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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

It's a day to fly the flag at half-staff, visit cemeteries and memorials.

It's also a day to commemorate our soldiers who have died while in the military service, as will be the case at Palmerton's Memorial Day Parade.

The parade will start at 10 a.m. Monday, May 30, at Second and Delaware Avenue. It will form at 9:30 a.m. at Dynamite Woodworking, at Second and Delaware Avenue. From there, it will continue on to Fifth and Delaware, where it will turn left at the former IGA Golden Key Market to Franklin Avenue, and then back to the park, where it will disband.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011
LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Firefighters from the Albrightsville Fire Company direct traffic at the intersection of state routes 534 and 903 Monday afternoon when more than a thousand PPL Electric customers were without power after a massive outage in the area. Numerous businesses were affected by the outage, many having to close their doors.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011
LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Several homes were severely damaged Monday evening in what many residents described as a tornado touching down along Penn Street in Franklin Township. The roof was torn from this home and the elevated deck was crushed by a toppled tree. This is the home of Bill and Stephanie Wittig at 154 Penn St.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

All Palmerton Area School District schools will be closed on Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011
VICTOR IZZO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS The musical duo of Brad and Luke filled Josiah White Park with music performed in the Gazebo located there during the 15th annual Jim Thorpe Birthday Celebration.

The 15th annual Jim Thorpe Birthday Celebration was held this past weekend, in the town that bears his name, by the Jim Thorpe Chamber of Commerce Council of the Carbon County Chamber of Commerce with festivities at Josiah White Park in the downtown section of town.

The weekend's activities there started out Saturday with beautiful weather with large crowds in attendance to honor "the World's Greatest Athlete" on his 123rd birthday.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

High winds caused minor to major damage to many homes and businesses around our area yesterday. Pictured is the roof of a LC&N storage bay blown off by high winds in Tamaqua.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Members of the Lehigh Canal Recreation Commission will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 26, at the Weissport pavilion.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

After a lengthy discussion between Mahoning Township supervisors and officials from the Carbon County Municipal Authority about possible ways to make sure developers have enough capacity if they are required to attach to the Carbon County Municipal Authority's sewer system, supervisors voted 5-0 at last night's meeting to place a note on a plan for the Nosal subdivision requiring the developer to pay for 3 EDU's to ensure capacity in the system.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Camera buffs and Civil War enthusiasts will have plenty of reason to polish their lenses before the upcoming holiday as photo opportunities will present themselves around the valley. Members of the Pennsylvania 81st Volunteer Infantry will make two local appearances in full uniform on Memorial Day. According to Ted Dombroski, spokesman, the group will take part in the Summit Hill Memorial Day Parade on Monday and then will take the short drive to Tamaqua to appear in a ceremony about 1:30 p.m. at Soldiers Circle GAR Monument in Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Members of the Summit Hill and Lansford American Legions are busy these days decorating the graves of veterans at cemeteries in those areas with American flags.

The flags are being placed at the gravesites in anticipation of the upcoming Memorial Day observance.

Family members of veterans whose graves have not been recognized with a flag are asked to point out the omission(s) by contacting either the Summit Hill or Lansford posts.