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Saturday, August 6, 2011
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS Corey Feldman looks right at home in one of Saylorsburg's Hotel of Horror's rooms where he is currently filming the latest B. Harrison Smith film, "Six Degrees of Hell."

The TIMES NEWS was invited to meet Corey Feldman on the set of the new horror movie being filmed by B. Harrison Smith, "Six Degrees of Hell" at the location of the Hotel of Horrors in Saylorsburg.

Feldman, who just turned 40 in July, greeted his visitors, seeming perfectly at home in one of the Hotel's bedrooms, a macabre setting of cobwebs, blood-spattered walls with a dead body lying on the bed.

Feldman has starred in such hits as "Gremlins," "Stand By Me," "Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter," and "The Lost Boys (I-III)."

Saturday, August 6, 2011

A Lansford man was cited by Tamaqua police Monday after allegedly causing a disturbance at the Willing Bike and Skate Park.

Police were dispatched to the area, located behind Boyer's Food Mart, at 3:55 p.m., when Nicholas H. Lambert, 25, of 311 E. Abbott St., Lansford, was observed chasing after people in the park, as well as throwing food and magazines at them.

Lambert was cited for disorderly conduct and littering.

Saturday, August 6, 2011
LINDA ANTHONY/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Jim Knicos talks about the devastation as he walks around the perimeter of their building, Nicos Polymer, two days after a ferocious fire brought the building to the ground.

"That's where Jim's office was prior to the company being sold," said Tara Knicos, pointing to an area where only burned pieces of metal jutted from the ground as she surveyed the devastation following a fire that burned for 36 hours this past week and destroyed the Nicos Polymer building just outside Nazareth in Plainfield Township.

Saturday, August 6, 2011
Ron gower/times news Repairing the sod at the Phifer Ice Dam playground in Franklin Township are, l-r, Paul Kocher and Cliff McFarland of the Franklin Lions Club, Jacob Hoffner and Caleb Carpenter of Trinity Youth Group, and Karl Gross, a Lions Club member.

The Trinity Youth Club of Trinity Lutheran Church, Lehighton, recently took part in a "Mission Week," but the projects weren't in some foreign land.

Their worklist included the homefront.

The group spent two mornings helping members of Franklin Township Lions Club do painting and other fix-up duties at Franklin's Phifer's Ice Dam playground.

"They were a tremendous help," said Lions Club president David Hawk. "They were here in extreme heat and it didn't seem to phase them."

Saturday, August 6, 2011
B. Harrison Smith wrote and is producing his new horror movie "6 Degrees of Hell" to be released Halloween 2012.

B. Harrison Smith may be trying to turn the West End of Monroe County into a mini Hollywood as he started filming his second movie, "Six Degrees of Hell" in Saylorsburg, Aug. 1.

Smith filmed his first movie, the thriller "The Fields" starring Cloris Leachman, two years ago in Kunkletown, his hometown, scheduled to be released the fall of this year.

Now he's filming a horror movie that he wrote at Saylorsburg Lake House's Hotel of Horror (

Saturday, August 6, 2011
Kathy Kernan, Bethlehem - "Yes. They seem to be but maybe New Jersey was cooler than Pennsylvania."

Do you think our summers are hotter now than when we were kids?

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Bicyclists of all ages enjoy the Lehigh Gorge trail in this view taken from a caboose of the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway near Penn Haven Junction. The trail runs from Jim Thorpe to White Haven and also attracts hikers, joggers, and picnickers.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Here is a listing of the members of the cast of "Six Degrees of Hell" and their credits:

Ÿ Nicole Cinaglia as June Galloway ("You'll Know My Name", "Booted," "Alpha Girls.")

Ÿ David Bonner as Chris Allen ("You'll Know My Name," "Flight of the Cardinal," "Down the Road")

Ÿ Joe Raffa as Kellen Hudson ("You'll Know My Name," "Booted," "Swooped Close-Up")

Ÿ Ashley Sumner as Kelly Powell ("Bravo's Reality Show-Love In Line")

Ÿ Faust Checho as Chief John Hansen ("The Fields," ABC's "Life On Mars")

Saturday, August 6, 2011
Victor Izzo/Special to the times news Booms have been installed to contain the oil from entering the Lehigh River from the mouth of Mauch Chunk Creek in Jim Thorpe.

In a repeat of a similar situation that occurred a few years ago, traces of oil have been discovered discharging into the Lehigh River from the mouth of Mauch Chunk Creek in Jim Thorpe.

After the current discovery, the Carbon County EMA installed three booms and absorbent materials to try and contain the oil and prevent it from entering the river.

The State DEP has now taken charge of the situation and is investigating the the source of the discharge into the creek.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

In an effort to help fire companies and emergency response organizations of the 122nd Legislative District secure additional grant funding, State Rep. Doyle Heffley, in partnership with State Fire Commissioner Ed Mann, a Fire Company and Emergency Responder Grant Seminar instructor, is hosting a seminar to help local fire companies and emergency responders learn how to write grants.

The program will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10 at the Lehighton Annex building auditorium, 110 N. Third St., Lehighton.