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Saturday, May 14, 2011
AL ZAGOFSKYS/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Theressa Eckhart, left foreground, receives comments from art instructor Kimberlee Burkett and artist-in-residence Victor Stabin at Panther Valley High School National Endowment For The Arts seminar. "I learned not to fall in love with my first drawing," Eckhart said.

Students at Panther Valley High School are discovering art in unfamiliar words, thanks to an artist-in-residence grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

Artist Victor Stabin of Jim Thorpe, who received the NEA grant to teach 10 three-hour sessions at PVHS, began his artist-in-residence seminar with a lecture based on the online gallery of his work at victorstabinprints. com.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Carbon County voters will participate in statewide balloting for two appellate court positions on Tuesday, May 17.

The electorate will determine Democratic and Republican nominations for seats on the state Superior and Commonwealth courts. The local voters will have a choice to make for the Republican nomination for Superior Court. Meanwhile, voters in both parties have decisions to make regarding the Commonwealth Court nomination.

Voting will take place from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, in each of the 51 election precincts in the county.

Superior Court

Saturday, May 14, 2011

In recognition of local military veterans, Poho Poco Rod and Gun Club is hosting a "Youth Fishing" day tomorrow in the newly-dredged dam at the Phifer Ice Dam Park, Main Road, in Franklin Township. The ponds are adjacent to the Franklin Township Little League fields.

Youngsters aged 1 to 12 who are children, grandchildren or great-grand children of military veterans in the lower Carbon County area are invited to fish during the event for free.

Any adults assisting children must possess a current Pennsylvania Fishing License.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

The borough of Palmerton has been awarded $8,160 from the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) under the Recycling Performance Grant Program, Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) announced.

"This grant program supplies needed state funding to ensure that communities in Carbon County continue to expand recycling in our area," said Heffley. "The more we recycle, the less waste that gets dumped in landfills, and the more energy we save."

The Recycling Performance Grant Program reimburses municipal authorities and other entities for half the salary of the recycling coordinator.

Saturday, May 14, 2011
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Noah Berlow

Filmmaker Noah Berlow, a Palmerton native, is taking a deep breath this week and appreciating that fact that he's living out his dream of making movies that tell great stories through the art of film.

Two of his projects will debut this coming week, a music documentary on cable television and a feature film going into national release.

Saturday, May 14, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Recent warmer weather has encouraged more outdoor activities. Pictured learning how to skip a rock on top of the water of the Little Schuylkill River in Tamaqua from their older brother, Joe Rush, 14, are Daymein, 7, left, and Eddie, 5, of Tamaqua.

ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Saturday, May 14, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Tamaqua borough workers are taking advantage of warmer weather as they work almost non-stop to repair potholes and cracks in roads all over the borough. Borough workers throughout our area will be spending many hours over the next few months repairing roads. Pictured are borough workers repaving a large section of Mauch Chunk Street.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

At Thursday night's Jim Thorpe Borough Council meeting a concern was brought up about the Jim Thorpe Farmers Market. Jim Thorpe Chamber of Commerce member, Robert Gaudreau, voiced concerns about the fee to utilize Memorial Park for the market.

The Farmers Market is sponsored by the Jim Thorpe Chamber of Commerce and will run every Saturday in June through September at Memorial Park. This will be the third year for the market.

The past two years the fee for the market to be held at Memorial Park was $25 per day. This year the fee was raised to $100 per day.

Saturday, May 14, 2011
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Joe Paretta, center, of Penn Forest Township, who wrote a book "Master the Card: Say Goodbye to Credit Card Debt Forever," was a guest speaker at the Lehighton Area Council of the Carbon County Chamber of Commerce. Chamber representatives are, Earl Schneider, left; and Jack Sturm.

A Penn Forest man who wrote a book about getting out of credit card debt was the guest speaker for the Lehighton Area Council of the Carbon County Chamber of Commerce mixer and meeting held recently at Platz's Restaurant.

Joe Paretta wrote "Master the Card: Say Goodbye to Credit Card Debt Forever," after he felt overwhelmed by credit card debt and decided to do something about it. Paretta said his book guides people to become debt free with personality.

"I decided to lead by example," he said. "The key to becoming debt free is to realize there is a problem."