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September 2012

Local artists to showcase their work

Friday, September 28, 2012

Carbon County Art League will present its fall show on Saturday, Oct. 6 and Sunday, Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. both days. The Hampton Inn, 877 Interchange Road (Route 209), Lehighton, will host the exhibit.

An opening reception will take place all day on Saturday. The show is free and open to the public.

Original artwork as well as prints will be available from some of the area's finest artists. The participating artists will be eligible for prizes.

Tamaqua's new Liberty Hall Complex dedicated

Friday, September 28, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS The complex also provides parking and storage space for its tenants.
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS The complex also provides parking and storage space for its tenants.

"Developing affordable housing in these significant historic buildings gives the Borough a 'double shot' - we're creating modern, efficient homes for area residents at prices they can afford and at the same time restoring a piece of the Borough's rich history," said Micah Gursky, Executive Director of Tamaqua Area Community Partnership, during the well-attended dedication of the new Liberty Hall Housing Complex in Tamaqua yesterday.

Redball Rally is a big draw once again

Friday, September 28, 2012
This FAV (Fast Attack Vehicle) from the Gulf War packed high speed and a big punch into a small vehicle.
This FAV (Fast Attack Vehicle) from the Gulf War packed high speed and a big punch into a small vehicle.

Last weekend the West End Fairgrounds in Gilbert took on the look of a well equipped WWII military base right here in our back yard as the Redball Military Transport Fall Military Vehicle Rally and Show held its two day run there.

The members of Redball Military Transport collect, restore and show antique military vehicles both for the enjoyment of it and also to remember and honor the members of our Armed Forces, past and present.

Their vehicles represent military equipment from 1941 on up to the present day.

Tamaqua news

Friday, September 28, 2012

Rush-Ryan seniors

The Rush, Ryan and Delano Senior Citizens Inc. met Sept. 11 at the Ryan Township Fire Company with 42 members in attendance. The business session was conducted by Vice President Nancy Godonis. A moment of silence was held in observance of the lives lost on 9/11/2001.

Chaplain Kathleen Valentine offered an invocation. Reports were presented by secretary Gloria Gerhard and treasurer Shirley Becker, who both offered inspirational readings. Birthday wishes were extended to Rose Valee, Betty Brobst, Joyce Krell and Jane Tarter.

Dissolving E-waste

Friday, September 28, 2012

Medical device helps man and environment

Earlier this week, Carbon County residents had the opportunity to dispose of their old electronics by taking them to the Lehighton Borough Public Works building for recycling.

The event, in cooperation with Advanced Green Solutions Inc., was held at no charge to the county or to residents. It was a quick and easy way to get rid of that old television, VCR, radio, stereo equipment, computer monitor, keyboard, telephone, typewriter, hard drive, lap top or copier that's been taking up space in the house.

Marriage licenses

Friday, September 28, 2012

Carbon County

Jason Andrew Diehl and Nicole Lynn Nunemacher, 54 E. White St., Summit Hill.

William David Swan, 243 Wesner Road, Reading, and Nina Maria Burkett, 14 E. High St., Coaldale.

Thomas Paul Kowalski and Janelle Frances Rinck, 1225 Browning Court, Lansdale.

Kyle William Lindermuth, 819 Center St., Jim Thorpe, and Evelyn Susie Hydock, 113 Autumn Lane, Jim Thorpe.

Stephen Michael Sauchinitz and Kimberly Lynn Kemp, 858 Edgemont Ave., Palmerton.

Summit Hill woman faces drug charges

Friday, September 28, 2012

Sherry Phillips, 36, of 6 E. White St., Summit Hill, faces charges from an incident which took place on Aug. 11 on W. Patterson Street, Lansford. Charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and harassment were filed by Officer Timothy Wuttke.

According to an affidavit of probable cause, here's what happened:

Wuttke was dispatched to meet an assault victim at the police station. But because he was on another assignment, Summit Hill Officer Dave Midas interviewed the victim for him.

Choy, Mounties win MVC golf

Friday, September 28, 2012

DELAWARE WATER GAP – Staring down his second shot on the second playoff hole in Thursday's Mountain Valley Conference golf championships, Stroudsburg's Evan Choy was faced with an uphill approach that had to either go over or under a tree roughly 15 yards in front of him.

