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Saturday, October 20, 2012
MICHAEL A. HEERY/special to the times news Preparing a decorated door to help encourage support of Red Ribbon week at Lehighton Area Middle School are Red Ribbon Ambassadors (left to right) sixth grader Lucas Hoffner; seventh grader Kyle Strohl; fifth grader Dante Arzuaga; eighth grader Tia Brownmiller; and Lehighton Area School District Drug and Alcohol Prevention/Education Specialist Travis Andrews.

TN Correspondent

Lehighton Area School District has been busy making preparations for Red Ribbon Week next Monday through Friday, which will emphasize a strong message of anti-drug, anti-alcohol abuse, and anti-bullying.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

A small batch of mushrooms (Amanita Muscaria) proudly stands along the side of the road in Lehighton. But beware of these beauties becasue they are poisonous.


Saturday, October 20, 2012
AL ZAGOFSKY/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS George Sauls, the Northern Area Engineer who oversees the operation of Philadelphia's five dams, including the Francis E. Walter Dam facilitates meeting to review the 2012 Francis E. Walter Dam Recreation Plan and solicit feedback from paddlers and anglers for next year's plan.

The U.S. Army Corps Engineers' Philadelphia District hosted an annual meeting to review the 2012 Francis E. Walter Dam recreation plan and solicit feedback from paddlers and anglers for next year's plan.

The meeting was held on Tuesday evening October 16 at the Holiday Inn Express in White Haven. In 2012, the Army Corps of Engineers held 22 of 24 scheduled whitewater events and numerous releases for fisheries throughout the recreation season.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Carbon County will be purchasing computers to comply with changes to juvenile justice system laws.

During the county commissioners' meeting on Thursday, the board voted to approve the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency subgrant for federal Byrnes Justice Assistance grant program funds in the amount of $4,400.

The funds will be used for the Juvenile Justice System Enhancement Strategy project.

Commissioner Wayne Nothstein, chairman, said that the project will help juvenile probation with inputting information on its clients.

Saturday, October 20, 2012
AL ZAGOFSKY/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS The Hoffman Production team of actors and crew came to Lansford's No. 9 Mine to film a series of scenes depicting action taking place in an underground cavern beneath the Western Wall in Jerusalem. Sitting and standing on engine are from left to right: writer/artistic director Asher Crispe, producer Shmuel Hoffman, actress Katy Castaldi, and actor Pascal Yen-Pfister.

"The Hollywood pitch would be the Indiana Jones story of finding the Ark in the future," explained Shmuel Hoffman of Allentown-based Hoffman productions. "The film, a half-hour pilot for a proposed television series, is called The Ark Report. It is planned for release in film festivals in early 2013."

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Several candidates have emerged to fill a vacant seat on Palmerton Borough Council.

Four applicants submitted their letter of interest to the borough as of Friday's deadline, according to borough Manager Rodger Danielson.

The individuals who applied for the seat are Gerald Robertson, Holly Sell, Jereme Barkanic, and Gerard Alfano.

The seat had been occupied by former council Vice President Chris Olivia, who resigned after he was named the borough's new mayor earlier this month. Barkanic also applied for the mayor's seat.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

· The median income for home-educating families ($75,000 to $79,999) was similar to all married-couple families nationwide with one or more related children under age 18 (median income $74,049 in 2006 dollars; or roughly 78,490 in 2008 dollars).

Saturday, October 20, 2012

As holiday schedules get busy in the coming days and weeks, Blue Ridge Communications is asking the public to not forget those who have given so much.

Now in its third year of giving, Blue Ridge invites all to share in adding some of the warmth of the yuletide season with Keystone Soldiers and its Stockings for Soldiers program, by sending much needed and requested food and hygiene items and Christmas cards to our men and women spending Christmas away from home and stationed in such countries as Iraq, Afghanistan and Kuwait.

Saturday, October 20, 2012
Burr Beard

Plans are underway to inaugurate a community radio station based in Jim Thorpe in 2013.

Roots Town Radio is the vision of partners Burr Beard and Dawn Warner. "She and I have a dream," Beard began. "We met in the Lehigh Valley and explored the mountains and found Jim Thorpe. We love this area and have been trying to create our own radio station here."

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Walnutport Canal in Walnutport will be a busy place Sunday with the 31st annual Walnutport Canal Festival from noon to 6 p.m.

According to Everett Kaul, president of the Walnutport Canal Association, the event is in its 31st year. While the first 15 festivals were small, the event has grown to encompass Canal Street and most of Lehigh Street, from the Locktenders House south.

Tomorrow's events linep includes some familiar faces and displays as well as some new ones.