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Friday, May 25, 2012

In Thursday's TIMES NEWS, in the coverage of the opening of the new Carbon County Democrat's office in Lehighton, Patti Borger was listed as assistant chair of the Carbon County Democrats.

She is assistant chair of Lehighton Democrats, not the county group.

Friday, May 25, 2012
PHOTO COURTESY CHLOE GAYDA The immigrant Androkites family of Tamaqua is seen in this 1913 portrait with, front left: patriarch Androkites (first name unknown), daughter Frances and matriarch Teresa Rynkiewicz Androkites. Rear from left: Leah Androkites Yuskauskas, John, Anthony, Bolis and Tillie Androkites Shucavage. The patriarch and all five children in the rear row were born in Lithuania.

Three former Tamaqua businesses - the White Swan, Took One's and Androkites Bottling Works - have something in common.

Turns out, all were operated by members of the same family of Lithuanian immigrants.

That information was revealed by a family descendant Thursday evening after a story in the TIMES NEWS discussed the discovery of an old bottle unearthed in the community.

Friday, May 25, 2012

The Schuylkill County Prison Board held a special meeting Wednesday at the courthouse in Pottsville to receive proposals from two companies on reducing the overcrowding at the county prison. It was noted as of Wednesday there were 270 prisoners in the confines which was built to hold a maximum of 200.

Friday, May 25, 2012
Dr. Richard Stein, second from right, came from Schenectady to do his mineral-food presentation at the Palmerton Historical Society. He has many local relatives including Angelina Rex, Lucille M. Rex, Jean Smith and Marlene Fetchko.

Dr. Richard Stein came to Palmerton on May 14 and brought his food with him from the scrambled eggs, bacon and toast to magnificent desserts. When members of the Palmerton Area Historical Society entered the meeting room in the library, the table was spread with complete meals. One person asked what the food was for, not realizing it was mineral and inedible.

The plates are onyx. Stein said he wants to buy saucers but has not been able to find any.

Friday, May 25, 2012
SHERI RYAN/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS An emotional Mary DiMiceli Miller, standing, addresses council during last night's meeting. Seated from left are Mark Stromelo, Rose Walck, Mary Fox and Mayor Tony Walck.

During the hearing of visitors at last night's Nesquehoning Borough Council meeting, an April 28 letter to the editor of the TIMES NEWS, penned by resident Louise Mele, provoked strong emotions from Mary DiMiceli Miller, sister of deceased former councilman Frank DiMiceli.

Friday, May 25, 2012

The public is invited to attend the annual Sky-View Memorial Day Service in memory and support of all veterans. The service is being conducted by the Isganitis-Heckman-Messerschmidt American Legion Post 973 of Quakake. Participating in the service will be Legion member Dale D. Kline, retired Lt. Commander Jim Greaser, Sgt. First Class Paul Shutter and Jerome Machay. The service will be held at the park, 108 Lafayette Ave, starting at 11 a.m. on Memorial Day.

Friday, May 25, 2012
R.J. Fahringer landed a 14-inch fish during the East Penn contest.

The sixth annual fishing contest held by the East Penn Playground committee took place May 19.

A football-field length of Lizard Creek had been fenced and stocked with 120 fish from the Sand Spring Trout Hatchery, Jim Thorpe. They ranged from 14 to 20 inches in length.

All benefits from the contest go to benefiting the playground.

"It's all just for the kids so they have a nice place to come," said Mark Michlovsky, who has been a member of the Playground committee since the days of hayrides. "It's all about the kids getting them outdoors and around the water."

Friday, May 25, 2012

Members of the Tamaqua Street Machine Association will be holding a car cruise tomorrow at Heisler Dairy Bar, 743 Catawissa Road, in Tamaqua. Entry is free to spectators. Volunteers point out that all cars are welcome. Being offered are Officer's Choice Award, dash plaques, DJ music and door prizes. All proceeds to benefit the local Tamaqua Girl Scouts. The event runs from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Friday, May 25, 2012

American Legion Post #360 in Weatherly was presented with a memorial wreath from the residents of Heritage Hill Senior Community. Front row from left, Debra Hauze, Heritage Hill activity director; Tom Keener, post commander; and the Rev. Frederick Oleck, resident representative. Back row, Ted Bretsky, Calvin Walper, Ray Kochin, Roosevelt Acker and Jack Shields.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Members of the Zion's Stone Church in New Ringgold and St. Peter's Church in Mantzville are hosting their annual community-invited Memorial Day Service outside the Zion's Stone Church, 45 Cemetery Road in West Penn, on Sunday starting at 11 a.m. Participating in the service will be various Boy Scout groups, local musicians, Andreas VFW Post 5069, Schuylkill Carbon Marine Corps League and guest speaker Iraq veteran Sgt. Andy Leibenguth.