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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The Ninth Annual Boyer Bowl will be held at the Slatington Bowling Center, Slatington, on Saturday, March 30. Session one is from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Session two is from 9 p.m. to midnight.

The event will also have a deejay and more.

Those who wish to participate may sign up at the Northern Lehigh High School and middle school main offices, at Boyer's Hardware Store, or email Chris Craig.

Anyone with questions may contact Craig at (610) 730-0688, or Macgoofy13@gmailcom, or Justin Maurer at (610) 554-8597, or goldboy15@aol.com.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Bill Donovan, Captain USMC (ret.), left, and Bill Gaddes, SSGT USAF (ret.) at the Korean War Memorial.

Bill Donovan, Captain USMC (ret.) and Bill Gaddes, SSGT USAF (ret.) attended the Congressional Medal of Honor Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery.

The event was held at Monday afternoon.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Chauncey M. Cunningham, 23, of Mahanoy City, sustained moderate injuries in a two-vehicle crash at 3:10 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of SR54, Barnesville Drive, and Walnut Street in Ryan Township, according to state police at Frackville. Police said he was driving this motorcycle and was transported after the crash to St. Luke's Miners Memorial Hospital, Coaldale, by Ryan Township ambulance. Troopers said the accident happened when a 2009 Lincoln MKX operated by Karen J.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Temple of Israel, 194 Bankway Street, Lehighton, will hold a Nosh and Natter from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 31 in the Shul Social Hall. Everyone is invited to bring their favorite Passover dessert and memories to share.

Temple of Israel is also continuing the Mitzvah Project of the donation of canned goods to the Jewish Family Service of the Lehigh Valley's kosher Food Pantry/Lehighton Community Food Pantry. Everyone is asked to bring a can of food to help others.

Future dates for Shabbat services are Friday, April 12; and Friday, May 1.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS

Chip Burnett, Chuck Thamarus, John Barry and Jerry McFadden display baskets with all the makings of full Easter dinners made up by the Carbon County Ancient Order of Hibernians to be donated to needy families throughout the county. The group puts together 10 baskets, which they distribute to the county's Catholic churches who then give them to a family in their parish. The AOH runs similar programs for Christmas and Thanksgiving each year.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS

Julia Gower, 7, Damen Andrews, 4, and Hailey Andrews, 6, all of Kunkletown, had an "eggs-ellent" time at the Gilbert American Legion Unit 927 Auxiliary's annual "eggs-eptional" Children's Easter Party. All children, ages 1-10, received a small gift, visited with the Easter Bunny and enjoyed a lunch of pizza, chicken nuggets and dessert, all for free. The auxiliary extended a certificate of appreciation to Vincent Brangan, a young DJ who is a junior firefighter from Wind Gap, who donates his DJ time to the Legion throughout the year.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Thanks to the continuing generosity of the John E. Morgan Foundation, residents of the Tamaqua Area School District will once again have the opportunity to enjoy the H.D. Buehler Memorial Pool at a discount rate. Individual season passes will cost $10 for TASD residents. The cost for a season pass for non-school district residents will be $50 per person.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Members of the student council and development office at Marian Catholic High School, Hometown, will host the ninth annual Easter egg hunt this Saturday, at the high school complex. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m., with the hunt scheduled to begin promptly at 10 a.m. The event is open to children up to and including those in second grade (eight years old).

Gift bags will be distributed to all children while some lucky participants will be eligible for larger prizes.

The free event will be held rain r shine.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Eighty-five young bicyclists of Lansford procured licenses as the inspection of bikes and issuance of tags was launched today. John Bernhard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Milford "Mickey" Bernhard, was the first one to appear at Bennick's Service Station when the inspection opened at 2:30 p.m. Bennick was kept busy until 6 p.m., checking brakes, tires, lights, reflectors, etc., assisted by his brother, Francis Bennick, assistant chief of police. The bicycle ordinance, signed by Chief Burgess James Walker, goes into effect April 1.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS St. John Youth Group, Jim Thorpe, took part in the 19th annual Bowl for Kids Sake bowl-a-thon to raise funds for Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Bridge, serving Carbon County. From left are, Lauren Marks, Mikayla Marks, Stephanie Morris, Cara Williams and Tracy Morris.

Approximately 35 bowlers hefted balls on Saturday at Fritz Lanes and Pro Shop, Second and South Streets, Lehighton, to help raise $2,866 for Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Bridge, serving Carbon County.

The fun filled day provided an opportunity for youth and adult bowlers to take part in the Bowl for Kids Sake event.