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Saturday, March 23, 2013
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Cub Scout Pack 756 held their Pinewood Derby recently at the Zion's Stone Church in West Penn. From front left are fourth place winner Riley Kraemer, fifth place winner Matthew Jones and sixth place winner Jathan Krall. Back row from left are first place winner Sam Sterns, second place winner Seth Whitehead, and third place winner Robert Homyak.

Saturday, March 23, 2013
SUE ANN GERHARD/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Four Marian High School students received awards during the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science Regional Competition, held recently at Easton Area High School. Sister Bernard Agnes, IHM, Marian principal has announced that Gabriella Smith, Patrick Darrough, Ryan Darrough and Barry Fulton all received awards for their projects. The Darrough brothers are the sons of David and Colette Darrough. Ryan, a junior student, was presented a $50 Region 3 PJASAward for his behavioral psychology project.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

HARRISBURG, Pa., Governor Tom Corbett announced today that Pennsylvanians who need assistance paying home heating bills now have additional time, through April 26, to apply for financial help through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, commonly referred to as LIHEAP.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Benjamin Oxley, 52, of Nesquehoning, was caught under a fall of coal at No. 2 shaft of the Nesquehoning colliery shortly before noon today and died of his injuries at 2:45 p.m. at the Coaldale Hospital where he was rushed directly after the accident. His legs were crushed and his back was broken. Oxley was well known in his home town as well as Mauch Chunk. He served capably as a constable of Mauch Chunk Township. Oxley's brother, George, was killed in the mines in 1919.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Blue Mountain Health System will co-sponsor an AARP Driver Safety 8-hour Basic Course from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tues.day, April 9 and Thursday, April 11, at the Bowmanstown Medical Plaza, 204 Bank St., Bowmanstown. This is an 8-hour class, so you must attend both days.

Saturday, March 23, 2013
AL ZAGOFSKY/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Pete Longo has had a filling and sweet career in the pizza, pasta and chocolate industries. He started early in his uncle Joe's fledgling business Longo's Pizza, and then worked at Chef Boyardee, and most recently, Hershey Chocolate.

Pete Longo, 65, of Nesquehoning has had a filling and sweet career in the pizza, pasta and chocolate industries. He started early in his uncle Joe's fledgling business Longo's Pizza, and then worked at Chef Boyardee, and most recently, Hershey Chocolate.

When he was 14 months old, the Hazleton native's father passed away in a coal mine accident. In his last year of high school, Pete's uncle Joe Longo was working at Senape's, making bread, rolls a rectangular deli-style pizza that could be eaten cold.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

It looks like Old Man Winter isn't ready to retire.

A storm system could bring us more snow Sunday night and through part of the day on Monday.

The National Weather Service says the amount of snow depends on the path of two systems that will impact the weather.

According to the NWS, one computer model indicates we will be receiving 2-4 inches of snow.

However, another computer model says there "could be considerably more snow."

Saturday, March 23, 2013
VICTOR IZZO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Jim Thorpe Area School District, High School students who participated in the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science and the position that they achieved are kneeling, left to right : Coriah Meckes, 2nd place; Abigail Paul, 2nd place; Jessica Lauer, 3rd place; Maggie Halloway, 2nd place; and Lauren Donati, 2nd place. Standing, from left : Mr.

Saturday, March 23, 2013
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS "Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair," says Rapunzel's man, Steve Counterman, to Rapunzel, played by Grace Shanton, in musical/comedy "Into the Woods."

'Into the Woods," a musical/comedy that takes a chidren's book of fairy tales and entwines the stories, will be presented by Lehighton Area Middle School students on Monday and Tuesday.

The play begins at 7 p.m. each evening.

The performance, which features parts of such classics as "Little Red Riding Hood," "Rapunzel," and "Cinderella," is directed by Laura Welkey, music teacher in the Lehighton Area Middle School.

Grace Shanton has the role of Rapunzel while Steve Counterman plays Rapunzel's man.

Cinderella is played by Brianna Keiser.

Saturday, March 23, 2013
AL ZAGOFSKY/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Martha Sullivan is the new resident docent at the Kemmerer Carriage House in Kemmerer Park. Construction is continuing on the museum side of the Kemmerer Carriage House with hopes to open the space for weekends by Memorial Day.

In the latest stage of the preservation effort that transformed the Kemmerer Carriage House from a structure just days from the wrecking ball, to a restoration of the 1878 structure, and soon to become a gateway pocket museum to the historic section of Jim Thorpe, the property is now being partially supported by, and looked over by a resident docent.