After some internal deliberation, and watching his opponent and teammate Cormac Salmon leave his second shot short and in a tough location, Choy decided to grab his gap wedge and fly it over the bare tree.

"It was a gamble," Choy admitted afterward. "After seeing (Salmon's) shot, I had to take the risk."

History of both complexes

Friday, September 28, 2012

401 Hazle Street (Tamaqua Shoe and Boot Factory Building):

Awash in color

Friday, September 28, 2012
Illustrator Donna Bieren excels in nature scenes and sees art in the world surrounding her.
Illustrator Donna Bieren excels in nature scenes and sees art in the world surrounding her.

Tamaqua artist excels in mixed media

Don't ask artist Donna Bieren which medium she likes best.

She'll tell you she likes everything.

And don't ask if she considers herself an illustrator in perhaps the realist style or abstract style.

She'll tell you that she doesn't go for labels.

Labels are for canned vegetables, not artists.

"My thing is not the style, it's the medium and how I can make it work," she explains.

And with that perspective, Bieren has established herself over the past decade as ambassador of the visual arts in the Carbon-Schuylkill region.

Blue Cross of NEPA seeks nominees for 2013 Gallery of Hope

Friday, September 28, 2012

Earlier this year, 10 northeastern and north central Pennsylvania residents took the brave step of sharing their personal stories of surviving breast cancer in an effort to educate others about the disease.

Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BCNEPA) collected their experiences for the company's 12th annual Gallery of Hope, a traveling display containing survivor profiles and educational materials designed to raise awareness about the importance of early detection and treatment in the fight against breast cancer.

Check made to police department stirs debate

Friday, September 28, 2012

A $3,567.91 check donated to the police department caused some debate and eventually, finger pointing during Wednesday night's meeting of the Nesquehoning Borough Council.

Anthracite Little League Awards

Friday, September 28, 2012
Anthracite Little League Awards
Copyright 2012

The Anthracite Little League awarded trophies to 9/10 year old baseball players for various batting and pitching categories as well as sportsmanship and most improved. The award winners were, from left, Jacob Taras, Aaron Miller, Derek Pavlik, Colin Rehnert, Josh Robin, and Blake Morgans.

Palmerton mayor resigns

Friday, September 28, 2012
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS  Palmerton Mayor Brad Doll reads his letter of resignation before borough council on Thursday.
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS Palmerton Mayor Brad Doll reads his letter of resignation before borough council on Thursday.

Palmerton is in search of a new mayor.

Borough council, on a 6-0 vote Thursday, accepted the resignation of Mayor Brad Doll, effective immediately. Councilman Jason Behler was absent.

In a prepared statement, Doll explained his decision to resign.

"This is not an easy thing to do, but my wife and I are moving out of the borough, which has been our home for three decades," Doll said. "Palmerton has always been a good place to live, and a perfect place to raise a family."

Lock Haven University announces dean's list

Friday, September 28, 2012

Lock Haven University has released the names of students who achieved dean's list recognition for the spring 2012 semester. The dean's honor list, prepared at the end of each semester, recognizes those students who have achieved academic distinction. To qualify for the dean's list, the student must have earned a GPA of at least 3.5 in 12 hours of letter grades.

Area students named to the dean's list are as follows:

Lehigh County:

Nicholas K. Boyd, New Tripoli, junior, Health Sciences/Pre-physical Therapy; and Alycia J. DeMilio, New Tripoli, sophomore, Criminal Justice;

Carbon County property transfers

Friday, September 28, 2012

Deeds recorded

Jim Thorpe

David H. Gasker to Daphne C. Gasker, 46 Coal St., Jim Thorpe, ,property on Coal Street, $1.

David Gasker to Dorothy A. Gasker, 51 Primrose Lane, Jim Thorpe, property on Front Street, $1.

Kidder Township

Ruth Holstein to Scott St. Pierre, Yardley, Pa., property at 113 Henning Drive, Albrightsville, $13,000.

Jean E. Carter to John R. Carter, 147 Pine St., Tamaqua, property at 50 Crest Drive, Lake Harmony, $100,607.


Mary T. DeLauretis to Robert A. Soldivera, Emmaus, property at 864 E. Patterson St., $33,000.

