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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Many families have taken to outside activities following the past few days of warmer weather. Enjoying a fun game of Dominoes in front of their Tamaqua home are, from left, Andrea Gomez, Jaime Pagan, Adion Calderon, 4, and his father Jorge Calderon.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Pictured at the mine's Miner's Memorial Monument are long time volunteers, from back left, Joe Forish, member, No. 9 Mine and Museum; David Kuchta, President; Shawn Frederickson, AACA; Jan Le, mine volunteer; Dave Bielen, treasurer AACA; Cheryl and Jim Laub, Schuylkill Carbon Marine Corps League; and Ruth West, board of directors, No. 9 Mine and Museum.

It will be a grand old time on Sunday of Memorial Day weekend at the No. 9 Coal Mine and Museum in Lansford as they celebrate the holiday with their annual Old Fashioned Miners Picnic.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Carbon County Planning Commission recently reviewed three submissions and sent all three back to their developers with conditional plan rejection.

The first plan discussed was a proposal to relocate the Pennsylvania State Police barracks to a new location at he intersection of Sei Pike Lane and Interchange Road.

According to Ivan Meixell Jr., the plans include combining a 1.42 acre lot with a 1.57 acre lot to create a 3-acre lot. The proposal includes a 8,235 square foot barracks, parking lot and impound area, water and sewage facilities and storm water controls.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Sabrina Steigerwalt, 13, of Jim Thorpe, is presented with cash and checks totaling $2,000 during the annual Russell "Bups" Ahner Memorial benefit baseball game. From left are Larry Ahner, Wayne Wentz, Sabrina, Jim Zurn and her mother, Sarah Steigerwalt. Sabrina chair was pushed by her father.

Sabrina Steigerwalt, 13, of Jim Thorpe, enjoyed her day in the limelight on Sunday when the Franklin Township Old Times and the Jim Thorpe Old Timers played the annual Russell "Bups" Ahner Memorial benefit baseball game.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Mr. and Mrs. Clement P. Litivinas of 735 E. Broad St., Tamaqua, who had been in Savannaket, Laos, under house arrest since May 14, are free and in good health at an Air Force Base in Thailand. According to their son, Anthony, who is a senior at Lehigh University, they told him by phone that they are fine and in good health. The couple, and 10 other Americans and seven foreigners, were placed under house arrest when students took over the town in Southern Laos. Litivinas is employed by the Federal Highway Administration and has been working in Laos and Saigon for more than 10 years.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012
VICTOR IZZO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Police, fire, and ambulance emergency responders work in unison during the realistic automobile accident simulation in the parking lot of the Jim Thorpe Area High School while gathered students look on.

The parking lot of the Jim Thorpe Area High School was the setting for a realistic automobile accident simulation, staged to hopefully impress the life-or-death importance of responsible driving to the high school students gathered there.

The idea for the simulation was the result of the senior project of David Michael III, a senior at JTAHS and a member of the Albrightsville Fire Department.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Lehighton Ambulance Association Administrator Joni Gestl, left, hosted the dedication service in which the Rev. William Thompson, second from left, blessed and dedicated the building. Afterward station manager John Reinbold, second from right, and LAA President Sandra Miller, right, cut the ribbon to officially open the building, the fourth station owned by Lehighton Ambulance and located in Summit Hill.

After almost two decades, Summit Hill has a permanent ambulance station once again, owned and staffed by the Lehighton Ambulance Association.

The association dedicated its new garage on the 300 block of East Ludlow Street Saturday morning. Residents, local officials and members of the association gathered to observe President Sandra Miller and Summit Hill station manager John Reinbold cut the ribbon on the new facility.

"There are so many people I want to thank," said LAS administrator Joni Gestl during her remarks.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS Mr. Evan Reese, 7th grade Pleasant Valley Intermediate School band director, and students rehearse for Spring Concert "Past, Present, & Future."

On May 19, the Pleasant Valley Intermediate 7th grade band traveled to Southern Lehigh High School to take part in their first-ever adjudication and competition.

The band was evaluated by a pair of expert music educators, including one internationally renowned professor emeritus. In addition to being evaluated based on national standards for music education and performance, they also competed against middle school bands from three states, including a School for Performing Arts.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Co. will present its Car and Bike Extravaganza on Saturday, June 2 and Sunday, June 3 at the fire company grounds, 2440 Fairyland Road, Lehighton.

The event will feature fun for the entire family. There will be vendors, bike builders, food and entertainment. Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. will feature the second annual Bike Show, while Sunday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. will be the ninth annual car show. Sunday will feature a Firemen's breakfast at 8 a.m. and Saturday and Sunday there will be a Poker Run for All.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Professional, seasoned and experienced musicians will gather and play for visitors on Friday during the first ever Jam Session held at the Tamaqua Community Arts Center (TCAC).

The public event is free to spectators. Ever since Kathy Rimm and Jack Kulp began holding the free Open Stage events at the TCAC, talent showed up from all over to perform music, recite poetry, dance and more.