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Saturday, May 4, 2013

Steve De Perrot of Pots by de Perrot, Lititz, is placing a second panel of leaf tiles beside the door of the Osprey House at the Lehigh Gap Nature Center. The tiles are made with leaves found at the Center, and are used as an educational tool when groups come to visit, especially in bad weather. This panel has the logo for the Center in the middle and is the only place the name of the site is on the Osprey House, said Director Dan Kunkle. De Perrot describes it as some "special artistry." The tiles bear the name of a person who made a donation.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

In the wake of several suicides in the United States by teenagers who have been bullied by classmates, Behavioral Health Associates continues its anti-bullying initiative with a special FREE presentation.

"In & Beyond the SchoolyardAddressing Bullying as a Community Issue" will be offered on Monday, May 13, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Behavioral Health Associates 413 Bridge Street in Weissport.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

A few years back, my husband and I decided to seek out a new house of worship.

We visited a few churches and ended up choosing one in Conyngham.

After attending services there for a couple of weeks, we decided that the best way to get to know people and make friends was to join a small group which is much like a Bible study group.

A few weeks later, we found ourselves sitting at a dining room table in a room full of complete strangers ready to study and grow in our understanding of the scriptures.

Saturday, May 4, 2013
CHRIS PARKER/TIMES NEWS Dr. Kenneth Sharp of Lehighton examines the 2013 County Health Rankings study.

Three years after researchers at the University of Wisconsin's Population Health Institute released their first national county health ranking study for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, people in Carbon and Schuylkill, it would seem, have been climbing up the ladder to better lives.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Micah Gursky, Tamaqua, was appointed and Bud Quandel, Pottsville, was re-appointed by the Schuylkill County commissioners to serve as directors on the North Eastern Pennsylvania Alliance (NEPA) Board of Directors, in action taken at the commissioners' work session held Wednesday at the courthouse in Pottsville.

They join with three other county people serving on the board, Robert Carl, Edward Clark, and Frank Staudenmeier.

Saturday, May 4, 2013
Mary Calandros, Walnutport - "No, not in public but I don't like large crowds during this time."

Following the Boston Marathon bombings, do you feel somewhat nervous when you go out in public, or mingle in large crowds?

Saturday, May 4, 2013
Both students, teachers and families spent time Wednesday evening making working with mud and clay to create their own garden gnome creations. M.A.G.I.C. co-coordinators Romayne Joseph and Amanda Woodring stated their appreciation to Stephanie Premich of Mud and Maker Pottery Studio in Pottsville, for donating her time. M.A.G.I.C. afterschool teachers and volunteers took time from helping students to create their own gnome art. Pictured are Tamaqua Middle School guidance counselor Sue Brickler, left, and Social Studies teacher Nancy Hludzik.


Saturday, May 4, 2013
An early spring Trillium wildflower blooms along the Wood Frog Loop in Nescopeck State Park.

Hickory Run State Park is offering a dozen free hikes led by Environmental Education Specialist Megan Taylor.

The first hike in the series, a one-mile nature study of the early blooms, returning birds, and reproducing amphibians in the spring vernal pools was led by Taylor on April 26. A group of a dozen outdoor enthusiasts joined her in a walk along the Wood Frog Loop in Nescopeck State Park.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Schuylkill Township approved the hiring of Jennifer Dempsey as the township's new police officer. Dempsey replaces Chief Jesse Zimmerman, who resigned in March, citing personal reasons. He had served the township since July, 2010.