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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A public hearing concerning the new Central Carbon County Regional Comprehensive Plan will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27 at the Lehighton Annex building, 110 Third St., Lehighton.

The purpose of the meeting is to give the public the opportunity to review the regional comprehensive plan that has been prepared by Central Carbon County Regional Comprehensive Planning Committee.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

All Saint's Episcopal Church, Second and Coal streets, Lehighton, will host a free community dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A free community supper will be held at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 21 Race St., Jim Thorpe, from 4 to 6 p.m., on Sunday, Oct. 23. The dinner will be pork and sauerkraut.

For more information, call (570) 325-2241.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

There will be a party for all retired members of UAW Local 1098 (Blue Ridge Pressure Casting) at 1 p.m. Tuesday Nov. 15. Refreshments will be served. There is no cost to attend. If you are able to attend, contact Bob Strohl at (610) 377-1083 before Oct. 30.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Tamaqua Biology Club is hosting their Annual Powder Puff Football Game this Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Tamaqua Sports Complex. Powder Puffs are a girls football team with male cheerleaders. Admission is $1 for students and $2 for adults. The event will benefit a local charity.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

An inquiry from Nis Hollow Estates manager Kerry Howard regarding refinancing the trailer park that resides in Mahoning and East Penn Townships prompted a discussion about the current conditions of the park and concerns over the rundown situation of some lots and unnumbered conditions of several of them.

"Parts of the park are in bad shape with overgrown trees and such. They [the managers] said they don't own the trailers and cannot touch them, but they own the land and they should maintain it," said Supervisor Travis Steigerwalt.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011
DONALD R. SERFASS/TIMES NEWS

Today's teens are big on books - both reading and writing. Some of the works seen here in the Tamaqua Library foyer display case will be discussed on Thursday, October 20 at 6 p.m., when the South Railroad Street library hosts the Second Annual Teen Read, an event that showcases the latest books presented by teens. The Teen Read also will interface with the English curriculum at Tamaqua Area High School, coordinated by English instructor Thelma Urban. More information about the Teen Read is available at (570) 668-4660.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

On Duane Schleicher's major subdivision, it was noted by the East Penn Planning Commission that a letter by Solicitor Jim Nanovic about a PPL easement was forwarded to the developer and engineer.

The Monday meeting discussed whether or not the many changes discussed on the Churchview Downs plan had been made on the plan. A note about Walter Zlomsowitch's driveway was to have been removed and wasn't.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Alli Bellfonte paints a butterfly on the face of Dana Suozzo. Her efforts contribute to the Northern Lehigh Halloween Parade.

Did you know November was Native American Heritage month? That is part of the information Charles and Carla Messinger were telling people as they offered a braid of sweet grass to smell and animal skins to feel. They had a stand at the Walnutport Canal Festival held Sunday.

A spoon was made from buffalo horn. Cattails were burned as a smudge to keep insects away. Charles remembers carrying them around.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A preliminary hearing for a Schuylkill County man accused of shooting to death his father was continued on Monday prior to the scheduled start of the proceeding.

District Judge James Ferrier, of Orwigsburg, granted the request of Atty. Robert J. Kirwan II, of Reading, to continue the matter of Franklin Stumhofer Jr., 39, of 57 Summer Valley Rd., in Molino, West Brunswick Township.