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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Palmerton Area School District has realigned several administrative positions.

The school board unanimously agreed on Tuesday to approve the change in assignment for Sherrie Fenner, director of curriculum & instruction, to Director of Curriculum & Instruction and Secondary Level Discipline Support, effective July 1, 2011.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The Carbon County Democrats for Change (CCDC) will be holding their 3rd annual Picnic at the Christman Farm, 6495 Pohopoco Rd., Lehighton on Saturday, June 25 from 1-4 p.m. Rain date is Sunday, June 26. It will be a potluck affair with games, hiking, music, activities for the kids and a silent auction. Meat and drinks will be provided, as well as vegetarian chili. Contact CCDC president Linda Christman at 610-377-0235 or email lachris@ptd.net to let her know that you plan to attend.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011
FILE PHOTOS/ANDREW LEIBENGUTH Tamaqua high school girls and friends paint their faces during last year's Relay For Life.

The Hometown Farmer's Market will be filled with hundreds of walkers and runners this Friday into Saturday during Tamaqua's 18th annual Relay For Life held, rain or shine, via the local Carbon-Tamaqua chapter of the American Cancer Society to raise donations and awareness for the American Cancer Society's fight against cancer. Dozens of enthusuastic relay teams and supporters will camp out and walk the course for the 24-hour event starting 2 p.m. Friday, and ending 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 25.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The West End Car Show will be held from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 26, at the West End Fairgrounds, Route 209, Gilbert. Music will be provided at 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. by Chris Eckert. There will be peddle tractor pulls by the Pocono Old Tyme Farm Equipment Association and a display by the Pocono Mountain Garden Railway Society, plus other events. Refreshments will be available. Preregistration for car should call 610-681-4045 or 570-629-7363. The event benefits Western Pocono Jaycees. Admission is charged. Dash plaques will be given to the first 300 entries.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

An engagement ring, lost more than 50 years ago, was found by Mrs. John Evans while working in the garden at her home in Tamaqua. The ring, a heavy 18-karat gold band, was lost by Mrs. Josiah C. Sparks, the former Carrie Irene DePui, who then occupied the house. She made repeated searches but was unable to locate it. Mrs. Evans gave the ring to Mrs. Clarence Tinley, a daughter of Mrs. Sparks, who lives next door. The ring was not tarnished and the initials inside the band can be seen as clearly as the day it was lost.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Frank DiMiceli

Frank B. DiMiceli, a member of Nesquehoning Borough Council who has devoted most of his life to public service, died unexpectedly on Monday in Nesquehoning.

DiMiceli, who was a former chief of police in Weatherly and also had been a member of the Capitol Police Department in Washington D.C., had served two years on the borough council.

His term expires at the end of this year and he was not seeking re-election.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Parryville UMC, Main and Chestnut streets, Parryville, will host a free community luncheon from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 25.

All are welcome.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011
LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Two of three lanes of SR443 in East Brunswick Township near the border of West Penn Township were closed after a large tree fell across the roadway Tuesday morning. The tree feel at 8 a.m. atop what is known as the "Clamtown Hill." Several PennDOt crews as well as members of the West Penn Fire Co. No. 1 responded using chainsaws to cut up the large tree and carry off the limbs. The lanes were blocked for an hour.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The North Central Highway Safety Network, in conjunction with Buckle Up PA and PennDOT will be hosting a recognition ceremony with both Schuylkill and Carbon County Aggressive Driving Departments on Tuesday, June 28, at the Frackville Ambulance Building on Arch Street in Frackville.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

A program by Young's Funny Farm of Berwick will take place at the Locust Lake Campstore Field, at 6 p.m., on July 3.

Young's Funny Farm, owned by Neil and Yvonne Young, is not your average farm. It is home to countless rescued and abandoned animals, which visit hospitals, nursing homes, special needs centers, schools and other facilities.

The program is open to the public and donations are welcome.