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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

In last Thursday's article called "Meals On Wheels volunteers appreciated in Tamaqua", 20-year Tamaqua Meals on Wheels volunteer Anna Mae Callan of Brockton was accidentally omitted from the caption. Callan was seated at far right.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation today announced that all driver's license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Saturday, May 26 through Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day.

Customers may still obtain a variety of driver and vehicle products and services online through PennDOT's Driver and Vehicle Services website, www.dmv.state.pa.us.

Monday, May 21, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Building a tree house in the front yard of a home in Summit Hill are, from left, Catlan Guinn, 12; Christina Maillet, 13; Kaitlyn Music, 14; and Devin Sangrey, 13. The girls stressed that boys are allowed.

Monday, May 21, 2012

A brochure to culminate the Northern Lehigh Historical Markers Program will soon be revealed.

A news conference and historical marker brochure unveiling will take place at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 29, at the Victory Park Historical Marker, in Victory Park, just off Main and Grove Streets in the Borough of Slatington.

The brochure will wrap up the NLHMP, which began in 2006, according to Robert Stettner, a member of Northern Lehigh Future Focus.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Allen O. Delke American Legion Post 16, Slatington, will hold Memorial Day services on outlying cemeteries on Sunday, May 27. They will be leaving the Post Home at 8 a.m.

Monday, May 21, 2012
AL ZAGOFSKY/FILE PHOTO After a Saturday on whitewater, the Lehigh Sojourn turns to canoes and kayaks, traveling the meandering sections of the Lehigh River. The 2012 Lehigh River Sojourn runs June 22-25. Registration information is available at www.wildlandspa.org. Preregistration is required.

It's time to register for the 2012 Lehigh River Sojourn. Now in its 16th year, the Sojourn offers a three-day paddling adventure meandering through the forests and metro-wilderness of the Lehigh River Valley.

"If you ever thought about experiencing the Lehigh River, this is the best time to do it as part of the Sojourn," said Chris Kocher, president of the Wildlands Conservancy. "You have a guided trip with safety officers, and there's educational programs and meals. It makes getting out and seeing the river relatively easy."

Monday, May 21, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Edward Kovac, 16, doesn't let a broken arm prevent him from enjoying a football game with friends at a McAdoo park. Kovac broke his arm during an earlier football game.

Monday, May 21, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Panther Valley students, parents and staff raised $3,919 via numerous activities and benefits over the school year to benefit their Relay For Life team for the American Cancer Society. This year's Relay For Life will be held at the Panther Valley football stadium on June 22 and 23. Two middle school teachers promised students they would get their heads shaved if they met their goal following a mini Relay For Life held at the school. Lisa Mace, Middle School Principal, stated the school's appreciation to organizers Kathy Inama, school nurse, and Ann Davis, instructor's aid.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Franklin Township customers whose garbage is picked on Mondays, will see a change to Tuesday, May 29, due to the Memorial Day holiday.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Pattie K. Mihalik, TIMES NEWS feature editor, was named Pennsylvania Newswriter of he Year during award ceremonies at the 1989 Pennsylvania Press Conference held at the Harrisburg Marriott. Newswriter of the Year honors are given to the writer who accumulates the most points in teh Pennsylvania Women's Press Association Writing Competition. Mihalik won five awards in the PWPA competition and three awards in teh Keystone Press Contests. Winners in both competitions were honored.