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Saturday, July 27, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Emergency crews tend to injured children after a tractor trailer rear-ended a school bus yesterday filled with children just north of the Schuylkill/Luzerne County line in Hazleton Township on Interstate 81. The tractor trailer, owned by Fox Transportation of Hometown, sustained only minor damage.

Thirty-seven people, most of them ages 6 to 14, were treated at area hospitals following a three-vehicle accident involving a school bus, tractor trailer and small car on Interstate 81 southbound in Hazle Township yesterday.

Emergency personnel were called to the area just north of the Schuylkill/Luzerne County line, near the Haul Road bridge, around 10:30 a.m. for a report of a tractor trailer rear-ending a school bus.

Saturday, July 27, 2013
AL ZAGOFSKY/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS "Yes I Can" workshop leader and Master Food Preserver Dawn Olson (left) snaps beans with Nancy Grotevant, district director Penn State Cooperative Extension Monroe County.

With all the rain early in the season followed by an overabundance of sunshine, gardeners throughout Carbon County are getting ready to harvest a cornucopia of fruits and vegetables.

They're great - but the problem is that they often all mature at once. It's feast in the late summer, and famine in the winter.

"Yes I Can" is Penn State Extension's solution. It's a food preservation workshop that's been touring northeastern Pennsylvania and soon will be coming to Carbon County.

Saturday, July 27, 2013
CAROL ZICKLER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Nesquehoning borough workers, Matt Miller and Leonard Michlovsky paint the intersection lines in theborough. The work is scheduled to be done before school starts to enable children to walk to school safely. All of the street lines will eventually be painted.

Saturday, July 27, 2013
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Carbon County Coroner Bruce Nalesnik, left, is presented with a "Commander's Area Command Significant Achievement Award" by Eric Temarantz, criminal investigator at the Fern Ridge Barracks of the Pa. State Police. Nalesnik was honored for his participation in a murder investigation with the state police.

Carbon County Coroner Bruce Nalesnik has received a special award from the Pa. State Police for his assistance in a homicide investigation.

He was given a "Commissioner's Area Command Significant Achievement Award" during a presentation this week at the Carbon County Courthouse.

The certificate, signed by State Police Commissioner Col. Frank Noonan, reads:

"This award is presented to you acknowledging your outstanding accomplishments that have distinguished you among your peers, and a direct reflection of your commitment and dedication to the state police."

Saturday, July 27, 2013
VICTOR IZZO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Displaying the United Way of Carbon County's banner in the Gazebo at Memorial Park in Jim Thorpe for the upcoming United Way 6th Annual Cruise to the Music Festival & Car Show,to be held on August 3, are United Way officials, l-r, Greg Bott, vice president of campaign; Robert Gaudreau, treasurer; Dr. Lisa Bleicher, pPresident; Donna Lennon, vice president; Oscar Santizo, vice resident of allocations; Fran Flickinger, board member; Kathi Stern, Cruise Committee member; and Angela Marie Nardini, vice resident of PR/marketing & media.

United Way of Carbon County's sixth annual Cruise to the Music Festival & Car Show will be held on Saturday, Aug. 3, at Jim Thorpe Memorial Park, rain or shine.

Admission is free.

Saturday, July 27, 2013
Danielle Fox/TIMES NEWS Bluegrass band, Old Crow Medicine Show performed a sold-out show on Thursday night at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

Underneath chandeliers made out of tiered mason jars instead of crystals, good ol' boys, Old Crow Medicine Show took the stage at Penn's Peak Thursday night with fiddles, banjoes and harmonicas in hand.

Not strangers to the Lehigh Valley, the bluegrass Americana musicians first visited Penn's Peak back in July of 2010.

Since then, their CDs sales have hit over 800,000, the band won a Grammy for "Best Long Form Video" and their single, "Wagon Wheel," went platinum in May after selling over 1,000,000 copies.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

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Veterans of the Vietnam War, who offered "the greatest possible gift" to their country during their years of service, were honored yesterday in Jim Thorpe during the dedication of a new Vietnam monument.

"It's been a very long time coming, but now it's there, and it's a great feeling," said Michael Kuzo, Vietnam Memorial chairman, who unveiled the monument.

The monument stands on a concrete island across from the Immaculate Conception Church on Broadway.

Saturday, July 27, 2013
CHRIS PARKER/TIMES NEWS Parishioners from St. Mary's Orthodox Church, Coaldale, spent a week in July sprucing up an Orthodox church in Philadelphia.  Standing on the steps of St. Mary's are, front from left, Alexandra Miller, Courtney Miller, and Olivia Matthewson, and back, Mike Kulick, Jesse Matthewson, and the Rev. Daniel Matthewson.

As eastern Pennsylvania broiled in the mid-July heat wave, sisters Alexandra and Courtney Miller of Tamaqua and brother and sister Jesse and Olivia Matthewson of Coaldale could have been cooling off in a swimming pool or just chillin' in an air-conditioned house.

Instead, the teens, along with Olivia and Jesse's father, the Rev. Fr. Daniel Matthewson, spent a week pulling weeds, trimming trees, painting fences and clearing clutter at a struggling Philadelphia church.

Saturday, July 27, 2013
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS Is this crosswalk at First Street and Delaware Avenue as motorists enter Palmerton an accident waiting to happen? Several borough council members believe it is.

Is the crosswalk located at the top of Delaware Avenue as motorists enter Palmerton an accident waiting to happen?

Several borough council members believe so, and voiced their concerns about the lane at First Street and Delaware at Thursday's borough council meeting

Councilwoman Holly Sell said "it is extremely dangerous to cross there [at the crosswalk]."

"They're [motorists] coming off the four-lane [State Rt. 248], and they don't see you there at all," Sell said. "It's very dangerous."

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Many people still remember the large celebration that occurred in Lehighton for the borough's centennial celebration in 1966.

As a result, some are hoping for a similar event when the town notes its sesquicentennial in 2016.

This week, the council granted Courtney Van Fossen of Jamestown Drive permission to begin planning a 150th anniversary event.

She will be coordinating her efforts with Lehighton Borough Manager Nicole Beckett.

Van Fossen said she knows that the event is three years away but she feels planning should get under way.