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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Danadee Miller-Boyle of Franklin Township is an optimist.

Many 4-H members were down when the Carbon County Fair announced it would cease after last year, but not Miller-Boyle.

She came up with the idea for 4-H members to have their own event, which will give youngsters even better competition than the fair allowed. Thus, the first ever Carbon County Agriculture Heritage Days will open at the Mahoning Farmers Market.

The county fair was the main gallery for the 4-Hers to display the animals and projects which they had worked on all year.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013
The 70's Flashback show has been rescheduled to Saturday, Sept. 7 in Tresckow.

The 70's Flashback show has been rescheduled for Saturday, Sept. 7 at 8 p.m.

This will be an encore performance at the Tresckow Fire Hall, 28 E. Oak St., Tresckow, Pa.

The show will benefit Marian Palucci who is fighting multiple myeloma, a rare bone cancer of the bone known as multiple myeloma.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The Greater Northern Lehigh Chamber of Commerce will celebrate its Annual Member Appreciation Picnic tonight from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Walnutport Canal Park Pavilion.

The event is free to chamber members, who will gather for the summer picnic/mixer at the pavilion. There will be games, music, and of course terrific food.

Members will enjoy the peaceful surroundings along the canal while networking with fellow chamber members. Picnic food and soft drinks will be provided.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

West Nile virus is present in Carbon County.

According to a report by the Pennsylvania West Nile Control Program, released Monday, two mosquito samples tested positive for West Nile virus in the county this year. The samples were taken from Palmerton and Lower Towamensing Township.

The samples were the 50th and 51st mosquitoes collected and 30th and 31st tested in the county.

These two samples make the total number of reported positive results in the state 354 this year.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Northern Lehigh School District will once again provide a preschool program for low income children.

On an 8-0 vote, the school board on Monday agreed to authorize Community Services for Children, of Allentown, to operate the Head Start Pre-K program. Director Natalie Green was absent.

The program, which will run from Sept. 3, 2013, through May 20, 2014, will once again be held at Peters Elementary School. The only obligation of the district is to provide one classroom.

In other business, the board:

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

A double celebration is planned in Summit Hill next year.

The borough will noted the 100th anniversary of Ludlow Park and the 125th anniversary of the borough.

Last night, the Summit Hill Historical Society was granted permission to place pavers in Ludlow Park in the area of the pathways at the Civil War monument.

MaryAnn Szczecina, secretary of the Historical Society, said in a letter to the council that the group wants to enhance the beauty of Ludlow Park for the anniversary.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

A man involved in road age incident and also charged with blocking a state highway in still another incident, was sentenced in Carbon County court Monday to a time served sentence, but apparently won't be released from jail anytime soon because he disputes a psychiatric evaluation that says he needs further treatment.

Donald Brozoski, 50, formerly of Blakeslee and presently an inmate in the county prison, appeared before Judge Steven R. Serfass for sentencing after previously pleading guilty to counts of criminal mischief, disorderly conduct, and obstruction of a highway.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

A familiar face is returning to work at the borough hall in Summit Hill.

Kira Michalik, who had been the borough secretary-treasurer for nearly a decade before resigning effective Sept. 2, 2011, last night was hired to again serve in that position.

The hiring came following an executive session of the council, during which it was announced that the present secretary-treasurer, Susan Gibiser, has been replaced.

Michalik presently serves as treasurer for Lehighton borough.

She had resigned in Summit Hill to take the Lehighton position.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Jim Thorpe Community Watch and Lehighton Area Neighborhood Crime Watch are joining forces to discuss the viability in coordinating a Carbon County Community Watch.

With the idea of "neighbor helping neighbor," the two groups will hold a joint meeting on Wednesday, August 14 at 7 p.m. at Lehighton Area High School to address the matter.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Two separate statements were issued in regards to the Ross Township shootings last Monday, where David Fleetwood, Chestnuthill Township supervisor and Ross Township zoning officer, Gerard Kozic and James LaGuardia lost their lives.