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July 2010

West Penn Senior Fun Day set Aug. 7

Friday, July 30, 2010

The West Penn Township Lions and Lioness Clubs are sponsoring a free Senior Fun Day at West Penn Community Park on Saturday, Aug. 7. The event will be held rain or shine.

Fun Day is open to any resident of West Penn Township, 62 years of age or older, and his or her spouse.

Opening ceremonies will be held at 11 a.m., with a barber shop quartet performance at 11:15 a.m. Mealtime is at noon, and a light lunch will be served at 5 p.m.

Pamela Houtz marries John Nickerson

Friday, July 30, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. John Nickerson
Mr. and Mrs. John Nickerson

Pamela Houtz and John Nickerson were united in marriage on June 12, 2010 at the Palmerton Borough Park.

District Judge Bruce Appleton officiated at the double ring ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Paul and Perma Berger, of Palmerton. Given in marriage by her mother, she chose Cindy Berger to serve as maid of honor and Peggy Feinhour-Stoss to serve as matron of honor.

The bridegroom is the son of the late John H. Nickerson and the late Patsy Tully. He chose Brian LeBar and Larry "Dinker" Smith to serve as best men.

New rules to be written for S. Hill building

Friday, July 30, 2010

To date, just one formal event has been held at Summit Hill's new community center and already the rules for utilizing the facility need to be changed.

Members of Summit Hill Borough Council said there are several problems with the current regulations.

For one thing, the rules say that the entire borough council must approve use of the building. This means that it would not be available for a funeral dinner since the council meets just once a month.

Attains dean's list

Friday, July 30, 2010
Rohde
Rohde

Christopher "CJ" Rohde, a 2007 graduate of Tamaqua Area High School, has been placed on the dean's list for the spring 2010 semester at Penn State University. CJ is the son of Ron and Lynn Rohde of Tuscarora. He is majoring in mechanical engineering and will graduate with honors in 2011.

CJ plans to pursue a career in alternative energy.

Marriage licenses

Friday, July 30, 2010

Carbon County

Nicholas Angelo Pozzessere, Box 98, 35 Chestnut St., Tresckow, and Lindsey Ruth Ackley, 1636 N. Fifth St., Stroudsburg.

Kenneth Ellis Santee III and Kristy Lee Purdy, 185 57th St., Kunkletown.

Thomas Jeremy Kattner and Tracy Barabas, 156 Coal St., Nesquehoning.

Michael Vincent Yurista and Heather Lee Smith, 515 E. Diamond Ave., Hazleton.

William Thomas Goho Jr. and Sara Jean Keiper, 1646 State Route 534, Albrightsville.

Shaun Jesse Wininger and Nicole Amanda Williams, 1021 Fifth St., Palmerton.

Watching fans can be quite interesting

Friday, July 30, 2010

I love going to sporting events, especially baseball games.

And while I enjoy the competition and watching the talents of the players involved, there's another part of the game that also interests me.

Checking out the fans.

Fans come in all shapes and sizes, they have so many different personalities, and they cheer for their teams in numerous ways.

Whether it's at a youth soccer game or a Phillies game at Citizens Bank Park, something happens to people when you take them out of their normal everyday lives and put them in attendance at a stadium.

Heated debate over Packerton Yards

Friday, July 30, 2010

Carbon accepts $2 million grant

Carbon County officials got into a heated debate after accepting a multimillion dollar grant that will be used in the development of the Packerton Business Park.

During the county commissioners' meeting on Thursday, the board voted 2-1 to accept the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Project (RACP) grant agreement in the amount of $2 million to assist in the development of the Packerton Business Park, located in Mahoning Township and Lehighton.

Commissioner Wayne Nothstein cast the sole "no" vote.

On this date

Friday, July 30, 2010

July 30, 1969

Assemblyman Joseph Semanoff of Lehighton, Carbon County representative in the General Assembly of Pennsylvania, was appointed a Pennsylvania ambassador to Holland. During a session of the assembly this afternoon, a resolution was read and adopted naming Semanoff as a Pennsylvania representative on Sept. 7, the 25th anniversary of the liberation of Holland from the Nazis. Semanoff, in World War II, was a paratrooper with the 101st Airborne Division. He received a standing ovation.

