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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Dr. Larry Wood of the Community Chiropractic Center, Brodheadsville, is providing chiropractic care for Lois Eisenhauer, wife of Adam Eisenhauer, a serviceman currently serving his second tour of duty in Iraq.

Dr. Wood has treated veterans in the past and this is the first time he is treating a veteran's spouse complimentary, helping her with health issues and the stresses of being separated from her husband during the holidays. The couple has a four-year-old son.Adam is a member of the Army'd CC4, BSB 64th, 4th Infantry Division.

Thursday, December 23, 2010
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

The American Hose Company in Tamaqua hosted its free children's community Christmas party at its station recently. In addition to Santa's visit, children were given free snacks and gifts. Pictured from left are American Hose Company firefighter Debbie Connely, Derrek Romig, Santa Claus, Alexis Romig, and firefighter Ray Swartz. Derrek and Alexis are the kids of Mike Romig and Tara Nelson of Tamaqua.

Thursday, December 23, 2010
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Tamaqua Area Senior High School students from Ann Lagowy's Marketing Class spent time helping Salvation Army volunteers distribute hundreds of Angel Trees gifts and food to needy families during the Salvation Army's Angel Tree Distribution held Monday. Tamaqua Area Senior High School marketing class students Amanda Kunkel, left, and Samantha Sfarra help bag oranges and apples to hundreds of needy families.

Thursday, December 23, 2010
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS Debbie Lynn Green of Palmerton and Michael Steven Taschler of Kunkletown are shown before their arraignment before District Judge Bruce Appleton of Palmerton on Wednesday. Both individuals face charges on four counts of criminal conspiracy/aggravated indecent assault and one count of endangering the welfare of children.

Two individuals arraigned on charges that relate to a sexual assault on a female family member are scheduled to appear in court.

Michael Steven Taschler, 79, of Covered Bridge Road, Kunkletown, and Debbie Lynn Green, 39, of Avenue A, Palmerton, were arraigned before District Judge Bruce Appleton of Palmerton on Wednesday.

The individuals face charges on four counts of criminal conspiracy/aggravated assault, and one count of endangering the welfare of children for incidents alleged to have occurred between 2004-2008.

Thursday, December 23, 2010
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Members of the Tea Time Bowling League (TTBL) and Cypress Lanes in Lehighton held their annual new toy drive to benefit the Schuylkill Carbon Marine Corps Leagues' Toys For Tots campaign. Pictured from left are Schuylkill Carbon Marine Corps League member and 21-year Toys For Tots volunteer Leon Frohnheiser, Tea Time Bowling League President Sue Andrews, secretary/treasurer Sandie Artz, Cypress Lanes proprietor Donna Steigerwalt, TTBL Vice President Debbie Shea, and Schuylkill Carbon Marine Corps League member and 23-year Toys For Tots volunteer Ed Glassic.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

A former Summit Hill man died in a three-vehicle crash on Hamilton Street in Allentown on Tuesday morning.

John Colangecco was a barber in Summit Hill, where he operated a shop for 70 years before retiring in 2006 from his Ludlow Street business.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Left, Getz residents, Elfreda Neukirchner and right, Mary Hudak presented an award for outstanding service to the community to West End Ambulance Association. Accepting on it's behalf are Captain Kerry Knapp, second from left, Lt. Beth Ann Dale, second from right.

The Getz Personal Care Home on Route 534 in Kunkletown, recently honored the West End Ambulance Association, with an award for outstanding service to the community.

Residents of the Getz Personal Care Home presented the Award Certificate to Captain Kerry Knapp, of Effort, and Lt. Beth Ann Dale, of Albrightsville, at Station #8-1 in Effort.

The West End Ambulance has been continually serving the surrounding townships of Monroe County since 1955 with six ambulances and has a second station, #8-2, in Saylorsburg.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Temple Israel of Lehighton will be celebrating T'u B'shvat with a Kabbalistic Seder at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14. This special dinner/ service emphasizes the connections and connectedness - to inner-selves, to the social world of human beings, and to the natural world and its Source. Rabbi Melody Davis will lead us on this spiritual journey with music, story and prayer.

T'u B'shvat is the Jewish New Year for the Trees. It is the beginning of Spring in Israel. Nurturing rains are at their zenith and the world bursts with buds of fragrant life.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The Carbon County Planning Commission gave the green light to four proposed land projects during its monthly meeting on Tuesday. They are as follows:

Ÿ Bryen and Kelly Deutsch/David J. Cressley and Jody L. Rex received conditional plan approval for a proposed subdivision at the intersection of Railroad and Prospect streets in Weissport; and a proposed lot line revision at 404 Bridge St., Weissport. The plan called for subdividing a .2533-acre lot into two lots. The new lot 1 would then be combined with a lot owned by Cressley and Rex to create a new .158-acre lot.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Faith Alive United Church of Christ, 678 Pine St., Bowmanstown, will hold Christmas Eve Candlelight services at 7 and 9 p.m. Everyone welcome.