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Thursday, November 1, 2012

This little gnome looks like he is taking his garden guarding duties seriously in the Cebulak garden. Garden gnome Tyler Cebulak is ready for Halloween in this cute costume. He is the Grandest Kid of John and Sandy Cebulak of Lansford and Steve and Barbara White of West Virginia. He is the son of Brian and Holly Cebulak of Maryland.

Thursday, November 1, 2012
Haley Boger, 1-1/2, waits for the parade to start.

The Northern Lehigh Halloween parade was scheduled for what turned out to be a day of threatening weather. Shortly before the parade was scheduled to begin the skies lightened slightly, and by the end the moon ruled the night sky.

By 5:30 p.m. people had staked out their viewing places with blankets and chairs lining the sidewalks of Walnutport and Slatington.

Seven fire companies joined the line of march along with some large floats and people walking. Scouts were plentiful.

The judges were James LeVan, Greg Soltis and Steve Hovighurst.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

More than 4,000 people working on restoring service to PPL Electric Utilities customers in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy are making significant progress.

Up to 85 percent of PPL's customers without electricity should have power restored by Friday evening.

The majority of most communities have regained their power, although thousands are expected two be without power for a few more days.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

The Pleasant Valley High School's Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) organized the Community Trick or Treat Night held at PVHS. Faculty, staff and students provided activities for over 400 children. Here sophomore FBLA members, back row, left, Star Marie Ficke and Olivia Cohen hand out candy at the "Guess How Many Spiders are in the Jar" activity, to Sarah Bruss, 13, right back, and front, left to right, Miley Moyer, 4, Gabriella Cascioli, 3, Grace Cascioli, 8 and Hannah Bruss, 4.

Thursday, November 1, 2012
VICTOR IZZO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS During their visit to the Olde Jail Museum in Jim Thorpe, students participating in the LCIU "Student Forum" program listened intently to a talk by museum co-owner Betty Lou McBride about what being a business owner entails.

Approximately 80 high school students from throughout Carbon and Lehigh Counties visited the Olde Jail Museum in Jim Thorpe as part of the Lehigh Carbon Intermediate Unit (LCIU) "Student Forum" program.

The LCIU Student Forum program is intended to give the students a real-life insight into just what goes into starting, establishing, and managing a business.

The participating students are high school Juniors and Seniors who are chosen in different ways in their schools to be a representatives for the Student Forum.

Thursday, November 1, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Receiving a basket full of Halloween goodies from sister-in-laws Morgan Walsh and Beth Walsh during Lansford's Trick Or Treat night is Jessica Markovich, 10, dressed as Red Riding Hood.
Thursday, November 1, 2012

It's all about the power of the vote.

As such, the fate to elect our next president could rest in the hands of Northwestern Lehigh Middle School students.

Well, not exactly, though students will gain a first-hand account of the process to elect officials when they participate in a Mock Presidential Election on Nov. 5.

At that time, students in grades 6-8 will take part in the exercise, whereby the purpose of the school wide election will be to experience the electoral process by comparing homeroom voting results as both popular votes and as electoral votes.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Tamaqua Salvation Army Major Sharon Whispell and volunteer Mel Latham prepare hot take-out meals last night for West Penn and Rush Township residents. Walk-ins, take-outs and deliveries are still available today. Call (570) 668-1234 for deliveries.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

On Sunday, Nov. 11, American Legion Post 16, Slatington, will conduct its annual Veterans Day Service at Ebenezer United Church of Christ, 7293 Decatur St., New Tripoli. The service will begin at 10:15 a.m.

Dennis Ziegler, president of the Veterans Day Committee; James Gourniak, commander; Marcy Knappenberger, auxiliary president; and Garry Jacoby, commander, Sons of the American Legion, will be In charge of the service.

Buglers who will play "Taps" are Marc Beleno, Aiden Burke and Nathaniel Csarnecki.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Members of the Nester, Klesh, Petrulsky and Kondash families spent time carving pumpkins to display to passing trick-or-treaters in McAdoo.