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Thursday, November 10, 2011

High School students can win up to $1,000 in national essay competition.

The deadline for high-school students and their teachers to submit essays for the Bill of Rights Institute's national Being an American Essay Contest is Dec. 15.

The contest asks students to explore the founding principles outlined in the Constitution by answering the question: "How does the Constitution establish and maintain a culture of liberty?"

Thursday, November 10, 2011
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS Nancy Hersch, director of behavioral health at Blue Mountain Health System, discusses the new out-patient service that will be offered at the Blue Mountain Health System Medical Plaza in Bowmanstown.

Blue Mountain Health System plans to offer a new outpatient service at its Bowmanstown facility.

Nancy Hersch, director of behavioral health, told members of the Palmerton Area Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday that the Blue Mountain Health System Medical Plaza at 512 Bank Street will be the site for an acute partial hospitalization program.

Hersch said the facility is nearly renovated to allow for physician offices, outpatient behavioral health, and a new community room that may be utilized by the public.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

There will be a Veterans Day observance at the Eldred Township Veteran's Memorial at the township municipal building in Kunkletown on Friday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. Please come and pay homage to those brave men and women who have served in our armed forces.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Sam Rohrer, state director of Americans for Prosperity, will address the Lehighton 9/12 Project at 7 p.m. Wendesday, Nov. 16.

The meeting will be held at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

According to the Associated Press. Rohrer plans to challenge U.S. Senator Bob Casey Jr., a Democrat, in next year's election.

For more information on this meeting, RSVP Sandy at gramzey@ptd.net or call 570-645-8510.

Thursday, November 10, 2011
AL ZAGOFSKY/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Victor Stabin hangs eco-surrealistic drawings with accompanying alliterations and definitions made by twenty-six Panther Valley students as part of a National Endowment for the Arts and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts' artist-in-residence program in the spring of 2011.

Art Is Education, an exhibition featuring 26 students' artistic interpretations of words beginning with an alphabetic letter opens Saturday, November 12 and runs through Sunday, December 18 at the Victor Stabin Gallery, 268 West Broadway in Jim Thorpe. The exhibition kicks off with an opening reception on Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m.

Earlier this year, artist Victor Stabin of Jim Thorpe received an artist-in-residence grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts to teach 10 three-hour sessions at Panther Valley High School.

Thursday, November 10, 2011
AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS Health Works Fitness Center, located in the Carbon Plaza Mall, and owned by Blue Mountain Health System, will close its doors on Dec. 9.

Blue Mountain Health System's fitness center in Lehighton is closing its doors.

On Tuesday, the hospital made the official announcement that Health Works, located in the Carbon Plaza Mall for the last 10 years, will be closing on Dec. 9.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

A joint meeting of the organizations associated with the Lansford AMVETS Post will be held on Saturday, Nov. 12, beginning at noon.

Members of the post, ladies auxiliary and Sons of the AMVETS organizations are asked to attend.

Commander Perry Shelton will chair the session.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Safe Haven Pet Rescue will have a Volunteer Meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 6:30 p.m. at Cherry's Restaurant, Route 209 near Route 534, Kresgeville.

If you are an animal lover, please come and meet the volunteers and have a bite to eat. Safe Haven is a small group of dedicated animal advocates who rescue dogs from high kill and overcrowded shelters and find them loving homes. All dogs are in foster care until their permanent homes are found. Safe Haven has rescued over 500 dogs so far.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Anthony Doblovasky, Troop N, Lehighton, was one of 49 Pennsylvania State Police troopers among 66 law enforcement officers to be honored by a statewide association for their efforts to combat drinking and driving in Pennsylvania.

The Pennsylvania Driving Under the Influence Association, a professional organization founded in 1979 to reduce deaths and injuries resulting from DUI, presented its "2011 DUI Top Gun Awards" during the annual meeting held Wednesday, Nov. 9, in Lancaster.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Summit Hill Republican Club will meet tonight at 7 o'clock in the Summit Hill Borough Hall.