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Monday, August 6, 2012

Nesquehoning Community Vacation Bible School will be held Aug. 6-10 at Meed's United Methodist Church, 126 W. Catawissa St., Nesquehoning. Programs begin at 9:30 and end at noon.

Everyone age 3-17 is invited to attend and enjoy the fun. This year's theme is Adventure's on Promise Island. Children will being experiencing God's promises to Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego; Mary, Martha and Lazarus; Jesus, Paul and Silas. Stories, crafts, songs and snacks will be enjoyed. All are invited to stay for a free lunch in the church social room at noon.

Monday, August 6, 2012

One person was killed and nine others injured when a violent thunderstorm struck the Pocono International Raceway on Sunday near the end of NASCAR's Pennsylvania 400 race.

The person killed was pronounced dead at the Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg, where he was taken for treatment. He was pronounced dead in the emergency room shortly after arrival. His name was not released immediately because of notification of next of kin.

Monday, August 6, 2012

PPL Electric Utilities completed its third and final solicitation for solar renewable energy credits on July 16, which will help the company provide power from alternative energy sources for residential customers who elect to remain on the utility's default electric supply.

PPL Electric Utilities will purchase 21,000 solar renewable energy credits with supply beginning June 2013 for a period of seven years.

Monday, August 6, 2012

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, PA-11, on Thursday introduced a non-binding resolution that he hopes will bring attention to the horrific practice of gassing stray cats and dogs.

The House Resolution expresses the dissatisfaction of the House of Representatives with "this cruel manner of euthanizing an animal," Barletta said.

Monday, August 6, 2012

The Pocono Guiding Pups Club of The Seeing Eye will be special guest at the concert by the Lehighton Band on Sunday, August 15 at 7pm at Eurana Park.

The Pocono Guiding Pups is a puppy raising group for The Seeing Eye in Morristown, N.J. They meet in Tannersville on the first Thursday of each month. The club consists of both adult and child raisers, those under age 19 are members of the 4-H Club. The club also holds monthly outings; this event is one, to help expose the dogs to the world at large.

Monday, August 6, 2012
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS The Carbon County Fair opens at 3 p.m. Tuesday. The fair queen will be announced during opening ceremonies at 4 p.m. The photos shows several former fair queens and runners up.

Come out this week and enjoy the Carbon County Fair. The fair opens at 3 p.m. tomorrow and continues through Saturday, Aug. 11. Hours are 3 to 11 p.m. daily.

For fair organizers, this marks their 13th year. This year's theme is "Blue Jeans and Country Dreams."

During the five days, visitors will find plenty of great local food, agricultural exhibits, displays, entertainment and rides. The opening ceremony and fair queen crowning will take place at 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Monday, August 6, 2012

A Towamensing double rainbow followed one of the many small recent storms.