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Monday, July 9, 2012

Susanna Vaughan presented pictures from the Woods Campground in Towamensing Township which abuts her property. They showed people walking through the forest naked. Larry Lewellyn said they have been at odds with the campground and have asked the state police for help.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Carbon County officials are trying to alleviate some of the staffing issues at the county prison.

During the monthly meeting of the county salary board, members voted to establish three new corrections officers positions at the Carbon County Correctional Facility. The rate is set at $14.57 per hour.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Safe Haven Pet Rescue will hold an Adoption Day on Sunday, July 15 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Tractor Supply, Route 209, Brodheadsville.

Safe Haven requires a Pre Adoption Application with references and a home visit before adoption.

Safe Haven Pet Rescue is a small group of dedicated volunteers from the West End of the Poconos who save highly adoptable dogs from high kill and overcrowded shelters and finds them loving homes. Shelter killing is the number one cause of dog deaths, and Safe Haven has saved over 600 lives so far.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Rebeka, left, Bridget, and Molly McFadden of Jim Thorpe sang the National Anthem before Thursday night's Lehigh Valley IronPig game in Allentown.

Saturday, July 7, 2012
Heather Bacsick/special to the times news Jim Thorpe Borough Council President Betsy Ahner with new council member, Jay Miller.

Jay Miller was appointed to Jim Thorpe Borough Council during the June borough council meeting.

Miller was sworn in at the meeting by Mayor Michael Sofranko.

He was voted in to fill a vacancy after former councilman Justin Yaich resigned from the board in May.

In other business, council accepted the resignation of Patrolmen Justin Sannie who will be attending the State Trooper Academy. Sofranko stated that Sannie has done a great job and he is always eager to learn.

Saturday, July 7, 2012
Mindy Penberth, Summit Hill "Wear light clothing, stay in the shade and if I'm inside, stay in the air conditioning."

How do you cope best with the summer heat?

Saturday, July 7, 2012

The Lehighton Band will present the second "Concert Under The Stars" for the 2012 season on Sunday, July 8, in Eurana Park Weatherly and on Thursday, July 12, in the Lehighton Park Amphitheater.

The Weatherly concert will begin at 7 p.m. and the Lehighton concert will start at 8 p.m. Both concerts are free and open to the public.

The concert will begin with a lively march by Henry Fillmore; "Symbol Of Honor."

This will be followed by one of the great standards of concert band music, Gustov Holst's "First Suite In E Flat."

Saturday, July 7, 2012
In his visit to Palmerton in 1941, Jim Thorpe addressed the student body, sharing the stage with the school's championship basketball team.

It was 100 years ago that Jim Thorpe the athlete climbed to the top of the sporting world, establishing himself as an American icon with his gold medal performances at the Olympic Games in Stockholm, Sweden.

Saturday, July 7, 2012
ELSA KERSCHNER/TIMES NEWS Among the family members who came to hear Platte Moring III talk (second from left) were Plate Moring Jr., father; William, son; and wife Susan. Daughter Leigh was working at a camp in North Carolina.

The Heritage Celebration held at Slatington Baptist Church on July 4 was a mix of music and a patriotic illustrated talk on the war in Afghanistan.

Members of American Legion Post 16 posted the colors and presented flag pins to all who attended the event, which was sponsored by the Greater Northern Lehigh Chamber of Commerce.

Opening selections, including "Gallant Heroes," "Liberty Bell" and "Stars and Stripes Forever", were played by the Northern Lehigh Community Band.