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Monday, March 11, 2013

Spectators who believe they may soon see a falling Shamrock should know their eyes haven't deceived them.

In recognition of St. Patrick's Day weekend, the Covered Bridge Inn will sponsor the second annual Shamrock Drop in Little Gap Square.

The four-day event will begin on Thursday, said Ron Gilbert, owner, who added it comes on the heels of its highly successful New Year's Ball Drop held in Little Gap Square.

Monday, March 11, 2013

The Carbon County 4-H Livestock Club will be holding its reorganizational meeting Wednesday, March 13 at 7 p.m. For the location of the first meeting, call (610) 377-5588. This is for livestock projects only.

The 4-H program is open to youth between 8-19 as of Jan, 1, 2013. 4-H is a youth program of Penn State University.

Monday, March 11, 2013
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS Sisters Macie Devino, 3, and Audrey Devino, 4, of Palmerton, pose for a picture with the Easter Bunny Saturday at the Aquashicola Fire Company. They are the daughters of Joy and Archie Devino of Palmerton. The event was sponsored by the Palmerton Area High School Class of 1972.
Monday, March 11, 2013

Palmerton Area School District plans to review several proposals for school food service management services.

The district received two Requests for Proposals as of Friday's deadline. They came from Nutrition, Inc., and Metz Company.

No decision has been made as of this time, as the proposals will be reviewed by a committee before a recommendation is made to the school board.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Lehighton Area Lioness Lions Club is sponsoring a Free Kids Night Out for children ages 2 to 10 at the Lehighton Area Memorial Library from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12, March 19 and March 26. Each child will receive a free book mark and candy. Each time the child attends they receive a free chance at a free prize. If a child participates she or he will receive three chances to win. The drawing will be held the last week of the event on March 26. On March 26, the Easter Bunny will visit.

For additional information, call the library at (610) 377-2750/ No registration is needed.

Monday, March 11, 2013

St. Luke's is offering a free talk today at the Tamaqua YMCA titled "Women and Heart Disease" as part of their Community Health Talks held regularly at the Tamaqua YMCA, 1201 East Broad Street.

Topics discussed will range from specific and comparison symptoms and additional risk factors for heart disease versus men.

Registration is not required.

The talk, taught by Joseph Paluck, MS, St. Luke's Clinical Exercise Physiologist, starts at 5 p.m. and will last about an hour.

Saturday, March 9, 2013
John L. "Crimpet" Crampsie

Summit Hill native John L. "Crimpet" Crampsie, the owner and founder of the largest commercial/industrial real estate firm in the Lehigh Valley, will be the guest speaker for the 66th Annual Banquet of the Panther Valley Irish-American Association which will be held on Sunday, March 17, at The Grand Ballroom of Kelly's Irish Pub and Restaurant, Lansford.

Saturday, March 9, 2013
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS The Phoenix Bridge is a local band hoping to someday top the music charts. They are, left to right, Hayden Lesko, Matt Leaver, Patrick Leaver and Rachel Holly

Besides Patrick Leaver, the leader of The Phoenix Bridge, the other members of the band are Matt Leaver, 17, Hayden Lesko, 22, Rachel Holly, 18.

Saturday, March 9, 2013
AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS Members of the Carbon County 4-H program thank the board of county commissioners Thursday for their support of the program. Attending the meeting are, first row, from left, 4-H members Grace Boyle, Carissa Sevrin, Elyse Kistler and Gavin Cressley. Second row, 4-H volunteer Hank Williams, Carbon County Commissioners Thomas J. Gerhard and Wayne Nothstein, 4-H member Collin Troxell, 4-H agent Georgia Farrow, Commissioner William O'Gurek, and 4-H volunteers and advocates Tony Boyle and Monroe Cressley.

Carbon County officials recognize people who, through their talents and efforts, make the county a good place.

During the county commissioners' meeting Thursday, the board proclaimed the week of March 17 as 4-H week in Carbon County. Representatives from the organization were present at the event and gave each of the commissioners a gift for the proclamation.

Before presenting the recognition, Commissioner Wayne Nothstein, chairman, read the proclamation.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Mooring permits will be made available for Mauch Chunk Lake beginning Saturday, March 23.

The park office will also be open on Sunday, March 24.

Boat mooring is permitted at the park between April 1 and December 1.

A current PA boating registration is required for all watercraft that are moored at the lake. Proof of current boat registration must be provided in order for a mooring permit to be issued.

Anyone wishing to apply for a 2013 mooring permit must provide a copy of a current boat registration.