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Monday, June 18, 2012

Lehighton Area Middle School held its annual Academic Awards program on May 31.

The following awards were presented, American Legion Auxiliary, Cammi Nalesnik; an Award, Jacob Hoffner; Senator David G. Argall Good Citizenship Award, Jenna Beck and Andrea Schafer; Franklin Township Lions Award, Caleb Carpenter and Andrea Schafer; Joseph M. Rakos Memorial Award, Cammi Nalesnik.

Outstanding Student/Outstand Effort awards were presented by each team.

Monday, June 18, 2012
Mitt Romney waves to a large crowd during his visit.

"Job one in this country is to create jobs for the American people and I will," said Mitt Romney, who visited Carbon County Saturday morning on the second day of his "Believe In America: Every Town Counts Bus Tour."

Romney, the presumed Republican candidate for president, spoke to an overflowing crowd of more than 1,000 visitors and news media during his stop at the Weatherly Casting and Machine Company in Weatherly. The company, which also has a location in Hazleton, employs about 115 people.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Visitors to Tamaqua Summerfest were given the opportunity to get their picture taken for free in a manner that honored the town's Native American roots, courtesy of resident Andy Leibenguth. Festival goers could then download and print the pictures from the Internet.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Mitt Romney's campaign "Every Town Counts" is displayed on the side of his tour bus as it leaves Weatherly for its next destination with a motorcade of police and traveling press.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Two area residents were among 41 who were arraigned Monday before District Attorney Karen Noon Byrnes at the Schuylkill County courthouse on criminal charges and all entered pleas of not guilty and requested trial by jury. They were:

Kimberly Ann Hill, 47, of 35 E. Vine St., Tamaqua, charged by Tamaqua Patrolman Anthony Stanell, with hindering apprehension of her boyfriend wanted by authorities.

Monday, June 18, 2012
ELSA KERSCHNER/TIMES NEWS Sterling Burger was raking leaves and branches from a flower bed.

During the Revolutionary War era, around 1775, Jacob Merwine purchased several hundred acres of land and built a log house on what is now Merwinsburg Road.

Peter, his oldest son and heir, was born in 1783. Peter's first-born son, John, inherited it and ran the by then well-known hostelry. With no formal education he acted as the local lawyer for the West End. He made sure his children had educational opportunities.

Monday, June 18, 2012
Rally members Dusty and Nikki Green, far left, stand with members of the Mauch Chunk Players. The Greens were in Jim Thorpe on behalf of the Rand McNally and USA Today "Best of the Road 2012 Rally." Jim Thorpe is a finalist in the "most beautiful" category. Also from left are Kiana Pantellalaever, a visiting member of the Players; John and Janet Drury; Martha Moyer; and Susan and Jack Sterling.

The Rand McNally and USA Today contest for the "most beautiful small town in the United States" began this weekend in Jim Thorpe.

Best of the Road 2012 Rally team members Nikki and Dusty Green, both Texas natives, arrived in downtown Jim Thorpe on Saturday afternoon. They were welcomed by dozens of locals and tourists, including members of the Mauch Chunk Players in historic attire.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Bible school

The Ebenezer E.C. Church, Center Avenue, will host a vacation Bible School this week, from 6-8:45 p.m. The theme is "Son Rise National Park" and is open to children of the community from ages 5-18.

Borough vacancies

Saturday, June 16, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Members of the 2012 eighth-grade graduating class of Our Lady of the Angels Academy in Lansford are, front row from left, Samantha McCarthy, Emma Macaluso, Courtney McCall, Cassidy Ryan, Allison Amodea and Taylor Herlihy. Second row, Sister Regina Elinich, I.H.M., Hunter Nause, Barry Fulton, Zachary Gilbert, Jordan Reis and teacher Mary Lou Lazenka. Third row, the Rev. Francis P. Schoenauer, the Rev. James Burdess and the Rev. Kenneth Medve.

The Baccalaureate Mass and eighth-grade graduation ceremony for Our Lady of the Angels Academy was held on Wednesday, May 30 at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Nesquehoning.

The folxlowing students received diplomas: Allison Amodea, Barry Fulton, Zachary Gilbert, Taylor Herlihy, Emma Macaluso, Courtney McCall, Samantha McCarthy, Hunter Nause, Jordan Reis and Cassidy Ryan.

Jordan Reis was recognized for Perfect Attendance and punctuality for the 2011-2012 school year.

Awards for excellence in the major subject areas were given as follows:

Saturday, June 16, 2012

All ages are welcome to attend an open house at the Carbon County Environmental Education Center, from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, June 17.

It will be a fun-filled event including behind-the-scenes tours, refreshments and activities for children. A fundraiser for the CCEEC will be going on during the event as well.

There is no charge and preregistration is not necessary.

The CCEEC is located at the west end of Mauch Chunk Lake Park, just outside Jim Thorpe, along Lentz Trail.

For more information call (570) 645-8597.