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This year’s official White House Christmas tree will again come from a Carbon County farm. The tree was cut on Sunday at Crystal Spring Tree Farm in Lehighton and traveled to Washington this morning. “We practiced that cut all year,” joked owner Chris Botek, after cutting the tree so that it fell gracefully onto a waiting trailer.
State police at Schuylkill Haven reported the arrest of two men in connection with a burglary that occurred in July at a Schuylkill County residence. Troopers said Bradley Merwine, 35, of Donaldson, Schuylkill County, and Jeff Leach, 34, of Coal Township, Northumberland County, have been charged with burglary and related counts.
Mike Bugarewicz hasn't realized just yet that he's "Living The Dream". "It's been really exciting, surreal and to tell you the truth it's an amazing feeling," the Lehighton native and chief engineer for NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Kevin Harvick said four days after the latter won the final race of the season at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Florida to win "The Chase". Harvick entered the finale as one of four finalists to win the championship. Denny...
Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Ahner of Lehighton recently celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary. They were married in East Weissport by the Rev. Henry E. Samuels at St. Peter's E.C. Church on Oct. 9, 1965. Mrs. Ahner is the former Barbara Hines, daughter of the late Clinton and Eva Hines. Mr. Ahner is the son of the late Willard and Beatrice Ahner of Long Run. They are the parents of a son, Richard Jr., who passed away in 1997, and also a daughter, Wanda, and her friend, Henry Howell, of Mt....
Dark Star Orchestra
Dark Star Orchestra, the band which recreates the sounds of the Grateful Dead by playing historic set lists, is returning to Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe. The concert will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26. Tickets are $24 in advance and $29 at the door. For over 17 years as of this tour, Dark Star Orchestra has embodied the Grateful Dead's live experience for fans both old and too young to have ever seen their own Grateful Dead show.