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Saturday, September 28, 2013

The restored 1874 Philadelphia & Reading Railroad passenger depot in Tamaqua has overcome decades of neglect and now plays a vital role in the community. After a $1.5M restoration, the landmark once again serves as a gathering place. The depot is seen here Thursday evening.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

To promote breast cancer awareness, Lehighton Area Lioness Lions Club will sponsor its eighth Pink Light Walk on Tuesday, Oct. 1, at the Lehighton Recreation Center.

Registration will begin at 5:30 p.m., warm up is at 6:30 p.m., with the walk to follow.

Participants will be walking from the Lehighton Recreation Center to the Lehighton Amphitheatre and back.

All those participating are asked to wear a pink shirt to increase awareness of breast cancer.

Angela Mims of Milford, two-time cancer survivor, will be the speaker for the event.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Free classes are being offered at the Lehighton Area Memorial Library for those with little computer experience who want to learn basics and get hands-on experience with using the computer and the Internet.

Sessions will be held at 10:30 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Oct. 15, Computer Basics; Tuesday, Oct. 22, Internet Basics; and Tuesday, Oct. 29, Internet Tools.

Classes are free, but space is limited.

Call the library at (610) 377-2750 to sign-up or for more information.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

As part of PennDOT's commitment to enhanced customer service, customers can now order a duplicate non-commercial driver's license or photo identification card online if theirs is lost or stolen.

"Ordering a duplicate driver's license or photo identification card just got easier for our customers," PennDOT's Secretary Barry J. Schoch said. "This is another example of our online services saving customers time and providing the convenience of completing transactions from the comfort of home."

Saturday, September 28, 2013

HARRISBURG – Residents of the 122nd Legislative District are invited to a town hall meeting hosted by Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon).

The meeting is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 7, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Lehigh Township Municipal Building, South Lehigh Gorge Drive, Weatherly.

"I look forward to talking with residents about the major issues impacting our state," Heffley said. "Many of those issues, including transportation funding and property tax reform, have already come up during our first week back in Harrisburg and will continue to be major priorities this fall."

Saturday, September 28, 2013

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers some tips to help older drivers stay safe on the road:

Ÿ Exercising regularly to increase strength and flexibility.

Ÿ Asking your doctor or pharmacist to review medicines – both prescription and over-the counter – to reduce side effects and interactions.

Ÿ Having eyes checked by an eye doctor at least once a year. Wear glasses and corrective lenses as required.

Ÿ Driving during daylight and in good weather.

Saturday, September 28, 2013
Six-year-old Paige Acevedo of Wind Gap sets the pace for a Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor tour of the Walnutport section of the Lehigh Canal as her mother, Sherry Acevedo, conservation coordinator for the D&L follows behind, leading the balance of the hike.

The Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor and St. Luke's University Health Network are partners in a "Get Your Tail on the Trail," a program they describe as "a family fun initiative – get off the couch and get active!"

The latest in the series, whose details are at, was Saturday's Walnutport Canal hike, a two-mile walk led by D&L conservation coordinator Sherry Acevedo, assisted by Everett and Marilyn Kaul of the Walnutport Canal Association, and Dean Hower of the Northern Lehigh Trail Tenders.

Saturday, September 28, 2013
Ronald Prator, Lehighton Senior Center "The senior center fulfilled my life. It gives me something to do."

How did senior centers affect your life?

Friday, September 27, 2013

Michael Breeden, 16, Tamaqua, sings "You're So Creepy" by Ghost Town during

Thursday night's free Open Stage event held at the Tamaqua Community Arts Center. Breeden also goes by stage name Sirus Valentine.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Gov. Tom Corbett recently urged Pennsylvania students, ages 9 to 14, to enter a national radon poster contest designed to help raise awareness about the dangers of radon. The deadline to enter is Nov. 1.

"Through their participation in this contest, our students will learn more about an environmental health hazard that affects many Pennsylvania homes," Corbett said. "I hope that when they share what they've learned with the adults in their lives, helping them to become more informed homeowners who will test for radon."