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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.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Pennsylvania. State Police at Schuylkill Haven will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint at an undisclosed location within Schuylkill County sometime during July 29-31.

Motorists are reminded to utilize proper restraint systems in their vehicles. One of the main causal factors in fatal accidents is not wearing a seatblet.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

The new officers and board members of the Western Pocono Lioness Club were recently installed by Lion PDG Bob Argot, back. Seated, from left, are the following Lioness and their respective office: Vice President Lioness Ruth Smith, President Lioness Virginia Lamendola, Past President Lioness Arlene Mullery, Treasurer Lioness Pat Brooks, Secretary Lioness Camille Desando.

Thursday, July 28, 2011
AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS Rose Reese, a certified dog trainer who is working to become a certified TTouch practitioner, gets ready to illustrate what she is learning about the Linda Tellington-Jones' TTouch system during Tuesday's Carbon County Animal Response Team meeting. With her is Mickey, a 6-year-old Shetland Sheepdog, who she demonstrated the methods on.

An animal can sense what a person thinks, so if you are agitated with the animal, they will show agitation in their behavior as well.

Rose Reese, a certified dog trainer, explained to members of the Carbon County Animal Response Team during the group's monthly meeting on Tuesday, that the simple act of touching can help an animal relax, heal and learn actions.

The method she illustrated was Linda Tellington-Jones' TTouch system, which uses the power of touch to connect with an animal, make them feel at ease, and provide a healing touch.

Thursday, July 28, 2011
CAROL ZICKLER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Nesquehoning Police Chief Sean Smith was awarded two commendations for his recent involvement of the Carbon County Correctional Facility's Postage Stamp incident and the bath salts apprehension in town. Presenting the awards is Mayor Tony Walck on behalf of council.

Nesquehoning Council voted to replace the late council member Frank DiMiceli Wednesday evening. Voted to fill the position was Frank Jacobs, a former councilman who was the leading vote getter in the May primary election. Abstaining from the vote was Michael Sniscak and Richard Zabroski. Jacobs thanked those who voted for him.

During the visitors segment, resident Mickey Angst thanked council for placing the pedestrian crosswalk signs on Catawissa Street. He said a lot of people praised the borough for their action.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Members of the Hometown Army National Guard FRG, Family Readiness Group, routinely hold fundraisers to raise donations for troops overseas. Pictured socializing during a recent spaghetti dinner fundraiser from left are guest Sis Lechleitner, FRG chairperson Heather Rossetti, FRG treasurer Darci Woleslagle, and guest Al Lechleitner, who served in the Hometown Army from 1978 to 1997 with the 103rd National Guard Armored Division. For more information visit the FRG on Facebook or call the armory at (570) 668-1850.