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Saturday, July 13, 2013

Trooper Shannon Yorke, a community service officer from the Hazelton State Police barracks, attended the July 11 meeting of the Towamensing Township supervisors.

The presence of someone from the state police to explain safety procedures had been requested due to the increase in burglaries.

Yorke checked the stats for burglaries in Towamensing before she came to the meeting. She said during the year of 2012, there were 13 burglaries reported. Since Jan. 1 to the day of the meeting, there already have been 14 burglaries.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

People's EC Church, 216 Wagner St., Lehighton, (Franklin Township) will hold an outdoor service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, featuring the music of Lost and Found. Bring your lawn chairs.

The service is rain or shine.

If you have any questions, call (610) 377-1696.

People's Church also offers a free yoga class on Sunday evenings from 5 to 6 p.m. The class is DVD led with an instructor leading the class once a month. The class is at a beginner's level. Call (610) 377-1696 for scheduled dates.

Friday, July 12, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Tamaqua Boy Scout Aidan Bonner, 12, received a letter and coin from Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Chad Aeyen and his unit, who served at special posts overseas.The card, addressed to Aidan, from Lt. Col. Aeyen reads, "Belated thank you for the greatChristmas cardsyou made for my airmen. You made the holidays special to them. They all are just getting ready to go back home after being gone for seven months. Enclosed, you will find my coin as a token of our appreciation.Best wishes."

Friday, July 12, 2013

The following students have achieved Principal's List or Honor Roll for the fourth marking period at Towamensing Elementary School.

Principal's list

Students who have attained all As in all major subjects.

Third grade: Madison Anthony, Danielle Archer, Julia Blose, Alexander Clee, Dominic Dengler, Kaleb Eitner, Shea Finney, Matthew Garey-Hendricks, Ignacio Gonzalez, Hunter Green, Mackenzie Hargreaves-Kern, Lucas Heydt, Magdalena Himmelwright, Erin Kistler, Christopher Walkowiak, Wyatt Werner

Friday, July 12, 2013

Join the Tuscarora Park naturalist on the "Spirit of Tuscarora Trail" from 9:30 a.m. to noon on July 23. The trail is 4.5 miles in length and moderate in difficulty. The trail will take travelers through many diverse habitats and runs along the pristine Locust Creek.

Enjoy the beautiful views of the lake and the summer wildflowers. Dogs are welcome, but must be leashed and get along with other pets and people. Those wishing to participate should meet at the upper beach parking lot. For more information contact Robin at (570)-467-2506.

Friday, July 12, 2013
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS

Paul Smith directs the Lehighton Band during a concert last night in the Lehighton Park Amphitheater. About 150 people attended the 100-minute performance, enjoying the ideal weather conditions. The performance included marches, pop songs, country music, Broadway tunes and Civil War songs. The Lehighton Band will be putting on the same concert Sunday at 7 p.m. in Eurana Park, Weatherly.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Dr. Mary Lombardo, owner of the Mahoning Valley Animal Hospital, is being honored by her peers as the Pa. Veterinarian of the Year.

She is receiving the award because of her staunch campaigning for spaying and neutering pets, and for her outspokenness against puppy mills.

It's the second year that a local veterinarian has received the prestigious honor. Last year it was given to Dr. Karin-Susan Breitlauch of Creature Comforts Veterinary Services of Saylorsburg for her assistance and rescue work at a Franklin Township kennel fire.

Friday, July 12, 2013

There were two objectors at a hearing of the Eldred Township board of supervisors in regard to steep slope conditions on a portion of the proposed Walter Mock Park land development plan.

Richard Zilmer and his wife, Laurie Zilmer voiced concerns about erosion from the property after construction of the parking lot occurs. Their property is downhill of the proposed site. Zilmer asked the engineer, Randall Wright, if he was aware of any erosion in his driveway. Wright said yes.

Friday, July 12, 2013

St. Matthew's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 222 Church Street, Franklin Township, will be hosting a blood drive from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 13.

The blood drive is being held in conjunction with Miller-Keystone Blood Center, the only blood provider to 27 regional hospitals including the Blue Mountain Health System, Schuylkill Health System, the Greater Hazleton Health Alliance, St. Luke's University Health Network and the Lehigh Valley Health Network.

Friday, July 12, 2013

The Cancertelethon.org committee is collecting empty baskets in good conditon for the 2014 ACS Chinese Auction scheduled for March 23rd at the Lakeside Ballroom.

All sizes are being sought.

Anyone with available baskets can call Mary Ann Dulaney at (570) 645-4228.