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Wednesday, December 19, 2012
CHRIS PARKER/TIMES NEWS Cherokee Levan, 7, and Chelsea Kurtz, 6, sway to the music as Leilani Chesonis, right, sings Mele Kalikimaka at the Victorian Christmas program at the Lansford Historical Society on Sunday.

A happy crowd enjoyed beautiful music, lush decor, laughter and sweet treats Sunday as the Lansford Historical Society, Panther Valley Public Library, and St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church joined to present a Victorian Christmas open house and programs.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Lehighton Area High School choruses will present their 57th Annual Christmas Concert on Thursday, December 20 at 7:30 p.m.

The choirs will present "The Spirit of Christmas" and a free-will donation will be accepted at the door. All net proceeds will benefit local charities for work in our community.

The donations will be given to the American Cancer Society and Holiday Educare during the 2013 year.

The concert will feature Concert Choir, Varsity Voices, and Music Express Sr. under the direction of Mr. David Perkins.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Tamaqua's several industries are conforming pretty well with the letter of the law. Their buildings and operations were inspected by Mrs. A. E. Leisenring , deputy inspector of factories, tenement houses, bake shops, work shops, mercantile establishments, etc. With quite a number she was not only favorably impressed, but inspired to pass compliments. The new shirt waist factory J. C. Fitzpatrick was admired for its new machinery and the numerous attachments for the convenience and protection of the operators.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

A subdivision plan that called for combining seven lots and adding additional acreage to another lot in Mahoning Township received conditional plan rejection from Carbon County officials.

During the monthly meeting of the Carbon County Planning Meeting on Tuesday, the board voted to recommend conditional plan rejection of the subdivision because there were several areas of non-compliance with the Mahoning Township Land Development Ordinances.

The plans, submitted by H&H Development Group, proposed a re-subdivision on Pa. State Route 3006 in Mahoning Township of 17.22 acres.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Barry Gangwer presented the final of three presentations called Music Around the World to guests at the Tamaqua Community Arts Center (TCAC) recently. Gangwer stated the presentations were held to teach people the culture of music and unusual instruments around the world during the holiday season. For more information about future events, call Gangwer at (570) 668-1192. Gangwer shows guests a musical Christmas slideshow.

ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

A Carbon County judge will decide if the county can build a road on the Packerton Business Park project.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Summit Hill Historical Society will meet tonight at 7 p.m. at the historical museum. The meeting will also include the annual Christmas party. All members are encouraged to attend.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The grass is always greener…….when it's been properly maintained.

The Tamaqua Area School District athletic fields should be greener, and smoother, next year, as a result of action taken by the school board Tuesday. The board approved a contract with Tomlinson Bomberger, Lancaster, a company that specializes in constructing and refurbishing athletic fields. The contract has a $28,000 cap.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Carbon County Court Judge Joseph Matika on Monday admonished a young Nesquehoning man to cherish the time he has with his grandmother, from who he had stolen $250 to pay fines.

Rickey Alex Williams, 22, of pleaded guilty to access device fraud. He was arrested on Aug. 31 by borough Police Chief Sean Smith.

Matika sentenced Williams to serve 55 days to one year in jail, giving him credit for the 55 days he has already served. Williams must also perform 50 hours of community service, and pay court costs.