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April 2012

Five-mile hike set for Locust Lake park

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Hikers can explore the mountain behind Locust Lake State park and visit Silver Creek Fire Tower during an organized hike on Friday, May 4.

The five-mile hike is rated moderate in difficulty. It will be held in sunshine only.

Participants can bring pets but they must be leashed and get along with people. Participants will meet at the parking lot and the hike begins at 9:30 a.m.

For more information, call (570) 467-2506.

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.

Schuylkill County crashes investigated

Saturday, April 28, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported on two crashes probed by troopers this week on Schuylkill County roads.

A one-vehicle crash occurred about 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 27, along SR501 in Pine Grove Township. Troopers said Lisa Marie Dagostino, 46, of Pine Grove, was driving a 2005 Ford F250 truck southbound when she lost control while rounding a left-hand turn. The truck began to skid and eventually went off the road and down an embankment.

LAML schedules upcoming events

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Lehighton Area Memorial Library has scheduled some upcoming events.

There will be a computer training class on "Online Buying/eBay" from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, May 1. This class is for those with basic computer skills who want to learn about online shopping, buying, and auctions. Classes are free, but registration is required. Space is limited. Call (610) 377-2750 to sign up.

Copper wire stolen in Monroe incident

Saturday, April 28, 2012

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating the theft of copper wire from a Monroe County location.

Troopers said about $100 worth of the wire was taken from state game lands off Camelback Road, in Jackson Township, sometime between April 1-24. Troopers said the wire belonged to Temple University of Philadelphia.

Justice prevails

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Dear Editor:

At the July 22, 2009 Nesquehoning council meeting an announcement to dismiss Officer Nick Saulo surprised the public in attendance. Officer Saulo was an ex-Marine and was thought highly of by the community. A roll-call vote was taken on the dismissal of the officer. Michael Sniscak Jr., Frank DiMiceli, Richard Zabroski, and Don DeMarco voted yes. Rose Walck voted no. Mark Stromelo and David Hawk were absent. The dismissal occurred one day before Officer Saulo would have completed his probationary period.

Knowing what is unknown

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Some professions trace themselves back to obscurity. While we joke the world's oldest profession is prostitution, magic and divination probably are as old if not older than the former less noble occupation in the history of humanity. Since humans have first began to communicate with each other, I think we have all had a desire to know what is unknown, to learn that which is hidden from view.

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.

Shame, shame, shame

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Dear Editor:

Shame on the Republicans for attempting to undermine women's health by limiting access to contraceptives.

Shame on Mitt Romney for stating that if he becomes president, he will eliminate Planned Parenthood.

Shame on Gov. Corbett for attempting to force pregnant women to have ultrasounds. He went on to say if they (the women) did not want to see the procedure, they "can just close their eyes."

Shame on Rep. Doyle Heffley for voting "yes" with Gov. Corbett on this issue.

May we all remember in November!

Sincerely,

Kimberly Nanovic earns doctorate in Physical Therapy

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Kimberly Nanovic of Jim Thorpe was among 79 graduates who earned a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree during Arcadia University's Commencement Ceremony in January. Nanovic received the degree with distinction.

As part of a required Capstone project that focuses on the evidence-based practice of physical therapy, Nanovic presented a Research Platform Session presentation on: "Describing the Utilization and Intervention in Home Care Physical Therapy (HC PT) for Patients Following Total Knee Replacement (TKR)."

Promoted to Assistant Chief of Bethlehem Fire Department

Saturday, April 28, 2012
Zimmerman
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Captain Richard Zimmerman of Lehighton recently was promoted to Assistant Chief of Bethlehem Fire Department. He was assigned to the First Platoon. Richard started with Bethlehem's Fire Department on Oct. 27,1986.

Readers Turn, David Wargo

Saturday, April 28, 2012
Kevin Lazorick, Lehighton - "We should leave it at 203 members."
Kevin Lazorick, Lehighton - "We should leave it at 203 members."

There is a debate in Harrisburg about whether or not the state legislature should be thinned from 203 members to 153. What are your thoughts on this?

Pen Argyl tops Northwestern

Saturday, April 28, 2012
Pen Argyl tops Northwestern
Copyright 2012

To keep up with Pen Argyl's explosive offense, opponents need to capitalize on every opportunity.

Northwestern had some chances on a blustery Friday afternoon in New Tripoli, but the Tigers couldn't get the big hit when they needed to and fell to the Knights, 14-5.

"They got hits with two outs and we didn't," said Northwestern head coach Len Smith. "We had opportunities numerous times and we did not get a hit with two outs and runners in scoring position. That changes the complexion of the game."

Government reform: Time to put Pa. Legislature in order

Saturday, April 28, 2012

While all of Pennsylvania continues to rebound from tough economic times, my colleagues and I have been faced with hard decisions geared toward reaching one goal: Practicing fiscal responsibility with our taxpayers' dollars to lower the state's debt. As a legislative body, we often ask state-funded agencies and school districts to do more work with less money and staff as we attempt to determine the best use of taxpayer dollars.

