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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Professional, seasoned and experienced musicians will gather and play for visitors on Friday during the first ever Jam Session held at the Tamaqua Community Arts Center (TCAC).

The public event is free to spectators. Ever since Kathy Rimm and Jack Kulp began holding the free Open Stage events at the TCAC, talent showed up from all over to perform music, recite poetry, dance and more.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS In preparation of having the roof repaired on the old judges stand, it was moved on Monday to the corner of Eighth and Iron streets, Lehighton.

The judges stand that had been wasting away at the Lehighton Grove has a new corner to stand on.

Lehighton Borough workers moved the stand Monday morning to the corner of Iron and Eighth streets, from its former location along Seventh Street.

At the April meeting of Lehighton Borough Council, members voted to repair the roof of the judge's stand, formerly used at the Carbon County Fair when it was held in Lehighton.

Repairs will be paid for by a grant which must be spent by June 30, 2012.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

When Memorial Day marchers parade past the Lehighton Borough Annex on North Third Street, Monday, they likely will see that the structure has been named for a soldier who made the ultimate sacrifice.

It is being called the "1Sp. Clyde R. Houser Jr. Building," as well as the borough annex.

Houser is one of four Lehighton and 13 Carbon County military members who died in the Vietnam War.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Numerous Tamaqua Area High School band members were presented with a number of band awards during a recent concert held in the Tamaqua Area School District auditorium. Two of the students receiving awards were Erin Raymond, 18, middle, who received the John Philip Sousa Band Award and the Tamaqua Raider Band Booster Scholarship, and Steven Moyer, 18, right, who received the Patrick Gilmore Award. Also pictured is Tamaqua Band Director Mark Beltz on left.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS

Rick Brownmiller, left, of Lehighton took advantage of having his beagles, Shania and Mazie, vaccinated against rabies during the spring rabies clinic held Sunday at the Beaver Run Rod and Gun Club, Lehighton. Shania, left is 6 years old and is Mazie's mother. Mazie is 3 years old. Brownmiller was assisted with his dogs by his brother, Ryan, right. Administering the injections was Dr. Betsy Squires, who was the veterinarian in charge. Approximately 100 inoculations were administered. Proceeds from the clinic benefited Carbon County Animal Shelter.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Speakers for Panther Valley High School's Career Day included, front row from left, Mark Shanton, athletic trainer; John Owens, Magic 105.5 WMGH; Barbara Charles, PA CareerLink; Joe Killino, Kovatch; David Barachie, Whitewater Rafting Adventures. Second row, Michael Davis, Ameriprise Financial; Jennifer Karnish, Jim Thorpe National Bank; Ann Marie Calabrese, Magic 105.5 WMGH; Garry Higgins, physical therapist; and J. Chris West, Pyramid Sports Performance Center. Third row: Oscar Santizo; Joseph Greco and Paul Zona, Carbon County Juvenile Probation; Pat Anglovich, Human Resources Center; and Corrine Kanetski, dietitian. Back row: Frank Karnish, Panther Valley High School science teacher; Mark Christ, Panther Valley High School music director; and Jason Blozousky, McCann School of Business.

Students from Panther Valley High School recently took part in the school's second annual Career Day. It was a chance for students to hear from local professionals, including several who graduated from Panther Valley, about career opportunities after high school.

The program was organized by the Freshman Transition Team, a group of faculty who work to ensure that students' transition from middle to high school is successful. The team's activities also place an emphasis on students being "college and career ready" by the time they complete their senior year.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Lehighton Area Neighborhood Crime Watch meets regularly on the fourth Tuesday of the month. The next meeting is scheduled for this evening at 6:30 p.m. at Lehighton Area High School. Upcoming meetings are scheduled for June 26 and July 24.

The purpose of this newly-formed organization is to bring citizens together to help be additional "eyes and ears" of law enforcement to deter crime and make communities safer 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. All interested community members are invited and encouraged to attend and become involved.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Special to the TIMES NEWS

Students were recognized for winning first place in the American Legion Auxiliary Americanism Essay Contest at the Four County County Council level. The wrote on the topic, "How Can I Show my Patriotism to My Community?" From left are, Sue Anthony, Americanism chairman, Lehighton Legion Auxiliary Unit 314; Geoff Ebbert, student at Lehighton Area High School, representing Lehighton Legion Auxiliary Unit 314; Henry Hinchey, eighth grade student at St.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

In last Thursday's article called "Meals On Wheels volunteers appreciated in Tamaqua", 20-year Tamaqua Meals on Wheels volunteer Anna Mae Callan of Brockton was accidentally omitted from the caption. Callan was seated at far right.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation today announced that all driver's license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Saturday, May 26 through Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day.

Customers may still obtain a variety of driver and vehicle products and services online through PennDOT's Driver and Vehicle Services website, www.dmv.state.pa.us.