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Wednesday, July 25, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS The new location seats consists of three dozen associate cubicles.

After 12 years in the South Tamaqua Shopping Plaza, Sundance Vacations, a well-known business in South Tamaqua, has moved its call center to its new location in the Tamaqua Plaza on East Broad Street in Tamaqua. Sundance Vacation's new location, which adjoins the Tamaqua YMCA of the former Jamesway Plaza, consists of a large office space consisting of over three dozen cubicle seating areas. In addition, the new location offers employees a large break room, as well as a high tech training/orientation room.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The Tamaqua Area Faith Fellowship Network (TAFFN) invites all residents of the Tamaqua area to attend a free showing of the movie "Courageous" on Sunday, July 29, at the Tamaqua Middle School Auditorium from 3 to 5 p.m.

"Courageous" is about four men with one calling: To serve and protect. As law enforcement officers, these men are confident and focused. Yet at the end of the day they face a challenge that none of them are truly prepared to tackle: fatherhood.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Feed the People will no longer be serving a free lunch in Coaldale. Instead, it will serve a free dinner at St. John's Lutheran Church, 1 East Abbott Street , Lansford, from 5:30-7 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month. That would be Aug. 15.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

ShopRite is the registered trademark of Wakefern Food Corp., a retailer-owned cooperative, based in Keasbey, NJ and the largest supermarket cooperative in the United States. With nearly 250 ShopRite supermarkets located throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware and Maryland, ShopRite serves more than five million customers each week. A long-time supporter of key community efforts, ShopRite is dedicated to fighting hunger in the communities it serves.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Members and volunteers of the new Tamaqua Community Arts Center are holding a free open stage tomorrow at the center, 125 Pine Street.

The event, hosted by volunteers Jack Kulp and Kathy Rimm, is free to both spectators and performers. Volunteers encourage all ages and levels of talent to participate.

Sign-up starts at 5:30 p.m., and the show lasts from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Organizers stressed that this is not a karaoke event, and performers are asked bring their own instruments with one mic being provided.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Naturalist Robin Tracey will lead a lake view trail hike on the Crow and Lake View trails on Tuesday, July 31, at 9:30 p.m.

The hike is 5.5 miles in length and moderate in difficulty. The trails cross over two creeks and run parallel to the lake. Tracey said the hike gives a spectacular view of the dam.

Participants will meet in the Crow Trail parking lot off Tuscarora Mountain Road.

Call Tracey at (570) 467-2506 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. for more information or weather conditions.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012
John Urso

A Lansford man who threatened and spat on police on Sunday remains in Carbon County prison today under $75,000 bail.

John Urso, 33, of 723 E. Patterson St., is charged with aggravated assault, terroristic threats, simple assault, institutional vandalism, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and unreasonable noise, and two counts of harassment.

According to an affidavit of probable cause filed by borough police Officer Brian Horos, here's what happened:

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The Lutheran Church of St. John in-the-Heights, 319 South Ave., Jim Thorpe, will be opening its doors for its annual free clothing giveaway beginning Thursday, Aug. 2 and concluding Saturday, Aug. 18.

The event is held the first three weeks of August, on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

On Thursdays, the times are 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.; on Fridays, the times are 9 a.m. until 8 p.m.; and on Saturdays, the times are 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

All are welcome. There is a nice selection of clothing and shoes for men, women and children, as well as small household items and lines.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

A number of Carbon County residents are opening their hearts and helping the county animal shelter.

During a meeting of a group of concerned citizens about the shelter on Monday evening, many spoke out about changes that already have been made at the animal shelter, which is located on the Broad Mountain in Nesquehoning.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Pair steals five televisions from Hometown Wal-Mart

Rush Township police are asking the community for assistance in identifying two suspected thieves after police say they stole five televisions from the Walmart in Hometown early yesterday.

Police have released surveillance photos of a man and woman believed to be the thieves. In the photos, the man appears to be tall and thin while the woman appears to be short and a have an above-average build. The incident occurred around 1:30 a.m. Monday and involved the thieves being in the store approximately 10 minutes, before leaving the store separately.