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Thursday, November 13, 2014
Special to the TIMES NEWS  The Northern Lehigh Little Theatre will present "Get Smart" this weekend. Show dates are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in the high school auditorium.

It promises to mimic a comedy television series that satirizes the secret agent genre.

Audience members can expect that, and a whole lot more, when the Northern Lehigh Little Theatre presents its fall play, "Get Smart."

Show dates are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday in the high school auditorium. Open admission seating, $7, will be available at the door.

Thursday, November 13, 2014
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS From left, Elizabeth Gillen sang Lana Del Rey's "Oh Say Can You See" and accompanied herself on the piano, winning first place at the Pleasant Valley High School National Honor Society's first PV's Got Talent show. The second-place act was the duet of Randi Hogden and Emily Moody who sang OneRepublic's "Counting Stars."

Pleasant Valley High School did indeed prove it's got talent at the National Honor Society's first PV's Got Talent show Thursday night.

The show had 12 entertaining acts.

But there could only be one winner, and that was senior Elizabeth Gillen. She sang Lana Del Rey's "Oh Say Can You See" and accompanied herself on the piano. She won a $25 gift card to The Bagel Experience and will receive a custom-made trophy with her picture on it.

Thursday, November 13, 2014
BOB FORD TIMES NEWS

The bell tower was removed from Diamond Fire Company social hall in Walnutport on Wednesday.

The tower and building were damaged by fire on Nov. 2.

Fire company officials are

waiting for word on how much of the historic building can be saved. The

building has been in use since 1911.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Pocono Greyhound Adoption will be hosting a meet and greet at Tractor Supply Co., 486 Blakeslee Blvd., Lehighton, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Visit www.poconogreyhound.org or call 570-856-0377 for further information about adopting or fostering a greyhound.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

An attorney who was denied access to ambush suspect Eric Matthew Frein immediately following his arrest thinks Frein has a viable argument to challenge the admission of statements made to police without counsel present.

The U.S. Supreme Court and other Pennsylvania state appellate courts have previously ruled the failure of police to advise a defendant an attorney was present to represent them does not violate the person's due process rights or their right against self incrimination.

Thursday, November 13, 2014
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Lansford Councilman Joe Butrie is concerned the  borough garage will collapse.

A member of Lansford Borough Council is concerned that the borough garage is in danger of collapsing.

Councilman Joe Butrie said a corner wall of the garage is pushed out 3 inches.

Equipment and anti-skid materials are stored in the building.

Butrie said he fears an accumulation of snow on the roof will cause the structure to collapse, "and the new loader will be destroyed."

The loader, purchased for $122,000, arrived in the borough last week.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

An American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be held in Tamaqua this Friday at St. John United Church of Christ on Pine Street. Hours will be from 1 to 6 p.m.

Anyone 17 or older, who weighs at least 110 pounds and is in good general health is eligible to donate. Donor cards or proper identification will be required.

Appointments for donors can be made by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS. Walk ins are welcome.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore-based gas station company is being sued for charging customers for air.

The class-action lawsuit was filed in Baltimore City Circuit Court on Monday under a little-known but longstanding law that requires all gas stations in Baltimore to provide at least one air pump to customers free of charge.

Thursday, November 13, 2014
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS The Pleasant Valley Middle School presents "Alice in Zombieland" on Friday and Saturday. Some of the colorful characters, from left: Corrine Bennett (The Duchess); Sofia Dinovo (Cheshire Cat); Willow Krechel (Queen of Hearts); Chase Donnelly (Mad Hatter); Danielle Cleary (Dorothy); and Martha York (Wicked Witch of the West).

The Pleasant Valley Middle School will present "Alice in Zombieland" at 7 p.m. Friday and 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday at the middle school gymnasium. Adult tickets are $5 and students, $3.

The show is under the direction of Rollene Gougher.

In the story, Alice (Rebecca Makrides), now a teen, has never forgotten her adventures in Wonderland when she was younger. Her best friend, Dinah (Zicora Hamilton), has always told her it was just a dream. But when the White Rabbit appears with its beckoning "We're late," they're off to Wonderland together.

Thursday, November 13, 2014
Times News File Photo Among the entertainers were Tommy Zito (The Piano Man) and Krystal Nemeroff, who also served as a host.

The Blue Ridge Chapter of Dream Come True will hold its annual telethon Sunday night at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

A keystone event for the chapter, the telethon runs from 5 to 9 p.m. and will be televised by Blue Ridge Communications TV-13, and Service Electric in the Tamaqua area.

"It's our opportunity to highlight Dream Come True and thank the folks who did fundraising for us throughout the year," said Eileen Thompson, president of the Blue Ridge Chapter.

"We couldn't do what we do without the support of these groups and individuals."