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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Blue Mountain Health System will offer a series of training classes on Diabetes Self Management from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on four Tuesdays: On May 28; and on June 4, 11 and 18. The classes will be held in the First Floor Board Room at Gnaden Huetten Memorial Hospital, 211 N. 12th St., Lehighton.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Members of the Carbon County Planning Commission met Tuesday at the Emergency Management office, Nesquehoning, to review two subdivision plans. Fred Bresswein presided over the meeting.

One plan was approved and the other plan was granted conditional plan rejection.

Thursday, May 23, 2013
The Top 10 students recognized at the Pleasant Valley High School Academic Awards are, left to right: presented by John Gress, PVHS principal; James Korcienski, Top 3, Math and German IV awards; Emily Foster, Yearbook, English, and also received recognition for a perfect SAT score of 800 in reading; Brandon Burger, Salutatorian, Top 3, Social Studies; Evan Shipley, Valedictorian, Top 3, English, Social Studies, Science and Scholastic Excellence Marines; Dr. Douglas Arnold.

Pleasant Valley High School's principal, John Gress announced the 2013 top honors at the 32nd Annual Academic Awards program. Evan Shipley is the valedictorian and Brandon Burger, salutatorian. Shipley received $6,000 from the A. Mattioli Scholarship and Burger received a $4,000 A. Mattioli Scholarship.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Bricks, or clicks? Should students attend the traditional "brick and mortar" campus, or an online, virtual campus?

Five years ago, Tamaqua Area School administrators were attending national education technology conferences to learn how to build an online program for the district's students.

Flash forward to 2013, and the district's staff members are at those national conferences, giving presentations on how they've done it.

Thursday, May 23, 2013
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS Nathan Taylor will serve as the Legion Mascot, while Brianna Uhnak will serve as Miss Poppy, for the annual Memorial Day Parade in Palmerton on Monday. Pictured next to Brianna is her grandfather, Joe Uhnak, First Vice Commander, Palmerton American Legion.

It's a time to visit cemeteries and memorials, place flags on graves, and attend parades.

But, above all else, Memorial Day is a day to remember the brave men and women who died while serving our country.

Such will be the case when the Palmerton United Veteran's Organization sponsors the annual Memorial Day Parade in Palmerton on Monday, May 27. The PUVO is comprised of American Legion Post 269 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7134.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

State police at Lehighton reported on two assault on police officers incidents - one occurring in April and the second in this week.

The first incident occurred on Apirl 15 about 11:55 p.m. in Lehighton. A Lehighton police officer was the victim and the borough police department requested state police to investigate the incident.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

The Western Pocono Jaycees are sponsoring the 18th annual West End Car Show from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, June 23, at the West End Fairgrounds, Route 209, Gilbert. The event is held rain or shine.

Proceeds benefit Western Pocono Jaycees.

Free parking, but there is an admission fee.

The event includes entertainment from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. by Chris Eckert; Pocono Old Tyme Farm Equipment Association; Peddle Tractor Pulls, Pocono Mountain Garden Railway Society; flea market and craft show. There will also be refreshments. For additional information, call (610) 681-4045.

Thursday, May 23, 2013
Members of the Bach and Handel Chorale perform at Tamaqua Community Art Center.

Members of the Bach and Handel Chorale performed for an overflowing audience recently at the Tamaqua Community Arts Center. Organizers added that the performance was held as a dedication to the late Michael M. Zuber Jr, a member of their bass section for several years.

Some performances consisted of "Alleluia", "My Song in the Night", Dona Nobis Pacem", and "I'll Always Have a Friend."

Thursday, May 23, 2013

WASHINGTON - During the busy season of military transfers, adjusting to new communities and registering children for school, more than 2,000 museums across the nation will open their doors, free of charge, to service members and their families as a break from the summer challenges, a Defense Department official said.

From Memorial Day, May 27, through Labor Day, Sept. 2, all active duty service members, National Guardsmen and reservists and their families can take advantage of this cultural and educational opportunity in all 50 states.