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Friday, June 24, 2011
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS The 2011 Towamensing Elementary School sixth grade graduates.

Towamensing Elementary School held its Sixth Grade Graduation and awards ceremony on Thursday, June 9.

The graduates and future Class of 2017 wore gray and white Blue Bomber t-shirts.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Adventures to the Ancients offers free open space hikes led by Bill Sweeney, an old growth forest enthusiast, botanist and longtime DCNR naturalist with Jacobsburg E.E. Center and Don Miller, an open space advocate, longtime teacher, botanist and naturalist with Pocono Heritage Land Trust.

The next hike is to Godfrey Ridge and Brodhead Creek / Delaware Water Gap, Sunday, June 26, 1-5 p.m.

Thursday, June 23, 2011
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Jim Kintz of Marshalls Creek donated a kidney in Lauren Davis's name through the Matched Pair Program, allowing Lauren to receive a kidney transplant. This picture was taken just before Lauren received her kidney and Jim followed a couple of hours later to donate one of his. Both are hoping that through Kinsley's ShopRite's Annual Donor Awareness Day, they can help make more people aware of the lives that can be saved through organ donations.

In March 2010, Jim and Judy Kintz of Marshalls Creek went to Crocodile Rock with some friends from their church as a show of support for a fellow church member, Lauren Davis, a Christian Rock singer.

The Kintzes knew of Lauren, but had never spoken with her. After her appearance that Saturday night, Lauren's father met up with the church group to thank them for their support.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Summer for most high school and college students serves as time off from studies and time to enjoy the better things. Pictured playing music on West Broad Street in Tamaqua are brothers Mike,19, left, playing accordion, and Shane Mulligan, 16, playing Latin percussion shakers. Keep your eyes open for this talented musical duo as they perform at random locations in downtown Tamaqua over the next few weeks to raise funds for Mike's college.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Summer Reading programs begin this week at the Panther Valley Public Library for children ages 3-5 and for students entering kindergarten through fifth grade.

Please call the library at (570) 645-3780 for more details.

Also, area churches have been asked to sponsor snacks and drinks for the reading program.

Churches that would like to join the effort are asked to call the library for details.

The library is in need of volunteers during the summer. Anyone age 14 and over may apply to volunteer and take a brief training to become a library volunteer.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

All four lanes of SR209 along with Harrity Road were closed for hours last night and early this morning when work crews attempted to deliver three large concrete beams to a work site in Franklin Township. The beams are being used to construct a new bridge which will carry Harrity Road over Pohopoco Creek. Southbound traffic along SR209 was unable to enter the turnpike. Harrity Road is widely used as a main corridor to the Pocono Mountains and Beltzville State Park.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Chestnuthill Township Historical Society (CTHS) is in its infancy but it is hoping to grow up big and strong. In order to do that, it needs more members. It is looking for people who live in the township, has ties to the township, can trace family from the township or folks who just want to be a part of preserving the history of the West End.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Lansford council on Wednesday agreed to research ways to coming up with the match for a $265,000 state grant to refurbish the borough hall, above the American Fire Co. No. 1 on East Patterson Street.

Firefighters have agreed to ante up about half of the money, said council president Adam Webber.

That would leave $132,500 about four mills for the borough to get to be able to accept the grant, through the Department of Community and Economic Development. council will explore low-interest loans and other funding sources.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Subdivision plans for a potential sale of two area ski resorts needs a little fine tuning, the Carbon County Planning Commission said recently.

During the monthly meeting of the county planning commission on Tuesday, Ivan O. Meixell Jr., county planner, overviewed Blue Ridge Real Estate Company and Big Boulder Corporation's plans for subdivisions at Big Boulder and Jack Frost Ski areas. The plans call for subdividing the ski area land, located in Lake Harmony, Kidder Township, from the rest of land owned by Blue Ridge Real Estate.

Thursday, June 23, 2011
Special to the TIMES NEWS Kevin Steber of the Coaldale Fire Company, left, receives a Coaldale High Alumni monetary gift from Faye Lewis.

The Coaldale High School Alumni organization has donated money to the Coaldale Fire Company and to the Coaldale Veterans and Women's Memorial.

After a very successful reunion at Genetti's in Hazleton on May 29, the reunion committee reviewed its financial position and voted to donate $1,500 to each of the selected organizations.

Faye Lewis, chair person of the reunion committee, said the "alumni of Coaldale High School continue to be very generous. These monetary gifts will be put to good use by these two very deserving organizations."