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Monday, June 3, 2013

Openings are now available for the Head Start and Early Head Start program. Children must be age eligible and meet the income guidelines.

Families who receive unemployment benefits, work at low paying jobs or receive SSI are a few of those who may be income eligible.

PathStone is beginning their process for selection for the next program year. There are only a few spots left, so if a person is interested, now is the time to call before all spots are filled. Call either (610) 377-5672 or (570) 645-7578 to make an appointment

Monday, June 3, 2013
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Two Marian Catholic High School students received awards at the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science State Competition, held at the Penn State University Park Campus. Ryan Darrough (left) received an $8,000 scholarship to the Penn State University Park Eberly College of Science and placed second in the state for his Behavioral Psychology project. Patrick Darrough (right) earned second place in the state for his Biology project. The students were accompanied to the event by Robert Valente, a Marian teacher who also served as a student sponsor and an event judge, and Renee Srinivasan.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Lakeside concessions at Tuscarora State Park are now open for the summer season from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., weather permitting. A selection of candy, ice cream, not food and camping/fishing supplies will be available, including live bait.

For more information call (570) 467-2301.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Kidder Township has announced that it will offer free recycling at the township building.

Accepted materials include newspapers and newspaper inserts; magazines and catalogs; junk mail and envelopes; cardboard and office paper; phone books; cereal boxes; brown paper bags; aluminum, steel and tin cans; glass bottles and jars; and plastics #1 through #7.

Items not accepted include garbage; food-tainted items (used paper plates, etc.); batteries; paper towels or paper napkins; Styrofoam; aerosol or paint cans; propane or helium tanks; plastic toys; and scrap metal.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Four first time offenders in the criminal justice system were placed in Carbon County's Accelerated Rehabilitation Disposition (ARD) probation program recently.

If a person successfully completes all conditions of the program their record is wiped clean. However, if they fail to complete it or are revoked from it they will face trial on all pending charges. A person does not admit guilt in entering the program.

The four, who were accepted into the program by President Judge Roger N. Nanovic II, were placed for a year.

Monday, June 3, 2013
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Four County Council American Legion Auxiliary recognized winners of the annual essay contest. Four County Council encompasses Carbon, Lehigh, Monroe and Northampton counties. From left are, Sue Anthony, Four County Council chairman; Emily Farmer, seventh and eighth grade winner, attends St.

Monday, June 3, 2013
Special to the TIMES NEWS The Lehigh Valley Zoo in Schnecksville has been chosen as Business of the Month by the Greater Northern Lehigh Chamber of Commerce.

What a bunch of animals!

That would be in the form of the wildly popular Lehigh Valley Zoo, which has been elected Business of the Month by the Greater Northern Lehigh Chamber of Commerce.

At 5150 Game Preserve Road, in Schnecksville, the Zoo provides wildlife conservation, conservation science education programs aligned with Pennsylvania Assessment Anchors and Eligible Content, and a family-friendly recreational resource for the community.

Monday, June 3, 2013

HARRISBURG, May 31, 2013 - - The Pennsylvania Fraternal Alliance recently presented state Sen. John Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon/Monroe) with their prestigious 2013 Legislator of the Year Award.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Carbon County Communications Center's 911 service was down for about six hours beginning at about 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

County 911 director Gary Williams said early Monday that the outage was triggered by a problem with Verizon's equipment.

"It affected everyone at first, then it affected Jim Thorpe, Nesquehoning, Summit Hill, and Lansford in Carbon County, and Coaldale and Kline townships and McAdoo in Schuylkill. It seemed like Verizon had an issue at their Bloomsburg office," he said.

Efforts to reach Verizon spokesman Sheldon Jones were unsuccessful early Monday.