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Friday, April 4, 2014

The Palmerton Concourse Club presents its 14th Annual Spring Basket Spectacular from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday. at the Holy Trinity Church at Fifth Street and Lafayette Avenue, Palmerton.

The drawing of the winning baskets will begin at 2 p.m.

All proceeds benefit the Palmerton community.

Lunch will be served and baked goods will be available.

Tickets are available at the door.

For more information, call Marie Williams at 610-824-7653.

Friday, April 4, 2014
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS Posing for their close-up at the LAX Fest, these members of PVYA Girls Lacrosse team took advantage of the photo booth. They are, from left, Madysen Keiper, 9; Jill Donatelli, 11; and Barbie Clifford, 9. They say they enjoy the sport because it's fun, they're good at it and they're fast.

LAX Fest has been declared a success. Several hundred filled the Pocono Dome in Sciota Sunday in support of the Pleasant Valley Youth Association's Lacrosse teams.

"We had a fantastic time. It was really an awesome way to kick off our 2014 season for the players and the families of PVYA Lacrosse. We had nearly 100 percent participation of our players with approximately 145 boys and girls in attendance. With siblings and family, close to 300 people overall attended," said Karen Clark, fundraising chairwoman for PVYA Girls' Lacrosse.

Friday, April 4, 2014

A piece of history was lost in Lehighton when a spectacular fire destroyed a home at Seventh and Iron streets known as the "Colonial Court" Estate. The mansion was purchased from the 1901 Pan American Exposition in Buffalo, N.Y. (where President McKinley was assassinated) by attorney Theodore A. Snyder, who died in 1907.

Snyder fell in love with the building and had the seven-bedroom mansion transported here piece by piece via the Lehigh Valley Railroad in 1902.

Friday, April 4, 2014

The Palmerton Area Democratic Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, at Fireline Hotel, Bowmanstown. The featured topic will be "Issues Facing Palmerton."

Participants will include Palmerton Mayor Chris Olivia and members of the Palmerton Borough Council.

Members are reminded that the club continues to collect canned goods at each meeting to benefit the Food Bank run by the Community Action Council of Palmerton Area Churches.

Friday, April 4, 2014

A pair of zoning issues were discussed during the public comment of the Mahoning Township business meeting Wednesday night. Cindy and Victor Grosser came to discuss a variance for adding sewage to an auxiliary building on their property on Twin Hill Road and Route 443 to convert it into a rental. Nicole and Norm Hibbler also attended to discuss a mobile home that was partially on a neighboring property. Zoning Officer LeRoy Leibenguth met with both parties and denied their zoning permits respectively.

Friday, April 4, 2014

The Palmerton Area Library is celebrating National Library Month during this April.

This month is designated "Food for Fines" month and patrons may substitute one nonperishable food item for each $1 owed in fines.

All food will be donated to the local food bank in Palmerton run by CACPAC. Donations of food and personal products (soap, deodorant, toothpaste, etc.) will be accepted from anyone during the month as a service to the community.

Children in preschool through grade six are invited to participate in the annual book mark contest.

Friday, April 4, 2014

A Carbon County man pleaded guilty in two pending cases involving theft incidents. He was one of 16 defendants in pending cases to enter a guilty plea before Judge Joseph J. Matika.

Lansford incidents

Scott A. Weaver, 28, of Lansford, pleaded guilty to two counts of access device fraud and one count each of theft and retail theft.

Friday, April 4, 2014

A Schuylkill County judge has sentenced a state prison inmate who admitted attacking another prisoner last year to at least four years behind bars.

Judge James Goodman imposed the punishment on March 28 on Nathaniel C. Clark, 31. Clark, who was charged with aggravated assault, simple assault and harassment after the May 16, 2013, attack, must serve at least 52 months up to 104 months in state prison.

Clark must serve the time in addition to sentences he received for drug-related crimes he had committed in Delaware and Blair counties.

Friday, April 4, 2014
DONALD R. SERFASS/TIMES NEWS Borough worker Mario Marconi of Lansford believes the 1884  Lansford Borough safe weighs 1 ton and maybe more.

The historic Victorian vault that safeguarded cash and Lansford's most important documents in days gone by might be up for grabs if the price is right.

It's recognized as a masterpiece of engineering and art, but the borough simply has no place to put it.

The town's oversized combination safe, built Aug. 26, 1884, is a relic of anthracite's glory days and a surviving gem from world-renowned York Safe & Lock Co.

The wheeled 1-ton safe had been kept in the former borough hall for decades.

Friday, April 4, 2014

It took more than two hours for members of Walnutport's workshop committees to discuss many scheduled topics, and more, at Thursday's meeting.

Jay Rubright, chairman and founder of Sharon's Hands, asked council if it would allow the 501(c)(3) group to hold a free event at the Walnutport Playground facilities. He also asked, if so, which dates were available this summer.