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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Oldies, but goodies.

Vintage vehicles are sure to be on full display at the 25th annual Slatington Lions Club Antique/Collector Car Show.

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Slatington Airport along State Route 873. The rain date is Monday.

Registration of cars is from 9 a.m. to noon. The first 200 preregistered cars will receive a custom dash plaque, while the first 150 preregistered will receive a special participation award.

Thursday, August 29, 2013
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS Owners Gloria and Mike Kravetz have decided to retire from the Berlinsville Hotel. Mike Kravetz has run the business for 62 years.

I Love Lucy made its television debut, baseball fans heard the "Shot Hear 'Round the World", and U.S. President Harry Truman declared an official end to war with Germany.

The year 1951 marked a significant milestone locally as well, when a young upstart by the name of Mike Kravetz took over ownership of the Berlinsville Hotel, at 4588 Lehigh Drive, Walnutport.

On July 2 of that year, Kravetz began what would become a hugely successful foray into the restaurant business that would go on to produce cherished cheesesteaks, friends, and memories too innumerable to count.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Have you started fall cleaning yet? If so, members of the Tamaqua Volunteers community initiative group are looking for donations of clothing, toys, tools, electronics, holiday decorations, pots/pans/dishes, cookware, furniture, appliances and anything else you don't want to throw away or wouldn't mind parting with.

They will accept practically anything clean and odor-free, no matter how small or large. Anybody can donate. The only items not accepted are old computer monitors and old console televisions.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

A program to allow inmates at the Schuylkill County Prison who are 21 years old or younger to earn a GED (General Education Diploma) was renewed, Warden Eugene Berdanier informed the members of the prison board at the monthly meeting held at the courthouse in Pottsville Wednesday.

Berdanier said the instructor is Pat Brennan, of the Pottsville Area School District, and of the 20 inmates in the prison who ar 21 years old or younger, eight chose to enroll in the class, seven do have high school diplomas and the rest were not interested.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

A $500,000 bailout for Rest Haven Home and Hospital to meet the current payroll deadline was approved by the Schuykill County Commissioners because of a cash shortage experienced by the home do to the late payment of the third period grant of $6,410,142 owed by the federal government in medicare and medicaid payments.

The commissioners are transferring the money from its general fund which still remains sound. According to the treasurer's report the balance of the county fund at the end of July was $24,660,246.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

During the visitors segment of the Nesquehoning Borough Council meeting held last night, Dorothy Macenka of East Center Street spoke on the frequent visitation of cats from her neighbor's home.

She asked what she should do. It was noted the neighbor has been cited, but still allows his three cats to run freely and they have dug up and destroyed her property.

Borough solicitor Robert Yurchak will check into the borough ordinance and contact Macenka.

According to dialogue, one cat was trapped and the neighbor notified, but the cats keep coming back.

Thursday, August 29, 2013
The Nesquehoning American Legion Post 172 held its installation of officers recently at the Weatherly American Legion Post. From left are 30th District Deputy Commander Harry Wynn, 30th District Commander John W. Krebs Sr., post adjutant and service officer Edward Watkins, post Commander Edward Coll and 30th District Deputy Commander Gilbert Lawrence. Post officers not pictured were 1st Vice Commander John P. Feawe Jr.; 2nd Vice Commander William R. Heffelfinger Jr.; finance officer Walter E. Strohl; chaplain/historian Theodore Dacey; parlimentarian Edward Lucas; and Sgt. at Arms Walter Strohl.

ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Nesquehoning police raided a borough home Wednesday morning, and arrested the occupant on drug charges.

Jaden J. Diacheysn, 25, of 24 N. Allen St., faces charges of possession with intent to manufacture or deliver a controlled substance (marijuana); possession of a controlled substance (heroin); unlawful possession of a controlled substance (marijuana); possession of drug paraphernalia; and tampering with or fabricating evidence.

He remains in Carbon County Correctional Facility under $50,000 bail.

Thursday, August 29, 2013
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS

Palmerton Mayor Chris Olivia, left, swears in new Palmerton Fire Police officers Sheryl Degolyer and Marlena Beers, as fire police Captain Ryan Shupp looks on.

Thursday, August 29, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Celebrating 100 years of the Lewistown Valley Tabernacle, parishioners and guests sing "Onward, Christian Soldiers" as they walk from the Tabernacle's pavilion to the large wooden crosses.

Parishioners and visitors with the Calvary Evangelical United Methodist Church in Lewistown Valley celebrated a centuries worth of dedicated worship and service at their Lewistown Valley Tabernacle.

The Tabernacle's 100-year anniversary celebration started this past Saturday and continues through Labor Day.

In 1913, outdoor services were first held in a tent. The present day Tabernacle was built at some time prior to 1925. Summer services are still held each year at the facility.