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Tuesday, September 3, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Private Duane Watson, left, of Weissport and Sgt. Major Barry Langley Sr. fire warning shots in preparation for Lansford's "capture".

The town of Lansford was 'captured' and martial law declared during a living history Civil War encampment scenario held at the No. 9 Mine and Museum in Lansford on Sunday.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Blue Ridge Country Club in Palmerton is alive and well, despite rumors to the contrary.

The member-owned club does not plan to shut its doors any time soon, according to manager John Rehus, who responded via a letter following an inquiry from the TIMES NEWS to address the gossip that had been making the rounds in light of last week's board membership meeting.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Nestlé Purina PetCare Company (NPPC) is voluntarily recalling a limited number of 3.5-pound bags of its Purina ONE beyOnd Our White Meat Chicken and Whole Barley Recipe Adult Dry Dog Food from a single production run and shipped to retail customers in the United States.

This is being done because one bag of the product was found to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Only Purina ONE beyOnd Our White Meat Chicken & Whole Barley Recipe Adult Dry Dog Food with both the "Best By" date and the production code shown below are included in this voluntary recall:

Bag Size: 3.5 lb.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

The Polk Township supervisors held a moment of silence in memory of the three men who lost their lives at the Aug. 5 Ross Township supervisors' meeting, Dave Fleetwood, Gerard Kozic and James LaGuardia.

Brian Ahner, chairman, said that since the shooting, Polk has been looking into what can be done to make the municipal building more secure.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

The Department of Environmental Protection announced that the deadline for Pennsylvania small-business owners to apply for DEP's Small Business Advantage Grants has been extended to Tuesday, Oct. 8. The deadline has been extended to ensure that as many small businesses as possible can benefit from this worthwhile opportunity.

Businesses can apply for 50-percent matching funds of up to $9,500 to adopt or acquire energy-efficient or pollution-prevention equipment or procedures.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

HAMBURG Sen. David G. Argall (R-29) and state representatives Jerry Knowles (R-124) and Mike Tobash (R-125) urged motorists to use caution and be patient during much-needed upgrades to portions of Route 61 in Berks and Schuylkill counties.

"It is extremely important for motorists to be careful when traveling through the stretch of Route 61 that is currently under construction by PennDOT," Argall said. "Cautious, defensive driving in these construction zones will go a long way toward avoiding a serious accident."

Saturday, August 31, 2013
SUSAN BRYANT/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

The winners of the Pillsbury Pie Baking Championship held at The 2013 Great Allentown Fair were, l-r, Amy Gress of Danielsville, fourth place; Marie White of Lehighton, third place; Michelle Argust of Tamaqua, second place, and Eva Seibert (standing in for her mother is Krista) of Salisbury Township won first place in the dessert pie category. Debra Lilly of Bethlehem won first place in the savory pie category.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Business owners in search of ways to maximize the economic potential of the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor could be in luck.

A presentation that will offer tips to "Learn How You Can Maximize the Economic Potential of the Trail" will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 10, at the Slatington Trailhead Pavilion in Slatington.

Registration is at 11:30 a.m. followed by lunch and the program from noon to 1 p.m.

Saturday, August 31, 2013
 Ed Porter, Walnutport - "Yes. I think local schools are safe."
Saturday, August 31, 2013

St. Luke's University Health Network is sponsoring a series of runs/walks this fall in an effort to "build a healthier community - one mile at a time."

The series of runs/walks and fitness events will be held in September and October. Each event will have a specific purpose, from honoring trauma patients to raising funds for men's cancer and local children's programs to increasing fitness and improving health in the community.

The mileage of the runs/walks will count toward the "Get Your Tail on the Trail Program" and the 1645 Mile Challenge (www.tailon the trail.org).