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November 2010

Kadlecik-Portanova

Monday, November 29, 2010
Dominic J. Portanova and April L. Kadlecik
Dominic J. Portanova and April L. Kadlecik

The engagement of April Lynn Kadlecik of Brooklyn, N.Y. to Dominic Joseph Portanova, also of Brooklyn, has been announced by her parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Paul Kadlecik of Lansford, and Cynthia Melnick Kadlecik of Coaldale. She is a 2001 graduate of Panther Valley High School and holds a bachelor of art degree in psychology from Temple University.

She is currently enrolled in a graduate school program at Long Island University in New York City.

Concourse Club of Palmerton names November Guiding Star

Monday, November 29, 2010
Elizabeth Mary Hahn
Elizabeth Mary Hahn

The Concourse Club of Palmerton will be honoring five Guiding Stars from the Palmerton Area School District. The Guiding Stars were chosen by a committee of high school teachers of the school district.

A Guiding Star must be a female, in the top 25 percent of the senior class, and involved in both school and community activities.

Each Guiding Star will receive a certificate, an engraved Guiding Star charm and a $100 cash award.

The November Guiding Star is Elizabeth Mary Hahn, daughter of Keith and Jean Hahn.

Items removed from vehicles in S. Hill

Monday, November 29, 2010

Summit Hill police are investigating two incidents where items were removed from vehicles.

According to police, on Nov. 25, officers received information from two individuals stating that their vehicles had been entered and items removed.

The first individual, who resides in the 200 block of West Ludlow Street, had a cell phone removed from their vehicle. The second, from the 100 block of East Holland Street, had an iPod, watch and change removed.

Borough police remind residents to always lock their vehicles and keep valuable items out of view.

Support group

Monday, November 29, 2010

Fibromyalgia

The Hazleton Fibromyalgia Support Group will hold a Holiday Party on Dec. 1 at 6 p.m. at Faith United Church of Christ (located off the Airport Beltway behind Independence Toyota), Hazleton. New people are welcome to attend.

The group meets the first Wednesday of each month. There will be no meetings in January or February.

Meetings are open to anyone with fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome or similar chronic illness. Friends and relatives are also welcome.

Burdick-Edmonds

Monday, November 29, 2010
Jeanine Burdick and Lance Edmonds
Jeanine Burdick and Lance Edmonds

The engagement of Jeanine Burdick of Hometown, to Lance Edmonds, also of Hometown, has been announced by the couple's parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Patricia Burdick of Lansford. She is a 2000 graduate of Panther Valley High School. She is a certified nursing assistant and is employed at St. Luke's Miners Memorial Hospital in Coaldale.

15-year-old seriously injured after crashing car in East Penn Twp.

Monday, November 29, 2010
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Twisted wreckage is all that remains of this car in which a 15-year-old East Penn Township youth was involved in a crash Saturday.
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Twisted wreckage is all that remains of this car in which a 15-year-old East Penn Township youth was involved in a crash Saturday.

A 15-year-old East Penn Township youth reportedly took a relative's car and then crashed it into a tree on Saturday.

The name of the youth a male wasn't released because of his age, but he was reportedly seriously injured.

He was flown to the Lehigh Valley Hospital in Salisbury Township by MedEvac helicopter, which landed in a field about a quarter of a mile from the accident scene. The helicopter crew assisted paramedics and EMTs at the scene of the accident.

Speaks to Lions

Monday, November 29, 2010
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Kim Roberti is thanked by Linda Barndt and Manuel DaCosta for being the guest speaker at the monthly breakfast meeting of the Penn Kidder Lions club at the Terra Cottage in Lake Harmony. Roberti talked about the pro and cons of appealing your real estate tax assessments.

Row homes fire displaces 15 people

Monday, November 29, 2010
Firefighters from throughout the area responded quickly and prevented a fast-moving fire from claiming the entire block.
Firefighters from throughout the area responded quickly and prevented a fast-moving fire from claiming the entire block.

