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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Lehighton Area Lioness Lions Club will host Breakfast with Santa at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 at the Lehighton Recreation Center, Eighth Street, Lehighton. There will be one seating only which will be limited. The event includes a visit and gift from Santa, candy, balloon, and breakfast. Bring camera for photos. There will be a basket raffle sponsored by the Environmental Services Department of Blue Mountain Health System. Carbon Model Railroad Society will again have a train display for the children.

Saturday, October 29, 2011
CHRIS PARKER/TIMES NEWS Mold is visible on kitchen cabinets and table in a vacant house at 132 W. Ridge St., Coaldale.

A Coaldale family which has been waging a fruitless battle to clean up the vacant, mold-infested house attached to their home has a new ally.

State Sen. David G. Argall last Friday visited Ron and Ruthanne Kehl to learn more about the problem and see how he could help.

"I've spoken to the borough solicitor, and we'll talk to him again," he said. "In my mind, the first step needs to be to get some kind of temporary barrier on the roof so that at least the problem stops getting worse. Then, we go to the tougher issue, which is how do you remove the mold that's already there."

Saturday, October 29, 2011
Karen Kunkel, Tamaqua - "I remember going trick or treating with our Genetti bags for a full week before Halloween."

What are your favorite memories of Halloween?

Saturday, October 29, 2011
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Allen Heist, consultant, Stell Environmental Enterprises, Inc., center, discusses the Central Carbon County Regional Plan with John Wieczorek, Mahoning Township supervisor. On left is Jack Strum who is looking at the maps.

East Penn Township and Mahoning Township supervisors and Lehighton and Weissport council members voted on Thursday night to adopt the new Central Carbon County Regional Comprehensive Plan, developed by Allen Heist, consultant, of Stell Environmental Enterprises, Inc.

A fifth community involved in the comprehensive plan is Franklin Township. Franklin supervisors failed to adopt it due to a lack of quorum since one supervisor was out of town and a another was on sick leave. The third supervisor, Paul Kocher, did attend the meeting.

Saturday, October 29, 2011
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS

Joe Craig, president of the Beltzville Lions Club presents a certificate of appreciation to members of the Lehigh Canal Recreation Commisison for their role in supporting the Lions Club during the recent Old Fashioned Hayride and Fall Fest held at the Lehigh Canal Park. From left are, Mike Nonnemacher, Jim Thorpe, representative; Joe Craig, president of the Beltzville Lions Club; Dennis Bauchspies, Franklin Township representative; Lee Getz, Lehighton Representative; and Dean Emery, Parryville Representative.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Greater Northern Lehigh Chamber of Commerce will present a program, "Social Media" Websites as a Business Tool from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1 at Neffs Hotel and Other Side Restaurant, 5653 Route 873, Neffs.

Saturday, October 29, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Representing the Tamaqua Senior class Halloween mascot, and dressed as a French acrobat, Joey Minehan, 9, amazes everyone with a cartwheel into a back hand spring.

Hundreds of youngsters attended the Tamaqua High School Leadership Council's 11th annual Safe Trick or Treat Night at the High School auditorium Thursday.

Friday, October 28, 2011
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Outstanding veterans were recognized during the Carbon County Veterans Council Awards and Recognition Banquet held recently at the Lehighton American Legion. Henry Desrosiers, Carbon County Veteran Affairs officer was presented the 2011 Carbon County Veterans Council Commanders Award. From left are, Harry Wynn III, master of ceremonies, Desrosiers and Floyd Brown, commander of Lehighton American Legion Post 314.

Outstanding veterans were recognized during the Carbon County Veterans Council Awards and Recognition Banquet held recently at the Lehighton American Legion. The banquet is held annually to honor veterans from each of the county's veterans organizations.

Harry Wynn III said that the banquet was held to inspire veterans to continue to take part in the annual Veterans Day Parade.

"We don't want to lose our parade like so many other communities have done," said Wynn. "This banquet brings everyone together for a common purpose and to recognize our outstanding veterans."

Friday, October 28, 2011
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS

Elmer Frantz was the 2011 Eldred Township Halloween Parade Grand Marshall. A life-long resident of Kunkletown and former president of the Eldred Township Veteran's Commission, Elmer says he had a grand time as he waved to the crowds from Melvin Frable's Volkswagen Karmann Ghia.

Friday, October 28, 2011

A sanitary sewer main replacement project will cost Palmerton over $111,000.

Borough council unanimously agreed on Thursday to award a contract to R-III Construction, Inc., of Nazareth, in the amount of $111,505.

That bid was $20,431 less than the next lowest proposal of $131,936, turned in by Dirt Work Solutions, LLC, of Slatington earlier in the week.