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Saturday, April 14, 2012
A yellow phase timber rattlesnake lies curled up in the sun. A hike along the Lehigh Gorge Trail offers an opportunity to see snakes, especially in late spring and summer.

By AL ZAGOFSKY

TN Correspondent

azagofsk@ptd.net

This summer, the Carbon County Environmental Education Center is planning a run along the D&L Trail in Lehigh Gorge State Park. They are calling it the Rattlesnake Run.

CCEEC chief naturalist Susan Gallagher lives near the Rockport access to the trail, and it is one of her favorite places to run. As an organizer of the race, she named it-here's why.

Saturday, April 14, 2012
Ron Cohen, Penn Forest Township "No, because I think he should have taken it (the sex scandal) a step forward when his coach reported it."

There is a move under way to have Beaver Stadium at Penn State renamed in honor of the late football coach, Joe Paterno. What do you think?

Saturday, April 14, 2012

The registration deadline for the upcoming Super Cupboard sessions is April 27.

The classes, for low-income parents of young children, will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on May 4, 11, 18 and 25 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Lehighton. the classes include cooking skills and nutrition tips, and participants are sent home with groceries to make the meals they have learned at the sessions.

To register, call Stanley Haupt at (610) 377-6048.

Saturday, April 14, 2012
The deer tick is a carrier of Lyme disease, a bacterial named after the town of Lyme, Connecticut where a number of cases were identified in 1975.

"The northeastern U.S. should prepare for a surge in Lyme disease this spring," cautions the Forest Stewardship Program at Pennsylvania State University.

Its cause is not the mild winter, according to Dr. Richard S. Ostfeld, a disease ecologist at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, who bases his prediction on the fluctuations in acorns and mouse populations.

Saturday, April 14, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS From left are Rich Carrell, Cathy Carrell, Victoria Carrell, 14, Service Unit Manager Nancy Paisley, Emma Osenbach, 13, De Ann Osenbach and Kevin Osenbach.

Have you ever looked around your neighborhood or school and wondered how you could make a change for the better?

That is what Tamaqua Girl Scouts Emma Osenbach, 13, of Tamaqua, and Victoria Carrell, 14, of McAdoo, did to earn their Silver Award while carrying on the mission of the Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania; To build courage, confidence and character while making the world a better place.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Saint Joseph Regional Academy, Jim Thorpe, has announced the names of students who earned honors for the third quarter of the 2011-2012 school year.

Grade 4

Distinguished Honors

Emily Reaman, Gianna Steber

First Honors

Nicholas Goff

Second Honors

Ben Sheridan

Grade 5

Distinguished Honors

Hunter Fristick, Natalia Richards

First Honors

Kelsey Carroll, Grace Crouthamel, Seth Paluck, Katie Spillman, Sydney Vincent

Second Honors

Caroline Snerr

Honorable Mention

Carter Wolfe

Grade 6

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Plans for the Jim Thorpe High School reunion for the classes of 1955 through 1965 are moving right along.

The committee, however, is in need of class colors, flowers and songs, from each class.

Some have been received already, but the committee wishes to have all for the reunion.

They would also like any old photographs that classmates may wish to share with those attending, as there will be a continuous PC loop projected during the evening. If you wish them returned, please have your name and address on the back.

Saturday, April 14, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Tamaqua Police officer Cpl. Dwayne Hacker, also steering committee president, and West Penn Police officer Jason Lorah, right, stated how proud they were of all the graduating students.

More than 160 D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) graduating students from Tamaqua, West Penn and St Jerome's fifth grade elementary classes were treated to a magic show and graduation ceremony Thursday night in the Tamaqua Area School District auditorium.

Saturday, April 14, 2012
AP Photos A man looks at a display of over 600 staff who worked and died on the Titanic, at SeaCity Museum in Southampton, England. The new museum opened on April 10, 100 years after the ill fated Titanic sailed from the City's docks.

It's been 100 years since the 'unsinkable' gave us the 'unthinkable.'

After striking an iceberg and sinking during its maiden voyage, the British supership Titanic left an imprint on the human psyche like no other single event in history. Hundreds of books have been written, miles of film produced and every possible explanation explored into the world's most infamous shipwreck, and still we thirst for more.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

A few weeks ago my sister Diane provided dessert for Sunday dinner at Mom's.

"Mmmm. This is good!" I told her as I bit into a little slice of heaven. "What is it?"

"Amish Friendship Bread," she replied.

"Mmmm, A fghugh hmw gmht tt wezz!" I said around another mouthful. (Translation: Mmmm, I forgot how good it was!)