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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Five defendants entered guilty pleas before President Judge Roger N. Nanovic II.

Boat theft

David Allen Anthony Jr., 26, of Lehighton, was sentenced to a county jail term after pleading to receiving stolen property.

He was arrested by state police at Fern Ridge for his part in the theft of a boat from property along Towamensing Trails in Penn Forest Township on Sept. 7, 2013.

Anthony said he did not participate in the actual taking of the boat but did help in hiding it and knew it had been stolen.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has announced the bid opening for the operation of the Beltzville Watercraft Concession in Carbon County.

Statewide, DCNR Bureau of State Parks has more than 150 concession lease agreements that cover concession operations such as food and refreshment sales, watercraft rentals, bicycle rentals, restaurant operations, golf course operations and whitewater rafting operations.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania is seeking nominations for its 2015 Gallery of Hope.

Any female or male breast cancer survivor residing within BCNEPA's 13-county service area can be nominated. Visit www.bcnepa.com/hope before Nov. 1 and click on "Nominate a Survivor" to submit information about a friend or family member for consideration.

The 2015 honorees will be announced in January.

Saturday, October 18, 2014
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What happens at the Tamaqua Tulip House in autumn? Mum's the word. The 405 N. Lehigh St., home of John "Wes" and Doris Kehlor, which typically features up to 8,000 tulips every spring, takes on a purple and white glow of mums. Other blooms on hand are aster,

impatiens, mandevilla vine and begonias. The Kehlor house is a brick Cape Cod-stylecottage that's been featured in national publications including Good Housekeeping and Country Garden magazines.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Michael F. Martinez of Carbon Surgical Associates in Palmerton is offering survivors a chance to start afresh.

"For cancer patients who receive radiation treatment, a small blue or black tattoo is applied on their skin to accurately aim the radiation on the affected area," Martinez said.

"For many survivors, they decide to have their tattoo removed as the final step to their full recovery."

Saturday, October 18, 2014

HARRISBURG The desire for public health protections trumped privacy concerns this week, as the state Senate sent legislation that would establish a broad prescription monitoring program to Gov. Tom Corbett's desk.

Lawmakers overwhelmingly approved the legislation despite continued concerns levied by the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania, which contends the program will strip citizens of their privacy rights when it comes to sensitive medical information.

Saturday, October 18, 2014
AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS SHINE students from Mahanoy Elementary perform to a Michael Jackson medley during the Lights On celebration on Thursday at Jim Thorpe Area High School. See more photos in our photo gallery at www.tnonline.com.

Carbon and Schuylkill counties sure have a lot of "stars."

During the annual Lights On event, celebrated nationally for the past 15 years, Carbon and Schuylkill SHINE Afterschool students from Mahanoy and Shenandoah elementary schools and the Carbon County Career Academy showed off the skills they learned over the past few years. The theme of the evening was "10 years and still 'SHINE'ing," because this year also marked the 10th anniversary of the program.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

The Carbon County Veterans Affairs office will host its annual Veterans Day program at 1 p.m. Nov. 10 in the Josiah White Park, downtown Jim Thorpe.

All veterans organizations and the public are invited.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Two defendants in pending drug-related cases entered guilty pleas before President Judge Roger N. Nanovic II.

Drug sales

Michael Ryan Muth, 24, of Jim Thorpe, pleaded to one count of delivery of a controlled substance-heroin.

He was charged by agents of the state Attorney General's Office with selling heroin on three separate occasions to an undercover agent. The plea was to one of the sales with charges related to the other sales dropped in a plea bargain.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Three Pennsylvanians who were on a flight from Cleveland to Dallas with a nurse who tested positive for Ebola are in Texas and have not been back home since the trip, Gov. Tom Corbett and other health officials said Friday.

The three people are not showing symptoms of Ebola and are not being quarantined, Corbett said. Their risk of contracting Ebola is very low, the governor said.