Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Local News

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Marijuana plants on display for sale at a medical marijuana provider in downtown Los Angeles. AP PHOTO/RICHARD VOGEL, FILE Copyright - Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania on Tuesday awarded permits to 12 applicants to grow and process medical marijuana, a landmark as the state aims to make the drug available to patients sometime next year.

The Health Department named the entities scattered across the state that were selected from 177 applicants. The first round of permits for 27 dispensary permits should be announced by the end of next week.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Marian Catholic High School Principal Jean Susko has released the names of students earning honor roll status for the final semester of the 2016-17 school year.

To be eligible for distinguished honors, a student must earn 93 percent or better in all major subjects. First honors are awarded to those students who earn a 90 grade-point average, with no grade lower than an 87, while an 85 or better grade-point average, with no grade below an 82, is needed for second honors.

Distinguished honors

Seniors: Benjamin Ferko, Edward Kolonsky;

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The Pocono Wildlife Rehab and Education Center in Stroudsburg will host its annual open house event on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tours will show hawks, falcons, raccoons, foxes and other animals.

A donation is requested. Children under four are admitted for free. Guests are not permitted to bring pets.

For information, contact pocowild@ptd.net or call 570-402-0223.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Park concert

This Sunday, the band Inch & the Echoes will perform in the Palmerton Borough Park Bandstand. The concert begins at 7 p.m. and is sponsored by District Judge Bill Kissner. Bring a lawn chair. The Bandstand Committee reserves the right to cancel a concert in case of inclement weather.

Food pantry

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Free dinner

Zion Lutheran Church’s Community Kitchen is hosting a free community dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m. today.

RSVPs are appreciated but not necessary.

To make a reservation, call 570-992-6988.

Kunkletown carnival

The Kunkletown Volunteer Fire Co. carnival will be held from today through Saturday at the St. Matthew’s church grove in Kunkletown. Hours are 6-11 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 5-11 p.m. Saturday. Fireworks on Friday with a rain date of Saturday.

Altar & Rosary

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Relay for life

The Relay For Life for the Tamaqua area and surrounding communities will be held this weekend, from 2 p.m. Friday to 2 p.m. Saturday. This year’s theme is Disney.

Official opening ceremonies will be held at 2 p.m.Friday.

Friday’s activities also include the parade of teams at 5:30 p.m. and luminaria ceremony at 9 p.m.

The Survivor’s Breakfast will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday.

The event will be held at the Tamaqua Area School District’s football field.

Summer concerts

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

S.S. Palmer Elementary School announced the honor roll for the fourth marking period of the 2016-17 marking period.

Principal’s list

Third grade: Logan Anthony, Alexander Beblavy, Shane Bollinger, Layla Brobst, Tyrahnae Byrd, Sofia DeAngelis, Darren Dubois, Gemma Everett, Payten Fornaro, Alisyn Green, Emma Green, Connor Hibell, Alison Houser, Audrey Longenbach, Taylor Lyon, Chloe Macaulay, Xander Nothstein, Emma Rex, Leah Rumfield, Dominic Russell, Caleb Sagastume, Taylor Serfass, Landen Thomas and Gavin Young

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Trinity United Church of Christ will host a buffet-style meatloaf dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on June 25. Takeouts will be available.

The church is at 22 Lafayette St., Tamaqua. For information, call 570-668-4630.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

A West Penn Township resident is the latest to ask that a moratorium be put on water extraction in the community.

Resident David Lapinsky said at Monday morning’s board of supervisors meeting that he believes what’s taking place is not water harvesting, but rather, water extraction.

“My suggestion is to put a moratorium on this,” Lapinsky said.