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Tuesday, July 16, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Preparing their cooling center, Major Sharon Whispell puts ice into a cooler.

Members of the Tamaqua Salvation Army are opening their doors to anyone wanting to get out of the heat.

"Some residents might not have working air conditioners," said Major Sharon Whispell, Tamaqua Salvation Army. "Anyone can come to our Tamaqua Salvation Army building to get out of this heat wave."

Cold refreshments and snacks will be provided at no charge and guests with caged or leashed pets are also permitted," added Whispell.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

"Nature in Art" is the theme for Lehigh Gap Nature Center's first juried art exhibition to be held in the Osprey House located at 8844 Paint Mill Road, Slatington.

The show includes painting, drawing, printmaking, works on paper, and sculpture.

The jurors are Kay Stauffer and Anita Collins

The exhibition will be open July 27 - Aug. 9. An artists' reception will be held July 28, 3 p.m.

Admission for the public is free. Artists will be selling their work.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

As the result of a youth summit hosted by Schuylkill County Commissioners George Halcovage and Gary Hess, as well as Kay Jones of Schuylkill County's VISION program, 16 areas schools are moving forth with plans to make the county a more livable place for their generation.

The summit was hosted at the Pottsville courthouse back in March and attended by two ambassadors from each school, Sen. Dave Argall (R-29) and members of local commerce.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Mount Eaton Church, Saylorsburg will host Adventure Vacation Bible School, Aug. 5-9 from 6-8:30 p.m. There is no charge.

Children in pre-K through sixth grade will enjoy dynamic storytelling, live drama, music, and crafts, games and snacks while learning about faith, God, and the Bible, and exploring the answers in God's Word.

Directions to the church may be found at www.mounteatonchurch.org, and local transportation is available.

For more information or to pre-register, contact the church office at (570) 992-7050 or office@mounteatonchurch.org.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

This scene along US209 outside Middleport is a representation of both high humidity, rainy weather and quick changes in temperatures. Temperatures over the next few days are expected to reach over 90 degrees.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

With temperatures soaring into the 90s and maybe even 100 this week pets need your help to stay safe in the heat.

Dr. Mary Lombardo, veterinarian at Mahoning Valley Animal Hospital, explained that there are a number of things a pet owner can do to ensure that the animal will be safe and happy, including not leaving a dog inside a hot car, using flea and tick medication to protect against disease, and bringing cats and dogs inside in the air conditioning.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Defendants who violated the terms of their probation or parole had petitions filed against then by the Carbon County Adult Probation office and were resentenced by county judges.

They included:

Felicia Bower, 25, of Nesquehoning, had a petition to revoke her parole filed by probation officer Clifford Eckhart on a charge of involuntary manslaughter.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Pictured from front left are organizers Kayla Kerstetter, Tiara Gott and Kelly Gott. From back left are John Arner, Wendy Hollar, Michael Radocha, Heidi Radocha and Jonathan Oakes.

Friends, family, co-workers and community members came together Sunday to hold a benefit in Coaldale for the victims of last month's fire in McAdoo that claimed the life of 7-year old Madison "Maddie" Arner.

Monday, July 15, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

An elderly man was life-flighted to the hospital Saturday night after falling and hitting his head along the southbound lane of SR309 near the intersection of Fairview Street near Still Creek in Rush Township. One report said that the man fell after he got out of the vehicle. McAdoo paramedics responded and transported the man to a field in McAdoo where a helicopter landed to transport the man to the hospital. Responding were Ryan and Rush Township Police, along with Tamaqua and McAdoo ambulance crews. No more information was available as of press time.

Monday, July 15, 2013
Gail maholick/times news

Keza Moyer, daughter of Matt and Angela Moyer of Lehighton, tries to catch a goldfish during the Second Annual Family Fun Night event Saturday at Lehighton Baer Memorial Pool. With temperatures hot and humid all weekend, and the heat wave only expected to intensify, it seems like Keza has the right idea.