Bears force MVC tennis playoff

Saturday, April 28, 2012
Bears force MVC tennis playoff
Copyright 2012

The Pleasant Valley boys' tennis team defeated Stroudsburg 4-3 in its final match of the season to force a playoff with the Mounties for the Mountain Valley Conference regular season championship.

A time and location of the playoff match will be decided early next week.

BOYS TENNIS

Stroudsburg-Pleasant Vy.

Three of Pleasant Valley's four doubles teams won and helped the Bears defeat Stroudsburg, 4-3 in MVC tennis action.

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
AL ZAGOFSKY/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Judy Greig on the soprano ukulele and Sy Kipp on the baritone ukulele form the duet, SyanI. SyanI debuted last Saturday at the Groovy Uke benefit concert.
AL ZAGOFSKY/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Judy Greig on the soprano ukulele and Sy Kipp on the baritone ukulele form the duet, SyanI. SyanI debuted last Saturday at the Groovy Uke benefit concert.

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.

Bowa, Sandberg forever linked in 'The Trade'

Friday, April 27, 2012

Larry Bowa has been asked a lot about Jan. 27, 1982.

The Philadelphia Phillies parted ways with Bowa and a young infielder by the name of Ryne Sandberg that day, sending them to the Chicago Cubs for Ivan DeJesus.

He didn't want to go.

Ruly Carpenter was the owner of the Phillies during the 1981 season and the two sat down and talked, agreeing on a three or four year verbal contract. Bill Giles, however, took over the team in the offseason and naturally a new owner doesn't have to honor what the old owner did especially since there was no signed contract.

LCCC inducts students in Phi Theta Kappa

Friday, April 27, 2012

The following students in the TIMES NEWS area attending Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) students were inducted into Phi Theta Kappa, the national honor society for two-year colleges, during a March 26 ceremony in the college's Community Service Center, Route 309, Schnecksville;

Albrightsville: Annette Chimenti; Bowmanstown: Garrett Scott; Jim Thorpe: Nicole Fischer, Mark Freeby, and Stephanie Stidham; Lansford: Richard Paul; Lehighton: Lonnie Christoff, Christina Pearson, and Bobbi Jo Strohl; New Ringgold: Brenda Follweiler; and New Tripoli: Patricia Kern.

Jim Thorpe man among 8 arrested in 'bath salts' drug ring in central Pa.

Friday, April 27, 2012

A Carbon County man was among eight persons arrested last week as part of a drug ring that distributed "bath salts" and synthetic marijuana in central Pennsylvania.

Federal authorities claimed the ring operated a $6 million operation in the sale of the illegal drugs. The brand names used in the sales included "Purple Haze Krytonite" and "Bangkok Chill." The ring operated in the Dauphin, Cumberland, Lebanon, Mifflin and Lancaster counties.

A grand jury recommended the charges against the men.

Carbon man cited for mischief

Friday, April 27, 2012

State police reported the arrest of a Carbon County man for criminal mischief.

Troopers said Jonathan Charles Eckart, of Lehighton, has been charged after allegedly damaging the windshield, driver's side rear window, and front left fender of the car of Amanda Lynn Raub, of Lehighton.

The incident occurred in Parryville on Monday, April 23, between 7:30 and 8:30 p.m., troopers said.

Logging rig driver rescued from cab

Friday, April 27, 2012
 Larry Neff/special to the times news Fire company personnel free a tractor trailor driver who was trapped in his rig after logs crushed the rear of his cab.
Larry Neff/special to the times news Fire company personnel free a tractor trailor driver who was trapped in his rig after logs crushed the rear of his cab.

The operator of a logging tractor trailer narrowly escaped death Thursday afternoon after a mishap on the Gangloff Tree farm in East Brunswick Township.

The accident occurred just after 4 p.m. on a steep hillside just off SR443 near the village of Hecla.

The driver was attempting to turn the rig around and the trailer filled with logs rolled onto the rear of the truck tractor.

The weight of the load crushed the rear of the cab, trapping the driver.

Food safety course to be held in June in Stroudsburg

Friday, April 27, 2012

Penn State Extension is offering ServSafe® Food Safety Certification training for those needing certification.

Effective on Jan. 22, 2011, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture requires the "person in charge" in a food service operation to hold a "nationally recognized food protection certificate" such as ServSafe®. To receive and maintain national food safety certification, all individuals are required to pass a certification exam every five years.

Rain forest mammal show slated for S.S Palmer Elementary tonight

Friday, April 27, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Show director Mike Kohlrieser holds Jack and Jill, two brown Kinkajous during a recent "Live on Stage, The Rain Forest" show.
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Show director Mike Kohlrieser holds Jack and Jill, two brown Kinkajous during a recent "Live on Stage, The Rain Forest" show.

Touring under the name "Live on Stage, The Rain Forest", the non-profit group is holding its last show in our area in Palmerton today.

The show consists of comedy routines and various types of live animals. The rain forest mammals are found in east and south of the Sierra Madres in Mexico, throughout Central American to Bolivia east of the Andes and the Atlantic Forest of southeastern Brazil.

Tonight's show will be held at the S.S. Palmer Elementary School at 6:30 p.m. Children under 3 don't require donations.

For more information, visit www.understandingwildlife.org