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Saturday, October 8, 2011

This year's Northern Lehigh Halloween Parade will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29. The rain date is Saturday, Nov. 5.

The parade, which is over 100 years old, is the Northern Lehigh Events Committee's main event each year.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

The news this week is as bad or worse than every other week. I don't feel like writing about it so I'm going to look at how lucky we are to live where we do. Pennsylvania is a lovely place made up of farms, cities, and forests. Having lived for almost three decades in California, I really appreciate what Pennsylvania has to offer. I especially like the concept of four seasons. In California they also claim to have four seasons: hot, cold, wet and dry. In reality it is mostly hot and dry.

Saturday, October 8, 2011
AL ZAGOFSKY/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Herbalist Peter DeCarlo uses a mortar and pestle to prepare calendula marigold flowers. On the table are varieties of tinctures, fragrances and formulations derived from lavender, rosemary, clove and comfrey.

Peter DeCarlo of Penn Forest Township will present a free introductory herbal workshop on Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Friends of the Dimmick Memorial Library, 58 Broadway in Jim Thorpe.

"The main focus is about helping people take control of their health," DeCarlo said, "to use herbal medicine in their homes, for their families, and or themselves to improve their own health."

DeCarlo, an herbalist graduated from the Global College of Natural Medicine, combines herbalist traditions from the Western, Greek, Chinese and Indian Ayurveda.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

The Nesquehoning Woman's Club will be celebrating its 45th anniverary at the fall dinner. Members are asked to wear a hat and gloves to commemorate the occasion.

If anyone has any old pictures or memorabilia they are asked to lend them for display.

The club voted to give $100 donation to "Healthy Smiles, Happy Kids" Dental van.

The next meeting will be on Monday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. in the Zion Lutheran Church.

At the October meeting, Joseph Paluck gave a informative program on Heart Healthy Women.

Saturday, October 8, 2011
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At a press conference in Beaver Meadows, State Rep. Doyle Heffley, right, unveiled legislation to make it a third-degree felony for an illegal alien to possess, use or attempt to use an ACCESS card or other electronic benefit card. Heffley discusses the proposal with, l-r, Beaver Meadows Borough Council President Jeff Bobish, Beaver Meadows Police Chief Michael Morresi, Beaver Meadows Mayor William E. Hines, State Rep. Tara Toohil, and Carbon County Commissioner Wayne Nothstein.

Saturday, October 8, 2011
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS  The Horsehead Community Development Fund, Inc. has been chosen as grand marshal for the 20th annual Palmerton Halloween Parade to be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16. Board/Committee members pictured include (l-r) Ann Campton, chairperson, Jean Stemler, member, Bill Smelas, executive consultant, and Bob Kuba, secretary/treasurer.

A prosperous organization known for its civic-mindedness has been tabbed to lead this year's Palmerton Halloween Parade.

A pillar in the community for several decades, the Horsehead Community Development Fund, Inc., has been chosen as grand marshal of the 20th annual event.

Sponsored by the Palmerton Area Chamber of Commerce, the parade will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16. The rain date is Monday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m.

Bill Smelas, executive consultant for the HCDF, said the company was "happy to participate."

Saturday, October 8, 2011
Tammy Coyle, Lehighton - "It should stay for flood and disaster relief."
Saturday, October 8, 2011

The first annual Junior Firefighter Matthew T. Aungst Memorial Softball Tournament was held recently at the Lansford Little Complex.

The two-day tournament was hosted by American Fire Co. No. 1 of Lansford to raise funds for the Aungst family to assist with the funeral costs.

The tournament was attended by West Penn Fire Co., Citizens Fire Co. (Tamaqua), American Hose Co. (Tamaqua), Diligence Fire Co. (Summit Hill), Diligent Fire Co. (Jim Thorpe) and two teams from the American Fire Co. No. 1 of Lansford.