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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Lehighton Area Council will hold its bi-monthly networking meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16 at the Beacon 443 Restaurant, Lehighton. The meal will be served at 6 p.m. The featured speaker will be "Ross the Mentalist."

Ross amazes and amuses his audience with his unusual ability to predict their actions, read their thoughts and subliminally persuade his subjects to do as he wishes. Mentalism is the art and skill of using ESP, thought projection, clairvoyance and mind reading to entertain through audience participation.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010
New members of Tamaqua Middle School's National Junior Honor Society include, from left, Brett Kosciolek, Brandon Cunningham, Monica Beshay, Chasity Hibbler, Sarah Richmond, Noah Troxell, and receiving honorary membership, Braxton Edwards. SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

At a ceremony held in the school district's auditorium, seven eighth grade students were inducted as new members of Tamaqua Middle School's Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society.

Members were selected by the chapter's Faculty Council for meeting high standards of scholarship, leadership, service, character, and citizenship.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Today marks the 10th anniversary of Sweet Treats and Party People, 108 E. Broad St., Tamaqua. It will also be the last anniversary. Linda Yulanavage, who built the business, has decided it's over. Dec. 31 will be its last day. She said there are two reasons for the closure. One is the pending of graduation of her son, Eric, who is studying drafting and will likely move away to find employment. The other is the pending national health care bill, which she believes will be devastating for small businesses.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

A Business Networking meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, at the Property Shoppe, Lake Harmony. The group turns networking up to the next level by using an effective method of brainstorming and passing leads right then and there.

There is no fee for the meeting, but snack/drink donations are appreciated so that there doesn't have to be a charge for these events.

RSVP to Kelly at (570) 722-8800 or Keri at (570) 620-9656 by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Fifteen area residents were among 75 who were arraigned Monday morning before Schuylkill County District Attorney James P. Goodman on criminal charges and all entered pleas of not guilty and all requested jury trials. They were:

Wednesday, November 3, 2010
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS C.H.O.S.E. president Angela Krapf, on left dressed as a witch, provides activities for children to play during their C.H.O.S.E. free 8th Annual Community Children's Halloween Celebration held recently at the Coaldale Complex.

The C.H.O.S.E. (Church, Home, Organization, School, Environment) Recreation Organization in Coaldale held its free 8th Annual Community Children's Halloween Celebration recently at the Coaldale Complex.

It began with a parade departing from the Coaldale Borough Police Station and ended at the Coaldale Community Complex, which was turned into a scary Medieval castle where nearly 100 costume-wearing children were treated free-of-charge to lunch, music, games, prizes, dancing, and contests.

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Denise Green, center, of Jim Thorpe's 14th election district, brings her election returns to the Carbon County Election Office following voting Tuesday night. She was the first to return with results to the court house. Taking her materials are election workers Carol Malatek, left, and Linda Balliet. Voting turnout was heavy in Carbon County for yesterday's election, with over 50 percent of the registered voters casting ballots.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Palmerton Area School District has failed to meet Adequate Yearly Progress for the first time in five years.

Sherrie Fenner, director of curriculum and instruction, gave a presentation on the 2010 PSSA results at a workshop meeting of the board of school directors on Tuesday.

Fenner said that while the Parkside Education Center, S.S. Palmer Elementary, Towamensing Elementary and the high school met AYP, the junior high fell short of the standards.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

After weeks in the planning, the entourage from the People's Republic of China will arrive in Tamaqua on Thursday to give area residents a glimpse of the culture of the world's largest nation.

The Tamaqua Middle School Auditorium will host a the performance of 'COLORFUL CHINA' Thursday evening, November 4, at 6:30 p.m., an event offered free to the public.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Tamaqua Area High School's Introduction to Marketing class recently sponsored a canned food drive collection on October 29. The proceeds of the canned food drive will be donated to the Salvation Army for the holiday season. The collection yielded approximately 1650 canned goods. Participating students are, front row left to right: Samantha Sfarra, Amanda Kunkel, Sadie Adams, Paige Baddick and Mark Kaufman. Back row, Paige Kosica, Jeff Pearson and Emily Vitale.