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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

St. Jerome's Regional School, Tamaqua, has a variety of activities scheduled for this year's observance of Catholic Schools Week. The events are part of the nationwide celebration of Catholic education during the week of January 30 to February 5. This year's theme will be "Catholic Schools: A-Plus For America," celebrating the value Catholic schools add to the nation. With high academic standards grounded in strong moral values and high graduation rates, Catholic schools and their graduates offer a significant contribution to society.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011
CAROL ZICKLER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Nesquehoning street employees under the supervision of Louis Paul remove snow from the corners getting ready for another snow fall this week. Residents are asked to obey the parking signs and move their vehicles until their side of the street is plowed.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS Among those who comprise Keystone Technology, LLC, are (front row, l-r) Andy Gildner, owner, Brad Shelly, lead systems technician, and (back row) Kathleen Gildner, office manager.

Have any computer glitches? In need of computer installation?

If so, then Keystone Technology, LLC in Slatington can provide the anecdote for those and other computer needs.

Recently, the firm was chosen as Business of the Month by the Greater Northern Lehigh Chamber of Commerce.

Andrew Gildner, owner, said "it is a true honor to be valued by the chamber."

Monday, January 24, 2011

The Schuylkill County Zoning Hearing Board canceled a scheduled hearing on Feb. 3 on the application of Gladstone Partners, of Pittsburgh, which is seeking a special exception to the county zoning ordinance to construct a multimillion dollar cargo airport and business park on land partly in East Union Township and Kline Township.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Carbon County Commissioners on Thursday acted on a number of personnel matters:

Commissioners accepted the resignation of Jonathan Hill, deputy sheriff, effective Jan. 16, and the employment separation of Ross A. Heyer, part-time corrections officer, effective Dec. 15, 2010.

Monday, January 24, 2011

The January meeting of Carbon County Democrats for Change (CCDC) will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 25 at the Inn at Jim Thorpe in the Basement Conference Room. Guest speaker will be Dr. Roy Christman, professor of Political Science, who will speak on the topic "Redistricting: How Will It Affect Elections in Carbon County?"

Attendees are invited to stay after the meeting and join those who plan to watch President Obama's State of the Union Address.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Carbon County commissioners on Thursday appointed Justin Yaich, Jim Thorpe, to a five-year term on the Industrial development board. They also appointed Jesse Walk to the county Planning Commission for a four-year term.

In other matters, commissioners:

*Approved a letter of agreement between the county and NHS Pennsylvania (doing business as) Mount Pocono OP Clinic, top provide psychological evaluation services at the county prison on an as-needed basis at $350 per evaluation;

Monday, January 24, 2011
Andy Leibenguth/Special to the times news

The serenity of a fresh blanket of snow is evident in this scene showing the the Tamaqua Elementary school's walking path

that leads from Lombard Street to Boyle Avenue.

Monday, January 24, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Temperatures throughout the area this morning dropped well below zero. Robert Craigle, 19, from Hometown, a senior at Tamaqua High School, got up early with a few friends to try a popular exothermal process involving combining boiling water and very cold temperatures. Here Craigle carefully throws boiling water into the -2 degree air. As the boiling water leaves the measuring cup, a majority of the scattered water droplets freeze instantly on contact with the atmosphere. The smaller the droplets and the colder the air, the faster the freezing.

Monday, January 24, 2011
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEW

No, your eyes aren't misleading you. The frigid cold resulted in a temperature reading of -5 degrees early this morning outside Keystone Nazareth Bank & Trust along Delaware Avenue in Palmerton.