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Monday, June 27, 2011
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The Franklin Township Lions Club recently honored its 25 year members during meeting held at Phifer Ice Dam in the township. The long-time members include, seated l-r, Adam Christman, Henry Faust, Len Eckhart, Jake Lorah; standing l-r, Richard Schirer, Raymond Haydt, and Larry Diehl. It was noted that Haydt has been a member for 35 years.

Monday, June 27, 2011
BRAD REISS JR., SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Shelby patiently waits to ride.

Shelby Jewel Brazes is an 8-year-old girl from Walnutport who took her first ride on the back of a Harley Davidson when she was 5. The minute she got off she told her father, "I want a motorcycle one day. I want a fast bike, maybe faster than yours."

Her proclamation came as no surprise to her father, Brad Reiss Jr. because his family has a long history of riders, beginning with his great grandfather, Harry Keck, who was the first motorcycle police officer in Allentown. Riding is in their genes.

Monday, June 27, 2011
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS

Installation of new officers was held recently for the Franklin Township Lions Club. The officers are, seated l-r, David Hawk, president; Pat Hawk, third vice president; Shirl Gross, secretary; Bob Correll, treasurer; standing l-r, Ed Dudley, past district governor; Joel Christman, first vice president; Carl Gross, second vice president, and Scott Dudley, district governor elect.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Carbon County District Attorney Gary F. Dobias praised the General Assembly and Governor Tom Corbett for enacting a new law to ban the possession, use, and sale of so-called bath salts, synthetic marijuana, 2C-E and salvia divinorum.

The bill was signed by Governor Corbett on Thursday, June 23.

The bill quickly moved through the General Assembly and to the governor's desk after prosecutors and law enforcement reported an alarming number of bizarre and dangerous incidents involving new, dangerous drugs that fell outside of he law related to controlled substances.

Monday, June 27, 2011

The 7th annual all alumni family day will once again return to "The New Orioles Park," Lehighton at noon Saturday, July 9.

Anyone who has attended Lehighton Area High School, has been associated with the school or is a spouse or a child of someone who attended the school is invited. Monroe Berger will provide musical entertainment (DJ and KJ) from noon until 8 p.m.

Please bring your own food and beverage; a grill will be available to cook your food.

Raffles, as well as other activities, will take place throughout the day.

Monday, June 27, 2011

American Red Cross Blood Drives will be held on the following dates and locations.

Ÿ Tuesday, July 19, 1 to 6 p.m., Lehighton Area High School, 1340 Mahoning Street, Lehighton.

Ÿ Wednesday, July 27, 1 to 5 p.m., Palmerton Borough Hall, 443 Delaware Avenue, Palmerton.

Monday, June 27, 2011
ANDY LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

The Tamaqua Historical Society and Tamaqua Art Gallery announced David Kern, Tamaqua, as the winner of their I Spy in the Sky Contest. Tamaqua photographer Joe Matukonis, of Photos by Owl Creek Joe, spent a few weeks walking around Tamaqua, looking upward and snapping shots of the beautiful architectural details for the contest. These photographs were the basis for the Chamber's I Spy Contest, which was sponsored by the historical society and art center. Pictured from left are Matukonis, winner David Kern and Society president Dale Freudenberger.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Paper balloons will be on sale at the Jim Thorpe Market from July 1 to July 16 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS's) Light The Night Walk, a fundraiser to support patients with blood cancers.

Jim Thorpe Market wants to help out the community and support cancer patients.

Each paper balloon will be $1, but patrons can donate more if they wish. The market will be giving 100 percent of the profits from the paper balloons to the society.

Monday, June 27, 2011
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS

The Franklin Township Lions Club recently held its installation of officers. They include, seated l-r, Elaine Correll, tail twister; Art Berger, board member; standing l-r, Ed Dudley, past district governor; Ray Haydt, new member; Richard Schirer, director, and Scott Dudley, director.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Many campaign-driven bicycle riders will be arriving in Tamaqua around 6 p.m. tomorrow as they finish one of the last stretches of the Rotary's four-day Schuylkill County bike tour, called 'Rotary Pedals Out Polio'.