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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

State Police Commissioner Frank E. Pawlowski today invited the public to be involved in the agency's effort to be reaccredited by a leading law enforcement organization.

Being accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, or CALEA, indicates a law enforcement agency is providing the highest level of police service to the public, the commissioner said.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Lehighton AMVETS, Elwood Miller Post 106, will hold their annual Christmas meeting on Sunday, Dec. 5, at the Lehighton Legion (downstairs). Doors will open at noon, with the meeting to begin at 2 p.m.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Temple Israel of Lehighton, 194 Bankway Street invites everyone to commemorate the miracles of Hanukkah and enjoy a pot luck dairy/vegetarian dinner which features latkes of all types as the main course at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3.

Sufganiyot (jelly doughnuts) is the showcase dessert at Oneg Shabbat following services

On Friday evening, the service begins at 7:15 p.m., lead by Rabbi Melody Davis. There will be lively music, drumming, drama and dancing.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Lehighton Area Council of the Carbon County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their Annual Christmas Gathering at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14 at Country Inn and Suites, 1619 Interchange Road, Lehighton.

Lehighton Council will be furnishing beverages. Those attending are asked to bring a favorite hors d'oeuvres, snacks or desserts to share with fellow Chamber members. Also, feel free to bring an adult beverage.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

The children of Tamaqua Child Care had a lot to be grateful for last week. Their lesson for the week was Thanksgivng and talking about all the things they have to be thankful for. The staff and children were treated to a Thanksgiving feast. Seated from left to right are Madison Miller, Emily Kohlmeir, Shaina Ristilia, Alex Zehner, Morgan Kistler, Tyler Hazlett, and Brandon Van Horn.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Jim Thorpe Police Department will be holding its third annual Policemen's Ball on Saturday, Jan. 29 at Jim Thorpe Memorial Hall, from 6 to 11 p.m. Dress is formal attire. The evening will include dinner, drinks and dancing with music provided by DJ "Dave G" from 4D Karaoke/DJ Services and Entertainment.

Proceeds from this year's ball will benefit Carbon County Special Olympics. Last year, $4,000 was donated to the Fallen Officer's Fund for FOP Lodge 13.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

This morning's steady downpour and numerous flash floods made driving around our area treacherous. Pictured is Rt. 54 flooded in Barnesville.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Four area residents were among 14 who entered guilty pleas to criminal charges in Schuylkill County court and were sentenced by President Judge William E. Baldwin this week.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Using a variety of recorded music, a program about the events and characters of the Nativity Story will be presented free of charge on Thursday, Dec. 2 at 6:30 p.m. at Bethany Evangelical Congregational Church, 223 East Broad Street in Tamaqua.

The program is one of the opening events for Tamaqua's "Spirit of Christmas" celebration, which runs through Sunday.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

A Tamaqua woman was one of nine people who entered guilty pleas to criminal charges in Schuylkill County Court and were sentenced by Judge Jacquelyn Russell recently.