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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Members and volunteers of the Tamaqua Community Partnership are holding a free open stage tonight at the Tamaqua Community Arts Center, 125 Pine Street.

The event is hosted by Jack Kulp, Kathy Rimm and other volunteers. They encourage all ages and levels of talent to participate.

Sign-up starts at 5:30 p.m., and the show lasts from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Organizers point out that this is not a karaoke event, and performers are asked bring their own instruments with one mic being provided.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

A free luncheon will be hosted at Parryville UMC, corner of Main and Chestnut streets, Parryville, from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 25.

All are welcome.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Copies of census figures provided by Norman Burger at the Aug. 16 meeting of the Chestnuthill anniversary committee showed that farming was the dominant occupation. The dominant manufacturing facilities were the brick factories in Saylorsburg and Kunkletown. It was the last year the census was done under Northampton County.

Taxes were .003 cents per $1 of assessment.

There were a few steam tractors in the early 1900s but they were more common on the larger farms of the Midwest. Electric cars preceded the internal combustion engine, but were too expensive to be owned by many.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Mrs. Bush's Personal Care Homes, Inc. in Kunkletown is now offering music therapy to the residents of the home by board certified Music Therapist, Bridget Skipper.

Within the geriatric setting, music therapy interventions are utilized to enhance, maintain, or increase skills related to physical, mental, and social/emotional functioning.

The music therapist adapts musical equipment and structures success-oriented activities in order to match the capabilities of each individual, so that prior musical training is not required to participate.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

St. Luke's Hospital in Coaldale is hosting a cancer seminar tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the Tamaqua Public Library, 30 South Railroad Street.

The seminar is being taught by Renu Lamba MD, a hematology and medical oncology specialist. Dr. Lamba is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology and has nearly 20 years of clinical experience in caring for medical oncology and intravenous infusion therapy patients.

For more information, visit www.sluhn.org/cancer. Preregistration is preferred. Call InfoLink at 1-866-STLUKES (785-8537) for details.

Thursday, August 23, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS "Movin' In" is the acrylic painting by Anibal "Andy" Collazo that he is donating to the Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Department and will be on display at the 1st Annual Monroe-Carbon County Autumn Art Show.

The 1st Annual Monroe-Carbon County Autumn Art Show, an exciting new art exhibition in the Pocono Mountain region and a key element in the economic and cultural revitalization of this area, makes its colorful and triumphant debut on Saturday, Sept. 29, conveniently located at the Jackson Township Volunteer Firehouse, 2176 Route 715 in Reeders, PA. The show hours will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine, with ample free parking for all visitors.

Thursday, August 23, 2012
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS The present veterans monument in East Penn Township (West Bowmans) honors 15 veterans from World War I and 62 veterans from World War II, four of whom were killed in action. Veterans are planning to build a monument to recognize Korea and Vietnam era veterans to be dedicated on Memorial Day 2013.

Korea and Vietnam veterans of East Penn Township will soon see monuments at Marvin Gardens Park, near the Lehigh River, honoring their military service. The project is being organized by township residents David Bryfogle and Frank Bokan, both veterans.

Bryfogle, a Vietnam era veteran served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. He is a member of the Lehighton American Legion, Post 314; and is also a member of the Lehighton United Veterans Organization.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

A Schuylkill County man was jailed Monday after he fled police and rammed police cruisers.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Ralph R. Rhody, 54, of 221 Main St., village of Joliet, Hegins Township, is facing charges of attempted homicide, aggravated and simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, fleeing and eluding police, driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol, criminal mischief, and various traffic code violations.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Join Naturalist Robin Tracey on the Crow and Lake View Trails at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25. The hike is 5.5 miles in length and moderate in difficulty. The trails cross over two creeks and run parallel to the lake. There is a spectacular view from the dam. Meet in the Crow Trail parking lot off Tuscarora Mountain Road. Call Robin at 570-467-2506 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. for more information or weather conditions. This is a dog friendly hike, but all pets must be leashed and get along with pets and people. Shine only.