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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Breakfast with Santa will take place on Sunday, Dec. 2 from 9 a.m. until noon at Roadies Restaurant at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

The event is sponsored by Blue Ridge Communications, Penn's Peak, Roadies Restaurant and Dream Come True, Blue Ridge Chapter.

The event will benefit children through the local Dream Come True Chapter, with a donation of $1 from every breakfast.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The Railroad Street, Route 209 highway project, which had been merely a dream for more than 20 years, has become reality and was formally dedicated during a ribbon-cutting ceremony held this afternoon. About 200 people ignored windy, frigid weather conditions and watched as Mrs. Victoria Swartz, surrounded by local and county officials, cut the ribbon held across Maiden Lane by Lehighton police officers Paul Szoke and Kris Kunkle. Mrs. Swartz is the widow of Sgt. Stanley Hoffman, who was killed in Italy during World War II and for whom the highway is being named.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Ten first time offenders in the criminal justice system were placed in Carbon County's Accelerated Rehabilitation Disposition (ARD) probation program on Tuesday by Judge Joseph J. Matika.

If a person successfully completes all conditons of the program their record is wiped clean. However, if they fail to complete the program, or are revoked from it, the Commonwealth reserves the right to prosecute them on all pending charges. A person does not admit guilt in entering the program.

All were placed for a year.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Franklin Festival of Lights opens Friday after a hiatus of one year spent repairing the displays. Club organizers began repairs in January and started putting up this year's display in October.

Franklin Township Lions Club proudly welcomes you to begin your Christmas holiday season by visiting the Franklin Festival of Lights on Friday night, Nov. 23, which is the opening night of the 15-day festival.

The festival opens at 5:15 p.m. each day.

The lights that shine at the Phifer Ice Dam Park, 880 Main Rd., Lehighton (Franklin Township) are brighter as club organizers of the holiday festival have incorporated LED lights into the display.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012
SUBMITTED PHOTO Local legislators present Deer Lake Mayor Michael Cooper with one of the state's first Bronze Star license plates made available through Act 103 of 2012.

Local area legislators presented Deer Lake Mayor Michael Cooper with one of the state's first Bronze Star license plates made available through Act 103 of 2012.

At the Pottsville legislative office, Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill) and Representatives Neal Goodman (D-Schuylkill), Jerry Knowles (R-Schuylkill) and Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill) highlighted Mayor Cooper's activism to honor fellow veterans through these new license plates.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Five area residents were among 14 who entered guilty pleas to crimnal charges in Schuylkill County court and were sentenced by President Judge Willian E. Baldwin.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Carbon Mountaineers Marine Corps League 996 and Aquashicola Fire Company are again sponsoring a full course dinner for veterans, low income families and individuals and elderly people who reside in the Palmerton Area School District.

Veterans, families and individuals who want to take part in this outreach are invited to the Holiday Dinner which will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at the Aquashicola Fire Company, Aquashicola. The fire company is located on-quarter mile east of Palmerton on Little Gap Road.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The Navy Club had seven Towamensing Elementary students help them display the seven American flags that have been used during the United States' 236-year history at the school's Veterans Day assembly. They were, from left, Adrian Holthausen, Mason Kistler, Jason Jacoby, James Denicola, Kory Marlott, Logan Connelly and Katie Easton. The school chorus sang "Hero In This Place" and "Thank you Soldiers," and everyone sang "My Country Tis of Thee."