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Friday, October 19, 2012
AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS L.B. Morris Elementary SHINE students, Crystal Edwards, left; Kacie Weaver, center; and Arwen McFarland sing with their classmates during the opening act of the 13th Annual Lights On Afterschool Program, held at Panther Valley High School on Thursday evening.

Every once in a while, a program comes along that helps children "shine" a little bit brighter.

In Carbon and Schuylkill counties, the SHINE Afterschool Program is that program.

During the 13th Annual Lights On Afterschool Program, held at Panther Valley High School on Thursday evening, more than 200 elementary and middle school children from seven area school districts, showed their parents, lawmakers and the community how the SHINE program has helped them grow socially and educationally.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Carbon County has sold nine of its old vehicles.

During the county commissioners' meeting on Thursday, the board opened bids for used vehicles that the county no longer uses. The commissioners then voted to award the vehicle to the highest bidder.

The new owners of the used vehicles are listed below:

Ÿ Vehicle 1: 1990 Ford F-350 dump truck, John and Tammy Selby of Tamaqua, $2,100.

Ÿ Vehicle 2: 1993 GMC Jimmy, Harry's U-Pull-It, West Hazleton, $415.

Ÿ Vehicle 3: 1995 Ford Crown Victoria, Harry's U-Pull-It, $450.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Cindy Faust's son, Noah Faust, 4, picked the Candy Cane car as his most favorite at the West End Rotary Club's Octoberfest and Car Show, held at Polk Township Vol. Fire Co. His little sister, Lila, 1, loved the dancing candy cane toy that car owner, David Kolek of Palmerton, made dance for her. David's Candy Cane car is a 1948 Chevy Coupe. It was one of the 70 registered cars at the car show.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Kidder Township Supervisor Chairman, Larry Polansky made note at Thursday's supervisors' meeting that the township was notified that the residents of the north side of the township will now be going to the polls in a new location. The residents who live in the Tannery area and north to Route 940, then west on Route 940 to the Carbon/Monroe county line, will now be casting their votes at the Golden Oaks community building.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Carbon County Environmental Education Center will host a Fall Foliage Hike at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21.

Forestry consultant Jeff Wartluff leads this foray into the flaming foliage of fall.

If nature cooperates, this will be an ideal weekend to check out the amazing display of deciduous leaves. Though the hike is along easy walking trails, sturdy shoes are recommended.

All ages welcome.

For more information, or to register for this program, call (570) 645-8597.

Friday, October 19, 2012

WILKES-BARRE The Department of Environmental Protection is warning residents of Carbon, Luzerne and Schuylkill counties to disregard a posting discovered recently at the McAdoo Post Office in Kline Township, Schuylkill County, concerning contaminated drinking water. The flyer was not posted by DEP and was not authorized as an "official public notice."

The posting makes reference to polycythemia vera (PV), a form of blood cancer, and its relationship to drinking water in 10 communities and "others in the surrounding area." It also encourages residents to purchase water filters.

Friday, October 19, 2012
KATHY KUNKEL/TIMES NEWS This poster depicts information on the benefit for Anthony Pallone, which will be held tonight at 8 p.m. at Paul Revere's Patriot Tavern in Coaldale. Anthony, of Slatington, was just 19-months-old when he was tragically shot to death while in his crib Oct. 6.

It is with heavy hearts that a benefit for a Slatington toddler will be held tonight in Coaldale.

The fundraiser will be held in memory of Anthony Pallone, starting at 8 p.m. at Paul Revere's Patriot Tavern, 151 Second Street.

Anthony was tragically shot to death while in his crib Oct. 6. His mother, Holly Pallone, 26, of 214 N. Walnut St., second floor apartment, has been charged by police with involuntary manslaughter.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Tamaqua Police, paramedics and fire police responded to a two-vehicle accident yesterday around 3:30 p.m. on the 800 block of East Broad Street (SR209) in Tamaqua. One of the drivers, Cynthia Kashlak, of Summit Hill, driving a 1991 Plymouth Acclaim, was taken to the hospital for unknown injuries. The other driver was Corey Lech Gibson of Tamaqua, driving a 2003 Honda Accord. Reportedly, Kashlak pulled out in front of Gibson as he was driving west on SR209. The investigating officers were Karl Harig and Mike Hobbs.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Volunteers and members of the Tamaqua Salvation Army will be having a community Halloween Party on Saturday starting at 10 a.m. The party will be held in the community center, 105 West Broad Street. For more information call (570) 668-0410

Friday, October 19, 2012

The community is invited to attend the Tamaqua YMCA's annual Halloween Party Saturday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the YMCA. Anyone who wishes to help out is more than welcome to. "The evening will also see many organized parties where children and adults dress up in strange but interesting costumes," said Nick Zigmant, Executive Director, Tamaqua YMCA. "Of course we have to keep the tradition alive with our annual Halloween party/dance." The event will also include DJ entertainment, costume contests, food, drinks and more. For more information call (570) 668-2903.