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Friday, October 15, 2010

The Panther Valley Library will host Trick or Treat night from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31. Volunteers will provide goodies. The library has also accepted new board members Marlene Basiago and Larry Marek, both of Summit Hill, and Bob Silver and Christopher Ondrus, both of Lansford.

The board is seeking a representative from Nesquehoning to round out the board, as it serves all three boroughs.

Friday, October 15, 2010

There will be an Autumn Hike on the grounds of the Jonas Mountain Preserve on Sunday, Oct. 24.

Join naturalists, local educator and open space advocate, Don Miller for a "FREE" autumn exploration. Meet at 1 p.m. at the Jonas Hotel, Rt. 534.

Rain or shine, appropriate for all ages and families welcomed.

To pre-register and for information, call West End Park & Open Space Commission, 570-992-9733.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Soon, Jim Thorpe residents will be able to pay their municipal obligations electronically.

At Thursday night's borough council meeting a motion was passed, pending the review of Solicitor James R. Nanovic to enable the borough to accept credit and debit card payments for municipal services. According to borough manager Wesley A. Johnson the electronic payment service will begin with water, sewer and garbage but he sees it growing to incorporate more utilities.

Friday, October 15, 2010

The following recalls were issued Oct. 1 - 7 by federal and state agencies:

Friday, October 15, 2010

The adult education program and day care at Carbon Career and Technical Institute will open again on Monday, said Adult Education Director Tony Pondish. The building that houses both of the programs was damaged by water from the torrential storms that hit the area at the end of September. The water entered the building when mud blocked a drain.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Due to the combined efforts of Carbon County, Lehighton Borough, and Advanced Green Solutions, the two-day electronics recycling event held on Sept. 28 and 29 was a success, collecting over 21,000 pounds in recyclable materials.

The items collected from Carbon County residents and businesses weighed 21,264 pounds. These items included computer monitors, printers, keyboards, CPU units, VCRs, radios, copiers, scanners, typewriters, CD and DVD players, telephones, and circuit boards.

Friday, October 15, 2010
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Care Net of Carbon County held a walk on Saturday to raise funds to support the organization's mission to help pregnant women, new mothers, couples, teens and people with other kinds of problems cope with life.

Care Net of Carbon County has been a safety net for pregnant women, new mothers, couples, teens and people with anger issues, which means that the $1,400 raised Saturday during the annual Care Net Walk at the Lehigh Canal Park at Weissport will be put to good use.

For Holly Ellis of Lansford, Care Net has been a wonderful resource for her family. She said that her family has taken advantage of many of the counseling programs available, including family counseling and parenting counseling, plus she and her husband had couple counseling to make their relationship stronger.

Friday, October 15, 2010

A Kunkletown woman pleaded guilty in Carbon County court on Thursday to driving under the influence (DUI) with a blood alcohol content of .527 percent. She was one of several to enter a plea before Senior Judge Richard W. Webb.

Towamensing

incident

Dana Marie Digiovanna, 46, was arrested after state police at Lehighton responded to a reported accident along SR209 in Towamensing Township on Aug. 18, 2009.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Tuscarora State Park Manager Lewis Williams has issued a reminder that all watercraft must be removed from the public boat mooring area by Oct. 31. Anyone unable to remove your boat by that date should contact the park office at (570) 467-2404.

Friday, October 15, 2010

No representatives from municipalities appeared at a public meeting held Wednesday morning at the courthouse in Pottsville by the Schuylkill County Commissioners to receive comments on how the county will use a grant of $400,000 it anticipates receiving for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.