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Friday, August 9, 2013

The Delano Fire Company will be hosting its annual apparatus parade Saturday in Delano. Judging is from 4 to 6 p.m, with start time at 6 p.m. The parade is held in conjunction to their community block party today and Saturday at the fire company.

Friday, August 9, 2013

The old Mauch Chunk Train Station in Jim Thorpe is getting a facelift.

During the Carbon County commissioners' meeting on Thursday, the board opened bids for the train station masonry restoration project.

The apparent low bidder was Spotts Brothers Inc. of Schuylkill Haven, who submitted a bid of $17,760.

Friday, August 9, 2013

A truck show held in memory of Logan Farr will take place tomorrow at Heisler's Cloverleaf Dairy in Walker Township. The event is free to spectators. Farr graduated from Blue Mountain High School, where he also played football, in 2009. He died Oct. 30, 2012, at 21 after a long battle with Ewing's sarcoma, a type of cancerous tumor, that started in his spine. The show will run from 1 to 5 p.m. Organizers stated at all types of trucks are welcome, not just diesel.

Friday, August 9, 2013

The Summit Hill Heritage Center is offering a new entertainment venue for the area that focuses on music and comedy to help provide local quality entertainment to the Carbon County-Tamaqua area.

"We decided a few months ago to try something different to promote our open mike night and music in the Heritage Center," said President Deb Ranck. "The Coal Hole Canteen is a coffeehouse style setting to provide a more intimate venue for acoustic and light music as well as comedy and novelty acts."

Friday, August 9, 2013

Because of heavy rain this morning, and the prediction for more showers and thunderstorms throughout this afternoon and evening, the Carbon County Fair won't be held today.

Alicia L. Shutack-Silliman, fair treasurer, said an extra day is being added to the event, which was scheduled to close Saturday.

The fair will be held from noon to 11 p.m. on Saturday and from noon to 9 p.m. on Sunday.

She said an announcement will be made later today regarding activities at the fair on Sunday, adding that not all arrangements were made this morning.

Friday, August 9, 2013
Taps is played during the 49th anniversary of the start of the Vietnam War by a bugler to remember the 13 soldiers from Carbon County who lost their lives during the war. The program was organized by members of the Vietnam Veterans of Carbon County.

Members of the Vietnam Veterans Organization of Carbon County gathered Tuesday night at the Lehighton American Legion Post 314 to observe the 49th anniversary of the start of the Vietnam War.

The program, attended by few, was symbolic of the way returning veterans of this unpopular war were treated. Many were shunned as they returned home in their uniforms.

Harry J. Wynn III, past commander, welcomed the few who attended the program and thanked the members of the organization for assisting him and their dedication and service to the legion.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Palmerton Borough Council honored two men last week, who risked their own lives to save that of a 12-year-old boy when he received serious electrical burns on a Zinc Corporation of American transmission tower, which he climbed in the late afternoon June 1.

The council passed two resolutions one praising patrolman Randolph Smith, who responded to the emergency call and was first on the scene; the other to Mark Walck, an off-duty paramedic who rushed to the scene from the Third Street ball field, where he was watching his daughter play.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Bids were opened for updating the heating system at the Coaldale Fire Company building and for a storm drainage project in Gilberton, by Controller Christy D. Joy at the Schuylkill County commissioners' work session, held Thursday at the courthouse in Pottsville.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Lorraine Allen sings during The Fabulous Hubcaps performance at the Carbon County Fair, Thursday. Despite a rain shower now and then, the entertainment tent was full of people enjoying the nostalgic music of such greats as Little Richard, James Brown, Tina Turner, Bobby Darin, Cher, The Flamingos, Ray Charles, The Beach Boys, Willie Nelson & Patsy Cline, Elton John and Frank Sinatra just to name a few. Do-Wop group harmony, Classic Rock and Roll, Rock-A-Billy, Motown, and R & B music, The Fabulous Hubcaps were just that ... fabulous.

Friday, August 9, 2013

The first day of school for all Panther Valley School District students will be Monday, Aug. 26. It will be a full day.

Schedules are as follows:

Ÿ High school (grades 9-12), 7:35 a.m. to 2:10 p.m.

Ÿ Middle school (grades 6-8), 8 a.m. to 2:52 p.m.

Ÿ Elementary school (grades 1-5), 8:58 a.m. to 3:27 p.m.

Ÿ Kindergarten a.m. session (Nesquehoning; Coaldale; Cortright Street, Lansford), 8:58 a.m. to 11:35 a.m.

Ÿ Kindergarten p.m. session (Summit Hill; Lansford), 12:45 p.m. to 3:22 p.m.