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Monday, November 7, 2011

A Free Community Supper will be offered from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20 at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 21 Race St., Jim Thorpe. The menu will include a full Thanksgiving turkey dinner with all the trimmings. Everyone invited.

Saturday, November 5, 2011
Illustration by Al Zagofsky If you can't occupy Wall Street, you can at least keep Wall Street occupied by returning reply envelopes from credit card companies as proposed in a viral YouTube video.

Frustration with the lingering recession has created what is becoming the American Fall, a domestic reflection of the Arab Spring, with Occupy Wall Street protests held in 70 major cities and over 600 communities in the U.S.

But now, for smaller communities such as here in northeastern Pennsylvania, there is a way of participating, at least a proposed method, which is circulating in a viral YouTube video, Keeping Wall Street Occupied.

Saturday, November 5, 2011
Shannon Martin-Fredericks, Tamaqua - "I am voting Tuesday, but am still undecided. The biggest issues should be money and the way things are being run. Someone needs to clean house and get this house back into shape."

BY ANDREW LEIBENGUTH

Are you planning to vote in Tuesday's election? What do you feel are the biggest issues confronting us?

Saturday, November 5, 2011
AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS William P. Gardiner, back right, stands with a few Panther Valley third grade students who received dictionaries. A total of 147 students at Panther Valley will get a copy of "A Student's Dictionary." With Gardiner and elementary school Principal Bill Lombardo, back left, are, from left, Emily Krajnak, Riley Wehr, Owen Haydt, Patrick Boyle, Anthony Ellis, Raiden Borosh, Jessica Stultz, and Milena Perez.

Panther Valley Elementary School and Our Lady of The Angels third graders recently received dictionaries, thanks to local donors.

William P. Gardiner and Francis X. Koomar purchased and delivered the books to the schools earlier this week.

The pair has been donating the dictionaries for the last 10 years because "a dictionary is the key to communication, education, career and personal growth and self confidence."

Gardiner explained that dictionaries are useful to the third grade students because they can take and use them in their future grades.

Saturday, November 5, 2011
CHRIS PARKER/TIMES NEWS The memorial for Monsignor Agnello Angelini sits just to the right of the Grotto, Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine in New Columbus.

As World War II raged in 1941, Placidio Guido LaRizzio, 34, already exhausted from a shift in the coal mine, laid the first stones of a shrine to honor the men and women who had joined the military to protect their country. It would take LaRizzio, the son of Italian immigrants, four years to build the Grotto at Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine.

Saturday, November 5, 2011
Arthur Terembula, 17, of Lehighton, plays a C.F. Martin guitar in the sound room at the Martin Guitar Factory, Nazareth.

A Lehighton teenager is embarking on his dream of a lifetime.

For his Dream Come True wish, Arthur Terembula, a senior at Lehighton Area High School, is designing his own custom C.F. Martin guitar.

C.F Martin & Co. has been creating the finest instruments in the world for over 175 years.

One of the world's leading acoustic instrument makers, Martin guitars are handmade by skilled craftsmen and women, who use a combination of new design and techniques along with those introduced by the company founder.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

A total of 37,564 persons are eligible to vote in the General Election of Carbon County on Tuesday, Nov. 8, according to the official voter registration report recently approved by the county's elections board.

Of that total, nearly 50 percent of the registered voters are from the Democratic Party. The party has 18,765 persons eligible to participate in the balloting from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. That represents 49.95 percent of the registered voters.

Saturday, November 5, 2011
KAREN CIMMS/TIMES NEWS

"Cupcup" is a female domestic short hair cat available for adoption from the Carbon County Friends of Animals in Jim Thorpe. She is a spayed, brown tiger and is up to date on all her shots. She is 2 years old and is very friendly and sweet. For more information call the CCFOA at (570) 325-9400.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

"The Grotto, Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine, New Columbus, Nesquehoning, PA, was approved by the state's Historic Preservation Board for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. The nomination will now be forwarded to the National Park Service's Keeper of the National Register, Washington, DC for further review.

The Board endorsed the Grotto for its significance under National Register Criterion A, for Ethnic Heritage, for its association with the Italian American community of New Columbus and its role in continuing the cultural identity of the community.

Saturday, November 5, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Tamaqua Senior High School students used white paint to place their names, school spirit slogans, or artistic creations on Stadium Hill road leading to the school during their annual "Whitewash" held Thursday. The activity was under the supervision of Roseann Weinrich, biology teacher and senior class advisor, who stated her appreciation to all the students who participated in the event to show pride for Tamaqua. Sarah Paluck, 17, senior, paints a heart for volleyball pride.