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Monday, November 28, 2011

Ocean Spray announced it has taken the precautionary measure of voluntarily recalling certain production lots of its Original Flavor Craisins® Dried Cranberries product in 5-ounce, 10-ounce and 48-ounce packages, as well as bulk sweetened dried cranberries in 10-pound packages due to the possible presence of very small hair-like metal fragments that are unlikely to cause consumer injury.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

A federal judge in Scranton has ruled that a lawsuit having the body of Jim Thorpe moved from the town named after him to Oklahoma, to be interred on sacred tribal ground, will proceed.

U.S. District Judge A. Richard Caputo rejected a request filed on behalf of Jim Thorpe borough and 11 individual defendants to have the case dismissed.

The case seeking to have Thorpe's body removed from a mausoleum in Jim Thorpe and moved to Oklahoma was originally filed by John Thorpe, a son of the athlete, on June 24, 2010.

Saturday, November 26, 2011
GAIL MAHOLICK/Times news Members of Salem Bible Fellowship Church in Mahoning Township have been participating in the Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child shoebox project for the past 14 years. Workers are shown with some of the boxes prepared for shipment.

A simple shoebox can make a difference in the life of a child, especially when it's an Operation Christmas Child gift box.

Through this project, shoe boxes are filled with toys and gifts are distributed to children in over 100 countries who have endured poverty, disease and disaster and may otherwise never experience the joys of Christmas.

Members of Salem Bible Fellowship Church in Mahoning Township have been participating in the Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child shoebox project for the past 14 years.

Saturday, November 26, 2011
Lori Malick, Walnutport - "Probably the same."

Do you expect to spend more or less this Christmas season for gifts than you have in the past?

Saturday, November 26, 2011
Karen Esak

"I don't sense that I'm alone, particularly in the summertime at dusk when I go out for a walk," said Karen Esak, who lives in the mid-nineteenth century patch town that is now Eckley Miners' Village. "You never feel alone or afraid. It's peaceful and beautiful."

Saturday, November 26, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Owl Creek Community Park Association held their Boyer's Gift Card Giveaway drawing recently at the Tamaqua Boyer's Food Market to help raise donations for new swings at the park. Pictured from left are Claudia Krell, treasurer, Susie McLaughlin, secretary, and Georgine Wentz, president. Free cake was also given to customers during the drawing event.

Saturday, November 26, 2011
A man fishes in one of the canals. Had he caught something, he probably should have thrown it back ¿ most of the water in the canals was a murky brown, a result of people dumping their trash and cleaning clothes in it.

Known as the Venice of the East, Suzhou in east China's Jiangsu province is praised for its lush gardens and enchanting waterways. Miles of narrow, interconnected canals criss-crossing the old section of the city provide endless opportunities to explore and discover.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

The Eastern Schuylkill Democrats will meet at 7:30 p.m., Monday, at the East End Fire Comnpany, Est Broad Street, Tamaqua.

The public is welcome to attend.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

A holiday open house will be held at the Lehigh Gap Nature Center, Slatington, on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 1-4 p.m. Members, friends, and neighbors are welcome to visit the Osprey House for an afternoon of fun, crafts, and refreshments.

Saturday, November 26, 2011
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS

A Lehighton man was injured Friday night in a one-car accident along Route 209 in Franklin Township. Officer Frank Lorah identified the driver of the Lexis SUV as Zachory Kasko, 24, of Lehighton. He was traveling north at about 6:30 p.m. when his car struck a utility pole, snapping it at the base, and then rolled over. Kasko was treated at the scene by Lehighton Ambulance and then was transported to Lehigh Valley Hospital by MEDEVAC. Assisting at the scene were Franklin Township firefighters and fire police.