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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Parryville UMC, located at the corner of Main and Chestnut streets, Parryville, will host a free luncheon from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday

All are welcome.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Naturalist Robin Tracey will lead a hike at Beltzville State Park on July 11, weather permitting.

The hike will be on the Christman and Cove Ridge trails, 6 miles in length and moderate in difficulty. The trails transverse through an evergreen forest and run parallel to the Beltzville State Park lake.

Hikers will meet in the Christman Trail parking lot located on Pohopoco Drive at 10 a.m. Bring a lunch or snacks.

For more information or weather conditions, call Robin at (570) 467-2506. All pets must be leashed and get along with pets and other people.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

A Slatington woman was one of three foreign students studying in Belize who died in a taxi accident last week. The accident occurred as the three were being transported to the airport to return to their home countries.

According to the Amandala, Belize's local newspaper, the crash between a passenger bus and the taxi transporting Molly Hude, 24, of Slatington; Ioanna Thomopoulou, 25, of Greece; and Angela Bugeja, 24, of Malta; occurred at 10:30 a.m., July 2 on the Floral Park Bridge along the George Price Highway.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013
STACEY SOLT/TIMES NEWS Brandon Kusko, a member of the DCNR maintenance crew at Beltzville Lake State Park, cleans up litter after a busy Fourth of July weekend at Beltzville. He is part of a nine member maintenance crew at the park.

Despite an overflow crowd flocking to area lakes this July 4 holiday weekend, the most heavily-used areas of Beltzville Lake State Park have already been cleaned of much of the weekend's litter.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

A butterfly program will be held on July 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the Locust lake State Park amphitheater. The program will be given by Rick Mikula, owner of the Hole-in-Hand Butterfly Farm and Mona Me Kennel. Mounted specimens will demonstrate camouflage and disguises used by butterflies and mouths.

"Live" butterflies will also be on site. Mikula will demonstrate how to handle and care for these butterflies.

In case of inclement weather, the program will be held in the program shelter.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Gov. Tom Corbett is encouraging Pennsylvania small-business owners to apply for DEP's Small Business Advantage Grant to finance pollution prevention and energy efficiency projects.

Businesses can apply for 50-percent matching funds of up to $9,500 to adopt or acquire energy-efficient or pollution-prevention equipment or procedures.

"Supporting projects that promote energy efficiency, especially in small businesses, will help keep Pennsylvania on the path to energy independence," Corbett said.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Yesterday morning, the first train passed over the new bridge of the Lehigh and New England RR at Lehigh Gap.

The train was carrying on it a party of leading officials who inspected every inch of the 32.1 mile extension from Danielsville to Tamaqua, including the fine bridge, and pronounced the job a first class one.

Last evening, the first coal train, made up of 25 50-ton cars, left Lansford and was delivered at Edgewater, N.J. It was an auspicious opening for the new road and the official party was very enthusiastic about the condition of the road.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Carbon County Fair monthly board will meet at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2 at the fair grounds, Little Gap Road, Palmerton.

Any individual or organization interested in becoming a vendor at the 2013 fair is asked to call Bob Silliman at (570) 325-8685. Anyone who would like to become involved with the Fair is asked to contact Liz McElwee at The fair will be held on Aug. 6-10.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

A Delano man was one of six defendant's who had their probations revoked by judges in Schuylkill County court.

Edward Francis Ostrowski, 36, of 722 Lakeside Avenue, was removed from the Intermediate Punishment Program (IPP) by Judge Cyrus Palmer Dolbin and the court ordered his status be evaluated for placement from the county's to the states IPP and pay additional costs for the evaluation.

Osrowski was placed in the county program last September to serve 60 months on a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol in Tamaqua in March 2012.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

The Mahoning Township supervisors agreed to accept the settlement in a case brought against certain supervisors a few years ago by a police officer candidate who alleged a violation of labor regulations.

The supervisors also said they needed more information regarding the settlement of former Police Chief Kenneth Barnes, who was on medical leave for most of last year before resigning in December.