Robert Gardner of Palmerton was painting trash barrels Wednesday for the East Penn Township parks as part of his community service requirement at Carbon County Technical Institute.
set to tour with Toby Keith
James Otto has a lot on his plate right now.
He's ready to tour with country sensation Toby Keith this summer. He's riding on the wave of a current single, "Groovy Little Summer Song," that is climbing the charts. And, he's going to be a daddy.
He and his wife Amy are expecting a daughter in August.
Otto, a member of what is called the "MuzikMafia" to which Gretchen Wilson and Big & Rich also belong, will be performing Sunday night at Penn's Peak. The concert begins at 8 o'clock. Tickets are $22 in advance and $27 at the door. Tickets will be available at the door.
April 29, 1960
Steve Redline, a junior at Slatington High School, is the new president of the Pennsylvania Future Teachers Association. He was elected at the close of the association's 12th annual convention in New Mechanicsburg Area High School. William Jones, also a Slatington High School junior, presided at a meeting of district delegates. Miss Evelyn Naylor, Slatington High School faculty advisor, was parliamentarian for two sessions and was consultant at a workshop.
They may have sold their bar and restaurant, but they're still in business.
As a result, it's goodbye Linda's Country Gap Inne, hello Linda's Country Catering.
Linda Stokes, who previously owned Linda's Country Gap Inne for 11 years, is now in charge of her own catering business located on the outskirts of Palmerton.
"This is just for people to know that I haven't dropped off the face of the earth," Stokes said. "Linda's isn't gone; I still offer everything I did before."
These three Toms are strutting their stuff for three nearby hens in the West End. There was a whole lot of puffing out of chests and fanning of tail feathers to impress the ladies who nonchalantly continued pecking. These preening males will soon be prime targets for Spring Gobbler (bearded bird only) hunting season which starts this Saturday, May 1-31 for persons who possess a valid special wild turkey license.
Construction started this week on the original Tamaqua Streetscape project. The work is focused on another block along East Broad Street (SR-309) to Greenwood Street. Vehicle traffic on Broad Street and business access is limited at times due to heavy equipment operations and PPL work.
"Today we got it done!"
Northern Lehigh's John Sitaras exclaimed after his girls topped Palmerton 3-1 in Colonial League Soccer.
Two early goals and a clinching second half goal allowed the Lady Bulldogs (1-9, 2-11) to hold on to a lead; something they were unable to do earlier in the season.
"We've had the lead a couple of times before and we weren't able to keep it in the second half and this time we did," Sitaras said.
Salem St. Paul's Lutheran
A congregational meeting will be held on Sunday, May 2 immediately following the 10:30 a.m. worship service. The purpose of the meeting is to elect new council members and approve the 2009 Annual Report. Mark your calendars and plan to attend.
The altar guild will meet on Thursday, April 29 at 7 p.m. in the ministry room. Members will review altar guild procedures and discuss some purchases which need to be made.
Funding for purchases for the altar generally come out of the Memorial Fund. New members are welcome and needed.
The Colonial League champion Northern Lehigh boys basketball team was honored at recent banquet. The Bulldogs beat Notre Dame, 46-43, in three overtimes for the Colonial League championship. The team, which had five senior members, finished the season with a 19-6 record. Shown from left are head coach Rich Oertner and seniors Nick Pappas, Evan Biegley, Joe Seremula, Marty Everhart and Bobby Hahn. At right is guest speaker Keith Groller of the Allentown Morning Call.
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) – A drug task force including local and federal agents has arrested a suspected gang member authorities say was the largest supplier of cocaine in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountain region.
Federal prosecutors say 29-year-old Jyrell Bowers and 28-year-old Gerard Clay, both of Tobyhanna, are members of the Bloods street gang who distributed cocaine, heroin and marijuana in the Poconos. They were arrested Tuesday along with four other people in a series of raids in northeastern Pennsylvania.
Two 7th grade students from St. Jerome Regional School in Tamaqua won Honorable Mention awards for participating in the Lehigh Valley Coalition for Organ and Tissue Donation Poster contest. Awards were presented to Joseph Damiano (left) and Emily Pilla at a ceremony on Thursday, April 15 at the Banana Factory in Bethlehem. The contest is sponsored by the coalition as a way of increasing awareness of the need for organ and tissue donations.
Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America gathered Saturday at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lehighton, for the spring meeting of the Hazleton/Lehighton cluster.
The group included women from area churches. Women of the ELCA gather to "engage in ministry and action, and promote healing and wholeness in the church, society, and the world."
During the event, members took part in morning devotions and held their spring business meeting.
"It's time to have a supervisor in place," said Mark Stromelo, Nesquehoning Borough Council president as council voted to advertise for a borough working supervisor.
Bids were awarded to resurface the parking lot at the new police office at the Nesquehoning Recreation Center. The low bidder was Hazleton Site Contractors for $24,031.15. The police office should be ready in one month. Peter J. Radocha received the bid todemolish the old Sparich house on East Columbus Avenue.
Local resident, Ryan Hnat, Coaldale, will exhibit his paintings in the Graduate MFA Exhibition at Marywood University, Scranton, from May 1-June 25.
The exhibit will be held in the Mahady Gallery, Shields Center for Visual Arts, with an opening reception on Saturday, May 1, from 5-7 p.m.
Hnat considers himself an action painter trying to engross himself in the "consciousness of the event of the now."
Through his exploration of shape, line, and color, he utilizes the inherent characteristics of oil paint on canvas.
A Nesquehoning man was arraigned yesterday on multiple charges as part of an alleged complex burglary ring that operated in Carbon, Lehigh, Northampton, and Schuylkill counties, with drugs being a common denominator.
Frank M. Munoz, of 64 Rhume St., Nesquehoning, was placed in Carbon County Prison following his arraignment before District Judge Edward Lewis of Jim Thorpe. He's one of about a dozen people who were implicated in the alleged crime ring, with charges including corrupt organizations.
Property transfers recorded at the courthouse were as follows:
Jason D. Grantham to Elizabeth Pauloski, property at 104 Lehigh St., Tamaqua, $68,000.
Melodie A. Schwertfeger, now Melodie A. Wright, and Albert D. and Camille A. Adams, of Catoosa, Okla., to Melodie A. Wright, property at 114 W. Phillips St., Coaldale, $1.
Ger D.J. Smit, Wayminster, and Siebendina J. Smit, his wife, to John R. Dubuc and John M. Dubuc, both of Ryan Township, lot on north side of Meadow View Drive in Smit Subdivision, Ryan Township, $1 (full consideration $28,500).
Safe Haven Dog Rescue will have an Adoption Day on Saturday, May 8 at Fidos & Felines Festival at Blockers Harley-Davidson, Route 248, Parryville.
There will be several loveable dogs available to meet and get to know. Come and find your new best friend! Safe Haven requires a Pre-Adoption Application and a home visit prior to adopting an animal, to make sure the dogs get the best home possible.
The following actions have been filed as mortgage foreclosures for alleged defaults on loans.
Sovereign Bank, 601 Penn St., Reading, filed an action against Joseph H. White, Lafayette Heights, Lot 12, aka, 40 Lafayette Trail, Palmerton, over property at that address. Sought is $120,777.69 and continuing interest.
Sovereign Bank filed against Karl A. Otto, 2750 College Heights Blvd., Allentown, over property at 39 Jones St., Lansford. Sought is $16,277.40 and continuing interest.
The story continues of Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda and Samantha as they struggle to manage their love lives, friendships and careers in New York City.
Fans of the hit HBO series "Sex and the City" know what that means.
It means "Sex and the City 2" will be hitting theaters in less than a month.
It's scheduled to open in theaters on May 27 and stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon, and Chris Noth.
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locally receive awards
For the fifth year in a row, the Summit Hill Shade Tree Commission has been recognized by the National Arbor Day Foundation's Tree City USA program for their continued work in protecting and managing the trees in the hilltop community. Bureau of Forestry Program Leader Frank Snyder was on hand to present a flag and crystal plaque to Commission Chairperson Dr. Louis Vermillion during the 11th annual Arbor Day Service in Memorial Park Saturday morning as a recognition of their dedication and efforts.
The ladies auxiliary to the New Columbus Fire Company will meet on Tuesday, May 4 at 7 p.m. in the fire station. Gerry McConnon, president, reminds everyone to bring their hoagie papers.
