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Monday, May 16, 2011

WELCA

The WELCA group of the Lutheran churches will meet on Tuesday, May 17, at 6 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church, South Avenue. If you wish more information about the group contact Kathy Heller, (570) 325-2282.

Parents meeting

Monday, May 16, 2011

Senior citizens who would like to learn tips to protect themselves from danger are in luck.

A Senior Self Protection workshop will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Village at Palmerton. The workshop is open to the community, as well as families and residents of the Village.

Jennifer Ebert, admissions and marketing director, said the senior self protection workshop will provide tips and techniques for people ages 55-and-over.

Monday, May 16, 2011

The Tamaqua Area Chamber of Commerce has anounced the lineup for its popular Summer Concert Series. The concerts will all be held on the platform of the Tamaqua Railroad Station, from 6 to 8 p.m., on select Thursdays from June 2 through Sept. 22.

Shows are held weather permitting and are free to the public.The Restaurant at The Station has tables available on the platform for reservations for dinner and drinks the evenings of the concert, or people are welcome to bring a lawn chair or a blanket to enjoy an evening of musical entertainment.

The Summer 2011 line up will be:

Monday, May 16, 2011

SHENANDOAH, Pa. (AP) – A pair of structures have been renamed in honor of a Pennsylvania lawmaker killed in a 2008 car crash.

The Schuylkill Historical Fire Society rededicated its museum in Shenandoah to state Sen. James Rhoades on Saturday. On Sunday, the Cappella Vietnam Veterans Memorial Home Association dedicated a pavilion in the Schuylkill County Republican's honor.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Two of the five people arrested for having a working methamphetamine lab in Quakake, Rush Township, on March 19 elected to avail themselves of their rights to preliminary hearings before District Judge Stephen Bayer last week.

William Manness, 29, of 326 W. Rowe St., Tamaqua, and Russell J. Gernert, 31, of 38 Schuylkill Rd., New Ringgold, each had one criminal charge against them dropped after the lengthy hearings.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Faith Alive United Methodist Church, 678 Pine Street, Palmerton (Bowmanstown) will host a free Better Budgeting workshop at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 21.

Do you want less debt and more money to spend? Then this workshop is for you. Using Crown Financial resources, Mimi MacCrindle points the way to better household budgeting.

For more information, contact Julianne Heiney at Faith Alive UMC at (610) 852-2805 or fasgm@ptd.net.

Online registration at www.faithaliveumc.com. Click on small group Bible study for web registration.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Wayne Weidner, President of the Walnutport Playground Committee, told the council he was upset that the Carnival organizers will have to pay a $500 refundable deposit to ensure the facility, which will be used to cook and serve food, is cleaned up after the event.

Monday, May 16, 2011

The Palmerton Area School Board's regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Hazard Conference Room of the Parkside Education Center has been changed to the high school auditorium, 3525 Fireline Road.

Monday, May 16, 2011
DONALD R. SERFASS/TIMES NEWS The public is invited to two open houses set for tomorrow at Access Services LIFE Program Center, 521 Schuylkill Avenue, Tamaqua, to hear about local opportunities to participate in the program. Light refreshments will be served.

A local program that's been pairing developmentally challenged individuals with host families for the past 15 years will host an open house tomorrow to let area residents know about opportunities that exist in the Tamaqua area.

According to Sheila Davison, regional vice president, Access Service, Inc., this is a key time in the TIMES NEWS coverage area.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Four first time offenders in the criminal justice system were placed in Carbon County's Accelerated Rehabilitation Disposition (ARD) probation program on Tuesday by President Judge Roger N. Nanovic II.

If a person successfully completes all conditions of the program their record is wiped clean. However, if they fail to complete the program, or are revoked from it, the commonwealth reserves the right to prosecute them on all pending charges. A person does not admit guilt in entering the program.

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