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Monday, December 12, 2011

Jim Thorpe Chamber will hold its annual Christmas Party at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, at Crave 66 (formerly the Albright Mansion), 66 Broadway, Jim Thorpe. The party follows the 6 p.m. membership meeting.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Jim Thorpe Borough Council President Jay Miller was honored as the Mauch Chunk Historical Society's 1987 Citizen of the Year at the society's Christmas banquet held at Cassie's Hotel American, Jim Thorpe. In addition, James and Virginia Smith were presented with the Mauch Chunk Historical Society Opera House Theater Award, given for outstanding and continuing contribution to the opera house theater performances.

Monday, December 12, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Items recovered from Thursday's early morning burglary were 10 iPod Touches, 4 iPads, 11 Nanos, 2 Apple Care Protection Plan DVD's, 1 video game and 2 Playstation 3 controllers.

Franklin J. Kunkel III, 21, of 139 Tamanend Road, Quakake, is behind bars, charged with retail theft, receiving stolen property and criminal mischief, for walking away with just under $8,000 worth of portable electronics from the Hometown Wal-Mart Supercenter around 3 a.m. Thursday morning.

Items recovered from the early morning burglary were 10 iPod Touches, four iPads, 11 Nanos, two Apple Care Protection Plan DVD's, one video game and two Playstation video game controllers.

Monday, December 12, 2011
LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Workers had their hands full Friday morning when they had the task of replacing several traffic lights which were torn from their bases overnight when struck by a car. The lights at the intersection of SR248 and SR873 in Lehigh Township were knocked down by a female motorist in the early morning hours. Temporary stop signs were put in place while workers directed traffic as others attempted to string wire to activate temporary traffic lights. Township police investigated the incident.

Monday, December 12, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Volunteers with the Coaldale C.H.O.S.E. (Church, Home, Organization, School, Environment) community organization held their first annual free Lunch With Santa event Saturday at the Coaldale Ambulance building. Families had the opportunity to enjoy a visit with Santa, games and free lunch and snacks. Angela Krapf, C.H.O.S.E. president, stated her appreciation to all the volunteers that helped with the event. Pictured with Santa, played by Scott Ferryman, are volunteer Jane Ryder, and Hannah Slivkanich, 7, Coaldale.
Monday, December 12, 2011

Tis' the season for giving and Lehighton Ford is doing just that. At 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, Lehighton Ford, in partnership with Mallard Market will be giving 100 turkeys, 100 cans of corn, 100 cans of string beans, 100 10 lb. bags of potatoes, and 200 cans of cranberry sauce to 10 area churches to give out for the Christmas season.

Monday, December 12, 2011

A popular attraction is set to return at Slatington Elementary.

After a one-year absence, the Senior Citizen Holiday Program is back and will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday.

Long a favorite of senior citizens, as well as the students, the event will consist of a turkey dinner, musical presentations from each grade level, as well as cookies baked by the children and their families.

Monday, December 12, 2011
DONALD R. SERFASS/TIMES NEWS

This holiday display at the Janene Holter residence, Arlington Street, Tamaqua,features a sleigh, but not a decoratorversion. Instead, it's an original 1905 one-horse open sleigh from the late Victorian era. The vintage carriage from the Midwest was discovered on an online auctionseveral years ago at which time it waspurchased and shipped to Tamaqua. Since then it's been incorporated into the front yard display at Holter's East End residence, drawing much attention from passers-by.

Monday, December 12, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Tamaqua Police officer Matt Houser directs traffic away from the malfunctioning railroad crossing.

Downtown Tamaqua was disrupted for about 30 minutes Saturday afternoon due to malfunctioning railroad crossing gates located on East Broad Streeet, adjacent to the Five Points intersection, that were stuck in the down position.This happened twice on Saturday. Officials state it might be related to the integration of the new lights at the Five Points intersection.

Tamaqua Fire Police helped Tamaqua Police control traffic on West Broad St. (SR209) and the Five Points intersection.

Monday, December 12, 2011
LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

At least two persons were injured this morning in a two-vehicle crash along SR209 in Mahoning Township. The crash occurred at 8:30 a.m. involving a car and a sport utility vehicle atop the Mansion House Hill between Jim Thorpe and Lehighton. Two of the injured were a child and a female, believed to have been in the car. Both were treated at the scene by Lehighton paramedics and transported to a local hospital. The car came to rest in the north bound lane while the SUV came to rest facing north along the south berm.