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Monday, May 6, 2013
A formal alliance

The Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor and the Smithsonian-affiliated National Canal Museum have announced a formal alliance.

The announcement by Elissa Garofalo, D&L President/Executive Director, and Peter Marmaras, a National Canal Museum Board member, was made on April 18 at the D&L Heritage Partnership Celebration at the Hotel Bethlehem in Bethlehem.

Monday, May 6, 2013
Hunter Wolfe

A father mourning the death of his young son has put his grieving heart to work by organizing the Hunter Wolfe Memorial Golf Tournament on Monday, July 15 at Woodstone County Club, Danielsville.

Registration is at 9:30 a.m., with a shotgun start at 11 a.m. After the tournament concludes, cocktails will be served at 4 p.m. and the awards and dinner will be at 5 p.m. Even those who do not golf are invited to attend the dinner. Reservations are required.

Funds raised at the event will benefit Dream Come True - Blue Ridge Chapter.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Three Coaldale men were among 23 defendants who entered guilty pleas in Schuylkill County court to criminal charges and were sentenced by Judge Jacqueline Russell.

Domingo J. Cepada, 23, , last known address, 231 Fisher Avenue, Apt. 2, pleaded to a charge of delivery of a controlled substance containing five baggies of heroin to a confidential informant for $100 on Phillips Street last May.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Schuylkill Township approved the hiring of Jennifer Dempsey as the township's new police officer. Dempsey replaces Chief Jesse Zimmerman, who resigned in March, citing personal reasons. He had served the township since July, 2010.

Saturday, May 4, 2013
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS

A Killdeer guards its eggs in a nest of gravel at Northern Lehigh High School. The bird, whose nests consist of a shallow bowl in the ground or gravel, chose the stones of the shot put area as its nesting area. The track team placed large pieces of wood in front of the nest to protect it from the large metal balls which weigh up to 12 pounds.

Saturday, May 4, 2013
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS

Summit Hill Police Chief Joseph Fittos Jr., left, accepts keys to new police cruiser from Bob Lebo, fleet sales, KME Corporation, Nesquehoning. The police car is a 2013 Ford Police Intercepter sedan. It is all-wheel drive and has a Code 3 light package. Lebo said this is Ford's newest introduction into the police vehicle market. In second photo, Fittos looks at reflective material on the back of the cruiser.

Saturday, May 4, 2013
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS Slatington Elementary third-grader Kendall Heiney displays the artwork that enabled her to be a division winner in the state Department of Transportation's Aviation Art Contest. Pictured with Kendall is Toby Fauver, PennDOT's deputy secretary.

For as many times as she may have imagined it, Kendall Heiney finally must have felt as though she truly was on cloud nine.

The Slatington Elementary third-grader can thank one particular piece of artwork she created for sending her into another stratosphere.

A division winner in the state Department of Transportation's Aviation Art Contest, Kendall received her awards in front of her parents, classmates, and teachers, no less.

Saturday, May 4, 2013
ELSA KERSCHNER/TIMES NEWS

Steve De Perrot of Pots by de Perrot, Lititz, is placing a second panel of leaf tiles beside the door of the Osprey House at the Lehigh Gap Nature Center. The tiles are made with leaves found at the Center, and are used as an educational tool when groups come to visit, especially in bad weather. This panel has the logo for the Center in the middle and is the only place the name of the site is on the Osprey House, said Director Dan Kunkle. De Perrot describes it as some "special artistry." The tiles bear the name of a person who made a donation.