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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

An Eldred Township resident asked township supervisors to define the right way to put addresses on mailboxes to ensure proper delivery by the Postal Service.

Bob Bertsch of Quail Road said that he had used two-inch numbers and letters on his mailbox, which is actually located on Silfies Road. When someone vandalized his mailbox with paint, he reported it to the State Police.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Mrs. Mary U. Hahn is the recipient of the Golden Deeds Award, an annual honor given by the Palmerton Exchange Club. The dinner was held in the cafeteria of Palmerton Area High School. Hahn was honored becasue she offered to pay for a trip for the graduating class of Palmerton Area High School to Mount Airy Lodge in the Poconos. The class had originally canceled its annual trip because the funds needed for it had been given to families of two ill classmates. She was also chosen because of her many other contributions to the community.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

New Covenant World Outreach, HC1 Box 1420, Switzgable Drive, Brodheadsville, will hold Vacation Bible School beginning Monday, June June 20, through Friday, June 23.

The theme is "Hometown Nazareth" will give children a unique opportunity to live the way Jesus did as a kid. Jesus ate snacks, played games, did crafts and listened to stories.

Call the church office at (570) 992-4996 to preregister.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Lehighton area voters will have just two contests to decide when they turn out to vote in the 2011 Primary Election on Tuesday, May 17. Of the six municipalities and one school district, there are choices to be made in just two of them – the Lehighton School Board and a Republican nomination for supervisor in Mahoning Township.

Otherwise, complimentary voting will be the order of the day for uncontested candidates in Lehighton, Parryville and Weissport boroughs and East Penn and Franklin townships.

LASD race

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

HARRISBURG The Department of Environmental Protection will soon begin aerial spraying on more than 1,600 stream miles in 33 Pennsylvania counties, including along the Schuylkill River in Schuylkill County, to control black flies.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011
AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS

The Science Masters of East Penn Elementary received first place awards for being the top team in the second and third grade (Snoops) division at the Carbon County Environmental Education Center's annual Envirothon, held at the facility in Summit Hill on Monday. The Science Masters, a third grade team, included, seated on rock from left, Dominic Licini; Rachael Desanto; William Kocher; Aijah Hill, captain; Samantha Miller; and Sherry Snyder, team adviser. With them are Scott Dudley, Lions Club District Governor elect, left; and Jeannie Carl, CCEEC naturalist, right.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

At Monday night's monthly Borough Council Meeting, Pete Papay and Jason Breidinger approached the Slatington Council with a request for the Lions Club (a member of the Venture Group) to open a food concession on the Trailhead lot to raise funds for the Venture Group. The concession would only be open during the week to ensure volunteers would not have to give up their weekends. Steve Walden, who has experience as a food vendor, volunteered to operate the concession for two or three months, as a pilot, to see if it could generate funds for the organization.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011
ELSA KERSCHNER/TIMES NEWS Randy Pfeiffer and Loretta Smith of the East Penn Recreation Committee are proud of the bright, new look of the pavilion at the Ashfield Playground. Loretta's husband, Norman, completed the work.

Norman Smith gets the credit for the bright, new look and screening at the East Penn Recreation Committee fields at the Ashfield Playgound.

His wife, Loretta, said he made the new enclosure and keeps the grass cut. Last year the pavilion was rented 21 times and with the number of rentals so far this year it looks like that record will be broken. A few years ago a kitchen was added.

There is fishing in Lizard Creek and a small ball field normally used for T-Ball but this year it does not get regular use.

The screening keeps the birds and bees out, said Loretta.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

A benefit event for Harold "H.T" Fryer is scheduled for this Saturday, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the New England Fire Company in the Lewistown Valley. A 2009 graduate of Tamaqua Area High School, Fryer was diagnosed with Aplastic Anemia while in boot camp with the U.S. Navy. The band "Story of Another" will provide live entertainment from 7 to 10 p.m. For directions, or to make a donation, email Ash_ann13@yahoo.com.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011
LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Police from throughout Carbon County are searching for a young man wanted in the armed robbery of the Solo minimart in Nesquehoning Tuesday night. The incident occurred at 8:12 p.m. when the man entered the mart armed with a black handgun and demanded money. He reportedly made off with more than a thousand dollars in cash. He possibly left the mart on foot climbing a grass hill to the rear of the business near Center Street. Numerous police departments responded to the scene but were unable to locate the gunman.