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Friday, May 18, 2012
VICTOR IZZO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Area students who visited the Jim Thorpe National Bank as part of "Community Banking Week" are front, left to right: Cammi Nalesnik, Lehighton; Maureen Kloap, SJRA; Steven Jaramillo, Penn Kidder, and his sister Mariana; Amy McConnell, Saints Peter & Paul; Delana Nalesnik, Panther Valley; and Abbie Chinnici, Penn Kidder. Rear, from left : Ryan Malarkey, SJRA; Elyse Kistler, Lehighton; Ben Cordova, Lehighton; Logan Rutch, Marian Catholic; Brendan Morgans, Panther Valley; and Tyler Ritter, Saints Peter & Paul.

As part of "Community Banking Week", the Jim Thorpe National Bank (JTNB) hosted area school students who were selected by their schools based on their academic achievements.

Each student received a framed document honoring their achievements.

The students were also treated to a personal tour of JTNB's office and banking facilities concluding with a delicious meal, courtesy of JTNB, on the deck at Molly Maguires Pub & Steakhouse.

One student, Maureen Kloap, was randomly chosen to be CEO for a day.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Join park naturalist for a basic kayaking course at Tuscarora State Park. Kayaks, paddles and personal flotation devices will be provided. Maximum weight capacity is 275 lbs. Registration is required by signing up at the; ark office before the event by calling 570-467-2506 or by person. No online or fax registrations will be taken. Each participant can send a donation check of $15 made payable to PA parks and Forests Foundation or $15 cash to the park office to hold your reservation. The class will be canceled in case of inclement weather. There is limited space for the program.

Friday, May 18, 2012
STACEY SOLT/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Nancy Beers, the owner of the Lavender Closet, shows just a few of the new and gently used clothing available to customers at her story. The Lavender Closet, a consignment store located at 30 River St. in Jim Thorpe, will hold its grand opening on Saturday, May 19 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Bargain shoppers, take note. Jim Thorpe's first women's consignment shop opens this weekend. The Lavender Closet, located at 30 River St. in Jim Thorpe, will hold its grand opening this Saturday, May 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The store features new and gently used women's clothing of all sizes, including summer dresses and evening wear, casual and office attire, jeans, shoes, and handbags.

Friday, May 18, 2012

The Rush Township Board of Supervisors was forced to close down the northern boundary of Delford Road, near the Beacon Diner, until further notice because the property might be owned privately.

Because the documentation of this road goes back so far, the representative of Arro engineering, William McMullen, said it could be difficult to find out whether the road is actually private or if it had been dedicated to the township.

Friday, May 18, 2012

A Tamaqua man received a jail sentence for a driving under the influence (DUI) charge and a Lansford man received a fine on a disorderly conduct charge which were imposed by judges in Schuylkill County court.

John R. Muffley Jr., 31, of 245 Van Gelder St., pleaded guilty to DUI and was sentenced by Judge John E. Domalakes to serve 30 days to six months in the county prison. He is to report to the prison on Monday, June 4, at 9 a.m. to begin his sentence and upon completion of his 30 days to be released on parole for the balance of his sentence.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Steve Kager, an artist and member of the Pocono Mountains Art Group, demonstrates how to sponge paint trees at the monthly meeting which is held at Western Pocono Community Library. He invited others in the group, like Rebecca Paff, a visiting member of Paint Box Art Club of Nazareth, to sponge in trees. Later he showed them how to add fog to a painting. Members of the Pocono Mountains Art Group displays their work throughout the West End businesses and holds shows a few times a year. If interested in learning more about the group, contact President Julia Saeger at 610-681-5570.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Lehigh Asphalt was the company awarded a contract for paving materials by the Summit Hill Borough Council.

The wrong firm was incorrectly reported in coverage of the borough council meeting.

Friday, May 18, 2012

A conditional approval was granted by the Schuylkill County Planning Commission to a Union Township property owner seeking to subdivide 124 acres into two lots with one board member casting a no" vote, at the monthly meeting held Wednesday at the courthouse in Pottsville.

Friday, May 18, 2012
VICTOR IZZO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Up, up, and away! The multitude of colorful balloons released by the students of St. Joseph Regional Academy in Jim Thorpe drift skyward away from St. Joseph Church on their way to the heavens above.


TN Correspondent

To commemorate Ascension Thursday, and with parishioners and pastor Father Francis Baransky looking on, the students of St. Joseph Regional Academy (SJRA) in Jim Thorpe released 150 balloons with notes attached to them and thrilled as they watched them drift "up into the Heavens".

While the rising balloons are symbolic of Jesus Ascending to Heaven, the release was also a very colorful event and the students, and for that matter, the adults loved to watch it.