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Friday, May 25, 2012
R.J. Fahringer landed a 14-inch fish during the East Penn contest.

The sixth annual fishing contest held by the East Penn Playground committee took place May 19.

A football-field length of Lizard Creek had been fenced and stocked with 120 fish from the Sand Spring Trout Hatchery, Jim Thorpe. They ranged from 14 to 20 inches in length.

All benefits from the contest go to benefiting the playground.

"It's all just for the kids so they have a nice place to come," said Mark Michlovsky, who has been a member of the Playground committee since the days of hayrides. "It's all about the kids getting them outdoors and around the water."

Friday, May 25, 2012

Members of the Tamaqua Street Machine Association will be holding a car cruise tomorrow at Heisler Dairy Bar, 743 Catawissa Road, in Tamaqua. Entry is free to spectators. Volunteers point out that all cars are welcome. Being offered are Officer's Choice Award, dash plaques, DJ music and door prizes. All proceeds to benefit the local Tamaqua Girl Scouts. The event runs from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Friday, May 25, 2012

American Legion Post #360 in Weatherly was presented with a memorial wreath from the residents of Heritage Hill Senior Community. Front row from left, Debra Hauze, Heritage Hill activity director; Tom Keener, post commander; and the Rev. Frederick Oleck, resident representative. Back row, Ted Bretsky, Calvin Walper, Ray Kochin, Roosevelt Acker and Jack Shields.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Members of the Zion's Stone Church in New Ringgold and St. Peter's Church in Mantzville are hosting their annual community-invited Memorial Day Service outside the Zion's Stone Church, 45 Cemetery Road in West Penn, on Sunday starting at 11 a.m. Participating in the service will be various Boy Scout groups, local musicians, Andreas VFW Post 5069, Schuylkill Carbon Marine Corps League and guest speaker Iraq veteran Sgt. Andy Leibenguth.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Lehighton area students recently were recognized for winning first place in their age categories in the Shoemaker-Haydt American Legion Auxiliary Unit 314, Lehighton, Americanism essay contest. One of the winners was Colby Zerbe. She was the seventh and eighth grade winner and attends Lehighton Area Middle School.

Friday, May 25, 2012

While visiting the Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery in Summit Hill, Jeffrey A. Gangaware, 14, remembers the sacrifices of all veterans as he places a flag at the grave of his grandfather, Lester Gangaware of Lansford, who passed away in 2008. Lester Gangaware served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Jeffrey, a Panther Valley JROTC cadet, is the son of Jeff and Bernice Moser, Coaldale, who are active members of the Tamaqua American Legion. Jeffrey and his family will be participating in numerous Memorial Day events over the weekend.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Delaware River Shad Fisherman's Association will hold its 6th annual Youth Fishing Education Day from 7 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Saturday, June 16 at Blue Mountain Fish and Game Club. The event is rain or shine and is limited to the first 100 students ages 8 to 15 years old. Trophies are awarded for fishing contests.

For more information or to register your child for this event, contact Dave Carl at (570) 325-4336 or email at Registration is required. Free t-shirt and hat for registered participants.

Friday, May 25, 2012

John Vincent Chaney, 21, of 130 Sixth Street, Coaldale, faces driving under the influence and related charges after a March 28 car crash that left his friend with a broken neck.

According to an affidavit of probable cause, here's what happened:

Police Chief Timothy Delaney and officer Charles Blesse were on duty at 6:45 a.m. when they were called to the scene of an accident on Route 209 near Dock street, at the Schuylkill/ Carbon border.

Friday, May 25, 2012
Final construction of the Liberty Hall Apartments is estimated to be complete by June 15, with the grand opening planned for some time in July.

State and local officials spent time in Tamaqua touring the 12-unit Liberty Hall apartment building, which contractors estimate will be completed by mid-June.

In 2009, the Tamaqua Area Community Partnership purchased the building, located at 420 East Broad St., when it went into foreclosure, with the intent of selling it to ABC, Alliance for Building Communities (ABC) of Allentown. In May 2011, ABC purchased the property with plans on developing the $3.8 million project into a viable housing apartment building. The groundbreaking was held in August 2011.

Friday, May 25, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS/BRANDON TAYLOR Gwalior Fort looms over the old city below. VISIT for more photos.


Hitting up India's major attractions was definitely the focus of my trip, but I also wanted to see a few of the country's sleepy, out-of-the-way towns and cities, the ones tourists typically overlook on their way to and from the Taj Mahal or while taking spiritual journeys to Varanasi and the Ganges River.