Wednesday, April 23, 2014

State Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) will host an outreach specialist from the American Legion who will be at his office in Lehighton from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday. The office is located at 110 N. Third St., second floor.

Area veterans may seek assistance during those hours for information pertaining to specific benefits and programs.

Veterans do not need to be a member of the American Legion to take advantage of these services. Call 610-377-6363 or 570-722-8700 for information.

If I'm typing and I accidentally hit the delete key, I don't have to worry. All I have to do to get my work back is to hit the undo button.

Then presto, the work that disappeared will be back again. Nothing is lost.

Wouldn't it be nice if life were like that?

Wouldn't it save so many tears and so much regret if we could sweep away any part of living we didn't like by hitting the "undo" button? Then we could do it again the way we want.

Today is Earth Day.

Since 1970, Earth Day has been observed on April 22 to bring awareness that the earth is fragile and needs protection.

Various events are planned in connection with Earth Day, although some of them won't occur until later in the week.

Jim Thorpe borough kicks off its summer festival season with a spectacular Earth Day celebration Saturday (rain date Sunday) which will include bands, demonstrations, workshops and other activities.

LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS The Heritage Center of the Western Pocono Community Library opened Tuesday. It is a museum of cultural and historic artifacts of the West Endof Monroe County.

The Western Pocono Community Library has turned another page in its book. This one reads, "Heritage Center of the Western Pocono Community Library."

It's an exciting new chapter and is all about the history and culture of the West End of Monroe County. It comes in the form of an actual building. The new Heritage Center is located in the library's former Back Door Books store at the corner of Route 209 and Bond Lane in Brodheadsville. It opened its doors to the public this week.

Deeds recorded

Jim Thorpe

Markris Realty, LLC, to White Lite Enterprises, LLC, 45 Race St., Jim Thorpe, three transactions, property at 45 Race St., $104,000, property at 47 Race St., $103,000, and a lot at the rear of 45 and 47 Race St., $1,000.

Kidder Township

Blue Heron Homeowner's Association to Blue Ridge Real Estate Company, Blakeslee, property on Big Boulder Drive, $10,573.


Stephen J. Chizmar to Heartland Rentals, LLC, P.O. Box 1514, Albrightsville, property at 22 Jones St., $7,000.