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Saturday, February 19, 2011

A New Philadelphia man was re-committed to the Schuylkill County prison Tuesday following his day in court before District Judge Stephen Bayer, Tamaqua, on Tuesday.

Brandon Scott Hosier, 27, of 232 Valley St., was scheduled for preliminary hearings before Bayer in two separate cases. He elected to waive his right to those preliminary hearings.

Saturday, February 19, 2011
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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Carbon County officials say they are trying to make the area safer for pedestrians visiting Jim Thorpe.

During the county commissioners' meeting on Thursday, the board said that two projects they are doing this spring will help make the area around the Old Mauch Chunk train station and the entrance to the county parking lot safer for residents and visitors who visit the county.

Saturday, February 19, 2011
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Seventh and eighth grade students at St. Jerome Regional School, Tamaqua, participated in the Diocesan multi-media contest for the best print advertisement, powerpoint and video commercial. SJRS eighth grade students (from left) Connor Roberts, Annette Ritzko, Rachel Meier, Christopher Chinnici and Kaylee Ceci caputured third place for their group powerpount presentation of Catholic Schools in 2061.

Saturday, February 19, 2011
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Three Tamaqua Area Middle School students have been selected to play in the 2011 District 10 PMEA Intermediate Band and Orchestra Fest to be held Friday, April 1, at Catasauqua Area High.

Participating eighth grade students include: Jamie Mateyak, Rachael Paisley and Timothy Lehman. The students are selected from a seven county radius that constitutes the membership of District 10 of the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association.

They will be part of the 140-member honors ensemble.

Saturday, February 19, 2011
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Three Tamaqua Area High School band members were selected after an intense audition in December for the 2011 PMEA District 10 Band, which was held on Feb. 10-12 at Tulpehocken Jr.-Sr. High School. Senior Steven Christ and sophomores Molly Betz and Shane Mulligan attended the festival with Steven playing in the Bb Clarinet, Molly in the flute section and Shane playing in the percussion section. The band was under the guest baton of Dr. Willis Rapp, who is Chairperson of the Music Department at Kutztown University.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Five first time offenders in the criminal justice system were placed in Carbon County's Accelerated Rehabilitation Disposition (ARD) probation program on Thursday by Senior Judge Richard W. Webb.

If a person successfully completes all conditions of the program their record is wiped clean. However, if they fail to complete the program, or are revoked from it, the Commonwealth reserves the right to prosecute them on all pending charges. A person does not admit guilt in entering the program.

All were placed for a year.

Saturday, February 19, 2011
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Students at St. Jerome Regional School, Tamaqua, received awards at the Diocese of Allentown Celebration of the Arts on Jan. 29 at Bethlehem Catholic High School. 51 elementary and special learning center students in the Diocese received Ewey Awards for their artistic originality and creativity. Anna Zelinsky (Kindergarten), Kennedy Young (grade 2) and Sophia Susarchick (grade 5) were winners in their grade levels for their artistic depiction of Catholic schools in 2061.

Saturday, February 19, 2011
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The warmest weather since December 1 arrived Thursday and Friday, giving people a breather from the series of storms and bitter cold weather we've endured. Deanna Leiblwitz, left, of Coaldale, and Kimberlee Grammes of Lansford take advantage by taking their babies for a walk on West Bertsch Street in Lansford.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Temple Israel of Lehighton, 194 Bankway St., Lehighton, is hosting a hamishe, a comfortable, familylike, Shabbat Potluck at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25. Mike Bassano's amazing pasta will be the centerpiece of the meal.

Friday evening services will continue the joyful tone at 7:15 p.m. Rabbi Melody Davis will lead on this spiritual journey with lively music, story, and prayer. This Shabbat, will bring the Torah to life!