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Saturday, October 18, 2014
DONALD R. SERFASS/TIMES NEWS  Maddie Dolinsky, Hometown, won first place in Turkey Hill's dessert-making contest.

The votes have been counted and a local finalist in Turkey Hill's dessert contest is the top banana.

Madelyn "Maddie" Dolinsky, 17, Hometown, captured first place in the chain's dessert recipe contest and will receive a year's supply of ice cream, as announced Wednesday by the regional franchise.

Saturday, October 18, 2014
Bieber

The Carbon Chamber and Economic Development Corporation has appointed Lehigh Carbon Community College President Dr. Ann D. Bieber to their board of directors effective Sept. 15.

The CCEDC is dedicated to bringing its members together to create cooperative and prosperous businesses that enhance the community, while providing opportunities for networking and growth in community and business within the Carbon County.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

The death of a 6-week-old infant is being investigated by state police.

Trooper Nicolas De La Iglesia of the Lehighton barracks reported the death occurred Friday at 228 N. Seventh St.

Lehighton borough police were summoned to the scene but turned the investigation over to state police.

No other information was available Friday night.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Township supervisors will set aside a date later this month for residents and officials to give input and make suggestions on improving the quality of life ordinance that went into effect last year. The date and time for the meeting will be advertised.

"We will be taking public comments, and the police will be there to discuss difficulties with enforcement," Chairman Bob Lengle said.

Saturday, October 18, 2014
AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS Ester Medina, court advocate for the Domestic Violence Service Center, second from right; accepts the proclamation from Carbon County Commissioners Thomas J. Gerhard, left; Wayne Nothstein, chairman, second from left; and William O'Gurek, naming October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Carbon County.

The Carbon County Commissioners adopted a proclamation in honor of raising awareness about domestic violence.

The proclamation recognizes the Domestic Violence Service Center, which began as the Women Center task force in 1977.

According to the proclamation, "Women Center was founded by a group of volunteers to assess the needs of area women, provide support in the form of peer counseling, and conduct community education programs about issues of importance to women."

Saturday, October 18, 2014

The Carbon County Veterans Day Parade will be held at 2 p.m. Nov. 9 in Nesquehoning.

Organizers are currently looking for organizations who wish to participate in the parade.

If your organization is interested, contact Henry Desrosiers at 570-325-3986.

The rain date is Nov. 16.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Seven first-time offenders in the criminal justice system were placed in Carbon County's Accelerated Rehabilitation Disposition probation program on Thursday by President Judge Roger N. Nanovic II.

If a person successfully completes all conditions of the program, their record will be wiped clean. However, if they fail to complete it or are revoked from it, they will face trial on all pending charges. A person does not admit guilt in entering the program.

All were placed for a year.

Saturday, October 18, 2014
AP Photo/The Times-Tribune, Jason Farmer Police search an area in Price Township, near Alpine Ski Resort last week as they look for Eric Frein, the suspect in last month's deadly ambush at a state police barracks.

The American Red Cross has historically loaned a helping hand to residents and emergency officials when disaster strikes.

In fact, the nonprofit's website proclaims it responds to around 70,000 natural and man-made disasters each year from fires to hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, tornadoes, hazardous material spills, transportation accidents and explosions.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

In 2013, 107 Pennsylvanians were murdered as a result of domestic violence.

Hotlines are available 24 hours a day to help people looking to get out of a bad situation.

Carbon County

Domestic Violence Service Center, 800-424-5600

Victims Resource Center, 866-206-9050

Schuylkill County

Schuylkill Women in Crisis, 570-622-6220 or 800-282-0634

Monroe County

Women's Resources of Monroe County: 570-421-4200

Lehigh and Northampton

Crime Victims Council: 610-437-6611

Turning Point of Lehigh Valley: 610-437-3369 or 877-438-4957

Saturday, October 18, 2014
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS State Rep. Doyle Heffley, left; Ship 260 Commander Scott Reinhart, center; and Carbon County Veterans Affairs director Henry Desrosiers with the certificate from the Carbon County Commissioners.

At the monthly meeting in September, the Navy Club of Carbon County officially became 5 years old.

The meeting was dedicated to a celebration of that milestone of Ship 260's history.

In an address by Commander Scott Reinhart, various activities over the last five years were highlighted. The Navy Club offers a program, "Honoring Our Flag" to schools, scouts and civic groups, and over the past several years the program has been presented over 35 times.

The club was chartered as Ship 260 of the Navy Club of the United States on Sept. 28, 2009.