The hospitality committee will be Nancy Canzoneri and Martha Ciarvella.
Everyone is invited to the annual Loyalty Day on Saturday, May 1 at 6 p.m. at the Nesquehoning VFW Post 8008.
A social hour will follow the program. All auxiliary members planning to attend are reminded to bring a dessert item.
Four students from St. Jerome's Regional School in Tamaqua were winners in the this year's Schuylkill County Green Challenge which used the theme, "Ways I can help the environment". Elementary school level students participated in an Earth Day Poster Contest and middle school students an Environmental Essay Contest. SJRS winners include, from left, Josh Inama ($15), Gianna Agosti ($40), Jacob Triano ($50), and Nicholas Mayernik ($25). The school was also the overall winner at the event and brought home a $750 prize.
The Tamaqua Fire Department, police and ambulance personnel responded to a two-vehicle accident that occurred just before 10 a.m. Tuesday. Reportedly, a white Lincoln Continental driven by Erma Haas, of New Ringgold, pulled in front of a blue Ford Ranger driven by Gregory Greenall, of Lansford, near the entrance to Sisters Cantina on East Broad Street while they both were driving on SR209. The extent of any injuries were unknown. Both vehicles had to be towed from the scene.
On your marks, get set, go!
That's the signal participants in the 9th annual Blue Mountain Health System 5K Road Race-Walk in Palmerton will eagerly anticipate.
Presented by the medical staffs of the Blue Mountain Health System, the event will be held at 9 a.m. May 9. Registration is at 8 a.m. A Kid's Fun Run will follow at 10 a.m.
The course will start at the Palmerton Borough Park, make its way past Third and Franklin Ave., and end back at the park.
There is a $20 entrance fee before May 1, $25 after May 1, and $5 for the Kid's Run.
April 29, 1957 Jim Thorpe scores in each of the first five innings and rolls to an 18-4 Mountain League victory over White Haven. Alvin Sellers leads the Olympians offensively, finishing with two hits, two runs scored and four RBIs. Conrad Bincarosky contributes two hits and four runs scored, while Kenny Ackerman adds a hit, two runs and four RBIs. The winners, coached by Tom Carr, also receive two hits and two runs from both Phil "Pip" Rader and Dale Allen.
Last week, the Pleasant Valley School District Board of Education approved advertising the 2010-11 Proposed Budget, which includes total appropriations in the amount of $92,894,365 with a proposed millage rate of 143.630 mills.
This represents a millage increase of 8.13 mills, or 6 percent, from the current millage rate of 135.50 mills. A property with an average assessed value of $20,500 would experience a $167 property tax increase.
A Tamaqua woman has been cited under the borough and state dog laws.
Christine Ritter, 23, of 12 W. Broad St., has been cited by borough police for allowing her dog to run free, a violation of a borough ordinance, as well as failure to properly license her dog.
An educational, informational, recreational, and possibly life-altering combination of programs is coming to the Tamaqua Public Library on Saturday, May 1.
The fifth year of the Pennsylvania One Book, Every Young Child program at the library will be combined with a program by the New Ringgold author of "Chippy Chipmunk Parties in the Garden," Kathy M. Miller.
Lehigh Carbon and Northampton community colleges are joining community colleges across the Commonwealth to launch a new statewide campaign that calls on policymakers and candidates to make expanding opportunities at community colleges an economic priority in Pennsylvania. Called "AdvancePA," the campaign will highlight the importance of community colleges to Pennsylvania's economic recovery.
Towns updating land use plans
The last time the boroughs of Jim Thorpe, Summit Hill and Lansford mapped out their collective futures was in 1966, when gas was 32 cents a gallon and the first episode of "Star Trek" debuted on television.
A lot has changed since then – the population has been declining but has become more diverse; resources are diminishing, infrastructure is crumbling and the economy has slackened.
From Earth Day 2010 projects by Eldred's Mrs. Principe's first grade class to Eldred's Mrs. Hine's second grade classes display of animals in their habitats dioramas, to a stroll down Innovation Road and through Safety Town, to reading biographies by Ms. Muldaur's PVI 5th grade reading students, the Pleasant Valley School District's Academic Fair, held at PVHS, featured exciting student projects from each school.