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Monday, April 11, 2011

Lehighton Area Council of the Carbon County Chamber of Commerce will host the annual Administrative Luncheon on April 27 at the Blue Ridge Country Club. The event will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. with lunch at noon. There will be a fashion show courtesy of the Dress Barn of the Lehigh Valley. There will also be door prizes. For additional information, call (610) 377-2191. Reservations are due by April 15.

Monday, April 11, 2011
LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Firefighters in the Carbon - Schuylkill County area have battled a second barn fire in as many days. Late Sunday night fire companies from at least five Carbon County communities responded to a structure fire at the intersection of Church Hill Road and SR895 in East Penn Township. When arriving they found a two story stone and wood frame barn fully involved in flames. In a matter of minutes the structure collapsed. Carbon County fire police closed SR895 for three hours as firefighters battled the blaze.

Monday, April 11, 2011

St. Matthew's Sunday Church School, 222 Church St, Franklin Township, will hold its 1st Annual Donkey Procession on Palm Sunday, April 17, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. The Procession of Palms will be led by Dominick the Donkey (courtesy of Miller's Store & Farm) as the congregation, the children and their families will walk to Pfeifer's Ice Dam where Pastor Nancy Moore will read the Gospel of the Day from the covered bridge.

Monday, April 11, 2011

The Summit Hill Lions Club will partner with Oklahoma City-based PaceButler Corporation to conduct an Earth Day Celebration cell phone drive.

April 22 will mark the 40th anniversary of the Earth Day Celebration, however, donations of cell phones can be dropped off prior to that date.

The club will collect the used phones, which will be recycled and sold, the purchase price to be used to benefit the Summit Hill Food Pantry.

Monday, April 11, 2011

The American Cancer Society will host a Look Good, Feel Better makeover workshop from 4-6 p.m., April 18, at the Simon Kramer Institute, 15 Alliance St., New Philadelphia.

The session is free and open to all local female cancer patients actively undergoing cancer treatment.

During the session, trained cosmetologists will meet with patients to discuss ways of using makeup and accessories to minimize appearance-related side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatment.

Monday, April 11, 2011
AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS Jack Malay, center, D.A.R.E. essay winner at St. Joseph's Regional Academy in Jim Thorpe, holds Darren the D.A.R.E. lion that he received during the school's D.A.R.E. graduation on Wednesday. With him are, from left, Jim Thorpe Police Chief Joseph Schatz, Carbon County Assistant District Attorney Jean Engler, Malay, D.A.R.E. instructor Lt. David Midas, and Carbon County Sheriff Dwight Nothstein.

Last week was a week to celebrate as 17 students from St. Joseph's Regional Academy in Jim Thorpe pledged to remain drug and violence free.

During the annual D.A.R.E. graduation on April 6, the fifth grade students listened as their D.A.R.E. instructor, Lt. David Midas of the Carbon County Sheriff's department, as well as Assistant District Attorney Jean Engler, Carbon County Sheriff Dwight Nothstein and Jim Thorpe Police Chief Joseph Schatz, congratulated them on a job well done.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Carbon County Safe Kids and Franklin Township Athletic Association are hosting two Youth Sports Safety Clinics at Phifer's Ice Dam Field and Christman's Field in Franklin Township from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, and May 14. The clinics are for parents, coaches and athletes to increase awareness and help reduce the more than 3.5 million injuries that occur in youth sports each year in the United States.

Monday, April 11, 2011

The Palmerton Area Democratic Club will hold its second Meet the Candidates Night on Tuesday, April 12, 7p.m. at Fireline Hotel, Bowmanstown. Featured speakers will be the Democratic team of eight incumbent row office holders seeking re-election including Commissioners: William OGurek and Charles Getz, Controller: Robert Crampsie, District Attorney: Gary Dobias, Sheriff: Dwight Nothstein, Recorder of Deeds: Emmett McCall, Prothonotary: Joann Behrens, and Coroner: Bruce Nalesnik.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Four Tamaqua area men have been cited for their outstanding radio work during the September 1975 hurricane rescue efforts by the American Radio Relay League Inc. Allen R. Breiner Jr., Tony Sarli, Sylvester Dallas, and Allen R. Breiner Sr. have been commended by the league with a public service award in consideration of meritorious work in connection with Hurricane Eloise on Sept. 22-26, 1975, as reported in QST, a trade magazine of the organization based in Connecticut.

Monday, April 11, 2011

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