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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

For the first time, there was a drawing of the Pennsylvania Lottery in Lehighton. Drawn were numbers from the Pennsylvania Lucky Seven and Baker's Dozen games. The drawings were part of the 100th anniversary celebration of Lehigh Fire Company No. 1, Lehighton. John Reiss of Lehighton, who was a $50,000 winner in the Lucky Seven in June, drew the first three numbers. Then Marge Schmatzel of Lehighton drew numbers. Having lucky tickets with three digits on them were Carol Schlier and Delphine Miller, both of Lehighton.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011
VICTOR IZZO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS The "Day of the Rope" Mass, held by AOH at the Old Jail Museum in Jim Thorpe on Saturday, was said by Father James Ward, Pastor of Immaculate Conception Church and was held below a full-size replica of the gallows at the very spot where four men were all hung at the same time.

On Saturday, the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Alec Campbell, Mauch Chunk Div.1 of Carbon County held a Memorial Mass to commemorate the "Day of the Rope", the 134th anniversary of the execution of the Molly Maguires in 1877 at what is now the Old Jail Museum in Jim Thorpe (then Mauch Chunk).

On June 21st of that year, four men accused of being Molly Maguires were hanged at the Jail on Broadway.

Those hanged in Mauch Chunk were : Alec Campbell, John "Yellow Jack" Donahue, Michael Doyle and Edward Kelly.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS

The Lehighton Band along with the Lehighton Boys and Girls Band began the annual "Concert Under The Stars" series last Thursday, with a concert in the Lehighton Park Amphitheater. The concert began with the Prep Band from the Boys and Girls Band playing three selections under the direction of Lora Krum and were then joined by the members of the Senior Band. Soon after the concert began, it started to rain, but the concert continued to the delight of the audience who came prepared with umbrellas and stayed in their seats.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011
AL ZAGOFSKY/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS To celebrate the release of Daedal Doodle, a book for word lovers who like to look at pictures, an open-to-the-public free book party is being held for author/illustrator Victor Stabin.

To celebrate the release of Daedal Doodle, a book for word lovers who like to look at pictures, an open-to-the-public free book party is being held for author/illustrator Victor Stabin.

The book party will be held on June 25 at 5 p.m. at the Victor Stabin Gallery at the Morykin-Stabin Building (formerly the Carbon County Cultural Project) next to the Flow Restaurant at 268 W. Broadway in Jim Thorpe.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Lakitsky

Tamaqua state wrestling champion Garth Lakitsky, 18, was arrested for an incident in Ocean City, Md., recently, it was reported.

Lakitsky was arrested on June 7, charged with assault, resisting arrest and possession of alcohol by a minor.

The incident occurred about 11:25 p.m. when an Ocean City police officer observed a male sitting on a park bench along the Boardwalk and holding an orange water bottle.

The officer approached the male, later identified as Lakitsky. As he did Lakitsky, police said, attempted to hide the water bottle behind his back.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Nearly 200 runners/walkers embark on the Lehigh Gorge State Park trail as they participate in the Hunter Wolfe 5-K Run/Walk on Saturday at Glen Onoko section of Lehigh Gorge State Park.

Nearly 200 walkers and runners took part in the Hunter Wolfe 5K Run/Walk on Saturday at Glen Onoko section of Lehigh Gorge State Park.

After the shotgun blast, they all took off running to vie for awards in their age group. Top male and female runners and walkers received a plaque and medal. Medals were also awarded to the youngest and oldest male and female walkers and runners.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Marian High School has announced the names of students on the school honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2010-2011 school year.

Distinguished Honors (93 or above in all major subjects)

Seniors: Brandon Dopira, Rose Sheridan, Ashley Shumski, Lydia Stianchie, Victoria Vadyak

Juniors: Emily Burger, Miranda Milillo, Briana O'Donnell

Sophomores: Sara Fatula, Samantha Faust, Jessica Orlacher, Ryan Karnish

Freshman: Ryan Darrough, Michael Dino, Kelsey Hurst, Tara Koskulitz, Joseph Letcher, Alexis Makowiec, Austin Paisley, Amanda Srinivasan, Arianna Srinivasan

Tuesday, June 21, 2011
MICHAEL A. HEERY/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

East Penn Elementary School student Logan Pagotto (right) recently earned the distinction of being named "Artist of the Year" for the school. Throughout the school year, art teacher Jessica Scholl (left) selects an "Artist of the month." One student is then named "Artist of the Year."

Monday, June 20, 2011

The Monroe County Historical Association has new hours of operation. Stroud Mansion, located at 900 Main Street, Stroudsburg, is now open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the first and third Saturdays of each month from 10 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

One hour guided tours of Stroud Mansion are offered at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

For more information, contact the MCHA office at (570) 421-7703 or visit the web site at www.monroehistorical.org.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Local volunteers are planning the annual 5k Run/Walk to raise money for the American Diabetes Association's diabetes research and education programs. The event will be held on Saturday, Aug. 13. The start/finish line will be at the Palmerton Borough Park, and registration will begin at 8 a.m.

There is a registration fee for the event, which will be donated to the ADA.

Trophies will be given to fastest overall male and female runners. Medals will be given to the top three finishers in each age category. Walkers will be noncompetitive.