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Saturday, April 7, 2012

Carbon County Fair monthly board meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 20 at Gnaden Huetten Memorial Hospital Community Room (ground floor) located at 211 North 12th Street, Lehighton.

Any individual or organization interested in becoming a vendor at the 2012 fair is asked to call Bob Silliman at 570-325-8685.

Anyone who would like to become involved with the Fair is asked to contact Liz McElwee at lmcelwee2@msn.com. The fair will be held on August 7-11 (Tuesday through Saturday), 2012 on Little Gap Road in Palmerton, Pennsylvania.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Lake View Trail

Hike planned

Saturday, April 7, 2012

The American Dental Association recommends the following for good oral hygiene, right from the start:

*Begin cleaning the baby's mouth during the first few days after birth. After every feeding, wipe the baby's gums with a clean gauze pad. This removes plaque (a sticky film of bacteria) and residual food that can harm erupting teeth.

Saturday, April 7, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS John Denchak of Gordon enjoys the company of curious ducks while reaching down to bait his hook.

Bob Moran spends time teaching fishing secrets to his daughter Kellie Moran while fishing in the Little Schuylkill River at the bottom of the Hometown Hill.

ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Here are some simple steps to help keep your child's teeth and gums healthy from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry:

· Fill sippy cups with water only. Children shouldn't sip on sugary drinks or munch on sugary foods for extended periods of time. If you give your child beverages other than water, serve them in a can or glass and limit consumption time. If you do provide sugary drinks in sippy or other types of cups, instruct children to finish them quickly. Take away the cup after a reasonable amount of time.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Lehighton Area Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the Carbon County Chamber is sponsoring an Administrative Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 25 at Blue Ridge Country Club.Cost $16. Fashion show courtesy of Cold Water Creek. There will be door prizes. Call (610) 377-2191 or email lacc@ptd.net for additional information. This event is open to the public. Advance reservations a must. Reservations due by April 13.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Summit Hill police have issued their most recent report:

Jonathan Moran, 20, of 263. E. Bertsch St., Lansford: At 12:03 a.m. Oct. 16, 2011, police stopped a vehicle on W. White Bear Drive. Inside were a number of people who had consumed alcohol, including Moran. because he was under 21, he was issued a citation for underage drinking.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

The Panther Valley Public Library, 117 E. Bertsch St., Lansford, has a number of activities this month.

Preschool Story Time is every Tuesday, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. with Miss Dawn and Miss Nancy. Besides reading a story the children do craft projects and have snacks.

Saturday, April 14, is the Book, Bake and Soup Sale.

On April 16, 18, 23, and April 25, from 6-8 p.m., there will be Diabetes Educational Programs held at the library. These programs are sponsored by St. Luke's Miners Memorial Hospital, Coaldale.

Saturday, April 7, 2012
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS Northern Lehigh High School students who participated in the LifeSkills USA competition held earlier this year in the Allentown Fairgrounds AgriPlex were (left) Alexander Sheridan, and (right) Alyssa Lancsak. Sheridan took second place in Automotive Service Specialty, and Lancsak first in Cake Decorating. Not pictured is Yajaira Alvarez, who won first place in Cosmetology.

From automotive service specialty, to cosmetology, to cake decorating.

Indeed, the well-roundedness of Lehigh Career & Technical Institute students was on full display at the District 11 SkillsUSA Championships.

A trio of Northern Lehigh High School students were among those to display their talents at the event, held earlier this year in the Allentown Fairgrounds AgriPlex.

Two of those students, Yajaira Alvarez and Alyssa Lancsak, came away with gold. Alvarez took first place in Cosmetology, while Lancsak took top honors in Cake Decorating.

Saturday, April 7, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Shown with the $5,000 check awarded by PPL to the Carbon County Chamber of Commerce are, from left, Ralph R. Cortazzo, treasurer; Jack Sturm, vice chairman; Canevari; David Althouse, chairman; and Peter Kern, president of Palmerton Area Council.

PPL demonstrated its support of the Carbon County Chamber of Commerce with a check of $5,000.

The chamber thanked Paul Canevari, PPL representative, for his vision and foresight to see the benefit of a unified County Chamber. The chamber noted his leadership and positive influence in the growth and restructuring of several county organizations.

The funds will be applied to support local businesses, thus benefiting the Carbon County community and surrounding areas.