Dale McCandless of Lehighton was recently appointed as Sr. Vice President, Sales & Brokerage for Keystone Financial Management. Based in Allentown, Keystone Financial Management is a regional financial services firm and member of John Hancock Financial Network (JHFN), a national network of independent firms.
It was another busy year for concerts at Penn's Peak.
From classic rock to blues to country to jazz to tribute bands, The Peak had something for everyone in 2010.
Here is a list of the top 10 favorite shows that this reporter caught at The Peak in the past year, not counting the tribute shows. These are primarily on the rock side (sorry, country fans).
1. Ian Anderson (Oct. 24) - Catching the Jethro Tull frontman in an intimate venue is a rare treat, and he responded with a performance spanning his four decades in Tull, as well as his solo works.
The Carbon Career & Technical Institute Adult Nurse Aide Class graduated six individuals from the program. Members of the class pictured at the school are, left to right : Instructor Colleen Gooch, RN; Marie Lengyel; Samantha Gillen; Amber Stiegerwalt; Patricia Kenny; Patricia Pale; and Tiara Redden. Anyone desiring information about this program can call (570) 325-4140.
East Penn Township
Joshua Howard Egan to Kevin Jay Green Jr., 1939 E. Lizard Creek Road, Lehighton, property at 1939 E. Lizard Creek Road, $159,000.
Michael R. Everett to Michael R. Everett, 3120 Fireline Road, P.O. Box 176, Palmerton, Lot 1, boundary line adjustment, Plan for Carl L. Everett, $1.
Barry T. Phillips Jr. to Mason Realty Company, 101 W. 10th St., Jim Thorpe, property at 425 Oak St., $6,500.
Celebrate safely and intelligently
Technically it's called celebratory gunfire.
Realistically it's called insanity.
Hardly a year goes by that The TIMES NEWS police log doesn't contain at least one item about an individual or individuals who are arrested on New Year's Eve for firing gunshots into the air to welcome in the New Year. Illegal fireworks are also used to usher out the old and welcome in the new.
And, while it may seem like harmless fun for some, it could have deadly consequences.
Two persons were injured in a crash Dec. 29 at 4:28 p.m. at the intersection of route 901 and 209 in Norweigan Township, Schuylkill County.
State police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks said Kevin Tribble, 40, of Minersville, and Albert Ondeck, 43, of Pottsville, were hurt in the crash.
Police said Tribble was driving a 1992 Ford Explorer north on Route 209 and attempted to turn left onto Route 901 when the vehicle was struck by a 2001 Hyundai Accent operated by Ondeck. The latter was eastbound on Route 901 at the time.
Donations of $200 each were made by the Summit Hill Lions Club during the club's annual Christmas party at Macaluso's in Nesquehoning to the Summit Hill Shade Tree Commission and Summit Hill Historical Society. Participating in the check presentation are, l-r, Jim Yusella, Lions membership chairman; Ann Yusella, Lions secretary; Mary Ann Szczecina, representing the Shade Tree Commission; Maxine Vermillion of the Historical Society, and Jim McHugh, Lions charter member.
When the first European settlers arrived in what would become the colony of Pennsylvania, they learned that many of the streams and mountains had already been given names by the resident Native Americans, the Lenni Lenape.
Test your knowledge of Pennsylvania/Lenape etymology by matching the place descriptions on the left with the place names on the right.
1 Where we fish with the bush net a Nockamixon
2 Thirsty Earth b Lehigh
3 Smooth running stream c Tamaqua
4 Searching for land d Nanticoke
5 Where the way forks e Aquashicola
Lucas Herman of Jim Thorpe graduated from Coastal Carolina University, Conway, S.C., on Dec. 11 with a master of business administration.
Ceremonies were held at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.
Colin Hedash isn't used to wrestling first when it comes to tournament finals, but
Northern Lehigh's 171-pounder was thrust into action Wednesday night at Liberty's Memorial Gymnasium during the Bethlehem Holiday Wrestling Classic.
Hedash opened the finals with Josh Snook of St. Mark's from Delaware and couldn't recover from a second period reversal, which led to a fall in 3:06. After winning the tournament a year ago, Hedash admitted that wrestling first did have an effect on him.
NEW YORK (AP) – Dan Nainan can't trust himself to work at his computer without clicking on distractions, so he uses an Internet-blocking program to shut down his Web access twice a day.
"I'm sorry, but try as I might, I could never, ever do this on my own," said the New York City comedian who's struggling to finish a book. "I wish I could, but I just don't have the discipline."