Mahanoy City blaze destroys 4 homes, 13 cats rescued

Billowing smoke and flames filled the Mahanoy City skyline around 12:30 this morning as firefighters from many surrounding communities fought a fast-moving fire and kept it from spreading to other row homes located in the 1100 block of East Pine Street.

"All the firefighters did a great job of stopping the fire before it claimed the entire block," one witness to the fire said.

The fire displaced four families, 15 people, living from 1113 to 1119 E. Pine St.

Carbon County court news

Monday, November 29, 2010

Divorces started

Randy Klingle, 3030 Hemlock St., Palmerton, filed against Jodi Klingle, same address. They were married Sept. 14, 2007.

Thomas Harker Jr., 255 E. Railroad St., Nesquehoning, filed against Rebecca Diem, 433 N. Fourth St., North Wales. They were married Sept. 9, 2004.

Timothy Andrew, 243 Franklin St., Weissport, filed against Kimberly Ann Andrew, 231 S. Second St., Lehighton. They were married April 23, 2001.

Kathy Westrip, 74 Broadway, Jim Thorpe, filed against David Westrip, 10 E. Broad St., Jim Thorpe. They were married April 10, 1999.

Lions student of the month

Monday, November 29, 2010
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

The Penn Kidder Lions club honored Cullen Konya, front, their student of the month for the month of November at their breakfast meeting at Terra Cottage in Lake Harmony. Konya is an eighth grade student at the Jim Thorpe Area School District/Penn Kidder campus. Also at the presentation were, from left, club president Manuel DaCosta, Bion Konya, father; Grandmother Vicki Mowery and lions treasurer Brad Grissinger.

ON THIS DATE

Monday, November 29, 2010

November 29, 1954 Dick Ackerman pours in a game-high 23 points while Johnny Zuber follows close behind with 21 to help Summit Hill open its basketball season with a 64-60 victory over Lehighton. The Hillers, coached by Vernon Hontz, gain the win at the foul line outpointing their opponent at the stripe 22-8. Doug Paton and Abbie Lasky also contribute to the victory with eight points apiece. For Lehighton, Bill Rehrig tallies a team-high 20 points.

Vehicle vandalized in Summit Hill

Monday, November 29, 2010

Summit Hill police are investigating an incident that occurred on the 300 block of North Pine Street on Nov. 28.

According to borough police, officers received a report from a resident from the aforementioned area, stating that they saw a male wearing a black hoodie near his vehicle. When he approached the man to ask what he was doing near his vehicle, the individual ran off.

The resident stated that both tires on the driver's side of his car had been flattened and there was writing on the windows.

Police are asking anyone with information to call (570) 645-7429.

Carbon County property transfers

Monday, November 29, 2010

Deeds recorded

East Penn Township

Henry K. Wohlgemuth to Frank P. Rapa, 125 Laurel View Drive, Lehighton, Lot 811, Wertman Hollow Road, Andreas, $32,500.

Gaston Realty, Inc., to Dale K. Hack, 1243 Meyer Drive, Walnutport, Sunrise Terrace Estates Lot 8, Unit 1, Section 2, $40,000.

Jim Thorpe

Deutsche Bank National Trust Company to William J. Rose, Long Island City, N.Y., property at 206 South Ave., $19,500.

Larry A. Ahner to Joseph Dorazio, Wayne, Pa., property at 418 South Ave., $117,525.

Kidder Township

Carbon driver cited for DUI in Lehigh

Monday, November 29, 2010

A Carbon County driver was cited for driving under the influence (DUI) in Lehigh County.

State police at Fogelsville said Luis Ernesto Colon, 21, of Lansford, was stopped for speeding about 12:18 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 27, along SR22 at SR309 in Whitehall Township. He was found to be under the influence and was placed under arrest for DUI. Troopers also said Colon had an active warrant for his arrest.

