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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Northern Lehigh School District has re-upped its superintendent's contract for another five years.

On a unanimous vote, the school board agreed on Monday to approve the five-year contract for Superintendent Michael Michaels, effective Aug. 1, 2013, through July 31, 2018.

As per the terms of the contract, Michaels will again make $128,700 in the 2013-2014 school year, and then receive a 2.25-percent increase in the 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17-and 2017-18 school years.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Members of the Andreas George S. Patton Jr. VFW Post 5069 will meet today at 7 p.m. at the West Penn Annex Building on Municipal Road, just off of SR309, in West Penn.

New members are always welcome to attend.

The Last Man's Club will follow at 7:30 p.m.

For more information call officers Eugene Schaeffer at (570) 386-3224.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Carbon County Fair monthly board meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 15 at Gnaden Huetten Memorial Hospital Community Room (ground floor) located at 211 North 12th Street, Lehighton. Members are asked to make note of the change in the meeting date.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Free hot dog day held at JTNB branches

While the scene here is of Jim Thorpe National Bank (JTNB) employees on Broadway in Jim Thorpe serving free hot dogs and iced tea to passersby as part of their Community Banking Month Celebration with the musical accompaniment of the Olympian Jazz Band, the same Community Hot Dog Roast was also held at all of the other JTNB branches.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Levi McCullion, 2, catches his first fish at the Beaver Run Rod and Gun Club fishing event.

More than 100 children enjoyed a great day of fishing at the fishing derby sponsored by the Beaver Run Rod and Gun Club held Saturday at Andreas Sporting Club.

Children and grandchildren of members ages up 16 years old were invited to fish and every child received a prize. There were also special prizes given away, including 10 bicycles, two in each age grouping and prizes for the first fish, biggest fish, second biggest fish, first to catch limit, second to catch limit and smallest fish.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Two adults and three children, all covered with paint, were caught painting a water draining wall located behind the Tamaqua Public Library. When police arrived, the painters told police they were doing a school project. Police confirmed that to be a lie and cited the two adults with vandalism. They will be required to clean up their mess as well.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Join Wildlands Conservancy on the 17th annual Lehigh River Sojourn Friday, June 21 – Monday, June 24. The Lehigh River Sojourn is an educational whitewater rafting, canoeing or kayaking trip down the Lehigh River. Sojourners experience all of the treasures of nature – scenic views, visits from resident wildlife, amazing recreational opportunities and a shared appreciation for preserving the environment through educational stewardship opportunities.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS

Two kayakers paddle into the fog on the Lehigh River Saturday morning. Fog rolled in and out of the Lehigh Gorge most of the day as rain showers fell intermittently.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Organization of the Carbon County Historical Society took place at a meeting in the Carbon County Court House. The Hon. James C. McCready served as chairman. Richard S. Ruddle was elected president.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

It serves as the hub of eight-multi-use trails in the Northern Lehigh area, and attracts a large number of visitors.

It's no wonder, then, why the dedication of the Slatington Trailhead from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday figures to be met with much pride and anticipation.

After the ceremony, hot dogs and lemonade will be provided to the public by the Northern Lehigh Community Center.