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Wednesday, November 28, 2012
ELSA KERSCHNER/TIMES NEWS Dave Levandusky showed photographs; Rick Gaeta played music and read a poem; Dan Kunkle, director, was the gift giver who handed out door prizes; and Bob Hoopes gave the report on the year's hawk watching at Bake Oven Knob.

Katie Rittenhouse had been up to Bake Oven Knob where she spent the last 3-1/2 months as an intern for the Lehigh Gap Nature Center. She was saying goodbye.

An intern is needed because members have to fit their hawkwatching hours around a job. On Nov. 24 she had the opportunity to say goodbye to the people she met on the mountain and at the Osprey House since the end of the count was down to one day.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

While some people may or may not find the atmosphere around a cemetery to be peaceful, something about a gentle snowfall in the fog just seems to accentuate the muffled, hushed, stillness of the moment.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

In the article 'Stumpin' for Scholarships raises funds in memory of Brett Flexer, which ran in Tuesday's TIMES NEWS, the recipient of last year's scholarship was misidentified. The recipient was Shyanne Kleintop, who received $1,000 from the Brett Flexer Memorial Scholarship.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Special Olympics PA Carbon County is ready to start bowling training for the 2012-2013 season.

They are in need of several volunteers to help our athletes during training, as well as the day of the competition. They are in need of about 22 volunteers for Fritz Lanes and 10 for Haja Lanes.

Training at the Fritz Lanes training site in Lehighton will begin Friday from 6-8 p.m. Training at the Haja Lanes training site in Palmerton will begin on Sunday from 3-5 p.m.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Dottie Mayernik and Linda Conrad spent time yesterday making a snowwoman in front of the ABC Hi-Rise in Tamaqua.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Skiers itching to ride the slopes may want to cross their fingers for chilly temperatures to stick around.

That's because the colder the weather, the greater the chance Blue Mountain Ski Area near Palmerton could open this weekend.

The ski area hopes to open at 8 a.m. Saturday, though such a move is predicated on cold temperatures, as well as whether it can make snow each night through Saturday morning.

If all that holds true, Blue Mountain will open Saturday with three trails: Easy Out, Vista, and Come Around Park.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Stymied by slick road conditions, several buses transporting Panther Valley students Tuesday wait on the side of the road rather than attempting to traverse the steep and often treacherous hill on Route 902, which leads from Summit Hill to Lansford. Reportedly the buses were stranded there for about two hours.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

A Carbon County woman was injured Tuesday about 8:49 a.m. when she lost control of her 2007 Kia Spectra while traveling along Pohopoco Drive in Franklin Township. State police at Lehighton said Tracy L. Phillips, 36, of Lehighton, was westbound and going down hill and approaching Green Street. At this time Kenneth G. Ahner, 56, also of Lehighton, was driving a 1992 Chevrolet plow truck eastbound and traveling up the hill. Troopers said the Kia skidded out of control due to snow on the road and crashed into the front of the plow truck.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The congregation of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Mahoning Township, is responding to the needs of the people of Long Island, New York, who are still suffering the effects of Hurricane Sandy.

Speaking for the support effort is the Rev. Christopher DeForest, who is pleased that his congregation wants to reach out to help the Long Island community.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Eldred Township resident, Joe Cardello, asked the Eldred Township supervisors what could he to do about his neighbors' horses, which repeatedly get loose and roam on his property. Some suggestions were to contact the SPCA, the constable, or file a civil complaint with the district magistrate.