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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Approximately 100 residents and staff of Hometown Nursing Center enjoyed a St. Patrick's Day party on Monday March 17. Entertainment was provided by Al and Deidra, pictured here with the residents. Residents were served a ham dinner prepared by the dietary staff.

Thursday, March 20, 2014
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS Beth Brong, standing, the mother of 10th-grade student Emily Brong, discusses her daughter's progress at Tuesday's Palmerton Area School Board meeting.

A Palmerton Area High School student who was seriously injured in a car crash in January continues to make strides in her recovery.

Beth Brong, the mother of 10th-grade student Emily Brong, used Tuesday's school board meeting as a platform to thank the school district, and community as a whole, for its support of her daughter.

Emily, a sophomore, has been hospitalized after she was involved in a crash on Jan. 19 in Franklin Township.

"You don't understand how our lives have changed since," Brong said. "The outpouring of support is just phenomenal."

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Penn-Kidder Lions Club President Manuel DaCosta presents the March Student of the Month award to Joshua Jenkins. On hand for the presentation were his parents, Beverly and Gregory.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

A spring open house will be held from 4 to 7 o'clock tonight at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic School, 307 Coal St., Lehighton. Meet the teachers and principal, take a tour, get answers to your questions.

If you can't make this date or time please call the school office at 610-377-4466 and speak to Sherry Sernak, principal or Mrs. Stellar, school secretary and schedule a time convenient for your family.

Thursday, March 20, 2014
SHARON STANLEY/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Walnutport Canal Association Vice President and historian Marilyn Kaul, left, and President Doug Boehrer look on as Dean Hower, Lehigh Township Rails-to-Trails Conservancy vice president, presents one of two new historical markers, donated by the LTRTC, for placement along the canal.

In addition to officially and unanimously electing the four officers and two board of trustee members it had nominated last month, the Walnutport Canal Association tackled several key issues Wednesday.

First up, recently elected borough council member Patrice Hunsicker said she was there to introduce herself as the council's newly appointed recreation board liaison.

"I'd like to get to know what you guys are doing," Hunsicker said, "and how you would like to have me (assist you) … in presenting ideas to council."

Thursday, March 20, 2014

The Eastern Schuylkill Democrats will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 24. The meeting will be held at the Hang Loose, 300 E. Broad St., Tamaqua.

New members are always welcome.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

A proposed plan for a small resort in East Penn Township needs a little more work before the project can begin.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

A Carbon County man involved in an apparent road rage incident in Lehighton has had his charges bound over to Carbon County Court.

Ryan R. Saunders II, 18, of Jim Thorpe, was scheduled to have a preliminary hearing Wednesday before District Judge Edward Lewis of Jim Thorpe.

Instead, Saunders, a Jim Thorpe football player, waived his right to the hearing, and will appear May 29 for a pretrial status conference in the district attorney's office at the courthouse in Jim Thorpe.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

There was a sharp contrast between the characters of accused Eldred Township shooter Garry Sherwood Flyte and his victims, Steven Powell and his father, Jeffery Place, according to family and neighbors.

Flyte on Wednesday evening used his great-grandfather's shotgun to kill his neighbors, Place and Powell, and their dog.

"He was always crazy, but it's been worse since he's on drugs," said Flyte's daughter-in-law, Christine Flyte.

She and her husband Ray, who is Garry Flyte's son, live with their four children close to Garry Flyte and to the Place family.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Birds are chirping merrily at dawn; the temperature in Tamaqua climbed into the 50s, robins have returned to the area and wild geese have been spotted flying north.

The first day of spring is arriving in fine style today sunny in the early morning and getting warmer by the hour.

Spring officially arrived at 8:22 a.m. today and the wild geese weren't far behind.