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Friday, September 6, 2013
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS

Tammy Leaver empties boxes of her various wares this morning to be set out for display inside the craft tent in preparation for the 24th annual Palmerton Community Festival. The festival opens today at 4:45 p.m. It runs through Sunday in the Palmerton Borough Park.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Lynn Zimmerman and Marian Merrick of the financial services firm Edward Jones, Tamaqua office, have received the firm's Client Service Excellence Award for being the number one service provider in their region.

The honor was bestowed on the team based on the results of a survey, in which random clients were asked to rank the service they received from the teams of their local Edward Jones branch office.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Carbon County Environmental Education Center, in conjunction with Promised Land State Park, will hold a fall workshop for science and nature educators.

"Making the Dead Come Alive" is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 13 from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at CCEEC.

This workshop will offer instruction on the proper preparation and care of natural history collections. Participants will learn how to maintain taxidermy mounts, birds' nests, eggs, bones, pickled (wet) specimens and more.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Parryville UMC will be holding another free luncheon from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28, at the church, which is located at the corner of Main and Chestnut streets in Parryville.

All are welcome.

Friday, September 6, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Rowan Ansbach, 4, plays with an umbrella during a recent community event in Lansford. He is the son of Vacula and Judy Ansbach of Tamaqua.

Friday, September 6, 2013

The Concourse Club of Palmerton's Art and Photography Show will be held on Saturday, Sept. 7, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at St. John Neumann School, 3rd and Lafayette Ave., Palmerton in conjunction with the Palmerton Community Festival.

Friday, September 6, 2013

A motorcyclist led police on a pursuit on Route 248, Sunday, during which speeds re

portedly exceeded 100 miles per hour.

The bike rider got away after police eventually called off the chase.

According to state police, on Sunday, Sept. 1, at 6:45 p.m., state police were conducting traffic enforcement on SR248 westbound at Club Road in Parryville, utilizing radar.

State police at Lehighton barracks said a motorcycle entered the radar's zone of influence which indicated a speed of 77 miles per hour in a posted 55 mph zone.

Friday, September 6, 2013

The Carbon County Democratic Executive Committee will fill a vacant ballot position for a four-year term of office of director on the Panther Valley School District Board of Education.

The vacancy was created upon the death of the late Richard Zabroski, who won a Democratic nomination in the Primary Election.

As per the party's bylaws, committee members from the towns of Summit Hill, Lansford and Nesquehoning will select a candidate to take the ballot position for the Nov. 5 General Election.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Carbon County Commissioners have approved the relocation of utilities at a proposed bridge project site.

During the county commissioners' meeting on Thursday, the board voted 2-0 to approve the agreement with PPL Electric Utilities for the relocation of utilities relative to the replacement of bridge 16, located along Koch Road in Towamensing Township. Commissioner William O'Gurek was not at the meeting.

The estimated cost is $33,717.13 and will be reimbursable under the Department of Transportation grants for the project.

Friday, September 6, 2013

In an effort to improve patient care and ensure better consumer protection, the House Professional Licensure Committee, led by Rep. Julie Harhart (R-Lehigh/Northampton), held two public hearings on updates to the state's Speech-Language and Hearing Act regarding both audiologists and speech pathologists.

"The existing state law overseeing the professions of audiology and speech pathology is nearly 30 years old, and many changes have taken place in these fields in terms of education and delivery of services," said Harhart.