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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Parryville UMC, located on the corner of Main and Chestnut streets in Parryville, will be holding a free luncheon for all on Saturday, Feb. 25, from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m., weather permitting.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Palmerton Area School District will hold Kindergarten registration for the 2012-2013 school year on Monday, March 5, through Friday, March 9, 2012.

All Kindergarten registrations will take place in the district offices, which are located on the Third Floor of Parkside Education Center, 680 Fourth Street, Palmerton. You must schedule an appointment to register your child for Kindergarten by calling Kimberly Ottinger at 610-826-7101 ext. 5023.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Champion Pazzazz's Genghis Khan or call name "GK," won Best of Breed at Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show yesterday. His handler is Jan Kolnik of Palmerton, left. He is co-owned by Martha Stewart and Karen Tracy, right, owner of Pazzazz Boarding Kennel, 459 Pohopoco Drive, Franklin Township.

After Champion Pazzazz Genghis Khan "GK" won the Best of Breed yesterday at Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City, the star-quality chow chow turned around and looked at his owners, TV celebrity Martha Stewart and Karen Tracy of Lehighton, as if to say, "Did I do all right?"

Tracy said yesterday from Madison Square Garden, "He won. GK won. He won Best of Breed. This was only his sixth show."

"The fact that he won the breed was amazing. I was crying," she said.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Member of Lehighton Area Lioness Lions Club presented valentines, roses and stickers to the residents of The Summit, Lehighton, to spread love to the residents. From left are, front row, Dorothy Snyder, Albert Kaplan, Louis Rausch and Rose Smith and back row, club members, Lisa Whitehead, president; Rose Galloway, future member; Rich Anthony, Steven Anthony, Sue Anthony and Felicia-Sue Anthony, helper.

Monday, February 13, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

This weekend's weather made for dangerous driving conditions as freezing temperatures resulted in slick roads. Pictured is the railroad track in front of the Tamaqua Train Station with a layer of snow and ice.

Monday, February 13, 2012
BILL O'GUREK/TIMES NEWS

Members of the AMVETS Post 83, Lansford, greeted State Commander Lynn Hamsher of Fayetteville, Franklin County, on Sunday, Feb. 12, when she made an official visit to the Lansford post. Welcoming her were, from left, member Will Nace, Ed Evans III, provost marshal, Kerry Lesniak, adjutant finance, Steve Banditelli, first vice commander and president of the Home Association, and Jim Rickert, chaplain. Commander Perry Shelton was unable to attend.

Monday, February 13, 2012
BILL O'GUREK/TIMES NEWS

Grundsau Lodge Nummer Elfe an de Feierleinj in Karbon Kaundi held its annual banquet on Friday, Feb. 10, in East Penn Township, celebrating its 55th anniversary.

Monday, February 13, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

The Tamaqua lady Raiders Girls Swim Team was honored Saturday with a fire truck parade through Brockton,Tuscarora and Tamaqua in celebration of their league championship. The girls record this season was 11-1-1. They were leaguechampions last season as well.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Feed the People provides a free, hot meal for members of the community. The menu for Wednesday, Feb. 15 consists of Italian Wedding Soup, cheese sandwich and dessert.

The meal will be served at Trinity Lutheran Church, 104 E. Abbott St., Lansford. Doors are open from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Volunteers are welcome. For more information about other days of service call Rita Trucios (570) 657-1480.

Monday, February 13, 2012

The alleged victim sat stunned when she heard a jury bring in a verdict of not guilty on a man she had accused of stalking her and of finding him standing over her as she slept on a couch after he had broken into her home.