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Saturday, March 5, 2011
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

The Mock Trial Team at Marian High School, Hometown defeated Allentown Central Catholic in competition to advance their team to Regional competition. The Regional competition will be held at the courthouse in Scranton on March 14. This will mark the fourth time Marian has advanced to this level. Schools included in the District competition are Palmerton, Nativity, Allentown Central Catholic and Bethlehem Liberty. District competition includes the counties of Carbon, Schuylkill, Lehigh, Northampton and Berks.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

The Lehighton Area School District Music Department will be presenting a MIOSM District-Wide Concert on Tuesday, March 8, at the Lehighton Area Middle School Auditorium beginning at 7 p.m.

March has been officially designated by MENC: The National Association for Music Education for the observance of Music In Our Schools Month (MIOSM), the time of year when music education becomes the focus of schools across the nation.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Carbon County Chamber of Commerce will hold the 2011 Carbon County Home, Garden, and Business Exposition on Saturday, April 30, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, May 1, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Jim Thorpe Memorial Hall, E. 10th Street, Jim Thorpe.

The Chamber's goal is to introduce to the public and other businesses to all the various goods and services provided by the businesses and organizations in Carbon County and the surrounding area, and provide a fun networking opportunity for the people living in Carbon County.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

The Tamaqua Area Chamber of Commerce has extended its deadline for its ongoing logo and motto contests.

Two separate contests are being held, one for a new logo and one for a new motto.

The contest is open to all age groups, individuals or organizations and each category must be entered separately.

Prizes will be awarded in each in each category.

Entries must submitted to the chamber office, located at 114 West Broad Street, by 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 8.

Saturday, March 5, 2011
@$:Megan Reaman, preschool, Our Lady of the Angels Academy "Ring Noodle soup because it has rings in it."

Winter is the best time of the year to eat soup. What's your favorite and why?

Saturday, March 5, 2011
special to the times news

Our Lady of the Angels Academy in Lansford celebrated Read Across America Day in conjunction with Dr. Seuss' birthday on March 2. Students in each grade participated in a variety of activities revolving around Dr. Seuss' famous books. Pictured, in back, are seventh grade students Courtney McCall, Emma Macaluso, and Cassidy Ryan, who volunteered time to read Dr. Seuss books to the first grade class. Seated from left are Edward Mullen, Brayden Feisel, Matthew Rehrig and Rilan Gombert. Back row, Sierra Bauer, McCall, Macaluso, Ryan, Sadie Trubilla and Emilia Tenisci.

Saturday, March 5, 2011
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Ethan Gardiner, kindergarten; and Anthony Collevechio, sixth grade, both of Our Lady of the Angels Academy, Lansford, were county winners in the Diocesan Art Contest for Elementary Schools. Their artwork was chosen among other artists in their grade levels for the theme "Catholic Schools in 2061". They can be seen with their plaques.

Saturday, March 5, 2011
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Students at Our Lady of the Angels Academy, Lansford, worked towards the quality of self-control during the month of January. The following students were chosen as the Students of the Month, front from left, Joshua Shelton, kindergarten; Jacob Trubilla, second grade; Sophia Tenisci, third grade; and Brayden Feisel, first grade. Back row, Joshua Jurick, fifth grade; Adiah Balliet, fourth grade; Samantha McCarthy, seventh grade; Bradley Kozuch, eighth grade; and Nicholas Maruschak, sixth grade.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Slatington Masonic Lodge 440 will host a Comedy Night on Saturday, April 16 at West End Fire Company, 855 W. Princeton Ave., Palmerton. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m.

Proceeds benefit Special Olympics of Carbon County. Tickets include beverage and snacks.

For additional information email borod35@ptd.net or see the website at www.specialolympicscarboncounty.com.

Saturday, March 5, 2011
CHRIS PARKER/TIMES NEWS Amanda Mathisen watches as her twin brother Ben plunks a coin into his piggy bank. Ben recently donated his Christmas gift money to Family Promise of Carbon County, an organization that helps the homeless. Now, Ben is saving his money to make another donation.

It's a frosty January morning, and 10-year-old Ben Mathisen is sitting in Sunday School class at St. Matthew's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Weissport, listening as the teachers talk about a homeless family reduced to living in a campground, and how Family Promise of Carbon County is trying to help them.

Moved by the family's plight, Ben, a fourth grade student at Shull David Elementary School, pulls some of the money he received from his grandmother for Christmas from his pocket and places it in a collection can for Family Promise.