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Saturday, December 15, 2012
Diana Bruch, Allentown "Quality time with my friends on the holidays, but a pair of nice boots wouldn't be bad as well."

What gift do you want most for Christmas?

Saturday, December 15, 2012
Heather bacsick/special to the times news At the tree lighting at Sam Miller Field in Jim Thorpe, Zachary Zurn, looks over the toys before he makes his selection.

The fourth annual tree lighting ceremony was held at Sam Miller Field, located on North Avenue in Jim Thorpe.

The tree was lit by Harold Baker IV.

After the tree lighting, there was a special visit from Santa Clause. The children had the chance to meet with Santa Clause individually.

The children also had the opportunity to pick out a toy.

Hot chocolate and cookies were served.

The event was sponsored by the Jim Thorpe Community Athletic Association.

The association said it thanks everyone for their support with this event.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

The mayor of Coaldale, charged with 28 counts of child pornography, is seeking to suppress an interview he had with police investigators in May 2011 in which he allegedly admitted downloading child porn photos on a computer he used at his former employer.

Richard Corkery, 74, of 249 W. Early Ave., was in Carbon County court Friday morning attempting to have a county judge suppress an interview he gave on May 11, 2011, at his home.

Saturday, December 15, 2012
State Police in Lehighton reported that the driver of this Nissan Altima may have fallen asleep before a crash that took place on Route 209, Lehighton. The driver was Arthur Domaio, 82, of Lehighton.

An accident involving an elderly man may possibly have been caused when he fell asleep, reported State Police trooper Erin Snyder of the Lehighton Barracks.

Police noted that shortly before 2 p.m. Friday, Arthur Domaio, 82, of Lehighton, was traveling northbound on Route 209, Lehighton, in the area of Country Junction when his Nissan Altima crossed over the center line. His car then hit the driver left front side of a Nissan Pathfinder driven by Bolivar Sullivan, 38, of Kunkletown, who was traveling southbound on Route 209.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

The state's Emergency Contact Information program offers Pennsylvania driver's license and PennDOT-issued ID holders the opportunity to log into a secure database and list two emergency contacts. Customers can update the information as needed, but only law enforcement officials can view their information in the system.

In the event of an emergency, law enforcement can use the participant's ID to find their emergency contact information.

The Emergency Contact Information program is usable in other emergencies as well as crashes.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Employees of Lehigh Anthracite Coal LLC gathered donations for the Toys for Tots program. From left: Accountant Mary Jo Julian, Receptionist Cheryl Gnall, Resource manager Sharon Lauch, President Richard "Rusty" Taylor and Schuylkill-Carbon Detachment 626 Toys for Tots co-ordinator Cheryl Laub. Standing behind the toys is accounting manager Bob Smith.

Saturday, December 15, 2012
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Nick Hawkey, center, accepts a Community Volunteer award from members of the Blue Mountain Kodas. From left are John Bodamo, vice president; Hawkey; and Gary Grauvogel, president. The award was presented during the 19th annual Blue Ridge Food and Toy Drive annual community dinner.

As part of the 19th annual Blue Ridge Food and Toy Drive, 175 people were treated to a free holiday community meal on Dec. 2 at the Aquashicola Fire Company. Among the guests attending were residents of Palmer House, a senior centered living center; local veterans, children of Dream Come True - Blue Ridge Chapter and less fortunate individuals and families.

The food was donated and prepared by Anna Marie Melo.

Assisting with decorating and serving the meal were members of the Carbon Mountaineers Detachment 996 Marine Corps League and Blue Mountain Kodas Motorcycle Club.

Friday, December 14, 2012

One of the worst floods in the history of the ravaging Lehigh River has caused very major destruction in Mauch Chunk. It was followed a few months later by another disastrous flood, occurring on Feb. 28, 1902. The river went on a rampage on both occasions, overflowing its banks. Also having damage was the borough of Weissport, as well as some downstream towns such as Walnutport.

Friday, December 14, 2012

The Lansford Historical Society, the Panther Valley Public Library, and St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church will jointly host a Victorian Christmas in Lansford holiday program and open house this Sunday Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. The Historical Society Museum and the library are at 117 East Bertsch Street, Lansford. St. Johns Byzantine Catholic Church is across the street in the same block.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Carbon County Navy Club will hold its monthly meeting at the Nesquehoning VFW, 300 E. Center St., Nesquehoning, at 7 p.m. on Dec. 17. It will be a short meeting. All members and associates are asked to attend. Refreshments will be served. Scott Reinhart, commander, will be in charge.

All people who want to join are welcome to attend.