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Saturday, August 14, 2010
GEORGE TAYLOR/TIMES NEWS

Area residents who made pledges during the 2010 American Cancer Society Telethon in April are reminded to send those pledges to the ACS office at 33 Ridge St., Lansford, PA 18232. Above: Telethon chair Joe Krushinsky, right, collects a 300 yuan ($50) pledge from Brandon Taylor during a recent trip to Beijing, China, where Taylor is working. "Don't make me come collect your pledge!" Krushinsky said to those who haven't mailed in their donations.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

The oldest home in Jim Thorpe was so designated today with the placement of a wooden plaque at the dwelling of Mrs. Robert Wells, 61 West Broadway. The plaque was attached to the 127-year-old building by Joseph Hirochok, president of the Mauch Chunk Historical Society. Hirochok hand-carved the 12-by-12 inch mahogony sign. Following a brief ceremony in front of the white, brick home, members of the society then toured the building.

Saturday, August 14, 2010
Andrew Leibenguth/Times News

It was a bikers' bonanza in downstown Tamaqua recently as over 200 bikers participated in the annual Poker Run organized by the the American Hose Fire Company.

Friday, August 13, 2010

A North Carolina man accused of burglaries in Coaldale has now been charged in Lansford.

Christopher Link, 21, of 2254 RL Routh Dr., Franklinville, NC., faces a charge of false identification to law enforcement. He was arraigned before District Judge Casimir Kosciolek of Lansford and remains jailed under $1,500 for that charge.

Friday, August 13, 2010
VICTOR IZZO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

The Carbon Career & Technical Institute Adult Education State Approved Nurse Aide Program has graduated six individuals from the program. Pictured at the school are, left to right : Instructor Colleen Gooch, RN; Shawna Helmer; Holly Getz; Del Smith; Magan Mosier; Ashley Neff; and Nichole Ragoza-Hausman. Anyone desiring information about this program can call (570) 325-4140.

Friday, August 13, 2010

In the writeup of the July 27 Bowmanstown Borough Council meeting it was stated that the case against Duane Schleicher was remanded back to the zoning hearing board. This was for two uses on the Prince property. A balloon business was the second use where only one is permitted. The TIMES NEWS stated it was the transfer station case that was remanded

Friday, August 13, 2010
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Dana Hadesty holds his son, Joshua Hadesty, five months old, up to a fire truck during the Tamaqua Firemen's Festival held recently via the American Hose Company.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Staples and the American Red Cross are partnering to help ensure a sufficient blood supply for patients in need this August. People who donate will receive a chance to get reconnected.

For the month of August, the American Red Cross Northeastern Pennsylvania Region will be giving away one Acer netbook per week to presenting donors. Everyone who comes in to donate blood with the Red Cross will have the opportunity to enter their name into a weekly raffle for a netbook.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Carbon County honored a volunteer for his service with the community.

During the county commissioners' meeting on Thursday, the board planned to present Al Klitsch, chief volunteer deputy for the Carbon County Emergency Management Agency, with a certificate of appreciation for his time with the county. Klitsch was unable to attend the meeting.

Friday, August 13, 2010

The Jim Thorpe Borough Council and Water Committee have been attempting to complete an overhaul of the town's water meters all summer. They are contracted with a meter company called In-Line Services, which is responsible for replacing the existing meters with new ones, which will be easier to read and represent a cost-savings to the borough.

Before the new meters can be installed residents have to put in an expansion tank, which has a back flow preventer. Currently 900 meters have yet to be installed.