Sunday, April 26, 2015

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The South Schuylkill Garden Club has announced that applications for a $750 student scholarship are now being accepted to benefit a Schuylkill County student who plans to further their education.

Applicants can include any Schuylkill County high school senior with plans to attend an institution of higher learning within the following fields: horticulture, floriculture, landscape architecture, conservation, forestry, botany, agronomy, plant pathology, environmental control, land-use planning, land management and allied fields.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Carbon County Democrats for Change will hold their next meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at The Inn at 24 Broadway in Jim Thorpe.

The speaker for the evening will be Mike Morrill, executive director of Keystone Progress.

Keystone Progress is the largest online Pennsylvania progressive organization and has been a leader in the campaign for an increase in the minimum wage, expanding health care, protecting Social Security and other progressive causes. The Democrats for Change will hold their last meeting of the season on May 26.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Stephen Toth, principal of Tamaqua Area Senior High School, has released the honor rolls for the third marking period of the 2014-2015 school year.

To be eligible for highest honors, students must have an average of 95 percent or above with no grade below 93 percent in a major subject.

For high honors, students must have an average of 90 percent or above with no grade lower than an 86 percent in a major subject.

Honor roll members must earn an average of 86 percent or above with no grade lower than a 78 percent in a major subject.

Highest honors

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Weatherly Area School District will host the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Elementary Band Fest for this region on May 1. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. in the middle school gym, 602 Sixth St., Weatherly.

Doors will open at 6:15 p.m. and the public is welcome to attend. There will be a small admission charge.

The band and orchestra will consist of fifth- and sixth-grade students from throughout Carbon, Schuylkill and Berks counties.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Lehighton Area High School has announced the honor roll for the third marking period.

High honors

Students much achieve an overall average of 95 in the marking period in all subjects, with no grade slower than an 87.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a Monroe County man has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Scranton for conspiracy to distribute cocaine and for aiding in the distribution of heroin.

According to U.S. Attorney Peter Smith, Sal DiPalma Jr., 45, of East Stroudsburg, is charged with allegedly participating in the criminal activity in Monroe, Wayne and Lackawanna counties between January and October of 2013.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Victorian hostess Samantha Gibbons of Tamaqua sets a table at Vonz Restaurant inside the 1874 Tamaqua train depot Tuesday assisted by volunteer Dave Hafer of Auburn, conductor of the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway. The event, Dine Out for Wellness, was sponsored

by Schuylkill Wellness Services in support of the fight against HIV/AIDS.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Jessica Maria Mendez-Behr says that her son Jeremiah, a Tamaqua Area High School freshman, ate a cheeseburger with a moldy bun as part of his school lunch March 30 and got so sick with vomiting and diarrhea that she took him to an emergency room for treatment.

She said he was served another moldy bun eight days after that, and a third moldy bun Tuesday. Jeremiah Mendez-Behr said that also Tuesday, the lunch tray he'd chosen had grease on it.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

It's probably not the most circled date on the calendar, but Earth Day is easily the most important for the environment.

People worldwide celebrated the 45th annual Earth Day today and Susan Gallagher, chief naturalist at the Carbon County Environmental Education Center, said it's a time to step back and think about the simple things done every day.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission advises motorists who travel the Northeastern Extension (I-476) between the Lehigh Valley (Exit 56) and Pocono (Exit 95) interchanges that construction work associated with the replacement of two turnpike bridges in Franklin Township will affect traffic after 6 p.m. today.

The contractor will begin nighttime construction activities requiring the left lane to be closed in both directions beginning at 6 p.m. northbound (milepost A74.0-A76.5) and 7 p.m. southbound (milepost A77.5-A76.5).