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Tuesday, May 14, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Valarie and Steven Dunn, owners of Dunn's Farm Market in West Penn Township, want everyone to know they are open. They added that they have reached a mutual agreement with the township over prior code enforcement issues.

"We are open and glad to be here," said Steven and Valarie Dunn, owners of Dunn's Farm Market, located at the intersection of SR443 and SR309 in South Tamaqua, West Penn Township. The market was closed a few weeks longer as they worked with township officials to resolve various code enforcement issues.

"We want to make sure everyone knows we are open," said Valarie. "We (township officials and the Dunns) have come to a resolution. We have agreed to agree."

"Everybody is glad to know we are open again," said employee Marie Miller. "We've been really busy since we opened."

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Get outdoors, get active and explore nature by walking, running or biking the D&L Trail. It is 165 miles of natural beauty in our own backyard. Log your miles via the Get Your Tail on the Trail website and receive prizes as you achieve your milestone goals. Visit us and register at www.tailonthetrail.org.

All registrants will receive a welcome kit with a backpack, water bottle and instructions on how to log your miles.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

A Carbon County resident was sentenced to a prison term on a driving under the influence (DUI) charge while a Northampton County resident got jail time for a gun possession count.

Second offense

Terry Scott Fisher, 62, of Weissport, who previously pleaded to one count of DUI, was sentenced to serve 10 days to six months in prison by President Judge Roger N. Nanovic II.

Fisher was arrested on Sept. 16, 2012, along Forge St., in Weissport. Given a test, the result was .14BAC.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee, chaired by Senator David G. Argall (R-29), will hold a public hearing to learn about the future of Pennsylvania's Main Street and Elm Street programs on Thursday.

"If you look at some local communities – Jim Thorpe, Tamaqua, Hamburg just to name a few – it is clear that our region continues to reap the benefits of this private sector job creation tool," Argall said.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Carbon County has a total of 33,218 eligible voters, 18,696 Democrats and 14,522 Republicans, Director of Elections Lisa R. Dart told county commissioners at a meeting Thursday of the Election Board.

Also, the election bureau approved a number of people to work the May 21 Primary elections.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Beaver Run Rod and Gun Club, 676 Stewart Creek Road, Lehighton, will host its Spring Rabies Vaccination Clinic on Sunday, May 19, on the Club grounds.

Clinic hours will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Adopt a Boxer Rescue.

Dr. Betsy Squires of Forest Inn Animal Hospital will be the veterinarian in charge.

Beaver Run Rod and Gun Club started the clinic because of the many members who hunt and have dogs that are in the wild and exposed to the dangers of rabies. The club hosts rabies vaccination clinics in April and September at the Club.

Monday, May 13, 2013
DONALD R. SERFASS/TIMES NEWS Three nieces of the late Anna Hoban Morgan, seen here in Pottsville, recall Hoban's primary role in establishing Morgan Mills. From left: Cathy Baldigo, Terry LaPlaca and Peggy Eckley.

Surviving family members of John and Anna Hoban Morgan are seeking appropriate recognition for Hoban, a Tamaqua woman they say was an unsung hero and ahead of her time.

Sisters Cathy Baldigo, Terry LaPlaca and Peggy Eckley, Pottsville, will meet with the John E. Morgan Foundation in June with the hope of establishing a framework to honor Hoban's legacy and correct what family members say has been an injustice.

The three nieces of Hoban discussed the development with the TIMES NEWS on Wednesday.

Monday, May 13, 2013
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS The Jazz Ensemble at the Lehighton Area Middle School perform "Swing Time," during the 20th annual Spring Concert.

The 20th annual concert presented by the Lehighton Area Middle School Music Department opened with the jazz ensemble performing Jerry Nowak's "Swing Time". This toe-tapping performance featured seventh grader Erin McGinley and eighth grader Joshua Eckman. They also played a tribute to the great Count Basie, "Ballad for Bill Basie". The Jazz Band performed under the direction of Thomas Weidner.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Free car seat checks will be offered on Monday, May 20 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Palmerton Ambulance building, located at 501 Delaware Ave. in Palmerton.

The checks will be done by a Safety Specialist from the Pennsylvania State Police.

Those interested in attending should bring their child in the car seat, and also bring any questions they have about proper car seats usage.

Previous car seat safety checks have shown that four out of five car seats are used incorrectly.

Monday, May 13, 2013
GAIL MAHOLICK/TIMES NEWS

Lehighton AMVETS Post 106 presented awards to the winners of the Americanism contests held this year. The contest was open to all third and seventh graders in the Lehighton Area School District. The topic for this year's contest was: "Why It is Important to Vote." The winners of the Lehighton AMVETS Post 106 Americanism Contests have been announced. The contest was open to all third and seventh graders in the Lehighton Area School District.