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April 2012

Church's 30-Hour Famine raises hunger awareness

Saturday, April 28, 2012
Tribe 1 (Bangledesh) from front left are Kaitlyn Shlanta, Molly Clemson, Emma Hoch, Danika Beers and Kyle Ruch. Back row are Jimmy Towers and Logan Miller. Tribe Leader was Darryl Fritz.
Tribe 1 (Bangledesh) from front left are Kaitlyn Shlanta, Molly Clemson, Emma Hoch, Danika Beers and Kyle Ruch. Back row are Jimmy Towers and Logan Miller. Tribe Leader was Darryl Fritz.

Youth members, parents and volunteers with the Zion Stone Church in New Ringgold, West Penn Township, held a 30 Hour Famine recently at their church to raise awareness for world hunger.

The 30 Hour Famine, an international youth movement to fight hunger, is held every year by thousands of students throughout the United States. Participants go 30 hours without food and get a taste of hunger while also having to deal with fake handicaps, such as bloated stomachs, blindness, deafness and many other conditions found in third world countries.

Year's end

Saturday, April 28, 2012

No, it's not December 31st. New Year's Day is more than half a year away. But, for a great number of folks, this is THE END of a year - a school year. Most people who attend or work in schools feel as though they should be celebrating with champagne and noisemakers. It's finally over!

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
Zimmerman

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.

Feed the People to offer free lunch

Friday, April 27, 2012

Feed the People will offer a community cafe that provides a free, hot meal for any community member, regardless of place of residence. No registration is required.

On Tuesday, May 1, Feed the People is serving at the Heritage Center at 1 West Hazard Street Summit Hill. Doors open at 10:30 a.m..

The cafe offers a welcoming atmosphere to meet friends and neighbors, share a cup of coffee or a meal, and share information about what is happening in the community, play some checkers, chess or dominoes. Volunteers are welcomed.

Lansford man escapes injury in accident

Friday, April 27, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS A Lansford man lost control of his car which landed in the woods in Schuylkill Township.
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS A Lansford man lost control of his car which landed in the woods in Schuylkill Township.

A Lansford man escaped injury after his car crashed into the woods in Schuylkill Township just before 12 p.m. yesterday.

State police at Frackville said Chester F. Schaeffer, 32, was driving a 2001 Mercury Sable northbound toward Tamaqua on SR209, also called the Pottsville Stretch, when he veered off the east berm. Schaeffer overcompensated, troopers said, and re-entered the road where he lost control.

The car went off the west berm and struck a deer crossing road sign and some trees before coming to rest in the woods. Schaeffer was not injured.

Construction waiver, development plan approved for Pencor complex

Friday, April 27, 2012

A waiver for the construction of a 3-story, 15,000-square-foot professional complex in Palmerton has been granted.

Borough Council, on a 5-0 vote Thursday, with one abstention, accorded the request to Pencor Services Inc. Councilman Jeremy Barbosa abstained because he is a part-time employee.

The waiver is in regard to a section of the borough's Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance that requires four-square-feet of off-street parking for every one-square-foot of building use.

District 10 band participants from PVMS

Friday, April 27, 2012
CAROL ZICKLER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS
CAROL ZICKLER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Jocelyn Mansberry and BrendanMorgans, bothmembers of thePanther Valley Middle School Band, were recently chosen to participate in the 2012 PMEA District 10 IntermediateBand and Orchestra Festival which was held on April 13 at Broughal Middle School in Bethlehem. Jocelyn, an eighth grade student, played second clarinet while Brendan, a seventh grader, was selected as first trumpet.

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.