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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Due to the weather forecast, the Halloween on the Hill event sponsored by Tamaqua's South Ward Playground Association and the South Ward Neighborhood Committee, has been rescheduled. The event will be held Sunday, Oct. 30 at the South Ward Playground. Hours will be from noon to 6 p.m.

The playground is located at the intersection of Penn and Oak Streets. The public is welcome to attend

Saturday, October 29, 2011
AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS Members of the Sons of American Legion Post 316 present Rose Marie Armon, center, director of the Summit Hill Food Pantry, with a check for $2,000 to purchase 130 frozen turkeys for families in need in Summit Hill. Presenting the check are Stan Karnish, commander; and Joe Zubek, finance officer. Missing from photo are SAL members Jude Yuricheck, Kevin Collevechio, Paul Yuricheck, and Sam Degiglio..

About 130 Summit Hill families in need will be able to have a Thanksgiving dinner this year.

That's because the Sons of American Legion Post 316, Summit Hill and the borough's food pantry have teamed up again this year to help families who have fallen on hard times celebrate Thanksgiving on Nov. 24.

Earlier this week, officers of the SAL presented Rose Marie Armon, director of the Summit Hill Food Pantry, with a check for $2,000 to offset the cost of purchasing 130 frozen turkeys for the upcoming holiday.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

In an economy where layoffs and downsizing have become prominent, Lehighton Ford has become the exception to the rule.

Since Jan. 1, 2011, the Lehighton dealership has hired five new employees and with a 20 percent increase in sales, co-owner Kent Newhart is still looking to hire.

With the recent buyout of Mercury, Lehighton Ford invested every dollar back into the dealership to hire more employees and to complete renovations to create a customer-friendly environment.

"Instead of a lost franchise, we invested in the facility, dealership, and people," states Newhart.

Saturday, October 29, 2011
AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS Members of the Carbon-Schuylkill Industrial Development Corporation met with representatives from Flagstaff Resort Land Holdings Ltd., at Parkview Inn in Summit Hill on Thursday evening regarding their sponsorship of a $600,000 grant application for Local Share funds from casinos for a multi-phase project on Flagstaff Mountain. From left, are, Bob Silver and Russell King, CSIDC members; Larry Marek, CSIDC outgoing president; Rick E. Forgay II, president and CEO of Business Leadership Mastery; Tim Markley, owner of Flagstaff in Jim Thorpe; and Larry Masi, CEO of Dominion Development Group.

Members of Flagstaff Resort Land Holdings Ltc. met with the Carbon-Schuylkill Industrial Development Corporation recently to thank them for their support of a multiphase project in Jim Thorpe.

During the CSIDC's meeting on Thursday, Rick E. Forgay II, president and CEO of Business Leadership Mastery; Larry Masi, CEO of Dominion Development Group; and Tim Markley, owner of Flagstaff in Jim Thorpe; met with officials to outline their vision for Flagstaff Mountain and downtown Jim Thorpe.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

In an effort to modernize outdated health care practices that some Pennsylvanians have to endure, Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) has introduced legislation to allow the Commonwealth's Medical Assistance program to provide reimbursement for telehealth services.

Telehealth services is the use of telecommunications technologies and electronic information to support long-distance clinical health care, professional health-related education, public health, and health administration.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Lehighton Area Council Carbon County Chamber of Commerce will be holding a bimonthly meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 8 at Platz's Restaurant, Harrity Road, Lehighton. Mixer begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m. RSVP by Nov. 7. Tom Newman from Emergency Management of Carbon County will be the speaker for the evening. The meeting will begin with socializing and networking. Contact Carbon County Chamber at 610-379-5000 or email to: mail@carboncountychamber.org for reservations or questions. As always, the meeting is open to all members of the Carbon County Chamber of Commerce.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor will hold the 2011 Partner Recognition Dinner to honor exceptional partners on Thursday, Nov. 10, at the Hotel Bethlehem.

Saturday, October 29, 2011
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Weatherly Area Middle School Students of the Month for September are, front, from left, Samantha Knepper, Stephanie Lencovich and Ashley Nunez. Behind them is Sandra Slavick, middle school principal.

Weatherly Area Middle School Students of the Month for September were announced recently by Sandra Slavick, middle school principal.

They are nominated and selected based on academic achievement, attendance, extra-curricular involvement and service to the community.

Samantha Knepper, daughter of William and Melissa Knepper of Weatherly, was selected as the sixth grade Student of the Month. She is a member of the middle school band and chorus and is a homeroom representative for student government.

Saturday, October 29, 2011
Contributed photo Rilan Gombert, a second grade student at our Lady of the Angels Academy, Lansford, took his first adventure on a District Six motocross track at Evansville on Oct. Rilan was riding his new KTM 50 at the track which he had never ridden before, and came out with a very respectable third place finish. Rilan is pictured here with his fellow second graders. Front, left to right: Sadie Trubilla, Hannah Soberick, Emilia Tenisci, Sierra Bauer. Back: Brayden Feisel, Rilan Gombert, Matthew Rehrig, Miss Melnick, Gavin Tischler, Edward Mullen.

Rilan Gombert, a second grade student at our Lady of the Angels Academy, Lansford, took his first adventure on a District Six motocross track at Evansville in Oct. Rilan was riding his new KTM 50 at the track which he had never ridden before, and came out with a very respectable third place finish. Rilan is pictured here with his fellow second graders. Front, left to right: Sadie Trubilla, Hannah Soberick, Emilia Tenisci, Sierra Bauer. Back: Brayden Feisel, Rilan Gombert, Matthew Rehrig, Miss Melnick, Gavin Tischler, Edward Mullen.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

People's EC Church, 216 Wagner Street, Lehighton, will host a Trunk or Treat Event, Saturday from 3-5 p.m.

The event gives children, ages 13 and under, the opportunity to safely trick or treat in the parking lot of the Fellowship Hall. Children are encouraged to come in costume.

The event is free and open to the public. A rain date has been set for Oct. 30, 3-5 p.m.