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Friday, July 29, 2011

RSVP in Monroe County is putting out an all-points-bulletin for volunteers.

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program is America's largest volunteer network for people age 55 and over. RSVP offers a full range of volunteer opportunities with thousands of local and national organizations. With RSVP, you can choose how and where you want to serve. You choose the amount of time you want to give. You choose whether you want to draw on your skills or develop new ones. In short, you find the opportunity that's right for you.

Friday, July 29, 2011
CHRIS PARKER/TIMES NEWS Front left: Kayla Kibler, Kierstan Moyer. In back is Kierstan's sister, Cassie Moyer, who did not participate in the reading program.

The Panther Valley Public Library, 117 E. Bertsch St., Lansford, held a picnic at the Lansford swimming pool on Thursday to mark the end of the library's Summer Reading Club.

The club, one section for pre-school children and those in Kindergarten through fifth grade.

The weekly session featured a variety of guest readers, including state Sen. John Yudichak, state Rep. Doyle Heffley, and WLSH on-air personality Kerry Dowd.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Did you ever wonder the stress multiple deployments puts on a military marriage?

Do you know if a military family has a webcam or laptop to keep in touch with their soldier when they are actively serving?

Do you realize every time a military family relocates, children are moved to a new school?

Do you realize how many young children go around with no father or mother on a daily basis because their mom or dad is a soldier serving our country for our freedom?

Thursday, July 28, 2011

A Lansford borough councilman is challenging President Adam Webber's right to be on the board, saying Webber is not qualified to hold the seat because, although he owns a home in town, he actually lives in McAdoo.

Councilman Tommy Vadyak at a public meeting Wednesday announced he would be filing the challenge. He presented Webber's water bill, obtained through the Right To Know law, as proof that Webber's house at 356 W. Ridge St., is not where Webber lives.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Tamaqua Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting today at the Heisler's Dairy Bar in the Lewistown Valley. Anyone may stop by to inquire about joining the society or to help in other ways. FMI: Call (570) 668-1234.

Thursday, July 28, 2011
Special to the TIMES NEWS Trees crashed onto Phil Price's house on Crescent Drive in the Lake Hauto development.

Retired welding supervisor Phil Price was looking forward to getting home as he drove between the weathered wooden pyramids on Route 54 and headed down the winding road through the Lake Hauto development.

It was about 10 p.m. on July 7, and a storm had just rolled through the area, so Price expected some branches on the road.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Carbon County Environmental Education Center is planning a dedication ceremony with an open house event from noon to 4 p.m. August 6. The public is invited free of charge.

The Frederick R. Wallace Flight Pen will be officially dedicated. The newly completed structure allows CCEEC staff to more quickly rehabilitate and release injured raptors. IT was completed as part of an Eagle Scout project by area resident Steven Hutta and is named in honor of CCEEC volunteer and falconer Fred Wallace.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

At a meeting held in the Nesquehoning Recreation Center, the ground work was laid for a citizens' celebration when the Robert M. Green and Sons Inc. plant is dedicated on Sept. 26. Governor John S. Fine will be the principal speaker. The plant, which will produce metal hospital equipment, stands on a 10-acre plot, which will be surrounded by a $15,000 landscape project. There will be a parade, consisting of eight bands, at the dedication. Ten thousand persons are expected to attend the event.

Thursday, July 28, 2011
ANDY LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Back row from left are Men of Marian members Jack Malarkey, Membership Chairman; Annette Boyle, Vice President; Sue Ann Gerhard, treasurer and Marian HS Director of Development; and Debby McKinley, secretary. Front row from left are Stan Dakosty, Marian HS Athletic Director; Sister Bernard Agnes, Principal; and Tom Gerhard, President.

Members of the Marian High School's Men of Marian booster organization are putting strong efforts towards recruiting new booster members via their Men of Marian 500 Plus membership campaign.

When the Men of Marian booster organization began operating in 1964, it was primarily responsible for helping with transportation costs for students at the Marian Catholic High School, Hometown.