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Monday, July 23, 2012

St. Joseph's Hall in Summit Hill was the scene of a brilliant event. a testimonial dinner was held to the Rev. Luigi P. Castagnola, recently ordained priest, and Joseph P. Greco Esq., recently admitted to practice at the Carbon County Bar. A special guest who spoke briefly was Commendatore Fortinator Tiscar, the Italian royal vice consul of the anthracite region, Scranton. The honored guests were presented to the large gathering by Rev. Agnello J. Angelini, pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, New Columbus.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Parryville United Methodist Church, corner of Chestnut and Main Streets, Parryville, will host a free community luncheon on Saturday, July 28 from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.

All are welcome.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

A Tamaqua native has been named by Pope Paul to the Sacred Rota, the Vatican's court announced. Most Rev. Thomas M. Mundy, 53, of the Philadelphia Archdiocese, is a professor at St. Charles Boromeo Seminary, Overbrook. He also has served as a judge on the Metropolitan Tribunal, the church court in Philadelphia. Last month he was named a consultor to the Pontifical Commission for the Revision of Canon Law at the Vatican.

Saturday, July 21, 2012
AL ZAGOFSKY/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Ron Rabenold and dad, Randy, outside Zach Rabenold's Tack Shop. When Randy was 8 years old, Gene Autry came to his father's shop to have a saddle repaired.

One evening in 1938, 8-year-old Randy Rabenold rubbed his eyes to see at the door, a man dressed in chaps and a 10-gallon hat.

The man, who said that he needed his saddle repaired, introduced himself as Gene Autry.

Autry was then on his rise to stardom, having completed two dozen of what would be over 90 films and, later with the introduction of television, a popular western series. He was the original singing cowboy and his songs Tumbling Tumbleweed and Mexicali Rose were often heard on the radio.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Kelly Martin of Schnecksville had no apprehension about visiting the Mahoning Valley Cinema last night for the showing of the Batman movie "The Dark Knight Rises."

"What happened in Colorado is very sad, but it's not going to happen here," she said. "We can't live our lives in fear. I just think that guy snapped."

Her reference was to a shooting rampage in Aurora, Colo. in which a lone gunman, James Holmes, 24, opened fire in a theater showing the movie. The massacre left 12 people dead and 59 wounded.

Saturday, July 21, 2012
Dan Bobby, Freeland - "I'm not a football fan. I feel that some students who are smart get turned down because of college football scholarships offered to athletes."

How do you like the idea of a four-team playoff to determine a college football champion that will go into effect in 2014?

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Misericordia University president and economic professor Michael A. MacDowell recently offered a number of suggestions on how students can avoid college loan debt:

*Parents of students should read the fine print on all student loan documents to determine the deferment provisions. For instance, many loans can be forgiven in part or entirely if certain careers are pursued upon graduation. However, according to Jane Dessoye, executive director of Enrollment Management at Misericordia University, you must make sure that you are aware of the provisions of forgiveness.

Saturday, July 21, 2012
HEATHER BACSICK/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS From Left to right: Back row- James Hauze, project advisor and JTHS Computer Teacher; Tai Xi Gentile, 11th; and Rebecca Osborne, 11th; Front row- Nolan Rehrig, 4th; Evan Fikentscher, Kindergarten; Ryan Fikentscher, Kindergarten; and Anna Shigo, 4th.

This past spring, six Jim Thorpe Area School District students participated in the Pennsylvania Educational Technology Expo and Conference (PETE&C) Student Showcase in Hershey. The topic was, "Handhelds and Portable Devices in the Classroom."

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Carbon County Commissioners Thomas J. Gerhard, left; and William O'Gurek, right, recently accepted a $1,000 donation from members of the Carbon County Animal Shelter. Representing the shelter were Debbie Craver, county animal warden, second from left; and Tom Zimmerman IV, volunteer. Volunteers raised the money during the Rockin' Rescue event, held last weekend in Lehighton. Craver said to raise the money, they held a basket of cheer with dog products; a pick a pop game; and sold food.