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Friday, November 26, 2010
Andrew Leibenguth/SPECIAL TO THE Times news YESTERDAY THANKSGIVING DAY SNOW WAS ENOUGH TO MAKE A MINI-SNOWMAN OUTSIDE THIS HOME ON WEST PHILLIPS STREET IN COALDALE.

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Friday, November 26, 2010
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A local scouting troop made this morning's hectic start to Christmas buying experience a bit more tolerable today at the Hometown Wal-Mart. Black Friday shoppers were treated to free pastries, water, and hot drinks, courtesy of the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts of Troop 777 of St John's UCC in Tamaqua. Water was donated by Nestle Waters and pastries were donated by Entenmanns's. Here, Jessica Barron of Jim Thorpe receives a hot chocolate from Assistant Scout Leader Brian Veglia, left, and Boy Scout Connor Veglia, 15.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Moderate interest has been expressed to occupy a vacant seat on Palmerton Borough Council.

Only two candidates submitted their letters of intent to the borough to fill the slot as of Wednesday afternoon's deadline, said secretary Kim Rodrigues.

Council is in search of a replacement for former Councilwoman Sherri Malik, who resigned earlier this month after five years on council.

Whomever is chosen to replace Malik must fill the remainder of her term, which expires Dec. 31, 2011.

Friday, November 26, 2010
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Students from Marian High School came to Our Lady of the Angels Academy, Lansford, as part of their Book Nook program where high school students read a story to elementary students and do an activity with them. Emily Oncay, a senior at Marian, read "The Alphabet Rescue" by Audrey and Bruce Wood to the first grade class.

Friday, November 26, 2010
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS  Senior members of the Northern Lehigh High School Marching Band who finished sixth at the Tournament of Bands Atlantic Coast Championship held earlier this month at Hershey Park Stadium include (l-r) John Hudicka, president; Logan Thomson, drum major; and Kristy Pfron, officer.

Fresh off yet another record-breaking display, the Northern Lehigh High School Marching Band continues to raise the bar to even greater heights.

Earlier this month, the band notched its first Top 10 performance ever at the Tournament of Bands Atlantic Coast Championship held at Hershey Park Stadium.

In the process, the band set a new school record for both placement, and all-time high score of 91.45, which marked the first time the band has even finished in the Top 10 at the Atlantic Coast Championships.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Resident Dr. Leon Clark had raised the question at the last Chestnuthill Township supervisors' meeting held on Oct. 19 of why there was such a large amount of money ($11,025.13) disbursed to Burnely Workshop in the General Fund check detail account. Township manager, Dave Albright said he would have a breakdown of the report by the next meeting.

Friday, November 26, 2010
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Two men were injured just after 5 a.m. Thursday morning in a crash along Mauch Chunk Road in Palmerton. The driver apparently failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway and struck a utility pole, which came to rest facing north in the west bound lane. The two had to be extricated from the wreckage by members of the Palmerton Fire Department and were treated at the scene for facial trauma by members of the Palmerton ambulance. Lehighton paramedics thenm transported to an area hospital. Palmerton police are investigating the incident.

Friday, November 26, 2010

There has been a fund set up at Sovereign bank in Tamaqua for the Solnoki family, one of the families in New Philadelphia who lost everything in the fire last week.

The bank will accept cash or checks made payable to the Solnoki fire fund.

The Sovereign Bank address is 408 E. Broad St., Tamaqua, PA 18252.

Friday, November 26, 2010

The West Penn Fire Co. No. 1 invites people to bring new, unwrapped toys to its Dec. 12 breakfast to donate to the U.S. Marine Corps. Toys for Tots campaign. Please do not bring stuffed animals.

The breakfast is from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

For more information, call the fire company at (570)386-8866.

Friday, November 26, 2010

The seventh annual Christmas in the Country event will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4 and Sunday, Dec. 5, at Country Inn and Suites, Route 209, in Franklin Township.

Everyone is invited to drop off a new unwrapped toy for the toy drive or canned goods for the food drive.

There will benumerous activities taking place throughout the day, as well as complimentary cookies, punch and coffee. Santa will visit during the event.

All proceeds benefit the Blue Ridge Food and Toy Drive, coordinated by the Carbon Mountain Marine Corps League Detachment 996.