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Monday, November 22, 2010

The first quarter honor roll for the 2010-2011 school year at St. Joseph Regional Academy, Jim Thorpe, has been announced by the principal, Melissa Cuzzola-Novatnack.

Grade 4

Distinguished Honors: Natalia Richards, Katie Spillman, Sydney Vincent

First Honors: Caroline Snerr, Hunter Fristick, Macayla Almeida, Seth Paluck

Second Honors: Kelsey Carroll, Grace Crouthamel, Rhiannon Malarkey

Grade 5

Distinguished Honors: Lauren Babinetz, Regan Carroll, Alex McGinley

First Honors: Kobie Arndt, Alyssa Neville

Second Honors: Molly Sheridan

Monday, November 22, 2010

The second in a series of hearings for a Franklin Township kennel owner charged with theft by deception and receiving stolen property has been delayed.

A preliminary hearing on the second round of charges against Patricia E. Gadaleta originally scheduled for Tuesday afternoon before District Judge Bruce Appleton of Palmerton has been postponed until 1:30 p.m. Dec. 6.

Monday, November 22, 2010
JOE PLASKO/TIMES NEWS Corrie Miller of Jim Thorpe, seated in wheelchair, receives gifts from a housewarming shower organized by members of the Gnaden Huetten Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.

As the Thanksgiving Day holiday approaches, Corrie Miller has a lot for which she is grateful.

She is thankful for the chance to start her life over after a fire destroyed her South Avenue dwelling in Jim Thorpe last Dec. 8.

She is thankful for friends like those in her Gnaden Huetten Chapter 203 of the Order of The Eastern Star in Lehighton, who held a housewarming shower for her to provide household items and monetary gifts to replace what she lost in that fire.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Lansford Alive's 9th Annual Christmas House Decorating Contest is under way. No registration is required, and all Lansford residents are eligible to win awards as long as their homes are decorated and their lights are turned on during judging hours, from 6-8 p.m. Dec. 16.

Judging of the houses will be based on the following categories:

- Traditional (Best decorations traditionally associated with the holiday season);

- Lighting (The spirit of the holiday season with a display of lights);

- Creative (Best use of imagination non-traditional);

Monday, November 22, 2010

Lehighton Area High School annouces the names of outstanding students during the first marking period.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

The American Cancer Society will sponsor a "Look Good ... Feel Better" makeover workshop at the Blue Mountain Health System, Lehighton.

Local female cancer patients will have the opportunity to brighten their day on Monday, Nov. 22 by attending the makeover workshop.

During this two-hour sessions, scheduled to be held from 4-6 p.m., trained cosmetologists will meet with patients to discuss how to use makeup and accessories to minimize appearance related side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatment.

Saturday, November 20, 2010
Taishan, in Shandong Province, is one of China's sacred mountains. It's a place of cultural and religious significance. There's a few temples and worship halls at the peak.

My ears popped as the cable car ascended the green mountains around me. Large gorges and rocks jutting out from the mountain were all around. I was traveling with a few Chinese and foreign co-workers, one of whom muttered some random statistic about the probability of us falling to our doom.

Just then, the cable car passed over some low lying trees revealing the scene above: a temple on top of Mount Tai (Taishan) about a mile above sea level and entrance ways called the Gates of Heaven.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Once in a while a thought comes into my head.

I said, once in a while.

Today it's pretty much blank.

Oh wait. Here's one.

Nah. It's gone already. That happens a lot lately.

Hey, you wanna hear about a dream I had the other night?

It was about a flying fish. I was standing outside with a couple of friends. Well, I think they were friends. I didn't know them but in my dream I knew them.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Our government continues to infringe on our Fourth Amendment Right that protects us from unwarranted searches and seizures. What started in response to the 9/11 attacks with the Patriot Act has expanded into wide-scale illegal surveillance of law abiding American citizens.

Saturday, November 20, 2010
GUY CALI/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Not only is the Lehigh River a great place to fish, soon it will be a great place for manufacturing high tech fishing rods. With the help of a micro-loan, Scott Belisle started The Lehigh Fishing Company, and is in the process of patenting a new fly rod design and manufacturing carbon fiber fishing rods, hunting arrows, golf club shafts and hockey stick shafts.

Not only is the Lehigh River a great place to fish, soon it will be a great place for manufacturing high tech fishing rods.

With the help of a micro-loan, Scott Belisle started the Lehigh Fishing Company, and is in the process of patenting a new design and method of manufacturing carbon fiber fishing rods, hunting arrows, and golf club and hockey stick shafts.