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Thursday, November 8, 2012

It takes a lot of money to keep a borough running and no one wants to see taxes raised. Projects are given priorities and some have to wait years to be completed. So, when a surplus of funds is discovered, community leaders go back to their priority lists to see which projects come next.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Lots of folks spent Wednesday afternoon digging out the snow shovel, rooting through the trunk to find the ice scraper and getting out boots and gloves in light of an expected nor'easter forecasters believed would dump snow and slush into the region overnight.

But our area dodged a weather bullet when the storm kept too far east to touch us, according to the National Weather Service.

Thursday, November 8, 2012
VICTOR IZZO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Discussing the public's reception of the newly renovated St. Luke's Physical Therapy facility in Jim Thorpe while surrounded by physical therapy and fitness equipment are, left to right : visitor Jason Scrimcovsky, Doctor of Chiropractic; Clinic Coordinator Michael Strucko, DPT; and John Evans, Director of Rehab for St. Luke's Miner's Campus.

St. Luke's Physical Therapy celebrated the 10th anniversary of its Jim Thorpe facility with an open house at its location on State Route 903.

The event was open to St. Luke's patients, referring doctors, and invited guests.

The facility's staff was on hand to explain the benefits of physical therapy and transitioning into a fitness program.

It was also an opportunity to showcase the facility's newly renovated patient care area and fitness center.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Crews have wrapped-up four years of construction on the the Turnpike's $102 million project to build four new bridges in Carbon County.

New bridges -- separate northbound and southbound spans over both the Lehigh River and the Pohopoco Creek -- are now in place and fully serving motorists between Mileposts 73 and 75 on the Turnpike's Northeastern Extension/I-476 since Fall 2011.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Kovatch Ford in Nesquehoning presents "Go Further with Ford Night" on Thursday, Nov. 15 – a free fundraising event that will benefit American Cancer Society engaging consumers in the final "Random Acts of Fusion" adventure and offering them a chance to see the all-new 2013 Ford Fusion in person.

Go Further with Ford Night is the fun finale to Random Acts of Fusion, the unique transmedia program hosted by Ryan Seacrest that has generated more than 12 million consumer engagements with the Ford Fusion by playing out a story arc through multimedia platforms.

Thursday, November 8, 2012
AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS Joe Zubek, Summit Hill Sons of American Legion Post 316, right; presents Rose Marie Armon, director of the Summit Hill Food Pantry, with a check for $2,000 to offset the cost of purchasing frozen turkeys, stuffing and other trimmings for families in need this Thanksgiving. The two organizations have been teaming up for nearly two decades to make sure all Summit Hill families have a good Thanksgiving.

The Summit Hill Sons of American Legion Post 316 and Summit Hill Food Pantry know the meaning of Thanksgiving.

The two organizations teamed up again this year to help families who have fallen on hard times.

Because of this, about 130 Summit Hill families in need will be able to have a Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings on Nov. 22.

Earlier this week, Joe Zubek, finance officer of the SAL, presented Rose Marie Armon, director of the Summit Hill Food Pantry, with a check for $2,000 to offset the cost of purchasing 130 frozen turkeys for the upcoming holiday.

Thursday, November 8, 2012
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Liberty AutoGlass, 509 N. 1st. St., Lehighton, recently celebrated 10 years of serving the community's auto glass needs. From left are, Betsy Bloom, office manager; Mike Suprys, auto glass installer; and Charles "Chuck" Eckhart, who look forward to assisting customers.

Liberty AutoGlass recently celebrated 10 years serving the community's auto glass needs.

Locally owned by Charles "Chuck" Eckhart, they are located at 509 N. 1st Street in Lehighton.

Their certifications by the Automotive Glass Replacement Safety Standards Council and AAA approval assures the public of top-notch safety and quality. Their technicians have been factory trained by Sika Corporation, the premier producer of glass installation products in the industry.

Thursday, November 8, 2012
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS The Ninth Street Bridge in Lehighton is utilized heavily. Because of rotational movement of the two wing walls on the southern abutment, the outer perimeters of the bridge are blocked to both vehicular and pedestrian traffic.

The Ninth Street Bridge, which spans Mahoning Creek in Lehighton, won't be repaired this year, according to PennDOT.

The three-lane bridge has been reduced to two lanes with barriers placed on the sides of the span along the railings. The barriers block the pedestrian walkway on the west side of the bridge.

The reason for the barriers is because PennDOT said earlier this year an inspection of the bridge determined there was some rotational movement of the two wing walls on the southern abutment (Route 443 side).

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Author John LaRizzio will be talking about and signing copies of his new book "Hey, Milkman!" on Saturday, Nov. 10 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Dimmick Friends House, 58 Broadway, just two doors up from the Dimmick Library in downtown Jim Thorpe.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

This year's Carbon County Veterans Day Parade will take its processional through a town in the midst of the celebration of its Centennial.

Hosted by the Palmerton United Veterans Organization, which consists of the Palmerton American Legion Post 269 and Palmerton VFW Post 7134, the event will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Veterans Day, in Palmerton. The rain date is Sunday, Nov. 18.