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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Delaware River Shad Fisherman's Association will hold its 6th annual Youth Fishing Education Day from 7 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Saturday, June 16 at Blue Mountain Fish and Game Club, 4190 Wood Drive, Walnutport. The event is free and will be held rain or shine. It is limited to the first 100 students ages 8 to 15 years old. Trophies are awarded for fishing contests.

For more information or to register your child for this event, contact Dave Carl at (570) 325-4336 or email at fisherman_dcarl@yahoo.com. Registration is required. Free t-shirt and hat for registered participants.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

The Panther Valley Elementary School has announced the recipients of the Student of the Month Awards for April and May.

Certificates of Achievement were presented to students in grades 1-5. Each student also received a Student of the Month Magnet, a "Kids Are Special" bumper sticker and a meal coupon from McDonald's.

Students realize that it is a very special achievement and strive to achieve this recognition.

April's Students of the Month are:

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Carbon County Chamber of Commerce will hold a mixer from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 7 at Blue Mountain Ski Resort - Slope-Side Pub and Grill, 1660 Blue Mountain Drive, Danielsville. Register at mail@carboncountychamber.org or call (610) 379-5000.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

The Jim Thorpe Borough Council has an open position. Those interested in serving should submit a letter of interest to the borough office by June 8. The position is only open to borough residents.

Letters of interest from residents interesting in serving on the Jim Thorpe Planning Commission and Jim Thorpe Zoning Hearing Board, as well as the EMA director, should be sent to the borough office by June 8 as well.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Faith Alive United Methodist Church, 678 Pine St., Palmerton (Bowmanstown) will be hosting a community Vacation Bible School from June 18 to June 22. Dinner is from 5 to 6 p.m. with Bible school from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The theme is "Amazing Wonders Aviation." Its free and is open for children 3 years through entering sixth grade. For more information, call the church office at (610) 852-2805.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012
LIZ PINKEY/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Chairman of the Youth and Recreation committee, David Mace (left) presented several Tamaqua high school athletes and their coaches with certificates of recognition following their success at the PIAA District XI and State meets. Tyler Hope, Christine Streisel, and Kelsey Patrick (front, left to right) were the athletes honored. Kayla Hope was unable to attend. Their coaches were Tom Kanger, Sam Schaffer, John Kotchmar, and Mike Sakash (back, left to right).

The borough of Tamaqua got some good news, after last month's bombshell that the borough could be paying approximately $7,700 in easement fees to the Reading and Northern Railroad for the relocation of water and sewer lines.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Students and staff of the St. Jerome Regional School in Tamaqua held a mini walk to raise donations for the Tamaqua Area Adult Day Care Center. The school is a yearly supporter of the Center. Pictured during the check presentation are, from front left, clients Bertline Bachert from Summit Hill, Olga Shroba from Coaldale and Catherine Eva from Tamaqua. Middle row from left are students Amelia Dalkner, 5; Sophia Cerimele, 6; Amelia Williams, 6; and Anthony Odorizzi, 6. Back row are TAADCC director Phil Koles and the school's mission moderator Mary Dakosty.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Lehighton Area School District elementary students of the month were recently recognized for the month of March.

At East Penn Elementary School students are, kindergarten, Mrs. Betz - Evan McGowan; first grade, Mrs. Bruch - Anthony Rivera and Mrs. Zerbe - Shayla Cotterman; second grade, Mrs. Biery - Aaliyah Fisher and Mrs. Bonser - Arerielle Searfoss; third grade, Mrs. Snyder - Nathan Carr and Miss Wassmer - Jameson Cotterman; and fourth grade, Mrs. Breiner - Jesse Fogel and Mrs. Kattner - Sean Miller.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012
CAJETAN BERGER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Spc. Mark Fuggiti

A new National Guard recruiting office, located at 1000 Bridge St., Lehighton, will be manned by national competitor for soldier of the year, Specialist Mark Fuggiti. The post will serve the Lehighton, Jim Thorpe, Palmerton, Northern Lehigh, Northwestern Lehigh and Northampton areas.

Anyone visiting the recruitment center in Lehighton should expect to enter a relaxed but professional atmosphere where any questions about the National Guard will be answered. As a recruiter, Fuggiti will be there to inform and encourage potential applicants, as well as visit schools and job fairs.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Trinity Lutheran Church, 175 S. 3rd ST., will host a community Vacation Bible School from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Sunday, June 17, through Thursday, June 21. The theme is "Operation Overboard: Dare to Go Deep with God." It is free and open to children in the community 3 years old through sixth grade. Registration is necessary. Call the church office at (610) 377-4303 with your child's name and age by June 10.