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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Carbon County Safe Kids recently recognized one of its own, Pat Sasserath, for her support with the organization over the years. Sasserath, second from left, the executive director of the Carbon County Assistance Office, is retiring after 30 years of service with the county. Presenting her with a certificate of appreciation for helping with Safe Kids are, from left, Carbon County Commissioner Thomas J. Gerhard, Safe Kids member; Sasserath; Mindy Graver, chairwoman of Safe Kids; and Carbon County Commissioner Wayne Nothstein, member.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Another round of discussions between Carbon County professionals and Mahoning Township supervisors over sidewalks in the Packerton Yards project ended in the discussion being tabled but not before both sides showed some signs of possibly getting closer to a compromise over the disputed issue in the plan.

While supervisors voted 4-0 to table the motion for two weeks, the purpose of the action was to allow supervisors time to digest the hour long discussion which at times had a slight edge to it as they debated with the county over the solution to the walkway situation.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The town of Jim Thorpe will likely get more recognition tonight.

Featured on The Travel Channel (For Blue Ridge Communication subscribers, channel 66 or channel 670 for high definition) at 8 p.m. will be the show "Best of the Road."

The program will feature the "Best Small Towns in America."

Jim Thorpe received an "honorable mention" in the rankings for "most beautiful" towns.

Named "most beautiful" was Bardstown, Ky., while other honorable mention towns were Baker City, Ore.; Danville, Ky., and Sedona, Ariz.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

A Palmerton woman admitted to a drug selling count on Tuesday in Carbon County court. She was one of eight defendants to enter a guilty plea before Judge Steven R. Serfass.

Sold to agent

Brenda Louise Balak, 48, pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance. In another case she entered a plea to one count of access device fraud.

Balak admitted selling a controlled substance to an undercover agent of the state Attorney General's office on two occasions in January 2011. Other counts were dropped in a plea bargain.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS The new location seats consists of three dozen associate cubicles.

After 12 years in the South Tamaqua Shopping Plaza, Sundance Vacations, a well-known business in South Tamaqua, has moved its call center to its new location in the Tamaqua Plaza on East Broad Street in Tamaqua. Sundance Vacation's new location, which adjoins the Tamaqua YMCA of the former Jamesway Plaza, consists of a large office space consisting of over three dozen cubicle seating areas. In addition, the new location offers employees a large break room, as well as a high tech training/orientation room.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The Tamaqua Area Faith Fellowship Network (TAFFN) invites all residents of the Tamaqua area to attend a free showing of the movie "Courageous" on Sunday, July 29, at the Tamaqua Middle School Auditorium from 3 to 5 p.m.

"Courageous" is about four men with one calling: To serve and protect. As law enforcement officers, these men are confident and focused. Yet at the end of the day they face a challenge that none of them are truly prepared to tackle: fatherhood.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Feed the People will no longer be serving a free lunch in Coaldale. Instead, it will serve a free dinner at St. John's Lutheran Church, 1 East Abbott Street , Lansford, from 5:30-7 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month. That would be Aug. 15.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

ShopRite is the registered trademark of Wakefern Food Corp., a retailer-owned cooperative, based in Keasbey, NJ and the largest supermarket cooperative in the United States. With nearly 250 ShopRite supermarkets located throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware and Maryland, ShopRite serves more than five million customers each week. A long-time supporter of key community efforts, ShopRite is dedicated to fighting hunger in the communities it serves.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Members and volunteers of the new Tamaqua Community Arts Center are holding a free open stage tomorrow at the center, 125 Pine Street.

The event, hosted by volunteers Jack Kulp and Kathy Rimm, is free to both spectators and performers. Volunteers encourage all ages and levels of talent to participate.

Sign-up starts at 5:30 p.m., and the show lasts from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Organizers stressed that this is not a karaoke event, and performers are asked bring their own instruments with one mic being provided.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Naturalist Robin Tracey will lead a lake view trail hike on the Crow and Lake View trails on Tuesday, July 31, at 9:30 p.m.

The hike is 5.5 miles in length and moderate in difficulty. The trails cross over two creeks and run parallel to the lake. Tracey said the hike gives a spectacular view of the dam.

Participants will meet in the Crow Trail parking lot off Tuscarora Mountain Road.

Call Tracey at (570) 467-2506 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. for more information or weather conditions.