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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Lehighton Ambulance Association is hoping to construct a new sub-station in Summit Hill.

Last night the Ambulance Association asked for and received from Summit Hill Borough Council support for an exemption from the moratorium on new sewer connections in the borough.

The council will ask for the Pa. Department of Environmental Resources for the exception on the basis of "essential service."

Currently, no new sewer connections are permitted in Summit Hill because the central sewerage system doesn't meet full compliance with DEP criteria.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The head of the Northern Lehigh School District has received a 3.5-percent salary increase as part of a new five-year contract.

The school board on a 6-3 vote Monday approved the new contract for Superintendent Michael Michaels, who was in the second year of a four-year contract.

With the increase, Michaels, whose salary was $111,780, will now make $115,692. His contract will span through the 2014-15 school year.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010
VICTOR IZZO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Talk about your messy eaters! This little furry woodland creature drops quite a few crumbs as it polishes off its meal on a deck railing in Jim Thorpe on Monday afternoon. The squirrel showed little fear as the photo-grapher snapped his picture.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Several members of Lehighton Boy Scout Troops 83, Trinity Lutheran Church, Lehighton and 187, St. Matthew Church, Franklin Township; were part of the The National Jamboree to celebrate the 100th Anniversary Celebration of Boy Scouts held recently at Fort A.P. Hill in Virginia.

Scouts representing the Lehighton area were, Nicholas Kern, Tyler Helmer, Sam Blose, Devin Frantz, Zach Shiner, Mason Everett, Justin Wingert and Steven Schleicher; leaders, Wade Blose, Michael Everett, Joseph Ahner, Andy Hottenstein; and scoutmaster, Scot Wingert.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

In Monday's TIMES NEWS opinion, it was noted that last week two Labrador retrievers were seen walking in the middle of Route 902 on Bugzie's Mountain in Summit Hill.

Motorists stopped to avoid hitting the dogs. Many helped round-up the dogs, and they jumped into an SUV operated by an unidentified woman.

Bruce May, director of Carbon County K-9, said the dogs were brought to his kennels in Nesquehoning.

He said the owner of the dogs claimed them the following day.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Dianne Gerber, of Lehighton, recently had her first full-length novel published by The Wild Rose Press. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Search local phone books for Autumn Jordon, and you'll quickly discover that no such individual resides in Carbon County. This may come as a bit of a disappointment, since Jordon holds the distinction of being the area's latest published author.

Dianne Gerber, on the other hand, has been a resident of Lehighton for her entire life. And even her oldest friends in the literary world would be surprised to know that Jordon and Gerber are one and the same.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Coaldale will honor her World War II veterans at 11 a.m. Saturday - the 65th anniversary of the end of WW II.

The ceremony will be held at the Coaldale WW II Veterans and Women's Memorial Garden, adjacent to the Coaldale Borough Hall. The veterans will be presented with a proclamation suitable for framing. After the event, the veterans will be treated to a luncheon at the Coaldale Rod and Gun Club.

Any Coaldale WW II veteran who has not received a written invitation by Wednesday should contact Mildred Flyzik at (570) 645-9605.

Monday, August 9, 2010
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

The West Penn Township Lioness Club recently presented a scholarship award to the highest ranking graduate of Tamaqua High School residing in the township. The recipient was Jacqueline Stewart. Pictured are her mother Joana, Jacqueline, and Karissa Brothers, the club President.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Due to a conflict in dates with the district 4-H horse show, the horse show at the Carbon County Fair will not be held.

The fair will be held on August 11-15 along Little Gap Road in Palmerton. For more information about the fair, go to the website at www.carboncountyfair.com or call (610) 826-1862. The fair is located three miles east of Palmerton.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Washington Township supervisors announced receipt of a Community Development Block Grant of $8,500 to expand the building across the street from the municipal offices.

Although it had at one time served as the township office and a garage, much of the building is now used as a food bank.

A $1,000 grant was received from the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce to help pay for banners for Emerald next year such as those placed in Slatedale this year.

Northern Lehigh Future Focus and Bob Stettner were thanked for doing the legwork.