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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor will hold the 2011 Partner Recognition Dinner to honor exceptional partners on Thursday, Nov. 10, at the Hotel Bethlehem.

Saturday, October 29, 2011
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Weatherly Area Middle School Students of the Month for September are, front, from left, Samantha Knepper, Stephanie Lencovich and Ashley Nunez. Behind them is Sandra Slavick, middle school principal.

Weatherly Area Middle School Students of the Month for September were announced recently by Sandra Slavick, middle school principal.

They are nominated and selected based on academic achievement, attendance, extra-curricular involvement and service to the community.

Samantha Knepper, daughter of William and Melissa Knepper of Weatherly, was selected as the sixth grade Student of the Month. She is a member of the middle school band and chorus and is a homeroom representative for student government.

Saturday, October 29, 2011
Contributed photo Rilan Gombert, a second grade student at our Lady of the Angels Academy, Lansford, took his first adventure on a District Six motocross track at Evansville on Oct. Rilan was riding his new KTM 50 at the track which he had never ridden before, and came out with a very respectable third place finish. Rilan is pictured here with his fellow second graders. Front, left to right: Sadie Trubilla, Hannah Soberick, Emilia Tenisci, Sierra Bauer. Back: Brayden Feisel, Rilan Gombert, Matthew Rehrig, Miss Melnick, Gavin Tischler, Edward Mullen.

Rilan Gombert, a second grade student at our Lady of the Angels Academy, Lansford, took his first adventure on a District Six motocross track at Evansville in Oct. Rilan was riding his new KTM 50 at the track which he had never ridden before, and came out with a very respectable third place finish. Rilan is pictured here with his fellow second graders. Front, left to right: Sadie Trubilla, Hannah Soberick, Emilia Tenisci, Sierra Bauer. Back: Brayden Feisel, Rilan Gombert, Matthew Rehrig, Miss Melnick, Gavin Tischler, Edward Mullen.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

People's EC Church, 216 Wagner Street, Lehighton, will host a Trunk or Treat Event, Saturday from 3-5 p.m.

The event gives children, ages 13 and under, the opportunity to safely trick or treat in the parking lot of the Fellowship Hall. Children are encouraged to come in costume.

The event is free and open to the public. A rain date has been set for Oct. 30, 3-5 p.m.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Lehighton Area Lioness Lions Club will host Breakfast with Santa at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 at the Lehighton Recreation Center, Eighth Street, Lehighton. There will be one seating only which will be limited. The event includes a visit and gift from Santa, candy, balloon, and breakfast. Bring camera for photos. There will be a basket raffle sponsored by the Environmental Services Department of Blue Mountain Health System. Carbon Model Railroad Society will again have a train display for the children.

Saturday, October 29, 2011
CHRIS PARKER/TIMES NEWS Mold is visible on kitchen cabinets and table in a vacant house at 132 W. Ridge St., Coaldale.

A Coaldale family which has been waging a fruitless battle to clean up the vacant, mold-infested house attached to their home has a new ally.

State Sen. David G. Argall last Friday visited Ron and Ruthanne Kehl to learn more about the problem and see how he could help.

"I've spoken to the borough solicitor, and we'll talk to him again," he said. "In my mind, the first step needs to be to get some kind of temporary barrier on the roof so that at least the problem stops getting worse. Then, we go to the tougher issue, which is how do you remove the mold that's already there."

Saturday, October 29, 2011
Karen Kunkel, Tamaqua - "I remember going trick or treating with our Genetti bags for a full week before Halloween."

What are your favorite memories of Halloween?

Saturday, October 29, 2011
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Allen Heist, consultant, Stell Environmental Enterprises, Inc., center, discusses the Central Carbon County Regional Plan with John Wieczorek, Mahoning Township supervisor. On left is Jack Strum who is looking at the maps.

East Penn Township and Mahoning Township supervisors and Lehighton and Weissport council members voted on Thursday night to adopt the new Central Carbon County Regional Comprehensive Plan, developed by Allen Heist, consultant, of Stell Environmental Enterprises, Inc.

A fifth community involved in the comprehensive plan is Franklin Township. Franklin supervisors failed to adopt it due to a lack of quorum since one supervisor was out of town and a another was on sick leave. The third supervisor, Paul Kocher, did attend the meeting.

Saturday, October 29, 2011
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS

Joe Craig, president of the Beltzville Lions Club presents a certificate of appreciation to members of the Lehigh Canal Recreation Commisison for their role in supporting the Lions Club during the recent Old Fashioned Hayride and Fall Fest held at the Lehigh Canal Park. From left are, Mike Nonnemacher, Jim Thorpe, representative; Joe Craig, president of the Beltzville Lions Club; Dennis Bauchspies, Franklin Township representative; Lee Getz, Lehighton Representative; and Dean Emery, Parryville Representative.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Greater Northern Lehigh Chamber of Commerce will present a program, "Social Media" Websites as a Business Tool from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1 at Neffs Hotel and Other Side Restaurant, 5653 Route 873, Neffs.