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Monday, July 22, 2013
Gia LoPiccolo, 2, daughter of Tiffany (formerly of Weissport) and Francesco LoPiccolo of Macungie, toss a frisbee at the Weissport Park on Saturday.

Kids from Weissport were given a free day of fun on Saturday during an event that was sponsored by the Weissport Recreation Committee and Weissport School Reunion committee who combined resources to bring Music in the Park event to the borough.

During the afternoon hours, there were games to play and then in the evening there was music performed by the Lehighton Band, under the direction of Paul Smith.

Monday, July 22, 2013

When "Jacqui" called his office earlier this week, Emmett McCall, Carbon County Recorder of Deeds, politely took the call, and he heard yet another story about how county residents are being led to believe they can receive a copy of their property record for a "processing fee."

"What a scam!" Jacqui replied when McCall explained to her the same information is obtainable at his office for less than five dollars.

Monday, July 22, 2013

"Summertime, and the living is easy."

This old cliche is just about unheard of by 70 active candy stripers and junior aides at the Palmerton Hospital.

The philosophy behind the hospital candy striper/junior aide program is to help teach these women to think for themselves and to accept responsibility. The purpose behind the expanded summer program is to help them to recognize the fact that the hospital is more than just nursing.

Monday, July 22, 2013
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS

These deer seem to be enjoying the great weekend weather as they are caught on camera by TIMES NEWS photographer Bob Ford. He snapped the pictures when he spotted them in a field in Towamensing Trails, Albrightsville.

Monday, July 22, 2013

During the daytime from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Jim Thorpe's fire companies will offer help to other fire companies in local boroughs such as Nesquehoning and Lehighton if needed. These boroughs will also offer help to Jim Thorpe if needed.

Jim Thorpe Council member Jay Miller stated that the borough has a small amount of volunteers and all municipalities around the area are having the same issue. He said that more volunteer firefighters are always needed.

Monday, July 22, 2013

The Community Emergency Response Team program is designed to introduce Carbon County residents to introductory courses in basic first aid, triage, disaster preparedness, fire suppression, light search and rescue, and terrorism awareness.

In the event of a disaster, as a CERT member you would be recognized as a volunteer under the direction of the Emergency Management Coordinator. In an emergency, you may be called upon for assistance. Hopefully, we may never have to call, except under more pleasant circumstances.

Monday, July 22, 2013
SHERI RYAN/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Danny Farole sits in convertible playing accordion as members of the St. Gabriel's Club and parishoners of St. Joseph's Church take part in the procession of St. Gabriel on Sunday in Summit Hill.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Weatherly Area High School students may pick up their schedules in the office from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Also, Mr. Tripler will hold orientation for freshmen and any new student to the high school for the upcoming school year at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6. Orientation will begin in the cafeteria.

Parking passes will be issued beginning the week of Aug. 12. Seniors may report Aug. 12 to Aug. 14 to get paperwork, and juniors may report Aug. 15 and Aug. 16. Parking spots will be issued on a first come first serve basis.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Summit Hill Lions Club is continuing its American flag program this week.

The program was resurrected starting with the Memorial Day weekend festivities as a means of honoring and/or memorializing veterans from the community.

For one-week periods, the club will fly the American flag at the Ludlow Park site to remember current and former town residents who gave service to our country.

Monday, July 22, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS DCNR Rangers Scott Christman and Dave Roberts, right, investigate a Starcraft boat that was found overturned on the Beltzville Lake this morning by another boater, who responded after hearing calls for help.

A man apparently fell out of his boat this morning at Beltzville Lake and went missing.

The incident was reported about 6 a.m.

Dozens of rescue personnel, including divers, were dispatched to the scene and spent hours looking for him this morning.

His identity was not known.

Another boater on the lake heard calls for help and spotted an overturned boat, according to Carbon County Communications radio traffic this morning.