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Wednesday, March 21, 2012
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Zoe Kleintop, 6, of Palmerton, smaller than her umbrella, is ready for a big rain as she walks with her mom on her way to school in the Wednesday morning drizzle. She is a first grader at Parkside Elementary.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

A Lansford man's appeal from a long jail sentence was denied by a panel of judges of the Pennsylvania Superior Court who ruled Schuylkill County Judge John E. Domalakes made no error of law in disposing the case.

Rolando Martin Horsford, 31, of 305 E. Abbot St., following a non-jury trial in December 2010 was found guilty by Domalakes of two counts of delivery of a controlled substance in Tamaqua in September 2009 and sentenced him to serve two to five years in a state correctional institution.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

A sure sign of spring is the welcome arrival of daffodils, the flower of hope.

The American Cancer Society (ACS) distributes thousands of daffodils during its campaign of Daffodil Days. This year is its 39th annual Daffodil Days which begins March 21.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The Tamaqua Area School District named coaches in two sports during Tuesday's regular school board meeting held in the Tamaqua Area Middle School Conference Room.

Jay Pilla, Nesquehoning, was named volunteer baseball coach; Courtney McCarroll, Tamaqua, assistant girls soccer coach for 2012-13 at a stipend to be determined; Amanda Peters, Tamaqua; Kristen Kistler, New Ringgold; Ken Mateyak, Andreas; and Bobby Clements, Lehighton, volunteer girls soccer coaches.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Tamaqua property owners who still haven't connected their wildcat sewers to the borough's sewer system now have a deadline to get connected.

Council voted to require sewers to be connected by August 28th, almost one year after the initial deadline of August 29th, 2011, that Department of Enviornmental Protection (DEP) gave the borough to complete the project.

According to borough manager Kevin Steigerwalt, the fines for not being in compliance with the borough's sewer ordinance could run between $300 and $1,000 per day.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012
SUBMITTED PHOTO Delaware Avenue in Palmerton

The Palmerton Historic District Public Meeting will be held this Friday at 6 p.m. The meeting will take place in the Knight's Gallery on the second floor to discuss the proposed Palmerton National Historic District.

The meeting is open to the public and everyone is encouraged to attend to learn more about the district and the designation. "This will be the public's opportunity to look at the boundaries of the proposed district, learn about the benefits of having this designation, and ask questions" said Betsy Burnhauser of the Historical Society. .

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The general membership meeting of the Tamaqua Historical Society will be held Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Tamaqua Chamber of Commerce office, 114 West Broad St. in Tamaqua. Anyone interested in joining or getting involved with activities of the society or museum is encouraged to stop. For more information, call (570) 668-1880.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Four local residents, a student group, and their faculty adviser will be recognized in several award categories at the Carbon/Tamaqua American Cancer Society Telethon Committee's 2012 Cancer Fighters' Dinner on April 1 at the AMVETS Hall, 201 W. Ridge St., in Lansford.

The dinner, held each year, is presented by the American Cancer Society Telethon Committee as a kick-off and rally for the popular local televised fundraiser.

This year's 24-hour telethon airs April 14-15.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

One of the largest sheriff sales in Carbon County's history is scheduled for Friday, April 13. The sale could have a great impact on Carbon County tourism.

Scheduled to be sold that date are two parcels in Lake Harmony, one consisting of 40.9 acres and including the Galleria and H2oooh Waterpark, and the other 264 acres consisting of the main lodge at Split Rock, a lagoon, and ski area.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The next regular meeting for the Tamaqua DARE Steering Committee will be held Friday at 9 a.m. at the Hometown McDonald's. New members are always welcome. Contact Lisa Shilko, DARE Challenge chairwoman, at (570) 778-2005 for more information.