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Wednesday, July 11, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Volunteer Jack Kulp uses a roller to paint the walls of the Ceramics and Visual Arts Center.

Volunteers with the Tamaqua Community Arts Center (TCAC) spent the last three days sprucing up the new Ceramics and Visual Arts Center in Tamaqua. Upon its upcoming completion, the center, which is directly connected to the Tamaqua Community Arts Center, will consist of class space, work space and gallery space for clay, ceramics and other forms of related projects.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012
LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Huge flames erupt from the 57 Hotel near Kunkletown early this morning, leveling the more than century-old business.

A raging fire early this morning destroyed the landmark 57 Hotel in Kunkletown, Eldred Township.

The blaze at the more than 100-year--old business was discovered shortly after 3 a.m. When firefighters reached the scene, heavy flames were erupting from the frame structure.

The 57 Hotel is located at the intersection of 57 Road and Christman Road. It has been a popular gathering spot for generations.

Firefighters from Monroe, Carbon, Lehigh, and Northampton counties were dispatched to the scene to fight the inferno.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The Shepherd House Food Pantry at Ebenezer E. C. Church will be open on Saturday, July 14 from 9 to 11 a.m. Recipients must reside within the Jim Thorpe School District. The pantry is located at 441 Center Ave., Jim Thorpe.

Please call (570) 325-2855 for more information or questions.

The pantry has announced that donations in the bin at the Jim Thorpe Market helped provide food to over 90 families in need last month.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

At. Leonard G. Schumack, president of the Schuylkill County Bar Association Scholarship Fund, announces that the fund will receive applications for aid for Schuylkill County students attending law school.

To be eligible, applicants must be residents of Schuylkill County for three consecutive years and either must be enrolled in a law school accredited by the American Bar Association or have taken law school aptitude tests and applied for admission to a law school.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

A project to improve one of its roads will cost Lower Towamensing Township nearly $60,000.

The township's board of supervisors unanimously agreed on Tuesday to award a contract to Bracalante Construction, Inc., of Northampton, which submitted the apparent low bid of $59,360, to fix Dairy Road from Maple Drive to Gulf Road.

However, as part of their approval, supervisors said the contract would be awarded based upon review by township solicitor Jim Nanovic.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Blue Mountain Health System will be holding an open house/health fair at its Mahoning Valley Lab Services site at 2175 Blakeslee Blvd. West in Mahoning Valley/Lehighton from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, July 17.

BMHS will be offering health screenings, cholesterol and blood glucose screenings, blood pressure checks, body fat analyses, pulse oximetries, door prizes and refreshments.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Emergency personnel and State Police were called to SR309 in Lynn Township after a tractor trailer traveled down an embankment. After smashing through about 80 feet of guardrail, the tractor trailer continued about 150 feet down the southbound embankment. Luckily, the tractor trailer managed to stay upright as it missed numerous trees during its journey into the thick woods. The tractor trailer belonged to Knight Transportation out of Phoenix, Ariz. It took a few hours for the towing company to retrieve the tractor trailer.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Leigh Lombardo-Cole and Chris Eckert performed together at Chestnuthill Township Park's first free summer concert of the year. They sang the music of some big-name favorites like Neil Diamond, Patsy Cline, James Taylor, Barbara Mandrel, Barry Manilow, Carrie Underwood, Lady GaGa and more. The next free concert in the park will be on Sunday, July 29 from 1-3 p.m. featuring Riverside Rhythm.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Sunny summer weather has encouraged many throughout our area to pull out their grills and tongs. Pictured preparing wings and pierogies during a recent event in Lansford are Lansford firefighters Lieutenant Frank Marek and Captain Frank Karnish.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The Lehighton Band will present the second "Concert Under The Stars" for the 2012 season on Thursday, July 12, in the Lehighton Park Amphitheater.

The concert will start at 8 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

The concert will begin with a lively march by Henry Fillmore; "Symbol Of Honor."

This will be followed by one of the great standards of concert band music, Gustov Holst's "First Suite In E Flat."

Since these concerts are around Independence Day, the band will play two medleys of patriotic tunes: "Patriotic Pageantry" and "The Fourth Of July."