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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Should Palmerton become an Appalachian Trail Community?

Dale Freudenberger, anthracite region coordinator, Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, discussed the possibility with members of the Palmerton Area Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday.

Freudenberger said he believes there is only one other community in the state that has been designated as an ATC.

"It's new," Freudenberger said. "It's quite an honor to be considered."

Freudenberger noted that "Palmerton is already a well-known, Appalachian Trail-friendly community."

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Tamaqua area residents can participate in a safety survey and pick up a $10 gift card to Boyer's Market during Heritage Day festivities Oct. 14.

The first 200 persons to complete a survey will be given the gift card.

The survey developed through the Tamaqua Safety Initiative asks residents about safety issues in their neighborhoods and community.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

The Rotary Club of Jim Thorpe recognized Doctor Clem McGinley (center) with a Paul Harris Award for contributions to Rotary International. Current Club President Bob Stevenson and immediate Past President Susan Sterling made the special presentation at a recent club meeting. The award is named in honor of the founder of Rotary International which began in Chicago in 1905.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Feed the People will offer a free Halloween dinner at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1 E. Abbott St., Lansford on Wednesday, Oct. 17.

Children and adults are welcomed for a potato soup, franks, and mac & cheese dinner. Frankenstein and Dracula will be preparing sundaes. Dinner is served from 5:30 - 7 p.m.

Please use the Tunnel Street entrance.

Participants are encouraged to make or buy their own masks. First prize to the person with the scariest mask.

Volunteers are welcome. For more information, call (570) 657-1480.

Thursday, October 11, 2012
Richard Smith/Special to the Times News

The Lehighton volleyball team recently held its annual Match with a Meaning benefit. Proceeds from the match were donated to a Lehighton resident who is battling Hodgkin Lymphoma.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

The Marian High School, class of 1964, will hold a class reunion meeting on Thursday, Nov. 8 at 6 p.m. in the Parkview Inn, 204 W.Ludlow St., Summit Hill. All class members are interested in holding a 50-year reunion, are invited to attend.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Members of the South Ward Fire Company in Tamaqua will be holding their annual open house today from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at their station, 325 Vangelder Street. Volunteers are encouraging everyone to stop.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Lansford Borough's budget is being trashed by residents who owe a total of $104,000 in delinquent sanitation bills.

Councilman Tommy Vadyak brought up the matter at a public meeting Wednesday.

"We have to do something," he said.

He suggested sending those residents letters, giving them a set amount of time to respond. If they continue to fail to pay their bills, the borough could take them before a district judge or even, if the overdue bill is high enough, put liens on their properties.

Thursday, October 11, 2012
AP Photo/Pocono Record, David Kidwell The wreckage of a helicopter that crashed on Tuesday is seen in a Wednesday photo. The wreckage was located in woods off Interstate 380 around 2 a.m. Wednesday.

Investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) are expected to arrive in Monroe County as efforts continue today to investigate a helicopter crash that happened Tuesday night in the Mount Pocono area.

Dense fog is apparently the initial cause of the crash, which claimed the lives of the pilot and one of two passengers. A second passenger survived and is listed in critical condition.