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Friday, August 31, 2012

The Mahoning Valley Drive-in in Lehighton is holding it's first ever Movie Marathon and Zombie Crawl today starting at 6 p.m. at the drive-in.

Organizers pointed out that the Zombie Crawl will be filmed in 3-D and uploaded online. The finished video will also be available for all to watch in both 2-D or 3 D.

Friday, August 31, 2012
MICHAEL A. HEERY/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Director of Student Services and Facility Planning Kyle Spotts (left) and Supervisor of Building and Grounds Joseph Hauser (right) inspect the vinyl mesh fencing that has been installed as a safety precaution at Lehighton Football Stadium in order to prevent fans from using the top three rows of the bleachers

With a balmy late summer weather forecast for this evening, the Lehighton Indians will kick-off the new varsity football season by hosting the Marian Colts.

A good crowd is expected as Tom McCarroll will walk the sidelines for the first time as the new head football coach for the Indians. He is a former assistant football coach for the Colts.

A few additional changes will be unveiled at Lehighton Football Stadium as well.

Friday, August 31, 2012

The Trinity United Church of Christ in Tamaqua is having their monthly Community Soup Social Saturday from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in their social hall.

The meal is free to the public and everybody is welcome to enjoy the soup, desserts, refreshments and time with friends.

For more information or to volunteer, stop by the church, 22 Lafayette Street, or call (570) 668-4139.

Friday, August 31, 2012
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS

Virginia Snyder and Fred Lesher, both of Palmerton, decided to try their luck at Bingo at the West End Fair as Virginia's husband, Quinton and Fred's wife, Roseann, watch. (Quinton and Virginia are Roseann's parents.) They both won one game so far. Roseann said they love the food and that it is a very nice fair.

Friday, August 31, 2012
AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS Tom Newman, CERT coordinator, left; Tony Walck, president of the Carbon County Citizen Corps Council, center; and Megan Fredericks, Carbon County Emergency Management Agency administrative assistant, hold items that will be placed in an emergency kit that will be given away to a person at the Palmerton Community Festival in September. Carbon residents are urged to be prepared for emergencies by making their own kits that will last their families for at least three days.

The Carbon County Citizen Corps Council and Community Emergency Response Team wants people to be prepared during emergency situations.

That's why, Sept. 7, 8, and 9, the group will have a free informational booth set up at the Palmerton Community Festival to provide people with information and checklists on what they should know in case of an emergency. They will also give away one emergency supply kit on Sunday evening.

Friday, August 31, 2012

The office of Jim Thorpe tax collector Terry McElmoyle will be closed on Saturday, Sept. 1.

Friday, August 31, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS West Penn's Depot Station, which is located next to the Sovereign Bank along SR309 in Snyders (West Penn Township) was recognized by a number of local and area enthusiasts and historians for surviving 100 years.

Community members, train enthusiasts and historians spent a recent afternoon celebrating the 100th birthday of the historic Lehigh Valley/West Penn Train Depot Station. After finding a report from the Pennsylvania State Railroad Commission for 1912, historians estimated the depot station was built in 1912. They added that the rail line, which followed Lizard Creek, was built in the early 1890's and abandoned in 1953.

Thursday, August 30, 2012
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS

Caitlyn Lewullis, 8 and Brianna Goucher, 8, both of Effort, show off their fun balloon animals and decorations they received at the Cornerstone Community Church stand at the West End Fair where they could also receive free face painting. They both agreed they LOVED the pony rides at the fair.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

H.D. Vest Financial Services® recently recognized Juliann Longhi, a financial services professional in Hometown, as one of its most successful Advisors at the H.D. Vest Advisors' Forum.

In recognition of this achievement, H.D. Vest President and CEO Roger Ochs presented Juliann Longhi with the prestigious H.D. Vest Excellence Award. "We recognize these leaders for their commitment to their clients and their profession", says Ochs. "These Advisors have excelled in all areas of client service and are great role models for other Advisors in our firm."

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Three first time offenders in the criminal justice system were placed in Carbon County's Accelerated Rehabilitation Disposition (ARD) probation program on Tuesday by President Judge Roger N. Nanovic II.

If a person successfully completes all conditions imposed by the court their record will be wiped clean. However, if they fail to complete the program, or are revoked from it, the Commonwealth reserves the right to prosecute them on all pending charges. A person does not admit guilt in entering the program.

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