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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Tom Applegate, a lifelong photography and video enthusiast, hosted a free digital photography class Wednesday evening at the Panther Valley Public Library in Lansford. Topics discussed involved around the types and functions of each camera. Applegate, who also talked a little about green screen photography, called chromakey, hopes to hold more classes like this at the library. If you are interested, call him at (570) 645-7935. Pictured from left are Anthony Kozuch of Lansford, instructor Applegate of Lansford, Eric Becker of Shenandoah and library President Marie Odrus.

Thursday, September 6, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Italian performer Alberto Galligani, from Florence Italy, performs numerous theatrical skits during the show.

Italian performer and artist Alberto Galligani entertained a crowd recently during his one-man Italian comedy and theater show held recently at the Tamaqua Community Arts Center.

The show, titled "The Decameron," was comprised of a tapestry of 14th century human comedy. "The Decameron", also called "Prince Galehaut," is a 14th-century medieval allegory by Gio Vanni Boccaccio, told as a frame story encompassing 100 tales by 10 young people.

The show included bawdy tales of love in era, ranging from the erotic to the tragic.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Right to Vote will have non-partisan volunteers at the Jim Thorpe Market, the Carbon Mall near Giant, and in Palmerton at Country Harvest Market and Family Dollar Store from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8 to help voters obtain proper documentation for a state-issued ID, or help them register to vote in the November election.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

The Palmerton Area Democratic Club will hold its opening meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 7 p.m. at the Fireline Hotel, Bowmanstown with featured speaker, Billy O'Gurek, Chairman of the Executive Board of the Carbon County Democratic Committee and a delegate to the 2012 Democratic National Convention. He will share highlights from his convention experience.

Thursday, September 6, 2012
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS Ed Moyer, commander of American Legion Post 269 of Palmerton, and his wife, Carla, get busy this morning as they work to set up a stand for the Palmerton United Veteran's Organization at the 23rd annual Palmerton Community Festival. Held in the borough park. This year's event gets under way at 4:45 p.m. Friday with an opening ceremony on the Main Stage. The festival continues through Sunday.


With a vast array of homemade foods, it's certain to satisfy the taste buds.

In the mood for some pick-me-up music?

Grab a seat and sing along as the talented entertainers belt out one tune after another.

Crave thrill and excitement?

Kids can blast off on the action-packed rides of their choice.

All that and more awaits at the 23rd annual Palmerton Community Festival, to be held this weekend in the borough park.

This year's event will run from 5-11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday, rain or shine.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Schuylkill County commissioners, at a work session Wednesday, granted county Community Development Block Grant director Gary Bender's request to seek bids to demolish homes in Coaldale Borough and Delano Township.

Bender said the bids are to tear down a vacant, dilapidated single home at 255 W. High St. in Coaldale, which the borough now owns. The property in Delano Township, at 124 High St., is a two-story frame double home that was converted into a single home. It is also vacant and gutted inside, and has been taken over by the township.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Tour visitors were suprised during the No. 9 Mine and Museum Picnic after being ambushed by Civil War soldiers reenacting a mine car gold heist. Visitors, holding their hands high, laughed as soldiers carried a trunk full of fools gold from the car.

Visitors to Sunday's Old Fashioned Picnic at the No. 9 Mine and Museum in Lansford were treated to a variety of homemade foods and fun and educational activities. The main attraction of the event featured a full day Civil War reenactment courtesy of the 8th Georgia Infantry Rome Light Guard Company A and 1st Maryland Infantry. Volunteer Dale Freudenberger said, "Visitors learned about what life was like for soldiers during the battle, as well as seeing what a typical camp looked like, what kind of dress they wore, and the struggles they faced."

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Palmerton Area High School juniors must take the new Keystone exams this winter.

Sherrie Fenner, director of curriculum and instruction, informed the board of school directors of the change at a workshop meeting on Tuesday.

Fenner said the tests are a result of changes to the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) to phase in the Keystone exams in the high school to replace 11th grade PSSAs.

Another purpose, Fenner said, is to align grades 3-8 PSSAs to the assessment anchor content aligned to the PA Common Core Standards.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Tom Applegate will be hosting a free digital camera photography class today from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Panther Valley Library, 117 East Bertsch Street, in Lansford. For more information, visit him on Facebook.