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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

A summer day camp for singers, grades 4-6, under the auspices of the staff of the Singing Boys of Pennsylvania and the Keystone Girls Choir will be held July 15-19 at East Bangor Methodist Church.

It will combine musical training, recreation and concert practice. New students will work with members of the choir to learn music and choreography with regular and guest staff members.

For registration information call (610) 759-6002.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Pictured in front of the Tamaqua YMCA are Tamaqua Rotary Club members Lynn Zimmerman and Floyd Zimmerman; Jeff Coup, District Polio Plus Chair; Michelle Simons, Rotarian rider; Matthew Shull, safety driver; Eric McDowell, Rotarian rider; Joe Dubosky, husband of Michelle; Major Sharon Whispell, Tamaqua Salvation Army and Tamaqua Rotarian; and Kevin Bailey, Tamaqua Rotarian.

Members of the Milton Rotary Club and others trekked 380 miles in five days as part of their second annual Rotary Pedals Out Polio Bike Ride held to raise donations in Rotary Club's campaign to eradicate poliomyelitis/polio, or Poliomyelitis; a disease caused by infection with the poliovirus. The virus spreads by direct person-to-person contact, by contact with infected mucus or phlegm from the nose or mouth, or by contact with infected feces.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Members of the Carbon-Schuylkill Industrial Development Corporation recently made a donation to the Lansford Historical Society to help cover its costs with a heating system, display cases and other operational costs associated with hosting the society. Members of the Lansford Historical Society are currently working to organize the memorabila that has been donated by borough residents and businesses. Accepting the donation for the society is Bill Harleman, president of the Lansford Historical Society, center. Members of the CSIDC presenting the check are, from left, Richard E.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Carbon County officials are learning what will be done when the 903 bridge is replaced.

During the county railroad commission meeting on Thursday, the board discussed its recent site visit with PennDOT, railroad, county and other officials regarding the proposed 903 bridge replacement project in Jim Thorpe. The project would replace the current 903 bridge that spans the Lehigh River and straighten out the curve before the bridge.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

A free luncheon will take place at Parryville United Methodist Church, corner of Chestnut and Main Streets, Parryville, on Saturday, June 30, from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. All are welcome.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

One Mahoning Township resident came forward to thank Mahoning Township supervisors for their work on various projects and to make a suggestion as to how the township might better utilize the newspapers during the public comment in last evening's meeting which also resulted in a status report of the proposed medical township building proposed last year that is waiting because of the developers and not the township.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

A Lehighton businessman is hoping to organize a weekly farmers' market next to one of Lehighton's busiest thoroughfares.

Frank Potoczak, owner of the Castle Grill Restaurant, said last night he would like to have the exchange along Lehigh Drive, which is off Route 209 (Sgt. Stanley Hoffman Boulevard).

He presented the proposal to Lehighton Borough Council. Several members of the council praised the concept, but no formal action on the request was taken.

Potoczak said he would like to get the event started possibly on Saturdays as soon as possible.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Tamaqua Public Library is featuring artwork from artist Joan Morgan Applegate. A native of Tamaqua, Applegate was part of the 1953 graduating class. "After my family was grown, I decided to pursue my interest in art and took classes in Colorado with English wildlife artist John Seerey-Lester and Fred Wetzel of Kempton," said Applegate. "I've participated in national shows at Hawk Mountain and Birdboro as well as local shows in Pottsville and Berks County." Applegate was also a member of the Stone Monkey gallery in Jim Thorpe and was the winner of the Patricia Freeman Memorial Award.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Lansford branches of Jr. 46 and Sr. 140 of the First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association, based at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, donated $200 to the Lansford AMVETS Post 83 to replace 15 American flags that had been damaged in a recent storm.

Association president Veronica Bazik, third from left, and financial secretary/treasurer Louise Dunstan, right, present the check to Post 83 Commander Steve Banditelli on Monday. At left is Association vice-president Mary E. Ciganek; standing at her left is Perry Shelton Sr., Post 83 vice-president.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012
AL ZAGOFSKY/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Heading down the Lehigh River is a raft crewed by the board of directors of the Wildlands Conservancy and captained by its president, Chris Kocher, center.

After three days of whitewater rafting, kayaking and canoeing, the 16th annual Lehigh River Sojourn completed its 34-mile scenic river adventure.

The Sojourn attracted nearly 300 paddlers, beginning Saturday, June 23 with a whitewater rafting trip through the 10-mile lower Lehigh River Gorge from Drakes Creek to Glen Onoko.

It continued Sunday with a 15-mile kayaking and canoeing section from Jim Thorpe to Walnutport. The sojourn concluded on Monday with the final kayak and canoe leg from Walnutport to Northampton, with a takeout at the Tri-boro Sportsman's Club.