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Friday, June 1, 2012

The Relay For Life of Tamaqua and Surrounding Communities will be meeting at the LCCC Morgan Center in Tamaqua in room 104/105 on Monday, June 4, at 7 p.m. for all team members. Committee members are asked to arrive for a meeting at 6:30 p.m. The meeting is open to all participants, volunteers and anyone wishing to get involved. Teams are asked to have at least one representative present, as team tent sites will be chosen at this meeting.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Although swimming is not allowed, a group of students from Pleasant Valley High School, top, enjoy the beautiful weather and the scenic view while playing a game of football on the beach at Beltzville Lake Thursday. Despite numerous signs stating "No Swimming," bottom, approximately 30 people were seen swimming in Beltzville Lake at the time of this photo. The beach was closed to swimming as of Wednesday afternoon due to high bacterial counts in the water, which were revealed from testing conducted on May 29.

Friday, June 1, 2012

In a 2-1 vote, Carbon County officials have approved a resolution opposing two sections of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012.

Friday, June 1, 2012
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS Palmerton Area High School senior Karl Pielmeier won first place in the Job Interview category, and received an invitation to the National FBLA Competition in San Antonio, TX.

This year's Pennsylvania Business Leaders of America competition couldn't have been more aptly named.

Dubbed as "The Gateway to Greatness", the event held in Hershey featured over 4,000 students who competed in more than 60 categories, attended professional workshops, and met with business leaders from across the country.

Kerry Palumbo, FBLA co-advisor, Palmerton Area High School, recently read a letter to the school board on behalf of business instructor Jennifer Danzeisen, who could not attend.

Friday, June 1, 2012
DAVID TRUSKOWSKY/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Firefighters were quick to quell a fast-moving fire that claimed three properties and damaged multiple homes and businesses yesterday in Schuylkill Haven.

Five families are displaced and three properties destroyed following a fast-moving four alarm fire that struck multiple homes and businesses just after 6 p.m. yesterday at the Schuylkill Gun Works gun shop on the 100 block of West Main Street in Schuylkill Haven.

Billowing smoke could be seen for miles as over 100 firefighters from over a dozen communities, to include 12 volunteer firefighters from Tamaqua Fire Department's Rapid Intervention Team, responded and helped put a quick stop to the fire.

Friday, June 1, 2012
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS The Concourse Club of Palmerton presented donations to several Palmerton organizations. They were: left to right sitting, Matta Curran (Band Concerts); Pam Andrews (Palmerton Area Recreation Association); Bonnie Green (CACPAC); Diane Danielson (Palmerton Area Library); Tammy Rodgers (Domestic Violence); Robin Davis, Maureen Foster and George Bird (Special Olympics). Standing, left to right: Marie Williams (co-chair of the Concourse Club Ways and Means Committee); Joe Plechavy (Palmerton Band); Larry Arner (manager of Palmerton Memorial Park); Wayne Knirnschild (Towamensing Fire Co.); Bruce Koch (Bowmanstown Fire Co.); Greg Volosch (Palmerton Fire Co.); John Porambo (St. Vincent DePaul); Bill George (Aquashicola Fire Co.); Bill Smelas (Palmerton Area Historical Society) and Marge Federanich (Concourse Club co-chair of Ways and Means Committee).

Every year the Concourse Club of Palmerton hosts its Basket Spectacular. The baskets are indeed spectacular, filled with amazing items. There is a basket for everyone from children to men and to women. It is the club's largest fundraiser of the year and all proceeds go to Palmerton organizations.

This year the Basket Spectacular raised $7,600.

"It was down a little from last year, but it was still a great turnout," said Marge Federanich, Concourse Club's co-chair of the Ways and Means Committee.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Carbon County farmers will have to travel to Northampton County to utilize a United States Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency office in the future.

According to a press release, released by the USDA earlier this week, it has made a decision to consolidate 125 FSA offices across the country as part of its Blueprint for Stronger Service plan. On the final list for consolidation is the Carbon/Monroe County FSA office.

Friday, June 1, 2012

A Tamaqua man admitted in Carbon County court on Thursday afternoon to assaulting his ex-girlfriend, and her boyfriend, and was sentenced to time-served.

Thomas A Tessitore, 29, pleaded guilty before President Judge Roger N. Nanovic to two counts of simple assault and one of criminal trespass, as a felony two.

Friday, June 1, 2012

In a terrific battle with a pet Persian cat, Mrs. Prudence Straw, wife of Assistant Prosecutor Charles Stuart Straw of Lansford, was badly scratched and bitten about the face. The sight of one eye may be temporarily impaired. She was found bleeding profusely by her husband after she had twice fainted in her efforts to shake the vicious cat off. During the struggle, which began in the living room and ended in the cellar, furniture was knocked topsy-turvey. Mrs. Straw said she was carrying her feline, which was extraordinarily large, into the cellar when it turned on her.

Friday, June 1, 2012
Pictured is Elvis tribute artist JeffKrick. He will bring hisaward-winning performance to Lehighton American Legion on Saturday, June 2. All proceedsfrom this fundraiser will benefit the community programs of Lehighton Rotary Club.

Lehighton Rotary Club is presenting an Elvis tribute show on Saturday, June 2at Lehighton American Legion. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with a turkey dinner beginning at 6 p.m. "Elvis in Concert" will begin at approximately 7 p.m. All proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit the community programs of Lehighton Rotary Club.