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Friday, October 17, 2014

Richard L. Nothstein of Palmerton was recognized on Thursday with the 2014 Carbon County Distinguished Citizen award, presented by North Valley District, Minsi Trails Council, BSA.

Nothstein, a graduate of Northern Arizona University with a bachelor of science in business administration and social science in 1959, and master of arts in economics in 1963, has received many awards and honors:

Ÿ Gold Ax Award, Northern Arizona University (1959)

Ÿ Outstanding Citizen Award, Palmerton Borough Council (2004)

Friday, October 17, 2014

The Weatherly Community Museum will observe Lehigh Valley Railroad days from Oct. 15 through Dec. 15 (weather permitting). The display will be the personal collection of John "Jack" Koehler. Hours will be from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on weekends only or by appointment calling 570-578-0200.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Marian Catholic High School in Hometown will hold an informal question-and-answer session from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday. The meeting will be held in the school library for all parents and students interested in attending Marian.

Faculty, staff and administration will be available to answer questions regarding registration, academics, financial aid or athletics.

If you are unable to attend and would like more information or to visit the school campus, call the Marian Development Office at 570-467-0641.

Friday, October 17, 2014
A methamphetamine lab was discovered Thursday above the Chili Dog Restaurant in Tamaqua.

The Pennsylvania State Police Clandestine Lab Response Team was back in Tamaqua Thursday afternoon, after Tamaqua Police discovered a possible methamphetamine lab in a vacant apartment at 130 E. Broad St.

The apartment is located on the second floor of the Chili Dog restaurant.

The team was previously in Tamaqua in February, at 29 E. Elm St., and in December 2013 at 227 Lafayette St.

The raid came after Tamaqua Police were alerted to an open door in the building, shortly after 11 a.m.

Friday, October 17, 2014

There is a crusade to eliminate breast cancer during October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

District 2879 of Avon Products is raising funds and awareness through a Tricky Tray event Wednesday at the Polk Township Fire Hall, Route 209 in Kresgeville. The doors will open at 6 p.m. and the drawing starts at 7 p.m. Admission is free.

Prizes are donated from many of the representatives and local businesses. A bake sale will be held by the representatives.

Over the course of 11 years, District 2879 has raised over $27,000 in funds for the Avon Breast Cancer Foundation.

Friday, October 17, 2014

The district magistrate's office in Lansford will soon have a new owner.

On Thursday, the Carbon County Commissioners voted to enter into an agreement of sale with Gail Cheety of New Jersey, executor of the estate of Donald Brunda, who formerly owned the office at 417 E. Ridge St. The purchase price is $87,000.

The property currently houses District Judge Casimir Kosciolek's offices.

Commissioners' Chairman Wayne Nothstein said that the county will now do a title search and start the purchase process and should go to closing by the end of the year.

Friday, October 17, 2014

All wartime veterans and their spouses are invited to a special luncheon to honor their service to our country.

The 12th annual luncheon will be held at Heritage Hill, 800 Sixth St. in Weatherly at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 7.

Seating is limited. Please RSVP to Lisa Marie by Oct. 31 at 570-427-4500.

Friday, October 17, 2014
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS From left: Jane Kanyock, director of development, Pocono Medical Center; Sharon Sincavage, owner of The Apple Tree; Laura Kimpel, PMC SAFE nurse; and Ashley Almeida, The Apple Tree, hope Fashion for a Cause will raise enough money to purchase a Secure Digital Forensic Imaging camera.

Pocono Health Foundation is sponsoring a Fashion for a Cause event Oct. 30 in collaboration with Pocono Medical Center's Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner program and Women's Resources of Monroe County to raise the necessary funds for a Secure Digital Forensic Imaging camera.

Friday, October 17, 2014

HARRISBURG (AP) – Gov. Tom Corbett says three Pennsylvanians who were on a flight from Cleveland to Dallas with a nurse who tested positive for Ebola are being monitored in Texas and haven't been back home since the Monday trip.

Corbett said Friday that the three people aren't showing symptoms of Ebola and aren't being quarantined.

He says the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention interviewed them and they are free to return to Pennsylvania. The state's isn't disclosing personal information about them.

Friday, October 17, 2014
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS  George Duell, left, Army Reserve Ambassador, presents Richard L.  Nothstein with the North Valley District  of Minsi Trails 2014 Distinguished Citizen Award.

His philanthropy is without bounds.

For all of his support to various community organizations throughout the Carbon County area, it was finally time for Richard L. Nothstein to bask in the limelight.

Joined by family and friends, Nothstein received the 2014 Carbon County Distinguished Citizen Award from the North Valley District, Minsi Trails Council, Boy Scouts of America, on Thursday night.