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An artist’s rendering shows the plan for Tamaqua’s Depot Park.
A fixture in downtown Tamaqua will be getting a face-lift this spring, thanks to a generous donation from a local family. Betty and Lowell Koch made the donation in memory of Betty’s father, Charles Billig, to redo the gardens and install a sprinkler system at the Depot Square Park, located at the Five Points intersection between routes 209 and 309. Councilman Micah Gursky made the announcement at the council meeting this week.
A hearing has been set for a Carbon County resident found to be in possession of drugs. Mahoning Township Police said that at 11:18 p.m. Feb. 6, an arrest warrant was served at the home of Ashly Tansley, 28, of Jamestown Street. At the home, police seized syringes and heroin packets. Tansley has been charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Tansley’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 12.
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Northern Lehigh’s Jill Olewine, one of the top jumpers in the TN area, will try to make it back to states this season. TIMES NEWS FILE PHOTO
There is a wealth of talent returning for Times News area girls track and field teams this season. Jim Thorpe’s Brooke Cope and Tamaqua’s Monika Shimko earned medals at the PIAA Track and Field Championships last season, and the duo will look to close their careers on the podium at Shippensburg’s Seth Grove Stadium. Cope and Shimko highlight a group of already accomplished athletes, while several newcomers will be looking to make their mark and establish their own legacy this season. Let’s take...
An upcycled DIY Easter basket made from four brown paper grocery bags, cut into strips and woven together. Fresh takes on Easter baskets for kids include a heavy dose of do-it-yourself ingenuity. LILA GRIFFITH VIA AP
NEW YORK — With Easter coming up it’s time to start plotting how to best your kid baskets from last year. Here are some ideas: Get creative with popcorn Is there anything more versatile than popcorn? You can chocofy it, caramelize it or dye it in your favorite Easter hues. Try adding jelly beans or other Easter candy for added color, and mini marshmallows for added texture.
A battle between good and evil will be waged in the form of dance on March 25 in Jim Thorpe when Penn’s Peak will serve as the stage for the nontraditional 22-member cast of Rhythm in the Night, Irish Dance Spectacular. Led by creator, producer and story hero, Justin Boros, the performance will intrigue audience members with its fast feet, glittery costumes and mesmerizing music.