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Friday, March 30, 2012

Community members, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, park members, Tamaqua students and caring residents will be spending a couple hours Saturday morning cleaning different parks and locations in Tamaqua as part of a Community Cleanup for Earth Day event, called "Coming Together to Make a Cleaner World."

All are invited and encouraged to help clean. Volunteers can meet at the North and Middle Ward Playground on Washington Street or any park starting at 9 a.m. tomorrow. Garbage piles can be left at the parks or key areas and will be removed by volunteers.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Vacation Bible School will be held at First Congregational Church, Ruddle Street, Coaldale, Monday through Friday, July 9-13. Classes will be held daily from 6 to 8 p.m.

Students ages 3 to 18 are welcome to attend the sessions, which have as their theme, "Adventures on Promise Island Where Kids Discover God's Lifesaving Love!"

Activities will include opening exercises, bible lessons, crafts, and group singing, with refreshments served every day.

Sessions will focus on God's Promise.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Members of the Nesquehoning Fire Police were recently sworn in by Mayor Tony Walck at the Nesquehoning Hose Company No. 1. From left are Walter Tristani, Fire Police Captain Denny Creitz, fire police Lieutenant Joseph Kovatch Jr. and Jack Rittenour.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Co. will host its annual egg hunt for children and grandchildren of members at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 31 at the fire company. Children 1 to 12 are invited.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Norman Burger brought a Chestnuthill Township Historical Society banner to the March 21 meeting of the Society. It had been used at the West End Fair, tractor show and Quiet Valley and will be used for the upcoming anniversary celebration.

Barbara Fritz Wogan reported she found 1,850 military people with a connection to Chestnuthill Township. She has been using

Friday, March 30, 2012
VICTOR IZZO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Jared Nyer, winner of the American Legion Essay Contest on the subject "Should America's Presidential electoral process be changed ?", is presented with a check for $50 for placing first in the Post Competition from Earl Drasher, Assistant Sgt. at Arms (left) and a check for $50 for placing second in the Carbon County Inter-Post Competition from Thomas Keener, Commander Weatherly American Legion Post 360.

The winners of two separate essay contests were honored at the meeting at Weatherly American Legion Post 360 this past Monday evening.

There were 12 winners of the 2012 Americanism Essay Contest on the subject "How can I show my patriotism to my community ?"

They were Class I - Grades 3 and 4 : Luke Deer 1st place; Alexis Colecioi 2nd place; and Antonio Colecio 3rd place.

Class II - Grades 5 and 6 : Kaileigh Barnes 1st place; Kathleen Graham 2nd place; Laila Panckeri 2nd place; Christopher Keller 3rd place; and Samantha Paisley 3rd place.

Friday, March 30, 2012

A propane tank utilized by Carbon County has found to be illegally installed.

During the county commissioners' meeting on Thursday, Commissioner William O'Gurek announced that the board's concerns that were aired on March 23, were found to be correct.

Friday, March 30, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Watercolor artwork like Joan Sayer's will be on display at Monroe County Eastern Library for April and May.

Pansies and crocus are blooming.

Tulips have sprouted and a refreshing, early spring has already arrived.

What better way to enjoy the vernal splendor of the current season than by viewing the amazing watercolor creations of Pocono Watercolor Associates (PWA) during the months of April and May at the Monroe County Eastern Library. More than 25 artists from the PWA will display their paintings at the Monroe County Eastern Library, a.k.a. the Hughes Library on Route 611, just outside Stroudsburg, at the intersection with Chipperfield Drive.

Friday, March 30, 2012
Julianna Cannarella, 4, left, and her cousin, 8-year-old Kaitlyn Lampke, took time to have their pictures taken with the Easter Bunny. They both live in Saylorsburg.

Easter baskets, jelly beans, coloring stations and the Easter Bunny made for a fun afternoon at the Chestnuthtill Park in Brodheadsville for a long line of children and their families.

They were ready for fun and games and to meet the Easter Bunny a few weeks early.

"The crowds were unbelievable," said Western Pocono Lioness Vice President Ruth Smith, as she told of families being ready to enter the park building a half-hour before the Lioness were totally ready.

The Lioness Club, along with West End Park & Open Space Commission, hosted the free event.