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Monday, October 10, 2011

The office of Nesquehoning Tax C9ollector Patricia Vito will be closed from Monday through Friday, Oct. 17-21.

Regular office hours will resume on Monday, Oct. 23.

Monday, October 10, 2011
LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Rescue workers establish a command site beneath the Pa. Turnpike bridges in Parryville after an ultralight plane made an emergency landing into the Lehigh River on Saturday.

An emergency landing into the Lehigh River Saturday afternoon of an ultralight plane pressed rescue workers into and passers-by into action.

The identities of the pilot and passenger aboard the vehicle weren't released, but the FAA said the plane had departed the Jake Arner Memorial Airport in Mahoning Township.

The small craft landed on the river at about 2:30 p.m. between Weissport and Parryville.

The incident occurred in a remote area not accessible to vehicles, it was reported.

Monday, October 10, 2011

The Over 60 Club of Palmerton will hold a meeting at noon on Oct. 18 at Palmerton Borough Hall, located at 401 Delaware Avenue.

The program will feature Nancy K. Busch, Esquire, P.C., who will speak concerning elderly law information.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Volunteers are needed to assist at the first D&L Heritage Marathon and Half-Marathon on Sunday, Oct. 23. This is an exciting new event on the D&L Trial and more volunteers that are needed to make this huge event run smoothly. Although there are more than 50 volunteers already committed to helping with the event, they still need 36-38 more people. This is a large event that requires a lot of help. 450 runners are registered so far and 500 are expected to take part in race day.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Marian Girls Volleyball Team, Tamaqua, has organized a "Dig Pink" fundraiser to benefit The Side-out Foundation which awards grants to medical research organizations and entities dedicated to providing compassionate support to breast cancer patients and their families. The Fillies fundraising finale will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 6 p.m. at Marian Catholic High School when the Fillies and JV play Shenandoah.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Seven volunteers left his morning for the Wilkes-Barre induction center from Jim Thorpe. After Wilkes-Barre, they will be sent to Fort Dix, N.J. They are Thomas C. Dugan, Jim Thorpe; Harry Vadyak, Louis Tiberio Jr., Edard A. Kociscin, and Bernard C. Markey, Lansford; Stephen Redash Jr. and Michael Gayda, Nesquehoning.

Monday, October 10, 2011
LIZ PINKEY/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS David Terwilliger, of Appalachia Brooms, demonstrates how to make old fashioned brooms. The original crafters were a new feature at the festival.

After weeks of seemingly endless rainy, damp weather, Sunday's clear blue skies and warm temperatures helped draw even more people to Tamaqua's 27th annual Heritage Festival.

"I think this is one of our largest crowds in recent memory," said Linda Yulanavage, festival coordinator and executive director of the Tamaqua Chamber of Commerce.

"We've had a very steady crowd all day," said Dale Freudenberger, president of the Tamaqua Historical Society, which sponsors the event.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Halloween parade

The Jim Thorpe Halloween Parade is Sunday, Oct. 30 at 4 p.m. It will proceed from Jim Thorpe Area High School, down Center Street to Ninth Street and onto North Street. The parade will end at Second and Center streets. Complimentary buses will shuttle participants back to Memorial Hall for free refreshments and awards.

Everyone in the community is invited to march in the parade. Have fun with your groups and organizations, build a float or march in uniforms.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Raids conducted Thursday in Summit Hill by the agents narcotics division of the Pa. Attorney General's Office and the Carbon County Drug Task Force netted three arrests.

Charged were:

Ÿ Alexander "Butchie" Sommers, 46, who was charged with acquisition or obtaining possession of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance.

Ÿ Wendy Kaminitsky, 33, who faces charges from offenses on Oct. 6 and Sept. 15.

She is also facing charges by the Lehighton Police Department from Aug. 27.