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February 2011

VanDam's star still rising after fourth title

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Perhaps no city in American can equal Kalamazoo, Michigan, for bragging rights of producing two of the country's most successful and classy professional athletes.

To baseball fans, Kalamazoo is know for producing Derek Jeter, the future Hall of Fame shortstop of the New York Yankees. As "the captain" of the Yankees draws nearer to the end of his championship career, another Kalamazoo product – professional bass angler Kevin VanDam – continues his journey into nearly uncharted waters.

Another article on benefits of exercise

Saturday, February 26, 2011

You probably don't think twice (or even once) about the selection of "Fitness Master" topics and the structure to the articles. And why should you?

You read because you're interested in health and fitness, not because you're writing a review. But this week, understanding how and why I do what I do just might make you do something you probably need to.

Exercise more often.

Frozen dead guy days

Saturday, February 26, 2011

As editor of the National Federation of Press Women's newsletter, The Agenda, I have the privilege of "meeting" people from all over the country, via emails and twice-a-year meetings.

This week I heard from Gail Rubin of New Mexico. She recently wrote a book, "A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don't Plan to Die."

While I'm sure it is a fascinating book chock full of very useful information, it was the conversation we had in regards to her upcoming speaking engagement in Nederland, Colorado, to promote her book, that touched my funny bone.

3 bids submitted for garbage contract in Lower Towamensing

Saturday, February 26, 2011

A Walnutport hauler stands a strong chance to be retained as garbage collector in Lower Towamensing Township.

Three companies submitted bids to the township on Friday, with McAuliffe Hauling & Recycling, Walnutport, turning in the apparent low bids for one, three and five-year contracts.

McAuliffe, the township's current garbage collector, bid $197,800 for one year; $605,000 for three years; and $1,030,000 for five years.

Jim Thorpe

Saturday, February 26, 2011
In defending the borough of Jim Thorpe, attorney William Schwab will pose the question regarding the federal court lawsuit: how would Jim Thorpe feel about being disinterred?
In defending the borough of Jim Thorpe, attorney William Schwab will pose the question regarding the federal court lawsuit: how would Jim Thorpe feel about being disinterred?

Local attorney explains court's options in case

How will the passing of John "Jack" Thorpe, the youngest son of Jim Thorpe, affect the lawsuit that he filed against the Borough of Jim Thorpe for the repatriation of his father's remains?

Attorney William Schwab is representing the Borough of Jim Thorpe. He is a local historian, and because of his interest, he accepted the case pro bono.

ON THIS DATE

Saturday, February 26, 2011

February 26, 1969 Jim Thorpe's pressing defense leads to a 78-61 victory over Northwestern and a berth in the District 11 Class C finals. After falling behind 8-2 in its man-to-man defense, the Olympians switch to their press and outscore the Tigers 26-9 the rest of the first half. Rich Kelowitz scores a game-high 20 points for the winners, while Hal Hydro nets 19 and Walt Schlenner tallies 18. Thorpe, coached by Phil Rader, also receive 12 points from Bill Klotz.

Family Promise Variety Show hopes to feature your talent

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Can you sing or dance or have some other entertaining talent, Family Promise of Carbon County is inviting you to share it at the Family Promise Variety Show. Family Promise is a nonprofit organization serving homeless families in Carbon County. The Family Promise Variety Show will showcase Carbon County's local talent in a variety of performance disciplines, and everyone is invited to be a part of the festivities. If you can play the mandolin, sing, act, make people laugh or juggle, the non profit organization needs you.

Liquor store Privatization Bill could generate needed revenue

Saturday, February 26, 2011

By DOYLE HEFFLEY

dheffley@pahousegop.com

One of the top priorities of the new governor will be the privatization of the state liquor store system, which has been state run since the prohibition era.

Missing out on state revenue

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Dear Editor:

Chamber plans networking mixer

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Carbon County Chamber of Commerce is holding its first networking mixer of the year from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 17, at Riverwalck Saloon, Parryville.

