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Monday, August 20, 2012
CHRIS PARKER/TIMES NEWS Celebrating the opening of Grace Community Church's Thankful Thrift shop in Lansford are, from left, borough Councilwoman Samantha Yasson; Deacon Robert Whildin; Pastor Brent Kunkel; Pastor Jeremy Benack; Abigail Benack, 5; Victoria Benack; Lauri Lantosh; Billy Ansbach and Lansford Alive! officer Bob Silver.

Low on cash but in need of clothes, toys, furniture or other things? Thankful Thrift, an outreach of Grace Community Church, has opened at 24 W. Ridge St., Lansford.

The large store, housed in a former 5&10, has all kinds of housewares, a large selection of children's clothing, electronics, and books.

In the back, youth groups, and the New Beginnings support groups for men and women struggling with addictions meet. The women's group, led by Bonnie Wright, meets from 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays; the men's group, led by John Wagstaff, meets from 8:45-9:45 p.m. Wednesdays.

Monday, August 20, 2012

A Pennsylvania Constitution Workshop will be held during the month of September at the Mahoning Ambulance Association building, 902 Mill Road, Lehighton.

Sessions will be held on Tuesday nights - Sept. 4, 11, 18, and 25 - from 6:30-9 p.m.

The price is $25 total for all four classes and includes refreshments.

The teacher will be William Taylor Reil of Elverson, Chester County.

Since 1990, Reil has been intently studying and researching constitutional law, particularly Pennsylvania history and law.

Monday, August 20, 2012

The Carbon County 4-H Livestock Club will be holding its meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22 at the Big Creek Grange. Livestock projects only. Members are reminded to bring their completed project books.

The 4-H program is open to youth between 8-19 as of Jan 1, 2012. 4-H is a youth program of Penn State University. PSU does not discriminate against any person because of age, ancestry, color, disability or handicap, national origin, race, religious creed, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status.

Monday, August 20, 2012

The eighth annual "All Alumni Family Day" for anyone who has attended Lehighton Area High School will be held Oct. 13 at the Lehighton Orioles Lodge.

Monroe Berger, coordinator of the event, said the rules for attending are anyone who has attended L.A.H.S. or has been associated with the school, or is a spouse, and/or kids are invited.

Berger will provide musical entertainment (DJ and KJ) from noon until 8 p.m.

There will be a grill available for grilling your own food, and individuals should bring their own food and beverage.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Six area residents were among 56 who were arraigned on criminal charges Monday before District Attorney Karen Byrnes Noon in the Schuylkill County courthouse and all entered pleas of not guilty and requested trial by jury. They were:

Monday, August 20, 2012

Carbon County coroner Bruce Nalesnik has confirmed a body, assumed to be male, was found in Penn Forest Township, Sunday afternoon. Nalesnik states the body was found by a hiker. Nalesnik said he believes the body was exposed for a period of at least six weeks. The investigation is being led by troopers of the Lehighton barracks. The site is somewhere between Drakes Creek Road and the Lehigh River, approximately two miles from either.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Penn State Master Gardeners will hold a training session, beginning Oct. 2, for anyone interested in becoming member of the Master Gardeners.

Master Gardeners are volunteers trained through Penn State Extension who assist in providing and expanding educational programs in consumer horticulture. Trainees join fellow Master Gardeners to staff its garden hotline and help with one or more programs where hands-on sessions or talks are held for youth, adults, or seniors.

Monday, August 20, 2012

The Lehighton 9/12 Project will be traveling by bus to Harrisburg on Sept.25 to tell legislators "that no tax should have the power to leave you homeless."

They will be rallying in support of House Bill 1776 - The Property Tax Independence Act.

The rally will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sandra Dellicker, president of the Lehighton 9/12 Project, said the bus will be leaving Carbon Services, 521 Seneca Road, Lehighton, on Sept. 25 at 8 a.m. and the tentative time for leaving Harrisburg is 3 p.m.

Monday, August 20, 2012
Hammered dulcimer player Burr Beard, left, demonstrates the beautiful tones and workings of his instrument to Molly and Jack Phillips of Jim Thorpe, right, who attended his workshop as part of Summit Hill's first annual Hootenanny on Sunday in Ludlow Park.

One of the workshops at the first Summit Hill Hootenany was led by Jim Thorpe resident Burr Beard who is an accomplished hammered dulcimer player. Beard has traveled throughout the South and mid-Atlantic states featuring the hammered dulcimer in concerts with various musical groups.

His workshop on Sunday was to provide an introduction to the complexities and melodious sounds of this ancient instrument.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Rev. Robert vonFrisch will lead his final service on August 26 before he retires from parish ministry at Trinity Lutheran Church, Lehighton.

Other upcoming events at Trinity include the return of contemporary worship with the Trinity Praise Band at the 9 a.m. service on Sept. 9 and a golf outing at Mahoning Valley Country Club at 1 p.m. on Sept. 30. The golf outing will benefit Family Promise of Carbon County, which assists homeless and low income families throughout the county. Pre-registration is necessary.

Call the church office at 610-377-4303 for more information.