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Tuesday, April 2, 2013
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Lars, a 10-year old Golden Retriever, brings back a softball while jumping in the Kellner's Dam in Tamaqua over the weekend. Lars is cared for by Mark Keerans of Tamaqua.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013
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Herbie Eisley dons pink ears during a recent Easter event held at the West Penn Rod and Gun Club in Clamtown.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013
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Major construction work is underway on Interstate 81 in Delano Township. The project, related to the ongoing Interstate 81 Bridge Rehabilitation Project, shifts the southbound lane of Interstate 81, just past the McAdoo exit (Exit 138), to the northbound side. Southbound traffic is then shifted back to the southbound lanes at the Delano exit (Exit 134). PennDOT encourages drivers to use caution and obey posted speed limits throughout the work zone.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Five area residents were among 27 who entered guilty pleas to criminal charges in Schuylkill County court and were sentenced by Judge James P. Goodman as follows:

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

The Mahoning Drive In is hosting a huge gala event in its reopening of the Drive In in Lehighton on April 19-20-21

There will be bounce houses, trains, face painting and three movies.

Also, there will be Hollywood stars there to include Vinny Vella (Casino, Analize This) and more. Also appearing is Rich Rossi, New York International Film Festival Director, actor in a Ben Stiller movie, He's Way More Famous Then You, and countless others.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Lehigh Asphalt Paving & Construction Co, Tamaqua, got the nod for the bulk of road materials East Penn Township needs from April 6, 2013 to April 5, 2014. The road materials' bids were opened at 3 p.m. March 25, and the supervisors awarded the contracts during their meeting Monday.

The other bidders were Eastern Industries Inc., Center Valley, and Hanson Aggregates PA LLC, Montoursville. The materials were itemized in 19 categories.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Magisterial District Judge William J. Kissner of Palmerton was again certified for service as a member of Pennsylvania's Unified Judicial System after successful completion recently of continuing legal education course work. Conducted by the Minor Judiciary Education Board (MJEB) and the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts (AOPC), the educational program for Magisterial District Judges is held in Harrisburg, Pa.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013
David Fenton, who was at the dedication, is the Lehigh County Operations and Training Coordinator.

Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and other officials from Harrisburg joined local emergency management officials at the dedication of a new building in Hamburg. The building will be headquarters for 20 counties from Philadelphia to Susquehanna County, and joins Central and Western district offices to provide emergency help across the state.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Volunteers held a benefit concert and bake sale over the weekend at the Tamaqua Community Arts Center to benefit the Carbon-Tamaqua ACS Telethon. The concert was free and any donations given went directly to the telethon, planned for this Saturday and Sunday. Members of the band "3 PM" donated their time for the event. The proceeds from the event will be presented during the annual ACS Telethon set for April 6 and 7 at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe. In addition to being broadcasted live on BRC TV-13 and Service Electric Cable TV (channel 90), photos from the event will be posted every 20-30 minutes on the Cancer Telethon's Facebook page www.facebook.com/cancertelethon. For sale during the benefit was a large cake guitar made out of chocolate cupcakes, icing and chocolate bars. It was made and donated by Beth Kester for the benefit. It sold fast.

Volunteers held a benefit concert and bake sale over the weekend at the Tamaqua Community Arts Center to benefit the Carbon-Tamaqua ACS Telethon.

The concert was free and any donations given went directly to the telethon, planned for this Saturday and Sunday.

Members of the band "3 PM" donated their time for the event. The proceeds from the event will be presented during the annual ACS Telethon set for April 6 and 7 at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.