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Tuesday, November 9, 2010
St. Jerome Regional School, Tamaqua, particpated in the Tamaqua Lions Club 2010 Peace Poster Contest. Participating in the awards presentation were, from left, Sue Dolan, contest co-chair; McKenzie Habel, 11 year-old winner; Connor Roberts, 13 year-old winner; Logan Blashock, 12 year-old winner; and Leslie Confer, instructor. Darlene Martin was also a co-chair for the contest. JOE PLASKO/TIMES NEWS

Connor Roberts, an 8th grade student at St. Jerome Regional School, has taken the first step in becoming an internationally recognized artist by winning a local competition sponsored by the Tamaqua Lions Club.

Roberts's poster was among more than 375,000 entries submitted worldwide in the 23rd annual Lions International Peace Poster Contest. Lions Clubs International is sponsoring the contest to emphasize the importance of world peace to young people everywhere.

"Vision of Peace is interpreted in my poster as worldwide racial harmony," the 13-year-old from Hazleton said.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010
LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

More than 200 customers of PPL Electric were without power just after 10 a.m. Monday after a large pine tree felled power lines along Indian Hill Road in Franklin Township, Carbon County. High winds are possibly the reason the tree fell, closing a busy Indian Hill Road for an undetermined amount of time. Thousands of residents living in developments off state route 903 in Penn Forest township utilize the road for access to the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike and Rt. 248 to the Lehigh Valley.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

At Slatington's regular meeting of council held Monday night Police Chief David Rachman said that the Department of Justice's grant for bulletproof vests was approved and that he's sending the officers to get fitted.

Council voted to retain Steckel and Stopp as the Borough Solicitor for 2011, Council accepted Center Valley Construction's bid of $5,750 for the main roof of Springside Fire Co. and Councilman Daniel Stevens gave an update on the first phase of the Memorial Park project.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

St. Joseph Church, North Street, Jim Thorpe, will host a Christkindlmarkt from 1-6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 11.

There will be various items available, arts and crafts tables, as well as baked goods and other food items.

For more information about the event or to rent table space, call (570) 325-3731.

Proceeds will benefit St. Joseph's Church.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Tamaqua Police and emergency personnel responded to a two-vehicle accident around 2:15 this morning in Tamaqua involving a motorcycle and a parked pickup truck that occurred on the 400 block of West Broad Street (SR209), located near the entrance to the Odd Fellows Cemetery. Reportedly, two riders of a blue and grey Harley Davidson were driving westbound on West Broad Street when they overshot the sharp turn leading to the "Pottsville Stretch" and collided head-on into a parked blue Ford F-250 Super Duty pickup truck which was facing east at the entrance to the Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010
VICTOR IZZO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Displaying a bottle of Sunny D with the label that they are collecting to earn books for their school are, left to right : Principal, Melissa Cuzzola; 2nd grade students Jaden Shubeck and Isabella Stianche; and HSA President, Judy Shubeck.

Students at Saint Joseph Regional Academy in Jim Thorpe are participating in a program that will bring free books into their classrooms.

The program, which is sponsored by the drink Sunny D, is called the "Sunny D Book Spree" and it will donate 20 books when a class sends in 20 Sunny D UPC labels.

The program will also award hundreds of books to the top 10 schools that collect the most labels.

Other items such as Campbell's Soup labels, box tops, and Jim Thorpe Market receipts are things that the students at Saint Joseph Regional Academy collect all year.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Nesquehoning Borough Water Authority met with all members present. Mark Lopata, authority supervisor, said that they will begin to flush hydrants the week of Nov. 15.

The auditor will be in the office on Wednesday, Thursday,and Friday to look at the books.

The authority will continue to pay the payment to the PA Dept. of Labor and Industry as they have in the past. The price went up since last year and is now $162.78.

Authority secretary Denny Creitz wondered why some surrounding towns were flushing their hydrants when the county had the drought warning in effect.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Marshall's Meat Market, 336 Iron St., Lehighton held it's grand reopening on Saturday. The store features deli items, homemade soup, pierogie casserole, barbecue and roasts, steaks and chops. From left are, Jarrid Marshall, Lehighton Mayor Donald Rehrig; Thomas Tabor, store manager; and Kyle Elsasser.

Yes, Marshall's Meat Market has reopened.

Marshall's Meat Market, 336 Iron St., Lehighton, officially held its grand reopening on Saturday.

Thomas Tabor is the store manager, while Kyle Elsasser, does the butchering and Jarrid Marshall, son of the original Marshall owners, is an employee.

The three men work well together to make your visit to Marshall's Meat Market a treat. Their great rapport at the deli counter is pleasing and brought plenty of repeat customers to the store since the store opened on Sept. 6.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

There will be a meeting to start preparation for the Out of the Darkness Community Walk to benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (ASFP) on Thursday, Nov. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at La Dolce Casa (DiMaggios), 16 W. Broad St. in Tamaqua.

The walk will be held on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011 at the Hometown Farmers Market.

RSVPs are requested for attendance of the meeting. For more information or to RSVP, please call Ann Marie Calabrese at Coolbreeze Imaging at (570) 668-6450.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The following recalls were issued Oct. 31 - Nov. 4 by federal and state agencies:

Infant Car Seats: Britax Child Safety Inc. is recalling Chaperone Infant car seats sold June 2009 - October 2010. The harness chest clip can break and pose a laceration hazard. Due to its small size it also poses a choking hazard. Consumers should immediately contact Britax, 888-427-4829, www.britax.com, for a free repair kit.