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Thursday, April 11, 2013

The West End Rotary Club and Pocono Family YMCA Eldred Division will sponsor a free program on how to prevent bullying on May 18. The program will run from 10:30 a.m. until noon at the YMCA extension building in Kunkletown, formerly Eldred Elementary School.

The program will feature David Keller Trevaskis, an attorney and former third-grade teacher, who also has a master's degree in education. He is an Olweus-certified bullying prevention trainer.

Thursday, April 11, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Over the past few weeks, volunteers have been busy ripping up floors, laying carpet, replacing trim and painting walls of the Tamaqua Salvation Army after a large section of the first floor was flooded two months ago when a pipe froze. During this time, the main office has been operating in the Chapel of the Salvation Army. Major Sharon Whispell and Major Margaret Johnson expressed their appreciation for the amount of work donated by volunteers. Cleanup organizer Frank Tongue paints the wall to office.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 21 Race St., Jim Thorpe, will host a free community dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 28. The menu will include baked chicken. For additional information, call (570) 325-2241.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Exhausted ACS Telethon committee members stand next to their tally board following the 2-day event. The final 12 a.m. total reached $200,453; the second highest amount raised. From left are Rick Peters, Kathy Dombrosky, Lisa Hiles, Lori Kane, George Taylor, Joe Krushinsky, Ann Marie Calabrese, Mary Ann Dulaney, Maureen Donovan and Kate Hofherr.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Lower Towamensing Township's engineer doesn't believe any changes are necessary to the signage that exists at a busy intersection.

Board of Supervisors Chairman Brent Green on Tuesday read a letter the township received from Ron Tirpak, of Carbon Engineering Inc., in response to his review of the current signage at the intersection of Covered Bridge Road and Lower Smith Gap Road.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

A former Carbon County woman was sentenced to a prison term on Tuesday for drug dealing while a county male was also given a prison term for theft of church chimes.

Both defendants previously entered guilty pleas and were sentenced on Judge Joseph J. Matika.

AG arrest

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The next meeting of the Carbon County Central Labor Chapter will focus on reaching out to all segments of the community on behalf of working men and women.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013
DONALD R. SERFASS/TIMES NEWS Tamaqua's first Hometown Hero banner was installed Tuesday, with more to come.

A parade of hometown heroes symbolically stepped off Tuesday in Tamaqua and it's a procession that will only get bigger.

The first banner in a series of 'Hometown Heroes' was installed near Tamaqua Area Chamber of Commerce headquarters at 114 West Broad Street. Jack Steele, an employee of Tamaqua Borough, carefully attached the banner and it drew attention from the start.

"I'm very pleased with the response so far," said Linda Yulanavage, Chamber executive director.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS The Fourth Annual Jam For Cancer event was held Friday night at the Pine Street Pub in Tamaqua. In addition to raffling off a flat screen television, pool cue and other prizes, visitors were treated to free music by bands Blowing Smoke, Bwahaha, Jay and Del and Modern Day Mollies. Jason DeMarco, event organizer, stated his appreciation to all the bands and visitors. In addition, DeMarco organized a Monster Ball at Hang Loose late last year. The total donations raised during both events totaled $5,000, which was announced during this weekend's ACS Telethon at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe. Pictured performing during this weekend's ACS Telethon at Penn's Peak is Jason DeMarco, organizer of the Jam For Cancer and Monster Ball.

The Fourth Annual Jam For Cancer event was held Friday night at the Pine Street Pub in Tamaqua. In addition to raffling off a flat screen television, pool cue and other prizes, visitors were treated to free music by bands Blowing Smoke, Bwahaha, Jay and Del and Modern Day Mollies. Jason DeMarco, event organizer, stated his appreciation to all the bands and visitors. In addition, DeMarco organized a Monster Ball at Hang Loose late last year. The total donations raised during both events totaled $5,000, which was announced during this weekend's ACS Telethon at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.