Tamaqua Lions donate to local emergency services

Friday, July 30, 2010
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

The Tamaqua Lions Club presented checks totaling $3,000 to six local emergency service organizations during their regular meeting held at their Lions Club Grove in Tamaqua. This is the Tamaqua Lions Club largest annual continual donation. Organizations receiving donations were Tamaqua East End Fire Company, American Hose Fire Company, Citizens Fire Company, South Ward Fire Company, Tamaqua Rescue Squad, Tamaqua Fire Police, and Hometown Fire Company.

Carbon County Idol won by Justin Plocinik

Friday, July 30, 2010
"I Told You So" was the song performed by first runnerup, ontestant No. 18 Riley Durishim.
"I Told You So" was the song performed by first runnerup, ontestant No. 18 Riley Durishim.

"WOW !!!"

"The best ever Carbon County Idol competition ever". That's how Natalie Kmetz the Director of Carbon County Idol 4 summed up all that has been seen and heard from the 11 competitors who gave it all they had throughout the contest to the delight of the audience and judges alike.

Culminating three weeks of competition, the title of "Carbon County Idol 4" was awarded to Contestant No. 2, Justin Plocinik, who in addition to the title also received a plaque and a prize of $250.

IronPigs lack offense in 2-1 loss to Durham

Friday, July 30, 2010

ALLENTOWN – You need to be as perfect as you can be to beat a team like the Durham Bulls.

IronPig starter Brian Mazone put forth his best effort, but the speed and the depth of last year's International League Champions proved to be too much once again yesterday morning as Durham took the third game of the series, 2-1 in 11 innings.

With their fourth straight close loss, the IronPigs are struggling to get their hitting to match their pitching. After losing 6-3 in 15 innings, they dropped a 5-3 loss to Durham on Tuesday and a 3-2 decision on Wednesday.

Birth: Brown

Friday, July 30, 2010
Gabriel Robert Clayton Brown
Gabriel Robert Clayton Brown

BROWN A son, Gabriel Robert Clayton Brown, was born at 3:23 p.m. on June 18, 2010 at Lehigh Valley Hospital to Amy Sue Frohnheiser-Brown and Robert Willard Brown of Lehighton.

He weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces aand measured 20 1/2 inches long.

He was welcomed home by his big sister, Lillian Brown, 8.

Maternal grandparents are Clayton and Brenda Frohnheiser, Palmerton.

Paternal grandparents are Robert and the late Kay Brown, Lehighton.

Attains dean's list

Friday, July 30, 2010
Edgar
Edgar

Brianna Edgar, a 2008 graduate of Lehighton Area High School, was named to the dean's list at Wilkes University for the spring 2010 semester and accepted into the national honor society for psychology. She is a psychology and neuroscience major in the pre-physical therapy program.

Brianna is active on campus on the school volleyball team, alumni/homecoming committee, and in many service clubs. She also was selected to serve as a resident assistant for the fall 2011 term.

ON THIS DATE

Friday, July 30, 2010

July 30, 1983 A solid game on the mound and at the plate by George Harris allows Lehighton to gain a 5-4 Pocono Mountain League win over the Tamaqua Travelers. Harris gives up just six hits and strikes out six to earn the pitching victory. Offensively he slugs a two-run homer and a two-run double. Harris also scores the winning run on an RBI single by Dan David. Lehighton also receives a double and run scored from Mike Galasso.

Class reunion

Friday, July 30, 2010

JTHS Class of 1980

Members of the Class of 1980 from Jim Thorpe High School will hold their 30th reunion on Saturday, Sept. 11, at the Terrace Restaurant, Walnutport.

Classmates are reminded to mail in their responses to Jean (Kemmerle) Dunbar. For questions, contact Dunbar at (570) 325-4303.

Carbon County court news

Friday, July 30, 2010

Mortgage foreclosures

The following actions were filed as mortgage foreclosurers for alleged defaults on loans.

