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Friday, April 18, 2014
DONALD R. SERFASS/TIMES NEWS

On this day, the Friday before Easter Sunday, Christians pause to remember. Good Friday

is the most solemn day of the Christian calendar, a day when faithful commemorate the

Crucifixion of Christ. It's traditionally a day of fasting and penance, with tributes such as

this scene at a Tamaqua cemetery.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Easter eggs are fun to hunt. Eggs are also egg-ceptionaly delicious.

Here are some facts from the American Egg Board about the incredible, edible egg.

Egg Nutrition Facts

Ÿ One large egg is 70 calories and has 4.5 grams of fat.

Ÿ Eggs contain almost every essential vitamin and mineral needed by humans.

Ÿ One egg contains 6 grams of protein. Protein from an egg is the standard by which other protein sources are measured.

Friday, April 18, 2014
ADELE R. ARGOT/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Lions International President's certificates were presented by District Governor Lizanne McElwee, front, right, and International Director William McKinney, rear, to Joan Hufnagle, West Penn Lions; Sue Anthony, Lehighton Lioness Lions; Patricia Hawk, Franklin Township Lions; and Diane DeLoy, Pocono Lions.

The annual Lions 14U District Convention for Lions from Carbon, Monroe, Pike and Schuylkill counties was held recently at The Inn at Pocono Manor.

"We're here to learn about Lionism, having fun, fellowship and seeing displays," said Lizanne McElwee, Lions District 14U governor, as she opened the annual convention.

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LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS Left, Kate Koehler, a Prime Time Health and Apprise coordinator for the Monroe County Area Agency on Aging gave an "Egg-tastic" presentation at the Chestnuthill Seniors. Ashley Dubraviak, an intern from East Stroudsburg University, gave each of the guests a dyed hard-boiled egg. Picking out their favorite colors are Izera Collier, Elizabeth Kitzhofer, Ann Johnson and Helen Okwuego.

On Sunday morning, if you've been good, the Easter Bunny might bring you some beautifully colored Easter eggs.

During this season, Easter egg hunts are held everywhere and are egg-citing. If you find an Easter egg, it's like finding a spring treasure.

Kate Koehler, a Prime Time Health and Apprise coordinator for the Monroe County Area Agency on Aging, gave an "Egg-tastic" presentation at the Chestnuthill Seniors.

She talked about how egg-ceptional Easter eggs are.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Despite persistent collection efforts by Rush supervisors and office staff, many residents still haven't paid their sewer and trash bills. Delinquent sewer bills total $94,573 and delinquent trash bills total $52,074, supervisors said during a meeting Thursday.

"We have sent letters out," said Chairman Shawn Gilbert. "And we will shut off water for delinquents in two weeks."

Since December 2013, $31,425 has been collected from delinquent sewer customers on the Hometown system, and $11,320 in past-due garbage bills has been collected.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Egg hunt

The 67th annual Easter egg hunt sponsored by the Diligent Fire Company will be held on Saturday, April 19, at 1 p.m., at the company parking lot. The event is open to children up to the age of 10. All children will receive a chocolate bunny, in addition to prizes being awarded to winners.

Easter vigil service

St.John's Lutheran Church, South Avenue, will hold an Easter vigil service on Saturday, April 19, at 5 p.m. The service will be followed by an Easter dinner in the fellowship hall. The Easter Sunday service will begin at 10:30 a.m.

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CCTI: (front) Andrew Frable, 9th-alternate; Alex Groller, 9th; (back) Charles Trovato, 12th; Michael Baumgardt, adviser; and Blake Kilraine, 12th.

Marian Catholic senior James Ostergaard will be seeking his second Citizen Bee crown when he competes with 26 other students representing eight other high schools in the 20th Times News Citizen Bee April 24 at the Carbon County Courthouse.

Ostergaard is actually part of a veteran team from Marian. Teammates Michael McHale and Mason Williams, both seniors, also participated in last year's Citizen Bee.

The bee is an educational outreach program sponsored by The Times News.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Misericordia University, Dallas, will host "An Evening with the Arts," a concert for the community that will showcase the vocal talents of students at 7:30 Wednesday, April 30, in the Lemmond Theater at Walsh Hall.

The program will include performances by Misericordia University's Chamber Singers and the university's female a cappella group, Beyond Harmony, which includes Tamaqua resident Molly Betz. Selections include popular a cappella favorites along with a medley of choral masterpieces from the Renaissance to the 21st century.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Pennsylvania State Police remind drivers that traffic will increase over the holiday weekend. Drivers should give themselves plenty of time to reach their destinations, and stop at rest areas if they are traveling long distances. They should also be cautious when driving on crowded roads and in construction areas.

State police will increase patrols, looking for aggressive drivers and for seat belt violations. DUI patrols will be conducted throughout the state.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Over 1,900 persons attended the Electric Refrigeration show in the Jennings' Building in Tamaqua yesterday afternoon and evening. Every foot of standing room on the exhibition floor was occupied.

This attendance brings the number to a mark of well over 5,000 for the four days which the refrigeration show has been in session.