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April 2012

Pre-construction work starts on East Broad Street bridge

Monday, April 30, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

PennDOT contractors with AWK Consulting Engineers INC, Camp Hill, spent the last week taking measurements and performing other ground tests in preparation for Penn-DOT's rehabilitation of the East Broad Street (SR209) bridge in Tamaqua. Actual bridge reconstruction work isn't scheduled to begin until at least 2013. For more information, contact Tamaqua Borough Manager Kevin Steigerwalt at (570) 668-3444 or 668-0300.

Bob's Wildlife Taxidermy is Business of the Month

Monday, April 30, 2012
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS Bob's Wildlife Taxidermy in Orefield has been selected Business of the Month by the Greater Northern Lehigh Chamber of Commerce. Pictured is Bob V. Danenhower Sr., taxidermist and owner.
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS Bob's Wildlife Taxidermy in Orefield has been selected Business of the Month by the Greater Northern Lehigh Chamber of Commerce. Pictured is Bob V. Danenhower Sr., taxidermist and owner.

Outdoorsmen with an affinity for stuffed and mounted animal skins should take heed.

For the past 26 years, Bob's Wildlife Taxidermy in Orefield has utilized only top of the line materials to create mounts.

Located at 4642 Kernsville Road, the taxidermy has been chosen as Business of the Month by the Greater Northern Lehigh Chamber of Commerce.

Bob V. Danenhower Sr., taxidermist and owner, said his business is a full service, full-time taxidermy operation that preserves animals all over the world in an artistic way.

Farming for the future

Saturday, April 28, 2012

It's early morning, and I'm standing at the window at the end of the upper hallway, coffee mug in hand, watching a flock of wild turkeys strut and peck their way across an open field.

It's late April, and the field is covered with a few inches of green. I figure the local farmers who work this field will let it continue to grow, cutting and baling the hay in late summer. Some years, they plant corn in the field.

SyanI - Sy and I and geezer love

Saturday, April 28, 2012
Music brought the initially star-crossed lovers together in 1999, but it wasn't until 10 years later that Judy Greig met her Mr. Right, Sy Kipp, on an Internet dating site.
Music brought the initially star-crossed lovers together in 1999, but it wasn't until 10 years later that Judy Greig met her Mr. Right, Sy Kipp, on an Internet dating site.

Something old, something new.

That just about sums up SyanI, a fledgling Lehighton-based ukulele duo, formed of something new two retired oldies-but-goodies who are reblooming their Flower Power 60's coming-of-age musical lifestyle and something old, a 60's came-of-age senior lifestyle that partners, Judy Greig and Sy Kipp, like to call "geezer love."

Judy coined the duet's name SyanI, pronounced Sy-an-I, to reflect their partnership of "Sy" (Kipp), "and "I" (Greig) cute, although a tricky play on words.

Titanic continued to dominate news

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Days and even weeks after the sinking of the Titanic on its maiden voyage in the Atlantic, the story continued to captivate readers who quickly snapped up copies of their local newspaper to learn more about the disaster.

Palmerton inducts Everett, Hay, Owens, Piper

Saturday, April 28, 2012
Palmerton inducts Everett, Hay, Owens, Piper
Copyright 2012

The Carbon County Sports Hall of Fame will induct its 2012 class on May 27 at Memorial Hall in Jim Thorpe.

The doors will open at 12:45 p.m., with cocktail hour from 1-2 p.m. Dinner will be at 2, with the induction ceremony to follow.

Signs of the times

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Dear Editor

More than ever we have signs. I have seen plenty of political signs when driving. Large ones and small ones.

I often wonder if a larger political sign can influence the vote. Traffic signs, one way, no parking, stop signs, destination, street, distance, deer crossing signs and construction signs, reduce speed and merge into a single lane and the list goes on.

What is law and what is not law

Saturday, April 28, 2012

From: The Federalist Papers, No. 78, by Alexander Hamilton

Your meals may affect your mental state

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Time tosses aside the trivial. That's why you should pay particular attention to sayings that take on a life of their own, especially ones that outlive three different speakers in three different countries and pertain to your health.

"You are what you eat" is one such statement. First expressed by the French food critic Anthelme Brillat-Savarin in 1826, the sentiment was then written in a philosophical essay by the German philosopher Ludwig Andreas Feuerbach 37 years later.

What love really means

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Thanks to the loyal reader who sent this. Take a few minutes and read these touching words from the mouth of babes.

A group of professional people posed this question to a group of 4 to 8 year-olds, 'What does love mean?'

The answers they got were broader and deeper than anyone could have imagined

See what you think:

'When my grandmother got arthritis , she couldn't bend over and paint her toenails anymore.. So my grandfather does it for her all the time , even when his hands got arthritis too. That's love.' ...Rebecca- age 8

Workshop at Indian Trail Park for building your own rain barrel rain barrel

Saturday, April 28, 2012

The Bertsch-Hokendauqua-Catasauqua Watershed Association invites everyone to build-your-own rain barrel workshop at Indian Trail Park at the junction of Indian Trail Road and Lehigh Drive (Route 248) in Lehigh Township.