Rescued kitten needs a home

Monday, November 29, 2010
Rescued kitten needs a home
Copyright 2010

This cute 4-6 month old kitten was rescued from that fire in Mahanoy City this morning. The family owned 13 cats. This cat was the last one to be rescued. His name was DJ. He was soaking wet and shaking when he was rescued. Now he's looking for a new home. If you're interested in adopting DJ, you can respond to: andyleibenguth@tamaquaarea.com.

Christmas trees

Monday, November 29, 2010

None beat the ones that are grown locally

For the second time, a local grower is providing the National Christmas Tree in the White House in Washington D.C.

Chris Botek, an owner of Crystal Spring Tree Farm in Mahoning Township, officially presented the tree to First Lady Michelle Obama and her children on Friday.

In 2006, a similar presentation occurred by members of the Botek family to then First Lady Laura Bush.

Nesquehoning couple celebrates 25 years

Monday, November 29, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Paul
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Paul

Mary Lou and Louis Paul of Nesquehoning recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. They were married Oct. 5, 1985 in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Nesquehoning, by the late Rev. Paul Welkie.

Mrs. Paul is the daughter of the late Gene and Georgine (Coniglio) Kennedy, formerly of Nesquehoning.

Mr. Paul is the son of Louise (Vitek) Paul-Solomon, Lansford, and the late Michael Paul. He is also the stepson of the late Andrew Solomon.

Nolehi to face West Catholic at J. Birney

Monday, November 29, 2010

The Northern Lehigh Bulldogs will travel to J. Birney Crum Stadium in Allentown to take on District 12 champion West Catholic in the PIAA Class 2A quarterfinals on Friday night at 7 p.m.

The Bulldogs (13-0) advanced with a 50-14 victory over Wilkes-Barre GAR in the first round. West Catholic (10-2) beat Bok Tech the week before, 34-6.

Tickets can be purchased in the Northern Lehigh Main Office. Tickets can be purchased Tuesday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Friday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Ticket prices are $6/adult and $3/students. All tickets at the gate are $6.

Teens cited for harassment

Monday, November 29, 2010

Two teenagers were cited for harassment after they were involved in an altercation.

According to Summit Hill police, officers were called by Panther Valley Middle School at 3:30 p.m., Nov. 16, for two 14-year-old males from Coaldale. The school reported that the two students had an altercation on one of the school buses. Both were cited.

Marriage licenses

Monday, November 29, 2010

Carbon County

John Charles Miles, 10 Chestnut Ridge Circle, Kunkletown, and Brittany May MacFarlane, 723 First St., Palmerton.

Mark Anthony Stemko Jr. and Renee Nicole Haggerty, 65 Church St., Milnesville.

Todd Bernard Mendez and Michelle Scherre Thomas, 673 Princeton Ave., Palmerton.

New Northern Lehigh Trail System Map to be unveiled

Monday, November 29, 2010

Northern Lehigh at a glance.

That's the snapshot those who attend a news conference and map unveiling at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Lehigh Gap Nature Center in Slatington are certain to catch wind of.

The event will introduce the new Northern Lehigh Trail System Map, a cooperative project between Northern Lehigh Future Focus and The Lehigh Gap Nature Center, said Robert Stettner, president of NLFF.

Livestock Club meets

Monday, November 29, 2010

The Carbon County 4-H Livestock Club will be holding its Christmas party at the Big Creek Grange on Saturday, Dec. 4.Set up begins at 6 p.m.; dinner starts at 6:30. Each family is asked to bring a covered dish and a bottle of cold soda.

4-H is the youth component of Penn State University.

Deer blamed for Tamaqua crash

Monday, November 29, 2010

A Tamaqua woman escaped serious injury when her car struck a tree after she swerved to avoid hitting a deer.

Antoinette Miller, of 216 Patterson St., told borough police she was driving a 1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo along Owl Creek Road when a deer entered the roadway. Miller swerved to avoid striking the animal but lost control and struck a tree.

The car was towed from the scene.

Tamaqua couple wed 50 years

Monday, November 29, 2010
Marlin and Antionette "Dolly" Schuetrumpf
Marlin and Antionette "Dolly" Schuetrumpf

Mr. and Mrs. Marlin Schuetrumpf of Tamaqua celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary recently.

