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Friday, April 13, 2012

The Bertsch-Hokendauqua-Catasauqua Watershed Association will sponsor a free, educational nature walk in celebration of Earth Day on the grounds of Mary Immaculate Center in Lehigh Township, Northampton County on Sunday, April 22 - Earth Day 2012.

Program participants will meet at 12:45 p.m. in the parking lot at Indian Trail Park, at the junction of Route 248 and Indian Trail Road, Lehigh Township, adjacent to the grounds of Mary Immaculate Center. Participants will leave the parking lot on foot at 1 p.m. for a modest walk at a comfortable pace on the Center grounds.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Several Tamaqua Area Middle School students were deemed members of the American Heart Association's "Heart Hero Club" during a recent Hoops For Hearts event. Eighth grade boys who raised $40 or more in donations included: (first row) Russell Blaker, David Morgan, Ty Miller; (second row) Dillon George and Dakota George.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Tamaqua's D.A.R.E., Drug Abuse Resistance Education, program will hold its graduation program today at 6:30 p.m. at the Tamaqua High School Auditorium in support of 5th grade students' completion of the 10-week program.

Thursday, April 12, 2012
ELSA KERSCHNER/TIMES NEWS R.W. Fritzinger Post 7215 Veterans of Foreign Wars, Walnutport, sponsored an egg hunt for members' children. Brianna Heller, 4, is dressed for the occasion in a color-coordinated purple outfit and carries a Princess basket also in purple.

Children draw the winning tickets in the Easter raffle that benefits the Ways and Means fund of the Auxiliary. Liam needs some help from his father, Colin Chavanic, to choose a ticket. Auxiliary President Karen Bandzi is on the left waiting to announce the winner.

Thursday, April 12, 2012
DONALD R. SERFASS/TIMES NEWS  Pat Freeh-Stefanek, volunteer chairman of the Tamaqua Area Community Partnership for the past 12 years, has decided to step down to spend more time with family.

The volunteer chairman serving at the helm of the Tamaqua Area Community Partnership for the past 12 years has decided to step down.

Pat Freeh-Stefanek will retire from the position later this month after serving four, three-year terms.

Freeh-Stefanek said she'd like to spend more time with family and make room for others to step foward.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Lawmakers are encouraging Sunoco to revise or delay the closing of its oil distribution center, located on Tuscarora Park Road, just off Taggartsville Road in Tamaqua.

State Sen. David Argall, R-29, and Reps. Doyle Heffley R-122; Jerry Knowles R-124; Mike Tobash, R-125; and Neal Goodman D-123, met with officials recently to contend the situation. They also sent a letter to Sunoco asking it to reconsider.

Thursday, April 12, 2012
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS The Crochet and Loom Knit Club at Pleasant Valley Middle School learns more than needlework and enjoy the comradery of their group. Some of the members are, sitting left to right: Mrs. Jennifer Dean, Connor Smith, Meaghan Doerbecker, Sabrina Meli, Samantha Catania, Vanessa Meroro, Katrina Stenger. Advisers are, standing, left to right: Diane Dudak, Amelia Meixsell and Catherine Barrett.

Many of us had grandmothers who sat in a favorite chair, hands busy with needles or hooks, with a ball of colorful yarn at their feet, knitting or crocheting baby sweaters or afghans for some lucky recipients.

Sometimes they passed on this needlework skill to their daughters and granddaughters.

But what if you are in middle school and aren't lucky enough to have someone close to you who could teach knitting or crocheting?

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Thefts, fires, destruction of property doesn't sound like small town occurrences.

Unfortunately it happens more than many Bowmanstown residents realize, and some are fed up with it.

Councilwoman Kara Scott of Ore Street is ready to spearhead the currently forming neighborhood crime watch. The increase in crime was the main topic of discussion at this month's borough council meeting.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

A preliminary hearing for a Lehighton man who allegedly threatened to kill a borough police officer and spat all over the inside of a police cruiser ended minutes after it started Wednesday when his attorney requested a competency evaluation.

Todd Allen George, 34, of 470 N. Second St., Lehighton, faces charges of terroristic threats, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct/obscene language, and public drunkenness.