Brian Oram, a professional geologist and soil scientist and founder of B.F. Environmental Consultants Inc., will be conducting a community informational session "Marcellus Shale 101" at the Mauch Chunk Museum on Broadway in Jim Thorpe, on Wednesday, April 25, at 7 p.m.
Pop, country, big bands, and swing all part of 2012 schedule
Lynn Stelling, the ambitious coordinator of the increasingly popular luncheon shows staged at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe, has for 2012 put together her most eclectic schedule ever. It includes several musical genres including pop, country, variety, big band, and swing.
"We're appealing to wider audiences," Stelling said. "We're having more different types of shows for all ages."
So, if you live in Carbon County, the question is: who's your congressman?
Right now, regardless of which municipality you reside, it is Rep. Lou Barletta, the current House member from Hazleton who represents the 11th Congressional District.
But, for voting purposes, starting with the April 24 Primary Election, that will change, or at least part of it, and when the new Congressional members take their oaths in 2013, Carbon County will be represented by two congressmen.
After getting off to a great start Saturday, Mother Nature herself caused the two-day run of the Jim Thorpe Earth Day Celebration to be cut back to only one day.
However, the Jim Thorpe Earth Day Committee announced that all of Sunday's indoor activities would still go on.
The reason for the shortened festival was the forecast for heavy, wind driven rain showers which were part of a large system moving up the entire East coast.
While the timing might have been better, the rain is badly needed in our area and others.
Carbon County voters in both the Democratic and Republican parties have major decisions to make on Tuesday, April 24, when the Primary Election will be held. Voting will take place from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. in each of the county's 51 election precincts.
On the Democratic side, voters have choices to make for the nominations for Pa. attorney general, representatives in the 11th and 17th Congressional districts and the nomination for the 122nd Legislative District of the Pa. House of Representatives.
The Panther Valley High School auditorium was packed both days during the Harmony Scholar's 20th anniversary performances held over the weekend.
Carbon County Commissioners on Thursday approved the following personnel actions:
*Employment separation: Jillyan A. Sterling, Palmerton, part-time corrections officer, effective April 9;
*Resignations: Brent R. Getz, Lehighton, part-time corrections officer, effective March 26; Anthony C. Petaccio, Jim Thorpe, part-time corrections officer, effective April 5; and Nicholas W. Knepper, Tamaqua, part-time corrections officer, effective April 10;
Carbon County GOP recently hosted its inaugural Easter Egg Hunt at Downtown Lehighton Lower Park. It was originally planned for Saturday, March 31, but was rescheduled due to rainy weather. Open to children up to the age of 11, the event featured candy-filled eggs, as well as "lucky eggs" that contained a ticket to claim a larger prize. "We did this for the children. We also wanted to let the people of Carbon County know that we're not here just to be a political party," said organizer Jeremy Glaush.
Lehighton Band opened its 148th season by presenting its annual Spring Concert on Sunday at the Lehighton Area Middle School.
The concert was conducted by Paul R. Smith and featured a wide variety of selections. Bradley R. Cressley was the announcer.
The concert began with John Phillips Sousa's "The Gladiator March," followed by a new overture, "Overture Enerigico" by James Barnes.
Alfred Reed provided the arrangement for the next number, a medley of familiar hymn tunes "A Sacred Suite."
April 23, 1957
Tamaqua's retail stores considered as a whole comprise a comparatively large industry, employing 540 people.
According to the 1954 Census of Retail Trade, Tamaqua's total retail sales amounted to $13,397,000 in that year. This compares very favorably with other communities in the five-county Anthracite region, including Mahanoy City, $9,858,000; Lehighton, $11,664,000; and Lansford, $7,437,000.