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Friday, September 7, 2012
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS

Samantha Philipps and Shannon Cunningham are interacting with the puppets at the Gospel Puppets Ministry stand at the West End Fair. Jim Ecker, right, Missionary of BCM International, Stroudsburg, has been bringing his Gospel Puppets to the fair for many years, providing spiritual encouragement, continuous gospel music and of course, puppet shows with a message.

Friday, September 7, 2012

There is a unique program at Pocono Medical Center in East Stroudsburg geared to young people the ages of 14-20 called PMC Medical Explorers Post #206.

Medical Explorers partners young people with an interest in the medical field with the professionals who work in health care and health-related fields. Each month highlights a different discipline in health care. Participants tour the many departments at Pocono Medical Center and have the opportunity to talk with experts in their respective fields, as well as participate in hands-on activities.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Unit 314, Lehighton American Legion Auxiliary, will meet at the Legion on Monday at 7 p.m.

Friday, September 7, 2012

The Jim Thorpe Lions Club has received many donations to support the ongoing replacement of American flags around the borough. Donations are still being accepted to help fund the project and ensure the purchase of new flags and the proper replacement of old flags. Please send donations to "American Flag Project." c/o Jim Thorpe Lions Club, P.O. Box 108, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229.

Organ dedication

Friday, September 7, 2012
Electrical contractor Walt Weniger of Bruce & Merrilees updates the timing at a control box at the East Broad and Pine Street intersection.

In response to public concern over long wait times at many signal-controlled Tamaqua intersections, PennDOT subcontractors are spending time updating the current time intervals in which people have to wait at a stop light.

Ronald J. Young, Jr., M.P.A., district press officer, Engineering District 5, PA Department of Transportation, said yesterday that signal timing at 11 signalized intersections in the borough were reviewed and retimed in an attempt to improve traffic flow.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Could it be the end of an era for Northern Lehigh's storied Halloween Parade?

It very well might be if more volunteers don't come forward to help with this year's 105th annual event, which has been tentatively scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 27.

While the Greater Northern Lehigh Halloween Parade has yet to be officially canceled, Laura Stauffer, committee chair, Northern Lehigh Events Committee Inc, said there is a "strong chance" it could.

Friday, September 7, 2012
LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Pocono Mountain Regional police are investigating the gruesome find late Thursday night of at least one body in a burning vehicle in Tunkhannock Township. The Tunkhannock Township Fire Department was initially dispatched to a car fire along Stony Hollow Road just south of SR940. Upon extinguishing the flames the find was made. Numerous officers of the Regional Mountain police department along with county officials of the Monroe county coroner's office spent hours at the scene investigating the death. Authorities closed Stony Hollow road off just south of SR940.

Friday, September 7, 2012

David Kruel will lead an early morning bird walk at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, at the State Game Lands 227 parking lot across from the Weiser Forest Fire Control Station, Tuscarora Park Road. Dave will offer helpful information about how to identify the local and migratory songbirds by sight, song, habitat and behavior. Thos attending are encouraged to bring binoculars. This walk is sponsored by the Schuylkill Conservancy. Registration is required by calling Robin at (570) 467-2506.

Friday, September 7, 2012
LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Two persons were seriously injured Thursday morning after being involved in a crash along the northeast extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The crash occurred just after 10 a.m. in the north bound lanes at the 72.2 mile marker about a quarter south of the SR895 overpass. The two were injured when the pickup truck in which they were riding overturned while pulling an 18-foot trailer. The truck and trailer came to rest on the left side in the right lane of travel.