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Monday, October 17, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Pat Clemens, with the help of Quentin, 8, left, and Zachary Swolensky, 6, spend time pulling fall weeds from the Tamaqua American Legion War Veterans Memorial.

Monday, October 17, 2011
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Carbon County Central Labor Chapter held up a banner on Friday night along Route 443 to bring attention to the poor state of the Thomas McCall bridge. From left are Carbon County Commissioner Wayne Nothstein; Roy and Linda Christman; and Charles Getz, Carbon County Commissioners and Terry Whiteman, president of the Carbon County Central Labor Chapter.

Members of Carbon County Central Labor Chapter displayed a banner to rush hour traffic Friday night along Route 443 and near the entrance to the Thomas McCall bridge, encouraging drivers to honk at their message to "Fix Our Bridges."

The group's mission is to pressure the state to fund bridges that are in disrepair.

Monday, October 17, 2011
CHRIS PARKER/TIMES NEWS

The faithful gathered in groups across the nation Saturday to pray the most holy rosary. In Lansford, 10 met at noon at St. Johns Byzantine Church. Front, left to right: Andrew Swider, Mary Swider and Pat Rabayda; middle row: Margie Wanuga, Sue Dopira and Eva Lawrence; back row: Betty Ackerman, Dorothy Hosler, Dan Rabayda and Donna Blazosky.

Monday, October 17, 2011
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS

Folks sat back for an afternoon of hearing wonderful songs such as, "I Can't Stop Loving You," "Take a Ride," and "Heart and Soul," during the Big Band Ambassadors concert held Sunday at the Lehighton Borough Annex, Third Street, Lehighton. The afternoon of big band music was presented by the Lehighton Boys and Girls Band. Several students had the honor of playing along with the Ambassadors for a few numbers. Proceeds from the concert benefited the Lehighton Band Hall.

Monday, October 17, 2011
CAROL ZICKLER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

The fire chiefs of the three Nesquehoning fire companies were recognized recently at a council meeting for the outstanding work of the fire companies. The recognition was instituted by the late councilman Frank DiMiceli and the awards were presented during Fire Prevention Week to (l-r) the New Columbus fire chief Jim Nardozzi, Hauto Volunteer Fire Company fire chiefDave Walls, and Nesquehoning Fire Company fire chief John McArdle. Standing at the right is Mark Stromelo, Nesquehoning council president, who presented the awards..

Monday, October 17, 2011

This year's Carbon County Veterans Day Parade will be held in Jim Thorpe at 2 p.m., on Nov. 6. The rain date is Nov. 13.

Registration forms have been sent out to various organizations to see if they are interested in participating. The deadline for these forms to be submitted is Oct. 23. Organizations that received the form should return them as soon as possible.

Monday, October 17, 2011

A free children's' trick or treat party will be held by Lansford Alive's Community Improvement Committee from 5-7 p.m. on Oct. 22.

Registration for children in costume will be from 3-4:45 p.m. the day of the event at the Lansford Community Center. Judging will begin promptly at 5 p.m.

Monday, October 17, 2011

The 12th annual SHINE Lights On Afterschool program will be held at 5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 20, at Panther Valley High School. The program will be held in the school's auditorium.

This year's theme is "The Many Faces of SHINE."

Participating will be the SHINE children from Jim Thorpe, Lehighton, Mahanoy Area, Panther Valley, Shenandoah Valley, Trinity Academy, Our Lady of The Angels, St. Joseph Regional Academy and SS. Peter and Paul schools. They will perform activities that they learned throughout the year.

Following the program, light refreshments will be served.

Monday, October 17, 2011
DONALD R. SERFASS/TIMES NEWS

David Clewell, left, and Joe Pinkey, both of Hometown Fire Company, carefully manipulate 250 chicken breasts on oversized grills last Saturday when the firehouse hosted Tamaqua First United Methodist Church's grilled chicken dinner. The event, open to the public, featured cooperation between the two groups. Church volunteers manned the serving station, ticket counter, and also baked a full array of dessert delicacies while firehouse and Hometown fire police volunteers did the prep work and manned the grills, doing more cooking than Chef Emeril and the Galloping Gourmet combined.

Monday, October 17, 2011

The Weatherly Rotary Club will host a Meet the Candidates Night this Thursday, Oct. 20, at Weatherwood, Evergreen Avenue, Weatherly.

The event, co-sponsored by the Weatherly Area Community Library and Guardian ElderCare, will feature candidates running for Carbon County Commissioner and row offices, Weatherly council and mayor, Lehigh Township supervisor, and Weatherly Area School Board. Packer and Lausanne Township supervisor candidates have been invited.