Riverwalck is hosting the event and is offering free hor'devoers. Also the Chamber is welcoming members of the Carbon Builders Association and the Carbon Realtors Association to the event. Everyone should bring plenty of business cards and prepare to make some great contacts. RSVP by March 3 to Heather McClure at mail@carboncountychamber.org or call (610) 379-5000.

Pet of the Week

Saturday, February 26, 2011
vinney villa/times news
vinney villa/times news

Lelo is a male American Shorthair, who has been neutered and is up to date with his immunizations. He is looking for a good home with a loving family. For more information on Lelo, and all the othe cats available for adoption, contact the Carbon County Friends of Animals at (570) 325-9400.

N.J. resident arrest on drug charges

Saturday, February 26, 2011

A New Jersey resident was arrested this week in Monroe County on various drug selling charges.

Pocono Mountain Regional police identified the man as Adrian Young, 32, of Patterson.

Police said Young's arrest was part of an ongoing investigation of drug trafficking in the area which indicated that he was involved. The investigation indicated that Young would purchase bulk quantities of controlled substances in Patterson and come to the Poconos with them.

Cuz-N-Joe's, R.R. Frey improve to 3-0

Saturday, February 26, 2011

In the third week of the Eastern Schuylkull Recreation Commission's Winter Basketball League, R.R. Frey Services and Cuz-N-Joe's Place both picked up wins to remain atop the standings, while University Legendz and Matika's Lawn Care/Blazosky Funeral Home notched their first wins of the season.

RESULTS

Midas Touch Hair Salon-Cuz-N-Joe's Place

Cuz-N-Joe's Place held Midas Touch Hair Salon to just two field goals in the second half, as they rolled to a 49-28 victory.

Soko Mujovic netted a game-high 20 points, while Jon Veet tacked on 11.

Hit-run involved youth of a bike

Saturday, February 26, 2011

A hit and run accident involved a teen riding a bicycle. State police at Schuylkill Haven said the accident occurred about 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 24, at the intersection of E. Wiconisco Ave. and S. 10th St., in Tower City, Schuylkill County.

Troopers said the operator of a Dodge Charger was making a right hand turn onto E. Wiconisco from S. 10th and made it wide and struck a 17-year-old male from Tower City, who was riding a Tony Hawk Frisco bicycle.

Understanding animal behavior If you want to know about search & rescue dogs, Penn Forest woman wrote the book!

Saturday, February 26, 2011
Ready! Training the Search and Rescue Dog, now in its second edition, is considered the Bible of search and rescue operations, and has been adopted by units throughout the world.
Ready! Training the Search and Rescue Dog, now in its second edition, is considered the Bible of search and rescue operations, and has been adopted by units throughout the world.

Susan Bulanda literally wrote the book on training the search and rescue dog.

Her book, "READY! Training the Search and Rescue Dog," now in its second edition, is considered the Bible of search and rescue operations, and has been adopted by units throughout the world-even being reprinted in Japanese.

Panther Valley news

Friday, February 25, 2011

Nesquehoning

Choir practice

Choir practice will be held on Wednesday, March 2 at 1 p.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Nesquehoning. Interested parishioners are welcome to take part in practicing for Lent, Easter, First Holy Communion, and Confirmation.

Lansford

Transmission bills

As a convenience to the residents of the Borough of Lansford, the annual sewer transmission bills can be paid at the First Niagara Bank, 13 W. Ridge St., Lansford, until March 15.

Charter Day to be noted at Eckley Miners' Village

Friday, February 25, 2011

Celebrate the founding of Pennsylvania at "Charter Day" at Eckley Miners' Village on Sunday, March 13, from noon to 5 p.m. and be treated to a showing of the classic film, "The Molly Maguires," which was filmed at Eckley.

The film will be screened in the Museum auditorium at 2 p.m., and there will be a Molly Maguire display in the lobby. The Gift Shop will be open. Admission to the museum and film are free.

