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Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church Sunday School, 826 Mahoning Drive West, Lehighton, is hosing a benefit Spaghetti Dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 21. Proceeds benefit Richard "Digger" Bloom.

A Sunday School class at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, 826 Mahoning Drive West, Lehighton, is gearing up to serve an All You Can Eat Community Spaghetti Dinner, to raise funds for a man who was injured in a swimming pool accident last year. The spaghetti dinner will be served from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 21 at the church. For ticket information, call Jan at 570-386-2073. The meal includes spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread, applesauce, drink and a homemade dessert.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Three incumbents and a newcomer won nomination to three open four-year terms and one open two-year term on Palmerton borough council, according to unofficial tallies.

Democratic incumbent Christopher Olivia won 356 votes; Jeremy Barbosa won 314 votes to four-year terms; there were also 3 Democratic write-in votes.

Democrat incumbent Randolph M. Gursky won 402 votes to the two-year term. There was 1 write-in candidate for that office.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Four candidates competed for nomination to three open four-year terms on Jim Thorpe borough council.

According to unofficial tallies, Democrats Betsy Ahner had 553 votes; John T. McGuire got 533 votes and Joseph F. Krebs received 458 votes. There were also 88 Democratic write-in candidates.

Republican Louis M. Hall received 218 votes, and there were 54 Republican write-in candidates.

The names of the write-in candidates have yet to be released.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Lehighton Area High School presents 94th annual Spring Choral Concert. Concert Choir is singing "Not When I'm Around."

Lehighton High School Choruses on Sunday afternoon presented the 94th Annual Spring Choral Concert at the high school. The theme was, "Broadway Bash," and the concert featured the Concert Choir, Varsity Voices, Music Express, Women's Choir, Men's Choir, Girl's Sextet, and Barbarshop Quartet.

The stage backdrop featured playbills from a variety of Broadway shows, which only added to the ambience. There was also lighting that made the audience feel as if they were at a true Broadway production.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Will Daskal of Saylorsburg was given the honor of his watercolor painting entitled "Brodhead Park Pond" winning second place in the annual Pocono Arts Council's Members' Show.

The painting is currently on exhibition in the ARTSPACE Gallery and will remain there until May 29.

After that, it will be relocated to the Eastern Pocono Hughes Library on Route 611, Stroudsburg for a summer winners' exhibition, along with the other award winners.

The Artists' Reception and Awards Ceremony will be held at the ARTSPACE Gallery Saturday, May 14 at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

There was no race for nominations to two four-year terms on Weissport borough council and a two-year term as tax collector.

According to unofficial tallies, Democrat incumbent Arland F. Moyer Sr., unopposed, received 32 votes for a council seat; there were also 9 write-in votes for the office.

Republican candidate Susan Pywar, also an incumbent and also unopposed, received 10 votes.

Democrat Theresa Troutman was unopposed for the tax collector's office. She received 33 votes. There were also 3 write-in candidates.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Tamaqua Area Middle School Principal Chris Czapla has announced the middle school Students of the Month for April are: Grace Seibel and Hunter Banavage, sixth grade; Jonathan Scannell and Victoria LaBar, seventh grade; Sarah Richmond and Zachary Wargula, eighth grade.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Three Republicans and one Democrat won nominations to three 4-year terms on Bowmanstown borough council. a democratic candidate ran unopposed for the 2-year term.

For the 4-year terms, Republicans Pamela J. Leiby, 69 votes; Norman A. Engle Jr., 48; Ernest W. Guldner received 45 votes and Neal M. Kester, 42 votes. there were also six write-in votes, according to unofficial results.

Democratic: Kara M. Scott ran unopposed, received 80 votes. there were two write-in votes.

There were three Republican write-in votes for the 2-year term, and one Democratic write-in.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Democrats William O'Gurek and Charles Getz

No upsets occurred yesterday in the balloting for Carbon County Commissioner.

The three incumbents coasted to victory.

Democratic incumbents Charles Getz and William O'Gurek, who ran as a team, bested James Holland, Franklin Ruch and Gerald Strubinger.

On the Republican side, minority commissioner Wayne Nothstein is joined by Tom Gerhard on the November ballot. Gerhard and Nothstein ran together. They easily outpolled challengers Gene Duffy and Robert Dages.

Voters will select three commissioners in the November election.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The race is on for November as Weatherly candidates received nominations to a four-year term as mayor and two four -year terms on borough council.

Republican incumbent Joseph D'Andrea won 189 votes for mayor; there were 16 Republican write-in votes for that office, according to unofficial tallies.

Democratic mayoral candidate Tom Connors got 119 votes. There were 29 Democratic write-in votes for mayor.

For the council seats, Republicans George E. Miller Jr. got 178 votes and Michael Malinics Jr. got 102 votes. There were 20 republican write-in votes for the office.