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Saturday, July 13, 2013

Rockin' Rescue Day will be held from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, and will bring pet lovers, education and resources together in the upper and lower Lehighton Park.

The event benefits Carbon County Friends of Animals Animal Cruelty Fund and Animal Shelter of Carbon.

Along with music throughout the day, there will be a variety of animal rescue groups and shelters on hand with pets available for adoption and information for the betterment of animals.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Bob Yevak is a volunteer for the Mauch Chunk Historical Society. He helps at shows at the Mauch Chunk Opera House. It's just his latest attempt to give back.

Yevak, a Hazleton native, was your average healthy, frisky 10-year-old when, while visiting an aunt and uncle in Virginia during his summer vacation in 1964, his life suddenly changed. His aunt, driving a Ford sedan, was on the way to her husband's medical office. Yevak was sitting in the rear seat with his two cousins, one on each side.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

There's a fluffy black cat wandering around Slatington today that owes at least one of its nine lives to the Slatington fire department and a bunch of people who wouldn't take "no" for an answer.

It took nearly an hour of six firefighters using three extension ladders, an animal cage, a snare and a garbage can to rescue the animal, which was apparently too terrified to realize that deliverance lay in the outstretched human hands.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Trooper Shannon Yorke, a community service officer from the Hazelton State Police barracks, attended the July 11 meeting of the Towamensing Township supervisors.

The presence of someone from the state police to explain safety procedures had been requested due to the increase in burglaries.

Yorke checked the stats for burglaries in Towamensing before she came to the meeting. She said during the year of 2012, there were 13 burglaries reported. Since Jan. 1 to the day of the meeting, there already have been 14 burglaries.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

People's EC Church, 216 Wagner St., Lehighton, (Franklin Township) will hold an outdoor service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, featuring the music of Lost and Found. Bring your lawn chairs.

The service is rain or shine.

If you have any questions, call (610) 377-1696.

People's Church also offers a free yoga class on Sunday evenings from 5 to 6 p.m. The class is DVD led with an instructor leading the class once a month. The class is at a beginner's level. Call (610) 377-1696 for scheduled dates.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Tamaqua Boy Scout Aidan Bonner, 12, received a letter and coin from Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Chad Aeyen and his unit, who served at special posts overseas.The card, addressed to Aidan, from Lt. Col. Aeyen reads, "Belated thank you for the greatChristmas cardsyou made for my airmen. You made the holidays special to them. They all are just getting ready to go back home after being gone for seven months. Enclosed, you will find my coin as a token of our appreciation.Best wishes."

Friday, July 12, 2013

The following students have achieved Principal's List or Honor Roll for the fourth marking period at Towamensing Elementary School.

Principal's list

Students who have attained all As in all major subjects.

Third grade: Madison Anthony, Danielle Archer, Julia Blose, Alexander Clee, Dominic Dengler, Kaleb Eitner, Shea Finney, Matthew Garey-Hendricks, Ignacio Gonzalez, Hunter Green, Mackenzie Hargreaves-Kern, Lucas Heydt, Magdalena Himmelwright, Erin Kistler, Christopher Walkowiak, Wyatt Werner

Friday, July 12, 2013

Join the Tuscarora Park naturalist on the "Spirit of Tuscarora Trail" from 9:30 a.m. to noon on July 23. The trail is 4.5 miles in length and moderate in difficulty. The trail will take travelers through many diverse habitats and runs along the pristine Locust Creek.

Enjoy the beautiful views of the lake and the summer wildflowers. Dogs are welcome, but must be leashed and get along with other pets and people. Those wishing to participate should meet at the upper beach parking lot. For more information contact Robin at (570)-467-2506.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Paul Smith directs the Lehighton Band during a concert last night in the Lehighton Park Amphitheater. About 150 people attended the 100-minute performance, enjoying the ideal weather conditions. The performance included marches, pop songs, country music, Broadway tunes and Civil War songs. The Lehighton Band will be putting on the same concert Sunday at 7 p.m. in Eurana Park, Weatherly.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Dr. Mary Lombardo, owner of the Mahoning Valley Animal Hospital, is being honored by her peers as the Pa. Veterinarian of the Year.

She is receiving the award because of her staunch campaigning for spaying and neutering pets, and for her outspokenness against puppy mills.

It's the second year that a local veterinarian has received the prestigious honor. Last year it was given to Dr. Karin-Susan Breitlauch of Creature Comforts Veterinary Services of Saylorsburg for her assistance and rescue work at a Franklin Township kennel fire.