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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Standing 70 feet up, Randy Nielson of Francis J. Hutta Builders, Coaldale, applies gold leaf to one of the crosses on St. John's Orthodox Church at 9 W. Railroad St., Nesquehoning. Nielson has already finished two crosses. After he finishes this one, he has two more to do, including the largest at the church's peak. St. John's celebrated its 75th anniversary last year.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The entire student body of the L.B. Morris School in Jim Thorpe of approximately 700 students participated in a program as part of a "Team Up America" event with a goal of breaking a Guiness World Record by getting more than 20,000 people nationwide to do jumping jacks within a 24 hour period. Pictured are just some of the school's students in the school's gym participating in the program which is part of First Lady Michelle Obama's program to get kids more physically fit.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Lower Towamensing Township hopes water runoff concerns at a gated community have been alleviated.

Township engineer Greg Haas of Carbon Engineering, spoke with the township's board of supervisors on Tuesday about the Boulder Oaks Development to be built by Brian Stroup.

Haas said the Boulder Oaks Section 3 plan consists of a 24-lot subdivision adjacent to the current Boulder Oaks Development. The stormwater, in its existing condition, runs to the north, he said.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Lower Towamensing Township hopes it has a new mechanism in place that will improve conduct at its board of supervisors meetings.

Supervisors, on a 2-0 vote, with Supervisor Todd Solt absent, adopted a "conduct at meeting" ordinance on Tuesday pursuant of the Pennsylvania Sunshine Act.

Ron Walbert, supervisors chairman, told the audience the board felt it necessary to adopt the ordinance, which includes six new rules.

Township solicitor Jim Nanovic read the rules, which are as follows:

Wednesday, October 12, 2011
CHRIS PARKER/TIMES NEWS Ruthanne Kehl pleads with council to do something about the mold-infested vacant house that is attached to her home at 134 W. Ridge St.

Coaldale council on Tuesday was deluged by complaints about flooding and dilapidated properties.

But the angst was tempered by a couple dashes of hope: Council awarded the job of tearing down a long vacant and neglected double home at 119-121 Greenwood St. to Walsh Construction and Excavating, Jim Thorpe, for $11,200.

And, council President Susan Solt also told the frustrated owners of a home attached to a vacant, mold-infested house at 132 W. Ridge St. that a man who owns other properties in the borough may be interested in buying the troublesome property.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Eldred Township Supervisor Gretchen Gannon Pettit announced at the last supervisors' meeting that PA Senator David Argall (R) and PA State Rep. Mike Carroll (D) will be at the township municipal building on Friday, Oct. 21 from 9-10 a.m. to meet and talk with township registered voters. Coffee and Danish will be served.

The board approved a budget workshop for Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 11 a.m.

There will be a tentative meeting to discuss the township's pension plan on Friday, Oct. 14 at 10 a.m.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The list of veterans, along with their care givers, who took part recently in the fourth annual veterans bus trip to Washington, D.C. are as follows:



Hans T. Hassinger, U.S. Army, 1966-69

Jim Thorpe

Joseph B. Bubble, U.S. Army, 1966-68

Christopher Gallagher, U.S. Air Force, 1969-73

Gilbert J. Henry, U.S. Army, 1989-92

Richard D. Hyska, U.S. Navy, 1962-66

Bernard A. Kattner, U.S. Navy, 1955-59

Michael Schirra, U.S. Army, 1968-70

Kent Shipley, U.S. Army, 1971-77

Wednesday, October 12, 2011
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS "Match With A Meaning" was the theme for last night's breast cancer awareness activities at the Lehighton Area High School volleyball game. Wearing pink are, l-r, Krysten Breiner, a cheerleader; Krista Rehrig, a volleyball player; volleyball coaches Terry Haberman, T. J. O'Conner, and Jess McCarroll, and band member Anthony Bear.

Lehighton Area High School's colors are maroon-and-white, but a lot of pink was integrated at last night's volleyball match.

There were a lot of things different in the matchup between the Indians and East Stroudsburg-South during the event in the LAHS gym. Cheerleaders were present, the high school band was there and played music during time-outs, the LAHS show choir sang the National Anthem, and even parents got to test their abilities at serving the ball.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Special to the TIMES NEWS Laying a wreath at the World War II Memorial are World War II veterans (l-r) Freida Holthausen, Joan Wildoner, Charles Wildoner, and Elmer Henry.

For many, it's been decades since they served our country in times of strife.

One could only imagine, then, how surreal it must have been for the local veterans who visited various war memorials in Washington, DC.

In all, 52 veterans and over a dozen caregivers participated in an all-expenses-paid bus trip to our nation's capitol once again sponsored by Richard and Darlene Nothstein of Palmerton.

The trip was for any veteran who hadn't attended in each of the past three years who either entered the service from Carbon County, or those who currently live in the county.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Coaldale borough council will meet next at 7 p.m. Nov. 15. The date was changed from Nov. 8 because of election day.

In other matters, council on Tuesday announced that Trick or Treat night in the borough will be held from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31.