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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The wind turbine ordinance for Towamensing Township permits just one turbine on a property. At the May 3 supervisors' meeting there was a public hearing about an amendment which would permit two on a property.

Farmers with their many buildings requested the change said Solicitor Tom Nanovic. The turbines will be subordinate to the principal use.

There were no comments and it was approved at the regular meeting to be advertised.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012
VICTOR IZZO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Gently holding some of the chicks hatched out during their fourth grade's 4-H project called "Embryology" are L.B. Morris Elementary School students, front, left to right : Teegan Kunkle, Tanner Horn, and Kristen Scott; rear, from left : Holly Skrimcovsky, Casey Keeler, Dylan Millaed, and Brandon Becker.

The miracle of life has lit up the school days of the fourth grade students at the L.B. Morris Elementary School in Jim Thorpe thanks to their 4-H project.

Students in the classes of teachers Mr. Holmes, Mrs. Kolnik, Miss Muenzel, and Mr. O'Donnell all participated in the project known as "Embryology".

Each class received a dozen partially incubated eggs which were already about 10 days old.

It takes a total of 21 days for the eggs to incubate and hatch out so, about 10 days after the eggs are received, the classrooms are filled with the sound of chirping chicks.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The Carbon County 4-H Livestock Club will be holding its meeting at 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 9 at the Big Creek Grange. Livestock projects only.

The 4-H program is open to youth between 8 and 19 as of Jan. 1, 2012.

4-H is a youth program of the Penn State University. PSU does not discriminate against any person because of age, ancestry, color, disability or handicap, national origin, race, religious creed, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

In recent years, numerous school districts have opted or thought about cutting arts and music from their schools. Volunteers and staff at the St Jerome Regional School in Tamaqua are proud to say that will never happen at their school. During a recent show at the school, Mrs. Mary Ann Mansell, school principal, stated her appreciation to performing arts director Paul Mulhern for volunteering two days a week with the students. She also stressed the school's appreciation to all the staff, parents and volunteers who also take part in the program.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012
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The annual fishing party for special needs children throughout Carbon County, sponsored by the Jim Thorpe American Legion Post, will be held Thursday and Friday at Germantown Grove in Jim Thorpe, with over 230 youngsters participating during the two days. The Legion has been sponsoring the event for over 40 years. Matt King, second from right, of Americare Home Care Services, presents check totaling $775 to be applied to the tourney, to Kenneth Hurley, Legion commander.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

A Co-ed Track & Field Camp for ages 5 thru 13 will be held June 18-22, rain or shine, at Christ Evangelical Free Church, Lehighton, located just west of Normal Square on Route 443.

The camp will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and lunch is included in the registration cost.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Tamaqua borough workers spent last night into today repairing a water line break in the 600 block of East Broad Street in Tamaqua. Traffic was diverted into one lane during the repairs.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

A Slatington man charged with stabbing another man in the borough on Sunday is headed for court.

Joseph Muse, 22, is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing at 1:30 p.m. May 14 in the Lehigh County Courthouse.

Muse has been charged with stabbing Kyle Johnson, 20, of Slatington, in the area of S. Fourth Street and Long Alley near the 300 block of W. Washington Street. Muse was sent to Lehigh County Prison under $25,000 straight bail on charges of aggravated assault, simple assault, harassment, and possession of instruments of crime.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Howard Farber of Jim Thorpe winds up during the softball throw event. Farber won the gold in the 80-84 division.

With only two days left in the 24th annual Carbon County Senior Games, the Southern Carbon County seniors, made up of the 10-time defending champions, the Lehighton seniors, and Palmerton, continue to lead the pack with a score of 661.

But the Northern Carbon County seniors, comprised of Panther Valley, Weatherly, and Jim Thorpe, aren't going down without a fight. They are making it a close race with a score of 576.

Monday's events included the Philip Steigerwalt Memorial Walk, softball throw, horseshoes and bocci.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The Lehighton Area Middle School will be holding a concert and art exhibition on Tuesday, May 15.

The 18th annual Spring Art Exhibition will begin at 6 p.m. while the Spring Choral Concert will start at 7 p.m.

Ms. Phillips and Mrs. Micheletti's students will exhibit outstanding art work from their fifth through eighth grade art classes. Projects that were created this year include ceramics, 3-D construction, printing, drawings, and mixed media works in a juried art display with awards given.