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Friday, February 4, 2011

Walker Township has a new secretary/treasurer. Supervisors introduced Dana Brubaker at last night's regular meeting. Brubaker is taking over for Suzanne Borzak who retired last month.

Chairman Craig Wagner said that Brubaker will be working to convert the township's accounts to Quickbooks, which will make handling the township's records easier.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Despite complaints from several township residents regarding large piles of snow, Schuylkill Township supervisors remained firm that they are not going to be removing the snow right now.

"We have to watch because of the fuel prices. We're trying to watch our money," said chairman of the board Linda DeCindio.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

The Borough of Tamaqua has announced its snow removal schedule for Friday and Monday.

Friday, Feb. 4,

starting at 12:01 a.m.

Broad Street – south side from the railroad tracks at Patterson Street east to Stone Garden.

Berwick Street – both sides from Broad Street to Hegarty Avenue.

Nescopec Street – both sides from Cottage Avenue to Hegarty Avenue.

Monday, Feb. 7

starting at 12:01 a.m.

Broad Street – north side from the railroad tracks at Patterson Street east to Stone Garden.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Liberty Tax Service, 111 E. Broad Street, Tamaqua, will host a roadside benefit party for Harold "H.T." Fryer on Saturday. Feb. 5, from noon to 3 p.m. in the M&T Bank parking lot at the Five Points Intersection of state routes 209 and 309.

Fryer is a 2009 Tamaqua Area High School graduate who was diagnosed with Aplastic Anemia while in boot camp with the U.S. Navy.

The public is invited to stop by the benefit party for free hot dogs, popcorn, hot chocolate, coffee and other refreshments. A drawing and bake sale will also be held.

Thursday, February 3, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Pictured with a layer of snow and ice is the Family Dollar parking lot in Tamaqua. Workers arrived and spent a good time removing tons of the icy mixture. Pictured in the background is the Salem United Methodist Church.

Thursday, February 3, 2011
CHRIS PARKER/TIMES NEWS SHINE students in the Lehighton Area School District raised $100 to help the homeless through the Family Promise program. Here, Ryan Weiss presents the check to Family Promise director Larissa Kimmel. Behind them, left to right, are Matthew Dawson, SHINE teacher Kali Andrew, Desiree Brown and Cameron Berger.

Nothing says "home" like cookies and Christmas ornaments, and Lehighton Area School District students who participate in the SHINE afterschool program have parlayed those comforts into a boost for a local program to help the homeless.

The students sold homemade cookies and ornaments at a December middle school basketball game to raise $100 for the Family Promise program in Carbon County.

Thursday, February 3, 2011
DONALD R. SERFASS/TIMES NEWS

Employees and customers were evacuated from Hometown McDonald's on Wednesday at 10 p.m. when smoke filled the fast food eatery located at 9 Lincoln Drive. The Hometown Fire Co. responded and pinpointed the problem to the building's rooftop which houses an HVAC unit. The Tamaqua Fire Department aerial ladder was summoned to facilitate access to the roof. Employees were allowed back into the building about 20 minutes later, although firefighters continued their investigation into the cause of the smoke and odor.

Thursday, February 3, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Trying out the new kickboxing tower are siblings Derek, 6, and Ashley DeAngelo, 10.

In addition to new cardio programs, such as Zumba, sports programs, and it's new-age gym equipment, the Tamaqua YMCA recently added new equipment to its floor space.

Some of the new equipment includes a shuffleboard table, electronic kickboxing tower, 15 foot mini-bowling game, carpet ball, basketball shoot, Xbox Connect, large inflatable gym, and other items geared for all ages.

For more information about the services offered at the Tamaqua YMCA, contact Tamaqua YMCA branch executive Nick Zigmant at (570) 668-2903.

Thursday, February 3, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Pictured is a worker removing snow and ice from the Tamaqua Area Middle School.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

A runaway, three-quarter ton truck, owned by the Somerset Valley Construction Company in New Jersey, the firm engaged in the sewer project on the west side of the community, crashed into the rear of the Court House at 2:15 p.m. today after going through a railing and over a 25 foot drop from Packer Hill, not far from the Soldiers Monument. Michael SanFelice, 49, of Norristown, N.J., operator of the vehicle, said he parked the truck and was talking William Bargart, project engineer, when the truck suddenly started to move.