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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

The Carbon County Art League Inc. will be holding its 33rd annual art exhibit on Saturday, June 7, and Sunday, June 8, at the Anita Shapolsky Art Gallery at 20 West Broadway, Jim Thorpe.

Area artists are invited to enter their works for the exhibit. It is open to members of the Art League and non-members.

A completed entry form and fee must be submitted by May 15.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

S.S. Palmer Elementary School's Principal Mary Brumbach announced the third-marking period principal's list and honor roll.

Honor roll

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
AP Photo/Republican-Herald, Jacqueline Dormer

Peggy Hentz, Red Creek Wildlife Center, Schuylkill Haven, gives a presentationwith Hannibal, a turkey vulture, to students during the annual Schuylkill County Envirothon at the Schuylkill County Fairgrounds and Environmental Education Center in Summit Station, Tuesday. The Envirothon revolves around five environmental subject areas: aquatics, forestry, soils, wildlife and a current environmental issue and teams from different schools compete as they test their knowledge of the environment.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Die-hard runners will look to finish No. 1, while others will walk and some will run for fun.

With their participation, Blue Mountain Health System's 13th annual 5K Road Race/Walk/Kids' Fun Run on Saturday seemingly can't go wrong.

Presented by the medical staff of the Blue Mountain Health System, the run will be held at 9 a.m. at the Palmerton Borough Park. Registration is at 8 a.m.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Company will present its 11th annual Classic Car Show on Sunday, June 1, on the fire company grounds. The event is hosted by Jukebox Cruisers Car Club.

Registration is from 8 a.m. to noon. Awards will be presented at 3 p.m. Dash plaques will be presented to the first 150 cars registered.

The fire company will be serving breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon and a flea market will be held inside and outside the building from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. For information, call Diane at 610-377-2015. There will be a themed basket raffle.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

State Rep. Julie Harhart (R-Lehigh/Northampton) is hosting a free veterans information expo from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 22, at the Diamond Fire Company Bingo Hall, 110 Main St., Walnutport. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police say a pedestrian sent plunging from an elevated roadway in Philadelphia after a car crash has died.

A police spokeswoman says the 27-year-old man critically injured after the 60-foot fall died just after 10 p.m. Tuesday.

He and a driver were taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania after the accident shortly before 10 a.m. near the city's main train station.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

A threatening phone call to a Carbon County business is being investigated.

State police at Fern Ridge said a 31-year-old Albrightsville woman received a call at her place of employment, Dollar General Store, in Penn Forest Township, at 12:45 p.m. on May 2. The caller threatened to shoot her if she didn't comply with his demands. He also identified himself as a serial killer.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at 570-646-2271.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Martha Moyer of Jim Thorpe stands and recites the Pledge of Allegiance during the opening ceremony on Tuesday.

It was off to the races Tuesday morning as more than 200 area senior citizens and volunteers gathered to celebrate the opening of the 2014 Carbon County Senior Games.

The kickoff celebration for the 26th annual event was held at the Lehighton Recreational Center, Eighth and Iron streets. This year's competitors include seniors from Panther Valley, Lehighton, Palmerton, Weatherly and Jim Thorpe/Penn Kidder senior centers.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Following an extensive executive session and a tied vote that required Mayor Christian Morrison to cast the deciding yes, Tamaqua Council approved a lengthy list of lifeguards and clerks for the summer season at the Howard D. Buehler Memorial Pool.