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Monday, October 10, 2011

Marian Girls Volleyball Team, Tamaqua, has organized a "Dig Pink" fundraiser to benefit The Side-out Foundation which awards grants to medical research organizations and entities dedicated to providing compassionate support to breast cancer patients and their families. The Fillies fundraising finale will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 6 p.m. at Marian Catholic High School when the Fillies and JV play Shenandoah.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Seven volunteers left his morning for the Wilkes-Barre induction center from Jim Thorpe. After Wilkes-Barre, they will be sent to Fort Dix, N.J. They are Thomas C. Dugan, Jim Thorpe; Harry Vadyak, Louis Tiberio Jr., Edard A. Kociscin, and Bernard C. Markey, Lansford; Stephen Redash Jr. and Michael Gayda, Nesquehoning.

Monday, October 10, 2011
LIZ PINKEY/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS David Terwilliger, of Appalachia Brooms, demonstrates how to make old fashioned brooms. The original crafters were a new feature at the festival.

After weeks of seemingly endless rainy, damp weather, Sunday's clear blue skies and warm temperatures helped draw even more people to Tamaqua's 27th annual Heritage Festival.

"I think this is one of our largest crowds in recent memory," said Linda Yulanavage, festival coordinator and executive director of the Tamaqua Chamber of Commerce.

"We've had a very steady crowd all day," said Dale Freudenberger, president of the Tamaqua Historical Society, which sponsors the event.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Halloween parade

The Jim Thorpe Halloween Parade is Sunday, Oct. 30 at 4 p.m. It will proceed from Jim Thorpe Area High School, down Center Street to Ninth Street and onto North Street. The parade will end at Second and Center streets. Complimentary buses will shuttle participants back to Memorial Hall for free refreshments and awards.

Everyone in the community is invited to march in the parade. Have fun with your groups and organizations, build a float or march in uniforms.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Raids conducted Thursday in Summit Hill by the agents narcotics division of the Pa. Attorney General's Office and the Carbon County Drug Task Force netted three arrests.

Charged were:

Ÿ Alexander "Butchie" Sommers, 46, who was charged with acquisition or obtaining possession of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance.

Ÿ Wendy Kaminitsky, 33, who faces charges from offenses on Oct. 6 and Sept. 15.

She is also facing charges by the Lehighton Police Department from Aug. 27.

Monday, October 10, 2011
fyi

A $1,000 reward is being offered in connection with a theft reported to Tamaqua Police on Sunday morning. Someone entered a truck owned by Daniel Reigel Plumbing and Heating and removed approximately $7,000 worth of tools and supplies. The vehicle was parked to the rear of West Rowe Street. The theft took place sometime late Saturday night into Sunday morning.

The reward will be paid for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the reponsible parties. All information will remain confidential.

Anyone with information may call (570) 668-6100 or (570) 527-5973.

Saturday, October 8, 2011
AL ZAGOFSKY/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Attorney William Schwab has entered two motions to dismiss the current lawsuit which seeks to have the body of Jim Thorpe disinterred and reburied in Oklahoma.

Ten months ago, in a case before the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania in Scranton, Judge A. Richard Caputo made several rulings on the lawsuit by Jack Thorpe to have the body of his father, Jim Thorpe, disinterred and reburied in Oklahoma.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

This year's Northern Lehigh Halloween Parade will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29. The rain date is Saturday, Nov. 5.

The parade, which is over 100 years old, is the Northern Lehigh Events Committee's main event each year.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

The news this week is as bad or worse than every other week. I don't feel like writing about it so I'm going to look at how lucky we are to live where we do. Pennsylvania is a lovely place made up of farms, cities, and forests. Having lived for almost three decades in California, I really appreciate what Pennsylvania has to offer. I especially like the concept of four seasons. In California they also claim to have four seasons: hot, cold, wet and dry. In reality it is mostly hot and dry.