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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Working from cramped quarters at St. John's Towamensing Lutheran Church, Christian Action Council of Palmerton Area Churches (CACPAC) recently presented Thanksgiving holiday meals to Palmerton area families. As part of the food giveaway, Carbon Mountaineers Marine Corps League 996 donated $500 toward the cause. Presenting the check to Charlie Zimmerman, pantry coordinator, was Nick Hawkey, left, a CMMCL member.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Special to the TIMES NEWS

An unidentified male driver of this dump truck was injured just after 9 a.m. Monday after the vehicle he was driving left his lane for an unknown reason, crossed the double yellow, and struck the wall at Architechural Polymers in the industrial park just off Little Gap Road in Palmerton. The individual was transported to Lehigh Valley Hospital with injuries. State Police are investigating.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Members and volunteers of the Tamaqua Salvation Army are holding a community Thanksgiving Day meal this Thursday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the center, 105 West Broad Street. Delivery will also be available to residents in Eastern Schuylkill County and Western Carbon County. The meal and delivery are both free to anyone. For delivery, call (570) 668-1234.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Carbon-Pike-Monroe Mental Health and Development Services Advisory Board meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, at the MH/DS Administrative Conference Room, 724 Phillips St., Suite 202, Stroudsburg.

For additional information call (570) 420-1900, ext. 3367.

Abby Murphy, a therapist in the Forensic Re-Entry Program, will present to the Advisory Board for the November meeting. The public is invited.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS The fire company's two fire trucks were removed from the bay to allow for the massive inpour of donations.

The bay of the Citizen's Fire Company of Middleport was turned into a donation warehouse as firefighters, volunteers and community members spent the last few days sorting, counting, folding, bagging, boxes and stagin over a hundred thousand donations collected by the fire company and area volunteers for hurricane victims in New York and New Jersey.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Weatherly Senior Center will hold a luncheon on Friday, Nov. 29. The event starts at 10:30 a.m.

The program will be presented by Attorney Michael Greek and the topic will be legal services, P.O.A., wills and living wills.

Seniors and their caretakers are welcome to join in for lunch at a minimal cost. RSVP required. Call Oscar Santizo at (570) 427-8175.

Tuesday, November 20, 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.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS The Ninth Street Bridge in Lehighton, which was determined to have some rotational movement of the wing walls, presently has barriers along the east and west sides of the span. PennDOT said it plans to make repairs to the bridge in the spring.

The Ninth Street Bridge (Route 902) which intersects with Route 443 in Lehighton is slated for repairs next spring, says PennDOT.

Thomas W. Rogal, PennDOT's district maintenance manager, told borough manager Nicole Beckett that the bridge "is a high priority for the department to make repairs necessary to remove the current traffic restrictions."

Beckett gave an update on the bridge last night during a meeting of Lehighton Borough Council.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Leave me alone

There has been an increase in both deer and bear activity over the past few weeks throughout our area. Pictured is a bear lying next to a tree below the Trinity United Church of Christ near downtown Tamaqua. Responding police and firefighters said that if people leave the bears alone, they normally will wander off on their own.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Edward Zickler of Nesquehoning was re-elected president of the Carbon County Agricultural Association during the unit's annual reorganization meeting. Other officers to continue in their current positions are Douglas Houser of New Ringgold R. 1, first vice president; Ned Harleman of Lehighton, secretary; Herman Rudelitsch of Lehighton R. 1, treasurer, and Attorney William Bayer of Lehighton, solicitor. The Agricultural Association is the sponsor of the annual Carbon County Fair. Danadee Miller of Lehighton R. 4 was named the first female to serve as a director.