Women of the ELCA gather for Fall Event

Friday, September 28, 2012

The Women of the ELCA from congregations throughout the Hazleton/Lehighton cluster will gather for their Fall Event Saturday, Sept. 29, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Sixth and North streets, Jim Thorpe, from 8:45 a.m. to noon. The theme is "Sacred Spaces."

Northeastern Pennsylvania synod's SALM (synodically appointed lay minister) Emma Weaver will guide the women gathered in supporting and enriching prayer life. There will also be time for devotions and fellowship. Women interested in the topic are invited to attend. The church phone number is (570) 325-3471.

Two Tamaqua men among 10 to enter guilty pleas

Friday, September 28, 2012

Two Tamaqua men were among 10 defendants who entered guilty pleas to criminal charges and were sentenced by Judge Cyrus Palmer Dolbin in Schuylkill County court.

Kerry Scott Fulmer, 41, was placed in the Intermediate Punishment Program (IPP) to serve 24 months on probation on charges of criminal trespass on private property at 224 W. Broad St., Tamaqua, with three months under house arrest with electronic monitoring after release from undergoing inpatient treatment for drug and alcohol treatment.

The colors of Autumn

Friday, September 28, 2012

This colorful display of flowers, leaves and pumpkins in Jim Thorpe is ready to usher in the same fall colors soon to be appearing on the surrounding mountains in our area. The vibrant display, the handiwork of Bernadette Behan, is located in front of the deck at the Molly Maguires Pub & Steakhouse in Jim Thorpe.

Four charged in Lansford burglary

Friday, September 28, 2012

Mel Gerber, 39, of 117 Lombard Street, Tamaqua; Anthony Paltanavage, 26, of 75 Water St., New Philadelphia; Matthew Stephens, of 210 Windifeld Drive, Middleport; and Shane Stoops, 23, of 189 Winfield Drive, Middleport, all face charges from an incident which took place on Sept. 8 at 8:49 p.m. at 304 E. Bertsch St., Lansford.

Charges were filed by Lansford Det./Sgt. Jack Soberick and Officer Amie Barclay.

All individuals were charged with burglary, criminal trespass, criminal conspiracy, theft by unlawful taking, and receiving stolen property.

Seven inducted into Tamaqua Area High School Hall of Fame

Friday, September 28, 2012

Seven Tamaqua alumni were inducted into the Tamaqua Area High School's 17th Hall of Fame class prior to Friday's football game held at the Sport's Complex.

Inducted, from left, were Larry Lech, class of 1978; Joseph J. Urenovitch, class of 1982; Tara Rottet-Blackburn, class of 1988; Erika Barron, class of 2007; Isaac Dunkelberger, class of 2007; Alex Griffiths, class of 2007; and Amanda Sandlin, class of 2007.

To view the full story and all of their accomplishments, view the full story that appeared in Friday's TIMES NEWS.

Tech-Net Comedy Night will feature comedy, music, prizes

Friday, September 28, 2012

A night of fun and laughter is planned for Saturday, Nov. 10, when the 10th annual Tech-Net Comedy Night will be held at Penn's Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Dream Come True, Blue Ridge Chapter and five local fire companies, including Aquashicola Volunteer Fire Company, Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Company, Lehigh Township Volunteer Fire Company, West End Fire Company, Brodheadsville; and Slatington Volunteer Fire Company.

Lansford High School Class of 1952 reunites

Friday, September 28, 2012

The Lansford High School Class of 1952 hosted its 60-year reunion on July 28 at Kelly's Irish Pub in Lansford. Those attending include, seated front row from left, Theresa Gallagher Zebian, (standing) Mary Pasho Anderson, Mary Louise Stickler Savitt, Annette Matta Kirchdoerfer and Joan Surotchak Radvon. Second row, George Krajnak, Stella Gorka Williams, Shirley Marshall Green, Jack Schoneberger, Louis Dignazio, Jim Lorah and Ann Shober Heffelfinger. Third row, Harry Vadyak, Frank Petko, George Hydock, Joe Filloy, Marvin Evans, Jerry Besbris, Howard Heffelfinger, Tom Gallagher and Ed Drozd.

Completion of $10 million wastewater plant moved back

Friday, September 28, 2012

Palmerton's brand new $10 million wastewater treatment plant likely won't be finished until the end of the year.

Borough Manager Rodger Danielson notified borough council on Thursday that the project's completion date has been moved back.

