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Saturday, June 18, 2011
FYI

Christ Evangelical Free Church will also be having its Vacation Bible School for children aged three years (by Aug. 31) to 12th grade on June 27-July 1.

The VBS is titled "Big Apple Adventure" and will inclulde crafts, music, games, and active Bible learning

Admission for VBS is free.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Tropical Rescue is the theme for Mount Eaton Church's vacation Bible school program running Monday, June 20 through Friday, June 24 from 6-8 p.m. each night. All ages are welcome.

Pre-registration is not required, and there is no charge. The church is located on Mount Eaton Road, Saylorsburg. For more information contact the church office at 570-992-7050 or office@ mounteatonchurch.org.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

A meeting of the Summit Hill Water Authority will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, in the borough hall.

The incorrect date of the meeting had been listed in the TIMES NEWS.

Saturday, June 18, 2011
Rev. McGowan

Michael McGowan recently accepted a call to serve as the 41st pastor of Ben Salem United Church of Christ, Lehighton.

The Rev. McGowan or Pastor Mike as he likes to be called, is a recent graduate of Lancaster Theological Seminary, following his calling to the ministry as a second career. He and his wife, Diane, live in Nazareth, and are parents of two children.

Officially founded in 1797, Ben Salem now has approximately 500 members, and is located on Church Hill Road in East Penn Township. It is affiliated with the Penn Northeast Conference of the United Church of Christ.

Saturday, June 18, 2011
AL ZAGOFSKY/SPECIAL TO THE TIME NEWS Frank Pasdon, owner of the Jim Thorpe Market, checks "Sell By" date on milk container. His employees remove milk that reaches its "Sell By" date, which is rare as fresh milk is delivered three times per week.

When shoppers shop for dairy products, more often than not they check the expiration date. What does it mean and why is it there?

In most cases, the expiration date is a date set by a dairy bottler based on the number of days the product will retain its flavor following processing, which typically includes pasteurization, based on standard refrigeration practices.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Tonight, England's Robin Trower makes a return to Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe to promote his latest CD, "The Playful Heart."

Trower has been touring in the U.S. since January in the promotional tour.

In a phone interview with Trower before a concert appearance in Albany, N.Y., Trower said the new CD has been very well received. He said although he'll be doing a lot of his 70s songs, he will be singing some of cuts from "The Playful Heart."

Saturday, June 18, 2011
CAROL ZICKLER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS The top Panther Valley High School award recipients during the school's recent awards night ceremony are, from left, John Owens, Sarah Branchide, Celine Yelito, and Jason Gates.

Panther Valley High School held its senior awards program on May 18 in the high school auditorium. The following students received awards:

Academic Awards

English: Christopher Albertini, Sarah Branchide, Alexia Follweiler, Jason Gates, Sindle Griffiths, Virginia Hyland, Lyndsay Kusko, Karoline Vavra, Celene Yelito

Math: Jason Gates, John Owens

Saturday, June 18, 2011
Chris Parker/Times News Salutatorian Michael Todd Hofmann Jr.: "We are investing in our peers, our futures and our community."

High school graduation is a time to look back, and to the future. It is a time to have finally attained the maturity to be able to appreciate all that families, teachers and others have done to help young men and women ready themselves to go out into the world.

For Northern Lehigh High School Class of 2011 valedictorian Nicole Catherine Czarnecki, it was also a time of gratitude.

Saturday, June 18, 2011
Michael A. Heery/special to the times news

Brooke Focht, right, a fourth grade student at Shull-David Elementary School, was recently named "Artist of the Year" for the school. Throughout the school year, art teacher Christine Quay, left, selects an "Artist of the Month." One student is then named the overall "Artist of the Year."

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Thirty-four fire companies and 30 bands were in the line of march this afternoon in Summit Hill, in the concluding feature of the 36th annual convention of the Four County Firemen's Association. Upwards of 3,500 firemen and musicians from Northampton, Carbon, Monroe, and Lehigh counties swarmed into the little mining town. Coaldale was awarded first place prize for the largest company in line with band while Lansford received second prize in the Four County area for best appearing company.