They were married on Nov. 24, 1960 in St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Summit Hill, by the late Rev. Msgr. J. Francis Haley.

Mrs. Schuetrumpf is the former Antionette "Dolly" Cusanelli, daughter of the late Anthony and Mary Cusanelli of Summit Hill.

Mr. Schuetrumpf is the son of the late Elmer and Agnes Schuetrumpf. He is retired from Sonaco of Reading.

The couple has one son, David of Tamaqua, and two grandchildren, Amber and Cory Schuetrumpf.

Icy roads blamed for two crashes

Monday, November 29, 2010

Icy road conditions last Thursday, Nov. 25, were blamed for two of three crashes investigated on Schuylkill County roadways by state police at Schuylkill Haven.

A crash occurred about 11:05 a.m. along Mill Creek Avenue in East Norwegian Township. Troopers said Fallon M. Tice, 27, of Coaldale, was driving a 2005 Jeep Liberty and descending a hill and she lost control when the vehicle hit icy patches. The vehicle slid onto the south berm where it struck a utility pole.

Tice and her passenger, Steven B. Reed Jr., 29, also of Coaldale, were not injured.

Board approves right-to-know policy

Monday, November 29, 2010

A right-to-know policy on messages received at the 9-1-1 Emergency Center and the Emergency Management Agency office was approved by the Schuylkill County Commissioners at their public meeting held at the courthouse in Pottsville.

This policy is specifically directed toward right-to-know law request for disclosure of names, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses generated through the 9-1-1 Center and Emergerncy Management offices. If they receive requests it will be handled in the following manner:

Voluntary recall issued for Rolaids; children's Benadryl, Motrin

Monday, November 29, 2010

In consultation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), McNeil Consumer Healthcare, Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc. has initiated a voluntary recall of all product lots of Children's BENADRYL® Allergy FASTMELT® Tablets, in cherry and grape flavors, that were distributed in the United States, Belize, Barbados, Canada, Puerto Rico, St. Martin, and St. Thomas and all product lots of Junior Strength MOTRIN® Caplets, 24 count, that were distributed in the United States.

Hunters reminded to wear life jackets

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Hunters may not think of themselves as boaters, but with hunting season underway, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission reminds them to wear their life jackets when they are on the water.

"Hunters using boats, canoes and kayaks must remember to wear the most important piece of equipment while on the water – a lifejacket," PFBC boating and watercraft safety manager Ryan Walt said. "People drown needlessly every year because they fail to wear their life jacket.

Cultivating an attitude of gratitude

Saturday, November 27, 2010

It is almost dawn as I paddle out to my kitchen. Before I even reach the coffeepot, I am singing a silent prayer of thanksgiving.

It is a simple prayer, just three words words I seem to say all day long: Thank you God.

Thank you, God, for the peace of morning.

Thank you for the sun that climbs over the horizon and begins to flood my house with light.

Immigrant labor in 1910

Saturday, November 27, 2010

In 1910 the immigrants were primarily male, with about 131 men per 100 female immigrants. almost 6 percent of them that year were under the age of 15 while only 9 percent were over 65. About 87 percent of all immigrants entering the U.S. in 1910 came from Europe.

America's developing economy presented job opportunities for the foreigners, many of whom had hoped to later return to their native countries. Mining also lured large numbers of unskilled immigrants to Pennsylvania's large coalfields.

Santa is one busy guy

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Arriving via fire truck, helicopter and train, he'll be greeting children in a number of local municipalities

Santa's coming and he's not waiting 'til Christmas Eve.

He arrived this weekend on the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway, riding on the train every weekend through Dec. 19. Rides are at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday except on Dec. 11 when the train won't be running.

He's coming next weekend to Jim Thorpe, Lehighton, and Summit Hill.

In Jim Thorpe, a Christmas parade kicks-off the holiday festivities at 5:30 p.m. Friday, followed by a tree lighting ceremony in Josiah White Park.