Thompson birth

Friday, February 25, 2011
Shane Charles Thompson
Shane Charles Thompson

THOMPSON A son, Shane Charles Thompson, was born on Jan. 30, 2011 at St. Luke's Hospital, Bethlehem, to Jo and Charles W. Thompson of Albrightsville.

He weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces, and measured 20 inches long.

Shane has two older brothers, Kyle, 18, and Jacob, 9.

Maternal grandmother is Juliana Nonnemacher of Albrightsville.

Paternal grandparents are Nancy and Dennis Kibler of Albrightsville, and William and Bunny Thompson of Franklin, Ga.

Paternal great-grandmother is Norine Bookman of West Babylon, N.Y.

Life, she can be very 'Biutiful'

Friday, February 25, 2011

The ironically-titled "Biutiful," a foreign film Oscar nominee, has an actor Oscar-nominated, note-perfect performance by Javier Bardem.

Bardem (supporting actor Oscar winner, 2007's "No Country for Old Men") submerges his devastating handsomeness to portray a man facing a fatal disease, life-threatening and spirit-crushing poverty in the back streets of contemporary Barcelona, Spain.

This is not the sunny Barcelona of Woody Allen's 2008 glib comedy, "Vicky Cristina Barcelona," in which Bardem also starred.

Woman escapes serious injury in Summit Hill crash

Friday, February 25, 2011
LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS
LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

A female driver escaped serious injury Thursday afternoon when involved in a crash along SR902 in Summit Hill. The crash occurred just before 2 p.m. The driver was traveling south just past the White Bear intersection when she apparently failed to see a tractor trailer in front of her attempt to make a right turn onto a dirt lane. She swerved to the right to avoid the truck striking a snow bank, then re-entered the roadway where her vehicle rolled onto its side. The roadway was closed for an hour. Borough police are investigating. Mahoning Township police assisted at the scene.

Palmerton to borrow $10M to recondition wastewater plant

Friday, February 25, 2011

Palmerton has agreed to borrow $10 million to recondition its antiquated wastewater treatment plant.

Borough council on a 6-0 vote Thursday agreed to adopt an ordinance that will enable it to borrow the money. Councilman Richard Nothstein was absent.

Council agreed to take out a three-year general obligation note through First Niagara Bank at a fixed interest rate of 2.85 percent.

That decision came after council heard from attorney Jens Damgaard, who serves as the borough's bond counsel.

2011 Boy Scout Sunday services held at Trinity Lutheran Church

Friday, February 25, 2011

Boy Scout Sunday Service was held at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church on Feb. 13. Attending this service was Boy Scout Troop 82 and Cub Pack 82.

The service started off by thanking Trinity for sponsoring the Scouts and thanking Scoutmaster Scot Wingert and Cubmaster Wil Hoffman for dedicating their time to scouting.

Retail theft arrests in Mahoning

Friday, February 25, 2011

On Feb. 23 at 3:22 p.m., Mahoning Township police were dispatched to the Wal-Mart Super Center for a report of a female in custody by loss prevention agents for retail theft and that she was combative.

Upon arrival, police arrested one Tiffany Elizabeth Martin, 30, of the 100 block of West Broadway, Jim Thorpe. She had attempted to leave the store without paying for $47.14 worth of merchandise.

Zion Workshop to present 'The Music Man' next week

Friday, February 25, 2011
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Having lead roles in "The Music Man," being presented March 3-5 by Zion Opera Workshop in Lehighton, are Bryan Buffington, left, as Harold Hill, and Jessica Schafer, who plays Marian Paroo.
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Having lead roles in "The Music Man," being presented March 3-5 by Zion Opera Workshop in Lehighton, are Bryan Buffington, left, as Harold Hill, and Jessica Schafer, who plays Marian Paroo.

