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Monday, August 13, 2012

Resignations by the few active members of the Summit Hill Community Ambulance will result in Summit Hill borough being without its own community ambulance, officials announced at an emergency meeting. By Aug. 31, Joe Vorsteg, president of the ambulance corps, and Cindi Kashlak, secretary, will resign their positions. Vorsteg and Kashlak, for the most part, have been the two main responders on ambulance calls in the borough. Most of the other members on the 12 man roster have failed to run on emergency calls.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Divorce granted

Katrina L. Fertig, Gordon, was granted a divorce from Carl L. Fertig, Ashland. They were married June 9, 2002.

Guilty pleas

Three defendants who pleaded guilty to criminal charges were sentenced by Judge Charles M. Miller as follows:

Jeffrey Brian Anderson Jr., 23, Pottsville, on a charge of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance at his home at 1707 Mahantongo St., was sentenced to serve six to 23 months in the county prison with credit for serving 86 days, and pay $100 to Substance Abuse Education (SAE) fund.

Monday, August 13, 2012
Members of the Palmerton United Veterans Organization participate in the Pledge of Allegiance during the groundbreaking ceremony for the Palmerton Veterans Memorial Saturday in the borough park.

Members of the Palmerton United Veterans Organization have marked their ground.

They even broke out their shovels to be sure as part of a groundbreaking ceremony in honor of the Palmerton Veterans Memorial.

About 50 residents joined 20-plus members of the PUVO in the borough park on Saturday to break ground at the site where the memorial will be located.

The PUVO and the borough decided to build the memorial in the borough park as a tribute to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice, and to those who served to preserve our freedom.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Tamaqua's East End Playground Association will sponsor its final movie of the Summer season today. The film "Chipwrecked" will be shown at 8:30 p.m. The public is welcome to attend. Admission is free.

The playground is located on Mountain Avenue.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Parishioners and volunteers of the St. Mary's Orthodox Church in Coaldale are holding a Kid's Festival on Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event, being held at the church, 217 1st Street, will consist of a magician, games, activities, music and food.

For more information, call (570) 645-2772 or visit them on Facebook.

Monday, August 13, 2012

The 21st annual Ukrainian Festival will take place Aug. 18-19 at the Ukrainian Homestead, 1230 Beaver Run Drive, Lehighton.

Saturday's activities will include stage shows at 2 and 4:30 p.m. From 8 p.m. until midnight, there will be a zabava or dance.

On Sunday, a divine liturgy will be celebrated at St. Andrew's Chapel at 11 a.m. There will be stage shows at 2 and 4:30 p.m.

Performers will include the Kazka Ukranian Folk Ensemble from Schuylkill County, violinist Innesa Tymochko-Dekajlo from the Ukraine, and the Dobriansky Brothers Quartet from New York City.

Monday, August 13, 2012
LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Lehigh Gorge State Park rangers and Bruce Nalesnik, Carbon County coroner, are investigating the death Sunday morning of a man discovered in the Lehigh River after he fell off a cliff along the Lehigh Gorge State Park. The discovery was made just after 11 a.m.

A Coaldale man, who is president of the Summit Hill Historical Society and who authored a book on Summit Hill history, died Sunday morning after falling about 30 feet off a cliff face along the Lehigh Gorge State Park.

Lee Kenneth Mantz, 44, was with his wife, Renee, at the time the tragic accident occurred. His wife was not injured, but reportedly was transported to a hospital for treatment of shock.

The mishap reportedly happened after 10 a.m. in the area known as Penn Haven Junction, about six miles north of Jim Thorpe.

Monday, August 13, 2012

PDG Jack Schimmel, candidate for International Director, passed away Aug. 10, 2012.

Schimmel was a District Governor in 1984-85 and was a member of the Bushy Run Lions Club, District E.

Schimmel contracted a virus coming home from Korea after attending the International Conference held in Busan, Korea..

He was the husband of Barbara Schimmel.

Schimmel had hoped to represent Pennsylvania Lions at the International level.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Members and volunteers with the South Ward Playground Association will be showing free movies this Friday at the playground, which is located at the intersection of Oak and Race Street in Tamaqua.

The children's movie will start at 7 p.m., followed by a PG-rated movie playing at 8:30 p.m. Free popcorn will also be given.

Monday, August 13, 2012
MICHAEL A. HEERY/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Rotary Club of Lehighton recognized District Assistant Governor Barbara Belon (center) as a four-time Paul Harris Fellow Award recipient. Lehighton Rotary Club Vice President John Hanosek (left) made the special presentation at a recent club meeting. Congratulating Belon is Lehighton Rotary Club Sergeant-At-Arms Leon Morgan (right).

Rotary Club of Lehighton recently recognized District Assistant Governor Barbara Belon as a four-time Paul Harris Fellow Award recipient.

Harris was a Chicago lawyer who started Rotary International with three business associates in 1905. The Fellowship was established in his honor in 1957 to express appreciation and recognition to a person whose life demonstrates a shared purpose with the objectives of Rotary – "Service Above Self." Today, Rotary International boasts more than 1.2 million members in 34,000 clubs worldwide.