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Thursday, May 5, 2011

The Tamaqua Area Middle School presents "Night of the Arts" tonight beginning at 6 p.m. The evening will include the annual student art show, a professional exhibit and the Spring Choral Concert.

The art show will be held from 6-7:30 p.m.in the south wing of the Tamaqua Area Middle School. In addition to the art work from students in grades 6, 7 and 8, a professional exhibit, "Art Beyond Borders," will showcase the work of 24 artists from 24 different coutries.

The Spring Choral Concert will begin at 7:30 p.m., in the school district auditorium

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Carbon County Action Committee for Human Services offers an Adult Homemaker Assistance Program. The program provides in-home assistance to income eligible Carbon County residents (ages 18-59) who are disabled or recovering from a recent hospital stay or injury and have no one else available and/or capable of assisting with the care of their home or personal needs. Services are provided for the purpose of ensuring safe and sanitary conditions and may include:

* Light housekeeping assistance

* Laundry assistance

* Shopping assistance

Thursday, May 5, 2011
The Poppy king and queen were named by VFW Post 7215, Walnutport. They are twins Robert and Laurel Ohl.

The Poppy King and Queen were named by R.W. Fritzinger Post 7215 Veterans of Foreign Wars, Walnutport. They are twins Robert and Laurel Ohl.

The king and queen are chosen by the auxiliary to present the poppy to the first person accepting one at Kmart. They continue to help hand them out as people enter the store.

The children have to have parents or grandparents who are members of the Post. They have to be age 5 and above.

Thursday, May 5, 2011
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS

The weather may have been dreary outside but the atmosphere at Salem UCC in Gilbert was cheery inside as youngsters of all ages hunted for Easter eggs. Here it was every man (women and children) for themselves as they tried to scoop up as many eggs as they could.

Thursday, May 5, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Three people were taken to the hospital as a precaution following a vehicle rollover with entrapment that occurred after 11 p.m. Wednesday night on Catawissa Street in Schuylkill Township. The driver of a black Volkswagen Jetta told firefighters that he lost control after nearly missing three deer that were crossing the road. While traveling south on Catawissa Street, the Volkswagen lost control, skidded sideways for about 100 feet, and then flipped sideways multiple times for an additional 100 feet. The vehicle also snapped a utility pole.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Schuylkill Township supervisors want to recognize any residents of the township who are currently serving in the military, particularly if they are coming home. Acknowledging US Army Specialist Marc Habel, of MaryD, who was recently home for a two week leave, chairman of the board, Linda DeCindio said that they wished they had known about Habel's visit, because they would like to hang the American flags in honor of any service personnel who are home. In the future, DeCindio asked family members to contact the township to make the arrangements.

Thursday, May 5, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

West Penn police, firefighters and fire police responded to a two vehicle accident Monday afternoon involving a tan Toyota Corolla and a Volkswagen Jetta near the intersection of state routes 443 and 309. Reportedly the driver of the Toyota, Mark Mondoro from New Jersey, drove straight in a turning lane which resulted in the collision with Kelly McKlueen who was driving her Volkswagen north. KcKlueen reportedly had a child with her as well. No serious injuries were reported. Township police officer Dale Osenbach stated citations are pending for Mondoro.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

The L. B. Morris Elementary School Third Quarter honor roll is as follows:

Principal's List

3rd Grade - Tyler Hartman, Garett Holloway, Teegan Kunkel, William Locke, Dominic Madera,

4th Grade - Emma Gavornik, Ethan Konklin, Aaron Lienhard, Brooke McElmoyle, Nathan Rosahac.

5th Grade - Jacqueline Condly, Emma Dunbar, Dominique Harris, Heather Locke, Nicholas Rosahac, Emelyn Shirley.

6th Grade - Miranda Antiga, Margaret Holloway, Kayley Kovac, Jonathan Parramore, Derek Scott, Brendan Silfies.

Thursday, May 5, 2011
Kimberly Sword

Kimberlee Sword felt pretty good when she heard Osama bin Laden was killed.

"I'm relieved, joyous, victorious. There are so many words to describe that first emotional hit Sunday night," she said. "It was a longtime coming."

Sword, a native of Nesquehoning and 1985 graduate of Panther Valley High School, was two blocks away from the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 when the historic terrorist attacks occurred.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

The Pocono Mountains Art Group (PMA), the oldest organized art group in NEPA, has just announced its May 2011 free art gallery schedule for the West End of Monroe County.

The PMA Group Rotational Gallery is open to all members of PMA Group, as well as non-PMA Group members who reside in the West End of Monroe County. All artwork is in excellent museum quality condition and is presented for viewing in a highly professional manner. No artwork contains any nudity or offensive content.

April exhibits are still hanging, however, on May 1, a new show schedule will be in effect.