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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Safe Haven Pet Rescue will have a Volunteer Meeting on Tuesday, December 18, at 6:30 p.m. at Cherry's Restaurant, Route 209 near Route 534, Kresgeville.

If you are an animal lover, please come and meet the volunteers and have a bite to eat. Safe Haven is a small group of dedicated animal advocates who rescue dogs from high kill and overcrowded shelters and find them loving homes.All dogs are in foster care until their permanent homes are found. Safe Haven has rescued over 500 dogs so far.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Andrew Behler of Palmerton, vice president of Blue Ridge Pressure Castings, Lehighton, was recently presented the Herman H. Doehler Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the advancement of the die casting industry, the art of die casting as represented by technical achievement, advancement in plant operation and other activities.

Saturday, November 17, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS With Christmas less than six weeks away, many communities are working hard to make their downtowns look festive during the holidays. New Philadelphia Police detour traffic around volunteers from the New Philadelphia Community Organization, who are using a loader to place Christmas decorations on poles. Volunteer Ed Bernitsky places a snowflake on a pole.
Saturday, November 17, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Harold Osenbach of School Drive in West Penn Township rakes away the messy remains of Autumn.

Saturday, November 17, 2012
ELSA KERSCHNER/TIMES NEWS

When Rosebud sees her owner, Tom Longyhore of Towamensing Township, coming with a can of Pepsi she comes running and paces along the fence till Longyhore gets the can open and offers her a drink.

Saturday, November 17, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS A large storage garage in Packer Township was completely gutted during a fast-moving fire yesterday evening.

Fire departements from three counties were dispatched Friday evening to battle a large structure fire along Packer Drive in Packer Township.

Despite a quick response by the volunteers, the structure was destroyed after the fast-moving fire tore through it.

The building served as a large storage garage for Terry and Jennifer Berger, who's home, 548 Packer Drive, was located adjacent to the structure. The siding to their home was melted from the high heat.

Two vehicles and other equipment could be seen burning inside the structure.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

St. John's United Church of Christ, 15 Second St., Slatington, is offering a free Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, Nov. 22.

Dinner will be served from noon until 2 p.m. All are welcome. No reservations are required, but are appreciated.

Dinners will be delivered to shut-ins in the Northern Lehigh area, but calls for delivery must be received by Monday, Nov. 19. Call the church office at (610) 767-5554 for questions, to make reservations, or to request home delivery. The office is open from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Saturday, November 17, 2012
MICHAEL A. HEERY/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Engineer Rob Sarnowski of the firm Barry Isset & Associates reports to Lehighton Area School Board about his firm's assessment of the high school building. Problems discovered include the outside brick wall – as well as leaking window and door lintels.

As previously directed by Lehighton Area School Board, Architectural Consultant Mark Barnhardt of EI Associates recently reported that parts A and B of the required PlanCon paperwork have been submitted to the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Since a moratorium went into effect Oct. 1 that freezes reimbursements, the submission of this paperwork assures that the school district would receive reimbursement from the state if construction is initiated.

Saturday, November 17, 2012
VICTOR IZZO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

The Carbon Career & Technical Institute Adult Education State Approved Nurse Aide Program has graduated seven individuals from the program. Pictured at the Mahoning Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center where graduation ceremonies were held are, left to right : Instructor Colleen Gooch, RN; Tiffany Derr, Patricia Lehman, Allissa Haydt, Karista Schweizer, Mary Catherine Petritch, Desiree DeAngelis, and Amber DeStefano.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

A free Thanksgiving dinner will be served at Faith Alive United Methodist Church in Bowmanstown today, Saturday, Nov. 17. Doors open at 12:30. Dinner will be served from 1-3 p.m.

All are welcome. There will be no takeouts, but homebound delivery will be available by prior arrangement. Transportation will be provided if necessary.

For more information or to make arrangements for delivery or transportation, call (484) 464-1190, (610) 852-2716, (610) 377-4127, or (570) 386-5586.