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Friday, April 29, 2011
Larry Wittig

The state of education in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania stands at a crossroad, and that crossroad now goes directly through Tamaqua.

On Thursday, Gov. Tom Corbett announced his decision to appoint Larry Wittig, president of the Tamaqua Area School Board of Education, to the position of chairman of the Pennsylvania State Board of Education. Wittig's appointment will fill a vacancy left by the resignation of Joseph M. Torsella, who has been confirmed to the post of U.S. Representative to the United Nations for U.N. Management and Reform.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Guest speaker

Please join Ebenezer E.C. Church on Sunday, May 1 at 6 p.m. for the live incredible story of prolific, blind hymnist, Fanny J. Crosby. This live performance with hymns, features Debi Wahl of Act 1 Productions. Admission is free. Donations will be accepted to benefit an upcoming Scotland Missions trip. The address is 441 Center Ave., Jim Thorpe. For more information call (570) 325-2855.

Food pantry

Friday, April 29, 2011
VICTOR IZZO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Climbed by many a neighborhood kid when they were much smaller, three large trees, which were at least 65 years old, have given way to open skies at St. John's Lutheran Church on North Street in Jim Thorpe. Their removal, by Day's Landscaping of Jim Thorpe, is just the first step in eventually installing new sidewalks in the future.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Carbon County Manager Mortimer Smedley was the featured speaker during the official ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremonies held this afternoon at the newly opened Lehighton Community Recreation Center. A warm welcome was extended to all those in attendance for the special event by Councilman Darryl Arner, who was instrumental in getting the "buy a brick" fundraiser off the ground.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Marian Catholic Senior Class presents "Seussical, the Musical" tonight and Saturday, April 30 at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, May 1 at 2 p.m.

"Seussical" is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! Tony winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty have lovingly brought to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertude McFuzz, Mayzie, and a little boy with a big imagination-JoJo.

Friday, April 29, 2011
LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Franklin Township fire police direct traffic along a flooded Canal Road Thursday morning.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Speaking in a soft, low key voice which displayed very little emotion and which a jury seated only five feet away from the witness stand had to lean forward to hear his testimony, Julius C. Enoe, 32, of Reading, testified in his own defense Thursday in Schuylkill County court and denied he killed Bruce L. Forker in a shooting which took place at Forker's home in Shenandoah in the early morning hours of March 16, 2010.

Friday, April 29, 2011
LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

The southbound lane of SR209 in Franklin Township was closed Thursday morning when torrential rains were too much for the storm drains to handle. This scene is just north of the entrance to the Northeast Extension of the turnpike.

Friday, April 29, 2011

The Panther Valley Area Class of 1971 will hold a reunion meeting on May 4, at 6 p.m., at the Coaldale Rod and Gun Club. All class members are welcome to attend.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Wildlands Conservancy is seeking nominations for its Friend of the Lehigh River Awards. The awards, given annually by the organization, are in acknowledgment of individuals, groups, organizations, businesses, institutions, or government entities that deserve recognition for their commitment to preserving, protecting, restoring, and enhancing the Lehigh River and its watershed. The deadline for nominations is Friday, May 20.