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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Ss. Peter and Paul School, 307 Coal St., Lehighton, will hold an open house and registrations on Sunday, Jan. 30. All are welcome to join as the school community celebrates mass at 11 a.m., tours, registrations, and Academic Fair viewing will follow until 2:30 p.m.

This year's Academic Fair will focus on the History of SS. Peter & Paul School as the school celebrates 125 years of education. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The Bereavement Support Group sponsored by St. Joseph's parish will begin it's weekly sessions on Saturday, Jan. 29 and will run until March 5. The group meets in the rectory of the church and the meeting will begin at 11 a.m.

The group is open to anyone. If you have any questions call the parish office at (570) 325-3731.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS "30 Years Under The Beam" book author Frank Behum Sr. presented two framed photos, by artist Ed Leskin, originating and representing official photos from the steel workers' archives to two local persons who were interviewed in the book. Pictured from left are Bethlehem Steel workers George Pinkey (1964-1998) of Hometown who wrote the foreword to the book, author Behum and interviewee Wilmer Redline (1973-1997) of Jim Thorpe.

A book signing was held recently at the "I Said, Read Me" bookstore in Tamaqua for the book titled "30 Years Under The Beam: Bethlehem Steel Exposed. As Told By Those Who Worked There" by past Bethlehem Steel worker and author Frank A. Behum Sr. of Bethlehem.

The 496-page book contains a conversational perspective and insight of the daily operations at the Bethlehem Steel Plant as given by 47 male and female workers and superintendents, some of whom reside in Schuylkill and Carbon counties.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Six persons charged with driving under the influence (DUI), were placed in Carbon County's Accelerated Rehabilitation Disposition (ARD) probation program for first time offenders on Tuesday by Judge Steven R. Serfass.

If a person successfully completes all conditions of the program their record is wiped clean. However, if they fail to complete the program, or are revoked from it, the Commonwealth reserves the right to prosecute them on all pending charges. A person does not admit guilt in entering the program.

Those placed were:

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Two Tamaqua motorists were among 10 who entered guilty pleas in Schuylkill County Court to driving under the influence (dui) of alcohol charges and were placed by Judge Jacqueline Russell.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

There will be a meeting to start preparation for the Out of the Darkness Community Walk to benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (ASFP) on Thursday, Feb. 10 at 6:30 p.m. at La Dolce Casa DiMaggio's, 16 W. Broad St. in Tamaqua.

The walk will be held on Saturday, Sept. 17 at the Hometown Farmers Market.

RSVPs are requested for attendance of the meeting.

For more information or to RSVP, call Ann Marie Calabrese at Coolbreeze Imaging at (570) 668-6450.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The Rain Forest is coming to Lehighton Area Middle School, Wednesday, Feb. 2 at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Snakes, jungle cats, and monkeys beautiful parrots, macaws, amazons, cockatoos, and greys from around the world are all coming to Lehighton.

Arrangements have been made for an appearance of Understanding Wildlife's "Live on stage, The Rain Forest." Understanding Wildlife is a nonprofit organization that travels from California to New York City with this rain forest program.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Aislynn Gallahar, 5, of Bowe Street in Tamaqua, knows the importance of keeping hydrants clear of snow as she shovels piles of it away from the hydrant.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011
ron gower/times news

This fire hydrant at Amidon and Oak Street in Summit Hill would present a challenge to firefighters if it had to be utilized because of the snow surrounding it. With more snow predicted today and tonight, that challenge could become even more difficult. Fire officials in all communities appeal to residents living near fire hydrants to clear them of snow - just in case they have to be utilized.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Gary F. Dobias

Carbon County District Attorney Gary F. Dobias announced today that he will seek re-election to the Office of District Attorney of Carbon County. A Democrat, he will seek his party's nomination for his sixth four-year term in the May 17 Primary Election.

District Attorney Dobias has been a prosecutor in the District Attorney's office since 1980 and has served as the District Attorney since 1992.