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Saturday, May 10, 2014

The Coaldale State General Hospital is saving big money by burning coal. Hospital administrator Frank E. Wehr told the board of trustees last night that using coal is saving the hospital about $6,000 a month.

Coaldale Hospital has a capability of burning either Anthracite coal or oil and in the past few months has opted for coal.

Saturday, May 10, 2014
Stacey Solt/Special to the Times News Michael Colson, a representative from Thrivent Financial in Palmerton, reviews paperwork with Dawna Miscavige of Weatherly during a workshop on women's finances.

Would it be more difficult to plan for retirement if you were expected to live longer, earn less and spend more time and money caring for others?

This is the financial situation many women face. From recent college graduates to women already in retirement, females in general face a more difficult path to financial comfort throughout their lives.

Saturday, May 10, 2014
LISA PRICE/TIMES NEWS Tamaqua High School students painted parking meters which will be displayed in Pottsville's Arch Street parking lot May 29. From left, the students are Jade Pravel, Julia Shellhamer, Brianna Bittner, Chris Hartung, Nick Digiglio, Colin Mashack, Laura Anderson and Lauren Baddick; in front seated are student Rebecca Kanaskie and teacher Lori Remmel.

Dave Naydock was that guy who became a part of the landscape he beautified. For years, the local people of Pottsville grew accustomed to seeing him working, gradually transforming the odd decrepit retaining wall or building side into a head-turning work of art.

Naydock was born in Pottsville and raised in the Pittsburgh area. He returned to Pottsville where he painted many murals. His studio work has been sold all over the world. He passed away Jan. 20, 2013, at the age of 52.

Saturday, May 10, 2014
Ron Gower/TIMES NEWS Bruce Copio, general manager of Mahoning Valley Cinema, stands next to poster advertising "The Grand Budapest Hotel," which is part of the "Exceptional Film" series at the cinema.

Film studios release new movies on the basis of anticipated viewership.

Bruce Copio, general manager of Mahoning Valley Cinema in Mahoning Township, explained that a movie such as "Godzilla" will be released in as many as 3,800 theaters nationwide, while other films might be released to less than 1,000 theaters, mostly in major cities.

As a result, he said Mahoning Cinema has instituted an "Exceptional Film" series during which some of those limited run films will be brought to the local screen.

This weekend, "The Grand Budapest Hotel" will be shown in Mahoning.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Democratic lawmakers are again looking for a way to pressure Gov. Tom Corbett and majority Republicans into accepting the Medicaid expansion portion of the Affordable Care Act.

State Rep. Pam DeLissio, D-Philadelphia, said Wednesday she plans to file a resolution that could be used to force the state House to vote on Medicaid expansion. The so-called "discharge resolution" can be used by members to force a full chamber vote on a bill languishing in committee.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Lawrence B. Morris Elementary School has announced the honor roll for the third quarter of the 2013-14 school year.

Honor roll

Third grade: Keegan Brady, Emily Dart, Carlie Garner, Brooke McKeon, Richard Strack, Rowan Melber, Evan Murphy Miriam Paderewski, Adam Romanchik, Haley Smelas, Mackenzie Yuhas, Santina Zammito, Sarah Gablick, Dorissa Koehler, Lexi Lilly, Samantha Lyden, Aida Pope-Cruz, Dominic Roberti, Jasmin Salomon, and Isabel Schmick

Saturday, May 10, 2014
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The Panther Valley Hoopster Boosters Club recently coordinated the purchase of 36 "sideline chairs" with the Grappler Club, Girls Volleyball Boosters and Panther Valley Alumni Association. The chairs cost just under $3,000 and were recently delivered to the Middle School. Representatives from each organization presented the chairs to the school district Thursday. Also presented was a plaque recognizing the organizations that purchased the chairs.

Saturday, May 10, 2014
Dotty Shupp Palmerton I think a very important issue is that we need more funding for our schools here in Pennsylvania.

What in your opinion should be the number one issue in the upcoming

governor's race?

Saturday, May 10, 2014
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Tristynn Eckhart of Coaldale came across this scene while walking with her children at Glen Onoko Falls in Jim Thorpe. You can submit your photo by clicking on the link in the photo gallery section of our home page at

Saturday, May 10, 2014
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS  The Rev. William T. Campion, pastor of Sacred Heart Church in Palmerton, and Michele Mullikin, Director of the Bishop's Annual Appeal, gather after a recent mass at the church.

Walk with Christ.

That is the theme of the 2014 Bishop's Annual Appeal, as told recently to members of the Sacred Heart Parish in Palmerton.

The Rev. William T. Campion, priest of the church, opened the mass.

"The month of May is being dedicated to Our Blessed Lady, Mary," Campion said. "This month and October are dedicated to Mary."

Michele Mullikin, Director of Stewardship and Annual Giving, Allentown, is a parishioner at Sacred Heart Parish, as well as the director of the Bishop's Annual Appeal.

She and her husband joined the parish several weeks ago.