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Monday, November 28, 2011

Shoppers in downtown Lehighton won't have to put money in the parking meters this month.

Lehighton Borough Council said parking will be free in the downtown for the month of December.

Monday, November 28, 2011
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Ss. Peter and Paul School collected the most shoes per student for the Walk in Our Shoes program through Blue Ridge Communication TV-13. The students and Maria Stianche of 1 Love Foundation were recognized by Retired Colonel George Duell Jr., liaison with the military, and Bill Campbell of the Pennsylvania Committee for Employee Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). From left are, front row, Angelina Degler and Linda Vella, teachers at Ss. Peter and Paul School; and Sherry Sernak, principal; and back row, Maria Stianche, Kim Bell, station manager; George Duell, Bill Campbell; Jill Kuntzman, administrative assistant; and Marie Johns of Eyewatch News TV-13.

Accepting another Dell computer is a habit that the children of Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic School have acquired ever since a shoe collection contest began.

Marie Johns of TV 13 started the Walk in Our Shoes program five years ago. Four years ago, PenTeleData began offering a computer to the school that collects the most shoes per student. Ss. Peter and Paul School has received the computer every time.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Mahoning Township supervisors are preparing an action for zoning violations upon a report at a recent meeting by township resident Brian Mertz who complained about a problem with a neighbor who happens to be a cousin who allegedly moved a camper onto the property illegally and was beginning to excavate to construct a road to the property.

Monday, November 28, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Local businesses provided prizes to two local students. The male winner was Logan Rutch, from Marian Catholic High School, who won prizes from Charles X. Block, Just Hair, Guy's Flowers & More, Flexers Photography and Turkey Hill. The female winner was Erin Paton from Panther Valley High School, who won prizes from Juliette Bridal's, Petals & Greens, Steph's Styling Studio, Flexer Photography and Wal-Mart's Nails & Spa Center. Pictured are Erin Paton, Jordon Flexer of Flexer Photography and Logan Rutch.

Monday, November 28, 2011
DONALD R. SERFASS/TIMES NEWS

Late Friday afternoon, Masters Roofing workers Francisco Hernandez, top, and Hermane Luna, both of Freeland, reinstall a restored gold spire atop the roof at the 1890s Fitzpatrick Victorian House, 242 W. Broad St., in the Tamaqua National Historic District. Not shown are others working from a position inside the dome. According to a document discovered in the tower, the ornate metalwork was handcrafted by E. R. Reeser, early Tamaqua tinsmith and owner of a steam heating operation, who installed the finial on October 29, 1902.

Monday, November 28, 2011

John Zlock, one of the 25 victims of the Venezuelan plane crash yesterday, is a resident of East Railroad Street in Nesquehoning. He has been an employee of the Bethlehem Steel Company at its Iron Mines Company plant in Venezuela for the past 10 years. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Anna Zlock and two brothers, Milan and Samuel, both of Nesquehoning. He had been in Bethlehem for a meeting with his supervisor and was en route back to his office in Venezuela when the tragic crash occurred.

Monday, November 28, 2011
CAROL ZICKLER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

McDonald's Restaurant in Nesquehoning donated two food baskets to the needy in Nesquehoning for Thanksgiving. Seen are Bertha Shreffler from Meed's United Methodist Church receiving the baskets and Dorothy Gula, shift manager and Todd Sheckler, manager ot the McDonald's. Managers collected the food for the donated baskets.

Monday, November 28, 2011
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS  Members of the Palmerton United Veteran's Organization gather upon the receipt of a $1,000 donation courtesy of George's Plumbing & Heating of Palmerton toward the veterans monument that will be erected in the borough next year.

About three-quarters of the funds needed to erect a veterans monument in Palmerton have been secured.

George's Plumbing & Heating of Palmerton recently donated $1,000 to the Palmerton United Veteran's Organization.

"It just shows that it's real; that it's going to happen," said Ed Moyer, commander of American Legion Post 269 in Palmerton said. "It's making the veterans monument possible."

Monday, November 28, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Children received a gift and had their photo taken with Santa Claus and one of his elves during the C.H.OS.E. annual Tree Lighting event held yesterday evening. Annette Becker, Coaldale, with her grandson William Davies, 3, receives a gift from Santa, played by Scott Ferryman, and elf, played by Cheryl Keifer.

A fire truck's siren was substituted for reindeer bells as Santa Claus arrived in Coaldale yesterday evening during the 25th annual C.H.O.S.E. Community Tree Lighting event held outside the Coaldale borough hall.

In addition to Santa lighting the tree, the event consisted of carols, music, gifts and snacks for the kids. C.H.O.S.E. (Church, Home, Organization, School, Environment) holds the event every year free of charge to local children.

Monday, November 28, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Hunters were out in force this morning taking advantage of "not so cold" weather. Pictured enjoying an early bird hunter's breakfast at the Citizen's Fire Company of Middleport are Bill Spayd, Middleport, left, and Harold Angst, Schoetown.

Hunters were out in force this morning taking advantage of "not so cold" weather. Pictured enjoying an early bird hunter's breakfast at the Citizen's Fire Company of Middleport are Bill Spayd, Middleport, left, and Harold Angst, Schoetown.