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Monday, May 7, 2012

Two women were taken via ambulance to Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest for unknown injuries just after 9:30 a.m. yesterday, after the car they were in flipped on Wildcat Road, less than two miles southeast of Valley Road. Tracks in the dirt show that the vehicle was traveling southeast, when for some reason it overshot the turn, hit the embankment and overturned. Responding were Walker Township's New England Fire Company and Tamaqua's East End Fire Company and Rescue Squad. Also responding were Tamaqua Ambulance and Lehighton ALS. State police are investigating.

Monday, May 7, 2012
Makena Scherer, 4, of Jim Thorpe, tries her luck at the bean bag toss stand, hosted by Blue Mountain Health System. Representatives from the hospital educated children on the importance of sports safety, which is part of a sports safety grant that Carbon County Safe Kids received this year.

Saturday turned out to be the perfect day for the fifth annual Carbon County Children's Fun-N-Safety Fair in Jim Thorpe.

Hundreds of children and their families from around the county attended the event, which teaches kids about being safe in different situations.

The event, organized by Carbon Lodge 242 of Free and Accepted Masons, and Carbon County Safe Kids, provided fun and education to children and parents alike. There was free food, free games, face painting and a lot of educational activities.

Monday, May 7, 2012

A man was injured during a stabbing that occurred in Slatington Sunday afternoon.

Slatington police said the incident occurred after 5 p.m. in the area of Long Alley and W. Washington Street.

Slatington police Sgt. Aoercia said police were called to the scene as the result of a fight in progress.

The victim was taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. His condition was unknown.

Aoercia said he couldn't reveal the name of the victim because the matter was still under investigation.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Sabrina Steigerwalt has a few new friends. The Jim Thorpe teenager will meet them at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 20, when the Franklin Township Old-timers play a softball game against the Jim Thorpe Old-timers at the Phifer Ice Dam Park in Franklin Township.

Monday, May 7, 2012
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Members of the Summit Hill Fire Department extinguish the burning vehicle of Charles Eis, Nesquehoning, which began burning while he was headed up the White Bear Hill in Summit Hill on Saturday afternoon.

There were anxious moments at the Switchback Mini Market in Summit Hill Saturday afternoon, when an SUV burst into flames near the business.

The engine compartment of the vehicle, a 2003 Chevy Trailblazer, was engulfed in flames when firefighters responded at about 5:45 p.m.

The fire was extinguished by members of the Summit Hill Fire Department, without incident.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

All Saints Episcopal Church, 301 N. Second St., Lehighton, will host a free community dinner from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, May 17.

Everyone is invited.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

An article that ran in Thursday's edition of the TIMES NEWS incorrectly listed the new meal prices in the Palmerton Area School District for 2012-13.

The correct prices are: breakfast - elementary, $1; lunch - elementary, $1.95; breakfast - secondary, $1.10; lunch - secondary, $2.05.

The TIMES NEWS apologizes for the error.

Saturday, May 5, 2012
AL ZAGOFSKY/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Clockwise from left: Second grader Jessica Cabera types a story into her ThinkPad computer, as 11th grader Katelyn Evans listens to comments on her kempt karakul drawing, and Panther Valley High School art teacher Kimberlee Burkett and Allentown Art Museum Arts and Education Manager Kathy Odorizzi look on as Artist-in-Residence Victor Stabin offers suggestions on how to improve the artwork.

Seventy Panther Valley students completed a 10-session workshop where elementary, middle and senior high school students teamed collaboratively under the guidance of a nationally-recognized artist-in-residence to create, design and publish a graphic alphabet book.

For the second year, Allentown Art Museum Arts and Education Manager Kathy Odorizzi has sponsored, Panther Valley High School art teacher Kimberlee Burkett has organized, and nationally-recognized illustrator and painter, Victor Stabin of Jim Thorpe has served as artist-in-residence in the Daedal Doodle project.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

The Tamaqua Area Education Association will host its annual retirement dinner on June 8 at Capriott's Banquet Hall, Treskow, celebrating the retirees of 2012. Cocktail hour will begin at 5:30 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by JD's Road Show with dancing from 8 to 11:30 p.m.

Reservations are $40 per person and must be made by May 16. Checks are to be made payable to the TAEA and mailed to Sharon Chromiak, 30 South St., Tamaqua.

For more information, email Sharon at