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Friday, August 3, 2012

Schuylkill County Register of Wills Theresa Santai Gaffney, returned from attending the 85th annual convention of the Rgisters of Wills and Orphans Court Association of Pennsylvania which was held last week at the Sinking Springs Resort in Summerset County. She was appoined to serve on the Ways and Means Committee.

She reported many topics pertaining to the services delivered by her office located in the courthouse in Pottsville. She was one of 10 newly elected registors of wills who attended and 44 register of wills out of 67 attended.

Friday, August 3, 2012
JoAnn Papay, and her daughter, Ashleigh Papay, of Palmerton, check out footwear apparel for sale at Shea's Hardware during the 41st annual Palmerton Sidewalk Sale on Thursday.

Shoppers were in their glory as they sauntered from one vendor to the other.

Sales certainly appeared to be on the rise as wayfarers jammed downtown Palmerton on Thursday for the borough's 41st annual Sidewalk Sale.

About a dozen businesses filled tables with their respective wares in the hopes that customers would find plenty of items to their liking.

For the regulars who attend, the sale represents comfort and familiarity; for others, it's an opportunity to find that hidden treasure and perhaps rekindle old friendships.

Friday, August 3, 2012
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS The cheese section in the new Kinsley's ShopRite is Chris Kinsley, Sr.'s favorite part of the the store, featuring cheeses from around the world. The area is wide open, next to the deli, bakery and produce section.

It's the biggest thing to hit the West End in years. It just may be the most beautiful thing, too.

That would be the new Kinsley's ShopRite store, located at it's new location off Weir Lake Road at 107 Kinsley Drive, in Brodheadsville. It even has its own stoplight.

Television commercials tease the viewers of what awaits customers when it opens its doors for the Grand Opening on Sunday, Aug. 5 at 8 a.m.

Boy, are they in for a colossal treat.

Friday, August 3, 2012
Lizard Creek performed celtic and other variety music for a full crowd Thursday evening during the Tamaqua Chamber of Commerce's Summer Concert Series held every other week outside the Tamaqua Train Station. The concert was sponsored by John and Carolyn Suzadail of Tamaqua. The next free concert will be held Thursday August 16 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the station. Flower Heads performing 60's classics. Enjoying the free concert from left are Carolyn Suzadail, Gene Morrison, Dr. Joe Urenovitch and John Suzadail.


Friday, August 3, 2012

The Carbon County Commissioners, on Thursday, recognized Weatherly High School senior Devon Bizarre, second from right, for her help with the Carbon County Senior Games this past May. Bizarre used her high school senior project to raise $3,000 to help cover the costs associated with running the annual senior olympic style games. The board thanked Devon for her dedication to the seniors of this county. Presenting the award are, from left, Carbon County Commissioners Thomas J. Gerhard; Wayne Nothstein, chairman; Bizarre; and William O'Gurek.

Friday, August 3, 2012

A fundraiser to benefit one of its booster club organizations will be held in Palmerton on Saturday.

The Palmerton High School Basketball Parents' Club will host a Dodge Booster Club Fundraiser at Leon George Bus Company, 660 Delaware Avenue, as part of the PHS Basketball Team (boys and girls) Free Test Drive and Car Wash Event.

Dodge will make a $20 donation to PHS Basketball Parents' Club for each person who takes a short test drive at the event. Driving times are from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Friday, August 3, 2012
 Ronald Yurchak operates a standard 8 inch rain gauge.

Tamaqua resident Ronald "Ron" Yurchak was presented the Dick Hagemeyer Award recently by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for serving 45 years as a cooperative weather observer through the National Weather Service's (NWS) Cooperative Observer Program (COOP).

Friday, August 3, 2012

The Vietnam Veterans Organization of Carbon County will be commemorating the 48th anniversary of the beginning of the Vietnam War at the Vietnam War Memorial on West Broadway in Jim Thorpe across from Immaculate Conception Church. The ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7. The Vietnam Veterans Organization of Carbon County will also commemorate the 13 men from Carbon County who were killed in action during the Vietnam War. The main speaker will be Major General Jay Barry, U.S. Air Force Reserve Retired. The public is invited to attend.

Friday, August 3, 2012

The Trinity United Church of Christ in Tamaqua is having their monthly Community Soup Social this Saturday from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in their social hall.

The meal is free to the public and everybody is welcome to enjoy the soup, desserts, refreshments and time with friends.

For more information or to volunteer, stop by the church, 22 Lafayette Street, or call (570) 668-4139.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Pastor Suzanne Brooks-Cope leads St. Matthew's UCC's Vacation Bible School in an inter-active song. The kids are learning all about Daniel and the incredible adventures he had as a captive in ancient Babylon through song, stories, games and crafts.