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Monday, April 8, 2013

Property transfers

William G. Schwab, as trustee for David L. Kehler, Lehighton, to Sharon Shiner, Frackville, property at 252 S. Lehigh St., Frackville, $1 (full consideration $15,000).

Alfred J. and Joan A. Frey, Bloomsburg, to Cody M. Johnson, Zions Grove, North Union Township, tract containing 2.083 acres on north side of Legislative Route 53169 leading from Zions Grove to Nuremberg in North Union Township, $1 (transaction from grandparents to grandson).

Monday, April 8, 2013

Blue Mountain Health System will present a motivational program: Wild Women Who Dared ABCs of Wild Women Through History on Friday, April 12, beginning at 4 p.m. at the BMHS Conference and Education Center on Sixth and Iron streets, Lehighton.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Care Net of Carbon County is hosting the Care Net Walk for Life on Saturday, April 27 at the Lehigh Canal Park at Weissport. Registration is at 9:30 a.m. and the walk begins at 10 a.m.

The walk has a spin on it. At the conclusion of the walk, those who participated in the Care Net Mystery Business Scavenger Hunt will be awarded prizes. First place is a $50 gas card donated by a mystery business; second place is a $35 gift card for Walmart donated by Hollotek Solutions; and third place is a $25 restaurant gift card donated by Stone Mountain Solutions.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Keystone Press Awards of the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association were won by writers from the group of eight weekly newspapers of Lehigh Valley PRESS, a division of TIMES NEWS, LLC, a Pencor Services, Inc., company.

Competing among writers and photographers of non-daily newspapers under 5,000 circulation, the following earned honors:

Whitehall-Coplay Press - Johanna S. Billings won first place in two categories, in investigative reporting and ongoing news coverage; and second place in special projects and headline writing.

Monday, April 8, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Telethon announcers Jerry Knowles, left; Joe Krushinsky, center; and Maureen Donovan read aloud pledges during the 34th annual Carbon-Tamaqua ACS Telethon held over the weekend.

More than 500 individual performers and 220 dedicated volunteers worked together to raise just over $200,000 during the 34th Annual Carbon-Tamaqua American Cancer Society Telethon, held at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe this past weekend. This year's total beat last year's by more than $7,000.

"We asked people to dig into their pockets, and they did," said Joe Krushinsky, host and telethon committee chairman. "From $1 to thousands of dollars."

Monday, April 8, 2013
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Pastor Lillian Andreas was installed as Pastor-Teacher at Jacob's United Church of Christ, Weissport. From left are, front, the Rev,/. Cliff Harring, Pastor Lillian Andreas and the Rev. Alan Miller; and back, left, the Rev. Nevin Kershner; and right, Pastor Albert Schneider.

Pastor Lillian Andreas was installed as Pastor-Teacher at Jacob's United Church of Christ, Weissport, on Sunday, March 3.

The service included the Conference Minister of Penn Northeast Conference, the Rev. Alan Miller, the Rev. Cliff Harring, who preached the sermon; the Rev. Nevin Kershner, former pastor at Jacob's; the Rev. James Ziegenfuss, Lutheran pastor at Big Creek and Pastor Albert Schneider of St. Paul's Lutheran of Weissport.

Many friends and family attended, including Ben Salem Choir of Andreas and other choir members from various churches.

Monday, April 8, 2013
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS Award recipients honored by the Carbon County Education Association at the Biennial Friend of Education Dinner held Thursday at the Blue Ridge Country Club in Palmerton were (back row, l-r) Terry Whiteman, Carbon County Education Association, Chris Anthony, Sherri Anthony, Darlene Nothstein, and Richard Nothstein, of Country Harvest Family Market, Palmerton Area Education Association, William Gardiner, Panther Valley Education Association, (front row, l-r) Dolores Henry, and one of their grandsons, on behalf of the late Thomas Henry, Carbon Career & Technical Institute, Todd Gimbi, Weatherly Area Education Association, and Mark Weidner, Lehighton Area Education Association. Not pictured are Kathy Saxon, Jim Thorpe Education Association, and Francis Koomar, Panther Valley Education Association, who were absent.

At times, their contributions to education may fly under the radar.

But, not on this night, as the Carbon County Education Association held its Biennial Friend of Education Dinner Thursday at Blue Ridge Country Club.

Following dinner, the awards ceremony began to take shape with a welcome from Michelle Muffley, president of the Carbon County Education Association.

Monday, April 8, 2013
ANDY LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Donald R. Serfass

A two-part investigative report into the unsolved murder of a South Tamaqua woman has earned the TIMES NEWS statewide recognition in the Commonwealth's two largest journalism forums.

The project, "Murder at River Run Inn," by Donald R. Serfass, garnered first place awards by both the Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors and the Pennsylvania News Media Association.

The awards lead a series of seven state honors won by this newspaper, announced Thursday by the AP, Philadelphia, and March 21 by the PNA, Harrisburg.

Monday, April 8, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Students with Panther Valley High School's Harmony Scholars perform one of two music skits during the telethon. This is in prelude to their shows on April 19 and 20 at the high school.

Monday, April 8, 2013

The Palmerton Area Democratic Club will meet Tuesday, April 9, 7 p.m. at Fireline Hotel, Bowmanstown. The evening will feature Meeting the County Democratic Candidates including Judy F. Moon, who is running for Carbon County's Register of Wills and Clerk of Orphans Court, and Ron Sheehan who is running for County Treasurer.

On Tuesday, May 14 there will be a Meet the Local Candidates meeting.

The Club continues to collect canned goods at each meeting to benefit the Food Bank run by the Community Action Council of Palmerton Area Churches (CACPAC).