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Wednesday, May 29, 2013
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS American Legion Post 927's Commander Thomas Franklin, left, introduced the Legion's Freedom Singers Glee Club. The speakers at the Memorial Day observance were PA State Rep. Rosemary Brown, PA State Rep. Mario Scavello and Monroe County Commissioner Suzanne McCool.

The American Legion Post 927 in Gilbert held a stirring and solemn Memorial Day ceremony.

The haunting sounds of bagpipes greeted guests.

The Post's Ladies Auxiliary's president, Debra Kennelly sang the national anthem and led the Post's Freedom Singers Glee Club in singing "Some Gave All."

Past Commander Ken Giardina read the poem, "The Veteran."

Post Commander Thomas Franklin introduced it's three speakers for the event.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Taking part in the dedication of the East Penn Korea and Vietnam Veterans Memorial were, from left, David Bryfogle, Hans Keller, Frank Bokan, Kevin Long, Henry Desrosiers and Jay Barry. The monument was dedicated after 10 months of planning.

After 10 months of planning, a monument to recognize Korea and Vietnam veterans of East Penn Township was dedicated on Saturday under sunny skins at Marvin Gardens Park. The location of the monument is next to the World War I and World War II monument and is near the Lehigh River.

The monument honors veterans of the two conflicts for their military service.

Carved into the black granite monument were the 56 names of East Penn Township veterans who served in the military during the Korean War from 1950 to 1955 and Vietnam War from 1960 to 1975.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013
MICHAEL A. HEERY/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

At this year's Community Indoor Yard Sale and Chinese Auction, Lehighton Rotary Club and Lehighton Area Pool Pals collected food and monetary donations for the community food pantry at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lehighton totaling $178. Pictured making the official presentation to the food pantry – a division of Shepherd House, Inc. – are seated (left to right) Diane Hoffman representing LAPP and Lehighton Rotary Club Immediate Past President Erica Heery.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Scouts with the Tamaqua Cub and Boy Scouts wave flags during Tamaqua's 145th annual Memorial Day Parade Monday morning.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS

Summit Hill Mayor Paul McArdle purchases poppy from Poppy Queen Kacy Steber, age 7, during Memorial Day services Sunday in White Bear.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

SPC Joseph Bevins, formerly of Coaldale, salutes our nation's Colors during one of numerous Memorial Day services held throughout our area. Bevins, a 2011 graduate of Panther Valley and it's JROTC program, was stationed in Afghanistan with the United States Army 411th Engineer Brigade of New York from Nov. 12 to April 13.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Pictured is Elvis tribute artist Jeff Krick. He will bring his award-winning performance to Lehighton American Legion on Saturday, June 1. All proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit the community programs of Lehighton Rotary Club.

Lehighton Rotary Club is presenting an Elvis tribute show on Saturday, June 1 at Lehighton American Legion. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with a turkey dinner beginning at 6 p.m. "Elvis in Concert" will begin at approximately at 7 p.m. – followed by an "oldies" dance set. All proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit the community programs of Lehighton Rotary Club.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Two Tamaqua men were among seven defendants who entered guilty pleas in Schuylkill County court to criminal charges and were sentenced by Judge John E. Domalakes. They were:

Wednesday, May 29, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Emergency personnel were called to the intersection of SR309 and Ben Titus Road in Rush Township for a report of a motor vehicle accident involving a motorcycle and a van. Police said the driver of the van was Marianne McGettigan, 53. The driver of the motorcycle, who was treated by paramedics, was Justin Farley, 33. Responding in addition to Rush and Ryan Township Police were Tamaqua Rescue Squad, Tamaqua Ambulance, McAdoo Ambulance, Hometown Fire Company and others. Hometown and Delano fire police detoured traffic around the scene for the duration.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

It is no surprise that pregnancy and nursing skin care products are held to a higher standard of safety. This is due to the fact that many recent studies have shown some serious concerns with a large variety of cosmetic ingredients.

Some ingredients have proven to show reproductive and developmental toxicity along with birth defects, as well as being known carcinogens (cancer causing agents). They can also cause estrogenic activity which can be dangerous if expecting.