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, May 12.

Burglary suspect charged

Saturday, April 28, 2012
Larry Neff/special to the times news Mahoning township police officers Tyler Meek and Jeff Frace lead Holly Koch into the office of District Justice Edward Lewis for her arraignment on a multitude of burglary charges.
Larry Neff/special to the times news Mahoning township police officers Tyler Meek and Jeff Frace lead Holly Koch into the office of District Justice Edward Lewis for her arraignment on a multitude of burglary charges.

Mahoning woman facing numerous counts in thefts

A Mahoning Township woman has been arrested and charged with burglary, trespass, criminal conspiracy, and corruption of minors as a result of four separate incidents.

Tamaqua man among 31 entering guilty pleas

Saturday, April 28, 2012

A Tamaqua man received a long probation sentence for striking a pedestrian with his car.

Stephen Christopher Kupetz, 19, of 200 Orwigsburg St., Tamaqua, was one of 31 persons who entered guilty pleas to criminal charges recently in Schuylkill County Court and were sentenced by Judge Cyrus Palmer Dolbin.

Two cited for stealing metal

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Two Schuylkill County men were arrested for stealing scrap metal from a Schuylkill County site.

State police at Frackville said Joshua A. Mullins, 20, and Shawn E. Peck, 20, both of the 400 block of W. Norwegian St., Pottsville, were observed by Reading Anthracite Company personnel on the company's property north of Darkwater Road, in New Castle Township, taking the scrap metal. The incident occurred about 1-1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25.

Carbon Expo kicks off today in Jim Thorpe

Saturday, April 28, 2012

TN Correspondent

editor@tnonline.com

The 2012 Carbon County Home, Garden, and Business Expo, a family-oriented event of fun and entertainment, is being held today and Sunday at Memorial Hall in Jim Thorpe. The expo is a family oriented event of fun and entertainment.

The expo, which runs from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, features 72 home, garden, and business exhibits.

Also featured at the expo will be seminars on different topics.

Lehighton Navy officer deployed

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Edward L. Parliman, III, son of Debra A. Parliman of Lehighton, and Edward L. Parliman, Jr of Lehighton, is currently deployed.

Parliman along with fellow Sailors and Marines aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) and Carrier Strike Group (CSG) are conducting training and promoting the Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) campaign throughout the month of April.

Unemployment insurance should be a safety net, not a lifestyle

Saturday, April 28, 2012

As the economic recovery takes hold, it is time to reconsider unemployment insurance benefits. The State of Pennsylvania extended the benefit duration in response to the current recession and high unemployment. The extension provides a safety net for the recipients and for the economy. Unemployment insurance checks permit people to purchase their groceries, pay their rent, and buy necessities. At the time of the benefit extension, businesses were not hiring. Things have changed! We are in the midst of a minor recovery and some small businesses want to hire new staff.

What is really up with Phils' Chase Utley?

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Earlier this month, CSNPhilly.com reported that Philadelphia Phillies' second baseman Chase Utley would be leaving the club and returning to Arizona to work with his physical therapist.

Since then, Utley has been rehabbing his degenerative knees with the same therapist that he went to see earlier this spring. Ruben Amaro Jr., Philadelphia's General Manager, spoke on the topic.

Economic insecurity

Saturday, April 28, 2012
CHRIS PARKER/TIMES NEWS
CHRIS PARKER/TIMES NEWS

For many women, it's the price of growing old

Like tens of thousands of other young women in post-World War II America, she married her sweetheart when he returned from the battlefields. They settled down, raised a family, and when the children grew up, she helped make ends meet by going to work in the local garment factory, a stressful job that paid little.

Second hand

Saturday, April 28, 2012

We lost another piece of our hearts last week.

Concert by Ukulele Institute aids environmental center

Saturday, April 28, 2012
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS The Ukulele Institute of Jim Thorpe presented the proceeds from its recent "Groovy Uke" concert to the Carbon County Environmental Education Center. From left are, Nick Roberti, owner of the Ukulele Institute; Susan Gallagher chief naturalist, and Franklin Klock, program assistant.
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS The Ukulele Institute of Jim Thorpe presented the proceeds from its recent "Groovy Uke" concert to the Carbon County Environmental Education Center. From left are, Nick Roberti, owner of the Ukulele Institute; Susan Gallagher chief naturalist, and Franklin Klock, program assistant.

Nick Roberti, owner of the Ukulele Institute of Jim Thorpe, has offered the $385 in proceeds from the recent "Groovy Uke" concert to the Carbon County Environmental Education Center in Jim Thorpe.

The concert, held a week ago at the Lehighton Band Hall, showcased the talents of students at the institute.

