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Friday, November 25, 2011

Christopher and Rita Sweeney of Sciota, former West End business owners, were recently recognized for their support and commitment to the Northeast Lions Eye Bank.

Chris is a member of the Western Pocono Lions Club, a Past District Governor and State Council Chairman of District 14 for Lions Clubs International. He is a graduate of Manhattan College and Bucknell University.

Friday, November 25, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Employees Shirley Frantz, Lehighton, top, and Kristen Behr, Tamaqua, from the M & S True Value Hardware store in Tamaqua prepare their Christmas tree display prior to the arrival of this morning's crowd of Black Friday shoppers.

Employees Shirley Frantz, Lehighton, top, and Kristen Behr, Tamaqua, from the M & S True Value Hardware store in Tamaqua prepare their Christmas tree display prior to the arrival of this morning's crowd of Black Friday shoppers.

Friday, November 25, 2011
Students of the month

Tamaqua Area Middle School Principal Chris Czapla has announced the middle school Students of the Month for October. They include: Rebecca Kanaskie (7), Matthew Smarr (7), Arienne Serniak (8), Tyrone Rarick (6), Tanner Hamm (8) and Savannah Adams (6).

Friday, November 25, 2011

Schuylkill County Demolition Director Gary Bender was authorized to seek bids for demolition of buildings in Coaldale and Tower City boroughs at Wednesday's commissioner's meeting in Pottsville.

The Coaldale building, a double two-story frame structure at 119 and 121 Greenwood Street, was purchased by the borough for $100 from Jean Pillion. Bids will be advertised on December 2 and 7 with the bids due back in the controller's office by December 19 and a bid opening on December 21. The tentative award date is December 28.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Palmerton Area Junior High School Principal, Mr. Thaddeus Kosciolek, is pleased to announce the students who achieved Principal's List and Honor Roll for the First Marking Period.

PRINCIPAL'S LIST: 90-100, no grades lower than an A-

Eighth Grade: Seth Andress, Brynn Boehler, Rhianna Delich, Lila Goodhile, Tyler King, Brock Moyer, Gavin Scott.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Tamaqua area residents are invited to the inaugural Tamaqua Community Advent Breakfast Dec. 3 at 8:30 a.m., hosted by Zion Lutheran Church, Mauch Chunk and Greenwoods Sts., Tamaqua.

The ecumenical event is sponsored by the Tamaqua Ministerial Association, the Tamaqua Chamber of Commerce and newly formed the Tamaqua Area Fellowship Network.

An Advent message, music and a candle-lighting ceremony are part of the breakfast program.

Friday, November 25, 2011

A Tamaqua man had his motion to suppress criminal charges brought against him granted by Judge Cyrus Palmer Dolbin after a hearing held in the Schuylkill County Court.

After the charges were dismissed, Ryan Michael Navitsky, 33, of 252 Brown Street, Tamaqua, was discharged. He had been arrested by Patrolman Matthew Williams, Tamaqua Police, last July 10 in the vicinity of Lehigh Street and Cottage Avenue and was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Friday, November 25, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Salvation Army volunteers Fran Stahl, Tamaqua, right, and Anthony Bear, 18, Lehighton, pour gravy on a visitors Thanksgiving platter.

Approximately 30 volunteers from both Schuylkill and Carbon counties chose to spend their Thanksgiving Day preparing, serving, and delivering meals to hundreds of shut-ins, senior citizens, disabled persons, or anyone else who could use some holiday cheer.

Over 230 meals were prepared and served at the Tamaqua Salvation Army Community Center, while about 75 local deliveries were made.

Friday, November 25, 2011

An 18-year-old New Tripoli resident died in a one-vehicle crash on Thanksgiving eve at 5:35 p.m. in the area of 3741 Weidasville Road in Lowhill Township, Lehigh County.

State police at the Fogelsville barracks said Ryan Michael Hamell was pronounced dead shortly after arrival at the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

A second person in the crash, Alexander L. Buskirk, 18, of Schnecksville, sustained moderate injuries and was also transported to the hospital, police said.