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Saturday, February 26, 2011
Special to the Times News

Alex Lebo, of Lake Hauto and a sixth grader at Panther Valley Middle School, was the top money maker for the school's Hoops for Heart event, an annual community service program to raise funds for the American Heart Association during National Heart Month.

Alex raised $125 for the cause in memory of his late grandfather John "Sonny" Kovatch of Nesquehoning.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

An AARP driver safety course will be presented at the St. Katharine Drexel Church, 124 E. Abbott St., Lansford, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 2 and Saturday, April 9 each day.

The class includes a lunch break and those attending are asked to bring a box lunch. This class is the eight hour class and is designed for those attending for the first time or those desiring a more in-depth presentation.

Saturday, February 26, 2011
vinney villa/times news

Lelo is a male American Shorthair, who has been neutered and is up to date with his immunizations. He is looking for a good home with a loving family. For more information on Lelo, and all the othe cats available for adoption, contact the Carbon County Friends of Animals at (570) 325-9400.

Saturday, February 26, 2011
A Pennsylvania black bear hovering over a killed fawn is featured in the display room of Bill Allen's Pocono Institute of Taxidermy.

Interested in learning the taxidermy business? If you're an outdoorsy person that is looking to start your own business, look no farther than White Haven to Bill Allen's Pocono Institute of Taxidermy.

In 12 weeks, Allen not only teaches how to mount four types of birds, six species of fish, two game heads, one small and one medium mammal, and complete one rug, but he will show students how to develop and market their taxidermy business in 15 weeks.

Allen opened his school in 1987.

Saturday, February 26, 2011
In defending the borough of Jim Thorpe, attorney William Schwab will pose the question regarding the federal court lawsuit: how would Jim Thorpe feel about being disinterred?

How will the passing of John "Jack" Thorpe, the youngest son of Jim Thorpe, affect the lawsuit that he filed against the Borough of Jim Thorpe for the repatriation of his father's remains?

Attorney William Schwab is representing the Borough of Jim Thorpe. He is a local historian, and because of his interest, he accepted the case pro bono.

Friday, February 25, 2011
ADELE R. ARGOT/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Penn-Kidder Lions Club honored Denessa Edwards of Albrightsville as its Student of the Month for February. An eighth grader at the Penn Kidder campus of the Jim Thorpe School District, she is the daughter of Dillan and Carla Edwards. Her recognition was presented by Penn-Kidder Lions Club charter member Kevin Nallie, back. Joining Denessa, center, at the award presentation at the club's breakfast meeting were her mother, right, and her sister Tajhira, left.

Friday, February 25, 2011

A routine traffic stop in Monroe County has led to the arrest of seven persons on drug dealing and related charges.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said the traffic stop occurred about 6:34 p.m. on Feb. 18 at the intersection of SR940 and Panther Lane, in Pocono Summit, for failure to stop for a red traffic signal. As a result of that stop, and a continuing investigation, the arrests were made.

Friday, February 25, 2011
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Shannon Marlow, building manager of St. Ann Senior Apartments in Lansford, shows off a kitchen in one of the 17-unit, one bedroom apartments in the building during an open house.

For some students who decades ago were provided with an education at St. Ann's School in Lansford, they might potentially find that the building once again fulfills their needs this time providing them with housing.

The 86-year-old building along East Bertsch Street was closed in 1982 by the Diocese of Allentown and became a part of Our Lady of the Valley School in Lansford, which is now Our Lady of the Angels Academy.

Friday, February 25, 2011

The Pennsylvania Game Commission Hunter-Trapper Education Spring 2011 classes sponsored by Indian Mt. Rod & Gun Club, Route 534, Kresgeville will be held on Saturday, April 2 and Sunday, April 3 from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

To register contact instructor Bill Marks between 6-9 p.m. (570)992-1072.

Pre-registration is required for class. No walk -ins. There is limited seating. Minimum registration age is 11.

Certification earned is required by Pennsylvania law for all first time hunters.

Friday, February 25, 2011
DONALD R. SERFASS/TIMES NEWS

This snowman along East Cottage Avenue in Tamaqua seems to be saying, "Peace, brother. Hang in there, springtime is only three weeks away."