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Friday, March 28, 2014

Spring has arrived and it's time to clean out closets, basements and attics.

Boy Scout Troop 98 wants to help with spring cleaning with its upcoming Used Clothing Collection on Sunday, April 13.

Scouts are collecting: men's, women's and children's wearable and usable clothing; shoes, belts, handbags; linens (such as bedding, curtains and towels); stuffed animals; hard toys, including bicycles.

The troop will receive money for every pound they collect.

The money will be used to help support the upcoming Maine High Adventure Trek Group trip.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Three military veterans who grew up on Brown Street in Tamaqua and served our country during conflicts are living at the Luther Ridge Assisted Living facility in Pottsville. Talking about old times are, from left, Alex Semanski, a marine; Paul Baddick, who served in the Navy; and Paul Schietrum, an Army veteran.

Friday, March 28, 2014

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture has announced that dog wardens will be canvassing the Jim Thorpe and Weatherly areas in April to check that dogs are properly licensed and vaccinated.

Jim Thorpe residents can expect wardens to canvass homes the week of April 3 while Weatherly residents will see wardens knocking on doors the week of April 8.

The department said all dogs 3 months older must be licensed by Jan. 1 of each year. Failure to do so is a summary offense.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Want to help Pennsylvania 4-H programs win a $10,000 STEM sponsorship?

According to the National 4-H Council, HughesNet, a national provider in broadband satellite equipment, is joining the council to try to inspire young people to pursue careers in science, technology engineering and mathematics, by hosting a $10,000 science sponsorship for the state with the highest participation rates. The campaign also aims "to help identify 4-H alumni and encourage their support for initiatives across the country."

Thursday, March 27, 2014

A nurse who worked at a family health care practice in Palmerton will go to court on 55 counts of prescription fraud.

Angela McClain, 42, of Palmerton, was scheduled to have a preliminary hearing Wednesday at the office of District Judge William Kissner of Palmerton.

Instead, McClain chose to waive her right to a hearing and will appear May 2 for a pretrial status conference in the district attorney's office at the Carbon County courthouse in Jim Thorpe.

Thursday, March 27, 2014
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS Pleasant Valley High School art students, left to right, Katie Carrao, Sofia Janak, Narissa Hajratalli and Brittany Carrao, were winners at the 21st Annual Pocono Arts Council Juried Student Art Show.

Earlier this month the 21st Annual Pocono Arts Council Juried Student Art Show 2014 opened in Stroudsburg. Students from the four county schools participated.

Six accomplished students did Pleasant Valley proud: Narissa Hajratalli, Mary Cerbone, Brittany Carrao, Katie Carrao, Sofia Janak and Nicholas Cobb.

Awards were given in the following four categories for first place through honorable mention: 2-D; Fine Crafts (Functional); 3-D Works (Sculpture/Non-Fictional); Photography; and Best of Show.

Pleasant Valley art students received six of the 17 awards.

Thursday, March 27, 2014
CHRIS PARKER/TIMES NEWS Schuylkill County commissioners on Wednesday adopted a resolution designating April as Duck Month. From left are Commissioner Gary J. Hess, Commissioner George F. Halcovage Jr., The Duck, Commissioners Chairman Frank J. Staudenmeier, Avenues marketing director Corey Buletza and Avenues executive director Peter Keitsock.

April is Duck Month in Schuylkill County.

County commissioners, with the help of a bright yellow duck mascot, on Wednesday approved a resolution naming the special month.

It's all for a good cause.

On Sunday, April 27, Avenues, formerly United Cerebral Palsy, will hold its 26th Annual Duck Race on the banks of Mill Creek in St. Clair.

Thousands of ducks will be available for "adoption" in order to be entered into the race. Donations from the adoptions will benefit children and adults who participate in programs offered by Avenues.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Residents along Park Avenue in Nesquehoning will soon see the borough's drainage project continue.

During the Nesquehoning Council meeting Wednesday, Councilman Mark Stromelo reported that the work along Park Avenue in the Hauto Valley Estates portion of the borough was supposed to resume in March but now hopes it will begin in April.

The storm sewer drainage project runs on the south side of Park Avenue from the intersection of Park Avenue and Route 54 to Fourth Avenue.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

The case of the gala weekend in Las Vegas enjoyed by the Panther Valley school directors last November is not yet closed, according to information received by The Evening Courier yesterday.

The Courier was requested to send its files and newspaper accounts of the trip to the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office, as well as the Department of Public Instruction. A high state official hinted that an investigation of the entire matter will be conducted in the near future.

Thursday, March 27, 2014 has teamed with Anjoli Productions to present a special benefit concert featuring Doo-Wop legends Larry Chance & the Earls. Some of the Earls' biggest hits include "Remember Then," "Life is But at Dream," "Never," and "I Believe." The Earls are one of the New York City doo-wop success stories.

Remember When and Eddie "Mr. Ed" Collins are also performing.