Flagstar Bank, c/o 5151 Corporate Drive, Troy, Mich., filed against George T. Hough Jr., 93033 North Loop Rd., Slatington, over property at 60 White Pine Lane, Lehighton. Sought is $133,512.95 and continuing interest.

BAC Home Loans Servicing, c/o 7105 Corporate Drive, Plano, Tex., filed against Mark C. Roccogrande, 111 S. Lake Drive, Lake Harmony, over property at that address. Sought is $175,846.58 and continuing interest.

Joins Silberline

Friday, July 30, 2010
Rudy Wiesemann
Rudy Wiesemann

Silberline Manufacturing Co., Inc., the global supplier of effect pigments with its Corporate Headquarters in Tamaqua, Pennsylvania, announced that Rudy Wiesemann recently joined the firm as Project Leader - Global Ink Product Development.

Barns of Polk

Friday, July 30, 2010
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS One of the oldest barns, circa 1750, and most unusual in Polk Township is the Serfass/Smale/Carney/Borger barn on the property owned by Blaine and Linda Borger on Mountain View Road. The sexagon extension housed a grinding stone and was powered by stock and/or men.
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS One of the oldest barns, circa 1750, and most unusual in Polk Township is the Serfass/Smale/Carney/Borger barn on the property owned by Blaine and Linda Borger on Mountain View Road. The sexagon extension housed a grinding stone and was powered by stock and/or men.

Two men archive the historic barns of Polk Township

Roy Christman of Towamensing said he heard a statement that America loses one barn a day.

With that thought in mind, two members of the Polk Township Historical Society, Norman Burger, president, and Elmer Heissam decided they were going to record as many barns in Polk Township as they could. To date, they have documented 33 standing barns and 47 that no longer exist. At one time there were estimated to be over 80 barns in the township. With their search came knowledge about some of the history of the area.

Lehigh man facing Schuylkill charges

Friday, July 30, 2010

A Lehigh County man, who police say has two indentities, is facing multiple charges in Schuylkill County.

State police at Frackville said George Hoffman Jr., 44, of Breinigsville, is facing the following charges: felony counts of forgery and identity theft and misdemeanor charges of unsworn falsification to authorities, false ID to law enforcement and six summary traffic violations (expired registration, suspended registration, suspended license-DUI related, no insurance, expired inspection and no seat belt).

Altercation leads to an arrest

Friday, July 30, 2010

An altercation in the Schuylkill County borough of Girardville led to one of the participants being cited.

State police at Frackville said Justin E. Kitsock, 31, and Leonard Mervine, 30, both of Girardville got into an altercation about 3:45-4 p.m. on Wednesday, July 28, along W. Ogden St., near Richmond St.

During the altercation Mervine kicked Kitsock in the face. Mervine was issued a citation for harassment, troopers said.

Schuylkill driver cited after crash

Friday, July 30, 2010

A Schuylkill County driver was cited following a crash that occurred early Friday, July 30.

State police at Frackville said Michael H. Bechtel Jr., 18, of Shenandoah, was driving a 2000 Subaru Legacy southbound on SR4031 in West Mahanoy Township, about 12:30 a.m. when he lost control. The vehicle traveled though the northbound lane and onto the berm where the passenger side front struck a tree and came to rest.

Bechtel, who was not wearing a seat belt, received cuts to his head but did not require immediate medical attention.

Tamaqua community yard sale scheduled

Friday, July 30, 2010

Tamaqua's Annual Sidewalk and Community Yard Sale will be held Saturday, Aug. 7 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Vendors will have the opportunity to have their wares showcased on Broad Street, while residents particiating in the yard sale will have their addresses included on a map. Deadline to register is Aug. 3. For more information, or to register, call (570) 668-6899.

The annual sidewalk sale is a long standing tradition in Tamaqua and was expanded just a few years ago to include the community yard sale. The event is sponsored by the Tamaqua Area Chamber of Commerce.

Retail theft arrests

Friday, July 30, 2010

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported on several retail theft arrests made by officers in recent days. Four arrests were made at the Walmart store in Mt. Pocono.

