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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

HARRISBURG The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) today hailed final passage of House Bill 1190, which brings Pennsylvania in line with many other states by allowing hospitals that undergo surveys by national organizations using modern standards to be in compliance with licensure requirements of the state Department of Health.

"House Bill 1190 eliminates redundancy in licensure surveys and allows the Department of Health to focus on consumer complaints, thereby maximizing the effective use of state resources," said HAP President and CEO Andy Carter.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

A Weatherly resident is one of five witnesses mentioned in a formal complaint to the U.S. Department of Agriculture filed by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Foundation (PETA) against the Kelly Miller Circus for animal abuse and neglect.

According to the complaint, Kelly Miller Circus handlers Carolyn Rice and Ryan Easley routinely physically abused animals during performances, restrained animals in a manner that prevented the animals from walking or resting comfortably and may have used water deprivation to train the circus's tigers.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

A new National Recreation Trail was designated by the Secretary of the Interior, Cecil D. Andrus, when eight sections of the Lehigh Canal Towpath were dedicated last week as the Lehigh Canal Heritage Trail.

The sections included a span from Parryville to Jim Thorpe and an area in Walnutport. Other sections are located in Easton, Bethlehem Township, Freemansburg, Bethlehem and Northampton.

National Recreation Trails are usually located near urban areas and serve a wide variety of recreationalists.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013
CHRIS PARKER/TIMES NEWS Eleana Bysher, 2, daughter of Ginamarie and Steven Bysher, snacks on grapes at a story hour held at the Lansford Townhouses.

Children who live in the Lansford Townhouses are being offered a summer enrichment program that includes reading and movies.

The programs alternate on Tuesdays throughout the summer. The program kicked off on Tuesday with story time. Children listened to stories, and then chose books and read them, either by themselves or with help from volunteers.

The programs include a healthy snack and are held at 2 p.m. in the all-purpose room in the Townhouses' office.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

To allow our readers and employees to enjoy Independence Day on Thursday, the TIMES NEWS will not be published.

We will bring you up to date with the news on Friday.

Happy July 4th.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Thousands of items were given away Saturday morning during the Tamaqua Volunteer group's monthly community giveaway event. Volunteers Warren Jones, top, and Seth Muskett load furniture on the back of a visitor's pickup truck. The next giveaway is scheduled for Saturday, July 27. Drop-off will take place from 8-9 a.m, and giveaway will begin at 9:15 a.m. The event is open to all residents with a 18252 zip code, no matter their income. The coordinator stated that all forms of item donations are accepted and that anyone from anywhere can donate items.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Enjoy fireworks?

Two local sites have displays on Saturday.

They are Jim Thorpe Memorial Park and Emerald Fire Company.

Here is where you can see fireworks this week:


Ÿ Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, July 3, 9:30 p.m., live music on patio with Jimmy Buffett tribute band Parrot Beach

Ÿ Central Park in Honesdale, July 3 at dusk,


Ÿ Lake Wallenpaupack, July 4 at 9 p.m.,

Ÿ Mount Airy Casino Resort, July 4 at 9 p.m.,

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Children living in Carbon County, going into first grade through sixth grade, are invited to attend Good News Club Day Camp at Mauch Chunk Lake Park. Camp activities include singing, crafts, games, swimming, and Bible lesson time. There are two more sessions of camp to choose from: July 22 to 26, or Aug. 5 to 9. Camp is held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday. There is a fee.

For more information or to register campers, please contact the office of Child Evangelism Fellowship at (610) 377-3632.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

A request for a half-day kindergarten teacher in the Palmerton Area School District has been rebuffed.

The decision to not approve the position at the Parkside Education Center was announced at a workshop meeting of the board of school directors on Tuesday.

That came after Principal Mary Brumbach stated "our numbers are fluctuating by the day. They're going up and down."

However, board President Tammy Recker told Brumbach the recommendation of new Superintendent Scot Engler was to not add the teacher.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Mary Shuck and Hank Borger remove weeds from a planter in Lansford. The pair donated their time to weed several planters throughout the community.