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Friday, September 5, 2014

Jim Thorpe High School Class 1965 will meet for lunch at Platz's in Lehighton, at noon on Thursday.

Call 570-778-6678 for information.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Autumn is less than a month away and DEP would like to remind citizens about important precautions to take as they are closing their pools and filling their home heating oil tanks.

Pool wastewater, if not disposed of properly, can contaminate local waterways, while poorly maintained home heating oil tanks can leak.

When chlorinated water is drained from a swimming pool into a storm sewer, it can quickly make its way to a stream or other body of water, where aquatic life can be damaged or killed.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Dauphin County Parks and Recreation is planning a fall workshop for science and nature educators.

Susan Gallagher, a Carbon County naturalist, will be one of the workshop's presenters.

"Making the Dead Come Alive" is scheduled to take place from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Olewine Nature Center at Wildwood Park in Harrisburg.

This unique workshop offers instruction on the proper preparation and care of natural history collections. Participants will learn how to maintain taxidermy mounts, birds' nests, eggs, bones, pickled (wet) specimens, and more.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

A pageant, Little Miss, Little Mr. Summit and Junior Miss, Junior Mr. Summit, will be held at Fall Fest, hosted by The Summit Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Oct. 4 in the parking lot at The Summit, 211 N. 12th St. in Lehighton.

Contestants may preregister from now until Sept. 19.

Fall Fest will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine. The pageant will begin at 10 a.m.

Two age categories will be represented: birth to 4 years old and 5-10 years old.

The pageant will be held under a tent; attire is casual.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Jim Thorpe Area High School Class of 2004 will hold its 10-year class reunion on Sept. 13 at the Sands Casino and Resort in Bethlehem.

Welcome is at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and dancing.

Contact Amber or Alyssa at for more information.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

The Tamaqua High School Class of 1943 held a 71-year anniversary reunion recently at La Dolce Casa Restaurant in Tamaqua. Class members in attendance included, front, from left, Jean Taylor Derr, Alice Grigitas Watman, Pauline Pruett Fenstermacher and June Mantz Williams; back, Evelyn Keich Bass, Pearl Billman Leiby, Teresa Calabrese Dunkelberger, Harry Fetterman, Marlin Reinhart, Dr. Paul Lewis and Ruth Gerber Blaschak.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Bach and Handel Chorale will hold open rehearsals and auditions on Sept. 8, Sept. 15 and Sept. 22 at St. John's Lutheran Church, 319 South Ave., in Jim Thorpe, on the second floor in the rear.

Prospective members are invited to attend a rehearsal and complete a short audition. All voice ranges are welcome to audition. There is a special need for basses.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

The time to make your reservations for the fourth One-Room Elementary School Reunion in Franklin Township has been extended.

The reunion will be held Sept. 27 at the Franklin Township Fire Company.

Anyone who attended any of the following elementary schools is invited to attend the reunion: Long Run, Walcksville, Big Creek, Indian Hill, Harrity and Wagner schools. If you are planning to attend, please mail in your reservations.

Call or email with any questions to or call Althea at 610-377-3498, Patty at 610-751-0439 or Florence at 570-325-3118.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

The Carbon County Art League has announced that its fall art exhibit will be sponsored by the Dimmick Memorial Library in Jim Thorpe, and will be held at the library's annex at 58 Broadway.

The show will run from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Oct. 4-5, and Oct. 11-12 during Jim Thorpe's annual Fall Foliage weekends.

An opening reception is planned for noon until 2 p.m. Oct. 4.

The public is invited and both the show and reception are free.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Every parent wants their child to succeed, and one of the simplest ways you can ensure your child's academic success is by making a quick trip to the library.

September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the Dimmick Memorial Library in Jim Thorpe joins with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to make sure that every student has the most import school supply of all a free library card.

Resources at the Dimmick Memorial Library are available to anyone who has a library card.