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Saturday, June 1, 2013

Greetings from Slatington.

That's essentially what visitors will encounter on their travels through the borough thanks to a new "Welcome to Slatington" sign that has been erected across Main Street just north of the Slatington Trailhead Parking Lot.

In celebration of the new sign, Northern Lehigh Future Focus will hold a news conference and memorial plaque dedication at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 4, at the Welcome To Slatington Sign, Main and Railroad Streets, Slatington.

Saturday, June 1, 2013
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS The children of Attorney William H. Bayer, pose with a photo of their dad which will be hung in the new office of the Carbon County Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Corporation. From left are, Stephen Bayer, Barbara McCullion and Beth Bayer.

During a special program, a painting of Attorney William H. Bayer was unveiled to recognize him for his dedication and service to the community and especially to the Carbon County Chamber of Commerce and Carbon County Economic Corporation.

The plaque was engraved with the following message,

"The Carbon County Chamber of Commerce and the Carbon County Economic Development Corporation merged in 2013 and began operating in the former offices of Attorney William H. Bayer at 137 South Street in Lehighton.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Palmerton is set to take its second at-bat in its quest to be recognized as a historic district.

The borough's proposal will be considered by the Pennsylvania State Review Board for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places when the Historic Preservation Board meets at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, June 4.

The meeting will take place in Room 105, Rachel Carson Building, 400 Market Street, Harrisburg.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Ground was broken today for the 26th Laneco store at the Tidewood East Industrial Park, Hometown, Tamaqua R. 2. Ray A. Bartolacci, president and chairman of Laneco, said construction would begin at the store is to be completed by the fall of this year. The $5 million, 150,000 square foot complex will contain a Laneco food and department store that will occupy 97,000 square feet, with the remaining space to be used for 14 smaller stores. The structure will be located off Route 309.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Tamaqua Police have filed charges against a man allegedly involved in a large confrontation in front of the Family Dollar Store on May 5.

Officers were dispatched to the scene at 9:08 p.m. for a reported fight in progress, possibly involving dozens of people. Patrolman Anthony Stanell responded to the scene and the crowd began to disperse. As Stanell was approaching several people, someone from the crowd yelled out that one of the men was carrying a gun.

Saturday, June 1, 2013
DONALD R. SERFASS/TIMES NEWS Marian Catholic High School seniors were urged to keep faith at the center of their lives during Friday's baccalaureate service held in the school gymnasium.

Sixty-five Marian Catholic High School senior students were told Friday to keep faith at the center of their lives as their future unfolds.

The Most Reverend John O. Barres, homilist, advised the young adults that "the gospel asks you to always have sensitivity to the presence of Jesus Christ. What a difference it makes when we open ourselves to the presence of Jesus Christ," he urged.

That message highlighted the Baccalaureate Mass held inside the school gymnasium in Rush Township before a few hundred parents, friends and relatives.

Saturday, June 1, 2013
ELSA KERSCHNER/TIMES NEWS Bruce Jones, past commander; Gus Erickson, trustee, Carl Ellis, commander; Karen Bandzi, auxiliary president; Pat Ohl, treasurer; Miriam Mack, senior vice president; Ruth Anthony, trustee; Carla Binder who made the bows for the trees, and children Robert, Faith and Laurel Ohl participated in the ceremony. Pat Ohl read the prayer for the ceremony.

The Ladies Auxiliary to R.W. Fritzinger VFW Post 7215, Walnutport, decorates the park around Walnutport's Veterans Memorial each year. This year it was done on May 25.

"Decoration Day" is the original name for Memorial Day when the Confederate graves were decorated. President Lyndon Johnson officially changed its name in May 1966 and it came to mean all veterans of all wars.

Trees are dressed in ribbons and bows of yellow and red, white and blue. A new small tree has a multitude of smaller bows.

The United States flag and POW/MIA flag are replaced with new ones.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

"The God who gave us life gave us liberty at the same time."

Thomas Jefferson

The definition of the words "Liberty", "Freedom", and "Rights" given in Black's Law Dictionary, Sixth Edition, are respectively, in part, the following:

"Liberty - Freedom from all restraint except such as are justly imposed by law.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Greater Northern Lehigh Chamber of Commerce and Carbon County Chamber of Commerce and Economic Corporation present the Rentschler Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram-Chevrolet Mixer from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 11.

The event will be held at Rentschler.

Rentschler is celebrating its 40th anniversary in Slatington. Tours are part of the celebration of the grand opening of the two newly remodeled and renovated showrooms and service departments.

Food and beverages will be provided, and be sure to bring plenty of business cards for networking!

Saturday, June 1, 2013
Caleb, 2-1/2, and Ethan, 5, stand with their grandmother, Karlene Laub, at Friedens Church.

"Day is done, gone the sun, from the lake, from the hills, from the sky; all is well, safely rest, God is nigh." The music that goes with these familiar words from "Taps" ended the memorial ceremony at each cemetery on the tour held to honor deceased veterans by the American Legion, Allen O. Delke Post 16, Slatington.

Accompanying the Legion members are the Sons of the American Legion and the Legion Riders. They visited nine cemeteries on May 26. They were joined by members of the churches where the cemeteries are located.