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Saturday, December 8, 2012
Source: Pennsylvania State Data Center

This past week was a gift of almost balmy weather, but keep an eye on that heating fuel tank: Forecasters predict a colder winter this year, and as the mercury plunges, the cost of keeping warm is heating up.

Home heating oil cost is expected to rise 21 percent over last year, and natural gas is expected to rise even higher, according to the most recent projections from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

The shapely white pine Christmas tree that was presented to Governor David Lawrence at Harrisburg came from the farm of Bet Bachert, New Ringgold. Presentation of the tree was made by Fred R. Strathmeyer of York, president of the Pennsylvania Christmas Tree Growers Association, and Bachert, a member of the association who was grand champion winner among Yule tree growers at the 1962 Farm Show.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

That is as simple as it is to solve the United States Budget and Debt problems. Just strictly follow the Constitution for the United States of America according to the original intent of this and other founding documents. Of course, all those in government must read, study and truly understand these fundamental documents in order to do this. Don't rely on attorneys and judges, because unfortunately most of them have not studied the Constitution and the other founding documents. They study court cases, court rules and procedures.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

St. Mary's Orthodox Church, Coaldale, will sponsor a Nativity Choir Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9.

The choir from Holy Annunciation parish in Berwick, under the direction of David Kessler, will give a concert of ancient sacred hymns and traditional folk tunes for the community. Members of their choir will sing, and the youth of St. Mary's will give dramatic readings.

There will be a visit from St. Nicholas, with gifts and goodies for the children during the concert.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Christ Evangelical Free Church, 2420 Blakeslee Blvd. Drive West, Lehighton, (about of a mile west of Normal Square on Route 443), will present the Christmas Cantata "Mary, Did You Know?" at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16.

All are welcome to this free musical cantata.

A nursery will be provided and there will be refreshments following the cantata.

Saturday, December 8, 2012
Jack Strum was presented the William H. Bayer Lifetime Achievement Award at the Carbon County Chamber of Commerce and Carbon County Economic Development Corporation held a joint event, "Winter Wonderland," an annual dinner and holiday celebration. His wife, Elaine Strum, center, accepts the award in his absence. Looking on are Dawn Ferrante, left, chairman of the Carbon County Chamber and executive director of the Carbon County Economic Development, and Patricia Handwerk, CCCC board vice chairman and chairman of the Chamber's marketing committee.

Carbon County Chamber of Commerce and Carbon County Economic Development Corporation held a joint event, "Winter Wonderland," to continue a tradition of hosting an annual dinner and holiday celebration.

The event was held Thursday night at the Mahoning Valley Country Club.

More than 100 people attended the festive event that featured a presentation of awards and the opportunity for the two organizations to engage in camaraderie with friends and business owners.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Country Inn and Suites, Lehighton, held its ninth annual "Christmas in the Country," event to assist the Blue Ridge Food and Toy Drive, which provides toys and food for needy families in the local area. From left are, Roseann Lesher, general manager; Nick Hawkey, representing the Carbon Mountaineers Marine Corps League; and Caitlin Swartz, front desk manager. The event gave everyone an opportunity to donate food or toys, win a prize and enjoy complimentary cookies, punch and coffee.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

For Jews around the world, the eight-day celebration of Hanukkah begins this evening at sundown.

Also known as the Festival of Lights, Hanukkah is a celebration of joy. All signs of sadness are avoided and there is to be no fasting. At funerals, eulogies are omitted.

Typical celebrations include the giving of gifts on each day of Hanukkah. Traditional foods served during the season include latkes (potato pancakes) and sufganiyot (jelly-filled doughnuts), which are fried in oil.

Saturday, December 8, 2012
Jen Knauss, Palmerton - "The fact that I'm able to do it. I love getting gifts for the kids. I have three and one grandbaby."

What do you enjoy most about Christmas shopping?

Friday, December 7, 2012

The driver of this pickup truck escaped serious injury Friday morning after sliding on an ice covered SR443 impacting with and snapping off a utility pole in Mahoning Township.The incident was about a half mile east of the Normal Square intersection.