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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Kindergarten registration in the Panther Valley School District will be held on March 31, April 1 and April 4, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

For a child to be registered for kindergarten, the parent must call the elementary school and make an appointment. No walk-ins will be accepted. Registration is held at the Elementary School, 1 Mermon Avenue, Nesquehoning.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at Memorial Hall today, Wednesday, from 1-6 p.m.

Donors should be 17 years of age and older.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

State Senator David G. Argall (R-29) and Representative Neal Goodman (D-123) joined Mahanoy City Borough elected officials and volunteers to announce $1.02 million in funding for pedestrian safety and downtown revitalization projects.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011
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Township and borough workers throughout are area worked throughout the night laying salt and clearing roads. Pictured is a Tamaqua borough truck clearing stadium hill.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Larry Padora

New Ringgold small businessman and council president Larry Padora has declared his candidacy for the Schuylkill County Board of Commissioners.

Padora, 37, and his family own and operate the Italian Bakery in Tamaqua, which produces over 100,000 loaves of bread a year for area grocers and caterers.

He is the president of New Ringgold Borough Council, on which he's served for seven years, which has the lowest tax millage of any municipality in the County.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The board members of the Nesquehoning Borough Water Authority passed a permanent budget at its January meeting with an increase in the water rates.

Chairman David Hawk announced that the revenue dropped from $699,500 to $673,500.

It was decided to elect officers next month since the reappointment of board member Denny Creitz was not yet confirmed by the borough council.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

A Monroe County man is facing multiple charges, including attempted homicide, for a crime spree that occurred in the county.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said Jacob Thompson, 30, of Long Pond, has been arrested for a series of criminal incidents in the area including assaults, break-ins, robberies and arson fires occurring in the county.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011
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Shane Monk, 11, left, Edward Moore, 14, center, and Joseph Kalbarczyk, 13, sled down a hill on Washington Street in Tamaqua.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

New "Nature and Learning Workshops" for children and families will be hosted by the Carbon County Environmental Education Center, every Thursday evening, January through April, from 6 to 8 p.m. Programs are presented by Rebecca Cunfer, and are part of a yearlong celebration as CCEEC marks 25 years of programming.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The Bertsch-Hokendauqua-Catasauqua Watershed Association and the Lehigh Gap Nature Center are offering a Winter Wildlife slide program in the Lehigh Gap Visitor Center on Groundhog Day, Feb. 2, 7 p.m.

The program, presented by Bud Cole, naturalist, outdoor-travel writer and photographer, will focus on the necessary essentials that all living creatures need in order to survive.