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Monday, April 4, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Jevon Keiffer, 6, gets fishing pointers from his father Chris of Tamaqua as they spend time fishing on the Little Schuylkill River in Tamaqua. It didn't take long for Jevon to record his first catch of the year, a nice-sized trout.

Monday, April 4, 2011

The Carbon County Emergency Management Agency has announced a number of emergency services training sessions for the next few months. The sessions are coordinated by the EMA.

Registration is required for each class. To register, call, email or fax the organization that is hosting the class.

The classes are as follows:

Ÿ Propane Class: April 4, 6 p.m., at Penn Forest Fire Department No. 1. Contact Dan at (570) 249-4123 for details.

Ÿ S-190: April 4 and 5, 6 p.m., East Penn Volunteer Fire Department. Contact (570) 325-6111 for details.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Earth Day, April 22, was founded by U.S. Sen. Gaylord Nelson in 1970 and was intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's natural environment. It grew to become international in 1990.

Give and Take Days are a great way to help a community celebrate the day and help the environment. Give and Take Days reuse items that are too good to throw away, but you just don't have a use for them anymore.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Carbon County U.S. Navy Club Auxiliary will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 4, at the Nesquehoning V.F.W. Home.

Family members of Marine, Navy Coast Guardsmen are welcome to join and both males and females, from ages 12 and up, are welcome. Those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

All future meetings will be held at 7:30 p.m. the second Thursday of every month at the Nesquehoning V.F.W.

Monday, April 4, 2011
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS Rita Lacey started her own business, Close the Loop, and works from her office in her Kunkletown home. She markets recycled products.

Did you know that there are nearly 300 million waste tires that are generated annually in the U.S. 12 million in Pennsylvania alone?

Were you aware that America generates 30 million tons (nearly 60 billion pounds) of plastic waste in a year? (Only 7 percent of plastic waste was recycled in 2006.)

Did you have any idea that the United States generates 13 million tons of waste glass in a year?

Monday, April 4, 2011
MICHAEL A HEERY/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Guests patronized the second annual "Huge Indoor Yard Sale and Chinese Auction"on Saturday, April 2 at Lehighton Recreation Center. All proceedsbenefit community programs of both Lehighton Area Pool Pals and Lehighton Rotary Club. Pictured are Lehighton Rotarians Dr. Barbara Belón and Patti Stockhausenwho volunteeredtheir time selling tickets for theChinese Auction.

Lehighton Area Pool Pals and Lehighton Rotary Club teamed up to host their second annual "Huge Indoor Yard Sale and Chinese Auction" on Saturday, April 2 at Lehighton Recreation Center. All proceeds from this event benefit community programs of the two organizations.

Monday, April 4, 2011

A meeting for participants in the Relay For Life of Tamaqua and Surrounding Communities will be held Moday, at 7 p.m., at the LCCC Morgan Center, room 104/105. All past and present participants, as well as anyone interested in learning more about the relay, are welcome to attend.

Committee members will meet at 6:30 p.m.

Monday, April 4, 2011

A Schuylkill County motorcyclist was killed in a crash that occurred about 2 p.m. on Sunday at the intersection of SR3001 (Cressona Road), and SR901 (Gordon Nagle Trail), in North Manheim Township.

State police at Schuylkill Haven identified the victim as Jamie Doyle, 31, of Pottsville.

Troopers said Doyle stopped at the intersection on Cressona Road while Charles Rhode, 80, of Pottsville, was eastbound on 901 with Nicholas Domanski, 20, of Sunbury, behind him.

Monday, April 4, 2011

A few more recycling facts as stated from the Clean Air Council.

Every year, Americans use approximately 1 billion plastic shopping bags, creating 300,000 tons of landfill waste.

The amount of aluminum currently recycled in one year is enough to rebuild our entire airplane commercial fleet every six months.

Producing one pound of recycled rubber requires only 29 percent as much energy as producing one pound of new rubber.

Because plastic water bottles are shielded from sunlight in landfills, they will not decompose for thousands of years.

Monday, April 4, 2011

The Panther Valley Public Library will hold a free Easter egg hunt for children who live in Coaldale, Lansford, Nesquehoning and Summit Hill at 1 p.m. April 9.

Children must be registered by April 4 by calling (570) 645-3780. Staff will need the need child's name, address, age and town of residence.

The hunt is divided into three age groups: 2-4, 5-8 and 9-10.

The library is also holding a food drive for the local food pantries throughout April.