"It appears to be typical delivery delays, construction delays to come up, things that happen during construction," Danielson said. "Unforeseen things really; it's primarily being looked at as a delay in some material delivery."

Previously, Danielson said final completion was scheduled for late-November, possibly into December.

Picks remain tight through four weeks

Friday, September 28, 2012

Week Five is upon us and believe it or not, the TIMES NEWS Grid Picks Standings get tighter and tighter.

Eight out of the 10 prognosticators are pretty bunched up to say the least.

In case you haven't heard, there is a new leader and it's none other that Brad Hurley, our Penn State guru. He had a big week and moved one game ahead of the other four guys who were all knotted together. Rod Heckman also had a good week and moved out of the bottom tier a bit.

Motion to not construct new fire station comes up empty again

Friday, September 28, 2012

For the second time in two months, support for a motion to not construct a new fire station in Palmerton has come up empty.

Councilman Kris Hoffner again made a motion at Thursday's borough council meeting to end the planning and building of a new fire station.

But, just as it did in July, Hoffner's motion failed, this time, due to the lack of a second. Councilman Jason Behler was absent.

Hoffner made the motion after council emerged from about a 20-minute executive session.


Friday, September 28, 2012

September 28, 1973 A long touchdown pass and a blocked punt help Slatington pull off a 14-6 Lehigh Valley League upset over Lehighton. The Bulldogs open the scoring with a first quarter 68-yard scoring strike from Mike Hunsicker to Todd Freed. Later in the half, Bob "Yogi" Edwards blocks an Indian punt to give the winners, coached by George Yaniger, a first-and-goal. Edwards eventually bulls his way into the end zone from two yards away for what turns out to be the winning score.

Thorpe gets key soccer victory

Friday, September 28, 2012
Tamaqua's Steven Billet (10) and Jim Thorpe's Caleb Heller (13) battle for possession of the ball. The Olympians won the Schuylkill League soccer showdown, 2-0, on Thursday night.
Tamaqua's Steven Billet (10) and Jim Thorpe's Caleb Heller (13) battle for possession of the ball. The Olympians won the Schuylkill League soccer showdown, 2-0, on Thursday night.

Tamaqua, Jim Thorpe and Blue Mountain all want to be playing at Tri-Valley on October 16 in the Schuylkill League semifinals.

However, in the three-team race for Division 1 supremacy, only two of those teams will ultimately reach their final destination.

Last night in Tamaqua, the road map became a little bit clearer, as Jim Thorpe posted a 2-0 victory over the Blue Raiders, it's second straight victory over Tamaqua this season.

West Rotary harvests fun at Oktoberfest and Car Show

Friday, September 28, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS West End Rotarian, Ed Gallagher, chairman of the car show, invites everyone to the club's annual Oktoberfest and Car Show, scheduled rain or shine for Oct. 14 at the Polk Township Fire Hall. The event will feature food, an old-fashioned cake walk and an exhibit of classic cars.
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS West End Rotarian, Ed Gallagher, chairman of the car show, invites everyone to the club's annual Oktoberfest and Car Show, scheduled rain or shine for Oct. 14 at the Polk Township Fire Hall. The event will feature food, an old-fashioned cake walk and an exhibit of classic cars.

They'll be bringing in the sheaves, roasting pigs and firing up 500-horsepower engines this harvest season as West End Rotary hosts its fourth annual Oktoberfest and Car Show. The event will run rain or shine from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 14 at the Polk Township Fire Hall in Kresgeville.

Rotary's Oktoberfest will feature authentic German food, hand-pressed cider, music, a biergarten and pig roast, highlighted by an old-fashioned cakewalk and tricky tray. Admission to the event is free. There is a charge for food items.

Tamaqua man cited again

Friday, September 28, 2012

A Tamaqua man was cited, again, for allowing his dogs to cause a disturbance.

Steven Llewellyn, of 317 Owl Creek Rd., was cited under the borough's dog control ordinance. The incident took place on Aug. 24.

Theft of riding mower probed

Friday, September 28, 2012

Rush Township police are investigating the theft of a Troy Bilt riding lawn mower, removed from 33 W. Main St., Quakake. The theft occurred sometime between Sept. 17 and 22.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call police at (570) 668-6100.