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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The fate of Riverwalck Saloon, 8 Centre St., Parryville, (Route 248) will once again will be in the hands of the Parryville Zoning Hearing Board.

Atty. Michael Greek said on Tuesday night during a regular meeting of Parryville Council that Riverwalck Saloon owner Mark Stemler has appealed the decision of Parryville Zoning Officer Dick Fedor regarding his decision on the application of zoning permits and that because of that appeal Parryville Zoning Hearing Board will be asked to make a decision.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010
ron gower/times news

The fall gathering of the Carbon County Republican Club was held last night at the East Penn Sporting Club. Guest speakers include, l-r, Doyle Heffley, candidate for state representative; MaryEllen Salerno, party chairman; Dan Meuser, representing the office of gubernatorial candidate Tom Corbett; Peter Towey, representing Tooney for Senate; and Mike Sofranko, vice chairman of the Carbon Republican party. Also speaking was Joe Barletta, candidate for the U.S. Congress.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Tamaqua Family YMCA staff member Laurie Campomizzi looks into an empty container that once housed their Sony Playstation game console. Children were known to play there for hours. In addition to the game console, cash, a laptop and other items were also stolen. Their safe was also smashed open. In total, more than $3,000 worth of cash and items were stolen from the YMCA. The Tamaqua Police Department currently have possession of the smashed safe while they continue their investigation.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Students and families preparing for college can now access the Student Aid Guide online.

The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) has announced the availability of its 2011-12 Student Aid Guide. The guide is Pennsylvania's most comprehensive financial aid publication and is available at no cost. It offers in-depth information on the federal student aid process and includes details on all of Pennsylvania's aid programs, including the need-based state grant.

The guide is available online at http://www.pheaa.org/plan_for_college/studentaidguide.shtml

Wednesday, September 29, 2010
VICTOR IZZO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Members of the Kerry Dancers, an Irish step-dancing troupe from Ashley were just part of the entertainment at the Immaculate Conception Church picnic which was held at Memorial Park in Jim Thorpe. They are, left to right : Megan Harding, Sarah Witkowski, Connor Harding, Abbey Weidler, Morgan Nealon, Jill Kost, and Ariel Weidler.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Miller-Keystone Blood Center has scheduled the following blood drives. For additional information call 1 (800) 223-6667 or (570) 455-2018.

6:30 to 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 6, Gnaden Huetten Hospital, 211 North 12th Street, Lehighton. Contact Denise Chickilly at (610) 377-7350.

11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, First United Church of Christ, 457 Delaware Avenue, Palmerton. Contact George Ashman at (610) 826-2097.

8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, St. John's Lutheran Church, 2915 Fireline Road, Palmerton. Contact: Janet Raub at (610) 824-2784

Wednesday, September 29, 2010
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Weather never stops true athletes, as could be seen here in Tamaqua as three runners from the Tamaqua Senior High School Cross Country team sprint up Stadium Hill in Tamaqua after returning from a windy and wet 6-mile run. Drenched runners pictured, from left, are senior Kayla Kerstetter, 17, freshman Cory Truskey, 14, and freshman Emily Schock, 14.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS Betsy Burnhauser and Carol Stefanick, Palmerton Historical Society members, display a 142-year old quilt donated to PHS by Mildred and Harry Klotz of Lake Harmony. It is the cornerstone to PHS's upcoming display of Antique Quilts and Coverlets.

Do you have one of your grandmother's old quilts, a comforter or coverlet stored away in a trunk or tucked way back on a closet shelf somewhere?

Maybe you collect old quilts and proudly display them throughout your home.

The Palmerton Historical Society (PHS) is planning it's next display for the Palmerton Area Heritage Center, located at 410 Delaware Ave. which will feature antique quilts and coverlets. They are hoping people will come forward to offer their keepsake quilts and coverlets for the display to be featured from January 2011 to the fall of 2011.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Ron Gower/TIMES NEWS Arthur (A.B.) Schirmer, a former pastor of Reeders United Methodist Church in Monroe County, is led to his preliminary hearing Tuesday by police officers. About 75 people attended the hearing, held in the Pocono Township Ambulance Garage. Charges of criminal homicide and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence were bound over to Monroe County Court.

A former Methodist minister will have to stand trial on charges that he killed his wife. It is alleged he beat her, placed her in a car, then staged an accident. She died the following day.

Rev. Arthur Burton (A.B.) Schirmer, 62, of Reeders, is charged with criminal homicide and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence. He also is suspected of killing his first wife in Lebanon County back in April 1999. Originally it was reported she fell down a flight of stairs.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The Nesquehoning Republican Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday at Mapleshade Meadows 50 E. Locust Street Nesquehoning.

President Michael R Frey, will be in charge of the meeting. All officers and committeemen and committeewomen are asked to attend.

Anyone seeking to join the Nesquehoning Republican Club can get information from Frey, 221 East Railroad Street, or any other member of the club. Dues and Donations can be sent to: Mickey Angst, 243 West High Street, Nesquehoning, PA 18240. Please provide the following Information: Name, Address, Phone, E-Mail.