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Thursday, May 10, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Organizations and volunteers throughout our area have donated their time to spruce up various neighborhoods and parks in preparation for a busy summer. Tamaqua Area Willing and Skate Park Asssociation members mowing grass and spraying weed killer at the Tamaqua park are Justin Startzel, President, and James Deem, secretary. Startzel pointed out the association's plans for numerous community events at the park during the summer months. For more information about events at the park, keep looking in the TIMES NEWS, and visit the association's Facebook page.

Thursday, May 10, 2012
Special to the Times News Pictured from left are Nate Zeigler, Marlin Zeigler, Nolan Zeigler, Jess Zeigler and the late Nick Zeigler. In front are Alex and Lexi Zeigler.

Friends of the late Nick Zeigler, 21, of Tamaqua, are holding a benefit Saturday to help his family with various expenses. Zeigler died April 29 following a tragic vehicle accident that occurred the day before in Lewistown Valley, Walker Township. Zeigler was a 2010 graduate of Tamaqua Area High School. He also attended L.C.C.C and was employed at Allen Tech, Inc. in Allentown.

Friends stated that Nick was known to spend a lot of his time at the Tamaqua Child Care Center, where he was known as "Mr. Nick."

Thursday, May 10, 2012
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS

The Anthracite Little League kicked off its season Saturday with a march through Nesquehoning. The baseball players from Nesquehoning, Summit Hill, and other communities were escorted by the Nesquehoning Police Department and apparatus from the Nesquehoning Fire department.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

The Northern Lehigh Senior High School honor roll for the third marking period of the

2011-2012 school year has been announced by Mr. Robert Vlasaty, Principal.

PRINCIPAL'S LIST

12th Grade: Tyler Adams, Kimberly Bayer, Allison Beltz, Kirk Bender, Emily Buss, Nicholas Demko, Emin Eminof, Taren Fritzinger, Laura Grammes, Lauren Haberern, Tiffany Hamm, Heather Heiney, Brandon Horvath, Kelsey Hosford, Kelli Hunsicker, Christopher LeFrancois, Kirsten Leskowich, Shannon Strohl, Margaret Surdoval, Brandon Weider, Matthew Williams.

Thursday, May 10, 2012
CAROL ZICKLER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

The participants along with their coaches of the Anthracite Little League paraded down Center Street in Nesquehoning to the Little League Field. The parade was held in conjunction with the start of the Little League games hosted in Nesquehoning and Summit Hill.

Thursday, May 10, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Stonehedge Gardens in South Tamaqua will be filled with numerous workshops for visitors to watch or participate this Saturday during the first annual Mother Earth Festival.

Volunteers with Stonehedge Gardens in South Tamaqua are holding their first annual Mother Earth Festival this Saturday at the gardens in celebration of the arts, music and nature. The event, held rain or shine, will consist of numerous art and craft and healing workshops involving healing plants, clay studio, Yoga, children's sessions, storytime, creative movement belly dancing, Reiki, Qi Gong, herbalists, wool spinning, percussion tent and more. It will also have nature-related activities, such as a relaxing hike with Porcupine Pat and a garden tour.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

The Palmerton Area Library is your one-stop shop for something to do.

Preschool Story Hour is every Friday at 10:30 a.m. It is free and open to the public.

Tail Waggin' Tutuors Kids read to dogs the second Saturday of each month from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. It is free but parents must preregister for a time slot by calling the library at 610-826-3424.

Watercolor painting classes are offered two days a week. Call the teacher at 610-824-4962 for more information.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

The Carbon County Navy Club Ship 260, in conjunction with Immaculate Conception Church in Jim Thorpe, will hold its yearly Blessing of The Flags on June 9, at noon.

All organizations who have American flags are invited to come and get the flags blessed and fly them on Flag Day. Also invited were the sheriff, Carbon County commissioners, and state and federal legislators.

For more information, call Robert "Ski" Siesputowski at (570) 645-3643.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

A Coaldale man facing charges that he impersonated a police officer in Nesquehoning, waived his preliminary hearing Wednesday.

Matthew Giambona, 21, of West Water Street, was charged by Nesquehoning Borough Police as a result of an incident on Route 54 on Feb. 22, during which he allegedly identified himself as "an undercover Nesquehoning police officer."

The hearing had been scheduled before District Judge Casimir Kosciolek of Lansford.

Thursday, May 10, 2012
GAIL MAHOLICK/TIMES NEWS Outer areas of the Ninth Street Bridge in Lehighton are closed because some rotational movement of the two wing walls on the southern abutment (Route 443 side) was discovered by a PennDOT inspection. Repairs are planned for sometime this year.

Motorists who travel on the Ninth Street Bridge in Lehighton, which intersects with SR443, have experienced traffic flow restrictions for some time.

There had been a right-turn lane for travel coming from the bridge and turning right onto westbound Route 443.

Barriers were installed several feet from the railings on both sides of the bridge, making two traffic flow lanes.