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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The Penn Forest Township Board of Supervisors chose a contractor for a road paving project at the regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday. The township received a number of bids for the work, which arrived sealed and were opened at the meeting.

The contract went to Locust Ridge, who delivered the low bid of $111,893. The motion to accept the bid after temporary solicitor George Dydynsky made sure that the bid was properly filed and all of its elements were in order.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

With temperatures exploding into triple figures Tuesday, there was plenty of hot air to go around for everyone everyone except Santa, that is. The red-suited guy is feeling somewhat deflated, knowing that his big day, Christmas, is still more than five months away. Santa was discovered on a bench at the Liberties Monument in Jim Thorpe. Whoever placed him there may just have cooler weather on their mind during the current heat wave.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The Clymer Library in Pocono Pines will be hosting a Basic Boating Course instructed by the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission from 1 to 5 p.m. on Thursday July 22 and Friday July 23.

There is no charge for the course. All participants must preregister and must attend both sessions. Call the Clymer Library at (570) 646-0826 to register.

The Basic Boating Course is designed to supply boaters with practical information so they can make better informed decisions on the water.

For more information about fishing and boating in Pennsylvania, visit

Wednesday, July 7, 2010
MARY TOBIA/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS The Concourse Club of Palmerton dispersed donation checks to various clubs and organizations in the Palmerton area. The donations were from the profit realized from the club's annual spring Basket Spectacular. Those representatives present to accept the checks were: Seated, left to right, Wayne Knirnschild, Towamensing Volunteer Fire Department; Larry L. Arner, Palmerton Memorial Park Association and Aquashicola Volunteer Fire Department; Dick Nothstein, Special Olympics of Carbon County and the Veteran's Memorial; Howard Cyr, Palmerton Area Historical Society; Dan Kunkle, Lehigh Gap Nature Center; and Joe Koma, St. Vincent de Paul Society. Back row, left to right- Jason Behler, Palmerton Fire Department; Joe Plechavy, Palmerton Community Band; Franklin Klock, Carbon County Environmental Education Center; Pam Andrews, Palmerton Area Recreation Committee; Bonnie Green, Palmerton CACPAC; Diane Danielson, Palmerton Area Library; Tammy Rodgers, Domestic Violence; Bruce Koch, Bowmanstown Volunteer Fire Department; and Darlene Risteter, chairwoman of the Concourse Club Ways and Means Committee.

The Concourse Club of Palmerton is always happy to share with the community.

In April the club sponsored a very successful 10th Annual Spring Basket spectacular which was held at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Social Hall in Palmerton.

Even though there were fewer baskets donated this year ticket sales were up from 2009.

A bake sale and hot lunch items were also sold during this fun event.

Each year the club disperses the profit made during the spectacular to Palmerton and surrounding area organizations and fire companies.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Hey, Carbon and surrounding counties, is it hot enough for you?

The area has been experiencing a massive heat wave this week, with temperatures hovering in the high-90 degree area since our nation's birthday three days ago.

Yesterday, the heat seemed to be at its peak, as Tamaqua baked under the 100 degree sun and Allentown set a record-breaking high of 101. Temperatures haven't been this high since a similar dry spell in July, 1988.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Special to the TIMES NEWS  Billy Cyr, chief executive officer for Sunny Delight Beverages, Inc., received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2010 Award in the consumer products category in South Central Ohio and Kentucky. Cyr is a native of Palmerton.

As his track record indicates, Billy Cyr's foray into business ventures often prove to be a monumental success.

It turns out the chief executive officer for Sunny Delight Beverages, Inc., and Palmerton native can add another notch in his belt.

That's because Cyr received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2010 Award in the consumer products category in South Central Ohio and Kentucky.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The Penn Forest Township Transfer Station will receive two new trash compactors on July 15. A motion was approved at the Penn Forest Township's Board of Supervisors regularly scheduled Tuesday meeting, which certified that a bond to cover the amount of the new compactors had been received and could be used.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010
ADELE R. ARGOT/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Ruthann and Pastor Dave Felker, left, and Pastor Deb and Warren Hoffman are ready for new experiences of life. The Felkers are retiring. The Hoffmans will be at a new church.

A filled sanctuary, serious handclapping, amazing music, sad but rejoicing hearts and a dozen years of service for the Rev. Dave Felker and several for the Rev. Deb Hoffman as well, marked their joint farewell service, although this day's focus was on Pastor Felker. Pastor Hoffman had been honored after a usual Saturday evening service the week previous.

The Rev. Felker was retiring from active ministry as pastor and the Rev. Hoffman was about to begin her ministry at Wooddale UMC church in the eastern part of Monroe.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

These rafters on the Lehigh River in Jim Thorpe appear to have found the perfect way to cool off on a 100 degree day. River rafting anyone ?

Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Ron Gower/TIMES NEWS The car that was driven by Tara M. Cusanelli, 42, of Nesquehoning, lies on its side following a one-car accident on Route 54 in Nesquehoning early last night. Cusanelli died when she was thrown from the vehicle during the crash.

A Nesquehoning woman, the mother of two children, died during a one-car accident early last evening on SR54 in the borough.

Tara M. Cusanelli, 42, of 258 W. Columbus Ave., was killed after being ejected from her car after it struck an embankment on the left side of the roadway.

She was pronounced dead at the scene by Carbon County Coroner Bruce A. Nalesnik, who ruled that she died from multiple traumatic injuries.