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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Terry Fasching's email address is craftmen@ptd.net and his phone is (610) 554-0535.

A story featuring this award winning cabinet maker becoming an ultimate fitness instructor was published on Saturday, Oct. 9.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

PennDOT is seeking customer feedback about the 511PA information system and encourages motorists to visit www.511pa.com and take a five-minute online survey.

Pennsylvania's 511PA system recently celebrated its one-year anniversary and PennDOT continues to look for ways to enhance the popular service.

"We are proud of the progress we have made in providing travelers with more information, and we look forward to hearing suggestions from our customers to make the system even better," said PennDOT Secretary Allen D. Biehler, P.E.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010
CAROL ZICKLER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

The Oct. 16 recitation of the most holy rosary will be held in the Panther Valley and surrounding towns. Team captain Pat Rabayda said, "Human efforts are failing to solve America's growing crisis, and things will only get worse unless we ardently beg our Lord and our Lady to save us through the intercession of the Holy Rosary." More than 7,300 groups will be praying that day at rallies. Holding the banner are Walter Camier, representative from the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property; Pat Raybada, captain; Pat McHugh and Veronica Bazik.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Carbon County Emergency Management Agency has coordinated the following emergency services training sessions. To register for any of these courses, contact the host agency.

ICS-400: Carbon County EMA, Oct. 23 and 24. Contact the EMA at (570) 325-3097. There is a prerequisite of ICS-300.

CERT: Carbon County EMA, Nov. 1, 8, and 15. Contact the EMA at (570) 325-3097.

PSFA Everyone Goes Home: Nov. 13 at Split Rock Resort. Contact (570) 722-8138.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Michael McCullion of Summit Hill, attached to the United States Foreign Service, arrived home to spend a vacation with relatives. He returned after having served out a government assignment in the war zone of China. He will spend his time with Mr. and Mrs. Jerome McGorry and Mr. and Mrs. William Heister, of Lansford, and will also be the guest of his brother, Edward McCullion, of Summit Hill. His government work is largely of a secret nature. However, he did describe conditions there, saying they were "horrible."

Tuesday, October 12, 2010
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS @$:Josh Finsel and his 4-year-old daughter, Ada, check out their pet betta fish before the annual pet blessing at Ss. Peter and Paul School in Lehighton.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS Members of The Job perform Saturday during the Rock the Fall Festival at Blue Mountain Ski Area.

A lack of big name appeal wasn't enough to hamper Blue Mountain Ski Area's annual autumn bash.

Instead, free entertainment and a variety of activities for people of all ages attracted visitors to the third annual Rock the Fall Festival this past weekend.

With a focus on local acts instead of more high profile acts as in the past, visitors were able to juke and jive to the sound of music at no charge.

Todd and Donna Marlatt of Palmerton were certainly into the music on Saturday as they listened to a performance by The Job.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010
DAVID WARGO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Lansford AMVETS Post 83 Commander Michael Frey poses with a collection box for the new initiative, AMVETS Task Force DVD. The Post will be collecting new and used DVDs to ship to our soldiers overseas for their enjoyment while stationed abroad. DVDs can be dropped off during regular AMVETS hours, Monday to Friday noon to closing and weekends, from 10 a.m. until closing.

Have any DVDs lying around that are just in the way and you would like to give to a better home?

Lansford AMVETS Post 83 Commander Michael Frey wants you to know that there are fighting men and women overseas who would love to have them. To assist in delivering those DVDs to our troops, the AMVETS organization has organized Task Force DVD.

"We are collecting new or used DVDs to be shipped overseas for our soldiers," Frey said. "This is a nationwide drive to collect the discs and send them to our fighting men and women."

Tuesday, October 12, 2010
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Angela Farrel (center), Chair of the Lower Towamensing Planning Commission, spoke about Regional Planning to an overflow crowd at the PADC's September meeting. Also pictured are Sarina Berlow, PADC President, and Carbon County Commissioner, Charles Getz.

"Don't Let Them Buy This Election!" is the topic for the monthly meeting of the Palmerton Area Democratic Club, Tuesday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Fireline Hotel, Bowmanstown.

Members will focus on energizing the Democratic electorate and reviewing our Get-Out-The-Vote Strategy for the Nov. 2 General Election. Newcomers are welcome.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Tamaqua Area School District close out its appeals by having the market value and assessment on six more properties located in the school district boundary increased for 2011 taxes by the Schuylkill County Assessment Appeals Board following a hearing held last Thursday at the courthouse in Pottsville.