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Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Sweetness and light

Grandest Kids Alyssa and Gabriella Harris, ages 5 and 2, are from Machenbach, Germany. They made a trip back to Pennsylvania in August to visit their Oma and Opa Gary and Sylvia Serfass of Lehighton. The girls got to visit the sights of Philadelphia and New Jersey. They also went to Dorney Park, Becky's Drive In and the Lehigh Valley Zoo and did lots of shopping while they were here. They spent a lot of time swimming in their Oma and Opa's pool and playing with their great-grandmother, Helen Keiser and great-grandfather, Kenneth Serfass. Their parents are Sarah (Serfass) and Austin Harris.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

For those who love cars, good food, entertainment and fun, stop by the Lehigh Township Benefit Festival and Car Show on Sunday, Oct. 2, at Becky's Drive In, 4548 Lehigh Drive, Walnutport (Berlinsville). The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Raindate is Oct. 9.

The event opens at 8 a.m. Breakfast will be served in the refreshment stand until 10:30 a.m.

Throughout the day, there will be a car show hosted by Blue Ridge Rod and Custom Car Club.

Hodge Podge DJ will be offering music by screen two.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS U.S. Congressman Lou Barletta, center, was the main speaker at the fall rally of the Carbon County Republican Committee rally last night in Tresckow. He was introduced by MaryEllen Salerno, chairman of the Republican Committee. Looking on is Michael Sofranko, mayor of Jim Thorpe, who served as master of ceremonies.

One of the largest gatherings at a Carbon County Republican Committee dinner in recent years attended the fall rally Tuesday night at Capriotti's Restaurant in Tresckow.

Nearly 100 people were present, with the main address delivered by U.S. Congressman Lou Barletta of Hazleton.

Barletta spoke in detail about the national deficit, stating, "It's not that Washington taxes too little. It's that Washington is spending too much."

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

A Coaldale man is in critical condition after a beating, allegedly at the hands of borough firefighters, after a fundraising event Saturday.

Joseph Terry, 47, of 151 Third Street, is in St. Luke's Hospital Network, Bethlehem, and is recovering from a torn artery in his brain, a fractured cheekbone, and blurred vision in one eye, said his mother, Marie Terry, also of Coaldale.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

A Tamaqua area man was among 13 defendants who entered guilty pleas to criminal charges in Schuylkill County court and were sentenced by Judge Cyrus Palmer Dolbin.

Jarvis Eric York, 39, of 28A Stonehedge Lane, Tamaqua R.D., on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia was placed on probation 12 months and ordered to pay $100 to Substance Abuse Education (SAE) fund, $50 to Criminal Justice Enhancement Account (CJEA), and make restitution of $50 to district attorney's office for bench warrant. York was cited by Pottsville Patrolman Eugene M.Yourey.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

A hearing on two complaints filed by Parryville borough against the owner of a saloon in the borough was continued for a second time on Monday afternoon.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

A yearly flu vaccine is the first and most important step in protecting against flu viruses. The flu vaccine protects against the three viruses that research suggests will be the most common – an influenza A H3N2 virus, an influenza B virus and the H1N1 virus.

While it is important for all adults and children over six months of age to get a flu vaccine each season, it is especially important that people at high risk for serious flu-related complications or people living with or caring for others at high risk for developing complications, receive the flu vaccine.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Pictured through the sideview mirror of a Coaldale fire truck are Leah Zurawa, 2, and her brother Connor, 4, as Coaldale firefighters give them an inside tour of their truck following the Annual Firemen's Association of the State of Pennsylvania parade held Saturday in Lake Harmony. They are the children of Sabrina Kulp and Rob Zurawa of Jim Thorpe.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Enjoying all the firetrucks go by are Trevor Murphy, 5, left, and his brother, Connor, 7. Saturday's two-hour Firemen's Association of the State of Pennsylvania parade held in Lake Harmony brought out thousands of spectators.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Concern Professional Services for Children, Youth and Families will be holding an information night for those persons who would like to know more about foster care. Concern is looking for foster parents for children who are coming from diverse backgrounds. If you think you or someone you know would be interested in learning more about caring for our youngsters, please feel welcomed to attend Wednesday evening, Sept. 27, at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Lehighton Borough Annex at 110 N. Third St. For more information call (570) 386-2990.