Saturday, April 19, 2014
     

Local News

Thursday, July 1, 2010
LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Firefighters from the Aquashicola Fire Co. battled a stubborn brush fire Wednesday evening on the property of the Alliance Sand Co. along Gulf Road. Firefighters were hampered by gaining access to the site due to a locked gate. Palmerton police were the first responders acting on a report of smoke billowing from the scene. They had to walk in to gain access to the site. The smoke could be seen by motorists traveling SR248. The Bowmanstown Fire Company assisted at the scene.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Polk Township Supervisors are planning on paving High Hill Road, but first a discussion as per invite from Chestnuthill Township as to a possible changed township boundary.

Supervisor Chairman Brian Ahner indicated that he thought it was no problem, but the anticipation was he'd go to the meeting with his Chestnuthill counterpart. In the meantime, several roads will be tarred and chipped and the "rough estimate" for proposed paving is mid-July.

Thursday, July 1, 2010
AL ZAGOFSKY/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Liz Whitney Quisgard's works have a feeling of the Middle East with elements reminiscent of Islamic, Byzantine or Moorish architecture. Her dot patterns help to reinforce the image of mysterious multicolored Eastern jewels.

From a distance, the geometric paintings, sculptures and wall hangings of Liz Whitney Quisgard seem to be constructed of thousands of mosaic tiles-but there's not a tile in the exhibit that opens this weekend at the Anita Shapolsky Art Foundation in Jim Thorpe.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

A postsecondary budget for the 2010-11 school year for Schuylkill Technology Centers for $1,342,700 was approved by the Schuykill Intermediate Unit 29 School Board at a meeing held Tuesday evening at the Maple Avenue Campus of the Special Educaiton Building in Norwegian Township.

Thursday, July 1, 2010
VICTOR IZZO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Four hangman's nooses help bring home the stark reality of what occurred at this very spot 133 years ago in 1877, the execution of four men at the same time in what is now the Old Jail Museum in Mauch Chunk (now Jim Thorpe).

On June 21st 1877, four men accused of being Molly Maguires were hanged at what is now the Old Jail Museum in Mauch Chunk (now Jim Thorpe).

The Ancient Order of Hibernians, Alec Campbell, Mauch Chunk Div.1 of Carbon County held a Memorial Mass recently to commemorate the "Day of the Rope", the 133rd anniversary of the execution of the Molly Maguires in 1877 at the Jail.

The Mass, which was celebrated by Father James Ward, Pastor of Immaculate Conception Church, was held below the gallows, at the very spot where these men were all hung at the same time.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

An AARP driver safety course will be presented at the St. Luke's Miners Memorial Center, 360 W. Ruddle St., Coaldale, July 17 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This class is the eight hour class and is designed for

those attending for the first time or those desiring a more in-depth presentation.

The class is designed for drivers 50 years old and older and is classroom instruction only.

Thursday, July 1, 2010
ELSA KERSCHNER/TIMES NEWS Cruisin' down the byroads of Carbon and Monroe counties, the Pacemakers' cruise returns to Blue Mountain Ski Area.

The antique and the classic cars were the same but Blue Mountain added a festival to the annual Pacemaker Car Cruise, previously held in Palmerton. This year's event was held June 19.

The Palmerton West End Fire Company No. 2 fire police were directing traffic for the cruise. Terry Costenbader of Pacemakers said it was the 11th cruise held in the past 15 years. The cars traveled from Little Gap to Palmerton, through Bowmanstown to Kunkletown and back to the ski area. Along the route people sat at the roadside waiting for the mobile car show to come to them.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Prices to obtain U.S. passports will soon be a little higher.

Joann Behrens, Carbon County's prothonotary, recently released the Department of State's new schedule of fees for consular services in the federal register. The changes are schedule to take effect on July 13.

The schedule changes include fees for passports, immigrant visas and other consular services.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Penn State Cooperative Extension will be holding a professional seminar/pest walk, on Thursday, July 22, focusing on insects, diseases and their control on landscape plants and turfgrass areas. The meeting will be held at East Stroudsburg University, from 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Pesticide applicator credits have been assigned for the course – seven category credits – categories six (five credits), seven (one credit), 18 or 23 (seven credits), 22 (five credits) and core (two credits).

Thursday, July 1, 2010

The Tamaqua Area Water Authority has issued a water boil advisory for its customers located near SR54, west of South Street in Hometown. Due to a water main break on Wednesday, the authority is advising its customers to boil their drinking water until further notice. As a precaution, DO NOT DRINK YOUR WATER WITHOUT BOILING IT FIRST.

This water boil advisory applies only to Tamaqua Area Water Authority customers near SR54, west of South Street in Hometown. It does not affect customers in Tamaqua Borough, South Tamaqua, or other service areas.