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Wednesday, November 12, 2014
AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS

It may be fall and there may be a chill in the air, but don't tell the zonal geraniums in front of Teddy Pathroff's house in Nesquehoning. The flowers look as if they had just been planted, even though they have been blooming all summer. Pathroff thinks that the leaves that have woven around the roots of the plants created a blanket from the cold nights, and are the reason for the continued late-season blooms. He purchased the flowers from the Mahoning FarmersMarket this past May.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS Jessica Reitz, curator of the Heritage Center of the Western Pocono Community Library in Brodheadsville, hopes people will visit thecenter, where they can see things like the Wanda Miller Magnolia Cottage dollhouse on display.

Wanda Miller makes dollhouses and currently has her Magnolia Cottage on display at the Heritage Center of the Western Pocono Community Library in Brodheadsville.

It is in the shabby chic style, which is usually represented by distressed items made to look like antiques, with pastel colors and vintage floral patterns.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The Young At Heart Seniors will meet at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Polk Township Fire Company in Kresgeville.

Bring a covered dish to help celebrate Thanksgiving.

Visitors are welcome. For more information, contact Janet at 570-722-3895.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Several defendants in drug cases entered guilty pleas in Carbon County court on Monday, with one given a state prison term and another a county jail sentence.

All appeared before President Judge Roger N. Nanovic II.

State sentence

Ryan Keith Dillman, 26, of Palmerton, pleaded guilty in two pending cases and was sentenced to a state prison term.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

A Carbon County man admitted in the county court on Monday that he pointed a loaded gun at a youngster. He was one of six defendants in pending criminal cases to enter a guilty plea before President Judge Roger N. Nanovic II.

Palmerton incident

Michael Alan Lauer, 28, of Palmerton, pleaded to one count each of simple assault and harassment.

He was arrested on Aug. 26, 2013, when borough police responded to 627 Franklin Ave. to a report of an assault incident.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Grace-St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Jim Thorpe will host a free community dinner from 4-6 p.m. on Saturday.

The meal will include oven baked chicken and mashed potatoes.

The church is at 40 Church Road, Penn Forest Township, just off Route 903 next to the Butterfly Sanctuary.

For more information please call the church at 570-325-9151.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

It could cost Palmerton nearly $40,000 to replace screening at its wastewater treatment plant.

That's after Westech Corp. of Aston, Delaware County, submitted the sole bid of $39,545 to the borough on Monday.

Borough Manager Rodger Danielson said he wasn't concerned that just one bid was received by the borough.

"It's a fairly specific type of equipment," Danielson said.

That the bid was about $10,000 less than the $50,000 projected cost was welcome news.

"We're glad to see that," he said. "The company has a good reputation."

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Tamaqua Area Middle School Principal Chris Czapla has announced the middle schoolStudents of the Month for September 2014. From left: Mia Alicandri, sixth grade; Lottie Mateyak, seventh grade; Mariah Williams, eighth grade; Joseph Kmetz, eighth grade; Toby Berg, sixth grade; and Nathan Filloy, seventh grade. A total of 72 students were nominated by the faculty and staff.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Six defendants were placed in Carbon County's Accelerated Rehabilitation Disposition probation program for first-time offenders on Monday by President Judge Roger N. Nanovic II.

Kristi Leigh Gollick, 42, of Lehighton, was placed for two years on a charge of accidents involving death orpersonal injury. She was arrested on July 16 by Jim Thorpe police following an incident along Race Street.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

TOPS 1643 Lehighton recently donated $100 to the Lehighton Memorial Library. Chapter members Pat Mangold and Dawn Miller, leader, with grandson Conner Miller present a check to librarian Becky Wanamaker.