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Wednesday, October 23, 2013
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS September Students of the Month at Our Lady of the Angels Academy in Lansford were recently announced. They are, front row from left, Stephen Behun IV, Valerie Blasko, Logan Fisher and Derek Schlosser. Back row, Seth Feisel, Julia Hoben, Sadie Trubilla, Brian Bauer and Jacob Shelton.

Nine students from Our Lady of the Angels Academy, Lansford, were recently named Students of the Month for September. They were selected because they exhibited the virtue of responsibility. The following are quotes from each student.

Kindergarten: Derek Schlosser: "I am always ready to learn."

First grade, Logan Fisher: "I am responsible. I listen to my parents and teachers. I follow directions. I also help my sister clean up her toys."

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Jim Thorpe police are investigating an alleged stabbing that occurred in Memorial Park two weeks ago.

According to Police Chief Joseph Schatz, the incident happened on Oct. 11, but police only learned about it on Oct. 16 after hearing talk on the street and through the Jim Thorpe Area School District.

"The district works well with us," he said. "They are proactive with anything they hear (that puts students in harms way)."

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Hilary J. England with some of her work currently on display at Stonehedge Gardens.

Stonehedge Gardens in South Tamaqua is currently displaying a free art exhibit by Tamaqua artist Hilary J. England.

"In the examination of this subject, I am addressing the effects of single parenthood and poverty on young adults and children in rural America," said England. "I use bold palette, naïve approach to color, line, and skewed perspective to attempt to show the alienation and confusion between traditional childhood values we once espoused as a society, and the new marginalized norm and divide these kids are actually experiencing."

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Sixth grade students created art work to accompany their trifold booklet. From left are, Connor Hanley, Katie Aaron, Vicky Barthold, Amber Curran, Drew Lorenz and Gina Piccioni.

Fifth and sixth grade students at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic School of Lehighton learned quite a bit about NativeAmericans of North America as part of their Social Studies and U.S. History classes.

As part of the curriculum, students were asked by their teacher, Jennifer Lorenz, to to select one tribe from the four groups, Eastern Woodlands, Great Plains, Southwest Desert and Northwest Coast to focus on. They were then challenged to design a trifold booklet and an art project that represents theirchosen tribe.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

A Delano man went on trial this morning in Schuylkill County court on charges of alleged traffic in illegal drugs.

In other court matters juries returned verdicts on Tuesday in two criminal cases.

Drug counts

Fred S. Willlams, of 30 Walnut St., who is celebrating his 51st birthday today, went on trial before a jury in the courtroom of Judge John E. Domalakes on charges of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance in Mahanoy City, possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct brought by Cpl. Michael Dissinger.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Mrs. Gerald Jacoby of Jim Thorpe was named membership chairman of the United Lutheran Churchwomen of the Lehighton District of the Lutheran Ministerium in Pennsylvania.

The first convention of the group was held yesterday at Dinkey Memorial Church, Ashfield, when Mrs. M. Luther Wahmann, Palmerton, was elected president.

Other members of the executive staff are Mrs. Elva Kleintop, Palmerton, vice president; Mrs. J. Elmer Henritzy, Lehighton, R.D. 4, recording secretary; Miss Carrie Gasper, Lehighton; statistician; and Mrs. Donald Noll, Bowmanstown, treasurer.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

There was a little Christmas shopping going on at the Palmerton Borough Park. Left to right, mother/daughter team and cancer survivors, Rita Snyder, Treichlers, and Jennifer Pinto, Laury's Station, stop to shop at the Origami Owl jewelry table set up by hostess and distributor Rhonda Munjone. Sunday in the Park was organized by Laura Gardner and all proceeds from the site rentals benefited the American Cancer Society. There were crafters, vendors and yard sale tables taking part in the annual fall event. A lot of shoppers came out to enjoy the sunny day and pick up a few bargains.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The Palmerton Area Library wants to help make this Halloween a little more interesting with a Scavenger Hunt.

Stop in at the library to pick up a list of 10 clues. Then while you are out Trick or Treating, collect all the items on the list. Bring them back to the library by Nov. 9 and see what special library prizes you may have earned.

A sample of one of the quests is: By eight hairy legs I have been spun. Make sure your group takes a picture with one.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Pocono Health System, with its vision to build a healthier community, will be offering a healthy free breakfast and discussion from 7:30-9 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 14 at the Stroudsmoor Country Inn, Terraview, 231 Stroudsmoor Road, Stroudsburg.

Healthy breakfast and cooking stations will be provided free and open to the community.

A discussion will be held on cooking and eating more healthy.

RSVP by email to events@PMCHealthSystem.org by Nov. 6.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
DONALD R. SERFASS/TIMES NEWS Taking part in Friday's grand opening of Sherry Dental in Tamaqua are, from left: Pat Freeh-Stefanek, chairman, Tamaqua Area Chamber of Commerce; Sara Genther, Nora Tappan, Tatiana Sherry, Dr. Kile Sherry and Dr. Ronald Sherry, all of Sherry Dental; and Linda Yulanavage, Chamber executive director.

Dentistry is going digital with apparent benefits for patient and dentist.

Those innovations were on display when Sherry Dental PC held a grand opening at a 2,700-sq.-ft. dental complex in the heart of Tamaqua.

Located at 41 West Broad St., the facilities are a showpiece of adaptive reuse, occupying what was, at one time, the eastern half of the J.J. Newberry store, a popular five-and-dime of the 1950s and 60s.