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Friday, July 29, 2011

The Relay For Life of Tamaqua and Surrounding Communities is hosting its 2011 Relay season wrap-up meeting at the LCCC Morgan Center in Tamaqua in room 104/105 at 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 1.

The meeting is open to all participants and anyone wishing to get involved. Top fundraising teams and individuals will be announced and plans for the 2012 Relay will be discussed. Committee members are asked to arrive at 6:30 p.m.

Friday, July 29, 2011
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30th District Senior Vice Commander for Carbon County, Harry J. Wynn III, left, presents a "Continuos Member Certificate" to Jim Thorpe Post 304 member Francis C. O'Donnell recognizing his 60 years "as a member in good standing of the American Legion."

Friday, July 29, 2011

World famous fashion designer Calvin Klein visited Nesquehoning this morning to meet his employees at the Kaijay Pants Company. Klein, who owns the firm as a subsidiary of Calvin Klein Sportswear, was especially interested in production of of of his fall sportswear newest lines, C. K. Outerwear. He said the line is proving so successful that he is adding about 40 more full-time employees to the plant. Presently the plant employs about 200 workers.

Friday, July 29, 2011
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS West End Rotary Club President Karin-Susan Breitlauch presented member Jim Mannello with the Service Above Self Award.

The West End Rotary Club held their annual Installation and Awards Dinner at The Hamilton in Saylorsburg.

Friday, July 29, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Tamaqua was filled with emergency sirens and lights during the Citizen's Fire Company annual apparatus parade.

Citizen's Fire Company, Tamaqua, has announced the winners of its annual parade held recently. Awards were given out in various categories.

1. Most Functional 1750 GPM and over: 1st: Tuscarora Fire Company. 2nd: Summit Hill Fire Company. 3rd: Coaldale Fire Company.

2. Most Functional 1500 GPM and over: 1st: Mary-D Fire Company. 2nd: Nesquehoning Fire Company.

3. Most Functional 1250 GPM and over: 1st: Hometown Fire Company. 2nd: Palo Alto Fire Company. 3rd: Coaldale Fire Company.

4. Most Functional 1000 GPM and over: Coaldale Fire Company.

Friday, July 29, 2011
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Despite a small drizzle, Kathy Rimm still strummed her acoustic guitar on the platform at the Tamaqua Train Station yesterday. Rimm, a Tamaqua native, performed in front of a hometown crowd as part of the Summer Concert Series produced by the Tamaqua Area Chamber of Commerce. The concert was sponsored by Tamaqua Business and Professional Women's Club. The next show in the Summer Concert Series will be on Thursday, August 11, when Wildcat will play classic rock from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The concerts are free and open to the public.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Tamaqua Area Street Machine will hold a car cruise Saturday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Heislers Dairy Bar in Lewistown Valley. The cruise is free to view for the public.

Friday, July 29, 2011
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Acknowledging a leadership change for the Jim Thorpe Lions Club, Secretary Jim Gallagher (left) stands with the club's incoming President Jim Trainer (center) and outgoing President Ron Sheehan.

Friday, July 29, 2011
ANDY LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Sen. David Argall, left, and Rep. Jerry Knowles recently addressed state issues during the Tamaqua Area Chamber of Commerce breakfast mixer held Thursday morning at the Tamaqua ABC Hi-Rise.

Senator David G. Argall (R-29) and Representative Jerry Knowles (R-124) addressed state issues to about 60 people during the Tamaqua Area Chamber of Commerce breakfast mixer held Thursday morning at the Tamaqua ABC Hi-Rise. Some of the discussion focused on the pro-jobs agenda in the Senate and House, welfare cuts and bills to be voted on when the General Assembly reconvenes in September.

Friday, July 29, 2011
On Friday, John Lahutsky of Bethlehem Township will throw out the first ball of the New York Yankees Friday night baseball game. Lahutsky is a member of the Lehigh Valley Yankee Fan Club, and a Board member of the Miracle League of Northampton County.

Tonight, John Lahutsky will throw out the first ball at the New York Yankees baseball game.

Lahutsky, whose Boy from Babyhouse 10 autobiography chronicled his life from his abandonment to a Moscow orphanage for incurable children to his rescue and emigration to the United States where he has been living in Bethlehem Township with Paula Lahutsky. Lola Schirra of Jim Thorpe went to Russia to help Paula bring John to the US. Their story was picked up by Dateline on television and ran in an April 2011 story in The TIMES NEWS