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Friday, May 11, 2012

The 2012 Annual Spring-A'Fair Palmerton Hospital Auxiliary Plant Sale kicked off Thursday at the main entrance to the hospital.Pictured are (l-r) Rita Goidich, Anwar Kahn, Lucy Melo, and Jeanne Stemler. Not pictured is Elizabeth Leshock. The sale continued today from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Friday, May 11, 2012

The students at St. Joseph's Regional Academy in Jim Thorpe raised $1,000 for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) of Eastern Pennsylvania by participating in their Pennies for Patients program.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Steve and Roxanne Sagala of Effort are ready to answer any questions about their products at the Western Pocono Lioness Holistic Fair held at the West End Fire Company in Brodheadsville. It included massage personnel, oils and soaps, aroma therapy, tarot card reading, dream interpretation, jewelry, and more. Lioness Club president Virginia Lamendola says the 6th Annual Holistic Fair was well attended, the food was terrific, vendors sold wonderful items and all are looking forward to it again next year.

Friday, May 11, 2012
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS This sign thanks all of the volunteers and businesses that made the new dugouts at the Third Street field in Palmerton possible.

Put them in coach, they're ready to play!

Especially now that members of the Palmerton Towamensing Little League now have new dugouts to call their very own.

Thanks to the efforts of volunteers and businesses alike, two new dugouts have been constructed at the Third Street field in Palmerton.

Complete with concrete floors, the dugouts were the brainchild of Ed Kupillas, president of the Palmerton Towamensing Athletic Association.

Kupillas said he suggested the project back in 2008. The planning process then began in the summer of 2009, he said.

Friday, May 11, 2012
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS George Duell Jr., a member of the memorial committee, discusses plans to erect a memorial in the Palmerton Borough Park with members of the Palmerton Area Chamber of Commerce.

About 90 percent of the donations for a memorial to recognize Palmerton area servicemen and women has been secured.

George Duell Jr, a member of the memorial committee, recently addressed the status of the memorial to members of the Palmerton Area Chamber of Commerce.

The Palmerton United Veteran's Organization and the borough plan to build the memorial in the borough park as a tribute to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice, and to those who served to preserve our freedom.

Friday, May 11, 2012

A Carbon County jury returned a split verdict in an assault case on Thursday.

The jury panel found Bruce Lee Hawk Jr., 39, of Ashfield, guilty of one count each of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and simple assault but not guilty of aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury, and driving under the influence (DUI) of a controlled substance. The trial began Wednesday before Judge Steven R. Serfass. The jury deliberated for about an hour and a half before reaching its decision.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Top finishers in a 5K run/walk, sponsored by Marian Catholic High School's FBLA chapter, included: Christine Fannick, female walker; Emily Fannick, women's 15-25 age group; Phil Marzen, men's 15-25 age group; Molly Balliet, women's overall; Jeremy Dormer, men's overall; and Aaron Srinivasan, male walker. The event was held March 31 and began with breakfast, compliments of the Bagel Bunch of New Tripoli, and included a heart healthy lunch provided by Skipper Dippers of Tamaqua. Trophies were donated by Delrose Awards of Lansford. Mrs.

Friday, May 11, 2012

The Lehighton Jr. team from Lehighton Area High School took first place during the 2012 high school Envirothon on Thursday. The team scored 358 1/2. Members of Lehighton Jr. are, front on rock, from left, Rob Barowski, teacher and advisor, Hannah Barton, Sarah Kistler, and Dylan Andrew. Second row, on rock, Alden Everett and Tyler Martz. Accompanying the team are Lion Ed Dudley, past district governor, and Scott Dudley, Lions Club district governor, left and second from left; and Carbon County Commissioners Thomas J. Gerhard and Wayne Nothstein,second from right and right.

Friday, May 11, 2012

In the wake of several suicides in the United States by teenagers who have been bullied by classmates, Behavioral Health Associates continues its anti-bullying initiative with a special presentation in partnership with the Jim Thorpe Community Watch Program.

"In and Beyond the Schoolyard-Addressing Bullying as a Community Issue" will be presented Thursday, May 17, at 7 p.m. in the Jim Thorpe Memorial Park Hall.