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Thursday, September 13, 2012

New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 6804 Weiss Road, New Tripoli, is hosting "Groovin' & Cruisin'" from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at the church.

The event includes a car show and DJ with three musical acts to take place indoors. Donations accepted. Food and drive will be available.

For additional information, call (610) 298-2710. The church is located across from Northwestern Lehigh High School. See the web at or email

Thursday, September 13, 2012
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS The Behler and Kohan families came out in the light rain to taste the delights of the Palmerton Community Festival on Saturday night. From left, Tara Brogna, Patrice Kohan holding Sofia Brogna, Ann Behler, Elsa and Allen in the stroller, Andy Behler, Marybeth and Aziz Attish. Steven Brogna and Marlon Kohan were taking Isabella on the rides.

After a severe thunderstorm hit the area on Saturday, the Palmerton Community Festival started out a little slow but some die-hard fans didn't let a few raindrops stop them from following a longtime tradition like the Behlers and Kohans of Palmerton.

"We have to support them despite the weather," said Patrice Kohan. "And those church ladies make the best filling."

Ann Behler said coming to the festival is a long-standing tradition.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

The Sixth Annual Heritage Festival will be held this upcoming Saturday, Sept. 15 beginning at 10 a.m. at the scenic Mauch Chunk Lake Park located in Jim Thorpe, Carbon County.

The festival pays tribute to local coal mining heritage and includes a number of bluegrass performances throughout the day and evening.

There will be an admission accepted to park grounds for adults. Children 12 and under are admitted free.

Thursday, September 13, 2012
Pictured during the assembly were, from left, Robert Carl, President, Schuylkill Chamber of Commerce; Carol Makuta, Superintendent, Tamaqua Area School District; Ann Thompson, Vice Chair of the Board, LCCC; Donald Snyder, President, LCCC; Representative Jerry Knowles and Senator Dave Argall.

Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) President Donald Snyder and other board members proudly announced a 10-year extension of the John E. Morgan Scholarship For Higher Education during a well-attended school assembly and press conference held yesterday in the Tamaqua Area School District's auditorium.

The scholarship allows any Tamaqua high school graduate, who meets the criteria, free tuition at LCCC's Tamaqua Morgan Center for two years.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Four Mountain Karate Academy black belts were tested and recently received their new certifications at the Black Belt ceremony held on Aug. 8. Greg Venuto was promoted to Cho Dan, Kyle Collins was promoted to Ee Dan, Tim Hauck was promoted to Ee Dan, Alex Hauck was promoted to Ee Dan, and Master John Fagliarone was promoted to Oh Dan.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Carbon County Tax Claim Bureau will be conducting their annual Public Upset Tax Sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 28 in the Commissioners Conference Room, Third Floor, Courthouse Annex, Jim Thorpe.

The purpose of this sale is to collect all unpaid taxes, municipal claims and all other assessed costs.

Anyone having any questions concerning this sale may contact the Carbon County Tax Claim Bureau at the office in the Courthouse Annex from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, or call (460) 325-3535.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

The owner of a personal care home who acted as his own attorney in a civil suit brought by a Tamaqua area man for the death of his father, found out how difficult it was to defend himself as a jury returned a verdict of $125,000 against him after a one day trial Wednesday in the Schuylkill County court.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

The three county armed robbery crime spree included:

1. Dec. 21, 2011 - About $2,000 and several packs of cigarettes were taken from the Convenient Mart, 51 W. Juniper St. in Hazleton.

2. Dec. 24, 2011 - About $700 and packs of cigarettes were stolen from the Turkey Hill, 70 Station Circle in Hazle Township.

3. Jan. 5, 2012 - Between $300 and $400 and other items including a firearm were stolen from the Unimart, SR940 in Foster Township.

4. Jan. 6, 2012 - About $500 and packs of cigarettes were taken from the Turkey Hill, 800 Alter St. in Hazleton.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Lehigh Gap Nature Center is offering another beginner's watercolor class this autumn. Artist Kay Stauffer will be the instructor for the five-session class. The class taught by Stauffer last spring was so popular, we were not able to accommodate everyone who wanted to take the class.

The classes will be held on Thursday evenings, Oct, 11-Nov. 8. There is a fee for the class. The maximum enrollment is 12 participants to ensure that the artist can give plenty of attention to each student. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

A preliminary hearing scheduled Wednesday for a delivery driver who struck and seriously injured Jim Thorpe's fire chief, who was observing a race, was continued until Oct. 24.

Steven M. Schock, 36, of Lehighton, had his hearing scheduled before District Judge Edward Lewis of Jim Thorpe. Schock has been charged with aggravated assault by vehicle while driving under the influence, aggravated assault by vehicle, two counts of driving while under the influence of alcohol, reckless driving, careless driving, and driving on right side of roadway.