Nainan's system of two, two-hour blocks is one example of how Americans are trying to control their impulses using technology that steps in to enforce good behavior.
State police at the Fern Ridge barracks were summoned to Monroe County on Dec. 29 at 8:45 p.m. after a 15-year-old boy was reported to be missing or having ran away from home.
Police said the boy, who was not identified, left the residence at 41 Overlook Terrace, Effort, Chestnuthill Township, without the knowledge of his guardian.
Police described him as being a white male, about six feet tall and weighing around 155 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black hoodie with a design across the front, blue jeans and black and white Converse sneakers.
George Blauer, 42, of Wilkes-Barre, is facing charges of driving under the influence of alcohol as a result of a traffic stop Dec. 28 at 11:20 p.m. on Route 940 in Tobyhanna Township.
Pocono Mountain Regional Police report he was stopped for multiple Motor Vehicle Code violations, after which time police detected a strong odor of alcohol on him, as well as witnessing other signs of intoxication. Police said he failed a field sobriety test and was taken to the Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg, where he submitted to a blood test to determine his blood-alcohol level.
HAZLETON – Pleasant Valley held Bangor 16 points below its season scoring average (75.2).
The Bears also scored 10 more points than the Slaters have allowed per game this year (37.2).
However, moral victories don't win games, and they certainly don't win championships, as Bangor remained undefeated on the season (7-0) with a 59-47 victory to claim their first Couger Holiday Classic championship.
The Slaters average margin of victory in their previous six contests was 38 points, so the Bears also provided Bangor with its toughest test of the season.
Tamaqua Area High School Principal RuthAnn Gardiner has announced the school's Students of the Month for December.
The recipients are senior Kolby Mashackl, junior Suzie Arner, sophomore Hannah Miller and freshman Dustin Silkowski.
Kolby Mashack is the son of Jon and Sheila Mashack.
He is a member of the Chemistry Club, National Honor Society, National English Honor Society and the wrestling team.
He plans to attend Bucknell University to major in biology/pre-medicine and continue his wrestling career.
Suzie Arner is the daughter of David and Colleen Arner.
Andrew Tucker, son of John and Lisa Tucker of Lansford, has been named to the Dean's List for the Fall semester at Misericordia University.
A 2010 graduate of Panther Valley High School, Tucker is majoring in Physical Therapy with a minor in Health Management.
A member of the Misericordia Track and Field Team, he participates in the shot put, discus and hammer throw.
Andrew is the grandson of Mary Tucker of Lansford and the late Edward Tucker and Bill and Sara Doris of Tamaqua.
The Marian girls basketball team routed Dumore on Monday to remain undefeated.
Marian erupted in the middle quarters and went on to post a 42-24 non-league victory over Dunmore.
Kaysi McLaughlin and Gillian Ferko each scored 10 points to lead the Fillies (7-0). Teammate Sam Faust added seven thanks to two three-pointers.
Dunmore won the JV contest, 43-29.
During the Christmas season, McDonald's of Nesquehoning held an Angel Tree Drive to give presents to those children in need. Management, staff, and customers of McDonald's donated toys for the 25 children. They were given along with new coats that were donated by Meed's Methodist Church in Nesquehoning. Seen are, left to right, Dorothy Gulla, daytime manager; Bertha Shreffler, coordinator of the drive; Todd Sheckler, general manager of McDonald's; and Rev. Michael Netznik, pastor of the Meed's UMC Chuch.
The Summit Hill Lions Club, during its annual Christmas Party at Macaluso's in Nesquehoning, presented a $1,000 check to a representative of St. Luke's Miners Memorial Hospital, Coaldale. The check represents a five year commitment of $5,000 ($1,000 per year) by the club to the hospital. This is the second installment. Bill Moyer, right, president of the hospital, accepts check from Lions Treasurer Louis Vermillion, while looking on are Lions members, from left, Tom Midas and Gene Binder.
The North Central Regional Sobriety Checkpoint DUI Taskforce has announced Sobriety Checkpoints and Roving DUI Patrols will be conducted through Jan. 3, 2011 on Routes 61, 183, 901, 209, SR1006, SR 1002, 309, 443, 895, 125, 25, 924, 54 and any other roadway in Schuylkill County.
The North Central Highway Safety Network reminds travelers if they suspect a drunk driver to dial 911. To report underage drinking call 1-888-UNDER21.
Brian A. Voorhees, 132 S. Fifth St., Apt. D-12, Lehighton, filed against Stacy A. Voorhees, 437 Cypress St., Lehighton. They were married Aug. 26, 2006.
