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Local News

The local news category. Will contains stories from Jim Thorpe, Northern Lehigh, Palmerton-Lehighton, Panther Valley, Poconos, and Tamaqua.


Friday, May 2, 2014

Spring cleanup

Coaldale Borough will have its annual spring cleanup day on Wednesday, May 14.

Large items will be picked up, including washers, dryers, stoves, refrigerators and a limit of four tires/tire rims.

All items must have all chemicals removed and doors taken off.

In addition, up to 10 bags of garbage will be collected.

NO TVs or computer monitors/peripherals will be accepted.

PV announces school wrap up schedule

Friday, May 2, 2014

Rosemary Porembo, superintendent of Panther Valley School District, has announced the end of the year schedule.

Early dismissals will take place on the following days:

Ÿ High school seniors only: June 4, 5, 6 and 9, 10:36 a.m.

Ÿ June 9, 10, 11 and 12, 10:36 a.m. for high school underclassmen; noon for middle school; 12:30 p.m. for elementary school.

Ÿ June 13, 11 a.m. for high school underclassmen; 11:30 a.m. for middle school; and noon for elementary school.

Koch Road bridge in Towamensing will be replaced, say commissioners

Friday, May 2, 2014

Motorists traveling along Koch Road in Towamensing Township will soon see a flurry of activity on the single-lane bridge that crosses Pohopoco Creek.

During the county commissioners' meeting on Thursday, the board voted to ratify the notices to proceed to Navarro & Wright Engineers for construction inspection and Fabcor Inc. of Jessup, for construction of the new bridge.

Commissioner Wayne Nothstein, chairman, explained that construction will begin soon with an anticipated completion date of Nov. 14.

Military families' teensinvited to leadership camp in Georgia

Friday, May 2, 2014

Children of military families are invited to apply to attend the Joint Reserve Component Teen Leadership Summit to be held July 6 to 11 at Wahsega 4-H Center, Dahlonega, Georgia.

Tamaqua March Students of the Month

Friday, May 2, 2014

Tamaqua Area Middle School Principal Christopher Czapla has announced the names of the students selected as the March

Students of the Month. They are, from left, Jeffrey Letterhouse, eighth grade; Abby Fiorilla, eighth grade; Meghan McArdle, seventh grade; Brandon Eberts, seventh grade; Rachel Miller, sixth grade; and Brandon Lusch, sixth grade


Friday, May 2, 2014

May 2, 1985

The parish of St. Mark's and St. John's will observe the 150th anniversary of the Episcopal Ministry in Jim Thorpe with a weeklong celebration from May12 to 19.

The Rev. Robert K. Gildersleeve, pastor, and the committee of vestry personnel, headed by Charles M. McGee, senior warden, are busily preparing for this momentous event in the parish's long history.

Lehighton Area High School announces third-period honors

Friday, May 2, 2014

Lehighton Area High School named honors list recipients for the third marking period.

High honors

Students receive high honors with an overall average of 95 in the marking period in all subjects with no grades lower than an 87.

Lehigh Valley hospitals get top safety scores

Friday, May 2, 2014

Lehigh Valley Designed to rate how well hospitals protect patients from accidents, errors, injuries and infections, the latest Hospital Safety Score honored Lehigh Valley Hospital and Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg with an A its top grade in patient safety.

Bingo for books a hit at S.S. Palmer School

Friday, May 2, 2014
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS  Students, from left, Delaney Frank, Jayden Gursky, Kiersten Gursky, and Jared Tobia, are all smiles as they hold the books up that they were able to select as part of Bingo Family Night held recently at S.S. Palmer Elementary.
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS Students, from left, Delaney Frank, Jayden Gursky, Kiersten Gursky, and Jared Tobia, are all smiles as they hold the books up that they were able to select as part of Bingo Family Night held recently at S.S. Palmer Elementary.

It was a night for families to get together and play bingo for books.

Indeed, Bingo Family Night held recently at S.S. Palmer Elementary proved to be a big hit, not only for the students, but their families as well.

Reading specialist Jessica Silfies reminded the students and their families what the function aimed to achieve.

"The purpose of tonight is reading," Silfies said. "It's books."

Students who won a game of bingo were able to walk up to a table filled with books and pick their choice.

Model horses show their stuff

Friday, May 2, 2014

A new kind of horse show will be galloping to the West End on Saturday, May 3. Horses of all colors and breeds will be vying for ribbons in their classes.

Model horses that is, not real horses.

LeeAnn Bachman is coordinating the first Poconos Model Horse Show at the Chestnuthill Park Community Building, Route 715, Brodheadsville on Saturday. The doors will open at 8 a.m. and the judging will begin at 8:30 a.m. This is open to the public.