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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

The 53rd Annual Carbon County Band Festival will take place at 7 p.m., on Thursday, Feb. 21, at Weatherly Area Middle School Gymnasium.

This festival will showcase 123 student musicians representing Jim Thorpe, Palmerton, Panther Valley, Pleasant Valley, Lehighton, and Weatherly high schools and will feature guest vocalist, Becky McFadden, of Becky and the Beasts.

The concert program will include marches, movie music, patriotic tunes, chorales, dramatic folk compositions, and contemporary works, conducted by the directors of each respective school.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Kindergarten and first grade students at Rush Elementary School in Tamaqua, are jumping at the chance to fight heart disease and stroke, our nation's number one and number four killers.

Rush Elementary will host its first annual Jump Rope For Heart event to raise money for the American Heart Association on Tuesday, Feb. 26. The AHA funds lifesaving heart and stroke research and community and educational programs for youth.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Domingo Vasquez Tejeda, 21, of Hazleton, was treated by Tamaqua ambulance personnel for minor injuries late Saturday night after rolling his Suzuki along SR309 in Hometown, near the Water Treatment Plant. Responding in addition to Rush and Kline Township police, were firefighters and fire police volunteers from Hometown and Quakake Fire companies. Township police officer Ryan Rehatchek is the investigating.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

A representative of the National Rifle Association will speak during a meeting of the Lehighton 9/12 Project on Thursday, Feb. 21, at the Beaver Run Rod and Gun Club, 676 Stewart Creek Rd., Lehighton.

The meeting is open to anyone but reservations must be received by Feb. 10.

The program is in the form of a dinner meeting, with dinner served from 5:15 to 6:45 p.m. and the speaker addressing the audience at 7 p.m.

For more information, phone Sandy at 570-645-8510.

The speaker is Dr. Diana Sorrentino of the BRG Firearms Training Academy, Hellertown.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

A Tamaqua man was among five defendants who were brought to Schuylkill County court on bench warrants and all were successful in having the warrants dissolved and bail restored.

Richard Edward Michlousky, 50, of 261 W. Rowe St., had his bench warrant dissolved by Judge Charles M. Miller and current bail reinstated with specification he must reside at the address stated, and must not relocate without written permission from the district attorney.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Kindergarten registration in the Lehighton Area School District will be held on March 4, 5, 6, and 7, 2013.

All Kindergarten registrations will take place at the District Administrative building, 1000 Union Street (near the High School).

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

According to the Pocono District of Penn State Extension, which covers Carbon, Monroe, Pike and Wayne counties, a Tree and Log Quality webinar will be held on Feb. 12, from noon to 1 p.m., and repeated at 7 p.m.

Pennsylvania is well known as a source for high quality hardwood lumber. Some of the best black cherry, ash, and red oak are found in the state.

This webinar will discuss the characteristics that the wood products industry look for in trees and logs to make high quality products such as lumber and veneer, and how defects affect product quality.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Attorney Arley Kemmerer opened a law practice at 1738 Blakeslee Boulevard Drive West, Lehighton, at the Normal Square intersection of Route 443 and Mill Road. She offers appointments anytime.

Attorney Arley Kemmerer recently opened the Kemmerer Law Office at 1738 Blakeslee Boulevard Drive West, Lehighton. The location of her law office is at the Normal Square intersection of Mill Road and Route 443, Blakeslee Boulevard Drive West, in Mahoning Township above Steigerwalt Chiropractic.

Her hours are by appointment only by calling (570) 818-4340.

Attorney Kemmerer's approach to serving her clients is vastly different from most other attorneys. She is not confined to practicing law within the walls of her spacious office.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

A former Blue Ridge Cable television reporter who went on to become an award-winning investigative reporter really has earned his chops.

Jeff Chirico, who now works for WGCL, a CBS television station in Atlanta, Georgia, and is part of the station's Tough Questions Team, has earned even more fame as a video of him being punched in the face by an irate man has gone viral. Contacted Tuesday morning, Chirico said the station would not be commenting on the incident "at this time."

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

A Tamaqua man vacationing in Florida disarmed and captured a would-be robber in Miami, Fla. and held him until police arrived. Robert Edward White of Massachusetts forced his way into the home at 1123 SW 13th Ave., where Augustus Rice Jr. is visiting, and said, "This is a hold-up." The Tamaqua man knocked the bandit to the floor, grabbed his .36 caliber revolver, and hurled it back into the house. Rice told officers he had $3,000 in cash in the house, but put it in the bank the yesterday.