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Saturday, February 25, 2012
DONALD R. SERFASS/TIMES NEWS Tamaqua native Scott D. Herring of Red Oak, Texas, stands in front of an image he presented this week to Tamaqua SOS as part of the launch of the Hardcoal Chronicles 40th Anniversary, a compilation of almost 150,000 images Herring captured since 1973.

A Tamaqua native who spent four decades capturing on film the legacy of the anthracite coal region arrived in his hometown this week to announce plans for an unprecedented 40th anniversary presentation to be launched in Tamaqua.

Scott D. Herring, 52, of Red Oak, Texas, unveiled his Hardcoal Chronicles 40th Anniversary by donating one of his unique pictures to Tamaqua Save Our Station. The oversized photographic print can be seen hanging inside the dining room of the Restaurant at the Station.

Saturday, February 25, 2012
Special to the TIMES NEWS Whether your musical tastes lean towards rock 'n roll, swing, jazz or classical, it's more than likely that you've been moved by the musical diversity of master drummer and Lehighton native Denny Seiwell. Seiwell, who has played with the top performers in the U.S., is best known as the original drummer for Paul McCartney's post-Beatles band, Wings.

Whether your musical tastes lean towards rock 'n roll, swing, jazz or classical, it's more than likely that you've been moved by the musical diversity of master drummer and former Lehighton native Denny Seiwell.

Seiwell is best known as the original drummer for Paul McCartney's post-Beatles band, Wings. In 1970, after the Fab Four separated, Paul and Linda McCarney released the McCartney album. In 1971, they came to New York and interviewed studio musicians for their second Album, Ram.

Saturday, February 25, 2012
Mariann Kmetz, Palmerton - "Our job situations and our investments have improved."

How do you think the nation's economy is now, compared to when President Obama first took office?

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Students in the Palmerton Area School District will not have classes on Friday, March 2, due to a teacher in-service day.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Entrance into the Schuylkill County Commissioners quarters at the courthouse in Pottsville is now open to the public. Locks installed by the past board of commissioners were removed Thursday afternoon, it was reported by Commissioner George Halcovich.

Halcovich and Chairman Frank Staudenmeier had campaigned for an open door for the public to the commissioners' department and the campaign promise Halcovich said has been fulfilled.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

NEW RINGGOLD, Pa. (AP) – State police say more than 600 trees were damaged by vandals who drove through a tree farm.

The cost of the agricultural destruction in East Brunswick Township reportedly could total more than $107,000.

DPS Trees of New Ringgold reported the damage to police on Wednesday after discovering a vehicle had run over and damaged 639 trees.

According to police, the trees were worth more than $43,000 before they were damaged, but would have sold for more than $107,000 at harvest.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Carbon County municipalities should see a lower bill for new radios through the Local Share grant

During the county commissioners' meeting on Thursday, Commissioner Wayne Nothstein, chairman, explained that due to a lower number of radio equipment needed to comply with the Federal Communications Commission's narrowband mandate, municipalities should see more of the equipment covered under the $907,000 Local Share grant.

He noted that this lower number is due to some fire companies and other emergency services receiving grants to upgrade their radio equipment.

Saturday, February 25, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Ibiyinka Olufemi Alao, Nigeria's Art Ambassador and arts consultant, spent time recently talking to visitors about various types of art work at the Stonehedge Gardens in South Tamaqua as part of his American tour. His artwork is also on display at the gardens.

Saturday, February 25, 2012
MICHAEL A. HEERY/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Damien Council # 598 of the Knights of Columbus recently held the local 2012 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship at Saint John Neumann Regional School in Palmerton. Pictured front row left to right are Emma McClafferty; Lauren Miller; Jasmine Mooney; and Lila Goodhile. Back row left to right are Lafayette Council # 2522 Past Grand Knight Albert Kohler; Nicholas Papay; Stephen Heery; Sean Heery; Brendan Carroll; Jericho Burger; and Damien Council # 598 Grand Knight Francis O'Donnell and Youth Director Christopher Heery. The local champions earned the right to compete at the District # 41 competition.

Grand Knight Francis O'Donnell and Youth Director Christopher Heery of Damien Council # 598 have announced the champions of the local 2012 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship. The competition was recently held at Saint John Neumann Regional School in Palmerton. All boys and girls ages 10 to 14 were eligible to participate.

Friday, February 24, 2012
AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS Park Rangers Gene Sheard, center, and Gerard Healy, right, stand with park director Dave Horvath. Sheard and Healy were recognized on Thursday by the Carbon County Commissioners for saving the lives of two boaters who fell into Mauch Chunk Lake after their boat capsized last October.

Two Carbon County park rangers were recently commended for their heroic act that saved the lives of two people last year.

During the county commissioners' meeting on Thursday, the board of commissioners recognized Gerard Healy and Gene Sheard, rangers at Mauch Chunk Lake Park, for their bravery during a boat rescue at the lake on Oct. 15, 2011.

According to reports, the rangers received a notice that a boat had capsized on the lake. Two individuals were in the boat.