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Saturday, May 25, 2013

By GAIL MAHOLICK

GMAHOLICK@TNONLINE.COM

THIS PAST WEEK I WAS FORTUNATE TO BE AT TWO EXCITING SOCIAL EVENTS THAT WILL SURELY BRING PROSPERITY TO THE CARBON COUNTY AREA.

THE JIM THORPE TOURIST PROMOTION AGENCY ANNOUNCED THEY ARE BRANDING AMAZING JIM THORPE TO SHARE THE EXCITEMENT OF VISITING JIM THORPE AS A TOURIST DESTINATION AND THE CARBON COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNOUNCED THEIR MERGER WITH THE CARBON COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND THE OPENING A BRAND NEW OFFICE IN LEHIGHTON THAT HOPES TO BRING MORE BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES TO THE AREA.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

By Terry Ahner

tahner@tnonine.com

Based on their actions, pit bulls can be a true menace to society.

For those who may believe otherwise, let's cut through the red tape and face the facts.

By its very definition, a menace to society is something that possesses a danger, threat, or harm to society.

Pit bulls certainly fit into that category, as evidenced by several stories that have recently been reported in our publication.

Several weeks ago, two girls from Tamaqua were bitten by pit bulls as part of two separate incidents.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

There is a bad storm brewing and beginning to break in Pennsylvania with our schools and educational system. The amount of money that will be required to meet current pension requirements will be crippling to many school districts. Allentown School District made the local news with their announced $21.5 million dollar deficit. Our own local districts are going to be facing similar perils that will just get worse if something is not done. The problem is when our taxes sky rocket who are the taxpayers going to blame? The brunt will focus on the school board.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

It's been nearly 60 years since the late Joe Boyle helped to gain national recognition for Carbon County.

It was Boyle who led the efforts to make a deal with Patricia Thorpe, third wife of the Olympian great Jim Thorpe, and have his body brought to what was then East Mauch Chunk for a respected burial and memorial site.

Boyle, a newspaper reporter, led fund-raising efforts, got national media attention, and united Mauch Chunk and East Mauch Chunk into what is now the town of Jim Thorpe.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

By CHRIS PARKER

cparker@tnonline.com

It's a chilly, overcast Monday afternoon, and I've watered the tomato, pepper, impatiens, and pansey seedlings that are springing up in their paper cups on a folding table next to a south-facing window in the guest room of our old farmhouse.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

My friend and newspaper columnist Linda Koehler wrote a column months ago where she mentioned a book called: "Estate Planning for People Who Aren't Going to Die."

To my way of thinking, that must mean just about everybody. Planning for our own death is something we avoid. Some act as if making estate plans means hastening death.

Too many of us avoid anything that smacks of our own demise. A favorite couple of mine had a running battle for years where he kept trying to get her to at least select cemetery lots and make burial plans.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

By Karen Cimms

kcimms@tnonline.com

Last spring a pair of orange kitties showed up in our yard. I had seen them before, but they always kept their distance.

When they came around this time, it was near the house or on our deck.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

By MARY TOBIA

tneditor@tnonline.com

I recently read in a popular magazine that a trend is developing among younger woman. They are rediscovering their homemaker genes and learning to sew, cook, can and garden. Along with this "let's get back to basics" revival comes the rekindling of the kitchen apron.

Growing up in the late 50s and early 60s some of my best memories are of my grandmother, my mom and my aunts in their aprons.

Aprons back then were functional and basic.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

By DEN MCLAUGHLIN

dmclaughlin@tnonline.com

Readers have enjoyed my Irish jokes and column of jokes on being "of that age". Today I have a little quiz about the 1960s music and artists. Don't cheap, do the quiz then check the answers at the end.

1. When did ''Little Suzie'' finally wake up?

(a) The movie's over, it's 2 o'clock (b) The movie's over, it's 3 o'clock (c) The movie's over, it's 4 o'clock.

2. ''Rock Around The Clock'' was used in what movie?

(a) Rebel Without A Cause (b) Blackboard Jungle (c) The Wild Ones 3.

Saturday, March 30, 2013
James F. Drane

The surprise resignation of one Pope, followed by an ancient system for selection of his successor has filled strongly secular news channels with streams of religious images and religious discourse. The resignation and election events in Rome actually provided members of today's society with an opportunity to take a look into history, and to see how people used to dress and how things used to be done. All the religious news coverage however amounted to a missed opportunity unless some background is provided for understanding all the historical buildings and vestments and practices.