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Saturday, April 28, 2012
CHRIS PARKER/TIMES NEWS

Like tens of thousands of other young women in post-World War II America, she married her sweetheart when he returned from the battlefields. They settled down, raised a family, and when the children grew up, she helped make ends meet by going to work in the local garment factory, a stressful job that paid little.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

The Bertsch-Hokendauqua-Catasauqua Watershed Association invites everyone to build-your-own rain barrel workshop at Indian Trail Park at the junction of Indian Trail Road and Lehigh Drive (Route 248) in Lehigh Township.

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, May 12.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Hikers can explore the mountain behind Locust Lake State park and visit Silver Creek Fire Tower during an organized hike on Friday, May 4.

The five-mile hike is rated moderate in difficulty. It will be held in sunshine only.

Participants can bring pets but they must be leashed and get along with people. Participants will meet at the parking lot and the hike begins at 9:30 a.m.

For more information, call (570) 467-2506.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Leadership Carbon Class of 2012 will hold graduation ceremonies on Wednesday, May 2 at the Mahoning Valley Country Club, 323 Country Club Road, Lehighton. Cocktail hour is 6 p.m. and dinner is at 7 p.m.

Registrations are open until April 30. Call Sandra Duda at (610) 377-4063 for reservations.

Saturday, April 28, 2012
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS The Ukulele Institute of Jim Thorpe presented the proceeds from its recent "Groovy Uke" concert to the Carbon County Environmental Education Center. From left are, Nick Roberti, owner of the Ukulele Institute; Susan Gallagher chief naturalist, and Franklin Klock, program assistant.

Nick Roberti, owner of the Ukulele Institute of Jim Thorpe, has offered the $385 in proceeds from the recent "Groovy Uke" concert to the Carbon County Environmental Education Center in Jim Thorpe.

The concert, held a week ago at the Lehighton Band Hall, showcased the talents of students at the institute.

"We're planning to hold four or five shows this year," he said. "This year's concert focused on the 'hippie' theme so we thought that a concert held near Earth Day fit the theme perfectly. That is why we decided to give the proceeds to the Environmental Center."

Saturday, April 28, 2012
Larry Neff/special to the times news Mahoning township police officers Tyler Meek and Jeff Frace lead Holly Koch into the office of District Justice Edward Lewis for her arraignment on a multitude of burglary charges.

A Mahoning Township woman has been arrested and charged with burglary, trespass, criminal conspiracy, and corruption of minors as a result of four separate incidents.

Saturday, April 28, 2012
Jennifer Snyder, Lehighton - "I think it needs to be thinned but such a decrease comes at a cost. Everyone is taking a cut but that seems excessive."

There is a debate in Harrisburg about whether or not the state legislature should be thinned from 203 members to 153. What are your thoughts on this?

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Lehighton Area Memorial Library has scheduled some upcoming events.

There will be a computer training class on "Online Buying/eBay" from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, May 1. This class is for those with basic computer skills who want to learn about online shopping, buying, and auctions. Classes are free, but registration is required. Space is limited. Call (610) 377-2750 to sign up.

Friday, April 27, 2012

The Carbon County Navy Club will meet at the VFW in Nesquehoning, on April 30. Please note the meeting will be held at 7 p.m., which is a new time.

The club welcomes any one who might be interested to come and check it out, including civilians.

Scott Reinhart, commander, will be in charge of the meeting.

Friday, April 27, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS A Lansford man lost control of his car which landed in the woods in Schuylkill Township.

A Lansford man escaped injury after his car crashed into the woods in Schuylkill Township just before 12 p.m. yesterday.

State police at Frackville said Chester F. Schaeffer, 32, was driving a 2001 Mercury Sable northbound toward Tamaqua on SR209, also called the Pottsville Stretch, when he veered off the east berm. Schaeffer overcompensated, troopers said, and re-entered the road where he lost control.

The car went off the west berm and struck a deer crossing road sign and some trees before coming to rest in the woods. Schaeffer was not injured.