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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Decameron will be held tomorrow at the Tamaqua Community Arts Center, 125 Pine Street.

The show is comprised of a tapestry of human comedy, or, to put it another way, a laugh in the 14th century."The Decameron", also called "Prince Galehaut" is a 14th-century medieval allegory by Gio vanni Boccaccio, told as a frame story encompassing 100 tales by ten young people.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Maureen "Moe"Jerant of the the Lehigh Valley Drum Circle leads fledgling and experienced percussionists at Wednesday evening's drum circle on the beach at Mauch Chunk Lake Park. The drum circle, organized by Jule Greco of Doc Baker's shop in Jim Thorpe, is planned to become a monthly event.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Jurors returned verdicts in three criminal trials held in Schuylkill County court and in a fourth case the defendant waived a jury trial and pleaded guilty.

Erik S. Miller, 33, of 321 E. Lloyd St., Shenandoah, was found guilty of two counts of possession of a controlled substance and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia but was found not guilty of possession of a small amount of marijuana and three counts of delivery of a controlled substance.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Venita Horinko, standing, is the chairwoman of the Concourse Club of Palmerton's Annual Palmerton Community Festival Art and Photography Show. She and Margaret Kuhet, Concourse Club's chairwoman of publicity, invite artists and photographers to enter and invite everyone else to come to the show where some lucky people can win these beautiful prizes.

The Concourse Club of Palmerton's Annual Palmerton Community Festival Art and Photography Show is in need of artists' and photographers' work to make it a success.

The event will coincide with the Palmerton Community Festival.

The Art and Photography Show will be held Saturday, Sept. 8, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 9 from 1-4 p.m. at St. John Neumann School at Third and Lafayette Avenue, Palmerton.

There are category divisions for youth and adults, which include all media paintings and black/white and color photographs.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Mahoning Township police are investigating an accident Tuesday evening which closed down SR902 for a period of time. The crash occurred at 7 p.m. when a male motorist was traveling south and apparently lost control of his vehicle. The car swerved to the left crossing over the oncoming lanes entering the east berm where it impacted with and snapped off a utility pole. The pole carried power lines as well as other utility lines which were snapped off with the impact. A PPL transformer lay along the berm of the roadway.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

A Carbon County man was sentenced to a year in jail after pleading guilty on Tuesday morning to driving under the influence (DUI). He was one of 14 defendants in pending criminal cases to enter a guilty plea before Carbon County President Judge Roger N. Nanovic.

Nesquehoning stop

Sean Christopher McFadden, 23, of Nesquehoning, was sentenced to serve one to five years in prison on the DUI count.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Victoria, 10, and her brother, Nelson Bensinger, 7, look at a large John Deere 8330 tractor. The 8-wheeled tractor, owned by Travis Halabura of Orwigsburg, is equipped with GPS tracking, auto steering and a 275 horse power engine.

More than 48 tractors were on display recently during the first ever Tractor Day held at the Heisler's Dairy Bar in Lewistown Valley (Tamaqua).

The free event, hosted by The Grange No. 1369, was held to gain public interested in agriculture and consisted of all makes, models and years of restored and field-ready tractors.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Parryville Council voted on Tuesday night to pay Dave's Tree Service $ 6,600 for the company's assistance with clearing the town of fallen trees following the violent storm last month."

"They did a fantastic job," said Mike Grant, council president. "We couldn't have done it without them."

Parryville residents suffered fallen trees, downed wires and structure damage due to the storm.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS These Slatington Elementary students appear eager as they return for the first day of classes Monday in the Northern Lehigh School District.

Teamwork and continuity are the hallmarks of any successful entity.

That stellar combination was in full effect as classes got off to a fluid start in the Northern Lehigh School District on Monday.

Aside from a few glitches here and there, the first day of school was a rousing success, according to Superintendent Michael Michaels.