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Saturday, May 18, 2013
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St. Mark's Episcopal Church will host this month's free community dinner from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, May 19. It will be a picnic style meal. For more information call the church at (570) 325-2241.

Saturday, May 18, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Carbon County Art League members and artists pictured are, from left, Margie Long, Linda Christman, Christine Eubanks and Paula Zelienka.

A mural, titled "The Art of Healing", was recently unveiled by members of the Carbon County Art League in the lobby of the St. Luke's - Miners Campus in Coaldale.

Four members of the league, who spent a combined 120 hours painting the 4-by-6 foot mural, said they made the mural to highlight the many different aspects of the St. Luke's University Health Network and its new connection with Temple University in Bethlehem.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Claire:

There's yet another article disparaging my generation making the rounds these days, this one written by Joel Stein for Time Magazine. The title? "The Me Me Me Generation: Millennials are lazy, entitled narcissists who still live with their parents." The cover is emblazoned with a picture of a young woman taking a photo of herself with her iPhone. Ouch.

Saturday, May 18, 2013
 Sue Steigerwalt, Palmerton - "I use planters on my front porch, and hanging plants."
Saturday, May 18, 2013
ANDREW LEINBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Tamaqua firefighters respond to 27 W. Mauch Chunk St. in Tamaqua after a fire was discovered in a rear apartment. The blaze was extinguished before causing serious damage.

Emergency responders were called to the rear of 27 W. Mauch Chunk St., Tamaqua, just before noon on Friday after a neighbor reported an odor of something burning.

The neighbor, Genevieve Hindermyer, lives in a connected apartment building, 29 W. Mauch Chunk St.

A short time later, neighbors said their apartments started to fill with smoke. They added that the landlord, Dr. Robert Jewells II, who works a block away, and two contractors working for him, arrived and kicked in the door of 27 Rear Mauch Chunk Street.

Saturday, May 18, 2013
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Bernard Forgotch, Marian Catholic High School Mock Trial Adviser, received a plaque commemorating the 2010 Regional Mock Trial Championship won by Marian Catholic's team. Presenting the plaque is Cheryl Leone, mother of Christine Leone, who was a key member of the 2010 team. Christine died in an automobile accident in 2011.

Saturday, May 18, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Participating in the Schuylkill United Way's Day of Caring, Air Products employees plant superintendent Eric Dreyfus, of Andreas, and electrician Gary Clemson, of West Penn, work to replace old railing located on the side of the Tamaqua Community Arts Center.

Air Products and Chemicals employees of Hometown spent a full work day providing needed manpower support to area organizations as part of the Schuylkill United Way's annual Day of Caring held recently. Some organizations receiving help consisted of the Tamaqua Community Arts Center, Avenues of Pottsville, Tamaqua YMCA, Tamaqua Salvation Army, Marian Catholic School and others.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

The Jim Thorpe Area School Board tentatively approved the 2013-2014 proposed budget at 45.52 mills, with a 1 mill increase.

The vote passed 5 to 3, with one member absent. Board members Dr. Clement McGinley, Robert Schaninger, Randall Smith, William Allison, and John Partenio voted yes on the budget.Opposed were Pearl Downs-Sheckler, John Ciavarella, and Gerald Strubinger. Dennis McGinley was absent.

Partenio stated, "The average assessed value in our school district is about $50,000 and a one mill increase would be $50 that would increase on your taxes."

Saturday, May 18, 2013

The Young at Heart meeting will not meet on Tuesday, May 21, as previously stated in the Polk Township column in Thursday's issue, due to the Primary election. Instead, they will meet on Monday, May 20 at the Polk Twp. Vol. Fire Co. in Kresgeville.