On July 22 about 2:30 p.m. officers were called to the store by store security. Police said Donald Law, 77, of Newfoundland, attempted to conceal $57 worth of merchandise and leave the store without paying for it. He was issued a citation and release.

Coaldale break-in

Friday, July 30, 2010

Coaldale police are investigating what they describe as a "professional" hit on a borough home Wednesday.

A burglar or burglars broke into a home at 163 Second St. through a basement window between 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. and stole a large amount of money and jewelry from a safe.

The thief or thieves apparently searched for more valuables, going through drawers, but tidied up to hide their activities, said Police Chief Tim Delaney.

"They knew what they were doing," he said, describing the heist as "professional."

Phillipsburg Railroad Historians celebrate 20th anniversary

Friday, July 30, 2010

On Sunday, Sept. 5 the Phillipsburg Railroad Historians will hold its 20th Anniversary Grand Opening celebration.

from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. It's located at 10 Pine Alley corner of Cross Street, Phillipsburg NJ, just off South Main St.

Local artists show work throughout the West End

Friday, July 30, 2010

Several West End artists have their works on display at various local businesses for the months August.

Be sure to look for the works of Julia Saeger at East Stroudsburg Savings Association in Brodheadsville; Rachel Seabring -Life Is Good, Brodheadsville; Michelle Arner-ESSA, Gilbert; Rachel Seabring, Charlene Taylor- Homestead Veternary Center, Jonas; Linda Marnell-Hotel Jonas.

Silberline hosts Take Children to Work Day

Friday, July 30, 2010
Don Kraft, Schnecksville, who works in Silberline's Tidewood facility, is joined at lunch by his daughter Autumn.
Don Kraft, Schnecksville, who works in Silberline's Tidewood facility, is joined at lunch by his daughter Autumn.

Silberline Manufacturing Company, Inc., Hometown, sponsored its annual Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day on Thursday, July 29. The children of Silberline employees got to tour the plant, ride a trolley provided by Ebony and Ivory Limousine Service, Tamaqua, and enjoy lunch in the atrium with their parents.

Tamaqua couple wed 60 years

Friday, July 30, 2010

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Snyder if 313 E. Broad St., Tamaqua, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on July 29.

They were married in Zion Lutheran Church, Tamaqua, by the late Rev. Charles Schlitzer.

Mrs. Snyder is the former Joan Schlosser. Prior to retiring, she had been employed by the Borough of Tamaqua, for 25 years, as the borough secretary.

Her husband is a disabled veteran with more than 16 years of service with the U.S. Army. He is retired from the former Diversified Metals Corporation, Hometown, where he had been employed as plant superintendent.

Biking up

Friday, July 30, 2010

PennDOT offers great online tools for cyclists

The popularity of motorcycling in this area is no secret.

Roads in the scenic Poconos and small-towns are filed with riders, especially on weekends. Lehighton Bike Night, which attracted an estimated 20,000 bikers last year, is billed as the premier one-day motorcycle event on the East Coast. Lehighton Fire and Police Departments are the beneficiaries of the 12th annual event, now just two weeks away.

Aliens

Thursday, July 29, 2010

National security seems totally ignored

Anybody who has flown in a jet within the past 10 years knows what a hassle the security can be. You must take your shoes off, empty your pockets, have a sensor moved up and down your body, and maybe be frisked. You might be called aside and have an even more evasive search.

There are some screening devices being placed at airports which will even give the equivalent of an X-ray vision to the screeners.

You need valid ID to fly. Any type of antics from the norm will get you thrown off the flight and possibly tossed into jail.

On this date

Thursday, July 29, 2010

July 29, 1974

Frank Rossi and Tony Dominic both hit home runs to help lead Lansford to an 11-2 win over Coaldale in the Panther Valley Little League Tournament. Rossi smashes a two-run blast and Dominic belts a solo homer during a five-run first inning. Mark Piscelli contributes a two-run single, Emmett McCall delivers an RBI double, and Ed Shubeck singles and scores two runs for the winners. Frank Navratil earns the mound victory, striking out five batters.