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Friday, September 7, 2012

Halloween parade

has new date

The 18th Annual Jim Thorpe Halloween Parade is moving to a new day – Saturday.

This year's parade will kick off from Jim Thorpe Area High School at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27. Registration is now open for the free parade and all are welcome.

Please visit for a registration form or email and request a form.

Friday, September 7, 2012

A zoning appeal notice was filed in the Schuylkill County Court by East Union Township to have the county court deny a decision made recently by the Schuylkill County Zoning Hearing Board and deny the application by Gladstone Partners, LP, of Pittsburgh, for special exception approval under the county zoning law to construct and operate a cargo airport on property located in East Union Township.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Schuylkill County Zoning Hearing Board held hearings on two applications seeking to open or expand businesses serving sportsmen, at the courthouse in Pottsville Thursday evening.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Classes were held today for the first time in the new Mauch Chunk Junior-Senior High School following flag raising exercises on the school grounds. Charles Weitrich, chairman of the Citizens' Committee, made the presentation of the flag pole, response being made by William C. Freundtt Jr., vice president of the school board. The enrollment is: 230 boys, 207 girls 437 total.

Friday, September 7, 2012

An underground storm water drainage pipe is causing concern in Weissport.

Weissport council member Arland Moyer announced at a recent council meeting that an underground storm water drainage pipe must be replaced as soon as possible.

Mayor Jonathan Troutman said that he believes council could buy the pipe and rent a machine to do the work.

Council members have been worried for months that the pipe is in danger of collapsing. The collapsing pipe carries excess storm water through town to drain into the Lehigh River.

"It's a high priority," said Troutman.

Friday, September 7, 2012

The fourth annual Mary Angelillo Motorcycle Ride to benefit non-Hodgkins Lymphoma will be held Saturday, Sept. 15. Registration is held 10 a.m. at The Tap House, Route 534, Albrightsville. Kickstands up at 12 p.m. sharp. Ride ends at the Towamensing Trails Clubhouse, 864 Bishop Circle, Albrightsville. Following the ride, there will be a gathering at the Clubhouse with food, soda, and a cash bar, 50/50, door prizes and a DJ. There are fees to enter with all of the profits to benefit The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Make checks payable to: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Friday, September 7, 2012
AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS Members of Carbon County Safe Kids receive the Child Passenger Safety Week proclamation during Thursday's county commissioners' meeting. From left are, Commissioner Thomas J. Gerhard; Evalynn Kuehner, Safe Kids member; Mindy Graver, chairperson of Carbon County Safe Kids; Commissioner Wayne Nothstein; State Trooper Shannon Yorke; and Girvin Janicki, store manager of Walmart in Lehighton.

Sept. 16-22 is Child Passenger Safety Week in Carbon County.

During the county commissioners' meeting on Thursday, the board approved a proclamation in honor of Child Passenger Safety Week.

Commissioner Thomas J. Gerhard read the proclamation before Commissioner Wayne Nothstein, chairman, presented it to Mindy Graver, chairwoman of Carbon County Safe Kids.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Past District Governor Budd O'Malia recently presented Past President Karin Breitlauch and the West End Rotary Club with Rotary International's Presidential Citation for outstanding community service work. The club has donated new coats to local children, equipment to first responders and dictionaries to every third-grade student in the Pleasant Valley School District, among other projects. Last week the club provided wheelchairs to anyone who needed greater mobility at the West End Fair, for a nominal donation to charity.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Hearings began on appeals filed by property owners from assessments placed on their homes for 2012 taxes before the Schuylkill County Tax Assessment Appeals Board. The hearings are held in the Hoffman Room on the ground floor at the courthouse in Pottsville.

John and Patricia Valasek, 20 Schuylkill Avenue, Tamaqua, had their appeal dismissed by the board for failure to appear at the hearing.