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Monday, May 13, 2013

A saddened Panther Valley school board on Thursday accepted the resignation of elementary school Principal William Lombardo, effective April 26.

Lombardo has been on medical leave since Aug. 20.

"It was wonderful to work with Bill. He added so much to our team. We wish him well, " said Superintendent Rosemary Porembo.

Mary Dugan Figura is serving as elementary principal.

In other matters, the school board voted Koreen Nalesnik as vice president, an office previously held by David Hiles, who resigned last month; and again voted Anthony DeMarco as board treasurer.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Special Olympics PA Carbon County is hosting their annual Track & Field Competition Saturday, May 18, at the Jim Thorpe Area High School Stadium.

They are in need of a lot of volunteers to help run this event successfully. Some of the areas they need volunteers for are registration, uniform distribution, security, officials table, runners for scores, set-up/clean-up, measurers, timers, athlete escorts, high-fivers, equipment retrievers and so on.

Volunteers should arrive about 8:30 a.m; so as to allow enough time to prepare before the athletes arrive at 9:30 a.m.

Monday, May 13, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Andy Fayash Jr., a well-known business owner and race enthusist, was found underneath a race car in his Fayash Racing garage along Valley Street in the village of MaryD, near Tuscarora late last night. Family members reported that he was working underneath the car when the car rolled off the jack and fell on him. Fayash Jr. owns Abbey Carpet Warehouse in New Philadelphia. No more information was available as of press time today. Pictured is the front of the Fayash Racing garage, located at 598 Valley Street, in MaryD.

Monday, May 13, 2013

A free luncheon is set for Saturday, May 25 at Parryville UMC, corner of Main and Chestnut streets, Parryville, from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.

All are welcome.

Monday, May 13, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Fishing with friends at the Andreas Sporting Club fishing pond are, from left, Asher Traylor, 4; his brother Griffin Traylor, 6; and their friend Ricky Houser, 9. All are from East Penn.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Carbon County commissioners on Thursday hired Hanson Aggregates, of Stroudsburg, for $78,630.04 to repave Beaver Street in Mahoning Township.

Hanson was the lowest of five bidders for the Community Development Block Grant project.

Other bids were $86,455.62, submitted by Livengood Excavators Inc., Walnutport; $83,939.85 by Lehigh Asphalt Paving and Construction, Tamaqua; $81,895.97 by Popple Construction, Laflin, Luzerne County; and $81,364.69 by Bruce George Paving and Excavating, Inc., Kunkletown.

In other matters, commissioners:

Monday, May 13, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Members of the Crossroads Community Church in Lehighton held their annual Mother's Day service yesterday. In addition to a related worship program, each mom and grandmother received a flower during the service. Allyssa Zinck, 2, presents red and white flowers to her mother Janice of Summit Hill following the Mother's Day church service. Her father is Daniel Zinck.
Monday, May 13, 2013

A meeting co-sponsored by Audubon PA, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, the Appalachian Trail Conference and the Natural Lands Trust talked about the improvements to subdivisions if they are planned with conservation in mind.

The program was held at Lower Towamensing Township on May 7. Elected officials, planners, code officers and environmental advisory council members were invited, as well as people who actually work in the planning of subdivisions.

Monday, May 13, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS United States postal carrier Lisa Green, of West Penn, unloads many cartons of donated food from her truck Saturday to the Trinity Food Pantry. Green has been the key coordinator for the Stamp Out Hunger campaign in Tamaqua for 11 years.

Representing one of more than 10,000 cities and towns across America, employees with the Tamaqua post office collected non-perishable food items Saturday as part of their national Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.

Every second Saturday in May, letter carriers from across the nation deliver much more than mail when they walk and drive along their postal routes. They also collect the goodness and compassion of their postal customers who participate in the NALC Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive – the largest one-day food drive in the nation and probably the world.

Monday, May 13, 2013
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS District Forester Frank Snyder from the Bureau of Forestry (left) presents the Tree City USA flag to Shade Tree Commission members John Kupec (center) and Chairperson Dr. Louis Vermillion (right) during the Arbor Day program held last Saturday in Memorial Park in Summit Hill. The borough has been named a Tree City USA community for eight years.

About 30 people gathered in Memorial Park in Summit Hill last Saturday for the annual Memorial Tree Arbor Day program held by the Summit Hill Shade Tree Commission and hosted by chairperson Dr. Louis Vermillion. The spring weather was a perfect day for planting the eight memorial trees sponsored by various members of the community as well as the Summit Hill Historical Society.