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Saturday, July 7, 2012

Safe Haven Pet Rescue will hold an Adoption Day on Sunday, July 15 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Tractor Supply, Route 209, Brodheadsville.

Safe Haven requires a Pre Adoption Application with references and a home visit before adoption.

Safe Haven Pet Rescue is a small group of dedicated volunteers from the West End of the Poconos who save highly adoptable dogs from high kill and overcrowded shelters and finds them loving homes. Shelter killing is the number one cause of dog deaths, and Safe Haven has saved over 600 lives so far.

Saturday, July 7, 2012
MIKE FEIFEL/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Rebeka, left, Bridget, and Molly McFadden of Jim Thorpe sang the National Anthem before Thursday night's Lehigh Valley IronPig game in Allentown.

Saturday, July 7, 2012
Heather Bacsick/special to the times news Jim Thorpe Borough Council President Betsy Ahner with new council member, Jay Miller.

Jay Miller was appointed to Jim Thorpe Borough Council during the June borough council meeting.

Miller was sworn in at the meeting by Mayor Michael Sofranko.

He was voted in to fill a vacancy after former councilman Justin Yaich resigned from the board in May.

In other business, council accepted the resignation of Patrolmen Justin Sannie who will be attending the State Trooper Academy. Sofranko stated that Sannie has done a great job and he is always eager to learn.

Saturday, July 7, 2012
Mindy Penberth, Summit Hill "Wear light clothing, stay in the shade and if I'm inside, stay in the air conditioning."

How do you cope best with the summer heat?

Saturday, July 7, 2012

The Lehighton Band will present the second "Concert Under The Stars" for the 2012 season on Sunday, July 8, in Eurana Park Weatherly and on Thursday, July 12, in the Lehighton Park Amphitheater.

The Weatherly concert will begin at 7 p.m. and the Lehighton concert will start at 8 p.m. Both concerts are free and open to the public.

The concert will begin with a lively march by Henry Fillmore; "Symbol Of Honor."

This will be followed by one of the great standards of concert band music, Gustov Holst's "First Suite In E Flat."

Saturday, July 7, 2012
In his visit to Palmerton in 1941, Jim Thorpe addressed the student body, sharing the stage with the school's championship basketball team.

It was 100 years ago that Jim Thorpe the athlete climbed to the top of the sporting world, establishing himself as an American icon with his gold medal performances at the Olympic Games in Stockholm, Sweden.

Saturday, July 7, 2012
ELSA KERSCHNER/TIMES NEWS Among the family members who came to hear Platte Moring III talk (second from left) were Plate Moring Jr., father; William, son; and wife Susan. Daughter Leigh was working at a camp in North Carolina.

The Heritage Celebration held at Slatington Baptist Church on July 4 was a mix of music and a patriotic illustrated talk on the war in Afghanistan.

Members of American Legion Post 16 posted the colors and presented flag pins to all who attended the event, which was sponsored by the Greater Northern Lehigh Chamber of Commerce.

Opening selections, including "Gallant Heroes," "Liberty Bell" and "Stars and Stripes Forever", were played by the Northern Lehigh Community Band.

Saturday, July 7, 2012
Linda Schoenberger waits to install balusters on the new railing on the gazebo. Installing supports are Weissport Mayor Jonathan Troutman, assisted by Bob Maholick.

In an effort to improve the aesthetics of the Weissport Park and to provide support for the electric service for the Weissport Redneck Festival, the event committee recently installed PVC porch railing onto the back and sides of the park gazebo.

By building a solid structure, it eliminates the need of paying for temporary electrical service, saving the Weissport Redneck Festival a substantial cash outlay each year to equip the park with power for the event which is held Labor Day weekend in the park.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

A Jim Thorpe man is in trouble with the law after police in Montgomery County say he posted naked pictures of his ex-girlfriend on pornographic websites.

Lower Merion police got involved with the case in May of 2011 when a Lower Merion Township woman contacted investigators and told them she had just learned that naked photos of her had been posted online without her permission. According to police reports, John Kane and the woman had an on and off sexual relationship over the previous six years.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

While Jim Thorpe was attaining legendary status for his performance at the Stockholm Olympics a century ago, many living in the town destined to take on his name in four more decades were recovering from a fierce storm that caused extensive flooding.

In the July 11 edition, a writer for the Mauch Chunk Daily Times called it "one of the most violent storms in the history of the town."