheran churches will meet on Tuesday, May 17, at 6 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church, South Avenue. If you wish more information about the group contact Kathy Heller, (570) 325-2282.

Parents meeting

Monday, May 16, 2011

Senior citizens who would like to learn tips to protect themselves from danger are in luck.

A Senior Self Protection workshop will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Village at Palmerton. The workshop is open to the community, as well as families and residents of the Village.

Jennifer Ebert, admissions and marketing director, said the senior self protection workshop will provide tips and techniques for people ages 55-and-over.

Monday, May 16, 2011

The Tamaqua Area Chamber of Commerce has anounced the lineup for its popular Summer Concert Series. The concerts will all be held on the platform of the Tamaqua Railroad Station, from 6 to 8 p.m., on select Thursdays from June 2 through Sept. 22.

Shows are held weather permitting and are free to the public.The Restaurant at The Station has tables available on the platform for reservations for dinner and drinks the evenings of the concert, or people are welcome to bring a lawn chair or a blanket to enjoy an evening of musical entertainment.

The Summer 2011 line up will be:

Monday, May 16, 2011

SHENANDOAH, Pa. (AP) – A pair of structures have been renamed in honor of a Pennsylvania lawmaker killed in a 2008 car crash.

The Schuylkill Historical Fire Society rededicated its museum in Shenandoah to state Sen. James Rhoades on Saturday. On Sunday, the Cappella Vietnam Veterans Memorial Home Association dedicated a pavilion in the Schuylkill County Republican's honor.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Two of the five people arrested for having a working methamphetamine lab in Quakake, Rush Township, on March 19 elected to avail themselves of their rights to preliminary hearings before District Judge Stephen Bayer last week.

William Manness, 29, of 326 W. Rowe St., Tamaqua, and Russell J. Gernert, 31, of 38 Schuylkill Rd., New Ringgold, each had one criminal charge against them dropped after the lengthy hearings.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Faith Alive United Methodist Church, 678 Pine Street, Palmerton (Bowmanstown) will host a free Better Budgeting workshop at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 21.

Do you want less debt and more money to spend? Then this workshop is for you. Using Crown Financial resources, Mimi MacCrindle points the way to better household budgeting.

For more information, contact Julianne Heiney at Faith Alive UMC at (610) 852-2805 or

Online registration at Click on small group Bible study for web registration.