"We're planning to hold four or five shows this year," he said. "This year's concert focused on the 'hippie' theme so we thought that a concert held near Earth Day fit the theme perfectly. That is why we decided to give the proceeds to the Environmental Center."

National Canal Museum relocates to canal site

Saturday, April 28, 2012
The National Canal Museum relocated to the Emrick Technology Center in Easton's Hugh Moore Park near the confluence of the Lehigh and Delaware Rivers where it will tell its story of when coal, coke, cement and steel were king."
The National Canal Museum relocated to the Emrick Technology Center in Easton's Hugh Moore Park near the confluence of the Lehigh and Delaware Rivers where it will tell its story of when coal, coke, cement and steel were king."

"When fate hands you a lemon, make lemonade," Dale Carnegie lectured.

At the beginning of this year, the National Canal Museum lost its lease to 30 Center Square in Easton, the building that it shared with the Crayola Factory. It may have been the best thing to have happened to the organization.

"The lease with the partnership with the city of Easton Pennsylvania and the Crayola company expired after 15 years," explained Tom Stoneback, canal museum director.

Your meals may affect your mental state

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Time tosses aside the trivial. That's why you should pay particular attention to sayings that take on a life of their own, especially ones that outlive three different speakers in three different countries and pertain to your health.

"You are what you eat" is one such statement. First expressed by the French food critic Anthelme Brillat-Savarin in 1826, the sentiment was then written in a philosophical essay by the German philosopher Ludwig Andreas Feuerbach 37 years later.

PGC board approves major changes for bear, deer hunters in WMU 5C

Saturday, April 28, 2012

HARRISBURG – Those who do their deer hunting in southeastern Pennsylvania in Wildlife Management Units 5C and 5D on their own land or other private land enrolled in the Pennsylvania Game Commission's Agricultural Damage Depredation Program, commonly called the "Red Tag" program, may continue using bait through final approval to a regulatory change for Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties.

Panthers beat Marian for first victory

Saturday, April 28, 2012

The Panther Valley softball squad has certainly had its struggles this season, but on Friday afternoon it seemed to all come together for the young Lady Panthers. For the first time this season, Panther Valley was able to play seven innings without committing an error. In turn, the Panthers defense helped them gain their first win of the season with a 6-2 victory over the Marian Fillies.

The win for the Lady Panthers couldn't of come at a better time, facing rival Marian. The Fillies beat the Panthers 11-1 back on April 3rd and it became evident that PV wanted vengeance.

ON THIS DATE

Saturday, April 28, 2012

April 28, 2003 Northwestern's Ali Hayden scores four goals to up her career total to 100 as the Tigers cruise to an 8-0 Colonial League win over Northern Lehigh. Hayden also adds an assist as the winners improve to 15-0 on the season. Brinley Geiger contributes to the victory with a goal and an assist, while Cody Leiser, Shavon Thompson and Alison Conner also score for Northwestern.

Kidder Twp. police issue citations

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Kidder Township police reported on the following citations issued by officers recently.

On April 17 the following citations were issued:

At 2:57 p.m., Suzanne Hope, 59, of Palmerton, and John Barnaby, 82, of Ottowa, Canada, at 2:14 p.m., were both cited for obedience to traffic control devices near the Penn/Kidder Campus; Caitlyn M. Montelius, 18, of Albrightsville, was cited at 11:18 p.m., Qingson Weikel, 37, of Coaldale, at 11:40 p.m., and Louis Grillo, 40, of Bartonsville, at 11:54 p.m., all cited for stop sign violations at the intersection of state routes 1003 and 903.

Cabela's, PFBC team to promote PA. fishing

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Cabela's has partnered with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission to promote fishing with the "Wanna Go Fishing for Millions?" contest that gives anglers the opportunity to win as much as $2-million in cash and more than $225,000 in additional prizes by catching tagged fish in select waters. This year's contest begins Saturday, May 5, and every tagged fish caught will be a winner.

Tamaqua dam project money giveaway

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Dear Editor:

Prior to my retirement, I was employed in the construction field for nearly 40 years, building roads, bridges, water lines, and the like. Twenty six years was with PennDot as an inspector, supervisor and manager. Some of the projects I was involved with were The St. Clair Bypass, Deer Lake South in Moilino, 22 Renew in Allentown, Leiby's intersection and many, many more.

Tigers' Paiste advances

Saturday, April 28, 2012
Tigers' Paiste advances
Copyright 2012

A trio of local tennis players won their first contest and advanced to the second round, but only one of them advanced into the second day (Saturday) of play at the District 11 Class AA Tennis Tournament Friday held at the West End Racquetball Club in Allentown.

Music is not 'fluff'

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Dear Editor:

I am proud alumna of the Tamaqua Area School District. Both of my parents and the majority of my aunts, uncles, cousins and nephew graduated from, attended, or are currently attending, TAHS. We served as members of athletic teams, student council members, National Honor Society members, and members of countless other academic and extracurricular activities. My primary area of involvement was the award-winning music and theater program.