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Saturday, November 5, 2011
AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS William P. Gardiner, back right, stands with a few Panther Valley third grade students who received dictionaries. A total of 147 students at Panther Valley will get a copy of "A Student's Dictionary." With Gardiner and elementary school Principal Bill Lombardo, back left, are, from left, Emily Krajnak, Riley Wehr, Owen Haydt, Patrick Boyle, Anthony Ellis, Raiden Borosh, Jessica Stultz, and Milena Perez.

Panther Valley Elementary School and Our Lady of The Angels third graders recently received dictionaries, thanks to local donors.

William P. Gardiner and Francis X. Koomar purchased and delivered the books to the schools earlier this week.

The pair has been donating the dictionaries for the last 10 years because "a dictionary is the key to communication, education, career and personal growth and self confidence."

Gardiner explained that dictionaries are useful to the third grade students because they can take and use them in their future grades.

Saturday, November 5, 2011
CHRIS PARKER/TIMES NEWS The memorial for Monsignor Agnello Angelini sits just to the right of the Grotto, Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine in New Columbus.

As World War II raged in 1941, Placidio Guido LaRizzio, 34, already exhausted from a shift in the coal mine, laid the first stones of a shrine to honor the men and women who had joined the military to protect their country. It would take LaRizzio, the son of Italian immigrants, four years to build the Grotto at Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine.

Saturday, November 5, 2011
Arthur Terembula, 17, of Lehighton, plays a C.F. Martin guitar in the sound room at the Martin Guitar Factory, Nazareth.

A Lehighton teenager is embarking on his dream of a lifetime.

For his Dream Come True wish, Arthur Terembula, a senior at Lehighton Area High School, is designing his own custom C.F. Martin guitar.

C.F Martin & Co. has been creating the finest instruments in the world for over 175 years.

One of the world's leading acoustic instrument makers, Martin guitars are handmade by skilled craftsmen and women, who use a combination of new design and techniques along with those introduced by the company founder.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

A total of 37,564 persons are eligible to vote in the General Election of Carbon County on Tuesday, Nov. 8, according to the official voter registration report recently approved by the county's elections board.

Of that total, nearly 50 percent of the registered voters are from the Democratic Party. The party has 18,765 persons eligible to participate in the balloting from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. That represents 49.95 percent of the registered voters.

Saturday, November 5, 2011
KAREN CIMMS/TIMES NEWS

"Cupcup" is a female domestic short hair cat available for adoption from the Carbon County Friends of Animals in Jim Thorpe. She is a spayed, brown tiger and is up to date on all her shots. She is 2 years old and is very friendly and sweet. For more information call the CCFOA at (570) 325-9400.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

"The Grotto, Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine, New Columbus, Nesquehoning, PA, was approved by the state's Historic Preservation Board for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. The nomination will now be forwarded to the National Park Service's Keeper of the National Register, Washington, DC for further review.

The Board endorsed the Grotto for its significance under National Register Criterion A, for Ethnic Heritage, for its association with the Italian American community of New Columbus and its role in continuing the cultural identity of the community.

Saturday, November 5, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Tamaqua Senior High School students used white paint to place their names, school spirit slogans, or artistic creations on Stadium Hill road leading to the school during their annual "Whitewash" held Thursday. The activity was under the supervision of Roseann Weinrich, biology teacher and senior class advisor, who stated her appreciation to all the students who participated in the event to show pride for Tamaqua. Sarah Paluck, 17, senior, paints a heart for volleyball pride.
Saturday, November 5, 2011

The Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes at the former Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church on Garibaldi Avenue in New Columbus was begun 70 years ago as a tribute to those who were serving the country during World War II.

The project evoking the Grotto at Lourdes, France was built over four years, from 1941 to 1945, by local coal miner Placidio Guido LaRizzio.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

The community rallied to support the efforts of Lucille Donohue Richmond and Rose M. Arieta to have the Grotto at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel church in New Columbus listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

A Tamaqua woman had two preliminary hearings scheduled before District Judge Steven Bayer this week, both on drug related charges.