Tara Sistrunk, 333 Iron St., Lehighton, filed against Tyrone D. Sistrunk, same address. They were married Sept. 8, 2001.
The following actions have been filed by credit card companies, or their collection agencies, for alleged defaults on credit card/loan accounts:
It should come as no surprise that Northern Lehigh dominates this year's TIMES NEWS All-Star Football Team.
The Bulldogs posted an undefeated regular season, winning the Colonial League in the process, and then went on to claim District 11 Class AA honors.
With such success, Joe Tout had seven of his players named to our First Team. Six more were selected to the Second Team.
Pleasant Valley, which reached the district playoffs for the first time since 1994, had six players make the First Team and three more honored on the second squad.
CENTER VALLEY - Amy Zehner is accustomed to attracting defensive attention.
With Southern Lehigh's tall front line making points in the paint a tough commodity, the 5-10 Tamaqua senior took her game outside, where she found room to operate.
The Bucknell-bound Zehner got off to a torrid start, pouring in 13 of her game-high 29 points in the first quarter and propelling the Lady Raiders to a 51-43 victory Wednesday night in defense of their title of the Southern Lehigh Christmas Tournament.
Members of the West End Rotary Club distributed dictionaries to every third grade student in the Pleasant Valley School District, visiting each school. Dr. Karin-Susan Breitlauch, president of the WERC, explained to all the third graders at each school what Rotary is and asked them all to take the four-way test, a code of ethics adopted by Rotary which asks the following questions: Of the things we think, say or do, is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build goodwill and better friendships? Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
State police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks are investigating criminal mischief incidents involving spray-painting damage caused in Tremont.
Police said a car was spray-painted between 5 p.m. Dec. 28 and 5:45 a.m. Dec. 29. The victim, Rachel Lynn Rumph, 29, told police someone sprayed red paint on her yellow 2005 Ford Focus while it was parked at the rear of her residence at 16 S. Ferg St.
The 2011 NE Horticulture January 2 & 2 Program: Core & Cat. Ornamentals," sponsored by the Penn State Cooperative Extension, will be held in Monroe County on Thursday, Jan. 13.
Ornamental Care will feature "Controlling Diseases on Rhododendrons and Azaleas," while core pesticide applicator programs will include "PDA Update for 2011" and "Chemsweep 2011: Pa's Unique Pesticide Disposal Program." The program will be held at the cooperative's office in Stroudsburg from 1:45-4 p.m.
The Palmerton Area High School announces its Honor Roll for the second marking period of the first semester of the 2010-11 school year by Ms. Kathleen A. Egan, Principal.
High Honors (3.75-4.00+ GPA in all subjects)
Seniors: Sarah Andrews, Blake Campbell, Jillian Farkas, Cynthia George, Jarrett Kleintop, Andrew McReynolds, Alexa Petersen, Jordan Ruzicka, Samantha K. Smith, Donald Stevens, Derek Szena, Brianna Walck
Rusted Root, a native Pennsylvania band (Pittsburgh to be exact), will be occupying the stage at Penn's Peak tonight.
Show time is 8 p.m. Tickets are $29.
The group has been together since the early '90's. The music community quickly embraced them and their genre of roots music and world rock.
Their debut album was 1992's "Cruel Sun," which they self released. This album helped them get signed with Mercury Records and their 1994 debut album with Mercury got Rusted Root noticed.
Nine Gnaden Huetten entities named in Carbon County suit
Nine entities have been named defendants in a medical and professional liability lawsuit filed in Carbon County Court of Common Pleas this week by a Colorado couple who claim negligence in medical care resulted in their baby dying about 36 hours after its birth in 2008 at the Gnaden Huetten Memorial Hospital, Lehighton.
The Saw Doctors, who have +achieved much success in their home country of Ireland, are going to be touring in the United States and Penn's Peak is one of their stops.
Formed in 1986 in Tuam, County Galway, they have achieved 18 singles in the Top 30 in Ireland, including three number ones.
Their first number one, "I Useta Lover," topped the Irish charts for nine consecutive weeks in 1990, and still holds the record for the country's all-time biggest-selling single.
December 29, 1988
Gnaden Huetten Memorial Hospital in Lehighton and Good Samaritan Hospital in Pottsville have announced plans to establish an Advanced Life Support (ALS) ambulance service for Carbon and Schuylkill Counties. Ambulance units, manned and equipped to provide pre-hospital emergency care, will be based at both hospitals. The ALS ambulance service will be established with a $336,500 grant provided by the Dorothy Rider Pool Health Care Trust.