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Friday, November 16, 2012

Two area defendants were among 14 who entered guilty pleas to criminal charges in Schuylkill County court and were sentenced by Judge Charles M. Miller.

Sean K. Anderson, of 43 Heckman St., Quakake, Rush Township, on a charge of simple assault and resisting arrest was placed on probation 23 months, and ordered to pay $50 to Criminal Justice Enhancement Account (CJEA) fund, obtain a drug and alcohol evaluation, and perform 20 hours of community service. Anderson was cited by Pottsville Patrolman Paul R. Olson, at the Schuylkill Medical Center.

Friday, November 16, 2012

A sentence was carried out through a closed circuit telecast of a Tamaqua man serving time in a state correctional facility and a Schuylkill County judge seating in a courtroom at the courthouse Pottsville.

Justin M. Neff, 27, of 119 Pine St., who is serving a sentence of one to five years in a state prison on a driving under the influence (DUI) charge, appeared on screen in the county courthouse and entered a guilty plea to a charge of theft of rental property.

Friday, November 16, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Pictured a portion of the 1,400 pound donation of food, from front left, are scouts Michael Lewis, 5; Adam Bachert, 7; Derek DeAngelo, 8; Eric Richardson, 7; volunteer Ashley DeAngelo, 12; and Aidan Bonner, 11. From back left are Cubmaster Scott Winterburn; Anthony DeAngelo, 16; Derek Bennett, 11; and Den Leader Pete DeAngelo.

Members of the Tamaqua Boy and Cub Scouts Pack 777 went above and beyond during a non-perishable food drive held recently to benefit the Tamaqua Salvation Army. The drive was part of their 26th Annual Hawk Mountain Council Boy Scouts of America 2012 Scouting For Food Drive.

The first stage of the food drive involved scouts placing labeled bags on hundreds of neighbors homes.

The second stage required the scouts to go door-to-door picking up the donations for transport to the Tamaqua Salvation Army.

Friday, November 16, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

A special Veterans Day program was recently held at Maple Shade Meadows in Nesquehoning. Reciting the Pledge of Allegiance are from left, Bill Diehm, Steve Lazorick, Bernie Kuhla, Steve Berger, Francis O'Donnell, Angela Nardini and Henry Desrosiers.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Regardless of past successes, there's always room for improvement.

Never content to rest on its laurels, Palmerton Chamber of Commerce members met earlier this week to discuss issues that affect the Palmerton Area, and how best to serve the needs of the business community and its residents.

Peter Kern, chamber president, welcomed several distinguished guests, which included borough Councilman Richard Nothstein, council President Terry Costenbader, and Mayor Chris Olivia, as part of the informal discussion.

Olivia spoke of some of his responsibilities as mayor.

Friday, November 16, 2012
Eileen Fisher, women's clothing retailer, announced that five businesses owned by women were recognized with $12,500 grants.

Eileen Fisher, women's clothing retailer, today announced the recipients of the 2012 Eileen Fisher Business Grant Program for Women Entrepreneurs. Now in its ninth year, the Business Grant Program is awarded annually to wholly women-owned businesses that are innovative and foster environmental and economic health in their communities. The committee received more than 1,600 applications and awarded grants to five businesses.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Grace-St. Paul's UMC will host a free Pork and Sauerkraut Dinner from 4-6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17. The church is located at 40 Church Road in Penn Forest Township, just off Route 903, next to Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary.

For more information call the church at (570) 325-9151.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Carbon County commissioners voiced their concern over some options suggested for its recycling program.

During the county commissioners' meeting on Thursday, Commissioner William O'Gurek pointed out an article that appeared in the TIMES NEWS earlier this week regarding the recent Solid Waste Advisory Committee.

At that meeting, Duane Dellecker, director of the county Department of Solid Waste, provided a number of options that may work for the county, including a waste management millage tax, user fees and integrated solid waste management facility in the Packerton Yards.

Friday, November 16, 2012
Special to the TIMES NEWS Noah Berlow, a Palmerton filmmaker, is in collaboration with Godsmack front man Sully Erna on "Avalon Live" from Boston, which will premiere tonight at 9 p.m. on VH-1's Palladia HD TV.

The second project in Palmerton filmmaker Noah Berlow's collaboration with Godsmack front man, Sully Erna, "Avalon Live" from Boston will premiere tonight 9 p.m. on VH-1's Palladia HD TV.

"Avalon Live" was filmed in 3D at the Wilbur Theater in Boston on Dec. 16, 2011, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Global Adolescent Project. In April, 2012, Erna invited Berlow to fly to Texas and collaborate on the editing with him while on tour between Erna's concerts in Lubbock, Austin and Belton, TX.

Friday, November 16, 2012

At Thursday night's township supervisors' meeting, Kidder Township manager Lisa Klem expressed her gratitude in the wake of superstorm Sandy.

"I want to thank everyone who helped out during the storm," said Klem, "the police, the fire companies and the ambulance service. I want to thank Bob Dobash, township emergency manager and township employee; and Pete Lambert once again for doing an excellent job."