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Monday, April 4, 2011

Linda Yulanavage, 41, has been elected "Tamaqua's Citizen of the Year" today by a committee of former recipients of the award. She becomes the 27th person to be so honored by the Tamaqua Area Chamber of Commerce. An outstanding businesswoman and active community leader, she moved to Tamaqua in 1973 when her husband, Carl, was transferred to the Hometown plant of Air Products. She owns and operates Sweet Treats, which deals in supplies for candy-making and other crafts, and Party People, a retail party supply company.

Monday, April 4, 2011

As part of the 2010-2011 Volunteer Fire Company and Volunteer Ambulance Service Grant Program, 32 area volunteer fire companies and emergency medical services (EMS) providers have been awarded grants totaling $316,854, which have been approved to help them with operational expenses, according to Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon).

Monday, April 4, 2011

A Tamaqua man was one of three defendants who had their parole and probations revoked by Schuylkill County judges.

Zachory Scott Trevorah, 25, of 326 N. Railroad St., had his parole revoked by Senior Judge D. Michael Stine for violating terms of his probation, chiefly for failing to report weekly to his probation officer and abstain from unlawful possession of controlled substance.

Monday, April 4, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Jevon Keiffer, 6, gets fishing pointers from his father Chris of Tamaqua as they spend time fishing on the Little Schuylkill River in Tamaqua. It didn't take long for Jevon to record his first catch of the year, a nice-sized trout.

Monday, April 4, 2011

The Carbon County Emergency Management Agency has announced a number of emergency services training sessions for the next few months. The sessions are coordinated by the EMA.

Registration is required for each class. To register, call, email or fax the organization that is hosting the class.

The classes are as follows:

Ÿ Propane Class: April 4, 6 p.m., at Penn Forest Fire Department No. 1. Contact Dan at (570) 249-4123 for details.

Ÿ S-190: April 4 and 5, 6 p.m., East Penn Volunteer Fire Department. Contact (570) 325-6111 for details.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Earth Day, April 22, was founded by U.S. Sen. Gaylord Nelson in 1970 and was intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's natural environment. It grew to become international in 1990.

Give and Take Days are a great way to help a community celebrate the day and help the environment. Give and Take Days reuse items that are too good to throw away, but you just don't have a use for them anymore.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Carbon County U.S. Navy Club Auxiliary will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 4, at the Nesquehoning V.F.W. Home.

Family members of Marine, Navy Coast Guardsmen are welcome to join and both males and females, from ages 12 and up, are welcome. Those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

All future meetings will be held at 7:30 p.m. the second Thursday of every month at the Nesquehoning V.F.W.

Monday, April 4, 2011
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS Rita Lacey started her own business, Close the Loop, and works from her office in her Kunkletown home. She markets recycled products.

Did you know that there are nearly 300 million waste tires that are generated annually in the U.S. 12 million in Pennsylvania alone?

Were you aware that America generates 30 million tons (nearly 60 billion pounds) of plastic waste in a year? (Only 7 percent of plastic waste was recycled in 2006.)

Did you have any idea that the United States generates 13 million tons of waste glass in a year?

Monday, April 4, 2011
MICHAEL A HEERY/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Guests patronized the second annual "Huge Indoor Yard Sale and Chinese Auction"on Saturday, April 2 at Lehighton Recreation Center. All proceedsbenefit community programs of both Lehighton Area Pool Pals and Lehighton Rotary Club. Pictured are Lehighton Rotarians Dr. Barbara Belón and Patti Stockhausenwho volunteeredtheir time selling tickets for theChinese Auction.

Lehighton Area Pool Pals and Lehighton Rotary Club teamed up to host their second annual "Huge Indoor Yard Sale and Chinese Auction" on Saturday, April 2 at Lehighton Recreation Center. All proceeds from this event benefit community programs of the two organizations.

Monday, April 4, 2011

A meeting for participants in the Relay For Life of Tamaqua and Surrounding Communities will be held Moday, at 7 p.m., at the LCCC Morgan Center, room 104/105. All past and present participants, as well as anyone interested in learning more about the relay, are welcome to attend.

Committee members will meet at 6:30 p.m.