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Saturday, October 29, 2011
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Allen Heist, consultant, Stell Environmental Enterprises, Inc., center, discusses the Central Carbon County Regional Plan with John Wieczorek, Mahoning Township supervisor. On left is Jack Strum who is looking at the maps.

East Penn Township and Mahoning Township supervisors and Lehighton and Weissport council members voted on Thursday night to adopt the new Central Carbon County Regional Comprehensive Plan, developed by Allen Heist, consultant, of Stell Environmental Enterprises, Inc.

A fifth community involved in the comprehensive plan is Franklin Township. Franklin supervisors failed to adopt it due to a lack of quorum since one supervisor was out of town and a another was on sick leave. The third supervisor, Paul Kocher, did attend the meeting.

Saturday, October 29, 2011
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS

Joe Craig, president of the Beltzville Lions Club presents a certificate of appreciation to members of the Lehigh Canal Recreation Commisison for their role in supporting the Lions Club during the recent Old Fashioned Hayride and Fall Fest held at the Lehigh Canal Park. From left are, Mike Nonnemacher, Jim Thorpe, representative; Joe Craig, president of the Beltzville Lions Club; Dennis Bauchspies, Franklin Township representative; Lee Getz, Lehighton Representative; and Dean Emery, Parryville Representative.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Greater Northern Lehigh Chamber of Commerce will present a program, "Social Media" Websites as a Business Tool from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1 at Neffs Hotel and Other Side Restaurant, 5653 Route 873, Neffs.

Saturday, October 29, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Representing the Tamaqua Senior class Halloween mascot, and dressed as a French acrobat, Joey Minehan, 9, amazes everyone with a cartwheel into a back hand spring.

Hundreds of youngsters attended the Tamaqua High School Leadership Council's 11th annual Safe Trick or Treat Night at the High School auditorium Thursday.

Friday, October 28, 2011
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Outstanding veterans were recognized during the Carbon County Veterans Council Awards and Recognition Banquet held recently at the Lehighton American Legion. Henry Desrosiers, Carbon County Veteran Affairs officer was presented the 2011 Carbon County Veterans Council Commanders Award. From left are, Harry Wynn III, master of ceremonies, Desrosiers and Floyd Brown, commander of Lehighton American Legion Post 314.

Outstanding veterans were recognized during the Carbon County Veterans Council Awards and Recognition Banquet held recently at the Lehighton American Legion. The banquet is held annually to honor veterans from each of the county's veterans organizations.

Harry Wynn III said that the banquet was held to inspire veterans to continue to take part in the annual Veterans Day Parade.

"We don't want to lose our parade like so many other communities have done," said Wynn. "This banquet brings everyone together for a common purpose and to recognize our outstanding veterans."

Friday, October 28, 2011
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS

Elmer Frantz was the 2011 Eldred Township Halloween Parade Grand Marshall. A life-long resident of Kunkletown and former president of the Eldred Township Veteran's Commission, Elmer says he had a grand time as he waved to the crowds from Melvin Frable's Volkswagen Karmann Ghia.

Friday, October 28, 2011

A sanitary sewer main replacement project will cost Palmerton over $111,000.

Borough council unanimously agreed on Thursday to award a contract to R-III Construction, Inc., of Nazareth, in the amount of $111,505.

That bid was $20,431 less than the next lowest proposal of $131,936, turned in by Dirt Work Solutions, LLC, of Slatington earlier in the week.

Friday, October 28, 2011
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Childlren attending the Lehighton Area Lioness Lions Club Halloween Spooktacular Party presented prizes to several children who were judged to be winners in the costume categories, from left are, Zeva Ann Coony, cutest; Miranda Pettit, funniest; Justine Pauker, prettiest; Makella Szozda, most original; and Tyler Sweeney, scariest.

Having a safe alternative to "Trick or Treat" was the emphasis for the third annual Lehighton Area Lioness Lions Club Halloween Spooktacular Party. The party was held Wednesday at the Lehighton Recreation Center. While at the event, children receive candy, treats and played "goolish" games. There was also a parade with several children judged to be winners in the costume categories, Justine Pauker, prettiest; Zeva Ann Coony, cutest; Miranda Pettit, funniest; Makella Szozda, most original; and Tyler Sweeney, scariest.

Friday, October 28, 2011
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

The blanket ministry team at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tamaqua is taking a break after donating over 100 handmade and barely used blankets. The blankets were sent to recent flood areas as well as to charities and shut-ins in the Tamaqua area. Members of the blanket ministry are, seated, from left, Velma Mantz and Shirley Becker; and standing, Jean Derr, Gail Jones, Beverly Batman, Judy Brennan, Sharon Haldeman, Marion Klein and Carol Dietrich. The blanket ministry will resume sometime in early spring. Donations of time and materials are welcome.

Friday, October 28, 2011
LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

A female driver escaped injury Thursday morning when involved in a crash along Welshtown Road in Washington Township. The crash occurred at 9:30 a.m. as she was driving east and apparently failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway. The vehicle swerved to the left crossing the roadway climbing a slight grass embankment causing the venicle to roll onto its roof. The woman managed to extricate herself from the wreckage. The roadway was closed for two hours. State police at Fogelsville are investigating the incident.