Lehighton stage production will be held March 3-5

"The Music Man," the musical by Meredith Wilson that has in it the catchy tune "Seventy-Six Trombones" is coming to Lehighton.

It will be the 42nd annual production of the Zion Opera Workship, a non-denomination community theater based at Zion U.C.C. Church, Lehighton.

The show will be staged in Derr Hall of the church on March 3, 4, and 5 at 7:30 p.m. There will also be a matinee performance on Saturday, March 5, at 2 p.m.

Tamaqua man cited twice

Friday, February 25, 2011

A Tamaqua man was cited twice Wednesday evening after police received complaints about his behavior.

John Smith, 21, of Hazle Street, was reportedly trespassing at 110 Market St., at 8:50 p.m. A short time later, at 10:35 p.m., he reportedly was causing a commotion in the 300 block of Hazle Street.

He was cited for trespassing and for public drunkenness.

Woman hurt in Mahoning accident

Friday, February 25, 2011
LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS
LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

A woman was injured early this morning when she was involved in a crash at the intersection of Strauss Valley Road and SR902 in Mahoning Township. The crash occurred at 5:30 a.m. as the victim was traveling south rounding a curve when she encountered an accumulation of slush and water on the surface of the road. Her car swerved into the right berm where it struck a snow bank which acted as a launching pad sending he car airborne into several trees. The vehicle came to rest on its wheels on the roadway.

Carbon to participate in statewide weather emergency exercise

Friday, February 25, 2011

Carbon County will again participate in a statewide weather emergency exercise at the 911 Communications Center in Nesquehoning on Tuesday, March 1.

This exercise is part of Weather Emergency Preparedness Week, which was adopted by the Carbon County Commissioners during their Thursday meeting. Weather Emergency Preparedness Week is Feb. 28 through March 4.

Summit Hill driver cited in Tamaqua

Friday, February 25, 2011

A Summit Hill man has been cited by Tamaqua police after he apparently became impatient waiting for school buses.

Several school buses were parked on Orwigsburg Street at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 17 waiting to pick up students when a white Dodge Ram drove up on the sidewalk, passing the buses. From information provided officers determined the truck had been driven by Edward R. Geiger Jr., 36, of 43 E. Hazard St.

He was given citations for driving on the sidewalk and reckless driving.

Tamaqua woman among 23 to enter guilty pleas

Friday, February 25, 2011

A Tamaqua woman was among 23 people who entered guilty pleas to criminal charges in Schuylkill County court and were sentenced by President Judge William E. Baldwin.

Lawfer birth

Friday, February 25, 2011
Kevin Michael Lawfer
Kevin Michael Lawfer

A son, Kevin Michael Lawfer, was born to Brian S. and Susan Ward Lawfer of Barnesville, at 5:52 p.m. on Jan. 23, 2011 at Lehigh Valley Hospital.

He weighed 5 pounds, 14 ounces, and measured 19 inches long.

Kevin has a 4-year-old sister, Julia Morgan Lawfer.

Maternal grandparents are George and Nancy Ward of Barnesville.

Paternal grandparents are Norwood and Carol Lawfer of Stony Run. Nancy Lawfer of Topton is the children's great-grandmother.

Pink Floyd Experience brings "Animals" to life at Penn's Peak

Friday, February 25, 2011
The giant floating pig, symbolic of Pink Floyd's "Animals" album, rises above the crowd at Penn's Peak during the performance of The Pink Floyd Experience".
The giant floating pig, symbolic of Pink Floyd's "Animals" album, rises above the crowd at Penn's Peak during the performance of The Pink Floyd Experience".

You will believe a pig can fly.

A replica of the giant pink floating pig, a mascot for Pink Floyd's "Animals" album and tour from the 1970's, made its appearance at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe Thursday evening as part of the performance by tribute band the Pink Floyd Experience.

The six piece band, led by San Diego native Tom Quinn on guitar and vocals, strives to replicate not only the music of the British progressive supergroup but the eye-catching visuals of its concerts as well.